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PM can’t evade responsibility in coal block allocation: BJP


August 31st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cannot evade his responsibility in the coal block allocations and must quit, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said Friday."It ... Read more...

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Subodh Kant Sahay denies involvement in coal allocation (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Denying allegations of impropriety and nepotism in coal block allocation, union minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Friday that he never sought favours for his ... Read more...

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Congress’ youth, students wings call strike in Tripura


July 11th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 11 (IANS) The main opposition Congress party's youth and students wings have called a 12-hour shutdown in Tripura Friday to protest alleged irregularities in medical and engineering examinations ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP legislator again challenges party


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) The infighting in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Himachal Pradesh refuses to die down with a legislator again demanding a change in leadership ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP seeks explanation from outspoken legislator


June 14th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 14 (IANS) Facing embarrassment over a party legislator going public to demand leadership change in Himachal Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit Thursday issued notice ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP legislator seeks change in state leadership


June 13th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) The infighting within Himachal Pradesh's BJP government came to the fore Wednesday after a party legislator wrote to party president Nitin Gadkari seeking a leadership ... Read more...

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India’s security in jeopardy if army ignores merit: Book (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India's security will be in jeopardy unless the nation's political class, backed by a compliant bureaucracy, "gets its act together and vigorously desists from sacrificing ... Read more...

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‘India’s security in jeopardy if army promotions ignore merit’


May 26th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India's security will be in jeopardy unless the nation's political class, backed by a compliant bureaucracy, "gets its act together and vigorously desists from sacrificing ... Read more...

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Noida chief now also heads Greater Noida, Expressway


May 21st, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday gave additional charges of the Greater Noida Development Authority and the Yamuna Expressway Authority to senior Indian Administrative Services (IAS) ... Read more...

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Dixit, Shinde favoured nepotism then, oppose now


May 5th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 5 (IANS) Although Congress leader A.K. Antony's report on the party's rout in Goa has blamed nepotism, two other members of his panel had defended it while ... Read more...

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Post Antony report, Congress mends ways


May 5th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 5 (IANS) The findings of Congress leader A.K. Antony's "post mortem" report on the party's humiliating election rout in Goa in March already appears to have had ... Read more...

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Biman Bose may face suit


May 4th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Sabita Basu, wife of suspended CPI-M leader and former MP Anil Basu, Friday rubbished allegations of "corruption and nepotism" against her husband and threatened to ... Read more...

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CPI-M suspends former party MP


May 1st, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha member Anil Basu, who acquired infamy for his lewd comments against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee ahead of the West Bengal assembly ... Read more...

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BJP was soft on Bangaru: Shanta Kumar


April 29th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 29 (IANS) Had the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) acted well in time, it would not have to face the embarrassment of one of its top leaders being ... Read more...

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Intelligence, not status, fast tracks upward mobility


March 30th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 30 (IANS) Intelligence fast tracks career prospects rather than one's status or background, a study reveals.Having the right connection only gets your foot in the door. But ... Read more...

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Army chief slams as ‘fiction’ reports of phone tapping


March 5th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Army chief General V.K. Singh Monday termed as "fiction" reports that he had ordered phone tapping of key government functionaries while his birth date row ... Read more...

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China aims to curb nepotism among civil servants


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) China has issued regulations to limit the assiciation of public servants with their spouses and relatives at work, a moved expected to curb corruption and interference ... Read more...

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BJP leaders should join Naxalites: Congress


February 16th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Goa should "join the Naxalites" instead of covertly attacking Congress candidates through surrogate advertising, a Congress MP said Thursday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Youth Congress stir against joblessness in Tripura


February 15th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) Over 40,000 activists and leaders of the Youth Congress Wednesday courted arrest in Left-ruled Tripura as part of their civil disobedience agitation against the growing unemployment ... Read more...

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Kashmir Congress infighting reaches new high (Kashmir Newsletter)


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 3 (IANS) A bitter war of attrition between two senior Congress leaders has exposed major chinks in the party's Jammu and Kashmir unit which continues to remain ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s key confidante under Lokayukta’s scanner


December 13th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's confidante and high profile multi-portfolio minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui is now under the Lok Ayukta's scanner - the fifth minister in the ... Read more...

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Afghanistan president vows to fight corruption


December 11th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 11 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Sunday vowed to fight corruption in the country while acknowledging implementation of laws was significant in curbing the menace."We ... Read more...

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No regrets about dropping Yeddyuprappa: Advani


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 2 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Wednesday said he did not regret that the party had taken action against former Karnataka chief minister ... Read more...

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Arunachal chief minister denies minister’s abduction charge


October 2nd, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, Oct 2 (IANS) The political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh has deepened with a senior minister accusing Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin of using hired gunmen to abduct him, a ... Read more...

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Apex court cautions chief ministers on discretionary powers


August 27th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court has held that a chief minister should eschew arbitrariness and discrimination while using discretionary powers in the disbursal of relief funds as ... Read more...

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Yeddurappa exit signals end of troubled rule


July 31st, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 31 (IANS) The exit of B.S. Yeddyurappa, Bharatiya Janata Party's first chief minister in Karnataka and south India, signals the end of a troubled three-year rule ... Read more...

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Kashmir public service panel biased: Jammu MP


July 25th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 25 (IANS) Charging the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission with corruption and nepotism, Congress MP Madan Lal Sharma Monday said it was discriminating against candidates of ... Read more...

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Nepal silence on Mumbai blasts shows drift in India ties


July 14th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 14 (IANS) More than 24 hours after 17 people were killed in serial blasts in India's business capital Mumbai and 131 people injured, Nepal's major parties remained oblivious ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa compares DMK regime to Hitler, Idi Amin


June 14th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) People in Tamil Nadu voted out the DMK because they felt they were living in Hitler's Germany or Idi Amin's Uganda, Chief Minister J. ... Read more...

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Sports ministry says no rethink on age and tenure clauses


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Despite stiff opposition from General Association of National Sports Federations (GANSF), the sports ministry is unlikely to have a rethink on clauses limiting the ... Read more...

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Pakistan cricket needs a revolution: Imran Khan


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 2 (IANS) Former captain Imran Khan believes Pakistan cricket needs a revolution following a series of setbacks in recent years.The all-rounder told reporters that corruption in the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Judiciary cannot be brought under Ombudsman Bill: Verma


April 27th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): Former Chief Justice of India, J. S. Verma, on Wednesday said judiciary should be kept out of the ambit of the Lokpal Bill (Ombudsman Bill), as it ... Read more...

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Gehlot challenges BJP to prove graft charges


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 22 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Friday challenged the opposition to prove corruption charges against him.He ... Read more...

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BJP evades comment on Bhushans


April 21st, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday refused to comment on the growing controversy surrounding Lokpal Bill drafting committee co-chair Shanti Bhushan, saying the ... Read more...

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Senior DGCA official sacked over nepotism charge


April 19th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 19 (ANI): : The Joint Director of Air Safety at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), R.S. Passi, was removed from his post on Tuesday.A senior DGCA official ... Read more...

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