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Congress asks states to raise cooking gas cap ahead of strike (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Despite talking tough and ruling out of a rollback of its market-friendly reforms, the government Wednesday appeared softening its stand as a large part of the ... Read more...

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Basu plans film on Bihar’s ‘Super 30′


September 18th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) Basking in the glory of Ranbir Kapoor-starrer "Barfi!", based on a strong narrative, Bollywood director Anurag Basu is now said to be set to helm an ... Read more...

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Delhi’s poor to get 3 more subsidised LPG cylinders


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a breather for economically weaker families, the Delhi government Monday announced that it would provide three more subsidised cooking gas cylinders to over 3.5 ... Read more...

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Court notice on pre-primary classes in state-run schools


September 6th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking directions to the state government and civic agencies to start ... Read more...

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Delhi gets first woman e-rickshaw driver (With Image)


September 6th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A single mother of two Thursday become the national capital's first woman electric rickshaw driver."I couldn't have been happier," 33-year-old Kohinoor said after receiving the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Over 7.57 million homes in Bihar lack toilets


August 27th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 27 (IANS) Millions of poor families in Bihar are still living without toilets as the state government has failed to provide the facility at their homes, an official ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit launches ‘Kerosene Free Delhi’ scheme


August 21st, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday launched its 'Kerosene Free Delhi' programme under which over 3.5 lakh below poverty line (BPL) and poor households will be provided ... Read more...

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NCPCR seeks report from Karnataka on RTE opposition (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The country's apex child rights panel Thursday sought a report from Karnataka after incidents of discrimination against poor students in defiance of provisions of the ... Read more...

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Child rights body seeks report from Karnataka on RTE opposition


July 19th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The National Commission on Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Thursday sought a report from the Karnataka government after incidents of discrimination against poor students in ... Read more...

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UAE expands food aid programme in Yemen


July 19th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) is expanding its food aid operations to needy people in three Yemeni governorates -- Al Mahwit, Hajjah, and Sana'a.It will ... Read more...

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Opposition to RTE takes bizarre turn in Karnataka


July 19th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 18 (IANS) Opposition to the Right to Education (RTE) has taken shocking turns in Karnataka after a school cut off locks of hair of four students from poor ... Read more...

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Facebook drive brings in rain gear for poor kids


July 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) The severe monsoon of Goa will now not hold back over 200 children from poor families from attending school.Thanks to a civil society initiative, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tripura offers land, housing to poor families


July 5th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 5 (IANS) Ahead of the assembly polls, scheduled for February next year, the Left Front government in Tripura has decided to provide land with housing facilities to people ... Read more...

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IIT Council’s decision hasty: Super 30 founder


June 28th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 27 (IANS) The IIT Council's move to give 20 percent weightage to Class 12 board marks is a hasty decision, Anand Kumar, founder of 'Super 30', which provides ... Read more...

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Ten girls rescued from Delhi brothels


June 26th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Ten teenaged girls were rescued from Delhi's G.B. Road brothels, police said Tuesday.The girls, aged 15 to 18 years, were rescued Monday."They belong to poor ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills four more in Bihar, toll 204


June 19th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Four more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) Tuesday in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, taking the death toll from the disease to 204 in the last ... Read more...

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Bihar, Uttar Pradesh battle to contain deadly encephalitis outbreak (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), the deadly mosquito-borne disease that has hit Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, two of India's most populated states, is spreading.More deaths of AES ... Read more...

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Encephalitis claims 9 more lives in Bihar, toll now 159


June 16th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 16 (IANS) Nine more children have died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Gaya, Muzaffarpur and Patna districts, taking the state's toll from the disease to 159 ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 7 more in Bihar, death toll 150 (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 15 (IANS) Seven more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) Friday in Muzaffarpur and Patna districts of Bihar, taking the state's death toll to 150 in the ... Read more...

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Nine go blind after operation in Andhra


May 27th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Nine people lost their sight after undergoing surgery at a private hospital in Ongole town of Andhra Pradesh.The victims, from poor families, were Sunday shifted to ... Read more...

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UP pension for BPL families


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday announced an ambitious pension scheme to pay Rs.400 a month for families living below the poverty line.Under the Rani Laxmibai Pension ... Read more...

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27/30: Bihar’s Super 30 shines again in IIT-JEE results


May 18th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 18 (IANS) In another big score, 27 of the 30 students from Bihar's Super 30, a free coaching centre for underprivileged students, have cracked the highly competitive Indian ... Read more...

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Sonia praises Pranab’s budget


May 9th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Amid speculation that he is a front-runner for the presidential polls, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday made a mention of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Putin seeks improvement in Russian social policy


May 8th, 2012 - 6:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's new President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to adopt a number of social measures including significant reduction in mortgage loan rates, the Kremlin ... Read more...

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Bihar hires young professionals to help implement livelihood project


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 3 (IANS) For the first time, Bihar has hired hired 85 young professionals, all fresh post-graduates of India's top ranking management and social sciences institutes, to help in ... Read more...

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Eight girls rescued from Delhi brothels


April 28th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Eight girls, a majority of them minors, were rescued from two Delhi brothels, police said Saturday.The girls, aged between 15 and 20 years, were rescued ... Read more...

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6 Tripura officials jailed for embezzlement


April 4th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 4 (IANS) A BDO (block development officer) and five Tripura government officials were Wednesday sentenced to different jail terms by a local court for embezzling Rs.41 lakh in ... Read more...

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Kashmir police bust human trafficking racket


March 9th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 9 (IANS) Police in Jammu and Kashmir Friday unearthed a human trafficking racket in Baramulla district, arresting two people, including a woman, from Bihar.According to a police statement, ... Read more...

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Four minors rescued from Delhi brothel


March 1st, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Four minor girls - all residents of Maharashtra - were rescued from a brothel in Delhi, police said Thursday.The girls aged between 15-17 years were ... Read more...

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Italy regrets fishermen killing, row persists (Third Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India and Italy Wednesday failed to resolve their row over the killing of two Indian fishermen, with Rome regretting the deaths but insisting they took ... Read more...

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Italy regrets fishermen killing, but row persists (Second Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India and Italy Wednesday failed to resolve their row over the killing of two Indian fishermen, with Rome reiterating the deaths took place in international ... Read more...

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Italy regrets killing of Indian fishermen (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Staffan de Mistura Wednesday expressed "terrible sadness" over the killing of two Indian fishermen but insisted their death took place in ... Read more...

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Difficult for Britain’s poor families to heat homes


February 21st, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Poverty-stricken families in Britain can now set aside only 60 percent of the money they require to properly heat their homes, a charity said Tuesday.It warned ... Read more...

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Bihar’s Super 30 coaching idea wins high praise in Canada


February 21st, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Feb 21 (IANS) Super 30, Bihar's free coaching centre which helps poor students crack the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), has won high praise in Canada.Super ... Read more...

Posted in World |

485 ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ kids set world record


January 29th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) Kolkata Sunday got a new entry into the Guinness World Records, with 485 children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi turning up for a peace walk, making it ... Read more...

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