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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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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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Partition affected Muslims adversely: Vice President


September 11th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Partition affected the Indian Muslims adversely, especially those in the country's northern and eastern regions, and its socio-economic impact remains understudied, said Vice President Hamid ... Read more...

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Ban backs UN presence in Syria


August 12th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Security Council to support continued UN presence in Syria as it would facilitate a peaceful resolution ... Read more...

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Making a case for India’s Maoists (Book Review)


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Book: Red Star Over India; Author: Jan Myrdal; Publishers: Setu Prakashani (Kolkata); Pages: 224, Price: Rs.295.The Swedish leftwing author makes no attempt to hide his sympathies as he returns to India ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Urban renewal mission’s allocation to rise


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission's allocation will be hiked to 0.25 percent of the gross domestic product, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath said at ... Read more...

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Urban kids more likely to develop food allergies


June 8th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Children living in cities tend to have more food allergies than their rural counterparts, says a new study. "We have found for the first time that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rising ranks of women farmers need better deal: M S Swaminathan (Interview)


May 20th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Women farmers will determine India's agrarian and rural economy in the years to come and the government must have a centrally-sponsored development fund for them, ... 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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Number of poor should be decided politically: Plan panel member


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Facing flak from several quarters, including various political parties, for releasing new estimates which allegedly underestimate poverty in India, a Planning Commission member Thursday said ... Read more...

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UP set for hung house, SP leads, BSP routed (Second Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh was headed for a hung verdict Tuesday with the Samajwadi Party (SP) leading the four-horse race but expected to fall short of a ... Read more...

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Urban Indian youths bored of social media: Survey


January 19th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Youngsters in urban India are gradually moving away from social networking sites due to fatigue and health reasons, said a study conducted by a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Bhopal like hazards growing in urban centres, warn activists


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 3 (IANS) Indians have not learnt a lesson or two from the terrible, man-made Bhopal gas disaster 27 years ago, speakers at a seminar here asserted Saturday and ... Read more...

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Goa Church, business chamber to help school dropouts


November 21st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) The Goa Church and a business chamber are coming together in a unique initiative to harness the talent of school and college dropouts.Speaking to reporters in ... Read more...

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Pakistani satellite begins beaming


November 6th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) Pakistan's communication satellite, which was launched by China, is functioning fine, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who described the project as an example of ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to get 700 MW extra power


October 12th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Spelling good news for power-starved Maharashtra, the centre agreed to give 700 MW extra power to the state, including 300 MW from Wednesday night, an official ... Read more...

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Opposition slams Maharashtra government for power cuts


October 11th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Maharashtra's opposition parties Tuesday slammed the government for the ongoing severe power crisis in the state, coming as it does barely a fortnight before the ... Read more...

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Small borrowers rely on moneylenders: Study


October 11th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Small borrowers continue to rely mainly on moneylenders, as despite having access to savings accounts they are unable to get credit from banks, says a study.According ... Read more...

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Maharashtra probing 140,000 fake school students scam


September 15th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Maharashtra education department will carry out a survey of all government-aided schools in the state to verify genuine and bogus students, after a project revealed ... Read more...

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Students opting for e-tutoring: Study


September 11th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Greater internet penetration in India and the option of learning in the comfort of home while saving money have led to the increased popularity of ... Read more...

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Haryana village gets hooked to urban line for power supply


June 11th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) A Haryana village has become the first village in the state to shift to an urban power feeder line to ensure electricity supply on the lines ... Read more...

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‘Realty boom coming in smaller cities’


May 13th, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The population in India's big cities is exploding and in the next five years, the housing boom will reach the smaller urban centres to target ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Delhi set to turn off lights for Earth Hour


March 26th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan will do it, will you? Many Delhiites are set to turn off the lights and observe Earth Hour Saturday evening, with last ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delhi braces for Earth Hour Saturday


March 25th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Delhiites plan to throng the India Gate lawns Saturday to observe the third edition of Earth Hour along with the cause ambassador and Bollywood ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Earth Hour a phenomenon in cyber space


March 24th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Earth Hour is become a phenomenon in the cyber space as more people are coming forward to pledge for the cause of the Earth ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scope of exemptions enlarged to improve storage of agricultural produce


February 28th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): In the General Budget 2011-12, the scope of exemptions to improve storage and warehouse, specialty for agricultural produce has been further enlarged.Presenting the Budget in ... Read more...

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Four held as probe begins into Lahore, Karachi blasts


January 26th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Four suspects have been held as investigations began into Tuesday's bombings in Lahore and Karachi that left 15 people dead, a media report said.Dunya TV reported that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Urban housing needs strategy to meet demand: Pranab


January 23rd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) The growth of India's economy would accelerate the pace of urbanisation, requiring a proper strategy to meet the demand for housing as well as quality urban services, ... Read more...

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Pakistani public now unconcerned about terrorism: Study


January 22nd, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Even though nearly 4,700 people lost their lives to terrorist activities in Pakistan in the first 10 months of 2010, the general public are now showing a remakable ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Al Qaeda, Taliban have joined hands in Pakistan: Malik


November 21st, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Banned militant outfits Al Qaeda, Taliban and Lashkar-i-Jhangvi have joined hands to carry out terrorist attacks in Pakistan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Sunday.But the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan’s flood victims reluctant to return home


October 19th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Many flood victims in Pakistan's Sindh province, who were displaced by the devastating deluge and shifted to urban centres, are reluctant to go back home, a media report ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mumbai to provide housing to poor at reasonable rates


October 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 1 (IANS) Floor space index (FSI) of 2.5 - equal to that in Mumbai - will soon be available in areas under the Pune Municipal Corporation and the suburban Pimpri-Chinchwad ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kashmir Valley school record 80% attendance


September 28th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sep 28 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed has said 80 per cent students attended schools in rural areas, whereas urban centres recorded 30 to 40 per cent ... Read more...

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Revoke Disturbed Areas in Kashmir towns: CPI-M


September 16th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Pointing to excesses by security forces, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Prakash Karat has sought the revocation of Disturbed Areas in Srinagar and other urban ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Left wants forces in Kashmir to be accountable


September 15th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) "The security forces should be made accountable and action should be taken for human rights violations and excesses", leaders of the Left parties said at an ... Read more...

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