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Forced disappearances negate humanity, says Pakistani daily


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Forced disappearances negate the very essence of humanity and cannot and should not be tolerated or justified, a Pakistani daily said Tuesday as a UN panel ... Read more...

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Rahul’s remark triggers speculation about ministerial role


July 20th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's remark Thursday about playing a more proactive role in the government sparked off intense speculation about the likely ministry ... Read more...

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Rahul ready for ‘pro-active’ role, to be No 2 in party (Evening Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi will be number two in the Congress after Sonia Gandhi, the party said Thursday after he declared that he was ready for ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan to resume cricketing ties after 5 years (Second Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Sub-continental cricketing ties, suspended in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, will resume after five years when Pakistan tours India in December-January for playing ... Read more...

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Pakistan to play 3 ODIs, 2 T20s in India in Dec-Jan (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan will tour India in December-January to resume sub-continetal cricketing ties after five years, playing three One-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals.The Board of Control for ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Music industry hails new copyright law


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Indian entertainment industry has hailed as a historic decision the parliamentary approval accorded to the Copyright Act (Amendment) Bill, 2012, which strengthens the royalty claims ... Read more...

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Pakistan band Raeth set for Bollywood debut (With Images)


May 16th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Pakistani band Raeth, popular for songs like "Bhula do" and "Waada", is all set to foray into Bollywood with upcoming film "Marksheet", based on education ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Realty industry welcomes rate cut, sees benefit for all (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The interest rate-sensitive realty sector Tuesday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) decision to cut key lending rates by 50 basis points, and felt ... Read more...

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Auto industry welcomes rate cut


April 17th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian automobile industry, which struggled with a sluggish market last year due to high interest rates, Tuesday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India's ... Read more...

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Realty industry welcomes rate cut, sees benefit for all


April 17th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The interest rate sensitive realty industry Tuesday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) decision to cut key lending rates by 50 basis points, and ... Read more...

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NCPCR hails SC order on quota for poor in schools


April 12th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Thursday welcomed the apex court order upholding a 25 percent quota for poor children in unaided ... Read more...

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Pacts for Kudankulam III and IV almost ready: Russian envoy


March 26th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Ahead of President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to India, Russian Ambassador Alexander M. Kadakain said the agreements for the units III and IV of the ... Read more...

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‘Proposal for FDI in domestic carriers sent to commerce ministry’


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A proposal has been sent to the commerce ministry to permit foreign carriers invest in India's cash-strapped private airlines, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh ... Read more...

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Liberal Indian visa a good thing, says daily


February 18th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) A liberal visa policy is a welcome step for Pakistanis wanting to visit India as "the current process is incredibly Byzantine", a leading Pakistani daily said ... Read more...

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Jet fuel price cut by Rs.350.70 a kilolitre


February 16th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) Thursday cut aviation fuel prices by Rs.350.70 or 0.56 percent a kilolitre (kl), effective from midnight Friday.With this, the ... Read more...

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Jet fuel price cut by Rs.1,974 a kilolitre


January 31st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) Tuesday cut aviation fuel prices by Rs.1,974.29 or 3.04 percent a kilolitre (kl), effective from midnight Wednesday, as an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

CRR reduction will help ease liquidity problems: India Inc.


January 24th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's decision to cut the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by half a percentage point will help ease the liquidity situation and ... Read more...

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Jet fuel price cut by Rs.622 a kilolitre


December 31st, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) slashed the jet fuel rates by Rs.622.33 or 1.05 percent a kilolitre (kl), effective from midnight Saturday, as crude ... Read more...

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India Inc welcomes RBI’s decision to pause rate hike


December 16th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Welcoming the Reserve Bank of India's decision to put a pause on the rate hike, India Inc. Friday said the central bank's move would help ... Read more...

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Oil firms cut jet fuel prices by 1.38 percent (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) Thursday pared jet fuel prices by 1.38 percent or Rs.833 per kilo litre (kl), effective from Dec 16.With this, ... Read more...

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NDA MPs should also talk about assets in India: Congress


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress Monday said the proposed declaration by National Democratic Alliance (NDA) MPs to the presiding officers of parliament that they do not have illegal ... Read more...

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24 percent cap on FDI by international airlines proposed


November 17th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India's civil aviation ministry has proposed a cap of 24 percent on foreign direct investment (FDI) by international airlines in domestic carriers but has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Delhi property circle rates rise 15-250 percent


October 31st, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday hiked the circle rates -- minimum prices for sale or purchase of real estate -- by 15-250 percent, with experts welcoming ... Read more...

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Now real estate sector needs reform (Comment)


October 30th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
The Supreme Court ruling banning real estate transactions on the basis of power of attorney and making sale deed compulsory for property sale is a welcome step that will make secondary ... Read more...

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India welcomes Colombo’s decision to lift emergency, backs probe


August 26th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Welcoming Colombo's decision to withdraw the emergency from the island nation, India Friday said it would want Sri Lanka to investigate human rights violations in ... Read more...

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Kashmir not a problem of mere stone pelting: Mufti Sayeed


July 30th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) The Kashmir problem is not merely a law and order situation and the democratic government in Pakistan must be seriously engaged to resolve the issue, former ... Read more...

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Kashmir must join India-Pakistan dialogue: Separatists (Second Lead)


July 26th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leaders met Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar here Tuesday evening, asserting their stated position that their inclusion in the peace process ... Read more...

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Towards transparent transactions in realty industry (Comment)


May 4th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
The recent announcement by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (Credai), the apex body of builders, to impose a code of conduct on some 10,000-odd members to bring ... Read more...

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Kalmadi’s arrest only first step, says BJP


April 25th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday welcomed the arrest of Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee's former chief Suresh Kalmadi, but stressed that action should ... Read more...

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Kalmadi arrest is much delayed: CPI-M


April 25th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday welcomed the arrest of former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, but said it was a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Suresh Kalmadi arrested by CBI (Lead)


April 25th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi was arrested by the CBI Monday after he was questioned again in connection with alleged ... Read more...

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Kalmadi being questioned by CBI, not yet arrested (Lead)


April 25th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi was being questioned by the CBI Monday in connection with alleged irregularities related to contracts ... Read more...

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Dikshit honours Sharmila Tagore for contribution to Delhi’s society


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 23(ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday presented awards to veteran Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore and various other women philanthropists in New Delhi for their contribution to society.Dikshit ... Read more...

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IITians for Anna Hazare


April 9th, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 9 (IANS) Supporting Anna Hazare's anti-corruption crusade, well-known IITian Kanwal Rekhi Friday welcomed the Indian government's decision to accept his demand for a stringent Lokpal Bill to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

14 held in Orissa for flouting conversion rules (Lead)


March 30th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) At least 14 people, including nine women, were arrested in Orissa Tuesday on charges of flouting the rules while converting their religion, police said.While a Hindu ... Read more...

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