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Municipal elections in Lucknow Saturday


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Polling will be held Saturday to elect the corporators of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) and the city mayor, besides members of the eight nagar panchayats ... Read more...

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No new taxes in Akhilesh’s maiden UP budget


June 1st, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 1 (IANS) Presenting his maiden budget Friday amid uproar and a walkout by the main opposition Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced ... Read more...

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Panther dies of thirst in Rajasthan heat


May 30th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 30 (IANS) Water scarcity in the intense summer heat of Rajasthan has caused animals in the wild to stray and led to incidents of animal-human conflicts. The dry ... Read more...

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Hospital, schools to be set up for Kashmiri migrants


July 23rd, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 23 (IANS) A 40-bed hospital and several schools will be set up for Kashmiri migrants in the newly-constructed Jagti township here in Jammu and Kashmir, a minister ... Read more...

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Penguins, seals to feature in Konkan’s sea world project


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Penguins and seals brought from the Antarctic and Arctic regions and dolphins from the Arabian Sea shall be some of the highlights of an ambitious Rs.5.09 ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway closed for fourth day


February 16th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Landslides triggered by rain and snow forced the closure of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway for the fourth consecutive day Wednesday, officials said.After three days, the 300-km strategic road was ... Read more...

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Jharkhand swimmers practise on the ground!


January 25th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, Jan 25 (IANS) With less than a month to go before Jharkhand hosts the 34th National Games, the state's swimming team still does not have a swimming pool to ... Read more...

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Security up in Delhi on Christmas eve


December 24th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Security was stepped up in Delhi Friday on Christmas eve, police said."We are keeping a tight vigil in the city. All stringent measures have been taken and ... Read more...

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It’s end of road for 800 Blueline buses


December 14th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday missed the Dec 14 deadline to completely phase out "killer" Blueline buses from the city public transport system, but announced that as many ... Read more...

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Shekhar Kapur rings the alarm bell for water conservation


September 29th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) Internationally renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has appealed to the people of India and rest of the world to conserve water which, he said, is a ... Read more...

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Key bridge closed as Yamuna flows 1.33 m above danger mark


September 21st, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A key bridge over the Yamuna linking the capital with its eastern district and western Uttar Pradesh was shut Tuesday as the river waters rose further, causing ... Read more...

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Flood threat in Delhi, Haryana releases more water (Lead)


September 20th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Delhi faced fresh flood threats Monday with nearly seven lakh cusecs of water discharged into the Yamuna river from the Hathini Kund barrage in neighbouring Haryana. The ... Read more...

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Govt. taking all measures to ensure essential commodities in Manipur


August 19th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.19 (ANI): Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram on Thursday said that all measures were being taken to ensure that essential commodities were available in adequate quantities in all parts of Manipur. ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra begins peacefully, curfew extended across Valley (Intro Roundup)


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) The annual pilgrimage to a Himalayan cave shrine kicked off Thursday under heavy security cover amid the continuing turmoil in Kashmir. There were fewer street protests but the ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra begins peacefully amid turmoil in Kashmir (Roundup)


July 1st, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) The annual pilgrimage to a Himalayan cave shrine kicked off Thursday under heavy security cover amid the continuing turmoil in Kashmir. But there were fewer street protests as ... Read more...

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15,000 pilgrims start this year’s Amarnath Yatra (Lead)


July 1st, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) The annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir kicked off Thursday with over 15,000 pilgrims beginning the climb to the cave shrine dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. "More ... Read more...

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15,000 pilgrims start this year’s Amarnath Yatra


July 1st, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) The annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir kicked off Thursday with over 15,000 pilgrims beginning the climb to the cave shrine dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. ... Read more...

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Animals face soaring mercury, forest fires


April 22nd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 22 (IANS) Searing heat and recurring forest fires have made life hell for animals in Jharkhand's Palamau Tiger Reserve, forest officials said. The reserve has been reeling under forest fires ... Read more...

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Court to hear plea on allowing worship at Ayodhya


April 9th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday agreed to hear a plea for easing restrictions imposed by the authorities on worshiping at the make-shift Ram temple built at the demolished ... Read more...

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BSP rally must not disrupt normal life, says court


March 13th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 12 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Friday told officials to ensure that the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) March 15 rally must not disrupt normal ... Read more...

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Foodgrain state Punjab faces fertiliser shortage


March 12th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 12 (IANS) Punjab, which contributes over 50 percent of the country's total foodgrain production, is facing a shortage of fertilisers. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday shot off a letter ... Read more...

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Clashes in Srinagar between police and stone throwing youths


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Tension again gripped Maisuma locality of this city as stone throwing youth engaged the police and the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in clashes, forcing the closure ... Read more...

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‘No lapse in Sheila Dikshit’s security’


February 18th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Thursday denied any lapse in the security provided to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh during their ... Read more...

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Snow shuts only road link to valley for fifth day (Second Lead)


February 10th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, Feb 10 (IANS) The 294-km long Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only road link to the Kashmir Valley, remained closed for traffic for the fifth day Wednesday because of unending snowfall and landslides, ... Read more...

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Snow, landslides keep Jammu-Srinagar highway closed (Lead)


February 10th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, Feb 10 (IANS) The 294-km long Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only road link between the two regions, remained closed for traffic for the fifth day Wednesday because of unending snowfall and landslides. An ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed for fourth day


February 9th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 9 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for traffic for the fourth day Tuesday, following landslides. Senior Superintendent of Traffic (National Highway) Alok Kumar said: "The highway was closed following ... Read more...

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Highway blockade to hit supplies in Kashmir valley (Lead)


February 7th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 7 (IANS) Fresh snowfall and slippery road conditions blocked the Srinagar-Jammu national highway for the second day Sunday, raising fears about the availability of essential supplies in the Kashmir valley. Locals ... Read more...

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Heavy snow blocks Kashmir highway


February 7th, 2010 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 7 (IANS) Heavy snowfall continued to block the Srinagar-Jammu highway for the second day Sunday, stranding more than 500 vehicles and travellers at various safe spots between Udhampur and Bannihal ... Read more...

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Court wants long-term plan for city’s homeless


January 22nd, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday asked the government to chalk out a long-term plan for the capital's homeless. The order comes close on the heels of the ... Read more...

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Haryana expecting 10 lakh pilgrims during solar eclipse


January 14th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) Haryana is expecting nearly 10 lakh people to visit the holy city of Kurukshetra on the occasion of solar eclipse Friday, officials said Thursday. "About 10 lakh people are ... Read more...

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Jharkhand sees 55 percent polling, Maoists kill two (Third Lead)


December 18th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 18 (IANS) The fifth and final phase of the Jharkhand assembly elections saw a 55 percent turnout Friday, an election commission official said. Voting began on a violent note as ... Read more...

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Mamata demands compensation for bus-trailer accident victims


December 14th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is also the chief of state's principal opposition Trinamool Congress, Monday demanded compensation to the families of the victims who died in ... Read more...

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Amid drought talk, Punjab targeting record paddy procurement


September 22nd, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Amid all the talk of drought-like conditions in many parts of the country this year, Punjab is targeting a record paddy procurement this season. The state government would procure ... Read more...

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Maoists kill two in Bengal, call shutdown in five states (Lead)


August 23rd, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Two people were killed by suspected Maoist rebels in a tribal-dominated West Bengal district even as the security forces are gearing up to combat the two-day shutdown called ... Read more...

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Employees’ strike won’t hit operations: BSNL (Lead, Changing dateline)


August 19th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) State-run telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has said a two-day strike by its employees starting Wednesday would not affect its operations. "BSNL has made adequate ... Read more...

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