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SP cadre not in favour of bailing out Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) The demand to withdraw support to UPA II went up within the Samajwadi Party (SP) Thursday as a shutdown called by it evoked near complete response ... Read more...

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Kudankulam safe but fuel loading permission not given: Atomic panel


September 13th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu, India's atomic energy regulator Thursday termed the project safe but ... Read more...

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Andhra police chief orders probe into hostage drama (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's police chief Thursday ordered a probe into the incident in Hyderabad in which a suspended police constable took a senior police official hostage for ... Read more...

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Constable apologizes for taking senior hostage


September 13th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) A suspended police constable who took a senior police official hostage here Wednesday night has apologized for his behaviour.Giriprasad Sharma, a suspended head constable with the ... Read more...

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Hyderabad ‘hostage’ drama ends as suspended cop releases senior (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) A four-hour-long 'hostage' drama ended here late Wednesday as a suspended head constable who had taken a senior police official hostage released him unharmed.Giriprasad Sharma, a ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir cabinet meets in remote LoC village


September 12th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 12 (IANS) As part of his government's policy to carry governance to the doorsteps of people living in the far-flung areas of the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief ... Read more...

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Three injured in Assam grenade blast


September 11th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 11 (IANS) Three people were injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants in Bongaigaon town in Assam's Bongaigaon district Tuesday evening, police said.The blast took place under ... Read more...

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Bengal minister meets Infosys top brass on stalled project


September 7th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Bengalore, Sep 6 (IANS) West Bengal Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee, who held talks with the top brass of IT bellwether Infosys Thursday on its stalled project in the state, ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh meets Sonia, supporters


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh here Tuesday met his supporters in an apparent bid to exert pressure on the Congress top brass about his ... Read more...

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Maruti restarts Manesar plant with 400 workers (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 21 (IANS) The country's leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki restarted its Manesar plant, in Haryana, Tuesday with nearly 400 workers rejoining work, a company official said Tuesday."Nearly ... Read more...

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Pakistan can learn from Egypt shake-up, says daily


August 14th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's shake-up of the military top brass has "instructive connotations" for Pakistan, said a daily, observing there was "no accountability for the military's ... Read more...

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Top military dismissals are in Egypt’s interests: Morsi (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Monday said the dismissal of the country's powerful defence minister and a top military general has been done in the country's ... Read more...

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Belarusian border guards get flak over teddy bears


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has blamed the national border guard service over the "bombing" of hundreds of teddy bears from a plane intruding into the ... Read more...

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‘Police did not intervene in July 18 violence’


July 31st, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 31 (IANS) The SIT, probing the July 18 violence at Maruti's Manesar plant, includes same police officers who were on the spot on the crucial day and allegedly ... Read more...

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Antony in Jammu and Kashmir to review security


July 28th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit to review the security situation in the border state.Indian Army chief ... Read more...

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Staff payments burden for smaller actors: Anupam Kher


July 25th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher is not too pleased with the news that all actors will now have to pay their staff from their own pocket. ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to come clean on terrorism, says Germany


July 14th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Germany Saturday made it clear to Pakistan that it needs to "come clean" over terror allegations, whether those are true or not, as this will ... Read more...

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Vigilance quizzes Achuthanandan in land transfer case


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 23 (IANS) A team of vigilance department officials Saturday arrived at the official residence of former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan to quiz him on the controversial land ... Read more...

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‘Will convince Bhupathi or Bopanna to play with Hesh’


June 19th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) All India Tennis Association (AITA) president Anil Khanna said Tuesday that sending one team for the 2012 London Olympics is the best option to ... Read more...

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Does Kashmir’s ‘residual militancy’ still have fangs in uniform? (News Analysis)


June 19th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) The arrest of three policemen, reportedly for their links with separatist guerrillas, has come as an embarrassment for the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the intelligence ... Read more...

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GAIL to set up 1,000 MW power plant in Punjab


June 12th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday approved a 1,000-MW power plant to be set up in the state's Ropar district, a spokesman of the chief minister's office said ... Read more...

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‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ irks Ferrari bosses?


June 12th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) While Vidhu Vinod Chopra's "Ferrari Ki Sawaari" is creating a lot of buzz with people praising the film for its simplicity, there is one section ... Read more...

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CPI-M on back foot as Kerala assembly session starts Monday (Letter from Kerala)


June 10th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 10 (IANS) Following the murder of a former CPI-M leader and the widening rift within its ranks, the party, after a long time, would be seen on the ... Read more...

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Delhi University begins sale of admission forms


June 4th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) For aspirants of higher learning, all city roads led to the Delhi University (DU) Monday as the sale of admission forms began. Anxious ... Read more...

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Media creation, says Vijayan of Achuthanandan letter


May 21st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala state secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Monday tried to brush off veteran communist V.S. Achuthanandan's reported demand for his removal ... Read more...

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Punjab to withdraw unauthorised security from VIPs


May 14th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) VIPs and influential people flaunting police security in Punjab may have to shed some of it with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Monday ordering that ... Read more...

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India natural leader of Indian Ocean region: Antony


May 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India Tuesday positioned itself as a natural leader of the Indian Ocean region in view of its strategic location and operational capability, even as its ... Read more...

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CPI-M not involved in former leader’s murder: Achuthanandan


May 7th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) Kerala's Leader of Opposition and Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) veteran V.S. Achuthanandan Monday denied his party's involvement in the murder of a former party ... Read more...

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Team Anna alleges kickbacks in India’s major deals (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Team Anna Thursday released a set of documents that allude to "kickbacks and money laundering" in several defence and commercial deals of the Indian government, ... Read more...

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Team Anna alleges kickbacks in India’s major deals


April 26th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Team Anna Thursday released a set of documents that allude to "kickbacks and money laundering" in several defence and commercial deals of the Indian government, ... Read more...

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Uneasy truce between government, army chief


April 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With a little over a month for army chief, Gen. V.K. Singh, to retire and the last three weeks passing without much public airing of ... Read more...

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ULFA attempt to disrupt Manmohan’s visit foiled


April 18th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) An attempt by ULFA's anti-talks faction to trigger at least two blasts in Guwahati, ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit April 20, has been ... 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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Service chiefs to depose before parliamentary panel


April 9th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Taking serious note of the gaps in defence preparedness, a parliamentary panel Monday summoned the three armed forces chiefs to depose before it April 19-20 ... Read more...

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MCD elections: BJP, Congress promise development


April 8th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The fight for Delhi Municipal Corporation has intensified with the two major political parties, Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) releasing their election manifestos ... Read more...

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