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Role and power of India’s president


July 25th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
India's president is the titular head of the state, enjoys certain powers and performs a variety of ceremonial functions. A lowdown on the Indian first citizen's roles and powers as ... Read more...

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A marshy dispute: Sir Creek factfile


June 19th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sir Creek: A marshy dispute( Q and A.Factfile) Factfile on the India-Pakistan dispute on the Sir Creek marshlands on which the two countries concluded two days of talks in New Delhi ... Read more...

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Experts say excise duty hike was expected


March 16th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed a two percentage point hike in peak excise duty from 10 percent to 12 percent. Market analysts said ... Read more...

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New Punjab chief secretary, police chief appointed


March 15th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 14 (IANS) The Punjab government Wednesday evening appointed Rakesh Singh, a 1978 batch IAS officer as new chief secretary of the state. Sumedh Singh Saini has been appointed ... Read more...

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Income tax scams rising in northeast


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) The income tax department said Wednesday that there is an increase in the tax-return related scams of salaried employees in the northeast region.Chief Commissioner of Income ... Read more...

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At 40, Chandigarh’s Rose Festival still in bloom (With Images)


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) It is an event that continues to have an important place in the cultural calendar of the city. As Chandigarh's Rose Festival this week enters its ... Read more...

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‘Most Indian states not following law on disabled’


February 19th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) India is in the process of formulating a new law to replace that on the disabled but most states do not even follow the existing legislation, ... Read more...

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Meghalaya, Assam top northeast EXIM trade


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 3 (IANS) Assam's world famous tea and Meghalaya's coal have elevated the two states as leaders in EXIM (export-import) trade in the northeast during 2010-11, says a customs ... Read more...

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India Inc cries foul over new IT order


January 25th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) The corporate world Wednesday expressed "serious concerns" over the directive of the Central Board of Direct Taxes to the Income Tax Department to visit the premises ... Read more...

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New civil aviation policy in five months time: Official


December 14th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government is working on a new civil aviation policy which will promote investments and setting up of the required infrastructure for the sector, a ... Read more...

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Sumant Misra: Grandfather of Indian tennis (Obituary)


September 4th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Sumant Misra, one of India's early tennis legends and the first Indian tennis champion in 1946 during British rule, was aptly called the "grandfather ... Read more...

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Gurdwara committee polls slated for Sep 18


July 28th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 28 (IANS) After a delay of many months, the union home ministry has given its go-ahead for holding on Sep 18 the elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara ... Read more...

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Tax department targets Rs.26,000 crore revenue from Bengal


June 8th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) The Income Tax department has targeted Rs.26,000 in tax collection from Bengal circle, including Sikkim and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in the current financial year, ... Read more...

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New directorate to probe financial crimes


May 30th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) With voices of protest against black money and graft getting shriller, the government Monday announced a new agency that will probe all criminal matters ... Read more...

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Rs.2,196 cr Harshad Mehta dues paid to SBI, IT department (Lead)


March 16th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) The central government Wednesday released Rs.2,196 crore (Rs.21.96 billion) to the State Bank of India and the Income Tax Department from the liquidated assets of ... Read more...

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Slain Pak minister’s security squad taken into police custody


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 3(ANI): Islamabad Police have taken the security squad of assassinated Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti into custody.Bhatti was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Islamabad on Wednesday for championing the ... Read more...

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G.R.Sofi to head Kashmir Information Commission (Second Lead, superseding earlier story)


January 27th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 27 (IANS) G.R.Sofi, a serving income tax officer, was Thursday appointed the Chief Information Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir. He will head the first information commission in the state.Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Pak security agencies warn of ‘vehicle-borne terror attacks’


January 25th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 25(ANI): Pakistan's National Crisis Management Cell has warned the country's law enforcement agencies that three vehicles can be used in Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) attacks, and directed the ... Read more...

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Harbhajan to get notice for evading service tax


December 29th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana (Punjab), Dec 29 (IANS) India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been caught on a wrong foot for not paying service tax on his income, here Wednesday.According to the officials of central ... Read more...

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Indian-origin man linked to another murder in South Africa


December 13th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A Briton of Indian origin, accused of plotting the murder of his newly-married wife in South Africa, is now being linked to another similar carjack killing of an ... Read more...

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Red alert across Pakistan to avoid al-Qaeda’s backlash against drone attacks


December 11th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 11(ANI): Pakistan's Interior Ministry has sounded a countrywide threat alert, warning of strong backlash from al-Qaeda against unmanned predator drones, which have recently killed important operatives of the terror group ... Read more...

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Only pilots’ expertise saved Qantas A380 from disaster following mid-air explosion


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 3 (ANI): Australian investigators have found a faulty oil pipe in the engine of the Qantas A380 plane, which was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore following an ... Read more...

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Victoria Police sacks four more officers over racist, pornographic emails


October 29th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct. 29 (ANI): Victorial Police today sacked four officers more over the racist and pornographic e-mail scandal that rocked the force recently.A further seven members, all ranging between the ranks ... Read more...

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23 terrorists enter Islamabad, Lahore to attack police, buildings: Intelligence report


October 24th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 24 (ANI): As many as 23 terrorists have entered Islamabad and Lahore to attack senior police officers, bureaucrats and important buildings, while Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has separately planned to ... Read more...

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15 more Australian cops face probe over racist emails


October 11th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 11 (IANS) At least 15 more Australian police officers will be probed over circulation of racist and pornographic emails, including one ridiculing the death of an Indian that sparked a ... Read more...

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India protests, summons Aussie envoy over racist email (Roundup)


October 9th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India Saturday expressed anger over a racist email the police made in Australia's Victoria state, even as Australia condemned it as "offensive and unacceptable".The union ministry of ... Read more...

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India summons Australian envoy, conveys concern over bias (Lead)


October 9th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India Saturday summoned Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese over a racist email in Victoria state and handed over a demarche expressing serious concern over "entrenched" bias among ... Read more...

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Australian envoy summoned over cops’ racist email


October 9th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese was Saturday summoned by the external affairs ministry over a racist email police made in Victoria state, officials said.Varghese was summoned over ... Read more...

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Racist email scandal hits Australian police


October 9th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 9 (IANS) Police officers in Australia's Victoria state have been caught joking about the electrocution of a train passenger in India in a racist email, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Australian Police nailed in shocking racist scandal targeting Indians


October 9th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 9 (ANI): After a series of attacks on Indian students in Australia, a racist e-mail scandal has broken out showing Victoria Police officers joking about a video which shows an ... Read more...

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Help sought to trace income tax officer


September 16th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Sep 16 (IANS) The income tax department Thursday sought public help to trace a senior official who has been missing from here since early this month. Chief Commissioner of Income Tax G.S. ... Read more...

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Pak intelligence reports hint at terror strikes ahead of Eid


September 8th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept.8 (ANI): Intelligence reports here have revealed that terrorists could be planning suicide attacks across the country on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.The Daily Times quoted sources as saying that religious gatherings, ... Read more...

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SGPC polls not possible in coming months


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) Despite hype by the ruling Akali Dal in Punjab regarding elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, the polls do not seem ... Read more...

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Malay Indian fugitive Soosai arrested


August 31st, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 31 (ANI): Indian police have confirmed that a Malaysian man who was arrested for murder in Andhra Pradesh is Michael Soosai.He is also wanted in Malaysia in connection with ... Read more...

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Australian cops face dismissal in racist e-mail probe


August 24th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 24 (IANS) More than 20 police officers in Australia are facing dismissal following an investigation into their involvement in circulating pornographic and racist e-mails through the Victoria police computer system. ... Read more...

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