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Ahead of Odisha trip, Ramesh wants jailed tribals freed


May 24th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Accusing the Odisha government of locking up a large number of innocent people in jails, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has asked Chief Minister Naveen ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Khalil Chisti’s release to take a few days


April 9th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 9 (IANS) It will take at least a couple of days for 80-year-old Pakistani prisoner Mohammad Khalil Chisti to step out of the Ajmer Central Jail in ... Read more...

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Bangalore blinks for hour to save earth


April 1st, 2012 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) India's tech hub late Saturday partly plunged into darkness for an hour, as public and private organisations, companies, malls and shops joined thousands of greens to ... Read more...

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USAID, FICCI ink deal to support innovation


December 20th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Tuesday signed an agreement to set ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN committed to end suffering in Horn of Africa


August 26th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Aug 26 (IANS) The UN has assured African countries that it is committed to work with them to end the suffering, currently gripping the Horn of Africa, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pakistani prisoner may be released


July 27th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 27 (IANS) Mohammad Khalil Chishty, the 80-year-old Pakistani citizen who is serving life sentence in an Ajmer jail, can be freed if his release is considered on ... Read more...

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Rajasthan jolted into action on skewed child sex ratio


April 11th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 11 (IANS) Alarmed over the state's falling child sex ratio as revealed by Census-2011, the Rajasthan government is examining the records of ultrasound clinics in every district of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur district has lowest literacy rate


April 1st, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 1 (IANS) Alirajpur district in Madhya Pradesh has given the state a cause for embarrassment. The district carries the "worst" literacy tag in country - of 37.22 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ex-Wiproite named Azim Premji varsity VC


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) Former Wipro executive Anurag Behar was Tuesday appointed as the first vice-chancellor of the newly set up Azim Premji University (APU) by its chancellor and Wipro ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

NGOs in Kashmir provide education facilities to militancy-affected girls


March 10th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar10 (ANI): Non-government organisations in Srinagar, Kashmir state are providing educational facilities to help militancy-affected orphan girls in the region.The Jammu and Kashmir Yateem Trust (JKYT) and Austrian Kashmir Social ... Read more...

Posted in National |

National School of Drama to get regional centres


March 1st, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Union Minister of Culture Kumari Selja Tuesday said her ministry was working on a proposal to set up five new regional centres of the prestigious National School ... Read more...

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How China looks after its homeless people


December 16th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing/Shanghai, Dec 16 (IANS) As the cold wave sets in in China, authorities are reaching out to the homeless population and have launched fully-equipped facilities for them that include round-the-clock hot food, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India-EU trade accord on anvil, ‘no compromise’ on IPR (Second Lead)


December 10th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 9 (IANS)India and Europe are about to conclude a key free trade pact but there would be "no compromise" on intellectual property rights in the agreement that ... Read more...

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Labourers decline work as aid flows in flood-hit Pakistan


December 1st, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Labourers are shying away from taking on work in flood-hit areas of Pakistan due to the deluge of free aid, said a media report that pointed out when ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kiwi docs ask alcoholics to keep boozing!


November 7th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 07 (ANI): Doctors in New Zealand are telling the alcoholics to continue boozing as they do not have enough acute detoxification beds to help them get rid of the condition.A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stop bickering, Malaysian PM tells ethnic Indian politicians


July 11th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 11 (IANS) "Stop the internal bickering and change with the times," Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak Sunday told the leadership of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) - ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nepal’s growing pornography trade preys on women


June 16th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) Nepali women are increasingly being forced to work in the Himalayan republic's growing domestic pornographic industry, a report has warned. The US government's 10th Annual Trafficking in Persons report, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human chain in Bangladesh to demand dredging of Padma river


April 14th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 14 (IANS) Villagers backed by several non-government organisations and environmentalists formed a human chain to demand early dredging of the silted Padma river, one of Bangladesh's main river systems. ... Read more...

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Over 20,000 Bangladesh NGOs to lose registration


January 26th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 26 (IANS) The registration of more than 20,000 non government organisations (NGOs) that have been inactive for years will be cancelled, a Bangladeshi minister has said. Social Welfare Minister Enamul Haque ... Read more...

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Business leaders, green activists to meet at Seoul


December 7th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) People from across different sectors will meet at the annual Business for Environment Global Summit (B4E) in Seoul next year to discuss the strategy for advancing a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN agrees to begin talks on first arms trade treaty


October 31st, 2009 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 31 (DPA) The UN General Assembly's disarmament committee agreed Friday to begin discussions aimed at establishing an arms trade treaty with the support of some the world's biggest arms ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Radio Pakistan ‘concerned’ about drug-addiction


October 3rd, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
Abohar, Oct.3 (ANI): The Punjabi Durbar programme of Radio Pakistan broadcast a programme expressing concern about the spread of drug addiction among Punjabi youth.A discerning observer points out that the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Gas exploration in Dhaka’s interest, says Hasina


September 21st, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 21 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh hasina Monday said awarding of gas exploration contracts to foreign firms was in the country's interest and "not a sell-out." Hasina said gas exploration is ... Read more...

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Punjab plans a statewide crackdown on stray dogs


September 1st, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 1 (IANS) Dogs, especially strays, may not have an easy life in Punjab with the the state government Tuesday announcing a sustained plan to sterilise them - even engaging a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Obama to lead UN debate on nuclear disarmament


August 27th, 2009 - 4:24 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 27 (DPA) US President Barack Obama is scheduled to preside over a UN Security Council session next month on nuclear disarmament - the first such event by the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE emergency training centre gets US, British recognition


August 24th, 2009 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS) The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and British Search and Rescue (SAR) have certified the training programmes run by the United Arab Emirates National Emergency Response ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cyclone ‘Aila’ death toll reaches 121


May 27th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, May 27 (ANI): The death toll from Cyclone Aila rose to 121, as thousands of people marooned in the coastal areas were battling to survive the aftermath with little food and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Chandigarh on way to become world’s greenest city (Lead)


September 7th, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 7 (IANS) It has the greenest cover in Asia and is aiming to become the greenest city in the world. The 'Greening Chandigarh Action Plan-2008' has set a target of ... Read more...

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10 mn saplings to be planted on a single day in Chhattisgarh


July 27th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 27 (IANS) About 10 million saplings will be planted here Sunday during an ecology drive in which Chief Minister Raman Singh flew in a helicopter to three different sites to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Directory on Environmental NGOs in India 2008 released


July 4th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): The 9th edition of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) -Indias Directory, titled Environmental NGOs in India - 2008 has been released.The directory, which ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Sikh aid group in Malaysia bring food to 2,400 Nargis-hit people


June 3rd, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon, June 3 (ANI): United Sikhs Myanmar Disaster Relief, an aid group based in Malaysia, has been distributing rations to the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar through 70 local volunteers. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tribals, rights activists seek recall of CRPF troopers


May 24th, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by admin
Raipur, May 24 (IANS) Hundreds of tribals in Chhattisarh's Maoist hotbed Bijapur district Saturday sought the recall of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from a forested village after the troopers allegedly ... Read more...

Posted in World |

59,962 HR violations registered in Pak in last three years


April 22nd, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 22 (ANI): A total of 59,962 cases of human rights violations were registered during the last three years in Pakistan, the countrys National Assembly was informed last evening.In a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Indian American group meet in Chicago to improve India’s villages


March 16th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 16 (IANS) A group of Indian American activists plan to bring together friends of India who wish to play an active role in improving conditions in India's villages ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Government mulls de-addiction centres in villages


March 14th, 2008 - 12:07 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The government is considering setting up de-addiction centres at the panchayat (village council) levels in the country, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan ... Read more...

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