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Muslims in Jammu protest against anti-Islam film


September 21st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 21 (IANS) Muslims in Jammu Friday protested the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims' and held demonstrations outside mosques in different parts of the city after Friday prayers.According to ... Read more...

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Shut down cripples life in Jammu


September 20th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 20 (IANS) The 12-hour bandh called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the left parties Thursday crippled life in Jammu with business establishments and other commercial activities ... Read more...

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Odisha protests diesel price hike, cap on cooking gas


September 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) Non-Congress parties Friday staged protests in various parts of Odisha against hike in the price of diesel and restrictions on supply of subsidised cooking gas ... Read more...

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Congress shutdown paralyses life in Odisha (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) Thousands of people were taken into preventive custody Monday in Odisha during a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Congress party to protest police excesses on its ... Read more...

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12-hour shutdown cripples life in Tripura


July 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 13 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown Friday called by the youth and student wings of the Congress party to protest alleged irregularities in medical and engineering entrance examinations has ... Read more...

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Congress’ youth, students wings call strike in Tripura


July 11th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 11 (IANS) The main opposition Congress party's youth and students wings have called a 12-hour shutdown in Tripura Friday to protest alleged irregularities in medical and engineering examinations ... Read more...

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Delhi homes hit by 20 percent power rate hike


June 26th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Come July 1, the Delhiites will have to shell out more for their electricity bill as the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) Tuesday decided to ... Read more...

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Assam party moves rights panel over power crisis


May 11th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Amid protests against the severe power cuts across the state for over a week, Assam's regional political party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has sought the intervention ... Read more...

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YSR Congress party, journalists protest CBI action


May 9th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 9 (IANS) The YSR Congress party in Andhra Pradesh Wednesday staged protests condemning the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) move to freeze the bank accounts of the ... Read more...

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UP jewellers protest duty hike


March 31st, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Business across the state was crippled Friday as jewellers in Uttar Pradesh observed a shutdown in protest of the central government's decision to hike excise, ... Read more...

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Tension at Telangana student’s funeral procession


March 25th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 25 (IANS) The suicide of a student for separate statehood to Telangana has brought the issue back into focus with a shutdown being observed Sunday in Warangal ... Read more...

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Sleazegate scalps three Karnataka ministers, leaves BJP red-faced (Roundup)


February 8th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 8 (IANS) Three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers in Karnataka Wednesday quit over viewing porn in the assembly and were barred from house proceedings till cleared, but demands ... Read more...

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Agra residents angry over erratic power supply


December 26th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 26 (IANS) Residents of Agra are a frustrated lot these days with the power supply in the city continuing to be erratic despite power distribution being handled ... Read more...

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ULFA claims minister is ex-member


December 18th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 18 (IANS) The militant-politician nexus in Assam once again hit the headlines with an outlawed separatist group claiming that a senior minister was one of its former ... Read more...

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RPI ransack mill, demand land for Ambedkar memorial


December 15th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Intensifying their agitation to press for their demand for 12.5 acres of land for the proposed Dr Ambedkar memorial, over 500 Republican Party of India ... Read more...

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RPI demands land for Ambedkar memorial, blocks highway


December 15th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Republican Party of India (RPI) activists staged a road blockade on the Eastern Express highway here Thursday to press their demand for 12.5 acres of ... Read more...

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Sebastian Coe’s effigy burnt on Bhopal gas tragedy’s 27th anniversary


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 2 (IANS) The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy staged a rally on it's 27th anniversary Friday and burnt effigies of 2012 London Olympics Organising Committee chairman Sebastian ... Read more...

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SP workers clash with police during FDI protests


December 1st, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) activists Thursday clashed with the police and were baton charged in this Uttar Pradesh capital while protesting the central government decision to allow ... Read more...

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BJP protests in Jharkhad over FDI in retail


November 28th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jharkhand Monday staged a sit-in demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan to protest the central government's decision to ... Read more...

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18-year-old dies during Dussehra


October 7th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) An 18-year-old school student here died after coming in contact with high voltage electric wires when he mounted a water tank to watch Dussehra celebrations, ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia, Ansari attend Dussehra function


October 6th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Hamid Ansari were among the leaders who witnessed the burning of the effigy ... Read more...

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A town that never burns Ravana effigy


October 6th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Baijnath (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 6 (IANS) Unlike in many other parts of India, this ancient pilgrim town in Kangra district does not burn the effigy of demon king Ravana on ... Read more...

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Durga Puja, Navratri festivities conclude - it’s Dussehra!


October 6th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Nine days of Navratra festivities culminated Thursday in Dussehra, when effigies of demon king Ravana are burnt to symbolise the triumph of good over evil. ... Read more...

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Here Ravana worshipped on Dussehra!


October 5th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 5 (IANS) They don't regard Ravana as a negative figure. On the contrary, some people in four Madhya Pradesh districts worship Hindu god Rama's arch rival on Dussehra ... Read more...

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Telangana JAC calls for Hyderabad shutdown Sep 30


September 26th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Intensifying the movement for a separate Telangana state, the Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) Monday called for a shutdown in Hyderabad Sep 30 and a ... Read more...

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Ranchi prisoners fast to support Hazare


August 20th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 20 (IANS) At least 50 inmates of a jail here in this Jharkhand capital Saturday kept a day-long fast to support activist Anna Hazare's demand for a stronger ... Read more...

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Despite protests in Banglore, ‘Aarakshan’ attracts audience


August 12th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 12 (IANS) Prakash Jha's "Aarakshan" has faced protests in some theatres in Bangalore and Mysore respectively, but despite that movie buffs are thronging cinema halls on ... Read more...

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Mayawati government withdraws permission to ‘Aarakshan’ show


August 4th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) The Mayawati government Wednesday withdrew permission granted for a grand show to promote Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Aarakshan' for which the Bollywood icon and his co ... Read more...

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Congress activists protest Kashmiri students’ harassment


July 20th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) Dozens of Congress activists staged a demonstration in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Wednesday against the alleged harassment of Kashmiri students in Madhya Pradesh.The ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray urges truce with NCP


June 6th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) A week after Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar attacked Bal Thackeray, the Shiv Sena chief Monday urged his activists to observe restraint and not to clashes ... Read more...

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Ramdev’s eviction attack on Indian democracy: Chouhan


June 5th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 5 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Sunday condemned the forcible midnight eviction of yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who was on an indefinite fast at ... Read more...

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Indefinite auto strike in Delhi from Wednesday


May 17th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Protesting against the installation of Global Positioning System (GPS) in the auto-rickshaws, some of the auto unions in the capital are set to launch indefinite strike ... Read more...

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Royal wedding security operations dubbed a ‘huge success’


April 30th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London. Apr 30 (ANI): The biggest ever security operation for the royal wedding has been described as a 'huge success' after Scotland Yard mounted a series of pre-emptive strikes.In the days ... Read more...

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Anti-POSCO protesters burn effigy of officials


April 15th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 15 (IANS) Anti-POSCO villagers in Orissa Friday burnt an effigy of district officials and a copy of the letter the state government sent to the central government saying ... Read more...

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‘Holi’ fever grips devotees across India


March 20th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Vrindavan/Mumbai/Varanasi, Mar. 20 (ANI): Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated across the country on Sunday and on Saturday with the usual gaiety, fevour and tradition associated with it.In Vrindavan, devotees gathered ... Read more...

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