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Legendary Pakistani actor Lehri dead


September 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 13 (IANS) Legendary Pakistani comedian Safirullah Siddiqui, also known as Lehri, died here Thursday after a prolonged illness. According to family sources, the veteran actor, 83, died ... Read more...

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‘Activist’ demands Kamat’s arrest in mining controversy


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 11 (IANS) Those implicated in the Justice M.V. Shah Commission report, including former chief minister Digambar Kamat, should be arrested and the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining controversy probed ... Read more...

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2G: Raja cross-examines former official


September 10th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Accused in the 2G spectrum case and former telecom minister A. Raja Monday began the cross-examination of key witness and former official A.K. Srivastava ... Read more...

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Facing allegations for being a Jaiswal: Coal minister


September 4th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal Tuesday played to the gallery, saying he was being targeted because of his community and noted that the screening process ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa meets UAE envoy


August 28th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 27 (IANS/WAM) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa met United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador Mahmoud Mohammed Mahmoud Monday on the occasion of the envoy's end of tenure in ... Read more...

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No coal block allocated during UPA-II regime: Jaiswal


August 27th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The government has not allocated any coal block since 2009, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said Monday, rejecting the allegation that coal blocks were allocated ... Read more...

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Trinamool will be formidable force nationally, says Mamata


August 25th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS)Exuding confidence that her Trinamool Congress would emerge as a formidable force in national politics, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said ... Read more...

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Casino revenue could fund Goa’s old age homes: Parrikar


August 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) The casinos of Goa could now fund old age homes, among other social initiatives of the state government, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in the state ... Read more...

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New tricks for an old sea dog?


August 7th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Known as a media-shy officer for long, Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma Tuesday called himself "an old sea dog" and wondered if it was ... Read more...

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Court modifies CLB order on Unitech auction


August 6th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday modified a Company Law Board (CLB) order and allowed Uninor, a joint venture of Norwegian firm Telenor and Unitech Group, ... Read more...

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Yunus fears government is taking over Grameen Bank (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus Thursday expressed shock at the Bangladesh government's attempt to cut the powers of the Grameen Bank's board and giving more authority to ... Read more...

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Andhra to provide legal aid to IAS officers in Jagan case


July 24th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Tuesday decided to provide legal assistance to seven Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers under the scanner in YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. ... Read more...

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Supreme Court rejects plea for probe against Naidu


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea that sought a CBI probe against Telugu Desam chief N. Chandrababu Naidu for allegedly benefiting a number of ... Read more...

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Sheikh Hasina congratulates Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday called up Pranab Mukherjee to congratulateg him on his election as India's president.A Bangladesh High Commission spokesman said Hasina ... Read more...

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Panel on illegal mining gets extension


July 20th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has extended till July 16, 2013, the tenure of the Justice M.B. Shah Commission of Inquiry set up to enquire into cases of ... Read more...

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Voting begins to elect India’s new president


July 19th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Thousands of Indian MPs and assembly members representing Thursday began casting their votes to choose a new president. It is a direct ... Read more...

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SC dismisses plea against Mukherjee


July 11th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed a "frivolous" plea challenging the "eligibility and qualification" of Pranab Mukherjee to be nominated as a candidate for the ... Read more...

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Is Adam Lambert going to be a judge on American Idol?


July 9th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are reports that singer Adam Lambert could be the next judge on the show American Idol. It may be recalled that Adam Lambert was the ... Read more...

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Doing my best to address power crisis: Akhilesh


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday said that his government was doing all it could to sort out the power crisis.Blaming the previous government for ... Read more...

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Vice presidential election Aug 7, says poll panel (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The election for India's next vice president will be held Aug 7, if required, the Election Commission announced Tuesday."VP election schedule has been announced. ... Read more...

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Vice presidential poll Aug 7, says poll panel


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The election for India's next vice president will be held August 7, the Election Commission announced Tuesday."VP election schedule announced. Poll on Aug 7," ... Read more...

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Satisfied with my tenure: Outgoing Delhi Police chief


June 30th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Outgoing Delhi Police commissioner B.K. Gupta Saturday said he was "satisfied with his tenure" as police chief and urged Delhiites to have consideration for the ... Read more...

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Signed files on officials’ advice, Deshmukh tells Adarsh panel


June 26th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Appearing before the two-member commission investigating the Adarsh Housing Society scam, former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh Tuesday said he did not check all documents that ... Read more...

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China to maintain 8 percent growth for over 20 years


June 19th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) China still enjoys a huge development potential and will maintain an eight percent growth rate for at least next 20 years, according to Justin Yifu Lin, ... Read more...

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Accountant, wife booked for fraud


June 16th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 16 (IANS) Police Saturday registered a case against a former chief accounts officer and his wife for duping Rajasthan government's agency RIICO of lakhs of rupees, an official ... Read more...

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‘No rift between Samajwadi Party and Trinamool’


June 15th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Scotching speculation of a rift between the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Trinamool Congress, SP general secretary Kiranmoy Nanda Friday said both the parties ... Read more...

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Mamata sends ‘advance congratulations’ to Kalam (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Stating that the Samajwadi Party (SP) was with her, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Friday said former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam would contest the ... Read more...

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Mamata sends ‘advance congratulations’ to Kalam


June 15th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Stating that Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was with her, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Friday sent her "advance congratulations" to former ... Read more...

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Former high court judge commits suicide in Lucknow


June 14th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) A former judge of the Allahabad High Court at the Lucknow bench, disturbed over the recent death of his son, committed suicide here Thursday, police ... Read more...

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Coal block auctioning to begin in two months: Jaiswal


June 8th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 8 (IANS) Union Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal Friday said new coal blocks had been identified and their auctioning would begin in the next two months."The coal block auctioning ... Read more...

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Ramdev, Anna protests ‘timely’: Gen V.K. Singh (Lead, supersedes earlier story)


June 4th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), June 4 (IANS) Former Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh has said the anti-corruption campaigns by Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev are "timely and valid".After offering ... Read more...

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Nothing wrong with Ramdev, Anna agitations: Gen V.K. Singh


June 4th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, June 4 (IANS) Ex-army chief General V.K. Singh has thrown his lot behind the anti-graft agitations led by social activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev, terming ... Read more...

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Krishna to write to PM on Team Anna charges


May 31st, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Rebutting charges hurled at him by Team Anna, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Thursday he will write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ... Read more...

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Indian Army has become more transparent, says V.K. Singh


May 31st, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The functioning of the Indian Army has become more transparent in the last few years and its mindset has changed, said the outgoing army chief, ... Read more...

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Gen Bikram Singh is Indian Army chief


May 31st, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Gen Bikram Singh, an infantry officer, Thursday took over as the 27th Indian Army chief from Gen V.K. Singh, who retired from service after a ... Read more...

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