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CPI-M opposes amendment of MNREGA


July 18th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday opposed the reported attempt to amend the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act that it said will hit hard millions of ... Read more...

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Khurshid on ‘cameo’, party and Rahul Gandhi


July 14th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Cornered on what he meant by "cameo", union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said he knew the word to mean "something brilliant, like a ... Read more...

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CWC meet begins, economic situation on agenda


June 4th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the apex decision-making body of the ruling party, began here Monday with the country's economic situation ... Read more...

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Thackeray slams petrol price hike


May 25th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Slamming the central government for the hike in petrol prices, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Friday said liqour was now cheaper than petrol in Maharashtra."Wah re ... Read more...

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Didi’s diktat: Toe the party line or face the music


March 15th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) As Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi remained defiant against rolling back the tariff hikes he announced in the railway budget, Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal ... Read more...

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Vote Congress to transform UP, says Rahul Gandhi


February 14th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday appealed to voters to bring his party to power to radically transform Uttar Pradesh.He said the Bharatiya Janata Party, ... Read more...

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Key accused in 13/7 Mumbai blasts trained under Osama: ATS (Lead, superseding earlier story)


February 7th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) A key accused in the Mumbai July 13, 2011, serial blasts had met Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan in 2001 and trained under ... Read more...

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Key accused in 13/7 Mumbai blasts trained under Osama: ATS


February 7th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) A key accused in the Mumbai July 13, 2011, serial blasts had met Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan in 2001 and trained under ... Read more...

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Big B signs Shirish Kunder’s ‘Common Man’


December 11th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) After striking a chord with the 'aam aadmi' or common man of India with "Kaun Banega Crorepati 5", Amitabh Bachchan has now signed Shirish ... Read more...

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Petrol price hike: Government insensitive, says BJP


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday slammed the government over the fresh petrol price hike, saying it was "insensitive" towards the 'aam adami' ... Read more...

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UPA’s policies bound to raise prices: CPI-M


October 28th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday condemned the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) for rising food inflation and said the government was following policies ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party workers clash with police during protest


September 16th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) Hundreds of Samajwadi Party (SP) activists clashed with police here in Uttar Pradesh Friday while protesting the hike in petrol prices, an official said.Shouting slogans ... Read more...

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Ordinary man who becomes catalyst of change (Book Review) (With Image)


July 7th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Book: "The Book of Answers"; Author: C.Y. Gopinath ; Publisher: Harper Collins; Price: Rs.499A laidback Patros Patranobis wants to live an ordinary life with Rose, the woman he has not ... Read more...

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BJP to raise fuel price hike in parliament


June 27th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday lashed out at the government over the recent hike in diesel and cooking gas prices and threatened to ... Read more...

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Sushma slams government on fuel price hike


June 25th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Accusing the government of being insensitive to the sufferings of the common man, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Saturday slammed it for ... Read more...

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Husain was a true lover of India: Shabana


June 11th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) M.F. Husain loved India very much and should not have been "forced out" of the country, says Shabana Azmi remembering the celebrated painter who died in ... Read more...

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For every 40 rural households, a welfare scheme volunteer


May 23rd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) There will be one welfare programme volunteer for every 40 village households across India in a couple of years. It's a new government initiative ... Read more...

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Left condemns fuel price hike


May 15th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The four main Left parties Sunday condemned the hike in petrol prices and demanded a reversal of the policy of de-regulation of petrol pricing.The Communist ... Read more...

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War against corruption may have just begun (Part-II)


April 13th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
It has taken almost half a century for governance of India to plummet to the current low level. It commenced when ministers were given huge financial powers in running of their departments. ... Read more...

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Protesters head home, vow to return if needed


April 9th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The carpets were rolled and the marquee taken down as sweepers cleaned the roads near Jantar Mantar of paper plates, glasses and soiled posters ... Read more...

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Vote for Congress again for Assam’s development, says PM


April 7th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Barpeta (Assam), April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday appealed to people to vote the Congress into power again to ensure Assam's development, and urged them not ... Read more...

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Doors to militant groups open: PM (Lead)


April 2nd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhakuwakhana (Assam), April 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who campaigned for the Congress here Saturday, said the central government was open to talks with all militant groups and ... Read more...

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Give Congress third term in Assam: PM


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhakuwakhana (Assam), April 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday urged voters in Assam not to be misled by false promises by the opposition and give the Congress a ... Read more...

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Hospitals, public hail health tax roll back


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The roll back of the proposed five percent service tax for private hospitals was Tuesday welcomed with open arms by health institutions and the ... Read more...

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Budget sops welcomed by young and old alike


February 28th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Raising the income tax exemption limit to Rs.1.8 lakh, lowering the threshold age for senior citizens to 60 and creating a special income tax category for ... Read more...

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President Patil says Govt. deeply concerned about inflation


February 21st, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday said that the Government is deeply concerned over the adverse impact of inflation on the aam aadmi."My government is deeply concerned ... Read more...

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Industry lobby to promote defence, homeland security clusters


February 17th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) With India's first Defence Production Policy (DPP) explicitly favouring the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the security-related sector, a leading industry lobby will launch ... Read more...

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Few takers for Australia-South Africa warm-up match


February 14th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 14 (IANS) One is a defending champion and the other is one of the favourites to be next champion, but the match between the two here Tuesday has not enthused ... Read more...

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India must look outward to reap demographic dividend (Comment)


February 7th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Shiv Muttoo Recent reports indicate India may not meet its objective of a stable population base by 2045. Instead, this goal is likely to be met only by 2060 when the country's ... Read more...

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UPA second name of conspiracy against common man: Jaitley


January 17th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has become the "second name of a conspiracy against the common man" owing to its wrong policies, senior Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Shweta Salve to co-host ‘DID Doubles’


January 7th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Popular actress Shweta Salve, a dance enthusiast, is now set to co-host Zee TV's reality show "Dance India Dance Doubles" along with actor Jay Bhanushali, and she ... Read more...

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Coming West Bengal polls will be the bloodiest: Agnivesh


January 3rd, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) Apprehending that the coming assembly polls will be the most violent in West Bengal's history, social activist Swami Agnivesh Sunday appealed to the Communist Party of India-Marxist ... Read more...

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Sibal kicks off new year with new telecom policy promise


January 1st, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The government will evolve a new telecom policy which takes care of the interests of the common man, the government and the telecom service providers, and will ... Read more...

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Dispel cynicism, believe in resilience of democracy: PM’s New Year message (Second Lead)


December 31st, 2010 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) In his message on New Year's eve, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday called on Indians to dispel the "air of despondency and cynicism" and believe in ... Read more...

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Govt. will work with renewed resolve for welfare of people: PM’s New Year message


December 31st, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday greeting the nation on the eve of the New Year 2011, said the government led by him will ... Read more...

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