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Nepal’s Maoists welcome US’ removal of terror tag


September 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-Maoist) has welcomed the US State Department removing it from its list of terrorist organisations - six years after the end ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sex workers strive to fight exclusion, discrimination


July 27th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata July 26 (IANS) Resolving to take forward the fight against "exclusion and "discriminatory practices", over 550 sex workers from 46 countries released a declaration at the ongoing International AIDS ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Poor show by India on child well-being, says report


July 19th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With 1.25 million infant deaths annually and 42 percent of the kids being underweight, India has slipped in the area of child well-being in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Food security bill can be global example’


July 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The proposed National Food Security Bill has the potential to be a global example, experts from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Oxfam said ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Population management key for sustainable development: Azad


November 1st, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria (South Africa), Nov 1 (IANS) Observing that population management was the key to sustainable development, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said population dynamics will play a key role ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Of dead seas and Indian independent films


October 21st, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) "Whether we see our wives or not, we see a dead body every day," complains a policeman inspecting the body of a fisherman who has been ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

43 lakh UIDAI enrolments in Punjab


September 29th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) campaign for the 'Aadhaar' national identity card has got over 43 lakh enrolments in Punjab, an official said Thursday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

March on land livelihood issues


September 27th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) A group of 20 activists will travel 80,000 km across the country covering 350 districts to spread awareness on land livelihood issues, a statement from ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Qualcomm launches 3G radiophone project for children in India


August 31st, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) US-based wireless technology services provider Qualcomm has launched a radiophone project in an initiative that seeks to combine community radio with mobile phones for ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Axis Bank begins skill training scheme in Bengal


August 13th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Axis Bank and micro finance institution Bandhan Saturday jointly launched a Rs.100 crore initiative for providing skill training and assets to marginalised and excluded people in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

ChildFund to give Rs.200 crore for south India youth


August 4th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 4 (IANS) ChildFund India would contribute Rs.200 crore for the skill development of youth in south India over the next five years, the international child development organisation said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Campaign launched for shy condom buyers


July 11th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 11 (IANS) "I am not Shy" campaign to overcome shyness in buying a pack of condoms from an outlet was launched here Monday by state-run Hindustan Latex Limited ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

I will never become prime minister: Ramdev


June 4th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said here Saturday that he will never contest elections and will not become the prime minister even if given a chance. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

FAQ on ‘Aadhaar’ (To go with ‘How to get your own unique identity’)


May 8th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Some frequently asked questions answered on "Aadhaar":What is Aadhaar:A tool for social empowerment and inclusion, Aadhaar is a 12-digit number being issued to all residents ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Social audit points to failure of power scheme in Bihar


May 8th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Patna, May 8 (IANS) In power-starved Bihar, a central government-backed rural electrification scheme has failed to achieve its target due to official apathy and poor implementation, a social audit conducted ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Islamic banking ideal for economic growth: Expert


May 1st, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 1 (IANS) The interest-free Islamic banking system will provide the ideal thrust to India's economic development, an expert said here Sunday.Islamic banking, which propagates zero-interest lending, can solve ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rituparno Ghosh takes the plunge into ‘queer’ film


April 27th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) After "Arekti premer golpo" (Just another love story) and "Memories in March", both of which have strong gay protagonists and Rituparno Ghosh stepping out in front ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Digvijay backs Dalit demand on panel, Khurshid says no changes


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Amid the billowing controversies surrounding the Lokpal Bill drafting committee, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh Saturday backed a demand for a Dalit representative on the ... Read more...

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IGNOU to bring out book on silver jubilee lectures


April 20th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Wednesday said it plans to bring out a book carrying texts of lectures delivered as part of its ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Germany gives Rs.10 lakh for girl child education


April 20th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Germany has given Rs.10 lakh as a grant for basic education of the girl child in Haryana's Mewat district.German Ambassador Thomas Matussek and director of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dr Haneef’s lawyer Rod Hodgson receives justice award in Australia


February 18th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 18 (ANI): The lawyer who led Indian doctor Dr Mohamed Haneef's compensation claim has been recognised for his efforts in the successful campaign.Rod Hodgson, who leads the Queensland practice ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Meeting Gandhi, Madam Sheila and Mubarak in Dakar (World Social Forum Diary) (With images)


February 11th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Dakar, Feb 11 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's shadow looms large over the 11th edition of the World Social Forum (WSF), the annual meeting of anti-globalisation activists, in this balmy coastal ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Sonia Gandhi launches ‘Swabhimaan campaign’ in Delhi


February 10th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi launched the campaign 'Swabhimaan' here on Thursday, which aims to bring banking services to vast unbanked rural areas in the country.Expressing ... Read more...

Posted in National |

President calls for constructive approach to JPC impasse (Second Lead)


January 25th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) With the government trying to shore up its image tainted by a spate of scams, President Pratibha Patil Tuesday described corruption as "the enemy of development" ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Novelist traces an ordinary life in today’s Uttar Pradesh


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Novelist Omair Ahmad has traversed familiar turf in his hometown Uttar Pradesh with his new book "Jimmy, The Terrorist" which scripts the tale of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

WikiLeaks release: BJP has a habit of politicising issues, says Tiwari


December 17th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari on Friday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over their reaction to Rahul Gandhi's statement on radical Hindu groups, which was released by ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Congress sees conspiracy behind WikiLeaks cable release


December 17th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): The Congress on Friday issued a statement saying it suspected a conspiracy behind the release of the WikiLeaks cable, which says Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Peepli Live’ - will it make it to Oscars?


December 13th, 2010 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
By Arpana New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Will "Peepli Live" make it to the final Oscar nomination list? It's a bit early to start the debate, but the dark comedy about corruption ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Get local bodies to implement food security, suggest experts


October 26th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) There should be more clarity in implementing the Food Security Act and local bodies could be involved in the process, experts said Tuesday while welcoming the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Allahabad University hostel turns into classroom for poor children


October 8th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Allahabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Carrying a sack on his shoulder, Bhola, 12, a ragpicker, enters the hostel of Allahabad University. He is there not to collect discarded items but to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Three Indian rag pickers to address climate change conference


October 5th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Three rag pickers from India will address the UN climate change conference in China Wednesday where they will share their experiences on the steps taken by them ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rahul Gandhi arrives in West Bengal on three-day visit


September 14th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 14 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived here today on a three-day visit of West Bengal in order to rejuvenate the state Congress ahead of next year's assembly ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Panchayat institutions to help implement Aadhaar programme


September 8th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Panchayati Raj Institutions as the units of local self government will be active partners in rolling out the unique identification (UID) programme --Aadhaar-- to ensure accountable ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

CPI-M slams Rahul Gandhi’s West Bengal comment


September 6th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday came down heavily on Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for his comment that the days of West Bengal's Left ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Rahul Gandhi slams CPI (M)


September 6th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 6 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused West Bengal's ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) leadership of grabbing crores of rupees from central funds ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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