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Raise power capacity on war footing: India Inc


July 31st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) With the worst power blackout in India affecting almost half the country and causing business losses of thousands of crores of rupees, India Inc. Tuesday ... Read more...

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Antarctica to face more threats, warn researchers


July 15th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Urgent steps are required to protect the planet's last great wilderness Antarctica, which is likely to face more critical threats than ever before, an international team ... Read more...

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Delhi crime spurt threat to people’s safety: Court


June 10th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Sending two robbers to jail, a Delhi court has expressed concern over the security and safety of the public due to a spurt in crime ... Read more...

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Fuel shortage to ease in Chennai, says Jayalalithaa


May 29th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday said the acute shortage of petrol and diesel will end in the metropolis as urgent steps are being taken ... Read more...

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Goa Church threatens boycott of village panchayat polls


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 3 (IANS) The Goa church has threatened to urge voters to boycott the May 16 village panchayat polls, if the "controversial electioneering process" for the grassroot local ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi seek safe release of kidnapped collector


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her predecessor and DMK chief M.Karunanidhi Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take urgent steps for the ... Read more...

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Holy Ganga receives 2,900 million litres sewage daily: PM


April 17th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Describing the performance of states in operating and maintaining existing sewage treatment plants as "tardy", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said every day 2,900 ... Read more...

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Curb wastage, cut pollution to tackle water disputes: experts


February 16th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Curbing wastage, reducing pollution and forming joint platforms to assess geological changes were among the urgent steps needed to tackle the growing conflicts on water ... Read more...

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Economic growth may slump to 6.9 percent this fiscal (Roundup)


February 7th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) India's economic growth is expected to fall to a three-year low of 6.9 percent in the current financial year, substantially down from the budgetary ... Read more...

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Panel formed to set up Ambedkar centre, memorial in Delhi


November 30th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The central government Wednesday set up a committee to develop Dr. Ambedkar National Centre for Social Justice and a memorial in Delhi.The 11-member committee, ... Read more...

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Check cement price rise in Chhattisgarh, demands Congress


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 22 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday asked Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to take urgent steps to stem cement prices in the state that have risen a ... Read more...

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Greece upset calculations, let it not spillover: Manmohan


November 4th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 3 (IANS) With non-member Greece throwing the G20 Summit here into a tailspin, India Thursday called for urgent steps to resolve the Eurozone crisis and said emerging ... Read more...

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Greece has upset calculations, let it not multiply: Manmohan


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 3 (IANS) With non-member Greece throwing the G20 Summit here into a turmoil, India Thursday called for urgent steps to resolve the Eurozone crisis, and said emerging ... Read more...

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Agra despairs over Western advisory


October 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 26 (IANS) Tourism industry in the Taj Mahal city of Agra fumed Wednesday that it will be badly hit following advisory from five Western nations asking tourists to ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa, centre blow hot, cold as Kudankulam protests resume


October 18th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) As anti-nuclear activists Tuesday resumed their protest at Kudankulam and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said she doubted New Delhi's intentions, a defensive ... Read more...

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‘Ease tensions in Manipur’


October 17th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Former union minister and social worker Mohan Dharia Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take urgent steps to ease tensions in Manipur and ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to kick start poll campaign in Tripura


October 17th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) With the visit of the Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi next month, the main opposition party in Tripura will kick start its campaign for the ... Read more...

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Why give kids money, not uniforms, rights panel asks MCD


October 15th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A panel for child rights has issued a notice to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on a complaint against a proposal to distribute ... Read more...

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Slum dwellers protest direct cash transfers


September 27th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Around 1,200 slum-dwellers gathered Monday near the Income Tax Office here to protest against the Delhi government's proposed move to dismantle the fair price ration ... Read more...

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Beef up apex court security: PM gives directions


September 9th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Law Minister Salman Khurshid to meet Chief Justice of India (CJI) S.H. Kapadia ... Read more...

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Now Karachi frets over dengue outbreak


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 14 cases of dengue were detected in Karachi, already battered by a wave of violence, and the authorities are now worried over its outbreak.The ... Read more...

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Ex-militants demand education for kids


July 30th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 30 (IANS) Militants who have surrendered Saturday urged Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to provide education for their kids."Besides rehabilitations of all ex-militants, we have urged the government ... Read more...

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No report on president’s rule in Tripura: Governor’s aide


July 14th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 14 (IANS) Tripura Governor D.Y.Patil did not send any report to the central government recommending president's rule in the state, an official said here Thursday, terming the ... Read more...

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Huge case backlog before Supreme Court’s constitution bench


June 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Around 750 cases involving complicated issues of law or interpretation of statutory provisions have been pending before the Supreme Court's constitution bench years, causing concern ... Read more...

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Urgent steps needed to deal with petrol shortage: Pakistan paper


June 9th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) The Pakistan government must take urgent steps to deal with the petrol shortage in the country, a Pakistani paper said Thursday, urging it to rein ... Read more...

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Ramdev’s fast a ‘five-star satyagraha’, says Digvijay Singh (Lead)


June 4th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Taking a dig at his luxurious lifestyle, Congress leader Digvijay Singh Saturday described Baba Ramdev's fast against corruption a "five-star satyagraha" and urged social activist ... Read more...

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Agra activists join Ramdev’s fast


June 4th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 4 (IANS) Scores of activists and supporters of yoga guru's campaign against corruption Saturday started a fast here.A large number of them were Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Digvijay Singh slams Ramdev’s ‘five-star satyagraha’


June 4th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Taking a dig at Baba Ramdev's luxurious lifestyle, Congress leader Digvijay Singh Saturday slammed the yoga guru's fast against corruption by calling it a "five ... Read more...

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Thousands join Ramdev’s anti-graft fast (Lead)


June 4th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Thousands of people Saturday assembled at the Ramlila Ground in central Delhi as yoga guru Baba Ramdev went ahead with his fast against corruption and ... Read more...

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Talks fail, Ramdev’s anti-graft fast on (Intro Roundup)


June 4th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Friday said he would go ahead with his mass hunger strike plan against corruption and black money after a marathon ... Read more...

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Ramdev to go on fast as talks fail (Second Lead)


June 3rd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Friday declared he was going ahead with his hunger strike against corruption from Saturday after the government's attempt to persuade him ... Read more...

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Talks with ministers fail, Ramdev to go on fast (Lead)


June 3rd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Union ministers Kapil Sibal and Subodh Kant Sahay Friday failed to reach an agreement with Baba Ramdev even after four hours of talks on the ... Read more...

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Delay in stocking foodgrain in northeast ahead of monsoon


June 3rd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 3 (IANS) The mountainous northeastern states are anxious over the delay by the central government in building buffer stocks of foodgrain before the monsoon, which is expected to ... Read more...

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Sri Sri Ravishankar backs Ramdev’s campaign


June 2nd, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar Thursday extended his support to yoga guru Baba Ramdev's indefinite fast against illegal wealth stashed in foreign banks, saying "all ... Read more...

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Anna supports Ramdev, warns government


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegaon Siddhi (Maharashtra), June 2 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare Thursday cautioned Baba Ramdev against being "fooled" by the government and said he will support the yoga guru's fast against corruption ... Read more...

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