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Kerala coir products for Japanese market


September 14th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) Japan could be a new market for Kerala's eco-friendly coir products.A six-member delegation of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) discussed with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here ... Read more...

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God’s own country to get own airline


September 8th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 8 (IANS) Given the large number of Keralites who would offer it patronage, and given also the large number of them regularly fleeced by airlines, it is surprising ... Read more...

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Modi attacked for malnutrition remark


August 30th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday drew flak for his "flippant" remark that malnutrition in his state was due to women, especially young girls, ... Read more...

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Congress mulling naming Virbhadra Himachal unit chief


August 24th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress' central leadership is contemplating appointing former chief minister Virbhadra Singh as new president of party's unit Himachal Pradesh to boost party's preparations for ... Read more...

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Probe begins into children’s deaths in Tirupati hospital


August 16th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The health authorities in Andhra Pradesh Thursday began a probe into the death of five children at the S.V.R. Ruia Government General Hospital in Tirupati ... Read more...

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AICC resolution says Deshmukh moved up from grassroots


August 15th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The All India Congress Committee (AICC) Wednesday passed a condolence resolution to pay tribute to former union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, describing him as a ... Read more...

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Hilsa selling at Rs.1,000-1,500 in Bengal, prices to continue soaring


August 8th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) The monsoon delicacy Hilsa, without which a Bengali platter is never complete, has been selling between Rs.1,000 and Rs.1,500 and a state minister says the silvery ... Read more...

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Bangladesh objections hold up Tripura projects: Minister


August 4th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 4 (IANS) Tripura's many projects of irrigation, flood control and embankment building have been stopped since 2007 following objections from Bangladesh, a state minister said ... Read more...

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JSW Steel’s Salboni project to ‘restart’ in August: Bengal minister


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) The Rs.350 billion integrated steel plant at Salboni in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, proposed by Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Steel, will "restart" from August this ... Read more...

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SEZs would have doubled Goa’s population: Minister


July 24th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Setting up seven Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Goa would have resulted in immigration and doubled the population of the state and threatened its unique culture, ... Read more...

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Andhra speaker first to vote presidential poll


July 19th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Polling to elect India's new president proceeded smoothly and briskly in the Andhra Pradesh assembly Thursday with speaker Nadendla Manohar the first to cast ... Read more...

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Court allows Jagan to vote in presidential election


July 17th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 17 (IANS) A special court Monday permitted jailed YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and former state minister Mopidevi Venkatramna to cast their votes in the Presidential ... Read more...

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IAS officers urge Andhra CM to act against minister


July 17th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 17 (IANS) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers Tuesday urged Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to take action against state minister T.G. Venkatesh for his remark ... Read more...

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Andhra minister’s remark angers bureaucrats


July 15th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 15 (IANS) Serving and retired bureaucrats in Andhra Pradesh are up in arms against a state minister's reported remark that officials who have no commitment to their work ... Read more...

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GJM faces heat from rival parties for strong-arm tactics


July 7th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 7 (IANS) Candidates of the CPI-M, Trinamool Congress and Independents Saturday alleged they were forcibly prevented by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) from filing nominations for the July ... Read more...

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SC notice to Kerala on Achuthanandan’s plea


July 5th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the Kerala government on a plea of former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan for a special investigation team's report ... Read more...

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Bhanwari Devi case: Re-arrested suspect sent to 10-days custody


July 4th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, July 3 (IANS) A day after he was re-arrested after his escape 19 days ago, a court here Tuesday sent Bhanwari Devi murder case accused Kailash Jakhar to 10 ... Read more...

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Runaway suspect in Bhanwari murder case re-arrested


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 2 (IANS) An accused in the Bhanwari Devi murder case, who had escaped from the police custody after a shoot-out between his accomplices and policemen at a court ... Read more...

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Minor fire in Hyderabad’s Jubilee Hall after Pranab visit


July 1st, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 1 (IANS) A minor fire broke out at the historic Jubilee Hall here Sunday, minutes after United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee left the building, ... Read more...

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CPI-M demands case, probe against Congress MP


June 30th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan Saturday asked the Kerala government to register a case and begin an enquiry against Congress Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Deaf-mute athlete raped in Bengal, attacker arrested


June 26th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) An auto-rickshaw driver was arrested for raping a deaf and mute national level athlete in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, police said Tuesday."Ranjit Das, 28, was ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sex case probe: Achuthanandan told to appear in court


June 19th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, June 19 (IANS) A Kerala court Tuesday asked former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan, who complained of sabotage of a probe into an alleged sex racket here in the early ... Read more...

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Bhanwari Devi case accused flees from police custody


June 14th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 14 (IANS) A man, accused in the Bhanwari Devi murder case, escaped from the police custody after a shoot-out between his accomplices and policemen at a court in ... Read more...

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Jagan’s second phase CBI custody ends


June 10th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 10 (IANS) Jailed MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's two-day CBI custody ended Sunday and he would be produced in court Monday in am illegal wealth case.For the second day, ... Read more...

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Notices to three Andhra legislators in liquor pay-off scam


June 9th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 9 (IANS) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Andhra Pradesh Saturday issued notices to three legislators in liquor pay-off case.Ruling Congress party lawmaker M. Kavitha and main opposition Telugu ... Read more...

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Maharashtra orders crackdown on illegal sex tests


June 7th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday ordered a state-wide crackdown on unregistered or illegal sonography centres conducting sex determination tests of foetuses.While the drive is at ... Read more...

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CBI grills Jagan for fourth day


June 6th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 6 (IANS) The CBI Wednesday grilled jailed YSR Congress party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy here for the fourth day in an illegal assets case.With his five-day custody coming ... Read more...

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Stage set for arrest of suspended Andhra CBI judge


June 2nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) The stage was Saturday set for the arrest of suspended Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge in a cash-for-bail scam which has sent shock waves among ... Read more...

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Mamata government rates itself, gives top marks: CPI


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Taking pot shots at West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government, veteran Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A.B. Bardhan Tuesday said it has on its own ... Read more...

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Assam party moves rights panel over power crisis


May 11th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Amid protests against the severe power cuts across the state for over a week, Assam's regional political party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has sought the intervention ... Read more...

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Andhra Congress legislator speaks against party leaders


May 10th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 10 (IANS) Miffed Andhra Pradesh Congress leader P. Shankar Rao Thursday defied his party's diktat and held a press conference outside Congress Legislature Party's locked office in the ... Read more...

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Karnataka to see 10 weeks of ITF action


May 8th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 8 (IANS) The Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association will host 10 weeks of International Tennis Federation (ITF) circuit, with the first event scheduled to be held at Mandya ... Read more...

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Minority leaders cautious to apex court ruling on Haj


May 8th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) Muslim community leaders and prominent clerics in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday reacted cautiously to the Supreme Court ruling directing the government to eliminate in the next 10 ... Read more...

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Suri murder accused owns lands worth Rs.140 crore


May 4th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) The prime accused in the murder of gangster Gangula Suryanarayana Reddy alias Suri owns lands worth over Rs.140 crore and was involved in many settlements including ... Read more...

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‘Coalition politics future governance mantra in India’


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 2 (IANS) Union Health Minister and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said the political scenario of the country indicates coalition governments are going ... Read more...

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