dawn to dusk

Congress shutdown paralyses life in Odisha (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) Thousands of people were taken into preventive custody Monday in Odisha during a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Congress party to protest police excesses on its ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Congress shutdown hits life in Odisha


September 10th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) Public transport was hit in Odisha Monday and trains stranded as the opposition Congress called for a dawn-to-dusk shutdown to protest police excesses on its workers ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shutdown near total in northeast (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 6th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 6 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the North East Students' Organisation (NESO) in six northeastern states Thursday over various demands, including the entry of migrants into ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

NESO defies government appeal, to hold anti-influx rally Sep 6


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 3 (IANS) The North East Students' Organization (NESO) has decided to defy the Assam government's recent appeal against holding of rallies and processions and said that it would ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Assam bandh turns violent, one killed


August 28th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 28 (IANS) Tension gripped many parts of Assam, including the troubled Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD), following fresh incidents of violence Tuesday in which at least one person ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shutdown affects normal life in Assam


August 27th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) Normal life was affected in most districts in Assam Monday due to the 12-hour dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Bajrang Dal in protest against the recent ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Petrol price hike: Left calls for strike in Tripura


May 27th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 27 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led ruling Left Front in Tripura has called for a 12-hour shutdown in the state Thursday to protest the petrol price ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Assam has changed, respond to peace overtures: Sonia to militants (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance chairperson and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi Saturday appealed to hardline militant outfits in Assam to respond to the government's peace overtures ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sonia tells Assam militants to join peace initiative


May 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Highlighting the Congress government's peace and development agenda in Assam, United Progressive Alliance chairperson and party president Sonia Gandhi Saturday appealed to militant outfits to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

ULFA faction opposes Sonia’s Assam visit, calls for shutdown


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) The anti-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Tuesday called for a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk Assam shutdown May 26 to oppose the scheduled ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Life in Assam hit by shutdowns, blockade


May 7th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) Normal life was disrupted across Assam Monday due to separate shutdowns called by two community-based groups in support of their demands and blockade of the national ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

ULFA opposes PM visit, calls shutdown


April 10th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) The anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has called a dawn-to-dusk Assam shutdown on April 20 to protest the visit of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

TV channels blanked out during Bangladesh rally


March 12th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) At least three satellite television channels in Bangladesh were Monday blanked out ahead of a rally held by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), a media ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bangladesh opposition holds mass rally (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), at a mass rally in the capital Monday set a 90-day ultimatum for the government to restore the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mahashivaratri celebrated across India


February 20th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Millions of Hindus thronged temples across the country Monday to celebrate Mahashivaratri, with some shrines receiving as many as one hundred thousand devouts.It is the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Delhi celebrates Maha Shivaratri with offerings, fasts and prayers


February 20th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) For Shiva devotees across the capital, Monday started early. With a ritual bathing of Shivalingams and prayers, the devotees geared up for the festival of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Himachal to count its feathered guests this month


January 29th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is going to hold a unique event - a race to spot and count feathered guests at the Pong dam wetlands in the Kangra ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Opposition strike hits normal life in Dhaka


December 4th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 4 (IANS) Normal life in this Bangladesh capital was Sunday's affected to a large extent due to a day-long strike called by the country's main opposition party ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tripura to probe firing by forest guards


December 3rd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 3 (IANS) The Tripura government Saturday ordered a magisterial probe into the killing of a tribal woman and injuries to another villager in the firing by forest guards ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Strike against FDI in retail affects life in Tripura


December 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 1 (IANS) All shops, business establishments and markets were shut in Left-ruled Tripura Thursday as traders observed a 12-hour strike to protest the central government's decision to allow ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala seeks new dam, protests erupt against Tamil Nadu


November 28th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Idukki (Kerala), Nov 28 (IANS) Kerala, which is worried about the rising waters of the Mullaperiyar dam, has raised the pitch for a new dam, with strong protests being ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Will not bow to Garo rebels’ demands: Minister


September 17th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 16 (IANS) The Meghalaya government will not bow down to the 300-hour shutdown call of the rebel Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) demanding withdrawal of central forces involved ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Protests in Kerala over petrol price rise


September 16th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 (IANS) Two government vehicles were set afire Friday as protests here against the rise in petrol prices turned violent, police said. Protests were reported from other parts ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

It’s time to be in Hyderabad — for Eid shopping!


August 28th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Hyderabad, with its rich Islamic heritage, has no parallels when it comes to Ramazan. While the pious observe fast for purification of their soul, it is ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Egyptian woman seeks divorce over Ramadan cooking row


August 9th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Egyptian woman has applied for divorce after her husbands' cooking skills proved to be better than her own, the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported Monday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

During Ramzan, no one notices Kashmir’s fasting teachers


August 5th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 5 (IANS) For the past week, dozens of contractual college teachers in Kashmir Valley have been on an indefinite fast in Srinagar demanding a wage hike. But theirs ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ramzan fasts as usual for Omar, Farooq Abdullah


August 4th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 4 (IANS) Like other devout Muslims, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his father, union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah, have been keeping the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Life in Tripura crippled as Left, Congress call shut-down


July 13th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 13 (IANS) Life in Tripura was crippled by a 12-hour strike called by the ruling Left Front and the opposition Congress Wednesday following a series of clashes between ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shutdown in Tripura Monday over hiked fuel prices


June 25th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 25 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led ruling Left Front in Tripura Saturday called for a 12-hour shutdown in the state Monday to protest against the hike ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

41 bird species found in Himachal wetlands


June 12th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 12 (IANS) Forty-one waterbird species have been found breeding in the Pong Dam wetlands of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra Valley, wildlife officials said here Sunday."Over 8,000 breeding waterbirds, both ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Congress backed strike cripples life in Tripura


May 23rd, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 23 (IANS) Most shops, offices and banks remained shut in Tripura Monday and rail traffic was affected by a 12-hour strike called by the Congress after its students' ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Student’s clash: Congress calls strike in Tripura


May 22nd, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 22 (IANS) Tripura's main opposition Congress has called a dawn-to-dusk strike Monday after members of its student wing NSUI clashed with Students Federation of India (SFI) activists."The Congress ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Transport strike across Kerala hits trade, passengers


May 20th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) Pasengers in Kerala were hit hard as the transport sector went on a day-long strike to protest the rceent hike in petrol prices.Chief Minister Oommen ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shimla to hold bird chase to log winged residents


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 23 (IANS) A band of ornithologists has entered unique race in this Himachal Pradesh resort town. They will chase birds in the wilderness, an event organiser said here ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Jantar Mantar: The epicentre of India’s crusades


April 8th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) It is a place where for years people from across the country have been coming to voice their concerns and demands - a place of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe