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Operative parts of apex court’s 2G judgment (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The operative parts of the Supreme Court's decision Thursday in which it cancelled all 122 licences for 2G spectrum (airwaves) allocated to telecom companies in ... Read more...

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Operative parts of apex court’s 2G judgment


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The operative parts of the Supreme Court's decision Thursday in which it cancelled all 122 licences for 2G spectrum (airwaves) allocated to telecom companies in ... Read more...

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Aid appeal to combat HIV/AIDS in Myanmar


December 6th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 6 (IANS) The representatives of the civil society, officials, UN agencies and celebrities in Myanmar Tuesday appealed to the international community to increase its assistance in combating HIV/AIDS ... Read more...

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Need to tackle monumental challenge of non-communicable diseases: Azad


November 17th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India needs to "seriously" take up the "monumental challenge" of tackling non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, which account for 50 percent of ... Read more...

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Population management key for sustainable development: Azad


November 1st, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria (South Africa), Nov 1 (IANS) Observing that population management was the key to sustainable development, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said population dynamics will play a key role ... Read more...

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2G scam probe sub judice: Congress


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Congress Friday defended union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, whose resignation has been demanded by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party for his alleged role ... Read more...

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Watchdog wants government to cancel more telecom licenses


July 15th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In what could land more mobile service firms in trouble, the telecom watchdog has recommended the cancellation of at least 53 licenses, against 13 being ... Read more...

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India urges international community to promote generic drugs


June 9th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India has called upon the international community to promote generic medicine, specially for diseases like HIV and AIDS, to make treatment affordable.Speaking at the high ... Read more...

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Meet on AIDS begins at UN


June 8th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 8 (IANS) More than 3,000 people came together at the United Nations for the UN General Assembly high level meeting on AIDS that began here Wednesday, a ... Read more...

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About $22 bn investment needed to fight HIV: UNAIDS


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Nearly $22 billion investment is needed to bring down new HIV/AIDS infections globally by 2015, said a UNAIDS report released Friday."A 2011 investment framework proposed ... Read more...

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Court gives applicant time to bring documents in 2G case


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Dharmendra Pandey, a private applicant who had filed a petition seeking direction to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to name industrialist Ratan Tata and ... Read more...

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New AIDS cases in India drop by 50 percent


April 1st, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India, home to the world's third largest AIDS population, has registered a 50 percent dip in the number of new cases registered annually, according to ... Read more...

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New focus to national TB control programme


March 23rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Having achieved global objectives of new case-detection of 70 per cent and treatment success rate of 85 per cent for the last three consecutive years, the National ... Read more...

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Work on inequalities to get rid of AIDS: UN


December 1st, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Removing deep rooted inequities in gender, economic status and education - from which millions of AIDS and HIV positive women and children suffer - is crucial ... Read more...

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This AIDS day, talk of universal access and human rights (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


December 1st, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) With 'universal access and human rights' the theme for World AIDS Day this year, the focus of the Indian government is on increasing diagnosis and treatment ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari stresses on quality education


November 11th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Even as the government prepares for the implementation of the Right to Education Act, Vice President M. Hamid Ansari Thursday said the quality of education still remains ... Read more...

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Jaipur IT firm to help BlackBerry users stay connected


October 10th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, Oct 10 (IANS) A Jaipur-based software firm claims to have found an answer to the problem that BlackBerry users will face if the government decides to ban its messenger ... Read more...

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Department of telecom denies delay to CAG query on second generation


September 1st, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The department of Telecommunications (DoT) Wednesday said it has replied to all the queries raised by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the issue of allocation ... Read more...

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Kids with home computers score lower marks


June 19th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) While education activists worldwide seek to bridge the "digital divide" by ensuring universal access to home computers, students are found to post lower scores once these technologies ... Read more...

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Aiming to make India a telecom manufacturing hub: Raja


May 24th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Communications Minister A. Raja Monday said his ministry is aiming to make India a telecom manufacturing hub by facilitating various policies. Addressing the inaugural session of the World Telecommunication ... Read more...

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Food security bill will create food insecurity: CPI-M


March 26th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday termed the Food Security Bill in its present form a "travesty of food security" and said it will create food ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi unveils new urban street design standards


February 20th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) Saturday unveiled new design standards for safer, comfortable and aesthetic street environs across the emirate, WAM news agency reported. The new ... Read more...

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More than 20 million people in Asia-Pacific could fall into extreme poverty


February 18th, 2010 - 2:58 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – Twenty-one million people in the Asia-Pacific region could fall into extreme poverty, the United Nations (UN) said Wednesday.With the global economy swiveling down, a publication launched ... Read more...

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PM for 100 percent literacy in India


January 16th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called for a sharp increase in the enrolment of girls in schools to make them equal citizens and said every child should ... Read more...

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Chandigarh proposes Rs.45.14 cr for secondary education


January 7th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) The union territory (UT) of Chandigarh has proposed Rs.45.14 crore for universal access to secondary education during 2010-11 under the centrally-sponsored scheme Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA). "We will ... Read more...

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Medicines not easily available to HIV/AIDS patients in northeast: experts


November 30th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 30 (IANS) Lack of access to medicines and ignorance about the disease are the twin challenges being faced by people living with HIV and AIDS in India's northeast, where around ... Read more...

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End discrimination against HIV-affected people: UNAIDS (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) On the eve of World AIDS Day, UNAIDS - the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS - made an urgent appeal Monday to end discrimination against people ... Read more...

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HIV/AIDS bill in next parliament session (Lead)


November 27th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) A bill to protect the rights of people living with HIV/AIDSwill be tabled in the next session of parliament, Oscar Fernandes, chairman of the ... Read more...

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HIV/AIDS Bill in next parliament session: Oscar Fernandes


November 27th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The long pending legislation on HIV/AIDS that aims to protect the rights of people living with the disease, will be tabled in parliament in its next session, ... Read more...

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Stop discrimination against HIV infected: Ban Ki-moon


November 25th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday said that new infections are fast out-pacing the gains achieved in controlling the spread of HIV, and urged all countries to ... Read more...

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Government programmes should focus on efficiency of delivery: Pranab Mukherjee


November 3rd, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that efficiency of delivery has to increasingly become the focus of Government programmes, as there is an urgent ... Read more...

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UNAIDS hails Indian court’s decision decriminalising homosexuality


October 9th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The executive director of UNAIDS Michael Sidibe Friday hailed the decision of the Delhi High Court decriminalising homosexuality and sought provision for equal rights to all in ... Read more...

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Four million HIV people were treated in 2008: WHO


September 30th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Over four million HIV positive people in low-and middle income countries received antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 2008, a 36 percent jump over the previous year and a ... Read more...

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NGO launches ‘Love Condom’ campaign to stop HIV infection


July 18th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) With 2.5 million people living with HIV infection in India, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) Saturday launched a 'Love Condom and Stay Negative' campaign to make people aware ... Read more...

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Progress too slow to meet 2015 development goals: UN


July 6th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 6 (DPA) The global economic crisis will likely hamper efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals, which, in part, were already lagging behind the targets, the UN warned in a ... Read more...

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