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Jammu and Kashmir cabinet meets in remote LoC village


September 12th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 12 (IANS) As part of his government's policy to carry governance to the doorsteps of people living in the far-flung areas of the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief ... Read more...

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Rajasthan has a plan for minorities


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 9 (IANS) Despite the Sachar Committee Report of 2006 that showed that the literacy rate among Muslims being far lower than national average, and their representation in managerial ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu following in YSR’s footsteps to regain power


September 8th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 8 (IANS) For N. Chandrababu Naidu, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy was a bitter rival when he was alive but today the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president is taking out ... Read more...

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Congress stakes claim to YSR’s political legacy


September 7th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Sep 7 (IANS) In a clear attempt by the Congress to claim Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy's political legacy, his diary was released in the national capital Friday ... Read more...

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Mother for mercy killing of two kids


September 5th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 5 (IANS) Failing to get financial assistance for the treatment of her two paralytic children, a woman in Rajasthan has written to the state government seeking permission for ... Read more...

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Judges cannot fix poverty line: Supreme Court


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) In a pronouncement of considerable significance that could check the judiciary's overstepping into legislative and governmental functioning, the Supreme Court has said the question of ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh tribals issued invalid caste certificates


August 19th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has been left embarrassed after discovering that hundreds of thousands of caste certificates it has issued to tribals were invalid.The certificates became useless ... Read more...

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Neither BJP nor Congress will get majority in 2014: Mulayam


August 18th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Saturday said that neither the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nor the Congress would get a majority in the ... Read more...

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Patriotic fervour marks I-Day celebrations in Andhra


August 15th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Patriotic fervour marked the 66th Independence Day celebrations across Andhra Pradesh.The main official celebration was held at Secunderabad Parade Grounds in the state capital where Chief ... Read more...

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Gehlot highlights welfare schemes on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, August 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Independence Day Wednesday said his government is committed to the welfare of people in every section of the society."My government's ... Read more...

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Aadhar to bring transparency in welfare schemes: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government wanted to create a system through which money from central welfare schemes could be credited directly into bank accounts of beneficiaries and ... Read more...

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Focussed on welfare schemes for SC, ST, minorities: PM (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government was giving special attention to the welfare of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections, including the minorities, by coming ... Read more...

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Focussed on welfare schemes for SC, ST: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government was giving special attention to the welfare of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections by coming out with programmes ... Read more...

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Army chief meets Rajasthan chief minister


August 1st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh Wednesday met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to exchange views on civil-military relations.According to a defence ministry official, Gen. ... Read more...

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Woman who sold child found - still starving


July 19th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) A destitute Bihar woman who went missing after selling her child to a Nepalese couple for Rs.62 has been finally traced - still starving along with ... Read more...

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President comes under RTI, make donations public: Court (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Donations made by the President of India out of public funds do not pertain to his or her personal information, the Delhi High Court Thursday ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu would soon become surplus in power: Jayalalithaa


June 9th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday reiterated that the state would soon become surplus in power owing to various measures taken by her government."I am ... Read more...

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Donations by president: Information panel’s order stayed


May 29th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday stayed a Central Information Commission (CIC) order to the government to disclose the donations made by the president on humanitarian ... Read more...

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Law and order breakdown in Uttar Pradesh: Mayawati


May 19th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) After a studied silence of two months, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati Saturday came down heavily on the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar ... Read more...

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Panel asks government to speed up poverty survey


May 18th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed concern that the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC), which was to end in 2011, is yet to start in major ... Read more...

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NHRC praises Gujarat for helping Dalits


May 14th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 14 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday praised the Gujarat government for bettering the lot of Dalits in the state.NHRC chairman and former chief justice K.G. ... Read more...

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Now, Maharashtra seeks Aamir’s support for girl child


May 11th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) After well-known actress Madhuri Dixit reportedly turned down Maharashtra's offer as brand ambassador for tourism, the state has sought megastar Aamir Khan's support for its ... Read more...

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Tirath discusses issues of community-based organisations


May 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath Monday met the representatives of community-based organisations working for transgenders, sex workers and urban poor from ... Read more...

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Bengal aims at 60 days work under rural jobs scheme


April 24th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lalgarh (West Bengal), April 24 (IANS) West Bengal aims to give 60 days of work to each household under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in ... Read more...

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UP’s food scam: CBI raids 12 places in Lucknow


April 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided as many as twelve places in Lucknow Saturday in connection with the multi-million-rupee foodgrain scam which took place during ... Read more...

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Maoists attack Chhattisgarh MLA’s convoy, three killed (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 20 (IANS) In a deadly attack on the convoy of a legislator of Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Maoist rebels Friday triggered a powerful landmine blast ... 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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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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High court permits usage of water cess levied on NHPC


March 31st, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court, in an "important order" Saturday, permitted the state government to utilise for welfare schemes the money collected from National Hydro-electric ... Read more...

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Need new estimates of poverty: PM


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) After the government faced flak over the Planning Commission's latest poverty estimates, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said a government panel would devise new ... Read more...

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India to spend Rs.50 crore on overseas Indians


March 16th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India will spend close to Rs.50 crore on welfare schemes targeted at overseas Indians in 2012-13, according to budgetary estimates proposed by Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir budget presented in assembly


March 6th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather Monday presented a zero deficit budget in the state legislative assembly with record revenue recovery during current ... Read more...

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Bihar to use eunuchs to improve birth registration


March 4th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 4 (IANS) Worried over the lowest ever birth and death registration figures in Bihar, the state government has decided to engage eunuchs and traditional cremation workers called 'doms' ... Read more...

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President to open Chavan centenary celebrations


February 21st, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the year-long celebrations of the birth centenary of Maharashtra's first chief minister Y.B. Chavan from March 12.The inaugural ceremonies will ... Read more...

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Andhra presents Rs.1.45 lakh crore budget (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy Friday presented a tax-free, revenue-surplus budget for 2012-13 with an overall expenditure of over Rs.1.45 lakh crore, an ... Read more...

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