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Thirty-six teams in fray for hockey nationals


September 21st, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) In all 36 teams, including defending champions Haryana, have confirmed their participation in the second men's senior National hockey championship commencing here Sunday under the aegis ... Read more...

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India tests Agni-III


September 21st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, S Sep 21 (IANS) India Friday successfully tested its nuclear capable Agni-III ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha, defence ministry sources said.The surface-to-surface missile, with a range ... Read more...

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Retail inflation rises to 10.3 percent in August


September 18th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India's retail inflation rose to double digits at 10.3 percent in August as compared to 9.86 percent in the previous month owing to a sharp ... Read more...

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‘Vennela 1 1/2′ will have live interval


September 17th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Makers of Telugu film "Vennela 1 1/2" have a unique attraction - a live interval! Viewers who prefer staying back during the break will be entertained ... Read more...

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Gisele Bundchen wants a girl?


September 13th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, pregnant with her second child with husband Tom Brady, is keen on having a baby girl, but she says she wouldn't get ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to have film studio soon


September 12th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 12 (IANS) Jharkhand will soon have a film studio, Chief Minister Arjun Munda announced Wednesday."Very soon we will constitute a film development corporation as well as an outdoor ... Read more...

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BJP misleading nation with lies, says Congress


September 12th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Under attack for alleged irregularities in coal block allocations, the Congress Wednesday charged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with "misleading the nation with a bunch ... Read more...

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Villagers clash with police in Noida


September 10th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) Angry villagers in Haibatpur in Noida extension Monday fought a pitched battle with the police and Noida Development Authority workers when an anti-encroachment squad tried to ... Read more...

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‘Mannaru’ - a promising experience turned awry (Tamil Film Review)


September 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Mannaru"; Cast: Appukutty, Thambi Ramiah and Mallika; Director: Jai Shankar; Rating: **Here's a reality check - having two national award recipients in a film doesn't attract audiences to the theatres. ... Read more...

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Suriya to dub for Telugu version of ‘Mattrraan’


September 7th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) Tamil actor Suriya will dub for the first time in Telugu for "Mattrraan".Directed by K.V. Anand, Tamil film "Mattrraan" is an action-thriller starring Suriya as conjoined ... Read more...

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Krishna in Pakistan, will share concerns on terror


September 7th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday arrived here on a three-day visit that will see him hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar ... Read more...

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Krishna leaves for Pakistan


September 7th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday left for Pakistan on a three-day trip that will see India's concerns on threats of terror emanating from various ... Read more...

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Man dies in Lucknow court


September 5th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 5 (IANS) A 55-year-old man was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the civil court here Wednesday, police said.The deceased, identified as Nand Kishore, a farmer from Mallihabad, ... Read more...

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BJP promises Telangana if it takes power


September 5th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday promised to form a separate state of Telangana within three months if it formed a central government.BJP's Sushma ... Read more...

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Probe bribe-giving case against officials: Court


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A special court here has rejected a CBI closure report and directed a further probe into a case in which two officials of Delhi's ... Read more...

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One killed as protesters, police clash in Ranchi


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 3 (IANS) One person was killed and several others, including policemen, were injured here Monday in a clash during a protest against land takeover, police sources said.Jharkhand Vikas ... Read more...

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Legislator tears own shirt in Jharkhand assembly


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 3 (IANS) In a dramatic event, an opposition legislator Monday tore up his kurta in the Jharkhand assembly to bring to the government's notice the plight of ... Read more...

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Esha Gupta set for TV debut (With Image)


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) After bagging prestigious projects with Bhatt camp and Prakash Jha, model-turned-actress Esha Gupta is now making her foray on the small screen with "Supercars".The 26-year-old ... Read more...

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Nargis Fakhri is HCL Infosystems’ brand ambassador


August 31st, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Upcoming Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri has been signed on by HCL Infosystems Ltd., India's premier hardware, services and ICT systems integration and distribution company, as ... Read more...

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Police get more time to probe why Kanda ignored warrant


August 31st, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday granted 10 days to the police to probe why former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda and his brother Govind Kanda were ... Read more...

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Rs.411 crore supplementary budget in Jharkhand


August 31st, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Jharkhand government Friday presented a Rs.411 crore first supplementary budget in the state assembly.Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who is also in charge of the ... Read more...

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Agra inner ring road project to be restarted


August 29th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday announced that decks have been cleared to restart the bidding for the 30-km inner ring road project in the Taj city ... Read more...

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Am sure Pakistan will note verdict on Kasab: Krishna


August 29th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) India Wednesday expressed the hope that Pakistan will take note of the Supreme Court verdict upholding the death penalty for 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab, the ... Read more...

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Miners trapped in Jharkhand


August 28th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 28 (IANS) An unspecified number of miners were trapped in a coal mine in Jharkhand's Bokaro district Tuesday after water from a nearby mine gushed in, officials said.Over ... Read more...

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Police acting only against Muslims, Yadavs: RJD


August 28th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 28 (IANS) The RJD Tuesday accused the Bihar government of confiscating the property of only Muslims and Yadavs charged with crime.The allegation was made by RJD leader Abdul ... Read more...

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Sikh faith leader to offer invocation at Republican convention


August 27th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) In a move aimed at providing a healing touch to the Sikh community in the aftermath of the Wisconsin gurdwara shooting, a Sikh faith ... Read more...

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Dia Mirza loves classic Indian jewellery


August 27th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza reveals she has an inclination towards traditional Indian jewellery and happily sports it wherever and whichever way she can. "If you notice ... Read more...

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Police use force to stop Kejriwal, activists


August 26th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Police Sunday used tear gas and water canons to disperse anti-corruption activists led by Arvind Kejriwal here Sunday.The India Against Corruption (IAC) supporters held ... Read more...

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Delhi HC blast: Order against accused reserved


August 24th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A special court has reserved for Sep 4 the order on framing charges against the man arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2011 Delhi ... Read more...

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Jharkhand speaker charged with violating poll code


August 24th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 24 (IANS) Charges were framed against Jharkhand assembly Speaker C.P. Singh in a case related to the violation of the model code of conduct during the 2009 Lok ... Read more...

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RBI to float global tender on polymer bank notes


August 24th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would soon float global tender for introducing polymer currency notes, Deputy Governor K.C. Chakrabarty said Friday."We have already submitted our ... Read more...

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Action only against sites spreading rumours: Shinde


August 24th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Following fake messages about the Assam violence, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Friday said that social media accounts which have posted objectionable and inflammatory content ... Read more...

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Perry splits from Mayer?


August 24th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has reportedly split from guitarist John Mayer just after two months of dating.Perry, 27, and Mayer, 34, went public about their romance ... Read more...

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Indian-American neurosurgeon convicted of tax evasion


August 24th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Milwaukee (Wisconsin), Aug 24 (IANS) An Indian-American neurosurgeon has been convicted by a federal jury on tax charges for his alleged failure to disclose $8 million in income held in ... Read more...

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Andhra seeks 500 MW to tide over power shortage


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Facing severe power shortage, the Andhra Pradesh government has urged the central government to allocate 500 MW from the central pool to tide over the crisis.Chief ... Read more...

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