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Power trip in seven states hits millions (Roundup)


July 30th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Northern India was hit by one of the worst power failures in a decade that saw millions wake up Monday to no electricity. ... Read more...

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Power trip hits seven states, millions suffer (Afternoon Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Seven states in north India woke up to a powerless Monday with supply cut at 2.32 a.m. due to a major breakdown in the grid ... Read more...

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Left leaders detained, shutdown hits Delhi (Second Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown against fuel price hike hit normal life in the national capital Thursday as commuters bore the brunt of roadblocks and protests ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit may consider reducing VAT on petrol


May 25th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Hinting at a possible reduction in petrol prices in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday said the Value Added Tax (VAT) on ... Read more...

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Ahead of Holi, Delhi Police cracks down on drunk driving


March 6th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Continuing its crackdown on drunk driving in the capital, Delhi Police (Traffic) said Tuesday that 732 drivers were fined in five days till ... Read more...

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Migration worse for urban children: UNICEF report


February 29th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) With more than 50 percent of the world's population now living in urban areas, urban migration has worsened the reach of social schemes on health ... Read more...

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Strike evokes partial response; banking, transport hit (Afternoon Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour nation-wide strike by 11 trade unions Tuesday remained peaceful and evoked a mixed response, but key sectors like banking and transport took ... Read more...

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Dikshit retracts, says no question of welcoming Rushdie (Second Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Hours after inviting Salman Rushdie to visit the capital, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit retracted, saying there is no question of welcoming "The Satanic Verses" ... Read more...

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Delhiites ignored traffic advisories and suffered: Police


January 24th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A day after the full dress-rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade caused massive jams in the national capital, Delhi Police Tuesday said that Delhiites ... Read more...

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Delhi mulls guidelines for cell phone towers


January 19th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) In the wake of complaints regarding health hazards of radiation from mobile phone towers, the Delhi government Wednesday said it will hold a meeting with ... Read more...

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Delhi to construct Rs.3,100 crore industrial hub


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Delhi government will set up a Rs.3,100 crore multi-level manufacturing hub to encourage non-polluting small and medium industries in the capital, Delhi Industries Minister ... Read more...

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Terror alert in metros ahead of Diwali


October 14th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) India Friday issued a nationwide terror alert, particularly for metros such as Delhi and Mumbai, after security agencies found a car laden with five kg ... Read more...

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LeT, Babbar Khalsa planned blasts in Delhi: Police


October 13th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ambala, Oct 13 (IANS) The explosives found in a car in the parking lot of the Ambala Cantonment railway station in Haryana were procured by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and ... Read more...

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Coal shortage leads to power outages across India (Roundup)


October 12th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A severe shortage of coal has hit electricity output in the country and led to long and frequent power outages in many states, including ... Read more...

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From Akbar to Salim, an epic adventure (IANS Book Review)


October 4th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Empire of the Moghul: Ruler of the World"; Author: Alex Rutherford, Publisher: Headline Review; Price: Rs.495; Pages: 416"Ruler of the World", the third in a series of epic quintets, "Empire ... Read more...

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Delhi’s power tariff lower than others: Dikshit


August 27th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) A day after power tariff was hiked by 22 percent in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday said the rates here were ... Read more...

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3,138 foreign firms operate in India


August 25th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Some 3,138 foreign companies are registered and operating in India with nearly half of them in the national capital Delhi, official data showed Thursday.With 1,521 ... Read more...

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Bihar’s per capita income lowest, Delhi’s highest


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A huge inter-state income disparity exists in India, according to official data, which showed that per capita income in the national capital Delhi is almost ... Read more...

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CAG has not indicted Dikshit, says Delhi minister


August 8th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General's report on the Commonwealth Games has not indicted Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, rather it has praised the city ... Read more...

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Getting caste certificates to be easier


August 1st, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday approved a proposal for simplifying the procedure for issuing caste certificates to people in the capital.Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit told ... Read more...

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Pakistan reduces petroleum prices


July 1st, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Pakistan has brought down petroleum prices. The price of petrol has been reduced by Rs.3 per litre, diesel by Rs.2.01 and light speed diesel by ... Read more...

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Sultry Saturday in Delhi, rains likely Sunday (Lead)


June 25th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) After a pleasant start to the day with light showers in some parts of the capital, Delhi's residents had to go through a hot and ... Read more...

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Delhi Police aim to reduce juvenile crime rate


May 22nd, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Delhi Police will try and reduce the crime rate among the children and juveniles, Commissioner B.K. Gupta said here Saturday."Delhi Police have always been concerned ... Read more...

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Gurgaon, Panchkula, Faridabad to get radio cabs


April 18th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) The Haryana government has approved the plying of radio cabs in Panchkula, Gurgaon and Faridabad towns of the state, a minister said Monday."The state's transport department ... Read more...

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Over 300 held for drunk driving in three hours in Delhi (Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Over 300 people were arrested in three hours to curb the incidents of drunk driving in the national capital, Delhi Traffic Police Joint Commissioner ... Read more...

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Health Ministry says Delhi water safe, calls meeting over superbug virus


April 12th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): In the wake of claims by international health journal 'The Lancet' about the presence of deadly superbug bacteria NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1) in the water being ... Read more...

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Cool morning in Delhi, rains expected


April 11th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The week began on a pleasant note for Delhiites as the minimum temperature was recorded a notch below average at 20.3 degrees Celsius. The Met ... Read more...

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Drinking water for Delhi: Dam proposal to be re-submitted


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) An environment clearance proposal of a controversial multi-billion-rupee hydropower dam project in Himachal Pradesh that will quench the thirst of Delhi would be re-submitted to the ... Read more...

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A year since RTE, mere 230 complaints reflect low awareness


March 31st, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) It's been a year since the right of children to free and compulsory education (RTE) was enacted April 1, 2010, but since then the organisation ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh to follow SC directive, not allow Jats to disrupt road, rail traffic


March 25th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Mar 25 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh government has assured that it will follow the directives given by the Supreme Court and Allahabad High Court not to allow Jat agitators block the ... Read more...

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Delhi to increase its green cover: Dikshit


March 21st, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday said the government is making efforts to further increase the national capital city's green cover.The chief minister planted a ... Read more...

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Wet morning in Delhi, hailstorm likely


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) It was a wet Thursday morning in the capital with the weather office forecasting hail and thundershowers later in the day. The city recorded a ... Read more...

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Delhi hosts first ever ancient Chinese heritage expo (With images)


February 18th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) India refreshed its cultural linkage with China by unveiling Friday an exquisite collection of ancient artistic heritage in the first ever Chinese art and craft exposition of ... Read more...

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Public anger against graft expressed in marches across India (Roundup)


January 30th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Public anger and frustration over mounting corruption expressed itself across the country Sunday as thousands of people from all walks of life marched in over 60 cities ... Read more...

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Sankranti 2010 Could Bring An End To Onion Woes For Indians


January 13th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Indian government is trying to cope with skyrocketing onion price affecting various parts of the country, the only solace being Makar Sankranti can put an ... Read more...

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