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What a blow! Mayawati gets a boost, Akhilesh defensive (UP Newsletter)


July 27th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 27 (IANS) A hammer blow on a statue of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati has not only boosted her sagging stocks but also brought the ruling ... Read more...

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UP lesson: Party workers more important than leaders (Comment)


March 6th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Why did the Congress do badly in Uttar Pradesh? The answer is simple: it had a weak organisation. A similar answer explains the BJP's woes also.And why did the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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BCCI softens stand on Sahara pull-out, ready for talks


February 6th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Indian cricket board is out to placate the irate Sahara India, who in a knee-jerk reaction decided to end their 11-year-old association as Team ... Read more...

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Ex-ISRO chief can’t dictate to government: Congress


February 5th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 5 (IANS) The Congress Sunday said former Indian space agency chief G. Madhavan Nair was free to criticise the twin probe reports on the multi-billion dollar Antrix-Devas ... Read more...

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Students expelled after Facebook campaign said they had sex


January 31st, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) Two school students in Britain were expelled after a gossip campaign on Facebook said the pair had sex in a school storeroom and toilet.Trevor Evans ... Read more...

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BJP questions Sonia’s silence on FDI in retail


December 6th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday asked why Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi were silent on Foreign Direct Investment ... Read more...

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No compromise on FDI in retail: BJP


November 30th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party BJP) Wednesday said there could be no compromise on its opposition to allowing foreign equity in retail sector, even as ... Read more...

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Mahindra Satyam’s net profit up by six percent


November 10th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 10 (IANS) Software exporter Mahindra Satyam registered nearly six percent increase in its net profit during the second quarter ended Sep 30 with the company claiming that its ... Read more...

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Australian states for vocational student visa changes


October 10th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 10 (IANS) Irked by the relaxation of visa rules just for university students, governments of the two largest Australian states New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria are now ... Read more...

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Gambhir won’t be forced to play in Champions League: SRK


September 9th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders team owner Shah Rukh said Friday that injured captain Gautam Gambhir will not be forced to play in the Champions League Twenty20 ... Read more...

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Little impact seen on reforms from ministerial recast


July 12th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Amid a perception that economic reforms in India have come to a standstill, the latest recast of his ministerial team by Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Oil slips after choppy trade on bin Laden’s death


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:29 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 3 (IANS) Crude oil prices Monday edged down after choppy trade triggered by the news that terror mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces, ... Read more...

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Uninterrupted India-Pakistan dialogue, someday sure


April 10th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Apr.10 (ANI): While the Indian cricket team was on its way to defeating the Pakistan team in the World Cup semi-final at Mohali, we apparently agreed to an ... Read more...

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Amnesty team visits Kashmir’s summer unrest victims’ kin


March 24th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 24 (IANS) After releasing a damning 82-page report against alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, members of global rights watchdog Amnesty International are visiting the families ... Read more...

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UK’s drive of reaching out to Muslims made ‘little progress’: WikiLeaks


December 14th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14(ANI): The United Kingdom made "little progress" in reaching out to Muslim communities despite investing "considerable time and resources" after the 7/7 London bombings in 2005, according to classified US ... Read more...

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Asian Games bid hots up, IOA says India should decide


November 1st, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) With two weeks to go for the Asian Games bid for 2019 and 2023 to be finalised, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) feels that it is ... Read more...

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Cocaine shame doubled Kate Moss’s income, says agent


October 10th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 10 (ANI): Kate Moss's agent Sarah Doukas has revealed how the supermodel's income doubled after cocaine shame.Critics wrote off the catwalk queen's career when shocking photographs of her snorting coke ... Read more...

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James Cameron slams Hollywood for making inferior movies in 3D


August 15th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 15 (ANI): Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron has slammed Hollywood for making inferior movies in 3D.Cameron's 3D movie 'Avatar' was the world's highest grossing movie that earned around 3 billion dollars ... Read more...

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Karnataka ban on iron ore exports unlawful: mining lobby


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) Tuesday termed the Karnataka government order of July 26 banning iron ore exports from minor ports in the state as unconstitutional ... Read more...

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IHF derecognition illegal: Delhi High Court (Lead)


May 21st, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Giving the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and its president K.P.S. Gill a reprieve, the Delhi High Court Friday quashed the central government's order derecognizing the national sports ... Read more...

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Reinstated by court, Gill vows to be back in action


May 21st, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The deposed president of Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), K.P.S. Gill, got a shot in the arm when the Delhi High Court Friday quashed the national ferderation's derecognition ... Read more...

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IHF derecognition illegal: Delhi High Court


May 21st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday quashed as illegal the central government order derecognising the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF). Giving relief to IHF president K.P.S. Gill, Justice S. ... Read more...

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Former BSF Director General criticizes Govt. over talks with Maoists


May 20th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): Former Director General (DG) of Border Security Force Prakash Singh here on Thursday criticized the Government's proposal to hold peace talks with Maoists despite Dantewada incident ... Read more...

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Brit boxer Amir Khan to quit in 2015


April 25th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25(ANI): WBA World light welterweight champion Amir Khan is planning to quit boxing in five years after beating American legend Floyd Mayweather Junior and Philippine Manny Pacquiao on his road ... Read more...

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Why is BJP silent on Reddy brothers, asks Congress


April 19th, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a day after Shashi Tharoor resigned from the government over the IPL row, the Congress Monday quesioned the "eloquent silence" ... Read more...

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Pak must weed out its ’strategic asset’ extremist groups for survival: Editorial


March 13th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.13 (ANI): Friday's serial bomb blasts in Lahore was the second terrorist strike in the city within a week which clearly suggests that claims regarding inflicting a body blow to extremists ... Read more...

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Pakistan hockey squad quits, officials sacked after World Cup debacle (Lead)


March 12th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Karachi, March 11 (IANS) Pakistan hockey plunged into a major crisis as the entire team announced retirement from international hockey soon after the national federation sacked the team officials and ... Read more...

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We are not the know-it-alls that we think we are


February 27th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Others may know us better than we know ourselves, a new study has found.Simine Vazire, Ph.D., Washington University assistant professor of psychology in Arts & Sciences, has ... Read more...

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Do you know yourself? Don’t be too sure


February 27th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Since at least the days of Socrates, humans have been advised to "know thyself". And through the years, many social psychologists have believed the individual is the ... Read more...

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Nigerian Nobel Laureate says England is a ‘cesspit of Islamists’


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.2 (ANI): Nigerian Nobel Laureate political activist Wole Soyinka has described England as a "cesspit" and breeding ground for fundamentalist Muslims.In an interview, according to the Guardian, he also accused Britain ... Read more...

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Anger over Delhi government diktat on nursery admissions


January 30th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) With the Delhi government insisting that parents' profession or educational qualification cannot be a criteria for nursery admissions, many are worried that their children will get a ... Read more...

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Strong companies kept hiring during slowdown: Genpact CEO


November 9th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Back office service provider Genpact Monday said the companies that kept hiring during the economic slowdown were viewed as "strong" firms and would benefit from this perception ... Read more...

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Inflation could reach 10 percent by March


October 25th, 2009 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Inflation may soar to 10 percent in India by March 2010 due to rising prices of manufacturing goods and food, according to industry lobby Assocham. The fact that ... Read more...

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Harmison postpones retirement plans, vows to bounce back


October 15th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.15 (ANI): Axed England and Durham fast bowler Steve Harmison has postponed plans on Test retirement and vowed to regain his spot in the national squad.Stung by accusations that he would ... Read more...

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Pak knee-jerk reaction: Slaps two new cases against Saeed under anti-terrorism act


September 18th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep.18 (ANI): Pakistani authorities have lodged two cases against banned terror outfit Jamaad-ud-Daawa's chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the November 2008 terror attacks, under the anti-terrorism act.Saeed ... Read more...

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