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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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Security beefed up at Hazare’s fast venue


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Security was Wednesday beefed up at the venue of Team Anna's fast at Jantar Mantar following four low-intensity explosions in Pune.While a bomb disposal ... Read more...

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Revenue official mowed down in UP


July 21st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a lekhpal (revenue official) was mowed down by a jeep being driven by hoodlums in Hathras, 330 km from here, police said.The ... Read more...

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Key Indian-American insider trading witness avoids jail


July 20th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 20 (IANS) Anil Kumar, a former Indian American McKinsey executive, avoided jail time after prosecutors hailed his "extraordinary" cooperation leading to the conviction of hedge fund billionaire ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee condoles Mehdi Hassan’s death


June 13th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed deep anguish at the death of legendary Pakistani singer Mehdi Hassan, who died Wednesday after a prolonged ... Read more...

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Law Commission can’t define an ‘influential person’!


June 10th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Amid growing demand that influential people involved in criminal cases should be investigated and tried quickly, the Law Commission has said it is not feasible ... Read more...

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Sasikala meets Jayalalithaa at her residence


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) AIADMK General Secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa met her long-time aide V.K. Sasikala at her Poes Garden residence here Monday evening, two days ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa revokes disciplinary action against Sasikala


March 31st, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday revoked the disciplinary action initiated against her long time aide V.K. Sasikala, but reiterated that ... Read more...

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Three more held for health scheme scam in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) With two Uttar Pradesh officials and a businessman taken into custody Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested four people for the ... Read more...

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Gadkari mum to query on Kushwaha’s induction


January 5th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 5 (IANS) Bhartiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari Thursday shied away from commenting on the induction of scam-tainted former Uttar Pradesh minister Babu Singh Kushwaha into ... Read more...

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Kishanji: The media-savvy cold-blooded rebel (Profile)


November 25th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Tall and slim, the AK-47 assault rifle wielding Mallojula Koteshwar Rao alias Kishanji was the field general and media savvy leader of the banned Maoists. He ... Read more...

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Educationist Sunanda Sanyal resigns from Mamata’s panels


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Noted educationist Sunanda Sanyal, who had for years backed Mamata Banerjee during her fight against West Bengal's then ruling Left Front, Wednesday resigned as head ... Read more...

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A Sri Lankan Tamil who could have made a difference (Comment)


November 19th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
If the Tamil Tigers had not assassinated him, K. Pathmanabha would have turned 60 Saturday. A Sri Lankan Tamil who embraced militancy in the 1970s, Nabha - as he was known ... Read more...

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Hearing Dec 9 on plea against Kerala politician’s early release


November 11th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Dec 9 a petition by former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan challenging the release of former minister R. Balakrishna ... Read more...

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Former Brazil president Lula diagnosed with cancer


October 30th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who quit power Jan 1, has been diagnosed with throat cancer, the hospital where he will undergo treatment ... Read more...

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Hazare discharged from hospital, leaves for village


August 31st, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare left for his village Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra Wednesday night after he was discharged from a hospital in Gurgaon following ... Read more...

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Hazare’s health improving, says doctor


August 31st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare's health is improving after his 288-hour fast from Aug 16 and his vital parameters are stable, a doctor attending on ... Read more...

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Gaddafi sheltered Mujibur killers: Hasina


August 28th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 28 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi gave shelter to the killers of then president and Bangladesh founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said.Hasina said Gaddafi ... Read more...

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Thackeray speaks to Hazare, sends grandson to venue


August 26th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray spoke to anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on phone Friday and sent his grandson to meet the fasting leader in New ... Read more...

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Salman Khan hale and hearty


August 19th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Salman Khan was fit and had not been admitted to hospital, his close associates said, denying reports that the actor had been taken unwell and ... Read more...

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Mammootty, Mohanlal together have Rs.30 crore undisclosed income


August 12th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Kochi Income Tax (IT) office, which raided the homes and offices of Malayalam superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal and their close associates last month, have found ... Read more...

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Mexico arrests drug trafficker wanted for 1,500 murders


August 1st, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 1 (IANS/EFE) A high-level member of a drug cartel wanted for at least 1,500 murders in Mexico's Chihuahua state has been arrested, authorities said Sunday.Jose Antonio Acosta ... Read more...

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Reddy brothers abide by decision to dump Yeddyurappa


July 28th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) The powerful Reddy brothers - Revenue Minister G. Karunakara and Tourism Minister G. Janardhana Thursday agreed to abide by the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) leadership's ... Read more...

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IT team arrives at Mohanlal’s Kochi home


July 26th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 26 (IANS) IT sleuths Tuesday arrived at Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's home here for the second time as part of their investigation into reports that he has amassed wealth ... Read more...

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Koda waived off aide’s Rs.10 crore power bill: CBI source


June 3rd, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 3 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, who is in jail in a graft case, allegedly waived off Rs.10 crore electricity bill of a private cement factory ... Read more...

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Ramdev firm on fast; PM, Sonia favour more talks (Intro Roundup)


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was firm Thursday on going on a fast against corruption and illegal money in tax havens abroad, but the government ... Read more...

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Ramdev determined to fast; PM, Sonia mull ways to dissuade him (Roundup)


June 2nd, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is determined to go ahead with his proposed hunger strike for purging corruption from society, even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Ramdev adamant on fast, Anna upset with government (Lead)


June 2nd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon/Ralegaon Siddhi, June 2 (IANS) Pressing ahead with plans to go on a fast, yoga guru Baba Ramdev Thursday hinted at maximum punishment for the corrupt even as Gandhian ... Read more...

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I wish I could canvass for Mahato: Trinamool MP


May 28th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Singer-turned-Trinamool-Congress-MP Kabir Suman has said in his blog that his parliament membership stopped him from campaigning for West Bengal's jailed People's Committee Against Police Atrocities ... Read more...

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Anna keeps his date with Varanasi - over the telephone


April 30th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Varanasi, April 29 (IANS) Even as an acute health problem prevented him from coming down to this ancient city to address a rally, activist and Gandhian Anna Hazare chose to ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare to address people’s rally in Lucknow


April 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare is expected to address a people's rally here May 1, organisers said Thursday, asserting that the programme will go ahead even in ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda leaders were in Karachi on 9/11: WikiLeaks


April 25th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Some senior Al Qaeda leaders were in Pakistan's Karachi city Sep 11, 2001 and most returned to Afghanistan within a day, Washington Post reported Monday citing ... Read more...

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Enforcement Directorate to attach properties of ex-Jharkhand CM Koda, aides’


April 12th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate is to attach properties worth Rs 130 crore allegedly belonging to former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and his aides.The Directorate, which is probing ... Read more...

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BJP wants Shunglu Committee report on Commonwealth Games tabled in Parliament


March 25th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.25 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party walked out of the Lok Sabha today, over the Government's delay in tabling the Shunglu Committee report, probing the alleged irregularities in the ... Read more...

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‘Humiliated’ Deedar Shah says he has “no urge to become Pak NAB chief again”


March 15th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 15(ANI): The Pakistan Government may be willing to reappoint Justice (retired) Deedar Hussain Shah as National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman, but the retired judge says that he is not interested.Shah ... Read more...

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