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Enlistment in army falls in Punjab


September 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) Once known as borough of young soldiers in its ranks, the reducing number of youth from Punjab is causing concern in the army.General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of ... Read more...

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Police foil OU students’ bid to march towards assembly


July 19th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Police Thursday foiled an attempt to take out a rally to the state assembly by pro-Telangana students of Osmania University who were demanding that legislators ... 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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Airtel ranked best operator by Nigerian telecom regulator


May 11th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lagos, May 11 (IANS) Nigerian telecom regulator has ranked Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel's Nigerian unit -- Airtel Nigeria -- as the best operator for good quality of service.Of ... Read more...

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NCC to redefine training philosophy


April 11th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC) will soon redefine its training philosophy to provide its cadets skills needed to face challenges of the new millennium.To thrash ... Read more...

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Governor pats NCC Cadets for PM banner


February 1st, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Wednesday congratulated the state contingent of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) for winning the Prime Minister's Banner and the Champion Directorate ... Read more...

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Himachal braves cold, marks Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) Braving bone-biting cold, people Thursday celebrated Republic Day across Himachal Pradesh, where temperatures dipped to minus in many places.Governor Urmila Singh unfurled the national flag at ... Read more...

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West Bengal celebrates Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Thursday unfurled the tricolour as the state celebrated the 63rd Republic Day along with the rest of India.The governor took ... Read more...

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44 NCC cadets on 600-km ocean sailing expedition (With Images)


January 25th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Using only sail boats and without any mechanical propulsion, a team of 44 National Cadet Corps (Naval Unit) students, including 12 girls, has launched itself on ... Read more...

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Wait for legal outcome on army chief’s age: Antony


January 20th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday expressed sadness on the raging row over army chief General V.K. Singh's age, but said it was best to wait ... Read more...

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NCC targets women cadets


January 5th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is gearing up to raise the strength of girl cadets to more than 40 percent by revitalising its training programmes, ... Read more...

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We need to invest in our youth: Yechury


October 29th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury Saturday said the country needed to invest more in its youth who can build a better and ... Read more...

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Anna to fast again if bill not passed this session, says Kejriwal


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 22 (IANS) "Anna Hazare will fast again if the Lokpal bill is not passed in the winter session of Parliament," warned Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal here ... Read more...

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NGOs serve quit notice to Mizo women for marrying non-Mizos


October 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Oct 21 (IANS) Non-government organisations (NGOs) in Mizoram have threatened to evict Mizo women from the northeastern state if they marry non-Mizos, official said here Friday."The NGO Coordination Committee ... Read more...

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Andhra promises more jobs to youth


August 15th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government would provide 100,000 jobs to the youth, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy announced Monday.Addressing the main official function to ... Read more...

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Power plants over our dead bodies, say Andhra villagers


August 3rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 3 (IANS) Development versus environment and livelihood? The tussle is on in the lush green fields of coastal Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district, bordering Orissa.Replicating protests and ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Andhra town against power plant


May 30th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 30 (IANS) Protests broke out again in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district against an upcoming thermal electricity project, police said.People in Sompeta town of the district in north coastal ... Read more...

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Pallam Raju inaugurates NCC DDGs’ conference


April 27th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju inaugurated the two-day biannual conference of the Additional Directors General and Deputy Directors General of the National ... Read more...

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Two killed in protests against power plant in Andhra


February 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Two people were killed and two injured Monday when police opened fire to quell violent protests against a controversial thermal power plant in Srikakulam district of Andhra ... Read more...

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Kashmir gets best NCC contingent award


January 28th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir National Cadet Corps (NCC) directorate was Friday adjudged the best contingent at the Republic Day camp of the voluntary youth movement of defence ... Read more...

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NCC strength to grow to 15 lakh: Prime Minister


January 28th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC), India's tri-services movement to groom school and college students into disciplined citizens, will grow in strength by two lakh and touch ... Read more...

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Coast Guard organizes anti-pollution walkathon in Chennai


January 8th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan 8(ANI): The Coast Guard on Saturday organized a walkathon at the Marina Beach in Chennai to spread awareness about increasing pollution in the environment.Around 2,000 people participated in the ... Read more...

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Northeast youth given concessions to join Indian Army (Lead)


August 11th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 11 (IANS) Youths and tribals in the northeast have been given special concession in height and educational qualification to join the Indian Army, an official said here Wednesday. "Among the eligibility ... Read more...

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Andhra High Court dismisses petition against power project


July 29th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Thursday dismissed a writ petition against the environmental clearance granted to East Coast Energy Pvt. Limited (ECEPL) for developing a thermal power project ... Read more...

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Andhra district still tense after police firing


July 15th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 15 (IANS) The situation in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district continued to be tense Thursday, a day after police firing on villagers protesting against a thermal power project killed two and ... Read more...

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One killed in protest againt Andhra power project (Lead)


July 14th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 14 (IANS) One person was killed and four injured as police opened fire to quell a protest against a thermal power project in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district, about 600 km ... Read more...

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Preparations for Commonwealth Games on track


June 1st, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Preparations for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October are at an advanced stage, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government asserted in its report card Tuesday. The ... Read more...

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West Bengal NGO calls for kicking the butt this World Anti-Tobacco Day


May 31st, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), May 31 (ANI): A non-government organization in West Bengal's Siliguri city organized a campaign on Monday on the occasion of 'World Anti-Tobacco Day' to make people aware of the ... Read more...

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Students out on boats to save Sukhna lake


May 15th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Young enthusiastic students sailed on boats and extracted grass, weeds and silt from Sukhna lake, a Chandigarh landmark that is being suffocated by excessive silting and ... Read more...

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NCC can also neutralize threats like terrorism, communalism: PM


January 28th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said that threats like terrorism and communalism should be dealt with firmly, and added that the National Cadet Corps ... Read more...

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Neglect of NCC deters youth in Uttar Pradesh to join it


January 26th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Pavan ShaGorakhpur, Jan 26 (ANI): Growing negligence and State Government's apathy is deterring the young high school and college students in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur from joining to the National Cadets ... Read more...

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Essential food items at cheaper rates in Delhi soon


January 25th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday said that essential food items would soon be available at rates lower than the current market prices at 300 centres across the national ... Read more...

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Braving winter chill, kids rehearse for R-Day


January 24th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) For most Delhiites it is a struggle to just get out of their quilts on these cold winter mornings -- but the children participating in the Republic ... Read more...

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Bangalore gets its first, country’s longest elevated expressway


January 22nd, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 22 (IANS) This tech hub Friday got its first elevated expressway on one of the busiest roads - Hosur Road - that leads to Electronic City housing several IT ... Read more...

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Antony visits NCC Republic Day Camp


January 21st, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 21(ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Thursday asked the NCC cadets to join the Armed Forces in large numbers.Speaking to NCC cadets, during his visit to NCC Republic ... Read more...

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