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Bill to eliminate manual scavenging tabled in Lok Sabha


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A bill that seeks to prohibit manual scavenging, rehabilitate those engaged in such inhuman employment and for stringent measures to stop such practices was introduced ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha passes chemical weapons, AIIMS bills


August 30th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Thursday passed a bill for regulating chemical weapons in accordance with international convention and another to set up more AIIMS-like institutes amidst ... Read more...

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Land acquisition bill referred to group of ministers


August 28th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday referred the land acquisition bill to a group of ministers and approved amendments to two other bills and one act, official sources ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves amendments to four key bills


August 17th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved amendments to four key bills for the current parliament session, official sources said.The four amendment bills include Prohibition of Unfair ... Read more...

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Syria’s use of chemical weapons unacceptable: Pentagon


July 25th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A possible use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities either against the opposition or someone else is "intolerable" and "unacceptable", Pentagon Press Secretary ... Read more...

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Russia reminds Syria of 1925 chemical weapons ban


July 25th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow expects Syrian authorities to strictly comply with their country's obligations under the ban on chemical weapons, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said in a ... Read more...

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Rajasthan youth refuses to marry minor, moves court


July 21st, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, July 21 (IANS) An 18-year-old youth approached a court here against his parents, who he claimed were forcing him to marry a minor girl against his wish, police said ... Read more...

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Time to wake up to child labour issue, says Gursharan Kaur


July 21st, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Calling for action on curbing child labour, Prime minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur Saturday said people needed to wake up to the issue ... Read more...

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‘Enforcement of laws on women hit by lack of funds’


July 12th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Enforcement of women-friendly laws suffers from lack of funds and training among the implementation agency personnel, activists said here Thursday."Even though there are laws to ... Read more...

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China’s earliest wine unearthed in tomb


July 6th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 6 (IANS) Liquid found inside an ancient wine vessel unearthed in China's Shaanxi province is believed to be the earliest wine in the country's history, dating back ... Read more...

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SC restrains RBI on approval to foreign law firms (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday restrained the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from granting permission under the foreign exchange provisions to overseas law firms for setting ... Read more...

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Apex court bars tourism near Jarawa tribal reserve (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court has barred any commercial and tourism activity either by the government or private operators within a five km radius of the Jarawa ... Read more...

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We suffer prejudices in Bollywood: Ekta Kapoor


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) She describes "Kyaa Kool Hai Hum" series as Bollywood's answer to "American Pie" series. But Ekta Kapoor is miffed that the censor board has ... Read more...

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CRY launches anti-child labour campaign


June 12th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Child rights organisation Child Rights and You (CRY) Tuesday initiated an online programme for recording the instances of child labour, which would be used ... Read more...

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Review anti-child labour legislations: Rights groups


June 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's apex child protection agency and Unicef Tuesday called for reforms and review of existing anti-child labour legislations and policies in the country."We call for ... Read more...

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No work except homework for children under 18: experts


June 12th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Children should no work except homework and the minimum age for employment should be increased from 14 to 18, activists said Tuesday, the 11th World ... Read more...

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Personal liberty can’t be curtailed illegally: Supreme Court


May 20th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Personal liberty is the "most precious and prized right" guaranteed by the Indian constitution and it can't be taken away without following the due procedure ... Read more...

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China to actively promote nuclear disarmament


May 1st, 2012 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, May 1 (IANS) China will actively push forward the nuclear disarmament process, said the country's envoy in Vienna Monday.According to Cheng Jingye, China's permanent representative to the UN and ... Read more...

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Iraq to help Libya in chemical weapons’ disposal


April 13th, 2012 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 13 (IANS) Iraq has agreed to help Libya in getting rid of its stockpiles of chemical weapons following a request from Tripoli, Xinhua reported."The Iraqi cabinet has accepted ... Read more...

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Assocham wants laws on securities contract amended


April 8th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Industry lobby Assocham Sunday urged the government to revamp rules governing forward and option contracts in securities for a healthy financial sector in the country."No ... Read more...

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MCD poll campaign to end April 14


April 5th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Delhi election commission said Thursday that campaigning for the April 15 civic polls in the capital would end at 5.30 a.m. a day before.State ... Read more...

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Chinese school bans contact between sexes


April 5th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) A Chinese school does not allow female and male students to show up on campus in pairs.A student complained that the school in Hangzhou also insists ... Read more...

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Maid torture: Doctor couple arrested in Delhi (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly locking up a 13-year-old maid in their house with ... Read more...

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Maid torture case: No shield against arrest for employers


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of a doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after ... Read more...

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Bihar sitting on central funds


March 27th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 27 (IANS) With Bihar utilizing just 55.12 percent of central funds in the first 11 months of this fiscal, there is huge pressure to utilize the remaining 45 ... Read more...

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In Assam, village panchayat bans liquor


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Kinan (Assam), March 23 (IANS) At a time when Assam's excise revenues are shooting up, indicating a huge increase in the sale of liquor all over the state, a gram ... Read more...

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‘Drunk’ juror falls asleep during trial


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) A 12-million-pound drugs conspiracy trial in Britain was halted after a "drunk" female juror reportedly fell asleep, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.The trial of Nadeem Aslam, ... Read more...

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Notice to government on smoking scenes in films (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the health and family welfare ministry on film director Mahesh Bhatt's plea seeking quashing of a notification ... Read more...

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Assam to enhancing license fee to check liquor abuse


March 12th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 12 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to enhance the license fees to check the consumption of alcohol and prevent the sale of illicit liquor, if any, across ... Read more...

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Postal votes valid if received till counting: Poll panel


February 29th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday clarified that postal ballots received till counting of votes commences will be taken into account."It is clarified that as per the ... Read more...

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Bengal bars media conference at the assembly, CPI-M objects


February 10th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) The West Bengal assembly Friday barred press conferences at the media centre in the assembly premises when the house is not in session, drawing protests ... Read more...

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Dutch government approves burqa ban


January 28th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Jan 28 (IANS) The Dutch government Friday approved a ban on face-covering clothing, such as a burqa, a niqab, a forage cap, or a full face helmet, reported ... Read more...

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Eat from a red plate to lose weight: Study


January 15th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) People who eat from a red plate or drink from red cups cut their food intake by 40 percent, says a new study.The study carried out ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan exchange lists of n-installations


January 1st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) India and Pakistan Sunday exchanged lists of their respective nuclear installations under a two-decade-old pact that prohibits an attack by either side, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Four tonnes of banned fireworks seized in Italy


December 30th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 30 (IANS/AKI) Police in Italy Friday carried out a pre-New Year's Eve crackdown on illegal fireworks and seized four tonnes of explosives.At least 367 kg of explosives were ... Read more...

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