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Traders to beseech Lord Ganesha against FDI in retail


September 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as political parties oppose the UPA government's decision to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, a group of traders here ... Read more...

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Shanghai police rank beggars


August 19th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Police in Shanghai have publicised an online ranking list of beggars in an attempt to expose the most frequently caught beggars on the city's busy Metro ... Read more...

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Beggars’ boom in Srinagar despite preventive laws (Letter from Srinagar)


August 7th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 7 (IANS) Perhaps nobody follows the newly-installed traffic signals in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital as intently as Nasreen, 12, who stops begging the moment the lights ... Read more...

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25 Myanmarese Muslims seek refuge in Hyderabad


July 31st, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Persecuted in their own country, a group of 25 Muslims from Myanmar have reached Hyderabad to take refuge here.The group, fled Myanmar to escape ethnic violence ... Read more...

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Badal seeks package for agricultural states


July 29th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) In view of the near drought-like situation in several parts of the country, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged the union government to give ... Read more...

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Beijing airport begging ring busted


July 18th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman and 12 disabled people have been arrested in Beijing after the woman forced the disabled to beg at the capital city's international airport, ... Read more...

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‘Economic activities behind spurt in human trafficking’


July 11th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Human trafficking for purposes other than sex trade has been on the rise in the county. With the increase in the level of economic activities, the ... Read more...

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In Taj city, pavements taken over by vendors et al (Letter from Agra)


June 10th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 10 (IANS) Millions of rupees have been spent on laying tiled pavements all across this Taj city but an army of vendors and others have occupied them, leaving ... Read more...

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Nearly 300 illegal workers held in Dubai


June 6th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 5 (IANS/WAM) At least 293 street vendors, beggars and illegal car-washers have been arrested in Dubai.Officials of the Dubai Municipality in cooperation with Dubai Police also seized several ... Read more...

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Asking for interest moratorium is Bengal’s right: Mamata


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) It is West Bengal's right to seek a three-year moratorium on interest payments on central loans, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday, adding: "We are ... Read more...

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Badal wants new constitution for India


March 27th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday demanded a fresh constitution for the country along genuinely federal lines.Winding up the debate on the motion of thanks ... Read more...

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‘Marina’ feel-good movie with strong message (Tamil Movie Review)


February 5th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Marina"; Cast: Siva Karthikeyan , Oviya, 'Pakada' Pandian, Sundararajan, Jitan Mohan, Attakati Aarumugam, Jayashree; Director: Pandiraj; Cinematographer: Vijay; Composer: Girish G; Rating: ***National award winning director Pandiraj has tried to ... Read more...

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15 die due to severe cold in Andhra (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh is in the grip of the most severe cold wave in its recorded history which has claimed 15 lives during the last two ... Read more...

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Amarinder’s brother quits Congress, joins Akali Dal (Second Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) Upset over being denied a Congress ticket for the Jan 30 state assembly polls, Malwinder Singh, the younger brother of Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh, Saturday ... Read more...

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Children of lesser god living it out on the streets (Dec 10 is Human Rights Day)


December 10th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old Gudiya gets up at the crack of dawn and immediately gets on to work. Empty stomach, she walks the capital streets and around dump ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party workers create ruckus at Rahul’s programme


November 26th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) A brief clash took place between Congress party workers and Samajwadi Party activists when they tried to breach the security cordon of Congress general secretary ... Read more...

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Rahul justifies ‘begging’ remark


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) Justifying his controversial "begging" remark, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said those criticising him for it were not aware about the ground realities."Yes, I ... Read more...

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Defamation complaint against Rahul Gandhi


November 15th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) The Mumbai Samajwadi Party (SP) Tuesday filed a defamation complaint against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his comments in Uttar Pradesh the day before, a ... Read more...

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Observation home caretaker among five held for auto-theft


November 8th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) A caretaker of a Delhi government observation home who encouraged the juvenile lodgers to commit thefts and snatchings to make a quick buck was arrested ... Read more...

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No data on number of beggars in country: Minister


August 29th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Begging continues to be one of India's major social problems in India but the government Monday admitted it has no data on the number of ... Read more...

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Delhi’s homeless prefer sheltering sky to night shelters


August 20th, 2011 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) It's the monsoon when intermittent rains are the order of the day - or night - and roads are often waterlogged and damp. Yet, the ... Read more...

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Brazilian judge assassinated


August 13th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13 (IANS/EFE) A Brazilian judge who received death threats after imposing harsh sentences on vigilantes was slain Friday in suburban Rio de Janeiro, police said.Patricia Lourival ... Read more...

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Mayor Massimo Botocci bans smelly kebabs


August 9th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rome, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Italian mayor has taken the unusual step to ban “smelly” kebabs. Mayor Massimo Botocci announced on Saturday that he has his objection to the strong smells ... Read more...

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Chinese gift lies unused in Pakistan


July 18th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) A gift of expensive knitting machines from China for militancy-hit people of Pakistan's Khyber Pakthunkhwa province is lying unused for over a year due to lack ... Read more...

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Independent India’s first caste census kicks off (Lead)


June 29th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hezamara (Tripura), June 29 (IANS) Independent India's first census to determine the caste-wise breakup of the country's 1.21 billion people was launched from here Wednesday.The census started in this remote ... Read more...

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Freedom at last - thanks to state-backed legal aid


June 29th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) He was acquitted but Ravi Kumar, incarcerated in Burail jail here on charges of reckless driving, had no clue. Not till the State Legal Service Authority ... Read more...

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Transgender held for begging set free by court


June 18th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) After months of detention at a beggars' home, a transgender caught seeking alms in south Delhi was allowed to walk free after the intervention of ... Read more...

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Two nabbed for buying girls in Rajasthan


April 19th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Police in Rajasthan have stepped in to rescue two girls, a toddler and a 12-year-old, who had been sold by their fathers, officials said Tuesday.While Lala, ... Read more...

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Shenzhen evicts 80,000 `unstable people’


April 13th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) China's Shenzhen has evicted about 80,000 "potentially unstable people" ahead of an international sports competition, an official said.Shen Shaobao, a senior official, said: "People living in ... Read more...

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499 people arrested from Dubai streets


April 3rd, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 3 (IANS/WAM) A total of 499 people, including street vendors, beggars and car-washers have been arrested in Dubai, an official said.Several low-quality goods and pirated CDs were also ... Read more...

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Rajasthan men being duped into sterilisation: NGOs


March 10th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 10 (IANS) The Rajasthan government's medical and health department and its agents are duping and luring poor men into undergoing sterilisation to meet annual targets on such surgeries, ... Read more...

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Why is Eden not hosting an India game sir? (World Cup Diary)


February 16th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) The fact that the iconic Eden Gardens is not hosting an India match in the Feb 19-April 2 World Cup has disappointed fans not just ... Read more...

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After beggars, Bangladesh’s all-out war on mosquitoes to ensure bite-free World Cup


February 15th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 15 (ANI): After deciding to pay local beggars to stay off the streets during the World Cup, Bangladesh has launched an all-out war on mosquitoes in and around cricket stadiums ... Read more...

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Over 9,300 kidnapped children rescued in China


February 11th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) China has rescued more than 9,300 kidnapped children since April 2009 as part of a nationwide crackdown on human trafficking, Xinhua reported. The public security ministry said Thursday ... Read more...

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Census head count begins in northeast India


February 9th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) The second and final phase of census 2011 began Wednesday across the northeastern states.The family members of governors, chief ministers and other important personalities were among those enumerated ... Read more...

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