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Political leaders without spines, says Mamata on Facebook


July 7th, 2012 - 5:54 pm 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.The post ... Read more...

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FIR against builder, bureaucrat in Mumbai land scam


July 5th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) filed an FIR Thursday against realtor Niranjan Hiranandini and Maharashtra's Additional Chief Secretary T.C. Benjamin in a Rs.45,000 crore land scandal.In an ... Read more...

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‘Satyamev Jayate’ season 2 in pipeline


July 1st, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Aamir Khan's television show "Satyamev Jayate" has struck the right chord with the viewers and the film star says that he may come up with ... Read more...

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Malaika my mentor and muse: designer Rick Roy (Lead) (With Image)


June 28th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Global fashion trends and not Bollywood styles influence India's youth, says designer Rick Roy who styles stars like Sonam Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi and Chitrangada Singh, adding ... Read more...

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Malaika my mentor and muse: designer Rick Roy (With Image)


June 28th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Global fashion trends and not Bollywood styles influence India's, says designer Rick Roy who styles stars like Sonam Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi and Chitrangada Singh, adding ... 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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Cartoon row: Bengal rights panel summons Kolkata police chief


June 19th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) In a fresh twist to the two-month-old cartoon controversy, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission has summoned the city police commissioner in connection with the ... Read more...

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Inflation still above acceptable levels: Subbarao


June 19th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Defending the Reserve Bank of India's decision not to cut key lending rates, Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said Tuesday inflation is still above acceptable levels and ... Read more...

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Kalam hails Mamata’s leadership qualities, honesty


June 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A day after opting out of the presidential race, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Tuesday lavished praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, extolling ... Read more...

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India’s central bank keeps key lending rates unchanged (Third Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) In a bid to control high inflation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday kept key lending rates unchanged, but said it is ready to provide ... Read more...

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‘Pressure on Kalam to contest’


June 16th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) Former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam is under pressure from various political parties and common people across the country to contest the presidential poll irrespective of the ... Read more...

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Inflation to remain between 6.5-7.5 percent: Mukherjee (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said he is "confident" that the headline inflation will remain between 6.5-7.5 percent in 2012-13, even as the government ... Read more...

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Inflation rises to 7.55 percent, food prices surge


June 14th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India's inflation moved up to 7.55 percent in May as compared to 7.23 percent in the previous month, mainly driven by a sharp increase in ... Read more...

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Super specialty hospital coming up in Assam


June 11th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 11 (IANS) The Assam government Monday inked an MoU with the Bangalore-based Narayana Hrudayalaya under PPP mode for setting up a 300-bed super specialty hospital in the state, ... 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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CII for reducing subsidies to two percent of GDP


June 5th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 5 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tuesday backed the idea of containing subsidies to two percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).The CII national council, which ... Read more...

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Trinamool resorting to violence to stifle dissent: Left


June 4th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of resorting to violence to stifle the voices of protests, the Left Front (LF) Monday said such tactics would hinder ... Read more...

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Ramdev launches attack against prime minister


June 3rd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Yoga guru Ramdev Sunday launched a direct attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying his claims of honesty were not enough."The prime minister said ... Read more...

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Biman Bose mocks Mamata’s plan of law against vandalism


June 1st, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Bose Friday mocked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's idea of enacting legislation to penalise political parties indulging in vandalism and ... Read more...

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BJP organ hails Advani, flays others


June 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Coinciding with L.K. Advani's implicit attack on party president Nitin Gadkari, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticized some of its leaders but without ... Read more...

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Vandalism by political parties won’t be tolerated: Mamata


May 31st, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Warning that "politics of destruction" would not be tolerated, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her government was considering bringing in a law ... Read more...

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NDA-called shutdown draws wide response in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties drew a wide response in Assam Thursday.Almost all opposition parties in Assam, including the Left ... Read more...

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CPI-M joined BJP in vandalism, says Bengal government


May 31st, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government Thursday accused the CPI-M of joining hands with Bharatiya Janata Party in indulging in vandalism during Bharat Bandh, the ... Read more...

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Army trains youth for armed forces’ career


May 30th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 30 (IANS) Crossing yet another milestone of Operation Sadbhavna (Goodwill) the Army has started training the youth of remote and border areas for a career in the armed ... Read more...

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CPI warns of gas price hike


May 29th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Tuesday warned that close on the heels of the recent petrol price hike, people may soon be hit by an ... Read more...

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Bombay High Court to hear suit against petrol price hike


May 28th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The Bombay High Court will Wednesday hear a public suit against the recent hike in petrol prices. Acting on the suit filed Monday by Rajendra Phanse, ... Read more...

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Ahead of Odisha trip, Ramesh wants jailed tribals freed


May 24th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Accusing the Odisha government of locking up a large number of innocent people in jails, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has asked Chief Minister Naveen ... Read more...

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Odisha protests over petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Protests and demonstrations were organised in various parts of Odisha Thursday against the hike in petrol prices by an unprecedented over Rs.7 a litre by ... Read more...

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Not pulling out but will protest: Mamata (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Miffed over the steep rise in petrol prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday that she would protest but not pull out of ... Read more...

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BJP attacks government for falling rupee


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) With the rupee sliding down to 56 to a dollar Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) ... Read more...

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Sluggish growth, inflation mar UPA-2 party


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, which completed three years of its second term Tuesday, has little to cheer on the ... Read more...

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Mamata loses cool, walks out of TV programme


May 19th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, known for losing cool over uncomfortable questions, Friday walked out of an interactive TV programme following a barrage of ... Read more...

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Pakistani journalists to visit Mumbai, Pune


May 19th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) A 17-member Pakistani journalists delegation will be visiting Mumbai and Pune for a week starting May 21, a Mumbai press club official said Saturday."Journalists from Karachi ... Read more...

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Retail inflation surges to 10.36 percent in April


May 18th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India's inflation based on retail prices surged 10.36 percent in April as compared to 9.38 percent in the previous month due to a sharp increase ... Read more...

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Anti-dam activists slam Assam government


May 15th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), a powerful farmers' body in Assam, Tuesday accused the Congress government in the state of taking away "space" for democratic ... Read more...

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