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London, May 21 (ANI): Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who fled to the US last year, has said he thinks Washington should do more to protect the relatives he left behind in China.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday sent Vivek Dutt, a CBI officer heading the probe into the allocation of coal blocks, to the custody of the probe agency till May 21 for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs.7 lakh from a businessman for settling a land dispute.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Arunachal Pradesh Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy on Saturday urged the Indian Government to be assertive in asking China to stay away from his state.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The negative outlook affirmation by S and P for India's BBB- status is unfortunate, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has said.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The government has said that the nation's economy is on right track and that reforms will continue.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Government agencies have procured over 243 lakh tons of wheat during ongoing Rabi marketing season, an official release has said.
New Delhi/Shimla, May 18 (ANI): Pressing for the demand of release of Tibet's 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Cheoki Nyima, scores of exiled Tibetans and activists held protests in New Delhi and Shimla on Friday.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has welcomed the decision taken by the Government to allow incorporation of 'call' and 'put' options in shareholders' agreement.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): The US Government gave witness protection to known and suspected terrorists and the country's Marshals Service even lost track of two of those people, according to a report.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Norway's sovereign wealth fund, Government Pension Fund Global, is investing $4 billion in India and is focused in the areas of oil and gas, shipping and hydropower, Norway's envoy to India has said.
Accra, May 16 (IANS) The headline year-on-year consumer inflation rate again went up slightly to 10.6 percent in Ghana in April, compared with the previous month's 10.4 percent, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) announced here.
London, May 14 (ANI): The French Government is planning to introduce one percent tax on the sale of smartphones and tablets in order to fund its culture of music and films.
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Walmart has called on the Bangladesh Government to stop production at the Stitch Tone Apparels factory and to order a probe on structural conditions of a neighbouring factory.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has unveiled a multi-media initiative that captures the journey of development in the last nine years across various sectors through the programmes and policies of the Government.
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday sought an explanation from the Congress-led UPA Government over the coal scam report row, and alleged that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was presiding over a very corrupt regime.
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitaa Monday sent a tough message to PMK, warning that the government would not hesitate to ban political parties if they indulge in violence to the detriment of public safety.
Dhaka, May 13 (ANI): After the world's worst garment industry disaster, the Bangladesh Government has decided to raise the income of garment factory workers.
Mumbai/New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Friday said that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government has complete support of its coalition partners on the Food Security Bill.
Sydney, May 10 (ANI): A key US 'wiki weapon' agency, Defence Distributed, has expressed dismay over the U.S. Government's action to ban 3-D printed plastic guns.
London, May 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed his country's strong hunger for foreign investment to boost economic growth at the Global Investment Conference held in London.
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) The Reliance Industries (RIL)-led consortium operating the offshore KG-D6 gas fields plans to serially invest $5 billion to reverse falling output.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Two accepted principles of how ecosystems naturally operate could be overshadowed by the importance of human activity, a study has claimed.
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): To augment the number of covered godowns with Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and also the State Warehousing Corporations (SWCs), the Government is implementing the Private Entrepreneurs Guarantee (PEG) Scheme.
Dhanushkodi (Tamil Nadu), May 6 (ANI): At least 15 Indian fishermen were reportedly attacked by Sri Lankan Navy personnel on Monday, while they were fishing near Dhanuskodi.
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission APPSC has declared the results of written test for the post of Lecturers in
Sydney, May 6 (ANI): Syrian Government has warned that Israeli raids that have hit three military sites outside Damascus was now 'more dangerous'.
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Chinese police have apprehended 63 suspects accused of selling more than 1.6 million dollars of rat meat as lamb.
Tamil Nadu HSC Result 2013 is likely to be declared on 9th May 2013. Candidates can check their results of Tamil Nadu 12th board result 2013 on 9th May 2013 at the Directorate of Government Examinations website: http://www.tnresults.nic.in/.
Mangalore, May 2 (ANI): Launching a frontal attack on the Congress-led UPA Government over the death of Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said New Delhi had failed miserably in imposing pressure on Pakistan to have him released.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in a communication on Thursday urged the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Prof. Juan Mandez and UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions, Prof. Christop Heyns to intervene with the Government of Pakistan to ensure a credible inquiry for establishing justice into the murder of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in the custody of the Government of Pakistan.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari on Thursday strongly criticised Pakistan over the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, saying the latter had been murdered in cold blood in the custody of the Pakistan state, and added that Islamabad must be held accountable for the tragic incident.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the death of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Pakistani hospital after being comatose for nearly a week following a brutal assault by other inmates of a high-security jail, and said the truth about his must come out.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday charged the UPA-II Government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of failing miserably in its efforts to get death row Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh back to India on humanitarian grounds.
New Delhi/Amritsar, May 2 (ANI): India on Thursday reacted with anger and dismay on hearing the news of death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Lahore's government-run Jinnah Hospital this morning.
New Delhi/Amritsar, May 2 (ANI): Family members of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who died at the government-run Jinnah Hospital in Lahore early on Thursday morning, have accused the Pakistan Government of a cover-up, and demanded a state funeral for him in India.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Hours after the distraught family members of death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh said that they would be on a hunger strike till New Delhi took steps to get him out of Pakistan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government for inaction on the issue.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The US Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador, Eric Goosby, is on a three-day visit to India this week to recognise the successful health partnership between the two nations.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Asserting that improving relations between India and Pakistan should be paramount, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Naresh Gujral on Wednesday expressed hope that Islamabad would at least allow Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who is in a comatose state at a Lahore hospital, to be airlifted to New Delhi so that he can receive the best possible treatment.
London, May. 1 (ANI): Amnesty International has accused Sri Lanka of intensifying a crackdown on dissent, urging the Commonwealth to not hold its summit there unless the human rights situation improves.
Wagah Border, May 1 (ANI): The distraught family members of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who is comatose at a Lahore hospital, lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre on Wednesday for inaction on the issue and demanded Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's resignation.
Washington, May. 1 (ANI): Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could avoid death penalty if he provided information about the attacks to investigators.
Gangtok (Sikkim), May 1 (ANI): Woodcarving gaining popularity in Sikkim as it is creating job opportunities and helping to preserve and promote an ethnic art of of the region.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Doctors in a city hospital claim to have performed a rare "limb-salvage" surgery to avoid amputating the left leg of a 13-year-old Nigerian girl suffering from bone cancer.
London, May. 1 (ANI): For the first time, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has confirmed that the powerful Lebanese Shia organisation is helping President Bashar al-Assad fight the uprising against his rule - and will stand by him.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The rap that the government had received from the Supreme Court was well deserved, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley said Tuesday while reiterating the demand that the CBI be included under the proposed Lokpal.
New Delhi, April 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday that it would launch a two-day agitation across the country from May 4 against the UPA-II Government's "abominable attempt" to "cover up the massive corruption" in the coal block allocation scam.
New Delhi, April 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has reportedly told a delegation of Odisha Congress members that there has been no discrimination in the allocation of funds to the state from the Central Government.
New Delhi, April 27 (ANI): General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Saturday said that the assault on Sarabjit Singh was a planned move, and similar to the earlier attack on Chamel Singh, who was killed.
New Delhi, April 27 (ANI): Senior leader of Congress party Rashid Masood on Saturday criticised the Pakistan Government over Sarabjit Singh's assault inside a Pakistani prison and said that their government should have been more careful, knowing the gravity of this issue.
A grand carnival by Delhi Government marked the culmination of Earth Week 2013. 5000 children from across 400 schools in the city gathered to celebrate this event at the residence of Delhi Chief Minister.
Bhubaneswar, Apr. 26 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said the Biju Janata Dal has called for a peaceful 'hartal' through out the state against the Centre's continuous negligence.
New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will continue to probe the case of two Italian Marines accused of killing two fishermen off the Kerala coast in February 2012.
Shimla, April 26 (IANS) A sweetmeat seller was fined Rs.one lakh, the highest ever penalty in the state, by a designated officer for selling sweets that failed to comply with the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006, an official said Friday.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) An 18-year-old youth was stabbed to death in Delhi by a person of his locality for reasons of personal enmity, police said Thursday.
Kabul, April 25 (ANI): The Government of Afghanistan should take immediate action to ensure that the country's female police officers have access to separate, safe, and lockable restroom facilities in police stations, Human Rights Watch said today.
London, April 24 (ANI): Celebrity chefs are "exacerbating" the obesity crisis by encouraging people to eat fatty dishes, a new study has claimed.
Melbourne, Apr. 23 (ANI): Australian Government have made some changes to compulsory bicycle helmet laws to exempt people who wear turbans for their religion.
New Delhi, April 23 (ANI): The Supreme Court has deferred its pronouncement of an order on the question of the National Investigating Agency's (NIA) jurisdiction to probe the case against two Italian marines who allegedly killed Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast last year.
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian state officials should not own real estate abroad, as it could leave them open to "pressure", a spokesman for the Kremlin has said.
New Delhi, Apr. 22 (ANI): Union Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal met Ambassadors and Heads of Chambers of Commerce of countries which are leaders in the electronics sector here today.
Jaipur, April 21 (ANI): A non-government organisation in Jaipur, Rajasthan, organised a camp where it provided prosthetic limbs, crutches and wheelchairs for Afghan War victims.
London, Apr. 21 (ANI): One of the two brothers accused of the Boston Marathon bombing was questioned by US officials two years ago but was released after the investigators found he had no connection to terrorist activity.
New Delhi, Apr. 19 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday welcomed the Congress-led UPA Government's move to approve Rs. 12,000 crore package for Bihar, saying the monetary relief would help improve the state's economy.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The government Thursday hiked by eight percent the dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees, which will impose an additional charge of Rs.8,629 crore on the exchequer annually.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) IT and telecommunications minister Kapil Sibal Thursday reiterated that the government doesn't want to control social media but stressed the need for some regulations.
New Delhi/Bangalore, Apr. 18 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Thursday rubbished the Karnataka Government's claim that the blast outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office was an attempt to derail the assembly election scheduled to take place on May 5.
New Delhi, April 18 (ANI):Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari asked the broadcast industry to "think aloud" to have a separate broadcast regulator at the 4th CII CEOs Roundtable on Broadcast.
The UPA Government has called an all-party meeting in Delhi on Thursday to come to a common consent on the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011.
New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): The UPA Government has convened an all-party meeting here today to evolve a consensus on the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011.
New Delhi, Apr. 17 (ANI): Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah attended the ceremonial funeral of Baroness Margaret Thatcher at St. Paul's Cathedral in London on Wednesday on behalf of the Government of India.
New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said the gang rape and subsequent death of a 23-year-old Delhi woman on December 16, 2012 won't go in vain and the government will continue to make all possible efforts to empower women socially and economically.
New Delhi, Apr. 15 (ANI): India and Finland have identified several key areas of collaboration in sustainable development for mutual benefits in the oil and gas sector.
New Delhi, April 14 (ANI): Pulling up the ruling UPA Government over the coalgate scam, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Sunday slammed the ruling Congress Government, stating that they were misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to tweak the investigation in their favour.
London, Apr. 14 (ANI): Millions of people might face starvation by 2050 as a result of extreme temperature globally.
New Delhi, April 13 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Saturday denied allegations from opposition parties that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) always worked under pressure from the Government.
New Delhi, Apr. 12 (ANI): Congress Party on Friday lashed out at former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari over his claims that a 'senior leader' had approached him to topple the Congress-led UPA-II Government at the Centre, and asked him to name the politician.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A major fire broke out in west Delhi's Narela area around 1.35 p.m. Friday, fire service officials said. There was no immediate report of injury to anyone or loss of life.
Washington, April 12(ANI): The Sun emitted a mid-level flare on the morning of April 11, 2013, it has been revealed.
New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): India and Bangladesh on Thursday agreed to consider a joint collaboration for production of a mega film depicting the "War of Liberation".
London, Apr 10 (ANI): Researchers have observed how a nation that lost an average of 5kg per head over five years contributed to a halving of the death rate from diabetes and a one third reduction in deaths from heart disease.
Beijing, April 9 (Xinhua-ANI): A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Tuesday conveyed the Chinese Government's condolences over the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Kolkata, Apr. 9 (ANI): Asserting that West Bengal has suffered a lot in the past 32 years due to mis-governance, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lashed out at the UPA Government for neglecting non-Congress ruled states.
Yangon, April 7 (Xinhua-ANI): The Government of Myanmar has voiced concern over Friday's death of eight Myanmar nationals and injury of two in a violent clash in an immigration detention camp in Medan, Indonesia, official media reported Sunday.
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The government is planning to start transferring the subsidy for cooking gas in cash under the direct benefit transfer scheme, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Saturday.
London, Apr. 5 (ANI): Girls are lagging behind boys in happiness index because of pressure from an early age to look a certain way, an official Government study has found.
New Delhi, April 4 (ANI): Laying emphasis on the need for good economics to complement good politics, Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, stated that no society can have a future without the two and the systems would run down in the absence of a positive balance.
Vijender Gupta, Former President BJP, Delhi has alleged that there is self-proved case of laundering of public money against the Delhi Government, as per the CAG report, a statutory authority under Article 148 of the Constitution of India, for the year ending on 31-03-2012.
Havana, April 3 (IANS) Cuba has unveiled rules for its first free-trade manufacturing zone in the Mariel megaport outside Havana.
New Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): Reacting to the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) critical remarks against the style of functioning of the BJP Government in Gujarat, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Wednesday described it as a sensitive situation that needed to be dealt with carefully.
New Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): Asserting that government and industry have to be partners in India's growth story, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An online portal to promote public petitions has been launched by the Foundation for Information Democracy in Russia.
Mumbai, Apr. 2 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Tuesday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre and Prithviraj Chavan-led Maharashtra Government for not taking adequate steps to improve the condition of the draught-hit state, and demanded waving of the interest of the loans of the farmers.
New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): The Central Government in consultation with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and SEBI has been progressively liberalizing or rationalizing the scheme for foreign investment in G-Secs and corporate bonds keeping in view the evolving macroeconomic scenario and financing needs of the economy.
New York, April 1 (IANS) Nepal should allow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups to operate freely and end arbitrary arrests of LGBT people, Human Rights Watch said Monday.
New Delhi, Apr. 1 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi has approved Central Finance Assistance (CFA) to the tune of Rs. 47.62 crore for development of back water circuit in Alappuzha in back water region as a mega circuit in Kerala.
New Delhi, Apr. 1 (ANI): As Arvind Kejriwal's indefinite fast against "inflated" power bills entered the tenth day on Monday, his Aam Aadmi Party said it will today deliver over 6.38 lakh letters it collected from Delhiites to chief minister Sheila Dikshit urging her to cut power tariff.
New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Activists of the Communist Party of India(CPI) and students of Delhi University staged a protest here on Sunday over a demand for strong action against the Sri Lankan Government for genocide committed on the Tamil population of that island nation.
Lahore, Mar. 31 (ANI): The Lahore High Court has been told by a senior law officer not to rule in favour of giving official legal assistance to Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Lashkar-e-Toiba founder Hafiz Saeed in a case filed against him in the United States, as doing so would strengthen the hand of the Indian Government.
Nagpur, Mar. 30 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government for using the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to garner the support of other political outfits.
Chennai, Mar. 30 (ANI): With Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan joining the chorus for boycott of Commonwealth meeting in Colombo over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Saturday said Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will take a final call on it after holding discussions with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid.