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FDI reform lifted mood in aviation industry: Ajit Singh


September 21st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Friday said the government's open-sky policy for foreign investment in domestic airlines has positively affected sentiments in the aviation industry, ... Read more...

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Bank strike hits financial sector in India (Roundup)


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking transactions across India were severely affected Wednesday as employees of most public sector banks and some private and foreign banks went on a two-day ... Read more...

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Haryana to post police battalion in Manesar


August 1st, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) The Haryana government will station a police battalion in Manesar where violence blamed on workers at the Maruti-Suzuki factory left an officer dead.The government move is ... Read more...

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Maharashtra farmers welcome Bt cotton ban


July 12th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 12 (IANS) Farmers in Maharashtra Thursday welcomed the state government's move to ban Bt cotton seeds which have created many problems for the agricultural community, mainly in Vidarbha ... Read more...

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Jharkhand parties protest land recovery for IIT, IIM


July 10th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 10 (IANS) Two opposition parties in Jharkhand - the Congress and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Prajatantrik (JVMP) and ruling alliance partner, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) - Tuesday ... Read more...

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Andhra axes mining lease to YSR’s son-in-law


June 11th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 11 (IANS) Mounting further pressure on late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's family, the state government Monday cancelled the mining lease given to his ... Read more...

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Mamata still against NCTC


May 4th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A day before the crucial meeting of chief ministers on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Annadale: Shanta Kumar says security important than stadium


April 18th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In a snub to his own party's government in Himachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president Shanta Kumar Wednesday said "national security ... Read more...

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Shirdi temple: new trustees appointed (Lead, changing dateline)


March 28th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shirdi (Maharashtra), March 28 (IANS) Moving swiftly to meet a court deadline, the Maharashtra government has appointed a new board of trustees for the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) to ... Read more...

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Shirdi temple: new trustees appointed


March 28th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) In a late night move, the Maharashtra government has appointed a new board of trustees for the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust to replace the old set ... Read more...

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NGRBA officials’ resignation not accepted: Narayanasamy


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The resignation of the three National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) officials has not been accepted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who chairs the ... Read more...

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India raises base import price of gold, silver


February 1st, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) India has raised the base import price of gold by 5.7 percent to $556 per 10 grams and that of silver by 12 percent to ... Read more...

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Compensation for Muslim youths tortured in blast case


January 6th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 6 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Andhra Pradesh government Friday paid compensation to Muslim youths wrongly arrested and tortured by police in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast ... Read more...

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Government embarrassed, bill for statutory status for Lokpal defeated


December 28th, 2011 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to the United Progressive Alliance, a combined opposition Tuesday defeated the government move to provide constitutional status for the newly ... Read more...

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Odisha shifts top official over Posco clashes


December 16th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) Odisha Friday shifted a top official over the clashes near the Posco site in which one person was killed.Priyabrat Patnaik was transferred from the post ... Read more...

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Court declares TRS leader’s detention illegal


December 8th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Thursday ordered release of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader Cheruku Sudhakar, declaring his detention under the National Security Act (NSA) ... Read more...

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US concerned over internet curbs, sidesteps India move


December 8th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) Sidestepping a direct comment on an Indian government move for a code of conduct for social media, the US has said it's concerned about any effort ... 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 roll back unlikely at all-party meeting


November 28th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The government is not likely to go back on its decision to allow 51 percent FDI in retail at Tuesday's meeting of floor leaders ... Read more...

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Ally Trinamool joins BJP, Left in opposing FDI in retail


November 24th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Even as the union cabinet meets Thursday to decide on allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, key opposition groupings - the National ... Read more...

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Pakistani ban on 1,000 words lampooned


November 19th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) A government move to ban the use of more than 1,000 "derogatory" words in SMS messages has run into a wall of furious netizens.On micro blogging ... Read more...

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English forcing Kannada schools to shut shop


November 9th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 9 (IANS) Karnataka, an attractive destination for engineering and medical education, is caught in a piquant situation -- dwindling student strength in Kannada-medium schools.Kannada is the mother ... Read more...

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Maharashtra probing 140,000 fake school students scam


September 15th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Maharashtra education department will carry out a survey of all government-aided schools in the state to verify genuine and bogus students, after a project revealed ... Read more...

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Telangana employees launch protest for separate state


August 9th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Government employees in Telangana Monday launched protests ahead of their indefinite strike from Aug 17, demanding a separate Telangana state.The employees began "work to rule" ... Read more...

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Telangana employees determined to strike


July 21st, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Unfazed by the reported government threats to invoke the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) and implement "no work no pay", the employees in Andhra Pradesh's ... Read more...

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Bank staff plans strike against privatisation (Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Over 500 bank employees Tuesday demonstrated outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to protest against what they said was the government move to privatise public ... Read more...

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Tata Motors to move Supreme Court on Singur land


June 28th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Tata Motors Monday said it would move the Supreme Court against the "undue haste" being shown by the West Bengal government in taking steps towards ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu government’s decision to impact insurer


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 3 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's announcement Friday to scrap the existing group health insurance scheme for the poor in favour of much more comprehensive cover is likely ... Read more...

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Land acquisition in eastern Uttar Pradesh district scrapped


May 31st, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), May 31 (IANS) After facing violent protests against land acquisition in Bhatta-Parsaul villages of Greater Noida, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to scrap acquisition proceedings in ... Read more...

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Yunus opposes government move to control Grameen Bank


May 26th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 26 (IANS) Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has warned that Grameen Bank, from which he has been ousted, could be in deep trouble if the Bangladesh government amends the ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir hikes legislators’ salary, pension


March 28th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 28 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir assembly Monday passed by a voice vote bills hiking the salary of legislators by 20 percent and their pension by 25 percent.The ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Hindus ready for new battle over Pashupatinath


January 29th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 29 (IANS) A staunch Hindu activist who fought three legal battles to safeguard the rights of Pashupatinath, Nepal's holiest Hindu shrine, has struck a new legal blow, opposing ... Read more...

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NAC to continue discussions on food security bill


November 26th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The National Advisory Council (NAC), which is examining the proposed food security bill, met Friday and decided to continue its discussions on the legislation aimed at ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia put under house arrest, says Bangladesh opposition (Second Lead)


November 13th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Saturday said its leader and former prime minister Khaleda Zia was put "under house arrest" as the government moved to ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists’ China trip row escalates


October 26th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 26 (IANS) The row between Nepal's caretaker government and the opposition Maoist party over the latter's guerrilla army fighters' clandestine visit to China escalated with the government ... Read more...

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