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FIFA gives India checklist for hosting U-17 World Cup


September 7th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke Friday gave India a checklist to abide by if the country is to host the Under-17 World Cup.Valcke's pre-requisites include ... Read more...

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J&K; government creates 1,083 posts, approves Jammu golf course


August 30th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 30 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday approved the creation of 1,083 posts of village-level workers (VLWs) in the rural development department.It also took a decision to ... Read more...

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Indian engineering major to boost Ghana’s cricket standards (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian engineering major Shapoorji Pallonji has pledged $2,631 to promote cricket in Ghana and help it prepare for an international tournament in Western Samoa."We appreciate the ... Read more...

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Indian engineering major pledges $2,631 to raise Ghana’s cricket standards


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian engineering major Shapoorji Pallonji has pledged $2,631 to promote cricket in Ghana and help it prepare for an international tournament in Western Samoa."We appreciate the ... Read more...

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Maharashtra leaders condole Deshmukh’s death


August 14th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Condolences poured in from political leaders of Maharashtra for union minister and former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh soon after the news of his death spread across ... Read more...

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CPC elects younger delegates to national congress


August 14th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of China (CPC) has elected younger and more grassroots-level delegates to attend its upcoming national congress, a senior party official said here Tuesday.About ... Read more...

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Bengal to up vigil to stop fishing of small Hilsa


August 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) With the marine delicacy Hilsa, without which the Bengali platter is incomplete, being sold at Rs.1,000-Rs.1,500 per kg due to short supply, the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Will tour the country to awaken people, says Hazare


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare said Friday that he will tour the entire country in support of anti-corruption movement being launched by his team and this could ... Read more...

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Indian boxers excelling but lot more required: Chief coach Sandhu


July 20th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A record eight boxers qualifying for the London Olympics is a clear indicator of the phenomenal growth of the sport in India, with the pugilists ... Read more...

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For Kashmir panchayats, an endless wait for powers


July 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government says it is gradually devolving powers to the grassroots level in the state, but the ground reality appears somewhat different.With an ... Read more...

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Biodiversity project launched in Himachal


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) A national project to access genetic resources, their economic values and share their benefits was launched in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday.The Rs.46-crore United Nations Environment Programme-Global Environment ... Read more...

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Rahul to review Himachal Congress July 2


July 1st, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Ahead of the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections early 2013, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will review the party's preparedness with state leaders July 2-3 ... Read more...

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Kiran Bedi to host radio talk show


June 9th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Former top cop Kiran Bedi, also a prominent member of Team Anna, will soon be hosting an interactive talk show on an internet radio channel ... Read more...

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China-Russia ties challenges Western hegemony: Daily


June 5th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) The Sino-Russian strategic ties can "prevent the uni-polarization of the global order" and lead to the end of Western-dominated world politics, a Chinese daily said Tuesday.In ... Read more...

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FIFA to start grassroots football school in Mizoram


June 4th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 4 (IANS) Football in the northeast is all set to receive a huge boost as world body FIFA, in association with the All India Football Federation (AIFF), has ... Read more...

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Disillusionment, infighting caused Congress defeat


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 2 (IANS) Disillusionment with the Congress besides infighting in the party ranks are being widely blamed for the end of its 26 years of control over the ... Read more...

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Left has miles to go to regain lost ground (One year of Mamata Banerjee)


May 17th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) As the Communists complete a year in opposition in their erstwhile citadel West Bengal, the road to regain lost ground seems long and bumpy.After 34 ... Read more...

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‘Kashmiri separatists not taking part in assembly polls’


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah Thursday refuted reports that the separatists might participate in the 2014 assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir."There is ... Read more...

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Rahul in Amethi to ‘re-motivate’ Congress workers


April 30th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Amethi (Uttar Pradesh), April 30 (IANS) Hoping to "re-motivate" party workers in his parliamentary constituency, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived here Monday on a three-day visit, his first ... Read more...

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Mahanta elected AGP president


April 26th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) Two-time former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta was Thursday elected the new president of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP).Another senior leader Atul Bora was elected ... Read more...

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‘Ripples of Afghan violence can reach Kashmir’


April 16th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) Recent events in Afghanistan will have a long term bearing on Kashmir, Lt Gen S.A. Hasnain, general officer commanding (GOC) the army's Srinagar based 15th corps, ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s ruling coalition panel fails to agree on urban bodies poll


April 9th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 9 (IANS) A meeting of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling alliance's coordination committee Monday focused on ways to step up development works across the state and strengthen democracy at ... Read more...

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Prepare for 2014 general elections, Rahul tells Congressmen


April 5th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday exhorted the party's candidates who contested the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls to unitedly start working for the 2014 ... Read more...

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Two Indians among 2012 Yale World Fellows


April 4th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Yale University has selected 16 World Fellows for 2012. Two of them are from India, bringing the total number of fellows from India to 11 since ... Read more...

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Increasing opportunities for women-led businesses in India


March 11th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) An American organization that connects women-run businesses to multinational corporations around the world plans to help women business owners in India to sell their solutions, create ... Read more...

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Maoist threat emerging in Assam: Pillai


February 13th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) The Maoists are beginning to threaten Assam, former central home secretary G.K. Pillai said here Monday."The strategy of the Maoists is to fish in troubled waters ... Read more...

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Mayawati responsible for plight of women in UP: Rahul


February 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 12 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Sunday blamed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for the sorry plight of women in the state."Even though this state ... Read more...

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Make MNREGA a success, say PM, Sonia


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Payment under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) should be given within 15 days, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday as ... Read more...

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Congress promises jobs, citizens charter in UP vision document (Second Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) The Congress Friday released its vision document for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, promising to create 20 lakh jobs in the state in the next ... Read more...

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Congress promises jobs, citizen’s charter in UP vision document (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) The Congress Friday released its vision document for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, promising to create 20 lakh jobs in the state in the next five ... Read more...

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Congress promises jobs, citizen’s charter in UP vision document


January 27th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) The Congress Friday released its vision document for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, promising to create 20 lakh jobs in the state in the next five ... Read more...

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Three UP BJP leaders resign after elevation of Rajnath’s son


January 23rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) The infighting within Bhartiya Janata Party's (BJP) Uttar Pradesh again came to the fore here Sunday, when three functionaries resigned from their positions to protest against ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India needs good football pitches: British expert


December 31st, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Every overseas visiting football expert has a tip or two for the development of the game at the grassroots level in India. Now a technical ... Read more...

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Japanese PM invokes Ninja Hattori for stronger ties with India (Lead) (With images)


December 28th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Citing the increasing popularity of Japanese TV comics Ninja Hattori and Doraemon in India, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Wednesday pitched for greater popular ... Read more...

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In Chinese province, officials to be judged by performance


December 7th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) Achieving a civil servant's position in China has literally meant a sort of guarantee of a lifelong employment in government office. But now things aren't likely ... Read more...

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