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Russia looks to toughen match-fixing laws


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bill that would toughen match-fixing laws in Russian football is likely to be submitted to the country's lower house of parliament this fall, its ... Read more...

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Special committee for TRP soon: Ambika Soni


August 27th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Monday said the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) would soon appoint a technical committee for measuring target rating ... Read more...

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Panel favoured auction of resources, Swamy tells SC (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Tuesday told the Supreme Court that auction was the only method of transparent allocation of natural resources for private commercial ... Read more...

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Panel favoured auction of resources, Swamy tells SC


August 14th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Tuesday told the Supreme Court that auction was the only method of transparent allocation of natural resources for private commercial ... Read more...

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Bihar assembly committee to probe ‘health scam’


August 9th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 8 (IANS) The Bihar assembly speaker Wednesday ordered a house committee probe into the alleged removal of uteruses of over 16,000 below poverty line women in the ... Read more...

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South Sudan seeks Indian help in parliamentary work (With images)


July 13th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) South Sudan, a year-old African nation, is seeking India's help in creating its parliamentary systems and a delegation is here to study the ... Read more...

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Government files documents on minority sub-quota plea


June 12th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The central government Tuesday filed before the Supreme Court a set of documents supporting its plea seeking a stay on the Andhra Pradesh High Court ... Read more...

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Brazil’s wireless carriers challenge 4G auction plans


May 12th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's four largest wireless carriers have filed applications challenging plans for an auction of 4G spectrum currently scheduled for June, telecom regulator Anatel said.Vivo, a unit ... Read more...

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ICC increases participating teams for World Twenty20


April 16th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to expand the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh from 12 teams to 16 to boost the associate members.The associate ... Read more...

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Marriage registration to be made compulsory


April 12th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Registration of marriages is to be made compulsory irrespective of religion - largely to prevent the harassment of women in divorce cases - under ... Read more...

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Education rights of minorities being violated, says official


March 7th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) Chairman M.S.A. Siddiqui Wednesday said some education rights of the minorities were being violated in "almost every state", ... Read more...

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Syria ’surprised’ by Qatar’s call to send Arab troops into the country


January 17th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DAMASCUS (BNO NEWS) -- The Syrian government on Tuesday said it was surprised to learn that the Emir of Qatar has voiced his support for Arab troops to be send into Syria ... Read more...

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EU to unfreeze Libyan banks’ assets


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union will begin unfreezing Europe-based assets of the Libyan Central Bank and its subsidiary, Libyan Arab Foreign Bank, blocked as part of sanctions ... Read more...

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China hiding n-arsenal in tunnel maze, say researchers


December 1st, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) China is hiding its ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads in a vast network of tunnels, said a media report citing a study carried out by a ... Read more...

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Maoist involved in train hijack sent to police custody


November 20th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) A Maoist suspected to be involved in the 2009 Rajdhani Express hijack was remanded to police custody by a court in West Bengal's West Midnapore ... Read more...

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Saudi women with attractive eyes may be forced to cover them


November 19th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Saudi women with attractive eyes may be forced to cover them up under a new law in the country.The ultra-conservative Islamic state has said it has ... Read more...

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Jnaneswari Express sabotage suspect arrested


November 13th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) Pro-Maoist tribal outfit People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA) member and a suspect in the Jnaneswari Express sabotage Asit Mahato was Sunday arrested in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Maoist sympathisers doubt Mamata’s commitment to peace talks


October 15th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Maoist sympathisers and pro-ultra activists Saturday scoffed at the seven-day ultimatum West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has given to the Left-wing extremists to choose ... Read more...

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Comstar Automotive workers resume duty after 54-day strike


October 4th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 4 (IANS) After striking work for 54 days workers at auto component manufacturing company Comstar Automotive Technologies Tuesday resumed work here heeding to the "agreed advice" given by ... Read more...

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Suspected Maoist linkman held in Bengal


September 26th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) The joint security forces Monday arrested a suspected Maoist linkman from West Bengal's West Midnapore district.Dilip Mahato, a leader of the pro-Maoist tribal body People's Committee ... Read more...

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Maoists using CPI-M guns to kill: Mamata


September 20th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday alleged that rifles earlier used by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists have been passed on to the ... Read more...

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Experts begin documenting Kerala temple treasure


August 1st, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) A Supreme Court appointed committee of experts Monday began documentation of the Rs.1 lakh crore worth of treasure uncovered in the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple here.Director General ... Read more...

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Experts to begin documenting Kerala temple treasure


July 31st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) A Supreme Court appointed committee of experts will Monday begin documentation of the Rs.1 lakh crore treasure found in Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, a source said Sunday."The ... Read more...

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China fires railway officers over train crash


July 25th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Chinese government has sacked three senior railway officials following the Saturday-night head-on crash on its high-speed rail network.The train crash occurred after one of China's first-generation ... Read more...

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Trinamool ally calls for joint forces’ withdrawal


July 6th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) An ally of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday said the central government's decision to restart joint forces operation against Maoists in West Bengal will ... Read more...

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Maoists regrouping in Bengal: Police


July 5th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Maoists in three western districts of West Bengal, on the back foot after killing and arrests of many of their leading members over the past two ... Read more...

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India pledges Myanmar $10 mn, donates 10 rice silos (Second Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw/Yangon, June 21 (IANS) India made its first official contact with the new civilian government in Myanmar Tuesday with visiting External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna pledging $10-million to ... Read more...

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Libyan government to implement African Union initiative


June 14th, 2011 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, June 13 (IANS) The Libyan government said Monday it would implement all proposals of an African Union initiative which aim to put an end to Libya's conflict, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Radhakrishnan is chairman of software body


June 1st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) Descon Ltd managing director S. Radhakrishnan has become the chairman of the Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC).A statement Wednesday said he had been ... Read more...

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I wish I could canvass for Mahato: Trinamool MP


May 28th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Singer-turned-Trinamool-Congress-MP Kabir Suman has said in his blog that his parliament membership stopped him from campaigning for West Bengal's jailed People's Committee Against Police Atrocities ... Read more...

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Two Libyan journalists killed in NATO raid: Official


May 13th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, May 12 (IANS) At least two local journalists were killed Thursday in a NATO raid that targeted Libyan capital Tripoli, an official said."The journalists were taking photos of the ... Read more...

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Campaigning ends for West Bengal polls


May 8th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Campaigning for West Bengal's assembly elections ended Sunday as the state geared up for the sixth and final phase of polling Tuesday in the Maoist ... Read more...

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Learnt lessons from Netai incident: Buddhadeb


May 6th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Friday said the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has learnt lessons from the Netai incident and added that this kind ... Read more...

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Coal blocks taken away from firms, including NTPC


May 5th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Coal ministry Thursday said it had decided to take away mining rights for various coal blocks from companies, including state-run thermal power major NTPC, ... Read more...

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BJP challenges PM over draft PAC report contents (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday challenged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his cabinet colleagues to say the contents of the draft Public Accounts ... Read more...

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