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Jammu and Kashmir cabinet meets in remote LoC village


September 12th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 12 (IANS) As part of his government's policy to carry governance to the doorsteps of people living in the far-flung areas of the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief ... Read more...

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‘Fertile land won’t be acquired for power plants’


September 5th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 5 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government suffered a major blow on the industrialisation front as the state's high court at Bilaspur annulled the acquisition of farmland for four power ... Read more...

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West Bengal assembly celebrates 75 years


August 13th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A two-day celebration to mark 75 years of the West Bengal Assembly started Monday, with former speakers including ex-Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee being felicitated ... Read more...

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West Bengal assembly celebrates platinum jubilee


August 13th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A two-day celebration to mark 75 years of the West Bengal assembly started Monday, with former speakers, including ex-Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, being felicitated ... Read more...

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Olympic medals attest to China’s progress, says daily


August 6th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) A state-run Chinese daily Monday said "sporting achievements attest to the country's progress" as the country led the medals tally in the London Olympics.An article in ... Read more...

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Delhi to auction fancy vehicle registration numbers


July 31st, 2012 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday said that the state cabinet has approved allotment of fancy registration numbers for four wheeled private vehicles through auction. ... Read more...

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At parliament goodbye, President Patil cautions against disruptions


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Parliamentarians bid farewell to outgoing President Pratibha Patil Monday, two days before she demits office for president-elect Pranab Mukherjee.Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar led ... Read more...

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Revenue official mowed down in UP


July 21st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a lekhpal (revenue official) was mowed down by a jeep being driven by hoodlums in Hathras, 330 km from here, police said.The ... Read more...

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Former army chief revisits his Kashmir roots


May 12th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) He fought during World War II in Burma, became the 13th chief of army staff, was Punjab's governor during militancy and also India's ambassador in Indonesia. ... Read more...

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Now, Maharashtra seeks Aamir’s support for girl child


May 11th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) After well-known actress Madhuri Dixit reportedly turned down Maharashtra's offer as brand ambassador for tourism, the state has sought megastar Aamir Khan's support for its ... Read more...

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Denmark to boost exports to BRIC economies


May 10th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, May 10 (IANS) The Danish government aims to boost exports to emerging economies, including India, by 50 percent within the next five years, it said in a report here.The ... Read more...

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42 Chinese websites shut for blackmail


April 28th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) As many as 42 websites in China have been closed down for their involvement in cases of blackmail that saw them pose as accredited journalists capable ... Read more...

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Elders suffering in Beijing nursing home crisis


March 26th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) With Beijing's ageing population compelled to wait for years together for a bed in welfare houses, the capital city is presently confronted with a nursing home ... Read more...

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Abolish pelvic exams, China group says


March 20th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) A public welfare body has urged the government to remove gynaecological examinations from the physical exams for civil service recruitment.The Beijing Yirenping Centre(BYC) made the request ... Read more...

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China scouts for grassroot talent


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China will send 30,000 experts to encourage talents at the grassroot levels in its small towns and villages as part of a special programme.According to sources ... Read more...

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Pakistan spending Rs.1.2 trillion on welfare projects


January 16th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Cash-starved Pakistan is spending a staggering Rs.1.2 trillion on public welfare projects, a minister said.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan Sunday said that ... Read more...

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Prashant Bhushan given permission to buy land in Himachal


December 24th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 23 (IANS) The BJP government in Himachal Pradesh has allowed Team Anna member and lawyer Prashant Bhushan special permission to purchase land in the state, a right only ... Read more...

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Speed up public welfare work, Raman Singh tells collectors


November 21st, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 21 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh asked collectors of the state's 18 districts Monday to improve the government's image by speeding up public welfare and development ... Read more...

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Attack centre, not us: Mayawati to Rahul


November 12th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 12 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati here Saturday said "the yuvraj (crown prince)" of the Congress ... Read more...

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Chinese oil firm to build schools in Myanmar


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), Oct 3, (IANS) The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Monday donated $1.32 million to build eight schools in Myanmar's four regions and states along the China-Myanmar ... Read more...

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Blinkered vision harms trade, Indian aid in Nepal


July 8th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 8 (IANS) Indian assistance worth over Rs.3,000 crore, meant to boost Nepal's trade, economy and public welfare, faces obstruction in the Himalayan republic due to vested interests and ... Read more...

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Musharraf’s party’s ‘people-friendly’ manifesto to bring positive change in Pak: Tahir


April 30th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 30(ANI): The 'people-friendly' manifesto of the All Pakistan Muslim League will ensure a positive change in the country, APML Central Leader Naeem Tahir has said.On coming into power, the ... Read more...

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Arrested African students suspended after soccer violence (Lead)


April 28th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, April 28 (IANS) Three African students who were arrested for brutally thrashing a fellow student from Mizoram to death at a brawl during a soccer match were Thursday suspended ... Read more...

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Punjab varsity suspends classes after soccer violence


April 28th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, April 28 (IANS) The Lovely Professional University (LPU) here Thursday called off classes for three days following the death of a Mizo student who was brutally thrashed by three ... Read more...

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BJP to organise run against ‘corrupt BSP’


April 22nd, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said it would organise a run in various parts of Uttar Pradesh from next week to make people aware ... Read more...

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Haven’t got a paisa, say ‘pensioners’ in Uttar Pradesh


February 17th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hathras (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 17 (IANS) A group of smiling elderly people who featured in an advertisement of a central-government sponsored pension scheme Thursday said they felt "cheated" as they had ... Read more...

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Son denies misuse of land of Chandra Shekhar trust


February 7th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Neeraj Shekhar, son of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar, has said that the Bharat Yatra Trust set up by his father would never lease out its properties ... Read more...

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Need to cleanse political system: Rahul Gandhi (Second Lead)


January 29th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Jan 29 (IANS) Expressing shock at a Maharashtra official being burnt alive by the oil mafia, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Saturday said there was a need to "cleanse ... Read more...

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Black money should be used for public welfare: Rahul Gandhi


January 29th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Jan 29 (IANS) The black money stashed in banks abroad belonged to the people and must be utilised for their welfare, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Saturday."The Indian ... Read more...

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Birthday girl Mayawati announces Rs.4,000-crore projects


January 15th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati announced some 600 new projects and welfare schemes worth Rs.4,000 crore on her 55th birthday Saturday.She also chose to give a new name ... Read more...

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Employment growth vital for ensuring development process: Mukherjee


January 12th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that growth in employment opportunities is vital for ensuring an inclusive development process.In his customary pre-budget meeting ... Read more...

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Rural workers’ protest in Lucknow turns violent


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 3 (IANS) A number of gram rozgar sewaks (rural employment workers) engaged in vandalism and fought pitched battles with the police as their protest to press for acceptance of their ... Read more...

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BJP to set up Good Governance Cell in party-ruled states


November 20th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) A Good Governance Cell (GGC) would be constituted for all the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states to bring in transparency in public welfare schemes and improve civic facilities, ... Read more...

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Rahul to make three-day visit to Amethi


November 13th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 13 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will arrive in his parliamentary constituency, Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, Monday on a three-day tour to evaluate central government-sponsored public welfare schemes, ... Read more...

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Gilani urges Pak judiciary to work in tandem with govt


October 18th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 18 (ANI): Judges should work together with the government to pursue the goals of social, economic and legal justice, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani stated during his address to ... Read more...

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