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40-kg explosive device defused in Chhattisgarh


September 1st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 1 (IANS) Security forces foiled a bid by Maoist ultras to trigger a massive blast in Bijapur district by defusing a powerful explosive device buried beneath the road ... 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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Fresh violence in Assam, curfew imposed


August 16th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) Fresh incidents of violence were reported in Assam's Kamrup rural area Thursday and authorities imposed curfew in Rangiya sub-division of the district to bring the situation ... Read more...

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Candidates miss out on Bengal teacher recruitment exam


July 29th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Many would-be teachers could not appear for a recruitment examination conducted by the West Bengal School Service Commission due to organisational mismanagement and technical glitches ... Read more...

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Goa to probe if excessive mining causing cracks in houses


July 26th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) After cracks developed in land and houses of a town in Goa, the state government has suspended mining in the area and ordered a detailed investigation ... Read more...

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Villagers shun Chhattisgarh ‘carnage’ probe


July 14th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 14 (IANS) The T.P. Sharma judicial commission, probing the killings of two people in police action in four Chhattisgarh villages, completed its two-day sitting but without recording statements ... Read more...

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This green cover is upsetting residents! (Letter from Punjab)


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), July 3 (IANS) At a time when the Punjab government has launched a comprehensive 'Greening Punjab' drive across the state, residents of Mohali town, adjoining Chandigarh, are ... Read more...

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Rajasthan girl seeks annulment of her child marriage


June 18th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, June 18 (IANS) A 20-year-old girl has sought protection by the Rajasthan authorities from members of a village community council who, she says, are threatening her with serious consequences ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh tribal boy flees from Maoist captivity


March 31st, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 31 (IANS) A minor Chhattisgarh tribal boy who was abducted by Maoists on charges of acting as a police informer, managed to flee from the rebels' captivity in ... Read more...

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Locals detain 75 suspected Bangladeshis in Assam


March 17th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 17 (IANS) The people of Jakhalabandha town in Nagaon district Saturday rounded up 75 suspected Bangladeshi nationals for illegally entering the Indian territory. The group included one female, ... Read more...

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Sand mafia kingpin arrested


March 11th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 11 (IANS) Police in Madhya Pradesh have arrested an alleged sand mafia kingpin and former dacoit Kuber Singh in connection with alleged firing on policemen and other officials, ... Read more...

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Sand mafia attacks cops, officials in Madhya Pradesh


March 10th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) Within two days of the killing of Indian Police Service Officer Narendra Kumar Singh by the mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, there was another ... Read more...

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IPS officer’s murder: Chouhan orders judicial inquiry


March 9th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 9 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Friday ordered a judicial inquiry into the brutal Holi day murder of Indian Police Service officer Narendra Kumar, run ... Read more...

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Deaf and dumb woman gang raped at knife-point


February 24th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 24 (IANS) A woman who could neither speak nor hear was gang raped for a week by three persons in Depalpur area of Indore, the commercial centre of ... Read more...

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Poll panel shunts UP officials for being Mayawati ‘agents’


February 13th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 13 (IANS) The Election Commission Monday ordered immediate removal of nearly a dozen officials, including some IAS and IPS officers, from certain key positions after they were ... Read more...

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Freedom fighter, wife end fast after pension assurance


November 9th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 9 (IANS) A 99-year-old freedom fighter and his 86-year-old wife ended their indefinite hunger strike here after the government assured them of old age pension and initiating steps ... Read more...

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Bengal baby’s body exhumed to check acid death


November 3rd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), Nov 3 (IANS) The body of a baby was exhumed Thursday for an autopsy following allegations that it died after its mother was swabbed with acid for ... Read more...

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Baby allegedly dies after mother cleaned with acid


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), Nov 2 (IANS) A newborn Wednesday died in a sub-divisional hospital in this West Bengal district after the mother was allegedly cleaned with an acidic solution ... Read more...

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Rajasthan doctor booked for female foeticide


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kota (Rajasthan), Nov 1 (IANS) A case has been registered against a doctor of a private nursing home in Rajasthan on charges of infanticide and foeticide and administrating units of ... Read more...

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Anita Desai’s new characters search for wholeness (IANS Book Review)


September 19th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "The Artist of Disappearance"; Author: Anita Desai; Publisher: Random House India; Price: Rs 350; Pages: 176At the age of 74, Anita Desai's prose and storytelling seem to have arrived at ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa orders inquiry into police firing


September 12th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday decided to constitute a commission headed by a retired high court judge to conduct an inquiry into Sunday's police ... Read more...

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Two Bastar officers found holding millions worth assets


July 20th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 20 (IANS) Two government officers posted in Maoist insurgency-hit area of Chhattisgarh's Bastar region amassed massive wealth illegally, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said Wednesday.The ACB said it carried ... Read more...

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Court summons Ganga crusader’s guru


June 20th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 20 (IANS) A local court in Bihar Monday summoned the guru of a Hindu leader who died fasting to save the Ganga from pollution.Swami Shivanand of Haridwar in ... Read more...

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Bihar Deputy CM in trouble over police firing


June 10th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 10 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi's role should be probed in an incident of police firing in Araria district, in which five people were ... Read more...

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Elephant electrocuted in Meghalaya


May 27th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 26 (IANS) A pregnant elephant was electrocuted when it came in contact with a high tension wire in Meghalaya, a forest official said Thursday."The cow elephant, around 18 ... Read more...

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With Rs.35 mn in assets, forest official in dock


May 11th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 11 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh forest official illegally amassed assets worth at least Rs.35 million, officials of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) here said Wednesday after carrying out raids at ... Read more...

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Soccer violence: Nine more African students arrested


April 29th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), April 29 (IANS) Nine more African students have been arrested in connection with the killing of a Mizo youth in a case of soccer-related violence at Lovely Professional ... Read more...

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Arrested African students suspended after soccer violence (Lead)


April 28th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, April 28 (IANS) Three African students who were arrested for brutally thrashing a fellow student from Mizoram to death at a brawl during a soccer match were Thursday suspended ... Read more...

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Punjab varsity suspends classes after soccer violence


April 28th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, April 28 (IANS) The Lovely Professional University (LPU) here Thursday called off classes for three days following the death of a Mizo student who was brutally thrashed by three ... Read more...

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Punjab official, contractor arrested for graft


April 27th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Punjab government official and a private contractor for graft, CBI officials said Tuesday.According to the officials, a ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu cracks down on polluting dyeing factories


April 24th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) With the Madras High Court ordering closure of over 700 dyeing units in Tiruppur a couple of months ago for pollution, the Tamil Nadu government has ... Read more...

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Uddhav Thackeray to meet killed Jaitapur protester’s family


April 23rd, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray will Monday meet the family members of Tabrez Sayekar, who was killed in police firing on protesters opposing the ... Read more...

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Violent protests rock Ratnagiri over death of anti-Jaitapur activist (Roundup)


April 19th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jaitapur (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) Hundreds of activists protesting the Jaitapur nuclear power project Tuesday blocked traffic and torched trucks and buses in different parts of Ratnagiri to protest the ... Read more...

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Jailed pro-Maoist leader to contest Bengal polls


April 19th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Chhatradhar Mahato, the jailed convenor of a pro-Maoist tribal body, Tuesday filed his nomination as an independent candidate from the Maoist hotbed of Jhargram constituency in ... Read more...

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Jaitapur protester’s family refuses to claim body


April 19th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) The family members of Tabrez Pehekar, who was killed in police firing a day earlier while protesting the Jaitapur nuclear power project, have refused to ... Read more...

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