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Basu plans film on Bihar’s ‘Super 30′


September 18th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) Basking in the glory of Ranbir Kapoor-starrer "Barfi!", based on a strong narrative, Bollywood director Anurag Basu is now said to be set to helm an ... Read more...

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Bengal’s credit-deposit ratio to surpass national average: Mitra


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The credit-deposit ratio in West Bengal's banks is expected to surpass the all-India average within two years, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Monday."I hope that ... Read more...

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Man beaten to death in Bihar for eloping


September 12th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) In an incident of honour killing in Bihar, a 35-year-old man was lynched in Araria district after a village kangaroo court found him guilty of eloping ... Read more...

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Make UP model for other states: Mulayam asks ministers


September 12th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, S Sep 12 (IANS) Urging all Samajwadi Party (SP) ministers in Uttar Pradesh to read the party's pre-poll manifesto thoroughly, party chief Mulayam Singh Wednesday said the state government ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi has failed to make a mark, says BJP


September 11th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Amid speculation of Rahul Gandhi assuming a larger role in the Congress, the BJP Tuesday said his performance over the years speaks for itself ... Read more...

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Bihar student’s suicide: rights body seeks report


September 7th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 7 (IANS) The Bihar Human Rights Commission Friday sought a report from the police about Kanchanbala Jha, a college student who committed suicide in Sitamarhi district following sexual ... Read more...

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Poverty-stricken woman sells infant to pay debt


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) A poverty-stricken woman in Bihar's Samastipur district sold her one-and-half-year-old malnourished son for Rs.19,000 to pay off a debt. The infant was recovered from the woman ... Read more...

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Swine flu patients swell to 56 in Lucknow


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) The number of people confirmed positive with the deadly swine flu virus has risen to 56 in the Uttar Pradesh capital, officials said, as they stepped ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray threatens to shut Hindi channels misquoting him


September 2nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray Sunday took potshots at Hindi news channels and said that he would shut them all down if they ... Read more...

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Bihar’s potatoes to be exported to Russia


August 31st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) Farmers in Bihar's Nalanda district are happy that potatoes grown by them through organic farming will be exported to Russia, an official said Friday.R.K. Sohane, director, ... Read more...

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India committed to curb leprosy, stigma: WHO ambassador


August 31st, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India is committed to curbing leprosy cases in the coming years and eliminating the stigma associated with the disease, World Health Organisation's (WHO) Goodwill ambassador ... Read more...

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Delhi court issues summons against Raj Thackeray


August 30th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday issued summons to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for humiliating people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar by calling ... Read more...

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Consumption in rural India growing faster than urban areas: CRISIL


August 29th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) For the first time since economic reforms began two decades ago, consumption in rural India is growing faster than in urban areas, a survey by ratings ... Read more...

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GST bill can be passed in current fiscal: Chidambaram


August 28th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The constitution amendment bill to introduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime could be passed by parliament by the end of the current financial ... Read more...

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56 percent drop in HIV infections since 2000


August 24th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The number of new annual HIV infections has declined by around 56 percent during the last decade in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed ... Read more...

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Sons, daughters-in-law arrested for parading widowed mother half naked


August 24th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 24 (IANS) Police arrested five people, including two sons and daughters-in-law of a middle-aged Dalit widow who was publicly beaten and paraded half naked in a village in Bihar's ... Read more...

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Ramesh writes to Sinha, refutes charges of discrimination


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has refuted former finance minister Yashwant Sinha's allegation that BJP-ruled states were facing discrimination in central schemes related to his ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Onam gesture to migrant labour


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Kerala made a magnanimous gesture Wednesday by deciding to give a free Onam kit to an estimated one million migrants currently working in the state."I made ... Read more...

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16 rural passport centres proposed


August 21st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) For timely and transparent passport-related services in rural areas and the northeast, the external affairs ministry will set up 16 Passport Seva Laghu Kendras (PSLKs) by ... Read more...

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I have met Naxalites, says Prakash Jha


August 18th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha, whose "Chakravyuh" revolves around Naxalite wars, says he has interacted with Naxalites and tried to showcase both sides of the issue through the ... Read more...

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L.N. Mishra killing: Plea to quash case dismissed (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed the petition of Ranjan Dwivedi, one of the accused in the 1975 assassination of then railway minister L.N. Mishra in ... Read more...

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Child marriages rampant in Odisha, says survey


August 17th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) About six per cent of rural women in Odisha get married below the legal age of 18, according to a latest government survey released here Friday.The ... Read more...

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Child marriages are rampant in Odisha, says health survey


August 17th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) About six per cent of rural women in Odisha get married earlier than the legal age of 18, according to the latest government survey released ... Read more...

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Dalit boy beaten to death for collecting wood from orchard


August 17th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) A 14-year-old Dalit boy was beaten to death in Bihar's Samastipur district by an orchard owner who saw him collecting dry wood from his orchard without permission, ... Read more...

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Mishra killing: Plea to quash case dismissed


August 17th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed the petition of Ranjan Dwivedi, one of the accused in the 1975 assassination of then railway minister L.N. Mishra in ... Read more...

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I can’t defy any command from my daughter: Shatrughan Sinha


August 15th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Veteran actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who is back home from hospital after bypass surgery, is now under his daughter's observation.The 66-year-old has been asked by his ... Read more...

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77 go to jail for exam fraud


August 14th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 14 (IANS) Seventy-seven people, including some parents, have been sent to prison in Bihar for allegedly helping students to cheat in an exam for government jobs, police said ... Read more...

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GOW a befitting reply to Murari Kumar’s critics


August 14th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) After doing small roles, actor Murari Kumar finally got his due with his performance as Guddu in "Gangs of Wasseypur". He wants to dedicate the film ... Read more...

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Independence Day: the streetside view (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) For some, it's a day of celebration or simply chilling with family and friends. But Independence Day is just another day of struggle for millions ... Read more...

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Our strategy needs to change: Ramdev (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With his three-day fast about to end, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said here Saturday that he will not stop the agitation till the central government ... Read more...

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Man kills wife, commits suicide over extra-marital affair


August 11th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 11 (IANS) A man in Bihar's Kaimur district Saturday shot dead his wife as he suspected that she was having an affair. He then shot himself, police said.The ... Read more...

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Labourer’s body found near Chautala’s Delhi house


August 11th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The decomposed body of a 25-year-old missing labourer was recovered from a drain flowing a few metres away behind the house of Haryana's former chief ... Read more...

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Four killed, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Bihar


August 10th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 10 (IANS) At least four women drowned and 10 people were missing after a boat ferrying over 30 people capsized in Kosi river in Bihar's Madhubani district early Friday, ... Read more...

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President to inaugurate rail workshop in Bihar


August 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a railway coach maintenance workshop in Bihar's Nalanda district this month, an official said Thursday."The workshop at Harnaut is ready ... Read more...

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Uninor in talks with rival firms to absorb employees


August 8th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) Telecom operator Uninor, a joint venture of Norwegian firm Telenor and the Unitech Group, Tuesday said it is in talks with business competitors to rehabilitate its ... Read more...

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