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Mamata expresses shock on FDI notification


September 21st, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday expressed shock over the central government notifying FDI in retail, and questioned the creditability of ... Read more...

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Greenpeace for halting any further coal blocks allocation


September 11th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Environment organisation Greenpeace Tuesday called for a halt on any further allocations and forest clearances for coal mining, until a transparent public consultation process is ... Read more...

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Development of tribal areas top priority: Dhumal


September 9th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The development of tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh is one of the top priorities of the government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Sunday."The government ... Read more...

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Thakerays are ‘infiltrators’ in Maharashtra from Bihar: Lalu Prasad


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 9 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Sunday said Bal Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray and Raj Thackeray were originally Bihari, and that they were "infiltrators" in Maharashtra."Thackeray's ... Read more...

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Need joint efforts to save Himalayas: Eco-activists


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Concerned over the threat to natural resources in the Himalayas, environmentalist here Sunday said there was an urgent need to preserve its ecology and the ... Read more...

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Poultry farming brings prosperity to Rajasthan Dalit village


September 7th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 7 (IANS) Till five years ago, Kanchanpura was a just small village in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district. Today it is in the limelight for successful poultry farming that has ... Read more...

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DMK to submit Tamil meet resolutions to UN: Karunanidhi


September 4th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) DMK president M.Karunanidhi Tuesday said that his party will send the resolutions passed at the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) meet here to the United Nations ... Read more...

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Resolve Cauvery water sharing dispute, says SC to PMO


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday expressed its displeasure over the failure of the PMO (prime minister's office) to hold a meeting for the resolution of ... Read more...

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Blinded by light, this family sees no hope


September 2nd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan), Sep 2 (IANS) Darkness has become a life-long curse for two generations of a family in a Rajasthan village. This family has 15 members, including eight children, who ... Read more...

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NHRC seeks report on fake encounter in Manipur


August 30th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought within two months an independent investigation report on the killing of two suspected militants in alleged fake ... Read more...

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Villagers seek allocation of bauxite for Vedanta plant


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (IANS) About 2,000 villagers Wednesday staged demonstration in Odisha's Kalahandi district, demanding allocation of bauxite to the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) in the region, ... Read more...

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A.K. Hangal cremated


August 26th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Veteran actor and theatre artist A.K. Hangal, who died here Sunday morning, was cremated in the afternoon, with his son Vijay performing the last rites."I ... Read more...

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Veteran actor A.K. Hangal is dead (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor A.K. Hangal passed away here Sunday morning after a prolonged illness aggravated by a recent hip fracture, a family member said. Hangal ... Read more...

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Centre seeks SC nod to review eco-tourism norms (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday sought the Supreme Court's nod to review the guidelines on eco-tourism in and around protected areas following requests from stakeholders.The requests for ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves amendments to four key bills (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved amendments to four key bills for the current parliament session, official sources said.The four amendment bills are Prohibition of ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves amendments to four key bills


August 17th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved amendments to four key bills for the current parliament session, official sources said.The four amendment bills include Prohibition of Unfair ... Read more...

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Fishermen ask PM to cancel n-projects in costal areas


August 9th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) The National Fishworker's Forum (NFF)- one of the largest organisations of fishermen in India - Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking for immediate ... Read more...

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Japanese leaders discuss Hiroshima memorial and nuclear policy


August 6th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hiroshima, Aug 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Hiroshima Bombing tragedy that occurred many years ago changed the life of many across Hiroshima and the Japan as well. It left a mark that will ... Read more...

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‘Government must use designers to create cultural identity’


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian fashion design fraternity needs "complete support" from the government so that they can help in creating more employment opportunities as well as in ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar opposes FDI in retail


July 31st, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said that he was not in favour of foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail in the state and virtually ... Read more...

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Prime Minister asked to take up fishermen arrest issue with Sri Lanka


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to take up with the Sri Lankan government the issue ... Read more...

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E-governance can reduce corruption: Meghalaya governor


July 20th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 20 (IANS) Exhorting all stakeholders to use technology as agent of progress and embrace change, Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Friday said e-governance can reduce corruption and improve accountability."IT ... Read more...

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Air India, pilots disagree in court


July 18th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Air India management and pilots Wednesday disagreed in the Delhi High Court on the composition of a panel proposed to consider the reinstatement of ... Read more...

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Mizoram allocates Rs.410 crore to end ‘jhum cultivation’


July 17th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 17 (IANS) Under its New Land Use Policy (NLUP), Mizoram is laying emphasis on ending the age-old "jhum" shifting cultivation and has allocated Rs.410 crore in this year's ... Read more...

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‘Aug 12 meet to focus on welfare of Sri Lankan Tamils’


July 16th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) The focus of a Tamil meet here on Aug 12 will be on seeking welfare of the ethnic community in the post-war Sri Lanka through ... Read more...

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Don’t let Wal-Mart in, says CPI-M


July 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday denounced US President Barack Obama for asking India to allow Wal-Mart to operate in Indian retail trade and asked the government ... Read more...

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Problems follow as floods recede in Assam


July 12th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pajarbhanga (Barpeta), July 12 (IANS) Floods in Assam are almost over but not the problems of the victims.Most people in Pajarbhanga village, 15 km from Barpeta town in lower Assam, ... Read more...

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Rains brings hope to Bihar farmers


July 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 9 (IANS) Millions of farmers in Bihar can now breathe a sigh of relief as moderate to heavy rains in the last few days have brought a ray ... Read more...

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Man held for human trafficking in Assam, 15 rescued (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) With floods affecting almost all the districts of Assam, human traffickers are on the prowl to lure women and girls out of the state, police said.One ... Read more...

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Secure fishermen’s release from Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa urges PM


July 5th, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Boost for Odisha’s Dhamra port expansion plan


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) The expansion plan of Odisha's Dhamra port got a boost with authorities Tuesday successfully conducting a public hearing in a village near the port, an official ... Read more...

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Fear of drought haunts Bihar again


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) The spectre of drought is looming large over Bihar, something that state officials have acknowledged."If the monsoon fails the state in the first two weeks of July, ... Read more...

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Take up fishermen harassment issue with Sri Lankan government: Jayalalithaa


June 28th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai June 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of harassment of fishermen by the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Occupy Singur movement from July 3, says CPI-M lawmaker


June 27th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) CPI-M lawmaker Abdur Rezzak Mollah, who had called for organising an "Occupy Singur" movement on the lines of "Occupy Wall Street" for the benefit of the ... Read more...

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Occupy Singur on lines of Occupy Wall street: CPI-M legislator


June 24th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) With the Calcutta High Court striking down the law undoing the Singur land acquisition, CPI-M lawmaker Abdur Rezzak Mollah Sunday said he wants to organise an ... Read more...

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