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Diesel price hiked by Rs 5, opposition slams ‘anti-people’ move (Roundup)


September 14th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) In a politically-sensitive move, the government Thursday announced a hike in heavily-subsidised diesel price by Rs.5 a litre to check fiscal deficit and limited ... Read more...

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A classroom on wheels for Delhi’s slum kids (Feature) (With Images)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Raja Kumar, 13, hadn't dreamt he would ever go to school. He lived on Delhi's streets, rummaging through garbage for a living and playing ... Read more...

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Team Anna will realise responsibilities, compulsions: Soni


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Welcoming Team Anna members' decision to end their fast, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Thursday said their move to form a political alternative ... Read more...

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No grudge against Mamata, says Sangma


July 18th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-backed presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Wednesday said he holds no grudge against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for supporting Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Trinamool takes ‘painful’ decision to back Pranab (Roundup)


July 17th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) In a U-turn, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said her party will vote for UPA's Pranab Mukherjee in Thursday's presidential battle. She called the ... Read more...

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Parrikar’s mining flip flop angers activists


July 17th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's volte face on illegal mining has riled anti-mining activists and has given the Opposition an opportunity to attack the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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‘Coalition politics eroding PM’s, chief ministers’ authority’


June 19th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Compulsions of coalition politics are eroding the authority of prime minister and chief ministers across the country and undermining parliamentary democracy," a former chief justice ... Read more...

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Game not over yet, won’t say anything about Mulayam: Mamata (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Smarting after Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's political somersault, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Friday remained firm on supporting A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for ... Read more...

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FDI in multi-brand retail will lift mood: Economic advisor


June 13th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 12 (IANS) Opening up the multi-brand retail sector to foreign direct investment(FDI) would lift the economic mood and largely benefit farmers and small exporters, the government's top economist said ... Read more...

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Goa church rues shrinking Christian numbers in Israel


June 11th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 11 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church in Goa has expressed solidarity with Palestinians in general and Palestinian Christians in particular, in the face of what the Church has ... Read more...

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Modi steps up attack on Congress-led UPA


June 10th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rajkot, June 10 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that the country is ... Read more...

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Win shows we can go it alone, says Trinamool; Congress slams (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Backed by its resounding victory in the West Bengal civic polls, the ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday bragged about its ability to go it alone in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh on US strategic radar, says daily on Clinton trip


May 7th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Dhaka has "formally brought Bangladesh on the strategic radar of the US", said a leading Bangladeshi daily Monday.An editorial ... Read more...

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India’s financial system still strong, says RBI deputy governor


April 26th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) India's financial system was strong and there was nothing to worry about, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor K.C. Chakrabarthy said Thursday after Standard & ... Read more...

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Government has decided on no more reforms: BJP


April 20th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said the government seems to have decided against any more reforms as the prime minister's economic advisor ... Read more...

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Opposition, Congress spar over UPA’s ‘governance deficit’


April 18th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Is the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) floundering in its vision? Are compulsions of coalition a handicap in effective decision making? These questions were raised ... Read more...

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Coalitions have their compulsions: Azad


April 1st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 1 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Sunday that coalition governments are laden with compulsions and are not easy to run."It is not easy to ... Read more...

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Coalition hiccups come to the fore in parliament


April 1st, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The compulsions of coalition politics were more than evident in the first half of parliament's budget session and analysts feel the going will be ... Read more...

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BJP questions PM on Trivedi’s ouster


March 20th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday questioned the resignation of Dinesh Trivedi as railway minister saying that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister ... Read more...

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UPA politics: games of brinkmanship and compulsions (Comment)


March 17th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
The fact that Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi survived for more than 24 hours after Mamata Banerjee sent a "communication" to the prime minister saying 'off with his head' - like ... Read more...

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‘Char Din Ki Chandni’, full of loud slapstick humour (IANS Hindi Film Review)


March 10th, 2012 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Chaar Din Ki Chandni"; Starring: Tusshar, Kulraj Randhawa, Om Puri, Anupam Kher;Directed by: Samir Karnik; Rating: ** 1/2Don't ask who's who, what's what, and why things happen here. ... Read more...

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‘Munjaane’ - Hero saves this average fare (Kannada Movie Review)


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Munjaane"; Cast: Ganesh, Manjari Phadnis, Malavika Avinash, Raghavendra Joshi, M.N. Lakshmi Devi, Rajendra Karanth; Story-Screenplay-Music-Lyrics-Dialogues-Direction: S. Narayan; Producer: Bhagyavathi Narayan; Camera: Jagadish Waali; Rating: **It seems that S. ... Read more...

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Soni offers to help film industry over service tax


February 16th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Thursday said she was willing to go in a delegation of filmmakers to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Indian TT players good but need better fitness: India’s Polish coach


January 18th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Indian table tennis team's Polish coach Leszek Kucharski frankly believes the standard of Indian men players is as good as that of the ... Read more...

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No tiff, just communication gap with Mamata: Khurshid


January 8th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Congress Sunday brushed off reports about cracks in the ruling UPA coalition, saying "too much" should not be read into the angry outburst ... Read more...

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Do not encroach upon others’ domain, Kapadia cautions judges (Lead)


November 26th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Chief Justice of India S.H. Kapadia Saturday urged the judiciary to exercise restraint and resist the temptation of encroaching upon the domains of the government ... Read more...

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Petrol price hike government compulsion: Sheila Dikshit


November 4th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday defended the petrol price hike, terming it a "compulsion" of the central government."There is a price rise, and there ... Read more...

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Intellectuals-Mamata honeymoon over?


October 21st, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Five months into her stint, the strains are visible between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and a section of liberal intelligentsia and social activists who had ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar urges meaningful scrutiny of legislative functions


September 21st, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday called for regular and meaningful scrutiny of parliamentary and legislative functioning to make it "infallible".Inaugurating the 76th conference of ... Read more...

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Greater Noida industrial land used for homes due to recession: CEO


July 28th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, July 27 (IANS) The economic recession forced the Greater Noida authority to convert the acquired land from industrial to residential use in Noida Extension, authority CEO Rama ... Read more...

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Pankaj gives a miss to ‘Musaddilal Chale Office Office’ promotion


July 13th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Actor-turned-director Pankaj Kapoor is so busy finalising his directorial debut "Mausam" that he is unable to lend time to promote his film "Musaddilal Chale Office Office"."Musaddilal ... Read more...

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Judiciary must appreciate practical difficulties: Khurshid


July 13th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The judiciary must appreciate the "pragmatic and practical difficulties" of running the political system as it also comes from the same system, Law Minister ... Read more...

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Age is a state of mind: Amitabh Bachchan (Interview)


June 29th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Age and ailments withstanding, Amitabh Bachchan continues to spin magic by dancing, singing, performing stunts and even riding the oh-so-stylish mean machine - the ... Read more...

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Bogus, says Pranab; BJP says chewing gum theory hard to digest (Roundup)


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Despite the dismissal by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee of charges that his office had been bugged, rumours continued to swirl in the capital's political ... Read more...

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Spying charge bogus, says Pranab; BJP seeks probe (Second Lead)


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday dismissed as "bogus" charges that the government was spying on him even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) insisted ... Read more...

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