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Karnataka for new formula for Cauvery water sharing


September 11th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 11 (IANS) Karnataka Tuesday said it would seek from the Cauvery River Authority headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a new formula to share the river's water ... Read more...

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Lok Pal won’t stop graft: Ex-CBI chief


September 8th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 8 (IANS) Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Joginder Singh said Saturday that the Lok Pal would not be able to stop corruption and that social activist ... Read more...

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Parrikar dares Centre to find, shut illegal Goa ore mines


September 5th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) The escalating war of words between Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government just got hotter.Speaking at a Teachers ... Read more...

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Probe against officials for illegal mining in Goa


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the central government, Goa's BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said officials from the union ministry for environment and forests would ... Read more...

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Amid Russia’s warning, India and US to discuss Syria


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the US threatening unilateral action against Syria and Russia warning against it, India and the US are set to appraise ... Read more...

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Central government to blame for illegal mining: Parrikar (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) Goa's Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday blamed the Congress-led central government for illegal mining in Goa, saying it gave environmental clearances without ... Read more...

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Congress for consensus over confrontation on presidential poll


June 14th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A day ahead of a United Progressive Alliance meeting on its nominee for the July 19 presidential poll, the Congress Thursday said it prefers ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa attacks home ministry on NCTC


May 5th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Rejecting the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in its present form, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday blasted the home ministry, saying it ... Read more...

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Amid shaky truce, 2 more UN monitors expected in Syria


April 25th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 25 (IANS) As the UN-Arab League envoy voiced concern at the "bleak" situation in Syria, Neeraj Singh, spokesman of the first UN monitoring team in the country, said ... Read more...

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India proposes norms for Indian Ocean anti-piracy patrols


April 13th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) With the Indian Ocean region infested by Somali pirates, India is spearheading an effort to create a naval standard operating procedure (SOP) for the 32 ... Read more...

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40 mining companies in Goa issued notice


April 6th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 6 (IANS) Over 40 mine operating firms have been issued notice by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for extracting iron ore beyond the limits stipulated in ... Read more...

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No intelligence alert on Maoist attack: R.R. Patil


March 28th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 28 (IANS) Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil has denied there was any intelligence alert on Tuesday's brutal Maoist attack that left 12 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers ... Read more...

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UP goes all out for Metro in major cities


March 27th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) With new Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav prioritising the mono rail and metro rail projects for major cities in Uttar Pradesh, officials are working overtime to prepare ... Read more...

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Realtors to discuss crises plaguing building industry


March 26th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, March 26 (IANS) Alarmed by the crises plaguing the realty sector, top real estate corporate and builders from all over India shall converge here Wednesday to brainstorm and find ... Read more...

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Plan panel in opposition line of fire over poverty norm (Third Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Opposition parties joined hands Wednesday to target the government over the new definition of poverty - those living on less than Rs.28 per day ... Read more...

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Plan panel in opposition line of fire over poverty norm (Second Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Opposition parties joined hands Wednesday to target the government over the new definition of people living on less than Rs.28 per day in urban ... Read more...

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Rahul will have no regrets: Khurshid


March 6th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) With the Congress nowhere near power in Uttar Pradesh, union minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday said the party under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi has ... Read more...

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Farmers’ suicides: Parliamentary panel to visit Vidarbha Friday


March 1st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 1 (IANS) A parliamentary panel will visit Vidarbha Friday to review the situation in the wake of farmers' suicides in the region, an activist said here Thursday."The ... Read more...

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Munda reaches out to people in Maoist areas


February 27th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 27 (IANS) Development must reach the remotest part of the state, Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda said Monday, a day after he began the fourth phase of ... Read more...

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Gandhis resorting to theatrics: Sushma


February 17th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Friday accused the Gandhi family of indulging in theatrics and 'filmi masala' to gain public support in the ... Read more...

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Nasheed ‘happy’ with India’s approach: Ex-minister


February 16th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 15 (IANS) With India stepping up its political outreach in the Maldives, ousted president Mohamed Nasheed has softened his stance saying he was now satisfied with ... Read more...

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Mathai heads to Maldives to push for political deal (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With the crisis in the Maldives festering, Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Wednesday headed to the archipelago nation to hold discussions with key political ... Read more...

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India urges Maldives to resolve issues democratically


February 11th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 11 (IANS) Ruling out intervention, India's special envoy to the Maldives returned to New Delhi Saturday evening after wide-ranging talks with key political figures in the ... Read more...

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Indian diplomats leave for Maldives as crisis deepens


February 10th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) With the Maldives slipping into a deeper crisis with defiant ousted president Mohamed Nasheed alleging a coup, a team of senior officials of the ... Read more...

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Development will help fight Maoist menace: Arjun Munda (Interview)


January 24th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 24 (IANS) Development had not reached many parts of Jharkhand, Chief Minister Arjun Munda admitted after an extensive road trip across the state and said candidly that ... Read more...

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Defence, home ministries to decide on AFSPA: Army


January 15th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 15 (IANS) A decision on revoking the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken by the defence and home ministries, a senior ... Read more...

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Social media to drive movement against corruption: Survey


December 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut are emerging as an important tool to drive movement against corruption and bring positive change in ... Read more...

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PDP opposes foreign investment in retail


December 3rd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 3 (IANS) The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday came out against foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail and asked the central government to ... Read more...

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Mayawati has placed money-eater elephant in Lucknow: Rahul


November 26th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) Targeting the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government for "misusing central government funds", Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Saturday said "by the magic of Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Poor Uttar Pradesh farmers branded Maoists: Rahul


November 25th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 25 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday accused the Mayawati government of falsely branding poor farmers as Maoists, and criticised National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders for ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi can deliver the goods: Oommen Chandy


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Describing Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi as a " a very good leader who can deliver the goods", Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said ... Read more...

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Rahul justifies ‘begging’ remark


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) Justifying his controversial "begging" remark, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said those criticising him for it were not aware about the ground realities."Yes, I ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro will be bigger than London underground: Kamal Nath


November 17th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has been asked to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for Delhi Metro's fourth phase, after which its network will ... Read more...

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Irrelevant Delhi master plan will be revised: Kamal Nath


November 10th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Thursday said that the proliferation of illegal colonies in the capital is a result of the "irrelevant" Delhi Master ... Read more...

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Badal terms wheat MSP hike pathetic


October 25th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday termed as "pathetic" the enhanced minimum support price (MSP) of Rs.1,285 per quintal for wheat announced by the central ... Read more...

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