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  • Nitish holds 'Satyagraha', calls special status a prestige issue 02-03-2014 10:24 PM

    Seeking to make political capital out of the special status demand for Bihar ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday held a five-hour-long 'Satyagraha' and urged the people to fight to their last as it was an issue of dignity and prestige. "We have been discriminated...
  • Jat leaders thank Rahul Gandhi for backing reservation demand 23-12-2013 01:54 PM

    New Delhi: Hundreds of members of the Jat community led by Harayana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to thank him after the Cabinet asked the backward classes commission to expeditiously take a call on providing reservation to the community in Central government...
  • China to overtake India as No.1 gold consumer 14-11-2013 09:51 PM

    Singapore: China is this year set to usurp India as the world's biggest gold consumer by a convincing margin as strict import rules introduced by New Delhi bite, forecasts from the World Gold Council showed on Thursday. The industry body cut its outlook for Indian demand in 2013 to around...
  • Aussies poke fun at England's dietary demands 08-11-2013 01:12 PM

    Sydney: Australia's newspapers on Friday teased the England team over their "fussy" dietary demands for their players during the Ashes tour of Australia. Both the Fairfax and News Ltd press highlighted the English and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) 82-page list of dietary demands, setting out almost 200 items and rules...
  • Veerappa Moily to unveil mega fuel conservation campaign today 24-09-2013 09:18 AM

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily will on Tuesday unveil a mega fuel conservation campaign aimed at cutting oil demand so as help the nation save up to USD 20 billion in foreign exchange. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had asked Moily to prepare a plan to cut oil import bill by...
  • Political leaders demand strong action against Asaram Bapu 27-08-2013 05:47 PM

    Political leaders Tuesday demanded strong action against spiritual guru Asaram Bapu who has been accused of molesting a minor girl in Rajasthan. Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati demanded that strong action should be taken against Asaram Bapu. "The Rajasthan government should not allow such people to go scot free," she...
  • Lawyers to lay siege to Taj Mahal today demanding new HC bench in Agra 26-08-2013 11:09 AM

    Lawyers demanding a bench of the Allahabad High Court in Agra will hold a protest march and lay siege to the Taj Mahal on Monday, an organiser said, adding that tourists inconvenienced by the stir would be presented roses and explained the reasons. After the daylong siege, the lawyers from...
  • GJM says agitation not a bandh, MLAs not to attend Assembly 23-08-2013 09:58 PM

    Darjeeling: The indefinite agitation by GJM in Darjeeling demanding Gorkhaland continued for the third day on Friday even as the party claimed it should not be construed as a bandh but an expression of free will. It also announced its three MLAs will boycott the West Bengal Assembly in protest...
  • Gold slips from eight-month high on sluggish demand 19-08-2013 04:15 PM

    Gold prices slipped from eight-month high by losing Rs 165 to Rs 31,360 per ten grams on Monday in the national capital on sluggish demand at prevailing higher levels amid a weak global trend. Silver also declined by Rs 75 to Rs 50,610 per kg on lack of buying support...
  • J-K govt employees call for state strike on Aug 23 18-08-2013 03:30 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir government employees on Saturday announced to hold a state-wide strike on August 23 in support of their demands, including raising retirement age from 58 to 60 years. "We have decided to organise massive protests on August 22 at all the district headquarters of the state and complete...
  • Arunachal Pradesh to deal strongly with extortion demands 16-08-2013 05:38 PM

    The Arunachal Pradesh government has taken a serious view of the practice of forceful donations and contributions from government officials, contractors and businessmen by various organisations and decided to deal strongly with such illegal activities as per existing law. Citing receipt of several complaints from government officials against these organizations...
  • Delhi gets notice on BCCI's plea against entertainment tax demand 06-08-2013 04:57 AM

    The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the city government on a plea of BCCI challenging its demand for payment of entertainment tax on the money received so far from the sponsors for the IPL and T20 matches held in Delhi since 2008. A division bench of Acting...
  • India may have 50 states if all demands of new states conceded 04-08-2013 03:48 PM

    New Delhi: India may have at least 50 states in future if demands for new states are to be conceded as the Home Ministry has received representations for creation of more than 20 states. The demands for separate states have come from across the country -- for Kukiland in Manipur...
  • Sikkim Chief Minister supports demand for Gorkhaland 09-06-2013 12:38 AM

    Darjeeling: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Saturday said he supports the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland. "We completely support the Gorkhaland demand. However, it is up to the Centre to decide whether it would accept the demand," Chamling told reporters in Siliguri, where he innaugurated a three-day...
  • Nine firms shortlisted for Coal India restructuring 26-05-2013 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: Amid 17 major players evincing interest in restructuring world's largest coal miner CIL (Coal India Limited), the government has shortlisted nine firms for the task. "The Coal Ministry has shortlisted nine firms out of 17 applications it received with regard to the appointment of advisors for restructuring of...
  • 5 Telangana Cong MPs launch protest outside Parliament 29-04-2013 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: Five Congress MPs from Telangana on Monday launched a 48-hour protest outside Parliament to press for their separate statehood demand. The move caused a major embarrassment to the Congress as the party is in power in Andhra Pradesh. The MPs, clad in white kurta pyjamas, carried placards which...
  • They demanded a Scorpio, Rs 25 lakhs: Ex-Odisha Minister's daughter-in-law 30-03-2013 07:38 PM

    Former Odisha Minister Raghunath Mohanty's daughter-in-law said that her husband's family subjected her to dowry torture, demanded a Scorpio car and Rs 25 lakhs in cash. ...
  • Tough to cope with iPhone 5 demand, says Foxconn Chairman 07-11-2012 05:30 PM

    Taipei: Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group said on Wednesday the company's flagship Hon Hai unit is finding it difficult to cope with the massive demand for Apple Inc's iPhones. "It's not easy to make the iPhones. We are falling short of meeting the huge demand," Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou told reporters...
  • IBM to buy DemandTec for about $440 million 10-12-2011 10:59 AM

    Bangalore: International Business Machines plans to buy analytics software provider DemandTec for about $440 million in cash. IBM said DemandTec will extend what it calls its smarter commerce initiative, which helps retailers analyse and predict consumer behaviour to adjust prices and products accordingly. IBM sees smarter commerce software sales reaching...
  • What did Congress do for UP youth: Raj Thackeray 14-11-2011 10:27 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on Monday gave a sharp rejoinder to Congress leader Rahul Gandhis statements in Uttar Pradesh, terming him "ill-informed". "For how long would UP youths go and beg in Maharashtra," Gandhi had asked while addressing a rally in Phulpur in the state Monday afternoon. Retorting, MNS...
  • Ynot: What rural India wants this budget 22-02-2010 04:55 PM

    People of Nangla Nangli village voice their demands. ...
  • Business pays for Telangana row 11-12-2009 07:49 PM

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