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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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Left, Right come together against FDI


September 20th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a rare show of unity, Communist and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders came together here Thursday to denounce the decision to allow FDI in ... Read more...

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Trinamool toughens stance, UPA says no danger (Evening Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday refused to back off over issues which forced it to quit the UPA government but the Congress maintained that the coalition ... Read more...

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Release cartoonist Trivedi or face protest: Kejriwal


September 11th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) India Against Corruption (IAC) member Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday threatened to sit on a protest outside the prison where cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been jailed if ... Read more...

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Cannot target national symbols in cartoons: Government


September 10th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) As rights activists criticised the government for arresting a cartoonist for an allegedly derogatory cartoon, the government Monday said that such artists should stay ... Read more...

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Replicas of Tagore’s houseboats to be given to Indian varsities


September 8th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) Replicas of two houseboats, which Rabindranath Tagore used during his stay in locales now in Bangladesh, will be handed over to two Indian universities Sep ... Read more...

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US daily terms PM ‘tragic figure’, government extracts apology (Intro Roundup)


September 6th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Months after the Time magazine termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "an underachiever", The Washington Post described him as "a dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding over ... Read more...

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US daily calls PM ‘tragic figure’, government wants apology (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Months after the Time magazine termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "an underachiever", an influential US daily described him as "a dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding ... Read more...

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Government to seek apology from US daily on PM comments


September 5th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday said it will seek an apology from a leading US daily that published an article calling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Modi attacked for malnutrition remark


August 30th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday drew flak for his "flippant" remark that malnutrition in his state was due to women, especially young girls, ... Read more...

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‘BJP stalling parliament a black spot for democracy’ (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Hitting back at the BJP for targetting the prime minister over the coal scam, the Congress-led UPA government Monday said that the opposition stalling ... Read more...

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Special committee for TRP soon: Ambika Soni


August 27th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Monday said the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) would soon appoint a technical committee for measuring target rating ... Read more...

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Congress slams Swamy, says Chidambaram clean


August 24th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram had nothing to do with the 2G scam, the Congress said Friday as it strongly backed the leader after the ... Read more...

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NGO demands Sahara retail chain ad to be withdrawn


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Expressing concern over content of a recent television commercial of the Sahara Group, an NGO has asked the information and broadcasting ministry to intervene ... Read more...

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Baba Ramdev using ‘loose language’, says Congress


August 14th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily Tuesday accused Baba Ramdev of using "loose language" for the people in authority as the Congress said ... Read more...

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Parliament disrupted over black money (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were disrupted Monday as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members noisily demanded that black money stashed abroad be brought back to ... Read more...

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Apology, hate mails after ‘killer’ spoof on 101-year-old marathoner Fauja Singh


August 5th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) A recently-surfaced TV spoof on 101-year-old Sikh marathoner Fauja Singh in which he is mocked at and eventually killed after being run over by a ... Read more...

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Team Anna will realise responsibilities, compulsions: Soni


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Welcoming Team Anna members' decision to end their fast, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Thursday said their move to form a political alternative ... Read more...

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Panel suggests national media policy, regulation of media education


July 26th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Bringing out a National Media Policy to address the new media landscape, regulation of media education in the country, a National Film Policy to ... Read more...

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Team Anna creating controversy by naming NSUI: Congress


July 25th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) With Team Anna claiming that members of Congress's students wing created a ruckus at the venue of their indefinite fast, the Congress Wednesday hit ... Read more...

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Rajesh Khanna left behind rich legacy: Ambika Soni


July 18th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni mourned the death of Hindi film superstar Rajesh Khanna and said "his films had no language barriers and ... Read more...

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EGoM on telecom approves spectrum mortgaging (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Thursday approved "in principle" the proposal to allow telecom firms to mortgage spectrum to raise funds ... Read more...

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EGoM on telecom approves spectrum mortgaging


July 12th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Thursday approved "in principle" the mortgaging of spectrum.Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said the EGoM headed by ... Read more...

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Chidambaram expected to head EGoM on spectrum


July 6th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram could head the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom which has been tasked to take crucial decisions on issues ... Read more...

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India, Poland agree on audio-visual cooperation


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 4 (IANS) India and Poland Wednesday signed an agreement to establish a legal framework for audio-visual co-production, especially films.The agreement was signed by visiting Indian Minister for ... Read more...

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14,000 vacancies in Prasar Bharati: Soni


June 27th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) There are as many as 14,000 vacancies in Prasar Bharati, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said here Wednesday."Of these vacancies, 3,500 will be filled ... Read more...

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Soni appeals for Sarabjit’s release


June 27th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan should look at the case of death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh sensitively and compassionately, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said Wednesday."I have come ... Read more...

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Didn’t behove of Mamata to suggest Manmohan’s name: Soni (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Congress Thursday criticised Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for suggesting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's name for the presidency, saying it did not ... Read more...

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Didn’t behove of Mamata to suggest Manmohan’s name: Congress


June 14th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Congress Thursday criticised Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for suggesting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's name for the president's post, saying it did not ... Read more...

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Team Anna hits out at PMO’s rejection of allegations (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Team Anna Saturday criticised the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for rejecting its accusations against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on allocation of coal blocks, and ... Read more...

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Various events to mark Motilal Nehru’s 150th birth anniversary


June 9th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The national committee to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Pandit Motilal Nehru Friday decided to organise various activities, including seminars and conferences, to ... Read more...

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Mumbai Congress for ban on ‘Shanghai’ song


June 5th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) The Mumbai unit of the Congress party Tuesday called for a ban on the song 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' featured in a forthcoming Bollywood movie ... Read more...

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‘Opposition making petrol price hike a political issue’ (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government Thursday slammed opposition parties for the nationwide shutdown over the recent petrol price hike and said they should ... Read more...

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Opposition playing politics over petrol price hike: Soni


May 31st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The government Thursday accused opposition parties of playing politics over the recent petrol price hike and said they should instead work with it to ... Read more...

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Team Anna demolishing public confidence: Soni


May 31st, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Sharpening its attack on Team Anna, the government Thursday accused the anti-graft group of demolishing the confidence of the common man by making baseless ... Read more...

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