district administration

Grenade hurled at Congress MP’s house in Manipur, fails to explode


September 21st, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 21 (IANS) A powerful grenade was hurled at the house of Congress MP Thokchom Meinya here Friday but failed to explode, police said. It was later defused.Suspected rebels ... Read more...

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Eco lessons for India from Himachal Pradesh (Postcard from Kinnaur)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 21 (IANS) Your journey to the picturesque and remote district of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh will be an object lesson in preserving the environment and ... Read more...

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Heavy rains in Arunachal cause floods in two Assam districts


September 14th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) Lakhs of people have been affected in two Upper Assam districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh - Dhemaji and Lakhimpur - after flash floods hit the area Thursday ... Read more...

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Bihar cancels nursing home licences after uterus scam


September 13th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Licenses of eight private nursing homes were cancelled in Bihar's Samastipur district for unnecessary removal of uteruses of hundreds of poor women to claim insurance money ... Read more...

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Powerful grenade found in Manipur secretariat


September 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 12 (IANS) A powerful grenade was recovered Wednesday from inside the high-security zone of the Manipur secretariat, police said.The explosive, wrapped in a piece of cloth, was found ... Read more...

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Eleven killed, over 25 missing as boat capsizes in Bihar (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 11 people, mostly children and women, drowned and over 25 people were missing after an overcrowded boat capsized in the Sone river in Bihar's ... Read more...

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Six killed, 20 missing as boat capsizes in Bihar


September 10th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) At least six people, including two children and two women, drowned and nearly 20 people were missing after an overcrowded boat capsized in the Sone river ... Read more...

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Thousands of villagers protest against Kudankulam plant


September 9th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) Thousands of villagers, including women and children living near the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Sunday made the Kudankulam beach behind the upcoming power plant their ... Read more...

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33 people rescued from flash floods in Kashmir


September 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 9 (IANS) Thirty-three people caught in flash floods were rescued after a seven-hour operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district Sunday, an official said.Aamir Ali, incharge of the ... Read more...

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Plan to enforce building curbs near Gurgaon defence depot


September 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 8 (IANS) Gurgaon officials Saturday reviewed the process of keeping a check on construction activities in unauthorised colonies that have mushroomed within the restricted zone of 900 metre ... Read more...

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Work on controversial n-power plant to begin Thursday


September 5th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 5 (IANS) Work on the first phase of a controversial nuclear power plant in Haryana's Fatehabad district would commence Thursday, an official said here Wednesday.In the first phase, ... Read more...

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20 killed as suicide bomber targets funeral in Afghanistan (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Sep 4 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and more than 50 others injured Tuesday afternoon when a suicide bomber hit a funeral procession in eastern ... Read more...

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Nagaland returning to normalcy


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, Sep 3 (IANS) Nagaland Home Minister Imkong Imchen Monday said the situation in the clash-hit area of Dimapur is slowly returning to normalcy after clashes between the Sumi and ... Read more...

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Rioting, blockade over power cuts in Hooda’s district


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), Sep 2 (IANS) Fed up with power cuts, hundreds of villagers of Haryana's Rohtak district, the home district of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, went on the rampage ... Read more...

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Only recycled water for construction in Gurgaon: Official


September 1st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 1 (IANS) All construction activities in Gurgaon have been stalled till the builders start making homes and offices with recycled treated water from government sewage treatment plants, ... Read more...

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Andhra government asked to reclaim land


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 30 (IANS) The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Andhra Pradesh assembly Thursday urged the government to take back lands on which industrial units have not come up ... 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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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...

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Fresh violence rocks Chirang, five killed


August 25th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 25 (IANS) Five people were found killed in communal violence-hit Chirang district in Assam's Bodo areas, police said. The victims were yet to be identified.Police said that the ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb denied permission to hold conference in Bengal


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Raising the hackles of the opposition, the state administration has denied former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee permission to hold a party conference in the ... Read more...

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Assam legislator held for role in ethnic violence (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) An Assam legislator was arrested Thursday for his role in the ethnic violence in the state, police said. Pradip Brahma belongs to the Bodoland Peoples' ... Read more...

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10 die in Jaipur of rain-triggered disasters (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 22 (IANS) Rains continued to create havoc as the death toll rose to eight in this Rajasthan capital in incidents of wall collapses and electrocution, an official ... Read more...

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Six dead as heavy rains lash Jaipur


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 22 (IANS) At least six people died in a wall collapse and due to electrocution as heavy rains lashed the Rajasthan capital overnight, officials said Wednesday.The rains created ... Read more...

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Central team visits riot-hit Assam areas, reviews security


August 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) A central team Tuesday visited the violence affected Dhubri district of Assam to take stock of the security and relief and rehabilitation measures taken up by ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh tribals issued invalid caste certificates


August 19th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has been left embarrassed after discovering that hundreds of thousands of caste certificates it has issued to tribals were invalid.The certificates became useless ... Read more...

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Two boys drown in pond in Rajasthan


August 18th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Two young boys were drowned while they were swimming in an overflowing pond in Rajasthan's Nagaur district Saturday, police said.According to the police, the incident occurred ... Read more...

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Action against Punjab health officials for infant’s death


August 17th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) Acting on the report of an inquiry committee which found medical staff negligent, resulting in the death of an infant last month, the Punjab government Friday ... Read more...

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Goa government says state safe for northeast immigrants


August 17th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to make the northeastern immigrant population in Goa feel secure and at home, the state government Friday issued a formal statement pledging itself ... Read more...

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CBI moves to auction Indra Bishnoi’s property


August 17th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Aug 17 (IANS) The CBI has initiated the legal process to auction the properties of Indra Bishnoi, a Congress legislator's sister, wanted to stand trial in Bhanwari Devi kidnap ... Read more...

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High alert in Chhattisgarh


August 14th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 14 (IANS) In view of the warning issued by the union home ministry and a recent spurt in violence by the Maoists, the Chhatisgarh government has stepped up ... Read more...

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Two young boys drown in a Rajasthan pond


August 10th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 10 (IANS) Two young boys aged 10 and 15 years were drowned when they were swimming in a pond in Rajasthan's Dausa district Friday, police said.The pond was ... Read more...

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Five killed, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Bihar (Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 10 (IANS) At least five women drowned and 10 people, mostly women, were missing after a boat ferrying over 30 people capsized in Kosi river in Bihar's Madhubani ... Read more...

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Four killed, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Bihar


August 10th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 10 (IANS) At least four women drowned and 10 people were missing after a boat ferrying over 30 people capsized in Kosi river in Bihar's Madhubani district early Friday, ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM condoles bus crash victims


August 9th, 2012 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 9 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday condoled the death of 31 people killed in a bus accident in the state's East Jaintia Hills district.Twenty-seven other passengers ... Read more...

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Honour for women delivering girl child


August 9th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) A village council in Rajasthan will honour women who give birth to a girl child in their first delivery with a view to check cases of ... Read more...

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