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March of the Aryans: A window back into debris of time (Book Review) (With Image)


August 24th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Book: "The March Of The Aryans; Author: Bhagwan S. Gidwani; Publisher: Penguin India; Pages: 680 pages; Price: Rs.599This is probably the beginning of Sino-Indian diplomacy forged over textiles... Long before the ... Read more...

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Health ministry plans plain packaging of tobacco products


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) After putting pictorial health warnings on tobacco products, the union health ministry plans to push for plain packaging.Plain packaging could help bring down tobacco usage ... Read more...

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More role for women in population policy: Experts


July 10th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India needs to move away from its "targeted approach" towards family panning programmes that have been in existence under a decade-old policy, experts said here ... Read more...

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Healthy ageing a global challenge: WHO


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Making life for the elderly healthy and productive is a global challenge, top World Health Organisation (WHO) officials said here Tuesday ahead of World Health ... Read more...

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Trilateral with US, Japan not directed at China: India


December 26th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A week after it held the first trilateral meeting with the US and Japan, India Monday said it was not directed against any third ... Read more...

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`First US-Japan-India trilateral not aimed at China’ (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) India, US and Japan held their first trilateral meeting here, with Washington and Tokyo affirming a deepening of strategic ties with India and making it clear ... Read more...

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First US-Japan-India trilateral, say not aimed at China


December 20th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) As India, United States and Japan held their first trilateral meeting here, Washington and Tokyo affirmed a deepening of strategic ties with India and made it ... Read more...

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Brit woman is world’s first to have frozen ovary tissue implanted back


March 28th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): A British woman, who suffered breast cancer and was left infertile after undergoing chemotherapy, has become the first in the world to have frozen ovary tissue inserted back ... Read more...

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Transgender couples can marry in NYC


March 10th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Mar 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New York City officials have announced that transgender couples in the city should be allowed to marry.The decision which was announced on Tuesday would allow ... Read more...

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Mandatory test for teachers’ eligibility soon: Sibal


January 17th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that a Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) will soon be made mandatory for teachers as the Right to Education Act ... Read more...

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Andhra withdraws more cases, Telangana Congress MPs continue fast (Second Lead)


December 27th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 27 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Monday decided to withdraw 135 more cases registered during the protests for a separate Telangana after MPs of the ruling Congress held a ... Read more...

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PM to get blueprint of national mission for green India


August 6th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) A blueprint of the national mission for green India, which aims to increase forest cover across the country, will be submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Government consults Kashmiri opinion makers


August 6th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Indian government has began a series of consultations with Kashmiri opinion makers to explore ways to salvage the situation in the violence ... Read more...

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Rs.17,000 crore plan to boost India’s milk production


July 16th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Anand, July 15 (IANS) The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has worked out a 15-year National Dairy Plan (NDP) with an outlay of Rs.17,000 crore ($3,650 million) to meet the country's projected ... Read more...

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Allocate more for health and education this budget: NGOs


February 17th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Urging the government to come up with a pro-poor budget this year, a group of NGOs here has called for an increased allocation for health and education ... Read more...

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Genetic engineering panel should be more transparent: Ramesh


February 9th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said the working of the government-appointed committee on genetic engineering needs to be changed, and it should conduct itself in ... Read more...

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Uncommon furore over common brinjal


February 9th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) India's decision Tuesday to place an indefinite moratorium on commercial cultivation of Bt Brinjal followed months of heated debate over the advantages and risks of growing the ... Read more...

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Sonia seeks more efforts to de-criminalise elections (Lead)


January 25th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday exhorted political parties to make more efforts to de-criminalise elections in the country. Emphasising the need to reach a consensus to keep ... Read more...

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Sonia seeks de-criminalisation of elections


January 25th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday asked political parties to make efforts to de-criminalise elections in the country. Emphasising the need to reach a consensus to keep candidates ... Read more...

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Assessment on Bt Brinjal wrong, hold its release: biosafety expert


January 12th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A day before the government initiates a series of consultations and public hearings on the release of genetically modified brinjal, biosafety expert Vandana Shiva Tuesday said the ... Read more...

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Hollywood star Vinnie Jones offered million dollars to team up with Gazza


December 31st, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 31 (ANI): Ex-Wimbledon hard man, now a movie star Vinnie Jones has been offered a million dollars to team up with old footie rival Paul Gascoigne in Celebrity Big Brother.According ... Read more...

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Solar mission target pushed back, financing strategy dropped


November 14th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) India has put off until 2022, from the targeted 2020, its plan to produce 20,000 MW from solar power, even as it postponed Saturday ... Read more...

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Centre all set to launch National Solar Mission


November 14th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): The Union Government is all set to launch the ambitious National Solar Mission implementation plan.The plan which was announced by Prime Minster Manmohan Singh in his ... Read more...

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National solar mission implementation plan ready


November 14th, 2009 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) With only about three weeks left for the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, the Indian government announced that it has completed the formulation of the ... Read more...

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PMK fires salvo against Bt Brinjal


October 18th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) Founder of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) S. Ramadoss has fired the first salvo against farming Bt Brinjal, for which the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) gave its nod ... Read more...

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No decision on Bt Brinjal release before February (Roundup)


October 15th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A series of consultations will be made before taking any decision on the release of Bt Brinjal in India, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam ... Read more...

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No decision on Bt Brinjal without consultation: Minister


October 15th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A series of consultations will be made before taking any decision on the release of Bt Brinjal in India, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam ... Read more...

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Nepal unveils new commerce policy


April 8th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 8 (Xinhua) The Nepal government has unveiled a new commerce policy that aims at economic development and poverty alleviation by enhancing the contribution to national economy through commerce, a media ... Read more...

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Bring perpetrators to justice: UN Security Council


November 28th, 2008 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 28 (IANS) The UN Security Council Thursday condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and urged the international community to cooperate with India to bring perpetrators to justice. The Security ... Read more...

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New sex education module to stress on abstinence: NACO


July 28th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Condom and safe sex are terms that will find no mention in the new sex education module being devised for school students in India. It will instead ... Read more...

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Barak to visit US for talks over Iran: Report


July 11th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Jerusalem, July 11 (Xinhua) Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak will head to the United States Monday for talks with the Pentagon over Iran, Jerusalem Post reported Friday. Sources say Israel is trying ... Read more...

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‘Intercourse’ no, ‘condoms’ yes in new sex education module


June 15th, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) "Intercourse" and "masturbation" are words that will find no mention in a new sex education module being devised for school students in India, large parts ... Read more...

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Nepal to hold Constituent Assembly elections on April 10


January 11th, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Jan 11 (ANI): Nepal will hold the Constituent Assembly elections in single phase on April 10. The date was decided at a Cabinet meeting today, the Nepalnews reported. Earlier today, top leaders ... Read more...

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