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Surjeet Singh gets Rs.5 lakh from Punjab government


July 19th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Having spent over 30 years of his life in Pakistani jails on spying charges, Punjab resident Surjeet Singh was Thursday given financial assistance of ... Read more...

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US puts India, China, Pakistan on IPR watch list


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) The United States has put India, China, Pakistan and ten other countries on a priority watch list for allegedly providing insufficient protection and enforcement of intellectual ... Read more...

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PM calls for regulating use of groundwater


April 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Emphasising that India has nearly 17 percent of the world's population but only four percent of its usable fresh water, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Putin urges opposition to behave during election


March 1st, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 1 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin has requested the opposition leaders to refrain from using "dirty devices" during the upcoming election."We know that some ... Read more...

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Switzerland says it is ‘not tax haven’


February 16th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Switzerland Thursday dismissed as "uncorroborated" the estimates about the amount of wealth hidden by Indians in foreign banks, days after the Central Bureau of Investigation ... Read more...

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Invest India inks deal with Mauritian board


February 8th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Invest India, a joint venture of the government and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Wednesday signed an agreement with the ... Read more...

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Nehru Place shuts down to demand basic amenities


February 1st, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Protesting against the civic apathy to end unregulated hawking, insufficient safety provisions and lack of basic amenities including cleanliness, Nehru Place, one of Asia's leading ... Read more...

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Chile envisions integrated Latin American power grid


January 14th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) President Sebastian Pinera said his government's efforts to promote a more transparent and competitive electricity market will make it possible for Chile to connect its power ... Read more...

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EU blames US, China for hampering progress in Durban talks (Lead)


December 8th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 7 (IANS) The rift between countries at the UN climate conference here became sharper Wednesday with the European Union (EU) blaming the US and China for hijacking the ... Read more...

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Climate talks hijacked by US-China differences: EU


December 7th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 7 (IANS) The rift between countries at the UN climate conference here became sharper Wednesday with the European Union (EU) blaming the US and China for hijacking the ... Read more...

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Over 380 phishing incidents from January to October


November 25th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Over 380 phishing incidents have been reported in the January-October 2011 period and 508 in 2010 to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the ... Read more...

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Third global cybersecurity summit in Delhi next year: Sibal


November 15th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal and the EastWest Institute (EWI) Tuesday announced that the third worldwide cybersecurity summit will be held in New Delhi Oct 30-31, ... Read more...

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CHOGM asks members not to back terror


October 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here Sunday called for "accelerated efforts" to conclude negotiations on a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT).In ... Read more...

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Exposing corruption: Man who started it all (IANS Book Review)


October 18th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Bhrastachar, Atankvad aur Hawala Karobar"; Author: Vineet Narain; Publisher: Kalchakra Samachar Trust; Pages: 340 pages; Price: Rs.200 Even as the whole country seems gripped by Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption, ... Read more...

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India, Philippines to sign tax treaty soon: Mukherjee


October 17th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India and the Philippines are likely to sign a pact by January to provide a legal framework for exchange of banking and tax related ... Read more...

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Russia to back bid for Palestinian statehood


September 23rd, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will support a Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said."As long ago as 1989, when the Palestinian ... Read more...

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India to push for Kyoto Protocol’s extension


September 15th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) India along with other developing countries will push for a second commitment period for Kyoto Protocol - the only legally binding framework on reducing emissions ... Read more...

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UN to help empower elected women in Karnataka


September 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women Wednesday said it will work with the Karnataka government to ... Read more...

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Tripura government opposes communal violence bill


September 10th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government Saturday opposed the proposed communal violence bill, terming it an "infringement" on the rights of the states."The proposed bill would ... Read more...

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Anna saga drags on amid political war, brinkmanship (Roundup)


August 26th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Parliament was convened for a special sitting Saturday in a bid to end the dragging fast by Anna Hazare even as Congress general secretary ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill alone can’t end corruption: Rahul Gandhi


August 26th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) As uncertainty continued on whether Anna Hazare would end his 11-day fast for a strong Lokpal bill, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said Friday that ... Read more...

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Text of Rahul Gandhi’s speech in parliament


August 26th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Text of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's speech in the Lok Sabha Friday on the issue of corruption:Madam Speaker,I have been deeply distressed at ... Read more...

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BSP to continue demanding new land acquisition bill


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is determined to press the issue of a new land acquisition bill, a party leader said Tuesday.Uttar Pradesh's ruling ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day


August 1st, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on the first day of the monsoon session Monday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took ... Read more...

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India circulates draft land acquisition bill


July 29th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The government Friday released a draft land acquisition bill that seeks to put in place a legal framework to not only protect the interests of ... Read more...

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New anti-piracy law ready for parliament


June 28th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With the Indian Navy nabbing over 120 Somali pirates in the last six months, India has prepared a draft anti-piracy law that is likely to ... Read more...

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India’s new democracy institute opens doors to Kenyans


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The newly established Indian Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIDEM) will be sharing India's experience of conducting elections for six decades with its very ... Read more...

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Panel on black money holds first meeting


June 9th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) A government panel headed by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chairman Prakash Chandra held its first meeting Thursday to examine ways to trace and ... Read more...

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UAE to use biodegradable plastic bags by 2013


May 16th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will start using biodegradable plastic bags by 2013, environment ministry officials said.According to the ministry, nearly 12 billion plastic bags are ... Read more...

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Mexican senators keen to ban bullfights


April 27th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Senators from the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party are working on a legislation to ban bullfights and guarantee animal rights in Mexico, a lawmaker said.The legislation, ... Read more...

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Civil society do-gooders versus ‘dirty tricks’ department (Comment)


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
When Anna Hazare and his warriors launched their anti-corruption crusade in early April, they were acting like starry-eyed idealists ready to take on the world. Their ardour had something of ... Read more...

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India, Kazakhstan sign seven strategic deals


April 16th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Astana, Apr 16 (ANI): India and Kazakhstan inked seven treaties on Saturday in Astana, including an accord in civil nuclear field and in the oil sector to consolidate their strategic partnership.At ... Read more...

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Cargo ships may have armed guards to fight pirates


March 15th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) If the shipping ministry has its way, Indian cargo vessels venturing out to pirate-infested waters will carry armed guards to protect themselves, Navy sources said ... Read more...

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Law will take its course to bring back black money: Pranab (Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Assuring that India has started a process to trace black money stashed away in foreign banks, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Friday the government ... Read more...

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PETA to protest outside AIIMS for release of animals


March 4th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Animal rights group People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it would stage protests outside the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) ... Read more...

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