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States have prerogative not to allow FDI in multi-brand retail: Government


September 18th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid growing protests against its decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, the government Tuesday said the implementation of the policy remained ... Read more...

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Don’t touch policy-making power, Chhattisgarh tells SC


August 1st, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Wednesday said in the Supreme Court that the government should continue to have the freedom to frame policies for the "alienation, transfer and allocation ... Read more...

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Guwahati molestation: Amitabh questions media role


July 18th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) How did a television camera crew know about the molestation of a teenage girl outside a pub in Guwahati, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has asked ... Read more...

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EGoM on telecom approves spectrum mortgaging (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Thursday approved "in principle" the proposal to allow telecom firms to mortgage spectrum to raise funds ... Read more...

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Shettar to take oath as Karnataka CM Thursday, power struggle continues (Second Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 10 (IANS) The warring factions in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday finally paved the way for Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar to take over as ... Read more...

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Players should put country first, says Maken


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's sports minister Ajay Maken Friday appealed to the bickering tennis stars Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to stop the infighting and ... Read more...

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It’s for AITA to pick the Olympic team, says Maken (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Sports minister Ajay Maken Tuesday washed his hands of the issue of selecting India's tennis doubles team for the London Olympics, saying it is ... Read more...

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IOA seeks report from AITA on team selection


June 16th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Saturday sought a report from the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on the controversial selection of the men's doubles ... Read more...

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India for navigational freedom in South China Sea (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India Saturday called for freedom of navigation though the South China Sea where Beijing has territorial disputes with other countries.Defence Minister A.K. Antony made the ... Read more...

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BJP to move privilege notice against Azad (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said it would move a privilege notice against Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for ... Read more...

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Withdraw NCTC: Mamata


May 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) will upset the federal structure of the country and pitched ... Read more...

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Bollywood goes back and forth in time (Feature)


May 5th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Whether it is rewinding back to the 1910s or fast forwarding into 2050, Bollywood filmmakers are going back and forth in time with films ... Read more...

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We have no hand in selecting Dow: UK minister


April 20th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) A British minister Friday said his country's government had no hand in selecting Dow Chemical Co. as a sponsor of the London Olympic Games."Selecting the ... Read more...

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‘Transfer of Damayanti Sen my government’s right’


April 6th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Under severe criticism from all sections of society over the transfer of police officer Damayanti Sen, who single-handedly cracked the Park Street rape case, West ... Read more...

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Rollback of fares is PM’s prerogative: Mamata


March 19th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The rollback in passenger tariff, proposed in the 2012-13 rail budget, was a prerogative of the prime minister, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool ... Read more...

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Left questions Mamata on vacant Lokayukta post


January 3rd, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) As West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee bats for the states' prerogative to appoint Lokayuktas, the opposition Left Tuesday questioned her on the new government's ... Read more...

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No deal with Congress on Lokayukta, says Mamata (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Denying any deal with the Congress on the issue of Lokayukta in the Lokpal bill, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said she felt ... Read more...

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No deal with Congress on Lokayukta, says Mamata


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Denying any deal with the Congress on the issue of Lokayukta in the Lokpal bill, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said she felt ... Read more...

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CPI-M to move amendments to Lokpal bill


December 26th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Advocating a strong Lokpal outside the control of the government, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday said it would move two amendments to the ... Read more...

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Mayawati angry as centre returns proposal for state division


December 20th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) Taking exception to the central government's decision to return the proposal for division of Uttar Pradesh into four parts, Chief Minister Mayawati Tuesday accused it of ... Read more...

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Air India management can alter policy for workmen: Apex court


November 19th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court has ruled that Air India was entitled to alter its policies with regards to its workmen and those promoted to executive category ... Read more...

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Haryana social organisation on clean Delhi mission


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The capital's residents, long used to shirking municipal sweepers and litter-piled streets, have been in for a surprise as thousands of volunteers, ranging from students ... Read more...

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Growing extremism not prerogative of one community: Omar


September 10th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Cautioning against increasing radicalization of youth in the country, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday emphasised that this trend was "not the prerogative ... Read more...

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Singhvi declines comment on Tewari’s withdrawal


August 31st, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who heads the parliamentary standing committee scrutinising the Lokpal bill, Wednesday declined to comment on his party colleague Manish Tewari's decision ... Read more...

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Hazare’s path ‘fraught with grave consequences’, says PM (Second Lead)


August 17th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The path chosen by Anna Hazare is fraught with "grave consequences" for India's parliamentary democracy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cautioned Wednesday, justifying the arrest ... Read more...

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Akshay appeals British youth to stop violence


August 11th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Britain riots have taken Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar by surprise. Just back from London after wrapping up a shooting schedule of "Housefull 2", he ... Read more...

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Sacked Meghalaya minister re-inducted


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 2 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma of the Congress re-inducted Prestone Tynsong in the cabinet Tuesday, two months after he was sacked for anti-party activities. Governor R.S. ... Read more...

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Nepali PM Khanal vows to step down if peace process doesn’t progress


August 2nd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU (BNO NEWS) -- Nepali Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal said on Monday that he will step down if the government fails to make concrete progress in the peace process by August ... Read more...

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Government respects judiciary: Pakistani PM


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says his government respects the judiciary and implements its decisions.Speaking in the National Assembly, Gilani said: "How can a ... Read more...

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I’ll be co-producing all my own films with Sahara: Boney Kapoor


July 22nd, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Producer Boney Kapoor, who has joined the Sahara group of companies as a member of the board of directors, says that he will collaborate with the ... Read more...

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Will rivals do to Google what Facebook did to MySpace?


July 19th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 19 (IANS) Will rival research engines do to Google what Facebook did to MySpace?That's possible after US antitrust regulators last month started investigations against the search engine ... Read more...

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No ‘Aarakshan’ preview for Scheduled Castes panel: Jha


July 16th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha is not ready to organise a special screening of "Aarakshan", his forthcoming film on caste-based reservations, for the National Commission for ... Read more...

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Congress disapproves Kamat’s resignation (Lead)


July 14th, 2011 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday conveyed its displeasure over party leader Gurudas Kamat resigning from the council of ministers after being assigned a new portfolio that he ... Read more...

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Congress supports PM’s cabinet reshuffle


July 13th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's cabinet reshuffle was in the interest of the nation and the Congress supports it, the party said Wednesday, hinting this, ... Read more...

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Ministry defends Krishna aide, rejects insinuations


July 8th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) With a cabinet reshuffle round the corner, the external affairs ministry Friday rejected reports that an aide to S.M. Krishna was manipulating lucrative contracts and ... Read more...

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