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Government Tries to Defend Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Over Talabira Coal Block Allocation

New Delhi (ABC Live): There has been extensive media coverage recently of the matter relating to the allocation of Talabira-II and III coal blocks in Odisha to Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd, Neyveli Lignite Corporation and HINDALCO. 2. Coal block allocations, including this one, are the subject of a CBI inquiry which is being monitored by the Supreme Court. However, the Talabira …

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Geological Survey of India to Conduct Ground Penetrating Radar Survey at Sangrampur

New Delhi (ABC Live): On the basis of reports received Superintending Archaeologist, ASI (Lucknow Circle) was asked to conduct a preliminary site enquiry. In the meantime Geological Survey of India had also been asked to conduct an enquiry including GPRS (Ground Penetrating Radar Survey) at at Sangrampur (Daundia Khera), District Unnao, Uttar Pradesh. Report of the preliminary investigations of GSI …

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Punjab & Haryana, Bombay High Courts Get One Additional Judge

New Delhi (ABC Live): The President of India has appointed Ms. Navita Singh as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Punjab & Haryana and Mr. Vijay Lakhichand Achliya as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Bombay. As per the Notification issued in this regard, the President of India has appointed Ms. Singh  and Mr. Vijay Lakhichand …

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India’s National Rural Drinking Water Programme Aims to Provide Safe Water to All Villagers

New Delhi (ABC Live): The aim and objective of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) is to provide every rural person with adequate safe water for drinking, cooking and other basic domestic needs on a sustainable basis, with a minimum water quality standard, which should be conveniently accessible at all times and in all situations. Achieving this aim and objective …

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Competition Commission of India Bats for India National Competition Policy

New Delhi (ABC Live):Mr. Ashok Chawla, Chairman, Competition Commission of India has emphasized on the need to adopt National Competition Policy. He was speaking at a seminar on “National Competition Policy; Second Big Wave of Reforms”, organised by Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) International at Delhi yesterday. Mr. Chawla emphasised that the competition law is an essential tool for …

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Madras High Court Gets Two Additional Judges

New Delhi (ABC Live): In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, the President has appointed Smt. Justice S. Vimala and Shri Justice Muthiah Thevar Vijayaraghavan, Additional Judges of the Madras High Court, to be Judges of that High Court with effect from the date they assume charge of their office.

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NHRC Celebrates Its 21st Foundation Day

New Delhi (ABC Live):The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC is celebrating its 21st Foundation Day on the 12th October, 2013. It was on this day in 1993, the NHRC was set up under the Protection of Human Rights Act passed by Parliament. Since its inception, till 30th September, 2013, the Commission registered more than 12 lakh 84 thousand 856 cases …

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NHRC Takes Suo Motu Notice on Sand Mining Media Reports in Kerala

New Delhi (ABC Live): The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that Mrs. Jazeera V., a woman from Kerala, accompanied by her three small children, has moved to the National Capital, to protest at Jantar Mantar, after an assurance from the State Chief Minister, subsequent to her 64 days sit-in outside the Secretariat in …

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Two High Court Chief Justices, Judges Transferred

ABC Live: In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, has transferred Shri Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court and has directed him to assume charge of …

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India Generates 481.85 Billion Units of Electricity During April 2013-September 2013

New Delhi (ABC Live): India has generated 481.85 Billion Units of electricity during the period April 2013-September 2013 which is 5.73 percent more than of the actual generation during the same period last year. The generation during April 2012- September 2012 as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year was 104.75%. During the period April 2013-September 2013, hydro …

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