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SP against promotion quota bill, BJP wants amendments


September 4th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Soon after the union cabinet Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment bill for reservation in job promotions to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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No fireworks on Syria at NAM summit: India


August 30th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) India doesn't expect any "fireworks" on Syria at the two-day summit of the Non-Aligned Movement NAM) beginning here Thursday, even as it again urged both sides ... Read more...

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India to pay homage at Ethiopian leader’s funeral


August 28th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur will represent India at the Sep 2 state funeral of Ethiopia's long-time leader Meles Zenawi.Kaur will ... Read more...

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With BJP adamant, parliament logjam continues (Roundup)


August 24th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Parliament was crippled for the fourth day Friday as the BJP insisted on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over irregularities in coal blocks allocation.The ... Read more...

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Parliament adjourned for third day; all-party meeting on Monday (Roundup)


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Parliament was disrupted for the third day Thursday as the opposition insisted on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the CAG report on alleged ... Read more...

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PM to head all-party meet on job promotion quota


August 21st, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called an all-party meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue of giving reservation in job promotions to Scheduled Castes (SCs) ... Read more...

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Exodus: India compiling Pakistan link proof, over 250 websites blocked (Roundup)


August 20th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad, the government Monday decided to step up inter-ministerial consultations to compile evidence on the ... Read more...

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Over 250 websites blocked for triggering northeast panic


August 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) In the wake of morphed images triggering an unprecedented exodus of northeastern people from major cities in other states, the government Monday blocked over ... Read more...

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Morphed images: India compiles proof on Pakistan origin (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad next month, India Monday decided to step up consultations between its foreign and home ... Read more...

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India willing to grant Pakistani Hindus long-term visa


August 16th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) With growing concern over the plight of several hundred Pakistani Hindus coming to India, the government Thursday said it was willing to grant long-term ... Read more...

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Whistleblowers bill likely to come in Rajya Sabha Tuesday


August 13th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The whistleblowers protection bill is likely to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday, government sources said Monday.The legislation, which is one of the important ... Read more...

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Visas to Pakistani Hindus: India rejects conspiracy


August 11th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) India Saturday rejected Pakistan's charges of a "conspiracy" about giving so many visas to Pakistani Hindus, saying due process and diligence was exercised in accordance ... Read more...

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Sonia to host lunch for MPs of UPA, outside supporters Monday


August 5th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will host a lunch for MPs of the ruling alliance and supporting parties Monday, a day ahead of the vice ... Read more...

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Seven militants killed in Pakistan’s tribal area


August 1st, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) At least seven militants were killed in a clash with security forces in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Orakzai, Dawn reported Wednesday.The clash took place ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh doctors questioned on womb removals


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 23 (IANS) Health officials in Chhattisgarh Monday finished the two-day questioning of nine doctors accused of removing wombs of young women to make money under the National Health ... Read more...

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Kurien likely to be Rajya Sabha deputy chairman


July 18th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) After successfully managing the elections of the president and the vice president, the next challenge for the government is to get its candidate elected to ... Read more...

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Pranab will win, claims UPA


July 17th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Two days ahead of the presidential poll, the UPA Tuesday claimed its nominee Pranab Mukherjee will win comfortably with Mamata Banerjee also extending her ... Read more...

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India to pitch for larger role at SCO summit


May 27th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India will pitch for a greater role in the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and an expanded partnership with it in stabilising Afghanistan when External ... Read more...

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Spanish, Chinese firms sign deals valued at $626 mn


May 25th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 25 (IANS/EFE) Spanish and Chinese companies have signed five cooperation agreements and nine sales contracts for Spanish goods being bought by the Asian giant valued at around 500 ... Read more...

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Ahead of PM’s visit India-Myanmar bus cleared


May 24th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Indian cabinet Thursday cleared a bus service linking Imphal in Manipur to Mandalay in Myanmar, setting the stage for the signing of a ... Read more...

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NRHM scam: IAS officer arrested, sent to CBI custody (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/Ghaziabad, May 10 (IANS) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Pradeep Shukla, who held the charge of principal secretary (medical health) in the previous Mayawati government, was Thursday arrested by the ... Read more...

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Senior IAS officer arrested in NRHM scam


May 10th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 10 (IANS) Pradeep Shukla, who as a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer held the charge of principal secretary (medical health) in the previous Mayawati government, was Thursday ... Read more...

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16 Taliban surrender in Afghanistan


May 1st, 2012 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 1 (IANS) A total of 16 Taliban militants have surrendered before the Afghanistan government and joined its peace process, a government official said.According to a provincial government ... Read more...

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Collector’s abduction: Mediators meet fail to break deadlock (Lead)


April 29th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 29 (IANS) Maoists interlocutors and the Chhattisgarh government-appointed mediators ended their meeting here Sunday night here but failed to find way out to ensure release of Sukma collector ... Read more...

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Bofors saga: a new twist and a story retold (Comment)


April 26th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
A callow prime minister, a global superstar, shadowy international arms dealers, crafty middlemen and nosy journalists were the dramatis personae of a real life political thriller that played out in ... Read more...

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Now India-China model for India-Pakistan ties?


April 8th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In a potential paradigm shift in bilateral ties, Pakistan Sunday agreed with India to adopt the "India-China model" in negotiating their sensitive relationship, which ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Zardari shake hands, begin talks


April 8th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) On a Sunday afternoon, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari shook hands warmly and smiled before the cameras as they ... Read more...

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India should allow processing of pulses for exports


April 6th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) The Indian government should allow at least the processing of imported raw pulses for export markets so that the domestic milling industry occupies the slots now ... Read more...

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Zardari may be gifted flowers instead of sword at Ajmer


April 4th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 4 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari may be gifted flowers at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti instead of the sword that is customarily ... Read more...

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Tax law amendments not aimed at opening old cases: Mukherjee


March 25th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday clarified that the proposed amendments in tax regulations were not aimed at opening old cases with any vindictive intent, ... Read more...

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Hope for NRI kids, parents stick to uncle pact


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) After their much-publicised flip-flops, NRI couple Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya have re-signed an agreement to hand over their children to their uncle Arunabhash, with India ... Read more...

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PM hopes for consensus on Lokpal bill (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed hope that political parties will reach a consensus at Friday's all-party meeting on the Lokpal bill with leaders ... Read more...

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Government hopeful of consensus on Lokpal at all-party meet


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The government is hopeful of arriving at a consensus on the Lokpal bill at an all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka urges India to review stand


March 20th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gamini Peiris Tuesday urged India to reconsider its stand to vote for the US-backed resolution on alleged war crimes committed ... Read more...

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4,823 applications pending with Jharkhand mines department


March 20th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 20 (IANS) More than 4,800 applications for prospective mining and the renewal of leases for mining are pending in Jharkhand, an official said Tuesday."The applications have been pending ... Read more...

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