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PM hopes inflation to come down in coming months

March 31st, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Stating that inflation has been a problem in the recent months, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said he is hopeful of seeing lower ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to drop colonial Ceylon from official names

December 30th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 30 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government is to officially drop the name Ceylon from titles of government institutions by bringing in legislative changes, Xinhua reports."The cabinet has decided to change ... Read more...

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Survey shows decreasing trend of smoking in last 30 yrs

November 15th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new research has shown that the trend of smoking has been steadily declining in the last 30 years.The Minnesota Heart Survey, a population-based, serial cross-sectional study of ... Read more...

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Indian student visas fall by half in Australia

September 2nd, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 2 (IANS) The number of Indians granted student visas in Australia during the last financial year has fallen to 29,721, less than half of the number in 2008-09. Overall, the number ... Read more...

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Government not to allow privately-run n-power plants

August 13th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The government Friday said it has no intention to allow private firms to set up nuclear power plants independently, flatly rejecting the recommendation of the Prime Minister's ... Read more...

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Private investment in nuclear power business sought

August 13th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council has called for legislative changes to allow private companies in nuclear power generation, within an appropriate regulatory framework, Minister of ... Read more...

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Shops should tweet, text customers about faulty goods, says Oz watchdog

May 27th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 27 (ANI): An Australian consumer watchdog has suggested that shops should alert their customers about faulty products through tweet, text and email.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission also ... Read more...

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Canada’s new law to shut doors on bogus refugees

March 29th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) With bogus refugee claimants from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and many other countries leading to a virtual breakdown of its immigration and refugee system, Canada Sunday announced a ... Read more...

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Company law to be amended in budget session

January 13th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The government plans to introduce a bill to amend the Companies Act in the budget session of parliament to enable convergence of Indian accounting standards with the ... Read more...

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Indian project to track foreigners begins with Bangladesh

November 17th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India's long-term project to track the movement of foreign nationals applying for its visas will kick off with Bangladeshi citizens.As part of the e-governance plan, ... Read more...

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Cost of 2014 Commonwealth Games rises by 81 million pounds

November 17th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Glasgow (Scotland), Nov. 17 (ANI): The budget for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is to be increased by 81 million pounds.The organising committee for the games said funding for the event ... Read more...

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RTI can improve public services: President

October 12th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said Right to Information (RTI) Act can be instrumental in bringing about improvement in public services, delivery systems and mechanisms but should ... Read more...

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UN set to mark 20 years of children’s rights

October 7th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 7 (DPA) The United Nations will kick off Thursday events in Geneva to mark the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, widely hailed by activists ... Read more...

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Australia’s crackdown on rogue colleges could affect thousands of Indian students

August 20th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.20 (ANI): The Australian Government proposed crackdown on vocational colleges and universities could leave thousands of international students, especially those from India, looking for somewhere else to study or needing refunds ... Read more...

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India promises new direct tax law that all can understand

August 12th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday unveiled a draft of the new Direct Tax Code to replace the five-decade-old Income Tax Act with easy-to-comprehend provisions for average ... Read more...

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6.3 percent of Goa’s GDP comes from foreign remittance: Study

June 2nd, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 2 (IANS) Goa received foreign remittances to the tune of Rs.700 crore in 2008, which accounted for 6.3 percent of the state gross domestic product (SGDP) during the period, a ... Read more...

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President appeals for united approach to fight terror

January 26th, 2009 - 12:05 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 25, (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Sunday evening appealed for a united approach to fight the menace of terrorism. Addressing the nation on the eve of the 60th Republic ... Read more...

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If UPA scrapes through, elections could be in March-April

July 20th, 2008 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) If the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) scrapes through the trust vote in parliament July 22, there is a thinking within influential sections of the Congress party ... Read more...

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Cuba starts to come out of closet with great discretion

June 13th, 2008 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
By Silvia Ayuso Havana, June 13 (DPA) In Havana, Monica and Elizabeth hold hands and proudly wear the small golden rings that sealed their "wedding". The party took place in December in Cuba's ... Read more...

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