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Housing developers hail FDI in retail, call for realty reforms


September 20th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Hailing the UPA government's decision to allow FDI in retail as the right move, the housing developer community Thursday called for accelerating the economic reforms process ... Read more...

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Pilots’ wage parity process has started, court told


September 4th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Air India Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that the process has started of implementing the recommendations of a panel to ensure career progression and ... Read more...

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Probe against officials for illegal mining in Goa


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the central government, Goa's BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said officials from the union ministry for environment and forests would ... Read more...

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Civil services English paper has experts’ nod, court told


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that it has introduced a new aptitude test paper on English in the ... Read more...

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Canadian benchmark interest rate remains at one percent


July 18th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, July 18 (IANS) A deteriorating global economy prompted Canada's central bank to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged at one percent Tuesday.The deceleration in growth for China and other ... Read more...

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No regrets on not becoming PM, says Pranab


June 29th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee says he has no regrets that he could not become India's prime minister.In an interview to CNN-IBN, the veteran ... Read more...

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SC declines plea on Tamil Nadu government’s secretariat (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday declined a plea for directing the Madras High Court not to hear a petition challenging the shifting of the Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Bank of Canada holds benchmark interest rate


June 6th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, June 6 (IANS) Canada's central bank has kept its benchmark interest rate at 1 percent, which has been unchanged since September 2010, the longest period it has stayed neutral ... Read more...

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States should review the AFSPA, says rights panel


May 31st, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 31 (IANS) India's apex human rights panel Thursday said it has no jurisdiction to recommend to the state governments to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), ... Read more...

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Bombay High Court to hear suit against petrol price hike


May 28th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The Bombay High Court will Wednesday hear a public suit against the recent hike in petrol prices. Acting on the suit filed Monday by Rajendra Phanse, ... Read more...

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US consumer prices flat


May 16th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) US consumer prices were flat in April, largely because of a decline in gas prices, the Labor Department reported.The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which tracks inflation ... Read more...

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SC issues notices on presidential reference on natural resources


May 11th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notices on the presidential reference seeking clarification whether the natural resources could only be allocated by auction.An apex court ... Read more...

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Apex court to take up presidential reference on natural resources


May 11th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday will take up for hearing a presidential reference whether the court could interfere with a policy decision of the government and ... Read more...

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US Fed hints at new steps to boost recovery


April 26th, 2012 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Wednesday exuded frustration with the slow labor market recovery and hinted that the central bank was poised to take further ... Read more...

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Plea against special exam to recruit cops dismissed (Second Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed an NGO's petition challenging the government's decision to recruit an additional 1,400 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers through a ... Read more...

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Apex court receives presidential reference on 2G (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A presidential reference on whether the Supreme Court could interfere with a policy decision of the government and insist on auction as the only route ... Read more...

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Apex court receives presidential reference


April 12th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A presidential reference on whether the Supreme Court could interfere with a policy decision of the government and could insist on auction as the only ... Read more...

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PM’s statement appalling: Sharad Pawar


March 20th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Stating that his party was hurt by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's comments, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said Tuesday his party never objected ... Read more...

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Inflation still a concern for RBI as rates left unchanged (Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Containing inflation remains the foremost priority for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which decided Thursday to keep key interest rates unchanged in its mid-quarter ... Read more...

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Reserve Bank of India keeps rates unchanged


March 15th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) In line with expectations, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Thursday decided to keep key interest rates unchanged in its mid-quarter monetary policy decision."On the basis ... Read more...

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Markets quiet before monetary policy announcement


March 15th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Indian equities markets were trading quiet Thursday with investors eyeing the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy decision due at 11 a.m. A benchmark index ... Read more...

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West Bengal government to release 40 lifers


March 14th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) The West Bengal government would release 40 prisoners serving life terms who have completed 18 years behind bars, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Tuesday."Our government ... Read more...

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2G case: Government petition seeks court verdict review


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The central government Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its Feb 2 judgment striking down the "first come first served" policy for grant ... Read more...

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US consumer prices go up


February 18th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Consumer prices in the US ticked up 0.2 percent in January, reported the Labor Department Friday.The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which tracks inflation at the retail ... Read more...

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Timeline of the 2G case


February 4th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Here is a chronology of events leading to the special CBI court declining to make Home Minister P. Chidambaram an accused in the 2G ... Read more...

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Sistema to contest Supreme Court verdict on 2G licence


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Russian conglomerate Sistema Friday said it will seek legal remedies to safeguard its interests in India and the telecom operations under the joint venture with ... Read more...

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2G scam: A chronology


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Following is the chronology of events leading to the Supreme Court order cancelling 122 telecom licenses given out during the tenure of former communications ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear Krishna’s plea Friday


January 26th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court will Friday hear a petition by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna challenging the registration of an FIR by the Karnataka Lokayukta (ombudsman) ... Read more...

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Krishna moves apex court against Lokayukta proceedings


January 24th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of a private complaint and the probe ordered by the Karnataka Lokayukta for ... Read more...

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Swamy’s plea on EVMs disposed of (Second Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday disposed of a plea by Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were not tamper free and ... Read more...

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Swamy’s plea on voting machines dismissed (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday dismissed a plea by Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were not tamper free and must ... Read more...

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‘Qualified foreign investors can directly invest in equity markets’


January 1st, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Worried over valuation losses at the Indian stock exchanges, the central government Sunday allowed qualified foreign investors (QFIs) to directly invest in equity markets ... Read more...

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Notice to government on plea against Aligarh varsity head (Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to the central government on a plea alleging non-enforcement of the government's order restraining Aligarh Muslim university Vice ... Read more...

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Reversal in retail policy will be major setback: Stakeholders


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) In the backdrop of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's disclosure Saturday that the federal government has put on hold, pending consensus, the decision ... Read more...

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Court turns down plea of 200 failed students


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) In a setback to hundreds of students of the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, the Delhi High Court Friday turned down a petition of over ... Read more...

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