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Top officials transferred in Tamil Nadu

May 17th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) On its first day in office, Tamil Nadu's J. Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK government Monday transferred nine top bureaucrats and two police officers.The government appointed Debendranath Sarangi as ... Read more...

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Congress trying to make Sanjay Gandhi scapegoat for Emergency misdeeds: Advani

January 2nd, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday charged the Congress with trying to make the late Sanjay Gandhi a scapegoat for all the "misdeeds" ... Read more...

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10 percent voting in first 4 hours of Bangalore civic poll

March 28th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 28 (IANS) Around 10 percent of more than 6.6 million Bangaloreans eligible to vote to elect the city's civic body cast their ballots in the first four hours of ... Read more...

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Bangalore votes Sunday to elect civic body

March 27th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 27 (IANS) More than 6.6 million Bangaloreans are eligible to vote Sunday to elect a 198-member civic body from some 1,300 candidates who include doctors, a transgender and people ... Read more...

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People are poor as they spend on liquor: PMK’s Ramadoss

January 10th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S. Ramadoss Sunday said more than 50 percent of the population is living below the poverty line (BPL) waiting for doles from the ... Read more...

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Stalin to head Chennai River Water Authority

December 3rd, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has been named to head the Chennai River Water Authority (CRWA) set up to clean the city's two major rivers Cooum ... Read more...

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Local Welfare in a Global Context: Slums and Urban Welfare in Karnataka’s Development

November 29th, 2009 - 1:26 am ICT by admin
By Pushpa Achanta, CNSIn September 2006, CIVIC ( organized the above public meeting in Bangalore with Dr. Supriya Roy Chowdhuri, Professor ISEC, Bangalore ( and Mr. Narayanswamy, Joint Director, Karnataka Slum Clearance ... Read more...

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Prime minister to head cabinet panel on infrastructure

July 11th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The government has constituted a high-power committee under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to drive infrastructure development in the country, identified as a key priority area to ... Read more...

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Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure constituted

July 11th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) has been constituted under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.The constitution of the high-powered committee comes in ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu lawmaker threatens protest outside minister’s house

July 3rd, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Assembly Friday saw a heated debate when Congress Legislature Party leader D. Sudharsanam threatened to protest outside the house of Minister Suba Thangavelan over the ... Read more...

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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ kids get a British holiday

June 2nd, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) "Slumdog Millionaire" child actors Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, whose Mumbai shanties were torn down in a controversial slum clearance last month, are to get a ... Read more...

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Danny Boyle comes to homeless Slumdog stars’ ‘rescue’

May 27th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is flying to India to rescue child stars Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, it has emerged.Both the child stars' were rendered homeless ... Read more...

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Children’s parliament denounces atrocities committed on children around the world

May 24th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, May 24 (ANI): In a unique parliament made up of children in the age group of five to fourteen years, who assembled in Varanasi on Saturday, took stock of atrocities ... Read more...

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Three new entrants to BJP inducted in Karnataka ministry

July 10th, 2008 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 10 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Thursday expanded his ministry inducting three people who recently joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party from the Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S). ... Read more...

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