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PM has no right to remain silent: BJP (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Keeping up its attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the alleged faulty allocation of coal blocks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said ... Read more...

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Iran summons Swiss envoy over abductions in Syria


August 7th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 7 (IANS) The Iranian foreign ministry Tuesday summoned the Swiss charge d'affaires in the country to protest the abduction of Iranian pilgrims in Syria, Press TV reported.The Swiss ... Read more...

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Myanmar tightens control of media: Watchdog


June 30th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 30 (IANS) Myanmar is tightening restrictions on the press following its coverage of the unrest in the country, a media watchdog has said.The government has reacted in a ... Read more...

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Minister tells striking pilots to get back to work (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday reiterated the government's stand that the demands of the striking Air India pilots will be considered only after they ... Read more...

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Minister tells pilots grievances will be heard (Lead)


May 15th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday assured the striking pilots that all their grievances will be addressed and asked them to resume duties saying ... Read more...

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India urges Israel, Palestine to resume direct talks


December 15th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Reiterating its support for the creation of an independent state of Palestine, India Thursday called for the resumption of direct talks between Palestine and Israel ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves National Electricity Fund (Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday approved the creation of a National Electricity Fund (NEF) to provide interest subsidy of Rs.8,466 crore for electricity distribution projects for a ... Read more...

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Government to provide Rs.8,466 crore subsidy on electricity loan


December 13th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The federal cabinet Tuesday approved setting up a national electricity fund to provide interest subsidy amounting to Rs.8,466 crore aimed at improving the power ... Read more...

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Conditional green nod for Lavasa hill city project (Roundup)


November 9th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) In a major relief to Lavasa Corporation, the environment ministry Wednesday gave conditional clearance to the first phase of the Rs.3,000 crore Lavasa hill city ... Read more...

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Lavasa welcomes central clearance for hill city


November 9th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) The Lavasa Corporation Ltd (LCL) Wednesday welcomed the conditional clearance by the environment ministry to its Rs.3,000-crore hill city coming up near Pune. "The inordinate delay has ... Read more...

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Israel freezes Unesco funding


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 3 (IANS) Israel would stop its $2 million in annual funding to the Unesco in the wake of a vote that admitted Palestine as a full member, Prime ... Read more...

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UNESCO grants full membership to Palestine


October 31st, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO on Monday voted to grant full membership to Palestine despite strong objections from Israel and the United States.Palestine is currently an observer ... Read more...

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What led Geelani to soften his separatist stand?


October 25th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 25 (IANS) Improving relations between India and Pakistan may have contributed to radical Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Geelani to take a fresh stand that has angered pro-Pakistan elements.While ... Read more...

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Need formal invite for dialogue: Geelani


October 20th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said his party would deliberate on the central government's reported offer for a dialogue only after a formal invitation ... Read more...

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Telangana employees’ strike continues, talks fail


October 15th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 15 (IANS) The indefinite strike by government employees in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh demanding a separate state continued for the 33rd day Saturday as the talks ... Read more...

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Lavasa township project denied environment clearance


October 14th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The environment ministry Friday denied environment clearance to the first phase of Rs.3,000 crore Lavasa hill city project near Pune, saying the pre-condition of the ... Read more...

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Cuba says it’s ready for dialogue with US


September 27th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 27 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is ready to begin a "respectful" political dialogue with the US without preconditions, a senior foreign ministry official said in an interview published Monday."Cuba reaffirms ... Read more...

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Solution can be found in 24 hours: Kejriwal


August 23rd, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government can find a solution to the logjam over the stringent Lokpal bill in 24 hours, a member of Team Anna said Tuesday ... Read more...

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Tricoloured merchandise selling like hot cakes


August 19th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Thirtytwo-year-old labourer Janaki Devi makes decent profit by selling flags and other nick-nacks every year around India's Independence Day Aug 15. But this time ... Read more...

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Will not move till Lokpal bill is passed: Hazare (Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Addressing thousands of supporters, social activist Anna Hazare declared Friday that he would not leave the Ramlila ground till the demand for a stronger Lokpal ... Read more...

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Telangana employees reject invitation for talks


August 11th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Government employees in Telangana Thursday rejected the Andhra Pradesh government's invitation for talks over their proposed indefinite strike from Aug 17 to demand creation of ... Read more...

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Medvedev, Obama to discuss missile issue at G8 summit


May 16th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his American counterpart Barack Obama will address a crucial missile issue at the G8 summit to be held in ... Read more...

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Gillard will talk with N. Korea only after nuke issue resolution


April 25th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 25 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said her country will talk with North Korea once it resolves the controversial nuclear issue.'There's no point just saying 'sit down ... Read more...

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CBI registers case to probe Batcha’s death


April 5th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case on Tuesday to probe the mysterious death of former Telecom Minister A Raja's aide Sadiq Batcha.The Supreme Court ... Read more...

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SC asks Govt. to notify CBI probe into Batcha’s death in three days


April 4th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): The Supreme Court today directed the government to issue within three days a notification for handing to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) the probe the mysterious ... Read more...

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Pak barrier over US, Afghanistan and Taliban peace negotiations to end Afghan war


March 17th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 17(ANI): The United States, the Afghan government and Taliban leaders have reportedly begun to take a hard look at what it would take to start negotiations to end the ... Read more...

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Iran’s nuke-related demands prerequisites, not pre-conditions, says key official


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Istanbul (Turkey), Jan.23 (ANI): Iran's chief negotiator on nuclear-related talks with the P5+1 countries, Saeed Jalili, has rubbished reports that Tehran had set preconditions to ensure the success of the negotiations, that ... Read more...

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US hints at renewing nuke talks if ‘right signals’ emanated from North Korea


January 15th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Jan 15 (ANI): US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has reportedly hinted that America might be willing to renew nuclear talks with North Korea without preconditions, if the right signals emanated from ... Read more...

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Analysts doubtful about North Korea’s “unconditional and early talks” proposal


January 9th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Jan 9 (ANI): North Korea's call for "unconditional and early talks" is creating confusion among many observers. While some analysts see it as Pyongyang's attempt at reconciliation, others believe it is ... Read more...

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CCEA approves integrated action plan for tribal, backward districts


November 26th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.26 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Friday approved the commencement of an Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for Selected Tribal and Backward Districts to cover identified 60 ... Read more...

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Hold Kashmir dialogue without preconditions: Karat


September 4th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asked him to "take a bold initiative for a political ... Read more...

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Geelani’s efforts to remain in the headlines


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.3 (ANI): Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the leader of the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference in Kashmir, has, in a press conference in Srinagar on Aug, 31, laid ... Read more...

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Geelani seeks Afzal Guru’s release before dialogue (Lead)


August 31st, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 31 (IANS) Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday demanded the release of 45 prisoners, including parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, as one of the preconditions for a dialogue with ... Read more...

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Government clueless about Kashmir, says Karat (Lead)


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) Condemning the use of bullets against stone-pelting mobs that have led to deaths of over 60 Kashmiri civilians in two months, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary ... Read more...

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Congress-BJP pact on n-liability bill is sign of political maturity (Comment)


August 21st, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Notwithstanding minor differences over the draft of the nuclear liability bill, the fact that the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - and even the Left - are ... Read more...

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