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Kashmir’s welfare scheme for nomadic Gujjars


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 23 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir has formulated a welfare scheme for the nomadic Gujjar community.Social Welfare Minister Sakina Itoo told IANS: "The scheme will take care of ... Read more...

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Kashmiri students on ‘mission’ to know India meet Chidambaram


February 10th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A group of Kashmiri students, mostly from the families affected by militant violence, who are on a pan-India "know the country" tour, Friday met ... Read more...

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Widows and orphans will be rehabiliated: Kashmir’s woman minister (Interview)


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) Officially the figures are 9,000 widows and 25,000 orphans, but activists claim the figures are much higher. Women and children have been among the worst hit ... Read more...

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Moscow holds contest for grandmoms


November 1st, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow will hold Wednesday its first contest for grandmothers, Moscow Super-Babushka 2011, authorities said.A total of 105 women aged over 50 have put forward their ... Read more...

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West Bengal pilloried for dismal educational record


October 21st, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) A public hearing conducted by National Commission Protection Child Rights (NCPCR) unveiled a horrific picture of the rampant violation of the right to education act in West ... Read more...

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Delhi increases senior citizens’ pension


October 17th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday decided to hike the monthly pension of senior citizens, who are above 70 years, from Rs.1,000 to Rs.1,500, with effect from ... Read more...

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No child can be denied admission: Dikshit


September 30th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday said that no school in the city can deny admission to a child as the government has been expanding ... Read more...

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Briton booked for molesting boy in Tamil Nadu


August 20th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) A 65-year-old British national has been booked for sexually abusing a teenaged boy at a home funded by him in Tirunelvelli district of Tamil Nadu, police ... Read more...

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India extends visa of British nun serving leprosy patients


July 25th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 25 (IANS) British-born Catholic nun Jacqueline Jean McEwan, known as Sister Jean, will continue to stay in this Indian tech hub as the Indian government Monday extended her ... Read more...

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Mayawati orders arrest of party leader


June 19th, 2011 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati ordered the arrest of an influential Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Saturday night after his involvement in a murder case ... Read more...

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Bihar to check corruption in anganwadi centres


June 14th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 14 (IANS) Bihar plans to conduct a social audit of the government-run anganwadi centres (AWC) to check complaints about corruption and to bring transparency in the functioning of ... Read more...

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Court summons Delhi Police chief on NGO’s complaint (Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Acting on an urgent plea of an NGO that police escorts remained mute spectators as its members were beaten up while rescuing child workers, ... Read more...

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Assam scam accused files poll papers from jail


March 17th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 17 (IANS) Mohit Hojai, one of the key accused in a Rs.1,000-crore financial scam, Thursday filed his nomination papers from jail for the Assam assembly elections as a ... Read more...

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Mental patient chained to tree for over five years


March 4th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 4 (IANS) Unable to pay for her treatment and getting no assistance from the government, the family of a mentally-ill woman in Rajasthan's Karauli district has kept her ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh engineer owns assets worth Rs.100 crore


February 26th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sharat Pradhan Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) Simultaneous raids over the past three days by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at more than half a dozen cities across India have unearthed immovable ... Read more...

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Bihar’s development result of sustained initiatives, investments: Nitish Kumar


February 13th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Feb 13 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the development in the state is the result of sustained initiatives and investments.Addressing a function organised by Bihar Social Welfare ... Read more...

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Forced to tonsure heads for fee delay, allege Dalit students (Lead)


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Thirty Dalit students of a privately-run institute in Ghaziabad, affiliated to the Uttar Pradesh Technical University, were forced to tonsure their heads as the state government delayed payment ... Read more...

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Dalit students forced to tonsure heads for fee delay


February 3rd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Thirty Dalit students of a privately-run institute in Ghaziabad, affiliated to the Uttar Pradesh Technical University, were forced to tonsure their heads as the state government ... Read more...

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Delhi government rescues mentally-ill woman off street


January 21st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court was Friday informed by the city government that a mentally-ill woman roaming on the streets of the capital for the past three years ... Read more...

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Malaysia to set up special counters to help Indians without documents


January 18th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 18 (ANI): Malaysia's National Registration Department (NRD) offices will set up special counters next month under the "MyDaftar" campaign to address documentation problems involving the Indian community.The counters will ... Read more...

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Malaysian Govt. to set up special counters for Indian community’s identification


December 31st, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31 (ANI): Malaysian Human Resources Minister Dr S. Subramaniam has said that special counters would bet set up in the country to process identification problems faced by the Indian ... Read more...

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‘My Daftar’ campaign for Malay Indians to be launched in Feb 2011


December 30th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), Dec. 30 (ANI): The Malaysian Government will launch a nationwide "My Daftar" campaign from February 19 to 26, 2011 in an effort to resolve problems faced by Malay Indians who ... Read more...

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Delhi to have new anti-begging law


November 7th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The national capital, which has been using a 51-year-old law to deal with begging, is drafting a more "humane" legislation incorporating various welfare schemes, an official said.Delhi, ... Read more...

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220 inmates of crowded Delhi destitutes home to be shifted


November 1st, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Delhi's social welfare department secretary Manoj Parida Monday said that some 220 inmates will be shifted from the crowded Asha Kiran home for destitutes to other places ... Read more...

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Government funds siphoned off to Assam terror outfit: NIA chargesheet


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which investigates terror related crimes, has come up with startling revelations indicating that government funds worth millions of rupees ... Read more...

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Games around, beggars made to disappear from Delhi streets


October 1st, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) You may not be able to spot too many beggars on Delhi streets all of a sudden. As the city decks up for the Commonwealth Games, many ... Read more...

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Concern over 40,000 northeast women hired for CWG services


September 28th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Shillong, Sep 28 (IANS) An estimated 40,000 women from India's northeast were recruited by various escort services for the Commonwealth Games, sparking fears that a vast majority of the ... Read more...

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Malaysian task force to help Indian members resolve their problems


September 21st, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 21 (ANI): Malaysia's Special Implementation Task Force for Indians will have a meet-the-people in Kulim on Saturday to know about their problems.Human Resources Minister Dr S. Subramaniam said during ... Read more...

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Chidambaram visits violence-hit Tangmarg town


September 21st, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, who is heading the all-party delegation now visiting Jammu and Kashmir, Tuesday visited the valley's Tangmarg town where six people were ... Read more...

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Bloody Monday leaves 16 dead across Kashmir (Fourth Lead)


September 13th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 13 (IANS) Sixteen people were killed Monday as furious mobs clashed with security forces and attacked government property across the Kashmir Valley in protests that were initially triggered by ... Read more...

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11 killed as violence spreads across Kashmir (Third Lead)


September 13th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 13 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed across the volatile Kashmir Valley Monday after violent protests that were initially triggered by a report that copies of the Quran ... Read more...

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Three die in Kashmir violence, toll now 73 (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 13 (IANS) Protests and violence continued in the Kashmir Valley Monday as a protester and a policeman were killed in central Badgam district while a youth died in firing by ... Read more...

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Three killed in Kashmir by Hizbul Mujahideen (Lead)


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) The Hizbul Mujahideen has killed three people, including a mother and a daughter, in separate incidents in Kashmir, police said Monday. The incidents took place late Sunday.According ... Read more...

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Heavy stone pelting reported in Pulwama, militants also kill three


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug.23 (ANI): Heavy stone pelting has been reported from Prichoo Pulwama, Muran chowk, Rajpora chowk, Tahab and at the police station in Pulwama.A huge mob pelted stones at these places ... Read more...

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Unidentified gunmen kill three in Kashmir


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) Three people, including a mother and a daughter, have been killed in separate incidents in Kashmir Valley, police said Monday. The incidents took place late Sunday.According to police, ... Read more...

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