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No final decision on fuel supply agreement: Coal India


August 14th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) State-run Coal India Limited, the country's largest coal miner, said its board Monday reviewed the changes in the model fuel supply agreement (FSA) to be signed ... Read more...

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US sanctions on Iran threaten ties with Russia


August 14th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Relations between the US and Russia may suffer following new, wide-ranging US sanctions introduced against Iran, said a Russian Foreign Ministry official Monday."Washington should ... Read more...

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Help resolve Meghalaya-Assam border dispute: Mukul Sangma


July 5th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday sought the union government's intervention on the prevailing situation in the disputed Langpih village on the Meghalaya-Assam border, where tribal ... Read more...

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Did Mamata-Hillary talk about foreign investment in retail? (West Bengal Newsletter)


May 13th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The tete-a-tete between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, sweetened by plates of sandesh, the popular local sweet, suddenly ... Read more...

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A sheep farm vs Kashmir’s dwindling Hanguls (With Images)


February 28th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Dachigam National Park (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 28 (IANS) It is Kashmir's pride, but its numbers have been dwindling rapidly over the years and stands at just over 200. Besides ... Read more...

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Apex court clears decks for Assam teachers’ recruitment (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday set aside a Guwahati High Court order to pave the way for recruiting more than 82,000 elementary school teachers in Assam.The ... Read more...

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Mitt Romney releases tax returns


January 25th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney Tuesday made public his two most recent tax returns, which reveal that the millionaire businessman is subject to a much lower ... Read more...

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Portuguese Supreme Court cancels Salem’s extradition, CBI unfazed (Second Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday said Portugal's Supreme Court had cancelled the extradition of underworld don Abu Salem, but added that his trial ... Read more...

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Portugal Supreme Court cancels Salem’s extradition, CBI unfazed (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday said Portugal's Supreme Court had cancelled the extradition of underworld don Abu Salem, but added that his trial ... Read more...

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China ‘understands’ Sri Lanka-India ties: Wijesinha


January 11th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) China understands the primacy of Sri Lanka's relations with India, an advisor to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Wednesday.Speaking at an event organised by ... Read more...

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Andhra minister complains to President against colleague


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 3 (IANS) A minister in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday complained to President Pratibha Patil against his cabinet colleague, whom he held responsible for a recent attack on him.Textiles ... Read more...

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Andhra textiles minister attacked, blames home minister


December 20th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 20 (IANS) The war between two cabinet ministers in Andhra Pradesh came into the open Tuesday when followers of one attacked the other with stones, eggs and tomatoes.Minister ... Read more...

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Durban talks: India’s gains and losses


December 15th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
The UN climate change talks in Durban arrived at a four-pronged Durban Package to save the planet by controlling emission of greenhouse gases. The gains and losses for developing countries like ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mullaperiyar dam row: Kerala, Tamil Nadu MPs meet PM


November 29th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The political battle over the Mullaperiyar dam hotted up Tuesday with MPs from Tamil Nadu and Kerala seeking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Heat but no light likely at Durban climate talks


November 27th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The stage is set for the annual UN summit on climate change starting Monday at Durban in South Africa but Indian officials and experts ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chennai Cheetahs, first WSH franchise to be unveiled


November 21st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The organisers of the World Series Hockey (WSH) unveiled their first city-based franchise Chennai Cheetahs Monday that is owned by a director and promoter ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Eurozone crisis may cloud Durban climate talks


November 13th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Ahead of the Durban climate change talks beginning Nov 28, experts are worried that Eurozone crisis may curtail the billions of dollars of funding from ... Read more...

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Did chess games change destinies on India-Bangladesh border?


September 6th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka/New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Legend has it that chess games between two kings in which villages were placed as wagers resulted in the formation of many of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Three sticking points with government: Team Anna


August 24th, 2011 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) There were three sticking points with the government including inclusion of lower bureaucracy in ambit of Lokpal, Team Hazare said Tuesday as they insisted on ... Read more...

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Army rejects defence ministry’s order on chief’s age


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Nearly a month after the defence ministry rejected Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh's demand for correcting his birth year from 1950 to 1951, the ... Read more...

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Supreme Court bench recuses itself from plea against OBC quota (Lead)


July 27th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Justice R.V. Raveendran and Justice A.K. Patnaik, constituting a Supreme Court bench, Wednesday recused themselves from hearing a petition challenging allegedly flawed procedures being followed ... Read more...

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Sri Sri on panel to decide Amarnath pilgrimage duration


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board has constituted a panel, headed by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shanker, to suggest the duration of the annual Amarnath ... Read more...

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World Series Hockey an unsanctioned event: FIH


July 22nd, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The World Series Hockey (WSH), a major bone of contention between its organisers Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Hockey India (HI), is an "unsanctioned" event, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US says committed to n-deal, pushes India on liability law (Lead)


July 19th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The US Tuesday said it was fully committed to the nuclear waiver granted by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to India and full ... Read more...

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Stalemate in solicitor general resignation issue


July 11th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the resignation of Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam, sources said.Though there ... Read more...

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Indian fishermen to be freed soon: Sri Lanka


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka has said it will soon release the 23 Indian fishermen taking into custody for fishing in Sri Lankan waters."Following the due process of ... Read more...

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Congress suggests all-party meeting on Lokpal Bill


June 18th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Congress core committee Saturday suggested that the government call an all-party meeting to seek views on the Lokpal Bill, party sources said.The meeting, ... Read more...

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Mamata forms experts committee on land policy


May 30th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday constituted a two-member experts committee to formulate a new land policy in the state."We are forming a committee ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to resume Siachen talks Monday


May 30th, 2011 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India is expected to press Pakistan to authenticate the 110-km actual ground position line (AGPL) along the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro ridge in Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to resume defence talks after four years


May 25th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India and Pakistan will next week resume their defence secretary-level talks after four years with the demilitarisation of the Siachen Glacier - the world's highest ... Read more...

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Mutton becomes bone of contention in Kashmir


April 20th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) Imagine a traditional 'wazwan' feast without mutton! But many Kashmiris are indeed going without their favourite non-vegetarian dishes for the past month as they return empty-handed ... Read more...

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Washington invites Bashir to mend US-Pak ties tattered by drone attack, visa issues


April 6th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 6(ANI): The United States has invited Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir for crucial talks to mend ties with Islamabad, which have been in tatters since the March 17 drone attack ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UK Chief of Defence Staff shoots down Downing Street’s Gaddafi assassination possibility


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): The issue of assassinating Colonel Muammar Gaddai has reportedly become a 'bone of contention' between Downing Street and Britain's Chief of Defence Staff General Sir David Richards, who ... Read more...

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Kayani ‘loses cool’ calling latest US drone attack as “intolerable and unjustified”


March 18th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): Pakistan's army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has condemned the recent United States' drone attacks on his country as "intolerable and unjustified".General Kayani also insisted that the attack, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Work on Haripur n-plant to begin in 2012-16 period


March 2nd, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Construction of a nuclear power plant at Haripur in West Bengal's East Midnapore district will begin in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-16) period, a top ... Read more...

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