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Bollywood’s mixed reaction to smoking scenes in films

September 4th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Bollywood's reaction was mixed Tuesday to the central government's informing the Supreme Court that it would permit smoking scenes in films though with a statutory warning ... Read more...

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Killer’s mother apologizes to Sikh temple victims

August 7th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) The mother of an ex-soldier who shot dead six people at a Sikh temple in the US said she was devastated when she heard about the ... 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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‘Manipur situation too complex to expect dramatic change’

March 13th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Congress may have won a clear mandate in Manipur but the tribal situation in the state is too complex to expect any dramatic changes ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Making housing affordable: Realty industry needs budget boost (Comment)

February 26th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
The previous annual budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee failed to come up with some substantial measures to boost the realty industry, especially the housing sector. With the realty ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Advani’s last throw of the dice (Comment)

October 15th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
For a believer in astrology, L.K. Advani cannot be too pleased with the way he set off on his latest rath yatra. First, he had to shift the starting point ... Read more...

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With 86 pending bills, citizens cry foul over uruly MPs in parliament

September 14th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) People are sick and tired of MPs for causing frequent disruptions of parliament and point out that they take salaries for work not done. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Parliament adjourns sine die

September 8th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned sine die Thursday after the monsoon session that began Aug 1, with Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Hamid Ansari ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha disruptions concern Chairman Ansari

September 8th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari Thursday expressed concern over loss of time in the house due to "frequent interruptions and disturbances" and called upon ... Read more...

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India to take up Headley revelations with Pakistan

June 20th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India will raise the issue of Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Coleman Headley's revelations about the terror links of Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) when the ... Read more...

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‘Physios shy away from showing injured to sports medicine doctors’

May 27th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Indian Federation of Sports Medicine president P.S.M.Chandran said that when physiotherapists like Andrew Leipus style themselves as doctors, athletes like Gautam Gambhir become the ... Read more...

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Godhra verdict travesty of justice: Prashant Bhushan (Second Lead)

February 22nd, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Prominent Supreme Court lawyer and public interest activist Prashant Bhushan Tuesday said the verdict in the Godhra train carnage case coming nine years after the incident was ... Read more...

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The most hated man in France? (France Diary)

October 31st, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranvir Nayar Paris, Oct 31 (IANS) A television caricature programme recently showed French President Nicolas Sarkozy asking his aides, "Why, oh why, am I the most hated man in all of France?"The ... Read more...

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New Zealand TV host casts racial slur on governor-general

October 4th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 4 (IANS) A television channel show host in New Zealand apologised Monday for an on-air racial slur on the country's Indian-origin Governor-General, Sir Anand Satyanand.Breakfast show host Paul ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tenant fined Rs.1 lakh for dragging on case for years

February 23rd, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday slapped a fine of Rs.1 lakh on a tenant of a property for dragging on the property dispute case for years together ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan’s 26/11 denials raise doubt of its desire for dialogue’

January 11th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Underlining Pakistan's "denials and evasions" in the wake of the Mumbai attacks, India Monday said Islamabad's lack of sufficient action against perpetrators of the 26/11 created ... Read more...

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So, the Tamil Tigers were mortals after all… (Comment)

May 25th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy The dramatic collapse of the Tamil Tigers, accompanied by white flags and surrenders even as some suicide bombers kept exploding themselves, is a sad commentary on the politics of ... Read more...

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Requiem for Purity

January 9th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha ShuklaThe shocking news of the alleged gruesome death of Dr Iffat Kamal has benumbed my senses. She, a doctor by profession, was allegedly assaulted by her husband in her house ... Read more...

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Stray dogs eat thrown away infant girl

May 14th, 2008 - 1:09 am ICT by admin
Ludhiana, May 13 (IANS) In yet another sad commentary on female foeticide practised in Punjab, an infant girl thrown away in a Ludhiana locality was eaten up by stray dogs Tuesday. Locals ... Read more...

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Aussie players respect for women DVD comes under fire

February 22nd, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Feb 22 (ANI): The interactive DVD by Australian Football League (AFL) that asks Aussie footballers if they would sleep with their mate's girlfriend has come under fire.While some ridicule the effort ... Read more...

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