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‘British kids don’t find reading interesting’


September 8th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A study in Britain has warned of children increasingly viewing reading as not so interesting an activity possibly due to their involvement with the internet and ... Read more...

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Pass Lokpal, whistle blowers bills in monsoon session: Aruna Roy


August 24th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy Friday demanded passage of the Lokpal bill, the grievance redressal bill and the whistle blowers' protection bill ... Read more...

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Delhi government diverted funds meant for SCs: NGO


July 8th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Out of funds worth Rs.1,901.56 crore earmarked exclusively for the welfare of Scheduled Castes, the Delhi government diverted Rs.1,703.93 crore for schemes under the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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China to redefine personal data stealing laws


July 5th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 4 (IANS) China has plans to redefine regulations about stealing personal data as it causes a lot of inconvenience to the general public.According to a senior officer from ... Read more...

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China destroys 100,000 seized guns


June 13th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) Over 100,000 guns have been destroyed in China as part of a police crackdown on illegal arms in 150 cities across the country.With Ministry of Public ... Read more...

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Child rights body to regulate education act’s implementation


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The apex child rights panel National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Tuesday rolled out a fresh set of guidelines to monitor implementation of ... 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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Argentines at odds over case of pregnant 11-year-old


January 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 22 (IANS/EFE) The case of a pregnant 11-year-old girl, whose mother asked a court to give her daughter permission to have her pregnancy interrupted - but later ... Read more...

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China to regulate use of law enforcement vehicles


December 31st, 2011 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) The central government in China has plans to reduce total number of public vehicles and expenditures on them with a drive under which it will start ... Read more...

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Over one lakh netizens pledge to court arrest to back Anna


December 26th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The online campaign of Anna Hazare's 'Jail Bharo Andolan' has received over a lakh registrations within three days of the launch, an India Against ... Read more...

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Anti-Hazare groups condemn his agitation


December 26th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 26 (IANS) While Anna Hazare's Lokpal agitation is gathering momentum, certain groups in the city, including noted filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, are vocally protesting his "call for a ... Read more...

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No delay on Lokpal bill: Singhvi


December 6th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) There would be no delay, except for a "couple of days", in submitting the report on the anti-graft Lokpal bill in parliament, Abhishek Manu ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel likely to finalise report Nov 30


November 28th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The parliamentary standing committee on law and justice examining the Lokpal bill is expected to finalise its report Nov 30-Dec 1 and submit the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Lokpal panel for CBI, CVC autonomy but undecided on including PM’


November 24th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The parliamentary standing committee on law and justice, examining the Lokpal bill, is likely to recommend retaining the autonomy of the Central Bureau of ... Read more...

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Constitution Club to hold briefings for MPs on bills


November 14th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Constitution Club of India (CCI) will hold "Thursday bill briefings" during the forthcoming winter session of parliament as part of its ongoing initiative ... Read more...

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China cracks down on bogus cigarette dens, 78 held


November 14th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 14 (IANS) Police in China have busted 122 criminal dens and arrested 78 suspects in a raid on a bogus cigarette manufacturing ring in nine provinces, the government ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lokpal panel plans report during winter session


November 8th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The parliamentary standing committee on law and justice examining the Lokpal issue plans to submit its recommendations to parliament during the month-long winter session ... Read more...

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Independent system to shield whistleblowers sought


October 11th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Stressing the need for a law on grievance redressal and protection of whistleblowers, activists Tuesday said the mechanisms must be decentralised and independent.Participating in a ... Read more...

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Are Britons more civil than the rest?


October 11th, 2011 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Britain remains a well-mannered and courteous country despite reports of rudeness and anti-social behaviour, a study has found.According to the survey, published by the Young Foundation, ... Read more...

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HI charges IHF with sabotaging India’s Olympic preparations


October 7th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Friday lashed out at the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for going out of its way to sabotage India's chances of making it ... Read more...

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Aruna Roy to present views before Lokpal panel Wednesday


September 6th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Social activist Aruna Roy, also a member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, will present her views before the Parlimentary Standing Committee examining ... Read more...

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40 percent of elderly Chinese are obese


September 4th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) Nearly 33 percent of Chinese adults between 20 and 59 years of age are overweight, while 40 percent of those between the ages of 60 and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Concerned about ‘old comrade’ Anna’s health: Aruna Roy


August 24th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Aruna Roy, a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC) who has been critical of the Anna Hazare team's Jan Lokpal bill, Wednesday came to ... Read more...

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Jan Lokpal impractical, undemocratic: Aruna Roy (Interview)


August 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Terming Anna Hazare's Jan Lokpal Bill "impractical and complicated", noted social activist and National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy said that giving widespread powers ... Read more...

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Team Anna, other activists differ over Lokpal (Lead)


August 20th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Differences surfaced between Team Anna and other civil society activists over the Lokpal Bill Saturday, with Aruna Roy, member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National ... Read more...

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Wrong to hijack democratic institutions: Aruna Roy


August 20th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Aruna Roy, member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, Saturday hit out at the ongoing protest by Team Anna and said no one ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

South Asian human rights forum condemns Hazare arrest


August 19th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) Friday condemned the arrest of social activist Anna Hazare and others before they launched their agitation for an effective Lokpal ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Restore Anna’s rights, Bhopal survivors urge president


August 17th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) About 150 survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal Tuesday urged President Pratibha Patil to intervene for restoring the constitutional rights of civil ... Read more...

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Australia releases most wanted criminals list


July 25th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 25 (IANS) Australia Monday released a list of the most wanted criminals in the country, its first national operation to track down fugitives who flee from state to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Social schemes not reaching the needy: NGO audit


July 13th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Benefits of social security schemes related to health, employment and housing are not reaching the socially marginalised people, said an NGO's audit report released here ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UPA intolerant of dissent: Murli Manohar Joshi


June 26th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi Sunday said the Congress-led central government had "scant respect for democratic values" and was "brutally" crushing dissent."Dissent ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Process of drafting Lokpal Bill transparent: Bhushan


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Former law minister Shanti Bhushan, co-chair of the anti-graft Lokpal Bill drafting committee, Sunday said that details of the joint bill drafting committee's meetings and ... Read more...

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UN road safety plan launched in India


May 11th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A plan to stabilise and then reduce road traffic fatalities globally by 2020 was launched in India along with 100 countries Wednesday.Developed with the support ... Read more...

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Falling child sex ratio is national shame: PM


April 21st, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Calling for a "crusade" to curb bias against women, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the practice of female foeticide and infanticide was a ... Read more...

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China to recruit 100,000 graduates at grassroots level


April 9th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China is planning to recruit 100,000 graduates by 2015 to work in grassroots units.The plan is part of a national campaign to support education, agriculture, medical ... Read more...

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