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Trinamool ministers quit UPA government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers resigned from the Manmohan Singh government Friday, three days after the party said it was quitting the UPA to protest ... Read more...

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Trinamool to launch countrywide protest against FDI (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress, which is to formally withdraw from the UPA Friday, announced it will launch countrywide protests against the government's economic policies, especially FDI ... Read more...

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Trinamool ministers to hand over resignation letters at 3 p.m.


September 21st, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress ministers are to hand over their resignation letters to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) at 3 p.m. and after that meet President ... Read more...

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No going back on quitting UPA: Mamata (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Giving firm indication that she was not ready for a compromise on her decision to quit the UPA government, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Wednesday stuck ... Read more...

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I’m not a saint: Mulayam makes clear his PM ambition


September 13th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday made clear his prime ministerial ambition, saying he was not a saint, and pointed out that if H.D. Deve ... Read more...

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Legendary Pakistani actor Lehri dead


September 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 13 (IANS) Legendary Pakistani comedian Safirullah Siddiqui, also known as Lehri, died here Thursday after a prolonged illness. According to family sources, the veteran actor, 83, died ... Read more...

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Raja wrote to PM on 2G policy: Witness


September 12th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) A 2G case witness Wednesday told a special court here that former telecom Minister A. Raja wrote a letter to the prime minister on the ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $21 bn on space industry


September 11th, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will spend 670 billion rubles ($21 billion) to develop its space industry in the coming years, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday."This is big ... Read more...

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Thackeray bats for Sushma Swaraj as PM, BJP says decision later (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Sunday expressed his admiration for BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and said she was best suited to becoming the next ... Read more...

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ISRO to launch met satellite by 2013


September 6th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning to launch a meteorological satellite by 2013 to monitor atmospheric characteristics, parliament was informed Thursday."ISRO is ... Read more...

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Medvedev enjoying PM’s duties


September 6th, 2012 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dmitry Medvedev has said he was enjoying his duties as Russia's prime minister."I suppose my happiness lies in performing the duties that I like. I ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi urges parties to back quota bill


September 5th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday appealed to all parties to cooperate in passing in parliament a bill that provides for quotas in promotions for Dalits and ... Read more...

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Few takers for Sushil Modi’s claim that Nitish PM material


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) There are few takers in his own BJP for Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi's stand that Janata Dal-United leader and Bihar Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Pakistan school exam topper to get Rs.500,000


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Revtash Kumar, who hails from a poor family but secured the top position in the matriculation examination in Pakistan, will be awarded Rs.500,000, Prime Minister Raja ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz acting PM resigns


September 1st, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyz acting Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov has tendered his resignation, the government press service said Saturday.Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev dismissed the government Aug 24, following ... Read more...

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Youth questions Mamata, gets answer this time


August 29th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Krishnanagar (West Bengal), Aug 29 (IANS) After all the flak she drew the last time she got a man arrested for publicly questioning her government's policies, West Bengal chief ... Read more...

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Villagers seek allocation of bauxite for Vedanta plant


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (IANS) About 2,000 villagers Wednesday staged demonstration in Odisha's Kalahandi district, demanding allocation of bauxite to the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) in the region, ... Read more...

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Government may get some bills passed amidst din


August 28th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) With no sign yet of a breakthrough in the stalemate in parliament over BJP's demand for the prime minister's resignation over coal block allocations, the ... Read more...

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Cash-strapped Greece cuts government jets


August 28th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Greek government has officially announced it was getting rid of a set of three jets as part of the debt-laden country's cost-cutting efforts.A government ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM faces SC on contempt order


August 27th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday appeared in the Supreme Court to face a show-cause notice for failing to implement the order to write ... Read more...

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Anti-corruption activists detained, released


August 26th, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Several anti-corruption activists, including Arvind Kejriwal, were detained but later released when they tried to stage a protest outside the residences of the prime minister ... Read more...

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Government denies censorship as Twitter agrees to block imposter sites (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) In the wake of widespread discontent on the social media over its decision to block certain Twitter accounts, including that of journalists, the government ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz president sacks government


August 24th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev signed a decree Friday sacking the government, the state press service said.The move followed a break-up of the majority coalition in ... Read more...

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Sack Chidambaram, says Agnivesh


August 24th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Activist Swami Agnivesh Thursday demanded the removal of Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who was earlier the home minister, over the alleged killing of 19 ... Read more...

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Mobile radiation detection system in police vehicles


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government has decided to install mobile radiation detection systems in some police vehicles in major cities to check unauthorized usage of radioactive materials, parliament ... Read more...

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India can develop cheapest nuclear reactor


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India can develop world's cheapest nuclear reactor - of 700 Megawatt (MW) capacity - at a cost of $1,700 per kilowatt, parliament was informed Thursday."India ... Read more...

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Mamata for debate on coal issue


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday called for a discussion in parliament on the coal allocation row that has crippled the house for ... Read more...

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Kudankulam reactor to operate from October: Minister


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is scheduled to be operational by October 2012 and the 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor ... Read more...

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Twitter assures to cooperate after PMO complains


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Popular microblogging site Twitter has assured the government cooperation after the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) complained about six accounts with objectionable content that impersonated the ... Read more...

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Pakistanis knows how to defend their country: Ashraf


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistanis know how defend every inch of their country, said Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf as the nation was battered by a string of terror attacks ... Read more...

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Mulayam day-dreaming of becoming PM: Beni Prasad


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Monday attacked Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's "prime ministerial ambitions", saying it would never happen.Speaking on the sidelines ... 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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Leave BJP, Lalu tells Nitish


August 16th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Thursday dared Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to snap ties with the BJP if he really cared for secularism ... Read more...

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Tibetan PM congratulates India


August 15th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 15 (IANS) The Tibetan administration in exile here Wednesday congratulated India on its 66th Independence Day and expressed gratitude for the country's support to the Tibetans.At a function ... Read more...

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