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To battle Maoists government needs better operational plan (Comment)


July 7th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Although India has faced insurgencies for decades, the security forces still seem to fight their battles in a half-hearted manner without any overall operational plan. They and their mentors in the ... Read more...

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Plan panel in opposition line of fire over poverty norm (Third Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Opposition parties joined hands Wednesday to target the government over the new definition of poverty - those living on less than Rs.28 per day ... Read more...

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Plan panel in opposition line of fire over poverty norm (Second Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Opposition parties joined hands Wednesday to target the government over the new definition of people living on less than Rs.28 per day in urban ... Read more...

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Laxman nixes retirement reports


January 18th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 18 (IANS) India's veteran middle-order batsman V.V.S. Laxman has squashed reports of his retirement following his poor performance in the ongoing Test series against Australia.Laxman, who has ... Read more...

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Inter triumph 5-0, Lazio humiliated 0-4


January 8th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 8 (IANS) Inter Milan got off to a great start in 2012 as they thrashed Parma 5-0 at home in their Serie A football clash, while Lazio snapped ... Read more...

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Arthur tells Ponting and Hussey to perform or perish


December 20th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 20 (IANS) Australia coach Mickey Arthur acknowledges that the presence of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey is important for the development of the side in transition but says ... Read more...

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Hussey backs Hughes to put lean phase behind


December 6th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Australian opener Phillip Hughes might be struggling for form but teammate Michael Hussey feels the fellow southpaw will be amongst the runs very soon.Hughes is the ... Read more...

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Political war of words hots up over Chidambaram


September 25th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The political war of words over Home Minister P. Chidamabaram's alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam flared up Saturday with the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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RCA to file criminal complaint against Warne


May 15th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne is in for more trouble. The Rajasthan Cricket Associtaion (RCA) Sunday decided to file a criminal complaint against the Australian for ... Read more...

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Kochi Tuskers overpower Mumbai Indians in pulsating tie (Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Brendon McCullum and Mahela Jayawardene smashed 128 runs in their opening stand as Kochi Tuskers defeated Mumbai Indians by eight wickets at the Wankhede Stadium ... Read more...

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Mayawati sacks minister indicted by ombudsman


December 26th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 26 (IANS) Taking serious note of the indictment by the Lok Ayukta (ombudsman), Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday dropped one of her ministers charged with graft.Minister of state for ... Read more...

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Prince William’s household ‘planning the royal wedding’


December 5th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Prince William's household is apparently helping the royal and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton plan the royal wedding."There is very clear direction from the couple themselves, and it ... Read more...

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Akali leaders gun for Punjab finance minister


October 10th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 9 (IANS) Within a week of linking Punjab's serious debt situation to populist policies of the ruling Akali Dal, Finance Minister Manpreet Badal is in the firing line of his ... Read more...

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Now, Pakistan sending inspection team to Delhi over CWG security fears


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 22 (ANI): In the wake of security concerns over the Commonwealth Games being organised in New Delhi, Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) President Arif Hasan has announced that a senior police ... Read more...

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Smoking Baby Ardi Rizal Kicks The Habit, Thanks To Rehab


September 3rd, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ardi Rizal, the Indonesian kid who had managed to arouse the world in a fit of indignation and horror a few months back, has ... Read more...

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Senior defence officers in Britain face the axe


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) High-ranking defence officers in Britain, including brigadiers and major generals, are likely to face the axe following a military spending review, a media report said Tuesday. Top defence officers ... Read more...

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Hewitt earns right to meet Nadal in French Open


May 29th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, May 29 (ANI): Australian Lleyton Hewitt thrust himself back into the firing line by booking a French Open third round clash against clay king Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros.Hewitt prevailed ... Read more...

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Nepal’s children still in line of fire: UN


April 24th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) Though Nepal signed a peace pact four years ago to end a decade of armed insurgency, children remain in the firing line, with at least 60 killed and ... Read more...

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Shashi Tharoor meets PM again


April 18th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday night, the second meeting between them in the day. Tharoor drove to the ... Read more...

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New investment needed to rejuvenate Liverpool FC: Rafa


April 8th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.8 (ANI): Liverpool requires new investment, said coach Rafa Benitez.On the eve of the club's biggest game of the campaign, Benitez hinted strongly that he had taken the club to ... Read more...

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Rooney urges England fans not to boo Terry


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Ace striker Wayne Rooney has urged England fans not to boo former captain John Terry at Wembley tomorrow.Terry faces Egypt after getting stripped of the captaincy ... Read more...

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Fans mob Imran Khan as he shoots on a BEST Bus!


February 19th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
February 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Imran Khan proved himself a man of the masses when recently he shot a cola ad with Kalki Koechlin shot by Dibakar Banerjee (Love Sex aur ... Read more...

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Akmal brothers face disciplinary action for pre-Hobart Test controversy


January 31st, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 31(ANI): Pakistan vice-captain Kamran Akmal and his brother Umar will face disciplinary action for allegedly violating their central contracts during the controversy that prevailed before the Hobart Test against Australia.The ... Read more...

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Akmal brothers facing disciplinary action for unsavoury pre-Hobart Test ‘histrionics’


January 16th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Hobart, Jan 16(ANI): Pakistan vice-captain Kamran Akmal and his brother Umar are facing disciplinary action for allegedly violating their central contracts during the controversy that prevailed before the Hobart Test against Australia. ... Read more...

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Video game invites players to attack Berlusconi


December 16th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 16 (IANS/AKI) A video game has surfaced on the Internet challenging players to strike Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as many times as they can with replicas of the northern ... Read more...

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Chelsea to drop under performing players against Portsmouth


December 15th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15(ANI): Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is expected to drop some of his under performing players for Wednesday's Premier League game against Portsmouth.Ancelotti had warned his players that poor performances ... Read more...

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Ferguson’s overhaul plan puts greats under scrutiny


November 22nd, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 22 (ANI): A fear of sweeping changes at Manchester United has not only senior players under scrutiny, but just everybody at the club.Key players, including Nemanja Vidic, Michael ... Read more...

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Mayawati expels three BSP leaders


November 18th, 2009 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 18 (IANS) Three prominent leaders of her party came in Chief Minister Mayawati's firing line Wednesday days after the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) lost the Lucknow West assembly ... Read more...

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US Senator gives PML-N leader an earful over KL bill apprehensions


October 22nd, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.22 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Zafar Ali Shah was in the firing line of the Republican Congressman Frank Wolf when the former went to meet him in his ... Read more...

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13 cops sacked for refusing to fight Maoists (Second Lead)


August 26th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 26 (IANS) Sending a strong message to policemen, the Chhattisgarh government dismissed 13 cops Wednesday for refusing to fight Maoist guerrillas. The cops refused to go to Rajnandgaon district where ... Read more...

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13 cops dismissed for refusing to fight (Lead)


August 26th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 26 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government dismissed 13 policemen Wednesday for refusing to fight Maoist guerrillas. The cops refused to go to Rajnandgaon district where Maoists massacred 29 of their colleagues ... Read more...

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Johnson to get nod for third Test


July 29th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Warwickshire (UK), July 29 (ANI): Struggling Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is likely to play in the third Ashes Test that gets underway at the Edgbaston cricket ground here from Thursday.Australian ... Read more...

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Why Musharraf’s memoirs’ Punjabi version of never saw the light of day


June 22nd, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 22 (ANI): The Punjabi version of Pervez Musharraf's much debated book 'In the Line of Fire' has remained an untold story, as it was caught in the firing-line of ... Read more...

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BJP holds crucial national executive meeting


June 20th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Battling internal strife, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began a two-day national executive meeting here Saturday to assess its poor electoral performance and look for ways ... Read more...

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BJP’s soul-searching meet begins Saturday


June 19th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) There will be key absentees even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds its first high-level assessment of its election defeat and looks for ways to ... Read more...

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