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Uttarakhand is biggest tobacco consumer in north: Survey


July 21st, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Uttarakhand has earned the dubious distinction of being the state with highest consumption of tobacco products, followed by Jammu and Kashmir, according to a survey ... Read more...

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Road safety to figure in school curricula


July 11th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) As India maintains the dubious distinction of having one of the worst road safety records in the world, reflecting the lack of a culture in ... Read more...

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Resolve Siachen row, daily tells Pakistan, India


April 8th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) Pakistan and India must "strive with all their might to resolve the issues that underpin" the Siachen conflict, said a daily Sunday, a day after 124 ... Read more...

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Budget session ends, ruling BJP leadership tussle resumes (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved one more dubious distinction in its troubled rule in Karnataka. It barely managed a smooth end to ... Read more...

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Crimes against women on the rise in Assam


March 26th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 26 (IANS) Despite the Assam and central governments investing huge amounts of money for the modernization of the state police forces, the crime rate, particularly crimes against women, ... Read more...

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No one cures Punjab’s drug problem (Punjab Newsletter)


February 10th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 10 (IANS) From leading politicians to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) to the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), everyone expresses concern about the growing ... Read more...

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Notice to government on plea against Aligarh varsity head (Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to the central government on a plea alleging non-enforcement of the government's order restraining Aligarh Muslim university Vice ... Read more...

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Hundreds form human chain to protest child abuse


November 19th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) More than 500 people representing various sections of society formed a human chain here Saturday and launched a signature campaign in Odisha to protest child abuse.Various ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa’s cup of woes


October 31st, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 31 (IANS) Another dubious distinction piles on former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, arrested in two corruption cases. He will be the first former chief minister of ... Read more...

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Defiant Nepal Airlines rats on Air India, other peers


September 8th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) After being forced to halt flights two days in a row following fears that mice were on board and becoming the butt of unflattering reports in ... Read more...

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Commuter indiscipline swells Delhi Metro coffers


August 26th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Commuter indiscipline has added around Rs 34 lakhs (Rs. 3.4 million) to the coffers of Delhi Metro in the last three years. Thousands have paid ... Read more...

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A Pakistani hospital thrice launched, never built


August 24th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) A hospital in Pakistan's Punjab province was launched thrice, but it hasn't yet got built.The 150-bed hospital was announced by then president General Pervez Musharraf during ... Read more...

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Battle hots up for Nepal PM’s post


August 16th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) The battle for Nepal's new prime minister hotted up Tuesday with the major parties stepping up negotiations after President Ram Baran Yadav gave them till Sunday ... Read more...

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Admired abroad, ridiculed at home: Karnataka’s dubious distinction (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 27th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 27 (IANS) From being a well-governed state, proud of its capital Bangalore hailed world over as an IT powerhouse, Karnataka is now being tagged as the "most ... Read more...

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KKR fans seek divine intervention to turn team’s fortune


April 9th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fans are now seeking divine intervention to change the fortunes of their Indian Premier League (IPL) team which has the dubious ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia likely to end Ponting’s nine-year reign as captain


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 22(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting could be in the final week of his nine-year reign after a troubled build-up to the World Cup on the Indian sub-continent, a Cricket Australia ... Read more...

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Proteas’ run chase against India their highest in World Cup


March 13th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 13 (IANS) South Africa's successful run chase of 300/6 against India Saturday is their highest in World Cup history.The other highlights:* Dale Steyn has become the sixth ... Read more...

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Meghalaya mulls water policy for groundwater conservation


March 11th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 11 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday proposed framing a water policy to tackle the depleting groundwater table in the state.Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who termed the matter as ... Read more...

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I’ve given my life to Ramjas College: Principal (Interview) (With Images)


March 3rd, 2011 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) He was just 33 years old when he found himself at the helm of a Delhi University college whose financial and administrative systems had collapsed ... Read more...

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Azure Power plans Rs.150 crore solar plant in Meghalaya


February 12th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 12 (IANS) American solar power producer Azure Power Saturday announced plans for setting up of a 10 megawatt plant at an investment of Rs.150 crore in Meghalaya - a power ... Read more...

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BJP alleges Rs.63,000 crore scams in northeastern states


February 12th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday alleged corruption of Rs.63,000 crore in development projects in the northeastern states by the local Congress governments, and said it ... Read more...

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Orissa to set up legal cell to monitor wildlife cases


January 7th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 6 (IANS) Worried over the increasing killings of wild animals in its foresst, Orissa Thursday decided to set up a legal cell for proper monitoring of cases of wildlife offences.This ... Read more...

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Meghalaya for a new body to boost power output


September 30th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 30 (IANS) The Meghalaya government has suggested a North Eastern Council (NEC), a regional planning body for the region, to invest in hydel projects and power transmission. Meghalaya Chief ... Read more...

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Assam student critical after assault by teacher


August 11th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 11 (IANS) A 13-year-old student in Assam is battling for life at a hospital after he fainted in the classroom following physical assault by his teacher. Sailan Bardhan, a Class 8 ... Read more...

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UPA government policies aimed to help super rich: CPI-M


August 7th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Vijayawada, Aug 7 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Saturday slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government saying its policies were designed to help only the super-rich. "The ... Read more...

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At 32 percent, Meghalaya’s power deficit highest in India


August 1st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 1 (IANS) Once a power surplus state, Meghalaya today has earned the dubious distinction of having the highest electricity deficit in the country at 32 percent. According to a quarterly Central ... Read more...

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US born cleric al-Awlaki added to terror blacklist


July 17th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki has been added to an Obama administration terrorism blacklist that will see him being targeted with sanctions aimed at cutting off his financial ... Read more...

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Fuel price hike a cruel blow on the people: Left


June 25th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Strongly opposing the government's decision to "inflict a steep rise" in the prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and cooking gas, the Left parties Friday termed it "a ... Read more...

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Nevada posts nation’s highest jobless rate


June 21st, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jun 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This title is something that the state of Nevada won't be proud of. It has managed to post the nation’s highest jobless rate. It has taken ... Read more...

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Terrorist al-Awlaki gains a cult following through mesmerising sermons


June 8th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 8 (ANI): Radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was born in New Mexico and lives in Yemen, has gained a cult following for his anti-U.S. rants. The New York Daily ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel link between stress, anxiety, depression


April 12th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 12 (IANS) Scientists have unravelled the link between stress, anxiety and depression. By identifying the connecting mechanism in the brain, the research led by Stephen Ferguson of the Robarts Research ... Read more...

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US still world’s largest emitter of CO2 emissions


March 9th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 9 (ANI): If reports are to be believed, the US still holds the dubious distinction of being the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Women less than 10 percent of India’s higer judiciary (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 7th, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
By Rana Ajit New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Did you know the Supreme Court doesn't have a single woman judge? The Indian judiciary continues to turn a Nelson's eye to gender parity despite ... Read more...

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Tough law against corporal punishment in Assam schools


February 15th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 15 (IANS) The Assam government Monday introduced a tough legislation banning corporal punishment in schools with provision for prosecuting errant teachers, including suspension and even termination from service. The Assam ... Read more...

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Road accident fund: Apex court to examine state view


January 6th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court is to examine Thursday the responses of various states and the union government to its suggestion last month to create a road accident fund ... Read more...

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