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Owners of dangerous dogs face jail in Britain


August 21st, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Britons who own dangerous dogs that attack people in public will be jailed for 18 months under new laws, a media report said.Offenders convicted of having ... Read more...

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Mamata urges GJM to abide by panel report


June 9th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) As the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and its associates threatened to launch a protest campaign against the high-powered committee's recommendations on formation of Gorkhaland, West ... Read more...

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Jagan arrest: Congress mum, BJP terms it vendetta


May 27th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Congress Sunday refused to comment on the arrest of YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) while ... Read more...

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Bihar hires young professionals to help implement livelihood project


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 3 (IANS) For the first time, Bihar has hired hired 85 young professionals, all fresh post-graduates of India's top ranking management and social sciences institutes, to help in ... Read more...

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FIFA investigators in SA to probe match fixing


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 2 (IANS) A FIFA delegation arrived in South Africa as part of a global tour to investigate match fixing.The delegation, led by Chris Eaton, will spend four ... Read more...

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Mumbai airport ranked third for ’service quality’


February 16th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai, has been adjudged among the top three performing airports of last year in the airport service quality survey, by the ... Read more...

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Himachal Lokayukta will be strengthened, says new chief


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 3 (IANS) An effective Lokayukta system would be shortly put in place in Himachal Pradesh, the state's new Lokayukta Justice (retd) L.S. Panta said here Friday."The office ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to sack Dilshan, Marsh for South African debacle


January 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 19 (IANS) Stung by the series loss in Tests and ODIs in South Africa, the Sri Lankan sports ministry is planning a wide-ranging overhaul in Sri Lanka Cricket ... Read more...

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Don’t treat Sunny Leone as outcast: Katju


January 10th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Ruling out any action against Sunny Leone, who participated in the Indian reality television show, "Big Boss 5", Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice ... Read more...

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Punjab voters being lured with drugs: Poll panel


December 28th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) Political parties luring voters with drugs and liquor in poll-bound Punjab is a "serious" issue, the Central Election Commission said Wednesday.Speaking to reporters here, Chief Election ... Read more...

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No consensus on Lokpal bill at all-party meeting (Intro Roundup)


December 15th, 2011 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) An all-party meeting called late Wednesday to evolve a consensus on the Lokpal bill ended inconclusively, as Team Anna warned it might resume its ... Read more...

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Opposition wants CBI under Lokpal


December 14th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Opposition parties have demanded that the CBI should be an independent and transparent body under the Lokpal.Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod to food bill likely Tuesday


December 12th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With the cabinet all set to approve the draft National Food Security Bill Tuesday, the government plans to introduce it in the ongoing winter ... Read more...

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Food bill to address cost-sharing concern of states


November 21st, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of concerns of the states, the central government has provided for cost sharing in all the schemes under the draft National Food ... Read more...

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Core team to include members with clean background: Hazare


November 13th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Nov 13 (IANS) Announcing that his core team will be revamped, Anna Hazare Sunday said the committee will be expanded to 50 but would only include ... Read more...

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Governor insists on probe into Orissa flood cause


October 15th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 15 (IANS) The debate over the cause of recent floods in Orissa has widened with Governor M.C. Bhandare insisting on a probe despite objections by the state authorities, ... Read more...

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I think before I speak: Rahul


August 26th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) He waited before breaking his silence on the Lokpal bill because he "likes to think" before speaking, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Friday, ... Read more...

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India’s first green tribunal gets scores of environment cases (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT), a judicial body aimed at expediting environment-related cases and the first in the country, has got scores of cases to ... Read more...

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Team Anna seeks TDP’s support for Lokpal bill


July 2nd, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare's team Saturday sought support of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for a strong anti-corruption Lokpal Bill.Hazare's associate and Right to Information ... Read more...

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No rift with Anna’s team, will attend Lokpal meeting: Hegde (Lead)


June 19th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore/New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Karnataka Lok Ayukta (ombudsman) and a civil society member on the Lokpal bill drafting committee N. Santosh Hegde Sunday denied any rift with the ... Read more...

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Suspended AFC president Bin Hammam to appeal against FIFA decision


May 30th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, May 30 (IANS) Suspended Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad bin Hammam Monday said he would appeal against the provisional suspension slapped on him by the FIFA Ethics Committee. ... Read more...

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Mayawati slams centre’s compensation to injured farmers


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday flayed the central government for what she termed as a "political gimmick" of announcing compensation of Rs.50,000 to farmers ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill will be passed unanimously: Shanti Bhushan


April 9th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Shanti Bhushan, former law minister and co-chairman of the joint committee to draft a stringent anti-graft law, Saturday said that he expected the proposed ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill: Social activists vs government


April 6th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Veteran social activist Anna Hazare is on a fast-unto-death at the Jantar Mantar here to press the government to involve the civil society ... Read more...

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Indian sportswomen - a tale of true grit (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 5th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) They refuse to tell sob stories even though most come from humble backgrounds. Women who play cricket, hockey and football for India say they have ... Read more...

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Home ministry’s plan for umbrella intelligence body finds no favour


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian home ministry's plan to have an over-arching body for intelligence sifting has found no favour with two security think-tanks that worked separately to promote ... Read more...

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar seeks corruption watchdog


January 13th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Wednesday said there was a need to set up an "independent body" to keep a check on corruption and financial scams."Agencies that ... Read more...

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Cloned meat and milk ’safe for consumption’


November 26th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Meat and milk from cloned cows is safe for consumption, suggests a panel of experts.The panel concluded that there was no material difference between meat and milk from ... Read more...

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Britain needs to slash ‘outside EU student visas’ by half to meet immigration targets


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): The number of students coming to Britain from outside the European Union will need to be more than halved if the government is to meet its immigration targets, ... Read more...

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Sharp hike in Pakistan petroleum prices


November 1st, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) The prices of petroleum products in Pakistan were raised sharply Sunday, the biggest single increase in years.Pakistan's Express Tribune Monday reported that a notification regarding the price rise ... Read more...

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Weak PCB responsible for ’spot-fixing’ scandal: Pak Sports Minister


September 20th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 20(ANI): Pakistani Sports Minister Ijaz Jakhrani believes that a weak Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is responsible for the 'spot-fixing' scandal which has rocked the national team's tour of England."Well, the ... Read more...

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OC official surprised at New Zealand’s talk of security concern (Lead)


September 13th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington/New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) Monday said it will wait for its chef-de-mission Dave Currie's return from a 10-day visit to New Delhi for an on-the-spot ... Read more...

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New Zealand still unsure of participating in CWG


September 13th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 13 (IANS) The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) Monday said it will wait for its chef-de-mission Dave Currie's assessment after his 10-day visit to New Delhi before deciding on participation ... Read more...

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Court martial politically motivated: Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief


September 9th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (DPA) Sri Lanka's ex-army chief General Sarath Fonseka said Thursday that the two courts martial and other cases against him were "politically motivated". "The court martial has been set up ... Read more...

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Set up panel for retired defence staff: Apex court (Lead)


September 9th, 2010 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday suggested that the government set up an independent body before which the retired and serving armed forces personnel could agitate for redressal of ... Read more...

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