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Judges cannot fix poverty line: Supreme Court


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) In a pronouncement of considerable significance that could check the judiciary's overstepping into legislative and governmental functioning, the Supreme Court has said the question of ... Read more...

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Fix criteria for PDS monitoring panels, SC tells centre (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out the criteria for the composition of vigilance panels to monitor the public distribution system (PDS) ... Read more...

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Form vigilance panels on PDS, apex court tells centre


August 30th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out the criteria on the composition of vigilance panels to monitor the public distribution system (PDS) ... Read more...

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US lauds India’s role in eradicating polio


August 28th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The US appreciates India's role in eradicating polio and the joint effort by both the countries towards ensuring child survival, US representative to the United ... Read more...

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UAE volunteers celebrate Eid with Syrian refugees


August 20th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 20 (IANS/WAM) Volunteers from the UAE celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with displaced Syrians living in refugee camps in Jordan.The volunteers, sent by the Zayed Giving Initiative, organised various events ... Read more...

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Facebook gambling app evokes public outcry


August 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) The first Facebook app to allow players to gamble with real money has provoked an outcry from Christian groups, the Telegraph reported Tuesday.Bingo Friendzy, developed ... Read more...

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Tension in Honda factory after two workers suspended


August 6th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 6 (IANS) There was tension in the Honda Scooters and Motorcycles plant here Monday after two workers, including a union official, were suspended by the management, said a ... Read more...

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Lingaram Kodopi and Soni Sori: Chhattisgarh’s prisoners of conscience (Special Report)


August 4th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 4 (IANS) Branded Maoist sympathisers by police, the future stretches dark for Lingaram Kodopi and Soni Sori who have been in Chhattisgarh's jails for nearly 11 months ... Read more...

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Rajamony takes over as president’s press secretary


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Venu Rajamony, an Indian Foreign Service officer, who has served in Indian missions in Beijing, Washington and Geneva, Thursday assumed charge as the press ... Read more...

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Team Anna begins indefinite fast for a stringent Lokpal (Second Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Team Anna members Wednesday began their indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar in the capital in support of a stringent Jan Lokpal bill and demanding ... Read more...

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Youths protest at Team Anna fast, claim to be from NSUI (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A ruckus was created at Team Anna's fast venue at Jantar Mantar when some youths, claiming to be from Congress' students wing, tried to ... Read more...

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NSUI protests at Team Anna fast venue


July 25th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Around 50 members of the Congress' youth wing NSUI Wednesday staged a protest at Team Anna's fast venue Jantar Mantar, an anti-corruption activist said."Around ... Read more...

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Extra subsidised rice to poor in 12 districts in Northeast


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 23 (IANS) The central government has provided additional quota of rice at a subsidised rate for the poor living in 12 backward districts in the northeast, a state ... Read more...

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Congress seeks CBI probe into Chhattisgarh killings


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 2 (IANS) An opposition Congress's team, which probed the killing of 19 Maoists by security forces in Chhattisgarh last week, Monday termed it as a massacre of ... Read more...

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Spice Girls to auction iconic clothes


June 29th, 2012 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Famous girl band Spice Girls are planning to donate some of their iconic costumes to two children's charities."I've got all my costumes still. I can't ... Read more...

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UAE charity gets one mn hours of volunteer work


June 9th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 8 (IANS/WAM) Volunteers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and around the world have dedicated one million hours of work to UAE charity group Zayed Giving Initiative.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stella McCartney designs Britain’s Olympic team kit


May 17th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Fashion Designer Stella McCartney has designed the players' kit for British participants at the London Olympics, and it has been inspired by the nation's Union Jack ... Read more...

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Assam ‘Maoists’ were murdered: PUDR


May 15th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) Tuesday accused security forces of killing four young men in Assam in cold blood and branding them Maoists.A ... Read more...

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UAE charity helps 1 mn people


May 10th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 9 (IANS/WAM) The Giving Hands Initiative, a charity organisation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has achieved its target of providing services to over one million children ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Vasco da Gama defeat Lanus 2-1 in Copa Libertadores


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 3 (IANS) First-half goals from Alecsandro and Diego Souza were enough to give Brazil's Vasco da Gama a 2-1 victory over Lanus in their Copa Libertadores ... Read more...

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Vasco da Gama defeat Lanus 2-1 in Copa Libertadores


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 3 (IANS) First-half goals from Alecsandro and Diego Souza were enough to give Brazil's Vasco da Gama a 2-1 victory over Lanus in their Copa Libertadores ... Read more...

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Akhilesh offers sops for prisoners of emergency


May 1st, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday announced a host of facilities for people who were arrested during the emergency in 1975-77. He also announced plans ... Read more...

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Workers in Delhi demand better pay on May Day


May 1st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Demanding better remuneration and abolition of anti-worker policies of the government, the All India Federation for Trade Unions (AIFTU) Tuesday protested in the capital ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen urges Maoists to free collector


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Human rights activist Binayak Sen Monday appealed to the Maoists to release Chhattisgarh's abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon and urged them to resume peace ... Read more...

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Auto strike hits hard Mumbai suburban commuters


April 16th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Lakhs of commuters and students were inconvenienced Monday as one of Mumbai's biggest autorickshaw unions went on a day's strike in the suburbs here Monday.The action ... Read more...

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Mumbai autorickshaw drivers divided on strike


April 15th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Commuters may hope for some respite as a section of Mumbai's autorickshaw drivers, belonging to unions backed by the Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, ... Read more...

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Heart disease awareness campaign begins in Dubai


April 14th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 13 (IANS/WAM) A week-long campaign for the prevention of heart disease began in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Friday.The National Programme for the Prevention of Heart ... Read more...

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Strike at Nokia Siemens Networks India


April 9th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Permanent workers of telecom equipment maker Nokia Siemens Networks India staged a sit-in strike Monday protesting against over 50 workers being barred from entering the factory ... Read more...

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Dropping terror charges against Ghandy hailed


March 28th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Maoist sympathisers and activists Wednesday hailed a Delhi court decision to drop terror charges against Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy and demanded the release of all political ... Read more...

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Tragedy strikes Kerala waters again, two killed (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), March 1 (IANS) Two fishermen were killed, two injured and three missing after a mysterious ship collided with a fishing boat early Thursday in the sea off Kerala, ... Read more...

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Naga women’s body agitates in Manipur


February 9th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Feb 9 (IANS) The Naga Women's Union (NWU), Manipur, Thursday held a "public curfew" programme in all the four Naga dominated districts of Manipur demanding unconditional release of a ... Read more...

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Repeal sedition laws: Activists


January 30th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Activists from various organisations across the country Monday demanded repeal of sedition laws from the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other legislations."It is a sad ... Read more...

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Ensure not one life is lost in cold, apex court tells states


January 9th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ner Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked various state governments to take immediate steps to ensure that not one life was lost in the severe and biting ... Read more...

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US Congress delegation in UAE


January 9th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 8 (IANS/WAM) A US Congress delegation Sunday visited an NGO here to study its work on uplifting women in the UAE.The staff of the General Women's Union ... Read more...

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Assam to seek fresh opinion on Arunachal dam’s effects


January 5th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 5 (IANS) The Assam government Thursday assured more than two dozen-odd anti-dam organisations that it would seek fresh expert opinion within six months on whether the 2,000 MW ... Read more...

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