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Kerala to decide on bus fare hike before Oct 10


September 19th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala is looking into the demand for a fare hike by bus operators in the state in the backdrop of the rise in diesel price and ... Read more...

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India may ban US-made film critical of Islam


September 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing anti-US violence, India is considering a request to ban a controversial film made in the US, fearing it could trigger ... Read more...

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Kudankulam stir has foreign backing: Shinde


September 10th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Against the backdrop of activists renewing their opposition to the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, Home Minister Shushilkumar Shinde Monday said the ... 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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Suicides: Act promptly on soldiers’ leave applications, says Antony


September 6th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 6 (IANS) Against the backdrop of a spate of recent suicides by soldiers, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday asked the armed forces to be more liberal with ... Read more...

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Richa Chaddha to shoot for ‘Ram Leela’? (Movie Snippets)


September 4th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) The shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Ram Leela" has reportedly started here and "Gangs Of Wasseypur" fame actress Richa Chaddha is likely to join the cast ... Read more...

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Malaria morbidity set to rise in Goa


September 4th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) The mosquito has been making a big buzz in Goa, hogging space in the media. The coastal state expects to see a larger number of malaria ... Read more...

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‘Gunday’ yet another film to be shot in Kolkata (With Images)


August 30th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) After Sujoy Gosh's "Kahaani", director Ali Abbas Zafar has chosen Kolkata as the backdrop for his film "Gunday", which stars Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor.Set ... Read more...

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Trinamool ready for polls but wants UPA to complete term: Mamata


August 28th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Asserting that her party was prepared for mid-term polls anytime, Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday, however, said that she ... Read more...

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Congress MPs from Andhra oppose division


August 28th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Congress MPs from Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh Monday urged the UPA government to keep the state united.At a meeting held at the ... Read more...

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India, Iran, Afghanistan to spur trade, transit via Chabahar


August 27th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Ahead of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, India, Iran and Afghanistan Sunday held a crucial trilateral meeting and agreed to set up a joint working ... Read more...

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Can’t make commercial films: ‘Anhey Ghorey…’ director


August 25th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Punjabi film director Gurvinder Singh, who received a National award for his debut film "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" ("Alms for the Blind Horse"), says he ... Read more...

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Government raises cap on bulk SMSes from five to 20


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government Thursday increased the cap on SMSes to 20 from five announced last week for 15 days with immediate effect.According to the Ministry ... Read more...

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Working with government to remove hateful content: Facebook


August 21st, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Social networking website Facebook Tuesday said it is working with the government to remove "hateful content" that is widely being perceived as likely to ... Read more...

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‘Kya Dilli Kya Lahore’ first look unveiled in Attari


August 15th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 15 (IANS) Producer Karan Arora unveiled the first look of his film "Kya Dilli Kya Lahore", a light-hearted drama set in the post-independence era, here and says ... Read more...

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Heartbroken man kills wife, kids, father-in-law


August 13th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Unable to face the break-up of his marriage, a man in Jersey killed six people including his wife and two young children, aged two and five, ... Read more...

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Saif turns action hero in ‘Bullet Raja’


August 11th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) After delighting audiences with his youthful role in "Cocktail", actor Saif Ali Khan is set to try his action avatar for Tigmanshu Dhulia's new film "Bullet ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav rejects Advani’s prediction on 2014 polls


August 6th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav, who is also the convener of the NDA, Monday said he disagreed with veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Saving tiger, tourism can go on together: Sahay


July 29th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay Saturday said a roadmap will be chalked out so that both tourism and conservation of tigers can be carried out ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia back freedom of navigation in South China Sea (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing Chinese assertiveness in southeast Asia, India and Indonesia discussed tensions in the South China Sea and backed freedom of navigation ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia back freedom of navigation in South China Sea


July 27th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing Chinese assertiveness in southeast Asia, India and Indonesia discussed tensions in the South China Sea and backed freedom of navigation ... Read more...

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Will play more proactive role in party, government: Rahul


July 19th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he would be playing "a more proactive role in the party and the government"."I will play more ... Read more...

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For Kashmir panchayats, an endless wait for powers


July 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government says it is gradually devolving powers to the grassroots level in the state, but the ground reality appears somewhat different.With an ... Read more...

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Yield on Spanish bonds climbs up


July 10th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 10 (IANS/EFE) Investors pushed the yield on Spain's benchmark 10-year bond above 7 percent by the close of trading Monday as European Union finance ministers gathered in Brussels ... Read more...

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Pakistan told of Jindal confession: Mathai (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India has conveyed to Pakistan the outcome of the investigations into Abu Jindal's involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and his confession ... Read more...

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Path ahead not easy for India-Pakistan talks: Mathai


July 5th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India and Pakistan are on a "promising trajectory" in their bilateral relations but both sides are aware that much more needs to be done ... Read more...

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India has told Pakistan of outcome of 26/11 probe: Mathai


July 5th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India has conveyed to Pakistan the outcome of the investigations into the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and looks forward to them taking action on ... Read more...

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Rahul should join government: Krishna


June 27th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) It was "necessary" for Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to come into the government, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Wednesday."I am one of ... Read more...

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Victoria back with Spice Girls for musical launch


June 25th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jun 25 (IANS) Victoria Beckham is set to reunite with the Spice Girls to launch their stage musical "Viva Forever".The 38-year-old will meet her former bandmates - Melanie ... Read more...

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India’s potential growth rate has come down: RBI


June 19th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) A day after keeping the key policy rates steady, the central bank Tuesday said India's potential of maintaining a high economic growth has come down."Potential growth ... Read more...

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‘No link between Siachen, other issues with Pakistan’


June 16th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, June 16 (IANS) India attaches no link between the progress in talks with Pakistan on reducing military presence in Siachen Glacier and other bilateral matters, ... Read more...

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Brazil optimistic on crossing $15 bn trade target with India


June 14th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Amid global economic downturn and India's persistent slowdown in economic growth, Brazil is optimistic that its bilateral trade with India would surpass the target of $15 ... Read more...

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Congress was never serious about Muslim quota: Azam Khan


June 14th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh has blamed the Congress for failing to get reservation for Muslims, and said the latter was never serious ... Read more...

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IIP data dissapoints Pranab, says government committed to reforms


June 12th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said that he was disappointed with the industrial output data but asserted that the government was committed to kickstarting ... Read more...

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Industrial output grows at 0.1 percent in April


June 12th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by a meagre 0.1 percent in April as the slump in manufacturing and mining sectors continued, dampening hopes for an early ... Read more...

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