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Former Pakistani PM’s son arrested


September 14th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa Gilani was arrested Friday from the gate of the Supreme Court while he was on his ... 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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SP protests promotion quota bill


September 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) Wednesday said it will hold street protests against the UPA government introducing a bill to provide quotas in promotions in government ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod for job promotion quotas; BJP, SP, BSP spar (Second Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment bill to provide reservations for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in government job promotions. It immediately created ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves bill for reservation in job promotions


September 4th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment bill to provide reservations for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in government job promotions.The decision on reservations ... Read more...

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All-party meeting on promotion quota Aug 21


August 9th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) An all-party meeting to discuss reservation in job promotions will be held Aug 21, the government said Thursday.The government would also try to table ... Read more...

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SC order against promotion quotas rocks Lok Sabha


August 9th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A Supreme Court ruling upholding an Allahabad High Court order quashing quotas for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in promotions in government jobs in ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned over quotas in promotions


August 9th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned Thursday after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members raised the issue of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes groups ... Read more...

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Belarus may stop oil imports from Venezuela


June 8th, 2012 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, June 8 (IANS) Belarus' first Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko has said the country may stop importing oil from Venezuela.Reacting to media reports about suspension of Venezuelan oil supplies ... Read more...

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Mary Kom qualifies for London Olympics


May 18th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Qinhuangdao (China), May 18 (IANS) India's star boxer M.C. Mary Kom (51 kg) has qualified for the London Olympics after her conqueror in the World Championships, Nicola Adams, won her ... Read more...

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London dreams of Indian paddlers shattered


May 12th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, May 12 (IANS) The London dreams of Indian paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal, Athony Amalraj and Poulomi Ghatak lay shattered after they failed to move into the round of 16 ... Read more...

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Gujarat law exam hit by reservation row


May 9th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 9 (IANS) Thousands will appear for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) exam Sunday to enter national law universities. But those who have opted for Gujarat National Law ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks details of Haj quota


May 8th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday sought details of the reservation of 11,000 seats for various categories in India's annual Haj quota, saying the subsidy for the ... Read more...

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Clinton feels it’s time to get off ‘high wire’


May 7th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) After decades of being in politics, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that it might finally be time to "get off the high ... Read more...

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Vidarbha supporters to observe Maharashtra Day as Black Day


April 27th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Pro-Vidarbha activists will observe the Maharashtra Day on May 1 as 'Black Day' and will take out rallies and hold demonstrations to press their demand ... Read more...

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India cautions against slowdown in IMF quota reforms


April 21st, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Expressing its disappointment at the pace of reform on quota and governance issues in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India has said that a dynamic ... Read more...

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Drug scam: Pakistan faces medicine shortage


April 20th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan's pharmaceutical industry has been hit hard by a Rs.7 billion drug scam in which Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son has been named an ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to probe housing quota misuse


April 4th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) The Maharashtra government will probe instances of politicians and bureaucrats allegedly acquiring more than one flat under the housing quota, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here ... Read more...

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Mary Kom, Sarita look to secure Olympic berth


April 4th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Five times women's World boxing champion MC Mary Kom and L Sarita Devi will look to secure a berth in the London Olympics 2012 when ... Read more...

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Beijing mulls water curbs


March 26th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) In a bid to conserve water in the arid Chinese capital, Beijing authorities are pondering to restrict water usage by bathhouses, golf courses and ski ... Read more...

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Mexico’s imports of Chinese-made shoes surge


March 16th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 16 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's imports of Chinese-made shoes climbed 151 percent in January, a month after compensatory quotas on those consumer goods expired, an official said.In response, shoe ... Read more...

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Mexican auto sector willing to accept quotas


March 15th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's automobile industry said it is willing to accept temporary quotas on its exports to Brazil as long as the restrictions are lifted after a ... Read more...

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Selectors didn’t have faith in Rathore: NRAI president


March 13th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh Tuesday justified the decision to exclude Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore from the squad for the London ... Read more...

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Jats likely to intensify stir in Haryana


March 10th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 10 (IANS) Jats, who are seeking quotas in government jobs, are likely to intensify their agitation after the Haryana government refused to release nearly 100 leaders of the ... Read more...

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Uneasy calm in Haryana’s Hisar district


March 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), March 8 (IANS) An uneasy calm prevailed Thursday morning in Haryana's Hisar district, which saw violence during a Jat community agitation over the past two days leaving one ... Read more...

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Mayawati blames Congress, BJP, Muslims for rout (Fourth Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) After resigning as the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Mayawati Wednesday blamed the rout of her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Chaos rules as Jats block Haryana roads, rail tracks (Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), March 7 (IANS) Several areas of Haryana's Hisar, Jind and Bhiwani districts were cordoned off by the police and other security agencies Wednesday as thousands of Jat agitators ... Read more...

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Jat agitators block Hisar-Delhi road, rail tracks


March 7th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), March 7 (IANS) Tension ran high in this Haryana district as members of the Jat community, seeking quotas in government jobs, blocked the national highway to Delhi and ... Read more...

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Jats remain defiant, trains affected in parts of Haryana


February 21st, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Feb 21 (IANS) Leaders of the Jat community in Haryana and their supporters remained defiant Tuesday, saying they would intensify their agitation for job quotas in Haryana from ... Read more...

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BJP complains to poll panel over quota controversy


February 17th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday approached the Election Commission (EC) seeking stringent action against Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma for promising sub-quota ... Read more...

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Congress in quota controversy again (Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) After Law Minister Salman Khurshid, it was the turn of Congress leader and Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma to reignite the row over quota ... Read more...

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After Khurshid, another minister promises quotas in UP


February 16th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress leader and Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma has reignited the row over reservations for minorities in Uttar Pradesh by promising sub-quotas for Muslims if the ... Read more...

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After his apology, end row over Khurshid: Congress


February 15th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Congress said Tuesday that the row between Law Minister Salman Khurshid and Election Commission on minority sub quota should be treated ... Read more...

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Khurshid bows to ‘wisdom’ of Election Commission


February 14th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) In a bid to end the row with the Election Commission, Law Minister Salman Khurshid has said he bowed to the "wisdom" of the ... Read more...

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China to train key professionals abroad


January 28th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) To upgrade its human resources in key sectors, China is preparing to send a considerable number of professionals for overseas training at government expense by 2015.A ... Read more...

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