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Legislator tears own shirt in Jharkhand assembly


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 3 (IANS) In a dramatic event, an opposition legislator Monday tore up his kurta in the Jharkhand assembly to bring to the government's notice the plight of ... Read more...

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Haryana offers land for cargo airport


July 29th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) The Haryana government has offered nearly 2,770 acres of land to the central government to set up a Greenfield cargo airport, an official said Sunday.Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh RTI activist shot at, in stable condition


July 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 7 (IANS) A leading Chhattisgarh rights activist was injured when two unidentified gunmen shot him twice in the state's industrial town Raigarh. He is said to be out ... Read more...

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Refugees in our own country: Kashmiri pandits


June 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Kashmiri pandits, who have been forced out of the Kashmir Valley, gathered at Jantar Mantar here Wednesday, seeking rehabilitation and government's support.The protest was organised ... Read more...

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Goa shipyard to build six patrol vessels for Coast Guard


May 9th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 9 (IANS) Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) has been commissioned to build six offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Indian Coast Guard, a company statement said Wednesday."The vessels are ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs $840 mn for rehabilitation: UN


April 29th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan needs around $840 million to meet the requirements of 7.2 million people affected by floods and insecurity, the UN said Sunday.The "Early Recovery Framework" programme ... Read more...

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Satisfied with displaced Sri Lankan Tamils’ rehabilitation : EU


February 17th, 2012 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 17 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has expressed satisfaction with the resettlement process in Sri Lanka three years after the war between the Sri Lankan military and the ... Read more...

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Mahek Chahal’s brother hits back at false allegations


January 6th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) From being linked to Salman Khan to being insulted about her jaw displacement, Mahek Chahal has been hounded by such allegations ever since she ... Read more...

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Just 4 percent of India’s retail is organised


November 30th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The share of the organised sector in India's $400-billion retail industry is miniscule at around 4 percent, leaving scope for growth and foreign equity investment, ... Read more...

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China’s refitted aircraft carrier undergoes sea trial


November 29th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) China's refitted aircraft carrier sailed for its second sea trial Tuesday, authorities said.The ministry of national defense said that prior to sailing, the aircraft carrier had ... Read more...

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Nun’s killing: Maoists, villagers blamed; seven held


November 20th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Maoists and villagers together killed nun-cum-activist Valsha John Nov 15 in Jharkhand's Pakur district and seven people have been arrested for the murder, police said ... Read more...

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Nun’s murder: Seven detained, police officer suspended


November 18th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 18 (IANS) Seven people have been detained and a police officer has been suspended in the brutal murder of nun-cum-activist Valsha John in Jharkhand's Pakur district, police said ... Read more...

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Police suspect tribals for Jharkhand nun’s killing


November 17th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 17 (IANS) A nun-cum-activist who was beaten to death two days ago in Jharkhand was probably killed by local tribals, police said Thursday, ruling out the possibility of ... Read more...

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Patkar seeks freeze on projects causing displacement


November 17th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Activist Medha Patkar Thursday sought a moratorium on all large projects in the country till a new law was enacted on consensus to resolve the displacement-related ... Read more...

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London to suffer leisure tourism slump during Olympics: Survey


November 6th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) London is set to suffer a 95 percent leisure tourism slump during the 2012 Olympic Games, a survey said Sunday.In a survey conducted amongst its ... Read more...

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Jharkhand for banning export of minerals


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian government should impose a ban on exporting minerals overseas to tackle the menace of illegal mining, Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda said ... Read more...

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March on land livelihood issues


September 27th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) A group of 20 activists will travel 80,000 km across the country covering 350 districts to spread awareness on land livelihood issues, a statement from ... Read more...

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China to build polar icebreaker


September 19th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) China will build a polar icebreaker that would be capable of shattering ice over 1.5 metres thick, an official said.The polar icebreaker will have a displacement ... Read more...

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Tata Motors launches Indigo e-CS VX compact sedan


September 5th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Automobile giant Tata Motors Monday launched Indigo e-CS (compact sedan) VX, priced Rs.4.97 lakh for the petrol version and Rs.5.80 lakh for the diesel variant ... Read more...

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India commissions second indigenous stealth frigate


August 20th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian Navy enhanced its sea warfare capabilities by commissioning the second indigenously-built multi-role stealth warship - INS Satpura - with an array of weaponry ... Read more...

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London riots frighten British comedian


August 13th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Comedian Russell Brand believes the street violence in Britain is sad and frightening."(The) riots are sad and frightening and if I have, by virtue of ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Orissa against power plants


August 9th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 (IANS) Normal life was affected in two Orissa districts Tuesday with people blocking roads and carrying out marches to protest proposed power plants in the area.Vehicles went ... Read more...

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Orissa resumes work at Posco site


July 5th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 5 (IANS) The Orissa government Tuesday resumed work on the land taken over for South Korean steel major Posco's project in Jagatsinghpur district, an official said. The work ... Read more...

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US hails UN resolution authorising peacekeepers in Sudan


June 28th, 2011 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The US has welcomed swift passage of a UN Security Council resolution authorising deployment of 4,200 Ethiopian peacekeepers to the volatile Abyei region of ... Read more...

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Respect widows’ rights: UN chief


June 24th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the world community to respect widows' rights, Xinhua reported Friday.Speaking on occasion of the first-ever International Widows' Day, ... Read more...

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Allow companies to purchase land directly from owners: FICCI


May 31st, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Opposing the National Advisory Council's (NAC) proposal to disallow private companies from buying land directly from owners if more than 400 families need to be ... Read more...

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Land acquisition policy: Will examine NAC suggestions, says Deshmukh


May 20th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said Thursday that the government will examine the suggestions of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on the proposed changes in ... Read more...

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Medha Patkar to join farmers’ agitation


May 9th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar Monday expressed her full support for the farmers agitation against land acquisition in Uttar Pradesh, saying that the government is only ... Read more...

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Pakistan mistook US incursions as an attack from India: Envoy (Lead)


May 5th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Pakistani fighter jets scrambled into the skies early Monday after incursions of its airspace were detected, thinking there was an attack from India, with its ... Read more...

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No jobs to dam displaced Maharashtrians: Kamat


April 28th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Thursday ruled out government jobs for members of 630 Maharashtrian families displaced during the construction of the inter-state Tillari dam two ... Read more...

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US ‘deeply concerned’ over Thailand-Cambodia border clashes


April 26th, 2011 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The US remains "deeply concerned" about the clashes between security forces along the Thailand-Cambodia border, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said."We strongly urge both ... Read more...

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Two die of shock in Jharkhand demolition drive


April 17th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 17 (IANS) Two people died of "shock" after they were served eviction notices during the ongoing demolition drive in Jharkhand, their family members said Sunday.Kisun Singh, 65, a ... Read more...

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Jairam asks Orissa to resubmit POSCO report (Lead)


April 14th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday asked the Orissa government to review its submission that that there are no tribal inhabitants or forest dwellers in the ... Read more...

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Group rejects Orissa’s claim about POSCO site


April 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 14 (IANS) An anti-displacement group Thursday here rejected the claim of the Orissa government that there were no tribal inhabitants or other traditional forest dwellers in the proposed ... Read more...

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National meet to discuss tribal welfare issues


March 27th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Around 5,000 delegates from different tribal groups across the country will attend a three-day All India Adivasi Mahasabha at the Talkatora Stadium here from Monday. ... Read more...

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