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Two killed, 11 injured in lightning strike in Chhattisgarh


September 21st, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 21 (IANS) Two people, including a girl student, were killed and 11 others injured in a lightning strike in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, around 125 km from here, police ... Read more...

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Karnataka braces for Thursday shutdown


September 19th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 19 (IANS) With the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka extending support to the nationwide shutdown Thursday, the police has been put on high alert to maintain ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar demands special category status for Bihar


September 19th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) In a rare political show, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took to the streets Wednesday to demand a special category status for the state to hasten ... Read more...

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Heavy rains in Himachal, more in store


September 18th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell Tuesday due to widespread rain with Hamirpur town recording the highest amount - 164 mm - in the state, the met ... Read more...

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GNLA commander killed, camp busted in Meghalaya


September 14th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 14 (IANS) Security forces Friday busted a hideout of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in the western part of Meghalaya, killing a top rebel commander of the ... Read more...

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Villagers stage demonstration seeking bauxite for Vedanta plant


September 11th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) Hundreds of people Tuesday staged a demonstration in Odisha, seeking allocation of bauxite for the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) in the state which ... Read more...

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Flood alert in Kashmir


September 10th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 10 (IANS) As the water level in all the major rivers and streams of the Kashmir Valley continued to rise after incessant rain in the last four ... 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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5 die as bus falls into george in Jammu


September 7th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 7 (IANS) Five people were killed and about a dozen others were injured Friday when a minibus in which they were travelling fell into a deep gorge in ... Read more...

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Extortion threats force Bihar doctor couple to leave government service


September 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 6 (IANS) A doctor couple in Bihar's East Champaran district have resigned from their jobs at a government hospital after repeated extortion demands and threats by a gangster. ... Read more...

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UP employees asked to strike work against promotion quota bill


September 4th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) More than 18 lakh Uttar Pradesh government employees have been asked to strike work Wednesday to protest the central government decision to move a constitutional ... Read more...

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Another arrest in Ranvir Sena chief murder case


August 31st, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) Prince Pandey, an accused in the murder of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh, was arrested near Ranchi, capital of Jharkhand, police said Friday.Prince Pandey was believed to ... Read more...

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Panchayat secretary killed in Maoist firing


August 30th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 30 (IANS) A panchayat secretary was killed and four others, including a Congress worker, were injured in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh when Maoist ultras fired on the jeep ... Read more...

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Maoist base destroyed in Chhattisgarh


August 28th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 28 (IANS) In an overnight operation, joint team of district police and CRPF destroyed a Maoist hideout located in the dense forest after a gunfight in Chhattisgarh's Gariaband ... Read more...

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GNLA chief sent to 14 days judicial custody


August 26th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 26 (IANS) A Meghalaya court Sunday remanded outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma to judicial custody for 14 days, a lawyer said."The court of ... Read more...

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13 killed as train hits auto-rickshaw in Odisha (Second Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 13 people, mostly women, were killed and four critically injured when an express train rammed into their auto-rickshaw in Odisha's Sambalpur district Friday, police ... Read more...

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12 killed as train hits auto-rickshaw (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 12 women were killed and five critically injured when an express train rammed into their auto-rickshaw in Odisha's Sambalpur district Friday, police said.The incident ... Read more...

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Six killed as train hits auto-rickshaw


August 24th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) At least six people were killed when an express train rammed into their auto-rickshaw Friday in Odisha's Sambalpur district, police said.The incident occurred at an unmanned ... 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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UP rolls out ambulance service for villages, districts


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday flagged off 200 brand new ambulances for some districts of the state.Speaking before the flagging-off ceremony, Yadav said the ... Read more...

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Crack of dawn start for Chandy, ministers


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) It was an early start to the day for Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and five of his ministers who reached office at 5 a.m. Tuesday ... 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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Stray incident apart, Eid prayers offered peacefully in Kashmir


August 20th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) Save for a stray incident of some youths torching a police vehicle in Srinagar, Eid-ul-Fitr prayers were offered amid peace and tranquility across Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Quake jolts northeast India


August 19th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 19 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity shook India's northeast Sunday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.The quake measuring 5.0 on the ... Read more...

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Rajasthan town remains tense after clash, curfew on


August 17th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, August 17 (IANS) Markets in Rajasthan's Sirohi town remained closed Friday even three days after a communal clash broke out between two groups of people that left six people ... Read more...

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Four serial blasts in Manipur, two injured (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 15 (IANS) Two people were injured after four serial bomb blasts rocked Manipur's capital Imphal city and Thoubal district on Independence Day Wednesday, police said."There have been a ... Read more...

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Fruits of independence yet to reach the poor: Akhilesh


August 15th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hoisted the tri-colour Wednesday and vowed to develop the state within a stipulated time.Addressing a gathering after hoisting the ... Read more...

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Karnataka celebrates Independence Day (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) Karnataka celebrated the 66th Independence Day with flag-hoisting, singing of national anthems and march past by security forces and children.Patriotic fervour and cultural fiesta marked the ... Read more...

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Odisha cop killed, four injured in mob attack


August 12th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) A police officer was killed and four others were injured after a mob attacked them in a village in Odisha's Sundergarh district where they had gone ... Read more...

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Four Odisha officials held in rural job scheme fraud


August 10th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 10 (IANS) Four senior government officials in Odisha's Nuapada district have been arrested for embezzling funds sanctioned under the central government's flagship rural jobs scheme, an official said ... Read more...

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Odisha releases captured leopard after protests


August 8th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) After coming under criticism from wild life activists, authorities in Odisha Wednesday released a leopard into the wild, a month after it was captured by officials ... Read more...

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Odisha to release captured leopard into wild


August 7th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) A leopard currently lodged at a zoo after being captured about a month ago in Odisha's Subarnapur district could be released into the wild soon, ... Read more...

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Donkey bomb: New trick by Afghan militants kills cop


August 6th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 6 (IANS) A new tactic of using an innocent donkey as a bomb carrier in Afghanistan took everyone by surprise Monday when a blast killed a police ... Read more...

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SPO shot dead by Maoists in Odisha


July 29th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 29 (IANS) A special police officer (SPO) was killed and another injured Sunday after Maoists opened fire at them at a rural market in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police ... Read more...

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BJP announces stir for farmers


July 26th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Charging the Congress-led central government with apathy towards farmers, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday announced a nationwide stir from Aug 3 to 8."The ... Read more...

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