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It’s now Slovenia calling Bollywood! (With Images)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Swiss Alps, the Scottish Highlands, British castles and Spanish beaches - these breathtaking European destinations have for long fascinated Indian filmmakers. Enter Slovenia, a ... Read more...

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Fear in Manipur after outsiders told to quite state


September 7th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 7 (IANS) Fear and panic have gripped people from outside the state who have taken up residence in Manipur, after separatist groups issued "quit notices" to all non-Manipuri ... 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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Meghalaya plans tough measures against illegal immigrants


August 30th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday said the state would have a "more stringent institutionalised mechanism than the inner line permit (ILP)" to restrict influx of ... Read more...

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Gogoi seeks media help to restore peace


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday sought the media's help to restore peace in the state.The chief minister met editors of Assam newspapers and appealed to ... Read more...

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Meghalaya groups want check on illegal immigrants


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Entry permits should be introduced in Meghalaya to restrict the influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, social organisations demanded Wednesday.The Khasi Students' Union (KSU), along with eight ... Read more...

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Court slams failure to weed out Bangladeshi migrants


August 10th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday expressed concern over the central government's failure to act against nearly three crore illegal Bangladeshi migrants who are staying in the ... Read more...

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Assam violence unprecedented, government to blame: Advani (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Wednesday termed the violence in Assam "unprecedented" and said the central government was to blame for ... Read more...

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India reaches out to families hit by US gurdwara shooting


August 7th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Condemning the US gurdwara shooting that killed six Sikh devotees, union minister Vayalar Ravi Tuesday directed the Indian embassy in Washington to provide "all possible ... Read more...

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Four Indians among 6 killed in gurdwara shooting


August 7th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Four of the six Sikh worshippers killed in Sunday's attack on a Sikh gurdwara in Winsconsin were Indian citizens, with one of them being a ... Read more...

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Kudankulam activists seek answers on nuclear power project


August 6th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) The People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) protesting against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Monday decided to send a postcard to the Russian ambassador ... Read more...

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India must go for covert action in Pakistan: Book


July 27th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) If Pakistan doesn't stop backing terrorists acting against India, New Delhi must pay back Islamabad in the same coin, says a scholarly book on Indian ... Read more...

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Punish the killers in Assam: CPI-M


July 25th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday blamed the Assam and central governments for the violence in the state that has left around 30 people dead and demanded strict ... Read more...

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936 from St. Andre opted for Portuguese citizenship


July 21st, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) At least 936 Indian citizens from the St. Andre assembly constituency, 15 km from here, have opted for Portuguese nationality in the last five years, Goa ... Read more...

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New interview-less US visa process for some categories


June 29th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) To draw the maximum number of Indian tourists, the US has introduced a new visa programme for certain categories, which will allow an applicant ... Read more...

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Review central laws applicable in Kashmir: Interlocutors (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A constitutional committee should review all central laws extended to Jammu and Kashmir and make permanent article 370 of the constitution that grants the ... Read more...

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India to express concern to Pakistan on minorities’ plight


May 17th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India will convey its concern to Pakistan over the plight of its Hindu minorities when External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna visits the neighbouring country ... Read more...

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Growing piracy close to India raises concern


April 21st, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) As India and the United States work out a "shared strategy" to combat piracy, its expanding range beyond the western Indian Ocean close to India's western ... Read more...

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Taliban strike Kabul, other Afghan targets (Second Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Washington, April 15 (IANS) The Taliban Sunday launched a coordinated wave of assaults in Kabul and elsewhere in the country, targeting the embassies of the US, Germany and Russia, ... Read more...

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Terror attack: Indians in Afghanistan safe


April 15th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In the wake of Sunday's terror attack in Afghanistan, India said it was in constant touch with its embassy in Kabul and its citizens living ... Read more...

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Over 700 Pakistanis got Indian citizenship


March 13th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) More than 700 Pakistanis have acquired Indian citizenship in the last three years, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.In a written answer, Minister of State ... Read more...

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It’s David vs Goliath at Kudankulam: Anti-nuke activist


February 28th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) The protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is a classic David-Goliath fight between ordinary citizens and the powerful Indian government, the leader of ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi influx: Assam NGO seeks Supreme Court intervention


February 25th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Alleging presence of names of illegal migrants in the Assam voters' list, Assam Public Works (APW), an NGO, has sought the Supreme Court's intervention in the ... Read more...

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Krishna opens new ITO passport office in Delhi


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday inaugurated the new passport office here, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for processing nearly a thousand applications per day.The sprawling ... Read more...

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China values ties with India


January 5th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) After India protested the illegal confinement and alleged torture of two Indian traders in China, Beijing has said it values relations with New Delhi.Foreign ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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India gears up to host BRICS summit in March


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) India has kicked off preparations to host leaders of the five-nation BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) grouping in March with a ... Read more...

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Enrolment for Aadhaar number is voluntary


December 15th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Enrolment for obtaining Aadhaar number is voluntary and not mandatory, Minister of State for Planning Ashwani Kumar said Thursday.The minister told the Rajya Sabha that ... Read more...

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China to deport 13 Indian diamond traders, Modi claims credit


December 7th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A Chinese court Wednesday freed 13 of 22 Indian nationals held on charges of diamond smuggling and money laundering. India took note of the ... Read more...

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‘Occupy Dalal Street’ protest Friday


November 1st, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Bank employees here will protest Friday on the Dalal Street - where the country's premier bourse, the Bombay Stock Exchange, is located - following New York's ... Read more...

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Coast Guard, navy should protect fishermen, says court


October 14th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 14 (IANS) The Madras High Court's Madurai bench Friday directed the central government to provide two-tier security for Indian fishermen by the Indian Coast Guard and navy.In ... Read more...

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Attacks on fishermen should be seen as provocation: Jayalalithaa


October 9th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Saturday said attacks on Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy should be viewed as a provocation and aggression against India.According to ... Read more...

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Subramanian Swamy faces criminal case for anti-Muslim article


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Monday landed in trouble for his newspaper article, in which he suggested revoking of voting rights of Indian Muslims, ... Read more...

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Israel’s focus on IT, biotech in trade with India


September 13th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Israel will focus on Information Technology (IT) and biotechnology to change the composition of its trade with India, Israeli Ambassador Alon Ushpiz said Tuesday."Free Trade Agreement ... Read more...

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Rs.70 lakh and counting, donations still pour in for Anna


August 28th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Donations have been pouring in from across the country to support social activist Anna Hazare's anti-graft movement. India Against Corruption (IAC), the NGO spearheading ... Read more...

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Apex court extends stay on Hasan Ali’s bail (Lead)


August 25th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday extended till Sep 2 its stay on the Bombay High Court order granting bail to alleged money launderer and country's top ... Read more...

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