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NGOs to help in evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan: Ramesh


September 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to involve NGOs for concurrent evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan following wide disparity in sanitation coverage figures given by states and ... Read more...

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BJP again rakes up Pranab’s ‘forged’ signature issue


July 6th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), July 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Friday again raked up the issue of an allegedly forged signature of UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee on his ... Read more...

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Government plans new bill to ban manual scavenging


April 19th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The government said Thursday that it intends to introduce in the monsoon session of parliament a new bill on prohibition of manual scavenging in view ... Read more...

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Rainfed-dryland farming needs more investment (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for more investment in agriculture, especially in rainfed and dryland farming, to achieve food ... Read more...

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Post-Sikkim quake: ham radio, bamboo applications recommended for northeast


November 15th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A meeting of India's top seismologists and earthquake specialists, which discussed issues arising from the Sikkim earthquake, has strongly recommended that northeastern states set up ... Read more...

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Make Maoist-hit areas share India’s growth, shun graft: PM (Intro Roundup)


September 13th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said people in Maoist-affected areas should have an equitable share in the prosperity brought about by India's growing economy, ... Read more...

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Maoist-hit areas should share India’s growth, says PM (Roundup)


September 13th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said people in Maoist- affected areas should have equitable share in the prosperity brought about by India's growing economy ... Read more...

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Left-wing extremism biggest challenge: Chidambaram


September 13th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Left-wing extremism was the most "formidable challenge" to governance, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Tuesday while stressing that the real hurdle was not restoring ... Read more...

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Few takers for IGNOU’s anti-human trafficking course


May 12th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) A year after it was launched, an anti-human trafficking certificate course started by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the home ministry has ... Read more...

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New units to tackle human trafficking


May 12th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Strengthening its machinery to tackle human trafficking, the union home ministry has decided to establish about 330 more anti-human trafficking (AHT) units across the country ... Read more...

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India faces manpower crunch in post-disaster situations


April 7th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India is least prepared to deal with psycho-social and mental health problems that arise in the aftermath of a natural disaster because of manpower shortage, ... Read more...

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50 percent women married as minors: Experts


March 28th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Nearly 50 percent of marriages in India involve minors - children under the age of 18 years, thanks to the poor implementation of the law, ... Read more...

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90,000 Bihar kids die in first month of birth


December 5th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 5 (IANS) About 90,000 children die in Bihar every year within the first month of their birth, state principal health secretary C.K. Mishra said here Sunday."Every year in Bihar, about ... Read more...

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India to emulate Gujarat in mother-child health tracking


September 15th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 15 (IANS) The country is set to emulate Gujarat in tracking pregnant women and children on a continuing basis through a constant monitoring of their health, nutrition and immunisation profile. Twenty-three ... Read more...

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Plan to take condoms to every home in India’s villages


September 7th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) India's health ministry is preparing a plan to ensure the availability of condoms in each house of the country's six lakh villages in a bid to curb ... Read more...

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Government committed to promoting sustainable tourism: Minister


July 27th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The government's efforts to create a new paradigm for sustainable development of tourism in India have resulted in several "environment friendly initiatives", union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja to inaugurate national workshop on “Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India” today


July 27th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja will inaugurate a two-day national workshop "Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India" here today.The six-session workshop ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja to inaugurate national workshop on “Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India”


July 26th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja will inaugurate a two-day national workshop "Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India" here on Tuesday.The six-session ... Read more...

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Pilot project to check soil erosion in Himalayas


July 15th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 14 (IANS) The central government Wednesday launched an initiative for seabuckthorn cultivation in high altitude areas and cold deserts of the Himalayas to check soil erosion, a Himachal Pradesh-based scientist ... Read more...

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India not to curb population with law: Azad


May 5th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India, the world's second most populous country, is against controlling population growth through legislation, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Wednesday. "I firmly believe that equitable, inclusive and ... Read more...

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Blueprint for implementing Green India Mission by August


April 13th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A blueprint for the implementation of the Green India Mission, which seeks to enhance the forest cover of the country, will be available by August-end, Environment ... Read more...

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Effective implementation of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA needed: Dr.Joshi


February 17th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI
Udaipur (Rajasthan), Feb.17 (ANI): Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Dr. C.P. Joshi on Wednesday emphasized the need for effective implementation of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA with active involvement of Gram Sabhas.Addressing ... Read more...

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Delhi to host workshop on children’s mental health care


November 5th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) A two-day national workshop on mental health of children who are distressed or have been abused will be held in the national capital from Friday, the organisers ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi attends national workshop on NREGA


August 20th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.20 (ANI): A national workshop on National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was organised in the capital on Thursday to discuss various modes for the better implementation of schemes ... Read more...

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India must increase its share in global agri exports: Sharma


August 18th, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India must increase its share in the global agricultural exports and for this it should invest in right technology and human resource development, Commerce and Industry Minister ... Read more...

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New foreign trade policy to be announced Aug 27


August 18th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The foreign trade policy for the next five years will be announced Aug 27, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said here Tuesday. "We will soon be coming ... Read more...

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No shortage of foodgrain till next year: Anand Sharma


August 18th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The drought-like situation may pose a challenge to India's agriculture sector, but the country is unlikely to face shortage of foodgrain till next year, according to ... Read more...

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NHRC terms manual scavenging as one of the worst violators of human rights


August 29th, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi Aug.29 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has termed manual scavenging as one of the worst violation of human rights. At a National Workshop on Manual Scavenging and Sanitation, ... Read more...

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PPP workers welcome Musharrafs resignation at Zardari House


August 18th, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.18 (ANI): A distribution of sweets and slogans in favour of democracy welcomed Pakistan President Pervez Musharrafs announcement that he was resigning from office on Monday, ahead of the impeachment ... Read more...

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