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Be sensitive to public concerns: President to police brass


September 8th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Saying that the constable is the face of the government in rural India, President Pranab Mukherjee has urged police to be sensitive to public ... Read more...

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‘Joker’ clothes up for grabs


August 27th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) The costumes worn by Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in "Joker" have been put on auction for charitable causes."Akshay and Sonakshi are a superhit pair ... Read more...

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Pakistani society careless about kids’ safety: Media


August 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The primary responsibility for protection of children falls on the family -- but families in Pakistan seem to be the "nodal point" for child abuse, two ... Read more...

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Karzai prays for welfare of Afghans


August 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday prayed for the welfare and prosperity of his country on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr."On this auspicious day, Eid-ul-Fitr, I pray ... Read more...

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Fruits of independence yet to reach the poor: Akhilesh


August 15th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hoisted the tri-colour Wednesday and vowed to develop the state within a stipulated time.Addressing a gathering after hoisting the ... Read more...

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Patnaik highlights government’s achievements on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday turned his Independence Day address into an occasion to highlight his government's performance.After hoisting the tricolour at the Independence Day ... Read more...

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Government to act promptly on defence issues


August 15th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government will take "prompt action" when suggestions are made related to the pay and pensions of armed forces personnel, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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President condoles Deshmukh’s death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday condoled the death of union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, saying the "towering leader of Maharashtra" was "an esteemed colleague and a ... Read more...

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I am delighted, says Ansari


August 7th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Re-elected vice president for the second term, Hamid Ansari Tuesday evening said he was delighted with the result and that he will work for the ... Read more...

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‘Reservation under RTE Act aimed at social inclusion’


August 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Batting for the Right to Education (RTE), a top government official Monday said the 25 percent reservation of seats in schools for the economically deprived was ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into leakage of UP order on graveyards to media


August 4th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's minorities welfare minister Friday ordered a probe into the leakage of an order on construction of walls around graveyards to the media.Mohd Azam Khan, ... Read more...

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Re-double efforts to protect women: President


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) As the country celebrated the Raksha Bandhan festival, Pranab Mukherjee Thursday urged people to re-double their efforts to protect women."The Rakhi is a thread ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antony visits forward posts in Kashmir


July 30th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 29 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony visited a forward post in the Kupwara sector on the final day of his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir and interacted ... Read more...

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Visva Bharati victim joins another school


July 18th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July (IANS) In spite of repeated requests by the Visva Bharati University to return to its Patha Bhavan school, the ten-year-old girl hosteller who was made to lick her ... Read more...

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Army donates blankets, sleeping bags to nomadic tribes


July 17th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 17 (IANS) The army Tuesday donated blankets and sleeping bags to members of Jammu and Kashmir's nomadic Gujjar and Bakarwal tribes who shift to high mountainous pastures with ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Muslim Personal Law Board slams Khursheed


July 16th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Slamming Law Minister Salman Khursheed for blocking amendments to the Waqf Bill, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said it would begin a ... Read more...

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Visva-Bharati row: Varsity regrets incident, asks girl to return


July 12th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Six days after a 10-year-old student was made to lick her own urine in West Bengal's Visva-Bharati campus as a punishment for bedwetting, the university expressed ... Read more...

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Viswa Bharati case: warden and parents held


July 9th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) The case of a Class 5 student being allegedly made to drink her own urine in West Bengal's Viswa Bharati campus, founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath ... Read more...

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Shantiniketan school girl made to drink urine for bedwetting


July 8th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) A four member fact-finding committee has been constituted to look into the allegation that a class five student of Visva-Bharati's Patha Bhavan school was forced to ... Read more...

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Beijing man hits $90 mn jackpot


June 13th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) A man in Beijing has turned the biggest ever lottery winner in mainland China by winning a whopping 570 million yuan (about $90 million) in stakes, ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: SP to await UPA, NDA choices


June 9th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 9 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav Saturday said that his party would "open its cards" on the presidential election only after the ruling United Progressive ... Read more...

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39 couples marry at UAE mass wedding


June 9th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 8 (IANS/WAM) As many as 39 couples Friday got married at a mass wedding ceremony in Abu Dhabi.The wedding in the Western Region was attended by Sheikh ... Read more...

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Handique to head OBC committee


June 5th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Lok Sabha member Bijoy Krishna Handique will head the newly- created Parliamentary Joint Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes, an official statement said ... Read more...

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Pakistan hikes defence budget by 10 percent


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Pakistan has increased its defence budget by nearly 10 percent to 545 billion rupees ($5.8 billion) for the 2012-13 fiscal year.The government had earmarked 495 billion ... Read more...

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Poverty forces Bengal mother to sell child for Rs.2000


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Unable to take care of her seven-month-old child due to extreme poverty, a mother in West Bengal's Nadia district sold her infant to a meat seller ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi power company fine-tuning supply network


May 18th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Expecting the demand for power in the capital to cross 5,400 megawatts during the peak of summer, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) has started checking ... Read more...

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Committee to look into DTC workers’ welfare


May 18th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to set up a committee for the welfare of Delhi Transport Corp (DTC) workers.The decision was taken Friday at a ... Read more...

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Actresses with kids don’t have to sit at home: Lara


May 15th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Bollywood actress Lara Dutta feels that gone are the days when actresses' career hit dead end once they became mothers. She says she will sign ... Read more...

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Man kills puppy with hammer


May 4th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) A man in Britain, furious after finding his eight-year-old daughter bitten by his pet dog, battered it to death with a hammer.Gary Wills, 47, waited seven ... Read more...

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Gogoi claims improved law and order


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday complemented senior officials for improved law and order in the state but asked them to tame abductions and extortion."Though the ... Read more...

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Demilitarise Siachen, says Nawaz Sharif


April 18th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistan and India must immediately pull out their troops from Siachen, said Pakistan's main opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.Nawaz Sharif, who heads ... Read more...

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NDA gets an Army Public School


April 12th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 12 (IANS) India's premier military training establishment, the National Defence Academy (NDA) here, Thursday announced that it has upgraded its NDA English School into an Army Public School, ... Read more...

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Shanghai mulls welfare for elderly


April 12th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 12 (IANS) The Shanghai government will focus on improving the welfare of elderly and disabled people over the next five years, an official said Wednesday.The municipal government will ... Read more...

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Cancel my son-in-law’s ticket: Bukhari


April 6th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Friday asked Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to revoke the legislative council ticket of his ... Read more...

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Bangladesh encourages inward remittances with new banks


April 4th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's central bank has approved a proposal to set up three new commercial banks to boost inward remittances from its citizens living and working abroad.The board ... Read more...

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