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Trinamool’s exit revives railways hopes


September 21st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday expressed hope it would nowbe able to attend to the ailing railway ministry, freed of the Trinamool Congress' hold with the regional ... Read more...

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India tests Agni-III


September 21st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, S Sep 21 (IANS) India Friday successfully tested its nuclear capable Agni-III ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha, defence ministry sources said.The surface-to-surface missile, with a range ... Read more...

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FDI in airlines allowed, foreign airlines welcome move


September 14th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The government Friday allowed foreign airlines to invest up to 49 percent in domestic carriers, giving wings to cash-strapped Indian carriers.The cabinet committee on ... Read more...

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Indian Navy choppers bid delayed, firm lodges protest


September 10th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India's bid to buy 16 multi-role helicopters worth over $1 billion for its navy has been hit by delays after the defence ministry recently asked ... Read more...

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Hike likely in diesel, LPG, kerosene prices


September 5th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The oil ministry has moved a cabinet note seeking a hike in diesel, cooking gas and kerosene prices and limiting supply of subsidised cooking gas ... Read more...

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Mukul Roy follows Mamata Banerjee as absentee railway minister


August 6th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy's long absences from office, much like his once removed predecessor Mamata Banerjee, have become a cause for concern with insiders ... Read more...

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India clears $2.4 bn plan to buy cargo planes for IAF


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's defence ministry Monday gave its nod for an Indian Air Force (IAF) plan to buy 56 transport planes worth $2.4 billion to augment its ... Read more...

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NCTC rejig after presidential election


July 13th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Giving in to a stiff opposition from non-Congress ruled states, the government has decided to take NCTC, a proposed anti-terror hub, out of the ... Read more...

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Nasir Ali is new Air India joint managing director


July 11th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) In a bid to straighten things out in troubled national carrier Air India, the government has appointed Nasir Ali, an official who is heading a ... Read more...

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Push for army’s combat chopper demand


July 2nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Indian Army's demand for a separate attack helicopter fleet to support its ground troops during battle has got a boost with Defence Minister ... Read more...

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India clears $660 mn deal for artillery guns (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Indian Army got a shot in the arm Friday with the defence ministry clearing its long-pending $660 million (Rs.3,000 crore) proposal to buy ... Read more...

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Crucial NCTC meet begins in Delhi


May 5th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday will meet chief ministers on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) amid an unending ... Read more...

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During security review, India talks about Pakistan’s Shaheen


April 25th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Pakistan's test-firing an intermediate range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Wednesday, less than a week after India conducted its 5,000-km Agni-V test figured in a monthly security ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to sign ‘liberalised’ visa agreement (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Seeking closer ties through a sustained talks process and a step by step approach to solve outstanding issues, India and Pakistan are likely to ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to liberalise visa regime, says Krishna


April 25th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India and Pakistan are likely to sign a "liberalised visa agreement" when home secretaries of the two countries meet in Islamabad next month, External ... Read more...

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India won’t be able to store another bumper crop


April 15th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The problem of plenty is once again troubling the Indian government as it does not know where to store the bumper grains to be harvested ... Read more...

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Dinesh Trivedi sends resignation to PM


March 15th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has sent his resignation letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ministry sources said Thursday, a day after the minister presented his ... Read more...

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Geelani under scanner for alleged Lashkar links


March 2nd, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani may be questioned for recommending a Pakistani visa for a suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist arrested for allegedly plotting a ... Read more...

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Israeli car explosion: Terror link not ruled out


February 13th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Indian government has not ruled out a terror link to an explosion in an Israeli embassy car in the capital Monday that injured ... Read more...

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Taliban promise to capture, kill Prince Harry


February 11th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) The Taliban have promised to use all their power to kill or capture Prince Harry when the British royal returns to Afghanistan as an Apache ... Read more...

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Three killed, 50 injured in Assam train accident (Third Lead)


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 50 injured when a Guwahati-bound train hit a road construction vehicle at an unmanned crossing near here Friday ... Read more...

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Government reiterates order on Army chief’s age issue, to settle case in court (Lead)


January 29th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The defence ministry said Sunday it would prefer to settle the issue of army chief General V.K. Singh's age in the Supreme Court rather than ... Read more...

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4 navy officers in dock over social websites indiscretion


January 26th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Being active on social networking sites like Facebook and Orkut has landed four Indian Navy officers in trouble after they gave away critical service ... Read more...

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Security up as India readies for 63rd R’Day (Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India geared up for its 63rd Republic Day celebrations with the security apparatus firmed up across the nation for a tight vigil amid a boycott ... Read more...

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Farmer suicides spark Bengal political storm (West Bengal Newsletter)


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) The almost daily reports of farmer suicides are the latest political flashpoint in West Bengal. While Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says the suicides are not ... Read more...

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New missiles for Mirage jets for $1.23 bn approved (Lead)


January 4th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India's top security panel Wednesday cleared a $1.23-billion deal for purchasing 490 French air-to-air missiles for the air force's 51-plane Mirage-2000 fleet.The cabinet committee ... Read more...

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Mirage jets to get new missiles in $1.23 bn deal


January 4th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India Wednesday approved a $1.23 billion deal with a French weapons manufacturer to arm its 51 Mirage-2000 combat planes with new air-to-air missiles.The ... Read more...

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Army chief’s plea to change age rejected, to retire in May 2012 (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) In a major setback to Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh in his quest to have official records change his year of birth from 1950 ... Read more...

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Defence ministry rejects army chief’s plea on age change


December 30th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) In a major setback for Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh, the defence ministry Friday rejected his statutory complaint seeking a change in his year ... Read more...

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Uncertainty over Indian Army chief’s age rages


December 26th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Uncertainty over the year of birth of Indian Army chief Gen. Vijay Kumar Singh continues, with all indications that Defence Minister A.K. Antony may not ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears food bill (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The union cabinet Sunday approved the draft National Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide subsidised foodgrains to over half of India's 1.2 billion ... Read more...

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Will Sonia Gandhi’s Food Bill past muster? (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The draft National Food Security Bill, that seeks to provide rice at Rs.3, wheat at Rs.2 and coarse grains at Re.1 per kg to ... Read more...

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Will Sonia Gandhi’s food bill pass muster?


December 18th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The draft National Food Security Bill, that seeks to provide rice at Rs.3, wheat at Rs.2 and coarse grains at Re.1 per kg to ... Read more...

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India-Chinese defence dialogue on schedule


November 28th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Unfazed by the suspension of their latest border talks, India and China will go ahead with their annual defence dialogue on Dec 8 and 9, ... Read more...

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Focus on mechanisation to deal with farm labour shortage


October 20th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) In order to deal with shortage of farm labour, which shifts to a rural job plan during the sowing season, the agriculture ministry is focusing ... Read more...

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