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PM not involved in work of panel allotting coal blacks: Khurshid


September 10th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Defending the UPA government over coal block allocations, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Monday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had nothing to do with the ... Read more...

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Health ministry plans plain packaging of tobacco products


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) After putting pictorial health warnings on tobacco products, the union health ministry plans to push for plain packaging.Plain packaging could help bring down tobacco usage ... Read more...

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Zardari commutes Indian prisoner Sarabjit’s death sentence


June 26th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday commuted to life the death sentence of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted more than two decades ago for ... Read more...

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US exempts India from Iran oil sanctions (Second Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) A day before India-US strategic dialogue here, the US has exempted India and six other nations from its tough Iran oil sanctions for significantly reducing their ... Read more...

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Power tariff hike: Pakistani daily slams government’s sly move


May 18th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) The steep hike in power tariff has come as a shock to Pakistanis who are already reeling under the pressure of inflation, said a daily here, ... Read more...

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India defers implementing GAAR for a year


May 7th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Relenting under pressure from the business community, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday proposed to defer the implementation of the controversial General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) ... Read more...

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Nothing to hide in defence deals: Antony


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) With a row rocking the Indian Army's purchase of all-terrain heavy-duty Tatra trucks, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday told parliament that there was "nothing to ... Read more...

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Kerala to hire senior lawyer for Marines case


April 25th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said that a senior lawyer would be appointed to appear for the state in the Supreme Court when the case ... Read more...

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DoT to consult law ministry on Sistema’s notice


February 29th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The government will consult the law ministry on the notice sent to it by the Russian conglomerate Sistema threatening international arbitration proceedings if the government ... Read more...

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Gilani contempt: Court summons top official


February 28th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) A top Pakistani official was Tuesday summoned by the Supreme Court which was hearing Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's contempt of court case for refusing ... Read more...

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Indian air carriers should have professional management: Minister


February 7th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) Airlines in India should have a professional team for better management, Union Minister for Corporate Affairs M. Veerappa Moily said here Tuesday.When queried about bailing out ... Read more...

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Need to first read full judgment: Congress


January 31st, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The ruling Congress Tuesday said it needs to read the full judgment before reacting to the apex court order setting a three-month deadline for ... Read more...

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No civil-military confrontation: Antony on age row


January 31st, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Downplaying the controversy over army chief Gen V.K. Singh's age, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said the issue should not be seen as a civil-military ... Read more...

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Khurshid remark no interference in 2G case, apex court told (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The government Tuesday described as "baseless" the allegation that Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid's opinion on a service provider facing trial in the 2G ... Read more...

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No friction with poll panel: Khurshid


January 14th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said there was no friction between his ministry and the Election Commission which, like any constitutional body, was ... Read more...

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Sacked Pakistani official says he was ignorant of rules


January 14th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistan's former defence secretary Naeem Khalid Lodhi, whose sacking over a submission in the Supreme Court led to a stand-off between the political leadership and ... Read more...

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CEC writes to PM against Khurshid (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Apparently upset with Law Minister Salman Khurshid for saying that his ministry had administrative control over the constitutional body, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi ... Read more...

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Institutional, not personal issues with Khurshid: Quraishi


January 13th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Terming reports of personal differences with Law Minister Salman Khurshid as "ridiculous", Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Friday said there were some institutional issues ... Read more...

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Guns procurement caught in snakes, ladders game: Army chief


January 12th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Bogged down by delays in procurement of guns to bridge critical gaps in its artillery, Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Thursday said the purchase ... Read more...

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India can meet budget for its AIDS programmes: Azad


December 1st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Even as many international donors will be pulling out of the funding programmes on HIV-AIDS in India due to the global meltdown, the country is ... Read more...

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Commission begins probe into NC worker’s death


November 29th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) A one-man commission headed by Justice (retd) H.S. Bedi started its probe here Tuesday into the custodial death of National Conference (NC) worker Sayeed Muhammad Yousuf ... Read more...

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Final decision on 3G roaming after meeting operators: DoT


November 28th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The telecom ministry will soon be meeting the telecom operators on the 3G Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) issue and will thereafter take the final decision, ... Read more...

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Farooq, Omar crumbling to Congress pressure: Mustafa Kamal (Interview)


November 24th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 24 (IANS) Mustafa Kamal, the ousted chief spokesman of the National Conference, says his nephew and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his elder brother ... Read more...

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Home ministry nod for MCD’s trifurcation


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The union home ministry Wednesday approved the proposed trifurcation of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Wednesday. "The home minister (P. ... Read more...

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HIV positive demand passage of AIDS bill


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) People living with HIV/AIDS Wednesday appealed to the government to pass a long pending draft legislation which seeks to bring relief to over 2.5 million ... Read more...

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Activists, patients protest delay in tabling AIDS bill


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Around 200 people, including homosexuals, eunuchs and families of those living with HIV/AIDS, protested outside the health ministry here Tuesday to press for early passage ... Read more...

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MCD trifurcation: Delhi mayor meets Chidambaram


November 19th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Delhi Mayor Rajni Abbi Saturday requested Home Minister P. Chidambaram not to "succumb" to the "pressure tactics" by the Sheila Dikshit-led government to trifurcate ... Read more...

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Poll panel for voters’ right to reject candidates


November 1st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) A day after meeting Team Anna members on poll reforms, the Election Commission Tuesday said it had already proposed to the government to introduce ... Read more...

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Court notice to CBI on charges against Reliance Telecom


October 31st, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday asking it to respond to a plea by Reliance Telecom, ... Read more...

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Law ministry’s help sought on poll funding


October 15th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The group of ministers (GoM) on corruption Saturday asked the law ministry to formulate proposals on constitutional and statutory amendments required for introducing reforms ... Read more...

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Audio recordings of Lokpal deliberations to be released


October 9th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The government is ready to provide an audio recording of the meetings of the joint drafting committee, comprising five ministers and five civil society ... Read more...

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2G case: Raja wants separate trial for breach of trust (Lead)


September 29th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Jailed former communications minister A. Raja, the prime accused in the 2G spectrum case, contended Thursday in a special court here that the CBI's fresh ... Read more...

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2G note: BJP dismisses Pranab’s clarification


September 29th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday dismissed as "untenable" Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's explanation that the controversial note from his ministry on the 2G ... Read more...

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Government to fast-track digitisation of TV broadcast


September 26th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Indian government is planning to amend broadcasting rules with a view to fast-track complete digitisation of cable and satellite TV broadcast industry by 2014.The ... Read more...

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Court wants law ministry report on Swan not Reliance associate


September 19th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The special court trying the second generation (2G) spectrum allotment case Monday agreed to the defence request and asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

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