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India was undecided about national anthem at Independence


September 1st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Even though India attained independence Aug 15, 1947, the country was undecided on its official national anthem on the auspicious day, an archived letter made public ... Read more...

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Just imagine if Gandhi had Twitter and internet: T&T; minister


August 16th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Aug 16 (IANS) "What would have happened if Gandhi had today's new technology like internet, Skype, Twitter, email and facebook to challenge the British Raj," a Trinidad and Tobago ... Read more...

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Four serial blasts in Manipur, two injured (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 15 (IANS) Two people were injured after four serial bomb blasts rocked Manipur's capital Imphal city and Thoubal district on Independence Day Wednesday, police said."There have been a ... Read more...

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Patriotic fervour marks I-Day celebrations in Andhra


August 15th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Patriotic fervour marked the 66th Independence Day celebrations across Andhra Pradesh.The main official celebration was held at Secunderabad Parade Grounds in the state capital where Chief ... Read more...

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Goa Police ‘ashamed’ of planting drugs on Israeli


August 15th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arresting five state police officials for implicating an Israeli national in a drugs case is a matter of shame, a ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to be developed as solar city, says Patil


August 15th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Chandigarh will be developed as a solar city in near future, Punjab Governor and Union Territory Administrator Shivraj Patil said at the 66th Independence Day ... Read more...

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Manipur to give Rs.75 lakh to Mary Kom


August 15th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 14 (IANS) The Manipur government has increased the cash reward and other benefits for Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said Wednesday."The government ... Read more...

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Meghalaya I-Day celebrations marred by shutdown


August 15th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) The Independence Day celebrations in Meghalaya were marred by a shutdown called by a militant group, which affected life in the state.The shutdown was called by ... Read more...

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Patnaik highlights government’s achievements on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday turned his Independence Day address into an occasion to highlight his government's performance.After hoisting the tricolour at the Independence Day ... Read more...

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PM pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi


August 15th, 2012 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of India's 66th independence day celebrations.On his way to the Red ... Read more...

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Indian flag to fly half-mast to mourn Deshmukh death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian flag will fly half-mast Tuesday in the capital and in all state capitals as a mark of respect for union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, ... Read more...

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Ramdev ends fast with chants of ‘Congress hatao’, targets PM (Roundup)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Raising the political temperature, yoga guru Baba Ramdev Tuesday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of shielding the corrupt and asked people not to vote ... Read more...

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Ramdev ends fast, targets PM and Congress (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Ending his five-day fast against corruption and black money, yoga guru Baba Ramdev Tuesday attacked the Congress and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for shielding ... Read more...

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Northeast on high alert to foil terror attacks on Aug 15


August 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 11 (IANS) The central government has alerted the northeastern states about possible militant strikes in the run-up to Independence Day celebrations Wednesday."Central intelligence wings and the union home ... Read more...

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Tell legislator to remove structure near Jama Masjid: court urged


August 7th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Delhi Police Tuesday moved the high court seeking direction to legislator Shoaib Iqbal to remove the structure built by him in Subhash Park, near the ... Read more...

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10 killed during clashes on Kazakhstan’s independence day


December 17th, 2011 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 17 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed Friday in Zhanaozen city of Kazakhstan after clashes erupted between oil workers and police during independence day celebrations, an official ... Read more...

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Tight security ensures quiet I-Day in Mumbai


August 15th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Tight security in Mumbai, renewed target of terror attacks, marked Independence Day celebrations in the metropolis Monday. There was similar high-profile vigil in other parts of ... Read more...

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MPs prevented from hoisting flag at Telangana memorial


August 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Police prevented Congress MPs belonging to Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region from hoisting the national flag at the Telangana martyrs' memorial here on Independence Day Monday.The ... Read more...

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Intercepted suspect ship may have been hijacked: Officials (Lead, With images)


August 15th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian Navy says that the cargo ship it intercepted late Sunday may have been hijacked and used for smuggling contraband.The 500-tonne M.V. Nafis-I had been ... Read more...

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Delhi marks I-Day with high security (Lead)


August 15th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Security forces in their thousands joined forces Monday to ensure an incident-free Independence Day celebrations.Backed by the military and paramilitary forces, Delhi Police deployed ... Read more...

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Black money running parallel economy: Tripura chief minister


August 15th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) A nexus between politicians, top bureaucrats and corporate managers was trying to govern India, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Monday while expressing concern at increasing ... Read more...

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Northeast defies I-Day boycott call


August 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) People in the restive northeast defied a general strike called by separatist guerrillas to boycott Monday's Independence Day celebrations even as militants staged a bomb blast ... Read more...

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I-Day scare: Navy intercepts suspicious ship off Mumbai, recovers weapons


August 15th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian Navy intercepted a suspicious ship in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai late Sunday night and recovered some arms from the vessel, an official said ... Read more...

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Security beefed up at Anna’s fast venue


August 14th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) All five gates of the Jai Prakash Narayan Park in central Delhi were blocked and manned by Delhi Police Sunday, the eve of the Independence ... Read more...

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Telangana Congress MPs to boycott parliament session


August 14th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Congress party MPs from the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh Sunday decided to continue their boycott of the ongoing parliament session over their demand for ... Read more...

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Tight security in Bangalore for Independence Day


August 14th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 14 (IANS) Security has been beefed up and patrolling intensified in this tech hub for peaceful 65th Independence Day celebrations Monday, a police official said."We have put ... Read more...

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Northeastern states alerted to likely terror strike


August 14th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 14 (IANS) The central government has alerted the northeastern states over possible terror strike in the run-up to the Independence Day celebrations Monday and asked them to take ... Read more...

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Northeast steps up security for I-Day


August 14th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 14 (IANS) More than 100,000 police, army and paramilitary personnel have been deployed across the country's northeastern region to foil attempts by separatists to disrupt Independence Day celebrations ... Read more...

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Grenade attack on CRPF office in Srinagar


August 13th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas Saturday evening fired a grenade at a unit headquarters of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) here, police said. No injury or damage ... Read more...

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Security goes to the dogs this I-Day


August 12th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) They have been at it since Aug 8, a week before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the nation from the Red Fort. Sniffing around ... Read more...

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Northeast groups call for I-Day boycott


August 11th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 11 (IANS) Security forces were put on maximum alert across India's northeast as 12 guerrilla groups Thursday called a 17-hour general strike and boycott of Independence Day ... Read more...

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Make Himachal college’s building operational: Court


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) Taking a serious view of the dilly-dallying attitude of the state government, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed officials to make the new building of ... Read more...

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Five killed, 20 injured in Manipur blast (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 1 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 20 injured in a powerful explosion Monday at a crowded marketplace in the capital of India's restive northeastern state ... Read more...

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Indian envoy to receive Liberia’s highest award (With Images)


July 24th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Monrovia, July 24 (IANS) India's Honorary Consul General to Liberia Upjit Singh Sachdeva will receive the West African nation's highest award, the Knight Grand Commander, from President Ellen Johnson ... Read more...

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Sohrabuddin case: CBI quizzes Gujarat cop for 9 hours (Lead)


August 26th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 26 (IANS) Police commissioner of Gujarat's Rajkot town Geetha Johri was quizzed for almost nine hours by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here Thursday in connection with the ... Read more...

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