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Congress for special assembly session to discuss Goa mining issue


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday demanded a special one-day session of the Goa legislative assembly to discuss the illegal mining issue, even as a mining department official suspended ... Read more...

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Tribals upset over ban on traditional weapons


August 31st, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 31 (IANS) Tribals in Chhattisgarh are furious over police moves to ban their traditional weapons in public places, particularly in village haats, or markets.Bastar Range Inspector General of ... Read more...

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Hefner doesn’t mind being used


July 27th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 27 (IANS) Playboy boss Hugh Hefner says he doesn't mind if women use him to get famous.Asked if he would be upset if women used him ... Read more...

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Bihar officials asked to explain Dalit hostel attack


July 25th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna July 25 (IANS) Country's apex panel for the Scheduled Castes has summoned top administrative and police officials of Bihar to explain inaction during arson and vandalism at a Dalit ... Read more...

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Sexual grooming of white girls an Asian problem: Official


June 8th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Gangs that rape and sexually exploit vulnerable young white girls in Britain is a "particular problem" in Asian communities, one of the country's top prosecutors has ... Read more...

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Rajasthan, Harayana issued notice on illegal mining (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Rajasthan and Haryana governments on a petition that alleged illegal mining was continuing in the states ... Read more...

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Apex court issues notice to Rajasthan on illegal mining


June 8th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Rajasthan government on a petition alleging that despite a ban, illegal mining was continuing in the state's ... Read more...

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China issues report on human rights in US


May 26th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China, which termed a US report on human rights as "full of overly critical remarks" and "distortions" on China, has hit back with a report on ... Read more...

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Maoists need ‘hand holding’: Jamia vice chancellor


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung Wednesday said that Maoists were "our own people" and needed "hand holding" instead of the government's ruthless supression.Speaking ... Read more...

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Murdoch not fit to lead News Corp: British MPs


May 1st, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was not fit to "exercise the stewardship" of a major international company like News Corp, British MPs have said.Parliament's culture committee questioned ... Read more...

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Notice issued to LAWDA over Srinagar farmhouse


April 25th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Wednesday issued notice to a local development authority seeking details about a farmhouse, near a national park ... Read more...

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Government has failed to protect whistleblowers: Hazare


March 25th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The government has failed in protecting people who are fighting against corruption in the country, said activist Anna Hazare Sunday ahead of his day-long ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily laments misogynistic attitude to women


March 7th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) The assault on 10 women in Pakistan's Punjab province, with one being stripped naked and paraded through a village, is due to "misogynistic attitudes to women, ... Read more...

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Shanghai curbs smoking


March 6th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China's Shanghai city is seeking more effective ways to prevent smoking in internet bars and entertainment venues that don't comply with the ban on smoking inpublic ... Read more...

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Hindus fleeing Balochistan: Daily


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) There has been a surge in Hindu families fleeing Pakistan's Balochistan province as they feel insecure, a daily said Tuesday, adding that around 100 families have ... Read more...

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Apple launches probe into unsafe factory conditions in China


January 27th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Technology giant Apple has launched a probe into a report that said factories in China that manufactured its products employed child labour and had 24-hour working ... Read more...

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BJP: hypocrisy of the holier-than-thou (Comment)


January 7th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
After taking the high moral ground on the corruption issue in parliament and on the public stage with Anna Hazare, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fallen from grace on ... 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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Teachers’ strike hits Lucknow varsity, colleges


November 21st, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) Teaching at Lucknow University and several of its affiliated colleges was suspended Monday after around 1,200 teachers went on a daylong strike to protest the delay ... Read more...

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Decision to hold next CHOGM in Sri Lanka criticised


October 30th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) The decision to go ahead with the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in 2013 is "contrary to the association's fundamental values ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh government slams suspended official


October 12th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 11 (IANS) The Mayawati government Tuesday slammed a woman Indian Administrative Service officer for issuing a statement against the state administration after she was suspended for violation of ... Read more...

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No political influence in commutation of death: Apex Court


September 28th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said it will decide on pleas for commuting death sentences to life imprisonment on the grounds of delay purely on ... Read more...

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Mughal era broth evolves in old Delhi bylanes (Feature)


September 23rd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) It was originally a morning meal for the poor. Rich in texture and weighty on the stomach, the meaty Mughal era broth called nahari used ... Read more...

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Illegal mining: CBI to probe officials’ involvement


September 6th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 6 (IANS) After arresting ex-Karnataka minister G. Janardhana Reddy and his brother-in-law Srinivasa Reddy, the CBI will now probe the role of government officials in the illegal mining ... Read more...

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BJP ‘farms’ rice on potholed roads as protest


August 25th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday "planted" rice saplings and fish eggs in pot holes on a road here to highlight the poor condition of ... Read more...

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‘DAMs - The Lethal Water Bomb’ bags three awards at LA fest


May 24th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 24 (IANS) "DAMs - The Lethal Water Bomb", a thought-provoking documentary on the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala, bagged three awards at the prestigious Los Angeles Movie Awards ... Read more...

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Growing support in US to cut Pakistan funding (Lead)


May 18th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Support to cut off some American aid to Islamabad as leaders there turn a blind eye to terrorists is growing in US Congress, said a ... Read more...

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Top cop implicates Narendra Modi in Gujarat riots (Second Lead)


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ahmedabad, April 22 (IANS) Senior Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt has blamed Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 "communal carnage", and said he wanted Muslims to ... Read more...

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Documentary on Mullaperiyar dam bags award


March 30th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 30 (IANS) 'DAMs - The Lethal Water Bombs', a 21-minute documentary about Mullaperiyar dam, has been declared best documentary (Short) by the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood ... Read more...

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US needed to stop Gadhafi’s ‘brutal repression’: Obama


March 29th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Defending US intervention in Libya, President Barack Obama argued that a failure to act against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's "brutal repression" would have carried a ... Read more...

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Queensland army barracks raided over drug trafficking claims


March 28th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Mar. 28 (ANI): Queensland Police and Australian Defence Force (ADF) investigators have raided an army base in the northern part of the state following claims of drug trafficking and abuse ... Read more...

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Musharraf hints Britain tacitly approved torture against subjects


March 14th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has cast doubt on Britain's stance against torture of British subjects by saying that he was not told about the country's disapproval of ... Read more...

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Big-eared Obama got bullied as kid


March 11th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) With big ears and the name that he has, US President Barack Obama says he too was a victim of bullying as a young student."I ... Read more...

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Egyptian court rejects Mubarak’s appeal to stop prosecutors seizing his billions


March 9th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Mar 9 (ANI): An Egyptian court has blocked an appeal by ousted President Hosni Mubarak, allowing prosecutors to seize his billions of dollars that he had illegally transferred during his nearly ... Read more...

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World Cup umpires think Murali’s a chucker, but won’t call him: Ex-umpire Hair


March 5th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar.5 (ANI): Former Test cricket umpire Darrell Hair has delivered a World Cup bombshell by revealing that several ICC match officials believe Sri Lankan off-spinner Muthiah Muralidaran is a chucker, but ... Read more...

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