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Militant involved in Kandahar hijacking arrested in J&K; (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep (IANS) In what has been described as a major catch, top militant commander Mehraj-ud-din Dand, wanted for his involvement in the 1999 hijacking of flight IC-814 ... Read more...

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Terrorist wanted for Kandahar hijacking arrested


September 13th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 13 (IANS) Mehraj-ud-din Dand, a terrorist wanted for his involvement in the hijacking of flight IC-814 flight to Kandahar and other terror attacks, has been arrested by ... Read more...

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Prince Harry to earn danger money in Afghanistan


September 10th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kabul, Sept 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Prince Harry who is the third in command in the British army arrived in Bastion camp in Afghanistan where he is expected to complete his tour. He ... Read more...

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Mamata’s bid to create dent in Congress bastion


August 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) In a bid to dent Congress bastions in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday held a rally at Baharampur of Murshidabad district ... Read more...

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Mulayam day-dreaming of becoming PM: Beni Prasad


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Monday attacked Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's "prime ministerial ambitions", saying it would never happen.Speaking on the sidelines ... Read more...

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Dimple Yadav to launch second political innings Tuesday


June 4th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, will file her nomination for the Kannauj Lok Sabha by-poll Tuesday, a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader ... Read more...

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Tough days ahead for new Indian Army chief (News Analysis)


May 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) He surmounted blistering attacks and challenges to his elevation but Gen Bikram Singh, who Thursday assumed command of the 1.13 million strong Indian Army has ... Read more...

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Congress loses after 25 years in Shimla municipal polls


May 28th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 28 (IANS) In a major setback to the ruling Congress, the party faced a humiliating defeat in elections to the Shimla Municipal Corporation, its 25-year-old bastion, months ahead ... Read more...

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Akhilesh Yadav’s wife to contest Kannauj by-election (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, will contest the June 24 Lok Sabha by-election from Kannauj constituency, the Samajwadi Party announced Saturday. ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in Uttar Pradesh (Third Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Brisk polling was on Thursday in the fifth round of the seven-phase balloting in Uttar Pradesh, with the 49 constituencies falling mostly in the state's ... Read more...

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Voters queue up early in Mulayam bastion


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mainpuri/Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 23 (IANS) Long queues of voters were seen at polling booths in Mainpuri and Firozabad districts in the fifth round of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Mulayam’s prestige at stake in fifth phase of UP poll


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) The prestige of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti will be at stake during the fifth phase ... Read more...

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Left on wane in erstwhile bastion Kanpur


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 22 (IANS) There was a time when Kanpur was a stronghold of the Left but the picture is different as it goes to polls Thursday. Of its ... Read more...

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Amethi follows tradition: Washerman casts first vote


February 15th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Amethi, Feb 15 (IANS) Better known as the family bastion of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Amethi follows a unique tradition -- polling began at the Ram Nagar Primary ... Read more...

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Three cops killed in Maoist blast (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 5 (IANS) At least three policemen were killed and three others critically injured when Maoists blew up their vehicle in Odisha's Kandhamal district Thursday, police said.A concealed land-mine ... Read more...

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Maoists blast police vehicle, three die


January 5th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 5 (IANS) At least three policemen were killed and three critically injured when Maoists blew up their vehicle Thursday in Odisha's Kandhamal district, police said.A concealed land mine ... Read more...

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Karnataka is political theatre for the Reddy brothers (News Analysis)


December 10th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 10 (IANS) Karnataka, reeling under corruption scandals and political instability, seems destined to remain a misgoverned state, hostage to the powerplay of the notoriously rich Reddy brothers ... Read more...

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BJP wrests Congress bastion in Himachal, loses another


December 4th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 4 (IANS) In the Himachal Pradesh bypolls for two assembly seats, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday won one seat that was the stronghold of opposition ... Read more...

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194 nonagenarians to cast vote in Himachal bypolls


November 28th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 28 (IANS) More than 190 nonagenarians are eligible to vote in the Himachal Pradesh assembly bypolls slated for Nov 30, an official said here Monday.As many as ... Read more...

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Nine charred bodies found in Mexico


November 24th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Culiacan (Mexico), Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Nine charred bodies were discovered Wednesday inside two vehicles abandoned at separate locations in this western Mexican city, police said.The first gruesome find took place ... Read more...

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‘Left lost, but movement unbeaten in Bengal’


November 14th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 14 (IANS) Though the Communists were routed in the April-May West Bengal assembly polls, the Left movement has remained unbeaten in its stronghold, a leader said here Monday."A ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Mexican journalist found dead


August 26th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 26 (IANS/EFE) Kidnapped journalist Humberto Millan was found dead Thursday on the outskirts of the western Mexican city of Culiacan, authorities said.Millan, the editor of online newspaper ... Read more...

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Mexican journalist kidnapped


August 25th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) The editor of Mexican online newspaper A Discusion was abducted Wednesday in Culiacan, capital of the western state of Sinaloa, authorities said.Humberto Millan, who also ... Read more...

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Monsoon rains kill 17 more in Nepal


July 15th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 15 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed in Nepal as monsoon rains lashed villages, triggering landslides and causing rivers to flood their surroundings.In the worst incident, 10 ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh bypoll turns prestige issue for Congress, BJP


June 24th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 24 (IANS) The bypoll to Madhya Pradesh's Jabera assembly constituency, scheduled for Saturday, has become a matter of prestige for both the Congress, reeling under a string ... Read more...

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Quarrelling officials leave Bhopal hockey in ruins


June 19th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 19 (IANS) The national hockey championship is being played in this Madhya Pradesh capital but there is no team to represent the state, thanks to the warring factions ... Read more...

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Uma Bharti homecoming may help BJP in Uttar Pradesh


June 7th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The return of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharti to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seen as an attempt by the party ... Read more...

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BJP consolidates lead in Bastar Lok Sabha seat (Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 13 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Dinesh Kashyap Friday consolidated his lead over Kawasi Lakhma of the Congress in the Bastar Lok Sabha seat. ... Read more...

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BJP leads in Bastar Lok Sabha seat


May 13th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 13 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Dinesh Kashyap Friday established a lead of about 7,200 votes over Kawasi Lakhma of the Congress in the ... Read more...

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Crucial rural Bengal areas in Tuesday’s fourth phase polls


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Crucial rural areas like Singur, Nandigram and other Marxist bastions where winds of change have been blowing for a while will go to polls Tuesday as ... Read more...

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In Maoist bastion of Bastar, 200 polling booths relocated


April 28th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 28 (IANS) Citing security reasons, the Election Commission has relocated 200 polling booths for the May 8 by-election in Chhattisgarh's Bastar parliamentary constituency where the Maoist shadow ... Read more...

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From aide to adversary - former bureaucrat takes on Buddhadeb


April 26th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) He is taking on the chief minister whom he used to address as "Sir". Today, former West Bengal chief secretary Manish Gupta is confident of ... Read more...

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Left Front will retain power in Bengal: Tripura chief minister


April 19th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) The Left Front would be voted back to power in West Bengal for an eighth term, Tripura Chief Minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo ... Read more...

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Kochi Tuskers overpower Mumbai Indians in pulsating tie (Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Brendon McCullum and Mahela Jayawardene smashed 128 runs in their opening stand as Kochi Tuskers defeated Mumbai Indians by eight wickets at the Wankhede Stadium ... Read more...

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Injured tigress dies at Jim Corbett National Park


April 2nd, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by ANI
Ramnagar (Uttarakhand), Apr 2(ANI): A tigress at the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand was declared dead after it succumbed to injuries on Saturday.According to Corbett National Park's veterinarian Rajeev Singh, ... Read more...

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