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Prime minister quizzed on corrupt officials
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A spate of questions were put to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Lok Sabha over the global notoriety of Indian government officials for being corrupt and inefficient -- but he left it to a junior minister to reply Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:35:04 PM

Mayawati's move to rename Amethi stayed
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's move to rename Amethi, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's parliamentary constituency, was Wednesday stayed by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:30:04 PM

BCCI wants Sri Lanka's strict action in no-ball row
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Wednesday said Sri Lanka Cricket should take strict action against the players responsible for the no-ball controversy which shrouded the ongoing One-day International (ODI) tri-nation series.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:22:02 PM

Farmer-government stand-off continues in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) The stand-off between farmers and the Uttar Pradesh government continued in Aligarh Wednesday, with protesters refusing to accept the enhanced compensation offered in lieu of their land acquired for building the Noida-Agra Yamuna Expressway.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:17:06 PM

Reliance Broadcast forms joint venture with CBS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) forayed into television broadcasting Wednesday, setting up a joint venture with US media company CBS to launch general entertainment channels in South Asia.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:16:51 PM

Over 100 million mobile broadband users by 2015
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India will have more than 100 million third generation (3G) mobile broadband users, generating about Rs.940 billion in revenues by the end of 2015, according to global advisory firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:15:45 PM

Samsung targets 20 percent marketshare in smartphones
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics is planning to double its marketshare in smartphone category in 2010, a top official said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:00:28 PM

Separate law or IPC amendment to tackle honour killings
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The government is actively considering a proposal to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC) or enact a separate law to tackle honour killings, Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken said Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 4:51:00 PM

18 children killed as Uttarakhand school building collapses
Dehradun, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 18 children were buried alive when the building of a school caved in following incessant rain in Uttarakhand's Kapkot town Wednesday, an official said.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 4:47:19 PM

Muraleedharan threatens fast unto death for Congress recall
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) Former state Congress president K. Muraleedharan Wednesday threatened to go on a fast unto death in Kerala if he is not taken back into the party by March 8 next year.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 4:40:19 PM

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