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SC moved for staying Kudankulam’s 1989 environmental clearance


September 21st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Friday for staying the environmental clearance given to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in 1989 as this was ... Read more...

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Bail of Kanda’s brother extended in dud cheque case


September 21st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday extended the interim bail till Oct 10 of Govind Kanda, brother of former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda and an accused ... Read more...

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Trinamool quits government, ends support to UPA (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers Friday resigned from the government and the party withdrew support to the UPA, three days after it said it was ... Read more...

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Trinamool ministers quit UPA government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers resigned from the Manmohan Singh government Friday, three days after the party said it was quitting the UPA to protest ... Read more...

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Auction illegal mines: Goa Congress


September 18th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) All illegal mining sites in Goa should be divided into blocks and auctioned to the highest bidder, Congress leader and former union minister of state for ... Read more...

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President to visit Bengal from Friday


September 13th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will begin a four-day visit to West Bengal from Friday, said an official statement here.This will be Mukherjee's first visit to ... Read more...

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Odisha CM defends decision on coal block recommendation


September 13th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday defended the recommendation he had made in 2002 for the allotment of a coal block to a private company.After coming ... Read more...

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Government to allow old players in 2G auction: Milind Deora


September 13th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government will allow both old and new telecom operators to participate in the upcoming 2G auction, Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind ... Read more...

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Court allows Arun Nehru to skip graft trial


September 12th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday granted exemption to former minister of state for internal security Arun Nehru from personal appearance in a 1988 graft case ... Read more...

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Kanda, Chaddha in judicial custody till Sep 25


September 11th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday extended till Sep 25 the judicial custody of former Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda and his employee Aruna Chaddha, accused ... Read more...

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Tata Chemicals to set up urea plant in Tripura


September 11th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 11 (IANS) Tata Chemicals will set up a Rs.5,000 crore, gas-based urea plant in northern Tripura in association with state-owned ONGC and Tripura government, officials said here Tuesday.ONGC ... Read more...

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IAC supporters disrupt Scindia’s meeting


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 11 (IANS) Supporters of India Against Corruption (IAC) Tuesday clashed with Congress workers during a press meeting being held by union Minister of State for Commerce and ... Read more...

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Japanese minister found dead at home


September 11th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 10 (IANS) Tadahiro Matushita, Japanese minister for post reform, and concurrently minister of state for financial services, was found dead at home in Tokyo Monday having allegedly committed ... Read more...

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India for stringent regulation to check spurious drugs


September 10th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India is working to strengthen policies related to drug regulation in order to check spurious drugs in the market, Minister of State for Health Sudip ... Read more...

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India to focus on food, drug regulation in 12th plan, says minister


September 10th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The central government has been focusing on strengthening regulatory policies for food and drug sectors and the task would be taken care of in 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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ISRO to launch met satellite by 2013


September 6th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning to launch a meteorological satellite by 2013 to monitor atmospheric characteristics, parliament was informed Thursday."ISRO is ... Read more...

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


September 6th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday reserved its order on a CBI plea seeking cancellation of bail granted to former Gujarat minister Amit Shah by the state ... Read more...

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‘Lifetime plans should be offered till telecom permit allows’


September 5th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Lifetime mobile tariff plans offered by telecom operators are valid as long as the operator is permitted to provide such service under the licence, Minister ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi urges parties to back quota bill


September 5th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday appealed to all parties to cooperate in passing in parliament a bill that provides for quotas in promotions for Dalits and ... Read more...

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Polio-free Southeast Asia within reach: WHO


September 5th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Eleven countries in Southeast Asia region are now on track to declaring the region polio-free as the last case of wild polio virus there was ... Read more...

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Sachin Pilot to join Territorial Army


September 5th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Congress leader and Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot is set to be commissioned into the Territorial Army (TA) as an officer ... Read more...

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Coal India achieves near-target performance


September 5th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) With coal dominating the political discourse, Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil Wednesday said Coal India Ltd (CIL) had achieved over 97 percent ... Read more...

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Promotion quota bill in Rajya Sabha


September 5th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) A bill seeking to provide quota for promotion in government jobs was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday amid protests by the Samajwadi Party ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned for the day (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Continuing protests for the 11th day by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over coal block allocations forced adjournment of the Lok Sabha Wednesday, even ... Read more...

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Hyderabad-based Nav Bharat comes under CBI scanner


September 5th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday conducted raids on the offices of Nav Bharat Power Pvt Ltd, one of the five companies named by the ... Read more...

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India forges diplomatic ties with ‘Wi-Fi nation’


September 4th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Niue? What's new? Last week, India quietly established formal diplomatic relations with Niue, a South Pacific island of 1,400 inhabitants, which is better known ... Read more...

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Coal India to get assets abroad


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, September 3 (IANS) Coal India Ltd (CIL) will spend Rs.5,000 crore this fiscal to acquire assets abroad, Pratik Prakashbapu Patil, minister of state in the coal ministry, said ... Read more...

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Bengal dengue cases rise to 643; cause Congress, Trinamool spat


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) The number of confirmed dengue cases in West Bengal has shot up to 643, with 80 percent of the patients residing in Kolkata and its ... Read more...

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BJP insists on PM’s resignation, defends its chief ministers (Lead)


September 2nd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/ Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) The BJP Sunday said it stood firm on its demand that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resign in the alleged coal scam but would ... Read more...

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Over 270 government websites hacked till July


September 1st, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Over 270 government websites were hacked till July this year, Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot informed parliament."A total number of 201, ... Read more...

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India for freedom of navigation in South China Sea


August 30th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Ahead of Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie's visit, New Delhi Thursday reiterated that Arunachal Pradesh was an integral part of India and backed freedom of ... Read more...

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Gold imports drop by 18.4 percent in April-June quarter


August 30th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Gold imports in India fell by 18.4 percent to Rs.71,912 crore in the first quarter of the current financial year, largely due to a sharp ... Read more...

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Finally, chemical weapons bill gets parliament nod


August 30th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Amid continuing din over the allocation of coal blocks, parliament approval was Thursday accorded to a bill to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Act ... Read more...

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Modi attacked for malnutrition remark


August 30th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday drew flak for his "flippant" remark that malnutrition in his state was due to women, especially young girls, ... Read more...

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