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India launches bio-toilets for rural homes


June 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) India Sunday introduced in rural homes bio-toilets which are being currently used by soldiers for safe disposal of human excreta in high altitude regions, an official ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks details of Haj quota


May 8th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday sought details of the reservation of 11,000 seats for various categories in India's annual Haj quota, saying the subsidy for the ... Read more...

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Over 12,000 acres of defence land under encroachment


December 8th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Over 12,000 acres of defence land all over the country is under encroachment, and close to half of total lands occupied by squatters are in ... Read more...

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Somali pirates striking off Lakshadweep: Navy


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) Stating that Somali pirates have been expanding their area of operations rapidly, a senior Indian naval official Friday said the activities of the pirates have almost ... Read more...

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Pawar calls for agriculture reforms


October 21st, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday called for reforms in agricultural marketing to enable farmers to get best prices for their products.The prevailing system of regulated ... Read more...

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Antony hints at terror links to Somali pirates


September 27th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Hinting at a terror group's backing to Somali pirates, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) will soon finalise a ... Read more...

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India enhancing security on its islands: Chidambaram


September 2nd, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The government Friday said it was aware of the strategic importance of its island territories and was enhancing security there."The government is aware of ... Read more...

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Most states have no child rights panel: Krishna Tirath


August 25th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Many states in the country, including Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Haryana, have not set up the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh tops list of dowry deaths


August 10th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh reported the maximum number of dowry deaths in 2009, while the figure was nil for most northeastern states, Minister of State for Home ... Read more...

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378 Pakistanis in Indian jails


August 9th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A total of 360 Pakistani prisoners and 18 Pakistani fishermen are now lodged in various Indian jails, Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran said ... Read more...

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India to up defences in Andamans, Lakshadweep


June 27th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Keeping in mind China's forays into the Indian Ocean region, India has approved plans to beef up its military infrastructure and force levels in the ... Read more...

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Tripura ranks fourth most literate state


April 2nd, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Apr 2(ANI): Authorities in Tripura have said that the state should now be ranked fourth in achieving high literacy, as the rate has risen to 87.74 percent."The position of the state ... Read more...

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Census highlights: India home to 17.5 percent of world population


March 31st, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) India's headcount has risen to 1.21 billion over the last decade, making it home to 17.5 percent of the world's population. Following are the highlights ... Read more...

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73 coastal police stations to be set up for enhancing security: Govt.


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday informed that under the Coastal Security Scheme, a total of 73 coastal police stations are to be set up, equipped ... Read more...

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Lighthouses to be upgraded for tourism


February 12th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 12 (IANS) The Indian government plans to upgrade 13 lighthouses around the country to turn them into tourist attractions as they are located in picturesque locations, Union Shipping Minister G.K. ... Read more...

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Indian infant mortality rate dips


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The infant mortality rate (IMR) - which reflects the number of deaths per 1,000 live births - has dipped by three points in both rural and ... Read more...

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Apprehended pirates to be interrogated in Mumbai


January 30th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The 15 Somali pirates, apprehended by the Indian Navy from the Arabian Sea Friday, will be interrogated by police and central agencies in Mumbai, where they are ... Read more...

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Delhi Police, the third most complained against in India


January 21st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi Police had more than 6,000 complaints registered against them in 2009 - the third highest in the country after the police forces in Uttar Pradesh and ... Read more...

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Kerala education channel to go online Jan 1


December 31st, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 31 (IANS) Now you can watch Kerala government's education channel live on your laptop as it will go online in the new year.IT@School ViCTERS (Virtual Classroom Technology on Edusat for ... Read more...

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First Indian seaplane service launched (Lead)


December 27th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Monday launched 'Jal Hans' - the country's first seaplane - at Juhu aerodrome here, to improve connectivity and tourism in the Andaman and ... Read more...

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First Indian seaplane service launched


December 27th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Monday inaugurated the country's first seaplane service to improve connectivity and tourism in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. ... Read more...

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First Indian seaplane service launches Monday


December 26th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India will Monday get its first seaplane service that is expected to improve connectivity and tourism in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. ... Read more...

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India on radar of terrorists, getting threats everyday: Antony


December 24th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghMinicoy (Lakshadweep), Dec 24 (ANI): India is on the radar of terrorists and has thwarted more than hundreds of threats from terror outfits in the aftermath of the 26/11 ... Read more...

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New Coast Guard stations in Lakshadweep to keep pirates at bay


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): To bolster coastal security and keep pirates at bay, India will open two Coast Guard establishments in Lakshadweep on Friday.Increasing incidents of piracy very near to Lakshadweep ... Read more...

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Census 2011 and National Population Register (NPR) almost complete: Chidambaram


November 30th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.30 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that data collection for house listing and housing census and for the National Population Register (NPR) was completed in ... Read more...

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Antony calls upon Indian Navy to remain alert for maritime security challenges


October 27th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.27 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K Antony on Wednesday asked the Indian Navy to remain on alert to handle the maritime security challenges following the existence of the complex maritime security ... Read more...

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Coastal security up after 26/11, says Chidambaram


October 27th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said coastal security has been strengthened in the country since after the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.He also said that there was ... Read more...

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Amarinder, Parmeshwar new Punjab, Karnataka Congress chiefs (Lead)


October 26th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday named former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh as the state unit chief and G.Parmeshwar as the party chief in Karnataka.While the party ... Read more...

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India to enhance coast surveillance, security


October 25th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Citing the "ever increasing security threat from the sea", Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday said the Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN) system will raise India's "real time maritime ... Read more...

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Coastal surveillance station will be commissioned in Tarapore, says Antony


October 25th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.25 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony said here on Monday that Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN) station at Tarapore in Maharashtra would be commissioned very soon.Inaugurating the 29th Annual Coast Guard ... Read more...

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India aiming for real-time maritime domain awareness: Antony


October 25th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 25 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday said that a Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN) station at Tarapore in Maharashtra would be commissioned very soon while inaugurating the 29th ... Read more...

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Three Somalis arrested in Lakshadweep


May 28th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Three Somalis were found in an unconscious state on Minicoy island in Lakshadweep after swimming ashore from their boat, an Indian Navy official said Friday. All three ... Read more...

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NAFED to market coconut products in India and abroad


May 26th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India's largest farmers' cooperative will collaborate with the Coconut Development Board (CDB) to market select value-added coconut products inside the country and abroad under the NAFED brand. A ... Read more...

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Census to begin in Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh Saturday


April 30th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The first phase of the Census 2011 will begin in Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh Saturday along with five other states of Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra, a home ... Read more...

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Government panels to probe police atrocity complaints


March 25th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The government will set up authorities in seven union territories to probe cases of alleged police atrocities like custodial death, rape or attempt to rape or any ... Read more...

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