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Freedom fighter, Telangana leader Bapuji is dead


September 21st, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Eminent freedom fighter and a well-known figure in the Telangana movement, Konda Lakshman Bapuji died here Friday. He was 96.Bapuji, who was not keeping well for ... Read more...

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Telangana demand picks up momentum again


September 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) The demand for separate statehood to Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh is picking up momentum with the BJP's fast in the national capital Wednesday ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits normal life in Manipur


August 30th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) Normal life in Manipur came to a standstill Thursday during an 18-hour shutdown called by the joint action committee demanding the release of a businessman abducted ... Read more...

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Panel formed to protest VAT in Maharashtra


August 27th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Harried property buyers in Maharashtra have formed an action committee to protest against the proposed collection of VAT arrears by the state government for all kinds ... Read more...

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Rehabilitate Bengali Muslims only after verification: Bodo groups


August 18th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) Two Bodo groups including the National Democratic Front of Bodoland's (NDFB) pro-talk faction Saturday demanded that the Assam government verify the citizenship status of the ... Read more...

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Vijayamma’s fast in Telangana concludes amid protests


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 23 (IANS) YSR Congress party honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma managed to fast for weavers' problems in Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region amid violent protests by the Telangana Rashtra ... Read more...

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Telangana town tense as YSR Congress, TRS workers clash


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 23 (IANS) Workers of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and YSR Congress clashed in Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region Monday, leading to tension.Trouble broke out in Karimnagar district's ... Read more...

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Police foil OU students’ bid to march towards assembly


July 19th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Police Thursday foiled an attempt to take out a rally to the state assembly by pro-Telangana students of Osmania University who were demanding that legislators ... Read more...

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Himachal roadways employees call off planned stir


June 18th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) Employees of the state-run Himachal Road Transport Corp (HRTC) Monday called off their proposed two-day strike from Tuesday, an official said here.The decision came after a ... Read more...

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Life in Assam hit by shutdowns, blockade


May 7th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) Normal life was disrupted across Assam Monday due to separate shutdowns called by two community-based groups in support of their demands and blockade of the national ... Read more...

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Bodoland gets more support, strike from May 7


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) With other communities backing the demand for a Bodoland in Assam, a 36-hour state-wide strike has been called from May 7.Forty-five groups representing tribal and non-tribal ... Read more...

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Employees’ strike paralyses Kashmir offices


April 17th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 17 (IANS) A section of Jammu and Kashmir government employees struck work Tuesday demanding, among others, an increase in the retirement age and regularisation of services of casual ... Read more...

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70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive


April 13th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 13 (IANS) About 70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive, a top government official of the west African nation has revealed.Director-General of the National Agency for the Control ... Read more...

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Government employees protest in Srinagar


April 10th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) Scores of Jammu and Kashmir government employees Tuesday took to the streets in Srinagar, accusing the state government of insensitiveness towards their problems.Police intervened in Shahid ... Read more...

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Shutdown affects Punjab, Rajoana appeals for peace (Third Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A shutdown called by Sikh groups to protest the scheduled hanging of terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana affected life in most parts of Punjab but the man ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Telangana over suicides for separate state


March 27th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) A daylong shutdown began across Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region Tuesday following a call by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to protest the central government's insensitivity ... Read more...

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Another man dies for Telangana, TRS calls for shutdown


March 26th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) One more person died Monday and another was battling burn injuries after he attempted to immolate himself for separate statehood to Telangana, prompting the Telangana ... Read more...

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Kiran Reddy seeks time from Telangana employees


March 5th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 5 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Monday said the government was waiting for the high court's consent to implement an agreement reached with ... Read more...

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Telangana movement may turn violent, warns Congress MP


February 21st, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A prominent Congress MP from Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region has warned that the feeling of betrayal and hurt among people there may give a violent ... Read more...

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Junior doctors’ strike continues in Andhra


February 12th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Emergency services in Andhra Pradesh's government-run hospitals remained crippled Sunday as junior doctors demanding hike in stipend continued their strike, causing severe inconvenience to patients. Five ... Read more...

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Telangana employees threaten another strike


February 10th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Government employees from Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh Friday threatened to launch a protest from Feb 21, culminating in a strike, if the government failed ... Read more...

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Andhra junior doctors to intensify strike


February 10th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Emergency services in government-run hospitals in Andhra Pradesh are likely to be hit with junior doctors Friday deciding to intensify their strike.With the government ruling out ... Read more...

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Schools seek government aid for educating disabled


January 30th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Private unaided schools here have sought government aid and two years for putting in place infrastructure for teaching disabled children -- as desired by the ... Read more...

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Shutdown by Dalit groups in Andhra


January 30th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 30 (IANS) A day-long shutdown began in Andhra Pradesh Monday on a call given by Dalit groups to protest the recent desecration of statues of B.R. Ambedkar.Schools, ... Read more...

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Gadkari flags off Telangana yatra


January 19th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday launched 'Telangana Poru Yatra' with party president Nitin Gadkari promising a separate Telangana state if the party is voted ... Read more...

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Little response to shutdown over new Mullaperiyar dam


January 18th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) A statewide shutdown called to demand a new dam to replace the leaking structure at Mullaperiyar turned out to be a damp squib Wednesday.Barring the ... Read more...

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Kushwaha hits out at Mayawati at first public rally


January 12th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Farrukhabad (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 12 (IANS) Expelled Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) minister Babu Singh Kushwaha, currently facing a CBI probe for his alleged involvement in the infamous National Rural ... Read more...

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Total shutdown in Kolhapur to protest toll tax levy


January 9th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Jan 9 (IANS) The entire Kolhapur city observed a total shutdown Monday as part of a mass agitation against the state government's decision to levy toll tax on ... Read more...

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Naidu reaches Warangal amid shutdown, protests


January 6th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 6 (IANS) Ignoring police advice, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu reached Warangal district Friday amid shutdown and protests by pro-Telangana groups against his visit.Tension ... Read more...

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Three engineering students expelled for ragging in Bihar


December 28th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 28 (IANS)Three students of Motihari Engineering College in Bihar, including a girl, have been expelled on charges of ragging a junior student, officials said Wednesday.The three students, including a ... Read more...

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Farmers threaten to ‘donate’ govt aid to Maoists!


December 18th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 18 (IANS) Refusing to accept the state government's 'paltry' Rs.2000 crore aid package, some farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region have threatened to donate the amount, averaging Rs.1,700 per ... Read more...

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Telecom services hit in northeast due to employees’ strike


December 16th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 15 (IANS) Telecommunication services were affected Thursday in the northeastern region as over 2,200 engineers and employees of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) observed a strike protesting ... Read more...

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Telangana supporter throws sandal at Chandrababu Naidu


December 15th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) A pro-Telangana activist Thursday threw a sandal towards Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu during a public meeting in Nizamabad district of Telangana ... Read more...

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Punjab, Chandigarh college teachers on strike again


December 13th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 13 (IANS) Hundreds of teachers of private colleges across Punjab and Chandigarh went on a three-day strike Tuesday to protest the state government's failure to implement their demands, ... Read more...

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Court declares TRS leader’s detention illegal


December 8th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Thursday ordered release of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader Cheruku Sudhakar, declaring his detention under the National Security Act (NSA) ... Read more...

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