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Egyptian minister arrested for groping in London


September 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) An Egyptian sports minister tried to claim diplomatic immunity after being arrested for groping a tourist while in London with his country's paralympic delegation, the Daily ... Read more...

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Shinde likely to be new leader of Lok Sabha


July 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is likely to be the new Leader of the House in the Lok Sabha after Pranab Mukherjee was nominated ... Read more...

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Sangma is candidate of communal forces: NCP


June 21st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party decided to support P.A. Sangma for the presidency, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday described the former Speaker ... Read more...

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‘India declined to sell nuclear technology to Iran, Iraq and Libya’


May 30th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India declined to sell nuclear technology to Iran, Iraq and Libya in the 1980s in spite of being offered "huge" sums of money, said a ... Read more...

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Youth’s death in firing triggers tension in Kashmir (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 11 (IANS) The death of a 25-year-old youth in north Kashmir's Baramulla district in a firing incident late Friday evening has triggered tensions in the area. Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Youth’s killing triggers tensions in north Kashmir


February 11th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 11 (IANS) The death of a 25-year-old youth in north Kashmir's Baramulla district during a cordon-and-search operation late Friday evening, triggered tensions in the area Saturday.Ashiq Hussain Rather, ... Read more...

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Gadkari-Munde feud inspires a sequel in Goa


January 30th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 30 (IANS) It is not just superhit films like "Dabangg" and "Don" which inspire sequels. The Nitin Gadkari-Gopinath Munde feud of 2011 seems to have inspired a ... Read more...

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Rahul to tour Bundelkhand Jan 17-20


January 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) As part of his poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will tour the backward Bundelkhand region Jan 17-20, said sources.This ... Read more...

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Government clueless over Mamata’s remark on FDI


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Just a day after the government unveiled its new team of ministers to share the government's view with people, many of them, including both ... Read more...

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Six new Rajasthan ministers take oath


November 16th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 16 (IANS) A day after all Rajasthan ministers resigned ahead of a cabinet reshuffle, six new ministers took oath of office at a ceremony at Raj Bhawan ... Read more...

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Railway want PPP mode for high speed trains


November 4th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Stating that a high speed rail corridor can become a catalyst for India's economic growth, Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa Friday stressed ... Read more...

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We’re duty bound to allay fears on Kudankulam: Narayanasamy


October 18th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Faced with fresh protests at Kudankulam and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa doubting its intentions, the central government said it was duty bound to ... Read more...

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Omar defends chopper ride to Pakistani Kashmir leader


September 22nd, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday couched in political context his lending a state helicopter to a former Pakistani Kashmir "premier", on a private ... Read more...

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Krishna caught in sticky situation in Lok Sabha (Lead)


August 5th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna was Thursday taken by surprise in the Lok Sabha when his name was called out by Speaker Meira Kumar ... Read more...

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PM accepts Kamat’s resignation


July 13th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday accepted the resignation of Gurudas Kamat a day after the Congress leader declined to accept his new portfolio of ... Read more...

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Something old, something new in recast Team Manmohan (Afternoon Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The long awaited reshuffle of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's council of ministers Tuesday saw changes in some major portfolios with Salman Khursheed taking over ... Read more...

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Sachin Pilot dares Ramdev to join politics


July 3rd, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 3 (IANS) Congress leader Sachin Pilot, the junior minister for communications and IT, Sunday dared yoga guru Baba Ramdev to join politics and criticised his anti-corruption agitation.He ... Read more...

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Maharashtra Budget Session kicks off tomorrow


March 13th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 13 (ANI): The Budget Session of Maharashtra Legislature, which begins here on Monday, is likely to be a stormy affair with the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine Opposition ... Read more...

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CVC fiasco: PM’s statement in Parliament incorrect, says Yechury


March 11th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Friday slammed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's statement in which he charged the then-Kerala Government with ... Read more...

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CVC fiasco: Prithviraj Chavan is lying, says Kerala CM Achuthanandan


March 10th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 10 (ANI): Asserting that the state had apprised the Centre of the palmolein graft case in which Thomas was an accused, Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan has accused his ... Read more...

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Meghalaya chief minister to complain against Agatha


January 12th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday said he would register his complaint with Prime Minster Manmohan Singh against union Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha K. ... Read more...

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UK parents face government ‘fees’ to break-up


January 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Under controversial plans to tackle family breakdown, parents who part ways face having to pay a 'fee' to the UK government to sort out their child maintenance arrangements.New ... Read more...

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2,800 Kuchipudi dancers set world record


December 27th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 26 (IANS) About 2,800 Kuchipudi artistes performed the centuries old dance form here Sunday to earn a place in the Guinness World Records, an official said.Hailing from 16 countries, ... Read more...

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Shashi Tharoor to speak at public diplomacy conference


December 8th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Once criticised for his habit of tweeting on serious policy issues, Shashi Tharoor has now been invited to speak Friday at a conference on public diplomacy ... Read more...

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Indo-Canadian minister expelled by party in Canadian province


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 23 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian deputy minister in Alberta province was Monday thrown out of his party for slamming health policies of his own government after poor emergency ... Read more...

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Oldest person in the world dies aged 114


November 5th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): The oldest person in the world has passed away at the age of 114.Eugenie - known as 'Sweets' and the last survivor of a family of 13 ... Read more...

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Berlusconi ‘to call early election’ amid fresh prostitute allegations


August 4th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 4 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has threatened to call for early elections after his split from the co-founder of his party following allegations of hiring prostitutes."The path is ... Read more...

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Berlusconi shared bed with 3 prostitutes, claims inquiry witness


August 4th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 4 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi is again in trouble - this time accused of hiring prostitutes - three at the same time.Maria Teresa "Terry" De Nicolo, a 38-year-old escort claimed ... Read more...

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Modi distributes Amit Shah’s portfolios


July 27th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 27 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday distributed the portfolios held by former minister of state for home Amit Shah amongst three of his ministers. While Finance Minister Vajubhai ... Read more...

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Jethmalani to plead Shah’s case, former cop turns approver (Second Lead)


July 26th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, July 26 (IANS) Former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, under arrest after being charged for alleged involvement in the 2005 killing of Sohrabudding Sheikh, Monday marshalled top lawyer Ram Jethmalani to plead ... Read more...

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New scheme for cooking gas cylinder delivery launched


July 13th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): The Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry of India launched on Tuesday a new 'flexitime' scheme of delivery of cooking gas cylinders.Jitin Prasada, the Junior Minister for Petroleum ... Read more...

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Disgruntled Jagan may get ministerial berth in Delhi (Capital Buzz)


July 4th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Congress may have found a way to heal its uneasy relations with the defiant MP from Andhra Pradesh, Jaganmohan Reddy. He may be inducted in ... Read more...

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India signs MoUs with Czech Republic, seek help for combating terrorism


June 9th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Prague (Czech Republic), June 9 (ANI): India signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Czech Republic here on Tuesday.There primarily pertain to economic cooperation and social security between both nations.India's Junior ... Read more...

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Is counting the caste good or bad? India is divided


May 31st, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Is it good to ask the Indian his or her caste? The political class is divided although a vast majority of Indians carry their caste firmly ... Read more...

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Congress frowns upon Maken’s letter opposing caste census


May 28th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Congress Friday expressed disapproval of Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken urging young members of parliament in a letter to oppose demands for inclusion ... Read more...

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