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Government denies internet censorship, Modi joins protest


August 24th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Protest by social media users against the Indian government's move to block/disable 300 web pages, including some Twitter handles, continued Friday despite ministers denying ... Read more...

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Goa bans swimming, water sports on beaches for monsoon


June 1st, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 1 (IANS) Ahead of the coming monsoon, the Goa government Friday banned water sports along the state's 105-km coastline. It also cautioned tourists and local residents against swimming ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe bans sale of used knickers


January 11th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Jan 11 (IANS) In a decision better late than never, the Zimbabwe government, realising how abject poverty in the country has pushed its people into buying second-hand lingerie, has ... Read more...

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CNG prices raised up to Rs.2 a kg in NCR (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The price of compressed natural gas (CNG) will go up by Rs.1.75 a kg in Delhi and by Rs.2 in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad ... Read more...

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Auto strike cripples Delhi; unions refuse to budge


May 20th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) It was a tough day Friday for Delhiites as thousands of autorickshaws went off the roads with the auto unions demanding that the Delhi government ... Read more...

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Voices against Goa’s ‘no fail’ policy till Class 8


May 14th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) Headmasters of schools in Goa have opposed a state government directive, as per the Right to Education (RTE) Act, that no student between Class 1 and ... Read more...

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ISI halts talks with CIA at all levels over being treated as “their lackeys”


February 24th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 24(ANI): Pakistan's premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence has stopped talking with the US' Central Intelligence Agency at any level, including the most senior, an ISI official has revealed.Speaking on the ... Read more...

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Bihar’s anti-corruption drive: Declare assets or go without salary, says Nitish


January 27th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Jan 27, (ANI): In an attempt to weed out corruption, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has decided to withhold salaries of officials and employees who fail to declare assets held in ... Read more...

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Our blast probe better than that of federal agency: Goa cops


January 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) Goa Police Wednesday snubbed the elite National Investigation Agency (NIA) and said the police investigation into the 2009 Diwali-eve blast in the state was qualitatively better than the ... Read more...

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Delhi partially hit by shutdown


September 7th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Delhi was partially affected by the nationwide strike called by nine central trade unions, as a stir called by 14 registered auto-rickshaw unions coincided with the agitation. Several ... Read more...

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Partial auto strike in Delhi


September 7th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) More than half of Delhi's 55,000 autorickshaws went off the roads Tuesday to protest a government directive on driver badges. Of the 25 autorickshaw unions, 14 union ... Read more...

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Naga shutdown in Manipur force shutdown


July 14th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Senapati (Manipur), July 14 (ANI): A 72-hour shutdown called by the All Naga Students Association of Manipur (ANSAM) in protest over alleged suppression of their rights by the Manipur Government brought normal ... Read more...

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Nagas undertake 72-hour-long shutdown in Manipur


July 13th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, July 13 (ANI): The All Naga Students' Association Manipur (ANSAM) and the United Naga Council (UNC) have given a call for a 72-hour-long shutdown here in protest over alleged suppression of ... Read more...

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Nafed board decision to remove managing director rejected


July 12th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The agriculture ministry Monday rejected the decision by the board of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (Nafed) to remove the government-named managing director C.V. Ananda Bose and ... Read more...

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Nafed board removes top official defying government order


July 9th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The board of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (Nafed) Friday sought the removal of its managing director, defying a stern government directive a day ... Read more...

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Government cracks down on largest agriculture cooperative


July 8th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The government has cracked down on the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (Nafed), the largest such institution in the country, after unearthing a ... Read more...

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Maharashtra not to fail students from Classes 1 to 8


May 11th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) The Maharashtra government issued orders late Monday directing all schools in the state not to detain or fail any student between Classes 1 to 8, an official said. The ... Read more...

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Meet Obama’s tech czar Aneesh Chopra, the Indian George Clooney


March 23rd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has assigned him the task of finding ways for technology to advance his priorities but Aneesh Chopra, America's first chief technology officer and ... Read more...

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Two Pak women barred from boarding plane for refusing UK airport body scan


March 4th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Manchester, Mar 4(ANI): Two Pakistani women were barred from boarding a flight to Islamabad after they refused to undergo a full-body scan at Manchester Airport, citing religious and medical reasons.According to reports, ... Read more...

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British Muslim women refuse body scanner, barred from plane


March 4th, 2010 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (DPA) Two Muslim women in Britain who refused to be screened by a full body airport scanner were subsequently stopped from boarding a flight to Pakistan, a spokesman for ... Read more...

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ITC third quarter net profit up 27 percent


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Cigarettes-to-hotels major ITC's net profit of Rs.1,144.17 crore (Rs.11.44 billion/$248 million) for the quarter ended Dec 31 rose 27 percent from Rs.903.21 crore posted in the year-ago period, ... Read more...

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Bangalore autos go on strike, hundreds stranded at bus, rail stations


October 12th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 12 (IANS) Hundreds of passengers arriving in Bangalore Monday morning in trains and buses were in for a shock as the city's auto rickshaws were on strike and public transport ... Read more...

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UAE lifts ban on cattle imports


August 21st, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 21 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted a ban on cattle imports from Somalia, the WAM news agency reported Friday citing the environment ministry. Cattle imports from the two ... Read more...

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Burma releases US man who swam to see Suu Kyi


August 16th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
LOndon/ Naypyidaw (Myanmar), Aug.16 (ANI): U.S. Senator Jim Webb held a private meeting with the head of the Burmese military on Saturday and secured the release of American prisoner John Yettaw.Yettaw had ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan to probe illegal arms sale in the country


June 26th, 2009 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) The Pakistani government has decided to issue notices to arms dealers for information regarding sale of weapons to unauthorised people as part of a move to stop the ... Read more...

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Tourists leave Mexican resort city amid swine flu fears


May 4th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), May 4 (EFE) Hundreds of tourists have left the Mexican resort city of Cancun after the governmment announced a swine flu alert in the country. Hotels and resorts in the city ... Read more...

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Its raining UFOs over Britain!


January 27th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Just a day after it was claimed that the RAF has tried shooting down suspected UFOs as part of a Government directive, a new sighting has been ... Read more...

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RAF pilots have tried blasting UFOs in skies over Britain


January 26th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): RAF pilots have tried fighting UFOs in the skies over Britain under a top-secret Government directive, a former senior insider has claimed.Nick Pope, whose 21-year stint at ... Read more...

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Rose culture blooms in Nagaland


January 15th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Vibou Ganguly Kohima, Jan.15 (ANI): Moving on the path of self-reliance, and in an effort to encourage youth, Nagaland has undertaken a new venture -- rose cultivation. Over 500 square ... Read more...

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Nagaland moving on towards a rosy future


January 6th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kohima,Jan.6 (ANI): Moving on the path of self reliance, Nagaland is all set to have a rosy future with the success of rose farming in the state and annual sales turn ... Read more...

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Gujarat state-owned companies told to pay for poor


September 20th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 20 (IANS) In compliance with a Gujarat government directive, four state-owned companies will contribute Rs.5 billion to the newly formed Gujarat Socio Economic Development Society (GSEDS) which will spend the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerala to punish 4,000 schools for ‘untimely’ exam


September 2nd, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) Action would be taken against nearly 4,000 schools in Kerala for violating the guidelines for conducting Onam examinations, the state Education Department said Tuesday."The new rules are very ... Read more...

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Margin will squeeze due to high input cost: Ratan Tata


August 28th, 2008 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Tata group chairman Ratan Tata Thursday said the profit margin of the group companies may suffer due to the high prices of raw materials.Speaking at Tata Steel's shareholders' ... Read more...

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Will Soren complete term as Jharkhand chief minister?


August 25th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 25 (IANS) As he prepares to rule Jharkhand again, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren will hope he does not land into trouble - as it has happened whenever ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh makes sewage treatment plants mandatory


July 30th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has directed all district development authorities to ensure installation of sewage treatment plants (STP) in new housing colonies, an official said Wednesday. "The government ... Read more...

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