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Apollo Hospitals to Set up 30 telemedicine units in Africa


September 13th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Apollo Hospitals group will set up 30 telemedicine units in Africa under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it has signed with AfroIndia Medical services, ... Read more...

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UN extends peacekeeping mission in Lebanon


August 31st, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti)The UN Security Council has extended its peacekeeping mission in Lebanon for another year by unanimously adopting a resolution Thursday.The resolution extends the mandate of ... Read more...

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NBA slams Katju’s move to regulate electronic media


August 30th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) Thursday opposed what it called a unilateral move by Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju to release a resolution ... Read more...

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Reliance Capital starts mutual fund service through SMS


August 29th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Reliance Capital Asset Management, a unit of Reliance Capital, Wednesday launched Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) in mutual funds through SMS.This is the first-of-its-kind initiative by any ... Read more...

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UN observers leave Syria


August 20th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 20 (IANS) A total of 23 international observers under the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) Monday headed to Lebanese capital Beirut as their mission officially expired Sunday, ... Read more...

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Opposition slams Narayanasamy on CAG mandate comment


August 18th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after union minister V. Narayanasamy said the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) was not following its mandate, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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CAG not following its mandate, says minister (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Maintaining that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had not followed its mandate under the constitution, the government said Friday that the official auditor's report ... Read more...

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Government accuses CAG of not following mandate


August 17th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had not followed its mandate under the constitution, the government said Friday, adding that the official auditor's report on ... Read more...

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Russia urges UN observers to stay in Syria


August 15th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS) Moscow believes the UN observers in Syria should continue their work there, as a withdrawal of the mission would cause "extremely negative consequences", the Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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Whistleblowers with a difference - on ‘clean Shimla’ mission (Letter from Shimla)


August 14th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Their mission is to clean and they too are whistleblowers - literally. Shimla's new cleanliness wardens have been given the job of blowing the whistle on ... Read more...

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Ban backs UN presence in Syria


August 12th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Security Council to support continued UN presence in Syria as it would facilitate a peaceful resolution ... Read more...

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Central Bank plans JV or subsidiary to enter Mozambique


August 10th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) State-run Central Bank of India is planning to form a joint venture with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) or set up a wholly-owned subsidiary to enter ... Read more...

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Centre, Meghalaya not keen on talks with GNLA


August 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 10 (IANS) The central government is not keen to hold talks with the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on its demand for creation of a separate Garoland ... Read more...

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Annan’s exit may bring forceful action in Syria: Russia


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The resignation of UN and Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan "opens the gates" for those backing a military intervention into the country to ... Read more...

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Virandavan widows: SC notice to UP, Bengal, Odisha


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to West Bengal, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh on the plight of widows leading a miserable life in the holy ... Read more...

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British border force threaten strike


July 21st, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A British union whose members operate the immigration and arrival service at airports has announced it will go on strike July 26, a day before the ... Read more...

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Russian athletes mustn’t ‘fool around’ in London: Medvedev


July 16th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Gorki (Russia), July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian athletes must ignore the lavish parties and cultural exhibitions at the Olympics and focus on training rather than "fooling around", Prime Minister Dmitry ... Read more...

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UN chief wants reduced Syria observer mission


July 7th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has urged the Security Council to reduce the number of unarmed military observers in Syria and focus more on political ... Read more...

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CBI officer probing Adarsh scam transferred


July 5th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) A senior Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer probing the Adarsh housing scam was transferred Thursday but the agency described it as a "routine move".CBI Joint ... Read more...

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Pakistan presses India to share Abu Jindal evidence (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A day before talks with his Indian counterpart Ranjan Mathai, Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani Tuesday asked India to share evidence about 26/11 plotter ... Read more...

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Pakistani foreign secretary arrives for talks


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani Tuesday arrived here, saying he has been given the mandate to carry forward the dialogue process with India, and ... Read more...

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Nieto claims Mexico presidency win


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Mexico, July 3 (IANS) Institutional Revolutionary Party's Enrique Pena Nieto has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential elections, the Prensa latina news agency reported."I assume with emotion, great commitment, and full ... Read more...

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‘P.A. Sangma does not represent tribals’


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday rejected presidential candidate P.A. Samgma's claim of representing all tribals of India.Talking to reporters in the Press Club ... Read more...

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US state faces doctor, nurse shortages


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) The US state of Texas will need 71,000 more nurses and 39,000 additional family physicians by 2020.The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Barack Obama's ... Read more...

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US top court upholds Obama’s signature healthcare law


June 28th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) In a historic verdict, the US Supreme Court Thursday upheld President Barack Obama's signature health care law, handing him a major victory in the run-up ... Read more...

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Assam Rifles contingent leaves for Haiti UN mission


June 27th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A 160-man contingent of India's Assam Rifles Wednesday left for the Caribbean nation of Haiti on a year-long deployment under the United Nations' stabilisation mission ... Read more...

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Mulayam gives Akhilesh full marks on completing 100 days


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday gave full marks to the Uttar Pradesh state government headed by his son, Chief Minister Akhilesh ... Read more...

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It’s people’s victory, says Jagan’s mother


June 15th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma described the party's victory in the Andhra Pradesh by-elections as "people's victory"."We got justice in the people's court ... Read more...

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A President of India cannot come through ‘reservation’ (Comment)


June 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Come July and there will be a new occupant at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The journey seems more exciting than the destination itself.Presidential elections have changed in recent years. Conventions like a ... Read more...

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CPI-M demands release of its jailed Bengal ex-MP


June 5th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) The CPI-M Tuesday demanded the release of its former MP Laxman Seth and two of his associates jailed for allegedly plotting violent incidents in West ... Read more...

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UN rights resolution on Syria beyond mandate: Russia


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Human Rights Council resolution on the Houla massacre in Syria goes beyond its mandate and contradicts the May 27 UN Security Council statement, ... Read more...

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Mufti’s call for government change in J&K;


May 26th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 26 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron and former chief minister Mufti Mohamamd Sayeed Saturday sought public support for changing "the present inept and corrupt system" to improve ... Read more...

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Akhilesh has no control over officials, party workers: BJP


May 17th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) Launching its first offensive against the two-month-old Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday alleged that Chief Minister Akhilesh ... Read more...

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New French president’s first flight struck by lightning


May 15th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 15 (IANS) A plane carrying new French President Francois Hollande to Germany was forced to return to Paris Tuesday after it was struck by a lightning, BBC reported.Hours ... Read more...

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Pakistan daily fears UN sanctions over `strategic assets’


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Any further attempt on Pakistan's part to preserve its "so-called strategic assets" would further isolate the country and might even invite UN sanctions, warned ... Read more...

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