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ACB to probe graft allegations against Bhujbal


September 18th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Tuesday gave its consent to the state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to probe corruption charges against PWD Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaderChhagan ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray backs FDI in retail, demands jobs only for locals


September 18th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Expressing full support to FDI in retail, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday demanded that local people must be given employment by MNCs opening shop ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan to defy party, government;go to Kudankulam


September 17th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) Veteran Communist and Kerala's leader of opposition V.S. Achuthanandan is firm on going to Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam Tuesday, defying both his CPI-M's directive and a request ... Read more...

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Shinde admits writing to PM for coal block allocation


September 17th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Monday admitted writing a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2007 recommending allocation of a coal block to a ... Read more...

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ACB seeks nod to probe Bhujbal for Maharashtra Sadan irregularities


September 13th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) In yet another embarrassment for Maharashtra's Democratic Front government, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has sought permission to probe allegations of corruption against Public Works Department ... Read more...

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Ethnic violence may continue, centre warns Assam (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The central government has warned the Assam government that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from ... Read more...

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Ethnic trouble far from over, Assam warned (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Assam government has been warned that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from normal" and ... Read more...

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Assam ethnic trouble far from over: Shinde


September 13th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Assam government has been warned that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from normal" and ... Read more...

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Hyderabad ‘hostage’ drama ends as suspended cop releases senior (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) A four-hour-long 'hostage' drama ended here late Wednesday as a suspended head constable who had taken a senior police official hostage released him unharmed.Giriprasad Sharma, a ... Read more...

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Suspended cop takes senior ‘hostage’ in Hyderabad


September 12th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 12 (IANS) A suspended head constable took a senior police official 'hostage' here Wednesday, sending shock waves across the police establishment.Giriprasad Sharma, a suspended head constable with the ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray comes out in support of cartoonist Trivedi


September 11th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) Supporting jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday demanded that he be set free and the sedition charges against him be ... Read more...

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Cartoonist Trivedi gets bail, refuses to be freed till charges dropped (Second Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) In a setback to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court granted bail to jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi here late Tuesday. However, he refused to ... Read more...

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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi gets bail, refuses freedom till charge dropped (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) In an embarrassment to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court granted bail to jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi here late Tuesday. However he refused to ... Read more...

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Release cartoonist Trivedi or face protest: Kejriwal


September 11th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) India Against Corruption (IAC) member Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday threatened to sit on a protest outside the prison where cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has been jailed if ... Read more...

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Cartoonist sent to judicial custody, government faces flak on issue (Roundup)


September 10th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Barely a day in police custody for questioning after his arrest on sedition charges, cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was Monday sent to judicial custody as ... Read more...

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Cartoonist Trivedi’s questioning cut short, sent to judicial custody (Second Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Barely a day after cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was sent to seven days police custody after being arrested on sedition charges, investigators cut short his questioning ... Read more...

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Kudankulam stir has foreign backing: Shinde


September 10th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Against the backdrop of activists renewing their opposition to the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, Home Minister Shushilkumar Shinde Monday said the ... Read more...

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Government alert on terrorists’ support to Maoists: Shinde


September 10th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday said the government was "fully alert" about terror groups, such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), extending support to Maoists in Indian ... Read more...

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Shinde to consult states on contentious issues like NCTC


September 10th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhil, Sep 10 (IANS) Conscious of the contentious nature of Telangana statehood issue and plans for the national anti-terror hub, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday steered clear of ... Read more...

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Police cut short quizzing cartoonist Aseem Trivedi (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Barely a day after a cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was sent to seven days police custody after being arrested on sedition charges, investigators cut short his ... Read more...

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Bill to develop Karnataka districts in Lok Sabha


September 7th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A constitutional amendment bill introduced by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in the Lok Sabha Friday seeks to establish a special development board for six most ... Read more...

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Online rumours on Assam riots terror handiwork: Shinde (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday said the communal colour given to the recent ethnic violence in Assam was "unfortunate" and noted that the "motivated" online ... Read more...

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Online rumours on Assam riots terror handiwork: Shinde


September 6th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday said the communal colour given to the recent ethnic violence in Assam was "unfortunate" and noted that the "motivated" online ... Read more...

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BJP, SP protests force parliament adjournment till Friday (Second Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Protests inside both houses of parliament by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over coal block allocations and by the Samajwadi Party (SP) over the ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan too wants CBI to probe former colleague’s murder


September 6th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 6 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan Thursday put his party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist, in a spot when he asked the state government to ... Read more...

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Parliament crippled over coal blocks, quota bill introduced (Roundup)


September 5th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Parliament was repeatedly disrupted for the 11th day Wednesday as the BJP continued its protest over the allocation of coal blocks even as the ... Read more...

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Scuffles, brawls in parliament, state assemblies (Timeline)


September 5th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
The Rajya Sabha Wednesday witnessed high drama as a scuffle broke out between a Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agarwal and BSP member Avtar Singh Karimpuri as a bill on quotas ... Read more...

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Trouble likely in quota bill passage, PM meets ministers


September 5th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Hinting at trouble in getting the promotion quota bill passed in parliament, the government Wednesday said there is little time during the monsoon session, ... Read more...

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Pune devotees’ find answer to noise pollution curbs


September 4th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Strange as it may sound, but some Ganeshotsav organisers in Pune follow a bizarre practice during immersions to by-pass noise pollution norms - abandoning the idols ... Read more...

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Nod to bill for separate cadres for Manipur, Tripura


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Monday cleared a bill for the establishment of a separate cadre of the Indian administrative, police and forest services for Manipur ... Read more...

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Nagaland returning to normalcy


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, Sep 3 (IANS) Nagaland Home Minister Imkong Imchen Monday said the situation in the clash-hit area of Dimapur is slowly returning to normalcy after clashes between the Sumi and ... Read more...

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Jammu parties boycott former interlocutors


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 2 (IANS) Jammu-centric political parties are boycotting the meeting with former interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir who are touring the state to get feedback on their report ... Read more...

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Presence of CPI-M politburo member at church altar kicks up row


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) A section of the laity at the St. George Orthodox Syrian Cathedral in the capital city are up in arms following what they term "a ... Read more...

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Manipur pushes back 60 suspected Bangladeshis


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 2 (IANS) Authorities in Manipur have pushed back into Assam 60 suspected Bangladeshis, an official said Sunday.Manipur Police have launched a crackdown in several parts of the state ... Read more...

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Hyderabad student’s family says he is innocent


September 1st, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 1 (IANS) The family of a city student who was arrested by the Bangalore police Friday in an alleged terror plot has claimed that he is innocent.Kausar Begum, ... Read more...

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