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Brazil to auction new oil blocks in 2013


September 20th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Brazil is planning an auction of new oil and gas exploration and production blocks for May 2013, although that long-delayed round will depend on prior approval ... Read more...

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New Jersey shooting rekindles debate on US gun laws (Third Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Yet another shooting in the United States less than four weeks after a gunman killed six worshippers in a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin has rekindled ... Read more...

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UN chief hails Sudan, South Sudan oil deal


August 7th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the deal reached by the governments of Sudan and South Sudan overn oil and financial arrangements, Xinhua reported.The oil ... Read more...

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Open to Pakistan visit but suitable outcomes needed: PM


July 6th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Amid disclosures by 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal linking Pakistani state actors to the Mumbai carnage, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said he was looking ... Read more...

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Freezing influx, brain drain necessary to develop Goa: CM


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 2 (IANS) Goa needs to freeze migration into the state and reverse the brain drain from the state to retain its unique identity as well as develop ... Read more...

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Gloves off in Paes-Bhupathi battle


June 15th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi are undoubtedly two of the best doubles players on the planet but unfortunately not the best of partners any more ... Read more...

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Paes to partner Bhupathi at London Olympics (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Putting an end to a long-running and contentious issue, the five-member selection committee of the All India Tennis Association Friday named Leander Paes and Mahesh ... Read more...

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US exempts India from Iran oil sanctions (Second Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) A day before India-US strategic dialogue here, the US has exempted India and six other nations from its tough Iran oil sanctions for significantly reducing their ... Read more...

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US exempts India from Iran oil sanctions (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) A day before India-US strategic dialogue here, the US has exempted India and six other nations from its tough Iran oil sanctions for significantly reducing their ... Read more...

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Now, IIT-Kanpur seeks PM’s intervention on common test


June 11th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 11 (IANS) Two days after raising the banner of revolt against the proposed Common Entrance Test (CET), mooted by the union human resource development (HRD) ministry, IIT-Kanpur ... Read more...

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‘NCTC tantamount to encroaching on state rights’


May 5th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Saturday said the present form of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) was not acceptable and it would be "tantamount ... Read more...

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Give Mullaperiyar report to Kerala, Tamil Nadu: Apex court


May 4th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed that the report of an expert committee that studied the safety of 119-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala be shared with ... Read more...

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Manik Sarkar to attend chief ministers’ meet


April 15th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who along with a few other chief ministers had forced the central government to convene a special meeting on setting ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray drops protest against Bihar Day event


April 13th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) In an abrupt turnaround, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Friday called off its proposed agitation against the April 15 Bihar Day celebrations in Mumbai, scheduled ... Read more...

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Land for Ambedkar memorial soon


March 30th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) The long-pending contentious issue of providing land for the proposed B.R. Ambedkar memorial here has moved forward with the central government agreeing to transfer a ... Read more...

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Lanka resolution: Uproar in parliament, India undecided (Roundup)


March 13th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The allegations of "war crimes" during Sri Lanka's bloody civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Tuesday triggered a massive uproar ... Read more...

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BCCI didn’t bend rules for Sahara: IPL chief


February 16th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Rajiv Shukla Thursday said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) did not bend rules and all ... Read more...

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Gogoi meets PM over river water issue


February 7th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) With the Arunachal Pradesh government opposing setting up of a board to tackle riparian issues, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi met Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa assures Krishna of empowering ethnic Tamils (Second Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday assured Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna that he was committed to giving local powers to the ethnic Tamils for ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Lanka, hopes for solution to Tamils’ problems (Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday hoped for a lasting political solution to the outstanding issues between the minority Tamil-speaking Sri Lankans and the government."It ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar Dam: Chandy briefs Tamil Nadu media


January 7th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday had a closed-door meeting on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue with an invited group of media persons from Tamil Nadu but ... Read more...

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Peeved Dalit leader quits Maharashtra opposition alliance


January 5th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) Maharashtra Dalit leader and litterateur Namdeo Dhasal Thursday announced he was disassociating from the "grand alliance" of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena and his ... Read more...

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Kerala again speaks of new Mullaperiyar dam


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (IANS) Even as a Supreme Court-appointed experts committee continues to deliberate on the Mullaperiyar dam, Kerala Tuesday once again stressed on a new dam as the only ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill passed in Lok Sabha (Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The government Tuesday night moved a step forward to create an all-powerful anti-graft ombudsman after the Lok Sabha passed the historic Lokpal bill following ... Read more...

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Hazare renews ‘jail bharo’ threat over ‘weak’ Lokpal bill


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Dec 22 (IANS) Reiterating that the Lokpal bill tabled in parliament Thursday is "weak", social activist Anna Hazare said that it will not eradicate corruption and ... Read more...

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Maharashtra wants Belgaum to be declared union territory (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 16 (IANS) In a new dimension to the Maharashtra-Karnataka boundary dispute, the Maharashtra assembly Friday passed a unanimous motion urging the centre to declare Belgaum in Karnataka ... Read more...

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No consensus at all-party meet on Lokpal bill


December 14th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Consensus on some key provisions of the Lokpal bill eluded an all-party meet that debated the contentious issue for three hours Wednesday evening.The all-party ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel finalises report, Team Anna rejects it


December 7th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee examining the Lokpal bill finalised its draft report Wednesday amidst increased dissent from members, including those of the Congress, over ... Read more...

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Clashes at Kerala-Tamil Nadu border post over Mullaperiyar


December 6th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Kumily (Kerala), Dec 5 (IANS) Kerala Police Monday night issued orders banning any gathering of more than five people for three days in and around the border checkpost near ... Read more...

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Dam row: Chandy in Delhi Thursday, likely to meet PM


December 1st, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) With the political battle intensifying between Kerala and Tamil Nadu on the Mullaperiyar dam issue, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is to come here ... Read more...

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FDI deadlock deepens, Advani rejects Pranab’s offer


November 30th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The deadlock over FDI in retail deepened Wednesday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rejected the government's plea for toning down its adjournment motion ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar dam row: Kerala, Tamil Nadu MPs meet PM


November 29th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The political battle over the Mullaperiyar dam hotted up Tuesday with MPs from Tamil Nadu and Kerala seeking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention to ... Read more...

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FDI roll back unlikely at all-party meeting


November 28th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The government is not likely to go back on its decision to allow 51 percent FDI in retail at Tuesday's meeting of floor leaders ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel likely to finalise report Nov 30


November 28th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The parliamentary standing committee on law and justice examining the Lokpal bill is expected to finalise its report Nov 30-Dec 1 and submit the ... Read more...

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Forcing farmers off their lands unfortunate: Preeti Jhangiani


November 28th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) Governments and corporate houses have no business coercing and buying off lands from rural farmers, an increasing trend in India, says actor-producer Preeti Janghiani.Preeti was speaking ... Read more...

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