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‘Reservation under RTE Act aimed at social inclusion’


August 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Batting for the Right to Education (RTE), a top government official Monday said the 25 percent reservation of seats in schools for the economically deprived was ... Read more...

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Metro advised to revise fares periodically


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The central government Wednesday advised metros to revise the fares periodically to offset input costs. But Delhi Metro said it had no plans to hike ... Read more...

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No action or comment on leaked report: Ajit Singh


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Wednesday refused to comment on the leaked Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report that hinted at financial irregularities in allocating ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to get Australian uranium: Envoy


May 18th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Pakistan is not eligible to buy uranium from Australia, outgoing High Commissioner Tim George has said."India has an exemption from the Nuclear Suppliers Group, which does ... Read more...

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Super Kings confident as Gilly is ruled out


April 27th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) While Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist ruled himself out of Saturday's Indian Premier League (IPL) game against Chennai Super Kings here, the hosts are on ... Read more...

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Bounty for Hafiz Saeed to convict him, says US


April 5th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) As a defiant Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed mocked the United States, Washington clarified its offer of $10 million bounty was not for finding him, but ... Read more...

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2G case: Government petition seeks court verdict review


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The central government Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its Feb 2 judgment striking down the "first come first served" policy for grant ... Read more...

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Verdict on reservation in MCD polls Wednesday


February 28th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court will Wednesday pronounce its verdict on petitions that seek quashing of the Election Commission's decision to reserve seats for the ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on MCD polls (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday reserved its order on petitions by a group of councillors seeking quashing of the state election commission's decision to ... Read more...

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Standard Chartered’s BPO to prune vendors, save $7 mn


January 19th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Standard Chartered Bank's wholly-owned subsidiary Scope International Pvt Ltd hopes to save $7 million per year by pruning its IT vendor base to three or four ... Read more...

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Rahul behind weak Lokpal bill, says Hazare


December 9th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Dec 9 (IANS) Anna Hazare Friday blamed Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for the government's weak version of the Lokpal bill and said in the present ... Read more...

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Titan to acquire Swiss brand for Rs.13.6 crore


November 16th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Titan Industries Wednesday said it will acquire Swiss watch brand Favre Leuba for 2 million Euro (Rs.13.6 crore)."The company has signed a binding offer with Valfamily ... Read more...

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Government reluctant to decontrol diesel prices: Parikh


August 26th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Economist Kirit S. Parikh, who heads the panel constituted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for oil pricing reforms, Friday said the government was reluctant to ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif flayed for India-friendly speech


August 15th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) A speech by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif advocating normal relations with India "shows a shocking disregard of the rationale for the very creation of ... Read more...

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FDI limit hike proposed in broadcasting sector


August 9th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The government has proposed to hike foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the broadcasting sector, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.Minister of State for Information ... Read more...

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Pope calls to renounce hatred as Norway mourns victims


July 25th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict Sunday prayed for the victims of Norway's twin terror attacks and called on Catholics to "abandon forever the path of hatred and ... Read more...

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IDFC Pvt Equity invests Rs.150 crore in GVR Infra


July 22nd, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) IDFC Private Equity has invested Rs.150 crore for an unspecified stake in city-based infrastructure development company GVR Infra Projects Ltd, an official said Friday."We have invested ... Read more...

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Finally, BlackBerry bosses bow to investor pressure


July 1st, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 1 (IANS) The firm grip of two co-CEOs on BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) loosened Thursday, with the two bosses bending to shareholder demands to review the ... Read more...

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How contraceptives may cause high BP (Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Long term exposure to estrogen, which is found in oral contraceptives, can cause high blood pressure.Doctors have traditionally believed the estrogen women consume as oral contraceptives ... Read more...

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Appointment of special police officers questioned


April 25th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday pulled up the central and the Chhattisgarh governments for taking recourse to an antiquated police act of 1861 to appoint special ... Read more...

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Vodafone moves Supreme Court against tax claim


April 5th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Telecom service provider Vodafone said Tuesday it has challenged in the Supreme Court the penalty levied by the income tax department on its acquisition of ... Read more...

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Islamabad police to work on beat system as crime rises


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 2 (IANS) Concerned at the rising crime graph in the capital city, Islamabad police authorities have decided to introduce a beat system for their constabulary to ensure effective ... Read more...

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Tax exemption: Pawar shouldn’t have attended cabinet meet, says BJP


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said that due to a conflict of interest, International Cricket Council chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar should ... Read more...

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Apex court questions corporate influence on policy making (Lead)


March 16th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said that policy making was gradually becoming subservient to the corporate world -- in the name of democracy and people's mandate.Justice ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee announces substantial hike in MPLAD scheme


March 11th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announcing a substantial hike in the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme, on Friday said that each MP will ... Read more...

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Aussies want curator to provide turning practice pitches


March 9th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Bengaluru, Mar 9 (ANI): Australian opener Shane Watson has urged curator to provide practice pitches that turn as much as possible.Watson, who missed the chance to face a top-class Sri Lankan spin ... Read more...

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Growing up without father made me responsible: Samuel


March 7th, 2011 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Actor Samuel L. Jackson has revealed that growing up without a father has made him a responsible dad to his daughter.Jackson has a 28-year-old daughter Zoe ... Read more...

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Yunus removal didn’t help country’s image: Minister


March 4th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 4 (IANS) The removal of Grameen founder Muhammad Yunus has not helped the country's image, Bangladesh Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith has admitted.Muhith said removing Yunus from his position ... Read more...

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Return Of ‘Law & Order: L.A.’ Is Deferred By NBC While ‘Parenthood’ Moves Into …


January 19th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
NBC is perpetrating some modifications in its mid-season time-table that have engendered additional postponement for ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’ , which is an offshoot of ‘Law & Order’.  ‘Law ... Read more...

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Halle Berry’s Ex, Gabriel Aubry, Requests The Judiciary To Pronounce Him Formally As The Daddy Of Their 2-year-old Nahla


January 19th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 19, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): The state of affairs surrounding Halle Berry, the accomplished American actress, and her ex-companion, Gabriel Aubry, could worsen in the coming days. The romance between ... Read more...

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James Cameron Says Filmmaking Is About Absorbing Storytelling


January 17th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
. His squad was conscious that, if the viewers had to be wholly dipped into the underwater world, it had to be perpetrated with 3D. Cameron has asserted to IANS that ... Read more...

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New findings bring scientists closer to an effective HIV vaccine


January 15th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists have reported findings showing new evidence about broadly-reactive neutralizing antibodies, which block HIV infection.Leo Stamatatos of the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute said the major stumbling block in ... Read more...

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New tests support effectiveness of Chinese drug for cataracts


January 13th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A widely used non-prescription drug in China and certain other countries can prevent and treat cataracts, scientists have reported.In the study, Tzu-Hua Wu, Fu-Yung Huang, Shih-Hsiung Wu and ... Read more...

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Dead Male Fetus Sighted In An Airplane’s Bathroom At The Airport In Manila


January 5th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 5, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): The Filipino police have mentioned that a dead fetus has been detected in the bathroom of an airplane that touched down at the Philippine capital, ... Read more...

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Courteney Cox, Of ‘Friends’, Expresses Her Admiration For David Arquette’s Decision To Enter A Rehab Institute


January 4th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
46-year-old Courteney Cox, the admired and competent actress of the massively popular 'Friends' series, has lauded her separated husband, David Arquette, for registering himself in a rehab institution. Cox, the actress ... Read more...

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