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Coal allocation attack will be sharper than Bofors: BJP


August 31st, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Making it clear that it will not allow parliament to run unless its demand on the allocation of coal blocks are met, the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Emerging Kerala investment meet to see 51 nations taking part


August 31st, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 31 (IANS) Some 51 countries have confirmed their participation in the "Emerging Kerala 2012" investment meet to be held here Sep 12-14, officials said.Alkesh Kumar Sharma, managing ... Read more...

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Most opposition parties favour debate over coal saga


August 24th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has paralysed parliament demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation but most other opposition groups favour a debate on ... Read more...

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Cancel coal blocks allocation: CPI-M


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Coal blocks allocated to private companies, leading to a "gigantic corruption scandal", should be cancelled, the CPI-M said Thursday.The CPI-M said it wanted "a full ... Read more...

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Spartak take on Fenerbahce in Champions League playoff


August 10th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football side Spartak Moscow were drawn against Turkish club Fenerbahce for a place in the Champions League group stage Friday.The two sides, who both ... Read more...

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New Pakistani PM Ashraf was an agriculturist before entering politics (Profile)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) An agriculturist before entering politics and propped by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as a cover candidate, the country's new prime minister, Raja Pervez ... Read more...

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South African sports minister to meet CSA bosses


April 26th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, April 26 (IANS) South African sports minister Fikile Mbalula will meet Cricket South Africa (CSA) bosses in Johannesburg to discuss the corruption scandal that has hit the sports body.Ministry ... Read more...

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Kalmadi should have resigned as IOA president: Maken (Lead)


January 20th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken Friday welcomed Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi's decision to not continue in the post but said it should ... Read more...

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Auditors slam Indian Army’s poor artillery guns buying record


December 20th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Indian Army's failure to buy even a single artillery gun to replace its obsolete inventory for over 25 years following the Bofors pay-off scandal ... Read more...

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2G scam: Raja’s ex-private secretary Chandolia gets bail (Second Lead)


December 1st, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Thursday granted bail to former telecom minister A. Raja's ex-private secretary R.K. Chandolia, one of the 14 ... Read more...

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Opposition has no grounds to boycott Chidambaram: Khurshid


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The opposition has no "objective grounds or factual basis" to boycott Home Minister P. Chidambaram in parliament over his alleged links to the 2G ... Read more...

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Chidambaram in eye of parliament storm, houses adjourned


November 22nd, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Parliament got off to a stormy start Tuesday with opposition protests against Home Minister P. Chidambaram forcing adjournment of the Lok Sabha on the ... Read more...

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Match-fixing not just restricted to sub-continent: Lee


November 3rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 3 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Brett Lee says that match-fixing was not just restricted to the sub-continent but can happen in any part of the world where cricket ... Read more...

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Was offered money to fix T20 match: Nixon


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon has claimed that he was offered "millions of pounds" to throw a Twenty20 match in England.The Leicestershire veteran, who retired ... Read more...

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Dinner parties turned into the unspeakable: Berlusconi


October 22nd, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, known worldwide for his libido boasts, described parties he hosted in Rome as high-class soirees that evolved into scandalous affairs."They were ... Read more...

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Indian Army’s officer training set for massive reform


October 12th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The training of Indian Army officers is set for a major change with a decision Wednesday introduce courses on national, strategic and technical aspects in ... Read more...

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Pakistan to auction 3G licences (Lead)


July 27th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Taking a cue from the spectrum scam in India, Pakistan has decided to auction third generation spectrum (3G) licences, a media report said Wednesday.Pakistan may invite international ... Read more...

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BJP demands PM, Chidambaram quit; Congress dismisses Raja’s claim (Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday seized on the allegations of former communications minister A. Raja in the 2G spectrum controversy to demand the ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s son worries foes can hurt broadcasting empire


July 1st, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Milan, July 1 (IANS/AKI) Billionaire Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's son is not especially worried about a political crisis in the government, but fears his father's political adversaries can harm ... Read more...

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Manmohan says he is doing his best, flays media (Roundup)


June 30th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) A frustrated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday denied "a growing perception" that his coalition government was under siege and said that he was doing ... Read more...

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CBI released documents related to Bofors gun deal


May 13th, 2011 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A city court Thursday released the documents related to the Bofors payoff scam seized by it in 1997 from Win Chadha, an accused in the ... Read more...

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BJP wants Lokpal Bill passed in next session


April 10th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani has assured support to the central government to ensure that the Lokpal (ombudsman) Bill is passed in the ... Read more...

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DMK open to coalition, Stalin my successor: Karunanidhi


March 29th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M. Karunanidhi Tuesday said he was open to forming a coalition government in the event of a hung house, ... Read more...

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Pak Army to penalise corrupt generals involved in 1.8-bn-rupee scandal


March 21st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 21(ANI): Pakistan's military leadership has shown its willingness to penalise generals involved in the 1.8-billion-rupee corruption scandal at the army-owned National Logistics Cell (NLC).Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Chaudhry ... Read more...

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A list of the scandals that hit UPA government


March 17th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A brief look at the series of scams that have hit the Congress-led UPA government so far.The cash-for-vote scam:The opposition slammed ... Read more...

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CBI questions Karunanidhi’s wife, daughter in 2G scam (Third Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi and wife Dayalu Ammal were Friday questioned for about three hours by the CBI in connection with ... Read more...

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CBI questions Kanimozhi, Karunanidhi’s wife in 2G scam (Second Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi and his second wife Dayalu Ammal were Friday questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection ... Read more...

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CBI quizzes Kanimozhi, Dayalu Ammal on 2G spectrum scam (Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) Key members of Tamil Nadu's first family, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi and his second wife Dayalu Ammal, were Friday questioned by the Central Bureau ... Read more...

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2G scam: Kanimozhi questioned by CBI, Dayalu Ammal in line


March 11th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) DMK MP and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi was Friday being questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the ... Read more...

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UPA in crisis as DMK quits government, dumps Congress (Roundup)


March 5th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK Saturday ended its seven-year alliance with the Congress and pulled out of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government after running ... Read more...

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Delhi court accepts CBI plea in Bofors payoff case


March 4th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): A Delhi court on Friday accepted the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea to shut the Bofors payoff case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi.The verdict of the ... Read more...

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Bofors payoff case: Delhi court verdict on Quattrocchi today


March 4th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): A Delhi court is likely to pronounce its verdict today on a plea by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to shut the Bofors payoff case against ... Read more...

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PM is run by proxy: CPI-M


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) The apex court judgement striking down the appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas shows how "honest" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is being "victimised for ... Read more...

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CVC should be above controversy, say former chiefs


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) should be above any controversy and his selection should be unbiased, former chiefs of the country's anti-corruption watchdog said ... Read more...

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Thomas ruling indicts PM, home minister: Lyngdoh


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Former chief election commissioner J.M. Lyngdoh said Thursday that the Supreme Court verdict setting aside the appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas was ... Read more...

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