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RTI activist booked for sting operation


September 6th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) A right to information (RTI) activist was Thursday booked after a sting operation he conducted caught officials of the Goa government's transport department seeking bribes at ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray threatens to shut Hindi channels misquoting him


September 2nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray Sunday took potshots at Hindi news channels and said that he would shut them all down if they ... Read more...

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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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Assam journalists protest, boycott AAMSU for three months


August 30th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 30 (IANS) At least a dozen organisations of media people of Assam Thursday decided to organise demonstrations across the state Sep 1 to protest a spate of attacks ... Read more...

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I don’t love to see negative stories: Mamata


August 24th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said she does not love to see negative stories."I don't love to see negativity. Even if there is ... Read more...

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Contempt plea against Mamata on judiciary remarks


August 16th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Thursday admitted a contempt of court petition against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her remarks alleging corruption in the ... Read more...

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Eight held for moral policing in Karnataka (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 29th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, July 29 (IANS) Eight activists of the Hindu Jagarana Vedike were arrested for allegedly beating over a dozen youths including girls at a weekend party on outskirts of this ... Read more...

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Eight arrested for moral policing in Karnataka


July 29th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 29 (IANS) Eight activists of the Hindu Jagarana Vedike were arrested in Karnataka for allegedly beating up five girls and eight boys at a weekend party on Mangalore's ... Read more...

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Lukewarm response to Team Anna fast on Day Four


July 28th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Day Four of Team Anna's indefinite fast against corruption at Jantar Mantar here got off to a slow start Saturday with thin crowds and ... Read more...

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Primitive Indian mindsets resisting change (Comment)


July 21st, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
A mob of 40 jeering men molesting a small 16-year-old girl - one would have dismissed the highly revolting footage as a sequence straight out of an apocryphal movie but for ... Read more...

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Jyotirmoyee Sikdar sues Bengali daily for defamation


July 18th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Former Asiad gold medalist sprinter and ex-Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) lawmaker Jyotirmoyee Sikdar Wednesday filed a defamation suit against a vernacular daily after it mentioned ... Read more...

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Guwahati molestation: Amitabh questions media role


July 18th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) How did a television camera crew know about the molestation of a teenage girl outside a pub in Guwahati, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has asked ... Read more...

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Two Bengal professors asked to explain ‘anti-government comments’


June 8th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) Two professors in two government colleges of West Bengal have been issued show cause notices by the higher education department and asked to explain ... Read more...

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West Bengal invites Anand to Kolkata


June 1st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra Friday congratulated Viswanathan Anand for winning his fifth World Chess Title and invited him to visit Kolkata."Congratulations Anand, we are ... Read more...

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Pakistani journalists to visit Mumbai, Pune


May 19th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) A 17-member Pakistani journalists delegation will be visiting Mumbai and Pune for a week starting May 21, a Mumbai press club official said Saturday."Journalists from Karachi ... Read more...

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Reports on Jaya Bachchan plaint wrong: Rajya Sabha secretariat


May 16th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Amid reports on some TV news channels that Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan had complained to Chairman M. Hamid Ansari about cameras excessively focusing on ... Read more...

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Not dating Vijayendra, CBI didn’t raid my house: Actress Haripriya


May 16th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Kannada actress Haripriya has denied reports that Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths raided her residence calling them "wild imagination of media". She also said that ... Read more...

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Uproar in Lok Sabha over minister’s Air India remarks


May 15th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Tuesday witnessed an uproar, leading to an adjournment, over Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh's media remarks on the Air India pilots' ... Read more...

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Media needs to be regulated, say senior journalists


May 10th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The media needs regulation, several senior journalists said here Thursday, adding that its proliferation has lowered standards, with news being served instantly."The media needs regulation ... Read more...

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Al Jazeera English now available on Tata Sky too


April 26th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Aiming to provide "high quality international news" to a wider Indian audience, Gulf-based Al Jazeera Network Thursday announced that its English network will also be ... Read more...

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‘Congress MP offered me Rs.25 lakh bribe’


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 23 (IANS) Amid the CBI investigating the March 30 countermanded Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand, a Congress legislator alleged Monday that his own party's upper house MP Dheeraj ... Read more...

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STAR News would be ABP News soon


April 16th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The 24-hour news channel STAR News will soon be renamed ABP (Ananda Bazar Patrika) News, Media Content and Communications Services (MCCS) announced Monday.MCCS is a ... Read more...

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A government buffeted by military and civil society (Comment)


March 31st, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
The Congress' woes seem endless. No sooner had the party experienced a resounding rebuff in the recent assembly elections than it had to gird its loins to face a series ... Read more...

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Controversy - instant claim to fame for Bollywood wannabes


March 30th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Starlets like Noopur Mehta, Poonam Pandey and Veena Malik have proved that there is nothing like a controversy to get instant fame. From fighting ... Read more...

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Exit polls should be on entertainment channels: CEC


March 4th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Amidst a flood of exit polls ahead of assembly election results on March 6, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Sunday said exit polls should be ... Read more...

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Uncertainty looms as Punjab leaders await results


March 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 4 (IANS) Having spent nearly a month relaxing, completing pending work and even lobbying for ministerial berths, politicians in Punjab are now readying themselves for Tuesday's counting ... Read more...

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Four lawyers held for attack on Bangalore journalists (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 3 (IANS) Four lawyers were arrested late Saturday for their suspected involvement in a violent attack the day before on journalists and policemen at the city civil court ... Read more...

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BEA condemns attacks on media


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Broadcast Editors Association (BEA) Saturday voiced serious concern over the growing incidents of attack on the media by people holding constitutional positions and others."There ... Read more...

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Infosys seeks ‘alterative solution’ for Bengal campus


February 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ruled out according special economic zone (SEZ) status to Infosy's Kolkata campus, the IT bellwether Wednesday sought a ... 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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Mamata says her Park Street rape statement distorted


February 27th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Amid severe criticism from all sections of society for calling the Park Street rape "a cooked-up case", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday ... Read more...

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Mamata rules out SEZ for Infosys


February 27th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Pledging all-out support to Infosys in establishing its facility in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said her government would, however, not grant SEZ ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi journalists go on hour-long strike


February 27th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) Journalists across Bangladesh observed an hour-long pen-down strike Monday to demand the arrest of the killers of a journalist couple, slain two weeks ago.The token strike ... Read more...

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CPI-M denies attack on Achuthanandan at party meet


February 9th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 9 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Thursday denied media reports that party delegates launched an attack on veteran comrade and former chief minister V.S. ... Read more...

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How TV cameras captured BJP ministers watching porn


February 8th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 8 (IANS) Allowing TV channels to cover the legislature proceedings from the visitors' gallery cost the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka dear, as their video ... Read more...

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