Focus is on maintaining my form: Mary Kom

July 21st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) India's five-time world champion female boxer M.C. Mary Kom said that she is fully prepared to take on the best pugilists at the London Olympic Games, ... Read more...

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Centre, Bengal spar over food grain allotment utilisation

July 11th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government with under-utilising food grain allotment for backward districts, union Food minister K.V. Thomas Tuesday said the state used just 12.7 percent ... Read more...

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It was the worst nightmare for me: Survivor

May 1st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) It was perhaps the worst nightmare in his life for Abubakkar Siddique, a passenger on the ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra river Monday evening in ... Read more...

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Bengal, centre spar over funds

February 9th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday refuted the Congress' claim that it was "understating" central assistance, and said it did not receive a penny more than ... Read more...

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It makes sense for Pakistan, Iran to firm ties: Daily

February 9th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Pakistan and Iran "have a need of friends in the world" and it makes strategic sense for both countries to firm up ties, said a daily ... Read more...

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2G: Congress, BJP spar over Chidambaram

February 1st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Political circles are keenly awaiting the Supreme Court verdict Thursday on Home Minister P. Chidambaram's alleged role in the 2G case, with the Congress ... Read more...

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Governor, chief minister spar - nothing new for Bengal (West Bengal Newsletter)

January 29th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) Facing flak from ally Congress and the Left on issues like farmers' suicides, poor health services and campus violence, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government now ... Read more...

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WWE Raw ‘King of the Ring’ John Cena Appears

November 30th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As Monday Night Raw opened, Alex Riley was very happy to introduce The Miz as the new WWE Champion. Alberto Del Rio was the first contestant to arrive, ... Read more...

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Karnataka government, ombudsman spar over land scam probe

November 27th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 27 (IANS) The Karnataka Lok Ayukta (ombudsman) and the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government Saturday continued to spar over the probe into allegations of improper land deals by ... Read more...

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Power project stalled as Gujarat, centre spar over allocation

November 14th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) An integrated lignite mine-cum-power project planned by Gujarat and the state-run Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) here is in limbo after the state government said it wants to keep ... Read more...

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Kiwi bar club owner, Indian student spar over racism, groping row

November 10th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Plymouth (New Zealand), Nov.10 (ANI): A high-profile New Plymouth nightclub owner is brushing off allegations of racism after an Indian student claims he was denied entry because of his ethnicity.According ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP spar over Sonia’s cartoon

August 6th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress traded charges Friday over a cartoon appearing in the BJP state unit mouthpiece. The Congress says its ... Read more...

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Colors -BCCI Spar Over ‘Fear Factor’

June 8th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 8, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):As BCCI battles to salvage its image post IPLgate, this is one battle that it wishes it could have to avoided. According to the reports, Colors has ... Read more...

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Kerala government, opposition spar over Smart City Kochi project

March 30th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) The Kerala assembly today witnessed uproarious scenes over the proposed Rs.1,500 crore Smart City Kochi project, the work on which has been stalled amid differences between the builder ... Read more...

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Opposition, government spar in parliament over high prices

February 25th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Using decades of political experience and his oratory skills, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday sought to quell the voices of protest from the opposition over high ... Read more...

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Brit boy, 8, slapped with egg-shopping ban!

February 6th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): An eight-year-old British boy, who wanted to buy eggs for his mother, was left very upset when he was told by staff at his local Spar that he ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned as Congress MPs spar over Telangana

December 15th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The cracks in the ranks were evident Tuesday when Congress MPs from Andhra Pradesh clashed on the decision to create a separate state of Telangana, leading ... Read more...

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Ruling allies, opposition spar in Tamil Nadu assembly

June 29th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 29 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu assembly Monday witnessed a slanging match between the ruling DMK-Congress combine and the opposition AIADMK-PMK, which disrupted the proceedings of the house for some time. The ... Read more...

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Dunaway, Duff spar over ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ remake

March 10th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Legendary actress Faye Dunaway started a war of words with actress-singer Hilary Duff as the latter has been cast to star in the "Bonnie and Clyde" remake. Dunaway starred ... Read more...

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Baz Luhrmann’’s Australia a disaster, says Aussie feminist

December 17th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 17 (ANI): Joining a chorus of critics who have panned Baz Luhrmann''s outback epic Australia is feminist Germaine Greer, who has branded the film a disaster.Writing in Britain''s The ... Read more...

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Pak, India spar over threatening hoax call

December 8th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.8 (ANI): Indias External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has regretted that Pakistan is giving credibility to a hoax call, and charged it with resorting to a tactic to confuse ... Read more...

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BJP, Congress spar over paddy support price

June 14th, 2008 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 14 (IANS) Congress treasurer Motilal Vora Saturday said the Chhattisgarh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had informed a central government panel that it did not want a hike in ... Read more...

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Sehwag, Gilchrist spar over substitute strategy

May 16th, 2008 - 2:32 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Deccan Chargers skipper Adam Gilchrist minced no words in criticising Delhi Daredevils' ploy of bringing an unfit Mohammad Asif for bowling and replacing him with a substitute ... Read more...

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Kerala Communists spar over food scheme

May 15th, 2008 - 11:16 pm ICT by admin
Kozhikode (Kerala), May 15 (IANS) The bickering between ruling allies - the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) - in Kerala intensified Thursday with the senior ... Read more...

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Congress and BJP spar over Kandahar hijack issue

March 24th, 2008 - 9:04 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani's revelation that he was not aware of then foreign minister Jaswant Singh accompanying the terrorists triggered a fresh row Monday ... Read more...

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