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Media should avoid sensationalism, says PM (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi/New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday urged the media to avoid sensationalism and rather focus on fair, objective and balanced reporting to ensure the unity ... Read more...

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BJP criticises PM over advice to media


September 13th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday criticized Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remarks that media should avoid sensationalism in its reporting and said ... Read more...

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Priya Dutt, Daler Mehndi get Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards


August 21st, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Member of Parliament Priya Dutt, fashion designer Sanjana Jon and singer Daler Mehandi, among others, have been given the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards.Punjab Governor ... Read more...

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Assam prays for peace this Eid (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Peace remained the central focus of Eid in Assam Monday with thousands of people offering Namaz-e-Eid at mosques across the state, including in the troubled Kokrajhar, ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated with traditional fervour in Uttar Pradesh


August 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a day of prayers and feasting in Uttar Pradesh Monday when Muslims turned up in large numbers to celebrate with traditional fervour Eid-ul-Fitr to ... Read more...

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Prayers for peace as Andhra celebrates Eid


August 20th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Muslims across Andhra Pradesh Monday offered 'Namaz-e-Eid' at Eidgahs, open grounds and mosques to mark the end of the fast month of ... Read more...

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UP sees violence over Myanmar-Assam events, curfew in Allahabad (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Violent protests were reported Friday from Lucknow, Kanpur and Allahabad cities of Uttar Pradesh where Muslim mobs, protesting the attacks on the community in Assam ... Read more...

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Andhra police chief asks northeast community not to panic (Second Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Denying that there was a mass exodus of people of Assam and other northeast states from Hyderabad, the Andhra Pradesh police chief Friday appealed to them ... Read more...

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Andhra police chief appeals northeast community not to panic (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Denying that there was a mass exodus of people of Assam and other northeastern states from Hyderabad, the Andhra Pradesh Police chief Friday appealed to ... Read more...

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Parties unite for northeast, PM assures safety (Second Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) MPs cutting across party lines Friday spoke as one in support of people from the northeast with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declaring in both ... Read more...

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All parties will ensure safety of northeast citizens: PM (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) All parties would together ensure that citizens from the northeast are safe in all parts of the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday."I ... Read more...

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Lack of political consensus hurting economy, says PM (Intro Roundup)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Lack of political consensus had hurt India's economic growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday in an Independent Day speech that was shorn of ... Read more...

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Achieved success in internal security: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government had achieved success in many areas of internal security, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday, citing the example of Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana award for D.R. Mehta


August 4th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Renowned social worker D.R. Mehta will be presented the 20th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award at a function here Aug 20, it was announced Saturday.Congress ... Read more...

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UP officials told to improve law, order


July 15th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Javed Usmani Saturday directed police and administrative officials to spruce up law and order.He said officials should be available to listen to ... Read more...

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Goa tourism policy may lose its ‘fun’


May 20th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 20 (IANS) Soon, fun may not be 'in' in Goa.A zero draft of the 'Goa 2035 - Vision and Road map' submitted to the Goa government by a ... Read more...

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No compromise on law and order in UP, asserts Akhilesh


May 18th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Friday asked policemen to pull up their socks and warned them that his government wanted a peaceful state with a ... Read more...

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Zardari fourth Pakistani leader to visit Ajmer


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 3 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari will be the fourth Pakistani head of state or government to visit the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti here ... Read more...

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A life lost, tense days as leaders play politics (Punjab Newsletter)


March 30th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) An 18-year-old loses his life, people are injured, public property gets damaged, tension and tempers rise between two communities and the common man is put to ... Read more...

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Curfew continues in Gurdaspur, Badal orders probe


March 30th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the violence in Gurdaspur, where curfew continued after a youth was killed in police ... Read more...

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Conspiracy to create unrest in Bengal: Mamata


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Alleging there was an attempt to inject communal disharmony in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday ordered a probe into the issue and appealed ... Read more...

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Elders recall partition through play


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) It was an emotional experience for hundreds of senior citizens of the city as they witnessed a musical play on the Partition of India and ... Read more...

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Sikkim quake-affected kids meet Dikshit


January 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) A group of 20 school kids from the September 2011 earthquake-affected areas of Sikkim Saturday met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit here as part of ... Read more...

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Wrong to say police blocked Rushdie visit: Rajasthan


January 24th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Monday termed as totally baseless and unfounded reports that state police prevented Salman Rushdie from attending the Jaipur Literature Festival.Principal Secretary (Home) G.S. ... Read more...

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Modi plays development card on Godhra stage


January 20th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Godhra (Gujarat), Jan 20 (IANS) Taking his campaign for amity to Godhra that had become a byword for communal tension, Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that his state ... Read more...

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Only democracy can resolve Tibetan issue: Sangay


January 12th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sonipat (Haryana), Jan 12 (IANS) China needs democracy for Tibet to gain "genuine autonomy", Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay said Thursday.Delivering a public lecture at the Jindal School of International ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP kick off Punjab poll campaign


December 18th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moga (Punjab), Dec 18 (IANS) Blaming the Congress government at the centre for rampant corruption, lack of development and the burden of price rise on the common man, Punjab's ... Read more...

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India committed to protecting minorities


December 14th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Saying India was not a majoritarian state, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the government was committed to protecting the minorities. Replying to supplementaries in ... Read more...

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Babri demolition anniversary low-key in Ayodhya-Faizabad


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) The 19th anniversary of the demolition of 16th century Babri Mosque in Tuesday passed off on a low-key note in the temple town of Ayodhya and ... Read more...

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Punjab before elections; Nobel rhetoric sans substance (Punjab Newsletter)


December 4th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) Imagine Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in the august company of the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Barack Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi ... Read more...

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Islamic hardliners not serious threat in Kerala: Chandy


November 25th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) There are attempts by Islamic hardliners to radicalise Muslim youths in Kerala, but it is not a "serious situation", says Chief Minister Oommen Chandy."Some attempts ... Read more...

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Quran with Bhagavad Gita in a communal harmony class


November 21st, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Nov 21 (IANS) Holding the Quran in one hand and the Bhagavad Gita in the other, Mukhtar Ahmad conducts "a class of communal harmony" at a madrassa in Uttar ... Read more...

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As Chhath ends, Hindu-Muslim amity shines through


November 2nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 2 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands prayed to the rising sun Wednesday after taking a dip in rivers and ponds across Bihar to mark the end of Chhath. The ... Read more...

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Hindu-Muslim celebration comes alive with kites


October 27th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 27 (IANS) Hundreds of kites fluttered over the Lucknow sky, particularly in the old city, as Hindus and Muslims joined hands to bring alive a legacy of the ... Read more...

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Muslims fund, organise this Ramlila


October 4th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 4 (IANS) Naseem Khan is satisfied with the modest earnings from his small tailoring shop. But every year around Dusshera, Khan turns slightly worried.He starts accepting orders in ... Read more...

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