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Centre must decide on Telangana soon: Andhra Pradesh CM (Interview)


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kondruprolu (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 22 (IANS) The union government must take a call soon on the issue of statehood for the Telangana region, says Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi journalists’ bodies exhumed after over two months


April 26th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Bodies of two popular TV journalists of Bangladesh who were murdered abut two-and-a-half months ago have been exhumed for fresh autopsies in search of clues to ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray targets Team Anna, Hazare


January 8th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Sunday trained his guns on Team Anna members Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia, terming them "a bunch of ... Read more...

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Ten people who influenced the headlines (2011 in Retrospect)


December 26th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) From Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Bihar's 'crorepati' Sushil Kumar to the notorious Reddy brothers and Vijay Mallya, there were some people who stayed ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare’s fasts tenth top story on Time


December 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Anna Hazare's fasts against corruption in India just made it to Time magazine's top 10 world-news stories headed by "The Arab Spring Blooms in ... Read more...

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Quotable quotes on Lokpal


December 11th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Some quotable quotes on the Lokpal bill:Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) convenor Sharad Yadav: "Either the winter session should be ... Read more...

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Politicians to blame for parliament paralysis: BJD


December 11th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Pinaki Mishra Sunday hit out at the leaders of political parties for the recurring paralysis of parliament.Speaking at the ... Read more...

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History and logic favour Uttar Pradesh’s division (Comment)


December 7th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
The decision to divide Uttar Pradesh into four states by Chief Minister Mayawati has set a new agenda in the state's politics. This will have far reaching consequences for the coming ... Read more...

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Less than 40 teachers in Bihar’s six engineering colleges


November 8th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 8 (IANS) Bihar's six government-run engineering colleges have fewer than 40 teachers, including principals, to cater to over 4,000 students, triggering resentment among them and forcing thousands of ... Read more...

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Telangana, Darjeeling should be viewed differently: GJM


October 11th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 11 (IANS) In a firm indication that it has put the demand for Gorkhaland on the backburner, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has said the Darjeeling and ... Read more...

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After Ramlila Maidan, all roads lead to Ralegan Siddhi


September 12th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Sep 12 (IANS) Letters land up just by Anna Hazare's name. Tourists now include this hitherto unknown village in their itineraries even as authorities struggle to ... Read more...

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Himachal Annas end fast


August 28th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) Hunger strikes in Himachal Pradesh ended their protests Sunday when Anna Hazare called off his fast in Delhi.Former government employee Lakshmi Chand Thakur, 67, and ... Read more...

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Protests in Himachal to support Anna


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) Protests in support of Anna Hazare gained momentum in Himachal Pradesh Monday with thousands of people coming out here and other towns to express solidarity with ... Read more...

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Anna’s protest affects Orissa courts, schools


August 17th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) Lawyers boycotted courts and students skipped classes in many towns across Orissa Wednesday to support activist Anna Hazare's fight against corruption.Work at various courts ... Read more...

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Orissa: Supporters protest Anna’s detention


August 16th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare's supporters took out processions, organised meetings and staged demonstrations across Orissa to protest his detention in New Delhi Tuesday morning.While a group ... Read more...

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Hazare calls for jail bharo after ban orders (Intro Roundup)


August 16th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Team Anna Hazare and the government were Monday night set for a showdown after Delhi Police refused to let them hold a fast from ... Read more...

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Team Anna, government headed for showdown


August 16th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Team Anna Hazare and the government were Monday night set for a showdown after Delhi Police refused to let them hold a fast from ... Read more...

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Police say ‘no’ to Hazare fast (Lead)


August 15th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare and his supporters have been denied permission to go on fast here Tuesday as they had not agreed to certain conditions, ... Read more...

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Kejriwal hits out at restrictions on Hazare’s fast


August 15th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A key associate of Anna Hazare Monday accused the government of a "dictatorial attitude" for imposing restrictions on the Gandhian's fast against corruption set ... Read more...

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Kejriwal on PM’s appeal to Hazare: No comment


August 15th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Civil society activist Arvind Kejriwal Monday refused to comment on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking Gandhian Anna Hazare not to go on an indefinite ... Read more...

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Highlights of PM’s Independence Day speech


August 15th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Highlights of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Independence Day speech:* Without understanding and restraint, our security and integrity can get adversely affected.* Some people who ... Read more...

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PM asks Anna not to fast (Lead)


August 15th, 2011 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday obliquely appealed to Gandhian Anna Hazare, who will fast from Tuesday in support of a strong Lokpal, not to ... Read more...

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Want strong Lokpal, don’t fast: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the government wants a "strong Lokpal" and those who don't agree with some aspects of a proposed legislation ... Read more...

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NRIs welcome rule relaxation for surrendering passports (NRI Watch)


July 4th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rules regarding surrender of Indian passports upon acquisition of US citizenship, introduced by India's Ministry of External Affairs in May 2010, have been relaxed from June 1, 2011 after ... Read more...

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Mumbai media takes credit for arrest of Dey killers


June 28th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) The Mumbai media Tuesday said the arrest of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey's murder was "a small victory for (the) media and public opinion".The Mumbai Press Club said ... Read more...

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Journalist’s murder: Scribes on relay hunger strike


June 15th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Over 50 Mumbai mediapersons Wednesday launched a one-day relay hunger strike protesting the Maharashtra government's refusal to hand over the probe into the murder of journalist ... Read more...

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As Anna fasts, Ramdev faces government heat (Roundup)


June 8th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare took on the government Wednesday as he fasted for eight hours amid thousands of supporters at the Rajghat even as Home ... Read more...

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Rousing reception for Anna Hazare in Pune


April 11th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 11 (IANS) Over 2,000 people accorded a rousing reception to social activist Anna Hazare, who arrived here Monday evening from New Delhi after rallying the whole nation in ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare has become symbol for a better India (Comment)


April 9th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
It needed a 72-year-old man with no pretensions, a school dropout at that, to wake up India.And in just five days, Anna Hazare proved that it wasn't enough to have an ... Read more...

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Fast, demonstrations across Orissa for Hazare


April 8th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) Fasts and demonstrations in support of social activist Anna Hazare, on a fast-unto-death in New Delhi for a stringent anti-graft bill, continued across Orissa Friday.While ... Read more...

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Groundswell of support for Anna Hazare


April 8th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) Students to academics, the young and old, film stars to intellectuals -- everyone has joined hands in support of Gandhian Anna Hazare, who is fasting in ... Read more...

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Students in Maharashtra join Hazare’s crusade


April 7th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Nearly a hundred people, including over 40 students, joined the relay fast across Maharashtra Thursday in support of social activist Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign."There are 45 ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare gains support in Gujarat


April 6th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 6 (IANS) Support for Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption is gathering steam in Gujarat.After the relay fast in Ahmedabad and Vadodara Tuesday, concerned citizens in smaller towns ... Read more...

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Politicians, Bollywood, students support Hazare


April 6th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Politicians, Bollywood stars, youth and students in Maharashtra Wednesday expressed support for social activist Anna Hazare's "fast unto death" for a more stringent anti-graft legislation.Shiv ... Read more...

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Thousands join anti-graft crusade as Hazare begins fast (Intro Roundup)


April 5th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Veteran social activist Anna Hazare Tuesday began his "fast unto death" in New Delhi for a stronger Lokpal Bill that provides for stringent punishment ... Read more...

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