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Ramadan begins amid prayers in Kashmir


July 21st, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) The holy month of Ramadan began Saturday with thousands of Muslims across Jammu and Kashmir thronging mosques to offer early morning prayers.Shoppers busied themselves since morning ... Read more...

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Afghanistan minister shores up investor confidence


June 28th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) In an attempt to dispel fears over security, Afghanistan Thursday said investors would not only be rewarded with significant returns but also play an important ... Read more...

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Jagan arrest: Andhra shutdown call evokes poor response (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party's call for a daylong Andhra Pradesh shutdown Monday to protest the arrest of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy had no impact ... Read more...

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Partial shutdown in Andhra after Jagan’s arrest


May 28th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The YSR Congress party's call for a daylong Andhra Pradesh shutdown Monday to protest the arrest of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy evoked partial ... Read more...

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Strike disrupts normal life in Bihar


May 10th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 10 (IANS) Normal life was hit in many parts of Bihar Thursday by a day-long strike called by the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) to protest the killing ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to sign ‘liberalised’ visa agreement (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Seeking closer ties through a sustained talks process and a step by step approach to solve outstanding issues, India and Pakistan are likely to ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to liberalise visa regime, says Krishna


April 25th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India and Pakistan are likely to sign a "liberalised visa agreement" when home secretaries of the two countries meet in Islamabad next month, External ... Read more...

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Fast, prayers mark Tibetan New Year festival (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamshala, Feb 22 (IANS) Thousands of Tibetan assembled in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala town, on the first day of the sacred Losar New Year festival on wednesday, offered prayers for ... Read more...

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Losar will be a muted in McLeodganj this year


February 18th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 18 (IANS) It will be a muted Tibetan New Year or Losar in Dharamsala's suburb of Mcleodganj this year as the community expresses solidarity with those suffering under ... Read more...

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War of words: Stormy opposition tears into Lokpal bill (Roundup)


December 27th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Opposition members Tuesday tore into the government's Lokpal bill, terming it deeply flawed and weak, during a stormy daylong Lok Sabha debate that also ... Read more...

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Mamata refuses to comment on Anna seeking her support (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare Wednesday sought Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's help for a strong Lokpal bill, but the West Bengal chief minister refused to ... Read more...

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BJP wants PM, CBI, lower bureaucracy under Lokpal


December 11th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The BJP Sunday accused a parliamentary panel of "breaking the promise" of bringing a strong anti-graft Lokpal law and demanded that the prime minister, ... Read more...

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Thousands of Congress workers court arrest


December 10th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Thousands of activists of Chhattisgarh's main opposition Congress courted arrest across the state Friday charging the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of failing to keep ... Read more...

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Competitions, calendar release on Husain’s birth anniversary


September 16th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) M.F. Husain's art and life were marked by a rare synthesis of cultures, colours, creative expression and controversies that sent him on an self-imposed exile, ... Read more...

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39 held in Pakistan for serving food in Ramzan


August 7th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) At least 39 people running restaurants and roadside eateries in Pakistan's Faisalabad city were arrested for serving food during the Muslim holy month of Ramzan, a ... Read more...

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CPI-M politburo meets to discuss poll debacle


June 10th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) began a crucial politburo meeting here Friday to look into the reasons for its defeat in the West Bengal and ... Read more...

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Anna fasts against crackdown, India responds again


June 8th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare Wednesday observed a daylong fast here to denounce the police crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and said a "second independence ... Read more...

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NCW wants CBI probe into assaults on Bhatta-Parsaul women (Second Lead)


May 21st, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The demand for an indpendent probe into the alleged atrocities against farmers of Uttar Pradesh's Bhatta-Parsaul village intensified Saturday as the National Comission for ... Read more...

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NCW says women molested in Bhatta-Parsaul, seeks CBI probe


May 21st, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Backing Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's claim that women were molested in Uttar Pradesh's Bhatta-Parsaul village, the National Commission for Women (NCW) Saturday demanded ... Read more...

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Poll results show Congress’ strength: Sonia Gandhi


May 19th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, May 19 (IANS) The results of elections to the five assemblies held recently were an indicator of the popularity of the Congress and its strength, party president ... Read more...

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As parties play politics of land, divides deepen (Roundup)


May 12th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) A new law for better compensation to farmers will be introduced, the government announced Thursday, as the politics over land sharpened with Congress workers ... Read more...

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Good Friday observed in Meghalaya


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 22 (IANS) Christians in Meghalaya observed Good Friday, marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, with fasts and daylong prayer services in churches.Hundreds of Roman Catholic devotees took out ... Read more...

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222 people hit by food poisoning in Delhi (Lead)


April 5th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) At least 222 people were hospitalised with suspected food poisoning as they fell ill after eating food items prepared from buckwheat flour in east ... Read more...

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130 people suffer from food poisoning in Delhi


April 5th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) At least 130 people were suffering from suspected food poisoning after they ate food items made from buckwheat flour in east Delhi, police said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: CBI raids top bureaucrat’s homes, offices (Third Lead)


March 15th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Top bureaucrat Jairaj Phatak, allegedly involved with the Adarsh housing society scam, and his family own four flats in Mumbai, a bungalow in Pune, 22 ... Read more...

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PM to visit Jammu March 5


February 7th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Jammu March 5 to inaugurate the newly built residential flats for Kashmiri Hindu migrants and also to address the convocation of ... Read more...

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Jagan’s show of strength in Delhi attracts Congress leaders (Second Lead)


January 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Accompanied by Congress MPs, legislators and thousands of supporters, former MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Tuesday began a daylong fast here to highlight the "injustice" to Andhra Pradesh ... Read more...

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NYPD trains personnel to anticipate, counter Mumbai type terror attack


December 21st, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec. 21 (ANI): The New York Police Department recently ran an anti-terrorism exercise that deliberately mirrored the November 2008 terror massacre on the city of Mumbai.According to the Wall ... Read more...

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Assam NGO organizes daylong jobs fair for disabled


December 4th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati (Assam), Dec. 4 (ANI): A Guwahati-based non-government organization (NGO) recently organized a daylong jobs fair for the disabled.The Career Access 2010 is the brainchild of the NGO Shishu Sarothi.It is supported ... Read more...

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Join politics, Rahul Gandhi urges students in Assam


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 23 (IANS) Clad casually in jeans and a half-sleeve shirt, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday mingled freely with students at three premier Assam institutions Thursday and urged them ... Read more...

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PM to visit Leh on Tuesday


August 15th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will go on a daylong on Tuesday to Leh which has been hit by cloudburst and flash ... Read more...

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Life returns to normal in Kashmir


July 17th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, July 17 (ANI): An uneasy calm prevails in the Kashmir Valley.Schools and business establishments have reopened after a 21 daylong strike. Vehicles too have come back on the roads.People have ... Read more...

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Bank of Rajasthan staff protest merger with ICICI Bank


June 4th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Over 4,300 employees of the Bank of Rajasthan Friday started a two-day all-India strike in protest over its proposed take-over by the ICICI Bank, a union office-bearer ... Read more...

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I was not informed in time about Tuesday’s meeting: Nitish Kumar


February 9th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Feb 9 (ANI): Clarifying his stand on skipping Tuesday's meeting convened by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to help the four Naxal-affected states of West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand counter ... Read more...

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Bihar and Jharkhand chief ministers skip Chidambaram’s meeting


February 9th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Feb 9 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren have decided to skip Tuesday's meeting convened by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to help the four ... Read more...

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