which came into force

Russia registers three more political parties


June 5th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian justice ministry has registered three more political parties under new legislation enacted earlier this year by then-president Dmitry Medvedev following a wave of ... Read more...

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MP seeks to protect Manipur’s territorial integrity


April 28th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, April 28 (IANS) Lok Sabha member from Manipur Dr. Thokchom Meinya has introduced a private member's bill which seeks to protect and preserve the territorial integrity of Manipur for ... Read more...

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MCD poll fever peaks on last day of campaign


April 13th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election's fever reached its peak Friday, the last day of campaigning before the voting April 15."We are trying ... Read more...

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Russian gay rights activists arrested under new law


April 7th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two gay rights activists in Russia's St. Petersburg city have been arrested for violating a new local law that bans "gay propaganda", police said.The law, ... Read more...

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MCD polls have lost their carnival spirit: Contestants


April 5th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The civic elections in Delhi have lost their carnival spirit, feel many political parties and candidates, due to the state election commission's strict code ... Read more...

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India may allow Pakistani investments


February 16th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) In a major step forward towards normalising business ties, the Indian government plans to bring changes in the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) to allow investments ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan exchange n-facilities list (Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) India and Pakistan Sunday exchanged a list of their nuclear installations under a two-decade-old pact, a statement said.The exchange of lists comes a week after ... Read more...

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Strict enforcement of model code in Uttar Pradesh: Poll official


December 27th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Election Officer Umesh Sinha Tuesday asked all political parties to strictly follow the model code of conduct, with a view to ensuring ... Read more...

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US says missile defence system no threat to Russia


November 24th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) The US Wednesday said the missile defence system being deployed in Europe "does not and cannot threaten Russia's strategic deterrent"."We've been open and transparent with Russia ... Read more...

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Court notice to Delhi over right to education (Lead)


October 19th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi government on an NGO's plea seeking framing of rules to provide free and compulsory education ... Read more...

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Plea in court over right to education rules for Delhi


October 11th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) An NGO has moved the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the Delhi government to frame rules to provide free and compulsory education to children ... Read more...

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England to take closer look at two-ball regulation


October 10th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) England will be using their final warm-up game against Hyderbad XI Tuesday to get a grip of the new bowling regulation ahead of the five-match One-day ... Read more...

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Court rejects Tata’s plea on Singur land (Lead)


June 27th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Monday rejected Tata Motors' plea to restrain the West Bengal government from returning land in Hooghly district's Singur to farmers from whom ... Read more...

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Hooghly official submits report about Singur


June 24th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The Hooghly district administration Friday submitted a report to the Calcutta High Court after Tata Motors alleged there was looting and pilferage from its abandoned small ... Read more...

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Forward Bloc questions Tatas moving court on Singur


June 22nd, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Left Front partner, the Forward Bloc, Wednesday questioned Tata Motors' move to approach the court against the state government's acquisition of the Singur land and said ... Read more...

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Declare Singur land law void, Tata Motors tells court


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday asked the West Bengal government to maintain peace at Tata Motors small car plant in Singur after the auto maker said ... Read more...

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Gujarat to replace Bombay in old state laws: Modi


May 1st, 2011 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 30 (IANS) "Bombay" will now be replaced with "Gujarat" in all the acts and rules in force the state, Chief Minister Narendra Modi announced Saturday, terming ... Read more...

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Education gets 24 percent hike (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Calling education as the tool of empowerment to reap the benefit of India's demographic dividend of a young population, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday announced a ... Read more...

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Education gets 24 percent hike in budget allocation


February 28th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Observing that education is the key to reaping the benefits of the demographic dividend in the form of a young population, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday ... Read more...

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Right to education to cover secondary schools soon: Sibal


January 25th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday hoped the Right to Education (RTE) act will cover secondary schools in the coming years. "In the coming five ... Read more...

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Even judges are confused by the law, says Britain’s top judge


December 16th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Some laws in Britain are so complex that even senior judges in the country found it hard to decipher them, a media report said Thursday. It takes much ... Read more...

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No sale of gutka, pan masala in pouches from March 2011


December 7th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) In a major setback for manufacturers of gutka (chewing tobacco) and pan masala, the Supreme Court Tuesday imposed a ban, from March 2011, on these products' sale ... Read more...

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UK PM pledges visa abuse crackdown, stem immigration


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.22 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he is committed to more than halving immigration and to slash immigration by cracking down on rampant abuse of the ... Read more...

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India-South America trade deal to be expanded


September 3rd, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 3 (IANS) India's Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya Scindia said here Thursday that India and a trade bloc of South American countries have agreed to expand a ... Read more...

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Russia stops foodgrain exports


August 15th, 2010 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscoow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has stopped the exports of foodgrains till the end of this year to cope up with the loss of agricultural harvest due to scorching heat wave ... Read more...

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Russia raps EU sanctions against Iran


July 27th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Tuesday slammed the latest unilateral US and EU sanctions on Iran, saying that the move not only disregarded the UN Security Council but also undermined joint ... Read more...

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PLA to assist ‘online dating’ banned Chinese troops find love


June 29th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 29 (ANI): In an attempt to woo its soldiers, the People's Liberation Army of China has promised to help its cadres find love, after the Government banned them from internet ... Read more...

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Right to education historic, will work to make it reality: PM


June 1st, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Describing the Right to Education Act a "historic step", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said his government will work in tandem with the states to make ... Read more...

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Governance issues before UPA: food, energy and internal security


May 21st, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A year on into its second avatar, the Congress-led ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is grappling with issues as diverse as its coalition -- from food ... Read more...

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Government, school asked to explain admission denial


April 20th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has questioned a Kendriya Vidyalaya and the human resource development (HRD) ministry on a petition filed on behalf of a seven-year-old boy, who ... Read more...

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Brit woman becomes first to be barred from every pub in UK!


April 16th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 16 (ANI): A British woman has become the first person to be barred from each and every pub in the UK.Laura Hall, 20, from Bromsgrove, was barred because of "years ... Read more...

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Seven year old moves court after denial of admission


April 15th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Denied admission to the Kendriya Vidyalaya for being "overage", a seven year old boy approached the Delhi High Court Thursday questioning the admission criteria of the central ... Read more...

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‘Education act should have come 50 years back’


April 1st, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Terming the landmark Right to Education (RTE) Act which came into force Thursday as "marvellous and great", India's leading educationist and an advisor to the central ... Read more...

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Cooperation only way forward for energy security: Krishna


January 21st, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) India and other countries in Asia can achieve energy security only with regional cooperation as opposed to competition to satisfy the growing demand given the backdrop of ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM for economic pact with India by year-end


January 20th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Malaysia and India should work to finalise an under-negotiation comprehensive bilateral free trade pact by the end of this year, Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Tun Abdul ... Read more...

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