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Arrogance may hurt Congress: Mulayam (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhiucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav warned Wednesday that the "arrogance" of the Congress was going to hurt it badly.Speaking to reporters a day ... Read more...

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Bengal’s credit-deposit ratio to surpass national average: Mitra


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The credit-deposit ratio in West Bengal's banks is expected to surpass the all-India average within two years, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Monday."I hope that ... Read more...

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Downpour floods Agra streets


September 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 17 (IANS) An hour-long heavy downpour Monday evening flooded several parts of Agra and brought traffic to a halt on the otherwise busy Mahatma Gandhi Road. Vehicles were ... Read more...

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I’m not a saint: Mulayam makes clear his PM ambition


September 13th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday made clear his prime ministerial ambition, saying he was not a saint, and pointed out that if H.D. Deve ... Read more...

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NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra over farm suicides


September 12th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a reply from the Maharashtra government over seven farm suicides that took place last week within a ... Read more...

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Chandrababu’s son gearing up for major role in TDP


September 12th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Nara Lokesh, son of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, appears to be gearing up to take up a key responsibility in the party.An ... Read more...

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Heavy rain forecast for Kashmir, farmers worried


September 7th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) In more worry for farmers, the weather office Friday forecast heavy rainfall at some places in the Kashmir Valley during the next 36 hours."There has been ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod for continuing farmers’ loan scheme


September 6th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government Thursday approved a proposal to continue interest subvention to public sector banks (PSBs), regional rural banks (RRBs), cooperatives banks and NABARD to ... Read more...

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Work on controversial n-power plant to begin Thursday


September 5th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 5 (IANS) Work on the first phase of a controversial nuclear power plant in Haryana's Fatehabad district would commence Thursday, an official said here Wednesday.In the first phase, ... Read more...

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Tractor sales to pick up from October: Escorts


September 5th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Tractor sales, which have been flat for about six months due to a delayed monsoon, are expected to pick up from October following recent rains, agri-machinery ... Read more...

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‘Fertile land won’t be acquired for power plants’


September 5th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 5 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government suffered a major blow on the industrialisation front as the state's high court at Bilaspur annulled the acquisition of farmland for four power ... Read more...

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Punjabi farmers struggle to save land in Gujarat


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) Punjabi farmers based in Bhuj and Kutch Monday sought the intervention of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal amid fears of being divested of their land ... Read more...

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I will die but won’t grab land: Mamata


August 30th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said she would rather die than grab land forcibly for projects.Addressing a meeting at Itahar of North Dinajpur ... Read more...

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Andhra government asked to reclaim land


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 30 (IANS) The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Andhra Pradesh assembly Thursday urged the government to take back lands on which industrial units have not come up ... Read more...

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Youth questions Mamata, gets answer this time


August 29th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Krishnanagar (West Bengal), Aug 29 (IANS) After all the flak she drew the last time she got a man arrested for publicly questioning her government's policies, West Bengal chief ... Read more...

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Kerala pays out Rs.100 crore in pension, dole for Onam


August 28th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 (IANS) Coinciding with the Onam, Kerala's harvest festival, the state government handed out various social security benefits like pensions, unemployment doles and ex-gratia payments to the tune ... Read more...

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Can’t make commercial films: ‘Anhey Ghorey…’ director


August 25th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Punjabi film director Gurvinder Singh, who received a National award for his debut film "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" ("Alms for the Blind Horse"), says he ... Read more...

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Master Plan clears way for home buyers in Noida Extension


August 24th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) Friday approved the Greater Noida Master Plan 2021, bringing smile to thousands of home buyers in Uttar Pradesh's ... Read more...

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Man who questioned Mamata granted bail


August 24th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) A West Bengal court Friday granted bail to Shiladitya Chowdhury, who was arrested after he had publicly questioned Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government's ... Read more...

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48 killed in Kenya ethnic clashes


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 48 people, including 11 children, were killed in a clash involving two communities in Kenya, police said Wednesday.The clash between the Pokomo and Orma ... Read more...

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Murrah milk drives Haryana’s white revolution


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) With dairy farming picking up in the state, and with the rising popularity of the Murrah breed of buffaloes, milk production in Haryana has gone up ... Read more...

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Crack of dawn start for Chandy, ministers


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) It was an early start to the day for Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and five of his ministers who reached office at 5 a.m. Tuesday ... Read more...

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UP to withdraw cases slapped against farmers


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will be withdrawing cases slapped on farmers during the Mayawati regime, announced Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday after meeting a delegation of ... Read more...

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Sikkim aims to become ‘fully organic’ by 2015 (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Aug 20 (IANS) Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a ... Read more...

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Sikkim aims to become ‘fully organic’ by 2015 (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Aug 20 (IANS) Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a ... Read more...

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Four years later, Kosi flood victims fight for survival


August 20th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) Four years after Bihar's Kosi region was ravaged by floods, an ambitious programme to rebuild a new-look Kosi region with World Bank help is yet to ... Read more...

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Taiwan breaks world record for rice planting


August 19th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A group of over 1,000 farmers in Taiwan has smashed the world record for planting rice, the Daily Mail reported.The 1,215 competitors in Taoyuan county transplanted ... Read more...

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Mamata moves to set up base in Uttar Pradesh


August 16th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Hoping to expand its base in the Hindi heartland of Uttar Pradesh and make an electoral dent, the Trinamool Congress will set up district units ... Read more...

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Patnaik for ‘constant’ price of fertilisers


August 14th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday asked the central government to maintain a constant price of fertilisers to protect the farmers from exploitation."There has been a ... Read more...

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Akhilesh moots extension of Yamuna Expressway to Lucknow (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday mooted the idea of extending the Noida-Agra Expressway up to Lucknow so that the entire state could benefit from ... Read more...

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Akhilesh moots extension of Yamuna Expressway to Lucknow


August 13th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday mooted the idea of extending the Noida-Agra Expressway up to Lucknow so that the entire state could benefit from ... Read more...

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NDA leaders call on Ramdev (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Ramdev's campaign against black money and corruption Monday drew support from BJP president Nitin Gadkari and Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav who met the yoga ... Read more...

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Man arrested for publicly questioning Mamata


August 11th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) A man, who had publicly questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government policies towards farmers, was arrested from West Midnapore district for ... Read more...

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BJP to hold protest rallies in Rajasthan on Aug 11


August 9th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajasthan unit would hold protest rallies all over the state Aug 11 highlighting the drawbacks of the state's Congress government, including ... Read more...

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Britain braces for deadly sheep virus


August 9th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A virus that causes lambs and calves to be born dead or with serious deformities could spread across Britain by the end of year, experts warned ... Read more...

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