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US government taking steps to attract foreign visitors


September 20th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) The US government is taking steps to attract more foreign visitors, and is building partnerships with Disney, American Express and other tourism industry stakeholders in this ... Read more...

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Smartphone users reject apps over privacy issues


September 6th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sept 6 (IANS) Smartphone users are rejecting or uninstalling some apps because of concerns over intrusive nature of collecting personal information, according to a US survey.The Pew Internet Project ... Read more...

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Spell out steps to plug leakage of phone taps: SC (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday pulled up the government for not stating the mechanism it had put in place to guard against leakage of telephone intercepts ... Read more...

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13 killed as train hits auto-rickshaw in Odisha (Second Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 13 people, mostly women, were killed and four critically injured when an express train rammed into their auto-rickshaw in Odisha's Sambalpur district Friday, police ... Read more...

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Facing flak over price-rise remark, Beni now bats for retail FDI (Second Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Yet drawing flak for his remark that he was "happy" with price-rise as it was beneficial for farmers, union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma ... Read more...

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Minister says price rise helps farmers, draws flak (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Monday stoked a controversy with his comment that he was "happy" with price rise as it was beneficial ... Read more...

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Minister says price rise beneficial for farmers, criticised


August 20th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Minister for Steel Beni Prasad Verma Monday stoked a controversy with his comment that price rise was beneficial for farmers. The opposition pounced ... Read more...

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Assam ministers satisfied with migrants’ security in Hyderabad


August 18th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Two ministers from Assam Saturday reviewed the situation following the flight of some Assamese from here and reassured the migrants that Hyderabad was safe for them.For ... Read more...

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‘Urgent need to restore gender balance in J&K;’


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) Expressing concern over the "alarming decline" in in Jammu and Kashmir's sex ratio - 883 females per 1,000 males - a minister said the government will ... Read more...

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Court seeks report from civic agencies on water-logging


July 11th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the capital's civic agencies to file a status report about steps taken to desilt drains and prevent water-logging during ... Read more...

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UP taking steps to save food grain from rains


June 28th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 28 (IANS) Amid reports of food grain lying unattended in the open in many places in Uttar Pradesh, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh Thursday said ... Read more...

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UN to review Sri Lanka rights situation


June 24th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 24 (IANS) A UN review of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka will take place in October-November, officials said Sunday.The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of some countries, ... Read more...

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RBI will adjust monetary policy to spur growth: Pranab (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday exuded confidence that the Reserve Bank of India would "adjust" the monetary policy to ease macro-economic concerns of slow growth ... Read more...

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Goa cops, excise staff step in to stop petrol smuggling


June 1st, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 1 (IANS) Petrol from Goa is being smuggled to neighbouring states like Karnataka and Maharashtra, where it is priced at a premium, and the state police and excise ... Read more...

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BJP raises concern over depreciating rupee


May 16th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi Wednesday raised concerns over the depreciating value of the rupee against the dollar and questioned if ... Read more...

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US envoy denies meeting Hafiz Saeed


May 10th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has denied meeting Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.The US embassy Wednesday categorically rejected an article in a national daily ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to take steps that India, US asking: Hillary (Roundup)


May 7th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on the second day of her visit to this city to "explore the economic potential of east India", said ... Read more...

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Pakistan not doing enough on Mumbai attack: Clinton


May 7th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Stressing that all those involved in the 2008 Mumbai attack be brought to justice, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday accused Pakistan of not ... Read more...

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Debar criminals from polls: Election Commissioner Brahma


May 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 5 (IANS) Describing the participation of criminals in polls as one of the major problems the country is facing, Election Commissioner H.S. Brahma Saturday called upon the people ... Read more...

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S&P; cuts India’s outlook, warns of ratings downgrade (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Ratings agency Standard & Poor's Wednesday lowered its outlook on India to negative from stable, and warned of a ratings downgrade citing deteriorating economic ... Read more...

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No need to panic on S&P; negative outlook: Mukherjee


April 25th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The government is concerned about ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P;) lowering India's credit rating outlook but there is no need to panic, said ... Read more...

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Maoists plan peoples’ court to decide fate of Hikaka (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Maoists Wednesday accused the Odisha government of not taking steps on their demands and announced they would decide the fate of legislator Jhina Hikaka, who is ... Read more...

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Maoists plan peoples’ court to decide fate of Hikaka


April 18th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The Maoists Wednesday accused the Odisha government of not taking steps on their demand and announced they would decide the fate of legislator Jhina Hikaka, who ... Read more...

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Pakistani economist sees huge prospects for trade with India


April 13th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 13 (IANS) Eminent economist and former governor of State Bank of Pakistan Ishrat Husain said Friday he saw huge prospects for bilateral trade with India with both the ... Read more...

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Cameron to meet Suu Kyi in Myanmar


April 10th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron will make a landmark trip this week to Myanmar where he is expected to meet Nobel laureate and pro-democracy leader ... Read more...

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Bolton’s Muamba starts walking again


April 6th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle confirmed that midfielder Fabrice Muamba was walking again and continues to recover after an on-field collapse last month.The 23-year-old suffered cardiac ... Read more...

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US to ease financial restrictions on Myanmar


April 5th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The US will ease its financial and investment restrictions on Myanmar following the landmark parliamentary by-election in the country, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.America was ... Read more...

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Maoists set Thursday deadline for abducted legislator (Second Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Maoists holding BJD legislator Jhina Hikaka for 10 days in Odisha Tuesday set the government a Thursday deadline to meet their demands. Appealing for his immediate ... Read more...

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Light and sound shows to resume in Srinagar


March 17th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) After more than 20 years, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to resume the light and sound shows at the Shalimar Garden and the Hari ... Read more...

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Income tax exemption limit raised to Rs.2 lakh (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Giving some relief to individual taxpayers, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed to raise the income tax exemption limit to Rs.2 lakh from Rs.1.8 ... Read more...

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Brazil must keep currency competitive, says minister


March 14th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 14 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government does not intend to directly intervene in the currency market, but will continue taking steps to stop the real from rising to a ... Read more...

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India getting aircraft to track cyclones


February 28th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India is acquiring a weather reconnaissance aircraft in order to ensure better forecasting of cyclones, National Disaster Management Authority vice chairman Shashidhar Reddy said here ... Read more...

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Etisalat to shut down India operation


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Telecom service provider Etisalat DB Wednesday said it will shut down its services in India following the Supreme Court ordering cancelling of 122 spectrum licences, ... Read more...

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Chouhan writes to PM against national anti-terror hub


February 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 18 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to reconsider the setting up of National Counter Terrorism ... 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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