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Shutdown evokes mixed response in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown Thursday called by the BJP and the Left parties over the central government's recent economic measures evoked a partial response in Tamil ... Read more...

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Crack of dawn start for Chandy, ministers


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) It was an early start to the day for Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and five of his ministers who reached office at 5 a.m. Tuesday ... Read more...

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Gurgaon residents protest power cuts


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 3 (IANS) A severe power crisis Tuesday led residents, including municipal councillors, to agitate and block roads in the various parts of Gurgaon, causing extended traffic jams in ... Read more...

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‘Law and order situation improving in northeast’


June 28th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The law and order situation in the northeast is improving and the government expects to help in enhancing developmental work in the region, the ... Read more...

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Mexican students surrender 29 buses seized in protest


March 19th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Morelia (Mexico), March 19 (IANS/EFE) Students at a college in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have surrendered 29 buses they had held since last weekend as part of a ... Read more...

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GJM to boycott Rajya Sabha polls


March 18th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday announced it will boycott the March 30 Rajya Sabha polls as its request for a seat was turned down by ... Read more...

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‘Manipur situation too complex to expect dramatic change’


March 13th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Congress may have won a clear mandate in Manipur but the tribal situation in the state is too complex to expect any dramatic changes ... Read more...

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Jats finally call off agitation, remove blockade


March 12th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), March 12 (IANS) The 23-day old agitation by Jat community in Haryana seeking quota in government jobs was finally called off Monday. The Jat leadership has set Sep ... Read more...

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IAF rescues 61 people in Ladakh region


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 2 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has rescued 61 people trapped in a partially frozen river in the cold desert Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir Friday.Amir ... Read more...

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Shutdown-plagued Manipur votes Saturday


January 27th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 27 (IANS) A total of 279 candidates, including 14 women, are in the fray for Saturday's polls to the 60-member assembly in Manipur, battling debilitating blockades and ... Read more...

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Congress eyes hat-trick in Manipur (Manipur Newsletter)


January 20th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 20 (IANS) The ruling Congress party in Manipur is making a spirited attempt to stage a political hat-trick, pitted as it is against a fractured opposition in the ... Read more...

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Occupy protesters confront police across US


December 13th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Police in several US cities confronted Occupy protests aimed and shutting down port facilities as part of a nationwide day of protest in the aftermath of ... Read more...

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For people in Imphal, the state is a failure


December 11th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 11 (IANS) Ibungochoubi Ningthoukhongjam, 49, owns five mobile phones, not because he is a gadget freak but to ensure he does not lose contact during an emergency, as ... Read more...

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Maoists set ablaze mobile tower equipment, truck in Odisha


December 6th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 6 (IANS) Maoists Tuesday set ablaze the equipment of a mobile phone tower and a truck in Odisha in two separate incidents, police said.While 40-50 rebels torched the ... Read more...

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Blockade lifted, but Manipur still tense


December 2nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 2 (IANS) The economic blockage has been lifted in Manipur, but it has not done much to douse the seething anger of people still reeling under the crippling ... Read more...

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Blast in Imphal, one killed


November 30th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 30 (IANS) A suspected separatist bomber was killed when an explosive device he was carrying to plant at a festival venue in this Manipur capital exploded ... Read more...

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Economic blockade of any area unjustified: Sushma Swaraj


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The economic blockade of any part of the country was wrong and must be prevented in future, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj ... Read more...

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Railway amenities panel stresses on tackling blockades


October 16th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Keeping in mind the increasing instances of railway blockades causing inconvenience to passengers, the Indian Railways' Passenger Amenities Committee has recommended that a proper mechanism be ... Read more...

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Road blockade hits life in Manipur


September 19th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 19 (IANS) Prices of essentials have shot up two to three times in Manipur as a 50-day-old protest road blockade of crucial national highways in the state ... Read more...

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Mamata calls for a stop to shutdowns


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday urged the parties to do away with the "politics of bandhs (shutdowns) and strikes" and requested an all-party meet ... Read more...

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Protests hit life in Manipur


August 21st, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 21 (IANS) Normal life was hit in many areas of Manipur Sunday due to demonstrations demanding the creation of a Naga-dominated district in the state.According to a ... Read more...

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Mamata to crack whip on ‘free-for-all’ shutdowns


August 12th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Voicing her ire over a shutdown called in parts of north Bengal and terming it as "hooliganism", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday ... Read more...

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Nepal government bans protests near parliament


May 24th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) With just four days left before a potential constitutional meltdown, Nepal's communist-Maoist government Tuesday clamped prohibitions near the parliament building, banning all protests and rallies within ... Read more...

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Demonstrations made more difficult in Uttar Pradesh


April 28th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Barely 24 hours after Lucknow University denied permission for a meeting to be addressed by social activist Anna Hazare May 1, the Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday ... Read more...

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Haryana Jats withdraw agitation after talks with Hooda


March 26th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Mar 26 (ANI): Agitating Jats in Haryana, demanding reservation in Government jobs under OBC quota, on Friday night withdrew their three-week-long stir after talks with Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda ... Read more...

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Haryana Jats call off agitation, to lift railway blockades


March 26th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) Jat community members, who had been protesting in Haryana for the last three weeks and had blocked rail tracks at several places, have suspended their ... Read more...

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Jat team to meet Chidambaram, Wasnik; no lifting of rail blockade


March 15th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 15 (IANS) A delegation of Jats, agitating for quotas in government jobs, will meet Home Minister P.Chidambaram and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik in New Delhi ... Read more...

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Land acquired for four-laning of Kashmir highway


March 13th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 13 (IANS) Decks have been cleared for the four-laning of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only road link between Kashmir Valley and the rest of India, with the state ... Read more...

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Mirchpur violence: Apex court pulls up Haryana government


January 31st, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday pulled up Haryana government for failing to clear the national highway blockades by the Jat community protesting the arrests of its members ... Read more...

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Mirchpur incident: Jats to call off protest


January 26th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) Jats demanding a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into last year's Mirchpur caste violence are expected to end their 11-day-old agitation Wednesday, an official said.Jat representatives spoke about ... Read more...

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Lane discipline, fines can improve Delhi traffic: Police chief


January 6th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Lane discipline and imposing fines for traffic offences can change Delhi's traffic management considerably, Delhi Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta said Thursday."Traffic management through the lane ... Read more...

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The Untouchables: Children living with HIV, AIDS in Manipur (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


December 1st, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Kamini Kumari Imphal, Dec 1 (IANS) Growing up in a conflict zone, children living with HIV in the northeastern state of Manipur are deprived of more than their childhood.Eleven-year-old Tina, who is ... Read more...

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French oil industry says all fuel depot blockades lifted


October 26th, 2010 - 1:12 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The National Oil Association on Monday said that all blockades on France's fuel depots have been lifted after a series of strikes that caused a fuel shortage throughout ... Read more...

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French parliament approves Sarkozy’s pension reform


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) French parliament has approved President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension overhaul plan, which has caused a wave of protests in the country.The senate, the upper house of the French parliament, ... Read more...

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At least 5 dead after drug-related clashes in northern Mexico


October 15th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by BNO News
MONTERREY, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least five people were killed and three others were wounded during deadly clashes between Mexican Marines and drug gangs in the northern region of Mexico.An initial ... Read more...

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