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China seeks closer ties with Sri Lanka


September 18th, 2012 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 18 (IANS) China has sought a comprehensive partnership with Sri Lanka that includes strengthening trade and investment ties, a top Chinese official said here.Visiting Chairman of the National ... Read more...

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Shinde admits writing to PM for coal block allocation


September 17th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Monday admitted writing a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2007 recommending allocation of a coal block to a ... Read more...

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India allows FDI in multi-brand retail


September 14th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Just a day after announcing the steepest ever hike in diesel price, the government Friday took another politically contentious decision of allowing overseas investments ... Read more...

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Will oppose anti-people fuel price hike: SP


September 14th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party said the anti-people policies of the Congress-led central government will take the country towards devastation and asserted it would fight the diesel price ... Read more...

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Early Lok Sabha polls likely: Mulayam (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha elections could be held before 2014, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said Friday while declaring he would like to strike equations ... Read more...

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Over 35 Canadian firms to take part in Emerging Kerala


September 12th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Over 35 Canadian education, infrastructure, information, communication technology companies and others will be participating in the Emerging Kerala 2012 Global Connect, a three-day investor conference that ... Read more...

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Rahul to visit Amethi


September 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will be in his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh over the next two days, his office informed ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi has stayed mum, how can he lead nation, says Samajwadi Party


September 12th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Ridiculing talk of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi being projected as prime ministerial candidate, the Samajwadi Party Wednesday expressed doubts over the 42-year-old Gandhi scion's ... Read more...

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We’ve sown seeds for Third Front: SP


September 12th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Urging all regional parties opposed to the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to come together, the Samajwadi Party (SP) Wednesday said it has ... Read more...

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Have high regard for Mamata, says Mulayam


September 11th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Lavishing praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday said he had high regard for her "many good ... Read more...

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Cartoonist’s arrest an over-stretch: Congress


September 10th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress Monday termed arrest of political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi as a bit of an "over-stretch" but said "there are certain emblems and national ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Assam relief camps


September 10th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit relief camps in the strife-torn areas of Assam Tuesday, Congress sources said Monday.Gandhi will start his ... Read more...

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Act against lax Gurgaon poll officials, court tells cops


September 10th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 10 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday ordered the Gurgaon police commissioner to take action against officials accused of fraud during the 2009 assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Over 1,200 now down with dengue in Bengal


September 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The dengue outbreak in West Bengal has now affected over 1,200 people though the number of deaths remains at five, according to state health department ... Read more...

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Thakerays are ‘infiltrators’ in Maharashtra from Bihar: Lalu Prasad


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 9 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Sunday said Bal Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray and Raj Thackeray were originally Bihari, and that they were "infiltrators" in Maharashtra."Thackeray's ... Read more...

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Washington Post denies apologising for PM article


September 6th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Washington Post Wednesday denied it has offered an apology for an article which described Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as "a dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat ... Read more...

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CAG, government on same page: Kamal Nath (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Wednesday said the Congress-led UPA government and the country's official auditor were on the "same page" on the issue ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray publicity-hungry: Nitish Kumar


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday said that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray is publicity-hungry and has nothing to do with democracy.Reacting to ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray threatens to shut Hindi channels misquoting him


September 2nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray Sunday took potshots at Hindi news channels and said that he would shut them all down if they ... Read more...

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BJP to take coal block issue to people


September 1st, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gopinath Munde Saturday said his party would take the coal blocks allocation issue to the people as part of its ... Read more...

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Kodnani conviction shows rule of law in Gujarat: BJP


September 1st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday broke its silence on the 28-year sentence awarded to the party's Gujarat legislator Maya Kodnani, saying the conviction was ... Read more...

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Congress caused loss of Rs.200 lakh crore, says Ramdev


September 1st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Saturday accused the Congress of causing a loss of Rs.200 lakh crore in coal blocks allocation and sought resignation of ... Read more...

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Half of Harvard Class ‘cheated’ on Exam


August 31st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Administrators of Harvard University have revealed that investigations of 125 students who allegedly cheated in their final exam are underway. The university says that a group of undergraduate students may ... Read more...

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Hope Rahul takes more proactive role: PM


August 31st, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday expressed the hope that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi takes a more proactive role in ... Read more...

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`China’s economic growth slowly stabilizing’


August 29th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) Price rises have continued to be slow in China since the beginning of the year as a result of improving supply-demand relations and dropping prices for ... Read more...

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Delhi gets centre’s nod to regularise 917 colonies


August 28th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The union urban development ministry Monday cleared the decks for the Delhi government to regularise 917 unauthorised colonies."We have got the approval from the government ... Read more...

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BJP hijacking parliament: Congress


August 27th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Congress Monday hit back at the BJP accusing it of "hijacking" parliament and "running away" from a debate on coal blocks allocation.Congress spokesperson ... Read more...

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IUML worker’s murder: Kerala CPI-M leader gets bail


August 27th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 27 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Kannur district secretary P. Jayarajan was Monday granted bail by the Kerala High Court in the murder of Indian Union Muslim ... Read more...

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Kokrajhar tense: Curfew, call for indefinite bandh


August 24th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) The situation continues to be tense in Kokhrajhar in Assam's Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) after indefinite curfew was imposed Thursday morning.The curfew was imposed after ... Read more...

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Sack Chidambaram, says Agnivesh


August 24th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Activist Swami Agnivesh Thursday demanded the removal of Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who was earlier the home minister, over the alleged killing of 19 ... Read more...

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Mamata government to give civic reception to president


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) In a bid to bury the bitter happenings round the presidential polls, the West Bengal government has decided to hounour President Pranab Mukherjee with ... Read more...

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SFI wins Himachal university polls


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) The Students Federation of India (SFI) Thursday again swept the students central association polls in the Himachal Pradesh University here, winning all the seats with a ... Read more...

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Morphed photo of Goa politician on Facebook, case lodged


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Police in Goa Thursday registered a case after unknown people uploaded on Facebook a woman politician's face morphed with actor Vidya Balan's body on a ... Read more...

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Assam legislator arrested for role in ethnic violence


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) An Assam legislator was arrested Thursday for his role in the ethnic violence in the state, police said.Pradip Brahma is an MLA from the Bodoland Peoples' ... Read more...

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Congress seeks apology from Vijay Goel


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Congress Thursday demanded an apology from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Goel for calling Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit a "cheat" and ... Read more...

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