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Colour and ceremony as President Pranab takes office (Roundup)


July 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) It was a day of pomp and pageantry, tradition and modernity as India Wednesday got its 13th president in 76-year-old seasoned politician Pranab Mukherjee, ... Read more...

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MPs should live up to standards of founding fathers: Sonia (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday said that integrity and independence of parliament must be protected at all cost and the the conduct of MPs ... Read more...

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Court puts off hearing on Google, Facebook pleas (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday adjourned the hearing on petitions of Google India and Facebook India challenging a trial court's order to prosecute them ... Read more...

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Can’t control content, Google, Facebook tell court (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Google India and Facebook India Monday again told the Delhi High Court that it was impossible for them to control content with billions of ... Read more...

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The year of social activism in India (2011 in Retrospect)


December 18th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) With Anna Hazare stealing much of the media limelight, social activists this year mounted a determined offensive over issues ranging from corruption and black ... Read more...

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Manmohan meets Gillard, discusses uranium issue


November 19th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nusa Dua (Bali), Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Australian counterpart Julia Gillard met here Saturday for a brief interaction to take forward discussions on selling ... Read more...

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Obama denies asking Australia to sell uranium to India


November 16th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 16 (IANS) Visiting US President Barak Obama has denied speculations that America influenced Australia to overturn its policy of not selling uranium to India. "We have not ... Read more...

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Australia relents on lifting uranium ban, India hails move (Second Lead)


November 15th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne/Banglaore, Nov 15 (IANS) In a dramatic policy reversal, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Tuesday signalled a plan to lift a long-standing ban on uranium sales to India and ... Read more...

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Australian signals lifting uranium ban, India hails move


November 15th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Melbourne, Nov 15 (IANS) In a dramatic policy shift, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has signalled a plan to lift a long-standing ban on uranium sales to India. New ... Read more...

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India plays a critical role in US strategy: Blake


September 29th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) With the centre of geopolitics moving toward Asia, India plays a critical role in US strategy, says a US official suggesting anti-piracy efforts could spur three-way ... Read more...

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Anna campaign gets US prominence, excites Indian Americans


August 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Anna Hazare's campaign against corruption has caught the imagination of Indian Americans and the US media alike though official Washington was apparently caught on the ... Read more...

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US ‘confident’ democratic India can manage internal situation


August 16th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Responding to Indians taking umbrage at a US official's remark on the current protests in India against corruption, Washington has reiterated confidence in India's ability to ... Read more...

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What’s wrong with US remark on fast: Team Anna


August 13th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Responding to a US State Department official's call for "restraint" in dealing with Anna Hazare's proposed fast from Aug 16, Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan ... Read more...

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Congress terms US remarks on Anna fast ‘objectionable’


August 12th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Congress Friday termed as "objectionable" a US State Department spokesperson's call for "restraint" in handling of peaceful protests in the context of a ... Read more...

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Anna fast: US hopes for restraint, India says comment needless


August 12th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Ahead of activist Anna Hazare's fast, the US said it counted on a democratic India to "exercise restraint" against peaceful protesters, eliciting a sharp reaction ... Read more...

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It is military, not martial - clerical error in act rectified


March 1st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) It was a "clerical error" irrelevant in a democratic India. The government Tuesday substituted the words "martial law" with "military law" in an act that came ... Read more...

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Kasab waged war against India to destabilize the government, rule judges


February 21st, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The strongest aggravating circumstance which nailed Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was the manner in which he waged war against the Government of India, the ... Read more...

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Indian vision on ophthalmic front chronicled in new book


December 6th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 6 (IANS) Fifty years after entering the field, the once small Indian ophthalmic family-run firm called GKB has built its skills, spread its wings, taken on challenges and marketed its ... Read more...

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Take a ‘bold leap’ in Indo-US ties: US think tank


October 20th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) As President Barack Obama prepares for his India trip, a US think tank has advised his team to produce a "bold leap forward" in Indo-US ... Read more...

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Involve youth in election process: Quraishi


August 31st, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) The Election Commission of India is pulling out all stops to ensure the participation of the youth, especially those disillusioned by politicians, in the country's poll process, Chief ... Read more...

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Attack Black Economy or accept High Prices


February 19th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem PrakashNew Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has indicated that the Indian economy would be growing at the rate of 7.5 per cent in the present fiscal and at eight ... Read more...

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High prices and hoarding will continue in India (Part-I)


February 1st, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem PrakashNew Delhi: The Indian economy has done well ever since the country decided to open it up in the early 1990s, after experiencing the ignominy of being forced to mortgage ... Read more...

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Karat seeks Chidambaram’s help in Nepali deportation case


January 2nd, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP Brinda Karat Saturday sought Home Minister P. Chidambaram's intervention in "an unjust case" of a Nepali student at a Pune ... Read more...

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Every girl should be safe: Ruchika’s friend at candlelight vigil (Lead)


December 24th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Her staunch friend Aradhana and her family as well as members of the civil society Thursday demanded harsher punishment for former Haryana police chief S.P.S Rathore for ... Read more...

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Address female infanticide first, then women’s quota: Akali MP


June 8th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) It was her maiden speech in parliament and Speaker Meira Kumar didn't mind giving her an extra two minutes. Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur surprised many with ... Read more...

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Case against 38 bogus voters in Delhi


May 12th, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) For the first time in the history of democratic India, 38 voters have been identified and booked for casting votes at more than one booth in the ... Read more...

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Parliament passes resolution on Mumbai terrorist attacks


December 12th, 2008 - 11:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Dec.12 (ANI): The Parliament on Friday unanimously passed a resolution condemning last month''s terror attacks in Mumbai which claimed nearly 200 lives and caused injuries to about 300. The ... Read more...

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Indian parliament unites to condemn terror attack from Pakistan


December 11th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian parliament Thursday passed a unanimous resolution condemning the "heinous terrorist attacks in Mumbai by terrorist elements from Pakistan" and said the country will not cease efforts ... Read more...

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Pak-India-UK Forum condemns Mumbai terror strike


November 29th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London/New Delhi, Nov.29 (ANI): The Pakistan, India and UK Friendship Forum has strongly condemned the terrorist strikes in Mumbai that claimed over 150 lives and injured over 290. "We strongly condemn these ... Read more...

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‘Jammu and Kashmir’s accession to India unquestionable’


September 19th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A group of intellectuals and strategic experts have declared that the legal validity of Jammu and Kashmir's accession to India cannot be questioned and was in accordance ... Read more...

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President calls for making India a strong democratic nation


August 14th, 2008 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , August 14 (ANI): On the eve of India s 61st Independence Day, President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil stressed on the need to work ceaselessly to advance our common ... Read more...

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Highlights of President Pratibha Patil’s address


August 14th, 2008 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Following are the highlights of President Pratibha Patil's address to the nation Thursday on the eve of Independence Day: * Terrorism will never succeed in discouraging us ... Read more...

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Maldives’’s China policy a security threat to India


July 10th, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Saying Mr. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom''s Government in Maldives is disturbing the balance of power in the Indian Ocean by wooing China, the Presidential candidate of Opposition ... Read more...

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Book on Ambedkar launched in Pakistan


July 5th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , July 5 (ANI): A large number of writers and literary personalities from India , Pakistan , Nepal and Bangladesh attended a book launch ceremony in Lahore last evening. Titled ... Read more...

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No internal democracy in political parties: Rahul Gandhi


March 29th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)Bangalore, March 29 (IANS) Congress MP Rahul Gandhi Saturday asserted that there was "no internal democracy" in any political party, including his own, though India was the largest democracy. "In a democratic ... Read more...

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