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South Africans being urged to save electricity


August 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 6 (IANS) At a time when the country is faced with an increased pressure of electricity shortage, a massive public awareness drive has been launched in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Increasing opportunities for women-led businesses in India


March 11th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) An American organization that connects women-run businesses to multinational corporations around the world plans to help women business owners in India to sell their solutions, create ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Police, protesters clash in Sri Lanka


February 17th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 17 (IANS) Police in Sri Lanka tear-gassed an anti-government protest and used water cannons to disperse crowds here Friday as dissent continued over the highest-ever fuel price increase, ... Read more...

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I’d gift my perfume to Deepika, Ranbir: Arjun Rampal


January 13th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 13, 2011 (IANS) Arjun Rampal has begun 2012 with a new fragrance. After opening a nightclub in Delhi and with an impressive career graph, the national award ... Read more...

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Neighbouring states lukewarm to expressways: Dikshit


December 27th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday expressed her disappointment over neighbouring Uttar Pradesh and Haryana's "lukewarm" response in completing the eastern and western peripheral expressways, ... Read more...

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Anna attacks government on FDI front too


November 30th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Nov 30 (IANS) Even as he continues his attack on the United Progressive Alliance government over corruption and the Lokpal bill, Anna Hazare Wednesday opened a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Electronic toll plazas can save Rs.22 bn annually: Study


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) An electronic toll collection (ETC) system, proposed to be implemented nationwide by the National Highways Authority of India, could save fuel worth Rs.10 billion and Rs.12 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Telecom service cadre asks government for ‘apt’ jobs


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Officers of a specialised telecom service cadre Wednesday alleged that the government was not utilising their high-tech skills and "many of them are just sitting ... Read more...

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Senior CBI official reviews missing nurse case


November 20th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Nov 20 (IANS) Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI) Additional Director Salim Ali Sunday stressed upon a different approach in the investigations to find missing nurse Bhanwari Devi, who ... Read more...

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Fix responsible for lapses, Himachal court tells official


November 18th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 18 (IANS) Observing as wastage of public money the delay in construction of a government school building, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday directed the chief secretary to ... Read more...

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Court tells Delhi varsity to admit girl to law course


November 6th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) A law course aspirant from the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category has been allowed admission to the Delhi University by the Delhi High Court, which ... Read more...

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‘Food safety norms should match global standards’


October 19th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian food safety standards should be harmonious with international norms to enable the domestic industry to take part in the global food business, an industry official ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Court curbs on Delhi University law course admission


October 15th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has restrained the Delhi University from filling one law course seat for the academic year 2011-12.The seat is among the ... Read more...

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Mayawati inaugurates ‘dream project’, says Congress ignored Dalit icons (Roundup)


October 14th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Oct 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday brushed aside all criticism of wastage of public money on her "dream project" - a Rs.684 crore park dedicated ... Read more...

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Congress slams Mayawati for ‘wasting public money’


October 14th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Congress Friday charged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati with "wasting public money on grandiose projects" instead of providing basic needs like health, education ... Read more...

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Dikshit justifies water tariff hike


September 17th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Justifying her government's decision to hike water tariff earlier this month, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday said prices were raised after a gap of ... Read more...

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Auditor slams Lok Nayak Hospital for wastage


September 5th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Delhi government's Lok Nayak hospital carried out "wasteful expenditure" totalling Rs.14.88 lakh, apart from Rs.75 lakh lost due to unused surgical instruments, according to the ... Read more...

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Orissa flouted rules in hiring choppers: Anti-graft group


September 5th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) The hiring of choppers for Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other ministers a number of times during the past six years was done in violation ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Opposition obstructing parliament’s work, says government


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The government Friday accused the opposition of adopting an "obstructionist" attitude in parliament and said a slew of important legislations slated to be passed in ... Read more...

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100 mn pounds loss as British student nurses dropping out


August 21st, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) A considerable number of trainee nurses in Britain are dropping out before finishing due to lack of funds, causing an estimated wastage of over 100 million ... Read more...

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President wants more technology used in farming


August 14th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Sunday called for greater use of technology in the agriculture sector to ensure better productivity and increased focus on issues like ... Read more...

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Pakistan sets up panel to look into power outages


August 8th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has constituted a high-powered committee to resolve the issue of unscheduled power outages in the country.The committee, to be ... Read more...

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Financial assistance for setting up food processing units: Mahant


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The government Tuesday said it would provide financial assistance to entrepreneurs for setting up food processing industries to avoid wastage of perishable products."The assistance is ... Read more...

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Australia offers help in non-conventional energy


August 1st, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Premier of South Australia province Mike Rann Monday offered Australia's expertise on non-conventional energy to Delhi during his meeting with Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit ... Read more...

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Crores spent on Ganga but pollution levels up: Uma Bharati


June 30th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Brijghat (Uttar Pradesh), June 30 (IANS) The government has spent millions of rupees to clean the Ganga, the life line of northern India, but without any result, Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Hike in drinking age a gimmick, say Mumbai youngsters


June 1st, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Terming the Maharashtra government's decision to hike the minimum age for consuming liquor as "unnecessary", Mumbai youth Wednesday said the move was a gimmick on the ... Read more...

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Gujarat celebrates golden jubilee finale


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 2 (IANS) Gujarat witnessed the grand finale of the year-long golden jubilee celebrations of the state Monday with a series of programmes focussing on the various developments ... Read more...

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Registrar of societies fined Rs.10,000


April 24th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has fined the Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS) Rs.10,000 for the delay in verifying documents related to the members of a ... Read more...

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Ethiopia’s biggest dam to help neighbours solve power problem


April 17th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, April 17 (IANS) Ethiopia has begun constructing the country's biggest power project on the Nile that will be built totally by local engineers and technicians. It will benefit ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves comprehensive mission document of national water mission


April 6th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the comprehensive mission document of the national water mission.The national water mission is one of the eight national missions, which ... Read more...

Posted in National |

PAC vs JPC: 2G spectrum probe turf war intensifies


March 24th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The turf war over the 2G scam inquiry has intensified with the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) headed by Congress' P.C. Chacko saying the Public Accounts ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pranab Mukherjee announces substantial hike in MPLAD scheme


March 11th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announcing a substantial hike in the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme, on Friday said that each MP will ... Read more...

Posted in National |

10,000 British troops in Afghanistan told they face the sack


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 2 (ANI): Almost the entire contingent of Britain's 10,000 troops in Afghanistan has been told they could be sacked within months.The British Ministry of Defence has announced the full ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian ‘jugaad’ has design lessons for Americans


February 20th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar New York, Feb 20 (IANS) A big window sign in Hindi saying 'Jugaad' is pulling in from Indian cabbies to intrigued tourists and urban planners to a show in New ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Efficient crematorium project launched to save wood


February 17th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In a bid to curb pollution levels and conserve forests, the 'Harit Moksha' project which aims to save 13,700 tonnes of wood on cremations every year was ... Read more...

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