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Why is Mukul Roy absent from cabinet meetings, asks Congress


September 14th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Asking why Railway Minister Mukul Roy, from the Trinamool Congress, was absent from most cabinet meetings where decisions like the fuel price hike are taken, ... Read more...

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Putin envisions Russia as Paralympic powerhouse


September 11th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia must anchor its position among the leaders of the world Paralympic movement and more broadly ensure equal opportunities for all, President Vladimir Putin said ... Read more...

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UPA coordination committee to meet in a few days


August 6th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coordination committee, formed following a stand-off with coalition partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) late last month, is expected to ... Read more...

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Don’t turn mosque row into Babri Masjid-2 (Comment)


July 27th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
I am worried that unless the Akbarabadi Masjid row near Delhi's Jama Masjid is nipped in the bud, it might become Babri Masjid-2.Some smalltime politicians are trying to politicize the entire ... Read more...

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NCP to stay with UPA, but skip functions: Praful Patel (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Monday said it continues to be an integral part of the Congress-led UPA but will not participate in any ... Read more...

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Congress downplays rift with NCP


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Congress Monday downplayed the rift with ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), saying such situations do arise in an alliance but can be solved through ... Read more...

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NCP to remain in UPA, but to skip functions: Praful Patel


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Monday said it continues to be an integral part of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) but will not participate in ... Read more...

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Maharashtra Congress goes into huddle over NCP’s stance


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Two days after the NCP expressed unhappiness with the Congress-led alliance in Maharashtra and at the centre, the Congress went into a huddle Monday to discuss ... Read more...

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NCP unhappy in Maharashtra also


July 21st, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Firing another salvo at the Congress, the NCP Saturday claimed that it was unhappy with it in Maharashtra too, and alleged the party was "not consulted" ... Read more...

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Rahul’s remark triggers speculation about ministerial role


July 20th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's remark Thursday about playing a more proactive role in the government sparked off intense speculation about the likely ministry ... Read more...

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Clamour grows for larger role in Congress for Rahul (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Voices are rising within the Congress for a larger role to Rahul Gandhi with senior leader Digvijay Singh Monday urging him to move to ... Read more...

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Russian sports minister against more foreign players


July 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sports minister Vitaly Mutko slammed the Russian FA as "irresponsible" for its decision to increase the number of foreign players allowed on the pitch to ... Read more...

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Now, drones to keep eye on trouble-makers in crowds


May 4th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 4 (IANS) Eyebot drones, the latest in surveillance technology, would promptly spot mischief makers during major sporting or social events, or act as high-resolution 3D street imaging systems, ... Read more...

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Kerala announces strict measures against bio-piracy


April 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) Wednesday announced strict measures to prevent bio-piracy.K.P. Laladhas, member-secretary of the newly-constituted board, said that a few important decisions have ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New tax saving scheme for equity investment, STT cut proposed


March 16th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) To encourage retail investors to participate more in the capital market, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed a new tax exemption scheme -- Rajiv ... Read more...

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Equity central to global environment pact: Natarajan


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The principle of common but differentiated responsibility and equity - right to grow - is central to talk of global environmental agreements and their effective ... Read more...

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India, Japan to revive nuclear talks, seal currency swap (Roundup)


December 29th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Ramping up strategic ties with India, Japan Wednesday announced $4.5 billion for the landmark Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project and agreed to accelerate negotiations ... Read more...

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UPA’s success owes much to Pranab’s trouble-shooting skills: PM


December 21st, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Lavishing praise on Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for his "exemplary public service", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday underlined that the success of the ... Read more...

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Gilani asks NATO to answer ‘disturbing questions’


December 13th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday asked NATO to answer the "disturbing questions" about last month's air strikes on two Pakistani army border posts ... Read more...

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No policy paralysis, Indian economy will bounce back, says Pranab


December 13th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Blaming the weakness in the global economy for the recent slowdown in India's industrial output and economic growth, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday ... Read more...

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Anand Sharama to convey Mamata’s concerns to PM, Sonia


November 4th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Friday he will convey to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi ... Read more...

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Petrol hike: Angry Trinamool summons parliamentary party meet


November 4th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) Angry over the latest petrol price hike, Trinamool Congress - the second largest constituent of the Congress-led ruling United Progressive Alliance at the centre - ... Read more...

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Pakistan hints at transit trade rights to India


October 11th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Pakistan's Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim Tuesday hinted at granting transit trade rights to India to transport goods to Afghanistan.Fahim told reporters in Lahore that ... Read more...

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2G: Make Chidmabaram co-accused, Swamy tells court


September 15th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy in a fresh application Thursday sought the special court here give directions to make Home Minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda planning to target India: Government


August 10th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) India Wednesday said it had intelligence inputs that Al Qaeda and its commander Ilyas Kashmiri were planning to target the country."There are some intelligence inputs, ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh moves into quick policy decision mode


July 31st, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, working virtually round the clock with the minimum of sleep, has followed up the reshuffle of his cabinet with crucial ... Read more...

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‘Explosive’ mining report seems to ‘implode’ Karnataka BJP (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 29th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 29 (IANS) From scam-hit Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to backbencher lawmakers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), everyone Friday proclaimed to be a "disciplined soldier" of the ... Read more...

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BJP’s 2nd chief minister in 3 years for Karnataka


July 29th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Friday selects its second chief minister for Karnataka in three years to succeed B. S. Yeddyurappa who is quitting over ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa to resign, but after July 31


July 29th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A defiant Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Thursday relented to resign but sought time till July 31 even as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Experts back notion that sleep helps decision-making


June 20th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) The notion that a good night's sleep helps when making important decisions is now endorsed by scientists.They say that a good sleep enhances complex cognitive ... Read more...

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Mercy plea of Khalistan terrorist on death row rejected (Lead)


May 26th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday rejected the mercy petition of Devender Singh Bhullar, a Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) terrorist sentenced to death for a 1993 ... Read more...

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Kerala legislators seek blessings before cabinet innings


May 18th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Kerala's chief minister-designate Oommen Chandy and several leaders of the United Democratic Front were seen heading to churches before being sworn in Wednesday afternoon.Congress veteran Chandy, ... Read more...

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Govt. reiterates its commitment to introduce strong Lokpal Bill


April 16th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Government on Saturday reiterated its commitment to introduce a strong Lok Pal Bill in the monsoon session of the Parliament.Briefing media after the meeting of ... Read more...

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Andy Murray’s mother to stay as part of support team


April 10th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.10 (ANI): World No. 4 Tennis player Andy Murray's has said that his mother, Judy will remain a part of his camp, no matter what coach he brings in to advise ... Read more...

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What teens expect from their mums


April 1st, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): Just in time for Mother's Day, teens have revealed how they view their mothers.According to the project 'Young Lives and Times', teens want their mums to be someone ... Read more...

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