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SC notice on plea for probing Air India’s ‘unnecessary plane purchases’ (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and Air India on a petition seeking a CBI probe into the "unnecessary" purchase of ... Read more...

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‘Barfi!’ mints Rs.58.6 crore in first week


September 21st, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) After registering a powerful box office collection in its opening weekend, Anurag Basu's "Barfi!" has continued a successful run in the country. The Ranbir Kapoor-starrer ... Read more...

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‘Ek Tha Tiger’ most watched video on mobiles


September 21st, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A month after its release, Salman Khan's "Ek Tha Tiger" is still creating records. The film has become the longest standing movie to be featured ... Read more...

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FDI move will ruin Indian retail trade: CPI-M


September 21st, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government's policy notification on FDI is "the single biggest step" that will destroy the livelihood of those engaged in India's retail trade, the CPI-M ... Read more...

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SC asks Air India to probe ‘unnecessary purchase’ of aircraft


September 21st, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and Air India on a petition seeking probe into the "unnecessary" purchase of 111 aircraft ... Read more...

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Eco lessons for India from Himachal Pradesh (Postcard from Kinnaur)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 21 (IANS) Your journey to the picturesque and remote district of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh will be an object lesson in preserving the environment and ... Read more...

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Why is Hindi not at the United Nations? (Comment)


September 21st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Ahead of the ninth World Hindi Convention in Johannesburg, South Africa (Sep 22-24), it defies logic why Hindi, a language spoken by over half a billion people, or every 10th person ... Read more...

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(Vodafone willing to discuss tax demand (Lead, superseding previous story)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Britain-based telecom service provider Vodafone Thursday said it was willing to discuss a tax demand of Rs.11,000 crore but remained non-commital on paying a lesser ... Read more...

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FIR against producers of Sanjay Dutt film


September 20th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) A first information report (FIR) was lodged against two producers of Sanjay Dutt-starrer "Sher" for allegedly defrauding a man of Rs.1.58 crore while shooting in this ... Read more...

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Congress should seek people’s verdict on FDI: Mamata


September 20th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Asserting that the Congress should seek people's verdict before pursuing "unrealistic, anti-people" policies like FDI in retail and hiking diesel prices, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Bengal to make law to punish striking transporters


September 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday said it was planning to bring in a stringent law to rein in errant transport operators. Under the law, the operators ... Read more...

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A Finnish solution to India’s diesel dilemma


September 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 20 (IANS) Even as the whole of India is up in arms at the hike in the diesel price, new technology offers hope of a cheaper alternative by ... Read more...

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Woman’s presence holds up temple treasure assessment


September 20th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) The presence of a woman in a team appointed to take stock of the precious items in a vault of the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here ... Read more...

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I don’t think cinema in Rs.100-cr terms: RGV


September 20th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Director-producer Ram Gopal Varma, known for making small budget films, says had he made movies with the thought of minting Rs.100 crore at the box office, ... Read more...

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Saina as thrilled at Sindhu’s showing as her Rs.40 crore deal


September 19th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) London Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal is as delighted at her Andhra colleague Pusarla Venkata Sindhu's "brilliant showing" in the Chinese Masters Super Series as ... Read more...

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SRK remembers late father (Movie Snippets)


September 19th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan became nostalgic as he remembered his late father on his death anniversary Wednesday."Where shall I find you now, in which garden ... Read more...

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Court rejects plea to cancel ex-army chief’s bail


September 19th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A Delhi court Wednesday rejected the plea of Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh for cancellation of bail of former army chief Gen. V.K. Singh in ... Read more...

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Canon eyes Rs.150 crore revenue from brand stores


September 19th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Leading camera-maker Canon is planning to have 100 exclusive brand stores in India by the year-end and is eyeing a revenue of Rs.150 crore from them, ... Read more...

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GDP growth will return to 9 percent: Moily


September 18th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Power Minister Veerappa Moily Tuesday said that the country's GDP growth would soon return to 9 percent as the power sector is set to deliver a ... Read more...

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Private firm directors in CBI net over coal blocks


September 18th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sent summons to Manoj Jayaswal Tuesday in connection with coal block allocations and questioned his brother Arvind Jayaswal for ... Read more...

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Delhi’s poor to get 3 more subsidised LPG cylinders


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a breather for economically weaker families, the Delhi government Monday announced that it would provide three more subsidised cooking gas cylinders to over 3.5 ... Read more...

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‘Barfi!’ wins hearts, collects over Rs.34 crore in first weekend


September 17th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor's endearing portrayal of a deaf and mute boy in Anurag Basu's "Barfi!" has left the viewers, critics and the box office wearing a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Yoga, homoeopathy to be integrated with healthcare in UP


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) All systems of medicine and healing, including ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, as well as yoga would be integrated in the system in government hospitals and primary health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gadkari sends legal notice to Digvijay for defamation


September 14th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) BJP president Nitin Gadkari Friday sent a legal notice to Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh for allegedly defaming him by his comments on his business ... Read more...

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Kerala coir products for Japanese market


September 14th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) Japan could be a new market for Kerala's eco-friendly coir products.A six-member delegation of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) discussed with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here ... Read more...

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Rs.750 crore sanctioned for ship repair unit in Kerala


September 14th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) Giving further fillip to the maritime industry in Kerala, the central government Friday cleared Cochin Shipyard Ltd's Rs.750 crore project to set up a ship repair ... Read more...

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Air Kerala will start with flights to Middle East: Chandy


September 14th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) Air Kerala, the state government's proposed airline, would start operations with five leased aircraft flying to the Middle East, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here ... Read more...

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Jagan facing charges in three cases, CBI tells SC


September 14th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The CBI, opposing bail plea of jailed YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, told the Supreme Court Friday that the charge sheets filed against ... Read more...

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Government committing fraud, says CPI-M


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday accused the government of committing a "gigantic fraud" by hiking fuel prices at a time when Indian oil companies were making huge ... Read more...

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Government hikes diesel price by Rs.five a litre (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government Thursday announced a hike in diesel price by Rs.five a litre and restricted availability of cooking gas cylinders per family to six ... Read more...

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IMG likely to complete coal report by Sep 15: Bansal


September 13th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 13 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) reviewing the coal block allocations to private firms is likely to complete its exercise by Sep 15, but "it's a complex job", ... Read more...

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Odisha CM defends decision on coal block recommendation


September 13th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday defended the recommendation he had made in 2002 for the allotment of a coal block to a private company.After coming ... Read more...

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Cancelling coal blocks not possible: Jairam Ramesh


September 13th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said the cancelling of coal blocks as demanded by the BJP was not possible and questioned the "silence" of ... Read more...

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Deccan Chronicle Holdings reject bid for Deccan Chargers


September 13th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) team Deccan Chargers owned by Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd. (DCHL) remained unsold Thursday after the sole bid from PVP Ventures was ... Read more...

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Goa iron ore scam may have a golden lining: Congress spokesman


September 13th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) A Congress leader in Goa has added a fresh twist to the state's illegal mining saga.Party spokesperson Jitendra Deshprabhu Thursday demanded that the central government should ... Read more...

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