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Jagdish Tytler, others booked for Odisha rally violence


September 8th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik are among several people booked for the violence during the Congress rally here ... Read more...

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Five-time Himachal minister dead


September 1st, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Congress leader and five-time Himachal Pradesh minister Sat Mahajan died early Saturday in New Delhi after a brief illness, family members said. He was 85.Survived by ... Read more...

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Amarinder’s return to Punjab is news! (Punjab Newsletter)


August 31st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) Strange as it may sound, the return of Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh to the state and his proposed political tour make news in Punjab.The ... Read more...

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Low key I-Day celebrations in Maharashtra


August 15th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Maharashtra celebrated Independence Day in a sombre mood Wednesday amid flag hoisting ceremonies and singing of national anthem at most places in the state.The celebrations were ... Read more...

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Rogge lauds athletes, says Olympics happy and glorious (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Olympic Games are over for the thousands of athletes who had shed tears and sweat to get to London. It's time for them to party.International ... Read more...

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US gurdwara shooting: DSGMC to compensate Delhi victims’ kin


August 7th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will give financial aid of Rs.1 lakh each to the next of kin of two people from Delhi who ... Read more...

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Woman power at London Games (Olympic diary)


August 7th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, August 7 (IANS) From being non-existent at the first modern Olympics to being nearly half of the total competitors in current edition, women athletes have come a long way ... Read more...

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British guard stuns paperless Cameron


July 31st, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) A diligent guard deputed for Olympic security duty surprised Whitehall-headed British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday by asking him to show his papers.Cameron, however, praised ... Read more...

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IOC respects Lukashenko ban: Rogge


July 27th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge says his organization respects the decision of the British Home Office to deny London Games accreditation to Belarusian ... Read more...

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Olympics: Security is top priority, says Cameron


July 27th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Security during the London Olympic Games was the British government's main concern, Prime Minister David Cameron has said."Obviously, our main concern is to have secure ... Read more...

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Russians target 25 gold medals in London


July 10th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is targeting 25 gold medals at the London Games, the country's Olympic committee president Alexander Zhukov said Tuesday.Russia, competing in 25 of 39 Olympic ... Read more...

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Russia to send 436 athletes to London 2012


July 10th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is to send 436 athletes to the London Olympics, slightly fewer than the Beijing 2008 contingent, Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov announced Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Congress to raise Chhattisgarh killings in assembly session


July 5th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 5 (IANS) Undeterred by union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's cold response to its initial findings in the alleged staged Korasuguda gunfight, the Congress's Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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Tokyo excited to be in race for hosting 2020 Olympics


May 24th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 24 (IANS) The Tokyo city government is excited about the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pick the Japanese capital as one of the three candidate ... Read more...

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Gogoi more needed in Assam than in New Delhi: Assam Congress


April 30th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) The Congress party's Assam state unit Monday sought to end the over-week long speculation about Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's probable nomination as vice president, saying ... Read more...

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Uganda Olympic Committee president suspended over mismanagement


April 26th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala (Uganda), April 26 (IANS) Embattled president of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) Rogers Ddungu has been suspended by his Executive Committee which has accused him of abuse of office.Seven ... Read more...

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Russia targets 25 gold medals in London Olympics


April 20th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Russia has set a minimum target of 25 gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, in a bid to reach a top-three place in ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s ruling coalition panel fails to agree on urban bodies poll


April 9th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 9 (IANS) A meeting of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling alliance's coordination committee Monday focused on ways to step up development works across the state and strengthen democracy at ... Read more...

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Jewellers resume shutdown in Bengal, demand rollback of excise duty


March 29th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Jewellers and artisans across West Bengal resumed their indefinite shutdown from Wednesday, demanding rollback of excise duty on unbranded jewellery proposed by union Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Omar faces criticism from allies, opposition alike


March 26th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling alliance has once again come under the scanner with Congress leader and union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad lashing out at ... Read more...

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Maharashtra Congressman demands museum to honour Sachin


March 18th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Pune, March 18 (IANS) After being bowled over by master blaster Sachin Tendulkar's 100th ton, Maharashtra's Congress chief Sunday demanded the state government build an international cricket ... Read more...

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Vijay Bahuguna named Uttarakhand chief minister (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dehradun, March 12 (IANS) After nearly a week of deadlock, Uttarakhand will get a chief minister with the Congress naming its Tehri-Garhwal MP Vijay Bahuguna as the leader ... Read more...

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Punjab: Prominent winners and losers


March 6th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Prominent winners and losers in Punjab:Winners:1. Parkash Singh Badal, Lambi, Akali Dal2. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Jalalabad, Akali Dal3. ... Read more...

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Madrid officially launches bid for 2020 Olympics


January 31st, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 31 (IANS) The Spanish Olympic Committee (SOC) has officially launched its campaign for Madrid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.The event, which was held in the offices of ... Read more...

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Youth Olympics should not be an expensive affair: IOC president


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Innsbruck (Austria), Jan 23 (IANS) International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has said the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) should not be made a costly affair.Compared with the traditional Olympic Games, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra governor recovering from arterial surgery


January 12th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, who underwent an arterial surgery to remove a clot in his left artery, is making excellent progress and has been shifted ... Read more...

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Congress steps up campaign for rotational chief minister


December 25th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 25 (IANS) Congress, the ruling alliance partner of National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir, has stepped up its campaign for rotational chief ministership, seeking its own party leader ... Read more...

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Flame for Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympics lit in Athens


December 18th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Dec 18 (IANS) The flame for the first Winter Youth Olympic Games to be hosted in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012 was lit in a ceremony held at Panathinaiko ... Read more...

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45 percent turnout in Chandigarh municipal poll (Second Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Voting in the 26 wards of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation ended smoothly Saturday with nearly 45 percent polling, election officials said here.The polling percentage was ... Read more...

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Voting progresses for Chandigarh’s municipal elections (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Voting in the 26 wards of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation progressed smoothly Saturday with 35 percent polling till 3 p.m., election officials said here.Polling began ... Read more...

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Voting begins for Chandigarh’s municipal elections


December 17th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Voting for the 26 wards of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation began Saturday morning, election officials said here.The rush of voters at the 452 polling booths ... Read more...

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Salman Khurshid: effective communicator in difficult times


December 13th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The beleaguered Manmohan Singh government seems to have found in Law Minister Salman Khurshid an effective public face, someone who is at ease with ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers end agitation; road, rail blockade ends


December 11th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Road and railway traffic limped back to normal across Punjab Sunday as agitating farmers, demanding waiving of power bills among other things, lifted their blockade of ... Read more...

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Congress finds no ward to field sitting Chandigarh mayor


November 28th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 28 (IANS) Ironic as it may sound, the sitting mayor of Chandigarh has not been able to find favour with the ruling Congress party to get himself ... Read more...

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Who’lldeliver Goa’s 50th year of liberation speech?


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are among the names shotlisted for delivering a midnight speech - a la ... Read more...

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