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Odisha to implement public service act from Jan 2013


September 12th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) Odisha will implement the right to public service act from Jan 1 next year to make the state administration accountable for providing certain services to citizens ... Read more...

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Dubai to get ‘green lab’ running on solar power


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Dubai will soon have a "green laboratory" that will run on solar power as part of the UAE government's vision to introduce the ... Read more...

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Government wants mechanism to prevent social websites’ misuse


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The government is working with social networking websites to create an institutional mechanism to prevent their misuse, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Wednesday.He was ... Read more...

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UN urges Bangladesh to allow aid to Myanmar refugees


August 8th, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 8 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency is calling upon Bangladesh to allow provision of humanitarian assistance to Myanmar refugees who have entered its territory, Xinhua quoted ... Read more...

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DDA asked to allot land for pig slaughter house


August 4th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Delhi government Friday urged the Delhi Development Authority (DDA)to allot 10-12 acres land for a slaughter house for pigs to stop the animal's ... Read more...

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ONGC inks deal with GAIL for gas supply


July 24th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has singed an agreement with Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) to supply gas to customers through ... Read more...

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Replace rape with sexual assault, cabinet proposes


July 20th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In order to make rape laws gender neutral, the government has cleared a proposal to substitute the term "sexual assault" in place of "rape" and ... Read more...

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Subway to open in a Manchester school


July 17th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manchester, July 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fast food chain Subway is all set to break a major barrier and open a branch in a Manchester school. The Subway officials are in talks with ... Read more...

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Kerala government company to produce films, upgrade theatres


July 6th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (IANS) The Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC), a state-owned financier, Friday announced that it would grant funds to produce films, revamping of theatres and construction of new multiplexes.Finance ... Read more...

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Britain to axe 20,000 troops


July 6th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) The British Army is to axe some 20,000 troops as it undergoes a "fundamental restructuring" that is aimed at making the force "more flexible and agile".Defence ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US top court upholds Obama’s signature healthcare law


June 28th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) In a historic verdict, the US Supreme Court Thursday upheld President Barack Obama's signature health care law, handing him a major victory in the run-up ... Read more...

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Land bank, affordable housing scheme in Ghaziabad


June 26th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 26 (IANS) Land bank will be created for various residential and commercial projects here and its acquisition process will be streamlined, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Islamabad battles water crisis


June 16th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) Pakistani capital Islamabad seems to be headed for a hard time following no rains. The city is left with water barely enough to sustain its requirements ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

22 industrial clusters to be redeveloped in Delhi


June 11th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has paved the way for redevelopment of 22 industrial clusters in the city through the notification of regulations in this ... Read more...

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India to achieve $500 billion exports target


June 8th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) India is on course to increase exports to $500 billion in 2013-14 from around $300 billion in the last fiscal, helped by market and product ... Read more...

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No new taxes in Akhilesh’s maiden UP budget


June 1st, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 1 (IANS) Presenting his maiden budget Friday amid uproar and a walkout by the main opposition Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced ... Read more...

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‘Welfare funds not fully used in northeast’


May 30th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 29 (IANS) Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Tuesday expressed concern over the poor fund utilisation in social welfare sector in the northeast states.Chairing a ... Read more...

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108 jailbirds clear secondary exams in Bengal


May 29th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Jail inmates in West Bengal have scripted a success story, with over 100 of them passing the Madhyamik (Secondary) examination and outperforming general students in the ... Read more...

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House panel concerned over railway food, water quality


May 21st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed concern over the quality of food and drinking water in trains and at stations and has suggested several steps to ... Read more...

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World 10K run raises Rs.1.63 crore for charity


May 21st, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) The TCS World 10K Bangalore to be run here this weekend, has raised Rs.1.63 crore for 84 NGOs, according to Murray Culshaw, chairman, Bangalore Cares, the ... Read more...

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Residents’ groups back Maken move on playgrounds


May 17th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) in the capital have extended support to Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken's proposal to throw open private schools' playgrounds to neighbourhood ... Read more...

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Government rolls back TDS on property sales (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Monday rolled back the proposed one percent tax deduction at source (TDS) on transfer of immovable property.Initiating the debate on the ... Read more...

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Government rolls bank TDS on property sales


May 7th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Monday rolled back the proposed one percent tax deduction at source (TDS) on transfer of immovable property.Initiating the debate on the Finance ... Read more...

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Govt considering changes in dowry act


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Income-linked cap on marriage expenditures and the provision for registration of gifts at the time of ceremony are among a number of measures that are ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha to apply guillotine for outstanding budget demands


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Lok Sabha is scheduled Thursday to take up all outstanding demands for grants of ministries at one go by applying the guillotine provision ... Read more...

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151 Bihar primary teachers fail test, sacked


April 19th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 19 (IANS) The Bihar government has sacked 151 primary school teachers after they failed to clear two consecutive eligibility tests, officials Thursday said.The education department has ordered that ... Read more...

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‘Not sure about filing for review on RTE decision’


April 13th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court ruled that it was mandatory for private schools to reserve 25 percent of their seats for the poor, the ... Read more...

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Laptops for Pakistani students, but what about textbooks


April 10th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) Let them eat cake, French queen Marie Antoinette is presumed to have said when told that people did not have bread. Several centuries later, the anomaly ... Read more...

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NATO chief against arming Syrian rebels


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 3 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called for "a peaceful and political solution" to the Syrian crisis and warned against providing weapons to Syrian rebels."I ... Read more...

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Kejriwal renews attack on ‘criminal’ MPs


March 30th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, March 30 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal, who faces a privilege motion from the Lok Sabha, reiterated Friday that parliament's "tendency to induct criminal MPs" was increasing."A total ... Read more...

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Himachal to recruit 200 doctors


March 28th, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will recruit 200 doctors to strengthen medical services in the state, an official said here Wednesday.These include 125 specialists with a postgraduate degrees, a ... Read more...

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Teenagers facing danger in British mental asylums


March 25th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Various teenagers in Britain are being locked up alongside potentially dangerous adults in mental hospitals following a crisis in health services for the young, the Daily ... Read more...

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Full faith in Anna’s movement, say whistle-blowers’ families, friends


March 25th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Families of whistle-blowers who were killed after they raised voice against corruption joined Anna Hazare's day-long fast at Jantar Mantar Sunday and expressed full ... Read more...

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Government has failed to protect whistleblowers: Hazare


March 25th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The government has failed in protecting people who are fighting against corruption in the country, said activist Anna Hazare Sunday ahead of his day-long ... Read more...

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India’s Mars mission gets Rs.125 crore


March 16th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) India's mission to Mars got Rs.125 crore (over $24 million) in the budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in parliament Friday.The allocation was a ... Read more...

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