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Ravi Shankar in Argentina to promote world peace


September 5th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar arrived in Argentina late Tuesday to spread the message of universal peace and educate people on giving up ... Read more...

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Sulabh disburses monthly aid to Vrindavan widows


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Sulabh International, the NGO promoting low-cost sanitation and hygiene, Wednesday said it would provide a monthly aid of Rs.1,000 to widows living in penury in Vrindavan ... Read more...

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Chandy announces welfare measures on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on the Independence Day announced a series of welfare measures, among them free treatment for poor women and children in all ... Read more...

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Kerala partly complies with NHRC order on endosulphan victims


June 11th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Kerala informed the country's apex human rights panel Monday that it has partially complied with its recommendations on giving compensation to victims of toxic pesticide ... Read more...

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Congress in dilemma over YSR legacy (Andhra Newsletter)


April 13th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 13 (IANS) Ahead of the crucial byelections to one Lok Sabha and 18 assembly seats, the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh is in a big dilemma over whether ... Read more...

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Welfare measures should reach the needy: President Patil


March 12th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Stressing the need for the state's welfare measures to reach the poor for creating an inclusive society, President Pratibha Patil Monday said that these measures ... Read more...

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Ambitious plans for Muslims ahead of Tripura polls


February 29th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 29 (IANS) Ahead of the next year's assembly polls, the Left Front government has undertaken a "welfare package" for the benefit of the minority Muslims in Tripura, a ... Read more...

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Tripura raises employees’ retirement age


February 28th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 27 (IANS) A year ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the lone Left ruled state, the Tripura government Monday announced to increase the retirement age of the ... Read more...

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Soni offers to help film industry over service tax


February 16th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Thursday said she was willing to go in a delegation of filmmakers to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Ministers to brief state Congress chiefs on welfare schemes


December 6th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) As the Congress attempts to better project its welfare programmes in the run-up to elections in seven states next year, union ministers will brief ... Read more...

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India’s Andaman military command completes a decade


October 9th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India's Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), a tri-services military formation based in Port Blair, has completed a decade of its existence and has over the ... Read more...

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Freebies important for a welfare government: Jayalalithaa


August 15th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) It is the duty of a welfare government to provide essential items free to the poor and these should not be considered as doles, Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Centre scuttling Tamil Nadu’s growth: Jayalalithaa


August 12th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday charged the central government with preventing the state from blossoming.Speaking in the assembly, Jayalalithaa said the central government ... Read more...

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AIADMK government to present its first budget Thursday


August 4th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) The J. Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu will present its first budget Thursday on the first day of the nearly month-long budget session.Finance Minister O. ... Read more...

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Can’t blame courts if they try to help poor: Apex court


July 14th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court has slammed the political executive both at the central and the state level for tardy implementation of welfare schemes and raising the ... Read more...

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Singur protest leader now slams Mamata


July 9th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Social activist Anuradha Talwar, an active participant in Mamata Banerjee's anti-acquisition protests in Singur, Saturday slammed the Trinamool Congress regime's decision not to adopt labour ... Read more...

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Apex court critical of guns for poor Chhattisgarh youth


July 6th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) "Tax breaks for the rich, and guns for the youngsters," observed the Supreme Court Tuesday while slamming the Chhattisgarh government for its counter-insurgency operations which ... Read more...

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Stop using tribals in Salwa Judum, apex court tells Chhattisgarh (Lead)


July 5th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday slammed the Chhattisgarh government for using tribals as special police officers (SPOs) in its Salwa Judum counter-insurgency operation against the Maoists, ... Read more...

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Government’s resolve will be tested in coming weeks (Comment)


June 25th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Even as the Manmohan Singh government has shown some enterprise by jailing a few of the accused in the recent scams, it still seems to be sleepwalking through its term ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa promises inclusive growth


June 20th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Sunday said development of infrastructure and industrialisation alone do not drive growth, but growth has to be inclusive.Thanking the people ... Read more...

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‘Surrendered Maoists neglected by Jharkhand government’


June 19th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand government is not concerned about the security of surrendered Maoists and is not implementing welfare schemes meant for their families, a top police officer ... Read more...

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Fashion, grooming training for wives of Punjab cops


June 16th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) While their husbands try their best to maintain law and order in the state, the wives of Punjab Police officials would now be busy gathering skills ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu announces freebies, welfare schemes


June 3rd, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor S.S. Barnala Friday announced a slew of welfare measures, including free laptops, green housing scheme for poor and direct crediting of old age ... Read more...

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Rights group to protest non-implementation of 11th plan


May 26th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A rights group Thursday announced a protest rally in the capital to protest the non-implementation of the welfare measures for the disabled in the 11th ... Read more...

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Government to review policy for acquiring mining land


May 10th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The government Tuesday asked Coal India Limited (CIL) to review the rehabilitation and resettlement policy for acquisition of land for coal mining so that aspirations ... Read more...

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70 million hold key in three states Wednesday (Curtain Raiser)


April 12th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram/Puducherry, April 12 (IANS) Nearly 70 million people will be eligible to vote Wednesday in assembly elections in the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry where ruling ... Read more...

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Dravidian land all set for battle for power (Curtain Raiser)


April 11th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Amid charges of big-time corruption, Tamil Nadu is set for assembly elections Wednesday, its result bound to cast a shadow on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's ... Read more...

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India tweaks navy’s anti-piracy rules of engagement (Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India, making all out efforts to seek the safe release of 53 sailors held by Somali pirates, Friday also tweaked its navy's rules of ... Read more...

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CCS considers proposals with regard to conduct of anti-piracy operations: Krishna


March 11th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister SM Krishna informed that the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) met today and considered proposals with regard to conduct of anti-piracy operations in the ... Read more...

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Govt. provides legal assistance to Indians in foreign countries: Vayalar Ravi


March 9th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi today said that the government provides legal assistance to Indians in foreign countries through Indian Missions abroad.In a written ... Read more...

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Industry chambers welcome ‘development-oriented’ budget


February 28th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Industry organisations Monday hailed Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for presenting a "development-oriented" general budget."Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has done a fine balancing act to sustain economic ... Read more...

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CII welcomes inclusive growth oriented Budget 2011-12


February 28th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.28 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Monday welcomed the budget proposals for 2011-12 presented in Parliament by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.The CII said that it ... Read more...

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Congress leaders demand more seats to contest in Tamil Nadu assembly election


February 13th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 13(ANI): Congress leaders in Tamil Nadu are demanding more seats to contest in the forthcoming state assembly elections compared to last time in their alliance with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ... Read more...

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Andhra governor asks people to act maturely


January 26th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Amid the movement for statehood to Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan Wednesday used the 62nd Republic Day to urge people to act with maturity and maintain ... Read more...

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Rights panel concerned over farmers’ suicides in Orissa (Lead)


January 19th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday expressed concern over the increasing cases of starvation deaths and farmers' suicides in Orissa and gave a list of recommendations ... Read more...

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