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PM slams opposition for stalling parliament, BJP hits back (Second Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) On a day parliament ended its monsoon session with two-thirds of the sittings washed out, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday hit out at the ... Read more...

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13/20: another low-yield parliament session ends (Roundup)


September 7th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Parliament's monsoon session ended Friday with 13 of the 20 days washed out due to BJP protests over coal block allocations and the bitter ... Read more...

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PM slams BJP for negating democracy by stalling parliament (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Hitting out at the BJP for disrupting parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday what was witnessed dduring the mosoon session was a "total ... Read more...

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Stalling parliament part of democracy: BJP


September 7th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday accused the opposition of wasting the monsoon session of parliament, the BJP fired back saying "the protest was ... Read more...

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We saw negation of democracy this session: PM


September 7th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for disrupting parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday what was witnessed was "total negation" of ... Read more...

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Bangladesh on US strategic radar, says daily on Clinton trip


May 7th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Dhaka has "formally brought Bangladesh on the strategic radar of the US", said a leading Bangladeshi daily Monday.An editorial ... Read more...

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Bollywood mum over Saif-Sharma brawl


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) A day after Saif Ali Khan's brawl with an NRI businessman, Bollywood celebrities chose to keep their opinions on the incident to themselves. Only composer ... Read more...

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PM concerned over sensationalism in media


January 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Voicing concern over sensationalism in the media, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the fourth estate should instead expose corruption and pull up the ... Read more...

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Judge refuses to jail man for downloading child porn


November 24th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) A judge in Britain provoked outrage for sparing a man who downloaded hundreds of child pornography pictures of a jail term, stating that such a punishment ... Read more...

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‘Yatra’ against special powers act to begin from Srinagar


October 15th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar and Magsaysay award winner Sandeep Pandey will Sunday start from Srinagar their 4,500-km 'yatra' for revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers ... Read more...

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Open for debate on Lokpal bill: PM (Second Lead)


August 22nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The government was open for debate on the Lokpal bill but corruption could be tackled only by action on multiple fronts and not by enacting ... Read more...

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MQM to contest elections in Pakistani Kashmir


June 7th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) Pakistan's Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), which primarily represents the Urdu-speaking people, will contest the next assembly elections in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, a media report said."The MQM is ... Read more...

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Would-be suicide bomber’s confession alarming: Pakistani daily


April 11th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) Describing as "alarming" a would-be suicide bomber's confession that 400 such attackers were being trained in Pakistan, a leading daily has warned that the "festering ... Read more...

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Oz doctor jailed for raping exotic dancer after she refused him sex


February 24th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 24 (ANI): A doctor in Adelaide, Australia, who became obsessed with an exotic dancer who refused him sex even after he wooed her with expensive gifts, has been jailed for ... Read more...

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India trying its best to rescue journalists, camera teams stuck in Cairo


February 4th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni on Friday expressing shock over the detention and attacks on journalists in Egypt said the Ministry of External ... Read more...

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India condemns attacks on foreign journalists in Cairo


February 4th, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India Thursday strongly condemned the detention and vicious attacks on foreign journalists by mobs on the streets in Cairo and issued a travel advisory for Indian journalists ... Read more...

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William Wallace: The man who ’sparked Robin Hood myth’


January 2nd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): It was Scottish arch-Anglophobe William Wallace who brought the belief of the mythical hero Robin Hood to life, claims a best-selling writer.Jack Whyte, who specialises in historical fiction, ... Read more...

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Appropriate action would be taken against Health Minister’s remarks: Omar Abdullah


December 8th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 8 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said appropriate action would be initiated against Health and Horticulture Minister Sham Lal Sharma, who had recently stoked ... Read more...

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New Zealand says sorry over Dikshit slur (Second Lead)


October 7th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) New Zealand's envoy expressed "deep regret over the hurt" caused to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over a rude remark by a Kiwi television anchor which New ... Read more...

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New Zealand anchor’s comment ‘not appropriate’: Dikshit


October 7th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday said the rude remarks about her by a New Zealand TV anchor were not appropriate but added that it did not ... Read more...

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New Zealand envoy regrets Dikshit remark (Lead)


October 7th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) New Zealand's envoy Thursday expressed "deep regret over the hurt" caused to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit by offensive remarks made by a Kiwi TV anchor, saying ... Read more...

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India summons New Zealand envoy over TV remarks on Dikshit


October 7th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India Thursday summoned New Zealand High Commissioner Rupert Holborow over comments by a TV anchor on Delhi Chief Minister Dikshit and said the "racist" remarks were "totally ... Read more...

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Sonia calls Congress steering committee meeting Tuesday


October 4th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of the party's steering committee Tuesday which is expected to discuss the Ayodhya court verdict and the dates ... Read more...

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Digvijay Singh favours negotiated settlement to Ayodhya dispute


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said Friday that "all right-thinking people" should work for a negotiated settlement to the Ayodhya dispute in the wake of the ... Read more...

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Chidambaram assails stone-pelters as Kashmir schools reopen


September 27th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram expressed happiness over schools reopening in the Kashmir Valley Monday and students attending classes after three-and-half months of closure, and said ... Read more...

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Haryana ministers blame INLD for Jat violence


September 16th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 16 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday accused the state's main opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) of instigating violence during the agitation by the Jat community for reservation in ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb attacks ‘big press’ for ’supporting’ Maoist cause


September 15th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has lashed out against a section of the "big press" for allegedly supporting the Maoists and said some journalists were sympathetic to ... Read more...

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Teenager tortures man for gossiping about lesbian lover


August 31st, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 31 (IANS) An 18-year-old woman tied a man her age to a chair with an electrical cord, doused him with kerosene, forced him to eat dog food and hit him ... Read more...

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Congress fires fresh salvo at Amitabh (Lead)


March 29th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Putting further pressure on megastar Amitabh Bachchan for accepting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's offer to be the state's brand ambassador, the Congress Monday asked ... Read more...

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Maneka Gandhi slams new clauses in Wildlife Act 1942


February 25th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 25 (ANI): Noted animal rights activist and former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has slammed the Wildlife Protection Act 1942, including the proposed new clauses, and termed it the worst Wildlife ... Read more...

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PDP condemns beheading of Sikh in Pakistan


February 22nd, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 22 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday condemned the killing of a Sikh man by suspected Taliban militants in Pakistan's troubled North-West Frontier Region. Terming the incident "barbaric", PDP president ... Read more...

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India ‘closely monitoring’ well-being of expats in Australia


January 17th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner Sujatha Singh Sunday asked expatriates not to allow "a few bad elements" to sour the relationship between India and Australia and said she was in ... Read more...

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Give up arms, Muslim clerics tell terrorists and Maoists (Roundup)


November 3rd, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Deoband (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 3 (IANS) Terrorists and Maoists were urged Tuesday to give up arms by a mass gathering of Muslim clerics at India's oldest Islamic seminary here, prompting Home ... Read more...

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Over 50 state hockey units to meet at Aamby Valley


June 12th, 2009 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) More than 50 men's and women's state hockey units would attend Saturday's meeting at Aamby Valley in Maharashtra to deliberate on the situation arising out of the ... Read more...

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No overdose of cricket, when money to be made (Comment)


June 4th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By K. Datta If there is a theory doing the rounds that the Indian team for the Twenty20 World Cup may be weary because of an overdose of cricket in the run-up ... Read more...

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