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Summer multiplies woes of power-starved Bihar


May 11th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Muzaffarpur/Gaya (Bihar), May 11 (IANS) Meena Srivastav of Muzaffarpur and Shoib Akhtar of Gaya have a common woe: frequent power outages that have left them sleepless."I have to spend sleepless ... Read more...

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Six of family in Agra killed in property dispute


May 9th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, MAY 9 (IANS) In what is believed to be a case of property dispute, six members of a family were early Wednesday found axed to death in Turkia village ... Read more...

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Allow resale of commercial land only in rare cases: Himachal panel


April 25th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Resale of commercial land in Himachal Pradesh, purchased after special permission, should be allowed in rarest of rare cases. And in case the land is not ... Read more...

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Bumpy road to Priyanka’s cottage


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) The path to Priyanka Vadra's dream cottage on the outskirts of this Himachal Pradesh capital is not smooth.This came to light in a written reply ... Read more...

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Assam farmers losing interest in rice cultivation


March 15th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 15 (IANS) Farmers of Assam, that recently boasted of having a record rice harvest, are losing interest in paddy cultivation, saying they were facing financial ruin in the ... Read more...

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Noida farmers seek CBI probe in land acquisition


July 16th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, July 16 (IANS) The farmers of villages in Noida Extension have moved the Allahabad High Court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the acquisition of ... Read more...

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Circumstantial proof must stand on its own feet: Apex court


June 15th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that an accused could be convicted solely on the basis of circumstantial evidence but such a decision must survive on ... Read more...

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Four held in Rajasthan for shady land deals


April 11th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, April 11 (IANS) Four people have been arrested in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district for acting as mediators in large-scale land deals in which farmers' agriculture land is allegedly being sold ... Read more...

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Himachal favouring business group, says Congress


April 4th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Monday came under fire when an opposition legislator accused the state of being run by industrial houses.The allegation was first made ... Read more...

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Leopard beaten to death in Ghaziabad


February 15th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Feb 15 (IANS) A leopard which strayed out of a forest near Bahadurgarh area here was beaten to death by villagers with lathis and spears, officials said.Forest officials said two villagers, ... Read more...

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Hero Honda to set up facility in Himachal


October 21st, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero Honda has approached the Himachal Pradesh government to provide land for setting up its fourth facility, a minister said here Thursday."Hero Honda has requested the ... Read more...

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Seabuckthorn to green Himachal’s Lahaul Valley


October 17th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 17 (IANS) The rugged, inhospitable terrain of this landlocked valley in Himachal Pradesh is sought to be greened with plantations of seabuckthorn, a medicinally rich plant, ... Read more...

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Salman Rushdie’s heritage house in Himachal crumbling (With Image)


September 20th, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Solan (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 20 (IANS) Salman Rushdie's ancestral home, where the acclaimed India-born British novelist spent many summer vacations as a child, is succumbing to the ravages of time ... Read more...

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Hero Honda keen to set up facility in Himachal


August 19th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) Hero Honda, the world's largest two-wheeler manufacturer, is keen to set up a manufacturing unit in Himachal Pradesh, a minister said here Thursday. "Hero Honda has shown interest in ... Read more...

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Drought-hit Bihar farmers’ hopes lie in power supply


August 7th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 7 (IANS) In drought-hit Bihar, the hopes of small farmers now lie in the state government's decision to provide uninterrupted power supply to rural areas for at least six hours ... Read more...

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Villagers dismantle houses fearing floods in Uttar Pradesh


August 5th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
Faizabad, Aug 5 (ANI): Fear of floods has compelled some villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad district to break their homes for collecting building materials to use it later on and move to ... Read more...

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Nagarjuna leads race for India-Nepal border check post project


July 1st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 1 (IANS) A joint venture between Indian construction major Nagarjuna Construction Company and Mumbai's inter-border check post specialist KS Softnet Solutions is leading the race for a government ... Read more...

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Land gifted to Rajendra Prasad usurped by Congress?


June 24th, 2010 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, June 24 (IANS) India's first president Rajendra Prasad would never have imagined that land gifted to him in 1940 for starting an educational institution would allegedly be grabbed by ... Read more...

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BSP’s Satish Misra is worth Rs. 25 crore


June 4th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) Mayawati's close confidante and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary Satish Chandra Misra Friday declared his assets were to the tune of Rs.25 crore. A detailed account of ... Read more...

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Maoists target security forces, economic development during shut down


May 20th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): At least six people died including one civilian during the 48 hour-long shutdown forced by the Maoists.According to the Union Home Ministry, the Maoists were involved ... Read more...

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Madan Lal Dhingra: A forgotten martyr (Comment)


August 13th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Chaman Lal Madan Lal Dhingra was perhaps the first Indian freedom fighter to be executed on British soil. He died in London on Aug 17, 1909. It is strange that no one ... Read more...

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Delhi has paid over Rs.200 crore for Himachal dam: Dhumal


August 7th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 7 (IANS) The Delhi government has provided Rs.214.83 crore to Himachal Pradesh for a hydroelectric project that will provide drinking water to the national capital, Himachal Chief Minister Prem Kumar ... Read more...

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Singapore to help Bihar tackle drinking water shortage


June 30th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 30 (IANS) Singapore will help the Bihar government tackle the severe water crisis in the state, officials said here. Experts from the Public Utility Board (PUB) of Singapore will use ... Read more...

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In Himachal hills lies Priyanka Gandhi’s dream cottage


June 21st, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, June 21 (IANS) A cottage tucked away in the hills, amid cherry and apple trees, with deodars lining the road. That's the dream house of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress ... Read more...

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His protest against land grabbers has been on for 13 years


May 24th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), May 24 (IANS) How long can a sit-in protest continue? Vijay Kumar Singh, once a resident of an Uttar Pradesh village, has been at it for 13 ... Read more...

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Man burnt to death by sons for property in West Bengal


December 5th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) A man was tied up by his two sons and then burnt to death for property in a West Bengal village. The police saved the duo from being ... Read more...

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Water returns to Saurashtra, farmers follow


November 8th, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Nov 8 (IANS) It's a happy homecoming for the farmers of Saurashtra. Faced with scarcity of water they left their land and profession. But today, thanks to a new water ... Read more...

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Ancient Indian farming technique picks up in mango belt


July 5th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajat Rai Unnao (Uttar Pradesh), July 5 (IANS) Four years ago, when a Lucknow-based horticulture institute floated the idea of homa-farming, cultivators in the mango belt of Kakori and Malihabad adopted it ... Read more...

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Potato farmers too threaten to commit suicide in West Bengal


April 3rd, 2008 - 10:53 pm ICT by admin
By Soma Mitra Burdwan (West Bengal), April 3 (ANI): Despite a bumper yield of potato this year in West Bengal, farmers are a dejected lot. The common complaint is that they have ... Read more...

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