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Congress for special assembly session to discuss Goa mining issue


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday demanded a special one-day session of the Goa legislative assembly to discuss the illegal mining issue, even as a mining department official suspended ... Read more...

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AAI relaxes deadline for Patna airport till Oct 31


September 18th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) In a big relief to the Bihar government, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has allowed operations of large aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing ... Read more...

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Northeast facing acute cooking gas shortage


September 14th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 14 (IANS) Northeast India is facing a severe shortage of cooking gas since April after production in four Indian Oil refineries in Assam was hit.Tripura Food and Civil ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar faces protest by Bihar rural representatives


September 13th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday faced a protest by nearly 2,000 rural representatives from across the state against 'high-handedness' of officials and "rampant corruption" in ... Read more...

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Police post set afire in Ghaziabad (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Three policemen, including a station in-charge, were injured in Ghaziabad Monday when angry college students attacked a police station and burnt it down.According to state home ... Read more...

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Students beat up policemen in Ghaziabad


September 10th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) Three policemen, including a station in-charge, were injured in Ghaziabad Monday when angry college students attacked a police station and burnt it down.According to state home ... Read more...

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Bihar village heads to get good governance tips


September 8th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 8 (IANS) After being lauded for good governance, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will give tips on this to nearly 2,000 elected rural representatives, including the 'mukhiyas' (village ... Read more...

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Three killed in lightning strike in Agra, Yamuna flooded


August 30th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 30 (IANS) One family took the brunt of the heavy downpour here Thursday morning as three adults of the family were killed in a lightning strike and two ... Read more...

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Yamuna, Chambal rivers in spate


August 25th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 25 (IANS) The Yamuna and Chambal rivers in Uttar Pradesh are in spate following heavy discharge of water from several barrages and are threatening to flood low-lying areas, ... Read more...

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Torrential rains, floods hit life in Chhattisgarh


August 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 20 (IANS) Torrential rains for the past 50 hours affected life in Chhattisgarh, specially in Bastar division, as water from the swollen Doodh river entered shops and houses ... Read more...

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Patil reviews Maharashtra security


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) An alert was sounded in Maharashtra and Home Minister R.R. Patil at a meeting here Wednesday reviewed the security in the state in the wake of ... Read more...

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Rain brings cheer to Agra farmers


July 30th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 30 (IANS) Fairly widespread rains in the last three days have delighted farmers in the Agra region as the delayed monsoon had triggered fears of a drought. ... Read more...

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Power supply partially restored in Punjab, Haryana


July 30th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Train services were partially resumed and power supply to some parts of Punjab and Haryana restored Monday after a complete power failure in the two states ... Read more...

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Northeast seperatist leader arrested in New Delhi (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A top leader of a separatist outfit operating in the northeast was arrested by a combined team of Delhi Police and Mizoram Police ... Read more...

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Mizoram militant leader arrested in Delhi


July 19th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A top leader of a Mizo militant outfit was arrested by a combined team of Delhi Police and Mizoram Police from Indira Gandhi International Airport ... Read more...

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Landslide cuts off Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura


July 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 15 (IANS) Road links to the northeastern states of Mizoram, Tripura and parts of Manipur and southern Assam remained cut off from the rest of India Sunday following ... Read more...

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Children’s deaths: Bihar families yet to get compensation


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Families of hundreds of children who died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar are yet to be paid compensation announced by the state government last ... Read more...

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Leopard, 350 sheep crushed under train in Andhra Pradesh


June 27th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) As many as 350 sheep and a leopard were crushed under a train in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district Wednesday.The accident took place while the leopard was ... Read more...

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Jump in liquor sales ahead of Lucknow civic polls


June 23rd, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) Sale of liquor more than doubled ahead of Saturday's municipal corporation and local body polls in the Uttar Pradesh capital.With all the liquor shops closed for ... Read more...

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Vigilance quizzes Achuthanandan in land transfer case


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 23 (IANS) A team of vigilance department officials Saturday arrived at the official residence of former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan to quiz him on the controversial land ... Read more...

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Monsoon finally hits Bihar, widespread rains expected


June 20th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 20 (IANS) The much-awaited monsoon has entered Bihar, rains lashing several parts of the state Wednesday and bringing much-needed relief to people, particularly farmers, an official here ... Read more...

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Superstar Mohanlal booked for possessing elephant tusk


June 14th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 14 (IANS) Eleven months after Income-Tax department officials searched superstar Mohanlal's houses here, a case has been registered against him for keeping an elephant tusk at his home, ... Read more...

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Man hammers two minor daughters to death in UP


June 9th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 9 (IANS) A man hammered his two minor daughters to death Saturday in Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj district, police said. He was arrested.Khushnuma, 9, and Saba Parveen, 6, were ... Read more...

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Government assures safe pilgrimage in Uttrakhand


June 4th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The central government has held out the promise to make safe, hassle-free and environment friendly the 280-km Nanda Devi pilgrimage in Uttrakhand, held once ... Read more...

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Mathura tense, two dead


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) The death toll in the communal flare-up in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura town rose to two Saturday, with a man succumbing to his injuries.Home department officials told ... Read more...

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Kerala to pay pensions through banks


May 29th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) Kerala Tuesday said all pensions payable in the social sector would be given only through banks from the next financial year and the state government ... Read more...

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Scorching sun, power outages add to UP’s ’summer misery’


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The gruelling heat wave that started in Uttar Pradesh a week ago shows no sign of abating with the mercury expected to touch 45 degrees Celsius ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement crosses 125 lakh tonnes


May 18th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 125 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies department officials said here Friday.The total procurement ... Read more...

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Sariska villagers protest relocation


May 16th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) Hundreds of people Tuesday blocked the main entrance of the Sariska tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan's Alwar district, protesting relocation of their villages falling within the reserve, ... Read more...

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Mercury soars in Odisha, Titilagarh records 44.5 C


May 15th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 15 (IANS) A heat wave sweeping across Odisha intensified Tuesday with maximum temperature rising to over 44 degrees Celsius at some places, Meteorological Department officials said.Titilagarh town in ... Read more...

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Fodder scam: 34 get 1 to 6 years


May 5th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 5 (IANS) A CBI court Saturday awarded one to six years imprisonment to 34 people in a multi-million animal husbandry department scam known as the fodder scam.The Central ... Read more...

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Three arrested with tiger skins in Chhattisgarh


April 20th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 20 (IANS) Three men were arrested with tiger skins while they were trying to sell these in Chhattisgarh, police said here Friday.According to police, the three men were ... Read more...

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Punjab to plant trees along all highways


April 14th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) As Punjab celebrated the Baisakhi harvest festival Friday, the state government announced it was launching a major sapling plantation drive on vacant land along national ... Read more...

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High-velocity winds, rain damage wheat crop


April 12th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) High-velocity winds accompanied by rain damaged the standing wheat crop in parts of Punjab and Haryana, an official said Thursday.The severity of the thunderstorm, ranging from ... Read more...

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Will cancel polls again on evidence of horse-trading: Quraishi


April 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) After recommending re-polling in the Rajya Sabha biennial elections from Jharkhand over allegations of "horse-trading" last week, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi has said ... Read more...

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