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Freedom fighter, Telangana leader Bapuji dead (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Eminent freedom fighter and a well-known figure in the Telangana movement, Konda Lakshman Bapuji died here Friday. He was 96.Bapuji, who was not keeping well for ... Read more...

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In Goa, people flock to Lord Ganesh, ignore shutdown


September 20th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Lord Ganesh emerged the hero while the all-India shutdown called by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Left was virtual a zero here, as ... Read more...

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Resign, clarify: Opposition call to prime minister (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday, differences appeared within the opposition, with BJP ally ... Read more...

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Kurien elected Rajya Sabha deputy chairman (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress member P.J. Kurien was Tuesday unanimously elected as deputy chairperson of the Rajya Sabha.The motion for Kurien's election was moved by Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Modi appreciators being victimised, says BJP


July 30th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday said those appreciating Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi were becoming "victim of the worst kind of vote bank politics" ... Read more...

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Freedom fighter Jawaharlal Darda’s widow dead


July 19th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 19 (IANS) Matoshri Veenadevi Darda, widow of the late freedom fighter Jawaharlal Darda, died here Thursday after prolonged illness, family sources said.She was 85 and is survived by ... Read more...

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‘Not 1857, 1583 Goa revolt was first Indian mutiny’


July 16th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party legislator in Goa Monday said that the Mangal Pandey-inspired 1857 uprising was not India's first rebellion against foreign rule.Legislator and renowned ... Read more...

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National leaders condole Dara Singh’s death (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Top national leaders of the country Thursday condoled the passing away of wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh, describing him as an icon and a champion.Prime ... Read more...

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PM condoles passing away of Dara Singh


July 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed deep grief over the passing away of wrestler-actor Dara Singh and said he had been an inspiration and ... Read more...

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Shettar is Karnataka’s new chief minister (Second Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In a desperate bid to buy peace in Karnataka, the BJP Sunday formally announced that Jagadish Shettar will the new chief minister of Karnataka, ... Read more...

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Arrested DMK leaders, cadres released (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Several prominent DMK leaders, including M.K. Stalin, T.R. Baalu, Dayanidhi Maran and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, along with several thousand of party cadres were let out ... Read more...

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Protesting DMK leaders arrested in Tamil Nadu


July 4th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Several prominent DMK party leaders, including M.K. Stalin, T.R. Baalu, Dayanidhi Maran and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, were arrested during their state-wide "fill the jails" ... Read more...

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Mukherjee to visit Assam, Tripura from July 6


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee is likely to begin the northeast segment of his campaign from Assam July 6.President of the Assam Pradesh ... Read more...

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PM announces Rs.500 crore for flood-hit Assam (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday announced an aid package of Rs.500 crore for Assam, which has been severely hit by floods, causing an estimated ... Read more...

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Nothing to do with Virbhadra episode, says BJP


June 26th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The BJP rejected the charge of Virbhadra Singh, who resigned from the union cabinet Tuesday, that its state government in Himachal Pradesh hatched a ... Read more...

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Hope no one makes me shout in Rajya Sabha: Tendulkar


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, known for his soft-spoken nature, said Friday that he would avoid shouting in parliament and would politely make out his ... Read more...

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Jethmalani may join presidential race


June 16th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Former law minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani Saturday opposed union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for the July 19 ... Read more...

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Government assures safe pilgrimage in Uttrakhand


June 4th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The central government has held out the promise to make safe, hassle-free and environment friendly the 280-km Nanda Devi pilgrimage in Uttrakhand, held once ... Read more...

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Tendulkar fourth cricketer now in parliament


June 4th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar, who took oath as a Rajya Sabha member Monday, is the fourth international cricketer now in the Indian parliament.But unlike him, the ... Read more...

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In Rajya Sabha, Tendulkar to help other sports too (Second Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who took oath Monday as a Rajya Sabha member, vowed to help other sports as well and said he would ... Read more...

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Sachin enters Rajya Sabha, wants to help sports (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Monday took oath as a Rajya Sabha member and said he was now in a better position not only to help ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik suspends Mohapatra, drops two ministers (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday suspended Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra and four others, including two ministers, from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik suspends Mohapatra, drops two ministers


June 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday suspended Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra and four others, including two ministers, from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Spot-fixing not setting good example: Tendulkar


June 1st, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar said Friday that spot-fixing incidents in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) were not setting a good example for ... Read more...

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Rekha to be felicitated at IIFA


May 31st, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Bollywood diva Rekha will be honoured for her achievements in Indian cinema at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards to be held in ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa pilloried for publicity blitzkreig


May 16th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was Wednesday pilloried by her political rivals after she carpet-bombed Delhi and Chennai with four full-page advertisements in ... Read more...

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YSR party seeks CBI probe into cash seized from Chiranjeevi’s kin


May 15th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party Tuesday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the huge amount of money seized at the house of ... Read more...

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Rekha takes oath in Rajya Sabha (Lead)


May 15th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Clad in a golden silk sari with matching high heel sandals, veteran film actor Rekha became the cynosure of all eyes in the Rajya ... Read more...

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Javed Akhtar hails young filmmakers, keen to watch ‘Vicky Donor’


May 15th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The young filmmakers are doing an excellent job, says writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, who has been associated with the industry for more than 40 years. However, ... Read more...

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Parliament turns 60, MPs urged to introspect (Roundup)


May 13th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Indian parliament Sunday celebrated 60 years of its existence with leaders, mainly from the ruling Congress, calling for an end to frequent disruptions ... Read more...

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Parliament worked smoothly back then, says oldest member


May 13th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Lawmakers should utlise parliament's time instead of wasting it, said one of India's first members of parliament, 92-year-old Rishang Keishing."In those days, every thing was ... Read more...

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We’re committed to democracy despite odds, say India’s leaders (Afternoon Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's success as a parliamentary democracy was hailed by leaders across party lines at a special meeting of parliament Sunday to celebrate 60 years ... Read more...

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Make 100 sittings mandatory for parliament: Yechury


May 13th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Emphasising on the time lost by parliament due to disruptions, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury Sunday said 100 sittings per year ... Read more...

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Early polls? Mamata says she didn’t say that (Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANF) Shortly after the Congress rebutted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's reported comment that India may see early Lok Sabha elections, the Trinamool Congress denied ... Read more...

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Elderly stage dharna demanding universal pension


May 7th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Nearly 3,000 people from 22 states started a five-day dharna at Jantar Mantar Monday demanding universal pension for the elderly.Supporting the demand, key campaigners Aruna ... Read more...

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