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SC to examine high court’s powers under Article 226 (Second Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court said Monday it will examine whether a high court, in exercising its powers under Article 226 of the constitution, can direct a ... Read more...

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New IIT entrance test pattern gets mixed reactions from alumni


June 28th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The compromise between the human resource development ministry and IIT Council over the entrance exam pattern for admission to the engineering institutes Wednesday garnered mixed ... Read more...

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Had no other option but support Pranab: SP


June 16th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Hours after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav announced support for Pranab Mukherjee as president, party general secretary and MP Kiranmoy Nanda Friday said his ... Read more...

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Pranab ‘deeply honoured’, calls Mamata sister (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said he was "deeply honoured" that he had been chosen as a candidate for the president's post and ... Read more...

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Ram Gopal cajoles cousin Mulayam to go with Pranab Babu


June 15th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) Political prudence of Ram Gopal Yadav prevailed over the views of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday as the party officially announced its ... Read more...

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Kalam the best candidate for president: Mamata


June 14th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is the Trinamool Congress' first choice and the "best candidate" for president, party chief Mamata Banerjee announced Thursday."Kalam is ... Read more...

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Will support UPA candidate: Pawar


June 14th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar Thursday met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and said he would back the presidential candidate nominated by the ... Read more...

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Capital drama: Manmohan joins Pranab in presidential roulette (Roundup)


June 13th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) On a day of high drama, India's presidential sweepstakes were thrown wide open Wednesday evening after two key allies of the ruling UPA, Mulayam ... Read more...

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More IITs may go against common entrance test


June 9th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay are likely to emulate Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur which has decided to hold its own entrance test after ... Read more...

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Modi meets Advani, Vajpayee


June 1st, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) With divisions evident among the top ranks of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi met senior party leader L. K. Advani ... Read more...

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IIT alumni to lobby against new entrance test pattern


June 1st, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Upset over the new IIT joint entrance test pattern announced by the government, alumni of the institute in Delhi have decided to form lobby groups ... Read more...

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Dissent grows over new pattern of IIT-JEE


May 30th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Even as the government has decided to go ahead with a new pattern for the joint entrance exam for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT-JEE), ... Read more...

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Big B set for Gujarat promotional ad


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood megastar and Gujarat brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, who previously promoted areas like Kutch and Dwarka, is now set to attract tourists to other picturesque ... Read more...

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Three children injured in Delhi house fire


January 7th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Three children, aged between 2 and 10, received burns after a house in Delhi caught fire after coming into contact with a high-tension wire Saturday ... Read more...

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TV stars dazzle at Zee Rishtey Awards


November 27th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) A procession of TV stars led by an elephant, an aerial act and some colourful, energetic performances left the audience in awe at the Zee ... Read more...

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Sikkim Manipal University in pact with Scottish varsity


November 11th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Students who have pursued MBA from Sikkim Manipal University will now be eligible to get an additional MBA degree from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland.The ... Read more...

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Deepika wins gold in world youth archery


August 28th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) India's Deepika Kumari won the gold in the junior women's recurve event of the world youth championship at Legnica in Poland Sunday.Deepika, seeded third, defeated top ... Read more...

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Pledge to be responsible citizens: TV stars


August 15th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) TV actors, whose popularity with the masses now rival movie stars, exhorted the youth to become more responsible citizens of the country on its Independence ... Read more...

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Three held for killing biker


July 30th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Three people were arrested Saturday for thrashing a 28-year-old man to death in a road rage incident, police said.Anshu Tyagi 21, Lucky Tyagi, 22, and ... Read more...

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Mumbai woman, contract killer held for Delhi murder


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A 43-year-old woman and a contract killer were arrested from Mumbai for killing her boyfriend in south Delhi earlier this month after getting inspired from ... Read more...

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Zee TV gets new aqua logo, to focus on women


June 20th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Zee TV, the flagship channel of the Zee Network, Sunday unveiled its new aqua blue logo and look with the tag line "Umeed Se Saje Zindagi". ... Read more...

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Television serials are the future, says Sadashiv Amrapurkar


June 12th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) Remembered as the quintessential baddie of the big screen, Sadashiv Amrapurkar is set to make his small screen debut with Zee TV's new show "Shobha ... Read more...

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Maoists kill three of rival group


June 6th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 6 (IANS) A smaller Maoist group Monday killed three supporters of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) in Gumla district of Jharkhand, police said.Police spokesman S.N. Pradhan told ... Read more...

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Graft case against four ITBP officials


May 13th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday registered a case against four Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel including a deputy inspector general (DIG) for allegedly ... Read more...

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Trinamool, AIADMK poised to win, Left fights in Kerala


May 13th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Boisterous celebrations erupted in Kolkata and Chennai Friday as the Trinamool Congress and the AIADMK-led alliance were headed for stunning wins in West Bengal ... Read more...

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Trinamool-led combine ahead, Buddhadeb trails


May 13th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress was headed for victory in West Bengal Friday, with former Marxist leader and Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee saying the "opposition was ... Read more...

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Veteran roots for beleaguered Left Front


April 17th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Ahead of the coming West Bengal assembly polls, veteran economist and former state finance minister Ashok Mitra Sunday rooted for the state's ruling Left Front ... Read more...

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West Bengal to have web-based maps of polling booths


March 11th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) The Election Commission will install web-based geographic information system (GIS) in West Bengal's polling booths to help the state chief electoral officer track them on his ... Read more...

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Drunken son kills mother


February 5th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Enraged over his mother not agreeing to sell their house, a drunken man strangled his 80-year-old mother and then slammed her head on the floor in Mongolpuri ... Read more...

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Somnath’s book has ‘Left’ questions unanswered (Book Review)


December 1st, 2010 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Book: "Keeping the Faith: Memoirs of a Parliamentarian"; Author: Somnath Chatterjee; Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India/India Today Group; Pages: 397; Price: Rs.499Somnath Chatterjee needs no introduction. His political trajectory ... Read more...

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BJP will seek to benefit from Ayodhya verdict, say Congress leaders


October 1st, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Ayodhya ruling would not cause political polarisation in the country but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would seek to make political mileage from the verdict ... Read more...

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September holds special significance for Advani


September 12th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) September holds special significance for senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani. He left his birthplace Karachi this month 63 years ago, embarked on his ... Read more...

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Swaraj youngest MP to get best parliamentarian award: RTI


August 19th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj is the youngest member of parliament to have received the best parliamentarian award, an RTI reply revealed. RTI activist Subhash ... Read more...

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When Muslim neighbours helped in a Kashmiri Pandit’s last rites


August 12th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez BhattSrinagar, Aug.12 (ANI): Setting an inspirational example of brotherhood and communal amity in the ongoing the holy month of Ramadan, a group of Muslims on Thursday here helped their Hindu ... Read more...

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Nine killed in house collapse in Gujarat


August 9th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) Nine members of a family were killed in a house collapse following heavy rains in the temple town of Somnath in Junagadh district of Gujarat in the ... Read more...

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