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Mamata breaks tradition, hoists tricolour at Red Road


August 15th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Breaking a tradition in place since 1948, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday unfurled the tricolour at the Indira Gandhi Sarani, also known as ... Read more...

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Record 600 officials face action over illegal mining


October 27th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 27 (IANS) India's battle against corruption and for accountability from its huge bureaucracy is set to get a boost as the Karnataka government prepares to punish over ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh mulls legislation for time-bound public work


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 2 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has been working on a Lok Seva Guarantee Act to ensure that basic public work and applications are disposed ... Read more...

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Government admits loopholes in probing rape cases


August 10th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The government Wednesday accepted that the process of probing rape cases in India was not free of loopholes, but said efforts were being made to ... Read more...

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Militants now target state departments and officials in Manipur


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Apr 22 (ANI): After targeting employees in the banking and hospitality sectors, militants in Manipur are now targeted various state departments and officials.Recently, suspected cadres of the proscribed NSCN (IM) ... Read more...

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Poll panel not to use Sourav’s appeal to Bengal voters


April 5th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Putting an end to the controversy over the use of a short film featuring former India cricket captain Saurav Ganguly inspiring people to vote, the Election ... Read more...

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Gilani says govt has ‘good relations’ with ‘perceived nemesis’ Army and judiciary


September 29th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 29 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has stated that the government has good relations with the establishment and the army, adding that the Army and the Inter-Services ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Oil spill under control, says Chavan


August 10th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug 10 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Tuesday said no fresh leakage has been reported from the sinking Panamanian vessel off the Mumbai coast, adding that the clean up ... Read more...

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No fresh reports of oil leak off Mumbai coast


August 10th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug 10 (ANI): The anti-pollution operations are still on here to neutralise the oil effect, as no fresh oil leak was reported on Tuesday following the collision of two cargo ships ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan Indus Water Commissioners hold meeting to resolve water dispute


July 30th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinRaja Sansi (Amritsar, Punjab), July 30 (ANI): Indian and Pakistani officials have met in New Delhi to discuss their water-related disputes, and have said that talks between the two ... Read more...

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Karnataka fails to spend budgetary funds, says CAG


July 1st, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 1 (IANS) The Karnataka government failed to spend Rs.13,661 crore from the budgetary allocations made to various departments in fiscal 2008-09, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said. "Large ... Read more...

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India-US-EU initiative on Africa on cards


June 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 18 (IANS) The upcoming G-20 summit in Toronto will see a unique initiative of India, the United States and the European Union working together with Africa to help ... Read more...

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Kabil Sibal seeks to balance Central and State education Acts


February 20th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.20 (ANI): Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal has said that he wants to build a consensus with state governments, ahead of the implementation of the central Right ... Read more...

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Hockey player bears hardship in absence of state support


January 13th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Jan 13(ANI): Ashok Kumar, who represented the national junior side just less than a decade ago, is fending for himself by running a wayside eatery at Baluganj in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up Chief Minister’s Office soon


September 15th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Desperate to tone up the state administration after a string of electoral drubbings, the West Bengal government has decided to introduce a Chief Minister's Office (CMO) on lines ... Read more...

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Indian-American to study Bollywood music’s effect on Mumbai youth


July 10th, 2009 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Tina Wadhwa, an Indian-American graduate of Columbia University, has bagged the prestigious Fulbright-mtvU scholarship to create a documentary exploring the impact and influence of Bollywood music on underprivileged ... Read more...

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Novel way to detect melamine in baby formula found


May 1st, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): A researcher at Purdue University has found a novel way to detect trace amounts of melamine in infant formula.With the help of infrared lasers and light spectroscopy methods, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New US Afghan policy may see surge in diplomatic appointments in Kabul


March 19th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.19 (ANI): The new US policy for Afghanistan may see hundreds of additional US officials joining hands with US troops as a part of a larger strategy against extremists. According to ... Read more...

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US asks Pak Govt. to not obstruct peaceful democratic activities


March 14th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 14 (ANI): US special envoy Richard Holbrooke has spoken with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, and conveyed to them Washingtons call for not ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Clinton still clueless over Pakistans intentions in Swat deal


February 20th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.20 (ANI): Days after the Pakistan Government signed a deal with the Taliban to establish peace in the Swat Valley, Washington is still trying to ascertain the intricacies of the ... Read more...

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US opts for wait and watch policy over Swat sharia deal


February 19th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.19 (ANI): While the world may have shown its concerns over the implementation of Islamic law in the Swat Valley, the United States, seems to have applied a policy of ... Read more...

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Musharraf says Pak will come under pressure after Khans release


February 10th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb. 10 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has warned that the country will face more international pressure following the release of nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan. A private ... Read more...

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US alarmed over Khans acquittal, remains a probable risk: US official


February 10th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.10 (ANI): The United States has expressed grave concern over the acquittal of Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr.A.Q. Khan, and said he (Khan) still remains a possible threat. Talking to media persons ... Read more...

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas exhibition inaugurated


January 7th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan 7 (ANI): As a prelude to the 7th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Chennai, an exhibition portraying the might of the industrial and service sectors in India was inaugurated today ... Read more...

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Obama keeping himself updated on Mumbai terror strikes


November 28th, 2008 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): US President-elect Barack Obama is said to be getting regular briefings on the terror drama going on in Mumbai for the past three days, where terrorists are ... Read more...

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Did India play key role in helping US thwart Iran bound air cargo from N. Korea?


November 5th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): The United States thwarted a suspect shipment from North Korea to Iran by persuading the Indian Government to deny clearance for the North Korean flight to travel ... Read more...

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US to support Talibans return to power post severance of ties with Qaeda


October 7th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): After the admission by senior US commanders, including US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, that the war on terror in Afghanistan could not be won ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Haneef affair may remain shrouded in secrecy


July 28th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 28 (ANI): New South Wales Supreme Court Judge John Clarke has said that he is ready close his inquiry into the Mohamed Haneef affair on grounds that much of ... Read more...

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Dr. Deaths extradition case hits roadblock in US


July 12th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne , July 12 (ANI): The extradition process of controversial Indian-born surgeon Dr. Jayant Patel, who has been charged with manslaughter by a Queensland court, has hit a road block as ... Read more...

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Transfer of land for Amarnath shrine not unusual: former governor


July 7th, 2008 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The transfer of forest land to the Amarnath shrine board "was nothing unusual", former Jammu and Kashmir governor Lt. Gen. (retd) S.K. Sinha said here Monday. He ... Read more...

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US State Dept denies targeting Pak troops at Pak-Afghan border


June 20th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 20 (ANI): US State Department has denied that the US troops stationed along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border were targeting the Pakistani troops, as claimed by former Pakistani army chief ... Read more...

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US asks Pak to ensure N-proliferators linked to Khans network not free to walk the streets


June 19th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 19 (ANI): The US State Department has urged Islamabad to ensure that anyone associated with the so-called Khan network of nuclear proliferators is not free to walk the ... Read more...

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Peace deal responsible for resurgence of terrorist attacks: State Department


May 1st, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): The US State Departments annual review of terrorism around the world said that the major reason for a resurgence of terrorist attacks is the peace deal signed ... Read more...

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Tytler’s role in ‘84 anti-Sikh riots features in US rights report


March 16th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by admin
Chandigarh, Mar 16 (ANI): The US State Departments "Country reports on Human Rights Practices-2007" has reportedly taken note of former Union Cabinet Minister Jagdish Tytlers alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

PPP to adopt zero tolerance on rights violations:


March 13th, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 13 (ANI): The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has said that Pakistan has suffered the worst violation of human rights, and therefore, it would adopt a zero tolerance policy on ... Read more...

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