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Goa’s mining prowess a matter of pride: Parrikar


September 18th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the shockwaves of an estimated Rs.35,000-crore illegal mining scam continue to rock Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has claimed that the state "occupies a ... Read more...

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Heavy showers hit Taj city


August 21st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 21 (IANS) Heavy showers Tuesday disrupted normal life in the Taj city.The worst hit were Indian and foreign tourists visiting the Taj Mahal who had to scurry for ... Read more...

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Heavy rains cause traffic snarls, power breakdowns in Agra


July 10th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Agra July 9 (IANS) Three spells of heavy showers Monday inundated low-lying areas in the Taj city, leading to traffic snarls and power breakdowns.Residents welcomed the rains but lamented poor ... Read more...

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Goa puts a freeze on new ore carrying barges


July 5th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) Heavy river traffic has forced inland marine authorities in Goa to put a temporary freeze on the number of barges plying the rivers, ferrying iron ore ... Read more...

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Indian army chief visits J&K;


June 15th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 15 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh Friday visited the headquarters of the Northern Command at Udhampur, an official said.This is Gen. Singh's first visit to Jammu ... Read more...

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Two dead, curfew in riot-hit Mathura district (Lead, Changing dateline)


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura, June 2 (IANS) An indefinite curfew continued Saturday in Kosi Kalan town along the Delhi-Agra highway here after communal violence a day earlier left two people dead in widespread ... Read more...

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Army chief visits Northern Command


May 23rd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 23 (IANS) Ahead of his retirement this month, Indian Army Chief Gen. V.K. Singh Wednesday lauded the "selfless sacrifices" by troops, especially in Jammu and Kashmir,He said this ... Read more...

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Government mulls course on rural healthcare


April 24th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Indian government is considering a course on rural healthcare to create more manpower to serve in the country's hinterland, the Rajya Sabha was informed ... Read more...

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Pakistani Hindus in duress, says daily


March 13th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) Hindu families in Sindh province were living in fear and insecurity due to their young women being forcibly converted, said a leading daily that called upon ... Read more...

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Now, a ‘paathshaala’ for prospective ‘netas’


December 31st, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 31 (IANS) It is poll-time in India's largest state. And as election euphoria sweeps Uttar Pradesh, a coaching institute in Agra has announced a unique crash course - ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

100 guerrillas waiting to sneak into Kashmir: Army


December 19th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 19 (IANS) At least 100 guerrillas were waiting to infiltrate into the Kashmir Valley from across the Line of Control (LoC), the army Monday said quoting information gleaned ... Read more...

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Decentralise tourism in Goa: governor


December 19th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 19 (IANS) Goa Governor K. Sankaranarayanan said Monday that the state should make efforts to decentralise tourism in order to prevent its beaches from getting dirty and overcrowded.In ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

FDI in retail not to hurt kirana stores: Virbhadra Singh


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Defending the government's decision to allow foreign capital in multi-brand retail, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh Friday said that it will not ... Read more...

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Helping hands spread warmth among Agra poor


November 30th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 30 (IANS) With the winter chill setting in, helpful souls in the Taj city have begun setting up night shelters for the poor, complete with bonfires, quilts and ... Read more...

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Iron ore barge owners want cap on vessels


November 11th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 11 (IANS) Amid predictions that iron ore trade volumes will drastically dip this fiscal, an association of ore-ferrying river barges in Goa has asked the state government ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh visits Maoist-affected Bastar region


November 10th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 10 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday visited Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, a Maoist hotbed since late 1980s, and held a meeting with officials on pushing development.The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Snow and rain to lash Kashmir Valley


November 10th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 10 (IANS) The minimum temperature slipped three degrees below normal in summer capital Srinagar Thursday, but the weather office has forecast fair weather across the Kashmir Valley ... Read more...

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Goa needs special status to retain its identity: Wendell Rodricks


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 2 (IANS) Known more for his classically minimalist fashion statement, Goa born fashion designer Wendell Rodricks Wednesday talked tough about preserving the identity of the state, whose beaches ... Read more...

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Salman Khan: star on ascendant, never mind the film


September 3rd, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) His biggest fans admit he isn't the greatest actor and say his films aren't really quality cinema. But Salman Khan is unstoppable, spinning box-office ... Read more...

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Kathak queen Sitara Devi still youthful at 91


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) She is 91 with the soul of a youthful dancer who refuses to bow to the vagaries of years. Kathak queen Sitara Devi has been ... Read more...

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Small, medium firms looking for smart, cheap designs


August 30th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Small and medium manufacturers in India are looking for designs that are cost-effective, energy-friendly, sleek, portable and easy to connect to people, a presentation-cum-showcase of ... Read more...

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Ministry orders study on Goa’s controversial mining


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jharkhand-based Indian School of Mines (ISM) will conduct a comprehensive study on the environmental impact of the Rs.6,500-crore opencast mining industry in Goa, the Rajya ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Goa PAC to probe illegal mining in forests


August 10th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 10 (IANS) Goa's public accounts committee (PAC) will investigate the increasing phenomenon of illegal mining encroaching upon the state's forest cover, said the PAC head and the Leader ... Read more...

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Unite like farmers to topple government, Rahul tells Uttar Pradesh youth (Lead)


July 22nd, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh), July 22 (IANS) Continuing his political campaign through Uttar Pradesh's hinterland, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday called on the youth of the state to unite ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Reliance Life eyes full-year profits, Rs.8,500 crore in premia


July 20th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 20 (IANS) With three straight quarters of profits since October, Reliance Life hopes to report its first full year in the green in 2011-12 with products focussed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mumbai blasts come after Chidambaram’s high peace claim


July 14th, 2011 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Mumbai triple bombings Wednesday that killed 21 people and injured 141, comes a week after Home Minister P. Chidambaram boasted of the first ... Read more...

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Kashmir peaceful, but vigil on: Chidambaram


July 6th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the past six months have been the most peaceful in Jammu and Kashmir during the past decade ... Read more...

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Goa’s battle against mining reaches London


June 29th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 29 (IANS) Concerned about the plunder of resources caused by rampant mining in Goa, non- resident Goans (NRGs) in London have come together in a bid to end ... Read more...

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New census to estimate India’s poor with caste, religion (Roundup)


May 19th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A far-reaching nationwide census in India will identify people below the poverty line with parameters to exclude families that own a vehicle, a concrete ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pallam Raju reviews Kashmir security


May 11th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 11 (IANS) Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju Wednesday held a meeting at the Indian Army's Northern Command headquarters to review the security situation in Jammu ... Read more...

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An identity crisis for tribal communities


April 18th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Baljeet KumarNew Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Today, there are several regions, many of them forested and inhabited by the tribal communities, which have become flash-points of violence where Naxalism has taken ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Goa to step up forest patrol with GPS


February 25th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) Forest guards in Goa's four wildlife sanctuaries will soon be equipped with global positioning system (GPS) to step up patrolling, a senior official said Friday. "Forest guards and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sailor dies as barge carrying ore sinks off Goa beach


February 21st, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) A sailor died while six others were rescued Monday when a river barge loaded with iron ore sank while it was being unloaded.A police spokesperson said the barge ... Read more...

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Pak film lauds ‘death for blasphemy’ in name of Islam reminiscent of Taseer’s murder


February 17th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 17(ANI): An upcoming Pakistani movie lauds extra-judicial killings in the name of Islam, in a grim reminder of last month's killing of liberal Punjab Governor Salman Taseer by one of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kashmir freezes over, Pahalgam minus 16.1


January 16th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) The bitter chill returned to Kashmir Valley Sunday with Pahalgam hill station being the coldest at minus 16.1 degrees Celsius and water in the taps freezing in Srinagar ... Read more...

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