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Achuthanandan for CBI probe into Bihari youth’s death


September 19th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Marxist leader V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday asked Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to call for a CBI probe into the alleged murder of a Bihari youth in Kerala.Satnam ... Read more...

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J&K; wants anti-Islam video blocked


September 14th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 14 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked the central government to block access to an anti-Islam video posted on YouTube, saying that it can potentially cause ... Read more...

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Police cut short quizzing cartoonist Aseem Trivedi (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Barely a day after a cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was sent to seven days police custody after being arrested on sedition charges, investigators cut short his ... Read more...

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Cannot target national symbols in cartoons: Government


September 10th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) As rights activists criticised the government for arresting a cartoonist for an allegedly derogatory cartoon, the government Monday said that such artists should stay ... Read more...

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V-empowerment! New marketing mantra sparks new debate


August 30th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) So you think getting an education, a job and being self- reliant were steps towards women's empowerment? If you were to go by the ... Read more...

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Furore in Lok Sabha over coal scam


August 21st, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon Tuesday as the opposition noisily demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the Comptroller ... Read more...

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Beni Prasad Verma embarrasses Congress again


August 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma, already drawing flack Monday for his remark about price-rise being "beneficial" for farmers, later in the day aggravated ... Read more...

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NCW chairperson meets Gogoi on molestation case (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Mamata Sharma Wednesday met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the molestation of a teenage girl in the city July ... Read more...

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NCW chairperson meets Gogoi on molestation case


July 18th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) Mamata Sharma Wednesday met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the G.S. Road molestation of a teenage girl ... Read more...

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No further arrests yet in Assam girl molestation case


July 14th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 14 (IANS) Police have failed to make any breakthrough and arrest any of the seven other culprits from the group that publicly molested and stripped a teenage girl ... Read more...

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UP ex-minister, aide to undergo DNA test


July 11th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) A DNA test will be conducted on Daddu Prasad, a former BSP minister in Uttar Pradesh and his personal assistant, after a woman who had earlier ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa demands withdrawal of cartoon from NCERT book (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday urged the central government to remove from a Class 12 NCERT textbook a cartoon about the anti-Hindi agitation that ... Read more...

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Now another vop leaves Uttar Pradesh Police red-faced


May 21st, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Police Sunday ordered a probe into the alleged mishandling of a body by a police inspector here.The matter pertains to JP Nagar where a ... Read more...

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Shankar made the Ambedkar-Nehru cartoon in 1950s


May 11th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The school textbook cartoon of B.R. Ambedkar which created a furore in parliament Friday was sketched by cartoonist Keshav Shankar Pillai in the 1950s while ... Read more...

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Goa chief minister to pen ‘hilarious, bestselling’ memoir (Goa Newsletter)


May 11th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who single-handedly scripted the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) victory in the recently held Goa polls, may soon be 'scripting' yet another ... Read more...

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‘Quashing reservation in promotions goes against SCs, STs’


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) In the wake of the Supreme Court overruling the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to provide reservations in job promotions, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ... Read more...

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Amend statute for job promotions to SCs, STs: Mayawati


April 30th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Monday called for amending the constitution to provide reservation in job promotions to the Scheduled Castes and the ... Read more...

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UP government withdraws cases against 24 Tappal farmers


April 13th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government late Friday revoked the cases slapped on two dozen farmers during an agitation over land acquisition at Tappal in Aligarh district ... Read more...

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AIIMS students to resume agitation if demands not met


March 10th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A day after suspending their relay hunger strike to demand a judicial inquiry into the suicide of an undergraduate student at the All India Institute ... Read more...

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Panel to probe AIIMS suicide


March 6th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Tuesday constituted a committee of senior faculty members to probe into the academic performance of an MBBS ... Read more...

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Newly appointed Cardinal arrives in India


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 3 (IANS) Cardinal Mar George Alancherry, who hit the headlines over his reported statement on the killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian marines near the Alappuzha coast, ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh CM says no forced sterilizations


February 18th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid a furore over increasing number of minors, unmarried and even elderly people being sterilized without their consent in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ... Read more...

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India must clear cobwebs in mind and play fearless cricket: Ganguly


January 12th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 12 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly Thursday said the war of words between the two teams will surely make the third cricket Test between India and ... Read more...

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India allows 100 percent FDI in single brand retail (Roundup)


January 10th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India Tuesday allowed 100 percent foreign equity in single brand retail, notifying the norms that among other things said all wholly-owned international brands will need ... Read more...

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India allows 100 percent FDI in single brand retail


January 10th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India Tuesday allowed 100 percent foreign equity in single brand retail, notifying the norms that among other things said all wholly owned international brands will ... Read more...

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Pune bids tearful adieu to Anuj Bidve (Lead, changing dateline)


January 7th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 7 (IANS) Thousands of Pune citizens braved the cold to join the family and relatives of Anuj Bidve, an Indian student slain in Britain, at his last ... Read more...

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India has taken up Gita ‘ban’ row with Russia: Krishna (Second Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) India Tuesday described a legal move to ban the Bhagavad Gita in Russia as the work of "misdirected and motivated individuals" and said it had ... Read more...

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BJP submits privilege motion against Chidambaram


December 20th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday submitted a privilege motion against Home Minister P. Chidambaram, who has been in the focus of opposition ire ... Read more...

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Miffed Veena Malik swears to tell all before next break


December 20th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistani actress Veena Malik, new drama queen in the making, has reacted to reports of her 'missing act' as dramatically as possible. She swears to inform ... Read more...

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Enforce law, don’t gag social networking sites: Experts


December 12th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal has clarified that the government did not intend to either interfere or restrict social networking sites but the furore over his ... Read more...

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Social media to drive movement against corruption: Survey


December 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut are emerging as an important tool to drive movement against corruption and bring positive change in ... Read more...

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Concerns about teen ’sexting’ overblown: Researchers


December 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Concerns about teen sexting - appearing in, creating, or receiving sexual images or videos via cell phone or the Internet - may be overblown with the ... Read more...

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Kerala local bodies can give licence for liquor shops


December 1st, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 (IANS) Following protests from anti-liquor campaign activists, Kerala Excise Minister K. Babu made modifications in the liquor policy that now empowers local bodies to give sanction for ... Read more...

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Omar backtracks from amending state penal law


November 29th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday backtracked on his stand of amending the state's Ranbir Penal Code to give protective cover to the army ... Read more...

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Stop politicising FDI in retail, look for bigger benefits: CII


November 28th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Urging opposition parties and state governments to stop politicising the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, a leading industry body said Monday ... Read more...

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