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FDI move will ruin Indian retail trade: CPI-M


September 21st, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government's policy notification on FDI is "the single biggest step" that will destroy the livelihood of those engaged in India's retail trade, the CPI-M ... Read more...

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Bottled correction fluid sale banned to check abuse


September 19th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Retail sale and production of bottled correction fluid, used on printed pages, and nail paint remover have been banned to check their abuse as intoxicating ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks response to NGO’s missing children action plan plea


August 28th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the governments of states and union territories to file their response to a petition seeking the formulation of a National ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Indian flag to fly half-mast to mourn Deshmukh death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian flag will fly half-mast Tuesday in the capital and in all state capitals as a mark of respect for union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, ... 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...

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HLL launching affordable diagnostic kits


August 7th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 (IANS) HLL Lifecare Limited, a mini-Ratna public sector undertaking headquartered here, is soon coming out with cheap and affordable duplex test kit for 'chikungunya' and 'dengue' fever ... Read more...

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Remove black films from cars or face action, SC warns police


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed police chiefs in all states and union territories to ensure compliance of its direction that no material, including films of ... Read more...

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40 percent of rural India lives on Rs.33 a day


August 1st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Forty percent of rural India lives on Rs.33 a day, official data showed Wednesday, exposing the hollowness of the tall claims of economic reforms and ... Read more...

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Power grid collapse will never happen again: Moily


August 1st, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Newly-appointed Power Minister M. Veerappa Moily Wednesday reassured the nation that a national transmission grid collapse of the kind seen earlier in the week would ... Read more...

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Improve medical aid for Amarnath pilgrims: Apex court (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court was Monday shocked over the death of another 10 pilgrims in the past three days on way to the Amarnath cave shrine ... Read more...

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Counting of presidential poll votes begins (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes for the presidential poll began here Sunday with UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee looking set to win.Senior Congress leaders including Home Minister ... Read more...

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Presidential poll counting to begin at 11 a.m.


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes of the July 19 presidential poll is set to begin Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Parliament House.The counting will take ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: Ballot boxes to reach Delhi by Friday


July 19th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With the voting in the presidential poll over Thursday, the ballot boxes from 29 states and union territories will travel by air, rail or road ... Read more...

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Pranab favourite as lawmakers vote for new president (Evening Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) It is advantage Pranab Mukherjee, the UPA's candidate, as Indian lawmakers Thursday voted to elect the country's 13th president, recording a massive turnout that ... Read more...

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Foreign, domestic tourism rises in India


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The number of foreign tourists visiting India increased for the third consecutive year in 2011 while domestic tourism too has been witnessing double digit growth, ... Read more...

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Neeraj Kumar is new Delhi Police chief (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Neeraj Kumar, a senior Delhi Police officer, was Thursday named the next chief of the national capital's police force.The 1976 batch Indian Police Service officer ... Read more...

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Three-year extension to criminal tracking network (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved a home ministry proposal to extend the duration of implementing the crime and criminal tracking network and system (CCTNS) ... Read more...

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Three-year extension to criminal tracking network


June 14th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved a home ministry proposal to extend the duration of the crime and criminal tracking network and system (CCTNS) project ... Read more...

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Both home ministry, UIDAI to gather data, cabinet decides


June 7th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday discussed a fresh row between the home ministry and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and decided both will ... Read more...

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Strengthen disaster warning mechanism: Home secretary


May 28th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh Monday called for cutting down the delays in early warning for disasters to ensure prompt action at the grassroots to ... Read more...

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Take strict action against foodgrain hoarders: Parliament panel


May 13th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has slammed the low number of convictions of foodgrain hoarders in the past three years and said it shows the non-serious ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks details of Haj quota


May 8th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday sought details of the reservation of 11,000 seats for various categories in India's annual Haj quota, saying the subsidy for the ... Read more...

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Court refuses to stay Delhi vehicle number plate drive (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday declined to stay a Delhi government decision to award a contract to a private firm for implementing a scheme to ... Read more...

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Delhi’s per-capita income three times the national average


April 27th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The average income of Delhiites is expected to be Rs.1.75 lakh for the year 2011-12, almost 3 times the national average of around Rs.60,000, according ... Read more...

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Gujarat seeks policy on staged shootout probes (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the apex human rights panel on the Gujarat government's plea seeking directions to formulate ... Read more...

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Gujarat seeks policy on staged shootout probes


April 13th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the apex human rights panel on the Gujarat government's plea seeking directions to formulate ... Read more...

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$826 million ADB loan to India for power transmission


March 30th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Friday offered $826 million in loans to India for improving the power transmission systems in the country.The money will be ... Read more...

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Chief ministers to meet on NCTC


March 16th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 16 (IANS) The central government is likely to convene a meeting of chief ministers April 16 to discuss the functioning of the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), ... Read more...

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Northeastern states lead service sector growth


March 15th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Northeastern states like Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim led India's service sector growth in 2009-10, with rates of more than 30 percent, according to the ... Read more...

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Rape cases against SC and ST women increasing


March 13th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Incidences of rape of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) women by non SC/STs has been increasing, Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh ... Read more...

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India reports over 50 pc leprosy cases globally


March 13th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) India reports over 50 percent of all leprosy cases globally, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.In a written statement, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said: ... Read more...

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CBI gets list of Mujibur Rahman’s killers


March 13th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has received a list of six Bangladeshis suspected to have killed Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who had mentored the country's ... Read more...

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Government may amend NCTC order after stiff opposition (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government may amend its Feb 6 order on an anti-terror intelligence hub, giving in to stiff opposition from non-Congress ruled states over fears ... Read more...

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