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175 Sri Lankan tourists to return following protests (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) One hundred and seventy-five Sri Lankan tourists were safely escorted by police to Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirapalli airport Tuesday when Tamil activists staged demonstrations against their visit. ... Read more...

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Need to evolve world opinion against n-weapons: Kalam


July 14th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 14 (IANS) Former Indian president and world renowned scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Saturday said world opinion was needed to be created against nuclear weapons of mass destruction."Nuclear energy ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar & Medicine on bookshelf (Lead, IANS Books this week, Correcting name of 2nd book)


June 30th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The book cart this week is substantive, diverse and cerebral. Browse with IANS...1.Book: "Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century"; Written ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar & Medicine on bookshelf (IANS Books this Week)


June 30th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The book cart this week is substantive, diverse and cerebral. Browse with IANS...1.Book: "Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century"; Written ... Read more...

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‘Nehru’s foreign policy needs to be revisited’ (IANS Books)


June 17th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In these turbulent times, Jawaharlal Nehru's policies of non-alignment and mixed economy need to be revisited, says P.C. Jain, author of a book on India's ... Read more...

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NDA to wait for UPA’s announcement on presidential poll: Advani


June 15th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is closely watching the developments on the presidential elections and will wait for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to ... Read more...

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Government all for Internet freedom: NSA


May 16th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The government is all for Internet freedom but society has to decide where to draw the line on content, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon ... Read more...

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BJP is fighting against corruption, black money: Advani


May 11th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Madurai, May 10 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K.Advani Thursday stressed that his party is a strong national party and is fighting hard to abolish corruption and black ... Read more...

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Introspect, Ansari urges legal profession


May 5th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday urged the legal profession to introspect on expediting the dispensation of justice.Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of the Bar Council ... Read more...

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Jaitley slams government for ‘attack on federalism’


April 16th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) Slamming the Congress-led central government for encroaching on the rights of the states, BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday said Congress chief ministers should also protest the ... Read more...

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India should play larger role in global economy: Economic Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) India needs to play a larger role in the global economy, especially on issues related to trade, capital flows, financial regulation and climate change, ... Read more...

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Book fair concludes, sees over 700,000 visitors


March 4th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Focused on youth and children, the biennial World Book Fair New Delhi, organized by the National Book Trust (NBT) concluded Sunday, after registering over 700,000 ... Read more...

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Kasab claims trial court’s death penalty verdict flawed (Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Ajmal Kasab, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist, Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the reasoning by the trial court while awarding ... Read more...

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President of its choice? Congress will find it difficult


January 24th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) If the entire opposition gangs up, the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will find it difficult in July to elect a new president of ... Read more...

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Rahul works his charm but UP might be too tricky


January 21st, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) He's addressed 85 rallies, trying to go beyond just rhetoric by introducing a weaver boy or invoking a success story like tech guru Sam ... Read more...

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PM concerned over sensationalism in media


January 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Voicing concern over sensationalism in the media, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the fourth estate should instead expose corruption and pull up the ... Read more...

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Broad consensus needed for Telangana, says government


December 21st, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A broad consensus in Andhra Pradesh will be needed before a final decision on a separate state of Telangana is taken, the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Need effective, not powerful leaders: Chavan


December 3rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Saturday said "effective leaders" were needed more than "powerful leaders" today as people are "well-informed and demand good governance"."I think ... Read more...

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Has Mayawati set agenda for assembly polls?


November 27th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Has Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati set the agenda for the upcoming assembly polls with the proposal for four-way division of the state?Some analysts ... Read more...

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Most Bollywood celebs condemn Pawar slapping


November 25th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Most Bollywood celebrities Friday condemned the incident in which Maharashtra political heavyweight and union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar was slapped by a youth to protest corruption ... Read more...

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Team Anna vows to unseat corrupt, bring changes in policy


October 18th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Team Anna proved to be a big hit in Lucknow, where thousands of people converged on the banks of the Gomati river Tuesday to cheer ... Read more...

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BJP smells victory in Uttar Pradesh


October 9th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Buoyed by its internal surveys which show the party has gained ground in Uttar Pradesh on the issue of corruption, the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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PM reiterates confidence in Chidambaram, says full term for UPA-II


September 28th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Sep 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday declared his full confidence in Home Minister P. Chidambaram - caught in a controversy over the ... Read more...

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BJP hits back at prime minister


September 27th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday hit back at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for saying the opposition wants to "destabilise polity" and demanded he ... Read more...

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PM says opposition wants early polls, rejects dissension over 2G


September 27th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Sept 27 (IANS) Rejecting suggestions of dissent in the cabinet over the 2G spectrum allocation row, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday accused the opposition ... Read more...

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Parliament-in-exile concerned over atrocities in Tibet


September 16th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 16 (IANS) Speaker of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile Penpa Tsering Friday expressed concern over the atrocities on people of Tibet and ecological destruction due to extensive mineral extraction in ... Read more...

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NIC concerned over radicalisation of youth: Home secretary


September 10th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The National Integration Council Saturday expressed concern over "radicalisation of youth" but felt there was "an improvement" in the communal situation in the country."Many ... Read more...

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BJP asks president to intervene in Gujarat Lokayukta issue


September 2nd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation, led by senior leader L.K. Advani, met President Pratibha Patil Friday and asked her to intervene in the ... Read more...

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Kolkata will regain its lost glory: PM


August 22nd, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Apparently lauding the change of regime in West Bengal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday exuded confidence that Kolkata would regain its lost glory and emerge ... Read more...

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Long-cherished aspiration fulfilled: Dalai Lama


August 8th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 8 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Monday said his long-cherished aspiration has been fulfilled, with Lobsang Sangay in place as the new prime minister of the ... Read more...

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On Dalai Lama’s birthday, prayers for his long life


July 6th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) Morning prayers for the well-being and long life of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, began in this Himachal Pradesh town to mark his 76th birthday ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan army will face suicide attacks in North Waziristan’


June 12th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) The Pakistan Army will face deadly suicide attacks if it undertakes operations in North Waziristan, according to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, a ... Read more...

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BJP misleads nation on anti-violence bill: Congress


May 27th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Congress Friday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of "misleading the nation" on the proposed legislation on communal violence prevention, saying that a ... Read more...

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Communal violence prevention bill to be taken ahead: Sibal


May 27th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said Thursday that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was determined to take forward the communal violence prevention ... Read more...

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India supports Afghan search for reconciliation: PM


May 12th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said that India supported Afghanistan's quest for peace and reconciliation, and will stand by it as its "partner in development". ... Read more...

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