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Russia seeks access to US ranch for kids


September 21st, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian government has demanded from the US to allow Russian children rights ombudsman to visit a US ranch where troubled adoptees from Russia have been ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa faces probe in one more land deal case


August 10th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 10 (IANS) Former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and his son and BJP Lok Sabha member B.Y. Raghavendra will face a probe in one more illegal land deal ... Read more...

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Ramdev returns to Ramlila Maidan for three-day fast (Roundup)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) More than a year after the controversial midnight raid by police on his protest fast at the Ramlila Maidan, yoga guru Baba Ramdev was ... Read more...

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Hazare, team end fast; promise people’s movement as political alternative (Roundup)


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare and his team ended their indefinite fast against corruption here Friday evening, spelling out the contours of their political alternative that would ... Read more...

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Hegde opposes Hazare move to float political party


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare should not form a political party to fight for his just cause as entering politics would be an expensive proposition, former ... Read more...

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Hazare’s fast enters fourth day


August 1st, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Anna Hazare's fast against corruption entered day four on a rain soaked Wednesday with his supporters coming to the venue Jantar Mantar in small ... Read more...

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Hazare begins fast, demands passage of Jan Lokpal bill (Evening Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare began his indefinite hunger strike against corruption here Sunday, saying he won't end his protest till the government bowed to ... Read more...

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Hazare begins fast, demands passage of Jan Lokpal bill (Second Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Septuagenarian social activist Anna Hazare began an indefinite fast against corruption here Sunday brushing away concerns about his health, saying people would not let ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s new minister gets bail in land grab case


July 18th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 18 (IANS) Karnataka's new minister C.T. Ravi, who is also the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) state unit spokesperson, Wednesday secured anticipatory bail from the ... Read more...

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Team Anna questions government’s integrity


July 16th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 16 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Monday questioned the government's integrity for constituting the select committee to discuss the Lokpal bill, saying it is the third ... Read more...

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Karnataka CM-designate Shettar in land deal row


July 12th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 11 (IANS) On the eve of taking over as Karnataka chief minister, Jagadish Shettar was Wednesday caught in an illegal land deal row and a complaint was ... Read more...

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UP governor okays bill extending Lokayukta’s term


July 7th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor B.L. Joshi has given his nod to the Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta and Deputy Lokayukta Amendment Bill 2012, which increases the tenure of ... Read more...

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‘Lokayuktas can help control rampant mining’


June 15th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 15 (IANS) New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW)has advocated powerful Lokayukta institutions in Indian states as one of the ways to control the rampaging mining industry from encroaching ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa’s anticipatory bail plea rejected (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 13 (IANS) In a severe jolt to former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Wednesday rejected his anticipatory bail plea ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP legislator gets bail in bribery case


June 5th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 5 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Tuesday granted conditional bail to ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Y. Sampangi and also suspended his conviction of three years ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa charge sheeted in land case


May 21st, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) Former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa was Monday charge sheeted in a land case, further weakening him in his battle to unseat his successor D.V. ... Read more...

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Lokayukta out of Lokpal, bill in Rajya Sabha May 21


May 15th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The government has agreed to separate provisions for appointing Lokayuktas in states from the Lokpal bill and is likely to bring the legislation in the ... Read more...

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Mexican rights body probes attack on reporter


May 14th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 14 (IANS/EFE) The National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, is investigating last week's attack on journalist Gerardo Ponce de Leon in Hermosillo, the capital of the northern ... Read more...

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Three kids dead, 15 hurt in Russia accident


May 14th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 14 (IANS) At least three children were killed and another 15 injured after a school bus collided with another bus in Russia, officials said.The accident took place Sunday ... Read more...

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Will get justice from CBI probe, says Yeddyurappa


May 11th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Nanjangud (Karnataka), May 11 (IANS) Former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa Friday said he was confident of getting justice from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

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24,000 ’stolen’ brides in Kyrgyzstan in three years


May 11th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 24,000 women were kidnapped and forced into marriage in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan in the past three years, an official report said.The ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP infighting intensifies


May 9th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 9 (IANS) Factional in-fighting in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka intensified late Wednesday with legislators supporting former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa launching a signature ... Read more...

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Sibal concerned over discrimination against N-E students


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday expressed "deep concern" over the recent incidents of alleged discrimination against students from Northeastern states.In a statement ... Read more...

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Lokayukta to probe sensitive cases after appointment: Parrikar


April 30th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 30 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said sensitive cases involving politicians and mining mafia would be handed over to the lokayukta once the ombudsman is ... Read more...

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Making Bangalore’s graduates vote (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 29th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 29 (IANS) Karnataka capital Bangalore boasts of being home to over two million graduates and diploma holders, but still cuts a sorry figure as only a few ... Read more...

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Akhilesh against bringing chief minister’s post under Lokayukta


April 26th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday ruled out bringing the chief minister's office within the ambit of the Lokayukta.Talking to reporters after inaugurating a photo ... Read more...

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Team Anna meets to decide future strategy


April 22nd, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Key members of Team Anna are meeting Sunday to discuss the group's future strategy, including their alliance with yoga guru Baba Ramdev, to fight ... Read more...

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Kumaraswamy seeks anticipatory bail


April 17th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) Former Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has sought anticipatory bail apprehending arrest over his alleged involvement in an illegal land deal in the state.He has been ... Read more...

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Himachal assembly passes Lokayukta bill


April 6th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 6 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly Friday passed the Lokayukta bill in the absence of the opposition Congress, with Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal saying it is "more ... Read more...

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MP protests Himachal’s Lokayukta act (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) A suspended BJP MP in Himachal Pradesh fasted Thursday near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi here to protest the 'draconian' provisions of the state's proposed ... Read more...

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Suspended BJP MP on protest fast against Himachal’s Lokayukta act


April 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) A suspended parliamentarian of Himachal Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was on a day-long fast Thursday in the shadow of the statue of Mahatma ... Read more...

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Himachal introduces bill to strengthen Lokayukta (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday introduced a bill to put an effective Lokayukta system in place by giving more power to the ombudsman.Introducing ... Read more...

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Himachal introduces bill to strengthen Lokayukta


April 4th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday introduced a bill to bring an effective Lokayukta system in place, giving more power to the ombudsman.Introducing the ... Read more...

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No need to follow Uttarakhand on Lokayukta: Dhumal


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh doesn't believe in following any state for bringing an effective Lokayukta system in place and is working to bring a strong law in this ... Read more...

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‘Indians’ hack Pakistan government website


March 30th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) A section of Pakistan's Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) website was hacked Friday, with a media report describing this as the handiwork of 'Indians".The site -- www.fto.gov.pk/ ... Read more...

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