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Kanda issue rocks Haryana assembly


August 24th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) Proceedings in the Haryana assembly were disrupted Friday as the house witnessed heated exchanges between opposition and treasury benches over the Gopal Goyal Kanda-Geetika Sharma controversy.The ... Read more...

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States affected by Maoism to hire choppers


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The home ministry has given in-principle approval to hiring of one helicopter each by the states affected by Maoist violence for providing air support to ... Read more...

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‘764 Pakistanis granted Indian citizenship during 2009-11′


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) As many as 764 Pakistani nationals were granted Indian citizenship during 2009-11, Minister of State of Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran told the Rajya Sabha Wednesday.Ramachandran ... Read more...

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Kanda leaves Hooda government embarrassed (Haryana Newsletter)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) Till earlier this week, he was Haryana's powerful minister in-charge of home affairs with the entire police force at his beck and call. In a ... Read more...

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Crime against children rising in the country


August 8th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Crimes against children, including murder, rape and kidnapping, have risen across the country over the last three years, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.Replying to ... Read more...

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Suicides increase in paramilitary forces


August 8th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The number of suicides in paramilitary forces BSF and CRPF has increased in recent years, Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh said Wednesday.Suicides ... Read more...

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West Bengal tops states in crime against women


August 8th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) West Bengal has topped the list of states that registered the maximum number of crimes against women last year, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday."West ... Read more...

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Chidambaram new finance minister, Shinde gets home


July 31st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Home Minister P.Chidambaram is India's new finance minister, while his cabinet colleague Sushilkumar Shinde will take charge of the home ministry, a Rashtrapati Bhavan ... Read more...

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Performers flaunt centuries old costumes at Hemis Festival (With Images)


June 29th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Leh, June 29 (IANS) Monks dressed in bright yellows, reds, blues and greens traditional silk outfits, huge black hats, masks and cream Tibetan shoes Friday kick-started the two-day Hemis Festival ... Read more...

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Three CPI-M workers held for Kerala leader’s murder


May 17th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 17 (IANS) Three Communist Party of India-Marxist members were arrested Thursday for their involvement in the murder of former party leader T.P. Chandrasekharan, Kerala Police said. With this, ... Read more...

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36 foreign drug peddlers held this year


May 8th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Thirty-six foreign nationals have been arrested and 1,166 kg of narcotics seized this year till March, Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullapally Ramachandran told ... Read more...

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11 killed, 88 abducted by Maoists till April


April 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A total of 88 people were abducted and 11 of them killed in six Maoist affected states till April 17 this year, parliament was informed ... Read more...

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19 mercy petitions pending with president


April 26th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A total of 19 mercy petitions are pending with President Pratibha Patil, parliament was informed Thursday.In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Minister ... Read more...

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Over 14,000 illegal construction cases registered in Delhi


March 21st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has registered 14,306 cases of unauthorized constructions, demolished 5,128 and sealed 2,476 constructions in the last three years, the ... Read more...

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BSF, Bangladesh border guards to discuss trans-border issues


March 16th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Trans-border smuggling, trafficking and illegal activities will be the focus of a five-day meeting between India's Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) ... Read more...

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E. Ahamed’s relative stabbed


March 15th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) A 42-year-old relative of Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed was stabbed here by unidentified motorcyle-borne mobile phone snatchers, police said Thursday.Ajmal Edappagath, ... Read more...

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Suicides in paramilitary forces on the rise


March 13th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) A staggering 119 officers and personnel of the central paramilitary forces committed suicide due to various reasons last year, an increase of around 18 percent ... Read more...

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Jarawa abuse fallout: Andamans restricts tourist movements


March 13th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Following the recent expose of Jarawa women being made to dance for tourists, the Andaman and Nicobar administration has restricted movement of tourists on the ... Read more...

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CBI gets list of Mujibur Rahman’s killers


March 13th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has received a list of six Bangladeshis suspected to have killed Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who had mentored the country's ... Read more...

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Sangma seeks better border patrol in northeast


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 1 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday regretted that the international border in India's northeastern states was not manned as efficiently as in the western states."The northeastern ... Read more...

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Fishermen’s killing: Two crewmen brought ashore, Italians told to cooperate (Evening Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi/New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Two crew members of an Italian tanker who allegedly shot dead two Indian fishermen in the Arabian Sea Sunday were brought ashore from the vessel ... Read more...

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Fishermen’s killing: Italian officials advised to help probe (Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A team of Italian officials Sunday held talks with their Indian counterparts here over the killing of two Indian fishermen by the Italian crew of ... Read more...

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Fishermen’s killing: Italian team talks to Indian officials


February 19th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A team of Italian officials Sunday held talks with their Indian counterparts here over the killing of two Indian fishermen by the Italian crew of ... Read more...

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Broad consensus needed for Telangana, says government


December 21st, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A broad consensus in Andhra Pradesh will be needed before a final decision on a separate state of Telangana is taken, the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Indian Mujahideen arms factory unearthed in Delhi: Minister


December 20th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Delhi Police have unearthed an arms factory of the home grown Indian Mujahideen terror outfit and a stockpile of assembled and unassembled weapons has been ... Read more...

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Rajasthan violence: 13 accused sent to two-day CBI custody


December 13th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Bharatpur, Dec 12 (IANS) Thirteen people arrested in connection with the violence in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district in September were remanded to two-day Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody by ... Read more...

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Diwali gift packs, with love from Tihar Jail


October 21st, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The bakery at sub-jail No.2 in Tihar has been busy. For the first time, the inmates of India's largest prison have rolled out cookies, naan ... Read more...

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Opportunities to Tihar inmates incomparable: Minister


October 18th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Lauding the Tihar Jail's administration, Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh said Monday the environment and opportunities provided to its inmates are incomparable.Inaugurating ... Read more...

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CBI begins probe of Bharatpur riots


October 13th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bharatpur, Oct 13 (IANS) Almost a month after communal violence in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district claimed 10 lives and left 21 others injured, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) started ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi visits Rajasthan’s violence-hit areas


October 9th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 9 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Sunday paid a surprise visit to Rajasthan's Bharatpur district, where communal violence claimed 10 lives and left about 21 injured ... Read more...

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Energy ties with Vietnam as per international norms: India


September 15th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) With reports suggesting that India rebuffed China over its objections to ONGC Videsh's (OVL) oil explorations in two Vietnamese blocks in South China Sea, New ... Read more...

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816 Maoists surrender


September 6th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A total of 816 Maoists surrendered between 2008 and 2010, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh said in ... Read more...

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Most illegal explosives seized in Maharashtra


September 6th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A total of 12,667 kg of illegal explosives were recovered from Maharashtra till July this year and 2,796 illegal firearms seized from Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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37,000 motorists fined for tinted glasses


September 6th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A total of 37,231 motorists in the capital have been prosecuted till August this year for using tinted film on their car glasses, the Lok ... Read more...

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Yoga to curb paramilitary voluntary retirements


September 6th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Yoga classes for better stress management. This is one of the measures introduced by the government to check voluntary retirement from paramilitary forces.Minister of State ... Read more...

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