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Congress asks CAG to respond to public debate on coal report


August 30th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Raising questions over the CAG's mandate to examine the profits of companies who have been allocated coal blocks, the Congress Thursday said the country's chief ... Read more...

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Public debate needed on future of Parliament House: Lok Sabha secretary general


July 29th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The 85-year-old Parliament House, one of New Delhi's iconic buildings and tourist landmarks, is getting old and needs to be preserved as a heritage for ... Read more...

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Dress modestly or for ease? China eves debate


July 13th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) A public debate has erupted in China after Shanghai subway bosses requested women to "dress modestly" and avoid sexual harassment.According to China Daily, in the country's ... Read more...

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CVC for global cooperation in fighting corruption


July 7th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 7 (IANS) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is developing a system for cooperation among anti-corruption agencies across the world, an official said here Saturday.A Task Force of the ... Read more...

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PM warns against growing intolerance


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday warned against "growing intolerance" among Indians and said public debate seemed to have become a "hostage to sensationalism"."In recent times, ... Read more...

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Government, opposition unite; say no public debate on defence issues (Second Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) It was peace after war between ruling and opposition MPs Wednesday with both sides agreeing that the issues raised by army chief V.K. Singh ... Read more...

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No public debate on defence issues, say government and opposition (Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) It was peace after war between ruling and opposition MPs Wednesday with both sides agreeing that the issues raised by army chief V.K. Singh ... Read more...

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Omar condoles death of soldiers


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 23 (IANS) Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday condoled the death of 11 soldiers killed in two avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir.In a tweet Thursday, he first said: "Heartfelt ... Read more...

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Calories, not carbs, key to weight loss


February 8th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) The key to shedding pounds is cutting down on calories, not carbohydrates or proteins, especially among the overweight with type 2 diabetes, a study reveals.The study, ... Read more...

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Charges against Chidambaram politically motivated: Sibal


February 4th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The government Saturday said Home Minister P. Chidambaram was not responsible for the 2G spectrum scam and that charges against him were "politically motivated".The ... Read more...

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Wait for legal outcome on army chief’s age: Antony


January 20th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday expressed sadness on the raging row over army chief General V.K. Singh's age, but said it was best to wait ... Read more...

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Government, army chief row sets unhealthy precedent: minister (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The legal battle between Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh and the government over his age sets an "unhealthy precedent", Minister of State for Defence ... Read more...

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No clue when age row will end: Army chief


January 15th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Earlier he was indecisive on what he would do next on his age row, but now Indian Army chief Gen V.K. Singh is unsure when ... Read more...

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BJP, Team Anna causing confusion on Lokpal bill: Moily


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Taking a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Anna Hazare on the fiasco over the Lokpal Bill, Congress leader and union Corporate Affairs ... Read more...

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Lokpal weak spots can be overcome through debate: activist


December 26th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Loksatta president Jayaprakash Narayan says there are "significant deficiencies" in the Lokpal bill tabled in parliament but these can be removed through debate. He is ... Read more...

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Team Anna earns sharp rebuke from Bombay High Court


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) "How is the country's interest involved", the Bombay High Court asked sharply to Team Anna while rejecting their petition for a concession in the charges ... Read more...

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China bars teachers from using harsh words


December 13th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) China has barred teachers from using harsh language and words that may belittle students.The Ministry of Education has published a series of professional standards for teachers ... Read more...

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UPA, BJP in war of words over Lokpal ‘debate’ (Lead)


December 12th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Congress Monday accused the opposition of "double standards" for raising the Lokpal issue outside parliament when it was in session but the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Government questions Jaitley debating Lokpal in public


December 11th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The government Sunday questioned Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Aruna Jaitley participating in a public debate on the Lokpal bill at Anna Hazare's ... Read more...

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Bring companies under Lokpal: CPI-M


December 11th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday said it favoured a strong Lokpal bill that fights corruption not only within the government but also ... Read more...

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Government must not block internet, says UN chief


December 9th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Commenting on the Indian government's move to monitor content on social networking sites, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said access to internet and various social ... Read more...

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‘Uttar Pradesh needs drastic steps to auto-correct immune system’


November 26th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) Former chief secretary Atul Gupta Saturday compared Uttar Pradesh to the human body system, saying that the state's "immune system has weakened", thereby affecting the ... Read more...

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Railway minister hints at fare hike


November 11th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Hinting at a possible revision of passenger fares, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi Friday said his ministry is considering hiking the "fuel component" in the ticket ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s Unified Command can decide on AFSPA: Antony


November 11th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The final call on revoking the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from parts of Jammu and Kashmir rests with the Unified Command, Defence Minister ... Read more...

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Rowe initiates legal action against Jamaica Cricket Association


November 11th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Nov 11 (IANS/CMC) West Indies batting legend Lawrence Rowe has launched legal action against the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) for its decision to withdraw his name from the Players ... Read more...

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People question government spending in Chinese province


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) A plan to replace traffic signs in a Chinese province with new ones at a total cost of 100 million yuan ($15.54 million) has stirred a ... Read more...

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Focus on microblogging: Chinese daily to communist cadres


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) Communist Party cadres should focus on skillfully communicating in cyberspace, said a Chinese daily."Cyberspace performance reflects a cadre's all-around capability," the state-run People's Daily said in ... Read more...

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Team Anna, government agree to disagree on Lokpal (Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Team Anna Hazare and the government met for the last time Tuesday on a draft Lokpal bill, with the two sides "agreeing to disagree" on ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill draft would be ready by June 30: Government (Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Even as the civil society members on the joint committee drafting the Lokpal bill called the meetings a "drama", the union ministers on the ... Read more...

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Civil society members boycott Lokpal bill meeting (Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Social reformer Anna Hazare and other civil society members Monday boycotted the Lokpal bill drafting panel meeting, saying the police crackdown on Baba Ramdev ... Read more...

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Lokpal meeting boycotted by drafting committee


June 6th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Social reformer Anna Hazare and other civil society members Monday boycotted the Lokpal bill drafting panel meeting saying the police crackdown on Baba Ramdev ... Read more...

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Bhushan asks government to join debate on Lokpal


June 1st, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Eminent lawyer and activist Shanti Bhushan Wednesday urged the government to take part in a national debate June 6 on the contentious issues holding ... Read more...

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Ex-judge’s comment on Jaitapur N-plant unscientific: Ramesh


May 23rd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday termed "unscientific and disappointing" former Delhi High Court chief justice A.P. Shah's statement that Jaitapur nuclear power project ... Read more...

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School faces ire for teaching pole dancing to kids


May 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) A dance school in Britain has stoked a public debate and invited criticism for offering lessons in pole dancing to children as young as 12.The lessons ... Read more...

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Post Fukushima disaster, Oz nuke industry calls for renewed debate on nuke energy


April 21st, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 21 (ANI): The Australian nuclear industry is calling for a renewed public debate about the use of atomic energy in the country.Leading nuclear companies told a forum at the Lowy ... Read more...

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