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India committed to curb leprosy, stigma: WHO ambassador


August 31st, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India is committed to curbing leprosy cases in the coming years and eliminating the stigma associated with the disease, World Health Organisation's (WHO) Goodwill ambassador ... Read more...

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Army called to help Jaipur, Rajasthan battles floods


August 24th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, August 24 (IANS) The army was Friday roped in to pump out water from several residential areas of this Rajasthan capital city still inundated after heavy rain, ... Read more...

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Odisha activists press for anganwadi wall collapse probe


July 16th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) Activists Monday stepped up demand for a probe into the death of seven children in a day-care centre in Odisha and asked the government to punish ... Read more...

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Air India forms committee for reinstating sacked pilots


July 12th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) National carrier Air India Thursday formed a three-member committee to look into the issue of reinstating 101 sacked pilots."We have formed a three-member committee which ... Read more...

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Air India forms committee to implement Dharmadhikari report


June 21st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) In the first major move to resolve the human resources issues dogging Air India, a committee of top officials of the airline met here Thursday ... Read more...

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Chinese city to sell off 1,400 cars


April 14th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) The local government of a city in eastern China will auction 1,400 cars used by government officials as part of a reform measure. The plan was ... Read more...

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Maya’s favoured officials dumped


March 29th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) Favourite officials of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati were Thursday shunted out to posts that do not carry clout.Kunwar Fateh Bahadur Singh, who was principal ... Read more...

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Brazil wants Mexico to cap vehicle exports


March 11th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 11 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's government wants Mexico to impose quotas on its own auto exports to the South American nation to ensure the total value does not exceed $1.4 ... Read more...

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Putin vows crackdown on traffic privileges


March 8th, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister and president-elect Vladimir Putin has pledged to slash the number of official cars using flashing blue lights that allows them to ignore ... Read more...

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Direct webcast of poll in Agra


February 19th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 19 (IANS) For the first time, a direct webcast of the poll exercise from 50 stations would be watched by Election Commission functionaries and senior officials in this ... Read more...

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Mexican oil giant needs $25 bn in annual investment


February 8th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, will "require annual investment and acquisitions" for its operations "exceeding 320 billion pesos (nearly $25.2 billion)" over the ... Read more...

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Clinton to attend UNSC meet on Syria


January 31st, 2012 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton along with other high-level officials will attend a UN Security Council (UNSC) meet on Syria Tuesday, said the US envoy ... Read more...

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Hooch sellers to be helped into alternate trade: Mamata


December 23rd, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 23 (IANS) In the aftermath of West Bengal's worst hooch tragedy, the state government is mulling a social security scheme to enable sellers of illegal country liquor ... Read more...

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Punish officials for tusker electrocutions: NGO


November 24th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 (IANS) Protesting over the frequent electrocution of elephants in Odisha, a wildlife group Thursday demanded action against those responsible for such incidents.Biswajit Mohanty, secretary, Wildlife Society of ... Read more...

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Trust crises between officials, people: Chinese daily


November 3rd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 3 (IANS) Cases of "trust crises" between local officials and people could undermine the Communist Party of China's (CPC) ability to govern, warned the People's Daily, the Communist ... Read more...

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At last! Decks cleared for international flights in Agra


October 9th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 9 (IANS) Tourism is set to boom this winter in the Taj city, with the union defence and civil aviation ministries green-signalling the landing of direct international flights ... Read more...

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India to host international dialogue on green economy


September 17th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India along with the United Nations will host a dialogue on green economy and inclusive growth next month in preparation for the Earth Summit in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mayawati turns her focus to people’s needs


September 17th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) With state assembly elections knocking at her door, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday presided over a day-long review meeting of several key departments and sounded ... Read more...

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After politicians, officials to plant trees in Bihar


September 12th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) After politicians, Bihar's 400,000 officials have been asked to plant one sapling each to increase the state's green cover to 15 percent in the next five ... Read more...

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IIT Patna seeks partnerships with US varsities


August 24th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 24 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Patna (IIT-Patna) has initiated moves to establish collaboration with premier universities in the US for student and faculty exchange programmes.According to Bihar ... Read more...

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India and Bangladesh finalise border, sign maps


August 20th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 20 (IANS) India and Bangladesh Saturday signed strip maps in Dhaka to finalise their 4,156-km international border, a media report said Saturday.The long-standing border-related discord between the two ... Read more...

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PMO set for a shuffle, new faces likely


July 22nd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office is headed for a makeover with senior IAS officer Pulok Chatterjee, a former private secretary to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, ... Read more...

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PMO set for a makeover, Sonia confidante may stage comeback


July 1st, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The Manmohan Singh government seems headed for a major makeover, could also include a bureaucratic shake-up in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).The changes in ... Read more...

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Chidambaram chairs security meeting in Srinagar (Second Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday chaired a meeting of the unified command, the main security grid in Jammu and Kashmir. In a departure, separatist ... Read more...

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China maps world’s first goose genome sequence


June 14th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) Scientists from China Tuesday claimed to have sequenced the complete genome of the white goose - for the very first time.Researchers from the Zhejiang Provincial Academy ... Read more...

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No apology for raid to kill Osama: US to Pakistan


May 10th, 2011 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) The United States has asked Pakistan to undertake a "full investigation" of government connections to Osama bin Laden, bluntly telling Islamabad it will make no ... Read more...

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Delegates arrive in Vietnam capital for ADB’s 44th annual meeting


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi (Vietnam), May 2 (ANI): Delegates began arriving at Hanoi's National Convention Center today to register for the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) 44th Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors.The meeting, ... Read more...

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India to host Asia-pacific earthquake response exercise next month


April 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in association with International Search and Advisory Group (INSARAG) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) will ... Read more...

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Fake pilot licence claims senior DGCA official (Second Lead)


April 19th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Cracking down on fake pilot licences, the civil aviation regulator Tuesday "relieved" from duty one of its controversial directors who allegedly unduly favoured his daughter ... Read more...

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Ex-atomic energy regulator opposes n-deal with US (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The India-US nuclear deal should be scrapped as there is no justification, technically or economically, for importing over the next two decades American light ... Read more...

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Experts express surprise, praise for India-Pakistan cricket diplomacy


March 30th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 30 (ANI): Experts and analysts on South Asia have expressed both surprise and praise for Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's initiative to invite his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf ... Read more...

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Bengal voter slips to carry photos


February 24th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) In a new initiative, the Election Commission has decided to issue voter slips containing photographs and carrying detailed personal information on the electors for the coming West Bengal ... Read more...

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Agra alert for Mayawati’s surprise visit


February 1st, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 1 (IANS) Panic buttons have been pressed and government departments are suddenly in a tizzy as Chief Minister Mayawati will begin her surprise visits across the state this week, ... Read more...

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Egypt asks German museum for Nefertiti bust


January 25th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 25 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's supreme council of antiquities has asked Berlin's Neues Museum to return a priceless painted limestone bust of Nefertiti, the ancient Egyptian queen renowned for her beauty. The ... Read more...

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Poland to reconstruct jet crash that killed president


January 23rd, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Jan 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland plans to reconstruct the crash that killed then Polish president Lech Kaczynski, a top official said.A Tu-154 plane that crashed near Smolensk, in western Russia, in ... Read more...

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