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S.M. Krishna asked to help NRI couple get back child


September 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The West Bengal Congress unit has requested External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to take steps to ensure that a US-based couple's child is returned to them ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition hopes Russia helps end conflict


September 6th, 2012 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia could put pressure on the Syrian authorities to help resolve the conflict in the country, a Syrian opposition leader said.Fathi Jamous, leader of the ... Read more...

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Dhumal pleads for Himachal sailor’s release by Somali pirates


August 30th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday pleaded with the central government to secure freedom for sailor Aman Kumar, who is held captive by Somali ... Read more...

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There’s still time and space for diplomacy on Iran: US


August 14th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The White House Monday reiterated that there was still "time and space" for diplomacy in dealing with Iran's nuclear standoff.Washington, however, vowed to continue the two-track ... Read more...

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Don’t draw unwarranted conclusions, PM tells rating agencies


August 11th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday took international rating agencies to task for cutting India's growth forecast and asserted that the fundamentals of the economy ... Read more...

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Power-short Punjab changes office timings, ban ACs use


July 29th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) An acute shortage of power across the state has forced the Punjab government to announce Sunday that office timings in all government offices will be changed ... Read more...

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Odisha protests cut in railway budgetary allocation


July 29th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) Odisha Saturday protested the alleged reduction of Rs.186 crore in the budgetary allocation to different railway projects in the state.Describing it as a "step-motherly attitude" of ... Read more...

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Gilani stands disqualified as PM, rules Supreme Court (Second Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified as prime minister as well as MP since the apex court's April 26 ... Read more...

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Consider making police stations tobacco-free: Delhi High Court


June 12th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) To curb the sale of tobacco around educational institutions, the Delhi High Court has asked the police commissioner to set up a precedent and consider ... Read more...

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Home ministry reviews situation ahead of Amarnath Yatra


June 11th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) With snowfall affecting the preparations for the Amarnath Yatra, the union home ministry Monday said it was aware of the concerns for the timely ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Economy will turn around in 2012-13: Pranab


June 11th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Monday "necessary steps" are being taken to put India back on the growth path and the economy would turn ... Read more...

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Economy will turn around in 2012-13: Pranab


June 11th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Monday "necessary steps" are being taken to put India back on the growth path and the economy would turn ... Read more...

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Bengal heat toll rises to 42


June 6th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) With a heat wave prevailing across southern West Bengal, the death toll rose to 42, with 12 more people succumbing Wednesday in Kolkata and the ... Read more...

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Factors leading to slowdown have bottomed out: Mukherjee


May 31st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said the Indian economy was set to recover as most of the factors leading to the sharp drop ... Read more...

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Rupee’s devaluation due to national, international factors: Pranab


May 27th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday attributed the cumulative effect of several national and international factors, including the Eurozone crisis, for the devaluation of the ... Read more...

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Cooperate for development, Jayalalithaa says


May 16th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday sought the cooperation of all political parties to develop the state.Speaking in the assembly on the first anniversary of ... Read more...

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Russia warns against training Syrian rebels in Kosovo


May 15th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 15 (IANS) Russia has urged international bodies operating in Kosovo to prevent the region from turning into a training ground for Syrian rebels, RIA Novosti reported.A delegation from ... Read more...

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India allows fresh cotton exports


April 30th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Succumbing to political pressure, the government Monday revoked the ban on cotton exports and said fresh exports will be allowed without any quantitative restrictions."A ... Read more...

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Don’t dump debris on Hindon river bed: Tribunal


April 22nd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, April 22 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal has banned the dumping of debris and waste material on the Hindon river bed resulting in hindrance to the natural flow of ... Read more...

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Vodafone serves notice to government on tax proposal


April 17th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Britain-based Vodafone Tuesday said it would prefer to reach an amicable solution to its Rs.1,1000 crore capital gain tax dispute with the Indian government over ... Read more...

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Inflation declines marginally, RBI rate cut seen (Roundup)


April 16th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India's inflation declined marginally to 6.89 percent in March as compared to 6.95 percent in the previous month, helped by softening in prices of ... Read more...

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UP to provide free care to seriously ill poor


March 28th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will provide free medical care to the poor suffering from serious ailments like kidney related infections, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced here Wednesday."In the ... Read more...

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Abduction will affect tourism in east India: Tour operators


March 19th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Tour operators in eastern India have warned that the abduction of two Italian nationals by Maoists in Odisha will have an adverse impact on the inflow ... Read more...

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India assures Italy about release of hostages


March 19th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) India Monday assured Italy that all efforts are being made for an early release of two Italians abducted in Odisha when Italian Foreign Minister Giulio ... Read more...

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Abduction of Italians: Odisha examines Maoist pamphlet (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) As authorities in Odisha Monday intensified efforts for the release of two Italian nationals abducted by Maoist guerrillas, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said his government is ... Read more...

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No news of Italians abducted by Maoists


March 19th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha Monday intensified efforts for the release of two Italian national, abducted by Maoist guerrillas five days ago, an official said.State Home Secretary U.N. ... Read more...

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Odisha seeks improvement of aviation infrastructure


March 9th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 9 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday met Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh in New Delhi and asked him to take necessary steps for improvement of the ... Read more...

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Mamata urges people to foil strike, CPI-M says it will be a success


February 27th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) As West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday urged people to foil the nationwide Feb 28 industrial strike and threatened harsh action against those who ... Read more...

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Hypocrite Mamata? Bengal CM appeals against strike


February 27th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Apologizing for calling strikes and shutdowns during her days as an opposition leader, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday appealed to the masses to ... Read more...

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Tension after petrol bomb attacks


February 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 26 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district Sunday following petrol bomb attacks that damaged property owned by several individuals.A total of 112 people were displaced after unidentified ... Read more...

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HP posts decline of quarterly profit, sales


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 23 (IANS) Information technology multinational corporation Hewlett-Packard (HP) has reported that its profit dropped nearly 44 percent in the most recent quarter, with sales also declining. ... Read more...

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All arrangements for peaceful Sankarankoil by-poll: Poll panel


February 18th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) All necessary steps will be taken to hold a peaceful by-poll to the Sankarankoil assembly constituency March 18, poll officials said Saturday.Speaking to reporters here, chief ... Read more...

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Pranab listens as Mamata says state coffers are empty


February 17th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
East Midnapore (West Bengal), Feb 17 (IANS) Days after attacking the central government for being insensitive to the state's financial crisis, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday chose ... Read more...

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Britain to deploy warship in South Atlantic


February 1st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) The British Royal Navy will deploy a warship near the disputed territory of Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.The islands, off Argentina's eastern coast, has been ... Read more...

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Sanctions will push up oil prices: Iran


January 25th, 2012 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 25 (IANS) The European Union's (EU) oil embargo against Iran will push oil prices higher and undermine the world economy, Tehran warned Tuesday.The EU has used oil as ... Read more...

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