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Anti-Islam film protests in Pakistan turn violent, at least 19 killed


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least nineteen people were killed and scores injured across Pakistan as widespread protests against the anti-Islam film turned violent, local media reported Friday.In the southern port ... Read more...

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High Court bars Amethi’s name change


September 21st, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Friday struck down the notification of the then Mayawati government, changing the name of Amethi district to Chattrapati ... Read more...

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Relief to exit Mamata cabinet: West Bengal Congress


September 21st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "dictatorial attitude", and claiming that the law and order situation in the state had been ... Read more...

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Karnataka asks PM to rescind Cauvery water decision


September 21st, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Two days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu daily, the state government Friday petitioned him ... Read more...

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Will keep fighting against anti-people policies, Mamata thunders


September 21st, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) As all the Trinamool Congress ministers resigned from the UPA government to protest against its economic policies, party chief Mamata Banerjee Friday said she would keep ... Read more...

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Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry Saturday (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) With union ministers belonging to the Trinamool Congress resigning Friday, the Congress said its ministers in the West Bengal government will put in their papers Saturday."All ... Read more...

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Trinamool moves against ex-Congress MLA


September 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leader Sovandeb Chattopadhyay Friday said he will move a privilege motion against former Congress legislator Arunava Ghosh on charges of insulting assembly Speaker Biman ... Read more...

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Congress for special assembly session to discuss Goa mining issue


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday demanded a special one-day session of the Goa legislative assembly to discuss the illegal mining issue, even as a mining department official suspended ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry


September 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Shortly after the union ministers from the Trinamool Congress hand over their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Congress ministers in the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Eco lessons for India from Himachal Pradesh (Postcard from Kinnaur)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 21 (IANS) Your journey to the picturesque and remote district of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh will be an object lesson in preserving the environment and ... Read more...

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Mamata expresses shock on FDI notification


September 21st, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday expressed shock over the central government notifying FDI in retail, and questioned the creditability of ... Read more...

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West Bengal comes to a halt due to shutdown, strike (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a halt in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.However, ... Read more...

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Strike was on genuine issues, got people’s support: Mamata


September 21st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Thursday said people across the country supported the all India shutdown called by the opposition as ... Read more...

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Congress should seek people’s verdict on FDI: Mamata


September 20th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Asserting that the Congress should seek people's verdict before pursuing "unrealistic, anti-people" policies like FDI in retail and hiking diesel prices, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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White Paper on Assam Accord implementation next month: Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress government in Assam Thursday decided to publish a white paper Oct 7 on the steps taken by it to implement the 1985 Assam Accord.The ... Read more...

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After Congress, Left accuses Trinamool of double standards on FDI


September 20th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Accusing Trinamool Congress of double standards on the issue of retail FDI, West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose Thursday said the Mamata Banerjee-led party had ... Read more...

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Bhubaneswar airport to be made international soon


September 20th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A new terminal at the Bhubaneswar airport is expected to be commissioned by December this year and the airport will be upgraded to international status ... Read more...

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Bengal to make law to punish striking transporters


September 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday said it was planning to bring in a stringent law to rein in errant transport operators. Under the law, the operators ... Read more...

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Trinamool had asked for FDI in its manifesto, says Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Hoping that Trinamool Congress would reconsider its decision to withdraw from the UPA, the Congress' West Bengal unit Thursday said not allowing retail FDI in Bengal ... Read more...

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Shutdown paralyses life in Karnataka (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide shut down Thursday against the central government's economic measures crippled normal life in BJP-ruled Karnataka with buses off the roads and schools, colleges, shops, ... Read more...

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Point of no return, ministers to resign Friday: Trinamool


September 20th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Asserting that the stand-off with the UPA government on FDI in retail, diesel price hike and subsidised cooking gas issues has reached a point of no ... Read more...

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Cauvery award: Both Tamil Nadu, Karnataka unhappy (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's bid to resolve the row over Cauvery river water-sharing, by asking Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs every day between Sep 20 ... Read more...

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Karnataka walks out of PM’s meeting on Cauvery waters


September 19th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Sep 19 (IANS) Karnataka Wednesday walked out of a meeting where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked the state to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water daily till Oct ... Read more...

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Assam warns officials over attendance Thursday


September 19th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) Assam Wednesday warned of stern action against those government officials who do not report to their offices during the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown Thursday over FDI ... Read more...

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65 percent Kerala LPG users use six units a year: Chandy


September 19th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said 65 percent of the seven million LPG users in the state use six or less than six gas cylinders ... Read more...

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UPA still has substantial majority: Congress


September 19th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said that the UPA had "substantial majority" in the Lok Sabha despite the Trinamool Congress deciding to withdraw support, but hoped ... Read more...

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Firm on pro-people decision, Mamata posts on Facebook (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she and her party stood firm on the "pro-people" decision of withdrawing support to ... Read more...

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Kerala to decide on bus fare hike before Oct 10


September 19th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala is looking into the demand for a fare hike by bus operators in the state in the backdrop of the rise in diesel price and ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar demands special category status for Bihar


September 19th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) In a rare political show, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took to the streets Wednesday to demand a special category status for the state to hasten ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan for CBI probe into Bihari youth’s death


September 19th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Marxist leader V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday asked Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to call for a CBI probe into the alleged murder of a Bihari youth in Kerala.Satnam ... Read more...

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Jogi seeks probe into illegal diamond mining


September 19th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Ajit Jogi Wednesday sought a high-level probe into an alleged illegal diamond mining scam in a forested area of ... Read more...

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Mamata’s intolerance thrusting celebrity status on commoners


September 19th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) One can call it Mamata Banerjee's Midas touch. The maverick West Bengal chief minister's intolerance is making heroes out of faceless people in the crowd.After a ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s pull-out vindicates our strike call: Left


September 19th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) In the wake of Trinamool Congress withdrawing support from the UPA government, the Left Front Tuesday said its stand to call a strike in protest against ... Read more...

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UPA may remain in power with others’ support: Mamata


September 19th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday admitted that the UPA government could continue in power, even without her party's support, for ... Read more...

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PM should step down, go for elections: Trinamool MP


September 19th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Hours after an aggressive Trinamool Congress decided to withdraw their support from the UPA government, party MP Kunal Ghosh demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should ... Read more...

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