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Water riot in UP village leaves one dead, several injured


September 11th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 11 (IANS) A spat over filling water from a community tap turned ugly and left one person dead and four others injured Tuesday when a man opened fire ... Read more...

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Tension in Assam’s Udalguri after youth’s body found


September 6th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sept 6 (IANS) Tension gripped the Udalguri district in troubled Bodo areas of Assam Thursday after police recovered the body of a youth missing since last month.Police also had ... Read more...

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Reviving defunct airports tribunal, centre tells court


July 24th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The central government Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it has started the process to revive the defunct Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal ... Read more...

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Tension at excavated site: Dikshit blames civic agency


July 24th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has blamed the BJP-led municipal authority for the escalation of tension near a mosque at an excavated site near ... Read more...

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Regulator asks airlines not to increase fares


July 16th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The aviation regulator Monday asked all airlines not to raise fares and keep ticket prices under the prescribed bands.The instruction came after reports surfaced that ... Read more...

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Kochi Metro rail gets cabinet nod (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The cabinet Wednesday cleared the Rs.5,181.79 crore, 25.612 km Kochi Metro rail project to improve the public transport system in the southern city.The network ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears Kochi Metro rail


July 4th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The cabinet Wednesday cleared a Rs.5,181.79 crore, 25.612 km Metro rail project to improve the public transport system in the southern city.The network will ... Read more...

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Airlines challenge Delhi airport tariff hike


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking a stay on the nod to the Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) ... Read more...

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Russia urges Syria, Turkey against clash


June 27th, 2012 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The downing of a Turkish jet by Syrian forces should not be considered a provocation or allowed to further destabilise the situation in the region, ... Read more...

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Iraq warns of Syrian crisis’ consequences


June 24th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 24 (IANS) Iraq has warned of Syrian crisis' consequences, pointing to a potential spillover effect for other countries in the Middle East."It is a main concern for us ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani troops battle on Kashmir border


June 19th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 19 (IANS) Pakistani troops again opened fire on Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) on the Jammu and Kashmir border, triggering gun battles for about two ... Read more...

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Britain backs Syria conference plan ‘in principle’


June 15th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has reiterated that his country welcomes "in principle" the Russian suggestion of an international conference on Syria.Hague, however, warned that ... Read more...

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Syria on brink of foreign instigated war: Assad


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said Sunday that the country faces a "real war" waged by external forcesAddressing parliament in a speech broadcast by Syrian television, ... Read more...

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EGoM to take final call on pricing and refarming of spectrum


May 26th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) An empowered group of ministers (EGoM) led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will take the final call on key issues such as pricing and ... Read more...

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US, China urged to help solve Sudan conflict


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 2 (IANS) A coalition of Arab and African civil society organisations have urged China and the US to help solve the conflict between Sudan and South Sudan. The ... Read more...

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UN finds human rights violations by Syria opposition


April 19th, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A UN commission has found serious human rights violations committed by Syria's opposition movement, a Russian minister has said."The chair of the Independent International Commission ... Read more...

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US, China engaging in cyber war games: Report


April 16th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) US and Chinese officials have been "discreetly engaging" in cyber war games in a bid to prevent military escalation between the two countries if either felt ... Read more...

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India calls for dialogue between Sudan, South Sudan


April 12th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) As the conflict intensified amid reports of Sudanese warplanes launching their first attack on a key South Sudanese town, India, which has around $2.5 billion ... Read more...

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Manmohan-Zardari meeting: India to press for action against Saeed


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Bolstered by the US unveiling a $10 million bounty for the capture of the Mumbai terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed, India is expected to up ... Read more...

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Behind the scenes: India shaped BRICS position on West Asia, Afghanistan


March 31st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid differing perceptions, India played a crucial role in shaping the collective stance of the BRICS countries on the need for dialogue to resolve the ... Read more...

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India backs UN resolutions on Iran nuclear issue


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 22 (IANS) India has come out in support of full implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on the Iranian nuclear issue but said all efforts should be ... Read more...

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Israel worried over Syrian missiles to Hezbollah


March 20th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria has supplied Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah militia with advanced Russia-made anti-aircraft missile systems, which could jeopardise Israel's aerial supremacy in the region, an Israeli media ... Read more...

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UN chief seeks to ease Falkland tensions


February 11th, 2012 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Friday called upon Argentina and Britain to prevent "an escalation" of tensions over the Falkland Islands.The secretary-general made the appeal when ... Read more...

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IFJ concerned over hostility against media in Maldives


January 21st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Jan 21 (IANS) The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed concern over the recent escalation of hostile rhetoric towards media in the Maldives.IFJ joined its affiliate, the Maldives ... Read more...

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Bangladesh border guard held after killing Indian (Lead)


January 20th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 20 (IANS) Troopers of Border Guard Bangladesh shot dead an Indian farmer along the border with Tripura Friday, but one of them was detained by angry Indian villagers ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Border Guard held after killing Indian


January 20th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 20 (IANS) Troopers of Bangladesh's Border Guards shot dead an Indian farmer along the border with Tripura Friday, but one of them was detained by angry Indian villagers ... Read more...

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Pakistan politically paralysed: Daily


January 16th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The government must provide a road map to get democracy back on track in Pakistan which is "near paralysed politically", said a leading daily, adding ... Read more...

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2,500 elephants killed in 2011 for ivory


December 29th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Around 2,500 elephants were slaughtered across the world for ivory this year, according to a report by an environmental agency.Experts from Washington-based Traffic environment agency said ... Read more...

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TV series about KGB spies to be screened in US


December 18th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A period drama inspired by the true story of a US couple who were executed for espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union is being ... Read more...

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US-Pakistan conflict risk higher than India-Pakistan: Survey


December 10th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) An influential think-tank has rated a conflict with Pakistan as among the top potential threats facing the United States in 2012, but downgraded the potential for ... Read more...

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Cost increase of Kudankulam project being ascertained


November 19th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is working out the cost escalation owing to delay in commissioning of the Kudankulam ... Read more...

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Fix responsible for lapses, Himachal court tells official


November 18th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 18 (IANS) Observing as wastage of public money the delay in construction of a government school building, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday directed the chief secretary to ... Read more...

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Medicine prices shouldn’t rise: Supreme Court


November 17th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday told the central government that the prices of medicines should not rise further. "Bring it down, don't escalate it in ... Read more...

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Assam gas project cost rises to Rs.8,920 crore


November 16th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The government Wednesday revised upward the cost estimate of the Assam Gas Cracker project to Rs.8,920 crore from the earlier Rs.5,460.61 crore due to ... Read more...

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Mumbai airport’s cost escalation: Shivaji statue in blame game


November 11th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) A Mumbai legislator has protested the purported statement of a top official of builder GVK blaming a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji for the cost escalation of ... Read more...

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