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Put past behind and look forward: Kayani


August 14th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes, admitted Pakistan's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. He stressed: "We will have to put the past ... Read more...

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Raman Singh begins rural drive from Maoist heartland


April 18th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), April 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Wednesday began a much-hyped mega rural drive, "Gram Suraj" of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, from the Maoist ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh assesses rural development, skips rebel areas


April 18th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government launched a mega drive Wednesday to assess development work in nearly 20,000 villages, but skipped visiting the remote ... Read more...

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Pakistan spending Rs.1.2 trillion on welfare projects


January 16th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Cash-starved Pakistan is spending a staggering Rs.1.2 trillion on public welfare projects, a minister said.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan Sunday said that ... Read more...

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Delhi’s third Dilli Haat planned in west Delhi


December 20th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The capital will soon get its third Dilli Haat - food and crafts bazaar - with the Delhi government Tuesday giving its nod to eight ... Read more...

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Medvedev wants tycoons to share success tips with kids


September 1st, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is likely to suggest to Russian billionaires to share their experiences of achieving success with schoolchildren, RIA Novosti reported.Speaking at a ... Read more...

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Russia to set up agency to help young professionals


May 7th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has proposed setting up a new agency to support young professionals and social welfare projects.The agency would focus on three areas: new ... Read more...

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Vedanta earmarks around Rs.500 crore for community projects


October 14th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 14 (IANS) The Vedanta goup has earmarked around Rs.500 crore (Rs.5 billion) for community development projects in India in fiscal 2011.The group has adopted more than 3,000 Anganwadi centres ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi launches plantation drive in Amethi


September 2nd, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Rajul NigamAmethi (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 2 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi launched a mass plantation drive to enhance productivity of his constituency during his three-day visit ... Read more...

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World Bank to provide Rs.1,000 crore loan to West Bengal


July 15th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) The World Bank will provide a soft loan of Rs.1,000 crore to the West Bengal government for strengthening the state's panchayat system. A memorandum of understanding in this regard ... Read more...

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Rural jobs scheme to be reviewed Friday


July 15th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Against the backdrop of rising prices and calls for greater transparency, the government will review its social welfare programmes, including the pioneering National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, ... Read more...

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Sonia hears public complaints in Rae Bareli (Lead)


May 19th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, May 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday ended a three-day tour of her constituency Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh patiently hearing grievances of people for nearly four long ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi hears public complaints in Rae Bareli


May 19th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, May 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi rounded off a three-day tour of her constituency Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh hearing public grievances for nearly four hours Wednesday. "Soniaji gave ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi to visit Rae Bareli Monday


May 15th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will undertake a three-day tour of her parliamentary constituency Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh starting Monday to review developmental schemes, a party official ... Read more...

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India’s yoga power scores a hit in Nepal


March 26th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 26 (IANS) India's soft power once again scored a victory when Nepal connected with Patanjali's ancient yoga at a week-long fitness and alternative therapy camp in the Himalayan country Friday. ... Read more...

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Delhi budget: More funds for public transport, education, health


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Delhi Finance Minister A.K. Walia proposed increased funding for public transport, infrastructure, education and health in the budget for the 2010-11 financial year Monday. Total budget estimate for ... Read more...

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Kolkata sex workers rally for equality, social status


March 8th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) Hundreds of sex workers and their children Monday marched across the city streets on International Women's Day, demanding social equality and recognition for their profession. About 3,000 sex workers ... Read more...

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Madonna in tears after huge donation offered


November 15th, 2009 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Nov 15 (EFE) US pop star Madonna broke into tears when Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista announced that he would donate $7 million for her welfare projects, a media report ... Read more...

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Kolkata students take out street march for the underprivileged


November 13th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, Nov 13 (ANI): Holding placards and banners, privileged and underprivileged students participated in a walkathon here today.Organised by the Smile Foundation, a non-profit organisation, the walkathon saw participation of ... Read more...

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Students take to streets to create awareness on underprivileged in Delhi


November 10th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): Around 100 school students participated in a walkathon here today to sensitise the people on issues related to health and education of underprivileged children .Organised by ... Read more...

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Shanno Foundation launched to curb corporal punishment


May 27th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) To curb the "menace" of corporal punishment in schools, a foundation was launched Wednesday named after Shanno Khan, the 11-year-old Delhi girl, who died after slipping into ... Read more...

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Pranab braves heat and mud in his battle for Jangipur (Lead)


May 5th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Jangipur (West Bengal), May 5 (IANS)From early morning till late evening, a good part under a blazing sun, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee exhibits the same indefatigable spirit while wooing ... Read more...

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Raman Singh rejects Rahul Gandhi’s fund misuse charge


April 8th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 8 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Wednesday rejected allegations by Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi that the state government had misused funds provided by the central government under ... Read more...

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Bevy of beauties at ‘Billu’ premiere in South Africa


February 11th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Feb 11 (IANS) Priyadarshan's comedy "Billu", which features a large number of top-notch Bollywood actresses, saw bevy of Indian origin beauties from 25 countries at its premiere here. The 25 young women ... Read more...

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Mayawati shelves birthday bash, but has gifts galore for poor (Lead)


January 14th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has decided to "stay away" from a lavish birthday bash as she turns 53 Thursday, but she will shower gifts on the downtrodden ... Read more...

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Pakistan will be defended at all costs, says Gilani


December 16th, 2008 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) Striking a tough posture, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said that Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms, but if a war is "imposed on Pakistan" the ... Read more...

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Kolkata NGO gets Italian award


November 7th, 2008 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) A Kolkata-based non-government organisation (NGO) was conferred with an Italian honour for its work among school children here. Kallol Ghosh, founder and chief executive officer of Organisation for ... Read more...

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Front to launch campaign for uniting Dalits in Uttar Pradesh


November 4th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 4 (IANS) Accusing Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati of dividing Dalits, the National Dalit Front (NDF) here Tuesday announced it would undertake a state-wide campaign to unite them."Led by ... Read more...

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15 Taliban killed as Pak troops target their hideouts in Bajaur


October 21st, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Khar (NWFP), Oct 21 (ANI): As many as 15 Taliban were killed when security forces used heavy artillery, fighter jets and helicopter gunships to target suspected hideouts in Bajaur Agency, last ... Read more...

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BSP to hold Dalit convention in Lucknow


October 16th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) After showering sops on Muslims at a national convention organised here Monday, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will now organise a meet here for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) ... Read more...

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Pak women may soon have to pay a hefty price tag to look beautiful


June 25th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , June 25 (ANI): Pakistani women in general have supported a suggestion put forward in a post-budget debate session in the Punjab Assembly that taxes should be imposed on beauty ... Read more...

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GMR launches security services training academy


June 13th, 2008 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) In a bid to generate job opportunities in villages, infrastructure major GMR Group Thursday launched a security services training academy in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The academy ... Read more...

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MP, Chhattisgarh govt not doing enough for tribal development: Rahul Gandhi


April 27th, 2008 - 10:47 pm ICT by admin
Bhopal, Apr 27 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh governments, alleging they have failed to ensure that the results of development schemes ... Read more...

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