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‘Jamia can receive and spend foreign funds’


September 21st, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The home ministry has clarified that Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is exempt from all provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and there is ... Read more...

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Delay in flat transfer hits Himachal real estate


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has spiked plans of over 60 builders and developers to sell flats and cottages in the hill state.The developers include DLF, Janta Land Promoter ... Read more...

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Himachal assembly adjourned sin die


August 30th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly was Thursday adjourned sine die after four days of stormy monsoon session.The session was the last of the present 11th Vidhan Sabha, ... Read more...

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Himachal freezes property transactions


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) With the state government deciding to repeal the act that regulates property business in Himachal Pradesh, the realty sector is likely to come to a standstill ... Read more...

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Land acquisition bill referred to group of ministers


August 28th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday referred the land acquisition bill to a group of ministers and approved amendments to two other bills and one act, official sources ... 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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Two-day bank strike from Wednesday


August 20th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) All business and commercial activities across the country are likely to be crippled as the entire banking industry employees would go on a two-day strike starting ... Read more...

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Lawyer murder: Watchman sent to police custody


August 11th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) A Mumbai magistrate court Saturday remanded Sajjad Ahmed Mughal, the watchman accused in the murder of 25-year-old woman lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha to police custody till Aug ... Read more...

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Legislative agenda for parliament’s monsoon session (With curtain raiser)


August 6th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The month-long monsoon session of parliament beginning Wednesday has 31 new bills listed on the agenda for passage.There are another 118 bills ... Read more...

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India respects religious freedom: US report


July 31st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) India has been lauded by an official US report for "generally respecting" religious freedom, but said prosecution was often weak for perpetrators of "religiously oriented violence".The ... Read more...

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Two months jail for Andhra minister


July 25th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) A special court here Wednesday sentenced a cabinet minister in Andhra Pradesh to two months' simple imprisonment for alleged violation of the foreign exchange regulation law.The ... Read more...

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Time to wake up to child labour issue, says Gursharan Kaur


July 21st, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Calling for action on curbing child labour, Prime minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur Saturday said people needed to wake up to the issue ... Read more...

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CII echoes Obama, calls for easing FDI norms


July 17th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tuesday urged the government to urgently announce confidence-building reforms like opening up multi-brand retail trade that would send ... Read more...

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FIR against builder, bureaucrat in Mumbai land scam


July 5th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) filed an FIR Thursday against realtor Niranjan Hiranandini and Maharashtra's Additional Chief Secretary T.C. Benjamin in a Rs.45,000 crore land scandal.In an ... Read more...

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SC restrains RBI on approval to foreign law firms (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday restrained the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from granting permission under the foreign exchange provisions to overseas law firms for setting ... Read more...

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Court wants probe into Maharashtra land scam: Activist


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) In an embarrassment for the Maharashtra government, a special court here has asked the police to register a first information report (FIR) over a land scam ... Read more...

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CRY launches anti-child labour campaign


June 12th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Child rights organisation Child Rights and You (CRY) Tuesday initiated an online programme for recording the instances of child labour, which would be used ... Read more...

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Review anti-child labour legislations: Rights groups


June 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's apex child protection agency and Unicef Tuesday called for reforms and review of existing anti-child labour legislations and policies in the country."We call for ... Read more...

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No work except homework for children under 18: experts


June 12th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Children should no work except homework and the minimum age for employment should be increased from 14 to 18, activists said Tuesday, the 11th World ... Read more...

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Consider plea for CBI probe against Team Anna: Court (Second Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday told the central government to consider within three months a plea seeking a CBI probe against Team Anna members ... Read more...

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Consider plea for CBI probe against Team Anna: Court (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the central government to consider within three months a plea seeking a CBI probe against Team Anna members for ... Read more...

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Kerala bans gutka, paan masala (Second Lead, superseding earlier story)


May 26th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday imposed a complete ban on the sale and consumption of gutka and paan masala in the state.Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters ... Read more...

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Kerala bans gutka, paan masala (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday imposed a complete ban on the sale and consumption of gutka and paan masala in the state.Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters ... Read more...

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West Bengal in no hurry to repeal act


May 16th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) A West Bengal official Wednesday defended the government's decision not to repeal the Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act, an eyesore for developers, saying other ... Read more...

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‘Builders destroying Himachal’s ecology’


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Forests are vanishing, rock blasts are traumatising wild animals and debris is filling up riverbeds with builders having a field day in Himachal Pradesh, says a ... Read more...

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Buying dream cottage in Himachal may get tougher


April 11th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 11 (IANS) Buying an ultra-luxury cottage or a flat in the idyllic settings of Himachal Pradesh will get tougher and costlier if the state government accepts a commission's ... Read more...

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Maid torture: Doctor couple sent to judicial custody


April 9th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday sent to 14 days judicial custody a doctor couple who had gone to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly ... Read more...

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Assocham wants laws on securities contract amended


April 8th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Industry lobby Assocham Sunday urged the government to revamp rules governing forward and option contracts in securities for a healthy financial sector in the country."No ... Read more...

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Maid torture: Doctor couple’s police custody extended


April 6th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday extended for the next three days the police custody of a doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a ... Read more...

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Maid torture: Doctor couple arrested in Delhi (Second Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly locking up a 13-year-old maid in their house with ... Read more...

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Maid torture: Doctor couple arrested in Delhi (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly locking up a 13-year-old maid in their house with ... Read more...

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Goa government caps mining truck permits


April 4th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) In a slew of measures to curb illegal mining, the Goa government has ordered a cap on issuing permits to trucks ferrying iron ore, after suspending ... Read more...

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Maid torture case: No shield against arrest for employers


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of a doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after ... Read more...

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Myanmarese nationals get jail for entering India illegally


March 24th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 24 (IANS) Two poverty-stricken Myanmar nationals were Saturday sentenced to two years in jail by a local court here for illegally entering India, a police official said.A sub-divisional ... Read more...

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Highlights of President Patil’s speech


March 12th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Highlights of President Pratibha Patil's speech to the joint session of parliament on the opening day of the budget session Monday:* Government confident of ... Read more...

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