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Congress calls for united opposition in Punjab (Punjab Newsletter)


September 7th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 7 (IANS) After a spell of relative dormancy for the past few months, Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh has called for the opposition to rally together against ... Read more...

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Apex court queries Delhi airport development fee


August 21st, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and concessionaire Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) to tell who was levying and collecting ... Read more...

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Russia opposes no-fly zone over Syria


August 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday said Moscow opposes the idea of setting up a no-fly zone over Syria as it would be a violation of ... Read more...

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Revised SEZ policy in 3-4 weeks: Commerce secretary


July 26th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) The government hopes to come out with new guidelines to revive Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in three to four weeks, Commerce Secretary S.R. Rao said Thursday."We ... Read more...

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Srinagar protests against Assam, Myanmar killings


July 26th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) Dozens of people Thursday gathered here to denounce the ethnic riots in Assam and the killings of Muslims in Myanmar.The protesters demanded the dismissal of ... Read more...

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Court sets aside 200 SMSes cap on personal communications (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday set aside an order of the telecom sector regulator capping SMSes at 200 per day per person for personal communications.The ... Read more...

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Court sets aside 200 SMSes cap


July 13th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday set aside the order of the telecom sector regulator capping SMSes at 200 per day per person for personal communications.The ... Read more...

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Himachal court dismisses cement firm’s petitions


July 6th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 6 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday dismissed a cement company's review petitions, which was fined Rs.100 crore for environmental damage and told to dismantle a captive ... Read more...

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SC trashes plea against Pranab, warns petitioner (Second Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the central government to conduct an inquiry against presidential candidate Pranab ... Read more...

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Stand on president’s rule vindicated by Kalam: Nitish


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said that his stand against the central government's decision to dissolve the Bihar assembly in 2005 was vindicated by ... Read more...

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Put service tax on NRI remittances on hold: Tharoor


June 27th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to put on hold the service tax on remittances by non-resident Indians ... Read more...

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Russia denies changing its stance on Syria


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has rejected British Prime Minister David Cameron's recent comments saying Russia has changed its stance on Syria.Lavrov ... Read more...

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Pakistan captain Misbah suspended from Galle Test


June 19th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 19 (IANS) Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been suspended from this week's Galle Test after his side was found guilty of a serious over-rate offence during the fifth and ... Read more...

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State of emergency in Myanmar state


June 11th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 11 (IANS) The Myanmar government declared a state of emergency in coastal Rakhine state Sunday night following unrest.The declaration, aired by the state radio and television, was signed ... Read more...

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DMK demands removal of cartoon from NCERT textbook


June 9th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai June 9 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Saturday urged the central government to remove from a textbook the controversial cartoon lampooning the anti-Hindi agitation that raged in Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Country heading towards another Emergency, says BJP


May 25th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The BJP Friday anticipated the imposition of another Emergency in the country, saying the situation was similar to the pre-emergency era of 1974."The situation ... Read more...

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Taxing fashion shows: High Court declines to interfere


May 16th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Declining to interfere with the imposition of entertainment tax on ramp shows organised by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), Delhi High Court has ... Read more...

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Taxis on 24-hour strike in Kolkata Thursday


April 18th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) In a bid to pressurize the government to revise taxi fares, a large section of West Bengal Taxi operators have decided to go on a 24-hour ... Read more...

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Let taxpayers fund political parties with democracy cess: CII


April 17th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has proposed imposition of a "democracy cess", according to which individuals and corporates can give 0.2 percent of their ... Read more...

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Kashmir Valley gold sellers on strike against excise duty


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) Wholesale and retail gold traders of the Kashmir Valley continued their strike for the 16th day Tuesday against the excise duty hike on branded and ... Read more...

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Pranab urges jewellers to call off shutdown


March 31st, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday urged jewellers to call off their strike as he is reconsidering the matter of imposing excise duty on unbranded ... Read more...

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Special package for sericulture farmers being worked out


March 27th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The centre in consultation with the states and the Silk Board is working out a special package to address the problems faced by sericulture ... Read more...

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Pakistan Taliban warns MPs against NATO supply restoration


March 26th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Taliban Sunday warned members of parliament against restoration of the supply line for NATO troops in Afghanistan and said they would target MPs ... Read more...

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Indian airlines not submitting emission details to EU: Ajit Singh


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) India's airlines are not submitting emission details to the European Union (EU) as it had directed, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh told parliament Thursday."Though the ... Read more...

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Emergency records missing from PMO


March 21st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The government Wednesday said records pertaining to the imposition of emergency in India in 1975 have gone missing from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and ... Read more...

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Liquor and cigarettes prices raised on public demand: Dhumal


March 20th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government's decision to raise the prices of cigarettes and liquor was based on the wishes of the people of the state, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Budget will fuel inflation: CPI-M


March 19th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The union budget of 2012-13 will result in "all-round price rise and the imposition of greater burdens on the working people", the CPI-M said Monday."The ... Read more...

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Hike in import duty on gold: Jewellers body calls for shutdown


March 16th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) The All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation Friday called for a country-wide shutdown March 17 to protest against the government's budget proposal to increase ... Read more...

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Cable men stop beaming entertainment channels in MP


March 16th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) Angered by the imposition of 20 percent entertainment tax by the state government, Cable TV operators and multi-system operators in Madhya Pradesh have jointly decided ... Read more...

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Man gets death for rape, murder of 75-year-old


March 13th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sirsa (Haryana), March 13 (IANS) Over one year after he raped a 75-year-old woman and then strangled her to death, a man was condemned to the gallows by a court ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s Feb 23 strike called off


February 21st, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Bollywood's planned strike Feb 23 to protest against the imposition of a service tax on the film industry has been called off after a meeting ... Read more...

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Apex court reserves verdict on police action on Ramdev


January 20th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday reserved its order on the Delhi Police crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his supporters at Ramlila ground last year, ... Read more...

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CBI, CVC chiefs meet PM on Lokpal bill (Lead)


December 14th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director A.P. Singh and Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) Pradeep Kumar Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to express their ... Read more...

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Why cap on SMSes, high court asks TRAI, government


December 7th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notices to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and the central government on a petition challenging the regulator's ... Read more...

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Poll panel favours right to reject candidates


December 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 6 (IANS) The Election Commission favours the "right to reject" candidates to do away with criminals in India's electoral system, a poll panel official said Tuesday. "The Election ... Read more...

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