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Angry farmers take on police at Expressway


September 13th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 13 (IANS) If you are taking the Yamuna Expressway in the hope of reaching Agra in 90 minutes from Delhi, be prepared to take the U-turn and find ... Read more...

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Panel formed to protest VAT in Maharashtra


August 27th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Harried property buyers in Maharashtra have formed an action committee to protest against the proposed collection of VAT arrears by the state government for all kinds ... Read more...

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Strike cripples banking operations in Karnataka


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 22 (IANS) Thousands of employees and officers of state-run and old generation private banks went on a two-day strike Wednesday, crippling banking operations across Karnataka in support ... Read more...

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Kerala court stays Varkala poll cancellation order (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday suspended its earlier order cancelling the election to the Kerala assembly from Varkala constituency and gave a month to the ... Read more...

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‘Bring Shimla’s last heritage train back on track’ (Letter from Shimla) (With Image)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Heritage lovers hope the railways will keep its promise of bringing Shimla's last heritage train - a deluxe rail motor car that has been stabled as ... Read more...

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AFTER 1 )Krishna land now an urban disaster (Letter from Mathura)


August 12th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 12 (IANS) Lord Krishna, arguably Hinduism's most popular divinity, was said to be a nature lover who is forever associated with the Yamuna, worshipped Goverdhan hill ... Read more...

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Farmers protest as Yamuna Expressway opens


August 9th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 9 (IANS) Angry farmers with black flags demonstrated in Agra to protest the opening of the 165-km Yamuna Expressway without the Uttar Pradesh government fulfilling their demands, which ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav rejects Advani’s prediction on 2014 polls


August 6th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav, who is also the convener of the NDA, Monday said he disagreed with veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Embrace education for progress, Muslims told


July 8th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Muslim students and youths should go for higher education and develop character to face life's challenges, a senior Muslim religious leader said Sunday."The Muslim community ... Read more...

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Goa aim to convert students from job seekers to job givers


June 21st, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 21 (IANS) A move is under way in Goa, a state where the service industry accounts for half of its income and provides 40 percent employment, to evangelise ... Read more...

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JD-U miffed about last minute news of NDA meet


June 14th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A divide seemed to appear in the National Democratic Alliance ahead of the presidential polls with ally Janata Dal-United expressing displeasure over the last minute ... Read more...

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Looking for Birsa Munda-112 years after his death (With Images)


June 8th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 8 (IANS) He is 'bhagwan' (god) to his people. But the jail cell in Ranchi where young tribal revolutionary Birsa Munda, who rose up against British rule, breathed ... Read more...

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NDA calls shutdown May 31 against petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Thursday called a Bharat Bandh (nationwide shutdown) on May 31 against petrol price hike.The decision was announced by the NDA's ... Read more...

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Bajrang Dal group stopped from going to Amarnath base camps


May 13th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 13 (IANS) Citing inclement weather, the Jammu and Kashmir government Sunday denied permission to a group of around 100 Bajrang Dal members from going to the Amarnath ... Read more...

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Differences sharpen between Amarnath board, religious groups


May 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 12 (IANS) Differences have sharpened between Hindu religious groups and Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) over the duration and commencement of this year's annual pilgrimage to the ... Read more...

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NDA walks out of Lok Sabha over slow wheat procurement (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party Monday walked out in protest in the Lok Sabha saying the government should ... Read more...

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NHRC urged to help woman who tried to end life


April 29th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 29 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has been urged to help a woman who tried to end her life outside the Gurgaon deputy commissioner's office on ... Read more...

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500-km human chain for Indian fishermen’s sake


April 28th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) More than half a million people Saturday formed a 500-km-long human chain running from Kerala to Tamil Nadu to press for the safety and security of ... Read more...

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Mega celebrations mark Jain temple bi-centenary


April 15th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Last week, thousands of Jain families here and in Thane were pleasantly surprised to receive large, neatly packed flat boxes at their homes by courier. The packets ... Read more...

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95 percent schools lack RTE infrastructure


April 8th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Two years after the Right to Education (RTE) Act came into force, more than 95 percent of schools across India still don't comply with RTE ... Read more...

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Tibetan minister to launch awareness drive in Northeast


March 25th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) The home minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Gyari Dolma is expected to kick start a campaign for the cause of Tibetan independence in Guwahati Monday.Dolma, who ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister warns rights activists


March 24th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan Minister Mervyn Silva has threatened to "break the bones" of three rights activists who campaigned for a US resolution at Geneva that was deemed ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu okays Kudankulam n-plant


March 19th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Monday gave the green signal for the Kudankulam nuclear plant, with an activist saying that 10 people opposing the project have been arrested.The state ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants website filtering system


March 16th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) Pakistan is looking at having a website filtering system, a move that has come in for criticism from bloggers.Information Communication Technology Research and Development Fund has ... Read more...

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Manipur: Prominent winners and losers


March 6th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 6 (IANS) Prominent winners and losers in Manipur:Winners:1. Okram Ibobi Singh, Thoubal, Congress2. N. Biren Singh (minister and government spokesman), Heingang, Congress3. Landhoni Devi (chief minister's wife), Khangabok, ... Read more...

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Rebuilt 400-year-old Himachal temple opens


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) A 400-year-old Hindu temple in Himachal Pradesh that was partially damaged in a quake over a century ago was reopened for public Saturday.The Bhadrakali Temple in ... Read more...

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Youth’s hands chopped off, Nitish orders probe (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 2 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday ordered a probe into a gruesome incident when a young man's hands were chopped after he failed to repay a ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu panel on Kudankalam submits report


February 28th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government-formed four-member expert committee on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), which had earlier ruled the two Russian reactors safe, submitted its report ... Read more...

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BJP leaders should join Naxalites: Congress


February 16th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Goa should "join the Naxalites" instead of covertly attacking Congress candidates through surrogate advertising, a Congress MP said Thursday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Work of central panel on Kudankulam over: Convenor


January 31st, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) Giving a clean chit to the Indian nuclear establishment and certifying that the Russian reactors in the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) are safe to operate, ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protesters assaulted, talks cancelled (Second Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) A civil group spearheading the protest against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) called off talks with the central government-appointed experts panel after the former's members were ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protesters assaulted, talks cancelled (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) A civil group spearheading the protest against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) called off talks with the central government-appointed experts panel after the former's members were ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protesters assaulted, talks cancelled


January 31st, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) A civil group spearheading the protest against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) called off talks with the central government-appointed experts panel after the former's members were ... Read more...

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Kudankulam deadlock likely to continue


January 30th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 30 (IANS) The fourth round of talks at Tirunelveli between the central government's expert panel on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) and the Tamil Nadu government's panel ... Read more...

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Government can inspect books but timing suspect: Kudankulam activist


January 20th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) The central government has the right to inspect the accounts of NGOs but the timing and motives were suspect, said an activist protesting the Kudankulam Nuclear ... Read more...

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