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West Bengal comes to a halt due to shutdown, strike (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a halt in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.However, ... Read more...

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Bengal to make law to punish striking transporters


September 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday said it was planning to bring in a stringent law to rein in errant transport operators. Under the law, the operators ... Read more...

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Shutdown paralyses life in Karnataka (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide shut down Thursday against the central government's economic measures crippled normal life in BJP-ruled Karnataka with buses off the roads and schools, colleges, shops, ... Read more...

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Mixed response to shutdown call in Tamil Nadu


September 20th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) It was a mixed response in Tamil Nadu to the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown Thursday with buses plying on the roads and government offices as well ... Read more...

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Assam warns officials over attendance Thursday


September 19th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) Assam Wednesday warned of stern action against those government officials who do not report to their offices during the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown Thursday over FDI ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray backs FDI in retail, demands jobs only for locals


September 18th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Expressing full support to FDI in retail, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday demanded that local people must be given employment by MNCs opening shop ... Read more...

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Plan to enforce building curbs near Gurgaon defence depot


September 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 8 (IANS) Gurgaon officials Saturday reviewed the process of keeping a check on construction activities in unauthorised colonies that have mushroomed within the restricted zone of 900 metre ... Read more...

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12-hour shurdown in Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland


September 6th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 6 (IANS) Vehicles went off the roads, schools, banks and government offices remained shut and commercial establishments downed shutters in all the northeastern states, except Assam, Thursday in ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits normal life in Manipur


August 30th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) Normal life in Manipur came to a standstill Thursday during an 18-hour shutdown called by the joint action committee demanding the release of a businessman abducted ... Read more...

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Yamunanagar first district with ramps for disabled


August 8th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 8 (IANS) Haryana's Yamunanagar will become the first district in the country this Independence Day where all government buildings would have the facility of ramps for physically challenged ... Read more...

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Bengal faces eight hours of blackout (Third Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Lakhs of people across West Bengal had a harrowing time Tuesday as the state witnessed a total blackout triggered by the Eastern Grid's sudden collapse. ... Read more...

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‘We’re overdrawing within limits: Rajasthan


July 31st, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 31 (IANS) As people in Rajasthan continued to suffer from the disruption in electricity supplies, the state government Tuesday rebutted the union power ministry's charge that it was ... Read more...

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Blackout in Bengal, trains stranded, Mamata appeals for calm (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Lakhs of people across West Bengal had a harrowing time as the state witnessed a total blackout triggered by the Eastern Power Grid's sudden collapse. ... Read more...

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Power outage in West Bengal, many trains stranded (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) There was no power in all of West Bengal, with the exception of some parts of the state capital, as the Eastern Grid collapsed suddenly ... Read more...

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Power-short Punjab changes office timings, ban ACs use


July 29th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) An acute shortage of power across the state has forced the Punjab government to announce Sunday that office timings in all government offices will be changed ... Read more...

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Pranab visits Rajghat, other memorials before taking oath


July 25th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi by visiting their memorial before being sworn in as ... Read more...

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Half-day in government offices around Parliament House


July 24th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government offices around the Parliament House will remain shut during the first half of Wednesday in view of the swearing-in ceremony of president-elect ... Read more...

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Over 40 killed in Iraq violence (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 23 (IANS) A series of bomb and gun attacks struck Iraq early Monday, killing at least 44 people and wounding dozens more, the interior ministry said.The deadliest attack ... Read more...

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LED bulbs to sell cheap in Delhi (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) With demand for power soaring in Delhi, Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit Friday announced that energy-saving LED bulbs will cost less in the capital.Appealing to people ... Read more...

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Delhi offers concession on LED bulbs


July 20th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) With a record demand for power in Delhi, Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit Friday announced tax concessions on energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs."I appeal to all ... Read more...

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Over 350 booked after Haryana farmers-cops clash


July 17th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 17 (IANS) More than 350 people were booked Tuesday after villagers clashed with police and vandalised government offices in Haryana's Rewari district, 55 km from here, a day ... Read more...

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UP orders digitization of government records


July 4th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) In the aftermath of the terrible fire that swept through the Mantralaya in Mumbai, the Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the digitization of all important official ... Read more...

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China mulls shark fin ban at official banquets


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Shark fin soup, considered a delicacy and a social status symbol in China, may no longer be served at official banquets as Beijing plans to issue ... Read more...

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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar following tension


June 26th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Undeclared curfew-like restrictions were imposed in the old city areas of Srinagar Tuesday following tension in the city over the gutting of the revered shrine of ... Read more...

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Mantralaya to be functional in three months, says Bhujbal (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government's fire-ravaged administrative headquarters, Mantralaya, is expected to be fully functional within three months, Public Works Department Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said here Saturday.Bhujbal, who ... Read more...

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Employees’ march foiled in Srinagar, dozens arrested


June 16th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) Police in Srinagar Saturday used water canon to disperse a protest march by state government employees and also arrested dozens of agitating employees.Scores of protesting employees ... Read more...

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Avoid mobiles at work, Kerala employees told


June 6th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) To raise efficiency in government offices, the Kerala government has asked all its employees to restrict the use of mobile telephones during work hours.The government order, ... Read more...

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Ramdev-Anna fast: Business time for Jantar Mantar food kiosks


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) It was a busy Sunday for the food kiosk owners at Jantar Mantar as swelling crowds thronged the venue of Baba Ramdev and Anna ... Read more...

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Thousands join Ranvir Sena chief’s funeral


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 2 (IANS) Thousands Saturday joined the funeral procession of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', whose killing in Bihar a day earlier sparked widespread violence.Singh, in his 70s, ... Read more...

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Ranvir Sena chief killed, curfew imposed on Bihar town (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 1 (IANS) An indefinite curfew was imposed in Ara town and red alert was sounded in Bihar's four districts Friday, after unidentified gunmen shot dead Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', ... Read more...

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NDA-called shutdown draws wide response in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties drew a wide response in Assam Thursday.Almost all opposition parties in Assam, including the Left ... Read more...

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Striking government employees held in Srinagar


May 26th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Around 100 Jammu and Kashmir government employees, staging protest demonstrations and raising various demands, were arrested here Saturday as their strike continued for the third ... Read more...

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Employees’ strike cripples work in J&K; offices


May 24th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Work in most government offices across Jammu and Kashmir was crippled by the employees' three-day strike that started here Thursday, an official said."Work in all ... Read more...

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19 dead, 45 missing in China storm


May 11th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) Nineteen people were killed and 45 went missing after hail and torrential rains battered northwest China's Gansu province Thursday, authorities said Friday.The stormy weather lasted only ... Read more...

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Police foil employees’ march in Srinagar, scores detained


May 9th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 9 (IANS) Police foiled a march by employees in Srinagar even as work in government offices remained paralyzed across the state Wednesday for the second successive day.Over 4.5 ... Read more...

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