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Mamata defends her remarks on judiciary (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Facing criticism, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday defended her remarks on corruption in judiciary and said she was talking about reforms."My speech in ... Read more...

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Section of judiciary corrupt, says Mamata


August 14th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said a section of the judiciary was corrupt, claiming that there were instances where court judgments have been ... Read more...

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Essar commissions 2nd unit of Salaya power project in Gujarat


June 15th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 15 (IANS) Essar Energy Friday said the second unit of the 2X600 MW Salaya-I power plant in Gujarat has begun commercial operations.The Mumbai-based firm had launched commercial operations ... Read more...

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No plan to review laws on death sentence: Chidambaram


May 9th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) There were no plans to review laws on death sentence, Home Minister P. Chidambaram clarified Wednesday and said the present government had disposed of ... Read more...

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Court allows 15 rescued sex workers to leave reform home


April 13th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday allowed the release of 15 sex workers, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, from a reform home here after they were rescued ... Read more...

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12-year jail for swindler in China


April 7th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 7 (IANS) A man who duped four people of over 924,000 yuan (about $146,000) while pretending to be a Hong Kong company manager has been sentenced to 12 ... Read more...

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Panacea Biotec commissions anti-cancer unit in Himachal


March 29th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), March 29 (IANS) Healthcare management company Panacea Biotec has commissioned an oncology unit in this Himachal Pradesh industrial town.This new manufacturing facility, with an outlay of Rs.55 ... Read more...

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Iran to help Zimbabwe raise defence strength


March 11th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 11 (IANS) Iran is ready to help Zimbabwe raise its defence strength, a minister said Sunday.Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi made the remarks during talks with ... Read more...

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China aims to curb nepotism among civil servants


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) China has issued regulations to limit the assiciation of public servants with their spouses and relatives at work, a moved expected to curb corruption and interference ... Read more...

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Northeast women’s panels want 33 percent reservation


February 9th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) Saying there is gender discrimination in the northeast when it comes to politics, women's commissions in the states of the region have pressed for 33 percent ... Read more...

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Expert groups to probe Fukushima n-plant disaster again


December 31st, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four groups of independent experts will conduct another probe into the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the NHK TV channel said.Four ... Read more...

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Omar briefs governor on Kashmir security situation


December 10th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday discussed the security situation of the state and other issues with Governor N.N. Vohra, an official spokesman said.The ... Read more...

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‘Permanent commissions for women only in select branches’


November 23rd, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Women officers in the Indian armed forces will be granted permanent commissions only in selective non-combative branches with the defence ministry formulating a policy in ... Read more...

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Congress slams BJP for parliament disruption


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday slammed the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for disrupting parliament on the first day of the winter session to press its demand ... Read more...

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NCW to start 24×7 toll free helpline


November 4th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The National Commission for Women will soon start a 24-hour helpline to assist women in distress, its chief Mamta Sharma said Friday."A 24-hour helpline on ... Read more...

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Donald Lapre found dead in his prison cell


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) With just hours for his trial to begin, Phoenix infomercial pitchman Donald Lapre was found dead in his cell. It is believed that he committed suicide. ... Read more...

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Reinstate 11 women officers, apex court tells army


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed the Indian Army to reinstate 11 women officers who had retired before a Delhi High Court order to the armed ... Read more...

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India commissions second indigenous stealth frigate


August 20th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian Navy enhanced its sea warfare capabilities by commissioning the second indigenously-built multi-role stealth warship - INS Satpura - with an array of weaponry ... Read more...

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Gujarat government charges IPS officer (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) The Gujarat government Saturday served a chargesheet on senior police officer Rahul Sharma for deposing in courts and commissions in the 2002 riots case without ... Read more...

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12 Chinese school principals sacked over lunch scam


August 8th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) A dozen school principals have been sacked in China for embezzling budget for students' lunch.Eleven of the principals have been jailed for embezzling the students' lunch ... Read more...

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Congress demands Yeddyurappa’s resignation


July 27th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Soon after Karnataka Lokayukta (ombudsman) Santhosh Hegde submitted his report indicting Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa for real estate scams and mining policy irregularities Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Strong quake in central Asia kills 13, injures dozens


July 20th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by BNO News
BISHKEK (BNO NEWS) -- At least 13 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a strong earthquake struck the southwest Kyrgyzstan and eastern Uzbekistan border area on early Wednesday morning, ... Read more...

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No casualties after strong earthquake jolts Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan border area


July 20th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by BNO News
BISHKEK (BNO NEWS) -- Some damage but there were no reports of casualties after a strong earthquake struck the southwestern Kyrgyzstan and eastern Uzbekistan border area on early Wednesday morning, officials said.The ... Read more...

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151,890 Chinese punished for corruption


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) A total of 151,890 Chinese public servants were punished last year for corruption, the China Daily reported Wednesday.It said that Chinese discipline inspection commissions investigated 139,621 ... Read more...

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Court offers shield to life insurance agents


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) A life insurance company cannot terminate the services of its agent on the grounds of suppression of facts related to a policy seeker unless he or ... Read more...

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After win, AIADMK legislators to meet in Chennai (Second Lead correcting figure in para 1 and 6)


May 14th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Following its massive victory in the Tamil Nadu assembly election, the AIADMK is likely to call a meeting of all its newly elected 150 legislators here ... Read more...

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After win, AIADMK legislators to meet in Chennai (Lead)


May 14th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Following its massive victory in the Tamil Nadu assembly election, the AIADMK is likely to call a meeting of all its newly elected 148 legislators here ... Read more...

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Not a single war crime punished in Nepal, rues UN


April 19th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 19 (IANS) Five years after Nepal's decade-old armed insurrection ended, not a single war crime has been brought to justice, a top UN official rued Tuesday.Kyung-wha Kang, UN ... Read more...

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People act morally if somebody is watching


March 8th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) A new study says that most people would be quite comfortable pocketing an extra $20 note they receive in change, especially when the cashier is not ... Read more...

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Bofors deal: court defers order on CBI plea


February 21st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A local court Monday deferred its order till March 4 on a CBI plea seeking to close all criminal cases against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, one of ... Read more...

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Fresh attempt to stop CBI from closing Bofors case


February 19th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a bid to stop the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from closing the Bofors scam case, a Delhi court was Saturday told that the agency may ... Read more...

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Ke$ha sued by ex-managers for $14m


January 26th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 26 (ANI): American Pop singer Ke$ha has been sued by DAS Communications, her former managers, for a whopping 14 million dollars after allegedly breaching contract.The 'Tik Tok' singer signed with ... Read more...

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‘Information commissioners cause loss of Rs. 86 crores’


January 14th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Information Commissioners across the country caused a loss of Rs. 86 crores to the exchequer during the last fiscal by not imposing penalties in cases where they ... Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan’s Dad Commissions A Singer To Dedicate A Song To His Daughter


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The troubled American actress and pop singer Lindsay Lohan will soon get a New Year gift from her estranged father Michael Lohan. The doting dad planned to dedicate a song ... Read more...

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LiLo’s dad commissions All-4-One singer to write song for daughter


January 3rd, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Actress Lindsay Lohan's estranged father Michael has commissioned a singer from male R 'n' B group All-4-One to write a song dedicated to his troubled daughter.Delious Kennedy, ... Read more...

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