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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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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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Gang of fraudsters busted, three arrested from UP


September 19th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Three members of an international gang of fraudsters have been arrested for duping hundreds of people in the country of crores of rupees, police said ... Read more...

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Mumbai gears up for Thursday’s shutdown


September 19th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Even as the BJP said it would enforce a total shutdown in Mumbai Thursday over FDI in retail, the city is likely to see only a ... 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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‘Himachal on Sale’ say BJP, Congress (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


September 14th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) "Himachal on Sale" is the slogan on which the ruling BJP and the opposition hope to outsmart each other at the coming assembly polls. Both ... Read more...

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Odisha intensifies crackdown on chit-fund scams


September 12th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) Intensifying its crackdown on chit fund scams in Odisha, police Wednesday raided the offices of a private company and detained three of its senior officials for ... Read more...

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BJP blames Sonia, PM for parliament stalemate


September 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday slammed the Congress over its attack on the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), saying that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should answer ... Read more...

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BJP poses more questions to PM, Jaiswal over coal block allocations


September 11th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday stepped up its attack on the Congress after allegations of conflict of interest against former coal minister Santosh Bagrodia and targeted ... Read more...

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Studio Green keen to distribute ‘Kumki’


September 9th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) K. Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green is keen to acquire the distribution rights of Tamil film "Kumki", an interesting tale of a mahout and his elephant."The ... Read more...

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Paswan wants Nitish Kumar to quit over fodder scam


September 8th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 8 (IANS) Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ramvilas Paswan Saturday demanded the resignation of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after a petition was filed in a Jharkhand court ... Read more...

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Fodder scam: Petition filed to make Nitish Kumar an accused


September 7th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 7 (IANS) A petition has been filed in a CBI court in Ranchi seeking to make Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar an accused in the multi-crore Animal Husbandry ... Read more...

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Facing allegations for being a Jaiswal: Coal minister


September 4th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal Tuesday played to the gallery, saying he was being targeted because of his community and noted that the screening process ... Read more...

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Five held with fake amulet in Delhi


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Five people, including a woman, were arrested in Delhi for cheating several people of crores of rupees on pretext of providing them a non-existent amulet ... Read more...

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Spending crores on promotion doesn’t guarantee success: Panda


August 31st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) "I Am Kalam" director Nila Madhab Panda, whose second film "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid" has released Friday withou too much of publicity, says splurging money ... Read more...

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Congress rejects call for cancelling coal blocks


August 29th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Rejecting the opposition's demand for cancelling allocation of coal blocks, the Congress Wednesday said it had never spoken against the Comptroller and Auditor General ... Read more...

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What happened to money spent on Yamuna, ask activists


August 26th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 26 (IANS) "Save Yamuna" activists marched here Sunday demanding to know what had happened to the huge rums of money spent on supposedly cleaning the river."Thousands of crores ... Read more...

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Maruti’s Manesar plant: 16 cars made on second day


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 22 (IANS) The first lot of 16 cars was manufactured on the second day of the reopening of Maruti's plant at Manesar in Haryana Wednesday as more workers ... Read more...

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Maruti restarts Manesar plant with 400 workers (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 21 (IANS) The country's leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki restarted its Manesar plant, in Haryana, Tuesday with nearly 400 workers rejoining work, a company official said Tuesday."Nearly ... Read more...

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Maruti’s Manesar plant reopens after 34-day shutdown


August 21st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Production restarted at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant Tuesday under heavy security more than a month after violence and rioting led to a shutdown of the ... Read more...

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Maruti to restart Manesar plant next week


August 16th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Troubled automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Thursday said that it will restart production at its violence-marred Manesar factory from Aug 21, 2012.The company will initially produce ... Read more...

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Himachal court frames charges against Congress leader


August 14th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) A court in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday framed charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy and forgery against Congress leader and former minister Asha Kumari, accused of grabbing government ... Read more...

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One killed, 40 hurt in Dahi-Handi revelry in Maharashtra


August 10th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra erupted in a riot of colours and festivity to mark Janmasthami's popular Dahi-Handi celebrations here Friday.A Govinda fell to ... Read more...

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PM calls Advani’s remark disgraceful, Sonia agitated (Second Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani sparked a major row in the Lok Sabha Wednesday with his description of the UPA-II government as "illegitimate", a remark ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel Q1 net profit declines 37 percent


August 8th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Wednesday posted a 37 percent decline in net profit at Rs.762 crores for the quarter ended June 30 against ... Read more...

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Four executives held for illegal money transfers in Odisha


August 4th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 (IANS) Four senior officials of a private financial management company in Odisha have been arrested for their involvement in illegal money circulation in the state, police said ... Read more...

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IAS officer acquitted in fodder scam


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court Friday acquitted a senior IAS official who was convicted and sentenced to jail in the Animal Husbandry Department scam, popularly known as ... Read more...

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Raise power capacity on war footing: India Inc


July 31st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) With the worst power blackout in India affecting almost half the country and causing business losses of thousands of crores of rupees, India Inc. Tuesday ... Read more...

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Staff payments burden for smaller actors: Anupam Kher


July 25th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher is not too pleased with the news that all actors will now have to pay their staff from their own pocket. ... Read more...

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Don’t pay arrears of raised power tariffs: Amarinder


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, July 24 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister and state Congress president Amarinder Singh Tuesday asked people not to pay the arrears of the recently-hiked power tariff in the state.Addressing ... Read more...

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Elusive monsoon: Punjab seeks Rs.800 crore from centre


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) With the elusive monsoon raising concerns for the agriculture sector, the Punjab government Sunday sought an interim relief package of Rs.800 crore from the central ... Read more...

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Delhi Police urged to act against land mafia


July 13th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar has been urged by a former chief secretary of Delhi to prevent the land mafia from grabbing a plot of land ... Read more...

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Over 40,000 scholarships provided to minority community


July 13th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Ne w Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As many as 42,476 scholarships were awarded to students from minority communities during 2011-12 under the merit-cum-means scholarship scheme of the ministry of minority ... Read more...

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Update on new technologies, IAF officers advised


July 9th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) With the Indian Air Force (IAF) all set to add new assets worth several crores of rupees in the coming years, officers and airmen ... Read more...

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Chidambaram calls for dialogue on Bengal’s finances


July 6th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) In the wake of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking financial aid for her cash-strapped state, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday called for ... Read more...

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