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‘Blatant violation of anti-tobacco law in ‘Heroine’ promos’


July 25th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The newspaper advertisements of Madhur Bhandarkar's upcoming movie "Heroine", that features lead actress Kareena Kapoor with a cigarette on movie sets, have drawn flak ... Read more...

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UNSC meets on North Korea’s satellite launch


April 13th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 13 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday started an emergency closed-door session on how to respond to the satellite launch by North Korea.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday ... Read more...

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Pakistan readies code of conduct for media


March 1st, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistan is preparing a code of conduct for the media, says Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, but journalists view the move with alarm.Awan ... Read more...

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No intention to curb media: Pakistani minister


February 28th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The Pakistani government does not intend to impose curbs on the media, Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan assured after the media did not ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily upset at attempt to muzzle media


February 26th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has called on the media to "stand firm in the face of power and coercion" as it says the government plans to ... Read more...

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SC cautions high courts against curbs on trial


February 18th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The high courts are taking unduly long time in deciding cases in which trial court proceedings are stayed at the stage of registration of first ... Read more...

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Mayawati angry as centre returns proposal for state division


December 20th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) Taking exception to the central government's decision to return the proposal for division of Uttar Pradesh into four parts, Chief Minister Mayawati Tuesday accused it of ... Read more...

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CPI-M denounces Food Security Bill


December 16th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday dubbed the upcoming Food Security Bill "a travesty of food security", and demanded the "universal" supply of at least 35 kg of ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan, India must have policy on prisoners’


November 14th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Innocent people being arrested on both sides of the Pakistan-India border is not a trivial issue and both countries must "devise a joint policy regarding prisoner ... Read more...

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Himachal people object to ministry team’s visit without notice


October 13th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 13 (IANS) People facing displacement with the upcoming greenfield plant of cement maker Lafarge India in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district Thursday objected to the visit of the ministry ... Read more...

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Iran considers closing British embassy to protest violence


August 11th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A senior Iranian lawmaker on Wednesday warned that it is considering to close the British embassy in Tehran to protest the "violent crackdown" on British citizens, referring to ... Read more...

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Three Pakistani ex-generals face probe for Rs.1.82 bn loss


July 2nd, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary watchdog has formally held responsible three retired army generals for a loss of Rs.1.82 billion to the public exchequer, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Sex detection rampant in Delhi: NGO


June 23rd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Taking a lead from Delhi's skewed sex ratio, activists Thursday said sex detection tests were rampant in the capital but these were going unreported."Blatant violation ... Read more...

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People in Lucknow join Anna’s fast


June 8th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 8 (IANS) Coming out in support of veteran Gandhian Anna Hazare, people from different walks of life in this Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday joined his day-long fast to ... Read more...

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BJP holds protests in Uttar Pradesh


June 6th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday held protests in Uttar Pradesh against the forcible ouster of yoga guru Baba Ramdev from Delhi, a party official ... Read more...

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Action at Ramdev meeting undemocratic: Naveen Patnaik


June 5th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 5 (IANS) Political parties, religious leaders and people in Orissa Sunday condemned the forceful eviction of Baba Ramdev from Delhi's Ramlila Ground, terming it "shocking" and "shameful".Chief ... Read more...

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Iranian parliament to consider sanctions on 26 US officials


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) A senior lawmaker said Sunday that the Iranian Majlis (parliament) is reviewing a plan to impose sanctions on 26 US officials for violations of human rights ... Read more...

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Age no bar in India when it comes to marriage!


May 16th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Rajgarh (Madhya Pradesh), May 16 (IANS) Lakhan, dressed in a cream suit with a flashy headgear on his forehead and a garland of currency notes around his neck, should have ... Read more...

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Fighter plane shot down, rebels evicted from Benghazi (Lead)


March 19th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 19 (IANS) A fighter plane was shot down and there were mortar and artillery attacks Saturday morning in the rebel-controlled Libyan city of Benghazi, Al Jazeera reported. However, ... Read more...

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Fighter plane shot down in Libyan rebel-held town


March 19th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 19 (IANS) A fighter plane was shot down and there were mortar and artillery attacks Saturday morning in the rebel-controlled Libyan city of Benghazi, Al Jazeera reported.It was, ... Read more...

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Associated Press sues retailers over iconic Obama Hope image


March 13th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): The Associated Press has filed lawsuits against several retailers including Urban Outfitters for the unauthorized use of the Hope image of Barack Obama created by artist Shepard ... Read more...

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Spain reduces jail term of Indian terror accused


January 19th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Spain has reduced the jail term of Mumbai-born businessman Roshan Jamal Khan from eight and half years to six years for alleged terror links, ... Read more...

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Name the lobbying MPs, BJP asks Ramesh


December 31st, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday called on Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh to name the MPs who had met him or his ministry's officials to lobby ... Read more...

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Jairam’s letter on lobbying MPs sent to parliament’s ethics panel


December 30th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairperson Mohammed Hamid Ansari Thursday referred Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's complaint on parliamentarians pushing for certain projects to the upper house's ... Read more...

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Jairam complains MPs pushing for projects


December 29th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has complained to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar about MPs pushing for some projects, citing it as a serious issue of ethics.Ramesh ... Read more...

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Lahore Fort facing decay, laments Pakistani daily


December 27th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) The Lahore Fort, which is a "16th-century jewel of Mughal architecture and has but one rival in the subcontinent the Agra Fort" in India, is facing decay, ... Read more...

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Lawsuit challenges SBI’s life insurance scheme


November 26th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Friday issued a notice to SBI (State Bank of India) Life Insurance on a public interest litigation (PIL), ... Read more...

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BJP accuses PM of inaction, demands Raja’s arrest (Lead)


November 21st, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of a "conspiracy of silence" and "culpability of inaction" in the 2G spectrum controversy, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday demanded ... Read more...

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BJP targets PM, demands Raja’s interrogation, arrest


November 20th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of "silence" and "inaction" in the 2G spectrum controversy, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday demanded interrogation and arrest of ... Read more...

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Environment ministry notice to demolish Adarsh highrise (Lead)


November 12th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The environment ministry Friday issued a show cause notice to Mumbai's scam-hit Adarsh housing society for "unambiguously" violating coastal regulation zone (CRZ) laws and asked why it ... Read more...

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PETA opposes sending elephants to Turkmenistan


October 28th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Thursday asked Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh to reconsider his ministry's decision to send two elephants from ... Read more...

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Kerala theme park society moves court against closure


July 21st, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 21 (IANS) A society which has set up a controversial mangrove theme park in Kerala's Kannur district Wednesday approached the Kerala High Court seeking to restrain an order by the ... Read more...

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‘Illegal mining thriving in Karnataka’


July 8th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) Karnataka's leading mining firm MSPL Ltd of the Baldota group Thursday claimed that rampant illegal mining of iron ore is thriving in the Sandur belt of Bellary district ... Read more...

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It costs $10 million to see Gary Coleman’s private parts


June 28th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 28 (ANI): The director of late actor Gary Coleman's last film 'Midgets vs. Mascot' has threatened a site with legal action after it released a video showing the star's ... Read more...

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Israel says it will ban entry of Iranian ships to Gaza


June 8th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jun 8 (ANI): Israel has reportedly banned the entry of two Iranian relief vessels saying any such move by Tehran would be seen as an act of aggression and a challenge ... Read more...

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