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Verma, wife sent to judicial custody in OSA case


September 14th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday sent businessman Abhishek Verma and his Romanian wife Anca Maria Neacsu to 14 days' judicial custody in a case under the ... Read more...

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Verma, wife sent to 10 days CBI custody


September 4th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday sent businessman Abhishek Verma and his wife to 10 days CBI custody in a case filed against them under the Official ... Read more...

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Fresh case against Abhishek Verma under secrecy act


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a fresh case against arms dealer Abhishek Verma. Some unidentified defence ministry officials too have been charged under ... Read more...

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Centre reviews situation in Assam


August 28th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The central government Monday reviewed the security situation in Assam and took stock of relief and rehabilitation measures for those affected by the clashes between ... Read more...

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India raises social media misuse with Pakistan, situation normal in south (Roundup)


August 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India Sunday took up the issue of social media sites' misuse by Pakistan-based elements in whipping up communal sentiments in the country with Pakistan, ... Read more...

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India raises social media sites’ misuse with Pakistan


August 19th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Sunday raised the issue of misuse of social media sites by Pakistan-based elements in whipping up communal sentiments with ... Read more...

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Coal Minister invites foreign investment


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal Friday invited foreign investors to invest in India's coal sector saying the country is making all efforts to boost growth in ... Read more...

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Ex-army officer acquitted in graft case


July 24th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A special court here has acquitted a retired officer of an army hospital in a 12-year-old cheating case allegedly involving bogus bills for supply of ... Read more...

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Sharma seeks Punjab, Haryana’s support for FDI in retail


July 18th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will meet the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana Thursday to garner support for allowing foreign direct investment ... Read more...

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Record 257.44 mn tonne food production expected in 2011-12


July 17th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India is bracing for a record 257.44 million-tonne food grain production during 2011-12, officials said, giving credit to the second green revolution for the upcoming ... Read more...

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India trying to repatriate body of killed fisherman


July 17th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India is trying for the early repatriation of the body of a fisherman killed in firing from a US ship off the UAE coast, an ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan break the ice on cricketing ties (Roundup)


July 16th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Monday invited Pakistan to play three One-dayers and two Twenty20 Internationals in December-January, a move that would see the arch-rivals ... Read more...

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(VM) India-Pakistan to revive cricketing ties after 5 years (Third Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India will host Pakistan for three One-dayers and Twenty20 Internationals in December-January, reviving cricketing ties amongst the arch-rivals after a gap of five ... Read more...

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Pakistan discusses reopening of NATO supply routes


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistan's top political and military leadership held a meeting at President House over reopening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.The meeting was held late Saturday night ... Read more...

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Russia to send 436 athletes to London 2012


July 10th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is to send 436 athletes to the London Olympics, slightly fewer than the Beijing 2008 contingent, Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov announced Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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NCC to grow, change training syllabus


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC), India's military youth movement in schools and colleges, is all set to grow with the defence ministry planning to increase ... Read more...

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Indian migrant workers to get skills training


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Four major projects to help build Indian migrant workers' capabilities to move up the value chain and to position India as a preferred source of ... Read more...

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New IIT entrance test pattern gets mixed reactions from alumni


June 28th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The compromise between the human resource development ministry and IIT Council over the entrance exam pattern for admission to the engineering institutes Wednesday garnered mixed ... Read more...

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Nod for $4.5-bn military acquisitions (Second Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In a major acquisition spree, India's defence ministry Friday approved proposals from the army, navy and the air force for quick reaction air defence missiles, ... Read more...

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Nod for $1.9-bn defence procurement proposals (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's defence ministry Friday gave its approval to three key proposals from the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy to buy 14 new ... Read more...

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Nod for $1.8 bn defence procurement proposals


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's defence ministry Friday gave its approval to three key proposals from the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy to buy 14 new ... Read more...

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UN concerned over Syria violence escalation


June 13th, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN observers in Syria are worried that violence is escalating around the Syrian opposition stronghold city of Homs, the UN said."UN observers reported heavy fighting ... Read more...

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Leakages to be plugged before food security implemented


June 10th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The government wants to plug leakages in the public distribution system (PDS) before it implements the ambitious National Food Security Bill and has asked ... Read more...

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US team visits Moscow over Syria crisis


June 8th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US State Department officials Friday met Russian foreign ministry officials in Moscow to try to take a common position on the escalating crisis in Syria."A ... Read more...

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UP to pilot national single window for investors


June 7th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Thursday agreed to be a pilot state in an eBiz (e-governance) project of the central government which aims at providing single-window clearance to prospective ... Read more...

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Blame game between BCCI and sports ministry on


June 7th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the sports ministry Thursday got into a spat over official forms for nominating cricketers for ... Read more...

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Culture ministry moves police against fraud


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The union culture ministry has instituted a probe into alleged misappropriation of funds in the name of seven performing arts troupes of Odisha. A case ... Read more...

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‘Mount indefinite protests over lenient Mubarak sentence’


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian revolutionary movements have called for an indefinite protest in Tahrir Square in the centre of Cairo over "lenient" sentences handed to ousted president Hosni ... Read more...

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V.K. Singh retires, ending controversial tenure (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Perhaps the most controversial tenure of any Indian Army chief ends Thursday when Gen V.K. Singh hangs up his boots after over 41 years ... Read more...

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V.K. Singh bids army adieu, leaving legacy of acrimony


May 30th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Perhaps the most controversial tenure of any Indian Army chief ends Thursday when Gen V.K. Singh hangs up his boots after over 41 years ... Read more...

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Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar’s expansive, surreal capital (With image)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) Constructed less than seven years ago in literally the middle of nowhere, Myanmar's new capital -where Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived Sunday ... Read more...

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Officials defend minister’s trip to US to get Dreamliner


May 18th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Civil aviation ministry officials Friday defended Minister Ajit Singh's visit later this month to the US to receive the first of the 27 Boeing-787 Dreamliners, ... Read more...

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Maldivian president Waheed meets Manmohan


May 12th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Mohamed Waheed, the new president of the Maldives, Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here in his first-ever visit to India.The two leaders are ... Read more...

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Tejinder Singh withdraws plea from Supreme Court


May 10th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh Thursday withdrew his petition in the Supreme Court seeking a probe into the alleged bugging of top defence ministry ... Read more...

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Cheetah translocation was cabinet decision: Jayanthi


May 9th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) With the Supreme Court putting on hold the government's ambitious project to import the cheetah from Africa, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Wednesday said her ministry ... Read more...

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