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Assam announces third special to Bangalore on Sep 20


September 7th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 7 (IANS) The Assam government is planning to run a third special train to Bangalore Sep 20 to facilitate the return of those who had fled Bangalore and ... Read more...

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India will ensure clarity in tax regulations: Chidambaram


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday assured investors that the government would bring clarity in tax regulations and take necessary measures to ensure a stable ... Read more...

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Illegal hookah bars to be raided, police tell Court


August 29th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) City restaurants running hookah bars illegally will be raided, police told the Delhi High Court Wednesday.A division bench of Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri and ... Read more...

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Kashmir BJP slams Congress for ‘misleading’ people


August 26th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 26 (IANS) The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Sunday lashed out at the Congress party for trying to mislead people by protesting against the 73rd and 74th amendments of ... Read more...

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Power-short Punjab changes office timings, ban ACs use


July 29th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) An acute shortage of power across the state has forced the Punjab government to announce Sunday that office timings in all government offices will be changed ... Read more...

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Punjab dissolves all improvement trusts


July 11th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) The Punjab government Wednesday announced the dissolution of all improvement trusts in the state.A state government spokesman said here that all 28 improvement trusts have been ... Read more...

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Assam to bring 5 lakh hectares under double cropping


July 11th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 11 (IANS) The Assam government is planning to bring around 5 lakh hectares under double cropping pattern next season to boost the agriculture production of the state, Agriculture ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Central team to assess damage, toll 88


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 4 (IANS) A central team is arriving in Assam to assess the damage from the recent floods that have killed 88 persons besides rendering lakhs homeless, a ... Read more...

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40 crore saplings to be planted in next 8 years: Badal


June 30th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The ambitious "Greening Punjab" campaign, to begin Sunday, will see over 40 crore saplings of various trees being planted in various parts of the state in ... Read more...

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Assam flood situation worsens, toll rises to 18


June 28th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Assam since early June has killed at least 18 people till Thursday and has flooded 21 districts in the state.Announcing the floods damage, ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Assam floods


June 21st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 21 (IANS) Eight persons have been killed in the floods in Assam that have affected at least 15 districts, a minister said Thursday, adding that large tracts ... Read more...

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Shutdown brings normal life to standstill in Meghalaya


May 14th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 14 (IANS) Normal life came to a standstill in the eastern part of Meghalaya Monday during a 12-hour shutdown called by three organisations over the alleged enrolment of ... Read more...

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Assam plans new cells to tackle Maoists, fake currency


May 14th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) The Assam government will soon set up two separate cells of the state police to tackle Maoist activities and the menace of counterfeit currency, Chief ... Read more...

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Shutdown called in Meghalaya over dubious voters


May 10th, 2012 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 10 (IANS) Continuing to mount pressure on the Meghalaya government over the enrolment of dubious voters, three powerful organisations Wednesday announced a 12-hour shutdown May 14 in four ... Read more...

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Four Maoists killed in Assam


May 9th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) Four suspected Maoist guerrillas were killed in a shootout with security forces in Assam's Tinsukia district Wednesday, police said.Three others escaped in the incident that took ... Read more...

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Assam to train officials against ‘Red Terror’


May 5th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 5 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to train the chief of administration and police in all Maoist-affected districts of the state to counter the threat from ... Read more...

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Gogoi claims improved law and order


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday complemented senior officials for improved law and order in the state but asked them to tame abductions and extortion."Though the ... Read more...

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Fresh agitation announced in Meghalaya as talks fail


April 26th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 26 (IANS) The impasse between the Meghalaya government and the agitating social organisations on the issue of voter registration continued as talks remained inconclusive Thursday and the groups ... Read more...

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30,000 cops to ensure peaceful Delhi civic polls


April 12th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A total of 30,000 armed police personnel will be deployed during Sunday's civic polls across 11,572 polling booths in the capital.Besides, 60 companies of ... Read more...

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IPL season begins in Bangalore under tight vigil


April 7th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 7 (IANS) As summer gets underway with hot days but cooler nights, the entertaining cricket season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) got off to a start Saturday ... Read more...

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Windstorm declared a natural calamity: Omar


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 22 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has declared the windstorm that lashed the Valley and parts of Jammu earlier this week a natural calamity, Chief Minister Omar ... Read more...

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Central government schools to become tobacco free


February 28th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) All Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across India have been directed to ensure they are tobacco-free to prevent youth access to tobacco, officials said Tuesday.The Kendriya Vidyalya ... Read more...

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Poll panel transfers 18 Punjab officials


December 27th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Tuesday transferred 18 officers in Punjab, including the district police chief of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's home district Muktsar, in the ... Read more...

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Why proposed heritage site damaged, asks Himachal court


December 21st, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 21 (IANS) Concerned over the damage to a railway bridge, once proposed to be declared a UNESCO heritage site, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has summoned officials of ... Read more...

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Jharkhand spent only 38 percent of job scheme funds


December 14th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 14 (IANS) In the last eight months, Jharkhand has spent only 38 percent of its allocated fund of Rs.1,55,871 crore under the rural employment guaratee scheme for the ... Read more...

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More than a third of Karnataka declared drought-hit


October 4th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 4 (IANS) The Karnataka government Tuesday declared 70 taluks (revenue subdivisions) out of the state's 176 taluks drought-hit and will approach the central government soon for financial help.The ... Read more...

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Police forms three special teams on blast case


September 9th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Two days after the terror attack in the capital, the Delhi Police Friday formed three specialised teams to help crack the case."Three teams have been ... Read more...

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Security beefed up in Himachal


September 7th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 7 (IANS) Security was beefed up across Himachal Pradesh Wednesday after a bomb explosion outside the Delhi High Court killed 11 people.Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has directed ... Read more...

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Punjab cautions against possibility of floods


August 17th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday cautioned against the possibility of floods in some districts following the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) releasing excess water from the reservoir ... Read more...

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Haryana forms security panel for religious sites


July 19th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) The Haryana government Tuesday announced a committee to oversee the security of places of religious importance in the state.The committee, set up Tuesday, will be headed ... Read more...

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High alert sounded in Kolkata after blasts (Lead)


July 14th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) As multiple blasts rocked Mumbai, a high alert was sounded in Kolkata Wednesday with the city police warning of a likelihood of terrorists taking shelter in ... Read more...

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Punjab asks officials to publicise ban of affidavits


July 3rd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) The Punjab government has asked all deputy commissioners and sub-divisional magistrates to properly ensure compliance of a ban on seeking affidavits for 89 services, including for ... Read more...

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Development master remedy against Maoists: PM


June 30th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said police and intelligence gathering needed to be strengthened to fight Maoist guerrillas but development was the "master remedy" ... Read more...

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Polls in Pakistani Kashmir on, despite incorrect electoral lists


June 19th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The election commission in Pakistani Kashmir has admitted to many mistakes in the electoral lists but said the June 26 polls for the 41-member legislative assembly ... Read more...

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Punjab issues fresh guidelines to curb ‘honour killings’


June 9th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 9 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday issued fresh directions and guidelines to senior district officers to curb the growing incidents of "honour killings" in the state, an official ... Read more...

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