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Fight for Lokpal not over yet: Ramdev (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The fight for the Lokpal bill was not yet over and the government would have to give the legislation to the citizens of India, ... Read more...

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Ramdev begins anti-graft agitation at Ramlila Maidan


August 9th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Thursday started his agitation against corruption and black money at the Ramlila Maidan in the city.Holding tricolours, thousands of his supporters ... Read more...

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Beggars’ boom in Srinagar despite preventive laws (Letter from Srinagar)


August 7th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 7 (IANS) Perhaps nobody follows the newly-installed traffic signals in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital as intently as Nasreen, 12, who stops begging the moment the lights ... Read more...

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Three-day meditation in Gujarat before Delhi agitation: Ramdev


August 5th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Ahead of his agitation in Delhi starting Aug 9, yoga guru Baba Ramdev Sunday said he will visit the memorial of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ... Read more...

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Patna to get tallest Gandhi statue on October 2


August 5th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 5 (IANS) Bihar will pay a befitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 143rd birth anniversary on October 2. The state government plans to install a 40-foot-tall bronze ... Read more...

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‘Rural jobs, housing schemes not functioning optimally’


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Lack of monitoring and flaws in implementastion in the government's rural jobs and housing schemes have stymied their potential, a member of the National Human ... Read more...

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The easiest test in the world (The Funny Side)


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Asia IS the best place to be educated, according to a global survey I read recently. I was astonished. Education elsewhere must be REALLY bad. I mentioned this to a ... Read more...

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Centre seeks revised drought report from Karnataka


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 2 (IANS) The central government Thursday asked the Karnataka government to submit a revised report on the severe drought situation across the state and the funds it requires ... Read more...

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Government doctor caught taking bribe in Rajasthan


July 30th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 30 (IANS) A senior gynaecologist at a government-run hospital in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district was Monday caught taking a bribe of Rs.800 from family members of a patient and ... Read more...

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Nehru worked for One World - until he felt let down


July 30th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Backed by Mahatma Gandhi, India's charismatic first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru worked hard to create a 'One World' before Cold War and China's betrayal killed ... Read more...

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‘Use social meida to spread awareness about water conservation’


July 29th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who is making a film on water scarcity with Hrithik Roshan in the lead, feels one awareness about the issue can ... Read more...

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Mud embankments help Madhya Pradesh farmers increase crop yield


July 29th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 29 (IANS) A traditional water conservation method using mud embankments on farmland is helping farmers in a drought-prone region of Madhya Pradesh increase grain production.For years, farmers in ... Read more...

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Team Anna launches fast, targets Pranab, PM (Roundup)


July 25th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Kicking off an indefinite fast, Team Anna members Wednesday renewed their push for a stringent Jan Lokpal bill and upped the ante by hurling ... Read more...

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Trickle down won’t work in eliminating poverty: Pranab


July 25th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday called for a rethink on the development policy, saying the trickle down theory, the standing rationale for economic reforms, won't ... Read more...

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What Pranab said in his first presidential speech (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Following is the text of the speech by India's 13th President Pranab Mukherjee:"I am deeply moved by the high honour you have accorded to ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee sworn in as India’s 13th president (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee was sworn in as India's president at a function replete with traditional grandeur and ceremony at the Central Hall of Parliament ... Read more...

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What Pranab said in his first presidential speech


July 25th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Following is the text of the speech by India's 13th President Pranab Mukherjee:"I am deeply moved by the high honour you have accorded to ... Read more...

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Pranab visits Rajghat, other memorials before taking oath


July 25th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi by visiting their memorial before being sworn in as ... Read more...

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Bikers ride with Mandela’s message in Delhi


July 19th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Over 150 volunteers celebrated the 94th birthday of renowned South African anti-aparthied activist Nelson Mandela by riding on their motorcycles through the capital and spreading ... Read more...

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CPI-M opposes amendment of MNREGA


July 18th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday opposed the reported attempt to amend the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act that it said will hit hard millions of ... Read more...

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Mind power can create billionaires: Vayalar Ravi


July 15th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) Giving a thumbs up to the concept of mind power creating billionaires, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi suggested Sunday that industrial enterprises should also ... Read more...

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Policies should be flexible, says PM


July 14th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that policies should be flexible, scientific and have a community-based approach to meet local needs."The challenge before policy ... Read more...

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South African speaker toasts Mandela-Gandhi spirit


July 10th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) When freedom icon Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, he was asked which country he would like to visit first. And he said ... Read more...

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India to bring home Gandhi-Kallenbach archives


July 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India has signed an agreement with British auction house Sotheby's and Isa Sarid, the grand niece of Mahatma Gandhi's aide Herman Kallenbach, to acquire the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s new panel chief follows Gandhi’s teachings


July 10th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan's new Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim was born in India's Gujarat state where he attended lectures given by Mahatma Gandhi. He continues to be ... Read more...

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Congress to raise Chhattisgarh killings in assembly session


July 5th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 5 (IANS) Undeterred by union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's cold response to its initial findings in the alleged staged Korasuguda gunfight, the Congress's Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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Aadhaar to pilot pensions, wages in 50 districts, says Ramesh


July 1st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 1 (IANS) Aadhaar numbers, the unique 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India, will soon be used to provide pensions, wages to workers and scholarships to students ... Read more...

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Over 20,000 ponds dug in Bengal in last one year


June 27th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Altogether 20,608 ponds have been dug in West Bengal over the past one year creating 1.25 crore man days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi National ... Read more...

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IGNOU opens admissions to courses on Gandhi


June 25th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Graduate students wanting to study Mahatma Gandhi in post graduation can apply for admissions to three courses at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).The ... Read more...

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Designer Gaurang Shah teams with 250 weavers to revive handlooms (With Image)


June 24th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) At a time when traditional handlooms are fading into oblivion due to growing popularity of embroidered saris in fabrics like georgette and chiffon, designer Gaurang ... Read more...

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YSRC fears threat to Jagan’s life


June 21st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) Alleging a deep-rooted conspiracy to physically harm its jailed president Y.S Jaganmohan Reddy, YSR Congress Party Thursday demanded a high-level probe by a sitting judge of ... Read more...

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Cochin to host next annual Indian diaspora meet


June 19th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The 11th edition of the annual diaspora conclave -- Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013 - will be held in Cochin, Kerala's commercial capital, Minister of Overseas ... Read more...

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Now vote for ‘The Greatest Indian’


June 5th, 2012 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) From Jawaharlal Nehru and Lata Mangeshkar to Vikram Sarabhai and E. Shreedharan - a list of Indians who have shaped the country since its ... Read more...

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Ramdev, Anna hold day-long fast in Delhi (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Launching a joint agitation against corruption and black money, yoga guru Ramdev and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare started a day-long fast at Delhi's Jantar ... Read more...

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Ramdev, Anna to sit on day-long fast in Delhi


June 3rd, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The stage was set Sunday for the day-long joint fast by Yoga Guru Ramdev and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare to protest against black money ... Read more...

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