commoners

Mamata’s intolerance thrusting celebrity status on commoners


September 19th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) One can call it Mamata Banerjee's Midas touch. The maverick West Bengal chief minister's intolerance is making heroes out of faceless people in the crowd.After a ... Read more...

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Power, water shortages bring misery to Ghaziabad


June 6th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 6 (IANS) At the height of summer, life in Ghaziabad has become miserable, with unscheduled power cuts up to 14 hours a day causing water shortages too.Both ... Read more...

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A tale of two union ministers


May 24th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) They both belong to Shimla and are union cabinet ministers but when it comes to begging for votes for their Congress party, they belong to ... Read more...

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Tripura demands roll back of oil price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 24 (IANS) The ruling Left Front in Tripura Thursday demanded immediate withdrawal of the hike in petrol prices and organised demonstrations across the north eastern state to press ... Read more...

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Commoners slam petrol price hike


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Wednesday's petrol price hike was denounced by the middle class, with some calling it outrageous."This is shocking and outrageous and will surely break our backs," ... Read more...

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Three northeastearn states soon to have high courts


May 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Agartala, May 12 (IANS) Three northeastern Indian states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya would soon get their own high courts as a necessary amendment bill was passed ... Read more...

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From translation screens to ACs, gurdwaras go hi-tech (Feature)


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Amritsar, May 2 (IANS) The afternoon heat outside bothers none. As the gathering of the devout listens to hymns in air-conditioned comfort, the English translation of the lyrics appears on ... Read more...

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Mumbaikars’ mixed reactions to Sachin’s Rajya Sabha nomination


April 26th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) The reactions of Mumbaikars varied to batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's nomination to the Rajya Sabha, with some welcoming the move and others critical of ... Read more...

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Social media a reality: Khurshid


April 21st, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As the West Bengal police booked a university professor for forwarding a cartoon mail on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the state CID asked Facebook ... Read more...

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Kolkata rocked by protests, counter protests


April 19th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Even days after the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor for circulating cartoons involving West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the city continued to be ... Read more...

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Kabir Suman mocks Mamata over Toongate, composes song


April 17th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Causing more embarrassment to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is drawing flak over the arrest of a professor for circulating cartoons, singer-turned-Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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Anger in Bengal over professor’s arrest (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) First a ban on certain newspapers and now the arrest of a professor for allegedly circulating a cartoon targeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. People in ... Read more...

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Partial fascism or right move - Bengal divided on Mamata’s act


April 14th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) First a ban on certain newspapers and now the arrest of a professor for allegedly circulating a cartoon targetting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Is it ... Read more...

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Blot on humanity, says twitterati on baby Afreen’s death


April 11th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Baby Afreen's father is a blot on humanity, he deserves capital punishment, sad, shameful...reactions from twitterati poured in fast and furious Wednesday after news ... Read more...

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No ‘dramatic announcements’ due to political constraints: Pranab


March 31st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) After getting a lukewarm response from India Inc to his 2012-13 budget proposals in respect of key reforms, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said ... Read more...

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Ajit Pawar presents marginally surplus Maharashtra budget


March 26th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar presented a marginally revenue-suplus state budget for 2012-13, extensively focusing on infrastructure, social, health and tourism sectors.However, ... Read more...

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Committed to the reforms process: Pranab


March 17th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A day after presenting the federal budget for next fiscal, which mostly got negative reviews from analysts and commoners, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said ... Read more...

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Mumbai celebrates Tendulkar’s 100th ton


March 16th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Mumbaikars took to the streets to burst crackers and cheer after master blaster Sachin Tendulkar scored his elusive 100th international ton Friday in an Asia ... Read more...

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Women on wheelchairs call for equitable rights for all


March 7th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Over 1,500 people, from commoners to socialites, Wednesday came out to support the spirit of womanhood on the eve of International Women's Day as 100 women ... Read more...

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‘My Week With Marilyn’ - layered, poignant (IANS Movie Review)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Film: "My Week With Marilyn"; Actors: Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Emma Watson, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper; Director: Simon Curtis; Rating: **** Little lost souls we all are - ... Read more...

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‘Tsunami’ - watch it at your own risk (Kannada Movie Review)


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Tsunami"; Cast: Raju Patil, Sonia, Rangayana Raghu, Doddanna, Tennis Krishna, Bullet Prakash, Gazar Khan, Killer Venkatesh and Bank Janardhan; Director: Makam Manohar; Producer: Raju Patil; Cinematography: Gauri Venkatesh; Music: Sadguna ... Read more...

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Stranded passengers throng Jammu airport


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) With the Jammu-Srinagar highway cut off due to snow, hundreds thronged the airport here Wednesday desperately seeking to fly to the Kashmir Valley, leading to chaotic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mumbai Marathon: Kenya’s Moiben, Ethiopia’s Abeyo win (Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Kenya's Laban Moiben Sunday bagged the winner's title in the 42 km men's category at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2012 while Ethiopia's Netsanet Abeyo ... Read more...

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Mumbai readies to kick off Marathon-2012 Sunday


January 14th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Nearly 39,000 Mumbaikars -- ranging from celebrities, industrialists, women, senior citizens to minors, physically-challenged and commoners -- are readying themselves to run Sunday morning in ... Read more...

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Indian people are not adventurous: J.D. Majethia (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Well-known TV actor-producer J.D. Majethia, who is currently braving the hardships of hunger, discomfort, living in the open and much more in the reality show ... Read more...

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Indians not open to adventure, says Mathejia


January 9th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Television actor-producer J.D. Mathejia, who is currently seen in the reality show "Survivor India", feels that Indian people are not adventurous and as a result, ... Read more...

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Now Payal Rohatgi is dating a wrestler


January 4th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) After making headlines for her romantic alliance with Rahul Mahajan on the reality show "Bigg Boss", actress Payal Rohatgi now reveals that she is dating ... Read more...

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Buddhist spiritual head launches green march


December 10th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Buddhist spiritual leader Gyalwang Drukpa Saturday launched a march from Mumbai to Bhopal to spread the message of peace, harmony and love for the environment, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Punish the guilty, Kolkata echoes in one voice


December 10th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) It was a collective chorus of anger and shock in Kolkata as intellectuals, celebrities and commoners demanded exemplary punishment for culprits and a mechanism to ... Read more...

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Raj warns against stalling flyover due to Lata’s objection


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Tuesday locked horns with the state government over the much-delayed flyover in the posh Pedder Road area of south Mumbai ... Read more...

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Brahma Kumaris to celebrate platinum jubilee


December 6th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Prayers and humanitarian service involving spiritual leaders, industrialists, celebrities and commoners are slated for the nine-day platinum jubilee celebrations of spiritual organisation Brahma Kumaris starting ... Read more...

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Avoid economic blockade as form of agitation: PM


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said frequent strikes and economic blockades in Manipur would only impede development and bring untold miseries to the commoners and ... Read more...

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BJP MP arrested for road blockade in Maharashtra


November 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 28 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Girish Mahajan was arrested along with 70 others Monday after he launched road blockade to press cotton farmers' ... Read more...

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Mamata worships goddess Kali, gives ‘prasad’


October 27th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) There were long queues of people at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's house here Thursday as she gave away Kali puja 'prasad', greeting VIPs ... Read more...

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CWG makeover? DTC back to plying old buses (Year after CWG)


October 1st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Sleek low-floor buses of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) were supposed to be a gift to Delhiites, offering a smooth ride from the time of the ... Read more...

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