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Haryana asks centre to probe grid failure


August 1st, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) A day after it was named as one of the four states which had overdrawn power from the national grid leading to a major failure, the ... Read more...

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Africa eyes India’s winning plan to fight AIDS


July 30th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A highly successful AIDS prevention programme launched in India by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has evoked great interest in Africa where over two thirds of ... Read more...

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Syria, Jordan confirm Nehru Cup participation


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Syria and Jordan have confirmed participation in the Nehru Cup football tournament in Delhi August 16-26 and the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) is waiting to ... Read more...

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BJP to campaign for Ganga


May 25th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has now taken up the cause of preserving the river Ganga and announced a panel Friday led by its firebrand ... Read more...

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Aamir Khan to meet Gehlot over female foeticide


May 9th, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 9 (IANS) Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is to meet Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Wednesday in connection with female foeticide cases highlighted by the TV reality show ... Read more...

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Post ‘Satyamev Jayate’ Aamir to meet Gehlot


May 7th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 7 (IANS) Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is likely to meet Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday in connection with female foeticide cases highlighted by his TV ... Read more...

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Nabard’s Rs.15 bn fund to help women’s self-help groups


April 14th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (Nabard) will create a Rs.15 billion fund to cater to women's Self-Help Groups in economically weaker districts in ... Read more...

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Cooking gas supplies resume as transporters end stir


March 31st, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur/Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) In a major relief to consumers in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra, transporters of cooking gas called off their eight-day-old strike Saturday and resumed supply ... Read more...

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World Bank extends $130 mn loan for North East development


January 20th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The World Bank Friday extended a $130 million loan to India that will be used to fund rural development programmes in the North East region ... Read more...

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Development deficit dogs poll-bound states


January 19th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) With high fiscal deficits -- an indicator of poor financial management -- the five poll-bound states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa, home ... Read more...

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Malaysian opposition leader acquitted in sodomy case


January 9th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 9 (IANS) A Malaysian high court has acquitted Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy charge, capping almost two-year-long trial proceedings.The 64-year-old former deputy prime minister was ... Read more...

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Five states to go to polls January-March (Second Lead)


December 24th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Elections will be held to the Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assemblies between Jan 28 and March 3, 2012, and votes ... Read more...

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Centre returns Mayawati’s proposal to divide Uttar Pradesh


December 19th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The central government Monday returned the proposal for division of Uttar Pradesh into four states as passed by the state assembly last month and sought ... Read more...

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History and logic favour Uttar Pradesh’s division (Comment)


December 7th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
The decision to divide Uttar Pradesh into four states by Chief Minister Mayawati has set a new agenda in the state's politics. This will have far reaching consequences for the coming ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh division needs central government, parliament approval


November 21st, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Though the Uttar Pradesh assembly Monday passed a resolution seeking division of the state into four states by a voice vote without any discussion, the ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh assembly passes split motion amid pandemonium


November 21st, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) The ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Monday managed to get the much-debated resolution for division of Uttar Pradesh into four smaller states passed by voice ... Read more...

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No political agenda behind move to split state, say Mayawati


November 21st, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Mayawati Monday denied any political motive behind the assembly resolution favouring the division of Uttar Pradesh into four separate states."There is no political ... Read more...

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Tripura on fresh bird flu alert, bans poultry imports


November 19th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 19 (IANS) Sounding a fresh bird flu alert, the Tripura government has imposed a ban on import of poultry birds, ducks and other poultry products from West Bengal ... Read more...

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Nitish backs Mayawati plan to split Uttar Pradesh


November 16th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday came out in support of Mayawati's plan to divide Uttar Pradesh into four states."I am always a supporter of smaller ... Read more...

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Mayawati trying to misguide people: SP


November 15th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) Tuesday said the Mayawati government's proposal to divide Uttar Pradesh into four states would neither lead to better development or better ... Read more...

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Hisar by-poll result Anna’s defeat: Moily


October 17th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and union minister M. Veerappa Moily Monday termed the Hisar Lok Sabha by-poll result as a "defeat" for Anna Hazare, saying if ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu seeks private investment in tourism sector


August 4th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Thursday said it will seek private investment in the tourism sector to develop hotels and other infrastructure.Presenting the AIADMK government's first budget ... Read more...

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Before US posting, Nirupama Rao speaks on maritime policy


July 28th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India is "in principle" opposed to the idea of an international judicial tribunal trying pirates captured by global navies in the Gulf of Aden, as ... Read more...

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Supreme Court notice to poll panel on EVMs (Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed the Election Commission to decide on a petition seeking provisions for instant verification of votes cast through electronic voting machines ... Read more...

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Chemists in four states to down shutters Aug 1


July 23rd, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The government's proposal to introduce stricter norms for sale of antibiotics has not gone down well with chemists across the country, who plan to ... Read more...

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Konkan Railway route to normalise Thursday


July 19th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Traffic on the Konkan Railway route, which has been affected by landslides in Maharashtra, will normalise by July 21, the company said Tuesday.Konkan Railway Corporation Limited ... Read more...

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India frees 14 Pakistani prisoners (Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 28 (IANS) Fourteen Pakistanis walked home to freedom from the Attari border checkpost near here Tuesday, after being released from prisons in four states.They included 10 Pakistani fishermen ... Read more...

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India releases 14 Pakistani prisoners


June 28th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 28 (IANS) Fourteen Pakistanis walked home to freedom from the Attari border here Tuesday, after being released from prisons in four states.They included 10 Pakistani fishermen who had ... Read more...

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Mayawati terms petrol price hike anti-people


May 15th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday hit out at the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for the steep hike in the price of petrol, saying this ... Read more...

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Money creating havoc in elections: Chief election commissioner


May 13th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) As election results for five assemblies came in Friday, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi expressed serious concern over the growing influence of money power ... Read more...

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BJP asks government not to hike fuel prices


May 5th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) With the government expected to take a decision on hiking prices of petroleum products next week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said any ... Read more...

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Women’s car rally to spread word about cancer among children


April 25th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A group of 22 women, including some cancer survivors, will participate in an inter-state car rally to raise awareness about the disease and generate ... Read more...

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Transocean gives bonuses for ’safety’ after Gulf of Mexico oil spill


April 4th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.4 (ANI): The American offshore oil and gas drilling contractor, Transocean, which is also responsible for running the Deepwater Horizon rig, has paid its top executives bonuses for its "best ... Read more...

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Budget session spent little time on legislation


March 25th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The budget session of parliament, that ended Friday, saw very little time spent on legislation and several hours lost in interruptions over controversies like ... Read more...

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Malaysian leader denies being part of sex video


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 22 (IANS) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim Tuesday lodged a police complaint denying that he was the man in a sex video that emerged Monday, saying such ... Read more...

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