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Missing Pakistanis: UN team to investigate


September 10th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A UN delegation has arrived in Pakistan on a 10-day mission to study the measures taken by the government to prevent the so-called "forced disappearances" of ... Read more...

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Government to set up 10 community colleges for skill development


September 6th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government will set up 10 community colleges in collaboration with Canadian educational institutes to educate illiterate adults and provide skill-based training for employment, Human ... Read more...

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Pass Lokpal, whistle blowers bills in monsoon session: Aruna Roy


August 24th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy Friday demanded passage of the Lokpal bill, the grievance redressal bill and the whistle blowers' protection bill ... Read more...

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‘Over 95 lakh Muslim students benefited through scholarships’


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) More than 95 lakh Muslim children benefitted under the government's pre-matric scholarship scheme till the end of March this year, the government said Thursday.Minister of ... Read more...

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260 percent power capacity added between 10th and 11th Plans


August 17th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 17 (IANS) The power generation capacity added during the 11th Plan is about 260 percent of the total capacity added during the 10th Plan, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Government moots women’s helpline in 12th Plan


August 9th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The central government is planning to launch a women's helpline number under the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday."The working ... Read more...

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Pakistan to continue support to Kashmir cause: Ashraf (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Pakistan would continue its support to the people of Kashmir till the resolution of the issue, said Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Thursday, a day when ... Read more...

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Pakistan to continue support to Kashmir cause: PM


July 6th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) The government would continue its support to the people of Kashmir till the resolution of the issue, said Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Thursday, a ... Read more...

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Geneva talks call for transitional government in Syria


July 1st, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The participants in the Geneva talks support creation of a transitional government in Syria in which all forces participate, UN and Arab League special envoy ... Read more...

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Orient policies for women, NAC tells government


May 29th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Orientation of social schemes and policies towards women can help control the declining sex ratio in the country, a member of the National Advisory Council's ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to ease travel on Maitree Express


May 9th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Indian and Bangladeshi railways will take a slew of steps to ease train travel across the two countries by the popular Maitree Express, an ... Read more...

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Domestic airlines’ 2011-12 losses around Rs.10,000 crore


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The total operational losses of all domestic airlines, barring the budget carrier IndiGo, in 2011-12 is estimated to be around Rs.10,000 crore, Civil Aviation Minister ... Read more...

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India proposes working group for BRICS development bank


April 20th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has suggested setting up a working group comprising officials from finance ministries and central banks of the five BRICS countries for the formation of ... Read more...

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Give disabled children a choice, amend RTE: NAC


April 12th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) wants the human resource development (HRD) ministry to amend the right to education (RTE) law to ensure ... Read more...

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British police warned against relationship with journalists


January 5th, 2012 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A new report on ethical standards of British police officers warns them against "flirting" and having "secret conversations" with journalists.The report titled "The ethical issues ... Read more...

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Advisory council to focus on workers welfare


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Pursuing its social welfare agenda, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) will take up Jan 16 the issues of welfare of unorganised sector ... Read more...

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US concerned over internet curbs, sidesteps India move


December 8th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) Sidestepping a direct comment on an Indian government move for a code of conduct for social media, the US has said it's concerned about any effort ... Read more...

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IPCC dilutes stand linking cyclones to climate change


November 30th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 30 (IANS) The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has considerably diluted an earlier stand strongly linking extreme weather events to climate change. It now says it ... Read more...

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Banks urged to launch uniform credit card for MSME sector


November 4th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government has urged the leading public sector banks to launch an uniform credit card for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the ... Read more...

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Bengal wants uniform credit card for MSME sector


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government has urged leading public sector banks to launch a uniform credit card for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector in ... Read more...

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Corporal punishment must be abolished: Child rights panel


October 11th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India's child rights panel Monday stressed the need to eliminate all forms of corporal punishment practiced in the name of disciplining a child."We need to ... Read more...

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Library commission put in cold storage


August 30th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The government Tuesday said the constitution of the National Commission on Libraries as recommended by the National Knowledge Commission is not necessary at this stage.Replying ... Read more...

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‘Set up land corporation to acquire land for industries’


July 4th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) A land corporation - in the public-private partnership mode - should be set up to acquire land and develop it for industrial use, a head of ... Read more...

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Disabled rights group protests lag on schemes


May 27th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Hundreds of differently-abled people held a protest rally in the city against the "sluggish and careless implementation" of the 11th five year plan (2007-2011) that ... Read more...

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National Advisory Council seeks suggestions on anti-violence bill


May 21st, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The National Advisory Council Friday placed in the public domain the draft Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, ... Read more...

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Land acquisition policy: Will examine NAC suggestions, says Deshmukh


May 20th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said Thursday that the government will examine the suggestions of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on the proposed changes in ... Read more...

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Pak agrees granting ‘most favoured nation’ status to India would spur trade relations


April 29th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 29(ANI): Pakistan has agreed that granting the most favoured nation (MFN) status to India would spur the expansion of their bilateral trade relations.At the 5th round of Indo-Pak talks on ... Read more...

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Chinese military chief to visit U.S. in May


April 27th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr. 27 (ANI): The chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, General Chen Bingde, will visit the United States in May."I will visit the United States next ... Read more...

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After Israel visit, Hooda announces 11 farming centres


April 17th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) After getting a firsthand account of the technology being used by farmers in Israel for vegetable farming, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has announced 11 ... Read more...

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Labour Minister Kharge chairs 193rd central board of trustees meeting


March 30th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): Union Minister of Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge chaired the 193rd meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, Employees' Provident Fund here today.The meeting was the tenth ... Read more...

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UN rights body calls on China to release rights lawyer


March 28th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 28 (ANI): The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called on China to release that country's best known rights lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, who has been declared missing ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh working closely to strengthen bilateral cooperation: Ahamed


March 3rd, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3(ANI): Union Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed on Thursday said that India and Bangladesh are working closely to strengthen cooperation in a range of issues."India ... Read more...

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‘Kabhi Khushi, Kabhie Gham’ for India at UN


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 3 (IANS) The never ending debate over Security Council reforms reminds the Indian envoy to the UN of the hit Bollywood movie "Kabhi Khushi, Kabhie Gham" or ... Read more...

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Haryana to soon have agriculture policy: Hooda


February 6th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jind (Haryana), Feb 6 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday said that his government has asked the State Farmers Commission to formulate an agriculture policy that will better the lot ... Read more...

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Aviation ministry to look into air fares structure


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry Wednesday said it has decided to set up a working group to study and recommend a regulatory framework for air fares to protect ... Read more...

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