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China seeks closer ties with Sri Lanka


September 18th, 2012 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 18 (IANS) China has sought a comprehensive partnership with Sri Lanka that includes strengthening trade and investment ties, a top Chinese official said here.Visiting Chairman of the National ... Read more...

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Allies with government, opposition stalling reforms: Sibal (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Asserting that the government's allies were firmly backing the government, Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal blamed the BJP for sabotaging the passage of key ... Read more...

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Allies with us on reforms: Sibal


September 12th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Asserting that the government's allies were firmly behind it on banking and insurance sector reforms, Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal blamed the BJP for ... Read more...

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PM not involved in work of panel allotting coal blacks: Khurshid


September 10th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Defending the UPA government over coal block allocations, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Monday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had nothing to do with the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chinese official suspended for beating air stewardess


September 4th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) A senior official in China's southern metropolis of Guangzhou has been suspended for allegedly beating an air attendant, sources said.Fang Daguo, a member of the Standing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lok Sabha clears NHAI expansion


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Monday cleared a bill to expand the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for development, maintenance and management of national highways.The NHAI ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Unusual increase in houses in two Pakistani provinces


August 29th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) An abnormal increase in the number of houses in Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces left a government-run statistics bureau so worried that it promptly brought it ... Read more...

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2,270 delegates to attend CPC Congress


August 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) A total of 2,270 delegates have been elected to attend the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Xinhua reported Monday.President Hu ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

CPI-M protests in Srinagar


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) supporters participated in an anti-price rise and anti-government protest led by party leader Muhammad Yusuf Tarigami in Srinagar Thursday.Breaking the police ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Government cheated us: Hazare (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Day Four of Team Anna's indefinite fast against corruption at Jantar Mantar here Saturday saw Anna Hazare attack the government saying that it has ... Read more...

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Government trying to break Team Anna, says Hazare (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare Friday again accused the government of trying to break the unity of Team Anna by holding secret talks with him.Talking to ... Read more...

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Team Anna has hidden agenda, says Narayanasamy


July 27th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy Friday lashed out at Team Anna, terming the fast at Jantar Mantar in the national ... Read more...

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Beijing mayor resigns


July 25th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Beijing's Mayor Guo Jinlong resigned from his post Wednesday following a meeting of the city's municipal congress.His deputy Ji Lin also resigned after the 34th session ... Read more...

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Maruti crisis: Local village headmen see conspiracy


July 20th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 20 (IANS) Local village heads (sarpanches) of the Manesar area Friday decried the repeated crises in leading car-maker Maruti's Manesar plant, blaming these on "outsiders", and demanded a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Committed to food security bill: Thomas


July 18th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Food Minister K.V. Thomas Wednesday said the union government was committed to ensuring food security of the people, particularly the vulnerable sections.He said the proposed ... Read more...

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Team Anna questions government’s integrity


July 16th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 16 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Monday questioned the government's integrity for constituting the select committee to discuss the Lokpal bill, saying it is the third ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Claims of regularising unauthorised colonies a gimmick’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) North Delhi Municipal Corporation standing committee chairman Yogender Chandolia Wednesday dismissed as a political gimmick the Delhi Government's announcement of regularising unauthorised colonies without ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China agriculture funding up


June 27th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's funding in agriculture and rural projects rose to 1.05 trillion yuan (about $166 billion) in 2011, up 22.4 percent year-on-year, Finance Minister Xie Xuren said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China blames Britain for damaging relations


June 14th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) China has said it hopes Britain will take effective and practical steps to repair relations affected by British Prime Minister David Cameron's meeting with the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fish stocks depleting along Indian coasts: Greenpeace


June 8th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) At 63, Ahmed Kaka from Luni village in Gujarat is fighting for fish stocks along the Kutch coast, which are depleting. He recalls there were ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Trinamool wants more discussion on pension bill: Roy


June 7th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) Registering firm opposition over the proposed pension bill, Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy Thursday said his party wants more discussion on ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Overseas Indian affairs ministry rapped for inadequate data


May 8th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has slammed the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) for lacking authentic data on the exact size of the Indian diaspora, noting ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘External affairs ministry’s budget, staff insufficient’


May 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed its concern at "serious under-resourcing" of the ministry of external affairs (MEA), saying its staff and budget were not commensurate ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Government told to decide fast on bio-fuels programme: Parliament panel


May 7th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Rapping the rural development ministry's land resources department for the "inordinate delay" in finalising a bio-fuels programme, a parliamentary panel has sought for the matter ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Singhvi seeks leave for rest of budget session


May 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Allegedly caught on CD with a woman, former Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi has taken leave for the entire second half of parliament's budget session ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Parliament panel slams media report on troop movement


April 30th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Dismissing a media report that the Indian Army moved troops unauthorisedly towards the national capital on Jan 16/17 night, a parliamentary panel Monday expressed "regret" ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Paid news an emerging challenge: Quraishi


April 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Paid news, a recent challenge thrown up before the Election Commission, is a "clandestine deal" between politicians and journalists, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

SAARC poll bodies’ meet in Delhi from April 30


April 27th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission of India will host the third Conference of Heads of Election Management Bodies of SAARC Countries from April 30 to May 2 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

January troop mobilisation purely for training: Antony


April 26th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government made it clear Thursday that the movements of army units on the night of January 16/17 was "purely for training purposes" and aimed ... Read more...

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Elections for three new Delhi mayors from April 30


April 24th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Elections for three mayors for the newly-trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will be held from April 30, a statement from the civic agency said ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China hopes to attract foreign professionals


April 24th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) China hopes to attract professionals from abroad by having a new visa category added to a draft law.The new category is titled "talent introduction".The draft law ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Education must be above political agenda: Sibal


April 18th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With a slew of critical education bills remaining pending for parliament approval, a visibly irked Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday said "political ... Read more...

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Hu wants plantation drives to support scientific development


April 4th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 4 (IANS) President Hu Jintao has called for more efforts to promote voluntary tree-planting to provide ecological support to China's scientific development.Introduced in 1981, the campaign remains effective ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Katju favours strong Lokpal, but not in present form


March 31st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The demand for a stronger anti-graft Lokpal legislation found a supporter in Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju, who Saturday urged parliament ... Read more...

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Anna threatens a bigger Lokpal movement (Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Anna Hazare Friday said his team will build public opinion against the government's "useless" Lokpal bill and threatened a bigger anti-corruption stir if his ... Read more...

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