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India’s Kashmir policy faulty: ex-governor Sinha


September 21st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir governor S.K. Sinha Friday accused the Indian government of scoring "self goals" in the state but not learning any lessons.Addressing a lecture ... Read more...

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Strike estimated to cause economic loss of over $2 billion


September 20th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide strike against the government decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and hike diesel prices is estimated to cause losses ... Read more...

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Delhi Shutdown: Markets closed, but life largely unaffected (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The daylong countrywide bandh called to protest the government's economic measures evoked mixed response in the national capital Thursday with most markets remaining shut, but ... Read more...

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Congress defends, opposition slams diesel price hike


September 13th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Congress Thursday defended the government's decision to hike the price of diesel by Rs.5 a litre, while the opposition parties including the BJP ... Read more...

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Congress criticises Mamata’s move to compensate rape victims


September 10th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress Monday rapped the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government, in which it itself is a partner, for the "peculiar" and "strange" idea of compensating ... Read more...

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UP employees asked to strike work against promotion quota bill


September 4th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) More than 18 lakh Uttar Pradesh government employees have been asked to strike work Wednesday to protest the central government decision to move a constitutional ... Read more...

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Scams will impact foreign investments: CII


August 24th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) The various scams hogging media headlines will impact foreign investments in India, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president Adi Godrej said Friday.And for the sentiment to ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to recover VAT arrears on property deals


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Realtors across Maharashtra have been ordered to pay by Aug 31 the value added tax (VAT) on all new flats, shops or bungalows sold between June ... Read more...

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Congress defends decision on coal blocks, slams CAG


August 18th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress Saturday defended the government decision not to auction coal blocks and slammed the country's chief auditor for its claim of Rs.1.86 lakh ... Read more...

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German energy firms earn profits, despite N phase-out


August 16th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 16 (IANS) Germany's big energy companies are making profits despite a government decision to phase-out atomic energy, industry experts said.At the top of the positive trend is the ... Read more...

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Report sought on psychiatrists’ use to suppress Kudankulam stir


July 10th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the home ministry on the government deciding to use psychiatrists to counsel activists opposing ... Read more...

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Congress top brass meets, presidential nominee likely next week


June 8th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Amid indications that Congress could declare its presidential candidate next week, the party's top leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and chief Sonia Gandhi ... Read more...

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Dissent grows over new pattern of IIT-JEE


May 30th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Even as the government has decided to go ahead with a new pattern for the joint entrance exam for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT-JEE), ... Read more...

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Tunisia to extradite former Libyan PM


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, May 23 (IANS) Tunisian government has agreed to extradite former Libyan prime minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi, Xinhua reported.According to Tunisian Justice Minister Noureddine Bhiri, the country's authorities have received ... Read more...

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Ravi Rishi’s chopper firm challenges permit suspension


May 8th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Global Vectra Helicorp, the aviation arm of the Ravi Rishi-led Vectra Group which operates a fleet of helicopters, Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging ... Read more...

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Operations permit of Global Vectra Helicorp suspended


May 7th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Monday suspended the operations permit of Global Vectra Helicorp, the aviation arm of the Ravi Rishi-led ... Read more...

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Security clearance of Global Vectra helicorp cancelled


May 4th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The government Friday cancelled the security clearance accorded to Global Vectra Helicorp, aviation arm of Ravi Rishi-led Vectra Group which operates a fleet of choppers, ... Read more...

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Court strikes down Maharashtra caste panels


May 4th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday struck down the Maharashtra government-appointed caste scrutiny committees which issued around 27,000 caste verification certificates in the past few months.Accordingly, all ... Read more...

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New Noida CEO, chairman appointed


May 4th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 4 (IANS) After lying vacant for 49 days, the posts of the chairman and CEO of Noida, neighbouring New Delhi, were filled Friday with the Uttar Pradesh government ... Read more...

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Court refuses to stay Delhi vehicle number plate drive (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday declined to stay a Delhi government decision to award a contract to a private firm for implementing a scheme to ... Read more...

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Court refuses to stay Delhi vehicle number plate drive


May 1st, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday declined to stay a Delhi government's decision to award a contract to a private firm for implementing a scheme to ... Read more...

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Sachin’s Rajya Sabha entry evokes mixed reactions


April 27th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A day after the government decided to nominate cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, parliament galleries were abuzz with discussion on the ... Read more...

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Tamil New Year celebrated with traditional fervour


April 13th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu heralded Nandhana - the Tamil New Year - Friday with traditional fervour with people visiting temples in the morning. "Puthandu Vazthukkal" (New Year greetings) ... Read more...

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Ban journalists from secretariat: Parrikar


April 11th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 11 (IANS) Chief minister Manohar Parrikar Wednesday banned mediapersons from the secretariat for the duration of the cabinet meeting, because he does not "like being nagged"."I do not ... Read more...

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Special IPS recruitment: Court seeks government’s response


March 21st, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought the response of the central government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the government decision to recruit an ... Read more...

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Israel to deport South Sudanese


March 19th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 19 (IANS) Israel will begin deporting thousands of South Sudan nationals from April following rising distress over the inflow of African refugees and labour migrants through its western ... Read more...

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Justice Bedi to monitor Gujarat ‘encounters’ probe (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday appointed Justice H.S. Bedi to head a monitoring committee to supervise investigations into 22 cases of alleged fake encounters in ... Read more...

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BJP manifesto is against minority reservation; for Ram temple


January 27th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls Friday said it was against the announced 4.5 percent reservation ... Read more...

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No clue when age row will end: Army chief


January 15th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Earlier he was indecisive on what he would do next on his age row, but now Indian Army chief Gen V.K. Singh is unsure when ... Read more...

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Poll panel rejects Punjab’s octroi abolition, more cash seized


December 27th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has rejected the Punjab government's decision abolishing octroi on petrol and diesel sales in towns and cities across the state, officials said ... Read more...

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Recall of retail FDI regressive, disappointing: India Inc (Roundup)


December 7th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Indian industry's euphoria over the government's decision to throw open the country's retail trade to foreign companies gave way to despair Wednesday after Finance ... Read more...

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Industry feels let down with recall of FDI in retail


December 7th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Indian industry's euphoria over the government's decision to throw open the country's retail trade to foreign companies gave way to despair Wednesday after the ... Read more...

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Pranab refuses comment on FDI decision


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday refused to react to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's comment that the central government has decided to keep ... Read more...

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Congress core group discusses parliament stalemate over FDI


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Congress core group met here Friday in the backdrop of ally Trinamool Congress saying it did not support Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in ... Read more...

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FDI strike hits trade and business across Bengal


December 1st, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Trade and business was crippled across West Bengal Thursday as retailers and wholesalers shut shop to protest the central government's decision to allow 51 percent ... Read more...

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