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No customs, VAT on non-subsidised cooking gas: Chidambaram


September 21st, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said the government would remove customs, excise duty and value-added tax (VAT) from the sale of non-subsidised cooking gas.Talking to ... 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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BJP workers use threats, violence to force shutdown in Punjab


September 20th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Unable to get a voluntary response from people for the nationwide shutdown call given by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), BJP workers resorted to threats, abusive ... 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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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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Trinamool to go on nationwide stir against diesel hike, FDI


September 19th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Stating that shutdowns served no purpose, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday asked the Left parties to withdraw their Sep 20 general strike, even as ... Read more...

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Touring country in a mobile cafe telling stories (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Six young people with a passion for stories have set out to travel to eight cities with the unique mission of reviving the lost tradition of ... Read more...

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Hike in diesel price cruel joke, says Nitish


September 14th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 14 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday termed the diesel price hike and limiting the number of subsidised cooking gas cylinders as a cruel joke on the ... Read more...

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Odisha protests diesel price hike, cap on cooking gas


September 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) Non-Congress parties Friday staged protests in various parts of Odisha against hike in the price of diesel and restrictions on supply of subsidised cooking gas ... Read more...

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Left Front condemns diesel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose Thursday condemned the union government's decision to hike diesel prices, saying such "anti-people" decisions will have a "disastrous impact" ... Read more...

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Would have been happy to withdraw support, says angry Mamata (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Angered over the diesel price hike Thursday, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said she would have been very happy if she could have withdrawn support ... Read more...

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Great expectations and changing India-Pakistan equations


September 10th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore (Pakistan), Sep 10 (IANS) If the reporting in the Pakistani media on Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit is any indication, a lot of expectations, rightly or ... Read more...

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Be sensitive to public concerns: President to police brass


September 8th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Saying that the constable is the face of the government in rural India, President Pranab Mukherjee has urged police to be sensitive to public ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan ease visa norms for visitors


September 8th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) The new visa policy between India and Pakistan, to be signed Saturday, has eased restrictions on visitors from both the countries.There will be a single-entry visitor ... Read more...

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Pakistan media gives a thumbs up to Krishna’s visit (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Even before the first things were put in fine print and signed, media in Pakistan Saturday gave a thumbs-up to the visit of India's External Affairs ... Read more...

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Visa pact to be signed Saturday, will benefit common people: Rehman Malik (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) India and Pakistan will Saturday sign the much-awaited visa agreement that will ease the visa restrictions on people from both countries, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik ... Read more...

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BJP struggles as ‘garden city’ becomes ‘garbage city’ (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 31st, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 31 (IANS) As the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) first chief minister in Karnataka B.S. Yeddyurappa and scores of legislators battle cases against them related to what has ... Read more...

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Court seeks action ASI report over mosque


August 24th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to file a report over the removal of illegal construction at the site ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee opposes FDI in retail, insurance and aviation


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday reiterated her objection to overseas investment in multi-brand retail, insurance and aviation sector."We are not in favour of ... Read more...

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Mamata for debate on coal issue


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday called for a discussion in parliament on the coal allocation row that has crippled the house for ... Read more...

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Mumbai violence: Raj Thackeray demands Patil’s resignation


August 17th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) After the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Friday joined the clamour for the resignations of Home Minister R.R. Patil and city ... Read more...

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Delhi lawyers file plea against court fee hike


August 7th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Bar Association Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court and sought the quashing of a law aimed at a 10-fold hike in ... Read more...

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Keshubhai Patel quits BJP, may float new party


August 4th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel resigned from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday and is expected to announce a new party soon ahead ... Read more...

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‘Government should not take Anna stir lightly’


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Asserting that public support was still with Anna Hazare, former Karnataka lokayukta N. Santosh Hedge Wednesday said it would be wrong on the part of ... Read more...

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Blackout in Bengal, trains stranded, Mamata appeals for calm (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Lakhs of people across West Bengal had a harrowing time as the state witnessed a total blackout triggered by the Eastern Power Grid's sudden collapse. ... Read more...

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14-hour power failure hit NCR towns


July 30th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 30 (IANS) The sudden failure of the Northern Grid Monday severely affected the NCR towns of Ghaziabad, Noida, Meerut and Bulandshahr, hitting common people and businesses alike. The ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee is India’s next president (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee will be India's 13th president. The former finance minister Sunday comfortably crossed the halfway mark with 558,000 votes to secure his journey ... Read more...

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It felt like a general election: Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) India's president-elect Pranab Mukherjee Sunday thanked people across the country for his victory and said that with emotions running high it felt like another ... Read more...

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AIUDF protests over July 9 molestation, lawlessness


July 18th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Opposition AIUDF legislators Wednesday staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan over the July 9 public molestation of a girl on a main road here ... Read more...

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Congress complains to Bengal governor about law and order


July 17th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (I ANS) In a snub towards alliance partner Trinamool Congress, Congress leaders in West Bengal Monday submitted a memorandum to Governor M.K. Narayanan expressing concern over the alleged ... Read more...

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Inflation eases to 7.25 percent; food prices remain high (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India's headline inflation fell to a five-month low of 7.25 percent in June as compared to 7.55 percent in the previous month, but general food ... Read more...

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People taking interest in presidential poll: Sangma (Lead)


July 15th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) For the first time in the last three decades, people are taking keen interest in presidential election and it has become a topic of discussion ... Read more...

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Syndicate could turn tables on Pranab: Sangma (Interview)


July 11th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) A "syndicate" could turn the tables on UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, his rival P.A. Sangma Wednesday said, recalling 1969 when a conscience vote enabled ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks Aamir’s help to popularise generic medicines


July 8th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 8 (IANS) Impressed by Aamir Khan's advocacy of generic drugs, Bihar has sought the Bollywood star's help to create awareness and popularise the medicines among the people ... Read more...

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Mamata lashes out at spineless politicians, triggers debate (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) The number of "so-called political leaders having no spines" is growing, a post on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Facebook profile said Saturday, triggering ... Read more...

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