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CPI-M denies irregularities in flat sales


July 6th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) A day after the West Bengal government alleged that the erstwhile Left Front rulers had given flats to its leaders and ministers at throwaway prices, the ... Read more...

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India becoming market for high end European art (With Images)


April 30th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Rising disposable incomes, exposure to unique art forms and greater social interaction are opening urban Indian homes to niche British interior accessory art like Amanda ... Read more...

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Women demanding mobile phones but not toilets, says Ramesh (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday expressed concern that the government's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is being seen as a "token sanitation campaign" and rued ... Read more...

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Total sanitation campaign being seen as ‘token’, says Ramesh


February 17th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said the government's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is being seen as a "token sanitation campaign" and the ... Read more...

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Nurses’ strike: Court orders police protection for hospital (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday directed police to provide protection to a private hospital which recruited 100 new nurses after failure of talks over the last ... Read more...

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Vidharba farmers protest Chavan’s ‘peanuts’ bailout package


December 15th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 15 (IANS) A day after four farmers committed suicide in Vidarbha, farmers of Maharashtra's eastern region Thursday staged a road blockade on two highways to press their demand ... Read more...

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Haryana announces Rs 30 lakh reward for hockey team


September 27th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Haryana Tuesday announced a reward of Rs.30 lakh for the Indian hockey team that won the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy in China.Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda made ... Read more...

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Cash awards flow in for miffed hockey players


September 14th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday announced Rs.1.5 lakh to each member of the Indian hockey team after they rejected a paltry Rs.25,000 reward from cash-strapped ... Read more...

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Maken doles out Rs.1.5 lakh to each player from government scheme


September 14th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Asserting that the members of the Indian hockey team did the right thing by rejecting Hockey India's (HI) Rs.25,000 as reward for winning the inaugural ... Read more...

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HI could afford only Rs.25,000 for each player: Batra


September 14th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra Wednesday said the federation could afford to give out only Rs.25,000 in reward to each member of the ... Read more...

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Indian players reject Hockey India cash award


September 14th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Indian players have rejected the Rs.25,000 cash award given to them by Hockey India (HI) for winning the inaugural edition of the Asian Champions Trophy ... Read more...

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How Anna united people for a common cause


August 27th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) There is hardly any similarity between 50-year-old Raghubir Prasad, a rickshaw puller from Bihar, and 20-year-old Meneka Sharma, a student in Delhi. Yet they ... Read more...

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Costly land aggregation can frustrate affordable housing (Comment)


August 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
The recent trouble in Noida shows how unfair and opaque guidelines on land acquisition can not only derail real estate and infrastructure development in the country but also sour the common ... Read more...

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My assets are over Rs.1,000 crore, Reddy once said (To go with Reddys’ rise: Riding cycles to rattling BJP leadership)


May 31st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 31 (IANS) Mining baron and Karnataka Tourism Minister Gali Janardhana Reddy once boasted that his assets are worth more than Rs.1,000 crore.He had taken exception to an ... Read more...

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Give farmers adequate compensation: Goa law commission


May 9th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 9 (IANS) A comprehensive land acquisition policy where farmers are given satisfactory rates for their acquired lands is the only way in which agitations like the ones in ... Read more...

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Supreme Court postpones verdict on Bhopal gas tragedy petition


April 28th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Supreme Court Monday reserved its order on a curative petition by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking enhancement of charges against industrialist Kushab Mahindra ... Read more...

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Forced labour system abolished in Orissa: Rights panel


March 8th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Orissa government has issued a notification abolishing the practice of exacting work from barbers and washermen by upper caste families under the customary 'bartan' ... Read more...

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S-band scam hasn’t harmed ISRO’s image: Former chief


February 26th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The 2G spectrum band allocation scam has not really affected or "pulled down" the image of the country's premier space research organisation, ISRO's former chairman K. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Hindu priest forced to ‘work as a slave’ by temple owners wins $2.3m


December 18th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): A Hindu priest feels vindicated after he won 2.3 million dollars as compensation for being forced to work as a slave for seven years by temple owners in ... Read more...

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Brinda Karat demands Yeddyurappa’s resignation over land scam row


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat on Monday demanded the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa for his alleged involvement in the land ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kate Middleton - from coal pits to the throne


November 19th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): An ancestor of Kate Middleton, who is Prince William's fiancee, toiled for a pittance in the dark and filth of a coal pit.John Harrison, the miner had ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb slams Trinamool Congress over nexus with Maoists


October 11th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Burdwan (WB), Oct 11 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has slammed the Trinamool Congress for creating unrest in the state and having a nexus with Maoists.Addressing a rally ... Read more...

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West Bengal CM accuses central government for not releasing NREGA funds


September 29th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 29 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has alleged that the Central Government has not release the funds due to the State under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee ... Read more...

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New legislation soon to curb illegal mining


August 27th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Mines Minister B.K. Handique Thursday said his ministry was working to finalise a new legislation to give more powers to the government to investigate complaints of illegal ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kareena’s ‘Milenge Milenge’ Opens Better Than ‘Main Aurr Mrs Khanna’


July 13th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 13, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): It was a foregone conclusion that Milenge Milenge won't have much going for it as far as critics were concerned. When even new age love ... Read more...

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Single women to get pension in Himachal


June 13th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) To help middle-aged single women, the Himachal Pradesh government has decided to start a monthly pension for them, an official said here Sunday. "The government has decided to give ... Read more...

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West Bengal tea workers demand hike in wages


June 7th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), June 7 (ANI): The Coordination Committee of the Tea Workers Union observed a 24-hours strike in West Bengal's Siliguri District on Monday demanding hike in wages.The Defence Committee of ... Read more...

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Families of Indians held captives in Egypt to seek High Court’s help for release


June 5th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
Madurai, June 5 (ANI): Families of 30 men, hailing from Tamil Nadu have decided to file a petition in the Madras High Court to ensure their rescue in Egypt where they have ... Read more...

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Man arrested for stealing dozens of fire hydrants


April 26th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Bernardino, Apr 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man was arrested because he stole dozens of fire hydrants. The 45 years old man used to steal the fire hydrants, with the intention ... Read more...

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Oz couple charged with theft after finding $100K in suitcase


April 7th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 7 (ANI): An Aussie couple will be charged with theft-by-finding for failing to return over 100,000 dollars stuffed in a suitcase, they picked up for a pittance from a Salvation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Salvation Army store sells suitcase stuffed with $100K for a pittance!


April 6th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 6 (ANI): An unsuspecting customer who purchased a suitcase from a Salvation Army store may be carrying 100,000dollars - a couple's lifetime savings - stuffed into its lining.The suitcase owners ... Read more...

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Apex court slams government for mistreating army officer


April 1st, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court has lashed at the Union government for mistreating an Indian Army officer and denying him his due wages despite the officer suffering crippling injuries ... Read more...

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Apex court rues red-tapism in granting freedom fighters’ pensions


January 28th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) A day after India celebrated its 61st Republic Day, the Supreme Court rued the government's reluctance and red-tapism in granting pension to confirmed freedom fighters. "This appeal is ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh CM extend support to hockey players


January 12th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 12 (IANS) India's national hockey players have found a supporter in Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who said the state government is willing to bear the expenses of ... Read more...

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Bipasha Basu charges Rs 2.47 crore for 15 minutes!


December 22nd, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
This year, not many Bollywood beauties have decided to shake their booty on stage courtesy to the pittance they are being offered as remuneration. But that is not the case with ... Read more...

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