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Karnataka minister to visit northeast, ask people to return


August 21st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 21 (IANS) Karnataka Home Minister R. Ashoka Tuesday said he will visit northeast states soon to assure the people there that the state was safe and the thousands ... Read more...

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Hyderabad’s siamese twins face uncertain future


January 18th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) With doctors ruling out a surgery to separate them and their parents unwilling to take care of them without government assistance, conjoined twins Vani and Veena ... Read more...

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Lawmaker attacked, 100 buses vandalised in Bangladesh strike (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) Islamist activists Monday attacked a lawmaker, vandalised 100 buses and set fire to a petrol pump in Chittagong port city of Bangladesh during a day-long ... Read more...

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Opposition strike in Bangladesh over ‘equal status’ for women


April 4th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) Police Monday picked up scores of Islamist activists across Bangladesh as a dawn-to-dusk strike by opposition parties to protest "equal status" for women got under ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition unites against Hasina’s women’s policy


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 3 (IANS) The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has supported Monday's general strike called by a conglomerate of Islamist groups to protest the government's Women Development Policy ... Read more...

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Islamists protest Dhaka’s equal rights to women policy


March 9th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 9 (IANS) Stating that a woman never be equal to man "according to Islam", Islamist parties in Bangladesh have called for a daylong strike next month to ... Read more...

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Give Indian Muslim women more social space: Minority bodies


March 8th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) As the country talked about women's empowerment and celebrated International Women's Day Tuesday, representatives from minority bodies and national commission for women said that not ... Read more...

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Andhra passes bill to regulate micro-finance institutions


December 15th, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh assembly Tuesday night passed a bill to regulate micro finance institutions (MFIs) in the state.The Andhra Pradesh Micro Finance Institutions (Regulation of Money Lending) Bill, ... Read more...

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Dikshit to travel to Tokyo for Asian cities’ summit


November 5th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will be in Tokyo on a four-day visit from Saturday to attend a summit on development of major Asian cities, including the ... Read more...

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Nepal to create government posts for women


October 20th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Oct. 20 (ANI): Nepal's Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) is gearing up to create government posts for women only.Xinhua quoted a Himalayan Times report as saying on Wednesday that the cabinet ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent Bihar girls marry before they are 18


August 4th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 4 (IANS) Bihar is one of the hotspots of child marriage in India as 51 percent girls there are married even before they are 18 years of age, officials said ... Read more...

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Report on sex workers’ condition ready in Bihar


July 28th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 28 (IANS) The first detailed report on the socio-economic condition of sex workers in Bihar is ready to be handed over to the state government. The survey was conducted jointly by ... Read more...

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Delhi’s women centres to be made employment oriented


June 11th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Around 100 centres in the city which train women from weaker sections of society will be linked with employment institutions to provide jobs to these ... Read more...

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Pakistan unearths graft of Rs.6.98 trillion


May 4th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan's auditor general has exposed the claims of good governance and better fiscal policies of the government by unearthing widespread financial irregularities of a whopping Rs.6.98 trillion in ... Read more...

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Terrorism is the common enemy of India, US: Roemer


March 20th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): United States Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, on Friday said the Al-Qaeda, Taliban and Lashkar-e-Toiba were the common enemies of both India and America."We ... Read more...

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Andhra cabinet expansion likely next month


March 17th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah may undertake the much-awaited expansion of his cabinet early next month. In an informal chat with reporters here Wednesday, he dropped hints ... Read more...

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Dhaka to amend laws discriminatory to women: PM (Lead)


March 8th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Monday said her government will, if necessary, amend or repeal laws that are harmful and discriminatory to women. She also pledged effective enforcement ... Read more...

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Mukherjee asks banks to give priority on loans to women SHGs


December 31st, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Dec 31 (ANI) : Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday instructed nationalised banks to give loans to women self help groups (SHG) on priority basis for their economic development.Addressing ... Read more...

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Surekha gives a setback to Rosaiah leadership in Andhra Pradesh with resignation


October 30th, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Oct. 30 (ANI): The Rosaiah government in Andhra Pradesh suffered a setback on Thursday as its Minister of Women Development and Child Welfare Konda Surekha tendered her resignation from her post ... Read more...

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Andhra minister’s resignation accepted (Second Lead)


October 30th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor N.D. Tiwari has accepted the resignation of Women Development and Child Welfare Minister Konda Surekha, who quit Thursday to express her unhappiness over the Congress' ... Read more...

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Andhra Pradesh governor accepts minister’s resignation (Lead)


October 30th, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor N.D. Tiwari Friday accepted the resignation of Women Development and Child Welfare Minister Konda Surekha on the recommendation by Chief Minister K. Rosaiah. Unhappy over the ... Read more...

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Rosaiah asks governor to accept minister’s resignation


October 30th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah Friday asked Governor N.D. Tiwari to accept the resignation of Women Development and Child Welfare Minister Konda Surekha. Unhappy over the Congress ... Read more...

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Andhra minister wants Jagan as chief minister, resigns


October 29th, 2009 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Unhappy over the Congress party's decision not to make Y.S.Jaganmohan Reddy the Andhra Pradesh chief minister, state Women Development and Child Welfare Minister Konda Surekha resigned from ... Read more...

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Jaganmohan Reddy begins Delhi visit


October 21st, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Amid continuing political uncertainty in Andhra Pradesh, Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, Congress MP and son of former chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Wednesday left for New Delhi. The Kadapa ... Read more...

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Gilani yet to accept resignations of Sherry and Rabbani


July 6th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 6 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is yet to accept the resignations of Sherry Rehman and Raza Rabbani from the federal cabinet.Rehman was Minister for Information and ... Read more...

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Malay Indian widows told to be brave in facing challenges


June 6th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 6 (ANI): Malaysia's Women Development Bureau chief, Vimala Nair, has urged widowed Malay-Indian women to be bold and brave in facing challenges that lie ahead.Vimala called upon the Malay-Indian ... Read more...

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Jaipal Reddy, three other ministers win, Renuka Chowdary loses


May 16th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) Four out of five central ministers from Andhra Pradesh were re-elected to the Lok Sabha Saturday. Senior Congress leader and Minister for Urban Development S. Jaipal Reddy, Minister of ... Read more...

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Gujarat Minister Mayaben Kodnani surrenders


March 27th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): Gujarat Women Development and Child Welfare Minister Mayaben Kodnani, who was forced to resign from the State Ministry as the High Court cancelled the anticipatory bail granted ... Read more...

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Gujarat Minister resigns as HC cancels her bail in 2002 riot case


March 27th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): Gujarat Women Development and Child Welfare Minister Mayaben Kodnani was forced to resign from the State ministry on Friday as the High Court cancelled the anticipatory ... Read more...

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Gujarat HC rejects Maya Kodnani’s bail plea


March 27th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar 27 (ANI): The Gujarat High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail of Gujarat Women Development and Child Welfare Minister Maya Kodnani.Kodnani, who is accused for having led a mob in ... Read more...

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Madonna should persuade court, not public, says adoption official


March 21st, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Madonna should focus on persuading Malawian courts and not the public, if she wishes to adopt another child from the African country, a government official has said.The ... Read more...

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Bangladesh parliament to double reservation for women (Lead)


March 9th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 9 (IANS) Bangladesh's parliament will more than double the number of seats reserved for women and repeal laws that discriminate against women, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said. Addressing the inaugural ... Read more...

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100 seats to be reserved for women in parliament: Hasina


March 9th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 9 (IANS) The number of seats reserved for women in Bangladesh parliament would be raised to 100 from 45 at present, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said here. She said the ... Read more...

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Schemes empower women in a Tamil Nadu village


March 5th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Jai Kumar Arurur (Tamil Nadu), Mar 5 (ANI): Hundreds of women residing in a village in Tamil Nadu have become self-reliant after the launch of numerous self-help groups in the ... Read more...

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Andhra tribal woman sells baby for Rs.6,000 to bribe doctor


February 24th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) A tribal woman in Andhra Pradesh sold her newborn baby for Rs.6,000 to pay bribe to a doctor. The shocking incident occured in Khammam district and in the Lok ... Read more...

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