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Argentina to nationalize Spanish-controlled oil company


April 17th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 17 (IANS/EFE) President Cristina Fernandez announced Monday the immediate takeover of YPF, a unit of Spanish oil major Repsol, and said she will ask the Argentine Congress ... Read more...

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Kudankulam parties welcome Jayalalithaa’s announcement


February 4th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 4 (IANS) The two parties in the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) row -- the central government and the anti-project activists -- Saturday welcomed the Tamil Nadu government's ... Read more...

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India, China seal border mechanism to keep peace (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Seeking to step up bilateral ties amid hiccups, India and China Tuesday decided to set up a mechanism to maintain peace on their border as ... Read more...

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Netizens tweet foul as India targets ‘objectionable’ content


December 6th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) In a move netizens fear is tantamount to censorship, the Indian government has directed social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to filter out ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray warns of riots over anti-Marathi remarks


November 3rd, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Thursday warned of riots if Congress and Samajwadi Party leaders continued to make "irresponsible statements" pitting north Indian migrants ... Read more...

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68 dead in earthquake; toll may rise


September 20th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The toll in Sunday's earthquake that struck large parts of north and east India now stands at 68 and could rise as rescue workers scout ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s terror boys: once feared now fearful (Feature)


July 21st, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), July 21 (IANS) They were tagged as the terror boys ruling the heart of India's insurgency zone. Once striding down jungle roads with AK-47s on their shoulders, ... Read more...

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Fevers in Kerala generate heat in assembly


July 11th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 11 (IANS) The Kerala opposition Monday alleged there was a severe shortage of doctors and medicines in the state which is in the throes of various types of ... Read more...

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Flexibility needed to fill vacancies at insurance regulator: Expert


May 30th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) may not face problems in filling up vacancies when two of its top actuaries retire next month if the ... Read more...

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IT notice to Gujarat government disrupts Rajya Sabha


March 16th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was disrupted Wednesday with the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing the government of assaulting the country's federal structure by using ... Read more...

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Meghalaya governor’s chopper trips cost Rs.1.37 crore


March 14th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 14 (IANS) Helicopter sorties by Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary within Meghalaya and to Assam over two years cost the taxpayer over Rs.1.37 crore, official documents reveal.Response to a ... Read more...

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Bihar broke energy promises: Greenpeace India


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Patna, March 3 (IANS) Greenpeace India, the environment protection organisation, has charged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led coalition government in Bihar with going back on its promises, especially on renewable ... Read more...

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With a burst of yellow, Indians mark Basant Panchami


February 8th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Mustard fields danced in the wind, hundreds of thousands took a holy dip in rivers, young men and women sought the blessings of Saraswati, the goddess of ... Read more...

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What’s bothering Bihar’s entrepreneurs? Ask ‘MBA Sabziwalla’


February 1st, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Feb 1 (IANS) He is called the "MBA sabziwalla" and wants to make Bihar India's vegetable hub. Kaushlendra, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A), ... Read more...

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Kerala’s e-literacy centres turn service centres


November 18th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 (IANS) Kerala's Akshaya centres, which began as facilitators for e-literacy programmes, were Thursday legally notified as service centres - a first for any state in India.The announcement was made ... Read more...

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CWG mess saddens Indian athletes


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The negative publicity of the Commonwealth Games has pained some of the top Indian athletes, who are now keeping their fingers crossed for the successful hosting ... Read more...

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In Tripura, blood donation is a movement (June 14 is World Blood Donors Day)


June 14th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, June 14 (IANS) What started as a bid to save the life of his friend, turned into a cause for Nanigopal Ghosh, who has donated blood 71 times since ... Read more...

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‘Pollution norms flouted in effluent treatment facilities’


June 4th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 4 (IANS) Effluent treatment facilities set up with central and state subsidies across the length of the Golden Industrial Corridor from Ahmedabad to Vapi in south Gujarat bordering Maharashtra do ... Read more...

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Differences in JMM on backing BJP-led government


April 29th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 29 (IANS): Differences seem to have cropped up in the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) over supporting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for forming a government in Jharkhand as two ... Read more...

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Riot-hit Karnataka towns peaceful, curfew in Shimoga (Lead)


March 2nd, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 2 (IANS) Karnataka's riot-hit Shimoga town was peaceful with the ongoing curfew keeping people indoors and Hassan town was quiet too, police said Tuesday, a day after two people ... Read more...

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Andhra Pradesh’s fiscal position grim: Governor


February 15th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan has said the state's fiscal position is grim, as the revenue growth rate fell to 5 percent in the first nine months of ... Read more...

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NSCN talks in April, new interlocutor to be appointed (Lead)


February 9th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The deadlocked peace talks between New Delhi and the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) will resume in April after nearly a year, ... Read more...

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Strengthen laws dealing with internal security: Modi


February 7th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said there was need to strengthen laws dealing with the country's internal security. While addressing the chief ministers' conference on internal ... Read more...

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Azmi wants Raj Thackeray arrested for attack


November 10th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi, who was Monday attacked by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) legislators in the assembly, Tuesday reiterated that Raj Thackeray should be arrested ... Read more...

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Bihar moots Rajghat-style makeover for neglected Prasad memorial


October 23rd, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 23 (IANS) After being neglected for decades, India's first president Rajendra Prasad's memorial in this Bihar capital is finally set for a makeover on the lines of ... Read more...

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Centre agrees continuance of central forces in West Bengal


October 12th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): The Union Government on Monday decided to continue with the deployment of 17 companies of Central Police Forces in West Bengal for the operation in Lalgarh.The ... Read more...

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As Deora speaks on Reliance gas, Mulayam alleges corruption (Roundup)


August 3rd, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav shocked the Lok Sabha Monday when he levelled corruption charges against Petroleum Minister Murli Deora, who had earlier sought to ... Read more...

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New contract for Admiral Gorshkov not finalised: Antony


July 29th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India and Russia are yet to conclude negotiations on the "substantial increase" in price that Moscow has demanded for the aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, and the criticism ... Read more...

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Indians and Chinese coming hard at US: Obama


June 12th, 2009 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 12 (IANS) Warning that the Chinese and the Indians were coming hard at the US in an increasingly competitive world, President Barack Obama has called for an ... Read more...

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Obama writes to ‘absolutely critical country’ India (Lead)


June 11th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 11 (IANS) Underscoring the importance of working closely with India, "an absolutely critical country" in the region, US President Barack Obama has despatched a personal letter to ... Read more...

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Less than 18 percent of Afghan police aware of basic rights laws


May 1st, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, May 1 (ANI): Fewer than 20 per cent of Afghan law-enforcement officials are aware it's illegal to torture someone accused of a crime in that country, a report by a Canadian ... Read more...

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Sluggish demand forces us to pause: ArcelorMittal


December 3rd, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashwani UpadhyayNew Delhi, Dec.3 (ANI): The global economic meltdown has started to influence the expansion plans of the world''s biggest steel producer, ArcelorMittal in India.According to Vijay Kumar Bhatnagar, the ... Read more...

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CPI calls for shutdown in Tamil Nadu over Sri Lankan Tamil issue


November 17th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Nov 17 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (CPI) convened an ''All-Party Meeting'' in Chennai on Monday to decide their further course of action after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa''s ... Read more...

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US economic crisis will not affect India: Montek Alhuwalia


September 24th, 2008 - 8:36 am ICT by ANI
By Naveen Kapoor Onboard Air India One, Sept.24 (ANI): While India Incorporated pundits are worrying about the spillover effect of the sub-prime crisis in the United States; the Indian Government believes ... Read more...

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Now, resdisover Nehru’s idea of India in DVD


June 28th, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The government has embarked on a fresh drive to encourage the people, especially students, to rediscover Jawaharlal Nehru's concept of a modern secular India that is at ... Read more...

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