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Bangalore administration urged to involve people


September 5th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) With Bangalore's garbage mess adding to its many woes, the city's civic administration and the Karnataka government were Wednesday urged by a trade body to involve ... Read more...

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Sibal skips IIT meet (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday skipped the meeting of the IIT Council convened by him so that there was no "political interference" in ... Read more...

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IITs retain hold on JEE examination


June 27th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The human resource development ministry and IIT Council Wednesday arrived at a consensus over the entrance exam pattern for admission to the prestigious engineering institutes ... Read more...

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After war, Iraqis tell their tales through films


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 22 (IANS) After Saddam Hussein's long, oppressive rule and the subsequent US invasion of Iraq in 2003 that ended only last year, Iraqi and Kurdish filmmakers ... Read more...

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‘Bengal minister’s appointment violative of Constitution’


April 18th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday wrote to the chief election commissioner, requesting him to disqualify West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee's legislatorship after he ... Read more...

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Can poll panel monitor West Bengal college elections?


March 14th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Is the state election commission equipped to monitor college elections? This is the question being asked after the Calcutta High Court asked West Bengal's chief ... Read more...

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Bengal’s university bill draws flak


December 24th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) West Bengal's Trinamool Congress-led government has passed a university bill in its bid to free higher education from alleged political interference, but the legislation has raised ... Read more...

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Political influence hindered my work: former Bengal Lokayukta (Interview)


September 16th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) West Bengal's first and only Lokayukta Samaresh Bandopadhyay, who demitted office in 2009, feels an ombudsman alone can check corruption by acting as the "watchdog" ... Read more...

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Give colleges more freedom: Experts


September 14th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Colleges and universities in West Bengal should be given more autonomy to take strategic decisions but the government should also monitor how these institutions spend their ... Read more...

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WICB chief to meet Guyana President over management issues


August 29th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Georgetown (Guyana), Aug 29 (IANS/CMC) West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Julian Hunte is set to meet Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo over the latest developments in the administration of the game ... Read more...

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Dikshit did not influence CWG contract: Official (Lead)


August 4th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) In the wake of a leaked Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report indicting Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit of irregularities in awarding contracts for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sri Lanka interim cricket board dissolved


July 1st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka's sports ministry has dissolved the interim committee running the country's cricket board and will be announcing a new panel.Sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage took the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Caring Didi, strict boss: Mamata’s tryst with police


June 20th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) From storming a police barrack to inspect their living conditions, to dropping in unannounced at a police hospital, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ... Read more...

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SLC hopes to convince BCCI to allow participation of Indian cricketers (Lead)


June 19th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 19 (IANS) Surprised and hurt, the Sri Lankan cricket board said Sunday that it will take up with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) the ... Read more...

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No political interference in administration, says Mamata


June 9th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said she would ensure that the state's administration is free from political affiliation and political interference."Administration will function ... Read more...

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Kapil Sibal wants academic freedom for universities


March 25th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): Emphasizing that mobility will be the key of development in a modern technology savy world, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said there ... Read more...

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Benazir killing: Malik in dark about Musharraf being named accused


February 8th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik did not know that former president Pervez Musharraf was to be included in the list of accused in the Benazir Bhutto assassination ... Read more...

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Court allows prayers at demolished mosque site (Lead)


January 17th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday ordered the capital's land and housing developing authority to allow ten devotees to offer prayers for the next two months at the ... Read more...

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Ex-Guantanamo inmate says Assange will never receive a fair trial in US


December 15th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 15(ANI): Former Guantanamo Bay inmate, David Hicks, has come out in support of Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange, saying that he feared for Assange's safety should he end up in ... Read more...

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Indian police system needs reforming: Toronto Police chief Alok Mukherjee


December 5th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 5 (IANS) Toronto Police Board chairman Alok Mukherjee, the highest-ranking public servant of Indian origin in Canada, wants India to quickly roll back its colonial-style policing system for ... Read more...

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Voluntary groups send a model Lokpal bill to PM


December 1st, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) A group of voluntary organisations Wednesday sent a model Lokpal Bill to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asked him to make it a law ... Read more...

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Rampant sexual harassment of female doctors in Karachi by male staffers


November 6th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 06 (ANI): Female doctors in Karachi have revealed that male paramedical staffers at Civil Hospital Karachi are harassing them, and it is causing serious mental stress among them.The harassment is ... Read more...

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US right-wing group challenges decision over 9/11 Ground Zero mosque project


August 5th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 5(ANI): An American right-wing group has challenged a New York panel's decision to let developers tear down a building to make way for the construction of an Islamic community ... Read more...

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FIFA gives Nigeria Monday deadline on team suspension


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 2 (DPA) FIFA has given Nigeria's government until Monday to cancel its suspension of the national football team from international competition or get the boot from FIFA, football's ruling body ... Read more...

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Nigerian president suspends national team from world football


July 1st, 2010 - 6:09 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Abuja, July 1 (DPA) Nigerian football was in disarray Wednesday after President Goodluck Jonathan suspended the national team from all international tournaments for two years following the Super Eagles' poor showing at ... Read more...

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FIFA warns French government against meddling in football


June 26th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) Football's ruling body FIFA has warned the French government to keep out of the workings of football, the organization's secretary general, Jerome Valcke, said Saturday. "I spoke to the ... Read more...

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Hong Kong survey claims Indian bureaucracy `most stifling in the world’


June 4th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): A survey carried out by a Hong Kong-based risk consultancy firm has found the bureaucracy in India to be the most "stifling in the world".According to the BBC, ... Read more...

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Don’t want to join politics, says K.G. Balakrishnan


May 11th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Outgoing Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan Tuesday said he entertained no political ambitions after retirement. "I don't want to join politics," Balakrishnan told reporters here on the eve ... Read more...

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US is ‘the world’s only atomic criminal’: Iran


April 18th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), Apr.18 (ANI): The United States is the "world's only atomic criminal," Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said in a message delivered on his behalf at an international ... Read more...

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Political interference from ‘illiterates’ behind Pak cricket’s sorry state: Boycott


February 24th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.24 (ANI): The prime reason behind the sorry state of Pakistan cricket is that there are several cricket illiterate politicians who are at the helm of things, former England great Geoffrey ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

United Nations envoy to Iraq urges free and fair election


February 12th, 2010 - 2:57 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The top United Nations envoy to Iraq on Thursday called on the country’s political leaders to step up their efforts to ensure that next month’s Council of ... Read more...

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Liberate Indian science from red tape: PM (Roundup)


January 3rd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (IANS) Unveiling his vision for making India a 21st century knowledge power, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday called for "liberating" Indian science from red-tape and cronyism ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Women under-represented in India’s scientific development (Highlights of PM’s speech at Indian Science Congress)


January 3rd, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday stressed that Indian origin researchers should be encouraged to work in the country, to convert the brain drain of the past into ... Read more...

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PM salutes Nobel laureate ‘Venki’ Ramakrishnan for good science


January 3rd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday saluted the latest Indian Nobel laureate Venkatraman (Venki) Ramakrishnan for his creativity, talent and commitment to good science. "All Indians felt proud that ... Read more...

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PM points at political involvement, red tape for scientific regress


January 3rd, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthpuram, Jan 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday regretted red tape, political interference and lack of recognition of good work contributed to regression in country's scientific development.Addressing the 97th ... Read more...

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