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India

  • 31 convicted in Godhra train carnage

    Ahmedabad, Feb 22  (): A special fast track court here Tuesday convicted 31 people and acquitted 63 in the Godhra train carnage case in which 59 people on board the Sabarmati Express were burnt to death, triggering communal frenzy in Gujarat in 2002. Maulvi Saeed Umarji, believed to be the prime accused, was acquitted. Additional sessions…

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  • Mukesh Ambani’s Raigadh SEZ scrapped

    Mumbai, Feb 20 (): Anti SEZ activists across the nation are happy with the decision of the Maharashtra  Government to scrap the Mukesh Ambani-led Raigadh Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project, touted as the country’s biggest SEZ . Ambani in partnership with Anand Jain, needed over 20,000 acres for the Raigadh Maha-Mumbai SEZ. Three villages in…

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  • DMK losing prominence in UPA

    New Delhi, Feb 13 (): DMK seems to be losing prominence in the UPA  if one goes by its presence in the newly formed high powered committee. Most of it is filled with Congress Ministers, NCP and Trinamool Congress. Only in the Cabinet Committee on Prices does the DMK Ministers M K Alagiri find a…

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  • Karunanidhi takes on Swamy

    Chennai, Feb 6 (): Slamming the Janata Party President Subramaniam Swamy for charges of his involvement in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK chief M Karunanidhi dismissed the allegation as “motivated by your personal malice, political rivalry and clamor for cheap publicity.” The Janata Party leader had said he intends…

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  • Indian Naval ship INS VindhyaGiri on fire

    Mumbai, Jan 31 (): Indian Navy ‘s INS VindhyaGiri after a collision is sinking with a huge load of oil on board. All Navy personnel have been evacuated. INS Vindhyagiri had collided with a Norwegian container vessel M V Nordlake in the Mumbai harbour yesterday and was brought to the navy dockyard. An official said…

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  • Fishermen killings: May 17 seeks Pranab, SM Krishna resignation

    Chennai, Jan 23 (): Demands for the resignation of Central Ministers Pranab Mukherjee, SM Krishna and AK Antony were raised by the Chennai based organization “May 17th” in relation to the increased killing of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy along the Tamil Nadu coast . Yet another fisherman from Tamil Nadu state was killed by…

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  • Wide support for Jagan’s Delhi fast

    New Delhi, Jan 11 (): Jagan who is on a one day fast in Delhi to protest against the Krishna water Tribunal verdict has got twenty five MLA’s and two MP’s from the Congress to sit with him. This puts to rest all speculation that Jagan did not have a considerable support base. His new…

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  • Gujjar stir moves to Delhi

    New Delhi,Dec 29 (): The flight operations in IGI airport in Delhi has returned to normal but normal life for commuters will be thrown out of gear as the agitating Gujjars block traffic. Gujjar protest will on Wednesday be seen in Delhi on the tenth day of their agitation, demanding five per cent quota in…

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  • N Ram plays tele prompter for Rajapakse in interview

    The Editor of popular South Indian daily “The Hindu” interviewed Sri Lankan President Rajapakse recently and the interview was published in the magazine in a two part series. The interview is unique in the sense that the interviewer N Ram had more to speak than the interviewee Rajapakse. Ram is seen announcing government initiatives more…

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  • Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in Delhi

    New Delhi, Nov 29 (): Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will be in India for a one-day visit Monday ahead of President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to the country in December. Lavrov will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna. Bilateral relations have blossomed in recent years, with India being one of…

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