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Self-immolation attempt to protest Rajapaksa’s visit


September 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) An autorickshaw driver was admitted to a hospital in Salem Monday with severe burn injuries after he attempted self-immolation in protest against the visit to India ... Read more...

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US consulate in Chennai closed till Wednesday


September 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) The US consulate here has been closed for three days starting Monday following the protests outside its premises on the US-made anti-Islam film, it was announced."The ... Read more...

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Wendell Rodricks closes boutique to protest illegal mining


September 17th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 14 (IANS) Green activists have welcomed ace designer Wendell Rodricks' move to close down a boutique in a five-star resort which was run in collaboration with a company ... Read more...

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Patnaik demands rollback of diesel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, S Sep 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday demanded a rollback of the diesel price hike saying it will hit everyone.He also flayed the cap on ... Read more...

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Photos of suspects in Odisha violence released


September 13th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) Odisha Police have released photographs of 36 suspects involved in violence during Sep 6 Congress rally here in which a policewoman was thrashed and molested in ... Read more...

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Khalistan activists: Canada assures India of action


September 12th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Amid reports of stepped-up activities of Khalistan activists in Canada, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird Wednesday assured India that his country was committed to curbing ... Read more...

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Girl gangraped in Patna boys’ hostel


September 12th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) A 20-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped in a boys' hostel in the Bihar capital, police said Wednesday.The girl was gangraped by three youths in a boys' ... Read more...

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Thousands take part in bull-spearing fest in Spain


September 12th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tordesillas (Spain), Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people attended Tuesday in this northwestern Spanish city the festival of Toro de la Vega, during which young people spear a bull to ... Read more...

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Indian cartoonist jailed on sedition charges


September 11th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Sept 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A cartoonist in India has been imprisoned for two weeks on sedition charges because of his drawings that were made in a satirical manner on the ... Read more...

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Jundal sent to police custody in Nashik attack plot


September 11th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), Sep 11 (IANS) A court Tuesday remanded key 26/11 handler and suspected LeT terrorist Abu Jundal to police custody till Sep 24 for his alleged role in ... Read more...

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Kudankulam stir has foreign backing: Shinde


September 10th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Against the backdrop of activists renewing their opposition to the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, Home Minister Shushilkumar Shinde Monday said the ... Read more...

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IAC begins hunt for political talent in Lucknow


September 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) In keeping with its Aug 2 announcement at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to float a political party, India Against Corruption (IAC) has begun an exercise ... Read more...

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Need joint efforts to save Himalayas: Eco-activists


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Concerned over the threat to natural resources in the Himalayas, environmentalist here Sunday said there was an urgent need to preserve its ecology and the ... Read more...

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BJP protest coal block allocations in Srinagar


September 8th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 8 (IANS) Taking their protest to the streets over coal block allocations, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Saturday burned effigies of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government ... Read more...

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23 bodies found near Damascus


September 7th, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) At least 23 bodies of victims of a suspected mass execution have been found near the Syrian capital, Al Jazeera reported.The bodies were found in the ... Read more...

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Protest against Sri Lankan tourists near Trichy


September 4th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Over 175 Sri Lankan tourists were safely escorted by police to Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) airport Tuesday when Tamil activists staged demonstrations against their visit, said ... Read more...

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Jundal’s questioning extended till Sep 10


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) A special court here Monday extended till Sep 10 key 26/11 handler and suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Abu Jundal's custody with the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for ... Read more...

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Ready to face arrest for protesting against corruption: Kejriwal (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Voicing his protest against harassment of India Against Corruption (IAC) activists, Arvind Kejriwal Monday said they were ready to face punishment if the government ... Read more...

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Syria releases 225 detainees


September 1st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 1 (IANS) The Syrian government Saturday released a total of 225 detainees who were arrested during the 18-month-old unrest but were not involved in acts of homicide acts, ... Read more...

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Four women kidnapped from rescue home in Hyderabad


September 1st, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Unidentified men attacked a rescue home and kidnapped four trafficked women at Ramanthapur area here early Saturday, police said.A group of eight men barged into 'Ujjawala' ... Read more...

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Police use force to stop Kejriwal, activists


August 26th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Police Sunday used tear gas and water canons to disperse anti-corruption activists led by Arvind Kejriwal here Sunday.The India Against Corruption (IAC) supporters held ... Read more...

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Number of Syria refugees rises to 200,000: UN


August 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of refugees fleeing Syria for neighbouring nations has risen "well above" 200,000 as the violence intensifies, the UN refugee agency has said."There has ... Read more...

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Kejriwal, other anti-corruption activists detained, released (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Several anti-corruption activists, including Arvind Kejriwal, were detained but later released when they tried to stage a protest outside the residences of the prime ... Read more...

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Anti-corruption activists detained, released


August 26th, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Several anti-corruption activists, including Arvind Kejriwal, were detained but later released when they tried to stage a protest outside the residences of the prime minister ... Read more...

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Four years later, Kosi flood victims fight for survival


August 20th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) Four years after Bihar's Kosi region was ravaged by floods, an ambitious programme to rebuild a new-look Kosi region with World Bank help is yet to ... Read more...

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Women not safe in Bihar, says NCW team


August 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) A National Commission for Women (NCW) team Friday said women are not safe in Bihar and after probing the alleged gangrape of a Class 11 student ... Read more...

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VHP disrupts India, Pakistan joint I-Day celebrations


August 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Tuesday disrupted India-Pakistan joint celebrations of their independence organised by a group of voluntary organisations here.The activists tried to ... Read more...

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Odisha to release captured leopard into wild


August 7th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) A leopard currently lodged at a zoo after being captured about a month ago in Odisha's Subarnapur district could be released into the wild soon, ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M leader denied bail in murder case


August 4th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), Aug 4 (IANS) A court Saturday denied bail to Marxist leader P. Jayarajan, arrested for his alleged role in the murder of a Muslim League worker.The Kannur chief ... Read more...

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US playing blame game over Annan resignation: Iran


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 3 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi Friday criticised the US for playing the blame game over the resignation of UN and Arab League special envoy to ... Read more...

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Decision on arrested Kerala CPI-M leader’s bail Saturday


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), Aug 3 (IANS) A court here completed hearing on the bail plea of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader P. Jayarajan, arrested in a case of murder, and ... Read more...

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Bihar Opposition demands CBI probe into gangrape of minor


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 3 (IANS) The Opposition in both houses of the state legislature Friday raised the issue of the alleged gangrape of a Class 11 student in Patna and demanded ... Read more...

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K.S. Sudarshan traced near his residence (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, Aug 3 (IANS) Former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief K.S. Sudarshan, who was missing for about five hours after he went for a morning walk in this ... Read more...

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Censor board becoming more liberal: Director Dibakar Banerjee


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Even as many filmmakers feel the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has become more strict about content, critically acclaimed director Dibakar Banerjee begs to ... Read more...

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Kofi Annan quits as UN-Arab League envoy


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 2 (IANS) The UN-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan has announced about leaving his post, BBC reported Thursday.Annan, in a news conference, said the Syrian ... Read more...

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