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Armed forces’ grievances need urgent attention (Comment)


August 12th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
The suicide of a soldier, V. Arun, from Kerala in Jammu and Kashmir was raised in parliament. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged MPs not to have a discussion. "This is ... Read more...

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BJP MP demands urgent attention to Arunachal dam issue


May 9th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP and BJP national spokesman Tarun Vijay Wednesday raised the issue of the ongoing opposition to mega dams in Arunachal Pradesh and demanded that ... Read more...

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Rainfed-dryland farming needs more investment (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for more investment in agriculture, especially in rainfed and dryland farming, to achieve food ... Read more...

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Reforms implementation key to turnaround growth: Montek


December 12th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Expressing concern over the slump in industrial output that plunged to minus-5.1 percent in October, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said key economic ... Read more...

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Karnataka suspense enters second week, people suffer


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 22 (IANS) The week that ended in Karnataka Sunday saw deserted corridors in the state secretariat, ministers busy in rallies, the chief minister leading protests and counter ... Read more...

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‘Lack of political will hampering implementation of RTE Act’


March 31st, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A year after the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the dream of universal education still remains a distant reality for many children ... Read more...

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Hundreds of kids report sex abuse at hands of women in UK yearly: NSPCC


January 11th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in the UK has revealed that hundreds of children call the ChildLine helpline every year to say they ... Read more...

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Chidamabaram wants Zonal Councils help resolve inter-state disputes


October 28th, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.28 (ANI): The Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram, has called upon the States to use the forum of Zonal Councils to resolve inter-State disputes instead of taking recourse to ... Read more...

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States should resolve disputes through zonal councils: Chidambaram


October 28th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday called upon the states to use the forum of zonal councils to resolve inter-state disputes instead of taking recourse to litigation. ... Read more...

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Damage has been done to India’s image: Fennell (Lead)


September 25th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Michael Fennell said Saturday that "damage" has been done to India's image and hoped that lessons have been "learnt" from the controversies ... Read more...

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CWG mess: Manmohan intervenes after delegates fume (Roundup)


September 21st, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) With just 12 days to go for the Commonwealth Games, host India faced the prospect of major international embarrassment Tuesday with both its showpiece structures, the ... Read more...

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Adjournment motion disallowed, Lok Sabha adjourned (Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday disallowed an adjournment motion on the price rise, rejecting a demand by a united opposition that was seeking a debate ... Read more...

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Speaker allows debate on adjournment motion


July 28th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday allowed MPs to debate on whether the house should allow the adjournment notices, which entail voting, moved by opposition members ... Read more...

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Gujarat lawyers protest corruption in judiciary


June 29th, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 28 (IANS) Lawyers Monday began a two-day token fast outside the Gujarat High Court to protest alleged corruption in the lower judiciary. Anil Patel, president of the Gujarat unit of Indian ... Read more...

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Dr Manmohan Singh wants agricultural production to grow four percent annually (Part 2)


June 19th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
(Cont.)"Investment in the agricultural sector needs to increase, a larger area needs to be covered under irrigation, agricultural markets need to be reformed and farmers need to be provided remunerative prices ... Read more...

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Rio Ferdinand says England too slow and too stupid in World Cup run-up


June 1st, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): England skipper Rio Ferdinand feels that the team is a bunch of half-wits and must cure the ongoing problem of slow starts.The Three Lions skipper said his ... Read more...

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3,780 defence land leases not renewed: MP’s panel


April 30th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) At a time when the defence ministry is struggling with the fallout of the Sukna land scam, a parliamentary panel has lamented that 3,780 leases signed ... Read more...

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India, Pak agree terrorism impeding peace efforts: Qureshi


April 29th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Thimpu, Apr.29 (ANI): Underlining that terrorism is impeding peace efforts between New Delhi and Islamabad, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that both nations have agreed to reduce the massive ... Read more...

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Need to spread stroke awareness, says Trivedi


March 13th, 2010 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) There is an urgent need to spread awareness about cardiovascular diseases like stroke and diabetes, Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi said here Friday. "Non-communicable diseaseS require ... Read more...

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UN to hold global summit on millennium goals in September


February 1st, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ethiopia, Feb 1 (IANS) UN will hold a global summit in September to discuss ways to achieve the Millennium Development Goals before the end of its deadline set by the world body. "We ... Read more...

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Reforms agenda in place for education sector: Sibal


November 9th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.9 (ANI): Massive reforms are required across the spectrum in India's Education sector, declared Human Resource Development MInister Kapil Sibal, at the plenary session on "Creating World-Class Education in India", ... Read more...

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India has policy to address workplace stigma against AIDS


October 30th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The Indian government Friday came out with a national policy on HIV and AIDS at the workplace to address the stigma and discrimination faced by people afflicted ... Read more...

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China executes four Tibetans for 2008 Lhasa riots, claims NGO


October 23rd, 2009 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) China has reportedly executed four Tibetans this week for taking part in the unrest in Lhasa last year, according to a Dharamsala-based Tibetan human rights group. As per ... Read more...

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Education can eradicate child exploitation, says PM’s wife


June 12th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur has highlighted the need to education the masses so as to eradicate the social evil of exploiting children and ... Read more...

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National sports federations hail Gill’s reappointment


May 29th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) National Sports Federations (NSF) have given a thumbs up to the reappointment of M.S. Gill as sports minister, and have given him a long wishlist at ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda threatens US from Afghan-Pakistan safe haven: Obama


April 10th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 10 (IANS) Seeking another $83.4 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Barack Obama once again highlighted the threat of Al Qaeda and a ... Read more...

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Obama seeks $83.4 bn for Iraq, Afghanistan missions


April 10th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Thursday asked Congress to authorise $83.4 billion in additional funding for the military missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. In a letter to Nancy Pelosi, ... Read more...

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Obama deploys thousands of more troops to Afghanistan (Lead)


February 18th, 2009 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (DPA) US President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he has ordered the deployment of more than 10,000 troops to Afghanistan to step up the fight against the resurgent Taliban. The ... Read more...

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US adding troops to fight Taliban in Pakistan safe-haven


February 18th, 2009 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) President Barack Obama has approved adding some 17,000 US troops to its forces in Afghanistan to fight a resurgent Taliban saying "the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan demands ... Read more...

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EU Parliament calls for political solution in Sri Lanka


February 6th, 2009 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 6 (IANS) The capture of Tamil Tiger strongholds by the Sri Lankan army "may constitute a turning point in the crisis" and could pave the way for peace and stability ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka assures India of safe passage to Tamil civilians


January 28th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.28 (ANI): Sri Lanka has assured India that the safe zone for Tamil civilians caught in the crossfire between the Sri Lankan armed forces and the LTTE would be ... Read more...

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Talibans victory in Pak, Afghanistan to spell disaster for international security: NATO


January 27th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Jan 27 (ANI): NATOs Secretary General De Hoop Scheffer has said that urgent attention is needed to be paid to South Asia as a victory for the Taliban in Pakistan ... Read more...

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UK Foreign Secretary calls for stopping spread of nuke weapons


December 9th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Dec.9 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has welcomed the launch of the international campaign for nuclear disarmament called "Global Zero". In a statement released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, ... Read more...

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India agrees that Tobacco industry puts “pressure” to relax health policies


November 18th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantThe Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revealed before the Central Information Commission that tobacco industry is putting “pressure” to relax the tobacco control policies (source: The Hindu, 14 ... Read more...

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TERI organises 1st Educators” Conference to enhance environment education


November 15th, 2008 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
Gurgaon, Nov 15 (ANI/Business Wire India): The global environmental concern requires urgent attention, and education plays a vital role in sensitising the future by providing proper information to involve them in ... Read more...

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