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Fiat to open 80 standalone dealerships by year-end


September 19th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) To further develop its brand in India, Italian automobile major Fiat Wednesday said it expects to open 80 new standalone dealerships in the country by ... Read more...

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Jogi seeks probe into illegal diamond mining


September 19th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Ajit Jogi Wednesday sought a high-level probe into an alleged illegal diamond mining scam in a forested area of ... Read more...

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IMG deallocates 8th coal block, Plan panel for privatising mining


September 18th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) on coal block allocations Tuesday recommended de-allocation of Macherkunda block and deduction of bank guarantees of the Jitpur block and ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray backs FDI in retail, demands jobs only for locals


September 18th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Expressing full support to FDI in retail, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday demanded that local people must be given employment by MNCs opening shop ... Read more...

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Private firm directors in CBI net over coal blocks


September 18th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sent summons to Manoj Jayaswal Tuesday in connection with coal block allocations and questioned his brother Arvind Jayaswal for ... Read more...

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Shuffling guidance with Shirdi Sai Baba ‘blessing cards’ (With Images)


September 18th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Shirdi Sai Baba, regarded as a saint by his millions of devotees cutting across religions, did not leave any writings behind. But now his blessings have ... Read more...

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Mulayam says Third front after polls, admits PM ambitions (Roundup)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for the first time made clear his prime ministerial ambitions Thursday but in a shift of stance, declared the ... Read more...

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Akshay in love with Marathi plays


September 13th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Actor-producer Akshay Kumar's quest for good stories and unique concepts is now taking him to Marathi plays. He has produced a film in the language."I ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Drought hit areas to get over Rs.800 crore: Pawar


September 12th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The central government Wednesday said it will allocate over Rs.800 crore for drinking water, extend the limit of the rural job plan by an additional ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray comes out in support of cartoonist Trivedi


September 11th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) Supporting jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday demanded that he be set free and the sedition charges against him be ... Read more...

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Jail official shot at in Navi Mumbai


September 9th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) An official of Taloja jail in Maharashtra's Thane district was injured when he was shot at by some assailants, police said. Personal rivalry is believed to ... 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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Sushma Swaraj would make a dashing prime minister: Bal Thackeray


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Sunday expressed his admiration for Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj and said she was best suited to becoming the ... Read more...

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SC reserves verdict on Amit Shah’s bail in Sohrabuddin case (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday reserved its order on a CBI plea for cancelling the bail of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah in the 2005 Sohrabuddin ... Read more...

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Junior Hockey: Haryana, Punjab, Karnataka enter quarters


September 6th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 6 (IANS) Punjab entered the quarterfinals of the junior men's hockey championship with a 15-0 win over Gujarat at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here Thursday.Mandeep Singh scored ... Read more...

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Volkswagen to invest over Rs.700 crore in India


September 6th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) German Volkswagen Group Thursday said it will invest €100 million euro (over Rs.700 crore) in its three Indian subsidiaries, including Volkswagen India, Skoda and Audi ... Read more...

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Online rumours on Assam riots terror handiwork: Shinde


September 6th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday said the communal colour given to the recent ethnic violence in Assam was "unfortunate" and noted that the "motivated" online ... Read more...

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Uddhav says Digvijay is mad, never mind what granddad wrote


September 6th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Stung by Congress leader Digvijay Singh's statement that Maharashtra's Thackeray family originally hailed from Bihar, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray hit back Thursday, saying ... Read more...

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RTI activist booked for sting operation


September 6th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) A right to information (RTI) activist was Thursday booked after a sting operation he conducted caught officials of the Goa government's transport department seeking bribes at ... Read more...

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Congress distances itself from Darda over coal blocks allocations


September 5th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday distanced itself from Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, who has been named by the CBI in the allocation of coal blocks.... Read more...

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CBI to quiz MP, five firms’ officials on coal blocks


September 5th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The CBI has seized several incriminating documents during raids over the coal blocks allocation, and is planning to question five companies' executives, including a ... Read more...

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Junior Hockey: Punjab launch campaign in style


September 5th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 5 (IANS) Akashdeep Singh scored four goals, including a hat-trick, to help Punjab blank Chattisgarh 7-0 in their opening match of the junior men's national hockey championship at ... Read more...

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Pune devotees’ find answer to noise pollution curbs


September 4th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Strange as it may sound, but some Ganeshotsav organisers in Pune follow a bizarre practice during immersions to by-pass noise pollution norms - abandoning the idols ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Uddhav again demands permit system for Bihari migrants


September 4th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday reiterated the party's old demand of a "permit system" to check influx of migrants from Bihar and other ... Read more...

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Nuclear power as safe as air travel: Kakodkar


September 4th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) Nuclear power is actually as safe as air travel, even though people perceive it as dangerous, top nuclear scientist and ex-chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission ... Read more...

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India was undecided about national anthem at Independence


September 1st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Even though India attained independence Aug 15, 1947, the country was undecided on its official national anthem on the auspicious day, an archived letter made public ... Read more...

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India committed to curb leprosy, stigma: WHO ambassador


August 31st, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India is committed to curbing leprosy cases in the coming years and eliminating the stigma associated with the disease, World Health Organisation's (WHO) Goodwill ambassador ... Read more...

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MNS threatens to disrupt shooting of ‘Sur-Kshetra’ (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has warned TV channels Colors and Sahara to stop airing the programme "Sur-Kshetra" that features Pakistani vocalists or face "consequences"."We ... Read more...

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MNS threatens TV channels featuring Pakistanis


August 30th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has warned TV channels Colors and Sahara to stop airing the programme "Sur-Kshetra" that features Pakistani vocalists or face "consequences"."We are ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Meghalaya says Karnataka, Maharashtra are normal now


August 29th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 29 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Wednesday urged students and workers from the state to return to their educational institutions and works places in Maharashtra and Karnataka, saying the ... Read more...

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Orchid Chemicals sells penicillin, penem business to Hospira


August 29th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) City-based cephalosporin bulk drug company Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Wednesday announced sale of its penicillin, penem API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) business and the API facilities ... Read more...

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BJP downplays ex-Gujarat minister’s conviction


August 29th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday downplayed former Gujarat minister Mayaben Kodnani's conviction in a Gujarat riots case, calling it a "legal process"."We don't want to politicise ... Read more...

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Shah’s ton puts Saurashtra on top


August 27th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) Skipper Jaydev Shah slammed a century (115) to put Saurashtra on top as they scored 397 for nine in their allotted 90 overs against Kerala in ... Read more...

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Solar based drinking water system in Maoist-hit areas


August 24th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government plans to install 10,000 solar power based water systems to supply safe drinking water to the people in 78 Maoist-affected areas, the Lok ... Read more...

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Meghalaya ministers to review situation in Karnataka, Maharashtra


August 24th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Three Meghalaya ministers Friday left for Karnataka and Maharashtra to review the situation in the states after thousands of people from the northeast left following threats ... Read more...

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