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New guidelines for Delhi legislator development funds


July 31st, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet Monday approved a proposal for the revised guidelines for Members of Legislative Assembly Local Area Development Scheme (MLALADS) 2012."Under the new guidelines, ... Read more...

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Hydropower project: Court notice to Himachal


July 30th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday directed the state government to file an affidavit on the steps taken to direct a private company running a hydropower ... Read more...

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Akhilesh withdraws Rs.20 lakh largesse for legislators


July 4th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) Faced with widespread criticism of his decision to allow legislators to buy cars worth Rs.20 lakh from the local area development (LAD) funds, Uttar Pradesh Chief ... Read more...

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Himachal proposes Rs.20,243 crore budget estimates


March 20th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday presented the budget estimates for 2012-13 with a proposed outlay of Rs.20,243.92 crore. However, no fresh taxes, except ... Read more...

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Tripura gets India’s second free healthcare center for students


February 19th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 19 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Sunday inaugurated the Tripura Students' Health Home (TSHH), India's second such free healthcare center.The TSHH, the second center after the West ... Read more...

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Not getting development funds, complains Trinamool MP


February 4th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) Singer-turned-Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman Saturday complained that the developmental work in his Lok Sabha constituency was suffering with his MP Local Area Development funds ... Read more...

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Four Chhattisgarh cops suspended for suspected Maoist’s death


January 15th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 15 (IANS) Four policemen posted in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region were suspended after a man suspected to be a Maoist died in custody, officials at the police headquarters here ... Read more...

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Jharkhand hikes salaries of ministers, legislators


September 3rd, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Jharkhand assembly Saturday passed a bill raising salaries of legislators and ministers - the fourth hike in the last ten years.With the hike, a legislator ... Read more...

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Hike legislators’ salary: Jharkhand speaker


June 26th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 26 (IANS) Stating that Rs.26,800 per month was not "enough to meet the social and family requirements", Jharkhand assembly speaker C.P. Singh Sunday demanded a hike in the ... Read more...

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Government relaxes MPs’ fund norms


June 16th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Having raised the annual allocation of Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) from Rs.2 crore to Rs.5 crore, the government Thursday relaxed ... Read more...

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MPs can now spend up to Rs.10 lakh on physically disabled


May 6th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) MPs can now spend up to Rs.10 lakh from their Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund to assist physically disabled people, the ministry ... Read more...

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Fund planned to encourage community radios: Soni


April 8th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Thursday said the low government advertisement rates for community radio stations were "shameful" and her ministry was considering ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee announces substantial hike in MPLAD scheme


March 11th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announcing a substantial hike in the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme, on Friday said that each MP will ... Read more...

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Announcements by finance minister for lawmakers, women…


March 11th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The following announcements were made by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha Friday during a discussion on the budget for the fiscal ... Read more...

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Scrap legislators’ development funds: Jharkhand lawmakers


March 8th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 8 (IANS) Criticising the problems and delays in release of legislators' local area development funds, a majority of Jharkhand legislators Tuesday demanded that the measure be scrapped ... Read more...

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Hundreds evacuated from Sydney office building over white powder scare


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY (BNO NEWS) -- Police on Tuesday evacuated an office building in the western part of the Australian city of Sydney after a white powder incident. No injuries have been reported.Officers from ... Read more...

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Single punch kills man in Australia


February 7th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 7 (IANS) A single punch in the face during a "chance meeting" killed a 48-year-old man in a town in the Lake Macquarie region of Australia's New South Wales state. ... Read more...

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UK Facebook users to get ‘bargain deals’ by sharing exact location


February 1st, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): British Facebook users can have access to shop discounts and restaurant "bargain deals" by just sharing their exact location through a new smartphone feature.The Places Deals service ... Read more...

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The curious case of twins in a Chinese village


November 17th, 2010 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 17 (IANS) Believe it or not, a remote village in China has set an amazing record of birth of 98 sets of twins in the past half a century.The ... Read more...

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More than a third of young Brits don’t feel part of their community


October 27th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A new UK study states that almost a third of young people, aged 16 to 24, do not feel part of their local community and around a quarter ... Read more...

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42 percent of UK teenage girls ‘feel unsafe at night’ out of their houses


September 28th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 28 (ANI): About 42 percent of teenage girls in some of the Britain's biggest cities feel unsafe to go out their houses after evening, according to study by children's charity ... Read more...

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Farooq Abdullah gives Rs.50 lakh for Leh relief


August 30th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah Monday gave Rs.50 lakh from his Member of Parliament Local Area Development fund (MPLAD) for relief work in the ... Read more...

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Pro-Maoist tribal body to protest ‘unreasonable’ MPs’ salary hike


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The generous salary hike for Indian parliamentarians has upset the pro-Maoist tribal body Peoples' Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA). It will observe black day on Aug 27 ... Read more...

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BJP MPs to contribute money for Leh relief


August 10th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said that each of its MPs will contribute Rs.10,000 towards providing relief in Leh where flash floods have caused the ... Read more...

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Police arrest two Maoists in Orissa


August 6th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0 By Sarda LehaingirKeonjhar (Orissa), Aug 6 (ANI): Police arrested two Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) rebels in Orissa's Keonjhar District.A.K. Singh, Superintendent of Police, ... Read more...

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UK police issue warning as boa constrictor goes on the loose


August 1st, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 1 (ANI): Police in the UK issued a warning to the residents to be on their guard after a two-metre long boa constrictor escaped from its owner's house in Essex.The ... Read more...

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Indian-restaurant delivery man accused of Sydney sex attack


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 20(ANI): A Sydney-based Indian restaurant delivery driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at her Rose Bay home here.The 21-year-old man had allegedly visited the Rose Bay house ... Read more...

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Jennifer Hawkins on house-hunt again


June 14th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 14 (ANI): Model Jennifer Hawkins and boyfriend Jake Wall are playing in millions and are in no mood to stop themselves from strengthening their property portfolio.The couple is on ... Read more...

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Kabir Suman’s resignation on hold at Mahasweta Devi’s behest


April 1st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) After proclaiming his desire to quit the Lok Sabha and the Trinamool Congress, singer-turned-MP Kabir Suman now says he is putting his decision on hold for a ... Read more...

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Orissa legislators demand ten-fold hike in allowances


March 16th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 15 (IANS) Orissa legislators Monday demanded a ten-fold hike in allowances keeping in view of the "soaring cost" of living and implementation of Sixth Pay Commission's recommendations for the state ... Read more...

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Plan for mosque near Britain’s military academy opposed


February 22nd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) A plan to build a huge mosque overlooking Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, where Prince William and Harry were both trained, was being opposed, a media report ... Read more...

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MPs demand discussion on price rise in parliament


February 20th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Leaders cutting across party lines Saturday asked for a discussion on price rise in the Lok Sabha during the budget session that starts Monday. At a meeting ... Read more...

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Electricity to all villages by 2012: Shinde


February 16th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Palakkad (Kerala), Feb 16 (IANS) Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Tuesday said electricity would reach all the villages in the country by 2012. Shinde's announcement came as he declared Kerala's Palakkad ... Read more...

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Oz police looking for red Ford Falcon car in connection with Ranjodh Singh’s murder


January 8th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 8 (ANI): The Australian Police is appealing to the public to help them identify a distinctive red Ford Falcon car they believe may be connected to the death of Ranjodh ... Read more...

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Oz Police renews appeal to identify charred body of Indian


January 5th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 5 (ANI): The Australian Police has renewed an appeal for help to identify the charred body of a 25-year-old Indian man found on the side of a road in southern ... Read more...

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