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Freedom fighter, Telangana leader Bapuji is dead


September 21st, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Eminent freedom fighter and a well-known figure in the Telangana movement, Konda Lakshman Bapuji died here Friday. He was 96.Bapuji, who was not keeping well for ... Read more...

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Mamata expresses shock on FDI notification


September 21st, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday expressed shock over the central government notifying FDI in retail, and questioned the creditability of ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare group meets in Delhi to decide future strategy (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A meeting of India Against Corruption (IAC) is underway in the capital to discuss the future course of the anti-corruption movement after its chief proponent ... Read more...

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Team Anna meets in Delhi to decide future strategy


September 19th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A meeting of India Against Corruption (IAC) is underway in the capital to discuss the future course of the anti-corruption movement after its chief proponent ... Read more...

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Trinamool to go on nationwide stir against diesel hike, FDI


September 19th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Stating that shutdowns served no purpose, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday asked the Left parties to withdraw their Sep 20 general strike, even as ... Read more...

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Activist demands shutdown of Vedanta refinery in Odisha


September 18th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) Social activist Prafulla Samantara Tuesday demanded scrapping of the Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) refinery in Odisha, accusing the company of pushing it illegally."The refinery should be ... Read more...

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Gender equality prerequisite for inclusive growth: Meira Kumar


September 13th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Gender equality and women's empowerment are not only human rights issues but also prerequisites for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira ... Read more...

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SP plans Third Front, Congress says Delhi far away (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Mocking the Samajwadi Party's (SP) plans of forging a Third Front before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Congress leader and HRD minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday said ... Read more...

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Sibal bats for Foreign Education Providers Bill


September 12th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Asserting that the passage of the Foreign Education Providers Bill will help Indian students to have a world class education, union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister ... Read more...

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Santosh Hegde to guide Goa activists in mining scam


September 11th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 11 (IANS) Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, who exposed the illegal mining scam in his state, will now give civil society activists in Goa tips to bring to ... Read more...

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Situation calm in Kudankulam, more protestors arrested (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) After two days of protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power project, the situation in Idinthakarai village in Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu was calm Tuesday even as ... Read more...

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‘Donations run India’s political parties, sources largely unknown’ (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Donations make a major part of the funds on which political parties run in India, but most of these parties do not disclose the ... Read more...

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Shinde to consult states on contentious issues like NCTC


September 10th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhil, Sep 10 (IANS) Conscious of the contentious nature of Telangana statehood issue and plans for the national anti-terror hub, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday steered clear of ... Read more...

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Chandy expects Left’s cooperation at ‘Emerging Kerala’ meet


September 10th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) With just two days left for the staging of 'Emerging Kerala' - a programme to showcase Kerala to the world, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is ... Read more...

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‘Congress richest party, BJP next’


September 10th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress is the richest political party in India, followed by rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reveals data collected by think-tanks Association for Democratic ... Read more...

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Special anti-terror Act extended in Tripura


September 8th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 8 (IANS) The Tripura government has extended for another six months the operation of a stringent law that gives sweeping powers to para-military troopers deployed in disturbed areas ... Read more...

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Media baron Ramoji Rao’s son dead


September 7th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Media baron Ramoji Rao's son Suman died here early Friday after prolonged illness, his family members said. He was 45.The managing director of Ushodaya Enterprises Private ... Read more...

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Ensure safety of Sri Lankans in India: Amnesty


September 6th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Rights group Amnesty International Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu government to ensure safety of Sri Lankans visiting India and investigate the recent attacks on them."The ... Read more...

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Faced with criticism, Chandy goes slow on ‘Emerging Kerala’ website


September 5th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday decided to go slow on updating the 'Emerging Kerala' website after his attempts at transparency turned ... Read more...

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Karnataka legislators junket off, told to return at once


September 4th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Tuesday directed a group of legislators touring South America to cancel the visit and return immediately, following public outrage ... Read more...

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Junketing at a time of drought


September 4th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 4 (IANS) It's the local variation of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Or politicians enjoying themselves while people suffer.At a time when Karnataka has been hit by ... Read more...

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Rebel activities helping Akali-BJP government: Amarinder


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Sunday said that activities of party rebels were helping the Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state.Addressing ... Read more...

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Credibility of J&K; regime at lowest: Mufti


September 1st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 1 (IANS) The credibility of the Omar Abdullah led-coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is at its lowest due to failure on all fronts and rampant corruption, PDP ... Read more...

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Panthers Party to boycott meet with former interlocutors


August 30th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's Panthers Party Thursday said it would not meet the two former interlocutors arriving in Jammu Sunday for a three-day interaction with political parties ... Read more...

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Nasheed ouster no coup, says Maldivian panel


August 30th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A probe panel, which went into the events of February this year when then Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was ousted from power, Thursday held that ... Read more...

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India urges Maldives parties to respect inquiry outcome


August 29th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) Ahead of the release of a crucial probe report on the Feb 7 transfer of power in the Maldives, India Wednesday urged all political parties ... Read more...

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Geetika case politically motivated, Kanda tells court (Second Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Gopal Goyal Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of his employee and former flight attendant Geetika Sharma, told a court here Tuesday that the case ... Read more...

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Congress, other parties have corruption-blackened hands: Hazare


August 26th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Aug 26 (IANS) The Congress and other political parties have their hands "blackened" with corruption, Anna Hazare said Sunday and added that only people with honesty ... Read more...

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Paid news punishment should be two years jail: former CEC


August 24th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Errant publishers, journalists as well as election candidates should be sentenced for two years in prison, if the menace of paid news is to be contained, ... Read more...

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PM hints at amendment bill for quota in job promotions (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said his government will find out a way to help the states with reservations in job promotions for ... Read more...

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PM seeks solution to quota in job promotions


August 21st, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday urged political parties to suggest ways for a legally sustainable solution to the issue of reservations in job promotions ... Read more...

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Some truth in attacks on northeastern students: Lapang


August 17th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Meghalaya chief minister D.D. Lapang Friday said there has to be some truth in reports of students being attacked in southern states and these can ... Read more...

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Woman’s head found in Canada park


August 17th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) A woman's head was found in a river at a park near Toronto, BBC reported.The head was found Thursday, a day after hikers found a human ... Read more...

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CAG not following its mandate, says minister (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Maintaining that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had not followed its mandate under the constitution, the government said Friday that the official auditor's report ... Read more...

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Government accuses CAG of not following mandate


August 17th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had not followed its mandate under the constitution, the government said Friday, adding that the official auditor's report on ... Read more...

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