2012 September 01

Sushil Kumar felicitated in Chandni Chowk


September 1st, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was felicitated by the people of Chandni Chowk here Saturday.The event was held on the main road of the ... Read more...

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Confident, not over-confident of ‘Heroine’, says Kareena


September 1st, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, whose film "Heroine" is set for a September release, Saturday said she was confident but not over-confident about it."I am not ... Read more...

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Dikshit launches plantation drive in NDMC area


September 1st, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 1 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday launched a plantation drive in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area during which over 5,000 saplings will be ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Only recycled water for construction in Gurgaon: Official


September 1st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 1 (IANS) All construction activities in Gurgaon have been stalled till the builders start making homes and offices with recycled treated water from government sewage treatment plants, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Darsheel out of ‘Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa 5′


September 1st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Child star Darsheel Safary's journey on the fifth season of dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" came to an end as he was voted out ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Iran, North Korea call for expanded ties


September 1st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 1 (IANS) Iran and North Korea Saturday called for expansion of bilateral ties.During a meeting with North Korea's ceremonial leader, Kim Yong Nam, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Maruti wraps up shooting for ‘Bus Stand’


September 1st, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) Director Maruti has finished shooting for his second Telugu film "Bus Stop" and will very soon begin work post-production. The audio of the film will be ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Army moves to seize illegal arms in Kokrajhar


September 1st, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) The army, deployed in Assam's troubled Kokrajhar district, has started an operation to seize all illegal arms and ammunition there, informed sources said Saturday."The army ... Read more...

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Sonia goes abroad for check up


September 1st, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has gone abroad for a routine health check up, a party leader said here Saturday.Gandhi is likely to return in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

17 Delhi schools to get potable water units


September 1st, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Seventeen Delhi government schools would get solar-powered water treatment plants to provide potable water to over 750 students daily in each institution, Chief Minister Sheila ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Slowdown, inflationary pressures affect automobile sales in August (Roundup)


September 1st, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) Production losses at Maruti Suzuki, high interest rates and rising fuel prices resulted in lower sales for the auto industry in August.Crippled by a lockout ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sonia called Sushma to end parliament logjam


September 1st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi had reached out to BJP leader Sushma Swaraj in an attempt to find a solution to the logjam in parliament ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BSF trooper killed in Odisha mine blast (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 1 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured Saturday in a land mine blast triggered by Maoists in Odisha's Koraput district, police said.The ... Read more...

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Every actor has his own place, says Amitabh Bachchan


September 1st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was voted best actor in a recent poll, doesn't agree with the results as he feels every actor has his own ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

West UP farmers upbeat after monsoon rains


September 1st, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 1 (IANS) Dispelling fears of a drought, rains in August have lifted the spirits of farmers in western Uttar Pradesh with the region receiving more than the annual ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US deploying forces in Indian Ocean to take on China: Yechury


September 1st, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 1 (IANS) The US government has decided to deploy over half of its naval fleet in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea to take on China, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BJP to take coal block issue to people


September 1st, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gopinath Munde Saturday said his party would take the coal blocks allocation issue to the people as part of its ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Questions to answer as Barca entertain Valencia


September 1st, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova faces another tough test as his side entertains Valencia in the Primera Liga Sunday.Wednesday's 1-2 defeat to Real Madrid in ... Read more...

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Defer GAAR by three years, suggests Shome Committee (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) An expert committee on tax laws Saturday suggested that the Indian government defer implementation of the controversial General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) until fiscal 2016-17 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Button races to 1st pole for McLaren in Belgium


September 1st, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Sep 1 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Jenson Button took his first pole position since 2009 and maiden top spot for McLaren in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix here Saturday while ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Rafael van der Vaart returns to Hamburg


September 1st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 1 (IANS) Dutch international and former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rafael van der Vaart headed back to Hamburger SV to sign a three-year deal, the club said at the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Raina keen to cement Test berth


September 1st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 1 (IANS) Branded as a One-day international and Twenty20 specialist, Suresh Raina said he was keen to shrug off the tag and cement his berth in the Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Russia disagrees with West on Syrian crisis solutions: Lavrov


September 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS) Though everyone wants to see a Syria free of turmoil, Russia and Western countries have different views on how to solve the prolonged crisis, Russian Foreign ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China donates 45 vehicles to Mauritius Police


September 1st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Port Louis, Sep 1 (IANS) The Mauritius Police on Friday received 45 vehicles as a donation from the Chinese government, officials said.The vehicles including five mini-buses, five buses, 10 all ... Read more...

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Hyundai’s domestic sales up by six percent


September 1st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor Saturday reported an increase of 5.9 percent in its August domestic sales which stood at 28,257 units over 26,677 units for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Artists should look for art in rural India: Nageen Tanvir (With Image)


September 1st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The younger generation of artists should explore the country's rural and traditional roots to hone their art, says classic vocalist Nageen Tanvir, daughter of late ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Credibility of J&K; regime at lowest: Mufti


September 1st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 1 (IANS) The credibility of the Omar Abdullah led-coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is at its lowest due to failure on all fronts and rampant corruption, PDP ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Avoid watching ‘Naavika’ (Kannada Movie Review)


September 1st, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Film: Naavika; Direction: Sen Prakash; Producer: Binocular Productions; Cast: Shravanth Rao, Manischandra, Shobaraj, Swathi, Janath Estar, Tennis Krishna, Ninasam Ashwath, Music: Raj Narayan; Camera: Cine Tech Soori; Rating: *Good TV ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Syria releases 225 detainees


September 1st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 1 (IANS) The Syrian government Saturday released a total of 225 detainees who were arrested during the 18-month-old unrest but were not involved in acts of homicide acts, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

2 US soldiers killed by militants in Afghanistan


September 1st, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 1 (IANS) Two US soldiers were killed in an attack by anti-government militants in Afghanistan Saturday, the US Forces said in a statement."Two US Forces-Afghanistan service members died ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NZ hope to strike with second new ball


September 1st, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 1 (IANS) After allowing India to get away from a tight corner, New Zealand are hoping that with the second new ball due on the third morning they ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Buddhadeb slams Mamata for inviting Obama


September 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Lashing out at the US for instigating India against communist China, CPI-M politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday took pot shots at West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Muggy Saturday in Delhi, rain expected Sunday (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Delhi witnessed a muggy Saturday, with temperatures a notch above average and humidity reaching 95 percent. Rains have been forecast for Sunday evening."The sky will ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US drone strike kills 4 in northwest Pakistan


September 1st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) At least four people were killed and two others injured on Saturday morning when a US drone launched attacks in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mamata’s war cry in Congress fortress (West Bengal Newsletter) (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the panchayat polls slated for next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now trained her guns at Congress bastions in the state, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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