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Thirty-six teams in fray for hockey nationals


September 21st, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) In all 36 teams, including defending champions Haryana, have confirmed their participation in the second men's senior National hockey championship commencing here Sunday under the aegis ... Read more...

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Police destroy Maoists’ arms factories in Bastar


September 21st, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 20 (IANS) Police and para-military troopers raided a Maoists hideout Thursday in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region and destroyed three arms factories, a senior officer said."A joint team of ... Read more...

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Nationwide shutdown evokes mixed response as government notifies FDI (Intro Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) On a day when parts of India shut down in response to an opposition-sponsored strike against economic reforms, a determined government Thursday night announced it ... Read more...

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Hockey nationals: Holders Haryana drawn with Bhopal


September 20th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Defending champions Haryana have been drawn in Group A along with Maharashtra, Puducherry, Bengal and Bhopal for the second Hockey India Senior Men's National Championship ... Read more...

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Opposition protest shuts parts of India (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An opposition-called shutdown against economic reforms hit normal life in many states but the government said it was firm on pushing ahead with steps to ... Read more...

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Nexus between CAG and opposition can’t be ruled out: UPA minister


September 13th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Finance (EB&I;) Namo Narain Meena Thursday claimed that there could be a nexus between the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), ... Read more...

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BJP slams UPA, demands cancellation of coal blocks


September 10th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The BJP Monday demanded cancellation of coal block allotments on the basis of the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report and an inquiry into ... Read more...

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Cancelling coal blocks impossible: Congress


September 5th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA government Wednesday kept up its offensive against BJP's charges of corruption in the allocation of coal blocks, saying cancelling the ... Read more...

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Sahai denies nepotism in coal block allocations (Second Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Friday denied allegations of nepotism and wrongdoing in coal block allocations but admitted he had written to Prime ... Read more...

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Subodh Kant Sahay denies involvement in coal allocation (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Denying allegations of impropriety and nepotism in coal block allocation, union minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Friday that he never sought favours for his ... Read more...

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Panchayat secretary killed in Maoist firing


August 30th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 30 (IANS) A panchayat secretary was killed and four others, including a Congress worker, were injured in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh when Maoist ultras fired on the jeep ... Read more...

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Karnataka lags behind in attracting FDI: Assocham


August 28th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 28 (IANS) Karnataka lagged behind Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) during fiscal 2011-12, accounting for mere eight percent of the total ... Read more...

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Lalu asks BJP about Reddy brothers, Sushma sticks to ‘mota maal’ remark (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's "mota maal" remark continued to reverberate with RJD leader Lalu Prasad Tuesday accusing the party of having made mega-bucks from ... Read more...

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No mining in any allocated coal block, says BJP


August 28th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Sticking to its demand that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh quit, the BJP Tuesday said there was no mining in even a single coal block ... Read more...

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Raman Singh slams Congress on coal block allocations


August 27th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 27 (IANS) Chief Minister Raman Singh Monday denied his role in the allocation of coal blocks in Chhattisgarh and accused the prime minister of having read only a ... Read more...

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BJP hijacking parliament: Congress (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The gloves were out Monday as the Congress and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) launched a full-scale attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ... Read more...

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BJD intensifies protest against Polavaram project


August 27th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Monday intensified its protest against the construction of the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.Thousands of BJD workers and ... Read more...

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Vedanta refinery cuts output on bauxite shortage


August 25th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) has cut down production by about 50 percent at its refinery in Odisha due to scarcity of bauxite, a top official said ... Read more...

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Sack Chidambaram, says Agnivesh


August 24th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Activist Swami Agnivesh Thursday demanded the removal of Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who was earlier the home minister, over the alleged killing of 19 ... Read more...

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Coal auction was opposed by five states, says minister


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has always favoured auctioning coal blocks, but the idea was "strongly protested" by five states then ruled by ... Read more...

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Opposition shying from debating coal blocks: PMO minister


August 21st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday attacked the opposition for blocking parliament over the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal blocks and said the opposition ... Read more...

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Congress defends decision on coal blocks, slams CAG


August 18th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress Saturday defended the government decision not to auction coal blocks and slammed the country's chief auditor for its claim of Rs.1.86 lakh ... Read more...

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Child marriages rampant in Odisha, says survey


August 17th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) About six per cent of rural women in Odisha get married below the legal age of 18, according to a latest government survey released here Friday.The ... Read more...

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Child marriages are rampant in Odisha, says health survey


August 17th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) About six per cent of rural women in Odisha get married earlier than the legal age of 18, according to the latest government survey released ... Read more...

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Maoists push farmers to grow marijuana


August 17th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region is fast turning into a hotspot for growing marijuana with Maoist guerrillas making farmers switch to the cash crop, say police officials."Maoists ... Read more...

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Man kidnaps friend for Rs.1.5 crore ransom, held


August 17th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A 24-year-old man was arrested Thursday for abducting his friend here and demanded Rs.1.5 crore as ransom from her father, police said Thursday.Abhishek Deep, a ... Read more...

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To combat ’silent killers’, India to conduct survey


August 12th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India for the first time is undertaking a survey on lifestyle trends in nine states in an effort to get data on people suffering from ... Read more...

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Private doctors on warpath in uterus removal scam


August 6th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 6 (IANS) Accusing the state government of taking arbitrary action against doctors in a uterus removal scam and considering passage of a draconian Nursing Home Act which will ... Read more...

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Lingaram Kodopi and Soni Sori: Chhattisgarh’s prisoners of conscience (Special Report)


August 4th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 4 (IANS) Branded Maoist sympathisers by police, the future stretches dark for Lingaram Kodopi and Soni Sori who have been in Chhattisgarh's jails for nearly 11 months ... Read more...

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‘Krishna aur Kans’ declared tax free in six states


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) "Krishna aur Kans", 3D animated feature film, has been declared tax-free in six states including Maharashtra, while other states are considering the proposal resulting in ... Read more...

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IIT global alumni meet in Kolkata in December (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Over 3,000 delegates, including policy makers, consultants and planners from both the public and the private sectors would participate in the three-day annual meeting of the ... Read more...

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Global IIT meet for first time in Kolkata in December


August 1st, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) PanIIT, the global association of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) alumni, will organise its annual global meet in Kolkata. The city will host the three-day meet ... Read more...

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Tribal Forum of India to float new party: Sangma


July 31st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) The Tribal Forum of India, which projected former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma as its presidential candidate, is scheduled to meet next month to ... Read more...

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India respects religious freedom: US report


July 31st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) India has been lauded by an official US report for "generally respecting" religious freedom, but said prosecution was often weak for perpetrators of "religiously oriented violence".The ... Read more...

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Maoists target civil society: Human Rights Watch


July 30th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 30 (IANS) Both Maoists and Indian authorities have threatened and attacked civil society activists, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday.This has undermined basic freedoms and ... Read more...

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