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Trinamool had asked for FDI in its manifesto, says Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Hoping that Trinamool Congress would reconsider its decision to withdraw from the UPA, the Congress' West Bengal unit Thursday said not allowing retail FDI in Bengal ... Read more...

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Northeast facing acute cooking gas shortage


September 14th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 14 (IANS) Northeast India is facing a severe shortage of cooking gas since April after production in four Indian Oil refineries in Assam was hit.Tripura Food and Civil ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia, Advani pay tributes to Kurien (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vice-president Hamid Ansari, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday joined others in paying tributes to Verghese ... Read more...

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Kurien an icon of dairy movement: PM


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday condoled the passing away of Verghese Kurien, the progenitor of the "white revolution in India", and lauded him as ... Read more...

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Bihar to confiscate property of criminals


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) The Bihar government has initiated the process to confiscate the properties of criminals, police said Sunday.A police officer said that property of Ritlal Yadav, a notious ... Read more...

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Beni Prasad Verma embarrasses Congress again


August 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma, already drawing flack Monday for his remark about price-rise being "beneficial" for farmers, later in the day aggravated ... Read more...

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Facing flak over price-rise remark, Beni now bats for retail FDI (Second Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Yet drawing flak for his remark that he was "happy" with price-rise as it was beneficial for farmers, union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma ... Read more...

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Bengal starts selling potatoes from ration shops


July 7th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) With the prices of potato soaring, the West Bengalgovernment Saturday started selling the tuber from ration shops in the city and satellite town of Salt Lake."We ... Read more...

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Green chilies, Mamata and the price war (West Bengal Newsletter)


July 7th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) While the green chilli is known for scalding the tongue, people in West Bengal and especially in this city have of late been feeling the ... Read more...

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Delhi opens e-stamp property registration office


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The capital's first sub-registrar's office equipped with an electronic stamping facility for property registration was inaugurated Monday by Chief Minister Sheila Diskhit. "This signifies a ... Read more...

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Mamata blames centre, forward trading for price rise


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday blamed the union government's policy of allowing forward trading in agricultural commodities as one of the reasons behind ... Read more...

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Passport offices to remain open this weekend


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Amid reports of delays in online applications of passports and the growing logjam, the external affairs ministry Friday announced that passport offices in Delhi, Ghaziabad, ... Read more...

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150 Sri Lankans headed for Australia detained in Kerala


June 5th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), June 5 (IANS) Around 150 Sri Lankans headed for Australia by sea were apprehended in Kollam by Kerala police and 27 of them, including six children, were Tuesday ... Read more...

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Stage set for arrest of suspended Andhra CBI judge


June 2nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) The stage was Saturday set for the arrest of suspended Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge in a cash-for-bail scam which has sent shock waves among ... Read more...

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Northeastern India hit by cooking gas crisis


May 26th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizwal, May 26 (IANS) Northeastern states of the country have been facing a severe crisis of cooking gas after the production was hit in the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)-owned ... Read more...

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Five jailed in Ranchi trafficking case


May 16th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 16 (IANS) Five people, accused of selling and buying a teenaged girl three years ago, were Wednesday sentenced to 10 to five years in jail by a local ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro registers fraud case with police


May 9th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has registered a case of fraud with the Delhi Police related to the award of a contract for construction ... Read more...

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Age row could have been avoided: Gen Singh (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Tuesday said he wished the controversy over his age could have been avoided.Asked what he feels over the issue, sad ... Read more...

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10-year moratorium must on selling land: Himachal panel


April 30th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 30 (IANS) To check frequent sale and purchase of a piece of commercial land in Himachal Pradesh, the government should impose a moratorium for 10 years, says a ... Read more...

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Team Anna alleges kickbacks in India’s major deals (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Team Anna Thursday released a set of documents that allude to "kickbacks and money laundering" in several defence and commercial deals of the Indian government, ... Read more...

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Team Anna alleges kickbacks in India’s major deals


April 26th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Team Anna Thursday released a set of documents that allude to "kickbacks and money laundering" in several defence and commercial deals of the Indian government, ... Read more...

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Bofors saga: a new twist and a story retold (Comment)


April 26th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
A callow prime minister, a global superstar, shadowy international arms dealers, crafty middlemen and nosy journalists were the dramatis personae of a real life political thriller that played out in ... Read more...

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‘Designers don’t take undue advantage of weavers’


April 24th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Deepika Govind regularly works with weavers in the interiors of southern India. She begs to differ that leading designers like her, who sell their merchandise ... Read more...

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Kerala’s only tribal village under threat


April 18th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Tucked away inside a heavily forested area, Kerala's only Scheduled Tribes (ST) panchayat Idamalakkudy is home to some of the world's most endangered plant species but ... Read more...

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Ex-PM Deve Gowda trashes son’s claim of bribe offer


March 29th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 29 (IANS) Former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda Thursday rubbished claims by his son and former Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy that he and his father had been ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up Kisan Mandis


March 27th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government will establish 341 special markets - 'Kisan Mandi' - to help farmers to sell their produce at the right price, Chief ... Read more...

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Assam farmers losing interest in rice cultivation


March 15th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 15 (IANS) Farmers of Assam, that recently boasted of having a record rice harvest, are losing interest in paddy cultivation, saying they were facing financial ruin in the ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M legislator resigns


March 9th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 9 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader R. Selvaraj Friday resigned as legislator, taking the party top brass by surprise and fuelling speculation that he was hand ... Read more...

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Five Chinese held for illegal blood trade


February 10th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) Five people in Beijing have been charged with selling blood to patients who badly needed it for surgery, a court has said.A district court in Beijing ... Read more...

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Bihar dismisses six BDOs for corruption


February 8th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) The Bihar government Tuesday dismissed six block development officers (BDOs) in Araria district on corruption charges, officials said.Ravikant, the principal secretary of the cabinet coordination department, ... Read more...

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‘Gali Gali Chor Hai’, uninspiring, dry take on corruption (IANS Hindi Film Review)


February 4th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Gali Gali Chor Hai"; Starring: Akshaye Khanna, Sriya Saran, Satish Kaushik, Mugdha Godse, Anu Kapoor; Directed by: Rumi Jaffery; Rating: ** 1/2While credit must be given to writer-director Rumy Jaffery ... Read more...

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Bihar government now targets corrupt middlemen


January 21st, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 21 (IANS) After corrupt officials, it is now the turn of middlemen who indulged in misappropriation of government funds to have their properties confiscated by the Bihar government.Bihar ... Read more...

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Navy War Room leak: London court accepts evidence (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) A district court in London has accepted the evidence presented by Indian authorities in connection with extradition of Ravi Shankaran, an accused in the Naval ... Read more...

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Sharma to reveal states which supported FDI in retail


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Saturday said he would disclose in parliament the states which supported the decision to allow foreign capital in the multi-brand ... Read more...

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Bengal farmers to be paid by cheque to avoid fleecing: Mamata


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dankuni (West Bengal), Dec 2 (IANS) Farmers in West Bengal will henceforth be paid through cheque for the grain procured from them by the government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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