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PDP assures action plan for growth of Chenab Valley


September 6th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday assured the formulation of a comprehensive action plan for the socio-economic growth of the people of ... Read more...

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Text of Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech


August 15th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech on India's Independence Day from the Red Fort:My dear countrymen, brothers, sisters and dear children,I greet you ... Read more...

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India needs to be poverty free, says PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India will deemed to have achieved true independence only when it abolishes poverty, illiteracy and hunger, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared Wednesday.Addressing the nation ... Read more...

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Don’t touch policy-making power, Chhattisgarh tells SC


August 1st, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Wednesday said in the Supreme Court that the government should continue to have the freedom to frame policies for the "alienation, transfer and allocation ... Read more...

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Stick to Gujarat please, Nitish tells Modi


June 11th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 11 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday politely told his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi to mind his own business and not to comment about Bihar.After Modi said ... Read more...

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Court quashes 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) In a setback for the United Progressive Alliance government at the centre, the Andhra Pradesh High Court Monday quashed the 4.5 percent sub-quota for the minorities ... Read more...

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Sangma asks people to help fight separatists


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 3 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday exhorted people in the three insurgency-hit districts of Garo Hills in the state to come forward and help the government ... Read more...

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Muslim body backs Congress


January 18th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Jan 18 (IANS) A Muslim body has urged people to vote for the Congress in the Uttar Pradesh elections, saying the party was best suited to pursue secular ... Read more...

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After BSP, Rahul Gandhi targets BJP


December 29th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Pilibhit, Dec 29 (IANS) After a sustained attack on the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh over the past three days, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday ... Read more...

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History and logic favour Uttar Pradesh’s division (Comment)


December 7th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
The decision to divide Uttar Pradesh into four states by Chief Minister Mayawati has set a new agenda in the state's politics. This will have far reaching consequences for the coming ... Read more...

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Government working on reservation for minorities: Congress


December 1st, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) In a significant move ahead of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress Thursday said the government was working speedily to give reservation to minorities ... Read more...

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Rahul must apologise to people of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar: BJP


November 15th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar for saying ... Read more...

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Congress, BSP not serious on Uttar Pradesh’s development: Gadkari


October 30th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 30 (IANS) Accusing the Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) of not making serious efforts for Uttar Pradesh's development, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin ... Read more...

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Ban lifted, Punjab halls to screen ‘Aarakshan’


August 15th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Theatres in Punjab will Monday screen Prakash Jha's "Aarakshan", which deals with the issue of caste-based reservations, after the government announced it was lifting the ... Read more...

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Punjab lifts ban on ‘Aarakshan’


August 14th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) Punjab Sunday lifted the ban on the screening of filmmaker Prakash Jha's controversial movie "Aarakshan" which deals with the issue of caste-based reservation.Chief Minister Parkash ... Read more...

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Punjab imposes conditions to lift ‘Aarakshan’ ban (Lead)


August 12th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) The Punjab government Friday indicated it is ready to lift the ban on screening of controversial movie "Aarakshan", which deals with reservation issue, if ... Read more...

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Divide Darjeeling into two districts: GJM


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Wednesday demanded the bifurcation of Darjeeling district due to its "uneven development" and demography.A two-member GJM delegation placed the demand at ... Read more...

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Tibet has leapt from serfdom to socialism: Chinese envoy


July 24th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) As a rights group alleged intensified crackdowns in Tibet, China's new ambassador to Nepal has hailed the 60th year of the Chinese takeover of Tibet, ... Read more...

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Ending concurrent list a big step: Pakistan PM


June 29th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Abolition of the constitution's concurrent list is a major step towards provincial autonomy in Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani said the cabinet ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to set up ITIs in Maoist-hit districts


May 28th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 28 (IANS) Chhattisgarh will set up seven Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Maoist-hit districts in a bid to stop youths from joining the rebels, officials said Saturday."The central ... Read more...

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Mayawati neglecting Bundelkhand: PM, Rahul


May 1st, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), April 30 (IANS) Attacking Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), top Congress leaders Saturday blamed the Mayawati government for the prevailing backwardness and poverty ... Read more...

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PM, Rahul slam Mayawati for poverty in Bundelkhand (Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), April 30 (IANS) Attacking Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), top Congress leaders Saturday blamed the Mayawati regime for the prevailing backwardness and poverty ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh blames UPA for Bundelkhand woes


May 1st, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) of not cooperating with the state in countering the miseries of people in ... Read more...

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Rahul blames non-Congress regimes for Uttar Pradesh’s backwardness


April 30th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Hamirpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 29 (IANS) Blaming non-Congress governments for the prevailing backwardness in Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday urged the youth to enter politics to ... Read more...

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Maoists pose grave security threat: Sonia Gandhi


April 20th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Nalhati (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said the Maoist movement poses a grave threat to internal security and the central government ... Read more...

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Surrendered ULFA cadres working for society’s development


April 12th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Apr 12 (ANI): Realizing the futility of violence, two United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) cadres have chosen to return to the mainstream and work for the welfare of Assam society. ... Read more...

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Women empowered in Bihar


April 5th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Rajiv Kumar Patna, Apr 5 (ANI): Bihar certainly seems to be shaking off its yoke of extreme backwardness and poor developmental indices, which have defined the state, indeed, the region, for ... Read more...

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Reservation issue for minorities does not concern Muslims alone: Salman Khurshid


March 19th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): Minister for Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid on Saturday said that reservation would be for all the minorities and not just for Muslims.While attending a rally on water ... Read more...

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Bihar scripting growth story: Chetan Bhagat


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Best selling author Chetan Bhagat, who is on his maiden trip to Bihar, says he is impressed with the fact that the state is no more in ... Read more...

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Srikrishna finds case both for and against separate Telangana


January 6th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 6 (IANS) The Srikrishna Committee has in its report found that there is a case both for formation of a separate Telangana state as well as for keeping Andhra ... Read more...

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Gujjars end agitation, assured job quota (Second Lead)


January 6th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 5 (IANS) The Gujjar community in Rajasthan late Wednesday called off their 17-day-old agitation for reservation in government jobs and said they had been assured five percent quota in government ... Read more...

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Gujjars call for Ajmer shutdown


December 27th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Gujjars have called for a shutdown in Ajmer on Monday after talks with Rajasthan Government remained inconclusive.The State Energy Minister Jitendra Singh held first round of discussion ... Read more...

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Not all is well with Bihar’s young rural mothers


December 25th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Rajeev KumarPatna, Dec 25 (ANI): Now that the new government in Bihar is in place and that too with a thundering mandate, it is time to address the problems that the ... Read more...

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Foods which are said to bring good luck on New Year


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Somebody might exclaim “At this age and day” but many Americans still hold onto the belief that there are some foods that bring good luck when ... Read more...

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US acting like ‘retrogressive Pak’ in its attempts to censor WikiLeaks: Pak editorial


December 9th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 9 (ANI): The WikiLeaks-Assange episode indicates that the 'backwardness' of underdeveloped countries like Pakistan, which was called 'retrogressive' for banning social networking site 'Facebook', has now spread to the ... Read more...

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