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VIP quota for Haj pilgrimage cut by apex court (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday reduced the VIP quota for Haj pilgrimage from 2,550 to just 300.The apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice ... Read more...

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Commonwealth asked to act on threat to Asma Jehangir


June 9th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The members of a Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG) have called for immediate Commonwealth action after renowned Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jehangir recently claimed ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks details of Haj quota


May 8th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday sought details of the reservation of 11,000 seats for various categories in India's annual Haj quota, saying the subsidy for the ... Read more...

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Chomsky, others write to PM protesting Bengal police excesses


April 16th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Eminent persons of international repute, including well-known US-based academician-intellectual Noam Chomsky, Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing concern over the use of state ... Read more...

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‘Withdraw public suit on appointment of next army chief’


April 11th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A public suit filed in the Supreme Court alleging communal overtones in the appointment of Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh as the next army chief should ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra dates decided on religious calendar, says shrine board (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 29 (IANS) Justifying this year's June 25-Aug 2 Amarnath pilgrimage dates, criticised as too short in some quarters, the shrine board that manages the annual Himalayan pilgrimage ... Read more...

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Journalist-academician Sunit Mukherjee dead


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Renowned journalist and academician Sunit Kumar Mukherjee died following a massive cerebral attack at a South Kolkata nursing home Saturday night, family sources said Sunday. ... Read more...

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Kerala realtor yet again marries off 20 girls


December 10th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Palakkad (Kerala), Dec 10 (IANS) Middle East-based Keralite P.N.C. Menon, who heads the real estate Sobha Group, presided over 20 marriages here Saturday as part of his trust's yearly programme ... Read more...

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Kalam stresses integrated, balanced approach for nuclear invincibility


November 30th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Each nation can accomplish invincible nuclear security individually and collectively through eternal vigilance, expansion of new energy technologies, coherence, dynamism, self sufficiency among others, said former ... Read more...

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Notice to centre on MPs facing criminal charges


November 4th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central and state governments on a petition seeking fast tracking of trial of cases against 162 MPs ... Read more...

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India satisfied with CHOGM outcome: Ansari


October 31st, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 31 (IANS) India returns with a feeling of satisfaction from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, having managed to keep ... Read more...

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Commonwealth fails to pass the reforms test


October 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) Although it has armed itself with greater powers of preventive diplomacy, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here failed to agree on a bulk of ... Read more...

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Commonwealth to intervene in democracy subversion, rights monitor stalled


October 28th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) The 54-nation Commonwealth Friday armed itself with powers to intervene early in countries that violate human rights and democratic norms, but a contentious move to ... Read more...

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India opposes moves against Colombo at Commonwealth meet


October 27th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 27 (IANS) The biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) kicks off here Friday, with the Indian delegation keeping a wary eye on efforts to set up a ... Read more...

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Vice president heading to Australia for CHOGM


October 24th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari will head to Australia Thursday to represent India at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that will focus on ... Read more...

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A new chapter opened in Indo-Nepal relations: Bhattarai


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A day after India unveiled a $250 million line of credit for Kathmandu and signed a crucial investment pact, Nepal's Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai ... Read more...

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PM urged to address issue of Kashmir mass graves


September 30th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been urged to set a time-frame for identifying the bodies found in mass graves in Jammu and Kashmir and ... Read more...

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India, China should handle Vietnam oil issue with sensitivity: Chinese analyst


September 26th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Sanya (China), Sep 26 (IANS) India's recent oil deals with Vietnam in South China Sea, a disputed territory, has created a "negative impact" in China and the issue needs to ... Read more...

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Britain seeks India’s leadership role in Commonwealth


August 30th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Describing India as "a beacon of democracy", Britain Tuesday pushed for a leadership role for India in reinvigorating the 54-nation Commonwealth that will hold the ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari to represent India at CHOGM summit


August 9th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appears set to skip the forthcoming Commonwealth summit in Australia. Instead, Vice-President Hamid Ansari will represent India at the summit ... Read more...

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Indonesia invites Indian investments in infrastructure


July 16th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Indonesia invites Indian industrialists to invest in infrastructure sectors and also look at it as a source of many other products apart from coal in order ... Read more...

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Special Bengal house panel to examine legislative council issue


June 29th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday moved a resolution in the assembly for reviving the legislative council, abolished in the state in 1969, but the matter ... Read more...

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‘So many zeroes…’ Supreme Court raps tax department on 2G (Lead)


May 5th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday pulled up the income tax department for slow and sketchy investigations into the 2G scam, saying figures in its status report ... Read more...

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2G report: Supreme Court pulls up income tax department


May 5th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday pulled up the income tax department for filing a sketchy report on investigations into the 2G scam. The court will also ... Read more...

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K. Balachander conferred Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2010


April 29th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Veteran Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander, the director of hits like "Ek Duuje Ke Liye" and Sindhu Bhairavi" and who has won numerous national and ... Read more...

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Anybody supporting us is welcome to campaign: Karat (Lead)


April 21st, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Thursday scoffed at suggestions that the party was forced to allow sacked leader Somnath Chatterjee to ... Read more...

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Karat denies CPI-M asked Somnath to campaign


April 21st, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Thursday denied that the party was forced to allow sacked leader Somnath Chatterjee to campaign in West Bengal's assembly elections."Please ... Read more...

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Believing the opposition on Singur was a mistake: Bhattacharjee


April 15th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Friday said he had made a mistake by believing the opposition would not go beyond a point to scuttle ... Read more...

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Home Ministry advisory to states: Be sensitive with inquiries about Kashmir origin residents


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.3 (ANI): The Home Ministry has issued an advisory to state governmentes and Union Territories to be more sensitive while making inquiries about residents from Jammu and Kashmir.A ministry release ... Read more...

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Thousands join anti-graft march in capital (Lead)


January 30th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Thousands of people marched in the national capital Sunday, raising their voice against corruption. The rallyists rejected the union government's Lokpal bill and demanded it replace it ... Read more...

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Thousands march against corruption in Delhi


January 30th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Holding aloft banners and shouting slogans against rising levels of corruption in the country, thousands of people from all age groups stepped out of their homes Sunday ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia announce establishment of Eminent Persons’ Group


January 25th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): In a endeavor to develop a 'Vision Statement 2025' for the Indonesia-India Strategic Partnership, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced ... Read more...

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Age limit for vice chancellors in Haryana raised to 68


September 7th, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 7 (IANS) The Haryana assembly Monday passed bills to raise the retirement age of vice chancellors (VCs) and pro-vice chancellors to 68. Earlier, the retirement age was 65 years.The decision will ... Read more...

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‘People’s Tribunal’ to deliberate on Kandhamal riot victims complaints


August 20th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.20 (ANI): The National Solidarity Forum (NSF) has announced plans for holding a three-day "people's tribunal" from August 22 to 24 here to address and hear grievances of victims of ... Read more...

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Vice President Ansari to undertake three-day Kerala visit


July 8th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): The Vice President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, will undertake a three-day visit to Kerala beginning on Thursday.Vice President Ansari will be inaugurating a national seminar on election reforms ... Read more...

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