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Opposition protest shuts parts of India (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An opposition-called shutdown against economic reforms hit normal life in many states but the government said it was firm on pushing ahead with steps to ... Read more...

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Nationwide shutdown successful, claims trader’s organisation


September 20th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), one of the biggest grouping of Indian traders Thursday termed the nationwide strike to protest the government's new ... Read more...

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Traders across India to strike Thursday


September 19th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) One of the biggest grouping of Indian traders Wednesday called for a nationwide strike Thursday to protest the decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail ... Read more...

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Scribes fear for safety in Uttar Pradesh


August 29th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) Journalists are a worried lot in Uttar Pradesh following two major attacks on them in a fortnight.On Aug 17, a Muslim mob thrashed photographers and ... Read more...

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Kerala fomenting designs of radical communal groups: BJP


August 12th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary P. Muralidhar Rao, who is in-charge of the party's affairs in Kerala, Sunday said Kerala is becoming a ... Read more...

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Kerala leads in growth rate in investment projects: Assocham


June 20th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) Kerala is the only state in the country which saw a surge in growth of investment projects during the implementation stage in the last quarter of ... Read more...

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Christians want next vice-president from community


June 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Hours after the Congress hinted at a second term for Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari, some Christian organisations here Monday demanded considering a person from the ... Read more...

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AIIMS to help set up multiple sclerosis database


May 29th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The All India Medical Institute of Sciences (AIIMS) will help set up a national registry for multiple sclerosis (MS), a rare autoimmune disease, doctors from ... Read more...

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Australian immigration minister under attack for foreign workers’ deal


May 26th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 26 (IANS) Australian trade unions have urged the Labor government led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard to overturn a decision by her immigration minister to allow an iron ... Read more...

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‘Indian weavers victims of faulty policy, neglect’


May 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Defective policy, poor infrastructure, neglect and competition from multinationals have taken a toll on the communities of traditional weavers in the country, a BJP ... Read more...

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Afghan situation cause for alarm, concern: UN chief


April 27th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) In the backdrop of recent terror attacks in Afghanistan, United National Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday described the situation there as a source of "a ... Read more...

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BJP distances itself from Bangaru, Congress welcomes verdict (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) distanced itself from its former chief Bangaru Laxman, who was Friday convicted in a fake arms deal graft case, terming ... Read more...

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Chavan grabbed over six flats in Adarsh: BJP secretary


April 25th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Stating that after the 'Adarsh Loot', Congress leaders have started 'Adarsh Cover Up Operation', Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) National secretary Kirit Somaiya Wednesday alleged that former ... Read more...

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Illegal mining report looms large over Goa (Goa Newsletter)


March 17th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) The spectre of the Justice M.B. Shah Commission report on illegal mining in India looms large over Goa.The findings of the report, submitted to the ... Read more...

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Elections ahead, Congress, BJP reach out to mining lobby (Goa Newsletter)


January 28th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 28 (IANS) And suddenly illegal mining no longer seems to be a major poll issue in Goa!The mega illegal mining scam, which had rocked the state for ... Read more...

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Rushdie to speak via video on ‘Midnight’s Children’ (Second Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Days after his visit was cancelled over security fears, author Salman Rushdie will address the Jaipur Literature Festival via a video link Tuesday, the last day ... Read more...

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Rushdie likely to address Jaipur fest via video (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) "The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie is likely to address the Jaipur Literature Festival via video link Tuesday, the organisers said, days after he cancelled his ... Read more...

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Goa Congress denies illegal mining charges


January 17th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) The ruling Congress in Goa Tuesday shrugged off allegations of proximity to the multi-crore illegal mining lobby, even as it welcomed a politician arrested a ... Read more...

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Australian prisons face danger of HIV epidemic


October 16th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) Prisoners and health experts are concerned over a looming HIV epidemic in Australian prisons.The warning has came following a test report undertaken in August showing that ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam worth Rs.25,000 crore: BJP


October 7th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday alleged that several senior Congress leaders, including Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, were beneficiaries of a Rs.25,000 crore ... Read more...

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Google Earth helped track illegal mining in Goa


October 6th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 6 (IANS) Google Earth satellite imagery helped the Goa assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) zero in on specific illegalities in the Rs.3,500 crore mining scam in the state, ... Read more...

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After Goa’s illegal iron ore mining, is gold mining next?


October 5th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) Goa's illegal iron ore mining may have made headlines in recent times, but several prospectors, including Vedanta Resources owned Sesa Goa, over the last two decades, ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam: PAC mentions one politician, not Kamat


October 5th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) The Goa legislative assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), chaired by Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar, probing the state's illegal mining, has linked only one politician to ... Read more...

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Opposition asks PM to probe into note on Chidambaram


September 22nd, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Opposition parties Wednesday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh order a probe into the finance ministry note that the 2G spectrum could have been ... Read more...

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BJP seeks details of land swap agreement with Bangladesh


September 10th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said "internal contradictions" of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had impacted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Bangladesh ... Read more...

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About 200 acres of Srinagar air base land grabbed, says BJP


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday alleged that over 200 acres of defence land around Srinagar air force base in Kashmir worth Rs.1,000 crore ... Read more...

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Trade union leader M.K. Pandhe is dead (Lead)


August 21st, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) M.K. Pandhe, a veteran leader of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), died here early Saturday following a massive heart attack, the Marxist trade ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP to act against errant MP within week


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday said it would decide in a week on the action to be taken against party ... Read more...

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Delhi University students march against corruption


July 27th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Around 500 students from the Delhi University Wednesday took out a protest march on the north campus against corruption and demanded a strong Lokpal ... Read more...

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Treasure belongs to Kerala temple: BJP


July 16th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said the wealth unearthed from the vaults of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here belonged to the deity and "evil ... Read more...

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Court seeks police report on Goa’s illegal mining case


July 13th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 13 (IANS) The Bombay High Court's bench here Wednesday asked Goa Police to submit documents related to an illegal bauxite mining case in which a central level Nationalist ... Read more...

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BSP land deals caused Rs.40,000 crore loss, says BJP


July 9th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) Accusing Uttar Pradesh's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government of causing a loss of whopping Rs.40,000 crore by "scandalous land allotments" in Noida during last one ... Read more...

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‘Chillar Bai’ comment creates outrage in Goa NCP


July 6th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) officials in Goa have lambasted a national-level party functionary for referring to a senior woman party member as "chillar bai". "Chillar" in ... Read more...

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Cash-for-post scam rocks Goa NCP unit


July 6th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was Wednesday rocked by allegations that the party's Goa observer Bharati Chawan accepted money in return for posts in the newly-revamped ... Read more...

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NCP leader accused of illegal mining


July 4th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 4 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will summon the party's national secretary Jeetendra Deshprabhu who has been indicted by the Goa government for largescale illegal mining.Speaking to ... Read more...

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