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CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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BJP slams Gogoi’s remarks on Muslims


September 11th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The BJP Monday criticized Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for linking birth rate among Muslims in Assam to illiteracy and said the Congress has ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill banks on people’s legal illiteracy: Bedi


August 15th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) After the prime minister in his Independence Day speech assured the nation of action against corruption, saying the Lokpal Bill has been passed in ... Read more...

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Happy that youth interested in country’s progress: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said he was "happy" that more and more people, especially the young, were taking interest in issues related to ... Read more...

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Text of Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech


August 15th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech on India's Independence Day from the Red Fort:My dear countrymen, brothers, sisters and dear children,I greet you ... Read more...

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India needs to be poverty free, says PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India will deemed to have achieved true independence only when it abolishes poverty, illiteracy and hunger, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared Wednesday.Addressing the nation ... Read more...

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‘One mn Afghans suffer from drug addiction’


July 11th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 11 (IANS) More than one million Afghans, aged between 15 to 64, are suffering from drug addiction across the country, an official said Wednesday.The causes of drug addiction ... Read more...

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Embrace education for progress, Muslims told


July 8th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Muslim students and youths should go for higher education and develop character to face life's challenges, a senior Muslim religious leader said Sunday."The Muslim community ... Read more...

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‘Paper Dhoni’ shoddy work of Nayak (Kannada Movie Review)


June 24th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Paper Dhoni"; Cast: Naveen Krishna, Shanthala, Avinash, Satya Prakash, Sathyajith, Adhi Lokesh and others; Producer: Janardhan; Director: R.K. Nayak; Composer: Sri Suman; Camera: Jai Anand; Rating: *R.K. Nayak's directorial debut ... Read more...

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Group to build 500 schools across country


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Round Table India (RTI), a non-profit organisation which has tie-ups with several state governments, will build 500 school blocks across the country in the next five ... Read more...

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US-based charity builds schools for poor Muslims in Andhra


May 7th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC), a US-based organization, has built 60 schools in the remote villages of coastal Andhra Pradesh and plans to construct ... Read more...

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India assumes ADB board of governors’ chair


May 5th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 5 (IANS) IndianFinance Minister Pranab Mukherjee was Saturday elected chairman of the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a year.Mukherjee will hold the ... Read more...

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Nearly 90 percent babies immunised in Haryana district


April 26th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak, April 26 (IANS) Nearly 90 percent babies below one year of age in Haryana's Rohtak district have been immunised, much more than the national average, despite illiteracy and people's ... Read more...

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Reaching out to Bihar’s poorest, via radio


February 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 1 (IANS) Come July, special radio programmes will be aired in Bihar for Mahadalits, the poorest of the poor in the state, to educate them about the importance ... Read more...

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Two men arrested for sacrificing minor girl


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 2 (IANS) Police in Chhattisgarh have arrested two men for killing a girl to appease their god for a better harvest, an officer said Monday.The arrest was made ... Read more...

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India 2012 will be a story of enterprising Indians, mediocre leaders (Comment)


December 29th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
2012 could be another atrophied year for India due to mediocre leaders without a cogent vision for the country. A country of 1.2 billion people, with boundless resources and energy, ... Read more...

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National award winner Pinjani keen to tell real life stories


November 14th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) After bagging three national awards for his debut film "Baboo Band Baaja", Marathi filmmaker Rajesh Pinjani plans to narrate stories close to human heart and says ... Read more...

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Low-income single women in India face tough time: Study


October 11th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) A study on the condition of low-income single women in India says that just over 26 percent of separated or divorced women apply for maintenance ... Read more...

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She leads them selflessly from darkness to light (Education feature)


October 7th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 7 (IANS) When Aayushi Rastogi undertook it as a regular university assignment -- just for scoring good marks in exams -- little did she know that her project ... Read more...

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Hazare’s ‘right to recall’ idea impractical: Experts


September 18th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Terming it "impractical" and "not feasible" in the current Indian political context, constitutional experts reject activist Anna Hazare's idea of the right to recall ... Read more...

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Students turn teachers by evening to fight illiteracy


September 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) They are students who become teachers by evening to make street urchins and poor children literate! Ten undergraduates from Uttar Pradesh's Indian Institute of Information Technology-Allahabad ... Read more...

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Literacy enhances dignity and peace: Ban Ki-moon


September 9th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS/WAM) Literacy unlocks the capacity of individuals to imagine and create a more fulfilling future, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.It opens the way to ... Read more...

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‘Paschim Banga’ invokes mixed response in Kolkata


August 19th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) The West Bengal government's decision Friday to rechristen the state as 'Paschim Banga' has evoked a mixed response among the city intellectuals with a majority of ... Read more...

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Text of PM’S Independence Day Speech


August 15th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort here Monday:My dear countrymen, ... Read more...

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No single panacea for corruption: Patil (Roundup)


August 14th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Terming corruption a cancer affecting the nation, President Pratibha Patil Sunday said there cannot be just one panacea to deal with the menace, and ... Read more...

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Government committed to eradicating poverty: President


August 14th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Sunday said that the government is committed to providing common people opportunities to progress and to eradicating poverty, hunger, disease and ... Read more...

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Now, a lights-out campaign by Team Anna


August 11th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare has appealed to the nation to turn off the lights for an hour Aug 15 in a gesture meant to give momentum ... Read more...

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Gilani seeks support to stabilize Pakistan economy


July 21st, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan needs international assistance to set right its economy that has been "over-stressed" because of its key role in the war on terror, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Can’t blame courts if they try to help poor: Apex court


July 14th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court has slammed the political executive both at the central and the state level for tardy implementation of welfare schemes and raising the ... Read more...

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Ending concurrent list a big step: Pakistan PM


June 29th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Abolition of the constitution's concurrent list is a major step towards provincial autonomy in Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani said the cabinet ... Read more...

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Keep PM out of Lokpal purview, says Badal


June 14th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday said that the prime minister should not be included with in the ambit of the proposed Lokpal bill.Badal said ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia has provided soft loans to 95 countries


May 12th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, May 12 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has provided assistance and soft loans over the past 30 years to 95 developing countries, a minister said.Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Nizar ... Read more...

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India has emerged stronger over last 65 years: Krishna


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Stating that India has emerged stronger over the course of about 65 years, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said New Delhi is well prepared to address developmental ... Read more...

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India is aware of China’s economic achievements: Krishna


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Asserting that India is aware of the stellar economic achievements of China, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said his country is not in any kind of race ... Read more...

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Political parties spar over Hazare remarks


April 11th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Two days after Anna Hazare ended his 97-hour-long fast to demand a tough anti-corruption law, political parties continued to fight over the social crusader's ... Read more...

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