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FDI will help create 1 crore new jobs in retail: Government


September 21st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday claimed that foreign direct investment (FDI) will help create over 1 crore (10 million) new jobs in the retail sector and benefit ... Read more...

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We have the numbers, government asserts


September 21st, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday said it had the numbers and was not in a minority as the Trinamool Congress was set to formally withdraw from the ... Read more...

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Would have been happy to withdraw support, says angry Mamata (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Angered over the diesel price hike Thursday, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said she would have been very happy if she could have withdrawn support ... Read more...

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Decision on prime ministerial candidate at appropriate time: BJP


September 10th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The BJP Monday did not reject or endorse remarks of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray backing Sushma Swaraj as NDA's prime ministerial candidate but ... Read more...

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Special anti-terror Act extended in Tripura


September 8th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 8 (IANS) The Tripura government has extended for another six months the operation of a stringent law that gives sweeping powers to para-military troopers deployed in disturbed areas ... Read more...

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Few takers for Sushil Modi’s claim that Nitish PM material


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) There are few takers in his own BJP for Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi's stand that Janata Dal-United leader and Bihar Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Trinamool opposition to FDI not ideological: CPI-M


August 25th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Terming Trinamool Congress as a party driven by vested interests rather than ideology, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday said its opposition to allow ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned over Assam, black money


August 14th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon Tuesday after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) members disrupted the house proceedings over the issue of ... Read more...

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Olympics: Obama congratulates Cameron on success


August 13th, 2012 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday called British Prime Minister David Cameron to congratulate him on the success of the London Olympics."President Obama called Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Kerala fomenting designs of radical communal groups: BJP


August 12th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary P. Muralidhar Rao, who is in-charge of the party's affairs in Kerala, Sunday said Kerala is becoming a ... Read more...

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Aly Raisman posts and then deletes her clubbing tweet


August 10th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Aly Raisman of the US gymnastics female team accidentally posted a tweet on her plans for the night. She tweeted on how her team and the male ... Read more...

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Advani blog: Sena fumes, JD(U) welcomes prediction (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) A political storm has stirred up over Bharatiya Janata Party veteran L.K. Advani's blog post predicting a non-Congress, non-BJP prime minister after the next ... Read more...

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JD(U) says Nitish eligible for PM, lauds Advani for blog


August 7th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Praising BJP leader L.K. Advani for predicting that the next prime minister could be from neither the Congress nor his own party, the Janata ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP stand-off ends with decision on better coordination (Roundup)


July 25th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The current stand-off between the Congress and the NCP ended Wednesday with an agreement to evolve a mechanism to ensure more consultation between the ... Read more...

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‘Americans like cricket, if India, Pakistan play’


July 24th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Americans don't understand cricket, but they like it, particularly of the diplomatic variety between friend India and ally Pakistan."We're for cricket. We don't understand it, but ... Read more...

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Trinamool disappointed with petrol price hike, demands rollback


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Expressing "disappointment" over the announcement of a petrol price hike, Congress' estranged ally Trinamool Congress Monday demanded an immediate rollback and wider consultation with all ... Read more...

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NCP to stay with UPA, but skip functions: Praful Patel (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Monday said it continues to be an integral part of the Congress-led UPA but will not participate in any ... Read more...

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Congress downplays rift with NCP


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Congress Monday downplayed the rift with ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), saying such situations do arise in an alliance but can be solved through ... Read more...

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NCP to remain in UPA, but to skip functions: Praful Patel


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Monday said it continues to be an integral part of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) but will not participate in ... Read more...

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Pawar, NCP leaders meet Pranab Mukherjee


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders led by party chief Sharad Pawar Monday met Pranab Mukherjee, a day after he was elected as India's ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar congratulates Pranab, invites him to Bihar


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India's 13th president and invited him to visit the state."I have congratulated ... Read more...

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India needs Pranab as president: Sharad Yadav


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav Sunday said the nation needed a president like Pranab Mukherjee, particularly keeping in mind the 2014 general elections.Stating ... Read more...

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All are equal in union cabinet: Antony


July 21st, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) In an effort to pacify Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday said that all ministers are equal in the ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan demands removal of CBI officer


July 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) Kerala's leader of opposition V.S. Achuthanandan Thursday demanded the removal of a CBI official investigating the attack on a school teacher in the state as he ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh as NDA’s vice presidential candidate (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Monday named senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh as its candidate for the vice presidential poll, setting ... Read more...

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‘Iran foiled many bids to assassinate scientists’


July 15th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 15 (IANS) Iran has thwarted a number of assassination plots aimed at killing its scientists, according to Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi.One of the plans that the recently ... Read more...

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BJP for vice presidential contest, to seek NDA nod (Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said it will contest the Aug 7 vice presidential poll but failed to decide its candidate due to ... 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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BJP to discuss vice presidential poll


July 14th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet Saturday evening to discuss the Aug 7 vice presidential poll amid lack of consensus in the National ... Read more...

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Sangma expects ‘miracle’ in presidential election (Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 14 (IANS) Opposition-backed candidate P.A. Sangma Saturday said he was expecting a "miracle" in his favour in the presidential election."I am supported by the main opposition BJP ... Read more...

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Sangma seeks support in Bihar


July 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 14 (IANS) Opposition-backed candidate P.A. Sangma arrived here Saturday seeking support in the July 19 presidential election.Accompanied by BJP leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad and Anant Kumar, Sangma ... Read more...

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Army doesn’t have answers to Pakistan’s problems: Daily


July 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) An unprecedented public consensus in the country is that the army "does not have the answers to Pakistan's problems" and should stay out of governance ... Read more...

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US sees no Iranian role in ending Syrian violence


July 11th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) The US has insisted that it sees no role for Iran in ending violence and bloodshed in Syria, Xinhua reported."I don't think anybody with ... Read more...

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Sangma to canvass in Bihar July 14


July 10th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 10 (IANS) Opposition-backed presidential candidate P.A Sangma will visit Bihar capital July 14 to canvass for the July 19 poll, BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil ... Read more...

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BJP’s Karnataka change victory of corruption: Congress


July 8th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Congress Sunday termed the change of leadership in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka as a "victory of corruption".The BJP's ally, ... Read more...

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