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‘Corruption costs South Africa over $80 bn’


September 5th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Sep 5 (IANS) South Africa has lost 675 billion rand (about $80 billion) due to corruption since the end of apartheid in 1994, it was revealed Wednesday.The figure ... Read more...

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Portfolio reshuffle in Delhi cabinet


August 28th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday reshuffled the portfolios of her ministers, sources in the government said.Health Minister A.K. Walia, who held several portfolios, has ... Read more...

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Cabinet reshuffle in Myanmar


August 27th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 27 (IANS) Myanmar undertook a major cabinet reshuffle Monday, reassigning nine ministers to new posts, the country's information ministry said.Minister of Industry U Soe Thein, Minister of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Karnataka minister to visit northeast, ask people to return


August 21st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 21 (IANS) Karnataka Home Minister R. Ashoka Tuesday said he will visit northeast states soon to assure the people there that the state was safe and the thousands ... Read more...

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32 Mexico coal mines shuttered for safety reasons


August 11th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's government said 32 small coal mines in the northern state of Coahuila have been closed due to safety concerns, a move taken after 13 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UP to launch state portal for citizen welfare


July 19th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Thursday announced it will launch a web portal from Aug 1 to provide services like civil supplies, employment registration, and old age pension ... Read more...

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Capital to get 70 ambulances, 100 dialysis centres


July 5th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The capital will get 70 ambulances and 100 hundred dialysis centres to provide quality health service to its citizens, said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit here ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

40 hurt as bus falls off Chennai flyover


June 27th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Around 50 bus passengers had a miraculous escape after the vehicle plunged down a flyover in the Tamil Nadu capital city Wednesday afternoon, police said. Around ... Read more...

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Delhi to spend Rs.440 crore on roads, afforestation (lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday approved 23 projects worth Rs.440 crore, of which a lion's share of Rs.331 crore will be spent on the public works ... Read more...

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Delhi to spend Rs.440 crore on roads, afforestation


June 26th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday approved 23 projects worth Rs.440 crore, of which a lion's share of Rs.331 crore will be spent on the public ... Read more...

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No additional grant, market borrowing limit extended: Mitra


June 18th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra Monday told the state assembly the central government has not provided any additional grant to the cash-strapped state, but extended ... Read more...

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Denied bypoll ticket, Jharkhand Congress leader joins BJP (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 6 (IANS) Jharkhand Mahila Congress former president Pratibha Pandey Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), expressing anger at the Congress fielding Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant ... Read more...

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Denied bypoll ticket, Jharkhand Congress leader joins BJP


June 6th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 6 (IANS) Jharkhand Mahila Congress former president Pratibha Pandey Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), expressing anger at the Congress fielding Union Tourism Minister Subodh ... Read more...

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Briton beats wife for breaking slave, sex deal


June 5th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) A 44-year-old Briton is facing jail after he savagely beat up his wife for breaking the rules of a bizarre slave and sex agreement they had ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Four women killed for dancing at Pakistani wedding


June 4th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Four women, who were sentenced to death by clerics in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provice for singing and dancing at a wedding, have been killed, a media ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Revisit traditional Punjabi music at capital fest


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A 'Festival of Traditional Music of Punjab', which kicked off here Tuesday, is set to treat music fanatics to the cultural heritage of the state.The two-day ... Read more...

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UPA-II high on economy, to combat Maoism, corruption (Night Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Dispelling the impression of policy paralysis, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday touted India's high economic growth and a sharp decline in poverty as key ... Read more...

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Fight in 2014 on achievements, says Gandhi


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi Tuesday said the results of 2014 general elections would be based on what the government has done ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Overseas companies target China’s ageing population


May 20th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) China, which has one of the world's largest elderly population, has attracted more and more overseas companies in selling products and services for the aged, China ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UP government releases vision document for development


May 17th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Thursday released a road map - 'Samagra Vikas' - for overall development of the state, which aims to fulfil promises made by ... Read more...

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Apex court sets up panel on Vrindavan widows


May 9th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday set up a seven-member committee to go into the socio-economic condition of widows living in the holy city of Vrindavan ... Read more...

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India establishes naval base in Lakshadweep


April 30th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India Monday took a major step towards strengthening of the security of its island territories, an issue that has acquired urgency in the wake of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sikkim gets marginal hike in funds for annual plan (With Images)


April 13th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved a marginal hike in the annual plan outlay for Sikkim at Rs.1,500 crore to help the state step up funds ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Text messages can soothe stressed souls


April 11th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Text messaging is often rapped for promoting reckless driving, but it could be good for people who feel stressed out, isolated or alone. Adrian Aguilera, professor ... Read more...

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Chinese journalists provide free lunch


April 9th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) A charity programme initiated by a group of journalists through the internet has been providing free lunch to 15,000 children from needy families across China.The "Free ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

NLD’s victory claim cheers Myanmarese in northeast India


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Apil 2 (IANS) As the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi claimed a landslide victory in Sunday's by-election in Myanmar, it cheered ... Read more...

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Budget trendsetting for rural sector: Ramesh


March 16th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The budget was "trendsetting from the rural sector point of view" with allocations for rural development increased by Rs.8,000 crore, Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Budget ineffective, clerical; will burden common man’ (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Left parties Friday termed the budget for 2012-13 "clerical" and "ineffective" and said it would increase the burden on the common man."It is ... Read more...

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Budget is ineffective and clerical, says CPI (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Friday slammed the union budget for 2012-13 as "clerical" and "ineffective"."It is an absolute clerical and ineffective budget. ... Read more...

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Budget is clerical, ineffective: CPI


March 16th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The budget for 2012-13 was "absolutely clerical" and "ineffective", Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta said Friday.The budget could have been prepared ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Government schools battle stomach worms


February 20th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With stomach worms infecting thousands of children in the capital, the Delhi government will initiate a programme in its schools from Tuesday to target the ... Read more...

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`European growth model works but needs modifications’


January 25th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 25 (IANS) The European growth model based on trade and finance has brought about prosperity but also needs modifications, a World Bank official said Tuesday."Europe has to make ... Read more...

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Vendors with semi-perishable goods may lose livelihood: Survey


January 20th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Street vendors selling semi-perishable goods in Rajasthan are facing a never-before threat of loss of livelihood, a survey of over 2,500 vendors has revealed.The Public Response ... Read more...

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One dead in fire near Marina beach (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) One man was killed and two others suffered major burns when a government building on the Marina beach road caught fire, the authorities said.The casualties occurred ... Read more...

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