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Maoists numbers, military potential increasing: Shinde (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Stating that Maoist cadres in the country were gaining in strength, union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde warned Thursday that they were displaying the military ... Read more...

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Sangma congratulates Mukherjee, keeps election petition option open (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee for winning the presidential poll, opposition candidate Purno Sangma said the nation had lost an opportunity to elevate a tribal candidate ... Read more...

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Hand over terrorists to build trust, Advani urges Pakistan


July 8th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said Sunday Pakistan's handing over wanted terrorists and outlaws will drastically improve relations with India.In the ... Read more...

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Rekindling hopes: Manmohan signals a course correction (News Analysis)


July 1st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met with the senior officials from North Block earlier this week after taking charge of the finance ministry again, his speech was short and to ... Read more...

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Self-styled civil society undermining legislature: Goa governor


June 8th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 8 (IANS) Legislators need to be conscious of "self styled" civil society members questioning the role of the legislature in India, Goa governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo said Friday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Tough days ahead for new Indian Army chief (News Analysis)


May 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) He surmounted blistering attacks and challenges to his elevation but Gen Bikram Singh, who Thursday assumed command of the 1.13 million strong Indian Army has ... Read more...

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Maoism continues to be major problem: PM


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday described Maoism as continuing to be "a major problem" and sought cooperation from the states in tackling the ... Read more...

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Afghan theatre group to stage Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An Afghan theatre company, which escaped a Taliban attack in Kabul last August because of a last-minute change in schedule, will stage an Afghan ... Read more...

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Afghan theatre group to stage Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’ (With Image)


May 20th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) An Afghan theatre company, Rah-e-Sabz, which escaped a Taliban attack in Kabul last August because of a last-minute change in schedule, will stage an ... Read more...

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Officials defend minister’s trip to US to get Dreamliner


May 18th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Civil aviation ministry officials Friday defended Minister Ajit Singh's visit later this month to the US to receive the first of the 27 Boeing-787 Dreamliners, ... Read more...

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BSP runs for cover as skeletons tumble out (News Analysis)


May 17th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) The skeletons are tumbling out of the corruption cupboard but Uttar Pradesh's former ruling party, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), is unusually quiet -- not ... Read more...

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India, China open year of friendship, push boundary solution (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese President Hu Jintao Thursday formally declared 2012 as the year of India-China friendship, and decided to enhance political ... Read more...

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India, China discuss border, to build trust


March 29th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Hu Jintao Thursday formally declared 2012 the year of Sino-Indian friendship, and decided to enhance political trust to ... Read more...

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Goa’s Manohar Parrikar no longer riding pillion (Profile)


March 7th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 7 (IANS) First elected chief minister after a dramatic coup Oct 24, 2000, Manohar Parrikar was expected to arrive that night at the state secretariat, where journalists, ... Read more...

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Most of northeast is conflict-free: Chidambaram


January 6th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Asserting that most of the northeast region was conflict-free and militant groups were in "talk mode", union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said it ... Read more...

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Corruption survey: Pakistan military included for first time


December 29th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has included the military for the first time in a survey that shows the defence being amongst the least corrupt while police ... Read more...

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Huge support for Jan Lokpal bill in Sonia’s constituency


November 5th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 5 (IANS) Activists of India Against Corruption (IAC), headed by Anna Hazare, Saturday claimed "massive support" for the Jan Lokpal bill in Congress president Sonia Gandhi's parliamentary ... Read more...

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Congress hits back at NC over ‘grenade attacks’ remark


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 2 (IANS) A day after a National Conference (NC) member said "Delhi was sponsoring grenade attacks in Kashmir", the Congress in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday attacked NC president ... Read more...

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Congress minister’s pro-Omar remark draws party’s flak


October 30th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 30 (IANS) Taking strong exception to their party's minister Taj Mohi-ud-Din's remark that Omar Abdullah will stay on as chief minister for the full term, Congress leaders in ... Read more...

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Centre tinkering with federal structure: Modi


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Saturday accused the central government of attempting to tinker with the federal structure of the country and said the ... Read more...

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Omar fears rise in militancy if Afzal is hanged


September 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said he was worried that the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru could revive militancy in the ... Read more...

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Scams, cabinet infighting turn birthday blues for Manmohan


September 25th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) A series of corruption scandals, a perceived decline in his 'Dr Clean' image, an increasingly belligerent opposition, reports of infighting in his cabinet... Prime ... Read more...

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Telugu film industry extends support to Hazare


August 19th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) The Telugu film industry members Friday took out a rally and observed a day-long fast demanding that the Jan Lokpal bill of activist Anna Hazare's team ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa fast running out of options (News Analysis)


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's options to stay on in power are dwindling, with the Lokayukta naming him in the report on illegal mining and ... Read more...

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The core seven: Making the government’s voice heard


June 12th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Under relentless attack for its acts of omissions and commissions, the UPA government has finally realised the value of reaching out to the media. ... Read more...

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Showcasing a ‘pro-poor’ agenda in tribal heartland


June 7th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Banswara (Rajasthan), June 7 (IANS) It was another flagship scheme for rural India, only this time the setting changed from a poverty-stricken region of Andhra Pradesh to a tribal ... Read more...

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Indians think corruption down, says study


April 29th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Corruption is a key issue these days, but in the public perception the level of malaise in public services seems to have come down, said ... Read more...

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Contrary to public perception, ISI, CIA “best of partners”: Husain Haqqani


April 28th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28(ANI): Dismissing reports of tattered ties between the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, has said that the two ... Read more...

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Clarke, a prisoner of Australian public perception


April 9th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 9 (ANI): Public expectations of Australia's 43rd cricket captain Michael Clarke are high and it wouldn't be wrong to say that he is a prisoner of them.According to Australia's best-known ... Read more...

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Clarke tipped to go flat out as Oz cricket skipper


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 3 (ANI): Michael Clarke's supposed ability to relate to younger fans - played a part in his appointment as Australia's 43rd cricket captain.This suggests he has the monumental burden ... Read more...

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BJP is not secular, says Congress


March 4th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Congress Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ideology does not fit the framework of a secular India. The party comment came in ... Read more...

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`PM should have spelt out concrete steps against corruption’


February 16th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Opinion varied among social activists and political observers to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's press conference Wednesday, with a section feeling that he should have utilised ... Read more...

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Pediatricians ‘can play a key role in promoting tobacco-free lifestyle’


February 10th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Pediatric healthcare professionals can play a prominent role in promoting a tobacco-free lifestyle among children and adolescents, say experts.Denormalization is a strategy for changing social norms and reinforcing ... Read more...

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Pak, Indian govts. urged to adopt ‘more rational visa policy’ to facilitate contacts


February 1st, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 01(ANI): A joint declaration issued at the sixth round of the Chaophraya Dialogue in Bangkok has urged the Indian and the Pakistan governments to 'adopt a more rational visa policy ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society: High rise of mystery and suspicion


January 16th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The axe has finally fallen on the controversial Adarsh Society in Mumbai with the ministry of environment and forests Sunday ordering the demolition of the ... Read more...

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