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Court notice on pre-primary classes in state-run schools


September 6th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking directions to the state government and civic agencies to start ... Read more...

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‘Quota bill aimed at diverting attention from Coalgate’ (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday termed the introduction of a bill for quota in job promotions as a "diversionary tactic" by the Congress, to take away ... Read more...

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‘Quota bill aimed at diverting attention from Coalgate’


September 5th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday termed the introduction of a bill for reservation in job promotions as a "diversionary tactic" by the Congress, ... Read more...

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Bill to eliminate manual scavenging tabled in Lok Sabha


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A bill that seeks to prohibit manual scavenging, rehabilitate those engaged in such inhuman employment and for stringent measures to stop such practices was introduced ... Read more...

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Goa’s crusading church NGO website hacked


August 31st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) A website of a Roman Catholic Church-run NGO has been hacked by unidentified people for the third time in recent years, said a church official Friday.The ... Read more...

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‘Courts must keep in mind limitations of state’


August 13th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) Courts should keep in mind weaknesses and constraints of the state and authorities before issuing directives and judgments, a Guwahati High Court judge has said."The judgement ... Read more...

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West Bengal assembly celebrates 75 years


August 13th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A two-day celebration to mark 75 years of the West Bengal Assembly started Monday, with former speakers including ex-Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee being felicitated ... Read more...

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West Bengal assembly celebrates platinum jubilee


August 13th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A two-day celebration to mark 75 years of the West Bengal assembly started Monday, with former speakers, including ex-Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, being felicitated ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m. over Assam violence (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was Monday adjourned for the second time, this time till 2 p.m., after opposition members raised a ruckus over the violence ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned over black money issue


August 13th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon Monday after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members noisily demanded that black money stashed abroad be ... Read more...

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Sanjeev Nanda’s sentence reduced in BMW hit-and-run case (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday upheld the Delhi High Court order reducing the prison sentence of Sanjeev Nanda, the main accused in the January 1999 BMW ... Read more...

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Aamir meets PM, seeks scrapping of manual scavenging (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union minister Mukul Wasnik Monday assured actor-activist Aamir Khan that the government will work to eliminate manual scavenging from ... Read more...

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‘Draft bill against manual scavenging with stricter provisions in monsoon session’


July 16th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Even as actor-activist Aamir Khan Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to raise the age-old issue of manual scavenging the government said it is ... Read more...

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Aamir meets PM, seeks scrapping of manual scavenging


July 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Actor-activist Aamir Khan Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union minister Mukul Wasnik here and raised the issue of the plight of manual ... Read more...

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Goa church rues shrinking Christian numbers in Israel


June 11th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 11 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church in Goa has expressed solidarity with Palestinians in general and Palestinian Christians in particular, in the face of what the Church has ... Read more...

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Kiran Bedi to host radio talk show


June 9th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Former top cop Kiran Bedi, also a prominent member of Team Anna, will soon be hosting an interactive talk show on an internet radio channel ... Read more...

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‘Welfare funds not fully used in northeast’


May 30th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 29 (IANS) Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Tuesday expressed concern over the poor fund utilisation in social welfare sector in the northeast states.Chairing a ... Read more...

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Government to amend law on atrocities against SCs, STs


May 17th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The government is looking into amending the existing laws to prevent atrocities against Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), Social Justice and Empowerment Minister ... Read more...

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Social justice, terrorism major challenges: Arun Jaitley


May 13th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Sunday said that social justice and terrorism were among the major challenges faced by Indian democracy ... Read more...

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21 mn people are disabled in India: Minister


May 7th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Over 21 million people in the country are disabled out of which 10 million are blind, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik said ... Read more...

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Mayawati demands constitution amendment for SC/ST quota (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Monday demanded in the Rajya Sabha that the government bring a constitutional amendment bill during the current parliament ... Read more...

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Postpone Goa panchayat polls, says church body


April 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) The Archdiocese of Goa's social wing Saturday sought the postponement of panchayat elections in the state, alleging irregularities in ward reservation and delimitation."The Council of Social ... 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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Palsy patient still feels scared when boarding plane


April 19th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Forty-two-year-old Jeeja Ghosh, who was offloaded from a Spicejet flight a few months back for being a patient of cerebral palsy, Thursday said she still feels ... Read more...

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Chandy announces sops for the physically challenged


April 4th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 4 (IANS) More government jobs, free three-wheelers and easy accessibility for physically challenged people in Kerala are the latest sops that the Kerala government under Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Need to sensitize society on autism


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Monday said there was an urgent need to sensitise the society about autism to ensure a dignified ... Read more...

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UAE hails Yemen’s efforts for reforms


March 25th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 24 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has welcomed Yemen's current efforts to attain security, stability and build a unified state in which law and social justice can ... Read more...

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Sangita Gairola is new culture secretary


February 29th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Sangita Gairola, an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer, has been appointed as secretary in the ministry of culture, an official statement said Wednesday.Gairola, presently special ... Read more...

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Deboarding incident a rights violation: Government


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS)The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has asked Ministry of Civil Aviation to order an enquiry into the incident which saw off-loading of ... Read more...

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Brazil wants firms to offer six months’ maternity leave


February 17th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government wants to increase from four to six months the amount of paid maternity leave companies are obliged to give new mothers, the country's ... Read more...

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Ministry withdraws press release about hiked amount to SC victims (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Within hours of its release, the Ministry of Social Justice Thursday withdrew a press release from the government's official website about its decision to increase ... Read more...

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PM to set up panel for senior citizens’ welfare


February 1st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will constitute a council for welfare of senior citizens, a statement from the prime minister's office (PMO) said Wednesday. Social ... Read more...

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Will clear all pending cases in three years in UP: Congress


January 27th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) The Congress plans to bring to an end the rising pendency of cases before the courts in Uttar Pradesh in the next three years.Disclosing this while ... Read more...

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Interactive sessions for young Pravasis at conclave


January 6th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 6 (IANS) Interactive sessions to attract young entrepreneurs and enrich the experience of Pravasi youth will be held in Jaipur on Saturday and Monday as part of ... Read more...

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IPTA resolves to wage war against ‘obscurantist values’


December 30th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 30 (IANS) The Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) has resolved to wage a relentless struggle against "obscurantist forces" which, it said, were hell-bent on destroying India's secular, socio-cultural ... Read more...

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