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Traders down shutters in Maharashtra


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The trading community downed shutters of shops and commercial establishments Thursday, but Mumbai suburban trains, BEST buses, public transport and flights operated normally during the opposition-sponsored ... Read more...

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Norwegian mass killer sentenced to 21 years in jail (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Aug 24 (IANS) Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing 77 people in bomb and shooting attacks last year.The court also ... Read more...

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Norwegian killer sentenced to 21 years in prison


August 24th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Aug 24 (IANS) Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing 77 people in bomb and shooting attacks last year.The court ... Read more...

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Mamata asks Maoists to lay down arms (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday promised an attractive rehabilitation package to Maoists who lay down weapons and return to mainstream."I appeal to the ... Read more...

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Chavan, Bhujbal inspect fire-ravaged Mantralaya


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Two days after a huge fire ravaged the Maharashtra state secretariat, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Public Works Department Minister Chhagan Bhujbal inspected the Mantralaya ... Read more...

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18 dead in Afghan suicide bombings


April 10th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 10 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and 45 others injured in two separate Taliban attacks in Afghanistan Tuesday, media reports said.In Herat province, 14 people ... Read more...

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Police guard from massacred Utoya camp missing


July 25th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian police have not been able to locate the whereabouts of a police guard who was due to be on the Utoya Island where 86 ... Read more...

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Police release six suspects in Oslo bombing


July 25th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Six suspects who were detained in the Oslo bombing case Sunday were released because of lack of evidence of their involvement in Friday's attack, Norwegian ... Read more...

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Pope calls to renounce hatred as Norway mourns victims


July 25th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict Sunday prayed for the victims of Norway's twin terror attacks and called on Catholics to "abandon forever the path of hatred and ... Read more...

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Suspect confesses to Norwegian camp mass killing


July 24th, 2011 - 5:11 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ethnic Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik, suspected of killing over 80 people on the Utoya Island, Saturday confessed his crime, Norway's Dagbladet tabloid newspaper reported quoting ... Read more...

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Shooting at Norway youth camp injures many


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oslo, July 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The police in Norway have confirmed that several people have been injured by a gunman who opened fire at a youth camp outside the country’s capital. The ... Read more...

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Justice for Dey: Mumbai scribes to fast from Wednesday


June 15th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Mumbai journalists will launch a relay fast from Wednesday following the Maharashtra government's refusal to hand over journalist Jyotirmoy Dey murder case probe to the Central ... Read more...

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Chavan again says no to CBI probe into journalist’s murder (Second Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan reiterated Tuesday that the probe into the cold-blooded killing of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, who specialised on the underworld, would not be ... Read more...

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Sketch of Dey’s suspected killer released


June 14th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) Mumbai police Monday released the sketch of one of the four suspects in the murder of senior Mid Day journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, an official said here.According ... Read more...

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Opposition joins hands against Maharashtra government


May 12th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Three opposition parties in Maharashtra will June 9 launch a movement against the Congress-led Democratic Front government to highlight issues affecting the common man, an ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Shinde summoned as witness


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) A government-appointed panel probing the Adarsh Housing Society scam has summoned Union Minister of Power Sushilkumar Shinde to depose before it as a witness, an official ... Read more...

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Croatian protesters continue to challenge government


March 1st, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Zagreb, March 1 (IANS/AKI) Croatian anti-government protesters continued to demonstrate Tuesday in the capital Zagreb and other cities, with demonstrators calling for an end to corruption and demanding government resignations and ... Read more...

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Post-Adarsh scam, Chavan reassures builders


February 4th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) With the builders in Maharashtra running scared in the aftermath of the Adarsh Housing Society scam, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Friday sought to assure that those who came ... Read more...

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Maharashtra raids adulterators, widow seeks CBI probe (Night Lead)


January 27th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) The widow of Nashik additional collector Yashwant Sonawane Thursday sought a CBI probe into her husband's killing as authorities cracked down on oil adulterators amid a state-wide strike ... Read more...

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Sonawane’s widow demands CBI probe; government staff strike work (Lead)


January 27th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) The widow of additional collector Yashwant Sonawane, Vijaya, Thursday demanded a CBI probe into her husband's killing even as 1.80 million Maharashtra government employees struck work and residents ... Read more...

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Mumbai gets new municipal commissioner


January 3rd, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) Senior IAS officer Subodh Kumar was Monday appointed the new Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai.Subodh Kumar replaces Swadhin Kshatriya who was promoted as a principal secretary in the Mantralaya, ... Read more...

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Adarsh housing scam: CBI meets Maharashtra chief secretary


November 16th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Central Bureau of Investigation officials Tuesday met Maharashtra Chief Secretary J.P. Dange as part of investigations into the Adarsh housing society scam.The three-member team, led by CBI ... Read more...

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Poor response to shutdown in Maharashtra: Chavan


July 5th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan Monday said that the opposition sponsored shutdown against rising fuel prices did not get the desired response in Mumbai and Maharashtra. "The ... Read more...

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Bi-weekly public courts for Maharashtra’s Congress ministers


June 29th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) All the 18 Congress ministers in Maharashtra will deal with people's grievances in a public interaction to be held at the party's office here twice a week, ... Read more...

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65 killed, over 100 hurt in Iraq attacks (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 10 (DPA) At least 65 people were killed and more than 100 injured Monday in a series of bombings and armed attacks in Iraq which the government said was an ... Read more...

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At least six killed, 16 injured in Iraq violence


October 13th, 2009 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 13 (DPA) At least six people were killed in fresh attacks across Iraq Monday, while casualties continued to climb from a triple bombing targeting a conference on national reconciliation a ... Read more...

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After 3 deaths, Maharashtra sets up core panel to tackle H1N1


August 9th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Rattled by three swine flu deaths in six days, the Maharashtra government Sunday set up a core group to monitor the influenza A (H1N1) spread, as four new ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands demonstrate on Hong Kong anniversary


July 1st, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 1 (DPA) Tens of thousands of people joined an anti-government, pro-democracy march Wednesday afternoon as Hong Kong celebrated the 12th anniversary of its return to China. Organisers predicted beforehand ... Read more...

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Bandra-Worli Sea Link to open by June end


June 14th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, June 14 (ANI): The much-awaited Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL), an ambitious 8-lane twin carriageway built over the Mahim Creek, will be opened to the public at the end of the ... Read more...

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Maharashtra wants Google Earth censored


March 10th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) The Maharashtra government is examining legal options to censor Google Earth and curb it from showing sensitive locations to prevent terror attacks such as what happened in Mumbai, ... Read more...

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Indian LeT activists mapped out Mumbai for terrorists: police


February 26th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) The maps and layout of strategic locations and targeted sites as well as other key inputs were provided to the 26/11 attackers by Indian accomplices trained by the ... Read more...

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Illegal immigrants break out of detention centre in Italy


January 25th, 2009 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of illegal immigrants broke out of an overcrowded detention centre in Italy's Lampedusa Island in protest against the inhuman condition there.The centre currently has 1,800 inmates, ... Read more...

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UK Cold War cabinet had sought underground bunker to withstand nuke war


December 30th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.30 (ANI): Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) files released after nearly 50 years reveal that the British Cabinet of the 1960s was on the lookout for an underground bunker to take ... Read more...

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I-Day celebrated with fervour in Mumbai, Pune


August 15th, 2008 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Maharashtra celebrated India's Independence Day Friday with much enthusiasm as Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh unfurled the tricolour here and Governor S.C. Jamir presided over the ceremony in Pune. ... Read more...

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Maharashtra earmarks Rs.3.5 bn for employment schemes


July 10th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) With the threat of a severe drought-cum-scarcity looming large, the Maharashtra government got into the act by earmarking Rs.3.5 billon to pay for various Employment Guarantee Schemes (EGS) ... Read more...

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