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Make new rules for chess quota seats, court tells DU (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed Delhi University to lay down fresh physical standard criteria for students who take admission under the sports quota for ... Read more...

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Panthers Party to boycott meet with former interlocutors


August 30th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's Panthers Party Thursday said it would not meet the two former interlocutors arriving in Jammu Sunday for a three-day interaction with political parties ... Read more...

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PM gets till Sep 18 to write letter against Zardari (Third Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) He could have been on his way out but Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf was Monday given a three-week reprieve by the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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China to have tourism law


August 27th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) Chinese lawmakers Monday started deliberations on a draft law on tourism, aiming to promote the development of the country's booming travel industry.The draft includes operating standards ... Read more...

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Australian lawmakers to join hands against corruption


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Ontario (Canada), Aug 23 (IANS) Legislators across the political spectrum from around Australia will converge in Melbourne Thursday, joining hands in their fight against corruption and for integrity in government.As ... Read more...

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Strike cripples banking operations in Karnataka


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 22 (IANS) Thousands of employees and officers of state-run and old generation private banks went on a two-day strike Wednesday, crippling banking operations across Karnataka in support ... Read more...

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Chantelle Houghton: ‘Alex Reid walked out on me’


August 14th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
August 14 (NEWS) Last week Chantelle Houghton had admitted that her relationship with her husband Alex Raid is experiencing push and pulls. The 28 year old star told the Star Magazine on ... Read more...

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No certainty about Lokpal bill in monsoon session, says Bansal (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Lokpal Bill can be taken up in the monsoon session only if the select committee looking into the mesure gives its recommendation much before ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill in monsoon session if panel reports early: Bansal


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Lokpal Bill can be taken up in the monsoon session only if the select committee looking into the mesure gives its recommendation much before ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi should be leader of Lok Sabha, says Congress MP


July 30th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Amid deliberations in the Congress on the choice of leader of house in the Lok Sabha, a party MP Moday suggested that Congress president ... Read more...

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NCP declares truce, alliance to have more ‘coordination’


July 25th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Declaring a truce with the alliance partner Congress, the NCP Wednesday said a mechanism is being evolved to ensure more consultation between allies for ... Read more...

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Court blocks Narayanan-Vajpayee letters on Gujarat riots (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday set aside the Central Information Commission (CIC) order allowing disclosure of the correspondence between then president K.R. Narayanan and prime ... Read more...

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LF demands all-party meet on Mamata’s talks with GJM


June 18th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Monday demanded an all-party meeting on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent talks with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and also a statement ... Read more...

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Rajat Gupta convicted on 4 counts


June 15th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 15 (IANS) Former Goldman Sachs' Indian American director Rajat Gupta was convicted Friday of four of six counts on charges of providing insider tips to convicted hedge-fund ... Read more...

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‘Madagascar 3′ - cramped but triple the fun (IANS Movie Review)


June 9th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Madagascar 3"; Cast: Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock; Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon; Rating: ***As a film franchise progresses, its creators face a unique problem. They ... Read more...

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American Sikhs hail India’s Sikh marriage law


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) American Sikhs have hailed as "historic" the passage in the Indian parliament of Anand Marriage Act for the registration of Sikh marriages."This is a historic day ... Read more...

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Biman takes a dig at Mamata over FDI issue


May 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Left Front chairman Biman Bose Wednesday took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for reportedly discussing the issue of FDI in retail ... Read more...

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Employees’ strike affects schools, offices in Kashmir


May 8th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 8 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir government employees across Kashmir Valley began a two-day strike Tuesday to press the state government for the implementation of their demands.Except for the ... Read more...

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FDI issue: US says it was discussed, Mamata says no


May 8th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Sparking off a controversy, the US Monday claimed that the issue of increasing US investment in West Bengal, including in the retail sector, was touched ... Read more...

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India assumes ADB board of governors’ chair


May 5th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 5 (IANS) IndianFinance Minister Pranab Mukherjee was Saturday elected chairman of the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a year.Mukherjee will hold the ... Read more...

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No final decision on NCTC: Chidambaram


May 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) There will be no National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) as of now, Home Minister P. Chidambaram hinted Saturday after the government failed to convince ... Read more...

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Going slow on hurried divorce


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Speedy divorce got delayed Wednesday with a proposed amendment to the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, getting stalled in the Rajya Sabha.The Marriage Law (Amendment) ... Read more...

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January troop mobilisation purely for training: Antony


April 26th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government made it clear Thursday that the movements of army units on the night of January 16/17 was "purely for training purposes" and aimed ... Read more...

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Rift in Team Anna, as Hazare plans nationwide campaign (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A major rift emerged at a Team Anna core committee meeting in suburban Noida Sunday with member Mufti Shamoon Qasmi being asked to stay ... Read more...

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Team Anna member asked to leave meet after found recording


April 22nd, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A major rift emerged at a Team Anna core committee meeting in suburban Noida Sunday with one member being asked to stay away from ... Read more...

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UNSC to mull on observer mission in Syria


April 13th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 13 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) will begin consultation on a draft resolution concerning the deployment of an observer mission in Syria "as swiftly as possible".US ... Read more...

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Taking Lokayukta out of Lokpal bill: Cabinet to decide


April 4th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) With most political parties at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's all-party meet on March 23 in favour of separating the institution of Lokayuktas in states ... Read more...

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Kudankulam row enabled deliberations on atomic power: Kalam


March 21st, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) imbroglio has enabled detailed deliberations on atomic power generation, its viability, safety and other aspects, said former Indian president A.P.J.Abdul ... Read more...

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No verdict yet in Indian American student’s spycam trial


March 16th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 16 (IANS) A New Jersey jury ended the second day of deliberations in the trial of an Indian American accused of using a webcam to spy on ... Read more...

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US to ask Israel to let sanctions affect Iran


March 4th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has plans to ask Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu next week not to attack Iran's nuclear facilities in the coming months ... Read more...

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Government seeks states’ help on engineering entrance test


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Taking another step on its proposal to introduce a common entrance test for engineering courses, the government Wednesday held talks with state education ministers and ... Read more...

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Peace Accord with Black Widow rebel faction soon: Chidambaram


January 24th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday hinted that the government is planning to sign a peace accord with the Dima Halam Daogah faction of rebels ... Read more...

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Diplomatic thaw in US-Pakistan ties: Daily


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The ties between the US and Pakistan are witnessing a diplomatic thaw but it won't be back to business as usual, said a daily.An editorial in ... Read more...

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Poll panel orders covering Mayawati statues (Second Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 7 (IANS) In a landmark move, the Election Commission Saturday issued orders for covering all statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ... Read more...

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Government not under pressure on Lokpal: Jaiswal


December 21st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The government was not under any pressure to bring the Lokpal bill in parliament, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said Wednesday."The government is not under ... Read more...

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