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Punjab seeks Rs.2,380 crore package for monsoon failure


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Upset with the central government over the state not being given anything in the recently-announced Rs.1,900 crore package for states with deficient rainfall this year, ... Read more...

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Olympics: German eight hold off Britain for rowing gold


August 1st, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) German rowers held off a spirited challenge from Britain to take the Olympic gold in a thrilling men's eight final Wednesday.Germany, unbeaten since 2008, went ... Read more...

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Badal terms wheat MSP hike pathetic


October 25th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday termed as "pathetic" the enhanced minimum support price (MSP) of Rs.1,285 per quintal for wheat announced by the central ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa sworn in as Tamil Nadu chief minister (Second Lead)


May 16th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa, 63, was Monday sworn in as the Tamil Nadu chief minister for a third time at a packed hall in ... Read more...

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Chelsea’s Abramovich deserves Champions League trophy: Lampard


April 12th, 2011 - 9:07 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 12 (ANI): Frank Lampard has called on his Chelsea team mates to put in their best efforts to win the Champions League for club owner Roman Abramovich.Admitting that his side ... Read more...

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‘I’m flattered people want me to play in Ashes,’ says Warne


December 8th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 8 (ANI): Bowling legend Shane Warne has thanked his supporters who have urged him to come out of retirement after Australia's Ashes campaign suffered a crushing blow in the Adelaide ... Read more...

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Civic poll results a harbinger for political change in W. Bengal: Mukherjee


June 3rd, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Busan (S.Korea), June 3 (ANI): Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday described the results of the recently held West Bengal civic polls as a harbinger for political change in the ... Read more...

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Voices against terror: India speaks out


November 26th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) As the horrors of the 26/11 strike in Mumbai came back to haunt India, people from all walks of life Thursday remembered the day and spoke ... Read more...

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Terror relived: India unites in remembering 26/11 victims (Afternoon Lead)


November 26th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) There were official commemorations and private moments of grief, sombre reflections and avid debates - a speeding country paused in its tracks Thursday to remember the ... Read more...

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Parliament adopts resolution remembering 26/11 victims


November 26th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): On the first anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, both houses of parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution, reiterating the nation's firm commitment to fight the ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha resolves to wage united fight against terror (Lead)


November 26th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Thursday observed two minutes silence to remember those killed in the 26/11 terror strike in Mumbai and passed a resolution asking the government ... Read more...

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Mischa Barton’s show axed after just 2 episodes


September 28th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 28 (ANI): Mischa Barton's return to the small screen has been dealt a crushing blow, as CW network bosses have announced plans to scrap her fashion drama 'The Beautiful ... Read more...

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David Wright Suffers a Concussion


August 16th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by GD
On August 15th David Wright, the New York Met's 3rd baseman suffered a crushing blow on his helmet in Citi Field when a 94 mph fastball threw him down. The hit came ... Read more...

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Terry gives Man City a miss, opts to stay on at Chelsea


July 23rd, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): England and Chelsea football captain John Terry has decided to stay on at his club after reportedly reaching an agreement that will see his weekly wages rise ... Read more...

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Donor or not, I remain a Labour man: Swraj Paul


July 20th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 20 (IANS) Steel magnate Lord Swraj Paul Monday clarified that he will continue to support Britain's ruling Labour party despite government-backed legislation that would stop him ... Read more...

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NRI donor revolt deals ‘crushing blow’ to British ruling party (Second Lead)


July 19th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 19 (IANS) Steel tycoon Lord Swraj Paul and Curry King Sir Ghulam Noon, two high-profile Indian-born supporters of Labour, say they will stop bankrolling Britain's ruling ... Read more...

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Madonna lacks good morals, says Malawi girl’s father


April 30th, 2009 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Pop diva Madonna's hopes of adopting a second child from Malawi were dealt a crushing blow after the infant's father accused her of lacking "good morals" and ... Read more...

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Groin injury likely to keep Gerrard out for three games


April 11th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) Just 24 hours after being humiliated by Chelsea at Anfield, Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard dealt Rafa Benitez another crushing blow. The England midfielder is likely to miss ... Read more...

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US arrests hundreds in crackdown on Mexican drug gang


February 26th, 2009 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (DPA) More than 750 members of a Mexican drug-trafficking cartel were arrested during a 21-month operation by US, Mexican and Canadian police, the US Justice Department said Wednesday.The department ... Read more...

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Iran prepared to face ‘asymmertrical’ threats: Guards chief


July 16th, 2008 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 16 (IANS) The chief of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IGRC) said Wednesday that his troops are well prepared to face any kind of "asymmetrical" threats be they political, cultural ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to resume talks with LTTE if it lays down arms


July 13th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tirumala, July 13 (ANI): After a two-year gap, Sri Lanka is ready to resume talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) if it lays down arms.Sri Lankan President Mahinda ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s ruling party retains power, but sees major losses


March 9th, 2008 - 4:14 am ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Kuala Lumpur, March 9 (DPA) Malaysia's ruling coalition retained control of the government in Saturday's general elections, but suffered major blows as the opposition managed to wrest control of three states. The ... Read more...

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Haldia Petrochemicals worried over naphtha duty re-imposition


March 1st, 2008 - 11:28 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL), a showpiece joint venture project of the West Bengal government, is worried over the proposal in the union budget to re-impose five percent import ... Read more...

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