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India should address rights issues: Human Rights Watch


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 3 (IANS) India should accept the recommendations by UN member states to address the country's "most serious human rights problems", Human Rights Watch said Monday.During the September ... Read more...

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Delay in flat transfer hits Himachal real estate


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has spiked plans of over 60 builders and developers to sell flats and cottages in the hill state.The developers include DLF, Janta Land Promoter ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel seeks probe into Bt Brinjal (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday recommended a probe into the issue of Bt Brinjal, saying that adequate tests had not been carried out and the approval ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel seeks probe into Bt Brinjal (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday recommended a probe into the issue of Bt Brinjal, saying that adequate tests had not been carried out and the approval ... Read more...

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Textile firms’ loans of Rs.35,000 crore to be restructured


August 8th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The government has directed public sector banks to restructure loans worth Rs.35,000 crore to textiles firms, which are facing financial problem, Minister of State for ... Read more...

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‘New thermal power plants to escalate Vidarbha farm crisis’


August 8th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Large clusters of coal-fired power plants proposed in Maharashtra's Vidarbha - known for farmers' suicides - may bring down the future availability of water in ... Read more...

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Issues with NCP will be resolved soon: Aiyar


July 21st, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Exuding confidence that the problems with the Nationalist Congress Party would be resolved soon, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar Saturday said such differences of opinion ... Read more...

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‘Chalo Delhi’ if no moratorium on interest payment: Mamata


July 21st, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Issuing a stern warning to the central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said her party MPs and legislators will go to Delhi ... Read more...

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US concerned over South Korea’s whaling plan


July 6th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) The US Thursday expressed concern about South Korea's plan to start what it called a "scientific" whaling programme in the Pacific Ocean."We remain committed to the ... Read more...

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Disclose contents of memorandum for centre, Left urges Mamata


June 30th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) With the West Bengal government proposing to send an all-party delegation to New Delhi to seek a three-year moratorium on interest payments on the state's ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee is Congress’s first choice for president (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is the Congress's first choice for the presidency and Vice President Hamid Ansari is second, party chief Sonia Gandhi told ... Read more...

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No link between president poll, financial package: Mamata


June 13th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Wednesday vehemently denied that her state's demand for a financial package was linked to the party supporting a Congress ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: Trinamool, Samajwadi Party keep suspense on (Roundup)


June 11th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The pace picked up for the presidential polls Monday with the Election Commission saying the dates would be announced soon even as the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Mitra meets Pranab, says discussions incomplete


June 11th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here Monday for talks on the state government's demand for moratorium on ... Read more...

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Rs.35,000 crore loan restructuring for textiles industry


May 29th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The government Tuesday announced restructuring a debt of Rs.35,000 crore of textile firms on a case-to-case basis in a bid to revive the debt-stressed ... Read more...

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Mamata slams central government for non-cooperation


May 21st, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Accusing the central government of "rigid non-cooperation", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has alleged that it could not shirk its responsibility in allowing the ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress slams under-utilisation of central funds


May 19th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) As Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sticks to her demand of an interest moratorium for three years for debt-ridden West Bengal, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharjee ... Read more...

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Mamata still against NCTC


May 4th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A day before the crucial meeting of chief ministers on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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All options open on presidential polls: Mamata


May 4th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Friday said she is keeping all her options open for the presidential polls and ... Read more...

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President polls: Congress hopes for Mamata’s support


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress is hoping for the support of the Trinamool Congress in the presidential polls when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee meets ... Read more...

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Asking for interest moratorium is Bengal’s right: Mamata


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) It is West Bengal's right to seek a three-year moratorium on interest payments on central loans, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday, adding: "We are ... 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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Mamata backtracks; says it was an appeal, not ultimatum


April 24th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Apr 23 (IANS) Three days after issuing a 15-day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a moratorium on interest re-payment, West Bengal ... Read more...

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Trinamool MPs to pressure government for tax monotatorium


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee giving a 15-day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a three-year interest moratorium, ... Read more...

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Panel looking into Mamata ultimatum: Mukherjee


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has asked a government panel to look into West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's ultimatum to the centre for a moratorium ... Read more...

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Mamata gives 15 days for interest moratorium, Congress downplays ultimatum (Second Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Reiterating her demand for an interest moratorium for the cash-strapped West Bengal government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday gave the central government 15 days ... Read more...

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Congress plays down Mamata ultimatum


April 21st, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Playing down the ultimatum of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for a moratorium on interest payment burden of the state, the Congress Saturday ... Read more...

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Employees’ strike paralyses government offices in Kashmir (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, April 17 (IANS) Work in government offices across Jammu and Kashmir was paralysed Tuesday as employees struck work Tuesday demanding an increase in the retirement age and regularization of ... Read more...

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Police break up state employees’ protest in Srinagar


April 17th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Police used water canon and batons in the Exhibition Road area here Tuesday to disperse hundreds of state employees, who were demonstrating to press their demand ... Read more...

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Halt execution, says Human Rights Watch


March 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 28 (IANS) Human Rights Watch Wednesday demanded that India should not hang terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana."The death penalty is always wrong and the Indian government should immediately ... Read more...

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Release bombers’ bodies: Amnesty urges Belarus


March 21st, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The remains of two bombers executed in Belarus should be returned to their families for proper burial, Amnesty International said in a statement."Despite publicly stating ... Read more...

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US, North Korean officials to meet over food aid


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Officials from the US and North Korea are scheduled to meet next week in Beijing to finalize details for proposed American food aid, said the State ... Read more...

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North Korea’s n-activity suspension modest first step: US (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) As North Korea announced Wednesday to suspend its nuclear tests, long-range missile launches and uranium enrichment activity following last week's talks with the US, the latter ... Read more...

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North Korea’s n-activity suspension modest first step: Clinton


March 1st, 2012 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) North Korea agreeing to suspend its nuclear activities is "a modest first step", said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday."Today's announcement represents a modest first ... Read more...

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North Korea to suspend nuclear activity


March 1st, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) North Korea has said it will suspend nuclear tests, long-range missile launches, and uranium enrichment activity as agreed with the US in last week's bilateral talks."The ... Read more...

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