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Seven Assam districts affected by floods, two killed


September 21st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) At least seven districts of Assam have been affected as flash floods have hit the state again, affecting lakhs of people and killing two youth in ... Read more...

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Indian army chief visits J&K;


June 15th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 15 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh Friday visited the headquarters of the Northern Command at Udhampur, an official said.This is Gen. Singh's first visit to Jammu ... Read more...

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Heat kills 30 in Bengal, officials swing into action


June 5th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Amid reports of over 30 deaths, apparently due to an intense heat wave in southern West Bengal, the state administration has started taking precautionary measures."We ... Read more...

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Hina Rabbani Khar may be sacked: Report


April 10th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan's first woman foreign minister conspicuous by her absence from President Asif Ali Zardari's entourage in India, may be on her way ... Read more...

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Gehlot’s chopper makes emergency landing


November 20th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had a narrow escape Sunday when the helicopter he was flying in developed a technical snag and had to make an ... Read more...

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Delhi blast mastermind trapped in Kishtwar?


November 15th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 15 (IANS) One of the brains behind the Sep 7 Delhi High Court blasts has been "trapped" by a joint army-police team in a mountainous area of Jammu ... Read more...

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15 kg heroin found near India-Pakistan border


October 4th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 4 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) Tuesday recovered around 15 kg of heroin from near the international border between India and Pakistan in this Punjab district, sources ... Read more...

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Another woman tortured as a witch in Rajasthan


July 29th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 29 (IANS) A 35-year-old woman has alleged she was branded a witch by villagers, tortured and was being forced to leave her village, in the second such case ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh mulls aluminium plant in Surguja


February 5th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 5 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Saturday said his government would examine options to set up an aluminium plant in the state's poverty-hit northern region that has large ... Read more...

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Himachal steps up vigil along China border


January 11th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Even as the government termed as "baseless" reports of Chinese troop incursion in Leh, a Himachal Pradesh official Tuesday said vigil along the China border has been stepped ... Read more...

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14 rebel Karnataka legislators arrive in Kerala


October 7th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 6 (IANS) At least 14 dissident Karnataka legislators Wednesday night arrived here from Tamil Nadhu while beleaguered Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, whose government is fighting for survival, is ... Read more...

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CBI raids houses of two bank officials


August 13th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday conducted raids on the houses of two Bank of India officials, who allegedly committed fraud in distribution of Kisan Vikas Patra ... Read more...

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Flash floods inundate north Kashmir villages


July 30th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) Flash floods have inundated 48 villages in north Kashmir, police said Friday, adding that three people trapped by flood waters were rescued by an army helicopter. Police said Gulam ... Read more...

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Sariska to get two more tigers


May 10th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, May 10 (IANS) The Sariska tiger reserve in Rajasthan is all set to get a tiger and a tigress from the Ranthambore national park, to add to the three ... Read more...

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38 dead, over 100 injured in West Bengal storm (Second Lead)


April 14th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) At least 38 people were killed, over 100 injured and more than one lakh houses destroyed when a heavy cyclone hit West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, disrupting power ... Read more...

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Maoists blast newly built police station in Bihar


March 25th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Chapra (Bihar), Mar 25 (ANI): The Maoists blew up a newly built police station at Bhelbi in Bihar's Saran district.Sources said over 50 armed Maoists surrounded the building at around 11: 45 ... Read more...

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Maoists kill CPI-M activist, torch another’s house


December 7th, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) Suspected Maoists shot dead a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activist in West Bengal's troubled West Midnapore district Monday, police said. The body of Sanatan Pratihar, 44, was found ... Read more...

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Peshawar bleeds with 10 more injured in car bomb blast


October 23rd, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Oct.23 (ANI) At least 10 persons were injured in a powerful bomb blast that rocked Peshawar's Hayatabad area at noon on Friday.According to sources, the blast occurred in a car ... Read more...

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One militant killed in encounter in J-K


September 16th, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sep 16 (ANI): Indian security force on Wednesday killed a militant in an encounter while three others are still holed up in border area of Mendhar in Poonch district.Sources said ... Read more...

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CPI (M) politburo member Brinda Karat arrested in Tamil Nadu


September 12th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Madurai (TN), Sep 12 (ANI): CPI (M) politburo member Brinda Karat was arrested on Saturday at a village in Tamil Nadu.According to sources Karat was arrested with some All India Democratic Women's ... Read more...

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Inmates in Oz district roam town, enjoy pornography


February 26th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Cairns (Australia), Feb.26 (ANI): Prisoners at the Innisfail's work camp are reportedly enjoying pornography, mobile phone calls and unsupervised use of a vehicle to roam Australia's Cairns District, sources have claimed.Several insiders ... Read more...

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Patkar suggests peace talks between GJM, tribals (Lead)


February 10th, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Feb 10 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar Tuesday met Gorkha Janamukti Morcha activists, who have been observing a fast protest in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, and tribals in the ... Read more...

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West Bengal governor asks GJM to withdraw hunger strike


February 10th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 10 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi Tuesday requested Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung to withdraw the indefinite hunger strike at Darjeeling district by Morcha supporters."Gandhi called ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh cancels allotment of seven mini hydropower projects


January 28th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 28 (IANS) Acting tough against errant private power producers, the Himachal Pradesh government has cancelled allotment of seven mini hydropower projects, an official said Wednesday."The government has cancelled the allotment ... Read more...

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Woman chops off husband’s head


December 24th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) A woman allegedly chopped off her husband's head in a West Bengal village as part of tantra rituals, but police Wednesday said a love affair with another man ... Read more...

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Five die in West Bengal road accident


December 4th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Dec 4 (IANS) Five people died and 20 others were injured after a mini-bus they were travelling in fell down a 150 feet gorge early Thursday in West Bengal, the police ... Read more...

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Forest officer injured in jumbo attack in West Bengal


November 24th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) A forest officer was critically injured Monday after a wild elephant attacked him in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal, officials said. Three men have died and one ... Read more...

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Three BSNL workers killed in accident


October 26th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) Three employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) were killed and two seriously wounded when a public bus collided with a delivery van in a West Bengal town, ... Read more...

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Six killed, 600 homeless in West Bengal fire


October 22nd, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Six people, including five children, have been killed in a fire that destroyed at least 150 shanties at Shibpur in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said Wednesday."As per ... Read more...

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Dasmunsi’s car falls in drain, two cops suspended


October 2nd, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) Two police officers were suspended Thursday for not escorting union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi's car that eventually fell into a roadside drain in a West Bengal town."Dasmunsi was ... Read more...

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Three cops injured in attack by hawkers in West Bengal


October 2nd, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) At least three police officers were injured and two police vans were set on fire Thursday by hawkers protesting their eviction from pavements in a West Bengal district.The ... Read more...

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Old man lynched for being a ‘wizard’ in West Bengal


October 1st, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 1 (IANS) A 76-year-old man, accused of being a 'wizard' who hypnotised young girls into doing his household chores, was lynched by a mob Wednesday in West Bengal, the ... Read more...

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Six die in road accidents in West Bengal


September 18th, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Six people died in three road accidents in West Bengal Thursday, the police said.The three road accidents took place at Shyambazaar area in south Kolkata, Kharagpur town in ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi to visit Rajasthan today


September 8th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Sep 8 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi will arrive on a one-day visit to Rajasthan today. According to sources, she will inaugurate the Barasinghsar lignite mine in Bikaner District. Later Gandhi will ... Read more...

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Upset with Singur road blockade, truckers threaten strike


August 26th, 2008 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) The indefinite protest by the Trinamool Congress near the Tata Motors small car factory site in Singur in West Bengal has affected truck movements, and owners say the ... Read more...

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