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Freedom fighter, Telangana leader Bapuji dead (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Eminent freedom fighter and a well-known figure in the Telangana movement, Konda Lakshman Bapuji died here Friday. He was 96.Bapuji, who was not keeping well for ... Read more...

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Government cannot be linked to 2002 massacre: Gujarat


August 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 29 (IANS) The Gujarat government Wednesday said the conviction of former minister Mayaben Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya massacre did not in any way mean that the BJP ... Read more...

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What about Reddy brothers, Lalu asks BJP


August 28th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Tuesday targeted the BJP over its allegation that the government took hefty bribes ("mota maal") while allocating ... Read more...

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Ambedkar memorial work to be speeded up, says PM


August 18th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Saturday led a delegation of prominent Dalits and Mumbaikars to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, urging him to expedite the process of ... Read more...

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Deshmukh’s body reaches Latur, funeral in evening


August 15th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Latur, Aug 15 (IANS) The body of union minister Vilasrao Desmukh, who died in Chennai Tuesday, was brought to his home district here in Maharashtra by a special flight ... Read more...

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Congress asks Kerala to protect agricultural land


July 18th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) A high-level coordination committee of the Congress party Wednesday asked the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala to amend existing laws and bring in suitable fresh laws ... Read more...

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A day after fire, Mantralaya staffers kept out


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) A day after a major fire gutted the state secretariat here, hundreds of employees who reported to work Friday were not allowed inside the premises owing ... Read more...

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Two dead in Mantralaya fire


June 22nd, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Two dead bodies were recovered from the sixth floor of the Mantralaya or the Maharashtra secretariat as the fire fighters were late Thursday still engaged in ... Read more...

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Massive fire at Maharashtra Mantralaya


June 21st, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) A massive fire broke out Thursday on the fourth floor of Maharashtra's state secretariat Mantralaya here.Massive flames leapt out of most parts of the fourth ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh BJP wooing tribals in violence-hit Bastar


June 10th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chhattisgarh is making determined efforts to win back tribals to the party in the run-up to the assembly elections ... Read more...

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States unwilling to join new IIT-JEE format


June 6th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) As the government moves ahead with its plan for a common engineering entrance test, a majority of states at a meeting of education ministers Tuesday ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik to meet BJD leaders Friday (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) Shortly after arriving from Britain, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said he will be meeting party leaders here Friday, amid reports of rebellion in the ruling ... Read more...

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Patnaik returns home, gets rousing welcome


May 31st, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) Thousands of Biju Janata Dal workers and leaders Thursday welcomed Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik when he arrived in the state capital after an eight-day trip ... Read more...

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‘Welfare funds not fully used in northeast’


May 30th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 29 (IANS) Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Tuesday expressed concern over the poor fund utilisation in social welfare sector in the northeast states.Chairing a ... Read more...

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We have done it, says Shah Rukh on arrival in Kolkata (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) "Korechi, Lorechi, Jitechi Re" (We have done it, we have fought it out, we have won it), said Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan on his ... Read more...

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Fans welcome KKR players to Kolkata


May 29th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Over a thousand frenzied cricket fans, many of thembeating drums and chanting "KKR, KKR", welcomed Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders' players as they ... Read more...

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Kolkata bracing up for extending warm felicitation to victorious Knights (Roundup)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Indian Premier League champion Kolkata KnightRiders - co-owned by Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan - will be accorded a grand reception with offerings of ... Read more...

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Mamata to felicitate IPL champs KKR


May 28th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Elated at the Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) title, the West Bengal government will felicitate the victorious city franchise in a ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik to leave for Britain Tuesday


May 21st, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday begins an eight-day trip to Britain, his first visit to a foreign country since he took over 12 years ... Read more...

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Jaitley to visit Karnataka to review situation


May 17th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley will visit Karnataka Friday to take a stock of the situation in the crisis-ridden party-run state government, ... Read more...

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Park Hyatt hotel opens in Hyderabad


April 27th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 27 (IANS) Hyatt Hotels Corp opened India's first city Park Hyatt hotel in the Andhra Pradesh capital Friday.The premium luxury hotel, which has come up in upscale ... Read more...

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Mulayam, Akhilesh get Z-plus security cover


April 12th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Thursday decided to give the highest Z-plus category security cover to 10 people, including ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chief ... Read more...

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10 Maharashtra ministers guilty of financial lapses: Opposition


April 4th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Maharashtra's opposition parties said Wednesday that 10 state ministers had reportedly been held responsible for financial lapses and causing losses to the state exchequer by ... Read more...

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Fire at two health care facilities


March 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Dozens of patients were evacuated from a premier referral hospital here after a major fire, bringing back memories of a hospital inferno that killed 94 people.Another ... Read more...

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PM, other leaders greet Jayalalithaa on birthday (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday greeted Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on her 64th birthday.According to a statement issued by the AIADMK, the prime minister ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa turns 64, AIADMK leaders and cadres celebrate


February 24th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) AIADMK leaders and cadres across Tamil Nadu celebrated the 64th birthday of their leader and state Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday.At the AIADMK headquarters here where ... Read more...

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State ministers meet to discuss PDS reforms


February 6th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Food and agriculture ministers from states will meet here this week to discuss reforms in the public distribution system (PDS).Senior union cabinet ministers and ... Read more...

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Mamata enjoys relaxing day at Sundarbans


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sonakhali (West Bengal), Feb 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee enjoyed a rare relaxing day on cruise, piloting a launch in the tranquil of Sundarbans, the home ... Read more...

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Hooda detractors make themselves heard (Haryana Newsletter)


January 15th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) As Bhupinder Singh Hooda moves closer to completing seven years as Haryana chief minister, some state leaders in his Congress party are beginning to raise their ... Read more...

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Over two lakh devotees assemble for Gangasagar fair


January 14th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 14 (IANS) Tens of thousands of devotees have assembled at the Sagar Island in West Bengal to take a dip in the Ganga where ... Read more...

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Discussions on PDS with states Feb 8-9: Thomas


January 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Gearing up to implement Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's dream legislation - the National Food Security Bill, the government Friday said it has called a ... Read more...

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Bangladesh PM in Tripura to revive historic, economic ties


January 11th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 11 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina accompanied by an over 100-member delegation Wednesday arrived in this capital city of Tripura, which had played a crucial role ... Read more...

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No power: Kashmir valley freezes in darkness


January 8th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) The power situation in Kashmir Valley remained critical for the third day Sunday after two transmission lines got snapped, leaving the region plunged in darkness with ... Read more...

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Not expecting investment, but more interaction with NRIs: Gehlot


January 7th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) Rajasthan is not expecting huge investments from NRIs taking part in the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) here, but intends to use the occasion to enhance ... Read more...

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Mamata’s mother passes away, condolences pour in (Roundup)


December 17th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's mother Gayatri Banerjee, who was a pillar of strength for West Bengal's first woman chief minister, passed away here Saturday morning. She was ... Read more...

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