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Why is minority UPA in hurry over FDI in retail: Trinamool


September 21st, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Friday called it "unethical" on the part of the minority United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to notify FDI in retail, and wondered why ... Read more...

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Obama gains advantage in three swing states


September 21st, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A slew of new opinion polls shows President Barack Obama gaining advantage over Mitt Romney as his Republican challenger scrambles to put his campaign back on ... Read more...

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Spanish mayor arrested on corruption charges


September 21st, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Orense (Spain), Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Francisco Rodriguez, the mayor of this northwestern Spanish city, was arrested Thursday on corruption charges.The leader of the Socialist Party in the Galicia region, Pachi ... Read more...

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No alternative to political solution in Syria: Russia


September 21st, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS) Russia sees no alternative to a political solution towards ending the crisis in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has said.During a meeting with Syrian ... Read more...

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Inquest into Russian spy’s death to begin in 2013


September 21st, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An inquest into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was allegedly poisoned to death in London in 2006, will open in 2013, ... Read more...

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Syrian crisis should not have military solution: UN chief


September 21st, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The solution to the Syrian crisis should not be military, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said."Government and opposition forces seem to be determined to ... Read more...

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Mamata expresses shock on FDI notification


September 21st, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday expressed shock over the central government notifying FDI in retail, and questioned the creditability of ... Read more...

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West Bengal comes to a halt due to shutdown, strike (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a halt in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.However, ... Read more...

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Strike was on genuine issues, got people’s support: Mamata


September 21st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Thursday said people across the country supported the all India shutdown called by the opposition as ... Read more...

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Cabinet reshuffle could take place soon


September 20th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress ministers expected to pull out of the government Friday, a cabinet reshuffle could take place over the next few days, Congress sources ... Read more...

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Nationwide shutdown evokes mixed response as government notifies FDI (Intro Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) On a day when parts of India shut down in response to an opposition-sponsored strike against economic reforms, a determined government Thursday night announced it ... Read more...

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Congress should seek people’s verdict on FDI: Mamata


September 20th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Asserting that the Congress should seek people's verdict before pursuing "unrealistic, anti-people" policies like FDI in retail and hiking diesel prices, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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‘Bharat Bandh’ passes off peacefully in Rajasthan (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) Barring sporadic incidents of minor scuffles and violence, the Bharat Bandh called by various opposition parties and traders passed off peacefully in Rajasthan Thursday, police said.The ... Read more...

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No rollback of FDI in multi-brand retail: Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress asserted Thursday it will go ahead with the latest economic reforms, especially foreign equity in multi-brand retail, despite stiff opposition to the UPA ... Read more...

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In Goa, people flock to Lord Ganesh, ignore shutdown


September 20th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Lord Ganesh emerged the hero while the all-India shutdown called by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Left was virtual a zero here, as ... Read more...

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White Paper on Assam Accord implementation next month: Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress government in Assam Thursday decided to publish a white paper Oct 7 on the steps taken by it to implement the 1985 Assam Accord.The ... Read more...

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After Congress, Left accuses Trinamool of double standards on FDI


September 20th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Accusing Trinamool Congress of double standards on the issue of retail FDI, West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose Thursday said the Mamata Banerjee-led party had ... Read more...

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Opposition protest shuts parts of India (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An opposition-called shutdown against economic reforms hit normal life in many states but the government said it was firm on pushing ahead with steps to ... Read more...

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Maharashtra urges centre to curb anti-islam movie on internet


September 20th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has urged the central government to curb the controversial anti-Islam movie 'Innocence of Muslims' on internet sites in order to maintain peace and ... Read more...

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Kanda’s bail plea rejected (Second Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda was Thursday denied bail in Geetika Sharma's suicide case by a Delhi court which asked police to probe if ... Read more...

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UP traders claim bandh a success, to keep up protests (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide strike called by opposition parties Thursday evoked a mixed response in Uttar Pradesh. While many shops and business establishments opened post lunch, normal life ... Read more...

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Shutdown gets partial response in Himachal (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) The shutdown called by the opposition against the central government's economic measures Thursday got a partial response in the BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh with buses and trains ... Read more...

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Bengal to make law to punish striking transporters


September 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday said it was planning to bring in a stringent law to rein in errant transport operators. Under the law, the operators ... Read more...

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Shutdown paralyses life in Assam


September 20th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) A shutdown sponsored by the opposition parties Thursday against hiked diesel prices and FDI in multi-brand retail trade drew a near-total response in Assam and affected ... Read more...

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BJP workers use threats, violence to force shutdown in Punjab


September 20th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Unable to get a voluntary response from people for the nationwide shutdown call given by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), BJP workers resorted to threats, abusive ... Read more...

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Trinamool had asked for FDI in its manifesto, says Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Hoping that Trinamool Congress would reconsider its decision to withdraw from the UPA, the Congress' West Bengal unit Thursday said not allowing retail FDI in Bengal ... Read more...

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Anna’s decision to break off shocking, says Kejriwal


September 20th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal Thursday described as "shocking, unbelievable and sad" Anna Hazare's decision to break with his former Team Anna members and ... Read more...

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Shutdown paralyses life in Karnataka (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide shut down Thursday against the central government's economic measures crippled normal life in BJP-ruled Karnataka with buses off the roads and schools, colleges, shops, ... Read more...

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Point of no return, ministers to resign Friday: Trinamool


September 20th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Asserting that the stand-off with the UPA government on FDI in retail, diesel price hike and subsidised cooking gas issues has reached a point of no ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Odisha (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) The opposition shutdown Thursday against the reforms rolled out by the central government crippled life in many parts of Odisha as passenger and commercial vehicles went ... Read more...

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Shutdown affects life in Punjab (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown call by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and left parties affected normal life in Punjab and got a mixed response in Haryana and ... Read more...

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Shutdown evokes mixed response in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown Thursday called by the BJP and the Left parties over the central government's recent economic measures evoked a partial response in Tamil ... Read more...

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Delhi Shutdown: Markets closed, but life largely unaffected (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The daylong countrywide bandh called to protest the government's economic measures evoked mixed response in the national capital Thursday with most markets remaining shut, but ... Read more...

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Mixed response to anti-government protest (Afternoon Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A shutdown called against the government's economic measures Thursday evoked a mixed response nationwide, with life badly hit in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat ... Read more...

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Shutdown evokes mixed response in Andhra (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) A nationwide shutdown called by the opposition to protest the government's economic measures evoked mixed response in Andhra Pradesh Thursday.Buses of the state-owned Andhra Pradesh State ... Read more...

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