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UP wants better railway platforms


September 21st, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is seeking better and improved railway platforms in the state.The state government Friday said it would ask the railway ministry to improve the condition ... Read more...

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Kerala readies to launch seaplane services in January


September 21st, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) The first success of the recently-concluded 'Emerging Kerala' investors' meet could be the seaplane project to be operationalised in seven tourist destinations in the state in ... Read more...

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No customs, VAT on non-subsidised cooking gas: Chidambaram


September 21st, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said the government would remove customs, excise duty and value-added tax (VAT) from the sale of non-subsidised cooking gas.Talking to ... Read more...

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Free ride on Gurgaon expressway till Sep 25


September 20th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Motorists will continue to enjoy a toll-free, hassle-free and non-chaotic run through the Gurgaon-Delhi expressway toll plaza till Sep 25 with the Punjab and Haryana High ... Read more...

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After Congress, Left accuses Trinamool of double standards on FDI


September 20th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Accusing Trinamool Congress of double standards on the issue of retail FDI, West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose Thursday said the Mamata Banerjee-led party had ... Read more...

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Bhubaneswar airport to be made international soon


September 20th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A new terminal at the Bhubaneswar airport is expected to be commissioned by December this year and the airport will be upgraded to international status ... Read more...

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TMC withdrawal a betrayal of people’s faith: Bengal Congress


September 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Terming the Trinamool Congress' decision of withdrawing support to the UPA regime as a "betrayal" of the people's faith, the West Bengal Congress said Wednesday it ... Read more...

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65 percent Kerala LPG users use six units a year: Chandy


September 19th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said 65 percent of the seven million LPG users in the state use six or less than six gas cylinders ... Read more...

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Kerala to decide on bus fare hike before Oct 10


September 19th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala is looking into the demand for a fare hike by bus operators in the state in the backdrop of the rise in diesel price and ... Read more...

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UP appoints consultant for Ghaziabad road


September 19th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday selected Feedback Infrastructure & Services Private Limited as consultant for the building of a key link road in Ghaziabad.The 20-km long, ... Read more...

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Two days to cross 15 km in Chennai: Steel traders


September 18th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Steel wholesalers here complained Tuesday of nearly a 50 percent drop in business because of traffic congestion on the roads leading to the Chennai Port Trust ... Read more...

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Bengal rights panel seeks report on dengue from government


September 18th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Expressing concern over the "alarming rise" in dengue cases in and around Kolkata, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) Tuesday sought a report from the ... Read more...

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Activist demands shutdown of Vedanta refinery in Odisha


September 18th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) Social activist Prafulla Samantara Tuesday demanded scrapping of the Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) refinery in Odisha, accusing the company of pushing it illegally."The refinery should be ... Read more...

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‘Special’ mothers to take care of ’special’ children (Feature)


September 18th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) Two years ago 40-year old Anuradha, who is HIV positive, came to Jaipur with a frail body and weak mind clouded with uncertainty about her future. ... Read more...

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65,000 Bihar Police constables stage sit-in


September 18th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 65,000 police constables in Bihar Tuesday staged a sit-in (dharna) to press for their 15-point charter of demands, including various allowances.All the police constables ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed in violence-hit Ghaziabad area


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed for five hours Monday in Ghaziabad's Masuri area where six people were killed in police firing three days ago and the kin of ... Read more...

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Bengal’s credit-deposit ratio to surpass national average: Mitra


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The credit-deposit ratio in West Bengal's banks is expected to surpass the all-India average within two years, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Monday."I hope that ... Read more...

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BJP questions government contention on FDI in retail (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The BJP Monday questioned the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's contention that the states were free to decide on allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in ... Read more...

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Teachers using ‘guide books’ to face action in Punjab


September 14th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 14 (IANS) Teaching students from "guides" is likely to prove costly for government school teachers in Punjab after the state government Friday imposed a complete ban on the ... Read more...

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Bus unions demand immediate fare hike


September 14th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) In the wake of the abrupt Rs.5 hike in diesel prices, bus and minibus operators in West Bengal Friday threatened to go on an indefinite strike ... Read more...

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Mamata mouths lies, says CPI-M leader


September 13th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of misleading the people of the state, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Gautam Deb Thursday said the ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar faces protest by Bihar rural representatives


September 13th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday faced a protest by nearly 2,000 rural representatives from across the state against 'high-handedness' of officials and "rampant corruption" in ... Read more...

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Should I shoot my officers for doing wrong, asks Natarajan


September 12th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) Grilled over the role of officials from her ministry in the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining scam in Goa, an exasperated Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan ... Read more...

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Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws."The ministry has suspended clearance of all ... Read more...

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Congress slams Trinamool, says it can go alone in Bengal


September 12th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Alleging that alliance partner Trinamool Congress was trying to politically finish off the Congress in West Bengal, the party's state unit Wednesday said it was capable ... Read more...

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Russian real estate major offers to invest in Punjab


September 12th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) A leading Russian real estate development company has expressed its interest in investing in Punjab's infrastructure sector, a state government spokesperson said here Wednesday."Boris Kiperman and ... Read more...

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Make UP model for other states: Mulayam asks ministers


September 12th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, S Sep 12 (IANS) Urging all Samajwadi Party (SP) ministers in Uttar Pradesh to read the party's pre-poll manifesto thoroughly, party chief Mulayam Singh Wednesday said the state government ... Read more...

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Two killed in fire-cracker stockpile blast


September 12th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Two women were killed here Wednesday when a fire-cracker stockpile in their house exploded. Over a dozen people in the house suffered serious burn injuries, Senior ... Read more...

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High court annuls land acquisition for Kolkata Metro corridor


September 11th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) In a major setback for the ongoing East-West Metro railway corridor project, the Calcutta High Court has declared as "lapsed" the acquisition of land along a ... Read more...

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Himachal to propose ‘green budget’: Dhumal


September 11th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 11 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government would be proposing a 'green budget' in the next fiscal year, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Tuesday."The 'green budget' would ... Read more...

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Villagers stage demonstration seeking bauxite for Vedanta plant


September 11th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) Hundreds of people Tuesday staged a demonstration in Odisha, seeking allocation of bauxite for the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) in the state which ... Read more...

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Court fees hike: Delhi questions counsel’s appearance


September 11th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) How can a central government's senior law officer appear for a lawyers's body to oppose a legislation, the city government Monday asked in the Delhi ... Read more...

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Over 1,200 now down with dengue in Bengal


September 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The dengue outbreak in West Bengal has now affected over 1,200 people though the number of deaths remains at five, according to state health department ... Read more...

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Congress criticises Mamata’s move to compensate rape victims


September 10th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress Monday rapped the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government, in which it itself is a partner, for the "peculiar" and "strange" idea of compensating ... Read more...

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65,000 Bihar police personnel begin protest


September 10th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) Sixty-five thousand police personnel, mainly constables and havildars in Bihar Monday began the first of their five-phased protest against the government's alleged apathy to grant them ... Read more...

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