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Nearly 230,000 Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries: UN


September 1st, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 1 (IANS) The number of registered Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey has reached nearly 230,000, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)."In Turkey, the ... Read more...

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Rights panel issues notice to Tamil Nadu


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Tuesday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government over news reports of 50 Scheduled Castes families being forced to live ... Read more...

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Bill Gates is investing in futuristic toilets


August 17th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 17(THAINDIAN NEWS)The computer inventor Bill Gates is thinking about introducing futuristic toilets. It is said the he has invested a lot of money particularly in the technology of coming ... Read more...

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‘Hera-pheri’ in total sanitation programme: Jairam Ramesh


August 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Funds were being misappropriated in the total sanitation programme, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said.Replying to supplementaries in the Rajya Sabha, Ramesh said the ... Read more...

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Team Anna supporters gather in Jantar Mantar


July 25th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Holding tricolours and raising anti-government slogans, supporters of Team Anna gathered at Jantar Mantar in the national capital Wednesday for an indefinite fast ... Read more...

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Team Anna volunteers gear up for fast


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Two days to go for the fast, volunteers of India Against Corruption (IAC) here are gearing up for agitation against corruption from July 25 ... Read more...

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Racism row again hits an Indian on ‘Big Brother’


July 11th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) In 2007 actress Shilpa Shetty was the victim of racial remarks on "Celebrity Big Brother". Five years later, Indian British model Deana Uppal faced similar ... Read more...

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Door-to-door garbage collection in 8 Rajasthan cities


July 5th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 4 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Wednesday announced a door-to-door garbage collection policy for eight major cities, including Jaipur and Jodhpur."Private companies will be roped in for door-to-door garbage ... Read more...

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Runaway bride returns home to new toilet in Uttar Pradesh


June 28th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Maharajganj, June 27 (IANS) A young woman, who ran away from her in-laws' house for its lack of toilet, returned Wednesday -- to the same house with an ultra-modern toilet ... Read more...

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Jairam wants India to be ‘open defecation-free’ in a decade


June 25th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh Monday said that he wanted to make India a nation free of open defecation in a decade's time."At ... Read more...

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UP bride runs away for lack of proper toilet


May 11th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) Lack of a proper toilet is least of reasons a young woman revolts. Not at least in Uttar Pradesh's countryside where half the population is forced ... Read more...

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Parking rates in Delhi to rise


May 9th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The newly-trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) announced Wednesday that it was likely to increase the parking charges.In the first interaction with the media, commissioners ... Read more...

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Bhojpuri songs to spread awareness about kala azar


May 9th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Patna, May 9 (IANS) Bhojpuri folk songs that have been entertaining people in Bihar for years will now be used to spread awareness about the kala azar disease, a ... Read more...

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Delhi mayor attacks chief minister over women’s safety


May 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Mayor of South Delhi Savita Gupta Tuesday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over the rising cases of crime against women in the capital, ... Read more...

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Vidya Balan to promote sanitation campaign


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vidya Balan Thursday became the brand ambassador of the rural development ministry to spread awareness about sanitation and cleanliness in the country.Balan said ... Read more...

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Anganwadi workers’ pay may go up again


April 24th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Planning Commission is thinking of raising the remuneration of Anganwadi workers, who currently earn Rs.3,000 a month."We need to dignify the ICDS (Integrated Child ... Read more...

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Government plans new bill to ban manual scavenging


April 19th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The government said Thursday that it intends to introduce in the monsoon session of parliament a new bill on prohibition of manual scavenging in view ... Read more...

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US lifts ban on Myanmar charity work


April 19th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 19 (IANS) The US has lifted a ban on charity works by non-profit groups in Myanmar after the country successfully held its parliamentary elections earlier this month.The US ... Read more...

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New councillors vow to push Delhi’s development


April 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) They visited temples, distributed sweets and thanked their supporters for bringing them to power. The victorious candidates in the Delhi civic polls Tuesday seemed ... Read more...

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Over 55 percent turnout in Delhi civic polls, highest in 15 years (Roundup)


April 15th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The civic polls Sunday in the national capital saw a peaceful voting with an estimated 55 percent voter turnout - the highest in 15 ... Read more...

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Delhi votes to pick trifurcated civic body (Fourth Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The national capital voted Sunday to pick a new team for its trifurcated civic body, with more people coming out to vote this election ... Read more...

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Indian zoos to be graded on performance


April 10th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Do you know which is India's best zoo? Soon you will, with the authorities planning to grade the nearly 200 zoos in the country based ... Read more...

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No new taxes, medical college: BJP promises for civic polls


April 8th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised no new taxes and better governance in the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) which goes ... Read more...

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Be sensitive to women’s requirements: Jairam Ramesh


April 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday called upon the bureaucracy to be more gender sensitive while constructing low cost toilet blocks in villages as it is ... Read more...

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212 Madhya Pradesh villages chosen for Nirmal Gram Puraskar


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) A total of 212 gram panchayats in Madhya Pradesh have been selected for the Nirmal Gram Puraskar under the Total Sanitation Campaign, officials said Friday.A release ... Read more...

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Only 10 percent Indian villages fully sanitized: Jairam


March 19th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday said that while only 10 percent of Indian villages have full sanitation coverage, the government is dedicated to ... Read more...

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‘Radios are useless when we have nothing to eat’


March 18th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 18 (IANS) What do we do with a radio when we have nothing to eat? This is the refrain of many of the poor Mahadalits in Bihar who ... Read more...

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Malaika hopes budget will improve living conditions


March 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Actress Malaika Arora Khan has high expectations from the budget to be presented in parliament Friday and hopes it will improve living conditions."The budget should favour ... Read more...

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‘For women, toilets more important than mobiles’ (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 7th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 7 (IANS) For a woman, a toilet is more important than a mobile phone, but men don't understand that, feels Anita Narre. She is the 20-year-old tribal whose ... Read more...

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Tribal woman walks out of marriage over lack of tiolet


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 23 (IANS) A tribal woman in Madhya Pradesh was Tuesday handed a draft of Rs.200,000 for her "bold action" in leaving her marital home within days ... Read more...

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Finnair’s school campaign collects 60,000 euros


January 30th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Monday said its 'Change for Good' campaign, carried out with Unicef Finland to create awareness about clean water and environment for Indian ... Read more...

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Finnair starts campaign to collect funds for Indian children


December 1st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Thursday said it has launched the third edition of its "change for good campaign" on international flights for raising funds for implementing ... Read more...

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Accused of bias, IAS officer beats self


November 21st, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Nov 21 (IANS) Hurt by allegations that he was biased, a senior IAS officer overseeing razing of illegal structures here hit himself with his shoe.People were taken aback Sunday ... Read more...

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India has more ‘multidimensionally poor’ than Pakistan


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) More than half of India's population at 612 million is "multidimensionally poor" - or deficit in health, education and living standards - making it the ... Read more...

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Ramesh keen to bring all ministry offices under one roof


October 21st, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Friday that plans were afoot to bring all wings of his ministry under one roof.Ramesh told mediapersons in an ... Read more...

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