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Goa’s mining prowess a matter of pride: Parrikar


September 18th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the shockwaves of an estimated Rs.35,000-crore illegal mining scam continue to rock Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has claimed that the state "occupies a ... Read more...

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Government to cancel four coal blocks to private firms


September 13th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) on coal block allocations Thursday recommended de-allocation of four coal blocks allotted to private companies since they have failed to set ... Read more...

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Santosh Hegde to guide Goa activists in mining scam


September 11th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 11 (IANS) Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, who exposed the illegal mining scam in his state, will now give civil society activists in Goa tips to bring to ... Read more...

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Goa temporarily suspends all mining operations


September 10th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) In a major development, the Goa government Monday temporarily suspended operations of all the working mines in the state, pending verification of documents relating to mining ... Read more...

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Mulayam sacks close Akhilesh aide in UP


September 10th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday sacked Sanjay Lathar, president of the party's youth wing Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha (SYS), saying that the latter was ... Read more...

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(HOLD) Kamat was aware of illegal mining: Shah commission


September 8th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat and two key bureaucrats have been indicted by the Justice M.B. Shah Commission, which has established a Rs.35,000 crore iron ... Read more...

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20 years after militancy, bureaucrats keep Chandigarh ‘disturbed’ (Letter from Chandigarh)


August 30th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) The threat of militancy ended years ago but Chandigarh continues to be tagged a 'disturbed area' -- thanks to the bureaucracy that wants it to be ... Read more...

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NHRM scam: CBI raids in UP, Gujarat


August 30th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday conducted raids in Uttar Pradesh as well as Gujarat in connection with the probe into embezzling of funds from ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM faces SC, seeks time to write Swiss letter (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Facing a show-cause notice for failing to implement a Supreme Court order, Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday sought more time to write to ... Read more...

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Pressure on Andhra chief minister to ‘bail out’ colleagues


August 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Ministers in Andhra Pradesh are mounting pressure on the chief minister not to accept the resignation of their colleague Dharmana Prasada Rao and bail out others ... Read more...

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Kerala prepares for Left-backed staff strike


August 20th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) The Kerala government has made elaborate arrangements to deal with the day-long strike Tuesday by Left-backed state government employees, said Home Minister T. Radhakrishnan."In a ... Read more...

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Efforts on to revive terrorism in Tripura: Sarkar


August 15th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) Surrendered militants, separatist outfits and a section of the opposition are conspiring to revive militancy in Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Wednesday ."Although the Bangladesh ... Read more...

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‘Steal a little, but don’t loot’ Indian minister


August 13th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Delhi, Aug 13(THAINDIAN NEWS) Corruption scandals have now gotten into the core of the Indian nation. This has caused one of the ministers in India in deep problems of explaining the scandal ... Read more...

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Apex court issues show-cause notice to Pakistani PM


August 8th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for failing to implement its order to write to the Swiss ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM gets time till Aug 8 to write to Swiss powers (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday gave Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf time up to Aug 8 to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases ... Read more...

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Andhra to provide legal aid to IAS officers in Jagan case


July 24th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Tuesday decided to provide legal assistance to seven Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers under the scanner in YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. ... Read more...

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IAS officers urge Andhra CM to act against minister


July 17th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 17 (IANS) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers Tuesday urged Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to take action against state minister T.G. Venkatesh for his remark ... Read more...

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Andhra minister’s remark angers bureaucrats


July 15th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 15 (IANS) Serving and retired bureaucrats in Andhra Pradesh are up in arms against a state minister's reported remark that officials who have no commitment to their work ... Read more...

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Assam’s problems on agenda for Aug 9 Ramdev rally


July 12th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) The burning issues in Assam like corruption and the problems caused by big dams will be highlighted at the proposed anti-graft rally to be taken out ... Read more...

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Police prevent novel anti-stray dogs protest in Srinagar


July 11th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) A novel protest by a Jammu and Kashmir legislator against the menace of stray dogs was prevented by police in Srinagar city Wednesday.Engineer Rashid, a legislator ... Read more...

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Now, Parrikar accuses Chidambaram of ‘dadagiri’ in postings


July 6th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Friday accused union home ministry of P. Chidambaram of 'dadagiri' over the issue of appointment of Indian Police Service (IPS) ... Read more...

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CBI officer probing Adarsh scam transferred


July 5th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) A senior Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer probing the Adarsh housing scam was transferred Thursday but the agency described it as a "routine move".CBI Joint ... Read more...

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FIR against builder, bureaucrat in Mumbai land scam


July 5th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) filed an FIR Thursday against realtor Niranjan Hiranandini and Maharashtra's Additional Chief Secretary T.C. Benjamin in a Rs.45,000 crore land scandal.In an ... Read more...

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Court wants probe into Maharashtra land scam: Activist


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) In an embarrassment for the Maharashtra government, a special court here has asked the police to register a first information report (FIR) over a land scam ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM urged to implement apex court’s NRO verdict


June 27th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday urged Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf to implement its verdict cancelling the controversial 2007 presidential ordinance that granted amnesty to politicians ... Read more...

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Signed files on officials’ advice, Deshmukh tells Adarsh panel


June 26th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Appearing before the two-member commission investigating the Adarsh Housing Society scam, former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh Tuesday said he did not check all documents that ... Read more...

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Police raid rave party in Hyderabad, arrest 30 youth


June 23rd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) Thirty youth, including 15 girls, were arrested by the police that busted what they alled was a nude dance party at a resort in the Hayatnagar ... Read more...

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Mantralaya blaze: Chavan says fire controlled, orders probe (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday said that the massive fire that gutted most of the top four floors of the Mantralaya or the state secretariat ... Read more...

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Chavan reviews situation after Mantralaya blaze


June 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) As a major fire gutted important offices in Mantralaya or the Mahrashtra government secretariat, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan held an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss the ... Read more...

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BSF chief to visit Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya


June 20th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) BSF Director General (DG) Utthan Kumar Bansal will Thursday embark on a two-day visit to the international border in Meghalaya.BSF sources said this will be the ... Read more...

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Maharashtra questions CBI’s jurisdiction in Adarsh case


June 18th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Monday challenged the Central Bureau of Investigation's jurisdiction in the Adarsh Society scam even as the agency assured the Bombay High Court that ... Read more...

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Reduce water supply to VVIP areas: Dikshit to DJB


June 18th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to reduce water supply in Delhi's elite Lutyens zone, and distribute it to ... Read more...

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Allegations against Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry aimed to paralyse judiciary: Imran (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said the allegations being levelled against Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry are actually meant to paralyse the superior judiciary, Daily ... Read more...

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Allegations against CJI aimed to paralyse judiciary: Imran


June 14th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said the allegations being levelled against Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry are actually meant to paralyse the superior judiciary, Daily ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir employees’ march foiled


June 14th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) Security forces Thursday intercepted dozens of protesting Jammu and Kashmir government employees, foiling a march to the civil secretariat here in the state's summer capital.The employees, ... Read more...

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