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DMK to participate in Sep 20 bandh


September 18th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) The DMK, a major constituent of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government, Tuesday announced that it would participate in the opposition sponsored Sep 20 bandh ... Read more...

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Heavy rains in Arunachal cause floods in two Assam districts


September 14th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) Lakhs of people have been affected in two Upper Assam districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh - Dhemaji and Lakhimpur - after flash floods hit the area Thursday ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Roll back diesel hike, cooking gas cylinder cap, demands BJP


September 14th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep (IANS) The BJP Friday demanded rollback of the Rs.5 a litre hike in diesel prices and the cap of six cylinders on supply of subsidised cooking ... Read more...

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Gutka ban welcome, needs to be effective, say Delhiites


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government's decision to ban gutka, a form of chewing tobacco, and related products has been widely welcomed though there is scepticism over how ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Female condom yet to gain acceptability


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11 (IANS) The female condom has not gained the kind of social acceptability in India it should have been six years after its launch but efforts are underway ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Paharis moot meeting community in PoK for ST status drive


September 9th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 9 (IANS) The Jammu & Kashmir Pahari Peoples Movement (JKPPM) has decided to meet leaders of their community in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) on the other side ... Read more...

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PM honours Mary Kom, Yogeshwar Dutt


September 8th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday presented special awards to Olympic medallists Mary Kom and Yogeshwar Dutt.Boxer Mary Kom and wrestler Dutt were given a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

DMK to submit Tamil meet resolutions to UN: Karunanidhi


September 4th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) DMK president M.Karunanidhi Tuesday said that his party will send the resolutions passed at the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) meet here to the United Nations ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bodo areas calm, rehabilitation starts


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 2 (IANS) With no fresh incidents reported from anywhere in Assam over the past few days, the state government has started the process for rehabilitation of the displaced ... Read more...

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BJP doing drama to hide facts, says minister


August 28th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The government Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of enacting a "drama" over coal blocks allocation to prevent a debate in parliament as ... Read more...

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Congress to hit streets against BJP


August 28th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Under unrelenting attack from the BJP over coal blocks allocation, the Congress Tuesday announced it will "hit the streets" to expose the double-speak of ... Read more...

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Sharmila, Vani set for another face-off


August 27th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 27 (IANS) Sharmila Nicollet and Vani Kapoor are head-to-head for the second consecutive week as they tee off in the second event of the Hero-WGAI Women's Pro Tour ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Roaring sales of Kerala Onam lottery tickets


August 26th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 (IANS) The Kerala 'Thiru Onam Bumper lottery', billed as carrying the biggest prize money of over Rs.20 crore in the country, is seeing roaring sales, an official ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Samajwadi Party files complaint against Raj Thackeray


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Wednesday filed a police complaint here against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for his allegedly derogatory remarks against state party ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Big B joins Facebook, gets about 8 lakh likes


August 21st, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is one star who remains connected to his worldwide fans through the online medium -- his blog and Twitter, and even through his ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mamata defends her remarks on judiciary (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Facing criticism, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday defended her remarks on corruption in judiciary and said she was talking about reforms."My speech in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Probe agriculture ministry’s role in clearing Bt Cotton: Parliament panel


August 12th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has called for an in-depth probe into the agriculture ministry's role in the government's decision to approve the commercial release of Bt ... Read more...

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Four Odisha officials held in rural job scheme fraud


August 10th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 10 (IANS) Four senior government officials in Odisha's Nuapada district have been arrested for embezzling funds sanctioned under the central government's flagship rural jobs scheme, an official said ... Read more...

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Mumbai offers insurance to Ganeshotsav revelers


August 8th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) The Mumbai civic agency Wednesday announced a scheme to provide insurance and medical assistance to participants in next month's 11-day Ganeshotsav festival, an official said here.Mayor ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Man robbed at Noida mall, two hurt in shootout


August 6th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Aug 6 (IANS) In a daylight robbery at the Great India Place mall in Sector 39 Monday, three men robbed a man of several lakhs of rupees and shot ... Read more...

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Can’t deny education to students on bonafide mistakes: Court


August 4th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has ruled that students should neither be deprived of their right to education on bonafide mistakes nor penalised to the extent ... Read more...

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Bengal faces eight hours of blackout (Third Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Lakhs of people across West Bengal had a harrowing time Tuesday as the state witnessed a total blackout triggered by the Eastern Grid's sudden collapse. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nagaland announces award for Swuro


July 31st, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, July 31 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs.25 lakhs for archer Chekrovolu Swuro for becoming an Olympian.Rio, accompanied by his colleagues, are ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Blackout in Bengal, trains stranded, Mamata appeals for calm (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Lakhs of people across West Bengal had a harrowing time as the state witnessed a total blackout triggered by the Eastern Power Grid's sudden collapse. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

45,000 Amarnath pilgrims treated at medical camps


July 30th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 30 (IANS) About 45,000 pilgrims were treated at the medical camps set up along the Amarnath pilgrimage trek route this year, according to an official."These medical aid camps ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Public debate needed on future of Parliament House: Lok Sabha secretary general


July 29th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The 85-year-old Parliament House, one of New Delhi's iconic buildings and tourist landmarks, is getting old and needs to be preserved as a heritage for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Centre should take steps to tackle Assam problem: Left


July 27th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) Urging the union government to take "concrete steps" to tackle the ongoing violence in Assam, West Bengal Left Front Friday requested the state government to ... Read more...

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16 Amarnath devotees killed as truck falls into gorge (Second Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 27 (IANS) At least 16 people on their way back from the Amarnath pilgrimage were killed and 20 injured, three of them critically, when the truck in which ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Himachal, Punjab sign pact on Naina Devi ropeway


July 26th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Thursday inked a pact here to link two pilgrimage centres with a 3.75-km ropeway.The Rs.85 crore ropeway would link Punjab's Anandpur Sahib ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Don’t let Wal-Mart in, says CPI-M


July 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday denounced US President Barack Obama for asking India to allow Wal-Mart to operate in Indian retail trade and asked the government ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Drops of benevolence turn into ocean of charity (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


July 13th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 13 (IANS) Small acts of benevolence have turned into an ocean of charity in Himachal Pradesh.Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal's request to people to contribute generously towards ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Claims of regularising unauthorised colonies a gimmick’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) North Delhi Municipal Corporation standing committee chairman Yogender Chandolia Wednesday dismissed as a political gimmick the Delhi Government's announcement of regularising unauthorised colonies without ... Read more...

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Patnaik accuses Pranab of buying support


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has accused United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee of buying support of parties by doling out large sums ... Read more...

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Two held for cheating, impersonation


July 1st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The "magic pen" of fraud eventually wrote their nemesis, and two men who impersonated as tele-marketing executives of an insurance company and cheated people of ... Read more...

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Abductors demand Rs.20 lakh to release Bihar student


June 30th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 30 (IANS) Abductors of an engineering student from Bihar have demanded a ransom of Rs.20 lakhs to release him even as search operations have been intensified in the ... Read more...

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