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‘764 Pakistanis granted Indian citizenship during 2009-11′


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) As many as 764 Pakistani nationals were granted Indian citizenship during 2009-11, Minister of State of Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran told the Rajya Sabha Wednesday.Ramachandran ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Coal auction was opposed by five states, says minister


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has always favoured auctioning coal blocks, but the idea was "strongly protested" by five states then ruled by ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Meghalaya groups want check on illegal immigrants


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Entry permits should be introduced in Meghalaya to restrict the influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, social organisations demanded Wednesday.The Khasi Students' Union (KSU), along with eight ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Centre seeks SC nod to review eco-tourism norms (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday sought the Supreme Court's nod to review the guidelines on eco-tourism in and around protected areas following requests from stakeholders.The requests for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Government seeks SC nod for eco-tourism norms’ review


August 21st, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday sought the Supreme Court's nod to review the guidelines on eco-tourism in and around protected areas following requests from stakeholders.The requests for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tourism ministry has no data on pilgrims: Kumari Selja (Spot)


August 21st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja Tuesday said the tourism ministry has informed her that it does not compile data on the number of pilgrims ... Read more...

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Kashmiri separatist leaders placed under house arrest


August 20th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities Monday placed all senior Kashmiri separatist leaders under house arrest to maintain law and order during the congregational Eid prayers in Srinagar."These measures have been ... Read more...

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Sonia seeks action in Assam violence, northeastern people’s mistreatment (Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Expressing her "deep pain" at the ethnic violence in Assam, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday condemned the subsequent mistreatment faced by people from northeast ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sikh-Americans confident they shall overcome


August 19th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Confident that the Sikh-American community shall overcome the trauma of the Wisconsin gurdwara shooting, its leaders have sought laws against school bullying, workplace discrimination and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

PM making excuses for governance deficit, says BJP (Second Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of making an excuse of "lack of political consensus" for "governance deficit" of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

NE states ask governments to ensure safety of their people


August 18th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal/Aizawl/Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) The northeastern states have urged the central government and various state governments to take all possible steps to ensure safety of people from the region ... Read more...

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Educational aid for poor: BJP to raise issue in parliament


August 18th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would raise in parliament the issue of educational assistance to all poor students regardless of religion, said a leader of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US to unlock unspent infrastructure funds


August 18th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The Obama administration moved Friday to boost construction jobs by making more than $470 million in unspent infrastructure funds available to state governments.The move to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

BJP chief ministers meet, discuss economy


August 18th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministers and key party leaders from all states Saturday met here to discuss economic situation in the country.The meeting, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Some truth in attacks on northeastern students: Lapang


August 17th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Meghalaya chief minister D.D. Lapang Friday said there has to be some truth in reports of students being attacked in southern states and these can ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India lost $37 bn by not auctioning coal mines: Auditor (Intro Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India's exchequer could have been richer by Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) if competitive bidding, rather than arbitrary allotment, was adopted to give coal ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Coal block allocations made by best screening committee: Jaiswal


August 17th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 17 (IANS) The union government Friday refused to agree wholly with the official auditor's report on coal block allocations and defended its screening committee as the best ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Adoption guidelines revised in 2011: Minister


August 17th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) To further streamline child adoption procedures, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has revised adoption guidelines and notified Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Auction of coal mines could have fetched $37 bn more: Auditor (Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian exchequer could have earned Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) more if a competitive bidding process was followed in the award of coal ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Process of awarding coal blocks caused $37 bn loss: Auditor


August 17th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The lack of transparency in the allocation of coal blocks to private players resulted in a loss of a whopping Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ensure return of northeast people: Arun Jaitley


August 17th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Friday said it was the responsibility of all political parties, state governments and communities to ensure ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

NESO asks prime minister to ensure safety of northeast people


August 16th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) The North East Students Organisation (NESO) Thursday demanded intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to ensure security to the people ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

West Bengal to set up two deep sea ports (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government will set up two deep sea ports in South 24 Parganas district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday. Global tenders would ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Major push to tourism planned


August 16th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) From launching a new Shatabdi train service between tourist hot spots Agra and Jaipur to expediting facilities like clean toilets, information kiosks and souvenir shops ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Protect northeast people, says CPI-M


August 16th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The CPI-M Thursday called for immediate steps to protect the safety of people from the northeast in other parts of India in the wake of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Assam violence ‘very unfortunate’, says PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Ethnic violence in Assam, which claimed over 70 lives, is "very unfortunate", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.In his independence day speech, the prime ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Hera-pheri’ in total sanitation programme: Jairam Ramesh


August 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Funds were being misappropriated in the total sanitation programme, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said.Replying to supplementaries in the Rajya Sabha, Ramesh said the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Lok Sabha condemns rise in Maoist violence


August 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Tuesday condemned the Maoist violence and described the menace as a national problem. The parliamentarians appealed to the Left-wing extremists to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mumbai protests against Myanmar killings turn violent (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) A protest by several Muslim organisations Saturday at the Azad Maidan here to condemn the alleged attacks on Muslims in Myanmar and the Assam riots ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Northeast on high alert to foil terror attacks on Aug 15


August 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 11 (IANS) The central government has alerted the northeastern states about possible militant strikes in the run-up to Independence Day celebrations Wednesday."Central intelligence wings and the union home ... Read more...

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Protest against Myanmar killings, Assam riots in Mumbai


August 11th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Several Muslim organisations Saturday staged a protest at Mumbai's Azad Maidan to condemn the alleged attacks on Muslims in Myanmar, an official said here Saturday.Led ... Read more...

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Kashmir Sikhs allege discrimination


August 11th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) Sikhs in the Kashmir valley Saturday alleged that they are being neglected by both the central and the state governments.Jagmohan Singh Raina, chairman of all parties ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Remove Bhopal toxic waste in six months, orders SC


August 9th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday gave six months to the central and the Madhya Pradesh governments to dispose of toxic waste lying in and around the ... Read more...

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Only 4 states, UTs support FDI in retail: Government


August 8th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Only four states and union territories have formally supported allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, signifying little backing for the Indian government's move ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Reservation under RTE Act aimed at social inclusion’


August 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Batting for the Right to Education (RTE), a top government official Monday said the 25 percent reservation of seats in schools for the economically deprived was ... Read more...

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