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Over 20,000 children went missing in the last two years: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Jul 31, 2015

Over 20,000 children went missing in the last two years: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Government on Friday said that 24,834 children have gone missing in past two years with the highest number, 7,689 cases reported from Madhya Pradesh. #India #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Government #parliament #children #Monsoon session #Kids #Child trafficking
Police patrolling to CCTV cameras: Delhi govt starts witness protection programme

Jul 31, 2015

Police patrolling to CCTV cameras: Delhi govt starts witness protection programme

The Delhi government on Thursday decided to formulate a comprehensive policy for protecting witnesses, an official said. This was after a Delhi High Court order. #NewsTracker #Delhi High Court #Delhi government #Aam Aadmi Party #witness protection
Myanmar orders release of 7,000 prisoners, including 210 foreigners

Jul 31, 2015

Myanmar orders release of 7,000 prisoners, including 210 foreigners

Myanmar on Thursday ordered the release of thousands of prisoners including 210 foreigners, officials said, the latest in a series of amnesties under the reformist government that have seen sentences quashed for hundreds of dissidents. #World #China #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Human Rights #prisoners #Government reform
Dawood's execution would have satisfied us more: 1993 blast victim's kin on Yakub Memon's hanging

Jul 30, 2015

Dawood's execution would have satisfied us more: 1993 blast victim's kin on Yakub Memon's hanging

The family of a 1993 Mumbai blasts victim hailed Yakub Memon's hanging, saying it is the victory of law and hoped that fugitive mobster Dawood Ibrahim would meet the same fate. #India #Terrorism #Pakistan #Dawood Ibrahim #Mumbai #Yakub Memon #1993 Mumbai blast #BJP government
Delhi HC says AAP govt ads 'prima facie in violation of SC judgment'

Jul 30, 2015

Delhi HC says AAP govt ads 'prima facie in violation of SC judgment'

The Delhi HC asked the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government to file details of money spent on advertisements following a Supreme Court direction on the issue. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Arvind Kejriwal #Ajay Maken #Delhi government #AAP
Live updates: APJ Abdul Kalam's laid to rest with full military honours in Rameswaram

Jul 30, 2015

Live updates: APJ Abdul Kalam's laid to rest with full military honours in Rameswaram

Former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, who would have turned 84 in October, died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest during a lecture at the IIM Shillong yesterday. #India #Funeral #NewsTracker #Government #APJ Abdul Kalam #state mourning
Corruption uncovered: Kenya auditor exposes government misspending

Jul 30, 2015

Corruption uncovered: Kenya auditor exposes government misspending

Only one percent of Kenyan government spending can be properly accounted for, according to a report by the country's auditor-general released just days after US President Barack Obama warned corruption was holding the country back. #World #Corruption #NewsTracker #Transparency #Kenya #Government spending #Accountable
British PM offers loan, touts trade potential on Vietnam visit| Reuters

Jul 30, 2015

British PM offers loan, touts trade potential on Vietnam visit| Reuters

HANOI Prime Minister David Cameron pushed to step up trade with Vietnam on Wednesday to capitalise on "enormous" opportunities for British firms in an economy Britain would support with 500 million pounds in infrastructure loans. Making his fourth stop on a tour through Southeast Asia, Cameron met Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi and presided over the signing of several deals between firms of both countries in infrastructure, engineering, insurance and energy. A British business delegation has joined Cameron on his trip to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, his first venture outside Europe since winning re-election in May #Middle East #Health #Government #Vietnam #United Kingdom #opinion
Modi govt okays changes to anti-hijacking law, introduces harsher punishment

Jul 29, 2015

Modi govt okays changes to anti-hijacking law, introduces harsher punishment

The government on Wednesday approved amendments to anti-hijacking law that provides for death penalty even if ground handling staff and airport personnel are killed during such acts, besides broadening the definition of hijacking, official sources said. #Government #parliament #Bills #Laws #Anti-hijacking law