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Need national leaders from science, engineering: PM


August 18th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The country needs national leaders from science and engineering and not just politics, sports and cinema, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Saturday.The prime minister ... Read more...

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Introspect, Ansari urges legal profession


May 5th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday urged the legal profession to introspect on expediting the dispensation of justice.Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of the Bar Council ... Read more...

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Develop human resources to stay relevant: Mukherjee urges state-owned banks


March 11th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, March 11 (IANS) State-owned banks should pay more attention to skill-development and improving customer interface to stay relevant in a hugely competitive sector, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said ... Read more...

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Asia, Africa, face daunting challenges: PM (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Noting that three-fourths of the world's poor live in Asia and Africa, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said rural rebuilding and war on poverty ... Read more...

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Asia, Africa face daunting challenges: PM


March 5th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Noting that three-fourths of the world's poor live in Asia and Africa, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday that rural reconstruction and poverty ... Read more...

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Lift curbs on research in biotech crops: Scientists


February 28th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 27 (IANS) Leading social scientists and biotechnologists Monday urged the Indian government to remove "arbitrary constraints" on conducting research in agri-biotech crops for ensuring food security across ... Read more...

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All time record in farm production: PM


February 20th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said India's farm yield has touched a new high with food production expected to exceed 250 million tonnes, "an ... Read more...

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‘Nuclear-capable Agni-V to be tested soon’


January 15th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) India's ambitious 5,000-km range Agni-V nuclear-capable missile will be launched soon, a senior scientist said here Sunday.Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief controller R&D; (Missiles ... Read more...

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Goa’s freedom fighters disillusioned, to boycott liberation’s 50th anniversary


December 16th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
(ATTN NEWS EDITORS: This is the second in a series of stories on the 50th anniversary of Goa's liberation Dec 19. This story is about the disillusionment of those who fought ... Read more...

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Kalam downplays frisking incident in US


November 14th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who was frisked by the airport authorities in New York in September, violating international protocol, Monday downplayed the incident saying it ... Read more...

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Kudankalam plant safe: Kalam


November 14th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Calling the nuclear plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu "clean and safe", former president and missile scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday said the 2,000-MW plant was ... Read more...

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Indian n-plants absolutely safe: Atomic panel chief


November 10th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 10 (IANS) All Indian nuclear plants are "absolutely safe", Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairman Srikumar Banerjee said Thursday and indicated that people living around the upcoming Kudankulam Nuclear ... Read more...

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Bedi to return excess airfare to Indore NGO


October 30th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 30 (IANS) A NGO in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city Sunday said that former Indian Police Service officer and Team Anna core committee member Kiran Bedi, who had charged ... Read more...

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Who’lldeliver Goa’s 50th year of liberation speech?


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are among the names shotlisted for delivering a midnight speech - a la ... Read more...

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Chandy to bat for Kochi IPL


October 7th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday assured cricket lovers in the state that he would do his best to resurrect the fortunes of the Kochi IPL ... Read more...

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Recorded message first, Nepal PM to follow


October 7th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 7 (IANS) Before he comes later this month, Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai sent a recorded message that was Friday played out during the golden jubilee celebrations of ... Read more...

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Ensure safety and security in the seas: PM


October 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Calling for increasing Indian control over its maritime activity to ensure safety and security on the seas, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said India's maritime ... Read more...

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2-year celebrations to mark Birla planetarium golden jubilee


September 30th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) Asia's first and arguably biggest astronomical observatory, Kolkata's M.P. Birla Planetarium, has lined a host of programmes including opening its gates to 50,000 schoolchildren for a ... Read more...

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India not developing ICBM


September 28th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) India Tuesday said it was not developing an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) that have the capability to strike targets about 7,500 km away.However, it will ... Read more...

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Nepal’s strong Chandigarh connections


August 30th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) It is not usual for the head of a state and the leader of the government of that country to have a strong bond with a ... Read more...

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India can be safe haven for ‘restless’ global capital: Pranab


August 29th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Monday India could become a safe haven for "restless global capital" if high economic growth was sustained in the ... Read more...

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Strict anti-graft measures in 12th plan: Montek


August 29th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Monday said the plan panel would introduce special mechanisms in the upcoming plan to bring greater transparency in ... Read more...

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Kolkata will regain its lost glory: PM


August 22nd, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Apparently lauding the change of regime in West Bengal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday exuded confidence that Kolkata would regain its lost glory and emerge ... Read more...

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India can have third largest GDP by 2025: PM (Lead)


August 22nd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) India could have the world's third largest GDP by 2025 if the country maintained its present growth rate, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday while ... Read more...

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Open for debate on Lokpal bill: PM (Second Lead)


August 22nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The government was open for debate on the Lokpal bill but corruption could be tackled only by action on multiple fronts and not by enacting ... Read more...

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Judiciary must be responsive to emerging issues: President


August 6th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday urged the judiciary to be responsive to the needs of the time and to deal with emerging issues.The judiciary should "constantly ... Read more...

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Pratibha Patil in Bangalore on three-day visit


August 5th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil arrived here Friday on a three-day visit to the state to participate in a series of official functions.Karnataka's new chief minister S.V. ... Read more...

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First Marut’s maiden flight remembered at HAL (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Friday re-kindled fond memories of the maiden flight of its first fighter bomber Marut (HF-24), which took to skies ... Read more...

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India building credible minimal deterrence, says IAF


June 17th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) India is building a credible minimal deterrence to pre-empt any attack from adversaries as part of its nuclear doctrine based on no-first-use with a second strike ... Read more...

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HAL relives first fighter’s maiden flight 50 years ago


June 17th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) celebrated the maiden flight of its first fighter bomber here Friday. It was on this day five decades ago ... Read more...

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Gujarat sets 6 Guinness records in golden jubilee year


June 14th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 14 (IANS) Gujarat has made it to the Guinness World Records with as many as six entries during the state's year-long golden jubilee celebrations, according to government ... Read more...

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Boycott Goa chief minister: Congress ideologue


June 14th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) A former head of the Congress think tank in Goa Tuesday called for a civil society boycott of Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's official functions to protest ... Read more...

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Gujarat celebrates golden jubilee finale


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 2 (IANS) Gujarat witnessed the grand finale of the year-long golden jubilee celebrations of the state Monday with a series of programmes focussing on the various developments ... Read more...

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Modi alleges oppression, vows to fight


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:25 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 1 (IANS) As the curtains dropped on the celebrations of Gujarat's golden jubilee here Sunday, Chief Minister Narendra Modi used the formal platform to attack his detractors."Every ... Read more...

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Gujarat to replace Bombay in old state laws: Modi


May 1st, 2011 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 30 (IANS) "Bombay" will now be replaced with "Gujarat" in all the acts and rules in force the state, Chief Minister Narendra Modi announced Saturday, terming ... Read more...

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