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Israel is cancerous tumour: Ahmadinejad


August 17th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 17 (IANS/AKI) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Friday said Israel was an "insult to humanity" and compared the country to a "cancerous tumour" that must be stopped before it ... Read more...

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Popular self-help author Stephen Covey dies at 79


July 17th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Popular American self-help author Stephen R. Covey, whose 1989 book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" shot him to international fame, died early Monday in Idado from complications ... Read more...

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US denounces civilians’ killings in Syria


June 8th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The White House has denounced the reported killings of civilians in the Qubair village in Syria's Hama province, calling for joint efforts in support of a ... Read more...

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Apex court mocks slow pace of probes against jailed Pakistanis


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Mocking the investigating agencies probing cases involving foreign nationals, particularly Pakistanis, for years together, the Supreme Court Thursday said criminal justice system in India may ... Read more...

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Government plans new bill to ban manual scavenging


April 19th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The government said Thursday that it intends to introduce in the monsoon session of parliament a new bill on prohibition of manual scavenging in view ... Read more...

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Need to improve dignity of labour: Ramesh


April 4th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday gave away awards to the winners of the "innovation challenge" of the National Innovation Council (NIC) and said there ... Read more...

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Islam doesn’t allow killing of mankind: Pakistani scholar


February 29th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The message of peace and moderation sets former Pakistan-based politician, activist and motivational speaker Shaykh-ul-Islam Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri apart from other Islamic scholars. He says Islam ... Read more...

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Belarus to abolish death penalty after US: President


December 24th, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Dec 24 (IANS) Belarus will abolish the death penalty as soon as the US abolishes it, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said.A court in the capital Minsk sentenced Nov ... Read more...

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Pakistani parliament passes two bills for protection of women


December 13th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistani parliament's upper house, the Senate, Monday unanimously passed two landmark bills meant to protect women from negative customs and traditions and seeking severe punishments for ... Read more...

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European Union urges Belarus to ban death penalty


December 2nd, 2011 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union has called on Belarus to join the rest of Europe in prohibiting capital punishment."The European Union opposes the use of capital punishment ... Read more...

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Italy wants an end to capital punishment


October 11th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 10 (IANS/AKI) Italy has called for a halt to capital punishment to bolster human rights and dignity."We are strongly convinced that the abolition of the death penalty represents ... Read more...

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Judiciary must be responsive to emerging issues: President


August 6th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday urged the judiciary to be responsive to the needs of the time and to deal with emerging issues.The judiciary should "constantly ... Read more...

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Sikh rally at UN for Bhullar’s clemency


July 26th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 26 (IANS) Hundreds of Sikhs held a rally at the UN headquarters here to seek the world body's pressure on India to stop execution of Devenderpal ... Read more...

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Restrictions in Srinagar to foil separatist march


July 13th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) Authorities in Srinagar Tuesday decided to enforce restrictions in the old city areas to foil a separatist march to the martyr's graveyard Wednesday.The moderate Hurriyat Conference ... Read more...

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Court questions Gujarat on headless rights panel


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 21 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Tuesday questioned the state government on a petition seeking appointment of the State Human Rights Commission's (SHRC) chief and two members.The division ... Read more...

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Mexico bans discrimination against disabled


May 29th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican President Felipe Calderon has passed a new law to provide anti-discrimination protection to people with disabilities.Calderon said that for the first time "the ban ... Read more...

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Court notice to state, centre on fixed wages


May 5th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 5 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Thursday issued notice to the union labour ministry and the state government in a case challenging the state's policy of paying its ... Read more...

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Home Ministry issues advisory on crime against SC/ST


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory to the Chief Secretaries, Home Secretaries, Principal Secretaries of all State Governments and UT Administrations for curbing crime ... Read more...

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Osama death a powerful message to terror groups: Clinton (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Osama bin Laden's death delivered a powerful message to terrorist groups that they cannot defeat the US, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared Monday.Saying it ... Read more...

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President Obama’s statement on Osama bin Laden (Part-II)


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No ... Read more...

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PM calls for legal system supporting development (Lead)


February 6th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said that developing countries need a legal system conducive to both rapid economic development and promoting equitable distribution of the fruits of ... Read more...

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PM calls for legal system supporting development


February 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said that developing countries need a legal system conducive to both rapid economic development and promoting equitable distribution of the fruits of ... Read more...

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Congress’ 125th year resolution praises Sonia’s leadership


December 19th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The Congress resolution Sunday marking the party's 125 years hailed the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and said the party will strive to enthuse young men and ... Read more...

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MJ fans pissed over televised ‘Michael Jackson Autopsy’


December 12th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's fans have filed a petition to stop the broadcast of Discovery Channel's gruesome re-enactment of the singer's autopsy.They have termed the ... Read more...

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Pope wants Pak-Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy released


November 18th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Vatican City, Nov 18 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI has called for the release of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman in Pakistan facing the death sentence awarded by a court in the Nankana ... Read more...

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Pope appeals to spare life of Pakistani Christian woman


November 18th, 2010 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday made an appeal for a Pakistani Christian mother of five who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy after she collected water from ... Read more...

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Pope says “Europe must open itself to God”


November 10th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 10 (ANI): We need to hear God once again under the skies of Europe...Europe must open itself to God, must come to meet him without fear, and work with ... Read more...

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Kuwait seeks UNHRC membership


October 28th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 28 (IANS/WAM) Kuwait has sought UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) membership for 2013-2015.The country's permanent representative to the UN, Mansour Al-Etebi made the announcement during a UN General Assembly ... Read more...

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Over a million Indians engaged in manual scavenging (To go with Abolish manual scavenging by 2012-end, urges NAC)


October 23rd, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The National Advisory Council, headed by Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Saturday expressed its distress over manual scavenging in the country and urged the government to abolish ... Read more...

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Loretta Claiborne Supports Ms. Shriver For Her Special Cause


October 11th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Matthew Aaron unveiled the portrait of Mrs. Shriver and several athletes including Loretta Claiborne of New York. And that was when this special athlete came ... Read more...

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U.S. apologizes for 1940s STD experiment in Guatemala


October 2nd, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government on Friday apologized to Guatemala for conducting a scientific study in the 1940s in the Central American country that involved infecting people with sexually ... Read more...

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Liberty most valuable right: Apex court


September 29th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said individual liberty was one of the "most valuable" and "cherished" fundamental rights guaranteed under the constitution. "In India, utmost importance is given ... Read more...

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Gujarat told to review pay of fixed-wage workers


September 1st, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 1 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government to consider paying its fixed-wage contractual employees in consonance with the Sixth Pay Commission's recommendations. "A decision should be taken ... Read more...

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French cities warning tourists to cover themselves up


August 16th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Cities in France have issued a warning to tourists who go topless, some even threatening transgressors with fines of up to 38 euros.The ban on tourists walking round ... Read more...

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World Cup helped destroy African stereotypes: Mbeki


July 12th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) The success of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa means a giant step has been taken towards destroying negative stereotypes of Africa and Africans, former South ... Read more...

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