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Penalty on HDFC Standard Life seen as warning


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) A warning bugle for the industry is what life insurance officials say of the Rs.1.47 ($333,000) crore penalty imposed by the insurance regulator on HDFC Standard ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan not in politburo, Buddhadeb in


April 9th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) There were question marks over both. But while former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee retained his place in the CPI-M politburo, former Kerala chief ... Read more...

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Experts demand rules for stake dilution in insurance firms


December 5th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) The government should come out with rules such as setting a time frame for dilution of excess stake held by promoters of life insurance companies as ... Read more...

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‘Media should hold a mirror to itself’


November 6th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Following strong reactions from journalist associations to Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju's outspoken views on the role and calibre of journalists, voices ... Read more...

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Company Law Board to hear dispute on The Hindu newspaper chief


July 18th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed the Company Law Board (CLB) to hear the dispute involving the members of the family owning The Hindu newspaper over ... Read more...

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Proposed new insurance norms may adversely impact mergers (Lead)


July 3rd, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) India's insurance regulator may be attempting to override legal provisions while also seeking to prevent promoters from exiting ventures within 10 years of starting operations, experts ... Read more...

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Proposed new insurance norms may adversely impact mergers


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) India's insurance regulator may be attempting to override legal provisions while also seeking to prevent promoters from exiting ventures within 10 years of starting operations, ... Read more...

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Non-life insurers’ merger norms discriminatory: Experts


June 12th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai June 12 (IANS) The merger and amalgamation (M and A) regulations notified by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) is discriminatory, inconsistent with the Insurance Act, say industry ... Read more...

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Agra’s dilemma over the dead


April 4th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 4 (IANS) It is a dilemma that can probably be resolved only if the dead could return and pick up one of the two options - the ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks expose on 2008 cash-for-votes scam not ‘concocted’: Varadarajan


March 17th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): Reacting on the latest expose by whistle blowing website WikiLeaks that the Congress party had paid huge sums of money to lawmakers to win a ... Read more...

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Taj in real danger from dry polluted Yamuna (Lead, correcting name in last para)


March 5th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 5 (IANS) Till recently it was a mere conjecture, but now signs of stress and physical distortions on the white marble surface are beginning to confirm what everyone ... Read more...

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Taj in real danger from dry, polluted Yamuna


March 5th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 5 (IANS) Till recently it was a mere conjecture, but now signs of stress and physical distortions on the marble surface are beginning to confirm what everyone has ... Read more...

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Tunku Varadarajan is Newsweek international editor


December 8th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) Noted British Indian Journalist Tunku Varadarajan, writer-at-large for the Daily Beast website and an alumnus of Forbes, has been appointed editor of Newsweek's international editions.Varadrajan, 48, ... Read more...

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Gujarat police arrest 10 Maoists


April 25th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Surat, April 25 (ANI): Gujarat Police have been able to arrest at least 10 suspected Maoists in the last two months.Acting on a tip-off that some Maoist cadres were trying to ... Read more...

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Crime and Bollywood to depict Dawood and co


March 27th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The underworld has always been a fascinating subject for filmmakers and TV producers. It's no secret that underworld once played an active part in Bollywood. The ... Read more...

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Stalin, Maran meet Prakash Karat


February 25th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) DMK leaders M.K. Stalin and Dayanidhi Maran Thursday met Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat here, informed sources said. Details of the meeting were ... Read more...

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Police identify Varadarajan’s body, funeral Tuesday


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Tallying the prints of three fingers, police Monday confirmed that the highly decomposed body recovered from a suburban lake here Feb 13 is that of Communist Party of ... Read more...

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Missing CPI-M leader’s body found in Chennai lake


February 21st, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) The body of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader W.R. Varadarajan, who was missing since Feb 11, was recovered Sunday from a lake in this Tamil Nadu capital, ... Read more...

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Anil Ambani, Kokilaben on Sabarimala pilgrimage


February 13th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Feb 13 (IANS) Industrialist Anil Ambani and his mother Kokilaben arrived here Saturday evening on a one-day pilgrimage to the Sabarimala temple, police said. Ambani's party also includes two relatives and ... Read more...

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‘Ready’ remake starts rolling


December 1st, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Dhanush is keeping busy and is neck down in work as he's shooting for three projects simultaneously. The actor has completed filming talkie portions for Vetiramaaran's "Aadukalam' and remake of "Maapillai'.Meanwhile, his ... Read more...

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CPI-M demands action against police officials, Dinakaran


November 3rd, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 3 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) Tamil Nadu unit Tuesday demanded the state government take disciplinary action against the four police officials indicted by by the Madras High ... Read more...

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Campaigning on for Tamil Nadu by-polls Aug 18


August 13th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Campaigning by political parties for by-elections in five assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu is in full swing. By-polls are being held in Bargur, Thondamuthur, Cumbum, Illayangudi and Srivaikundam ... Read more...

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Vaiko’s ‘bloodbath’ remark exposes fissures in Third Front (Lead)


April 10th, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) MDMK leader Vaiko's warning of a "bloodbath" in Tamil Nadu over the Sri Lankan Tamil tangle has brought out fissures in the AIADMK-led Third Front with the ... Read more...

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AIADMK, CPM reach seat sharing agreement


April 6th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 6 (ANI): The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) on Monday arrived at a seat sharing agreement, according to which the latter ... Read more...

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Key DMK, AIADMK allies fume over seat allocation


April 1st, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Ahead of the single phase Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu on May 13, the two key parties, the ruling DMK and the main opposition AIADMK, are facing ... Read more...

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CPI-M to protest India-US naval exercise


October 23rd, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday said the party would organise protests all along the west coast of the country against the India-US Naval exercises being ... Read more...

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CPI-M open to alliance with AIADMK


September 18th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Vellore (Tamil Nadu), Sep 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) is open to an electoral alliance with the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, party state secretary N. Varadarajan announced Thursday."Political alliances ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi blows hot and cold at the Left


August 20th, 2008 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Tuesday blew hot and cold at Wednesday's day-long Left-sponsored general strike by announcing moral support to it and obliquely referring to the ... Read more...

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Left asks DMK to join third front


August 16th, 2008 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Dindigul (Tamil Nadu), Aug 15 (IANS) Days after announcing withdrawal of support to the ruling DMK, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday exhorted Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi to join the proposed ... Read more...

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Left stops supporting Karunanidhi government, Congress elated (Lead)


August 9th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
By T.S.V. Hari Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) The two major Left parties, CPI-M and CPI, announced Saturday that they will no longer support the minority DMK government in Tamil Nadu - leaving the ... Read more...

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Mechanism by which information can be recovered from black holes identified


May 15th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Physicists at Penn State in the US have provided a mechanism by which information can be recovered from black holes.Black holes are those regions of space where ... Read more...

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CPI-M re-elects Karat general secretary


April 3rd, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)Coimbatore, April 3 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday re-elected Prakash Karat as its general secretary and dropped veterans Jyoti Basu and Harkishen Singh Surjeet from the party's highest decision ... Read more...

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Mani Ratnam’s son a ‘Red volunteer’ at CPI-M meet


April 1st, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by admin
By Liz Mathew Coimbatore, April 1 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) congress here has an unusual "Red volunteer" - 16-year-old Nandan, son of noted filmmaker Mani Ratnam and south Indian actor-director ... Read more...

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