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Decision on fuel prices deferred, CCPA meet postponed


September 11th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A decision on a hike in fuel prices was deferred Tuesday as a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA), scheduled for ... Read more...

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Rajasthan has a plan for minorities


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 9 (IANS) Despite the Sachar Committee Report of 2006 that showed that the literacy rate among Muslims being far lower than national average, and their representation in managerial ... Read more...

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Assam Rifles creates new posts


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 22 (IANS) Assam Rifles said Sunday that it had created two new posts of inspector general to improve anti-insurgency operations in India's northeast.The posts will improve coordination among ... Read more...

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New IIT entrance test pattern gets mixed reactions from alumni


June 28th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The compromise between the human resource development ministry and IIT Council over the entrance exam pattern for admission to the engineering institutes Wednesday garnered mixed ... Read more...

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SBI flayed for shifting branch control to Jammu


April 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) The State Bank of India's (SBI) decision to shift the administrative control of all its branches in south Kashmir districts to Jammu attracted a lot ... Read more...

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Clamour for action against V.K. Singh grows (Lead)


March 29th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The chorus for strong action against army chief Gen. V.K. Singh grew louder Thursday following reports that he had sought a CBI probe on graft ... Read more...

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Clamour for action against V.K. Singh grows


March 29th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The chorus for strong action against army chief V.K. Singh grew louder Thursday after reports that he had sought a CBI probe into a serving ... Read more...

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BJP eyeing Nashik mayor’s post with MNS support


February 24th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), Feb 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Friday it was not averse to allying with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to stake claim to the ... Read more...

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Ex-member of rebel group held in Meghalaya


February 24th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 23 (IANS) A former Meghalaya rebel was Thursday arrested along with seven aides for assault, intimidation and damage to private property, police said. He had laid down arms ... Read more...

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Regency Ceramics to revive damaged plant in Yanam


January 31st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Regency Ceramics plans to re-open in the next few months its factory in Yanam, which sustained massive damage in labour unrest last week, but is waiting ... Read more...

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Three workers injured in police firing in Yanam


January 27th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Three industrial workers were injured Friday as police opened fire when large-scale violence by employees of a ceramics factory rocked Yanam, a region of Puducherry but ... Read more...

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No friction with poll panel: Khurshid


January 14th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said there was no friction between his ministry and the Election Commission which, like any constitutional body, was ... Read more...

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PM assures Quraishi of EC autonomy (Second Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi "that autonomy of the constitutional body would be protected".The prime minister gave the ... Read more...

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CEC writes to PM against Khurshid (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Apparently upset with Law Minister Salman Khurshid for saying that his ministry had administrative control over the constitutional body, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi ... Read more...

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Institutional, not personal issues with Khurshid: Quraishi


January 13th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Terming reports of personal differences with Law Minister Salman Khurshid as "ridiculous", Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Friday said there were some institutional issues ... Read more...

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Limit yourself, Badal tells EC; We’ll respond, says CEC (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ask its officials in the state "to act within the ... Read more...

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Limit yourself, Badal tells EC; We’ll respond, says CEC


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has appealed to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ask its officials in the state "to act within ... Read more...

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Who said what on Lokpal in Rajya Sabha


December 29th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday debated the Lokpal bill that was passed by the Lok Sabha two days ago.Here are some of the quotes -Leader ... Read more...

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CBI must be independent: BSP


December 29th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Accusing the Congress-led government of misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Thursday said the investigative agency must be ... Read more...

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Team Anna reiterates need for independent probe agency


December 26th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, December 26 (IANS) Team Anna member and senior advocate Prashant Bhushan reiterated Monday that if the CBI remained under the government control, the entire objective of the Lokpal ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar Dam: Chandy, AIADMK MPs meet PM


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) With the deadlock over the Mullaperiyar Dam persisting, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy pressed for a new dam while AIADMK MPs from Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Goa port blames Kamat’s ministry for illegal ore export


October 11th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 11 (IANS) The authorities at Goa's only major port have said it was up to the state government agencies, especially the mines department headed by Chief Minister ... Read more...

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85 shops found selling prohibited drugs


June 17th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Eighty-five chemist shops in Delhi and Rajasthan, some of them based in hospitals, have been found selling prohibited drugs, the government said Friday.According to the ... Read more...

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High court upbraids Gujarat government on low employee wages


April 25th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 25 (IANS) Hearing a petition challenging fixed wages for government employees, including the police force, the Gujarat High Court Monday came down heavily on the state government for ... Read more...

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Pak’s counter-terrorism body ‘impotent’ in battle against militancy


April 9th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 9(ANI): Pakistan's National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) lacks powers to act against militancy thriving in the country, according to a newspaper report.Although the government has rejected a recent White House report ... Read more...

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Kalmadi-led CWG organising committee a sham: Shunglu panel(Lead)


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The V.K. Shunglu committee has severely indicted former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chief Suresh Kalmadi for running the OC "like a club" with ... Read more...

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Kalmadi-led CWG Organising Committee a sham: Shunglu panel


April 1st, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The V.K. Shunglu committee has severely indicted former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chief Suresh Kalmadi for running the OC "like a club" with very ... Read more...

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Home ministry gets Rs.55,500 crore, 17 pc hike in budget (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The central home ministry responsible for internal security of the country Monday received Rs.55,469 crore in the union budget, a hike of nearly 17 percent compared ... Read more...

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Terror probe agency gets Rs.55 crore in budget


February 28th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) Monday got over Rs.55 crore in the current fiscal to meet its expenses.Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in his budget speech Monday ... Read more...

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Border Security Force celebrates Raising Day in New Delhi


December 1st, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 1(ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday celebrated its Raising Day in the national capital.A border patrol agency of the Union government, the BSF was established on December ... Read more...

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Punjab accepts agitating teachers’ demands


November 12th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 12 (IANS) Bowing to the pressure from agitating teahers who train elementary teachers in the state, the Punjab government Friday announced major concessions for them."The state government today ... Read more...

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Google to hire 300 engineers in India


November 11th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 11 (IANS) Global Internet search giant Google Inc Thursday announced plans to hire 300 people to double its engineering headcount in India and strengthen Hyderabad as its largest cloud computing ... Read more...

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MiG 27 crash toll rises to three


July 25th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 25 (IANS) The number of casualties in the MiG 27 fighter plane crash in West Bengal rose to three Sunday after two children hit by splinters of the aircraft died ... Read more...

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MiG 27 crashes in West Bengal, debris kills one (Third Lead)


July 24th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri/Shillong, July 24 (IANS) A MiG 27 fighter aircraft crashed in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district Saturday morning, killing a civilian and injuring 16 others, Indian Air Force (IAF) officials and police said. ... Read more...

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MiG 27 crashes in West Bengal, one dead (Second Lead)


July 24th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri/Shillong, July 24 (IANS) A MiG 27 fighter aircraft crashed in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district Saturday morning, killing a civilian and injuring 10 others, an Indian Air Force (IAF) official said. The ... Read more...

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