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Nationwide shutdown successful, claims trader’s organisation


September 20th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), one of the biggest grouping of Indian traders Thursday termed the nationwide strike to protest the government's new ... Read more...

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Pakistan media gives a thumbs up to Krishna’s visit (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Even before the first things were put in fine print and signed, media in Pakistan Saturday gave a thumbs-up to the visit of India's External Affairs ... Read more...

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Congress calls for united opposition in Punjab (Punjab Newsletter)


September 7th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 7 (IANS) After a spell of relative dormancy for the past few months, Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh has called for the opposition to rally together against ... Read more...

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Not getting into slanging match: PM (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said he did not want to get into a slanging match with the BJP on its ... Read more...

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Better to be silent: PM


August 31st, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said he did not want to get into a slanging match with political leaders and it ... Read more...

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Tripura militant outfits on revival path, says CM


August 28th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bishalgarh (Tripura), Aug 28 (IANS) Separatist outfits in Tripura, supported by some opposition leaders, are recruiting tribal youths ahead of the assembly polls, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Tuesday."The militant ... Read more...

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‘Deteriorating eurozone crisis may slow Chinese economy’


August 25th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 25 (IANS) A further deterioration in the eurozone debt crisis could slow China's economic growth, a team of economists said in a report. The economists from the National ... Read more...

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Efforts on to revive terrorism in Tripura: Sarkar


August 15th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) Surrendered militants, separatist outfits and a section of the opposition are conspiring to revive militancy in Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Wednesday ."Although the Bangladesh ... Read more...

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Maharashtra leaders condole Deshmukh’s death (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Condolences poured in from political leaders of Maharashtra for union minister and former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh soon after the news of his death spread ... Read more...

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Ashanthi’s peace song official number for motorbike journey


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Sri Lankan hip hop artist Ashanthi's new single "Let's give peace a chance" is the official song of the De Paix Yatra, a motorbike journey in ... Read more...

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Course correction if Mulayam wishes it: Akhilesh


August 1st, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's Samajwadi Party government would be happy to undertake any course correction if party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav suggests it, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said ... Read more...

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Not under any pressure, asserts Chavan


July 26th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) A day after the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party stand-off was resolved, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday dismissed contentions that he was under pressure from his own ... Read more...

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Uddhav Thackeray discharged from hospital


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray was Monday discharged from hospital, four days after he underwent a surgery to remove artery blockages, a hospital official ... Read more...

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My father will give new dimension to office of president: Pranab’s daughter


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Sunday said her father would give a new dimension to the office of president of India with his experience and ... Read more...

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IAF pilots training on VIP helicopters in Britain (With Images)


July 17th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots have begun training on the Agusta Westland AW 101 helicopters that have been purchased for ferrying dignitaries, the first of ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav for action against caste panchayats


July 14th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Slamming Taliban-style diktats by a caste panchayat in Uttar Pradesh against women, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav deamnded action against such "unconstitutional" groups.Talking ... Read more...

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Kerala diaspora in Middle East asked to shun politicians


July 8th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) The Kerala Association of Travel Agents (KATA) Sunday asked the Kerala diaspora in the Middle East to shun political leaders who arrive there to meet them ... Read more...

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Gyanendra Shah wishes reinstatement as Nepal’s monarch


July 8th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 8 (IANS) Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Shah has said for the first time that he wants to return to the throne, Xinhua reported.In an interview, the ... Read more...

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Political leaders without spines, says Mamata on Facebook


July 7th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) The number of "so-called political leaders having no spines" is growing, a post on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Facebook profile said Saturday.The post ... Read more...

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766 complaints of paid news received in Jan-March polls: Quraishi


July 6th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Election Commission received a staggering 766 complaints of paid news during the January-March assembly elections, of which 253 were found to be true, the ... Read more...

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Was under pressure not to appoint Sonia PM: Kalam


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam says he was under pressure not to appoint Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as India's prime minister in 2004 and ... Read more...

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I’m very much in the presidential race: Sangma


June 14th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 14 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker and Nationalist Congress Party leader P. Sangma Thursday said he was very much in the race for the president's post."I'm still ... Read more...

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Ramdev plays down differences with Kejriwal (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) With rifts in Team Anna camp coming out in the open, yoga guru Baba Ramdev Sunday tried to paper over differences with Arvind Kejriwal ... Read more...

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Russia wants missile defence guarantees


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will hold partner-like dialogue on missile defence with Western countries if it has guarantees that the missile shield is not directed against it, President ... Read more...

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India in state of drift: Jayalalithaa


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday said the country was in a state of drift under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government."The average citizen sees ... Read more...

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Freedom of expression is contextual, says Kapil Sibal


May 14th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that freedom of expression is "contextual".His statement came even as members in the Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha MPs criticise cartoons in NCERT books


May 14th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Members in the Lok Sabha Monday united in criticising cartoons in NCERT books allegedly denigrating political leaders, particularly the one on B.R. Ambedkar, with ... Read more...

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PCI chief Katju praises Mamata


May 12th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Describing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as a "person of outstanding quality" and very honest, Press Council of India chairman Markandeya Katju Saturday ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed in Meghalaya district


May 10th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 10 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed for three hours in parts of West Garo Hills district in Meghalaya Thursday, two days after it was imposed in the wake of ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill may not be passed in budget session


May 7th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The anti-corruption Lokpal Bill looks unlikely to be passed in the current budget session of parliament that ends May 22. While the opposition is ... Read more...

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Tendulkar nomination a Congress ploy, says Ramdev


April 28th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Saturday criticised the Congress party for nominating cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, calling it a ploy ... Read more...

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Differences on Lokpal bill narrowed down: Government


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Stating that differences on the Lokpal bill have been narrowed down, the government Monday said it is trying to build consensus on major issues ... Read more...

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Anupam shocked on censor cut in ‘Mr.Bhatti On Chutti’


April 17th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher is "shocked" after reading reports that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked producers of his next film ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka keen to implement war commission report


April 4th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 4 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has told parliament that it has no objection in implementing recommendations of a war commission appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.The government stand ... Read more...

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13 Passport Seva Kendras launched in Kerala


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 2 (IANS) Minister of External Affairs S.M.Krishna Monday launched 13 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) in Kerala and said he will ensure that a few more are sanctioned when ... Read more...

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