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Bill to eliminate manual scavenging tabled in Lok Sabha (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A bill that seeks to prohibit manual scavenging, rehabilitate those engaged in such inhuman employment and impose stringent measures to stop such practices was introduced ... Read more...

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Bill to eliminate manual scavenging tabled in Lok Sabha


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A bill that seeks to prohibit manual scavenging, rehabilitate those engaged in such inhuman employment and for stringent measures to stop such practices was introduced ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Maharashtra left with only 13 percent water in reservoirs


June 27th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) A day after authorities warned of water rationing in the state capital, Maharashtra Wednesday said tough times may be ahead with only 13 percent water left ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

IPL season begins in Bangalore under tight vigil


April 7th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 7 (IANS) As summer gets underway with hot days but cooler nights, the entertaining cricket season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) got off to a start Saturday ... Read more...

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Dhaka urged to tighten anti-tobacco measures


February 27th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has been urged to tighten tobacco control measures to prevent deaths and disabilities from related diseases.Nearly 57,000 people die from tobacco use annually ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Watching situation in Manipur: Poll panel


January 27th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Election Commission has said it was keeping a watch on "violent" and "extremist activities" in Manipur, where militants triggered another bomb blast Friday, and ... Read more...

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Balochistan proposes steps to avert terror attacks


October 8th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) The Balochistan government in Pakistan seeks to introduce stringent measures to tighten security in the province.The government felt the need to propose such measures following a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India faces huge donor crunch in liver transplants: Experts


October 7th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India is facing a huge donor crunch in liver transplants -- of the nearly 20,000 needy patients, only 500 are able to get them, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kribhco plant gets closure notice over buffalo deaths


July 7th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 6 (IANS) The Gujarat Pollution Control Board has issued a 15-day closure notice on Krishak Bharti Cooperative Ltd (KRIBHCO) after it failed to explain the deaths of a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Maharashtra’s Rs.42,000-crore annual plan approved


May 20th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Maharashtra's Rs.42,000 crore annual plan - an increase of over Rs.4,084 crore over last year's Rs.37,916 crore - for 2011-12 has been approved by the central ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Protests in Agra as abortion victim dies (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 29 (IANS) A doctor here was on the run after a 29-year-old woman died Friday following a botched abortion that has sparked mass anger in the Taj Mahal ... Read more...

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After Anna jibe, Pawar quits anti-graft panel (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday stepped down from the high-powered anti-graft ministerial panel after social activist Anna Hazare, who is on fast-unto-death here against ... Read more...

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Pawar quits anti-graft panel after Hazare jibe


April 6th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday stepped down from the high-powered anti-graft ministerial panel after social activist Anna Hazare, who is on fast-unto-death against corruption, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘State fund for election is possible’, says Moily


February 26th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 26(ANI): Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Saturday said that his ministry has a proposal on state funding of election and plans to go for a national consultation ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Amazed by defamatory comments by Pranab Mukherjee: Sushma Swaraj


February 20th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
Rohtak (Haryana), Feb 20(ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Sunday criticized Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for equating the opposition parties with the Maoist rebels after the winter session ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Congress-led UPA government has failed on all fronts: BJP


February 12th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 12(ANI): Expressing concern over the extent of corruption in a string of recently exposed scams, Bharatiya Janata Party President Nitin Gadkari on Saturday termed the ruling Congress-led United ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Security up in Delhi on Christmas eve


December 24th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Security was stepped up in Delhi Friday on Christmas eve, police said."We are keeping a tight vigil in the city. All stringent measures have been taken and ... Read more...

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Strict curfew ensures that no South African player can do a Haider on tour: CSA boss


November 12th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Nov 12 (ANI): No South African player can slip out the team hotel during away tours, as was done by Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider in the midst of an ODI series ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

No fresh attacks on Indian students in Australia: Sibal


August 27th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) No fresh attacks on Indian students have been reported from Australia recently, parliament was informed Friday. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Human Resource Development Minister ... Read more...

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Panjab University gears up to control campus violence


July 31st, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Marred by increasing incidents of violence involving student leaders of rival political parties, Panjab University (PU) here is set to introduce stringent measures to curb them. According to ... Read more...

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Non-EU immigration into Britain to be controlled


July 20th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 20 (IANS) More stringent measures to control immigration from outside the European Union into Britain are on the anvil as the British government Tuesday admits the proposed permanent ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India adopts code for safe tourism


July 1st, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) India Thursday released a code for the safety of the millions of foreign tourists visiting the country every year. The Code of Conduct for Safe and Honourable Tourism ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

ACC to enforce strict anti-doping measures during Asia Cup in Sri Lanka


June 12th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.12 (ANI): In its bid to check the usage of performance enhancement drugs by players during the upcoming Asia Cup in Sri Lanka, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has intimated ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pak not to wilt under US pressure to launch offensive in North Waziristan


May 13th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 13 (ANI): Pakistan has apparently made it clear that it would not succumb under intense US pressure to launch an offensive in North Waziristan, the stronghold of the Taliban.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak to face ’severe consequences’ if terrorists hit US, warns Clinton


May 8th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): In what probably can be seen as the strongest message to Pakistan since the failed Times Square bombing plot, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Haryana bans burning wheat residue


April 27th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) In a bid to keep a check on the rising level of environment pollution in the state, Haryana government has initiated stringent measures, including registration of police cases, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

7 out of 10 Aussies ready for full body scans prior to flying


April 14th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr.14 (ANI): Seven out ten Australian travellers taking part in a survey, have said that they support full body scans at airports.Seventy per cent of adults are in favour of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Swine flu probably originated in US, says Mexico


March 30th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 30 (IANS/EFE) A year after the outbreak of the deadly swine flu epidemic that killed over 14,000 people across the world, Mexico has said it suspects the disease originated ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Emergency declared in cyclone-hit Fiji (Lead)


March 16th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 16 (DPA) Fiji declared a state of emergency for the northern and eastern regions Tuesday as Tropical Cyclone Tomas battered the Pacific island nation. The military government said troops would be ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Striking government employees take out rally in Srinagar


March 13th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir government employees struck work for the fifth consecutive day Saturday and took out a rally in Srinagar demanding wage arrears according to the Sixth Pay ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India won’t be problem for Oz cricketers during IPL-3, says Brett Lee


February 4th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.4 (ANI): Fast bowler Brett Lee has returned from a goodwill mission to India and is satisfied that Australian cricketers will be safe there if they adhere to the strict security ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US’ “blunt” warning to Pak: Hit Taliban, Qaeda now, or we will be forced to do so


December 8th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.8 (ANI): The United States, in a clear message to Pakistan, has asked the troubled nation to take more action against the Taliban and other extremist groups based inside its ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Soni personally monitoring satellite TV for obscenity


December 7th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Not enough is being done to prevent obscenity on satellite TV channels and the government is working to rectify this, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Shell to cut 5,000 jobs to enhance efficiency, 3Q production drops


October 29th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Oct 29 (DPA) Royal Dutch Shell reported Thursday a sharp drop in third-quarter earnings and production due to the weak global economy, and said it would cut 5,000 jobs. The cutbacks are ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian embassy members safe: foreign secretary


October 8th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) All staffers at the Indian embassy that was attacked by a suicide bomber in the Afghan capital Thursday morning were safe, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said ... Read more...

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