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India's n-trade dilemma: US power rate twice that of Russia

Thursday 19 September '13

The exchange value is pegged at Rs 67 to a dollar as of now for the purpose of this agreement.
PM steps in, Faisalabad Wolves set to get visas to play in Champions League T20

Friday 13 September '13

Pakistani team Faisalabad Wolves is now set to get the travel document, it is reliably learnt.
The chemical weapons window

Thursday 12 September '13

India has so far been reticent to enter the Syria debate despite the debilitating economic impact.
CM blames BJP, says officers free to act

Monday 9 September '13

The spike in communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh is an issue that clearly gets Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav uncomfortable and, at some level, even annoyed
Key arrest in Thailand, may prove 'China link' to NE arms

Monday 2 September '13

A team from the National Investigative Agency is learnt to have reached Bangkok.
Ships, banks, a court case and Iran sanctions add up to a diplomatic headache for India

Sunday 1 September '13

Ship Dianthe is affected by the sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines.
Don't know much about Rahul Gandhi's abilities: Sharad Pawar

Monday 26 August '13

I feel this is the right time to enter the House of Elders, says Pawar.
Boost GM crops to meet food security demand: Sharad Pawar

Monday 26 August '13

His biggest concern about Food Security Bill is a possible cut in farmers' incentives.
Pawar: A few govt decisions reminded of pre-reform days

Monday 26 August '13

The NCP chief says govt has now corrected course
Food Bill should benefit farmers: Sharad Pawar

Sunday 25 August '13

Pawar stated that the decision to bring the bill will find a solution for malnutrition.
Six regional parties could decide next PM, says Sharad Pawar

Sunday 25 August '13

Only a person acceptable to a majority of them would become the next Prime Minister, says Pawar.
Private Indian jets stopped from flying abroad for not complying with safety norms

Saturday 24 August '13

All international charters by the country's elite stand grounded since Wednesday.
Parivar divided on timing to name Narendra Modi PM candidate for 2014

Thursday 22 August '13

There are suggestions that Modi should resign as Gujarat CM if he has to be named the PM candidate.
How a tip-off from UAE helped track down Tunda on Nepal border

Wednesday 21 August '13

It was UAE which traced and mounted surveillance on Tunda and provided his whereabouts to India.
Petroleum ministry pushes for fresh auction of Ratna block in Mumbai High

Tuesday 20 August '13

petroleum ministry has taken the call to scrap all earlier arrangements and go for fresh auction of the controversial Ratna oil block in the area.
Congress may revive proposal for Rayala-Telangana

Wednesday 14 August '13

Lok Sabha seats will also be split through the middle with 21 seats each to both the states.
Govt begins talks on amendment to block SC order on convicted MPs

Saturday 10 August '13

Also, a separate amendment will be brought to supersede the other SC order
Minorities panel wants monuments re-opened to namaz, ASI worried

Monday 5 August '13

NCM wants the govt to allow prayers in mosques which are currently protected historical monuments
Defense Mechanisms

Saturday 29 June '13

The complex terrain of Indian security laid out, with a few omissions
Losing the plot

Tuesday 18 June '13

Traditionally, the last few months of any government are dedicated to the political priorities of the ruling party. At least


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