2012 August 14

President, cabinet, leaders pays tribute to Deshmukh (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and BJP chief Nitin Gadkari were among leaders from across the political spectrum who paid tributes ... Read more...

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Incessant rains hit life in parts of Rajasthan


August 14th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, August 14 (IANS) Incessant rains since the past three days have hit life in several districts of Rajasthan including Banswara, Chittorgarh, Kota and Baran, with some bridges being damaged ... Read more...

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Putin lauds India’s global role, seeks new vistas of cooperation


August 14th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Lauding India's rising stature on the global stage on its 66th Independence Day, Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday hoped for the "opening of new ... Read more...

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It is easy to be seduced by India: Canadian envoy


August 14th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India is a festive happy place and it is easy to be seduced by it, Canada's High Commissioner Stewart Beck said here Tuesday at a ... Read more...

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Angered over no sons, man kills wife, daughter in UP


August 14th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a man, apparently upset with his wife for not bearing a baby boy, shot her and their five-year-old daughter dead in Uttar ... Read more...

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Kolkata woman who alleged gangrape does volte face


August 14th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) A day after a Kolkata woman gave a police complaint that she was gangraped here, she retracted from her statement Tuesday after investigators pointed to discrepancies ... Read more...

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Deshmukh died of cardiac failure: Doctor


August 14th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died of cardiac failure, said renowned doctor Mohammed Rela of Chennai's Global Health City Tuesday even as he drew attention to the ... Read more...

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Two children stabbed to death in Jaipur


August 14th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 14 (IANS) Two children, aged 13 and 11, were stabbed to death here allegedly by a man living in their neighbourhood over a dispute with their parents Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Rights panel notice to Karnataka on school kids


August 14th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday issued notice to the Karnataka government over allegations that tufts of hair were cut from heads of ... Read more...

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Himachal horticulture minister gets health portfolio too


August 14th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta has been allotted additional portfolios of health and family welfare and ayurveda, a statement said Tuesday.Governor Urmila Singh gave ... Read more...

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Adidas-TTT sub-junior tennis: Cheruku upsets Krishna


August 14th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Karnataka's C Vasisht Cheruku eliminated 13th seed Shree Krishna from Bihar 7-5, 6-1, to enter the third round of the boys under-14 singles in the Adidas-TTT ... Read more...

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China, North Korea to develop economic zones


August 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) China will develop two economic zones in North Korea, China's commerce ministry announced Tuesday.Both sides met here Tuesday to discuss the setting up of Rason Economic ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on Kanda’s anticipatory bail plea (Second Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday reserved its order on the anticipatory bail plea of former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, wanted in connection with the ... Read more...

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61 police, paramilitary personnel to get service awards


August 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A total of 61 security personnel will be conferred service medals by President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday on the occasion of the 66th Independence Day.... Read more...

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Armyworm outbreak threatens China grain output


August 14th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) The armyworm outbreak in China's key grain producing areas has posed a major threat to the corn and rice crops this year, authorities said Tuesday.The agriculture ... Read more...

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Mukherjee greets Zardari on Pakistan’s Independence Day


August 14th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday greeted the people and the government of Pakistan on their Independence Day and said the progress in their bilateral dialogue ... Read more...

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ANUF military chief killed in Meghalaya


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 14 (IANS) Two militants, including the military wing chief of the Achik National United Front (ANUF), were Tuesday killed in a gunfight with security forces in Meghalaya, police ... Read more...

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Students get a taste of army life


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) For 80 Class 12 students of UP Sainik School here, Tuesday brought them close to the army in real life as a senior officer of the ... Read more...

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Fortis Healthcare posts consolidated global revenue at Rs.1,409 crore


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare Tuesday posted a consolidated global revenue at Rs.1,409 crore for the quarter ended June 30 against Rs.485 crore during the like period of ... Read more...

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Delhi Airport Express resumption date unclear


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure, which operates Delhi Metro's Airport Express line, Tuesday refused to indicate a time-frame for completing repairs that would enable resuming stalled services on the ... Read more...

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Chennai Petroleum plans capex of Rs.760 crore this fiscal


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Oil refining company Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL) plans a capital expenditure of Rs.760 crore this fiscal on various projects, said a top company official.Speaking to ... Read more...

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Panel favoured auction of resources, Swamy tells SC (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Tuesday told the Supreme Court that auction was the only method of transparent allocation of natural resources for private commercial ... Read more...

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Vietnam among top pepper exporters


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 14 (IANS) Vietnam remains among the world's top pepper exporting nations, with 77,000 tonnes of spice exported in the first seven months of this year.The country earned $532 ... Read more...

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Not linked to 1993 Mumbai blasts, Sanjay Dutt tells SC


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt Tuesday told the Supreme Court that his offence of possessing a rifle and ammunition was not linked to the 1993 ... Read more...

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Mary Kom slams level of refereeing at London Olympics


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom Tuesday slammed the level of refereeing in the boxing competitions of the London Games.Mary Kom said the decision making ... Read more...

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Spain down UK to take lead


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Spain moved to the top of the table with 10 match points with a narrow win over United Kingdom in the fifth round of the TATA ... Read more...

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Kenya’s fall, rise and then fall again in London


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 14 (IANS) Just as Kenya was beginning to celebrate its improved status in sports, the 2012 London Olympic Games dragged it back into the abyss. They could win ... Read more...

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President condoles Deshmukh’s death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday condoled the death of union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, saying the "towering leader of Maharashtra" was "an esteemed colleague and a ... Read more...

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Indian flag to fly half-mast to mourn Deshmukh death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian flag will fly half-mast Tuesday in the capital and in all state capitals as a mark of respect for union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, ... Read more...

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CPI-M expresses ‘grave concern’ over Bengal law and order


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday expressed grave concern over the breach of peace and democratic principles in West Bengal, saying the tendency among the ... Read more...

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PM condoles Deshmukh’s death, calls him trusted colleague (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday condoled the death of "trusted colleague" Vilasrao Deshmukh, who passed away after prolonged illness at a Chennai hospital and ... Read more...

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Ramdev ends fast with chants of ‘Congress hatao’, targets PM (Roundup)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Raising the political temperature, yoga guru Baba Ramdev Tuesday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of shielding the corrupt and asked people not to vote ... Read more...

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Dikshit gets new parliamentary secretary


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has appointed Congress legislator Mukesh Sharma as her parliamentary secretary, an official statement said Tuesday.The post had been vacant since ... Read more...

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Named in riots case after 16 years: Sajjan Kumar


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Congress leader Sajjan Kumar Tuesday told a Delhi court, hearing a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against him, that no witness had deposed against him till ... Read more...

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Minorities need solace, President on Assam violence


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherkee Tuesday said he was "pained" after witnessing the violence in Assam and added that minorities needed solace, understanding and protection from aggression."It ... Read more...

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