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Government okays guidelines for digital cable services (Lead)


November 12th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved a proposal to issue policy guidelines for Headend-in-the-Sky operators, and raised the cap on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the sector to ... Read more...

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Government hikes FDI cap in cable TV to 74 percent


November 12th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved a proposal to issue policy guidelines for Headend-in-the-Sky operators, and raised the cap on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the sector to ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to list its heritage buildings


November 6th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 6 (IANS) Though this city is less than 60 years old, it is going to list its heritage buildings so that they can be preserved and maintained, officials said here ... Read more...

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Government liberalises foreign technology tie-up rules


November 5th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The government Thursday agreed to permit payments for royalty and lumpsum fee for transfer of technology and use of brand name through the automatic route without any ... Read more...

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Separatist leader Shabir Shah released from detention


October 21st, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANs) Following orders from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, authorities Tuesday released senior separatist leader Shabir Shah. Shah, chairman of separatist Democratic Freedom Party, had been detained ... Read more...

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Croatian cameraman fired over T-shirt message


July 31st, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Zagreb, July 31 (DPA) A Croatian cameraman was fired Friday after Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor took offence to a message on a T-shirt the cameraman was wearing at the government press conference. RTL ... Read more...

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Uighurs stage new protest as China hosts reporters


July 7th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 7 (DPA) Several hundred Uighurs staged a protest Tuesday as Chinese officials took a group of foreign journalists on a tour of Urumqi, the riot-hit capital of the far western ... Read more...

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Chief justice, senior lawyer depose before Srikrishna Commission


March 1st, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 1 (IANS) Madras High Court's acting Chief Justice S. Mukhopadhyay, Advocate General G. Masilamani and senior counsel R. Gandhi Sunday deposed before the Srikrishna Commission probing the Feb 19 clashes ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu government terms as ‘illegal’ pro-LTTE shutdown


February 1st, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 1 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Sunday termed "illegal" the Feb 4 shutdown called by the 'Lankan Tamils Protection Movement' (LTPM) and warned it of stern action if the agitation ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi admitted to hospital with back pain (Lead)


January 26th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi was early Monday admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical College Hospital here after complaining of severe backache, a spokesperson of the ruling ... Read more...

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Rs.15 bn losses caused by rains in Tamil Nadu


November 30th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 30 (IANS) It is estimated that losses caused due to the heavy rains that battered parts of Tamil Nadu during the past four days could be as much as Rs.15 ... Read more...

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20 killed in heavy rains in Tamil Nadu


November 25th, 2008 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed as heavy rains continued to lash Tamil Nadu for the third day Tuesday, officials said.According to press statements from the government, the ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi inspects relief materials bound for Sri Lanka


November 6th, 2008 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Thursday inspected 2,000 tonnes of relief material being sent for the Tamil minority in the war-torn northern part of Sri Lanka.International Red ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu traders’ federation chief held for forcing shutdown


October 31st, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) Vellaiyyan, the president of a federation of traders' associations, was arrested here Friday for forcing establishments to down their shutters in the state to seek the central government's ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu restores backward caste quota for Christians


October 13th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 13 (IANS) Following representations from community leaders, the Tamil Nadu government Monday withdrew the 3.5 percent special reservation for Christian in educational institutions and restored the quota for them in ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka to act with greater restraint


October 6th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): India on Monday expressed grave concern and unhappiness at the growing casualties of unarmed Tamil civilians in the military offensive in Sri Lanka, and asked the ... Read more...

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9 killed in road accident in Tamil Nadu


October 6th, 2008 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Erode (Tamil Nadu), Oct 6 (IANS) Nine people were killed and over 27 injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry in Tamil Nadu Monday, the police said.The mishap ... Read more...

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Kashmir government readies for cross-border trade


September 2nd, 2008 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 2 (IANS) The government is readying for opening trade links with Pakistan through Jammu and Kashmir - a demand which was raised by people during protests over bitter Amarnath land ... Read more...

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Shipping Corp conferred Navratna status


August 4th, 2008 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Shipping Corp of India (SCI) has been conferred the Navratna status that gives it substantial autonomous powers, the government said Monday. The country's premier shipping line, SCI ... Read more...

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Starting soon - Chhattisgarh-Bihar bus services


August 2nd, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 2 (IANS) Chhattisgarh and Bihar have agreed to start bus services between key towns and cities soon, a move that will bring much cheer to thousands of people who currently ... Read more...

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50 new CNG stations for Delhi, more in suburbs soon (Lead)


July 20th, 2008 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The central government Sunday announced that the national capital will get 50 more compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations and it will also ask neighbouring states to ... Read more...

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Deora wants CNG supply to Delhi increased


July 19th, 2008 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Murli Deora Saturday asked the gas companies and other concerned agencies to work on a "war footing" to improve the supply of compressed natural gas ... Read more...

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DMK allies call for Tamil Nadu shutdown Saturday


June 6th, 2008 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 6 (IANS) Allies of the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu have called for a total shut-down across the state Saturday on various economic issues. While the Left partis have demanded ... Read more...

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Indian Institute of Information Technology to be set up in Chhattisgarh


May 31st, 2008 - 8:45 pm ICT by admin
Raipur, May 31 (IANS) The central government will set up a world-class Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Chhattisgarh, for which the state government will offer land soon. The state's Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Bangladesh announces first human bird flu victim


May 23rd, 2008 - 9:45 pm ICT by admin
DPA Dhaka, May 23 (DPA) Bangladeshi health authorities have announced the detection of the first case of human infection by the H5N1 bird flu virus, officials said Friday. A spokesman for the health ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu remembers Rajiv Gandhi on 17th death anniversary


May 21st, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Floral tributes were paid to late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 17th death anniversary here Wednesday. Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi administered an oath to legislators at the ... Read more...

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India has quiet 10th anniversary of n-tests(Intro Roundup)


May 12th, 2008 - 12:49 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The 10th anniversary of India's nuclear tests that stunned the world and led to an outburst of nationwide celebrations, passed quietly with few low-key official functions On ... Read more...

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India, Malaysia to ink deal on workers’ welfare


April 25th, 2008 - 7:35 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India and Malaysia will soon ink a deal on the welfare of Indian nationals employed in the Southeast Asian country, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi told ... Read more...

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