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Who is Girish Kulkarni?


March 12th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) While the whole world is celebrating Vidya Balan's National Award for the best actress for her role in "The Dirty Picture", the response to Marathi ... Read more...

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China develops bullet train for extreme cold


March 4th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) Chinese engineers have developed a high-speed train that can withstand temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius.A prototype of the train was developed by China ... Read more...

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Fierce gunfight after rebels attack Meghalaya police officer


February 28th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 28 (IANS) A fierce gunbattle ensued in Meghalaya's restive West Garo Hills district Tuesday after Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels ambushed a vehicle of a senior police ... Read more...

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GNLA killed ex-constable


February 26th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 26 (IANS) The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Sunday killed a former police constable in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district alleging he was a spy, police said.Two armed ... Read more...

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Antrix moves court to stall Devas’ arbitration bid


February 9th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) Antrix Corp, the Indian space agency's commercial arm, has moved a court here to restrain Devas Multimedia Services Corp Ltd. from proceeding ahead with its ... Read more...

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IAS duo sent to police custody


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 2 (IANS) Two Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers arrested for alleged involvement in a multi-crore iron ore export scam were sent to police custody Thursday.Debaditya Chakraborty, a former ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower generation hit by extreme cold


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) Every winter, the cold climate almost freezes Himachal Pradesh's hydropower generation. But this time unusually harsh Arctic conditions in the higher reaches, where most of ... Read more...

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Factory linked to BSP leader charged with power theft


December 22nd, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Muzaffarnagar, Dec 22 (IANS) A steel factory, owned by the family of an influential Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader, has been listed among over a dozen industrial units found ... Read more...

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India’s IT hub boards Metro, finally


October 20th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 20 (IANS) A 6.7 km network, 12 minutes and a significant leap. India's tech hub Bangalore finally came on board the Metro rail Thursday, more than 30 ... Read more...

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Chill freezes Himachal’s hydropower generation


October 14th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 14 (IANS) The setting in of chill and freezing of glaciers and water bodies in the higher reaches have dipped Himachal Pradesh's hydropower generation, affecting electricity supplies ... Read more...

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Limited, yet luxurious: Gaming gets big in India


September 21st, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Heading to Macau or Las Vegas to try your luck in gaming? Look closer home!The options may be limited, but efforts are being made to ... Read more...

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NTPC ties up with Sri Lankan firm


September 6th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The National Thermal Power Corp Ltd (NTPC) said it Tuesday signed a pact with Sri Lanka's Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to set up a 500 ... Read more...

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Kerala plans to control medicine prices


August 16th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday announced that a mechanism would be in place soon to control prices of basic medicines in the state.Speaking to reporters ... Read more...

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Live your ‘Casino Royale’ moment in Goa


August 3rd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Remember Hollywood star Daniel Craig playing high-stakes Poker as James Bond in "Casino Royale"? Get your chance to experience the style and luxury at ... Read more...

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Himachal rivers in spate, alert sounded


July 26th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Rivers in Himachal Pradesh are in spate following continuous moderate to heavy rainfall across the state and people living near the banks have been warned, officials ... Read more...

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Hydropower projects remain shut, north India hit


July 26th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Major hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh remained shut for a second day Tuesday due to high silt in the Sutlej, causing power shortages in the country's ... Read more...

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Russia’s Gazprom to supply LNG to India


July 21st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's gas major Gazprom's subsidiary Marketing & Trading Singapore (GM&TS;) has signed a fourth memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. ... Read more...

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Rs.5 crore damages for Australian challenged


July 19th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India Tourism Development Corp Ltd. (ITDC) moved the Delhi High Court Tuesday against its order granting nearly Rs.5 crore damages to an Australian woman who ... Read more...

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NTPC committed to go ahead with Bengal project


July 18th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) National Thermal Power Corp Ltd. (NTPC) is committed to go ahead with the Katwa mega thermal project in West Bengal for which land is yet to ... Read more...

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Jaypee’s hydro project in Himachal starts partial generation


June 6th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Karcham (Himachal Pradesh), June 6 (IANS) India's largest hydropower project in the private sector has started partial generation in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, a company official said here Monday.The Karcham ... Read more...

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China likely to approve new nuclear power projects


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 22(AN): China is likely to approve new nuclear power projects in August, a senior nuclear expert has said."Operating plants and plants under construction will soon be inspected and reviewed by ... Read more...

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China may approve new nuclear plants


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China may approve new nuclear plants, which were put on hold following the devastation at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, a media report said Friday.The Fukushima nuclear ... Read more...

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Petrol prices to rise by Rs 2.54 per litre from midnight tonight


January 15th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Following an increase in international crude oil prices, state-owned oil companies raised petrol prices by Rs 2.50-Rs 2.54 per litre for the second time in a month, ... Read more...

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Rajnikant to hold special ‘Robot’ screening for Bachchans (Movie snippets)


October 4th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajnikant is set to hold a special screening of his new film "Robot" for the Bachchan clan."Rajnikant coming over to Mumbai to show us ... Read more...

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National award important success for AB Corp: Big B


September 15th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was Wednesday declared the Best Actor at the 57th National Film Awards for his performance in "Paa", says the honour is ... Read more...

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Neyveli Lignite workers to strike work


June 30th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) Two major unions of the Neyveli Lignite Corp Ltd (NLC) in Tamil Nadu have announced their decision to go on strike from Wednesday night after the failure of ... Read more...

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Rs.700,000 fine for power theft


June 4th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 4 (IANS) Four stone polishing units in Karnataka have been and fined over Rs.700,000 for stealing electricity. The units in the north Karnataka district of Gulbarga had tampered the electricity metres ... Read more...

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Plea against sugar mills’ privatisation admitted


May 28th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday admitted a petition challenging the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to privatise 11 state-run sugar mills of the Uttar Pradesh State Sugar Corp Ltd. Declining ... Read more...

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HPCL Q4 net dips 85.16 percent


May 26th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) Wednesday said its net profit plummeted 85.16 percent to Rs.757.53 crore during January-March quarter from Rs 5,104.04 crore in the corresponding ... Read more...

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Use of ACs to be banned in Uttar Pradesh


May 1st, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) In view of the power crisis in Uttar Pradesh, use of air conditioners in houses, businesses and government offices has been banned in the state between 6 p.m. ... Read more...

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Live TV comes to Indian luxury trains


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Indian luxury trains - Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels - have been equipped with live TV with DishTV, a direct-to-home (DTH) service provider, using ... Read more...

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NTPC plans 1,000 MW thermal power plant in Gujarat


March 20th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 20 IANS) The National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC) will set up a 1,000 MW coal-based thermal power station at Khambat in Gujarat's Anand district at a cost of Rs.5,000 ... Read more...

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National Minerals public offer over-subscribed 1.23 times


March 12th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) The follow-on public offer of the state-run National Minerals Development Corp was over-subscribed 1.22 times Friday, the last day, with good demand from financial institutions, according to ... Read more...

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Two government employees robbed


March 9th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, March 9 (IANS) Two motorcycle borne men robbed two government employees working with the electricity department of Rs.367,000 here Tuesday, police said. The incident occurred at 1.30 p.m. in Rajendra Nagar. The ... Read more...

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Work on Chhattisgarh power plant by year-end


March 9th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 9 (IANS) Construction work for a 1,600 MW thermal power plant in Chhattisgarh to be set up by the Karnataka Power Corp Ltd (KPCL) will begin towards the end ... Read more...

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