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Probe ordered into Punjab border area fund controversy


September 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has ordered a probe into the alleged embezzlement in border area grant in Punjab, a senior Congress leader said here Friday.Congress ... Read more...

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Provide list of corrupt officials: Himachal court


September 14th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state's chief secretary to furnish a list of government functionaries involved in corruption and moral turpitude cases over ... Read more...

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New visa regime to top India-Pakistan talks


September 5th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) India and Pakistan will discuss the roadmap of bilateral relations when their foreign ministers meet in Islamabad Saturday, with a new visa regime likely ... Read more...

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Krishna, Khar to hold talks Sep 8, visa pact uncertain


August 31st, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad Sep 8, but it's not yet clear ... Read more...

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Jalandhar girl’s suicide: Woman police officer suspended


August 31st, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) A woman police officer was Friday placed under suspension and a probe was ordered by the Punjab government following a teenage college student's suicide in Jalandhar ... Read more...

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Assam government to ban bandhs


August 29th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) The Assam government Wednesday decided to ban calling of bandhs for the next one month in the state.Assam's Home Secretary G.D. Tripathi said the decision was ... Read more...

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Scribes fear for safety in Uttar Pradesh


August 29th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) Journalists are a worried lot in Uttar Pradesh following two major attacks on them in a fortnight.On Aug 17, a Muslim mob thrashed photographers and ... Read more...

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India to widen scope of cyber-security coordinator


August 28th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) India is to widen the scope of its cyber-security coordinator in the wake of incendiary internet data that swept the country earlier this month ... Read more...

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‘Tough to get IPS officers transferred from Goa’


August 28th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) It is difficult at times to transfer police service officers from a soft posting like Goa and sometimes officers have a vested interest in resisting tough ... Read more...

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Centre reviews situation in Assam


August 28th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The central government Monday reviewed the security situation in Assam and took stock of relief and rehabilitation measures for those affected by the clashes between ... Read more...

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UP to upgrade and modernise autopsy centres


August 26th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh, where over 2,000 people die of unnatural causes every month, has undertaken an ambitious project to upgrade and modernise its post-mortem centres, most of ... Read more...

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Can’t rule out more border tunnels: Home secretary (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 24 (IANS) Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Friday that it is possible Pakistan may have dug more tunnels to push militants and weapons into India.He also the media ... Read more...

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Can’t rule out more border tunnels: Home secretary


August 24th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 24 (IANS) The presence of more tunnels along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan cannot be ruled out, Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Friday after arriving in Jammu ... Read more...

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Pakistan holding 74 Indian defence men since 1971: Ahmed


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Ahead of the talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, the government Thursday said 74 Indian defence personnel, including 54 prisoners of war, ... Read more...

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Odisha, Jharkhand to intensity anti-mineral smuggling drive


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Odisha and its neighbouring state of Jharkhand have said that they will jointly intensify crackdown against the mineral smuggling across their borders.Speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Northeast exodus: Pakistan asks India to provide evidence


August 20th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan has assured India that it will "look into" its assertion that elements in Pakistan used social media to whip up panic that led ... Read more...

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Bangalore set for peaceful Eid amid tight security


August 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 19 (IANS) Bangalore is set to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr festival in peace Monday marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast by Muslims amid tight security, as the city ... Read more...

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Northeast exodus: Pakistan rejects Indian charge


August 19th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday rejected Indian charges that morphed pictures of Assam and Myanmar violence which sparked an exodus of northeastern citizens from other states originalted in ... Read more...

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BJP slams government for intelligence failure


August 19th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A day after India blamed Pakistan for rumours and SMSes that forced thousands of northeast citizens to flee other states, the BJP Sunday slammed ... Read more...

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Images causing panic from Pakistan: Home secretary


August 19th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Morphed images circulated online that were responsible for creating panic among people from the northeast in some southern states originated in Pakistan, Home Secretary ... Read more...

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Bulk SMS, MMS banned for 15 days


August 17th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government Friday banned bulk SMS and MMS messages for 15 days in view of the exodus of people from the northeast from cities like ... Read more...

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Government says northeast people safe in Karnataka (Second Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The central government Thursday made it clear there was no danger to people from the northeast in Karnataka and warned miscreants against spreading rumours ... Read more...

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Northeast people safe in Karnataka: Government (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The central government Thursday said people from the northeast were safe in Karnataka and also warned those spreading rumours that sparked a panic exodus from ... Read more...

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People from northeast safe in Karnataka: Shinde


August 16th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) People from the northeast were safe in Karnataka, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Thursday while warning that those spreading rumours would be severely punished."I request ... Read more...

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Liberty a priceless right given by God: Supreme Court (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) In a blistering criticism of the Jammu and Kashmir government for keeping a Pakistani detenu in jail for long after his sentence was over, the ... Read more...

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Liberty a priceless gift of God: Supreme Court


August 8th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) In blistering criticism of the Jammu and Kashmir government for keeping a Pakistani in jail for long after his sentence was over, the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Pune blasts planned, coordinated: Home Secretary


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Home Secretary R.K. Singh Thursday called the serial low-intensity bomb blasts in Pune in Maharashtra as a planned and coordinated attack and said investigators were ... Read more...

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One hurt in low-intensity blasts in Pune (Third Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Pune/New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) On the day Sushilkumar Shinde assumed office as the union home minister, four low-intensity explosions hit Pune city in his home state Maharashtra, injuring one ... Read more...

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Seven journalists charged over British phone hacking (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Seven senior journalists, including two former editors, have been charged in Britain with conspiring to intercept the voicemails of 600 victims, The Independent reported Tuesday.Rebekah ... Read more...

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4,000 troopers rushed to violence-hit Assam, PM speaks to Gogoi (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The central government Tuesday said nearly 4,000 paramilitary troopers have been rushed to two violence-hit Assam districts where communal clashes have left 25 people ... Read more...

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Court seeks report on Pinki case


July 7th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday ordered the West Bengal government to file an affidavit within two weeks about the progress of investigations into athlete Pinki Pramanik's ... Read more...

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President enrolls into National Population Register


July 6th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil was Friday enrolled under the National Population Register (NPR) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, an official statement said.Speaking after her biometric enrollment, the ... Read more...

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PIL in Calcutta High Court to seek Pinki’s release


July 5th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Arguing that the detention of Asiad gold medallist runner Pinki Pramanik for "rape" was illegal, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed Thursday before the Calcutta ... Read more...

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Pradhan denies role in Anderson’s release after Bhopal tragedy


July 5th, 2012 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) After Arjun Singh's posthumously released autobiography claimed R.D. Pradhan helped set free Union Carbide's then chief Warren Anderson in 1984, the former home ... Read more...

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Andhra court asks CBI official to explain calls


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Monday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) joint director, heading the probe into the alleged illegal assets of YSR Congress ... Read more...

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