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Assam ministers rush to Bangalore, Hyderabad


August 17th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) As its people continued to arrive from states like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the Assam government Friday sent its ministers to Bangalore and Hyderabad to discuss ... Read more...

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Anna disbands Team Anna, colleagues perplexed (Intro Roundup)


August 6th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Sixteen months after he took India by storm, activist Anna Hazare Monday announced that he was disbanding Team Anna and ending the work begun ... Read more...

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Pranab mulls special package for northeast


June 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured the cash-strapped northeast states that his ministry and the Planning Commission would soon work out strategy to provide ... Read more...

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Reforms or populism? UPA must take a call (Comment)


May 26th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Considering that the Manmohan Singh government's chief economic adviser Kaushik Basu had ruled out the possibility of major reforms before the next general election, the hike in petrol prices predictably ... Read more...

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Elite Himachal school in trouble over land deal


May 14th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dalhousie/Shimla, May 14 (IANS) The 40-year-old chapter of academic excellence being run by Dalhousie Public School (DPS) may be slammed shut, with a one-man commission of the Himachal Pradesh government ... Read more...

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Congress MP breaks down over Gujarat police action (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New DelhiAhmedabad, May 2 (IANS) A Congress MP from Gujarat, Prabha Kishor Taviad, broke down in the Lok Sabha Wednesday as her colleague Girija Vyas recounted how she was ... Read more...

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Mamata gives Centre 15-day ultimatum on tax moratorium (Lead)


April 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Reiterating her demand for an interest moratorium for the cash-strapped West Bengal government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday gave the central government a 15-day ... Read more...

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Goa, where petrol price goes south!


March 29th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) Goa may now come to be known more for cheap petrol than the local drink feni.The new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Goa is ... Read more...

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Government acted undemocratically on Lokpal: BJP (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday slammed the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) for acting "undemocratically" in the Rajya Sabha and not letting the ... Read more...

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Kashmir has talent but no infrastructure: Footballer Ishfaq Ahmed


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) The presence of star Kashmiri footballer Ishfaq Ahmed in the Salgaocar football club will see the valley rooting for the Goan giants, which will be ... Read more...

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CWG 2010: Scoring high on glory and ignominy (Year after CWG)


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Flashback time or looking at the sporting road ahead? No easy answers even one year after the Commonwealth Games with the grand opening ceremony and ... Read more...

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Jaitley seeks new commission to appoint judges


August 19th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Demanding an national judicial commission for appointing judges, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Thursday said there should be an objective criteria ... Read more...

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Fuel, loan interest payment causes for Air India’s losses: Ravi


August 4th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Wednesday blamed rising fuel prices, falling yields coupled with high interest rate and the very high employee-aircraft ratio as ... Read more...

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No rift with Anna’s team, will attend Lokpal meeting: Hegde (Lead)


June 19th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore/New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Karnataka Lok Ayukta (ombudsman) and a civil society member on the Lokpal bill drafting committee N. Santosh Hegde Sunday denied any rift with the ... Read more...

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Beijing, Shanghai top China’s well-being index


June 19th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin cities of China have topped the list of the country's well-being index prepared by scholars as part of an academic report.The report, ... Read more...

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Air India seeks ministry nod to issue Rs.5,500 crore bonds


May 16th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) National carrier Air India Monday said that it has sent a proposal to the civil aviation ministry for permission to raise Rs.5,500 crore by issuing ... Read more...

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Land acquisition for Posco to resume despite protest


May 8th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 7 (IANS) The Orissa government Saturday said it will resume the land acquisition process for South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in the state on May ... Read more...

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US, Pak reaffirm commitment to strategic partnership


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22(ANI): The United States and Pakistan "shared their strategic vision" and reaffirmed their commitment to wide-ranging strategic partnership as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman ... Read more...

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Lahore HC directs both Pak, Punjab govts to explain Davis’ acquittal, departure


March 31st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 31(ANI): The Lahore High Court has directed the federal and provincial governments of Pakistan to submit their replies by April 8 on a petition pertaining to the release and departure ... Read more...

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Nepal’s beleaguered casino industry strikes back


March 7th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 7 (IANS) Facing a closure threat by the government, Nepal's beleaguered casino industry has struck back finally, asking the country's apex court for redress.Two star hotels sought the ... Read more...

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Davis case may end up in International Court of Justice if US-Pak standoff persists


February 24th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 24(ANI): The lingering US-Pak dispute over the diplomatic immunity issue of double-murder accused American official Raymond Davis may end up in the International Court of Justice, if efforts to ... Read more...

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BJP asks Omar to participate in Lal Chowk flag-hoisting


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said it had the right to hoist the national flag anywhere in the country, with party MP Anurag Thakur even asking Jammu ... Read more...

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Pakistan reverses fuel price hike


January 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Pakistan's beleaguered Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has caved in to political pressure and reversed controversial fuel price hikes, a move dubbed by the US a "mistake" ... Read more...

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Aviation ministry to look into air fares structure


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry Wednesday said it has decided to set up a working group to study and recommend a regulatory framework for air fares to protect ... Read more...

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Nepal to probe former crown prince’s gun brawl


December 14th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 14 (IANS) Nepal's government has announced a high-level inquiry into a gun brawl involving former crown prince Paras and the son-in-law of the deputy prime minister after it ... Read more...

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Action started on Kashmir intelocutors’ recommendations


December 7th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The recommendations made in the first report of the interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir have been examined by the government and action initiated on these, an official ... Read more...

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Uphill task for US to help Pak set up nuclear energy plants due to trust deficit: Carmela


October 25th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 25 (ANI): It will be a very difficult task for the United States to help Pakistan set up nuclear energy plants for solving its energy crisis, as the latter's history ... Read more...

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Andhra Pradesh extends ban on CPI-Maoist, its outfits


September 20th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Monday extended the ban on the Communist Party of India-Maoist and its six frontal organisations for a further period of one year. The state cabinet, ... Read more...

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Pak fast bowler Irfan still awaiting NOC from PCB to play for Kolkata in IPL


September 11th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 11 (ANI): Pakistan fast bowler, Mohammad Irfan, has been waiting for a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), to finalize a 75,000 dollar deal with Indian Premier ... Read more...

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Australia issues dengue warning to its CWG contingent


September 9th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 9 (ANI): Australia's High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese has said that Canberra has issued an advisory to its 2010 Commonwealth Games squad over the dengue outbreak in India.Varghese, ... Read more...

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Abducted policemen will be released soon, claims wife of hostage


September 5th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay Kumar/ Girijha Shankar OjhaPatna,Ranchi, Sep 5 (ANI): After a meeting with a self-proclaimed Maoist, Rajni Yadav, wife of Abhay Kumar Yadav, one of the abducted policemen, claimed on Sunday that ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh farmers continue agitation (Lead)


August 18th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) The stand-off between farmers and the Uttar Pradesh government continued in Aligarh Wednesday, with protesters refusing to accept the enhanced compensation offered in lieu of their land acquired ... Read more...

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Telangana by-poll results trigger rumblings in Congress, TDP


July 30th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) The crushing defeat of the ruling Congress party and the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the Telangana by-elections has triggered rumblings within the two parties ... Read more...

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Price rise rocks Parliament, Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon


July 29th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): The price rise issue created a storm in the Rajya Sabha for the third successive day on Thursday, forcing its adjournment till 12 noon.As soon the ... Read more...

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PM urges Sikhs to move on, pays respects to Kanishka victims


June 28th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurkukh Singh Toronto, June 28 (IANS) Assuaging the Sikhs in Canada that his government was doing everything possible to heal the wounds of the 1984 riots, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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