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Himachal never planned stadium at Annandale ground: BJP


April 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh Thursday refuted allegations that the state government wanted to take possession of Shimla's Annandale ground for ... Read more...

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The disappearing ponds of Kashmir


March 13th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Shopian (Srinagar), March 13 (IANS) Thirty years ago, Avend village in the south Kashmir district of Shopian was also called "Talaab Gaam" because of dozens of fresh water ponds surrounding ... Read more...

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US mounts pressure on India, China to stop Iran oil


February 29th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Asserting that it was going to "to keep an absolute foot on the pedal" the United States says it's having "very intense and very blunt conversations" ... Read more...

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Pakistan government is in serious trouble: Daily


January 20th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Regardless of the decision the Supreme Court may take on Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, "what is clear is that his government is in serious ... Read more...

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92-day Manipur blockade partially lifted


November 1st, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 1 (IANS) The 92-day economic blockade in Manipur was partially lifted Tuesday with one of the two striking groups ending its agitation following a written assurance by ... Read more...

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CPI-M for wider probe into bribery scandal


September 7th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday demanded a wider probe into the cash-for-vote case of 2008 that saw former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh ... Read more...

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Third round of government-Team Anna talks shortly


August 24th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi,Aug 24 (IANS) The third round of talks between the government and civil society activists on the Lokpal bill will be held at 8.15 p.m. Wednesday, Team Anna member ... Read more...

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ULFA team heads for talks with government


August 4th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 4 (IANS) Top leaders of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) led by chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa left for New Delhi Thursday to open the first ... 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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No rift with Anna’s team, will attend Lokpal meeting: Hegde


June 19th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, June 19 (IANS) Karnataka's Lok Ayukta (ombudsman) and a civil society member on the Lokpal bill drafting committee N. Santosh Hegde Sunday denied any rift with the Anna ... Read more...

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Will not attend further meetings of Lokpal panel: Hegde


June 18th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka Lokayukta (ombudsman) N. Santosh Hegde said Saturday that he will not attend further meetings of the Lokpal bill draft panel as he has prior ... Read more...

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Singur land bill will be presented in assembly: Mamata


June 10th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) After attacks from the opposition, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday her government would not enforce the ordinance to return the Singur land ... Read more...

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Hazare fast: Deadlock over Lokpal Bill likely to end tomorrow


April 8th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 8(ANI): The deadlock over the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill is likely to end tomorrow, social activist Anna Hazare said here on Friday.Hazare's comment came following a meeting between Union Ministers ... Read more...

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‘People’s voice for Lokpal Bill has reached government’, says Hazare


April 8th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 8(ANI): Anna Hazare, who is on a fast-unto-death for a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal Bill, on Friday said that they have suggested co-chairpersons for the joint committee to draft the ... Read more...

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Ramdev extends support to Hazare’s crusade against corruption


April 8th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev has come out in full support of Gandhian Anna Hazare, who is on a fast-unto-death for a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal Bill.Joining the ... Read more...

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US steps up pressure on Cairo to end pro-democracy protests


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/Cairo, Feb.10 (ANI): The Obama administration has stepped up its criticism of Egypt's leadership after pro-democracy protests entered the 16th consecutive day on Wednesday against the 30-year-long rule of President Hosni Mubarak.Spokesman ... Read more...

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Bangladesh hands over three ULFA rebels


February 5th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 5 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities Saturday handed over three more rebel leaders of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) to Indian frontier guards at Dawki area in Meghalaya, ... Read more...

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ULFA to open unconditional talks from Feb 10 (Lead)


February 5th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Saturday said unconditional peace talks with the central government will begin Feb 10, in a move that may bring ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka lawmakers give sweeping powers to President Rajapaksa


September 9th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Sept. 9 (ANI): Lawmakers in Sri Lanka MPs have approved proposals to let President Mahinda Rajapaksa seek an unlimited number of terms, even as critics said they could lead to the ... Read more...

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Bickering Afghans failing to lure Taliban defectors due to lack of money, leadership


September 7th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.7 (ANI): With Afghans bickering over who should run a 250 million dollar program to lure low-level Taliban fighters away from the insurgency, international donors have decided to go slow ... Read more...

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Afghan withdrawal date ‘emboldens’ Taliban


September 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) A report, endorsed by an American defence expert and retired general, has claimed that the US and Britain's decision to set a troops withdrawal date for Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Uproar in Lok Sabha before price rise debate


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 3 (ANI): The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday following an uproar before price rise debate.Opposition members began protesting and held up placards in ... Read more...

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Price rise issue: Opposition accepts government’s compromise formula


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Efforts to break the week-long deadlock between the government and Opposition over the price rise issue have met with some success, with leaders of all parties ... Read more...

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For Pak Education Minister, MNA’s holding fake degrees is a “small mistake”


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 2 (ANI): Pakistan Education Minister Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali does not attach much importance to the issue of scores of Members of National Assembly (MNA) having fake degrees, as he ... Read more...

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13 killed in Somali violence


May 23rd, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 23 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed and 30 injured in clashes between Islamist insurgents and government forces backed by African Union peacekeepers in the Somali capital Sunday, witnesses and hospital ... Read more...

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Congress managers toiled to reach comfort zone (Parliament Sidelights)


April 27th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Congress appeared confident since Tuesday morning of coming up trumps in case of voting on the cut motions moved by the opposition in the ... Read more...

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Superior techniques needed for accurate tiger census, says forest official


February 18th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Garo Hills (Meghalaya), Feb 18 (ANI): With unofficial estimates of the tiger population in India being as low as 1,100-1,200, forest officials in Meghalaya have called for the availability of advanced techniques ... Read more...

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Zardari’s “shut up” video mysteriously disappears from internet


February 8th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb. 8 (ANI): A small video showing Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari yelling "shut up" at audience during his address has been mysteriously scrubbed off from internet.The video clip, which ... Read more...

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No consensus on Gorkhaland, talks to continue (Roundup)


December 21st, 2009 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling (West Bengal), Dec 21 (IANS) There was no consensus on a Gorkhaland state but discussions to solve the problem would continue, union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said here after a three-hour ... Read more...

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Pranab’s outburst contrary to democratic practices: BJP


December 1st, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Tuesday said the incident of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee losing his temper during a debate over price rise in ... Read more...

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Tibetans exiles in India hail Dalai Lama’s visit to Tawang


November 11th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Tawang, Nov 11 (ANI): The visit of the Tibetan spiritual guru the Dalai Lama to Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, has generated a lot of enthusiasm among the locals and Tibetans exiles in India.On ... Read more...

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PML-N to seek Musharraf’s trial under Article 6 of Pak Constitution


August 6th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 6 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has announced that it intends to move a resolution in the National Assembly during the current session, seeking former President Pervez Musharraf's trial ... Read more...

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Iranian Nobel laureate calls for Europe-Iran talks


July 13th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bonn (Germany), July 13 (DPA) Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi called Monday for European nations to open direct talks with Tehran rather than criticise its policies from afar. "They would be ... Read more...

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Five Malegaon blast case suspects sent to judicial custody


November 11th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Nasik (Maharashtra), Nov.11 (ANI): A Nasik court on Monday sent five of the total nine suspects arrested in connection with the September 29 Malegaon blast case to judicial custody till November ... Read more...

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‘Coal supply issue to be resolved soon’


November 1st, 2008 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 1 (IANS) The coal ministry Saturday expressed hope that the controversy between the power utilities and Coal India Ltd (CIL) over the signing of a fuel supply agreement would be ... Read more...

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