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Roll back diesel hike, cooking gas cylinder cap, demands BJP


September 14th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep (IANS) The BJP Friday demanded rollback of the Rs.5 a litre hike in diesel prices and the cap of six cylinders on supply of subsidised cooking ... Read more...

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Hike in diesel price cruel joke, says Nitish


September 14th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 14 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday termed the diesel price hike and limiting the number of subsidised cooking gas cylinders as a cruel joke on the ... Read more...

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CPI-M slams UPA’s idea of ‘Har Hath Mein Phone’


August 12th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA government's proposal to give mobile phones to every below-poverty line family in the country was a "cruel joke", the CPI-M Sunday said. The ... Read more...

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Chidambaram as telecom EGOM head a joke: BJP


July 7th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday described as a "cruel joke" reports that Home Minister P. Chidambaram will head the empowered group of ministers ... Read more...

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Mamata draws flak for observing Basu’s birthday in advance


July 6th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee government Friday stirred a controversy by celebrating the birth anniversary of former chief minister Jyoti Basu at the state assembly two days ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family on indefinite fast; meets Krishna (Second Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Family members of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh Thursday sat on an indefinite protest at Jantar Mantar in the national capital seeking his freedom ... Read more...

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Krishna assures family of Sarabjit’s release (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has assured family members of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, of his ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family meets Krishna


June 28th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Shocked by the U-turn on the release of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on a death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, his family members ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family shattered by Pakistan’s ‘cruel joke’ (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 27 (IANS) From jubilation to outrage and tears. Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's family said Wednesday they felt cheated by the cavalier manner in which the Pakistan government ... Read more...

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Air India strike cruel joke on tax payers: Omar


May 8th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 8 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday criticised the strike by Air India pilots, calling it "a cruel joke on tax payers"."Rs.30,000 crore of tax ... Read more...

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Protests in Bihar against acquittal of massacre accused


April 17th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 17 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Bihar took to the streets Tuesday against a Patna High Court verdict acquitting 23 men convicted for the 1996 massacre of 21 ... Read more...

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Government had no intention to pass Lokpal bill: Team Anna (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Accusing the government of having no intention to pass the Lokpal bill, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Friday said all the disturbances in the ... Read more...

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Punjab potato growers to dump crop in Jalandhar


December 12th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), Dec 12 (IANS) If potato growers of Punjab have their way, the streets of Jalandhar could soon resemble a giant dump yard. Reason? They have threatened to dump ... Read more...

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Live on this! BJP sends Rs.32 to PM, Sonia


September 27th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 27 (IANS) Mocking the government's stand on poverty, the Bharatiya Janata Party's Madhya Pradesh unit has sent demand drafts of Rs.32 each to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Civil society upset over ’sarkari’ Lokpal (Lead)


July 28th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Visibly upset members of the civil society Thursday described the draft Lokpal bill approved by the cabinet as a "sarkari" (government) bill and a "cruel ... Read more...

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Cabinet okays Lokpal bill amid flak, Hazare to fast (Roundup)


July 28th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved the draft of an anti-corruption Lokpal bill excluding the prime minister from its ambit, fuelling opposition criticism. An upset ... Read more...

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It’s a sarkari Lokpal: Prashant Bhusan


July 28th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Visibly upset members of the civil society Thursday described the draft Lokpal bill approved by the cabinet as a "sarkari (government) bill and a "cruel ... Read more...

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Akali Dal slams insufficient paddy support price hike


June 10th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh June 10 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Friday termed as insufficent the Rs.80 per quintal hike in the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy announced by the union ... Read more...

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I’m an Indian: Ramdev aide Balkrishna


June 7th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar, June 7 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's close aide Acharya Balkrishna Tuesday rubbished the Congress' claims that he was a Nepali citizen and had forged an Indian passport, terming ... Read more...

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Munda’s Germany visit amid state crisis creates heat


April 8th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 8 (IANS) At a time when Jharkhand is battling a water crisis and over one lakh people have been affected by a demolition drive here, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Inflated power bills a cruel joke, says Pakistani daily


February 26th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A Pakistani power company issued 67 million "wrong bills" to 20 million consumers last year, said an editorial in a leading Pakistani daily that stressed that "sending inflated ... Read more...

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Jharkhand government skips winter session


December 18th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Arjun Munda government in Jharkhand has skipped the winter session of the assembly attracting criticism not only from the opposition but also ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to acquire 1,000 acres for IT hub


November 1st, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 1 (IANS) The Jharkhand government is planning to acquire 1,000 acres to set up information technology projects, a top official said here Monday.Chief Secretary Ashok Kumar Singh ... Read more...

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‘Uro Chithi’ from the floors


August 31st, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 31, 2010 (Sampurn Wire}: Most Bengali film critics think that Bengali cinema is finally coming off age and showing maturity. Adding another feather to the cap of Bengali filmmakers ... Read more...

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Government must ask apex court to review Bhopal verdict: BJP


June 12th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Saturday said the government should again move the Supreme Court and "aggressively seek a review of its judgement" diluting the ... Read more...

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BJP to hold protests against Delhi budget


March 23rd, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Upping the ante against the Sheila Dikshit-led government for increasing diesel and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) prices and withdrawing subsidy on domestic cooking gas, the Delhi ... Read more...

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Strike paralyses Jammu and Kashmir government offices (Lead)


March 11th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, March 11 (IANS) A strike by nearly half a million government employees in Jammu and Kashmir seeking payment of arrears and a higher retirement age paralysed the state administration for the ... Read more...

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Government employees’ strike enters third day in Kashmir


March 11th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 11 (IANS) A strike by nearly half a million government employees in Jammu and Kashmir seeking money in arrears and a higher retirement age paralysed the state administration for the ... Read more...

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Himachal criticises budget for not extending industrial package


February 26th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Friday criticised the central government for not extending the special industrial package that would expire next month. In the general budget presented ... Read more...

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George Bush appears on a ‘Miss Me Yet?’ billboard


February 13th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Minnesota, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is a very strange billboard at I-35 near Wyoming, Minnesota, with a picture of the former US President George Bush, that says ‘Miss Me Yet?’ ... Read more...

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PDP slams centre’s power policy in Kashmir


December 1st, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 1 (IANS) The opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday slammed the central government for allotting large electric power projects in Jammu and Kashmir to NHPC Ltd and leaving "crumbs ... Read more...

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Badal rejects wheat MSP enhancement as ‘too meagre’


November 5th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 5 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday rejected the hike of Rs.20 per quintal in the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat announced by the central government, ... Read more...

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BJP demands early elections in Jharkhand


August 21st, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's Jharkhand unit Friday demanded early assembly elections in the state which is under president's rule since this January. State BJP chief Raghubar Das ... Read more...

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CPI-M says Third Front will review n-deal, accuses UPA of betrayal (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Accusing the UPA government of the "biggest betrayal" by forging a strategic alliance with the US, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday said it would ... Read more...

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Saviour machines become death-trap for Punjab infants (Roundup)


January 31st, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), Jan 31 (IANS) The phototherapy units of the Rajindra Medical College and Hospital in this Punjab town were to save children from jaundice at birth but they became death traps ... Read more...

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