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Court seeks action ASI report over mosque


August 24th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to file a report over the removal of illegal construction at the site ... Read more...

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Bastar to get central tribal varsity


July 15th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 15 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Scheduled Tribes Advisory Council, a powerful statutory body looking after developmental aspects in tribal areas, has given the green signal for setting up a ... Read more...

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1.4 lakh Maharashtra, Goa lawyers join all-India strike (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) All higher and lower courts across Maharashtra and Goa wore a deserted look Wednesday as around 1.4 lakh lawyers joined the two-day nation wide strike ... Read more...

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Capacity of hydropower plants on Ganga to be reduced: Natarajan (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) To ensure free flow and clean water in the Ganga, the union environment ministry is formulating a plan to cut down the capacity of major ... Read more...

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Activists demand intelligence, para-military forces answer RTIs


May 27th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Activists and government representatives met here to discuss ways to make the dissemination process under the Right To Information (RTI) Act more transparent and accountable ... Read more...

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MCI bill introduced in Rajya Sabha


May 9th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The central government Wednesday introduced in the Rajya Sabha a bill to extend by another year the tenure of the board of governors of the ... Read more...

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Cheetah translocation was cabinet decision: Jayanthi


May 9th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) With the Supreme Court putting on hold the government's ambitious project to import the cheetah from Africa, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Wednesday said her ministry ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks Indian help to train rookie diplomats


February 9th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Like many countries in Africa, Ethiopia has sought India's help in setting up an institute to train rookie diplomats.A four-member delegation from Ethiopia's foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Law panel to study need for more judges, court told (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The central government Thursday told the Supreme Court that it would amend the terms of reference of the 19th Law Commission to include that it ... Read more...

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Law panel to study need for more judges, court told


January 12th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The central government Thursday told the Supreme Court that it would amend the terms of reference of the 19th Law Commission to include that it ... Read more...

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Several loopholes in Lokpal bill, says Left


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury Thursday questioned government's preparation before bringing the Lokpal bill, saying that there were several loopholes in the bill."We ... Read more...

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Lokpal report tabled, ombudsman to have constitutional status


December 9th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Recommending constitutional status for the anti-graft ombudsman but leaving the issue of the prime minister's inclusion to parliament, a standing committee on the Lokpal Friday ... Read more...

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Court stops defence construction on Delhi ridge


December 5th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Two defence agencies have been forced to stop building residential flats in the heart of the national capital with the Delhi High Court staying construction ... Read more...

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Court refuses to stay probe against chess federation (Lead)


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday refused to impose a stay on its earlier order asking the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to probe allegations that ... Read more...

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Team Anna favours constitutional status to Lokpal


October 13th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Team Anna Wednesday welcomed the government's reported intention to give the Lokpal (ombudsman) a constitutional status but said that should not prevent it ... Read more...

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Pushing for constitutional Lokpal, reiterates Congress


October 12th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress party Wednesday said the government was pushing for constitutional status for the Lokpal or ombudsman - a line welcomed by Team Anna ... Read more...

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Many British women searching for sperm donors online


October 10th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) A rising number of women in Britain are turning to internet sperm donors to become mothers after being unsuccessful in finding the man of their dreams.Scores ... Read more...

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Young doctors unwilling to serve in rural areas: Azad


August 30th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday expressed regret that despite offering several incentives young doctors are not willing to serve in rural areas.Replying to a ... Read more...

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Experts support Rahul’s Lokpal idea


August 26th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi's idea to make the Lokpal office a constitutional body on the lines of the Election Commission of India has ... Read more...

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Government should consider Rahul’s Lokpal idea: Sandeep Dikshit


August 26th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Stating that Rahul Gandhi had made a "substantial contribution" towards ending the Lokpal logjam, Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit Friday said the government should seriously ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear Jha against ‘Aarakshan’ bans Tuesday (Lead)


August 12th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear Tuesday a petition by film producer and director Prakash Jha seeking the quashing of the orders by the Uttar ... Read more...

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Main problem of Greater Noida villagers overlooked: BJP


May 21st, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) As the National Commission for Women (NCW) Saturday said it has found atrocities being committed in Bhatta Pasaul village in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Snap that mobile link, Punjab panel tells brides


May 10th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) Mobiles and marriages? They simply don't go together even if this is the 21st century, believes the Punjab State Commission for Women (PSCW) that has asked ... Read more...

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India to set up an autonomous n-regulatory authority (Lead)


April 26th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government will introduce a bill in the next session of parliament to create an independent and autonomous nuclear regulatory authority, a minister said ... Read more...

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High court reserves order on summoning Modi before Nanavati panel


April 22nd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 22 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Friday reserved judgment on whether Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others should be summoned by the Nanavati-Mehta enquiry commission which is ... Read more...

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Advani highlights issue of corruption in his latest blog


March 6th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 6(ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani on Sunday reiterated that one word -'corruption'- has been reverberating in every nook and corner of the country for several ... Read more...

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Forest clearance for SAIL Chiria iron mines in Jharkhand


February 9th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The environment ministry Wednesday permitted the diversion of forest land for the Steel Authority of India's Chiria iron ore mines in Jharkhand after imposing 13 conditions.The ... Read more...

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We have reclaimed land from mosque, DDA tells court


January 14th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Friday told the Delhi High Court that it had complied with its orders on demolition of a mosque built illegally on government ... Read more...

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India to set energy efficiency targets for industries


January 11th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India will for the first time release energy efficiency targets for eight industrial sectors in April in a move that is expected to save ... Read more...

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Beware of quacks, says Delhi Medical Council


January 9th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Cautioning against fake doctors, the Delhi Medical Council Sunday issued advertisements in leading dailies saying that the advice of quacks may worsen illnesses and any information on ... Read more...

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Moods among top three condom brands in UAE


January 6th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 6 (IANS) Premium condom brand Moods, manufactured by city-based mini-ratna company HLL Lifecare Ltd, has become one of the top three premium condom brands in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ... Read more...

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In 2011, cars to come with star ratings on energy efficiency


December 31st, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Car owners in India will come to know, probably from 2011, how eco-friendly their vehicle is. The government is coming up with star labelling ... Read more...

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Disabled demand change in mindsets, policy (Dec 3 is World Disability Day)


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Widespread prejudice, lack of job opportunities and official apathy - the differently-abled in the country have to battle more than just their physical disabilities in ... Read more...

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All-India disability awareness campaign kicked off


November 16th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Badhate Kadam, a pan-India awareness campaign on disability, was kicked off in Delhi by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik Tuesday.The campaign, which began last year, ... Read more...

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Maintain restraint: Congress to Dikshit, Kalmadi


October 18th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi trading charges publicly over alleged CWG corruption, the Congress Monday advised them to ... Read more...

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