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Half infrastructure development cost to come from private sector: Kumari Selja


September 13th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja Thursday said the share of the private sector in infrastructure development is expected to go ... Read more...

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Trifurcated MCD offers better civic services, says home ministry


August 21st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has improved and provides better civic services after it has been trifurcated, parliament was told Tuesday."The civic amenities in ... Read more...

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Assam prays for peace this Eid


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Peace remained the central focus of Eid in Assam Monday with thousands of people offering Namaz-e-Eid at mosques across the state, including in the troubled Kokrajhar, ... Read more...

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Tax evation hits infrastructure development, says court


August 10th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A Delhi court has upheld a two-year jail term given to a tax evader, saying tax avoidance reduced funds needed for the country's infrastructure development.Additional ... Read more...

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30,000 Indian youth may avoid deportation from US


August 8th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Some 30,000 Indians among 1.76 million unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the US as children could gain a two-year relief from deportation under President ... Read more...

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Delhi to have 11 revenue districts


July 17th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi will soon have 11 districts as the state government has given a principal approval to the decision of creating two additional revenue districts in ... Read more...

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Delhi government diverted funds meant for SCs: NGO


July 8th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Out of funds worth Rs.1,901.56 crore earmarked exclusively for the welfare of Scheduled Castes, the Delhi government diverted Rs.1,703.93 crore for schemes under the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Chinese prostitution ring busted in Italy


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 4 (IANS/AKI) Dozens of Chinese migrants were arrested and thousands searched throughout Italy Wednesday on suspicion of forcing women into prostitution.Centred in Prato city with arrests and checks ... Read more...

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The mathematics of India’s presidential poll


June 14th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
India's electoral college that will vote for a new president July 19 is made up of 4,896 members - 776 members of parliament and 4,120 members of the state assemblies. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian envoy to UAE meets Ras Al Khaimah ruler


June 6th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Ras Al Khaimah, June 6 (IANS/WAM) India's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) M.K. Lokesh Wednesday met the ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi.During ... Read more...

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220 rhinos killed in South Africa this year


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 23 (IANS) At least 220 endangered rhinos were killed by poachers for their horns in South Africa since the beginning of this year, authorities said.Among the slaughtered rhinos, ... Read more...

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More efforts needed to make India slum-free: Selja


May 9th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja Wednesday said more efforts were needed to make India slum-free.Replying to questions in the Rajya Sabha, ... Read more...

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Muslim-Dalit political party launched


May 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) A former police officer, who once arrested absconding underworld don Chhota Shakil, Tuesday launched a new political party-Awami Vikas Party (AVP) to "strengthen" Muslim and Dalit ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Now, an entire village for dwarves in Assam


April 24th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Almost 70 dwarves, ranging from one-and-a-half feet to three feet in height, across Assam will soon have a place to live in with dignity and comfort, ... Read more...

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Karnataka caste politics set to get Sonia boost (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 22 (IANS) The Congress is going all out to woo a powerful caste group in Karnataka that is generally perceived to be a strong supporter of the ... Read more...

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Aadhaar to pilot financial, banking services in 50 districts


April 18th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Aadhaar cards, the unique, 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India, will soon be pressed into financial and banking services, to begin with in 50 ... Read more...

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Antarctic Penguins counted in satellite census


April 14th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A satellite census has revealed that the population of emperor penguin in Antarctic was twice as much as earlier estimated, an article in the PLoS ... Read more...

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Philippine population reaches 92.34 million


April 10th, 2012 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Manila, April 10 (IANS) The Philippine population grew at a slower pace to reach 92.34 million, according to the country's latest census report.National Statistics Office administrator Carmelita Ericta said Monday ... Read more...

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Walkathon marks World Health Day


April 7th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A group of 500 people, including the elderly, participated in a walkathon in the capital to spread awareness about healthy and active ageing on the ... Read more...

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Apple in toffee syrup or marshmallows? Take your Easter pick


April 5th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Easter eggs stuffed with chocolate, marzipan, marshmallows, coconut and white chocolate cigar roll...eateries across Indian cities have decorated their Easter basket with mouthwatering goodies to ... Read more...

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5.4 million Chinese mourn for deceased


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 3 (IANS) Over 5.4 million Chinese visited 150 major memorial sites or cemeteries to mourn the deceased on the first day of the tomb-sweeping festival.The number was 25 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian-origin people close to being in 100 Americans


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) People of Indian origin are close to making one percent of America's population of 308.7 million with their numbers shooting up by a whopping 69.37 percent ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Elders suffering in Beijing nursing home crisis


March 26th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) With Beijing's ageing population compelled to wait for years together for a bed in welfare houses, the capital city is presently confronted with a nursing home ... Read more...

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Kerala teachers to get opportunity to teach in Brazil


March 24th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) Around 500 teachers from Kerala might get an opportunity to teach in Brazilian schools in the near future, say officials.The teachers, who need not necessarily know ... Read more...

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3.2 mn Indians are third-largest growing Asian group in US


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Asians are the fastest growing race group in the United States with Indians (3.2 million) making up the third largest Asian group after the Chinese (four ... Read more...

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Assam farmers losing interest in rice cultivation


March 15th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 15 (IANS) Farmers of Assam, that recently boasted of having a record rice harvest, are losing interest in paddy cultivation, saying they were facing financial ruin in the ... Read more...

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A million strong Indian-American voters gain political clout


March 11th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Indian Americans have emerged as an increasingly powerful segment of the American electorate as President Barack Obama makes his re-election bid this November, according to ... Read more...

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Hindus fleeing Balochistan: Daily


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) There has been a surge in Hindu families fleeing Pakistan's Balochistan province as they feel insecure, a daily said Tuesday, adding that around 100 families have ... Read more...

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Mizoram plans tough anti-tobacco laws


March 4th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 4 (IANS) The Mizoram government has decided to enact tough laws to curb the use of tobacco products and drug abuse blamed for cancer and heart ailments, an ... Read more...

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No business can afford to ignore Indian ICT market: Sibal


February 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) No business can afford to ignore the growing information communication technology (ICT) market in India given its the demographic profile, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said ... Read more...

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Cold weather kills rare pelicans in Russia


February 21st, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dalmatian pelicans, a threatened species, are dying of cold and hunger amid freezing weather in Russia's usually warm Dagestan region, where the birds migrated for ... Read more...

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Japan’s population to shrink about 30 percent by 2060


January 30th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 30 (IANS) Japan's population is expected to dwindle by around 30 percent to 86.74 million by 2060 if the birthrate does not increase, according to an estimate released ... Read more...

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China’s urban population outnumbers rural for first time


January 17th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) The number of people living in cities in China has exceeded those living in rural areas for the first time, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) ... Read more...

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Migration from Kerala growing steadily, shows study


January 13th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) There has been a slow but a steady migration from Kerala, and remittances from migrants form more than 60 per cent of the state's revenue, reveals ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks central package for health services


January 9th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Monday sought special financial assistance from the central government to strengthen health services, an official statement said here.State Health Minister Rajeev Bindal met Union ... Read more...

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