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‘Jamia can receive and spend foreign funds’


September 21st, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The home ministry has clarified that Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is exempt from all provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and there is ... Read more...

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Government to focus on skill development: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government proposes to train eight crore people in skill development over the next five years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Wednesday."This is an ... Read more...

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Court approves guidelines for media reporting on kids


August 8th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday gave its go-ahead to guidelines for media coverage on matters related to children, requiring reporters not to reveal identity of ... Read more...

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Heavy showers lash Taj city


August 6th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 6 (IANS) After several dry days, the Taj city Monday had three spells of heavy showers that flooded low-lying areas and caused traffic jams at busy intersections. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US gives Syrian opposition $25 mn in non-lethal aid


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has provided the Syrian opposition fighting President Bashar al-Assad with $25 million of non-lethal assistance, an official here said.State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell ... Read more...

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Child rights groups meet Delhi legislators


July 27th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Two child rights organisations Friday held discussions with Delhi legislators over allocation and utilisation of funds for child welfare in the state budget.Officials from HAQ: ... Read more...

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Assam NGOs against Bangladeshis’ deportation allowed to amend PIL


July 27th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday permitted two Assam-based NGOs to include West Bengal and Meghalaya as parties in their PIL seeking to restrain the central and ... Read more...

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Day one at DU: New students get a feel of campus


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Hordes of animated first-year students thronged the Delhi University colleges on the new academic session's first day Monday that was dominated by interactions with seniors, ... Read more...

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Putin warns of action over slow flood warning


July 19th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday to take those officials to task who would have failed to provide timely warnings about the deadly floods in southern Russia ... Read more...

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Russian senators approve anti-opposition bills


July 18th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The upper chamber of the Russian parliament Wednesday approved bills branding many NGOs taking foreign funds as "foreign agents", criminalising defamation of character, and creating ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Putin seeks law amendment for foreign-funded NGOs


July 11th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for amendments to a bill which would force non-governmental organisations(NGOs), funded from abroad and engaged in political activity, to declare ... Read more...

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130,000 Syrians fled to Jordan since 2011


July 9th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Amman, July 9 (IANS) Jordanian Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh has said that about 131,000 Syrians have entered Jordan since 2011 when the unrest started in Syria, the state-run Petra news ... Read more...

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Female condom fails to gain popularity


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The female condom manufactured by HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) appears to have not gained wide acceptability in the country, sales figures show. Only 38,000 pieces were ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

National panel to study drug abuse among children


June 25th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A study to gauge the extent of drugs and substance abuse by children will be taken up across the country, National Commission for Protection of ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to soon have girl child policy


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 22 (IANS) A girl child policy is in the offing in Rajasthan. The state has initiated the process for formulation and adoption of the policy, the first of ... Read more...

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Hazare celebrates 75th birthday with underprivileged kids


June 15th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar, June 15 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Friday celebrated his 75th birthday with hundreds of children at a rehabilitation centre in Ahmednagar, around 40 km from his hometown ... Read more...

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Centre to offload 6 months PDS grains


May 24th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With its granaries overflowing and record food production for the third year in a row, the central government Thursday decided to allow states to lift ... Read more...

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World 10K run raises Rs.1.63 crore for charity


May 21st, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) The TCS World 10K Bangalore to be run here this weekend, has raised Rs.1.63 crore for 84 NGOs, according to Murray Culshaw, chairman, Bangalore Cares, the ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches diploma in women and gender studies


May 10th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Thursday launched a post-graduate diploma programme in women and gender studies, a university statement said.The one-year programme will ... Read more...

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Hillary meets victims of human trafficking in Kolkata (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton interacted with young women rescued from human traffickers and listened keenly to their tales in her first programme after arriving ... Read more...

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Hillary meets victims of human trafficking in Kolkata


May 6th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton interacted with young women rescued from human traffickers and listened keenly to their tales in her first programme after arriving ... Read more...

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Maharashtra celebrates Ambedkar’s birth anniversary


April 14th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Saturday led celebrations in the state on the 121st birth anniversary of Bhimrao R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian constitution.Chavan ... Read more...

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Shakira announces alliance for poor kids’ education


April 14th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Cartagena (Colombia), April 14 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer Shakira announced on the eve of the Americas Summit here an alliance of foundations to fund quality education for low-income children.The alliance, ... Read more...

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UN launches anti-human trafficking drive in Portugal


April 14th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Lisbon, April 14 (IANS) A United Nations' public awareness campaign against human trafficking has been launched in Portugal.Organised by the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), the drive was ... Read more...

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Foreign firms under scanner after Kudankulam stir


April 12th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government has in a fresh order asked all foreign outfits in India to furnish it with updated details of their workers and nature ... Read more...

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Street, working kids open up to authorities


April 11th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) More than 100 street and working children Wednesday talked about their issues with representatives of the juvenile justice system, police and child welfare groups at ... Read more...

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95 percent schools lack RTE infrastructure


April 8th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Two years after the Right to Education (RTE) Act came into force, more than 95 percent of schools across India still don't comply with RTE ... Read more...

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India probing foreign money in anti-nuke protests


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Indian government said Thursday it was probing if foreign money was fuelling the anti-nuclear protests in Tamil Nadu.Minister of State in the Prime ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Telugu almanac writer booked for insulting women


March 21st, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) Hyderabad police Tuesday booked a well-known astrologer for allegedly insulting women in his almanac.The Central Crime Station (CCS) booked a case against Srinivas Gargeya under Indian ... Read more...

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Rhinos number in Assam’s Orang, Pabitora up


March 20th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 20 (IANS) The population of the famous one-horned rhinos in Assam is increasing, according to the census of the animals' population in the state, wildlife officials said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province unsafe for foreigners: Daily


March 19th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is unsafe for foreigners and "this sorry state of affairs is unlikely to improve", a daily said Monday.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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30 percent jump in budget for disability sector


March 16th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The budgetary allocation for the disability sector saw a jump of over 30 percent with increased disability pension for below poverty line beneficiaries.The budget ... Read more...

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Court allows probe against children’s homes


March 14th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to quash the Delhi government's decision to set up a panel to probe allegations of sexual abuse in three ... Read more...

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CBI inquiry demanded in Arya orphanage case


March 13th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Representatives from 26 NGOs and families of victims in the Arya Orphanage case marched to parliament Monday to protest against the continued child abuse ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on probe against children’s homes


March 12th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday reserved its verdict on three pleas challenging the government's decision to set up a panel to probe allegations of lapses ... Read more...

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