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White Paper on Assam Accord implementation next month: Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress government in Assam Thursday decided to publish a white paper Oct 7 on the steps taken by it to implement the 1985 Assam Accord.The ... Read more...

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Cauvery award: Both Tamil Nadu, Karnataka unhappy (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's bid to resolve the row over Cauvery river water-sharing, by asking Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs every day between Sep 20 ... Read more...

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States have prerogative not to allow FDI in multi-brand retail: Government


September 18th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid growing protests against its decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, the government Tuesday said the implementation of the policy remained ... Read more...

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Auction illegal mines: Goa Congress


September 18th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) All illegal mining sites in Goa should be divided into blocks and auctioned to the highest bidder, Congress leader and former union minister of state for ... Read more...

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Unions denounce fuel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) All central trade unions Friday condemned the fuel price hike and said this would further push up prices of food, making the life of "ordinary ... Read more...

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Ethnic violence may continue, centre warns Assam (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The central government has warned the Assam government that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from ... Read more...

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Ethnic trouble far from over, Assam warned (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Assam government has been warned that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from normal" and ... Read more...

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Assam ethnic trouble far from over: Shinde


September 13th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Assam government has been warned that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from normal" and ... Read more...

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PM lays foundation stone for Kochi Metro


September 13th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday laid the foundation stone for the Kochi Metro Rail project and said it would facilitate the city's "overall social and ... Read more...

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Sibal slams states for corruptions related to land


September 12th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) While the opposition, led by the BJP, is attacking the Congress-led UPA government for scams, including over irregularities in coal block allocations, union HRD Minister ... Read more...

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BJP stalling parliament to hide own secrets: Congress


September 12th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) In the wake of the alleged irregularities in coal blocks allocation, the Congress Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, accusing it ... Read more...

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IIP grows 0.1 percent in July, government calls meeting to revive manufacturing (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew in July, reversing the contraction in June, but at a marginal 0.1 percent from a year earlier, government data showed ... Read more...

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Subhash Ghai’s Haryana plot cancelled (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 11 (IANS) Bollywood film-maker Subhash Ghai suffered another jolt Tuesday when the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed the allotment of a plot allotted to him by the ... Read more...

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BJP slams UPA, demands cancellation of coal blocks


September 10th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The BJP Monday demanded cancellation of coal block allotments on the basis of the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report and an inquiry into ... Read more...

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Check illegal migration from Bangladesh: Experts


September 9th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung and other intellectuals have urged the government to take steps to tackle the presence of illegal ... Read more...

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Lok Pal won’t stop graft: Ex-CBI chief


September 8th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 8 (IANS) Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Joginder Singh said Saturday that the Lok Pal would not be able to stop corruption and that social activist ... Read more...

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Government mulling visa-on-arrival scheme for 10 more countries


September 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Friday the government was in the final stages of consultations on allowing visas on arrival to citizens of another ... Read more...

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Falling prices, few buyers make Himachal financially powerless


September 5th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) Falling prices of electricity generated in the state and lack of buyers have left Himachal Pradesh virtually powerless, financially.Besides tourism and horticulture, hydropower is a major ... Read more...

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Travel advisory: India assures safety to visiting Sri Lankans (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Amid reports of attack on buses carrying Sri Lankan pilgrims in Tamil Nadu and a travel advisory issued by Colombo, the government Tuesday assured that ... Read more...

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Vedanta against bauxite export


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) Vedanta group, India's largest aluminium maker, has asked the central government to discourage export of bauxite from the country as the domestic aluminium industry is struggling ... Read more...

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NESO defies government appeal, to hold anti-influx rally Sep 6


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 3 (IANS) The North East Students' Organization (NESO) has decided to defy the Assam government's recent appeal against holding of rallies and processions and said that it would ... Read more...

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PM’s defence of coal blocks allocation unconvincing: Advani (Lead)


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday described Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's defence of the coal blocks allocation as "totally unconvincing".In his latest blog, Advani pulled ... Read more...

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Army moves to seize illegal arms in Kokrajhar


September 1st, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) The army, deployed in Assam's troubled Kokrajhar district, has started an operation to seize all illegal arms and ammunition there, informed sources said Saturday."The army ... Read more...

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Ramdev announces agitation from Oct 2, demands PM’s resignation (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Saturday sought resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over a huge presumptive loss to the exchequer in coal blocks allocation ... Read more...

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Exodus reversed: Special train to Bangalore leaves Guwahati


September 1st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) A special train to Bangalore left a railway station here Saturday afternoon to help people from the northeast return to their places of study or work ... Read more...

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Meghalaya plans tough measures against illegal immigrants


August 30th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday said the state would have a "more stringent institutionalised mechanism than the inner line permit (ILP)" to restrict influx of ... Read more...

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Fix criteria for PDS monitoring panels, SC tells centre (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out the criteria for the composition of vigilance panels to monitor the public distribution system (PDS) ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications bags Rs.150 crore government orders


August 30th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Reliance Communications Thursday said it has bagged multiple orders worth Rs.150 crore from the central and state governments, including the municipal corporation of Mumbai."With government ... Read more...

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No compromise on sovereignty: Lyngdoh


August 29th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 29 (IANS) Meghalaya Home Minister H.D.R. Lyngdoh Wednesday ruled out talks with the separatist Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on the issue of "sovereignty"."We are all Indians. There ... Read more...

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BJP doing drama to hide facts, says minister


August 28th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The government Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of enacting a "drama" over coal blocks allocation to prevent a debate in parliament as ... Read more...

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‘Tough to get IPS officers transferred from Goa’


August 28th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) It is difficult at times to transfer police service officers from a soft posting like Goa and sometimes officers have a vested interest in resisting tough ... Read more...

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Shree Ganesh’s solar projects in UP, Bihar likely by Oct


August 24th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) City-based jewellery maker Shree Ganesh Jewellery House (SGJHL), which had earlier forayed into solar power business, Friday said it was hopeful of commissioning its proposed solar ... Read more...

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PM should answer why coal blocks were not auctioned: Yechury


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury said Thursday that the CAG report showed that "crony capitalism of the worst order" was being ... Read more...

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PM ready for reply on coal blocks: Congress


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) insisting on his resignation over faulty coal blocks allocation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is ready to make a ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Onam gesture to migrant labour


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Kerala made a magnanimous gesture Wednesday by deciding to give a free Onam kit to an estimated one million migrants currently working in the state."I made ... Read more...

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