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Armed forces prepared for any challenge: V.K. Singh


May 30th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Pune, May 30 (IANS) All three units of the armed forces were prepared to face any challenged, army chief Gen V.K. Singh said Wednesday, a day before he retires ... Read more...

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President Patil’s office rejects land-grab charges


April 12th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil finds herself in a controversy over her post-retirement home in Pune, but her office Thursday rejected allegations of land-grab as "malicious" ... Read more...

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When Wen felt ‘truly sorry’ (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) Accepting responsibility for the problems that had occurred in China's economy and society during his term in office, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday that he ... Read more...

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Why Supreme Court judgment on telecom a blow to government (Comment)


February 5th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
However much Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal may seek to defend the government, the verdict on telecom licences by the Supreme Court has dealt a severe blow to the ... Read more...

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Need regulator to monitor placement agencies: Court (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Acquitting a rape accused, a Delhi court has recommended a regulatory mechanism to check placement agencies which allegedly exploit migrant domestic helps and subject them ... Read more...

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Need regulator to monitor placement agencies: Court


January 9th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Acquitting a rape accused, a Delhi court has recommended a regulatory mechanism to check placement agencies which allegedly exploit migrant domestic helps and subject them ... Read more...

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Ministers’ sacking part of Mayawati’s image make-over exercise


January 2nd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 2 (IANS) The sacking of 10 ministers in so many days by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has not only created a record of sorts but is ... Read more...

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Hopes dashed as Kanimozhi, others denied bail again (Roundup)


November 3rd, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) A CBI Special Court Thursday denied bail to 2G scam accused DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven others, in a stunning verdict that reduced her, ... Read more...

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Don’t create rift between government, civil society: Khurshid


October 25th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A day after veteran activist Anna Hazare blamed the government for trying to defame his team members, Law Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday cautioned against ... Read more...

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Hazare defends Bedi, slams ‘Gang of Four’


October 25th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Anna Hazare Monday defended key team member Kiran Bedi - who is alleged to have encashed inflated travel bills when invited for seminars and ... Read more...

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Words heat up as Punjab’s political temperature soars


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) Words like 'coward', 'betrayer', 'mole', 'liar', 'medieval monarch' and 'senile' may not form the most politically-correct vocabulary. But leading politicians in Punjab are competing to outdo ... Read more...

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Supreme Court lifts gag order on Amar Singh tapes (Second Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday lifted a 2006 gag order restraining the media from publishing transcripts of phone conversations of former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh.An ... Read more...

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Ludhiana activists ask Centre to take action against striking AI pilots


May 3rd, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, May 3 (ANI): Members of Hindu-Sikh Jagriti Manch, a city-based NGO, staged a protest here on Tuesday asking the Central Government to take immediate action against the striking pilots of national ... Read more...

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LHC directs Pak Govt to reply to plea against US drone attacks by May 5


April 27th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 27(ANI): The Lahore High Court has granted additional time to the Pakistan Government for filing a reply to a petition seeking directions to the government to stop US drone attacks ... Read more...

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PRP’s merger will strengthen Congress: Andhra chief minister


February 6th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Sunday welcomed the merger of Telugu superstar K. Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) with the Congress and said this ... Read more...

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Happiness gained from money, power limited: Sonia


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) As the government battles several allegations of corruption, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday said there was a limit to happiness gained from money and power and ... Read more...

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Mukherjee presents presidential awards for Customs, Central Excise officers


January 24th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the presidential awards to the officers of the Customs and Central Excise and Directorate of Enforcement here today.The officers ... Read more...

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BJP demands probe into Kandivali land deal transfer


January 12th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday demanded a probe into the "illegal transfer" of land in Kandivali in Mumbai in which the names of a former ... Read more...

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US seeks NAB help following flood of complaints of “misuse of funds” provided to Pak


November 26th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 26 (ANI): Concerned over the "possible misuse of funds" aimed at strengthening Pakistan's economy, the United States has sought the assistance of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to ensure transparency ... Read more...

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Army has taken beating due to Adarsh: Gen VK Singh


November 4th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Admitting the involvement of some serving and retired officers in the Adarsh housing society scam, army chief General V.K. Singh Thursday said the Indian Army has taken ... Read more...

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NGO ordered to pay Rs.75,000 for transparency law abuse


October 20th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs.75,000 on an NGO which had sought an inquiry into the role of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) ... Read more...

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‘Match fixing’ scam, Indian ploy to tarnish Pak cricket’s image, says Veena Malik


September 7th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 7 (ANI): Former girlfriend of Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, Veena Malik, has alleged that the match-fixing controversy is an Indian scheme to tarnish Pakistani cricket.Indian bookie Dheeraj Dixit, Bollywood ... Read more...

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Akal Takht summons Sarna over his remarks against Phoolka


July 21st, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, July 21 (ANI): Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, on Tuesday summoned Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Chief Parmjeet Singh Sarna to clarify his stands on the ... Read more...

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Lone Sikh ranger withdraws from 1984 riots cases


July 21st, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) After nearly 26 years of relentless battle for justice to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, advocate H.S. Phoolka Tuesday withdrew from all cases following ... Read more...

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Nawaz in damage control mode over media ban, demands party leader’s expulsion


July 11th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): In an apparent attempt to tone down the heightened tension which emanated from the passing of a media ban resolution passed by the Punjab Assembly, Pakistan Muslim ... Read more...

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Explain why Tharoor has not quit, BJP to PM (Lead)


April 16th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Friday that it will stall parliament Monday too if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh does not explain why Minister of State ... Read more...

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Transparency International asks Gen. Kayani to check ‘massive’ corruption in Pak Army


April 14th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.14 (ANI): Blowing the whistle over the prevailing massive corruption in the process of acquiring weapons and other articles in the armed forces, the Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has asked Pakistan ... Read more...

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Discipline, fitness, performance, merit, prime criteria for selection: Mohsin Khan


March 27th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar.27 (ANI): Pakistan cricket chief selector Mohsin Khan has said that discipline, fitness and performance are the prime criterias based on which he selects players, and assured that as long as ... Read more...

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Talks is the only way left for ULFA


February 10th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati / New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): With top United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) leaders in government custody, it appears that dialogue may ... Read more...

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PCB chief Butt denies sleeping during Pak NA sports committee meeting


February 5th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb.5 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ijaz Butt has rebuffed media reports which quoted Sindh Sports minister Dr Mohammad Ali Shah, as saying that he took a nap during ... Read more...

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‘Captain, team management not PCB to be blamed for Oz debacle’


February 4th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb.4 (ANI): The Pakistan cricket team's pitiable performance Down Under was due to some flawed decisions taken by the captain Mohammed Yousuf and team management, a former Pakistani first class cricketer ... Read more...

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Wyclef Jean defends his charity


January 20th, 2010 - 12:43 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wyclef Jean was accused of using his charity’s funds for his own personal gains. He had issued a statement about it, on his group’s ... Read more...

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‘Madhya Pradesh proposed incompetent officers’ names for IAS’


January 1st, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 1 (IANS) The Congress Friday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Madhya Pradesh government of proposing to promote "incompetent and ineligible" officers from the state services to the Indian Administrative ... Read more...

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“Stand Up Straight” Author Robert Creamer Invited To White House


December 8th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.08, (THAINDIAN NEWS) While the recent White House Dinner gate crashing event drew plenty of media attention to a couple, people failed to notice that there was an unusual guest ... Read more...

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Berlusconi now wants to reform Italian courts to protect himself from ‘manhunt’


October 17th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 16 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has vowed to reform the country's legal system in order to stop a 'manhunt' being waged against him and his media empire."I'm ... Read more...

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