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India’s Kashmir policy faulty: ex-governor Sinha


September 21st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir governor S.K. Sinha Friday accused the Indian government of scoring "self goals" in the state but not learning any lessons.Addressing a lecture ... Read more...

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India cuts tax on overseas borrowings (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) In yet another move to draw in international capital, the Indian government Friday reduced tax on overseas borrowings by domestic companies to five percent from ... Read more...

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Singapore Airlines welcomes FDI reform


September 20th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Singapore Airlines Thursday welcomed the government's decision to allow foreign direct investment in Indian carriers, but said it has no plans right now to invest ... Read more...

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Delhi High Court refused to meddle in Kachchativu (Comment)


September 18th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
A long time ago, I had moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Indian government's decision to give away the Kachchativu island to Sri Lanka.When the transfer happened, in 1974, I ... Read more...

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Maldives President lauds India’s role in pushing political process


September 18th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Maldives President Mohamed Waheed Monday lauded India's support in pushing forward political process in his country when he met visiting Defence Minister A.K. Antony in ... Read more...

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US welcomes economic reforms in India: Envoy


September 17th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell Monday said the recent economic reforms announced by the Indian government have been widely welcomed in the US and ... Read more...

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Plea to bind Russia under nuclear damage law


September 17th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Monday seeking a declaration that irrespective of any agreement with the Indian government, Russia would be bound by the nuclear ... Read more...

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US child custody row: Couple advised to await court verdict


September 13th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government Thursday said it has advised an Indian couple embroiled in a custody battle with a child protection agency in New Jersey (US) to ... Read more...

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GNLA chief to move fresh bail plea in Meghalaya court


September 12th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 12 (IANS) Chief of Meghalaya's outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Champion R. Sangma is likely to move a fresh bail application in a court here, a legal ... Read more...

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Decision on 2G auction participation only by October: SSTL


September 10th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) Monday said it would be able to say only next month if it would take part in the 2G auction as ... Read more...

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Norway case rerun: Curbs on Indian couple meeting son in US


September 9th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) In a virtual replay of the Norway children custody case, a US-based Indian couple from West Bengal has been given limited access to their one-year-old son ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa wants to discuss targeting of Sri Lankans with India


September 7th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 7 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes to raise the issue of Sri Lankans being targeted in India's Tamil Nadu state when he undertakes a visit ... Read more...

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Farman lashes out against India’s paralympic committee


September 6th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India's physically challenged powerlifter Farman Basha Thursday lashed out against the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for using the free facilities meant for athletes and ... Read more...

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US daily terms PM ‘tragic figure’, government wants apology (Roundup)


September 5th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Months after the Time magazine termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "an underachiever", an influential US daily described him as "a dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding ... Read more...

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Government to seek apology from US daily on PM comments


September 5th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday said it will seek an apology from a leading US daily that published an article calling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa’s Sri Lanka muddle will have consequences (Comment)


September 4th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa appears dead set on taking on the ordinary Sinhalese for her inability to influence the Indian government to pursue a Sri Lanka policy of her ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka issues travel warning for southern India


September 4th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 4 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has issued a travel warning to Sri Lankans visiting southern India following a spate of incidents targeting Sri Lankan nationals, the external ... Read more...

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India should address rights issues: Human Rights Watch


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 3 (IANS) India should accept the recommendations by UN member states to address the country's "most serious human rights problems", Human Rights Watch said Monday.During the September ... Read more...

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FDI in retail: Walmart and corner stores can co-exist


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A fierce debate is raging in cyberspace over the cost and benefit of foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail as the Indian ... 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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Will federal auditor’s report on nuclear watchdog open a Pandora’s box? (Comment)


August 31st, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
For the first time, a constitutional authority has managed to collect information from the secret chambers of India's nuclear estate and table it before both houses of parliament.The performance report of ... Read more...

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No fireworks on Syria at NAM summit: India


August 30th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) India doesn't expect any "fireworks" on Syria at the two-day summit of the Non-Aligned Movement NAM) beginning here Thursday, even as it again urged both sides ... Read more...

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India, Iran should address trade imbalance: Manmohan Singh


August 30th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) India and Iran should address their trade imbalance, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Wednesday even as the two sides stressed increasing bilateral and ... Read more...

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Himachal cancels road contract with Chinese firm


August 29th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has cancelled a Rs.228-crore contract with a Chinese firm for delay in executing a World Bank-funded road widening project, Public Works Department ... Read more...

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Indians’ black skin highlights gold jewellery: Chinese daily


August 28th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) Indians have black skin that highlights gold jewellery, a state-run Chinese daily says in an article that goes on to observe that even girls begging ... Read more...

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Government denies internet censorship, Modi joins protest


August 24th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Protest by social media users against the Indian government's move to block/disable 300 web pages, including some Twitter handles, continued Friday despite ministers denying ... Read more...

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Balance security with internet freedom: US tells India


August 24th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Asking India to strike a balance between national security and importance of online freedom, the US has said it stands ready to assist US social media ... Read more...

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India approves Walt Disney’s Rs.1,000 crore investment


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday said it has approved US-based Walt Disney's Rs.1,000 crore investment proposal in broadcasting business in India.Based on the recommendations of the ... Read more...

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Government wants mechanism to prevent social websites’ misuse


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The government is working with social networking websites to create an institutional mechanism to prevent their misuse, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Wednesday.He was ... Read more...

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Respect internet freedom, US tells India


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Voicing its support for full freedom of the internet, US has urged India to maintain respect for fundamental freedoms, while probing rumours that have caused ... Read more...

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Three pro-talk ULFA members held for robbery, murders


August 20th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Four people, including three members of ULFA's pro-talk faction led by Arabinda Rajkhowa, were Monday arrested for their involvement in cases of robbery, abduction and subsequent ... Read more...

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India willing to grant Pakistani Hindus long-term visa


August 16th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) With growing concern over the plight of several hundred Pakistani Hindus coming to India, the government Thursday said it was willing to grant long-term ... Read more...

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Tibetan PM congratulates India


August 15th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 15 (IANS) The Tibetan administration in exile here Wednesday congratulated India on its 66th Independence Day and expressed gratitude for the country's support to the Tibetans.At a function ... Read more...

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Indians to get free medicines


August 15th, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian government proposes to give away free medicines through government hospitals and health centres.This was announced here by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh land pact likely in monsoon session


August 14th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian government is actively engaged in "internal consultations" with a view to presenting the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh during the current session ... Read more...

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