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Sonu Sood scared of heights, wants to skydive


July 24th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood says he is scared of heights, but wants to overcome the fear by giving a shot at skydiving."I have never done skydiving. I ... Read more...

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Mamata ‘disappointed’ with petrol price hike, demands rollback (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo and West BengaL Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday expressed her "disappointment" over the announcement of a petroleum price hike, and demanded ... Read more...

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UPA a total failure: BJP


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday termed the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) a "total failure", and compared it with the party-led National Democratic Alliance which "functioned ... Read more...

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Notice to governments on mobile phone towers


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notices to the central and the Delhi governments on a plea to ban high-frequency mobile phone towers in ... Read more...

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Delhi’s autos, taxis to go on strike from Aug 3


July 20th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Auto-rickshaws and taxis in Delhi will go on strike from Aug 3 to protest the rise in prices of compressed natural gas (CNG) without any ... Read more...

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‘Jism 2′ for common man who understands erotica: Pooja


July 19th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt's "Jism 2" has been passed with an A-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). She says it is an adult ... Read more...

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Hairy chests are out: Clean-shaven torsos in


July 18th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Rewind to the 1980s - Amitabh Bachchan's many heroines leaned over his hairy chest and twiddled with the curls - scenes which left that ... Read more...

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Will move apex court over bus corridor: Dikshit


July 17th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday said the issue of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor's viability was being politicised and the government planned to move ... Read more...

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Why back Pranab, BJP asks Trinamool


July 17th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Miffed over Trinamool Congress's decision to support Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential polls, the BJP Tuesday said it was unable to understand what "compulsion" ... Read more...

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Opposition heat on Chidambaram over ice cream remark (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Under fire for remarks allegedly mocking the urban middle class on rising prices, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said he had made a "matter-of-fact" ... Read more...

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Government is heartless, insensitive: BJP


July 11th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Taking a dig at the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for Home Minister P. Chidambaram's alleged 'ice cream' remark, the BJP Wednesday said the ... Read more...

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Chidambaram says he did not mock middle class on price rise


July 11th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Under fire for remarks allegedly mocking the urban middle class on rising prices, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said he had made a "matter-of-fact" ... Read more...

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Many BSP, JD-U members supporting me: Sangma


July 10th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Opposition candidate P.A. Sangma Tuesday said that many Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and Janata Dal-U members have rebelled against their party leadership to back his ... Read more...

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Arrested DMK leaders, cadres released (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Several prominent DMK leaders, including M.K. Stalin, T.R. Baalu, Dayanidhi Maran and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, along with several thousand of party cadres were let out ... Read more...

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BJP dislikes minorities: Vaghela (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dislikes minorities and would like them to go to Pakistan, Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela said Wednesday, a day after ... Read more...

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BJP dislikes minorities: Shankarsinh Vaghela


July 4th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dislikes minorities and would like them to go to Pakistan, Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela said Wednesday, a day after ... Read more...

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New president in Egypt: Implications for political Islam (Comment)


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Egypt, land of the Nile, splendour of the pharaohs and now remembered through the majestic pyramids is birthplace of one of the oldest civilizations of the world. It marked ... Read more...

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WHO calls for universal health coverage in India


June 29th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India should work towards universal health coverage, the World Health Organisation (WHO) India representative Nata Menabde declared Friday.Talking to media persons after WHO and ... Read more...

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It’s homecoming for Virbhadra Singh (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


June 29th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 29 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh was desiring to return to politics in Himachal Pradesh, where he has served five terms as chief minister. His resignation ... Read more...

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Passport offices to remain open this weekend


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Amid reports of delays in online applications of passports and the growing logjam, the external affairs ministry Friday announced that passport offices in Delhi, Ghaziabad, ... Read more...

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Classic TV show ‘Nukkad’ now on DVD


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) "Nukkad", one of the cult shows of the small screen, which narrated touching stories of a common man's life, can be revisited through a 13-DVD ... Read more...

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BJP workers court arrest in Jammu


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) Over 200 workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Smriti Irani, actress and president of the party women's wing, courted arrest Friday in ... Read more...

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Petrol to cost less in Meghalaya


June 14th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 13 (IANS) Meghalaya Wednesday lowered the value added tax (VAT) on petrol, making the fuel cheaper by around Rs.1.05 a litre. The new price will come into effect ... Read more...

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Congress wants Parrikar to cut diesel price


June 6th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 6 (IANS) The Congress in Goa now wants Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to extend his petrol price slashing formula to diesel.Speaking to reporters here, Congress spokesperson Amarnath Panjikar ... Read more...

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PIL demands probe against central ministers, makes Anna party


June 6th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) A Pune-based social activist Wednesday filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay High Court demanding a probe against some central ministers for corruption, and ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa condemns parcel rate hike by railways


June 6th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday condemned the 25 percent hike in parcel charges by Indian Railways, and urged the centre to roll back the ... Read more...

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CWC meet begins, economic situation on agenda


June 4th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the apex decision-making body of the ruling party, began here Monday with the country's economic situation ... Read more...

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Congress welcomes petrol price cut, BJP wants rollback


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Congress welcomed the Rs.2 per litre cut in petrol prices announced by oil companies Saturday but denied it was a rollback, while the ... Read more...

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Only Knight Riders belong to Kolkata: Gambhir


June 1st, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders' captain Gautam Gambhir says he never felt like an outsider in the state, which is obsessed ... Read more...

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‘Opposition making petrol price hike a political issue’ (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government Thursday slammed opposition parties for the nationwide shutdown over the recent petrol price hike and said they should ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits Himachal, chief minister walks to office (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 31 (IANS) As Himachal Pradesh Thursday observed a statewide shutdown on the increase in petrol prices, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal walked his way to office to ... Read more...

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Opposition playing politics over petrol price hike: Soni


May 31st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The government Thursday accused opposition parties of playing politics over the recent petrol price hike and said they should instead work with it to ... Read more...

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Team Anna demolishing public confidence: Soni


May 31st, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Sharpening its attack on Team Anna, the government Thursday accused the anti-graft group of demolishing the confidence of the common man by making baseless ... Read more...

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Harrowing time for Delhi as shutdown hits traffic (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) It was a harrowing morning for Delhiites Thursday as the shutdown against the fuel price hike hit vehicular movement in many parts of the ... Read more...

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Petrol price rise: Shops shut across Himachal


May 31st, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 31 (IANS) Shops and commercial establishments were closed across Himachal Pradesh Thursday morning as activists of the ruling BJP and the CPI-M protested the hike in petrol ... Read more...

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