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Aircraft purchase: High court refuses to pass order


June 1st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday refused to pass any order on a plea seeking an enquiry into the purchase of 111 aircraft for the Air ... Read more...

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Allot power, don’t be callous, Jayalalithaa tells PM


March 9th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 9 (IANS) Terming as callous New Delhi's "inaction" to the state's repeated requests for additional power, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday asked Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Infosys’ Murthy wants budget to turbo-charge economy


February 27th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 27 (IANS) The union budget for fiscal 2012-13 should "turbo-charge" the economy by making things easier for businesses to grow, create more jobs and attract more foreign ... Read more...

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Alert train driver prevents tragedy


August 6th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 6 (IANS) An alert engine driver averted a major tragedy after a fire broke out in a train carrying pilgrims in this Uttar Pradesh district Saturday, ... Read more...

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Agra’s war on plastic: One step forward, two steps back?


June 8th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 8 (IANS) It was one of the most successful eco-campaigns in the Taj city, and even earned rare praise from the Uttar Pradesh government, but Agra's war on ... Read more...

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India thanks Afghanistan after rescue of consular employee


February 10th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) India Wednesday expressed its gratitude to the Afghan authorities after a kidnapped local employee of the Indian consulate in Jalalabad was rescued.External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash ... Read more...

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North South divide in Kanglish


November 30th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Nov.30 (ANI): An upma, filter coffee tiffin break with Kannadigas visiting Delhi from Karnataka is something I wouldn't miss for anything in the world. With disarming alacrity, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Spectrum case is mother of all scams: Apex court


November 24th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Given the enormity of the amount involved, the scandal related to spectrum allocation to mobile companies was the mother of all scams, the Supreme Court said Wednesday."This ... Read more...

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CBI open to filing report in apex court on spectrum probe (Lead)


November 24th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it was willing to file a status report, as and when required, on its investigations ... Read more...

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Clairvoyance or hope? Youth predicts end to Kashmir sufferings


November 21st, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) A sharp political mind, hopeful, clairvoyant...call him what you will. But a Kashmiri youth who had correctly predicted fresh turmoil in the valley from June now ... Read more...

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Unlike us, honeybees don’t have trouble rescheduling biological clocks


October 14th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has shown that unlike humans, honeybees, when thrown into highly time-altered new societal roles, are able to alter ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bill Nighy describes Rupert Grint as ‘brave’ for baring all in ‘Wild Target’


June 20th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): Harry Potter star Rupert Grint has been described as 'brave' by actor Bill Nighy for baring all in their movie 'Wild Target'.In the British action-comedy, Grint has stripped ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Malaysia’s Makkal Sakthi party wants Tamil school nearby


April 27th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Malaysia, Apr 27 (ANI): The Malaysia Makkal Sakthi Party (MMSP) which is lead by R.S. Thanenthiran, is pushing for the construction of a Tamil school in the Serendah region.The proposal is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hee, Nicol claim titles


March 7th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 7 (IANS) Top seed Ong Beng Hee of Malaysia dished out an impeccable game to clinch the Chennai Open PSA trophy when he beat second seed Jonathan Kemp of England ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Indigenous vaccine for swine flu this year: Patil


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said the government had responded with alacrity to the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic and was in the process of developing an indigenous ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Capturing Lara, batsman who launched a thousand strokes (IANS Book Review)


February 8th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar The West Indies dominated world cricket for an era and Brian Lara was one of its greatest legends whose rise and brilliant career have been captured by Clifford Narinesingh ... Read more...

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Oz players wise to opt out of IPL-3: Roebuck


January 27th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.27 (ANI): The Australian cricketers decision to give a miss to the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is both wise and promising, feels noted columnist Peter Roebuck.In an ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Vice President confers National Safety Awards (Mines)


October 23rd, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 23 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari conferred the "National Safety Awards (Mines)" here today.The function was organised by the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) under the Ministry ... Read more...

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Media vs actors: Court asks police to reply by Oct 23


October 19th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) The Madras High Court Monday asked the Chennai police to file its report by Oct 23 while adjourning a case filed by Chennai Union of Journalists (CUJ) seeking ... Read more...

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Tamil media vs actors: high court adjourns hearing


October 13th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 13 (IANS) The Madras High Court Tuesday adjourned to Oct 19 the hearing on a petition filed by the Chennai Union of Journalists (CUJ) praying for direction to the city ... Read more...

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Fighting the Taliban with a remote control


July 24th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Every morning Major Morgan Andrews of the US Army leaves his suburban Las Vegas home and finds himself deep in battle, killing insurgents on the other ... Read more...

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Vadivelu playing into DMK conspiracy: Vijaykanth


September 22nd, 2008 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Vijaykanth Monday alleged that Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK had used the assault on comedian actor Vadivelu to foist a false case on him."It is obvious that the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chouhan accuses centre of discrimination


September 21st, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 21 (IANS) Charging the central government with political discrimination in dealing with BJP-ruled states, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Sunday asked the UPA government as to why it ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India’s retail to grow by 40 percent, predicts CB Ellis


August 5th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) India's retail market, currently valued at $511 billion, is poised to grow to $833 billion in the next five years, according to commercial real estate services company ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Congress rules out reviving POTA


July 27th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi,July 27 (IANS) A day after serial bombings in Ahmedabad killed nearly 40 people, the Congress party Sunday ruled out reviving the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) despite demands from the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Government must pass Gujarat’s anti-terror law: Advani


July 26th, 2008 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Condemning the serial blasts in Ahmedabad, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Saturday demanded that President Pratibha Patil give her assent to Gujarat's long-pending anti-terror ... Read more...

Posted in World |

After hard politics, time for some hard commerce (Political Prattle)


July 10th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Business was brisk at the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) headquarters here Thursday with journalists scrambling to buy a copy of the 203-page book brought out by ... Read more...

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Treat turban burning as hate crime, demands US Sikh group


May 14th, 2008 - 1:08 am ICT by admin
New York, May 13 (IANS) A Sikh advocacy group in the US has demanded that an incident of burning a Sikh teenager's turban in New Jersey last week be treated as a ... Read more...

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Cease-fire in Pak tribal areas: A lull before the storm


February 8th, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb.8 (ANI): The cease-fire deal brokered between the Pakistani security forces and Pakistani Taliban commanders is just the lull before a big storm and the beginning of a new chapter of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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