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Odisha objects to Andhra’s move on Polavaram project


July 24th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Odisha Tuesday objected to Andhra Pradesh floating tenders for the construction of multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in that state, with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik raising ... Read more...

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Save Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s haveli in Pakistan, Badal urges PM


July 17th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for conservation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's ancestral house in ... Read more...

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No decision on 2G pricing, EGoM favours refarming spectrum


June 5th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) Tuesday failed to decide on a reserve price of the 2G spectrum but concluded that a minimum of ... Read more...

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Withdraw cases against Bhatta farmers: Rajnath to Akhilesh


May 8th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh Tuesday wrote to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seeking his "immediate and personal" intervention in withdrawing ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks complete loan waiver


May 8th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Reeling under a mounting debt which has crossed Rs.77,585 crore, the Punjab government has sought a complete waiver of the outstanding small savings loan of ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks centre’s help over Thapar University quota


April 20th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought the intervention of the central government on the controversy over the Thapar University in Patiala abolishing the 50 percent reservation quota ... Read more...

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Akhilesh seeks PM’s intervention in journalist Kazmi’s case


April 15th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) Other than a long list of 'expectations' that his government had from the union government, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday broached the subject ... Read more...

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Train to five Sikh shrines in December


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) A luxury train covering all the leading Sikh shrines in the country will be flagged off in December this year, a Punjab official said Tuesday.Principal Secretary ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik seeks revival of fertilizer plant


March 7th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 7 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday sought revival of a closed state-run fertilizer plant in the state to meet the chronic shortage of urea in ... Read more...

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10 circus lions dying on Russian-Latvian border


February 15th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 10 lions are facing death due to cold and hunger on the Russian-Latvian border, as their documents are not filled correctly and Russian officials ... Read more...

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Enforce noise laws during polls, Prithviraj Chavan urged


February 4th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) A day after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) threatened to hold election campaign rallies on Mumbai's streets, an organization working in the pollution field Saturday ... Read more...

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BJP not to support Akali Dal on Bhullar clemency


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said it would not support a resolution proposed to be brought by the Shiromani Akali Dal, the senior partner ... Read more...

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Badal urges PM for clemency to Bhullar


August 26th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's personal intervention in securing early pardon for Devender Pal Singh Bhullar who is ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana row over canal wall reaches PM


July 16th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) The ongoing row between Punjab and Haryana over the latter's decision to construct a concrete wall along the embankment of a controversial canal has reached ... Read more...

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Badal seeks PM’s help to trace Spain-bound youths


June 25th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in tracing 40 youths from the state who went ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa asks Prime Minister for power from central pool


June 6th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Monday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allocate additional 1,000 MW power from the central pool for nearly a year.She ... Read more...

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Badal wants support price of wheat to be hiked


April 7th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 7 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday sought personal intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to enhance the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat.Badal said ... Read more...

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US assures India of `fair solution’ to sham varsity issue


February 16th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) The US has assured India that it's looking at a "fair solution" of the issue of some 1,500 Indian students affected by the closure of a ... Read more...

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Nirupama Rao to take up sham US varsity issue with Clinton


February 15th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao is expected to take up the issue of some 1500 Indian students of a sham US university with Secretary of State ... Read more...

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India raises issue of sham US varsity students


February 14th, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has sought US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal intervention to ensure that the interests of over 1,500 Indian students ... Read more...

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Fisherman killing: Jayalalithaa takes on Centre, demands PM’s resignation


January 26th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI
Pushpavanam, Jan 26 (ANI): All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa took on the Central Government over the recent killing of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy, ... Read more...

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US foundation urges Indian honour for Rock Garden creator


January 15th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) A US-based foundation has urged the Indian government to honour the creator of Chandigarh's famous Rock Garden with the country's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan.The ... Read more...

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Fisherman’s death: India protests killing, Sri Lanka denies incident (Roundup)


January 13th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo/Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka Thursday denied its Navy had fired on three Indian fishermen that led to the death of one of them even as the Indian government, ... Read more...

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Fisherman’s death: India tells Sri Lanka to avoid force (Lead)


January 13th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) India Thursday expressed "deep concern" at the killing of a fisherman by the Sri Lankan navy the day before and asked Colombo to avoid force while ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi to PM: Act against Sri Lanka for fisherman’s killing


January 13th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Thursday sent a telegram to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding stern action against the killing of an Indian fisherman, Veerapandian, by ... Read more...

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Fisherman killing: India registers formal complaint with Sri Lanka


January 13th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): India has formally lodged a protest with the Sri Lankan Government over its navy opening fire on Indian fishermen near the Tamil Nadu coast."We have received ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi writes to PM over Lankan navy killing Indian fisherman


January 13th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan 13 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has sent a telegram to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, demanding his immediate intervention in stopping the killing of Indian ... Read more...

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Cameron already planning Ashes victory party at Number 10


December 9th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9(ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron is planning to throw a party at his official residence, 10 Downing Street, if England wins the Ashes series in Australia.England currently leads ... Read more...

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Troubles behind, India promises ‘best ever’ Commonwealth Games


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Sceptics wrote it off as an organisational disaster and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had to make a personal intervention, but the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Britain seeks Punjab help to check illegal migration


August 24th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) British Minister for Immigration Damian Green Tuesday urged the Punjab government to help the British High Commission in proper verification of people applying for visa to his country. The ... Read more...

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Badal urges PM to ensure safety of Sikhs in Kashmir


August 6th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for ensuring the safety of Sikhs in Kashmir in the wake ... Read more...

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Naga blockade pushes Manipur into economic crisis


May 11th, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Imphal, May 11 (IANS) The northeastern state of Manipur is in the throes of a breakdown with hospitals putting on hold all routine surgeries due to non-availability of ... Read more...

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Clear national defence varsity project: Badal asks Antony


April 26th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday urged union Defence Minister A.K. Antony to clear the project for setting up a national defence university in the state. According to ... Read more...

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Tharoor’s case has likeness with Chidambaram’s 18 years ago


April 19th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The resignation of Shashi Tharoor as minister of state for external affairs has striking similarity with another incident 18 years ago when Home Minister ... Read more...

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Goa allocates Rs.5 crore for safety of tourists


March 26th, 2010 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 25 (IANS) Concerned about the safety of tourists visiting Goa, in the wake of recent high-profile crimes against foreigners, the Goa government has allocated Rs.5 crore in its annual budget ... Read more...

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