numbers game

Chandigarh loves numbers game - even at high cost!


August 19th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Just buying an expensive luxury car is not kick enough for the super rich in Chandigarh. Many now want to go the extra mile and make ... Read more...

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Increase defence allocation, fight arms lobbies: BJP to government


May 7th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday urged the government to increase the defence budget to at least three percent of the GDP.Initiating a ... Read more...

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Reality better than dreams: Katrina Kaif (Interview)


April 27th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) She was almost written off when she arrived in Bollywood. Nearly a decade later, with three Yash Raj projects, three reigning Khans as her ... Read more...

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Chandigarh residents splurge on VIP car numbers (Punjab Newsletter)


April 27th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) As if the reputation of their city having the highest density of motor vehicles in India was not enough, Chandigarh residents have developed a fondness for ... Read more...

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President of its choice? Congress will find it difficult


January 24th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) If the entire opposition gangs up, the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will find it difficult in July to elect a new president of ... Read more...

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Political games cloud Lokpal bill’s fate (Intro Evening Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The fate of the long-discussed Lokpal bill, passed in the Lok Sabha two days ago, appeared uncertain Thursday evening with the government trying desperately ... Read more...

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War of words as Rajya Sabha debates Lokpal (Evening Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Two days after it was passed in the Lok Sabha, the Lokpal bill moved to the Rajya Sabha Thursday with the government trying hard ... Read more...

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Big B doess photoshoot with pet dog (Movie Snippets) (With Image)


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan must have posed for thousands of photoshoots. But this, with his pet dog Shanouk, was unique!"Did photoshoot with Shanouk, ... Read more...

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India not in arms race: DRDO chief


November 16th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Discounting talk of an arms race in the neighbourhood after its successful test of the Agni-IV strategic nuclear-capable missile, India's defence research chief V.K. Saraswat ... Read more...

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Congress, opposition confident of winning in Assam


May 12th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 12 (IANS) The stage is all set for counting of votes Friday for assembly elections held in 126 constituencies of Assam even as both the ruling Congress ... Read more...

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We will form Assam government, say both Congress, opposition


May 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 10 (IANS) The ruling Congress party and the opposition both exuded confidence of forming the next government in Assam ahead of the vote counting on May 13.Assembly ... Read more...

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Some bacteria ‘go to sleep to hide from antibiotics’


April 26th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): Some bacteria avoid antibiotic treatments by going off the grid and hiding until it is safe to come out again, according to a new study.The study, led ... Read more...

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Some bugs doze off to outwit antibiotics


April 26th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Some bacteria go off to "sleep" to prevent themselves from being attacked by antibiotics which can fight only those bugs which are metabolically active.A new research, ... Read more...

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Assam elections end, over 70 percent voting (Roundup)


April 11th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Voting ended Monday in Assam's second and final phase of elections in 64 of 126 assembly seats, with 70.35 percent polling recorded, officials said.At the ... Read more...

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Jagan juggernaut in Delhi, challenges Congress in Andhra


January 11th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Taking his fight against the Congress to the heart of the national capital, former MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Tuesday put up a massive show of strength ... Read more...

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Fines, not death, top worry for speeding drivers: Oz study


December 16th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 16 (ANI): A Queensland University study has found that speeding drivers are more concerned about getting caught than being hurt or killed.Judy Fleiter, from the Centre for Accident and Road ... Read more...

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iPhone set to surpass BlackBerry in mobile market


March 6th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 6 (IANS) Apple's iPhone is set to overtake Research In Motion's BlackBerry in the global smart phone market by next year, according to Forbes online. Currently, BlackBerry enjoys about three percent ... Read more...

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Bollywood numbers game is too fickle: Priyanka Chopra


January 13th, 2010 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
By Joginder Tuteja Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra was marching towards the top with back-to-back hits "Dostana" and "Fashion" in 2008. Last year her "Kaminey" succeeded and if "What's Your Raashee?" ... Read more...

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Attacks up but not all incidents racist: Australian envoy (Lead)


January 6th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Regretting that attacks against Indian students had gone up in recent months, Australian High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese Wednesday said there had been no let-up ... Read more...

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Confident Chavan says numbers game favours Congress now (Lead)


October 25th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Set to take over as the Maharashtra chief minister for a second time, Ashok Chavan Sunday said the Congress party has more numbers than its ally, ... Read more...

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Day after Maharashtra polls, both contending groups confident of win


October 14th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) A day after polling for the Maharashtra assembly elections, leaders of the ruling Democratic Front and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena combine Wednesday expressed "confidence" of ... Read more...

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No NDA Government at any cost, says Karat


May 14th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat has said the Left's post-poll strategy would centre around preventing the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance from coming to power.In an interview ... Read more...

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The Karnataka jinx - win the state, lose the centre


May 14th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, May 14 (IANS) While everyone awaits the Lok Sabha poll results on May 16, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may have an additional reason to ... Read more...

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Private eyes keep track of rival moves in polls


May 11th, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Rashmi Saksena New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Moles, dossiers, big money...may sound like the perfect ingredients of a spy thriller, but these have actually become vital to political intelligence gathering in India ... Read more...

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Obama’s mother plays Bingo in South Africa for charity


April 9th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, April 9 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's stepmother is in South Africa to help raise money for a charity by playing Bingo. Kezia Obama, 67, is using her love of the ... Read more...

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AIADMK, PMK now target Tamil Nadu, Puducherry governments


March 30th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By T.S.V. Hari Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Buoyed by their seat-sharing agreement for the Lok Sabha polls, the AIADMK and the PMK are setting their eyes on bringing down the DMK-led ministry in ... Read more...

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Congress confident of post-poll alliances


March 27th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Unfazed by the desertion of some of its allies, the Congress Friday said that government formation was a numbers game and the party was confident of forging ... Read more...

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Gilani to meet Sharif, takes charge of Punjab matters


March 21st, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar. 21 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will meet the Pakistan Muslim League chief Nawaz Sharif on Sunday to discuss ways to resolve the current political crisis in ... Read more...

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Andrew Sachs may have cheeky pop at Russell Brand on UK show Countdown


January 2nd, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 2 (ANI): Andrew Sachs may get back at prankster Russell Brand on British TV letters-and-numbers game show Countdown.The 78-year-old had received four messages on his home phone from ... Read more...

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Meet the woman who is Oz towns only single under 40!


August 27th, 2008 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 27 (ANI): In a place where men outnumber the women by 10 to 1, Dani Walker has come out to be the only lady under 40, who is still ... Read more...

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Congress leaders seen joking in Lok Sabha


July 22nd, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Leaders of the Congress and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) appeared relaxed in the Lok Sabha Tuesday and were seen sharing jokes during the debate on the ... Read more...

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Equity markets stay in green early afternoon (Lead)


July 22nd, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Indian equity markets were trading in the green early Tuesday afternoon amidst reports that the ruling United Progressive Alliance is ahead in the numbers game in the trust ... Read more...

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UPA Govt. to seek trust vote today


July 22nd, 2008 - 11:14 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government will face the trust vote in the Lok Sabha today. Ahead of trust vote, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh reiterated ... Read more...

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Crucial parliament session begins to decide UPA fate


July 21st, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A crucial two-day session of the Lok Sabha that will decide the fate of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government began here Monday. The ... Read more...

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The numbers game ahead of the trust vote July 22


July 20th, 2008 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) claims to have 266 MPs on its side Sunday and is banking on six others to abstain or vote for it ... Read more...

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