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Mamata’s intolerance thrusting celebrity status on commoners


September 19th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) One can call it Mamata Banerjee's Midas touch. The maverick West Bengal chief minister's intolerance is making heroes out of faceless people in the crowd.After a ... Read more...

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Youth questions Mamata, gets answer this time


August 29th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Krishnanagar (West Bengal), Aug 29 (IANS) After all the flak she drew the last time she got a man arrested for publicly questioning her government's policies, West Bengal chief ... Read more...

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Man who questioned Mamata granted bail


August 24th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) A West Bengal court Friday granted bail to Shiladitya Chowdhury, who was arrested after he had publicly questioned Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government's ... Read more...

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Mamata government intolerant, tries to evade responsibility: Left


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Terming the Mamata Banerjee government "intolerant", Marxist leader Surjya Kanta Mishra Thursday alleged it was trying to evade its responsibilities on law and order by ... Read more...

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Bengal rights panel orders probe in Shiladitya Chowdhury’s arrest


August 17th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) The State Human Right Commission (SHRC) has ordered a probe into the arrest of a man who had publicly questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Man who questioned Mamata denied bail


August 13th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A West Bengal court Monday rejected the bail plea of a man, who was arrested after he had publicly questioned Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about ... Read more...

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Man arrested for questioning Mamata, activists condemn incident (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) A man, who had publicly questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government policies towards farmers, was Saturday arrested from West Midnapore district ... Read more...

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Man arrested for publicly questioning Mamata


August 11th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) A man, who had publicly questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government policies towards farmers, was arrested from West Midnapore district for ... Read more...

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China, not Dalai Lama, cause for self-immolation: Sangay (Lead)


March 10th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 10 (IANS) The Dalai Lama has always discouraged self-immolation but such protests are continuing in Tibetn due to China's hardline policies, Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said Saturday.He called ... Read more...

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China, not Dalai Lama, to be blamed for self-immolations: Sangay


March 10th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 10 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has always discouraged self-immolation in Tibet, but such protests are continuing due to the hardline policies of China, Prime Minister-in-exile ... Read more...

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Gilani’s Independence Day speech lacked substance: daily


August 16th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's Independence Day speech "lacked substance" and it betrayed "a scandalous apathy" to the problems Pakistan faces, said a Pakistani daily.The ... Read more...

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India blamed for rights abuses in Sri Lanka


July 27th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A group of women activists in India has blamed the Indian government for what they said were widespread human rights violations in Sri Lanka.The "Indian ... Read more...

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No election fever in Assam yet


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar.23 (ANI): The Assembly election in Guwahati is yet to gain momentum among the urban population here.Earlier, elections were celebrated like festivals in the city, but now the posters and advertisements ... Read more...

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Dead Tunisian fruit and vegetable seller could unleash wave of revolutions in Africa


January 17th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Tunis (Tunisia), Jan.17 (ANI): Fruit and vegetable seller Mohammed Bouazizi, who burnt himself in the center of Tunis after police confiscated his produce because he ahd no permit, is today seen as ... Read more...

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‘Drug syndicates using Facebook to recruit young Malaysian women as smugglers’


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 2(ANI): Malaysian Deputy Foreign Minister Richard Riot Jaem has said that young Malaysian women using social networking website Facebook were being lured by international drug syndicates with promises ... Read more...

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Non-Congress Governments responsible for Bihar’s backwardness: Sonia Gandhi


November 17th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI
Bhabhua/ Buxar (Bihar), Nov 17 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday held the non-Congress Governments during the past 20 years in Bihar responsible for its backwardness."This is time that people ... Read more...

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RJD-LJP manifesto is bagful of empty promises: BJP


October 13th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad has described the joint manifesto of Rashtriya Janata Dal- Lok Janashakti Party as 'nothing but a bagful of empty ... Read more...

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Social networking sites ‘a home wrecker’


July 4th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 4 (ANI): Online social networking sites may help you find new friends or partners but they have also become a breeding place for divorces.Marriage counsellor Yvonne Lee said ... Read more...

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Gibson knocked Oksana’s teeth out


June 27th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Mel Gibson reportedly got violent with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva during their confrontation and even knocked her teeth out. People close to Gibson have told TMZ that ... Read more...

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Protesters call G8 leaders for action on poverty


June 25th, 2010 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 25 (DPA) Two aid groups organised protests Thursday dressed as "pregnant" world leaders to call on the Group of Eight (G8) leading economies to take action against poverty and child ... Read more...

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Disabled athletes protest, sports minister promises panel


May 12th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Braving the scorching heat, national and international level disabled sportspersons Wednesday staged a protest in the capital against rampant mismanagement in disability sports in India. They also ... Read more...

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Northeast students welcome Dikshit’s promise of better security


November 4th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Four helplines, a hostel and assurances by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit of better security have been welcomed by members of the northeast community living in Delhi. ... Read more...

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Rights abuse reports surface on Nepal’s festival of lights


October 16th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 16 (IANS) As Nepal Friday began celebrating its five-day festival of lights, the merry-making was marred by human rights groups resurrecting tales of unpunished killings and torture and accusing the ... Read more...

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Crime fears grows as South Africa gets ready for FIFA World Cup


September 23rd, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) As South Africa gets ready to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the rise in crime is casting doubt on official promises that the tens of thousands of ... Read more...

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Poor can’t eat promises, G8 must do more: NGO


July 6th, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The heads of government who are meeting this week for the G8 Summit in Italy need to find $23 billion a year to halve hunger by 2015, ... Read more...

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Imran says Pakistani Army operation in Tribal Areas not the right solution


May 11th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 11 (ANI): Former cricketer and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has dismissed the military operation in the tribal areas as not being the appropriate solution.Addressing a press conference on Sunday, ... Read more...

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Divisive forces trying to divide society, says Sonia Gandhi


April 21st, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Apr 21 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said that country is facing a threat from divisive forces who were out to divide society on the basis of region ... Read more...

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Sex workers in WB to boycott polls if their demands are not met


April 12th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Apr 12 (ANI): Complaining of neglect and subjugation by the mafia, police and political leaders, the sex workers in Siliguri district of West Bengal have united to boycott polls if their ... Read more...

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Empty promises, as Gaya voters live in ‘lantern age’


April 11th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Gaya (Bihar), April 11 (IANS) For 30 long years candidates kept promising that the power situation will improve in Bihar's Gaya town. They no longer do so, knowing the empty ... Read more...

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Mayawati launches poll campaign in Himachal


April 2nd, 2009 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Una (Himachal Pradesh), April 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Thursday charged both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with misleading the ... Read more...

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Voter card is just an identity proof for many


April 2nd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Even as a large number of people, especially young first-time voters, are looking forward to casting their ballot, there are quite a few who are content to ... Read more...

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Kashmir pins its hopes on young, energetic Omar Abdullah


January 6th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 6 (IANS) For Hassan Parray, Omar Abdullah's ascendance to the chief ministership of Jammu and Kashmir has brought hope. A casual labourer in a semi-government body here, he has been ... Read more...

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Mohammad Rafis native village facing neglect


July 31st, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinKotla Sultan ( Amritsar ), July 31 (ANI): Mere mention of Mohammad Rafi (December 24, 1924 July 31, 1980) can make many of the leaders start humming his ... Read more...

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Food crisis mounts pressure on G8 to deliver in Africa


June 24th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Nairobi, June 24 (DPA) Africa is once again set to be high on the agenda at the upcoming G8 meeting in Japan as the global food crisis threatens to set back ... Read more...

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Bush presses Congress to approve trade pact with Colombia


March 13th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 13 (IANS) The US Congress must approve the pending free trade pact with Colombia to help that country stand against Latin American "radicals" such as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, President George ... Read more...

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