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Gorkhaland team meets Bengal governor


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 IANS) A delegation comprising the elected representatives of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) called on West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan here Wednesday to discuss development issues of the ... Read more...

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MIM chief urges Muslims to help Assam riots victims


August 18th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has called upon Muslims across India to help their brethren who were rendered homeless in recent Assam violence.Owaisi has ... Read more...

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GTA members sworn in; Shinde, Mamata assure support


August 4th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Aug 4 (IANS) As the newly-elected members of the Gorkha Territorial Administration were sworn in Saturday, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured ... Read more...

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GJM sweeps maiden GTA polls, not to give up Gorkhaland demand


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Aug 2 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Thursday swept the polls to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), capturing all 45 seats in the proposed Darjeeling hills governing ... Read more...

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Advani blames Bangladeshi immigrants for Assam violence (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 31 (IANS) Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani Tuesday blamed illegal immigration of people from Bangladesh into Assam for the communal violence in the state. He accused the ... Read more...

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Punish the killers in Assam: CPI-M


July 25th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday blamed the Assam and central governments for the violence in the state that has left around 30 people dead and demanded strict ... Read more...

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UP to develop Buddhist, Sufi and Hindu religious circuits


July 21st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh and the central governments Saturday announced their "serious willingness" to undertake a host of measures to shore up tourism in the state.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Bengal lacks democratic atmosphere, violence still on: Congress


July 16th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Lashing out at the Trinamool Congress-led government for alleged failure in controlling violence across West Bengal, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharjee Monday said that ... Read more...

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SC notice to centre on facilities for Amarnath pilgrims


July 16th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Taking note of reported deaths of 67 pilgrims who fell sick on way to the holy shrine of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir, the Supreme ... Read more...

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GJM wins absolute majority in GTA polls


July 13th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kalimpong (West Bengal), July 13 (IANS) As the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) secured an absolute majority in the proposed Darjeeling hills governing body Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) even before ... Read more...

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Threat of terrorism remains in Punjab: Chidambaram


July 13th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said the threat of terrorism remains in Punjab but expressed confidence about the government's ability to tackle any attempt to ... Read more...

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GJM candidates only ones in fray in about half of GTA seats


July 12th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 11 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) seems to have an edge in the July 29 election to the 45-member Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the new body for ... Read more...

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122 candidates file nominations for GTA polls


July 10th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 9 (IANS) A total of 122 candidates have filed nominations for the July 29 election to the 45-member Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the new body for governing the ... Read more...

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Release Indian and Pakistani fishermen, say activists


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) A group of activists working towards improving India-Pakistan relations Monday wrote to Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai ahead of his meeting with his counterpart in Pakistan and ... Read more...

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GJM to take part in GTA polls, Mamata happy (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, June 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday decided to take part in the July 29 Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls, leading to a "happy" West Bengal ... Read more...

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GJM to take part in GTA polls


June 30th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, June 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmuktui Morcha will take part in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls to be held July 29, a party leader said Saturday.The decision was ... Read more...

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Decision on territorial polls Saturday, says GJM


June 28th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) would decide Saturday on whether the party would take part in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls to be held ... Read more...

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Polls to new Gorkhaland civic body July 29


June 25th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the proposed new development body in the hills of northern West Bengal, will be held July 29, the state ... Read more...

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Upset over panel report, GJM threatens to renew agitation (Second Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) Upset over a high-power committee's report on additional areas to be included into the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in northern West Bengal, ... Read more...

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Mamata urges GJM to abide by panel report


June 9th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) As the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and its associates threatened to launch a protest campaign against the high-powered committee's recommendations on formation of Gorkhaland, West ... Read more...

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After Mumbai, Pune to get Metro


June 7th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) In a major breather for the five million people of Pune, the Maharashtra government has given the green signal for the state's second Metro rail project ... Read more...

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Probe into abuse by Haryana cops in women’s shelter (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 6 (IANS) The Haryana Police Wednesday announced a high-level committee to probe allegations that its own officials were involved in the exploitation of inmates of a government funded ... Read more...

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No orders for Oct 2, Jan 26 and Aug 15 holidays?


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Even as India has observed Jan 26, Aug 15 and Oct 2 as national holidays, the government does not seem to have issued any formal orders ... Read more...

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Reang refugees’ return to Mizoram stalled again


May 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, May 16 (IANS) The repatriation of 36,000 Reang refugees from Tripura to Mizoram is hanging in the balance again as most of the tribals are unwilling to return ... Read more...

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Evolving hostage policy under consideration: Chidambaram


May 9th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Days after a kidnapped district collector was freed in Chhattisgarh, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the government will consider evolving a central hostage ... Read more...

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Reang refugee repatriation from Tripura to Mizoram begins


May 4th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, May 4 (IANS) The long-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to neighbouring Mizoram began Friday but there is uncertainty over whether all the migrants will return ... Read more...

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Maoists finally free a fatigued Menon (Roundup)


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 3 (IANS) Maoists freed abducted District Collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday evening, ending a 13-day hostage crisis after mediators brokered a deal with the Chhattisgarh government.After three ... Read more...

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Menon’s family expresses happiness at his release


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Mysore, May 3 (IANS) Relief and happiness brimmed over among family members of Chhattisgarh's Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon Thursday after his release by Maoists.Menon's father A. Varadhas told ... Read more...

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Repatriation of Mizoram refugees from Tripura fails again


April 27th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 27 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram has failed to kick off yet again as they are unwilling to return ... Read more...

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Amid uncertainty, Reang refugees to return to Mizoram


April 25th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 25 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to adjoining Mizoram is set to resume Thursday, but there is still uncertainty over whether ... Read more...

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GJM to boycott Mamata meets in Darjeeling (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development Minister Goutam ... Read more...

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GJM boycotts Mamata meets in Darjeeling


April 22nd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development Minister Goutam ... Read more...

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Much-awaited work begins on Durgawati project in Bihar


April 18th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 18 (IANS) After more than three decades, much-awaited work on the Durgawati reservoir project on the Sone river began Wednesday in Bihar's Rohtas district, officials said."Finally, work on ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh CM warns against unilateral decisions on security


April 16th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Monday said coordinated action between state and central governments was needed to tackle internal security challenges and warned ... Read more...

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Economist Vijay Kelkar visits crisis-ridden Vidarbha


April 6th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 6 (IANS) Well-known economist Dr. Vijay Kelkar Friday visited Yavatmal in the crisis-ridden Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to review the imbalance of progress in the region, an activist ... Read more...

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