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Unique ID card to end duplicate identity, says Nilekani
Bangalore, July 13 (IANS) Nandan Nilekani, chairperson of the newly set-up Unique Identification Authority of India (UIAI) to provide each Indian an identity card, said Monday a major problem at present is duplicate identity in many of the government systems, leading to fraud.

Monday, July 13, 2009 4:46:33 PM

Gammon India - profile of Delhi Metro's contractor
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Gammon India, under public scrutiny after a viaduct it built for the Delhi Metro collapsed Sunday and killed six people, is a mid-size infrastructure company in the country that traces its history to 90 years.

Monday, July 13, 2009 4:46:27 PM

Jammu man goes missing on visit to Pakistani Kashmir
Jammu, July 13 (IANS) Sakina Bi comes every Monday to Chakan-da-Bagh near Poonch, the crossing point at the Line of Control (LOC) between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, to check if her husband Mohammad Hussain has returned from Pakistan-administered Kashmir where he had gone to meet his brother in March.

Monday, July 13, 2009 4:27:13 PM

Strict deadlines may have caused Metro mishap: Experts
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Delhi Metro mishap that killed six people and injured 15 others may have been caused by strict deadlines that led to outsourcing of work and poor quality control, say officials of the Indian Buildings Congress (IBC).

Monday, July 13, 2009 4:26:58 PM

Six injured in second day of Delhi Metro accident
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Six people were injured Monday when three huge cranes supporting a launching girder toppled at the same Delhi Metro site where six people were killed a day earlier when a section of the elevated rail track under construction came down in a heap of concrete and steel.

Monday, July 13, 2009 4:19:12 PM

Congress law-makers walk out over Gujarat liquor deaths
Gandhinagar, July 13 (IANS) The opposition Congress Monday walked out of the Gujarat assembly during question hour, protesting the illicit liquor tragedy in Ahmedabad that has claimed at least 136 lives so far.

Monday, July 13, 2009 4:07:02 PM

Workers' premonition of another accident comes true
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Call it a sixth sense or premonition, workers trying to clear debris at a Delhi Metro accident site Sunday had a feeling that the things could go wrong again - and that's exactly what happened Monday morning.

Monday, July 13, 2009 4:01:55 PM

NTPC not asked to sign deal with Reliance: Government
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The central government Monday said it has not issued any directive to the state-run power major NTPC, formerly National Thermal Power Corp, to sign a gas purchase deal with Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).

Monday, July 13, 2009 3:55:03 PM

Orissa alerts fishermen about rough sea
Bhubaneswar, July 13 (IANS) Orissa Monday advised its fishermen not to venture into sea as it will be rough during the next two days due to a low pressure area over the north-west Bay of Bengal, a official said.

Monday, July 13, 2009 3:50:01 PM

Government firm on setting up Equal Opportunity Commission: Khurshid
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Monday told parliament that the government is committed to establishing an Equal Opportunity Commission and is examining the recommendations of the expert group regarding its structure and functions.

Monday, July 13, 2009 3:47:25 PM

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