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Proud to be an Indian, says Chief Justice Kapadia


August 15th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia Wednesday said he was proud to be an Indian where the small Parsi community could have one of its members heading ... Read more...

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Sad that Pakistan didn’t win a single medal, says daily


August 13th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) That Pakistan, a country of over 180 million, did not win a single medal in the London Olympics was a sad reflection on the state of ... Read more...

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No question of quitting Congress: Virbhadra


August 1st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh Wednesday said there was no question of him quitting the Congress, but expressed unhappiness over party affairs in Himachal Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Nobody cares for Pakistan’s heritage, laments daily


July 9th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) Heritage? Who cares! That was the sarcastic comment of a Pakistani daily after a massive hoard of ancient statues and coins were found ... Read more...

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Gloves off in Paes-Bhupathi battle


June 15th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi are undoubtedly two of the best doubles players on the planet but unfortunately not the best of partners any more ... Read more...

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A slice of today’s India, Dibakar’s ‘Shanghai’ must watch (IANS Movie Review - Rating: *** 1/2)


June 8th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Shanghai"; Cast: Prosenjeet Chatterjee, Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Supriya Pathak and Farooque Shaikh; Director: Dibakar Banerjee; Rating: *** 1/2Watching "Shanghai" is revisiting your daily local newspaper, full of ... Read more...

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Self-styled civil society undermining legislature: Goa governor


June 8th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 8 (IANS) Legislators need to be conscious of "self styled" civil society members questioning the role of the legislature in India, Goa governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo said Friday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Patnaik holds talks to mend fences in BJD


June 1st, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday began talks with leaders of his Biju Janata Dal (BJD) to bridge the rift that had surfaced while he was ... Read more...

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Vishal-Shekhar mesmerise with ‘Shanghai’ songs (IANS music review)


May 16th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Shanghai"; Music Director: Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravijani; Lyricist: Dibakar Banerjee, Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt Guptan, Neelesh Misra, Kumaar; Singers: Shekhar Ravijani, Vishal Dadlani, Arun Ingle, Mandar Apte, Dibakar, ... Read more...

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It’s hard to keep up good work in Bollywood: Kalki Koechlin (Interview)


May 16th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Kalki Koechlin comes from a non-film background, but the actress has managed to carve a niche for herself with her unconventional choice of scripts. ... Read more...

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Something fishy about the food, says Pakistani daily


April 30th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has questioned the quality and safety of the food in the country after fish in Karachi were "said to be heavily tainted with ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel to query service chiefs, but not on April 20


April 13th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The three armed forces chiefs will be questioned on the gaps in India's military preparedness but not on April 20 as has been reported in ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province unsafe for foreigners: Daily


March 19th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is unsafe for foreigners and "this sorry state of affairs is unlikely to improve", a daily said Monday.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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Scrap polls if no women votes: Pakistani daily


February 29th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 29 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily has described as "perfectly legitimate" a demand that elections be scrapped in those polling stations where no woman votes.An editorial in the ... Read more...

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Court slams CBI, ED over Adarsh society probe


February 28th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Tuesday slammed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and other central agencies for lapses in the ongoing probe into the Adarsh Society ... Read more...

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Bengal hospital gives cat-bite jab to child instead of mother


February 7th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) The sorry state of affairs in West Bengal's government hospitals once again came to the fore when a eight-year-old boy was injected a cat-bite antidote instead ... Read more...

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Pakistan has 700,000 new tax-payers


February 1st, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistan has 700,000 new tax-payers Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said, adding that the government was taking steps to improve the state of the ... Read more...

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Anand Mahindra tweets ire at ‘dismal’ Auto Expo crowd control


January 6th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The thronging unruly crowds at the Auto Expo Friday had Mahindra Group vice chairman and managing director Anand Mahindra vent his ire at the "dismal" ... Read more...

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Thousands swamp Auto Expo, exhibitors fret at chaos (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Chaos seemed to reign at the Auto Expo Friday as thousands of visitors thronged auto exhibitors' stalls at the Pragati Maidan, completely overrunning the venue, ... Read more...

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Broke Maharashtra civic body demands funds to conduct polls


January 4th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Akola (Maharashtra), Jan 3 (IANS) Shortly after elections were announced to various municipal corporations and Zila Parishads in Maharashtra Tuesday, a civic body asked the state government for funds to ... Read more...

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Guyana high on WICB directors’ agenda this weekend


December 30th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Dec 30 (IANS/CMC) The directors of the West Indies Cricket Board are scheduled to meet this weekend in St. Lucia where the state of affairs regarding the Guyana board ... Read more...

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Pakistan, India must prevent ‘tripping of nuclear wire’: daily


December 29th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Talks between Pakistan and India to avert conflict is a step in the right direction, said a daily while observing that "the criticality of arrangements to ... Read more...

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Notices to 300,000 Pakistanis who don’t pay taxes


December 24th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistan, which is facing a disappointing economic scenario, is sending notices to 300,000 people who don't pay their taxes.Federal Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has directed ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s attacks out of desperation: Congress


December 18th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's attacks on the Congress party are borne out of desperation at its rising popularity in the state and realisation that ... Read more...

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Omar orders fire safety audit of Kashmir hospitals


December 9th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 9 (IANS) In a quick reaction to the fire in Kolkata's AMRI hospital that left at least 73 dead, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday ordered ... Read more...

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Congress is scared of BSP, says Mayawati


November 27th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 27 (IANS) Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday made fun of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, saying his trips to Uttar Pradesh showed that his party was scared of her ... Read more...

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Rahul flays ‘insensitive’ Mayawati, Mulayam


November 23rd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 23 (IANS) Intensifying his campaign in Uttar Pradesh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said Chief Minister Mayawati and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav have become insensitive ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi ill-informed: Raj Thackeray retorts to speech


November 14th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Monday gave a sharp rejoinder to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's statements in Uttar Pradesh, terming him "ill-informed"."For how long would UP ... Read more...

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On formation day, Karnataka longs for corruption-free times


November 1st, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 1 (IANS) Corruption-scarred Karnataka Tuesday entered the 56th year of its formation, hoping that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will not further muddy its own and the ... Read more...

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We demand change, cry Manipur youth


October 6th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Oct 6 (IANS) It's hard to see anything positive coming out of the 60-day economic blockade in Manipur. But the blockade and counter blockade by two communities have ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani army major in railway theft’


September 14th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) The involvement of a Pakistan Army major in the theft of copper worth millions from a railway wagon has come as "a great shock", said a ... Read more...

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Officialdom is full of liars, says Hazare


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Sep 2 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare said here Friday that the Indian officialdom consisted of "liars" and expressed apprehensions over the country?s future. Addressing his first major ... Read more...

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Our people are very frustrated with violence: Pakistan rights panel chief (Interview)


August 21st, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistanis are "very frustrated" with the state of affairs in their country where violence and abductions are now a way of life, says the ... Read more...

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IAS officer holds Lalu responsible for Bihar’s decay


August 12th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A Bihar cadre administrative officer has held former chief minister Lalu Prasad responsible for the "perverse" governance of the state from 1990 to 2005 - ... Read more...

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Lalu Prasad loyalist leaves RJD


July 22nd, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 22 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and chief spokesman Shakeel Ahmad Khan, considered a loyalist of party chief Lalu Prasad, Friday announced he was leaving the party.Khan, ... Read more...

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