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Uddhav says Digvijay is mad, never mind what granddad wrote


September 6th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Stung by Congress leader Digvijay Singh's statement that Maharashtra's Thackeray family originally hailed from Bihar, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray hit back Thursday, saying ... Read more...

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Parliament adjourned over ‘quit PM’ demand (Third Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned amid uproar for the seventh successive day Thursday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) persisted with its demand ... Read more...

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BJP stalls parliament again over ‘quit PM’ demand (Second Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were disrupted again Thursday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) persisted with its demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation ... Read more...

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Logjam continues, parliament adjourned (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were disrupted for the eighth day Thursday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) persisted with its demand for Prime Minister ... Read more...

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‘Some minister’s personal staff run Kerala government


July 29th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) A Congress legislator Sunday sharply criticised the party led-United Democratic Front government of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, saying some ministries were being run by the personal ... Read more...

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Chandy off to Delhi to discuss fifth berth controversy


April 15th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and state Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala left for Delhi Sunday to take up with the party high command the gifting of ... Read more...

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I wanted ‘Blood Money’ to be titled ‘Kalyug 2′: Mahesh Bhatt


March 13th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has revealed that he wanted his upcoming production "Blood Money" to be titled "Kalyug 2" but couldn't do so due to stiff opposition ... Read more...

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More than 100 tombstones damaged in Goa, probe ordered


March 12th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 12 (IANS) Ordering a police probe into the vandalisation of more than 100 tombstones in Muslim and Christian graveyards in three places across Goa, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Rahul spares none — Mayawati, Mulayam, BJP


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Feb 23 (IANS) On the day of the fifth round of polling for a new Uttar Pradesh assembly, Congress star Rahul Gandhi Thursday told thousands not to trust ... Read more...

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BJP goes hammer and tongs at Manmohan, Sonia (Lead)


June 5th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, June 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday launched a scathing attack on the government for cracking down on yoga guru Baba Ramdev's hunger strike, blaming ... Read more...

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BJP aims to attack UPA’s scam record to win in 2014 (Night Lead)


January 9th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Jan 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) two-day national executive meeting concluded Sunday with a clear message that the party was eyeing power in the 2014 ... Read more...

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Somnath’s book has ‘Left’ questions unanswered (Book Review)


December 1st, 2010 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Book: "Keeping the Faith: Memoirs of a Parliamentarian"; Author: Somnath Chatterjee; Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India/India Today Group; Pages: 397; Price: Rs.499Somnath Chatterjee needs no introduction. His political trajectory ... Read more...

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2G Scam: Congress sends back channel message to DMK to remove Raja before court ruling


November 11th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Chennai, Nov 11 (ANI): The Congress is reported to have sent a back channel missive to the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leadership in Tamil Nadu that it should remove ... Read more...

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Parliamentary probe sought into CWG graft, tax sleuths quiz Darbari (Intro Roundup)


August 9th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) An angry opposition Monday sought a parliamentary probe into allegations of corruption in the preparations for the Commonwealth Games, an issue that generated much heat in ... Read more...

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CWG graft generates heat in Lok Sabha, JPC probe demanded (Roundup)


August 9th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Allegations of corruption in the preparations for the Commonwealth Games generated much heat in the Lok Sabha Monday with a key government ally calling for a ... Read more...

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EVMs are tamperproof, says official


July 7th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Election Commissioner S.Y. Qureshi Wednesday strongly defended the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), saying they were tamperproof and had passed all tests over the years. "The EVM ... Read more...

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Bowlers raise Deccan Chargers hope for semi-final berth (Lead)


April 13th, 2010 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 13 (IANS) Defending champions Deccan Chargers kept alive their hopes of a semi-final berth with an exciting 13-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium ... Read more...

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Vikings Movie Might Be Mel Gibson’s Last Directorial Venture


March 16th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Mar 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If recent reports are to be believed, then actor/director Mel Gibson is likely to give up directing after he directs his latest movie. The latest directorial ... Read more...

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‘States should be consulted on major decisions’


January 6th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala Wednesday urged the central government not to take any unilateral decisions that would affect the livelihood of ordinary people without consulting the ... Read more...

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Government braces for stormy parliament session


November 18th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress may have done well in this month's by-elections but the government is bracing to face an opposition onslaught on a range of issues when ... Read more...

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‘Eeram’- a slick supernatural thriller (Tamil Film Review)


September 13th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Aravindan D.I. Film: "Eeram"; Director: Arivazagan; Cast: Aadhi, Sindhu Menon, Nandha and Saranya Mohan; Music: Thaman; Rating: ***Movies on supernatural thrillers are a rarity in Tamil cinema. "Eeram" is a crime ... Read more...

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‘Muthirai’ fails to impress (IANS Film Review, Rating:**) (With Images)


June 20th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Aravindan DI Film: "Muthirai"; Cast: Daniel Balaji, Nithin Sathya, Lakshmi Rai, Manjaree Fadnnis, Saravanan, Anand, Ponvanan, Kishore, Kochin Hanifa, Rakhi Sawant; Director: Srinath; Rating: **Two young men caught in a tangle for ... Read more...

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Raucous campaign in Tamil Nadu comes to an end


May 11th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Electioneering by Lok Sabha aspirants for the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu and the lone seat in Puducherry came to an end Monday evening, giving citizens some ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Sonia blast Advani, BJP sues for truce (Roundup)


April 15th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) On the eve of the first round of balloting, the Congress party's top leadership went hammer and tongs at L.K. Advani, forcing the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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PM challenges Advani’s ability to be PM (Lead)


March 24th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday challenged Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani's ability to rule India, saying his only contribution to "national welfare" was his ... Read more...

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Ex-Indian cricketers differ on banning Pakistan players from IPL


January 30th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Even as five Pakistani cricketers are slated to go on auction for the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), former India cricketers say that it is ... Read more...

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Gordon Ramsays alleged mistress dubbed sex-crazed tiger by former lover


November 26th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Brit chef Gordon Ramsays alleged mistress Sarah Symonds has been branded a sex-crazed tiger by a former lover, who reveals she loves to bite and scratch in ... Read more...

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Tapasi murder: opposition demands Buddha’s resignation


November 11th, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) With two ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists, including a top district leader, convicted in the Tapasi Malik murder case, West Bengal's opposition parties Tuesday were quick ... Read more...

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Mamata comes out in support of Jindal steel project


November 4th, 2008 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) Seeking to shake off charges of obstructing industry in West Bengal in the wake of the Nano's exit, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Monday said her party was ... Read more...

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Harbahajan, Zaheer raise hopes after top-order collapse (Lead)


October 11th, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 11 (IANS) Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan treated a 35,000-strong holiday crowd to pre-Diwali fireworks while rejuvenating India to end day three of the first cricket Test at 313 for ... Read more...

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Chinese paddlers ready for Beijing Olympics


July 29th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Wuxi (China), July 29 (Xinhua) The star-studded Chinese table tennis team is well-prepared to face any challenge from rivals at the Beijing Olympics. After a two-day warm-up between Olympic qualifiers and their ... Read more...

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When Karat flashed a smile at journalists


July 9th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Communist leader Prakash Karat, addressing the media Wednesday, was going hammer and tongs at the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government but there was a light moment when ... Read more...

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RSP out of UPA-Left panel, says Left should ditch government (Lead)


June 2nd, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) Monday pulled out of the coordination panel with the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and said the Left should prepare to withdraw ... Read more...

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Chennai Kings vs Daredevils match report


May 3rd, 2008 - 1:36 am ICT by admin
Chennai, May 2 (IANS) Skipper Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir put on a century partnership for the first wicket to power Delhi Daredevils to a commanding eight-wicket win against hitherto unbeaten Chennai ... Read more...

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War within Left as CPI-M and CPI go soft on IAEA


March 24th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by admin
By Liz Mathew New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A battle is raging within the Left, with the two leading Communist parties going soft over the India specific safeguards pact the government wants to ... Read more...

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