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‘Jamia can receive and spend foreign funds’


September 21st, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The home ministry has clarified that Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is exempt from all provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and there is ... 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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India may ban US-made film critical of Islam


September 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing anti-US violence, India is considering a request to ban a controversial film made in the US, fearing it could trigger ... 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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Terrorism, trade, visas to top India-Pakistan talks (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India's concerns on threats of terror emanating from various quarters in Pakistan will top the agenda of talks as External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna ... Read more...

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Terrorism to dominate Krishna, Khar talks


September 6th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India's concerns on terrorism emanating from Pakistan will top the agenda of talks as External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna heads for Islamabad Friday ... Read more...

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Former internal security czar Arun Nehru faces graft charge


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) He was at one time the powerful boss of India's internal security establishment, close to prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Today Arun Nehru, who has been ... Read more...

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Pakistan 26/11 panel visit only after internal consultations: India


September 1st, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian government Friday said it will decide on the visit of another Pakistan judicial panel here to cross-examine witnesses related to the trial ... Read more...

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Government lifts restriction on SMS


August 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The restrictions imposed on sending bulk SMSes and MMSes, imposed in the wake of nationwide rumours of attacks on persons of northeastern states, was Thursday ... Read more...

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‘Tough to get IPS officers transferred from Goa’


August 28th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) It is difficult at times to transfer police service officers from a soft posting like Goa and sometimes officers have a vested interest in resisting tough ... Read more...

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Centre reviews situation in Assam


August 28th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The central government Monday reviewed the security situation in Assam and took stock of relief and rehabilitation measures for those affected by the clashes between ... Read more...

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Assam Rifles gets new chief


August 24th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government Friday appointed Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, currently posted with the country's Strategic Forces Command, as the next director general of Assam Rifles, a ... Read more...

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Government should lift ban on bulk SMSes, says IAMAI


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) Thursday said the ban on bulk SMSes should be immediately lifted as it is affecting the business ... Read more...

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States affected by Maoism to hire choppers


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The home ministry has given in-principle approval to hiring of one helicopter each by the states affected by Maoist violence for providing air support to ... Read more...

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‘764 Pakistanis granted Indian citizenship during 2009-11′


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) As many as 764 Pakistani nationals were granted Indian citizenship during 2009-11, Minister of State of Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran told the Rajya Sabha Wednesday.Ramachandran ... Read more...

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Trifurcated MCD offers better civic services, says home ministry


August 21st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has improved and provides better civic services after it has been trifurcated, parliament was told Tuesday."The civic amenities in ... Read more...

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Central team to visit Assam for rehabilitation efforts


August 20th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A central team of officials will pay a three-day visit to Assam from Tuesday to assist the state administration in the rehabilitation of over 2 ... 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 raises social media misuse with Pakistan, situation normal in south (Roundup)


August 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India Sunday took up the issue of social media sites' misuse by Pakistan-based elements in whipping up communal sentiments in the country with Pakistan, ... Read more...

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India raises social media sites’ misuse with Pakistan


August 19th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Sunday raised the issue of misuse of social media sites by Pakistan-based elements in whipping up communal sentiments with ... Read more...

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As exodus continues, bulk SMSes banned; parliament unites in support (Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In an effort to stem the scaremongering that has led to thousands from the northeast fleeing southern states, the government Friday banned bulk SMSes ... Read more...

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Mumbai violence: Raj Thackeray demands Patil’s resignation


August 17th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) After the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Friday joined the clamour for the resignations of Home Minister R.R. Patil and city ... Read more...

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Major push to tourism planned


August 16th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) From launching a new Shatabdi train service between tourist hot spots Agra and Jaipur to expediting facilities like clean toilets, information kiosks and souvenir shops ... Read more...

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Indian flag to fly half-mast to mourn Deshmukh death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian flag will fly half-mast Tuesday in the capital and in all state capitals as a mark of respect for union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, ... Read more...

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Declare a calamity severe in three days, says panel


August 14th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A devastating natural disaster should be declared "severe" within three days, a parliamentary panel has said.The Committee on MPs Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) also ... Read more...

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‘No decision yet on Kashmir interlocutors’ report: Government


August 8th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The government has not taken any decision on the interlocutors report on Jammu and Kashmir submitted last year and is not planning any mechanism to ... Read more...

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Casino revenue could fund Goa’s old age homes: Parrikar


August 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) The casinos of Goa could now fund old age homes, among other social initiatives of the state government, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in the state ... Read more...

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Mukul Roy follows Mamata Banerjee as absentee railway minister


August 6th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy's long absences from office, much like his once removed predecessor Mamata Banerjee, have become a cause for concern with insiders ... Read more...

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Ammonium nitrate used in Pune blasts: Patil (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Ammonium nitrate is suspected to be the explosive used in four low-intensity serial bombs which rocked Pune the day before, Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil said ... Read more...

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Tribunal upholds ban on SIMI


August 1st, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court's special tribunal constituted to examine the sixth ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) Wednesday upheld the measure.Headed by ... Read more...

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Power stint successful, Home to be critical: Shinde (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India's new Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Wednesday claimed to have been a successful power minister and said his current job will be critical and ... Read more...

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Equation with states to be simple, cordial: Shinde


August 1st, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The equation between the central government and states should be simple and cordial, India's new Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said Wednesday."I am ... Read more...

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Chidambaram gets finance again, Shinde becomes home minister (Second Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) In a significant change ahead of parliament's monsoon session, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday appointed P. Chidambaram as finance minister, gave the crucial home ... Read more...

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