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Business woman Ayesha has no time for films


September 4th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Actress Ayesha Takia has happily put her acting career on the backseat and is busy concentrating on her home and hospitality business."I find it hilarious ... Read more...

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‘Prohibited bore guns given to 18 MPs booked for crimes’


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Eighteen of the 82 parliamentarians given licences of prohibited bore guns between 2001-12 had criminal charges pending against them, a study has said, hinting at ... Read more...

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Srinagar gets radio taxi service


August 1st, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 1 (IANS) The first fleet of radio taxis Wednesday began operating in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.The fleet of 50 semi-luxurious taxis come fitted with GPS ... Read more...

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End manual scavenging, say Mumbai protesters


July 16th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Nearly 200 scavengers from across Maharashtra protested here Monday to press their demands for an end to the pernicious practice even as actor-activist Aamir Khan ... Read more...

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Protest against land acquisition in Jharkhand turns violent


July 5th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 5 (IANS) The protest against acquisition of land for an Indian Institute of Management, an Indian Institute of Technology and a law university on the outskirts of ... Read more...

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Compensate slain terror suspect’s family, demands Samajwadi Party


June 11th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Monday demanded that the Maharashtra government pay compensation of Rs.2.5 million to the family of terror accused Mohammed Qateel Jaffer Siddiqui who was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pakistani shot while on way to collect bodies of three sons


May 19th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) A Pakistani woman was injured and three men accompanying her were killed when they were shot at while on their way to a morgue in Karachi ... Read more...

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Another AMRI director gets bail


May 18th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday granted anticipatory bail to Preeti Surekha, one of AMRI Hospital directors, against whom an arrest order was issued after a fire ... Read more...

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Bihar Day: Shiv Sena non-confrontationist, MNS belligerent


April 13th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) The Shiv Sena Friday adopted a non-confrontationist approach on the proposed Bihar Day celebrations in Mumbai where Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be the ... Read more...

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Mamata government giving misleading information: Dasgupta


March 24th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Former West Bengal finance minister Asim Dasgupta Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee government of giving misleading information regarding the state's debt situation and said the ... Read more...

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Five dead, 24 injured in Pakistan blast (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 24 injured Monday in a bomb blast at a political rally in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, Geo News ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Phoolan Devi’s controversial legacy alive in UP polls


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 22 (IANS) A huge coloured photograph of Phoolan Devi, the bandit queen-turned-MP who was shot dead 11 years ago in New Delhi, adorns the wall of the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Three arrested for kidnapping


February 9th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) A kidnapping for ransom case has been solved and three kidnappers arrested, police said Wednesday.The three, Islamuddin, 30, Sarfaraz, 31, and Abu Asim, 24, are ... Read more...

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Pakistani apex court suspends 28 lawmakers, two ministers


February 6th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Citing poll fraud, the Pakistani Supreme Court Monday suspended 28 MPs and legislators, including two ministers, one of whom is currently with Prime Minister Yousuf ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan, Afghanistan to double bilateral trade to $5 bn


January 18th, 2012 - 5:11 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to increase bilateral trade volume to $5 billion by 2015 from the present near $2.5 billion, said officials.The Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Economic ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bad weather forces Mulayam to skip Azamgarh rally


January 1st, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 1 (IANS) Inclement weather Sunday prevented Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav from reaching Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh town, where he was to address a rally.While some of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pakistan to see massive hike in CNG price


December 29th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to significantly hike CNG prices for all categories of consumers.The increase will be between 14 percent and 207 percent and Petroleum Minister Asim ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Marathi vs migrants - cops told to study leaders’ speeches


November 4th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil Friday ordered the Mumbai police to study the recent inflammatory speeches by various political leaders on the Marathis versus migrants ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pune FC to face Sporting in I-league football Friday


October 26th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 26 (IANS) Pune FC will seek to open their account when they take on Sporting Clube de Goa in I-League football at the Balewadi Sports Complex here Friday.Both ... Read more...

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Dasgupta misinformed on Bengal finances: Mitra


October 26th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) A day after West Bengal's former finance minister Asim Dasgupta questioned the data used by the state to seek central funds, his successor Amit Mitra Tuesday ... Read more...

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Pakistan to have five-day week


October 13th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Pakistan will have a five-day working week to conserve energy, the cabinet has decided.The federal cabinet Wednesday approved, in principle, a five-day working week to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Online lottery legalised by Mamata government: CPI-M


September 12th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Former West Bengal finance minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Asim Dasgupta Monday alleged that by imposing charge on online lottery the Trinamool ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mubarak declines food, becomes ‘extremely weak’


July 27th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 27 (IANS/AKI) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak refuses to eat food and has become "extremely weak", state news agency MENA reported Wednesday.Asim Azzam, a doctor who is looking ... Read more...

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Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline to be ready by 2012


July 21st, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) The Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline will be completed by 2012, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Asim Hussain has said.The minister told a television channel that Iran ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Raj Thackeray again attacks north Indian migrants


July 18th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) For the second time in five days, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Monday targeted north Indians and the migrant population and demanded a check ... Read more...

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Pakistan for currency swap deal with Iran


July 17th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Pakistan has proposed a currency swap agreement with Iran to boost bilateral trade and economic relations between them.President Asif Ali Zardari made the proposal to his ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan working on new petroleum policy


July 10th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan is working on a new policy for the petroleum sector after it failed to attract investments for the exploration of oil and gas.Petroleum Minister Asim ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bengal government presents vote-on-account for two months


June 24th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The West Bengal government Friday presented a vote-on-account of Rs.11,165 crore for two months -- August and September - of the current fiscal.Presenting the vote-on-account in ... Read more...

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Bengal’s finances healthy: Outgoing minister


May 20th, 2011 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Refuting claims that West Bengal's finances were in poor shape, outgoing Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta Thursday said the reverse was the case."For the past few days ... Read more...

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Amit Mitra steps down as FICCI secretary general


May 18th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Having won a seat in the West Bengal assembly in the recently concluded state elections, FICCI's secretary general for 15 years Amit Mitra has ... Read more...

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Pakistani provincial minister shot at


May 16th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) A minister of Pakistan's Balochistan province had a narrow escape Monday when his convoy was shot at by unidentified gunmen, a media report said.Finance Minister Asim ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader slams Buddhadeb for poll rout


May 14th, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Abdul Rezzak Mollah Friday lashed out at outgoing Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Industries Minister Nirupam Sen and blamed ... Read more...

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Major upsets in the elections


May 13th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Some of the major upsets in the assembly elections in four states and one union territory:- Outgoing West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (Communist Party ... Read more...

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Mamata tsunami sweeps away 34 years of Left rule in Bengal (Roundup)


May 13th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Mamata Bannerjee's Trinamool Congress and its allies swept the assembly polls in West Bengal Friday ending the Left Front's unprecedented 34-year rule in the state.Of ... Read more...

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FICCI leader Amit Mitra, Kolkata mayor win


May 13th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Leading economist and secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) Amit Mitra won the West Bengal assembly election beating state ... Read more...

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