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Chemical detectors to be added to Dalai Lama’s security


May 20th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 20 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), the elected government of exiled Tibetans based here, said Sunday it would add chemical detectors to the Dalai Lama's security."We are ... Read more...

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Chinese training Tibetan women to poison Dalai Lama? (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala/London, May 13 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has spoken of a threat to his life from Chinese agents, saying there were reports that Tibetan women are being ... Read more...

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Sreedharan on Vaishno Devi Board


March 27th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Tuesday reconstituted the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.According to Navin Kumar Choudhary, chief executive officer of the Board, among ... Read more...

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Creating heaven on earth on Uttarakhand farm (Feature, with images)


February 19th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Feb 19 (IANS) Some spend a week, some a fortnight. And some like Germany's Stephanie have spent more than 40 days away from their mainstream lives on an off-grid ... Read more...

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Adding self-reliance to conservation, with jams and jellies


February 13th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) Mrinali Moshahary had never imagined that her bottles of papaya jelly would be an instant hit among those visiting the North East Agri-Fair 2012 in the ... Read more...

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Mayawati tries to gain foothold in Uttarakhand


January 25th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Rudrapur (Uttarakhand), Jan 24 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Mayawati is doing her best to break the Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress monopoly ... Read more...

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MARS Group aiming to produce 5 mn kg of tea in 2013


December 21st, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) The MARS Group of Companies, which acquired five tea gardens in the Dooars in 2010, Wednesday said it was aiming at a total production of 5 ... Read more...

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Adivasi front divided on inclusion in Gorkha autonomous council


November 1st, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) A section of Adivasi Vikas Parishad (AVP) leadership Monday opposed the proposal of including the tribal-dominated Terai and Dooars in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills under the ... Read more...

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Mamata clarifies on future of Terai, Dooars region


October 13th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the formation of a high-powered area demarcation committee does not mean "giving away" the Terai ... Read more...

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Mamata rejects tribal outfit’s autonomy demand


October 13th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday rejected the demand of the Adivasi Vikas Parishad (AVP), an apex tribal representative body, for forming ... Read more...

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Abstain from politics of violence, says Mamata


October 12th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Malbazar (West Bengal), Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banejee, who is on a visit to north Bengal, Wednesday urged the people not to get entrapped in politics ... Read more...

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Now, ropeway for pilgrims to Vaishno Devi shrine


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 23 (IANS) The shrine board of Vaishno Devi, one of the most revered Hindu temples situated in Jammu and Kashmir, Friday approved a ropeway project connecting base camp ... Read more...

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Darjeeling Dooars, Terai tea gardens to lose over Rs.220 crore


August 11th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Tea gardens in northern West Bengal's Himalayan foothills (Dooars) and plains (Terai) region are set to lose over Rs.220 crore this year following a stalemate over ... Read more...

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Hubdreds of Uttar Pradesh villages flooded


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) Hundreds of villages and towns along the India-Nepal border in Uttar Pradesh were flooded by waters gushing down the Himalayan rivers, the government said Tuesday.Incessant rain ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Darjeeling for sixth day


February 14th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Feb 14 (IANS) Normal life was paralysed in West Bengal's Darjeeling Hills Monday for the sixth day due to an indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) protesting the ... Read more...

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Day 4 of Darjeeling shutdown: Interlocutor meets officials


February 12th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, Feb 12 (IANS) The central government-appointed interlocutor Vijay Madan visited West Bengal's Darjeeling hills to assess the situation Saturday, day four of an indefinite shutdown the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) ... Read more...

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Day 3 of shutdown in Darjeeling, tension continues


February 11th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, Feb 11 (IANS) The situation in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills continued to be tense but no fresh trouble was reported Friday, day three of an indefinite shutdown called by pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha ... Read more...

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Darjeeling peaceful, but shutdown disrupts life


February 10th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Feb 10 (IANS) The Darjeeling hills in West Bengal were peaceful Thursday but normal life was paralysed by the indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) to ... Read more...

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Toyota launches made for India sedan Etios


December 1st, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 1 (IANS) Toyota Kirloskar Motor launched its Etios sedan here Wednesday, marking the company's entry into the highly competitive 'B segment' or mid-segment car market in India.The Etios, priced between ... Read more...

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Assam students’ body objects to construction of mega dams


November 14th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Nov 14 (ANI): All Assam Students Union (AASU) has warned the state and central governments to stop the construction of mega dams in Assam.Samujjal Bhattacharya, advisor of the students' body, said ... Read more...

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Jim Corbett National Park launches ‘Operation Monsoon’


August 21st, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoelDehradun, Aug 21 (ANI): Wildlife authorities of Jim Corbett National Park has launched 'Operation Monsoon' to save wildlife from poaching during the rainy season.The forest officials have launched a night ... Read more...

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‘Operation Monsoon’ launched to save tigers in Corbett National Park


July 24th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoelDehradun, July 24 (ANI): The forest officials of Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand state have launched a patrolling operation in the park in order to save tigers and other ... Read more...

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Agartala airport to be made international


May 17th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 17 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has begun preliminary work to upgrade the Agartala airport to an international airport to boost the region's connectivity with southeast Asia, officials ... Read more...

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CRPF deployed on second day of Gorkha group’s shutdown


May 16th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, May 16 (IANS) Two companies of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed on National Highway 31A near the West Bengal-Sikkim border in Darjeeling district Sunday on day two of ... Read more...

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Shutdown affects life in north Bengal towns


May 15th, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, May 14 (IANS) Normal life was affected in the urban areas of several north Bengal districts Friday following a 24-hour shutdown called by the Bangla O Bangla Bhasa Bachao Committee against ... Read more...

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Spurned NRI woman found guilty of killing ex-lover with Indian poison


February 11th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Feb 11 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman faced life sentence after being found guilty of poisoning her former lover to death, using an ancient Indian herb in the first ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh farmers learn to live with floods (Feature with images)


November 12th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Makhnaha (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 12 (IANS) Forty-year-old Ram Naval was struggling to feed his family of seven a couple of years ago as floods kept ruining his crops. Now he ... Read more...

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China, India rivalry could spin out of control, warn experts


October 21st, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing/New Delhi, Oct. 21 (ANI): Experts and observers of Sino-Indian ties have warned that the current vituperative war of words between the two countries could spin the traditional Asian rivalry out ... Read more...

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Vaishno Devi pilgrim dies, 20 others injured


September 22nd, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 22 (IANS) One Vaishno Devi pilgrim died and more than 20 others were injured in two separate incidents Tuesday evening, according to reports reaching here. A landslide on the pilgrimage ... Read more...

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Exim Bank to fund branding of Indian organic tea


September 17th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 17 (IANS) State-run Export-Import (Exim) Bank will finance planters up to 50 percent for branding Indian organic tea in overseas markets, a top bank official said ... Read more...

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Fakes from India mar Nepal’s once-thriving rudraksha trade


July 21st, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) Once the world's only Hindu kingdom, Nepal used to be famous for its rudrakshas, the berry that is believed to have supernatural powers and is used ... Read more...

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Himachal readies for a black harvest of poppy


May 21st, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), May 21 (IANS) Poppy fields in the lofty mountains and inaccessible valleys of the state are in full bloom - and therein lies the danger. They will ... Read more...

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8.55 percent turnout in first two hours in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


May 13th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) Polling got off to a slow start in 14 of Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats, going to the polls in the fifth and final round of ... Read more...

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Straw house survives violent tremors at quake lab


April 6th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) A full-scale straw house, complete with gravel foundation and clay plaster walls, shook and swayed but withstood a violent, 82-tonne force generated by a quake-simulation shake table. The ... Read more...

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Corbett - a haven for bird watchers (With Images)


April 5th, 2009 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Ramnagar (Uttarkhand), April 5 (IANS) The world famous Jim Corbett National Park, home to the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger, is a paradise for birds, with over 600 different species being ... Read more...

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