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India’s Kashmir policy faulty: ex-governor Sinha


September 21st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir governor S.K. Sinha Friday accused the Indian government of scoring "self goals" in the state but not learning any lessons.Addressing a lecture ... Read more...

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FDI marks countdown for UPA: BJP


September 21st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A day after the government notified the decision to allow foreign equity in multi-brand retail, the BJP Friday said it marked the beginning of the ... Read more...

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FDI will help create 1 crore new jobs in retail: Government


September 21st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday claimed that foreign direct investment (FDI) will help create over 1 crore (10 million) new jobs in the retail sector and benefit ... 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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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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BJP mulls quitting JPC on 2G, says chairman ‘dictatorial’ (Third Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) BJP members of a parliamentary panel probing the 2G spectrum allocation walked out of a meeting Tuesday, accusing its chairman of "dictatorial attitude" for refusing ... Read more...

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BJP MPs walk out of 2G JPC meet, say no point in continuing (Second Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) BJP members of a parliamentary panel probing the 2G spectrum allocation walked out of a meeting Tuesday against the chairman's refusal to call Prime Minister ... Read more...

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US consulate in Chennai closed till Wednesday


September 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) The US consulate here has been closed for three days starting Monday following the protests outside its premises on the US-made anti-Islam film, it was announced."The ... Read more...

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Mohammed Film Protests Sweep Muslim World


September 15th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Yemen, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) a group of raged people stormed into the American embassy and there heightened anger is as a result of an American film that depicted mockery to prophet ... Read more...

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Patnaik demands rollback of diesel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, S Sep 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday demanded a rollback of the diesel price hike saying it will hit everyone.He also flayed the cap on ... Read more...

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India allows FDI in multi-brand retail


September 14th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Just a day after announcing the steepest ever hike in diesel price, the government Friday took another politically contentious decision of allowing overseas investments ... Read more...

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Wendell Rodricks protests against illegal mining, closes boutique


September 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 14 (IANS) World-renowned fashioned signed Wendell Rodricks has closed down his fashion boutique in a hotel co-operated by a mining company in protest against the illegal mining in ... Read more...

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Obama foresees more protests in Middle East


September 14th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Golden (Colorado), Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama said Thursday in an interview with EFE that he expects more anti-US protests in the Middle East in the coming days, ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition group decries insult to Prophet Mohammad


September 14th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Sep 14 (IANS) A major Syrian opposition group has expressed its distress over the insults caused by a US movie towards Prophet Mohammad but also stated that it is ... Read more...

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Protest against Kudankulam n-plant to continue Friday (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) Hundreds of people from Tamil Nadu's Idinthakarai village, the epicentre of the protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), would continue their 'jal satyagraha' or ... Read more...

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India may ban US-made film critical of Islam


September 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing anti-US violence, India is considering a request to ban a controversial film made in the US, fearing it could trigger ... Read more...

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SC refuses to stop fuel loading in Kundankulam plant


September 13th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Declining to put on hold for now the loading of fuel rods in one of the two reactors of Kundankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil ... Read more...

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Girl gangraped in Patna boys’ hostel


September 12th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) A 20-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped in a boys' hostel in the Bihar capital, police said Wednesday.The girl was gangraped by three youths in a boys' ... Read more...

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Situation under control in Kundankulam


September 12th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) The situation in Tamil Nadu's Idinthakarai village, the epicentre of the movement against the Kudankulam nuclear project, was under control Wednesday after three days of protests, ... Read more...

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PMANE leaders ‘abducted’ by fishermen


September 12th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) High drama prevailed at Tamil Nadu's Idinthakarai village - the hub of the anti-Kudankulam protests - Tuesday night with the leaders of People's Movement Against Nuclear ... Read more...

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Indian cartoonist jailed on sedition charges


September 11th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Sept 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A cartoonist in India has been imprisoned for two weeks on sedition charges because of his drawings that were made in a satirical manner on the ... 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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Kudankulam stir has foreign backing: Shinde


September 10th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Against the backdrop of activists renewing their opposition to the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, Home Minister Shushilkumar Shinde Monday said the ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb wants mass protest against Trinamool


September 9th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Arambagh (West Bengal), Sep 9 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday called for mass resistance against the "atrocities" against his ... Read more...

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BJP protest coal block allocations in Srinagar


September 8th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 8 (IANS) Taking their protest to the streets over coal block allocations, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Saturday burned effigies of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government ... Read more...

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CBI questioning chief ministers a waste of time: Raman Singh


September 7th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 7 (IANS) Amid reports that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) may interrogate the chief ministers of some states, including Chhattisgarh, about the allocation of coal ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned sine die


September 7th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was Friday adjourned sine die after a month-long monsoon session that witnessed 13 days of disruption in a 20-day session.The session ... Read more...

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23 bodies found near Damascus


September 7th, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) At least 23 bodies of victims of a suspected mass execution have been found near the Syrian capital, Al Jazeera reported.The bodies were found in the ... Read more...

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Congress playing double game: Mayawati


September 6th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of playing a "double game", Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Thursday said the UPA government should extend the monsoon session of ... Read more...

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Vedanta plans to shut down Odisha refinery from December


September 6th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) Thursday informed the Odisha government its intention to shut down temporarily its alumina refinery from Dec 5 due to lack of ... Read more...

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Italy within reach of economic recovery: Italian PM


September 6th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 6 (IANS) Italy has averted the worst case scenario of the debt crisis and economic recovery in the eurozone's third largest economy is within reach, Italian Prime Minister ... 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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Nuclear fuel to be loaded in Kudankulam plant


September 5th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nuclear fuel rods will be loaded into the first reactor of India's Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in the next few days, Alexander Lokshin, first ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned for the day (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Continuing protests for the 11th day by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over coal block allocations forced adjournment of the Lok Sabha Wednesday, even ... Read more...

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Police guarding Lebanese envoy’s house in Syria killed


September 5th, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Armed men abducted and "brutally killed" two Syrian policemen guarding the residence of the Lebanese ambassador to Damascus, according to Lebanese newspaper As Safir.The police officers ... Read more...

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