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Etisalat says won’t participate in 2G auction


September 5th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Telecom service provider Etisalat Wednesday said it will not participate in the 2G spectrum auction in November."Following the publication by India's Ministry of Communications and ... Read more...

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Himachal greens upbeat over ‘environmental justice’


May 6th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 6 (IANS) Greens are upbeat after the Himachal Pradesh High Court handed out what they term "environmental justice" by fining a corporate house Rs.100 crore for violating the ... Read more...

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Renewal of TV licences: Self-regulatory bodies to be consulted


December 9th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The information and broadcasting ministry has notified the uplinking guidelines for TV channels, but has softened the contentious renewal clause amid an outcry from ... Read more...

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Soni backs Katju on media’s self-regulation


November 17th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Thursday defended Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju for initiating a debate on whether to have ... Read more...

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400 Punjab educational institutes face closure?


November 17th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Education became a booming business across Punjab over a decade with the agrarian state's green fields giving way to sprawling campuses of scores of educational institutions, ... Read more...

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Business aviation players form association


October 21st, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Thirty-nine business aircraft operators, representing 65 percent of the country's fleet in this category, have formed an association to define standards for the sector and promote ... Read more...

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N-safety bill tabled in Lok Sabha


September 7th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The government Wednesday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to provide a legal framework to regulate nuclear and radiation safety, and to establish ... Read more...

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Indian delegation to tap Africa’s IT market


August 30th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 30 (IANS) An Indian business delegation is to visit Nigeria and Ghana as part of an African tour in order to tap into the continent's growing IT ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches course in food science and technology


June 30th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Thursday said it had launched a course in food science and technology.The post graduate diploma programme will commence ... Read more...

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Pak agrees granting ‘most favoured nation’ status to India would spur trade relations


April 29th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 29(ANI): Pakistan has agreed that granting the most favoured nation (MFN) status to India would spur the expansion of their bilateral trade relations.At the 5th round of Indo-Pak talks on ... Read more...

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MCI moots reforms in medical courses, exams


March 30th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A common entrance test for all undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses, a licenciation exam after internship and a new M.Med. course for medical graduates are ... Read more...

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Drug, cosmetics firms back plan to end animal testing


November 28th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Major drug and cosmetics companies have backed a plan to eliminate animal testing in favour of more humane approaches. Experts from companies like drug giants AstraZeneca, Procter ... Read more...

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‘Informed farmers vital to food security’ (Lead)


August 24th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 24 (IANS) To achieve food security, scientific research-oriented farming, propagation of latest global information among the farmers and suitable policy research are very vital, experts and scientists said here Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Don’t be guided by emotions on GM food issue: expert


August 24th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 24 (IANS) There is an urgent need to assess the potential of genetically modified (GM) crops as these are nutrient-enriched, drought- and disease-resistant varieties, an expert said here Tuesday at ... Read more...

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Panel to vet Himachal bill on private universities


August 23rd, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) A bill to regulate private universities in Himachal Pradesh was Monday referred to a select committee by the state assembly. Opposition Congress legislators Kaul Singh Thakur, G.S. Bali ... Read more...

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Not given clean chit to anybody: Congress


August 4th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Congress said Wednesday that it had not given a clean chit to anyone in relation to the controversies surrounding the Commonwealth Games projects and the ... Read more...

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Government examining CAG demand on auditing schemes (Lead)


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The government is examining the Comptroller and Auditor General's demand to keep telecom and petroleum sector regulators within its audit ambit and arm it with more ... Read more...

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Government examining CAG demand on auditing regulators


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The government is examining the Comptroller and Auditor General's demand that various regulators, including those of the telecom and petroleum sectors, must not be kept outside its ... Read more...

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No intention to interfere with regulators: Pranab


July 20th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) The government has no intention to intervene in the autonomous role of regulatory bodies, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here Tuesday. All the regulators in different sectors would ... Read more...

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Don’t worry, government tells UGC


June 24th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) With the National Commission for Higher Education and Research set to administer higher education in India, the government says officials of the existing regulators have nothing to ... Read more...

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NGOs should be brought under CAG ambit: Ansari


May 18th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 18 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Tuesday said public funds spent by non-government organisations (NGOs) should be brought under the ambit of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). "The provisions of the ... Read more...

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Draft bill on UIDAI to be ready within a month: Nandan Nilekani


May 12th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman Nandan Nilekani has said the draft bill on the Unique Identity Project would be made ready for public discussion within ... Read more...

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No plans to dilute powers of regulators: Pranab


April 10th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the government would not dilute the powers of the regulators, who are doing a good job in the current economic situation. Referring ... Read more...

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Education tribunal to be created for students’ cases


March 19th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Disputes involving students, teachers and employees of higher education institutes and matters related to affiliation and accreditation of these institutes will be decided by a new ... Read more...

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Chavan’s reply sought by Feb 1 in ‘paid news’ case


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has been asked to file his reply in the "paid news" case by Feb 1, a senior poll panel official said ... Read more...

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Paid news very disturbing trend, says election commissioner


January 20th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Concerned over the phenomenon of "paid news" at the time of voting, Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Wednesday that the poll panel was in touch with media ... Read more...

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Bt brinjal is safe, declare scientists


December 14th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 14 (IANS) While the debate on Bt brinjal continues in the country, scientists who arrived here to take part in a two-day seminar Monday said the genetically modified vegetable was ... Read more...

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Lawsuit against lawyers’ ‘unruly’ behaviour


December 11th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday sought the stands of the Tamil Nadu government and advocate bodies of the state on a lawsuit for initiating criminal and disciplinary proceedings ... Read more...

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Government to introduce reforms bills in winter session of Parliament


November 9th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): The government wants to introduce major reforms bills, including one for the setting up of an overarching body in higher education, in the forthcoming Winter and Budget ... Read more...

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Popular antidepressant ‘increases suicidal thoughts amongst men’


October 15th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Nortriptyline, a popular antidepressant, causes a ten-fold increase in suicidal thoughts in men when compared to its competitor escitalopram, a new study has found.Published in the open access ... Read more...

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Centre to finalise IFRS roadmap by Nov: Khurshid


September 15th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) The centre will finalise a comprehensive roadmap for Indian corporates by November to adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) set to be operational from 2011, Corporate Affairs ... Read more...

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Ragging menace: 88 cases, 12 deaths in last one year


July 20th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The ugly practice of ragging is far from being subdued in spite of court directives as a new report released Monday revealed that during the past 12 ... Read more...

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No content code for now: Ambika Soni


July 19th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Neerja Chowdhury New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Saying that censorship has no place in the age of Internet, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni has said she has no plan to ... Read more...

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Now, humans can give swine flu to pigs


July 10th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): In a new twist to the deadly swine flu pandemic, it has been found that the strain of influenza, A/H1N1, can now be transferred from humans to pigs, ... Read more...

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New apex panel on higher education soon, says Sibal


June 24th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Saying the government was committed to improve education standards in India, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal said Wednesday a new apex panel on higher education ... Read more...

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