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Children’s deaths: Bihar families yet to get compensation


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Families of hundreds of children who died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar are yet to be paid compensation announced by the state government last ... Read more...

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India bats for generic drugs, seeks Africa’s support


March 18th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Sunday said that India will resist any attempt made to malign the country's generic drugs industry as it provided a means ... Read more...

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Lokpal will not end corruption: Julio Ribeiro


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 3 (IANS) The Lokpal legislation will not put an end to corruption, says former Mumbai police commissioner Julio F. Ribeiro.The former tough talking supercop, who was speaking ... Read more...

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Bihar’s Super 30 features in Canadian newspaper


July 24th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 24 (IANS) Super 30, Bihar's free coaching centre which helps economically backward students crack the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), has been given an extensive ... Read more...

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Millions vote in Tamil Nadu — amid bribery charges (Intro Roundup)


April 13th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Some 35 million people, or 75 percent of the electorate, voted Wednesday in Tamil Nadu amid allegations of largescale bribery by candidates in an election ... Read more...

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Millions vote in Tamil Nadu — amid corruption shadow (Roundup)


April 13th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Some 28 million people, or 60 percent of the electorate, voted Wednesday in Tamil Nadu amid allegations of largescale bribery by candidates in an election ... Read more...

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Super 30 founder welcomes IIT test reforms


March 27th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 27 (IANS) Anand Kumar, who founded Super 30, Bihar's widely acclaimed free coaching centre, has welcomed the reforms announced by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) ... Read more...

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Gujarat textile honchos puts forward demands ahead of Budget


February 21st, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
Surat, Feb.21 (ANI): Textile industry honchos in Gujarat have put forward its demands and expectations ahead of the announcement of the federal budget.One of their demands is to reduce tax levied on ... Read more...

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Urban development funds based on states’ performance: Montek (Lead)


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The government Friday said that funds under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), to fast track planned development of urban infrastructure and basic services, would ... Read more...

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Urban development funds based on states’ performance: Montek


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The central government Friday said that funds under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), to fast track planned development of urban infrastructure and basic ... Read more...

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Super 30 founder to meet ‘Titanic’ director James Cameron


November 21st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Nov 21(IANS) Anand Kumar, who founded Bihar's free coaching centre Super 30 and helped many students enter the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), will share his experience with ... Read more...

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Shekhar Kapur’s Paani Likely To Be Shot In China


September 27th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur's ambitious project Paani is expected to be shot in China. This speculation has arisen from the frequent visit of the director to that ... Read more...

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Delhi did wrong to divert SC/ST funds to CWG: Chidambaram


August 31st, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday admitted that Delhi government has violated guidelines in the diversion of plan funds for scheduled castes and tribes to finance projects ... Read more...

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NAC to consider food security proposals today


August 30th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): The National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi will meet here today to firm up its stand with regard to the proposed National ... Read more...

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No diversion of Dalit funds for CWG: Sandeep Dikshit


August 5th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Contrary to an RTI reply, Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit Thursday said there was no diversion of funds meant for Dalits to Commonwealth Games projects, an issue that ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned thrice over funds diversion (Reissuing story correcting designation in para 7)


August 3rd, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for a third time Tuesday as opposition members staged a vociferous protest demanding a calling attention motion on the alleged diversion ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned thrice over funds diversion


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for a third time Tuesday as opposition members staged a vociferous protest demanding a calling attention motion on the alleged diversion ... Read more...

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Funds for Scheduled Castes diverted for Games: RTI activists


July 15th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Civil society representatives Thursday alleged that the funds meant for the welfare of the Scheduled Castes were being diverted to Commonwealth Games projects. According to Right to Information ... Read more...

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Domestic savings played a major role in Indian economy: Pranab Mukherjee


July 13th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 13 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the domestic savings have always played a major role in Indian economy and therefore there is a need to bring ... Read more...

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South Africa admits violent protests can cloud World Cup


March 26th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 26 (ANI): Even as South Africa gears up to host World Cup this summer, its government has acknowledged the possibility of violent protests breaking out during this year's football carnival. ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to build 200,000 rental homes


March 13th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) In a move that could benefit thousands of migrants entering Mumbai each year, 200,000 rental homes will be constructed in Thane and Raigad, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development ... Read more...

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JNU students protest proposed fee hike, subsidy cut


October 8th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Hundreds of students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Thursday protested the human resource development ministry's proposed fee hike and and withdrawal of hostel subsidies in the university. ... Read more...

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Global meltdown has affected Indian poor badly, says government


January 31st, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Admitting that the global economic slowdown has hit the poor sections of the society, the government Saturday said two major challenges it faces now are poverty and ... Read more...

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Partition refugees to get ownership of rented homes


January 7th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The standing committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi Wednesday passed the resolution that 15,000 properties owned by its slum department would be transferred on an ownership ... Read more...

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Sonia launches Rs.23 bn housing project


October 2nd, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panipat (Haryana), Oct 2 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi Thursday launched an ambitious Rs.23 billion (Rs.2,300 crore) Mahatma Gandhi rural housing scheme of the Haryana government in this industrial ... Read more...

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‘People’s representatives should particpate in rural schemes’


September 23rd, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh Tuesday called on people's representatives to actively participate in implementing rural development programmes effectively."The states should facilitate active participation of people's ... Read more...

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Stricter laws mooted to deal with fake universities


July 24th, 2008 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Concerned over mushrooming of fake universities and dubious institutes across the country, the government plans to amend the existing law to make it stricter, Minister for Human ... Read more...

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Fuel price hike in India imminent as deliberations continue


June 2nd, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) After making it amply clear that a hike in fuel prices was inevitable, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday held another round of discussions on the vexed issue, ... Read more...

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India’s growth intact but no escaping fuel price hike: PM (Lead)


June 2nd, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Calling for a wider political consensus on "rational economic policies", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said there was no way out of hiking prices of petroleum fuels ... Read more...

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No option but to hike fuel price: PM


June 2nd, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the government was left with no option but to hike the price of fuel due to soaring price of crude oil ... Read more...

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