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India’s Kashmir policy faulty: ex-governor Sinha


September 21st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir governor S.K. Sinha Friday accused the Indian government of scoring "self goals" in the state but not learning any lessons.Addressing a lecture ... Read more...

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Traders across India to strike Thursday


September 19th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) One of the biggest grouping of Indian traders Wednesday called for a nationwide strike Thursday to protest the decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail ... Read more...

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Reliance Power refutes auditor on excess coal benefit (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The permission to Reliance Power to use excess coal from three blocks allocated to Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project resulted in an undue benefit, says ... Read more...

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For Kashmir panchayats, an endless wait for powers


July 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government says it is gradually devolving powers to the grassroots level in the state, but the ground reality appears somewhat different.With an ... Read more...

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Bengal to form panel on Gorkha council


June 16th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal will form a three-member fact-verification panel to look into the recommendations of a high-powered committee on the issue of area demarcation in a ... Read more...

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RBI must adjust monetary policy: Pranab (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The basic strategy to bring the country's economy back on track is by stimulating domestic demand, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said and exuded confidence ... Read more...

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Stimulate domestic demand to boost Indian economy: Pranab


June 16th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The basic strategy to bring the country's economy back on track has to be to stimulate domestic demand, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said, addressing ... Read more...

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FMSCI launches TSD Rally Championship


June 11th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 11 (IANS) In a move that reflects ground reality, the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) Monday announced the launch of the all new National Time-Speed-Distance ... Read more...

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FMSCI launches TSD Rally Championship


June 11th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 11 (IANS) In a move that reflects ground reality, the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) Monday announced the launch of the all new National Time-Speed-Distance ... Read more...

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Mamata to meet GJM delegation June 14


June 11th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) Amid reports of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) planning to revive violent agitation in protest against a high-powered panel's report, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Upset over panel report, GJM threatens to renew agitation (Second Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) Upset over a high-power committee's report on additional areas to be included into the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in northern West Bengal, ... Read more...

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Upset over panel report, GJM threatens to renew agitation (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday threatened to launch another protest campaign to press for its demand for a separate Gorkhaland.It is upset that a committee ... Read more...

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Delhi High Court directs DDA to take encroached land back


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to take suitable actions for taking back possession of land encroached by Delhi legislator ... Read more...

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Economist Vijay Kelkar visits crisis-ridden Vidarbha


April 6th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 6 (IANS) Well-known economist Dr. Vijay Kelkar Friday visited Yavatmal in the crisis-ridden Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to review the imbalance of progress in the region, an activist ... Read more...

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Economist Kelkar to meet Vidarbha farmers


April 5th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 5 (IANS) Economist Vijay Kelkar will Friday visit Yavatmal in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and speak to farmers and widows of debt-burdened peasants for a review on ... Read more...

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Mukherjee seeks out allies, opposition for economy


March 24th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday the government needs to take some difficult decisions such as capping subsidies and controlling expenditure to bring down ... Read more...

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Exiles seek UN intervention in Tibet


March 21st, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 21 (IANS) Worried over the increasing number of self immolation by Buddhist monks, Tibetan exiles here are asking the UN to intervene in Tibet.Concerned over what he thinks ... Read more...

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Adityanath sees a hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh


February 11th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 11 (IANS) Saffron-clad Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha member Yogi Adityanath Saturday not only predicted a fractured verdict in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections ... Read more...

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Heavy voting in Punjab: Who will pay a heavy price? (News Analysis)


January 31st, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 31 (IANS) Having set a new record with 76.63 percent voting in Punjab's election to 117 assembly seats, voters have left the main parties and leaders in ... Read more...

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BJP dares Rahul to become PM


January 29th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Sunday dared Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to become India's prime minister, saying it would reveal his "capability" to run the ... Read more...

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Why security for those who don’t deserve it, asks apex court


December 9th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday expressed concern over the taxpayers' money being spent on providing security to people who do not deserve it. "How much are we ... Read more...

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‘Montek satisfied with work in Bundelkhand’


December 5th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) Refuting allegations levelled by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Aluwalia about poor implementation of the special Bundelkkhand package released by the union government, the ... Read more...

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Experts committee formed on Teesta: Mamata


November 16th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) With Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni standing beside her, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday announced that an experts committee has been formed to ... Read more...

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Amarinder trashes water panel’s report on Haryana canal


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister and state Congress president Amarinder Singh Monday rejected the Central Water Commission's (CWC) preliminary report to the Supreme Court that the controversial ... Read more...

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India-EU free trade agreement by end-2011


July 26th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) India and the European Union are likely to sign a free trade agreement, aimed to boost the flow of trade and investment, by the end ... Read more...

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No impact of political controversies on investment: Mukherjee


July 26th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) On the day former telecom minister A. Raja sought to drag Prime Minister Manmohan Singh into the second generation (2G) spectrum case, Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Hazare invited to Bihar to study ‘land scam’


July 23rd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 23 (IANS) The leader of opposition in the Bihar assembly Saturday asked anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare to visit the state and study the alleged land scam involving ... Read more...

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Rahul to visit Uttar Pradesh


July 20th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will undertake a two-day visit of eastern Uttar Pradesh from Thursday for promoting membership drive of the Youth Congress, an ... Read more...

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Government committed to welfare of minorities: Khurshid


July 9th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Minorities Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the government was committed to the welfare of minorities in India as the government Friday began monitoring the ... Read more...

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India’s medical tourism to boom despite barriers: Expert


April 30th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 30 (IANS) Medical tourism in India will continue to boom despite attempts by US President Barack Obama's administration to curb the flow of American patients to Mexico ... Read more...

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Nirma asked to stop work on cement plant project


March 12th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 12 (IANS) Detergent major Nirma's proposed cement plant in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district is in trouble, with the central environment and forests ministry ordering the company to stop construction ... Read more...

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Five states go to polls in April-May


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry will elect new assemblies in April-May in the biggest national referendum since the 2009 Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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For India’s Muslims, Vastanvi has got it right (Comment)


February 1st, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Mahendra Ved The controversy surrounding Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi, elected as vice chancellor of Darul Uloom in Deoband, a leading school of Islamic theology with followers across the world, would need ... Read more...

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NCP hits back at Rahul Gandhi over price rise issue


January 12th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Wednesday slammed Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for blaming the coalition set-up for the government's inability to control ... Read more...

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Agra residents protest erratic power supply


January 9th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 9 (IANS) Even as the mercury plummeted to 0.6 degrees Celsius Sunday, the Taj city witnessed heated protests in several parts over electricity shortages, with the residents saying the experiment ... Read more...

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