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Unions denounce fuel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) All central trade unions Friday condemned the fuel price hike and said this would further push up prices of food, making the life of "ordinary ... Read more...

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BJP brain-storming meet on in Agra


August 5th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 5 (IANS) A two-day brain-storming session of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) began here Sunday with top leaders expected to draw up a roadmap and action strategy for ... Read more...

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Delhi street vendors’ market as global model (With Images)


July 18th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In a matter of 15 minutes a deserted road facing the capital's Indira Gandhi Stadium complex comes alive with a colourful ensemble of clothing and ... Read more...

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India’s biggest women’s grassroots chain connects to Africa


July 9th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bodili (Gujarat), July 9 (IANS) India is reaching out to Africa with its expertise in grassroots development and gender empowerment projects to help poor women in countries like Ghana, Mali, ... Read more...

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38 couples tie the knot at inter-caste mass wedding in Agra


June 10th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 10 (IANS) A bania (traders' community) groom marrying a dalit girl, a brahmin girl marrying a thakur - the city of love Sunday witnessed a rare mass marriage ... Read more...

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Poor Muslim women connect to global fashion with crafts (With Image)


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Marginalised Muslim craftswomen and weavers in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and in the capital are making an international connection with their work thanks to two ... Read more...

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Lalu to march to Bihar’s villages ‘to expose’ Nitish


May 14th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 14 (IANS) Having stayed away from the rough and tumble of Bihar politics for more than one-and-a-half years, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad says he will ... Read more...

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Where destitute, disabled find a home (Feature)


May 1st, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bajhera (Rajasthan), May 1 (IANS) A maggot infested wound in the head, a chopped hand, a smashed nose, a paralysed body...Life was hellish for many destitute, disabled people before they ... Read more...

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High court permits usage of water cess levied on NHPC


March 31st, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court, in an "important order" Saturday, permitted the state government to utilise for welfare schemes the money collected from National Hydro-electric ... Read more...

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Increasing opportunities for women-led businesses in India


March 11th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) An American organization that connects women-run businesses to multinational corporations around the world plans to help women business owners in India to sell their solutions, create ... Read more...

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Agra fogged out, records season’s lowest


December 19th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 19 (IANS) The city of Taj Mahal was literally fogged out Monday morning, slowing down traffic to a crawl and causing a couple of minor accidents. It also ... Read more...

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Helping hands spread warmth among Agra poor


November 30th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 30 (IANS) With the winter chill setting in, helpful souls in the Taj city have begun setting up night shelters for the poor, complete with bonfires, quilts and ... Read more...

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Over two lakh poor women workers to get stoves, lanterns


November 19th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The International Finance Corp (IFC) will provide energy-efficient cooking stoves and solar lanterns to over two lakh women in Rajasthan and Gujarat. A member of ... Read more...

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Himachal activist gets Rajiv Gandhi award


November 14th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh-based social activist Mallika Nadda was honoured by the central government Monday for working to uplift disabled children, an official statement said here.Nadda, who founded ... Read more...

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Observation home caretaker among five held for auto-theft


November 8th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) A caretaker of a Delhi government observation home who encouraged the juvenile lodgers to commit thefts and snatchings to make a quick buck was arrested ... Read more...

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Private college teachers on strike in Punjab, Chandigarh


November 8th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 8 (IANS) Teaching in scores of private colleges across Punjab and Chandigarh was affected Tuesday as hundreds of teachers took mass casual leave seeking a pension and gratuity ... Read more...

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Ramakrishna Mission vice president dead


October 20th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Ramakrishna Math and Mission (RKM) vice president Swami Prameyananda passed away Thursday following respiratory complications. He was 79."Our beloved Swamiji passed away today (Thursday) at 8.25 ... Read more...

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Radhastami celebrations in Mathura


September 5th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 5 (IANS) Chants of 'Radhey Radhey' echoed in the air early Monday as pilgrims and locals here celebrated Radhastami, the birth of Lord Krishna's consort Radha.The ... Read more...

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Condition of four on fast in Bhopal deteriorates


August 25th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 25 (IANS) One is a telecom engineer, another is an event manager, the third one is contractor and the fourth quit his government job to become a social ... Read more...

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Docu-drama on Guru Gobind Singh is bridge between religions: Director


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Thakur Ranvir Singh, who is proud about making the first docu-drama on the10th Sikh guru, says he travelled to eight Indian states and visited ... Read more...

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Centralised kitchens in Pubjab for mid-day meals


July 10th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to set up centralized kitchens through NGOs for supplying quality mid-day meals to students in government schools, a minister said Sunday.State ... Read more...

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Punjab restores pension for school teachers


July 3rd, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) Reversing the decision of the previous Congress regime, the Punjab government Sunday restored the pension of school teachers in government-aided schools in the state."The Punjab government ... Read more...

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Punjab to enact law to make youth read


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) The Punjab government will enact a new law that is designed to help inculcate an interest in reading amongst youngsters, a minister said here Thursday.Punjab Education ... Read more...

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Agra prays for Yamuna floods to wash away garbage


May 24th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 24 (IANS) "Flood again, Yamuna maiyya, (Mother Yamuna) and wash away all the garbage." That was the special prayer hundreds of men, women and children gathered at the ... Read more...

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NGOs oppose direct cash transfer to poor families


May 19th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Various civil society groups and NGOs Thursday came together to oppose the Delhi government's plan to give cash instead of ration to the city's poor ... Read more...

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Agra’s unique Jal Sewaks return


May 16th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 16 (IANS) Agra's unique voluntary force of Jal Sewaks has returned, running a network of over 50 water huts to provide safe, cool and free drinking water to ... Read more...

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Punjab to do away with convocation gowns


April 6th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) Terming it as a reflection of the "colonial symbol of slavery", the Punjab government Wednesday announced that it would do away with ceremonial gowns worn during ... Read more...

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Hundreds join Save Yamuna rally in Agra


March 27th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 27 (IANS) Hundreds of activists and religious leaders joined the Save Yamuna rally here Sunday, shouting slogans and demanding action against those responsible for polluting the river.The Yamuna ... Read more...

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Sikh group wants Anandpur Sahib declared plastic free


March 11th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) An international Sikh group has appealed to the Punjab government to declare Anandpur Sahib as plastic free before the March 14 opening of the three-day Holla ... Read more...

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Two women rewarded, 2,000 jailed on Women’s Day


March 8th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 8 (IANS) While Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was presenting awards to two brave women on International Women's Day Tuesday, around two thousand tribal women were being rounded ... Read more...

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Ashutosh through to last eight, Shivika out of national tennis


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Defending Champion Ashutosh Singh of Delhi remained on course for the title, ousting third seed Mithun Murali of Tamil Nadu 7-5, 6-4 to cruise into the ... Read more...

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Three held for attempt to rape


February 24th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Three people were arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a woman and her niece in west Delhi Thursday, police said."Sanjeev, Monu and Sunil were held from Kanjhawala ... Read more...

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Muslims preach RSS values in Lucknow


February 9th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 9 (IANS) Donning skull caps and armed with RSS literature, small groups of Muslims here are on a campaign to preach the values of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh among members ... Read more...

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Waste-pickers’ views will be reflected in policy: Ramesh


January 29th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Waste-pickers' views will be taken while drafting policy on waste disposal, union Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh said Friday. Inaugurating the first-ever national conference of waste pickers, ... Read more...

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Govt. should give priority to protect job of women rag pickers: Jairam Ramesh


January 28th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Jan 28 (ANI): Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said that the government should give priority to save the job of the women rag pickers.Talking to reporters after visiting the ... Read more...

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