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India beefs up security around US missions


September 12th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) In the wake of the rocket attack on the US consulate in Libya Tuesday night that claimed the life of US ambassador Christopher Stevens, ... Read more...

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MPs’ delegation calls on Akhilesh, seeks end of malnutrition


September 5th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 5 (IANS) A delegation of MPs - part of the Citizens Alliance Against Malnutrition (CAAM) - met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday and asked him to ... Read more...

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Pending new law, Haryana puts land acquisition on hold


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Despite being termed as the state with the best and farmer-friendly land acquisition policy, Haryana Friday announced that new acquisitions would be put on hold ... Read more...

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Punjab to plant over one crore saplings this monsoon


June 27th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) In a bid to substantially increase its forest cover, the Punjab government has decided to pursue a massive tree plantation drive during this monsoon season to ... Read more...

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Modern Turkey founder Ataturk’s yacht seized over vice ring allegations


September 30th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.30 (ANI): The Turkish Government has seized a state yacht that was once used by Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, following media reports that a vice ring had used ... Read more...

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Water resources ministry’s response casual: parliamentary panel


August 20th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Terming the water resources ministry's response "casual", a parliamentary panel Friday hoped it would "ensure full utilisation of allotted funds". In its action taken report tabled in both ... Read more...

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Take action against officials adding fake voters: Left


August 3rd, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Left parties Tuesday asked the Election Commission to take action against the officials responsible for "inclusion of fictitious names" in voters' lists in West Bengal. A ... Read more...

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West Bengal announces rehab package for surrendering Maoists


June 18th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday formally announced a package for bringing back Maoist guerillas, who lay down arms, to the mainstream under a "Special Rehabilitation Scheme" of the ... Read more...

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UN blames Musharraf regime for Bhutto killing (Roundup)


April 16th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations/Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) A UN probe has blamed Pakistani authorities for their failure to protect Benazir Bhutto, saying security arrangements of the Pervez Musharraf government were "fatally insufficient and ... Read more...

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Bodies of 25 slain CRPF troopers brought to Lucknow


April 7th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) The bodies of 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were brought here by a special aircraft Wednesday afternoon, a day after they were killed in a Maoist ... Read more...

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Curfew clamped in Bareilly following communal clash


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) A minor communal clash followed by sporadic arson late Tuesday afternoon led the administration to clamp curfew in several parts of Bareilly city, officials said. Timely action by ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh alerted about possible attack on foreigners


February 15th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) Central intelligence agencies have advised the Uttar Pradesh government to watch out against possible terrorist attacks on foreigners in the state, state home ministry officials said Monday. According to ... Read more...

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Eunuchs to indicate their gender as ‘other’: Election Commission


November 12th, 2009 - 11:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 12(ANI): In a significant decision, the Election Commission of India has decided to allow eunuchs/transsexuals to indicate their gender as 'other' where they do not want to be described ... Read more...

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Poll panel gives ‘other’ identity rights to eunuchs/transsexuals


November 12th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Election Commission Thursday decided to allow eunuchs and transsexuals to indicate their sex as 'Other' in the electoral roll. "Enumerators and Booth Level Officers (BLOs) shall be ... Read more...

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Poll panel asks Vayalar Ravi to pay for Kannur visit


November 4th, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Election Commission of India pulled up Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi for violating the model code of conduct during his visit to Kannur in Kerala ... Read more...

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Cabinet extends anti-Sikh riot victims rehabilitation package


September 10th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 10 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod to extend a rehabilitation package for victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.An outlay of Rs 714.76 crore has ... Read more...

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Three more states get relief package for 1984 riot victims


September 10th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The government Thursday extended the relief package for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots to Tamil Nadu and West Bengal and the union territory of ... Read more...

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CPI-M fumes over Trinamool symbol in railway ad


August 24th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to withdraw an advertisement issued by the railways, saying it "alluded to the ... Read more...

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India urges swine flu affected countries to screen outbound passengers


June 12th, 2009 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) As three more people arriving from abroad tested positive for swine flu, India Thursday asked its missions in the affected countries to impress on their governments on ... Read more...

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Lalu Prasad’s lifetime free rail pass may be withdrawn


June 11th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday hinted at the withdrawal of the free lifetime pass issued to her predecessor Lalu Prasad to travel in first class air-conditioned ... Read more...

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India lauds Sri Lanka’s safe passage offer to Tamil civilians (Lead, To go with: Rajapaksa asks LTTE to free civilians in 48 hours)


January 30th, 2009 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) India Thursday lauded the Sri Lankan government's announcement of granting a safe passage to Tamil civilians trapped in the war-hit northern parts of the island nation and ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak Judicial Committee for early release of prisoners


June 15th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 15 (ANI): The Pakistan-India Judicial Committee recommended to governments of both countries that all those prisoners who have completed their sentence and whose national status has been confirmed by ... Read more...

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Protein that plays key role in red blood cells maturation identified


May 5th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by admin
London, May 5 (ANI): American scientists have discovered that a protein called Nix plays a key role in the maturation of red blood cells.Dr. Jin Wang, an assistant professor of Immunology ... Read more...

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Civil defence responsibilities to be involved in disaster management


April 29th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): The Government has decided to involve the civil defence volunteers in disaster management in addition to their traditional roles.Minister of State in the Ministry of ... Read more...

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Government to modify civil defence responsibilities


April 29th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): The Government has decided to involve Civil Defence volunteers in disaster management in addition to their traditional roles. It has issued the necessary instructions to the ... Read more...

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