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NHRC to hear scheduled castes’ complaints in Chennai


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will organise a three-day open hearing in Chennai to listen to complaints from members of the Scheduled Castes in ... Read more...

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Japan to help J&K; in social welfare schemes


June 13th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 13 (IANS) Japan is keen to share its experience and technology linked to the field of social welfare with Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Wednesday.A Japanese delegation met ... Read more...

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Recognise transgenders as separate gender group: Experts


May 12th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The recognition of transgenders and transsexuals as a distinct gender group is crucial for their emancipation, experts said Saturday at a public tribunal here on ... Read more...

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Mukherjee’s budget promises tax relief, subsidy cut, reforms (Fourth Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Tax relief to individuals, promise to curb black money, major push on infrastructure, capital market reforms and huge subsidy cut were among proposals listed ... Read more...

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Pakistani tribesmen praised for assisting army


February 25th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) A Pakistan Army commander has praised the tribesmen of the northwestern region for assisting the country's armed forces against terrorists."Anti-state elements" have carried out many ... Read more...

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‘Pay subsidies directly to beneficiaries to plug leaks’


February 24th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) To ensure subsidies and welfare schemes reach the intended recipients and there is no siphoning off of funds, a government-appointed committee Thursday recommended that ... Read more...

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‘Baby Falak case a failure of child protection machinery’


February 13th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The case of two-year-old battered baby Falak, who is battling for life at a city hospital, is a stark example of failure of child protection ... Read more...

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Development will help fight Maoist menace: Arjun Munda (Interview)


January 24th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 24 (IANS) Development had not reached many parts of Jharkhand, Chief Minister Arjun Munda admitted after an extensive road trip across the state and said candidly that ... Read more...

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Some youth radicalised, need to address it: PM (Intro Roundup)


September 10th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Three days after a bomb blast at Delhi High Court killed 13 people, Prime Minister Manmohan SIngh Saturday admitted that a section of the country's ... Read more...

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Need to wean away youth from radicalisation: PM (Roundup)


September 10th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Describing the bomb blast outside Delhi High Court as "a stark reminder" to not lower vigil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said there can ... Read more...

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No single panacea for corruption: Patil (Roundup)


August 14th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Terming corruption a cancer affecting the nation, President Pratibha Patil Sunday said there cannot be just one panacea to deal with the menace, and ... Read more...

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Government committed to eradicating poverty: President


August 14th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Sunday said that the government is committed to providing common people opportunities to progress and to eradicating poverty, hunger, disease and ... Read more...

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Government steps up attack on Hazare


August 14th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Stepping up its attack on social activist Anna Hazare who has threatened to go on an indefinite fast from Aug 16 to push for ... Read more...

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Counting India’s poor begins Wednesday


June 28th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) A nationwide census to identify Indians living below the poverty line (BPL) and help determine those eligible for social welfare schemes meant for the poor ... Read more...

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Count of India’s poor begins Wednesday from Tripura (Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) A nationwide census begins with Tripura Wednesday to identify Indians living below the poverty line (BPL) and help determine those eligible for social welfare schemes ... Read more...

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Bihar asked to set up more shelters for homeless people


June 17th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna,June 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed commissioner monitoring implementation of food-related schemes, Harsh Mander Friday asked the Bihar government to plan further expansion of shelters for the homeless in ... Read more...

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PM lauds high turnout at Kashmir panchayat polls


April 24th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday expressed happiness over the large participation of voters in the Jammu and Kashmir panchayat polls - held after 10 ... Read more...

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UN announces new programme for Indian widows


March 8th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Recognising the plight of widows in India whose lives are often mired in poverty and neglect, the UN Tuesday launched a new programme for widows ... Read more...

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Kerala’s ruling front gets into poll mode


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 22 (IANS) With Kerala assembly elections scheduled for the first half of next year, the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) coalition Wednesday asked the Achuthanandan government to step up its ... Read more...

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Narendra Modi slams government schemes


July 24th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Saturday criticised centrally-run social welfare schemes like the national rural employment guarantee programme, and said the central government was merely indulging ... Read more...

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Make villages progressive units, improve welfare delivery: Patil (Lead)


July 5th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said India has a huge amount of social welfare schemes, but delivery systems needed to be more effective and non-corrupt for their benefits ... Read more...

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Delhi to count its homeless


July 2nd, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Delhi Friday launched an exercise to identify the homeless in the city to ensure that they are benefited from the social welfare schemes of the government and ... Read more...

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Digvijay slams Chidambaram’s anti-Maoist policy (Lead)


April 14th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh Wednesday said Home Minister P. Chidambaram should not opt for a "narrow sectarian view" when tackling Maoist rebels and says the ... Read more...

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Rethink anti-Maoist strategy: Digvijay to Chidambaram


April 14th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh Wednesday said Home Minister P. Chidambaram should not opt for a "narrow sectarian view" when dealing with Maoist rebels and, in ... Read more...

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Minority quota doubtful, studying options, says Khursheed


December 21st, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Doubtful about implementing the minorities commission recommendations, Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurhseed Monday said the government was considering quota for backward classes among Muslims within the existing ... Read more...

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10 percent quota for Muslims recommended (Lead)


December 18th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) After a delay of 20 months since it was presented, the government Friday tabled in the Lok Sabha a report on the status of minorities in ... Read more...

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Advani’s vision: Every girl a ‘lakhpati’ in India


March 17th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) In an effort to woo women voters, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani Tuesday vowed that if voted to power his government will ... Read more...

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Highlights of President Pratibha Patil’s address


August 14th, 2008 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Following are the highlights of President Pratibha Patil's address to the nation Thursday on the eve of Independence Day: * Terrorism will never succeed in discouraging us ... Read more...

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Walia presents his fifth Delhi budget Monday


March 23rd, 2008 - 9:50 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Finance and Planning Minister A.K. Walia Monday will unveil his fifth consecutive annual budget of the Delhi government, which is unlikely to see any new taxes. He ... Read more...

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