2012 September 17

Achuthanandan to defy party, government;go to Kudankulam


September 17th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) Veteran Communist and Kerala's leader of opposition V.S. Achuthanandan is firm on going to Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam Tuesday, defying both his CPI-M's directive and a request ... Read more...

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Suspected spy for Pakistan arrested in Tamil Nadu


September 17th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) A suspected spy, passing sensitive defence information to Pakistan's intelligence agency through its High Commission in Colombo, has been arrested in Tamil Nadu, a senior police ... Read more...

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Shinde admits writing to PM for coal block allocation


September 17th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Monday admitted writing a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2007 recommending allocation of a coal block to a ... Read more...

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Roofers to start production soon at cement plant


September 17th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Kolkata-based Roofers Group Monday said it would start commercial production at its newly-built cement plant in West Bengal's West Midnapore district within a couple of days ... Read more...

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US welcomes economic reforms in India: Envoy


September 17th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell Monday said the recent economic reforms announced by the Indian government have been widely welcomed in the US and ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia shuts down lingerie shops with male staff


September 17th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has ordered closure of around 100 lingerie shops in Riyadh for violating new regulations that ban men from working as sales staff, the Daily ... Read more...

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Plea to bind Russia under nuclear damage law


September 17th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Monday seeking a declaration that irrespective of any agreement with the Indian government, Russia would be bound by the nuclear ... Read more...

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Self-immolation attempt to protest Rajapaksa’s visit


September 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) An autorickshaw driver was admitted to a hospital in Salem Monday with severe burn injuries after he attempted self-immolation in protest against the visit to India ... Read more...

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Special police station to probe Rajasthan foeticide cases


September 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Monday announced it would set up a special police station in Jaipur to register and probe female foeticide and infanticide cases across the ... Read more...

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US consulate in Chennai closed till Wednesday


September 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) The US consulate here has been closed for three days starting Monday following the protests outside its premises on the US-made anti-Islam film, it was announced."The ... Read more...

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US pitches for a bigger global role for India


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Ahead of the US elections, India and the US Monday underlined broad bipartisan support for the bilateral strategic relationship in both countries, with the US ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed in violence-hit Ghaziabad area


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed for five hours Monday in Ghaziabad's Masuri area where six people were killed in police firing three days ago and the kin of ... Read more...

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Burundi president to meet PM Tuesday


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Relations between India and Burundi are set to get a fillip when the eastern African country's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, meets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday.India ... Read more...

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SC orders release of Nupur Talwar on bail (Third Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed the trial court hearing the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case to release Nupur Talwar on bail Sep 25. The slain teenager's ... Read more...

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Indian Navy hopeful of getting INS Vikramaditya by April 2013 (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Amid reports of another delay in the delivery of INS Vikramaditya, the Indian Navy said Monday it was hopeful of getting the refurbished aircraft ... Read more...

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PPP model necessary to develop urban infrastructure: Kamal Nath


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In an attempt to overcome the urban infrastructure deficit, the government is encouraging development of workable public-private partnership (PPP) models, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath ... Read more...

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More steps soon for fiscal consolidation: Chidambaram


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government will take more steps in coming months to ensure fiscal consolidation and boost economic growth, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Monday.Talking to reporters ... Read more...

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PMO lists inclusive growth achievements


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Prime Minister's office (PMO) has listed 10 major achievements that showcase inclusive growth in the last one decade.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official Twitter account ... Read more...

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FDI in aviation boosts airlines’ stocks


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Scrips of major domestic airlines soared Monday after the government allowed foreign investments by international airlines into domestic airline industry.Scrip of the cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines touched ... Read more...

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Air India pilots send legal notice to management


September 17th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Labour trouble is brewing again for Air India as a pilots' union has sent a legal notice to the national carrier for implementing new flight ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 78 points up to touch 14-month high (Roundup)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities market edged 78 points higher to close at a 14-month high Monday on the back of capital goods, banks and ... Read more...

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Inflation to be high till fiscal consolidation is complete: Experts


September 17th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to wait till the effects of current fiscal consolidation is complete before tweaking the policy rates, a top ... Read more...

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Reliance Infra launches cement brand


September 17th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 17 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure, a part of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, Monday entered the cement market, launching its "Reliance Cement" brand through subsidiary Reliance Cement Company."We will ... Read more...

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Kerala officials to get extra bonus for hooch seizure


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) The Kerala government in its efforts to see that no spurious liquor reaches toddy shops in the state has decided to reward officials with 10 percent ... Read more...

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Rs.17,000 crore released into banking system; retail interest rates expected to fall (Roundup)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday kept key interest rates unchanged, but cut the cash reserve ratio (CRR) releasing Rs.17,000 crore into the banking system ... Read more...

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No rollback of diesel price hike, FDI in retail: Chidambaram


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said the government would not rollback its decision to allow foreign direct investments (FDI) in multi-brand retail and the hike ... Read more...

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SC frowns on delay in income tax department appeals (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the government to streamline the Income Tax (I-T) Department's working to check delays in challenging adverse verdicts related to tax ... Read more...

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Six Airports Authority of India officials suspended


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government Monday suspended six senior Airports Authority of India officials who have been found to be involved in irregularities in awarding ground handling services ... Read more...

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Delhi’s poor to get 3 more subsidised LPG cylinders


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a breather for economically weaker families, the Delhi government Monday announced that it would provide three more subsidised cooking gas cylinders to over 3.5 ... Read more...

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Court dismisses petitions against GPS systems for Delhi autos


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed a bunch of petitions challenging the Delhi government's decision making it compulsory for auto-rickshaws in the city to install ... Read more...

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Bengal’s credit-deposit ratio to surpass national average: Mitra


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The credit-deposit ratio in West Bengal's banks is expected to surpass the all-India average within two years, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Monday."I hope that ... Read more...

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Furtado was a ‘hopeless rebel’


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) Singer Nelly Furtado says she was part of a gang during her high school days, and she was the most hopeless rebel in the gang.As ... Read more...

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Rs.200 crore doesn’t matter for ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ now: Salman Khan


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Bollywood star Salman Khan says if "Ek Tha Tiger" had to cross Rs.200 crore at the box office, it should have achieved the feat by now."For ... Read more...

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Keith Urban named fourth ‘American Idol’ judge


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) The four judges of US reality show "American Idol" have been finalised and announced officially. Singer Keith Urban will fill the fourth judge's position for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

BJP questions government contention on FDI in retail (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The BJP Monday questioned the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's contention that the states were free to decide on allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in ... Read more...

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