malpractices

Fix criteria for PDS monitoring panels, SC tells centre (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out the criteria for the composition of vigilance panels to monitor the public distribution system (PDS) ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves amendments to four key bills (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved amendments to four key bills for the current parliament session, official sources said.The four amendment bills are Prohibition of ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves amendments to four key bills


August 17th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved amendments to four key bills for the current parliament session, official sources said.The four amendment bills include Prohibition of Unfair ... Read more...

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Severely punish culprits of female foeticide: Aamir


July 11th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Aamir Khan says aborting a child after sex determination is wrong and supports the Maharashtra government's proposal to give severe punishment to those involved in ... Read more...

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Put service tax on NRI remittances on hold: Tharoor


June 27th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to put on hold the service tax on remittances by non-resident Indians ... Read more...

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Stage set for Tuesday’s by-polls in Andhra Pradesh


June 11th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 11 (IANS) Over 4.6 million voters in Andhra Pradesh are eligible to exercise their franchise in Tuesday's by-polls to Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 legislative assembly seats ... Read more...

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Doctors in Lucknow caught on MMS demanding bribe


June 9th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 9 (IANS) Some doctors at the Balrampur Hospital here have been caught on MMS demanding bribe for admitting patients in the emergency ward, an official said Saturday.Made ... Read more...

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Chidambaram need not resign, says Karunanidhi


June 9th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Chennai June 8 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Friday came to the defence of P. Chidambaram and said the union home minister need not resign as he was ... Read more...

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I’m not interested in politics: Aamir Khan (Interview)


June 8th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) He doesn't want to enter politics and candidly admits he has no solutions to problems. Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan, revelling in the "dream reaction" to ... Read more...

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Lack of brickbats would have surprised me: Unapologetic Aamir Khan (Interview) (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Aamir Khan says he would have been extremely surprised if he didn't receive brickbats for the issues he highlights on his debut TV show ... Read more...

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I’ve not insulted medical profession: Aamir Khan (Interview)


June 7th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Pats and brickbats - Aamir Khan was prepared for it all when he set out to discuss burning issues in his debut TV ... Read more...

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Why should Aamir apologise, asks Javed Akhtar


June 3rd, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has demanded an apology from actor Aamir Khan for sending a "wrong message" about the medical community in his programme ... Read more...

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Apologize, doctors tell Aamir Khan


May 30th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) An umbrella body of 21 medical institutions Wednesday asked Bollywood star Aamir Khan to apologize for accusing doctors of malpractices in his TV talk show ... Read more...

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China to crackdown on journalistic malpractices


May 4th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) Authorities in China are going to launch a three-month drive against journalists who are involved in blackmail or demand pay-offs for news reporting.The crackdown, which commences ... Read more...

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Antony seeks report on pay-off in Italian chopper deal


April 25th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday called for a fresh report from the Indian embassy in Rome on alleged malpractice in the Indian procurement of 12 ... Read more...

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Education must be above political agenda: Sibal


April 18th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With a slew of critical education bills remaining pending for parliament approval, a visibly irked Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday said "political ... Read more...

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Structural, administrative reforms needed for developing education: Sibal


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) Regretting that 14 legislations, including the Educational Malpractices bill and Foreign Education providers bill, were pending in parliament, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Monday ... Read more...

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Nepal PM sacks labour minister


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 23 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Friday sacked Labor and Transport Management Minister Sarita Giri, a media report said. The prime minister's decision came after Giri's defiance ... Read more...

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Mishra withdraws RS nomination amid rift in BJP (Second Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) With the old guard of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) upping the pressure, NRI businessman Anshuman Mishra Wednesday decided to withdraw his nomination for ... Read more...

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BJP not to vote for Mishra in Jharkhand (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Stung by rebellion, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday refused to back NRI businessman Anshuman Mishra for the Rajya Sabha election from Jharkhand, sparking ... Read more...

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Shortage of drug inspectors in Himachal irks court


March 21st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, a drug manufacturing hub in the country, lacks a mechanism to regulate the pharmaceutical companies due to vacant posts of drug inspectors in the ... Read more...

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China seeks to end official malpractices that affect people


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China has decided to strictly investigate cases related to malpractice by officials that involve the people's livelihoods such as food safety and housing issues.In March, 2011, ... Read more...

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Green lobby wants Odisha projects’ impact re-audited


February 13th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 (IANS) A network of civil society organisations Monday urged authorities to re-visit the environment impact assessment (EIA) carried out for different projects in Odisha, as many of ... Read more...

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BJP faces rebellion over Kushwaha’s induction (Roundup)


January 6th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The induction of tainted former minister Babu Singh Kushwaha is turning out to be a major headache for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead ... Read more...

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High court rejects case against Hazare trusts


January 6th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday rejected a petition by a social activist seeking a probe into the trusts run by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare.Disposing of ... Read more...

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Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir to get security


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir will be provided security after he received threats, said Interior Minister Rehman Malik.Geo TV anchor Hamid Mir said Wednesday that he received ... Read more...

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Look into nurses’ grievance, apex court tells government


December 9th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the central government to look into the nurses' grievance that private hospitals were retaining their original professional certificates, thereby thwarting ... Read more...

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Abducted Pakistani journalist freed


October 13th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) A journalist who was kidnapped by suspected militants was set free in Pakistan's North Waziristan region.Rehmatullah Khan Derpakhel was abducted Aug 11 and freed after a ... Read more...

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Political influence hindered my work: former Bengal Lokayukta (Interview)


September 16th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) West Bengal's first and only Lokayukta Samaresh Bandopadhyay, who demitted office in 2009, feels an ombudsman alone can check corruption by acting as the "watchdog" ... Read more...

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Cash transfers to poor a faulty move, says NGO


September 6th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Delhi government's scheme replacing the Public Distribution System with cash transfers is a "total fraud" as the poor will not benefit from receiving a ... Read more...

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Stop exam paper leaks, house panel tells railways


August 30th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The parliamentary standing committee on railways has expressed its serious concern at the frequent "allegations of irregularities and malpractices" against the Railway Recruitment Boards and ... Read more...

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Pakistani scribes demand clarification over killing


August 30th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Journalist organisations in Pakistan have demanded that the government clarify former Sindh home minister Zulfikar Mirza's statement that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was behind the ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks probe into attack on journalist


August 23rd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has sought an inquiry report on the attack on a journalist in Peshawar.Hazrat Khan, bureau chief of Pashto-channel AVT Khyber, was ... Read more...

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Some 45 million Indians rose above $1.25 a day: Report


August 18th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Nearly nine million Indian households, or 45 million individuals, saw their incomes rise above the threshold of $1.25 a day, or Rs.56, in the two decades ... Read more...

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Pakistani journalist manhandled


August 10th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) A journalist was manhandled for exposing malpractices at a premier hospital in Karachi, a media report said.The health reporter associated with a news agency was manhandled ... Read more...

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