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Will he, won’t he? Congress awaits Rahul’s next move


September 13th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Will the suspense over Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's next step finally end this month?It could well be with the Congress agog with talk ... Read more...

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Prachi wants to be paired with Devgn on screen


June 26th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Prachi Desai says Ajay Devgn has an aura about him and she would like to be paired with the actor in a film."I have done ... Read more...

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US to give $680 mn for Israel’s anti-missile system


May 14th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 14 (IANS) The US is expected to announce the allocation of $680 million for Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile defence system, a media report said.Citing the Israel Hayom ... Read more...

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Air India strike cruel joke on tax payers: Omar


May 8th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 8 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday criticised the strike by Air India pilots, calling it "a cruel joke on tax payers"."Rs.30,000 crore of tax ... Read more...

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Israel, US call off joint military drill


January 16th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 15 (IANS) Israel and US have dropped plans for a large-scale joint exercise initially scheduled in May, Xinhua reported Sunday citing Israel's Army Radio.Thousands of US troops were ... Read more...

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Bollywood hails Anna’s victory


August 29th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Bollywood veterans like Shabana Azmi, Mahesh Bhatt and Pritish Nandy and younger artistes like Farhan Akhtar and R. Madhavan are ecstatic about social activist Anna ... Read more...

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Joshi’s ‘magic wand’ that got the PM to smile


August 24th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Lok Sabha broke into peels of laughter - and even Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's usually impassive face creased into a smile - during ... Read more...

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Open for debate on Lokpal bill: PM (Second Lead)


August 22nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The government was open for debate on the Lokpal bill but corruption could be tackled only by action on multiple fronts and not by enacting ... Read more...

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Government open to debate on Lokpal: PM (Lead)


August 22nd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday the government was open to a debate on the Lokpal Bill but this alone cannot solve the problem of ... Read more...

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Opposition rejects PM’s statement, demands Anna’s release (Lead)


August 17th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday rejected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on the arrest of activist Anna Hazare and demanded that the ... Read more...

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PM’s statement disappointing, says Jaitley


August 17th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expressed disappointment over Prime ... Read more...

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Warren Buffett seems to have chosen his successor


August 16th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Multi billionaire and investment mogul Warren Buffet has revealed that his successor has been chosen. The man regarded as having the magic wand for the stock ... Read more...

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Cynicism, indifference trails PM’s I-Day speech


August 15th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) It was another laidback national holiday for most Indians, with not many bothering to switch on their TV to listen to what Prime Minister ... Read more...

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PM’s speech failed to address people’s concerns: BJP, Left


August 15th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Independence Day speech was unimpressive and failed to address the concerns of the people, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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We also want strong Lokpal, no hunger strikes please: PM (Roundup)


August 15th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) In a speech dominated by concerns on corruption, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the nation on its 65th Independence Day Monday that the government ... Read more...

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Need multipronged fight against graft: PM (Lead)


August 15th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday "no single big step" could eradicate graft as he called for a multipronged crackdown on corrupt practices that ... Read more...

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Highlights of PM’s Independence Day speech


August 15th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Highlights of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Independence Day speech:* Without understanding and restraint, our security and integrity can get adversely affected.* Some people who ... Read more...

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Corruption a deep concern for all: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said that corruption was a deep concern for all and needs simultaneous action on many fronts."In the last few ... Read more...

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Mamata waves magic wand in Maoist heartland


July 12th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nayagram/Jhargram (West Bengal), July 12 (IANS) Handing out land deeds, old age pension and scholarship cheques amid thunderous applause, Mamata Banerjee Tuesday went on a wish fulfilment spree as ... Read more...

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PM questions black money estimate of Rs.4 lakh crore


June 30th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday questioned the calculation behind estimating black money stashed by Indians abroad at Rs.4 lakh crore ($89.16 billion) but said ... Read more...

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Economist prime minister has failed: BJP


June 29th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Hitting out at Manmohan Singh's argument over rising rise, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Wednesday that the economist prime minister had failed."So far ... Read more...

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PM defensive as Ramdev crackdown hits government hard (Intro Roundup)


June 6th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hardwar, June 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said there was "no alternative" to the "unfortunate" crackdown on Baba Ramdev as anger against the government grew amid ... Read more...

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Crackdown unfortunate, but no alternative: PM on Ramdev (Second Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Reacting for the first time on the police crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his supporters, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said it ... Read more...

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Crackdown unfortunate, but no alternative: PM on Ramdev (Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday defended the police crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his supporters, saying it was "unfortunate" but the authorities ... Read more...

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PM defends crackdown on Ramdev


June 6th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday defended the police crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his supporters, saying the authorities had "no alternative".The prime ... Read more...

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Telecom industry disappointed at ‘discouraging’ budget


February 28th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Contrary to the industry's expectations, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday waved no magic wand for the telecommunications sector, leaving it disappointed. "We in the cellular industry ... Read more...

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We have to play good cricket against India: Wright


February 15th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) John Wright's return as a coach, this time of his home country New Zealand, was perhaps a logical move after the team came apart at the seams under ... Read more...

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Sensex slumps 388 points on inflation, Egypt unrest (Weekly market review)


February 5th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Bears continued the rampage at the Indian stock markets for the second week on persistently high inflation, that raises concern over economic growth, and unrest in Egypt. ... Read more...

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Chidambaram seeks apt mechanism for stable prices to check inflation


January 6th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): Expressing concern over the high price of various commodities, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said the government, does not have a magic wand to control ... Read more...

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India’s capacity to deal with security challenges will be better by 2012: Chidambaram


November 30th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.30 (ANI): Presenting his monthly report for November, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Tuesday that India's capacity to deal with security challenges would be better by 2012."Despite ... Read more...

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BJP JD-U alliance sweeps Bihar Assembly polls, Nitish to take oath on Friday


November 24th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 24 (ANI): Nitish Kumar will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the consecutive term on Friday as his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Janata Dal-United (JD-U)- combine ... Read more...

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After landslide win, Nitish promises to work harder for the people of Bihar


November 24th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 24 (ANI): Terming the victory of his NDA-JD(U) alliance as a victory for development, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday, pledged to work harder for the betterment of Bihar during his second ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar: Socialist at heart and politician of few words (Profile)


November 24th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Nov 24 (IANS) He graduated as an engineer but plunged into Bihar's politics instead. That was in the early 1970s when he was still a student. Three decades ... Read more...

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“Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows” Part 1 Hits The Bulls Eye At Box Office


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The magic wand of Harry Potter has always been successful enough to create its own niche at the Box Office. This time too the Potter mania ... Read more...

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Humanity has to fight challenges of terrorism, hunger: PM


November 20th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Urging the people to act as responsible global citizens, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that humanity as a whole will have to fight together against ... Read more...

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