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Foreign mafias creating socio-economic chaos in Goa: Naik


April 27th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 27 (IANS) Foreign land mafias are usurping and exploiting scarce land resources in Goa and creating "social and economic chaos", Goa's only representative in the Rajya Sabha told ... Read more...

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Limited Tripura assembly sessions attack on democracy: Congress


March 9th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 9 (IANS) Tripura's opposition Congress Friday alleged the Left Front government was holding a minimum number of assembly sessions to "restrict the democratic rights of the people and ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh: joining the battle for the heartland of India (Comment)


November 19th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
The bugle has been sounded and the country is poised for another bruising round of elections which will make or mar the reputations of several parties and politicians.Some of the ... Read more...

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Tripura demands central financial aid


August 17th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 17 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura wants Rs.14,600 crore in financial aid from the centre to deal with the fiscal crisis facing it, a state minister ... Read more...

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Sikkim studies programme to be launched at Jamia


April 21st, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A unique Sikkim Studies Programme would be launched in Jamia Millia Islamia Monday by Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, an official said Thursday.The programme would ... Read more...

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Agartala gets tag of ‘best city’ among small states


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Agartala, Dec 3 (IANS) Tripura's capital Agartala was Friday given the 'best city' award among small states in India for providing homes to the urban poor, officials said.The award was ... Read more...

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Environment Ministry to give away ‘Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Awards’ tomorrow


November 18th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): The Ministry of Environment and Forests will give away 'Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Awards' 2010 on Friday to recognize the pioneering and innovative contribution made by the individuals ... Read more...

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Ban on production of fissile material ‘unacceptable’: Pakistan


October 14th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Oct 14 (ANI): Pakistan opposes the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) that banned production of fissile material used as fuel for nuclear weapons, the Asian nation has told the world ... Read more...

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CWG will be a success, says Gill


September 7th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.7 (ANI): Expressing confidence that the upcoming 2010 Commonwealth Games will be held successfully, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Dr. M.S. Gill on Tuesday announced doubling of cash ... Read more...

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Spare Delhi of sporting event misery: Aiyar


August 25th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The national capital can't afford to host any more mega sporting events, as already preparations for the October Commonwealth Games have caused enough damage to the ... Read more...

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Amar Singh now joins chorus for smaller states


June 14th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Ousted high-profile Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh Monday floated a new outfit, National Federation of Small States, to work towards the demand for smaller states - but ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to host 37th National Games in 2013 (Lead)


March 30th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Chhattisgarh will host the 37th National Games, scheduled for 2013, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) said Tuesday. Three editions of the National Games are yet to be held. ... Read more...

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NCP favours states reorganisation commission


December 20th, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has favoured setting up of a states reorganisation commission (SRC) to examine the growing demand for smaller states. In the political ... Read more...

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Farooq not in favour of carving out Telangana State, says it will open Pandora box


December 15th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Dec.15 (ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday disagreed with the Centre's move to create a separate State of Telangana, an issue which has also ... Read more...

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DMK not for bifurcation of Tamil Nadu: Karunanidhi


December 13th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Dec 13 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today said his party, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is not for the bifurcation of Tamil Nadu.Reacting on Centre's nod to ... Read more...

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Inspired by Telangana cause, Gorkhaland presses for statehood


December 11th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Dec 11 (ANI): The Central Government's decision to give its nod for initiating the process for the formation of the Telangana State has stirred up a hornet's nest, with the ... Read more...

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Goa MP justifies freezing foreigners’ land deals


June 24th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 24 (IANS) If the British government can enact laws to keep Indians and other Asians out of certain jobs, then no foreigner should object to Goan authorities freezing land ... Read more...

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BJP says it’s committed to creating smaller states


April 4th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said it was committed to the creation of smaller states, as it justified its support to the demand of a ... Read more...

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National Conference of Chief Registrars of Births and Deaths begins


March 5th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 5 (ANI): The National Annual Conference of Chief Registrars of Births and Deaths began here today. In his opening remarks, the Registrar General of India, D.K.Sikri said that ... Read more...

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CPI-M, TRS to work together in Andhra Pradesh


October 5th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) Sunday "in principle" decided to cooperate in Andhra Pradesh.The decision was taken at a ... Read more...

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Malaysia against US interference in Anwar Ibrahim case


July 3rd, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 3 (IANS) Malaysian Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar has said the US "should not interfere" in the investigations into charges of sodomy levelled against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. "America ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland triggers fresh debate over smaller states


June 19th, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
By Monobina Gupta New Delhi , June 19 (IANS) The resurgence of a movement for a separate state of Gorkhaland carved out of West Bengal has revived the debate within political parties on ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton wins West Virginia, won’t quit race (Second Lead)


May 14th, 2008 - 11:15 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington, May 14 (DPA) Senator Hillary Clinton claimed victory in the Democratic Party's West Virginia presidential primary at a televised rally following the close of polls. "I am more determined than ever ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton wins West Virginia presidential primary(Lead)


May 14th, 2008 - 9:35 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington, May 14 (DPA) Major US television networks projected Hillary Clinton's victory in the Democratic Party's West Virginia presidential primary immediately after voting stations closed Tuesday evening. With one percent of precincts ... Read more...

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Kamalesh Sharma takes over as Commonwealth secretary-general


April 1st, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 1 (IANS) Indian diplomat Kamalesh Sharma took office as the Commonwealth secretary-general Tuesday, saying he was he was full of "confidence and enthusiasm". Sharma, who succeeded Don ... Read more...

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Obama scores big win in smallest state


March 9th, 2008 - 10:17 am ICT by admin
(Second Lead) By Arun Kumar Washington, March 9 (IANS) Barack Obama, vying to be America's first black president, returned to his winning ways with a victory in the country's least populated state, routing rival ... Read more...

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After Gujarat low, Congress looking for high in northeast


February 22nd, 2008 - 10:42 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Tripura goes to the polls Saturday, followed by Meghalaya on March 3 and Nagaland two days later. Not very significant in terms of Lok Sabha seats perhaps ... Read more...

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Campaigning picks up in Meghalaya


February 21st, 2008 - 10:04 pm ICT by admin
Shillong, Feb 21 (ANI): Preparations are in full swing in Meghalaya with political parties campaigning vigorously for the upcoming elections.Elections in three small states of revolt-racked north-east will provide another test for ... Read more...

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