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BJP readies anti-Congress CD campaign (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) Following its central leadership, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh has decided to launch an audiovisual campaign across the state against the Congress ... Read more...

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Delhi trader looted in Agra


September 8th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 8 (IANS) A Delhi trader, dealing in shoe material, was looted at gunpoint here late Friday, police said.Pradeep Jindal was returning from a shoe market after collecting ... Read more...

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Britain’s Bourn Hall opens second IVF clinic in India


September 7th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 7 (IANS) Britain-based Bourn Hall Clinic, responsible for the world's first test-tube baby in 1978, Friday opened its second hi-tech infertility treatment facility in India and announced that ... Read more...

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13/20: another low-yield parliament session ends (Roundup)


September 7th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Parliament's monsoon session ended Friday with 13 of the 20 days washed out due to BJP protests over coal block allocations and the bitter ... Read more...

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Mary Kom gets Rs.2 lakh from Mamata, eyes Olympic gold at Rio


September 7th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 7 (IANS) London Olympics bronze medal winning woman boxer M.C. Mary Kom Thursday received a a cash award of Rs 2 lakh from West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Tension in Assam’s Udalguri after youth’s body found


September 6th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sept 6 (IANS) Tension gripped the Udalguri district in troubled Bodo areas of Assam Thursday after police recovered the body of a youth missing since last month.Police also had ... Read more...

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Tribal students to benefit from new central scheme


September 6th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) About 22 lakh tribal students will benefit from a new centrally sponsored scheme for pre-matric scholarships for scheduled tribe students in Class 9 and 10 ... Read more...

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Cabinet releases Rs.10,091 crore for crop loan subsidies


September 6th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) To ease the burden on farmers specially in drought-hit areas, the cabinet Thursday decided to release Rs.10,901 crore to banks as interest subvention for ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod for continuing farmers’ loan scheme


September 6th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government Thursday approved a proposal to continue interest subvention to public sector banks (PSBs), regional rural banks (RRBs), cooperatives banks and NABARD to ... Read more...

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Extortion threats force Bihar doctor couple to leave government service


September 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 6 (IANS) A doctor couple in Bihar's East Champaran district have resigned from their jobs at a government hospital after repeated extortion demands and threats by a gangster. ... Read more...

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Fresh case registered against Gopal Kanda


September 6th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) A fresh case was registered here against former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, an accused in the Geetika Sharma suicide case, for not appearing before ... Read more...

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PM condoles Sivakasi fire victims


September 5th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday expressed deep shock over the Sivakasi firecracker tragedy in Tamil Nadu and condoled the deaths in the accident."The ... Read more...

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New visa processing system for Indians travelling to US


September 5th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The United States embassy here Wednesday announced a new visa processing system under which Indians travelling to the US can have easier visa procurement and ... Read more...

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Chandy writes to Jayalalithaa on smuggling of tobacco products


September 5th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has sought help from his counterpart in Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalithaa to see that smuggling of tobacco products from either state ... Read more...

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Hyderabad police intensify search for kidnapped doctor


September 5th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) A special team of Hyderabad police Wednesday intensified their search for a doctor who was allegedly kidnapped for ransom.Police traced the mobile phone of Harsha Reddy, ... Read more...

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Ten teams for Murugappa hockey


September 5th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) Ten teams, including holders ONGC, will take part in the 87th All-India MCC Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament commencing here Thursday.According to organising secretary Sanjay Gulvady, ... Read more...

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UP employees asked to strike work against promotion quota bill


September 4th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) More than 18 lakh Uttar Pradesh government employees have been asked to strike work Wednesday to protest the central government decision to move a constitutional ... Read more...

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Mumbai Metro accident: One killed, 11 injured (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) One person was killed and 11 others were injured when a slab of a staircase of an under-construction Metro railway station collapsed here Tuesday, officials said."One ... Read more...

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IIT, Swamy told to settle salary issue amicably (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy to amicably settle the issue of recovery of ... Read more...

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IIT, Swamy told to settle salary issue amicably


September 4th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy to amicably settle the issue of recovery of ... Read more...

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Bill to eliminate manual scavenging tabled in Lok Sabha (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A bill that seeks to prohibit manual scavenging, rehabilitate those engaged in such inhuman employment and impose stringent measures to stop such practices was introduced ... Read more...

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Gold from Bangladesh seized, one detained


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 3 (IANS) A gold smuggler was detained in Tripura and five gold biscuits, worth Rs.19 lakh, smuggled from Bangladesh were seized, BSF officials said here Monday."The troopers of ... Read more...

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Compensation for Kerala lorry blast victims


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 3 (IANS) Kerala will give jobs, pensions and compensations to the next of kin of those killed and the injured victims of last week's LPG tanker blast in ... Read more...

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‘Indian Idol 6′ winner wants to compose too (With Images)


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A die-hard Sunny Deol fan, Vipul Mehta, winner of the "Indian Idol 6" says his future plans includes giving his voice to his idol, ... Read more...

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Five held with fake amulet in Delhi


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Five people, including a woman, were arrested in Delhi for cheating several people of crores of rupees on pretext of providing them a non-existent amulet ... Read more...

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Former internal security czar Arun Nehru faces graft charge


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) He was at one time the powerful boss of India's internal security establishment, close to prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Today Arun Nehru, who has been ... Read more...

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Punjabi boy Vipul Mehta wins ‘Indian Idol 6′


September 2nd, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) It was a tough call - three boys, all from Punjab, all excellent singers with a great audience connect. But it is Vipul Mehta from ... Read more...

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Army moves to seize illegal arms in Kokrajhar


September 1st, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) The army, deployed in Assam's troubled Kokrajhar district, has started an operation to seize all illegal arms and ammunition there, informed sources said Saturday."The army ... Read more...

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17 Delhi schools to get potable water units


September 1st, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Seventeen Delhi government schools would get solar-powered water treatment plants to provide potable water to over 750 students daily in each institution, Chief Minister Sheila ... Read more...

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Congress caused loss of Rs.200 lakh crore, says Ramdev


September 1st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Saturday accused the Congress of causing a loss of Rs.200 lakh crore in coal blocks allocation and sought resignation of ... Read more...

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Toll in Kerala tanker explosion rises to 14


September 1st, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala) Sep 1 (IANS) The toll in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker explosion here went up to 14 Saturday.Authorities estimate the losses at Rs.5 crore in the explosion ... Read more...

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Defeated Goa poll candidate wants poll expenses back


September 1st, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) A defeated independent candidate who polled 625 votes in the March assembly polls has written to the Election Commission of India demanding his election expenses back.Trajano ... Read more...

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Stringent mobile radiation norms from Saturday


August 31st, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Stringent new radiation norms for mobile phone towers and mobile handsets will come into effect Sep 1 across the country, the government announced Friday, keeping ... Read more...

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Meghalaya launches operation to rescue abducted exporter’s son


August 31st, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 31 (IANS) Security forces have launched an operation in western Meghalaya to rescue the son of a man engaged in exporting coal to Bangladesh, officials said Friday.According to ... Read more...

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Factory worker held for harassing girl


August 31st, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A factory employee was arrested here for sending obscene text messages to the family of a girl who rejected his marriage proposal, and attempting to ... Read more...

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