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Task force to examine amending Electricity Act


August 29th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) As a measure for reforms in the power sector, a task force will look into amending the Electricity Act, 2003, Power Minister Veerappa Moily announced ... Read more...

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Banking services hit in northeast India


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking services were badly hit in the northeastern region Wednesday as most of the public sector banks were closed responding to a two-day nationwide strike call ... Read more...

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Banking activities paralysed as strike begins


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Business and commercial activities across India were paralysed Wednesday as employees of public sector and private banks went on a two-day strike to protest proposed amendments ... Read more...

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Bank employees to go on strike Aug 22-23


August 21st, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A section of employees of the government-run banks plan to go on two-day country wide strike beginning Wednesday to protest proposed amendments in banking regulation ... Read more...

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Government trying for consensus on Lokpal bill


May 14th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The government Monday said it was committed to the controversial Lokpal bill but would bring the legislation in the Rajya Sabha this session only ... Read more...

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Haven’t caused centre-state distrust: Chidambaram


May 5th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Coming under sharp attack from Gujarat and Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers Narendra Modi and J.Jayalalithaa, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday rejected their criticism that ... Read more...

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India reaffirms its stand on tax law changes (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has reasserted its position regarding some retrospective amendments in Indian tax laws saying it was not a case of double taxation, but intended to ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa opposes BSF Act amendment


April 20th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has categorically opposed a proposed amendment to the Border Security Force (BSF) Act, 1968, saying it encroaches upon the ... Read more...

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US business groups to protest tax law changes in India


April 19th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A dozen US business groups have asked US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to raise their concerns with New Delhi that some proposed changes in Indian ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh CM warns against unilateral decisions on security


April 16th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Monday said coordinated action between state and central governments was needed to tackle internal security challenges and warned ... Read more...

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Amendments to AFSPA pending, says Chidambaram


March 31st, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A day after the United Nations Special Rapporteur asked India to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said ... Read more...

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Tax law amendments not aimed at opening old cases: Mukherjee


March 25th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday clarified that the proposed amendments in tax regulations were not aimed at opening old cases with any vindictive intent, ... Read more...

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Special cabinet meeting on Lokpal likely Monday


December 16th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The special cabinet meeting to discuss and approve the contentious Lokpal bill is likely to be shifted to Monday, government sources told IANS.The meeting ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill may get cabinet nod Sunday (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Lokpal bill is likely to be discussed and approved at a special cabinet meeting to be held Sunday, official sources said.The bill is ... Read more...

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Thousands of Syrians rally in support of Assad


November 19th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Nov 18 (IANS) Thousands of Syrians thronged a main Syrian square Friday to express support to President Bashar al-Assad and to express discontent with the Arab League's decision to ... Read more...

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Bill to help banks recover dues to be introduced in winter session


October 13th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The government Thursday approved the introduction of a bill in the winter session of parliament, which will help banks improve their debt recovery process and ... Read more...

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India approves amendments to IMF charter


September 30th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) India Thursday approved amendments to International Monetary Fund (IMF) charter, which, among other issues, seek to give higher voting rights to emerging economies.The IMF had ... Read more...

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Government to fast-track digitisation of TV broadcast


September 26th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Indian government is planning to amend broadcasting rules with a view to fast-track complete digitisation of cable and satellite TV broadcast industry by 2014.The ... Read more...

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Bank employees to strike work July 7


June 21st, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Nearly one million employees from public, private and foreign banks will join a nationwide strike July 7 to oppose proposed amendments to banking-related laws, a representative ... Read more...

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Tibetan parliament-in-exile proposes charter amendments (Lead)


May 28th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 28 (IANS) The Tibetan parliament-in-exile Saturday passed a draft that proposes amendments in its charter to allow smooth transition of political powers to the new elected leadership, earlier ... Read more...

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PCB sends legal notice to ICC on proposed amendments


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 3(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has served a legal notice on the International Cricket Council (ICC) questioning the proposed amendments to the ICC constitution, as per reports of Daily ... Read more...

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Officials involved in illegal mining will be hanged: Kamat


April 29th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) Facing allegations from anti-mining activists that his government was not acting against rampant illegal mining, Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Thursday said that the guilty mines ... Read more...

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Big Tibetan meet planned before Dalai Lama retires


April 5th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), April 5 (IANS) The Tibetan leadership in India will hold its national general body meeting next month just before the parliament-in-exile gets down to amending its constitution ... Read more...

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Mohamed ElBaradei to run for Egyptian presidency


March 10th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Mar 10(ANI): Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has said that he plans to contest the first presidential elections to be held after mass demonstrations ended former President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. ... Read more...

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Bangladesh set to dilute anti-graft law


February 27th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) Bangladesh is set to dilute its anti-graft law to keep beyond its purview lawmakers at all levels and require prior permission to probe government officials.Maintaining utmost secrecy, ... Read more...

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Gilani emerges ‘king of contradictions’ in utterances over Pak’s blasphemy law


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 3(ANI): Apparently in a desperate bid to appease Pakistan's conservative religious groups, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has been making widely contradictory statements regarding the country's controversial blasphemy law.After a ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan to hold early presidential elections


January 31st, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by BNO News
ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Monday announced that his country will hold presidential elections earlier than expected, RIA Novosti reported.The announcement was made after the Kazakh Constitutional ... Read more...

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Dhaka may clip anti-graft body’s wings


January 25th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 25 (IANS) Bangladesh may clip the wings of its anti-graft body by amending the law. The cabinet Monday approved proposals for amendments to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) ... Read more...

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Pakistan on “shutter down strike” against blasphemy law amendment bid


December 31st, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 31 (ANI): A "shutter down strike" was observed in several parts of Pakistan on Friday on the call of conservative religious groups against any move to amend the blasphemy law, ... Read more...

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Amendments aimed at restructuring Prasar Bharati Act: Soni


December 29th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Wednesday said that proposed amendments in the Prasar Bharati Act are aimed at reconstructing the public broadcasting system."The GoM (group ... Read more...

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Amendments to Prasar Bharati Act, interim set-up likely (Lead)


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) A day after the suspension of Prasar Bharati CEO B.S. Lalli, the information and broadcasting ministry Wednesday was mulling amendments to the Prasar Bharati Act even ... Read more...

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Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad ask people to donate organs to save lives


November 27th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.27 (ANI): Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday asked people to donate organs to help the noble cause of saving precious lives.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Women’s rights panel seeks more powers


November 26th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) which has often come under fire for being a "toothless body" since it primarily has a recommendatory role, has asked for ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves proposal to accede to Nairobi International Convention on Removal of Wrecks, 2007


November 4th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov. 4 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to accede to the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 and to proceed with the amendments ... Read more...

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Govt. to bring new Bill on Enemy Property in next Parliament session


August 30th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.30 (ANI): The Government said on Monday that it would bring a fresh Bill on the Enemy Property in the next Parliament session.Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today ... Read more...

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