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India asks Pakistan not to be selective on terror (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India Wednesday asked Pakistan to shed its "selective" approach to terror and join hands in eliminating the scourge from the region. The statement comes ... Read more...

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Sonia’s hectic parleys on presidential choice


June 14th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
It was a busy Thursday for Congress President Sonia Gandhi as she held parleys with her key aides on the ruling United Progressive Alliance's choice for the July 19 presidential ... Read more...

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Karnataka to see 10 weeks of ITF action


May 8th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 8 (IANS) The Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association will host 10 weeks of International Tennis Federation (ITF) circuit, with the first event scheduled to be held at Mandya ... Read more...

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Mahashivaratri celebrated across India


February 20th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Millions of Hindus thronged temples across the country Monday to celebrate Mahashivaratri, with some shrines receiving as many as one hundred thousand devouts.It is the ... Read more...

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Legendary woman nagaswaram artist Ponnuthai dead


January 18th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) M.S. Ponnuthai, a legendary woman nagaswaram (traditional Indian music instrument) artist, died at her residence in Madurai after a short illness, her family said. She was ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist to be honoured with knighthood


December 31st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian-origin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for chemistry, will be honoured with knighthood in 2012.Venkatraman works as a biologist at the ... Read more...

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BJP open to discussing FDI in multi-brand retail


December 21st, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may review its opposition to the entry of foreign equity in multi-brand retail if its "apprehensions" are removed.Party vice-president ... Read more...

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Quotable quotes on Lokpal


December 11th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Some quotable quotes on the Lokpal bill:Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) convenor Sharad Yadav: "Either the winter session should be ... Read more...

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ULFA splits into talk and anti-talk factions


November 20th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has suffered a vertical split with the hardline faction led by its elusive commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah Sunday ... Read more...

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India clarifies Chidamabaram’s absence during Hasina visit


October 23rd, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Seeking to assuage hurt feelings in Dhaka, the government Saturday clarified that Home Minister P. Chidambaran could not receive Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ... Read more...

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‘Infiltration from Bangladesh impacting demography’


October 21st, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 21 (IANS) Infiltration from Bangladesh is posing a demographic threat due to vast stretches of the India-Bangladesh border being unfenced, a top police officer said Friday."Infiltration is still ... Read more...

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2G note: Sonia meets Pranab, Antony


September 29th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister A.K. Antony in a bid to end the row arising out ... Read more...

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Congress plays down controversial 2G spectrum note


September 28th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi,Sep 28 (IANS) Seeking to play down the controversial finance ministry note on 2G spectrum, the Congress Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party's criticism of Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Finance ministry note not a big issue, says Khurshid


September 26th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The note sent by the finance ministry to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on 2G spectrum allocations is just a "summary" by a junior ... Read more...

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Quake toll in Sikkim mounts to 68


September 21st, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok/New Delhi, Sept 21 (IANS) The deaths in the killer earthquake in Sikkim have mounted to 68, with more than 300 injured, while rescue workers Wednesday battled against ... Read more...

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Sumant Misra passes away


September 4th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Former Davis Cupper and secretary of the All-India Lawn Tennis Association Sumant Misra, 89, passed away here Saturday after a brief illness.Misra leaves behind ... Read more...

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We are victims of Congress politics : Kejriwal


August 25th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Team Anna is a "victim of Congress politics", said activist Arvind Kejriwal Thursday, a day after talks between the government and activist Anna Hazare's group ... Read more...

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Plea against Srinivasan taking over as cricket board chief


August 25th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Indian cricket board president A.C. Muthiah Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking to restrain the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary ... Read more...

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Advani meets Pranab, complains about police crackdown


August 10th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Upset over the crackdown on party youth activists in the capital, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader L.K. Advani Wednesday met Finance Minister ... Read more...

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ULFA holds peace talks, says meeting positive


August 5th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Holding its first round of peace talks with the central government, the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Friday sought a definite timeframe for ... Read more...

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99 percent terror attacks stopped: Rahul Gandhi (Lead)


July 14th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 14 (IANS) The government had been prompt in its response to the blasts in Mumbai, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Thursday while emphasising that 99 percent of ... Read more...

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Danish ‘no’ to Davy extradition ‘disappointing’: India


July 6th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) India Wednesday said it was disappointed with the Danish court verdict refusing the extradition of Kim Davy, accused in the Purulia arms drop case, on ... Read more...

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Sack Chidambaram, says BJP’s Joshi (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Three days after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa sought Home Minister P. Chidambaran's resignation, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manmohar Joshi Friday ... Read more...

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BJP slams Most Wanted list goof-up


May 20th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday slammed union Home Minister P. Chidamabaram for "embarrassing" the country after another goof-up was detected in the list ... Read more...

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Of wars, tsunami, republic and Satyajit Ray (IANS Books This Week)


May 19th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A war story set in the summer of 1545, a tale of love in the times of tsunami, a compilation of three essays by Arundhati ... Read more...

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‘Thoonga Nagaram’ - not a bad film (Tamil Movie Review)


February 6th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Aravindan DI Film: "Thoonga Nagaram"; Cast: Vimal, Anjali, Bharani, Gaurav, Nishanth, V.N. Chidambaram, Singam-puli and others; Director: Gaurav; Music Director: Sundar C. Babu; Cinematographer: Ulaganathan; Producer: Dayanidhi Azhagiri and Vivek Rathnavel; Ratings: ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to hold exploratory talks in Thimphu


February 5th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan are set to meet Sunday in the Bhutanese capital in what is seen as an "exploratory mission" by New Delhi ... Read more...

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Govt likely to decide on CVC Thomas fate


January 28th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Congress Core Group would be meeting here today to decide over the fate of PJ Thomas continuing as Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC).As per reports, besides ... Read more...

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Movie Preview: Graduate


January 6th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Film: GraduateDirectior: Prasad RayalaCast: Akshai, Rithika, LaguKoshikMusic: SandeepDirector Prasada Rayala is coming with a youth based film titled Graduate, which will introduce Akshay as the lead hero. He is a new ... Read more...

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Chidambaram’s letter on the basis of proof: Pranab


January 2nd, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said Home Minister P. Chaidambaram's letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee asking him to rein in armed cadres of the ... Read more...

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Bhattacharjee accepts Chidambaram’s invite for discussions


December 31st, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Friday accepted Home Minister P.Chidamaram's invitation to visit New Delhi for talks on law and order in the state but said he ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb hits back at ‘far from impartial’ Chidambaram


December 29th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has strongly objected to union Home Minister P. Chidamabaram's use of a "nasty" word to describe Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) workers ... Read more...

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Mahindra Satyam appoints three executives for Americas


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam, which was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange in September, said Monday it has appointed three new executives for its Americas operations with a ... Read more...

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BJP demands arrest of Geelani, Arundhati Roy for sedition


October 26th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.26 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday demanded from the Government the arrest of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and writer Arundhati Roy for their ... Read more...

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Unified command to meet soon on AFSPA: Omar


September 25th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) Welcoming the decisions taken by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said the Unified Command will meet next week to ... Read more...

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