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Villagers stage demonstration seeking bauxite for Vedanta plant


September 11th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) Hundreds of people Tuesday staged a demonstration in Odisha, seeking allocation of bauxite for the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) in the state which ... Read more...

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Fortunate to have dream cast for ‘Satyagrah’: Prakash Jha


September 10th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Prakash Jha, who has managed to put together an ensemble cast for "Satyagrah", says that he is lucky to have Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgnm Kareena ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi urges parties to back quota bill


September 5th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday appealed to all parties to cooperate in passing in parliament a bill that provides for quotas in promotions for Dalits and ... Read more...

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Vedanta against bauxite export


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) Vedanta group, India's largest aluminium maker, has asked the central government to discourage export of bauxite from the country as the domestic aluminium industry is struggling ... Read more...

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Swedish ex-envoy to head defence firm Saab in India


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Former Swedish ambassador Lars-Olof Lindgren will return to India as the chief of the defence firm Saab's operations here. He will forge new ties with ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi takes on Delhi over Sri Lanka


August 28th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Calling New Delhi's friendship with Colombo as "one sided", DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Tuesday said it was a shame that New Delhi continued to train ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to meet gurdwara shooting victims’ families (Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) In an effort to reach out to the Sikh Community, US first lady Michelle Obama will next week meet the families of the victims of the ... Read more...

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Iranian leader asks Muslims to remain vigilant


August 19th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sunday urged Muslims all over the world to remain vigilant against the conspiracies of their enemies, Iran's state-run Press TV ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to meet families of gurdwara shooting victims


August 19th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US First Lady Michelle Obama will next week meet the families of the victims of the shootings in a Wisconsin Sikh gurdwara earlier this month, according ... Read more...

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Quiet, private 52nd birthday for Uddhav


July 27th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, who turned 52 Friday, spent his birthday quietly at his residence with the family, a party official said here.Recuperating ... Read more...

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Petrol prices to be hiked by 70 paise from midnight (Second Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's oil marketing companies Monday announced a hike in petrol prices by 70 paise a litre, with effect from midnight, citing increasing international oil prices ... Read more...

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Raj-Uddhav Thackeray ‘bonhomie’ fuels political speculation


July 16th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) As Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Monday drove Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, activists of both parties here wondered whether he succeeded in ... Read more...

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Don’t train Sri Lanka Air Force personnel: Jayalalithaa


July 5th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday described the training of Sri Lankan Air Force personnel in Tamil Nadu as an insult to Tamils.She said this ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces prospect of string of PMs: daily


June 29th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Pakistan faces the prospect of having a series of prime ministers until the next election, warned a daily, adding that the legal process to evict ... Read more...

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Mamata thanks people for moral support on Singur


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) "Deeply touched" by the overwhelming response to her Facebook post on Singur, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said, on the social networking site, ... Read more...

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Deepika happy to be World No.1, but focus is on London


June 21st, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Indian top archer Deepika Kumari has taken her elevation to the World No.1 ranking as a routine happening, saying her focus now is on a ... Read more...

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Punjab-Israel to tie-up for dairy farming


June 5th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) Punjab will soon tie-up with an Israeli company to develop the dairy farming sector in the state and provide farmers an opportunity to diversify from the ... Read more...

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Jagan arrested in assets case, Andhra on alert (Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Sunday evening arrested YSR Congress party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in a disproportionate assets case.YSR party leader J. Prabhakar Rao ... Read more...

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India, US commit to Afghanistan’s future


May 8th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and US Tuesday committed themselves to assist Afghanistan on a "peaceful and prosperous" future and in ensuring that its capacities are built to ... Read more...

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Kayani’s speech baffling: Pakistani daily


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's speech on institutions working within their constitutional sphere is baffling since "few institutions have so damagingly strayed beyond their ... Read more...

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India asks G-20 to nake ‘credible and ambitious’ action plan


April 20th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has called upon G-20 nations, the world's top economies, to work out a "credible and ambitious" action plan to put the global economy firmly ... Read more...

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SRK brand ambassador for Prayag Film City


April 4th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) City-based Prayag Group, with interests in infrastructure, hospitality and film production, Wednesday roped in Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan as the brand ambassador for its ... Read more...

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Getting the hang of Chinese at the right time: Saina Nehwal (Interview)


March 25th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Saina Nehwal could not have won the Swiss Open title at a more appropriate juncture in her career. The Indian badminton champion badly and quickly ... Read more...

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Budget highlights 4


March 16th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
* Infusion of Rs.15,888 crore in public sector banks, regional rural banks and NABARD in 2012-13.* Infrastructure will require Rs.50 lakh crore in 12th Plan, half of this from the private ... Read more...

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Budget highlights 3


March 16th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
* From 2012-13, full subsidies for providing food security; in other sectors to the extent the economy can bear this.* Hope to raise Rs.30,000 crore from disinvestments.* New equity savings scheme ... Read more...

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Budget highlights 2


March 16th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
* Addressing malnutrition, black money and corruption in public life among five priorities in year ahead.* India's inflation structural, driven largely by agricultural constraints.* Current account deficit 3.6 percent in 2011-12; ... Read more...

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Budget highlights


March 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Highlights of the budget for 2012-13 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha Friday:* Fiscal 2011-12 year of recovery interrupted; reality ... Read more...

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Netanyahu promises to keep Supreme Court ‘independent’


February 29th, 2012 - 6:59 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 29 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to ensure the Supreme Court's judicial independence in the country.According to a statement by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), ... Read more...

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Pakistan denies military double game with Taliban


February 18th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS/AKI) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday denied that his country's military had played a double game in the 10-year war in Afghanistan, but admitted that ... Read more...

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Poll panel goes to president over defiant Khurshid (Second Lead)


February 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid appeared headed for trouble Saturday as the poll panel sought President Pratibha Patil's "immediate and decisive intervention" following his ... Read more...

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Poll panel goes to president over defiant Khurshid (Lead)


February 12th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid appeared headed for fresh trouble Saturday as the Election Commission sought President Pratibha Patil's "immediate and decisive intervention" following ... Read more...

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Khurshid’s remarks: Poll panel seeks president’s intervention


February 11th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Taking exception to union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid sticking to his remarks about backward Muslims during campaigning in Uttar Pradesh despite a ... Read more...

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Chinese to be taught in Pakistani schools


February 5th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Chinese will soon be taught in schools across Pakistan, said a minister.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said arrangements were being made ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protesters assaulted, talks cancelled (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) A civil group spearheading the protest against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) called off talks with the central government-appointed experts panel after the former's members were ... Read more...

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Maiden national snooker title for Chitra


January 29th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 29 (IANS) Former World billiards champion Chitra Magimairaj won her maiden national women's snooker title when she beat Neena Praveen of Tamil Nadu 3-1 in the Manisha-National billiards ... Read more...

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