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India, Poland agree on audio-visual cooperation


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 4 (IANS) India and Poland Wednesday signed an agreement to establish a legal framework for audio-visual co-production, especially films.The agreement was signed by visiting Indian Minister for ... Read more...

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Fair justice bedrock of good governance: Supreme Court


May 13th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that in a democratic polity, justice, both in its concept and in essence, being fair and unbiased is the bedrock ... Read more...

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Waheed meets Manmohan, commits to early polls in Maldives (Second Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Mohamed Waheed, the new president of the Maldives, Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here in his first-ever visit to India and is said ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh inch towards Teesta, extradition pacts (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Signalling a positive movement forward on contentious issues, India and Bangladesh Monday said they have inched ahead towards signing of the Teesta river water-sharing ... Read more...

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Opposition, Congress spar over UPA’s ‘governance deficit’


April 18th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Is the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) floundering in its vision? Are compulsions of coalition a handicap in effective decision making? These questions were raised ... Read more...

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Government confident of returning to 9 percent growth (Roundup)


March 12th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government Monday expressed confidence that the country would return to a high economic growth rate of eight to nine percent, unveiling a blueprint ... Read more...

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India to return to 8-9 percent growth: President (Second Lead) (With image)


March 12th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Indian economy will soon return to an eight-nine percent growth trajectory - from around seven percent projected for the fiscal ending March 31 ... Read more...

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Apex court pulls up PMO on Swamy’s war on Raja (Second Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) In a clear embarrassment to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court Tuesday hauled up his officials for not advising him on Janata Party ... Read more...

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19 years after Babri demolition, Ram temple on backburner?


December 5th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Almost two decades after the Babri mosque in Ayodhya was demolished by right-wing activists in the presence of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, ... Read more...

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India-US ties valuable for global consensus: Envoy


November 11th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) In a globalised world, closer partnership between India and the United States will be of great value for forging global consensus and cooperation, according to ... Read more...

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Some youth radicalised, need to address it: PM (Intro Roundup)


September 10th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Three days after a bomb blast at Delhi High Court killed 13 people, Prime Minister Manmohan SIngh Saturday admitted that a section of the country's ... Read more...

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Need to wean away youth from radicalisation: PM (Roundup)


September 10th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Describing the bomb blast outside Delhi High Court as "a stark reminder" to not lower vigil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said there can ... Read more...

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Don’t read too much into Hurriyat meeting: Pakistan


July 27th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday said "too much should not be read" into its Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar meeting the separatist Hurriyat leaders from Kashmir ahead of ... Read more...

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Cash-for-votes scam: Apex court seeks Delhi Police report (Lead)


July 7th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked Delhi Police to file a status report on their investigations into bribery charges during a trust vote in parliament in ... Read more...

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Gadkari attacks Sonia, Congress returns fire (Second Lead)


June 15th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India's top two political parties were locked in a war of words Wednesday after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari questioned Congress chief ... Read more...

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Gadkari attacks Sonia, Congress returns fire (Lead)


June 15th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India's top two parties were locked in a bitter war of words Wednesday after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari questioned Congress chief ... Read more...

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Poll panel seeks more powers to rein in errant parties


June 12th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) The Election Commission Sunday asked the central government for more powers to rein in errant political parties and hoped the proposal to bar candidates with criminal ... Read more...

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Tibetan exiles remember late Arunachal chief minister


May 26th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 26 (IANS) The Tibetan parliament-in-exile Thursday described late Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu as a "faithful friend and supporter of the Dalai Lama and Tibet's struggle for ... Read more...

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Meet on media’s role in promoting human rights (Lead)


April 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A two-day conference on the role of media in promoting human rights got underway in the capital Thursday, with participation of media organisations from ... Read more...

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NGO moves apex court over probe into cash-for-votes scam


April 11th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Referring to the US diplomatic cables revealed by WikiLeaks on what has come to be known as the cash-for-votes scam, an NGO Monday approached the ... Read more...

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Ex-PM Devegowda condoles Arjun Singh’s demise


March 5th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 5 (ANI): Former Prime Minister H.D. Devegowda on Saturday condoled the death of senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Arjun Singh.In a statement, Devegowda said: "I am deeply ... Read more...

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Doctrine of separation of power must be respected: Congress


February 10th, 2011 - 2:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday expressed reservations over a Supreme Court judge's remarks about continuance of Vilasrao Deshmukh in the Union cabinet and said every institution must ... Read more...

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Opposition demands for JPC probe into 2G scam is correct: Nitish Kumar


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reacting to former Telecom Minister A Raja's arrest on Wednesday said the truth has come out in open, and added that ... Read more...

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Divided on JPC, MPs unite against terror


December 13th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Divided over the probe into the 2008 2G spectrum allocation, MPs cutting across party lines found common ground Monday when they stood united against terrorism to ... Read more...

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Development uneven, need more honest state: PM


November 19th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Pointing out that India's "development was uneven", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said "we need a state that is more sensitive, more responsible, more transparent, ... Read more...

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Armed Forces: A Pillar In Nation Building


November 16th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghNew Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): The 21st century looks towards security, justice, economic development and a democratic polity as the pillars of nation building. Security comes first in the pecking order ... Read more...

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Adhocism in fight against Maoists: BJP


June 30th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday accused the government of "adhocism" in the war against Maoists and said states where the rebels are active should get ... Read more...

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To fight Maoism, poor need to be take care of: PM (Lead)


April 21st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Admitting that Maoism is the result of under-development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday advocated the need to ensure that the poor share equitably the benefits of ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh for urgent action to root out left-wing extremism


April 21st, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday underscored the need for urgent and considered action to root out the left-wing extremism from the country.Inaugurating the ... Read more...

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Extremism flourishes due to under-development, says PM


April 21st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said that those "challenging the authority of the Indian state" will not be given any quarter even as he admitted that ... Read more...

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S.M. Krishna to attend Polish president’s funeral


April 15th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Surender Bhutani Warsaw, April 15 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will head the Indian delegation that will attend the funeral ceremony of President Lech Kaczynski who was killed Saturday ... Read more...

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Women’s bill elevates Sonia Gandhi to league of her own (Comment)


March 11th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Chhaya The passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament, elevates Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi to a league of her ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan peace necessary for growth, stability: World Bank


February 18th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Peace between India and Pakistan is not only necessary for sustaining economic growth but also vital for building pluralistic democracies and sustaining the integrity of both ... Read more...

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Multi-party democracy has worked, give voice to women: PM


January 5th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) India's journey to a multi-party democracy has been marked with "stresses and strains" but it has worked, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday while making a ... Read more...

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Exemplary punishment to those found guilty by Liberhan: CPI-M


November 24th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury has asked the Congress-led UPA Government to pursue cases against those found responsible for the demolition of Babri Masjid in December 1992 ... Read more...

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