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Anti-Islam film protests grip Pakistan; one killed (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) One person was gunned down Friday when a demonstration against an anti-Islam film turned violent in Peshawar. Pakistan summoned a US diplomat to lodge an official ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

One dead as Pakistan protests anti-Islam film (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) One person was gunned down Friday when a demonstration against an anti-Islam film turned violent in Peshawar. US Charge D'Affaires Richard Hoagland was summoned to Pakistan's ... Read more...

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One dead in anti-Islam film protest in Pakistan


September 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) One person was fatally shot while demonstrators set ablaze two cinema halls in Pakistan's Peshawar city during a protest against an anti-Islam film, police said.The demonstrators ... Read more...

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Problems follow as floods recede in Assam


July 12th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pajarbhanga (Barpeta), July 12 (IANS) Floods in Assam are almost over but not the problems of the victims.Most people in Pajarbhanga village, 15 km from Barpeta town in lower Assam, ... Read more...

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Assam forest ranger rescues leopard, gets injured


July 26th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kaziranga (Assam), July 26 (IANS) A forest ranger in Assam Tuesday was injured while saving a leopard from being lynched by villagers.Tarun Gogoi, a ranger of the Wildlife Rescue Centre ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Assam orders probe into killing of elephant calf


October 28th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 28 (IANS) The Assam government Thursday ordered a probe into the death of a wild elephant calf clobbered to death by villagers two days ago after it strayed from the ... Read more...

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Outrage over baby elephant’s killing in Assam


October 27th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 27 (IANS) Wildlife experts and conservationists Wednesday were outraged over the brutal killing of a wild elephant calf that was clobbered to death by irate villagers after it entered a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tap-tap! Mizo bamboo dance for Games ceremony (With Images)


July 5th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 5 (IANS) The vivacious Mizo bamboo dance, which symbolises excellence and skills, will entertain spectators at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in the Indian capital. "The state government has ... Read more...

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NHRC notice to home ministry over handling of Maoist bodies


June 29th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday issued notice to the home ministry over pictures showing security men carrying the bodies of Maoists, including women, with their ... Read more...

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Thai premier holds special cabinet meeting to discuss crisis


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 2 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Sunday called a special cabinet meeting to address increasingly violent protests in the capital which have claimed 27 lives. Abhisit acknowledged in his ... Read more...

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Mizoram sets world record in traditional dance (With Images)


March 12th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 12 (IANS) Nearly 11,000 tribal boys and girls in India's northeastern state of Mizoram Friday danced their way into the Guinness Book of World Records by setting a record of ... Read more...

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12,000 get set for Mizo bamboo dance (With Images)


March 11th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Aizawl, March 11 (IANS) They plan to dance their way into the Guinness Book of World Records. Around 12,000 young men and women in Mizoram will move rhythmically between ... Read more...

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The last of the Jarawas: Living on handouts (Letter from the Andamans)


November 1st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma Port Blair, Nov 1 (IANS) As we drove from this capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands towards the Mayabandar forest reserve, four Jarawa children blocked the road with bamboo ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CPI-M activists obstruct central ministers on way to areas near Lalgarh


June 21st, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Midnapore (West Bengal), June 21 (IANS) Two central ministers of state were Sunday obstructed allegedly by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists at Salboni in West Midnapore district when they were going ... Read more...

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Wartime rescuer of John McCain dies a forgotten hero


June 27th, 2008 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
By Simon Parry Hanoi, June 27 (DPA) Of all the tales of wartime courage peppering John McCain's presidential campaign trail, there is one example of selfless heroism that stands out. Only in this ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A ‘restaurant’ for the destitute on Kolkata’s rail tracks


May 11th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by admin
By Sreya Basu Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) One chapatti for 50 paisa, a plate of rice for Re.1, a bowlful of curry for Re.1...So reads the menu card of a "restaurant" on railway ... Read more...

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