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Kerala showcases opportunities to potential investors (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Projecting an industry-friendly face, Kerala Wednesday showcased untapped business opportunities at an investors summit, which the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said would help in building ... Read more...

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Investment meet will help make Kerala an economic powerhouse: PM (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the staging of the "Emerging Kerala-2012" investment meet here will help in building a favourable climate of entrepreneurship ... Read more...

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Government alert on terrorists’ support to Maoists: Shinde


September 10th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday said the government was "fully alert" about terror groups, such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), extending support to Maoists in Indian ... Read more...

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Illegal trade of small arms, guns threatens Kathmandu: Police


September 8th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) Senior police officers in the Kathmandu Valley have warned that Nepali capital has been turned into a hub for illegal trade of small arms and guns.... Read more...

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Morphed images: India compiles proof on Pakistan origin (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad next month, India Monday decided to step up consultations between its foreign and home ... Read more...

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Krishna to present proof on morphed images to Pakistan


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) India is readying evidence on the alleged Pakistan-origin of morphed pictures of Assam violence which sparked an exodus of northeastern citizens from other states ... Read more...

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Africa eyes India’s winning plan to fight AIDS


July 30th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A highly successful AIDS prevention programme launched in India by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has evoked great interest in Africa where over two thirds of ... Read more...

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Foreign, domestic tourism rises in India


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The number of foreign tourists visiting India increased for the third consecutive year in 2011 while domestic tourism too has been witnessing double digit growth, ... Read more...

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US seeks greater state and city engagement with India


June 22nd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Saying that "in today's interdependent global economy, what is good for India is good for America, and vice versa," a senior US official has advocated greater ... Read more...

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Farmer dies during agitation outside BJP office


June 15th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A 75-year-old farmer died Friday when he was holding an agitation along with hundreds of other farmers outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office ... Read more...

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‘Lokayuktas can help control rampant mining’


June 15th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 15 (IANS) New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW)has advocated powerful Lokayukta institutions in Indian states as one of the ways to control the rampaging mining industry from encroaching ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh leaves for Myanmar (Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday left for Myanmar on a three-day trip that will see him unveil new initiatives in expanding trade and energy ... Read more...

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Three northeastearn states soon to have high courts


May 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Agartala, May 12 (IANS) Three northeastern Indian states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya would soon get their own high courts as a necessary amendment bill was passed ... Read more...

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Rajnath Singh wants Hindi in apex court


May 5th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 5 (IANS) BJP leader Rajnath Singh Saturday advocated the introduction of Hindi and other Indian languages in the Supreme Court of India.Singh, who was the chief guest ... Read more...

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Ban to meet business leaders for UN health agenda


April 28th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will later Saturday meet business and social leaders here to discuss ways and means to achieve the health-related UN Millennium Development ... Read more...

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Maryland governor in US celebrates Vaisakhi


April 28th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Maryland state governor Martin O'Malley, who last November led the largest state trade delegation to India, opened his house to celebrate Vaisakhi to recognize the Sikh ... Read more...

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‘If Bangladesh grows, northeast India would develop too’


April 26th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 26 (IANS) India, Bangladesh and other countries in the region should strengthen existing rail, road and water linkages for their prosperity since "if Bangladesh grows, northeast India would ... Read more...

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US helping India to establish community colleges


April 25th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The United States is working with India to flesh out an initiative to set up hundreds of community colleges in India on the American pattern, ... Read more...

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Three minor quakes in Maharashtra, Gujarat (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Two mild earthquakes in western and coastal Maharashtra and one in the Bhuj region of Gujarat shook large parts of the two western Indian states Saturday, ... Read more...

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West Bengal: only a quarter use tap water


March 27th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal census report of 2011 revealed Tuesday that only 25.4 and 54.5 percent of households use tap water and have electricity in their homes.According ... Read more...

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Bihar-bound ammunition consignment seized in Assam


March 19th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 19 (IANS) Police Monday seized a consignment of live bullets bound for Bihar from Hojai railway station in Assam's Nagaon district, an official said.The consignment was procured from ... Read more...

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381 wives of NRIs seek government help


March 15th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The ministry of overseas Indian affairs (MOIA) has received 381 complaints of women being deserted or harassed by their non-resident Indian (NRI)husbands, a majority of ... Read more...

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‘Khushboo Gujarat Ki’ aboard Metro’s Airport Express


March 7th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Gujarat Tourism Board has branded the Metro's Airport Express service a part of the 'Khushboo Gujarat Ki' tourism promotion campaign that features Amitabh ... Read more...

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India getting aircraft to track cyclones


February 28th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India is acquiring a weather reconnaissance aircraft in order to ensure better forecasting of cyclones, National Disaster Management Authority vice chairman Shashidhar Reddy said here ... Read more...

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27 countries take part in Indian travel mart


February 25th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Travel industry delegates from 27 countries and 22 Indian states came together Friday to participate in the biggest travel industry fair in the country.Oneworld Travel ... Read more...

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Maoist activity in 7 districts: Assam police chief


February 21st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Days after union Home Minister P Chidambaram's expressed concern over left-wing insurgency in Assam, state police chief Jayanta Narayan Choudhury Tuesday admitted that Maoist activities have ... Read more...

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‘Most Indian states not following law on disabled’


February 19th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) India is in the process of formulating a new law to replace that on the disabled but most states do not even follow the existing legislation, ... Read more...

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Grassroots Comics: The new voice for rural issues


February 19th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Comics have long been considered a medium of entertainment, but soon the caricatures may become a powerful medium for campaigning and spreading awareness about various ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Junior judo tournament begins in Agra


February 18th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 18 (IANS) While all eyes are on the electoral battle raging in Uttar Pradesh, 900 junior judo champions from 27 Indian states are fighting it out at the ... Read more...

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India has the will to bring change: Desmond Tutu


February 9th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) India has the political will to bring change that can help abolish evils like child marriage, Nobel laureate and South African anti-apartheid icon archbishop Desmond ... Read more...

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Cold continues in Punjab, Haryana


February 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 9 (IANS) With night temperatures plummetting across Punjab and Haryana, cold wave conditions Thursday prevailed in the two north Indian states and the Chandigarh union territory.The minimum temperature ... Read more...

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Talking against child marriage, Bihar girls impress The Elders


February 9th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 9 (IANS) Speaking out against child marriage, some youths in Bihar, particularly girls, have impressed The Elders, a visiting group of world leaders led by Nobel laureate Desmond ... Read more...

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Tutu calls for end to child marriages in Bihar


February 8th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) Nobel laureate and anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa has expressed concern over the high rate of child marriages in Bihar and urged people, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh war movies’ fest to be held in Agartala


February 5th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 5 (IANS) Bangladesh will tell the world about the genocide of its three million people and mass atrocities on 200,000 women and children perpetrated by Pakistani forces during ... Read more...

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Himachal police shed blues, revert to khaki


February 4th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Police will revert to wearing traditional khaki in place of trendy blue uniforms, an official said here Saturday."The police board has unanimously decided to ... Read more...

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