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A Finnish solution to arsenic water in India


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 9 (IANS) A Finnish water chemistry company has been roped in to solve the chronic problem of arsenic water in India."We have been asked by India's ministry of ... Read more...

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A Finnish solution to arsenic water in India (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 9 (IANS) A Finnish water chemistry company has been roped in for a pilot project aiming to solve the chronic problem of arsenic water in India."We have been ... Read more...

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Online rumours on Assam riots terror handiwork: Shinde (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday said the communal colour given to the recent ethnic violence in Assam was "unfortunate" and noted that the "motivated" online ... Read more...

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Online rumours on Assam riots terror handiwork: Shinde


September 6th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday said the communal colour given to the recent ethnic violence in Assam was "unfortunate" and noted that the "motivated" online ... Read more...

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Travel advisory: India assures safety to visiting Sri Lankans (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Amid reports of attack on buses carrying Sri Lankan pilgrims in Tamil Nadu and a travel advisory issued by Colombo, the government Tuesday assured that ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka issues travel warning for southern India


September 4th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 4 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has issued a travel warning to Sri Lankans visiting southern India following a spate of incidents targeting Sri Lankan nationals, the external ... Read more...

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Tripura people safe in Karnataka, other states, says Manik Sarkar


August 20th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The students, professionals and other people from Tripura staying in Karnataka, Maharashtra and other states were safe and there were no reports of any attack on ... Read more...

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Tripura people safe in Karnataka, other states, says Manik Sarkar


August 20th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The students, professionals and other people from Tripura staying in Karnataka, Maharashtra and other states were safe and there were no reports of any attack on ... Read more...

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Left-backed Kerala government staff to strike work Aug 21


August 17th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) The Left-backed state government employees have called for a day-long strike Aug 21 after Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy refused to go back on his ... Read more...

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Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal to enliven AAPI US tour


August 5th, 2012 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal is joining an American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) sponsored nine-city spectacular musical programme combined with educational and networking opportunities ... Read more...

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Power crisis: Centre, states in blame game (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh/Jaipur/Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) As the power crisis Tuesday enveloped 19 states in India, the central government blamed the collapse on the second straight day to overdrawing of ... Read more...

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Must learn to live together: Chidambaram to Assam


July 31st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Calling Assam as a "typical" example of a plural society, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday appealed to all communities in the state to "learn ... Read more...

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Jharkhand bans sale, manufacturing of gutka


July 24th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 24 (IANS) The Jharkhand government Tuesday banned manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of 'gutka' (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) in the state, said an official.The Jharkhand cabinet meeting chaired ... Read more...

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Tripura to punish use of tobacco, drug in public places


July 20th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) Alarmed at the high incidence of cancer and tobacco and drug-related diseases in the state, the Tripura government has decided to punish those using tobacco in ... Read more...

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End animal testing for cosmetics: Paul McCartney


July 9th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Veteran singer Sir Paul McCartney is supporting India's Be Cruelty-Free campaign initiated by Humane Society International (HSI) to end animal testing for cosmetics worldwide."The ugly ... Read more...

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India’s biggest women’s grassroots chain connects to Africa


July 9th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bodili (Gujarat), July 9 (IANS) India is reaching out to Africa with its expertise in grassroots development and gender empowerment projects to help poor women in countries like Ghana, Mali, ... Read more...

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Spiritual group prepares to clean entire Ganges


June 17th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Haridwar, June 17 (IANS) A spiritual group here is conducting a survey on how best to clean the entire 2,525-km Ganges, the holiest of all rivers for Hindus but ... Read more...

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Sachin inaugurates 100th transformed school


June 1st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) NDTV and Coca-Cola India Friday celebrated the completion of transforming the 100th school under the 'Support My School' initiative at Priyadarshini Vidyalaya in northwest Mumbai.The ... Read more...

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Foreign mafias creating socio-economic chaos in Goa: Naik


April 27th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 27 (IANS) Foreign land mafias are usurping and exploiting scarce land resources in Goa and creating "social and economic chaos", Goa's only representative in the Rajya Sabha told ... Read more...

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West Bengal planning new renewable energy policy


April 12th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The West Bengal government is mulling a new policy on renewable energy, an official said Thursday."We are planning to bring in a policy on renewable energy. ... Read more...

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Two Indians among 2012 Yale World Fellows


April 4th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Yale University has selected 16 World Fellows for 2012. Two of them are from India, bringing the total number of fellows from India to 11 since ... Read more...

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Caste-based religious leaders muddy BJP power struggle (Karnataka Newsletter)


March 25th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 25 (IANS) An unseemly fallout of the continuing leadership tussle in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the open involvement of several Hindu religious leaders backing ... Read more...

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Northeast MPs moot forum to discuss Myanmar issue


March 9th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 9 (IANS) The Burma Centre Delhi (BCD) is planning to launch a forum involving all members of parliament (MPs) from the northeast region to raise the issue of ... Read more...

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India awaits vote count with fingers crossed


March 5th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Millions of votes polled in five states in India's biggest popularity test since the 2009 Lok Sabha battle will be counted Tuesday with political ... Read more...

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Small and medium industries complain of neglect in UP


February 6th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (FISME) Monday criticised the Uttar Pradesh government for neglecting the sector."Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh could ... Read more...

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Underworld threat to Rushdie? Mumbai police deny information


January 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie may have called off his visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival citing threat to his life from the Mumbai underworld, but police here ... Read more...

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Rushdie cites threats to life, calls off Jaipur visit (Lead)


January 20th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Will he, won't he? The guessing game is over with Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses", saying he had called off his visit to ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Uttarakhand Friday


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will be holding his first public rally in poll-bound Uttarakhand Friday, sources said.Gandhi, who has been aggresively campaigning in ... Read more...

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Microsoft ‘disappointed’ with hold back on retail FDI


December 9th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Microsoft Thursday said it is "very disappointed" with the central government's decision to hold back Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail trade, stressing "FDI in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US’ Maryland signs sister state agreement with Andhra Pradesh


November 29th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) US state Maryland Monday signed a sister state agreement with Andhra Pradesh, the first such agreement with any Indian state.On the first day of his visit ... Read more...

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No scope to divide Bihar further, says Nitish


November 21st, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) After supporting Mayawati's plan to split Uttar Pradesh into four, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared Monday that there was no scope to divide Bihar further.Nitish ... Read more...

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Rural poverty alleviation project for northeast approved


November 16th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The government Wednesday approved a Rs.683 crore project to improve the living standards of rural areas in four northeastern states -- Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim ... Read more...

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Nitish backs Mayawati plan to split Uttar Pradesh


November 16th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday came out in support of Mayawati's plan to divide Uttar Pradesh into four states."I am always a supporter of smaller ... Read more...

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India Economic Summit begins in Mumbai Saturday


November 10th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) For the first time, Mumbai will host the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual 3-day India Economic Summit, officials from the WEF and its Indian partner, ... Read more...

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Mizoram farming plan can be a model: official


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Nov 2 (IANS) The Planning Commission Wednesday lauded the Mizoram government's flagship programme - New Land Use Policy (NLUP) which aims to support 120,000 farming families over five years."NLUP ... Read more...

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