minority welfare

With ministers like his, Akhilesh needs no enemies (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


August 18th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Who needs an opposition if you have such ministers? That really is the sorry story of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with one cabinet ... Read more...

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Focussed on welfare schemes for SC, ST, minorities: PM (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government was giving special attention to the welfare of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections, including the minorities, by coming ... Read more...

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Munda lays foundation stone for Deoghar airport


July 17th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Tuesday laid the foundation stone for an airport in Deoghar district, amid protests over poor compensation by villagers who have been ... Read more...

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Mahesh Bhatt hails Mamata for minority welfare


July 15th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has hailed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for activating government programmes for the minorities in the state as per the suggestions ... Read more...

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Bihar to bring IT to madrassas


June 26th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 26 (IANS) The Bihar government plans soon to bring information technology (IT) to the state's madrassas for modern education, Minority Welfare Minister Shahid Ali Khan has said."It'll help ... Read more...

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Raise UP’s quota of Haj pilgrims: Akhilesh


June 21st, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday requested the central government to increase the quota of Haj pilgrims from the state.In a letter written to ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh minister accused of seeking sexual favours


January 25th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 25 (IANS) A Madhya Pradesh Waqf Board member Wednesday accused the Minority Welfare Minister Ajay Vishnoi of seeking sexual favours to cancel his transfer. The minister has denied ... Read more...

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Compensation for Muslim youths tortured in blast case


January 6th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 6 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Andhra Pradesh government Friday paid compensation to Muslim youths wrongly arrested and tortured by police in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast ... Read more...

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Will follow Sachar’s advice on minority welfare: Mamata


July 30th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday met Justice (retd) Rajinder Sachar and said her government will follow the suggestions of the former judge who ... Read more...

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Only Left parties admit, rectify mistakes: Bardhan


April 24th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Holding that all political parties commit mistakes, Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary A.B. Bardhan said Sunday only the Left parties had the courage ... Read more...

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JD-U, BJP have nothing in common, says Nitish Kumar


October 25th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A day after the second phase of Bihar assembly polls, Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar Monday said that his party has nothing ... Read more...

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Andhra minister returns home after row over Saudi visit


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Minority Welfare Minister Mohammed Ahmadullah Friday returned home after facing an embarrassing situation in Saudi Arabia of visiting the country on Haj visa but returning without ... Read more...

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Jharkhand’s sole Muslim minister unhappy with portfolio


October 11th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 11 (IANS) Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) Haji Hussain Ansari, the lone Muslim minister in the Arjun Munda cabinet, is unhappy with the portfolios - minority welfare and cooperatives - he ... Read more...

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Monitors to oversee minority welfare programmes


August 9th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The government has appointed 150 monitors to oversee the implementation of various minority welfare programmes which have a budget of Rs.3,780 crore. "Retired deputy secretary ... Read more...

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Defying party leadership, Jagan leaves for ‘yatra’ (Lead)


July 7th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 7 (IANS) Defying the Congress party leadership, member of parliament Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Wednesday left for Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district to resume his 'Odarpu' yatra amid speculation that he plans ... Read more...

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Paswan, Rudy make it to Rajya Sabha from Bihar (Second Lead)


June 17th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 17 (IANS) Five candidates from the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the opposition, led by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), were elected to ... Read more...

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Cross voting in Bihar Rajya Sabha polls (Lead)


June 17th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 17 (IANS) Cross voting by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and three Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislators in favour of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar's Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Government to implement more minority welfare schemes


June 9th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The central government Wednesday said it would implement four more schemes for the welfare of minorities this financial year after an allocation of Rs.11 crore was made ... Read more...

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Rs.1,710 crore spent on minority welfare


April 22nd, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The government has spent over Rs.1,710 crore towards minority welfare in the last financial year, parliament was told Thursday. Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid informed the Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Love all? Deck clear for Shoaib-Sania after Ayesha gets divorce (Second Lead)


April 7th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) La' affaire Sania-Shoaib-Ayesha ended abruptly Wednesday with the Pakistani cricketer sending divorce papers to Ayesha Siddiqui, who in turn agreed to withdraw her criminal complaint of cheating against ... Read more...

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Uproar in Parliament over Women’s Bill; both House adjourned till 4 pm


March 8th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha witnessed unprecendented scenes leading to an adjournment for the fourth time on Monday as determined SP, RJD and BSP members entered the Well ... Read more...

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PM meets Congress leaders, discusses floor strategy for Women’s Bill passage


March 8th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.8 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, is attending a Congress party meeting to formulate the floor strategy for ensuring the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, which ... Read more...

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Women’s Reservation Bill: SP, RJD withdraw support to UPA Govt


March 8th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Monday decided to withdraw support to the UPA Government over the Women's Reservation Bill.Strongly opposing the ... Read more...

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Women’s Reservation Bill: Parliament adjourned till noon


March 8th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till noon on Monday following an opposition uproar to the Women's Reservation Bill tabled by Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily.Representatives ... Read more...

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50 percent increase in funding for minority welfare


February 26th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The government Thursday proposed a hike of 50 percent in plan allocation for the next fiscal for the welfare of minority communities in India. Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Minority commission pulls up Punjab government


November 16th, 2009 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) A special team of the National Commission for Minorities, which visited Punjab and this union territory Monday, pulled up the state government for its failure to work for ... Read more...

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Government green lights three schemes for minority welfare


October 22nd, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday approved three new schemes that would provide drinking water and better urban infrastructure in the areas that houses minority communities. Information and ... Read more...

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Girls outshine boys in Bihar madrassa exams


September 8th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 8 (IANS) Girls have outperformed boys in both the Class 10 and Class 12 level examinations conducted by the madrassas (Islamic seminaries) in Bihar, officials said Tuesday. "Like the Central Board ... Read more...

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Minority welfare schemes being regularly monitored: Khurshid


July 23rd, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Thursday told parliament his ministry has a mechanism to regularly monitor the progress in implementation of various development schemes for the ... Read more...

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Funds for minority welfare up by 74 percent (Lead)


July 6th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The budget has increased the outlay for the minority affairs ministry from Rs.1,000 crore last fiscal to Rs.1,740 crore with a focus on educational schemes. The ... Read more...

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Desperate Andhra government turns to god for rains


June 23rd, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) As Andhra Pradesh continues to swelter under heat and faces the threat of drought, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Tuesday appealed to Hindus, Muslims and Christians to hold ... Read more...

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Resentment against BJP at JD (U)’s national executive meet


May 30th, 2009 - 11:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Resentful voices against Bharatiya Janata Party were heard at the Janata Dal (United)'s national executive meet which was held to discuss party's performance in recent Lok ... Read more...

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Sabita Reddy is Andhra’s first woman home minister


May 26th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) P. Sabita Indra Reddy was Tuesday chosen by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy to be the first woman home minister of the state. Sabita, 46, replaced K. ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s budget allocates lion’s share to infrastructure, social sector


February 13th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 13 (IANS) Infrastructure and minority welfare grabbed the lion's share of allocation in the second budget of the 20-month-old Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh, presented by Finance Minister Lalji Verma ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh Christians to protest in ‘Gandhigiri’ way


October 1st, 2008 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 1 (IANS) From Thursday, Christians in Madhya Pradesh will take to “Gandhigiri” - donating blood and planting saplings - to protest the violence targeting the community.The Madhya Pradesh Isai Mahasangh ... Read more...

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