political controversy

Day after joining BJP, Kushwaha’s premises raided (Second Lead)


January 4th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday searched the Delhi and Uttar Pradesh premises of sacked Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Babu Singh Kushwaha, ... Read more...

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Many deaths in hooch tragedy due to government’s negligence: Left


December 17th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Chairman Biman Bose Saturday lashed out at the state government for neglecting the victims of the hooch tragedy, saying that many ... Read more...

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Compassion key to happiness: Dalai Lama


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Saturday said anger was harmful and compassion was the key to happiness."During the crisis in 2008, I wished I ... Read more...

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In times of F1, Punjab talked kabaddi


November 13th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 13 (IANS) At a time when Delhi was going ga-ga over Formula 1, Punjab was on a different track that was perhaps little noticed by the rest ... Read more...

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Manpreet Badal in soup over Anna ad


September 4th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) Drawing a parallel with activist Anna Hazare and his anti-corruption campaign has landed former Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal in a political controversy.The ruling Shiromani ... Read more...

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PM calls off northeast visit


July 17th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has cancelled his scheduled visit beginning July 22 to two northeastern states - Assam and Tripura - citing a hectic schedule ... Read more...

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Tourist arrivals in Kashmir down by 50 percent: Omar


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir saw a 50 percent decline in tourist inflow in the first three months of this year compared to the corresponding period last year, ... Read more...

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In Dhaka, the refrain is ‘No problem, Sir’ (World Cup Diary)


February 19th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Dhaka, Feb 19 (IANS) "Kono Samasya nai", is a phrase that you hear often in Bangladesh. Translated into English, the Bengali expression means "No problem, sir." Be it on ... Read more...

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No decision yet on S-band allocation: PMO


February 8th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Tuesday said the government has not taken any decision on the spectrum allocation of radio waves used for satellite communication, amid ... Read more...

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Government attempts to nip fresh spectrum row (Intro Roundup)


February 8th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) With a fresh political controversy brewing over an alleged scam in a deal between the Indian Space Research Organisation's commercial arm and a private company on ... Read more...

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BJP, Left target government in fresh spectrum row (Roundup)


February 7th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Even as the government battles the opposition tirade over the 2G spectrum scam, a fresh political controversy broke out Monday over the Comptroller and Auditor General's ... Read more...

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Some Himalayan glaciers advancing, despite global warming


January 25th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): Some of the Himalayan glaciers are advancing thanks to the presence of debris such as pebbles, rocks, and debris from surrounding mountains, suggests a new study.Bodo Bookhagen, of ... Read more...

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Congress saw ‘political opportunity’ post 26/11: WikiLeaks (Lead)


December 11th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) David Mulford, then US ambassador to India, described as "outlandish and outrageous" Congress leader A.R. Antulay's unsubstantiated claims that Hindutva forces may be behind the 26/11 Mumbai ... Read more...

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Congress saw ‘political opportunity’ post 26/11: Wikileaks


December 11th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) A section of the Congress party saw "political opportunity" when one of its leaders A.R. Antulay claimed that Hindutva forces may be behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, ... Read more...

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Adarsh society scam: Sonia Gandhi accepts Ashok Chavan’s resignation


November 9th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday accepted Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's resignation offer following the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam.Chavan has been asked to submit ... Read more...

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Navy to submit Adarsh Society scam final report


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov 3 (ANI): The Indian Navy will submit a final report on the Adarsh Housing Society scam based on its internal inquiry on Wednesday.Earlier, the navy had informed the ... Read more...

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All corruption, nepotism charges would be dealt after due investigation: Digvijay Singh


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Even as top Congress leaders chose to remain silent on the graft charges related to Mumbai's Adarsh Housing Society scam and the XIXth Commonwealth Games projects, ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi silent on Maharashtra housing scam, CWG


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday steered clear of two raging controversies- the financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games and the alleged involvement of Maharashtra Chief ... Read more...

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Premature to comment on Adarsh Housing scam: Pranab Mukherjee


October 31st, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is expected to meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Tuesday evening, with regard to Mumbai's Adarsh Society scam, has ... Read more...

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Maharashtra CM Chavan to meet Mukherjee


October 31st, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, who has been summoned to New Delhi by the Congress High Command after his name figured in Mumbai's Adarsh Society scam, ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society scam: Maharashtra CM to meet Sonia Gandhi today


October 30th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has been summoned to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi here today in connection with the controversial Adarsh Housing Society project.According ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society scam: ‘I welcome any sort of CBI probe’, says Chavan


October 29th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct 29 (ANI): Reacting to the allegations surrounding the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Friday said that he did not abuse his position to help ... Read more...

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Games Baton reaches Tripura amid controversy


July 31st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 31 (IANS) The Queen's Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games arrived in Tripura Saturday amid an unsavoury political controversy. Frustrating the Tripura government's attempt to receive the baton, it was received ... Read more...

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Rosie O’Donnell Disapproves Of President Obama Appearing In ‘The View’


July 29th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Rosie O'Donnell, one of the former hosts of ‘The View’ and a supporter of President Obama, however, does not approve of the President ... Read more...

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Lashes Out At ‘Psychic’ Paul


July 29th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey July 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sometimes even speechless innocent creatures might develop enemies overseas. Paul, the 'psychic' octopus, who got renowned across the world for his correct prediction of the winner ... Read more...

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Shivaji memorial planned outside Mumbai airport


July 9th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) The Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) Friday announced that it would set up a grand memorial dedicated to Maharashtra's warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji on the approach road to ... Read more...

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India out of Nepal’s new passport deal


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 2 (IANS) Amid growing security concerns in India about the misuse of Nepali passports, Indian companies seeking to bid for a fresh passport deal in Nepal have crashed ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to levy tax on IPL, T-20, ODIs


June 21st, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Finally ending the political controversy over losses suffered on Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, the Maharashtra government has decided to tax the lucrative cricket tournament, according to an ... Read more...

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‘Raajneeti’ lands BJP in full-blown political controversy (Lead)


June 16th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 16 (IANS) BJP legislators in Rajasthan locked in a hotel ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls were neck deep in controversy Wednesday for watching a pirated DVD of "Raajneeti" ... Read more...

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Afzal Guru’s hanging won’t be expedited: Home Secretary


May 23rd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The government has no plans to jump the queue on the clemency petition of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru or fast track the decision ... Read more...

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Ramesh writes to PM, Sonia to explain his position


May 10th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) In a tight spot over his remarks in Beijing criticising the government's policy towards Chinese companies, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has written to Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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‘Deeply wounded’ Tharoor takes centrestage for third day (Parliament Roundup)


April 20th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Shashi Tharoor and radiation exposure. While the former minister took centrestage again in the Lok Sabha Tuesday with a declaration of innocence over his alleged links ... Read more...

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Hurt Tharoor says he is ready for ‘thorough probe’ (Third Lead)


April 20th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Two days after being forced to quit over his alleged links to the Kochi IPL franchise, former minister Shashi Tharoor Tuesday said he had done no ... Read more...

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I would like younger sporting icons as Games ambassador: Kalmadi (Lead)


March 30th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Veturi Srivatsa New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Commonwealth Games organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi Tuesday said he would prefer younger sporting icons as brand ambassadors amid demands that Bollywood megastar ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh: No Politics For Me, Thanks, “I Know Soniaji, Rahul and Priyanka Just As I Know Other Professionals”


March 15th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Scoffing at the persistent speculations about his political ambitions Shah Rukh says he has absolutely no plans of joining politics. "People keep talking ... Read more...

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