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Two drug peddlers held in Delhi


July 15th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Two people, including a health sector activist from Bihar, were arrested here and 10 kg of charas worth Rs.10 lakh recovered, police said Sunday."Ram ... Read more...

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Molestation case: Police nabs two more


July 15th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 15 (IANS) Police have arrested two more suspected culprits from the group that publicly molested and stripped a teenage girl in the main city of Assam last Monday, ... Read more...

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Molestation of teen sparks national outrage; four held (Intro Roundup)


July 13th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 13 (IANS) Four days after a teenage girl was stripped and groped by a group of men for more than half-an-hour on a busy road here, police ... Read more...

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Molestation of teen sparks national outrage; four held (Roundup)


July 13th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 13 (IANS) Four days after a teenage girl was stripped and groped by a group of men for more than half-an-hour on a busy road here, the ... Read more...

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Four nabbed for molesting teenager in Guwahati (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 13 (IANS) Four of the 11 men who molested and stripped a teenaged girl outside a pub in here four days ago have been arrested, police said Friday, ... Read more...

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After diktat against women, Baghpat villagers thrash cops


July 13th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 13 (IANS) Furious that two of their panchayat members had been arrested, villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat region Friday beat up two policemen investigating the panchayat's 'Taliban' ... Read more...

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District judge to decide jurisdiction issue in Dikshit case


July 6th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A city court Friday sent the corruption case against Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit and others to the district and sessions judge for further consideration on ... Read more...

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Complaint against Dikshit sent to higher court


July 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) A Delhi court Wednesday sent a complaint of corruption against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and others to a higher court for considering its territorial jurisdiction.Hearing ... Read more...

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Police crack down on Michael Jackson fans in Russia


June 27th, 2012 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia's St. Petersburg city tried to prevent a group of Michael Jackson fans from commemorating the third death anniversary of the "King ... Read more...

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Goa information commissioner’s posting hits RTI roadblock


June 19th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 19 (IANS) The appointment of a new state information commissioner (SIC) in Goa has hit a Right To Information (RTI) roadblock.The Goa government has been forced to seek ... Read more...

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Maharashtra man returns after two years in Pakistani jail (With image)


June 17th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar, June 17 (IANS) As Pakistan released five Indians from jail Saturday, the family of 58-year-old Bhanudas Karale from Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district were the first to reach Amritsar to welcome ... Read more...

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Kerala assembly again disrupted over twin murders


June 14th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Four bills were passed without any discussion Thursday as the Kerala assembly was disrupted for the third consecutive day by opposition legislators demanding immediate arrest of ... Read more...

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Kerala IUML legislator named in murder case


June 11th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 11 (IANS) P.K. Basheer, a first-time legislator of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) that is a partner in Kerala's ruling coalition, has been named the sixth ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition elects new leader


June 10th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's main opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), has elected Kurdish activist Abdel Basset Sieda as its new leader.According to Al Jazeera, the 56-year-old ... Read more...

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Court seeks police report on complaint against Dikshit


June 8th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A city court Friday asked Delhi Police to file a report on a complaint of corruption against Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit and others.Hearing a private ... Read more...

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India’s Planning Commission spends $54,000 on two toilets


June 7th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The individual toilets of two separate utility rooms for senior staff members at the headquarters of India's Planning Commission in New Delhi have undergone a renovation ... Read more...

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Maoist activist nabbed in Assam


June 6th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 6 (IANS) A Maoist activist who had received arms training in Bihar was Wednesday arrested from Assam's Guwahati district, police said.Naresh alias Mainul Islam was arrested from Dhirenpara ... Read more...

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Father in police custody for raping teenage daughter


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) A 42-year-old labourer was Sunday remanded to police custody here till June 7 for allegedly raping his teenage daughter, police said.The accused, Satyajeet Chowdhary, allegedly raped ... Read more...

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Fears abound for ‘painfully thin’ Office star Lucy Davis


May 29th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lucy Davis’ latest pictures have raised fears over her health. In the images, the star of the hit TV sitcom The Office appears during a ... Read more...

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Medha Patkar told to ensure lawyer’s presence


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A court here Wednesday directed Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activist Medha Patkar to ensure the presence of her counsel in the next hearing in a ... Read more...

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Team Anna’s candlelight march for dead activist Balwani


May 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Team Anna Sunday organised a candlelight march here and demanded a proper investigation into the mysterious death of Right To Information (RTI) activist Ravinder Balwani ... Read more...

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Assam’s anti-dam activist starts protest fast


May 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) Assam's farmer leader and anti-dam activist Akhil Gogoi Saturday started an indefinite hunger-strike near Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati.Hundreds of people from various walks of life joined the ... Read more...

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Four BSP bungalows in Lutyens Delhi have unauthorised constructions


May 9th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Four government bungalows allotted to the Bahujan Samaj Party in the heart of the national capital have unauthorised constructions and party chief and former Uttar ... Read more...

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Activist raises query on Sachin’s penalty


May 5th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) A right to information activist Saturday raised questions whether cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had paid the penalty imposed on him last year for illegally occupying his ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia recalls envoy, closes embassy in Egypt


April 28th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, April 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia Saturday recalled its ambassador in Egypt and shut down its embassy in Cairo and consulates in Alexandria and Suez over security concerns, the official ... Read more...

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Blind Chinese activist fled under moonless sky


April 28th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng feigned illness for weeks and when people keeping a watch on him let their guard down, he scaled a wall and ... Read more...

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Vidarbha supporters to observe Maharashtra Day as Black Day


April 27th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Pro-Vidarbha activists will observe the Maharashtra Day on May 1 as 'Black Day' and will take out rallies and hold demonstrations to press their demand ... Read more...

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Activists flay Maharashtra’s new stringent RTI rules


April 24th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Social activists in Maharashtra Tuesday flayed amendments in the state's Right To Information (RTI) rules which could bestow discretionary powers on officials to deny information to ... Read more...

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$3.2 bn needed to fight malaria in Africa, says activist


April 24th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 24 (IANS) A sum of $3.2 billion is needed to finance the fight against malaria by 2015 in Africa, the source of 90 percent malaria cases in ... Read more...

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Rift in Team Anna, as Hazare plans nationwide campaign (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A major rift emerged at a Team Anna core committee meeting in suburban Noida Sunday with member Mufti Shamoon Qasmi being asked to stay ... Read more...

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Anna, Ramdev join hands, to hold fast June 3 (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 20 (IANS) Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev will jointly sit on a day's token fast in Delhi June 3 to press for a ... Read more...

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Three Vidarbha farmers end life


April 20th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 20 (IANS) Three debt-ridden cotton farmers have ended their lives in the Vidarbha region since Thursday, an activist said Friday.Gajanan Thorat of Garmmahsal in Washim district, Kamalabai Chavan ... Read more...

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Anna, Ramdev to hold joint fast June 3


April 20th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 20 (IANS) Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev will jointly sit on a one day token fast in Delhi June 3.Making the announcement here, ... Read more...

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I’ve said nothing wrong against Virbhadra: Kejriwal


April 19th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal Thursday said apologising to union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Virbhadra Singh over remarks against him was not ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare supporters sent to jail


April 16th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 16 (IANS) A city court Monday sent to 14 days in jail four Anna Hazare supporters who wanted to install a statue of the anti-graft activist here ... Read more...

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