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Devotees converge on Puri for Jagannath festival


June 29th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 29 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees converged on Odisha's temple town of Puri Friday to witness the homecoming festival of Lord Jagannath and two other deities in the Bahuda ... Read more...

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Ropeway to link Sikh, Hindu temple towns in Punjab, Himachal


June 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday approved a ropeway project that would link a prominent Hindu shrine in the state with a historic Sikh temple town in ... Read more...

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Puri Rath Yatra chariots reach destination


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees resumed pulling the chariots of the deities in the world famous Rath Yatra at Puri Friday, and the chariots reached their destination, ... Read more...

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Kerala assembly censures banks for denying education loans


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 22 (IANS) In a rare show of political unity, the Kerala assembly Friday censured erring banks that refuse to sanction educational loans.Moving a motion, treasury bench legislator Thomas ... Read more...

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Accountant, wife booked for fraud


June 16th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 16 (IANS) Police Saturday registered a case against a former chief accounts officer and his wife for duping Rajasthan government's agency RIICO of lakhs of rupees, an official ... Read more...

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Man arrested with leopard skins in Delhi


June 13th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) A 34-year-old graduate was apprehended in the capital for trying to sell two leopard skins, police said Wednesday.Vimal Kishore was arrested from east Delhi's ... Read more...

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Fire damages British-era building in Assam


June 10th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) A devastating fire Sunday morning partially damaged a historical building dating back to the British era in Upper Assam's Jorhat town.The building, built in 1852, was ... Read more...

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CPI-M questions Mamata’s felicitation of KKR


May 30th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday asked why the West Bengal government gave a rousing reception to a private corporate team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after it won ... Read more...

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Baba Jai Gurudev to be cremated


May 21st, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Mathura, May 21 (IANS) Spritual guru Jai Gurudev, who passed away three days ago, will be cremated Monday evening, said a spokesperson from his ashram. He was 116 years old.The ... Read more...

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ATM with Rs.10 lakh gutted in Ghaziabad


May 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 17 (IANS) An automated teller machine (ATM) of the State Bank of India Thursday caught fire in Ghaziabad, police said. Sources said it contained Rs.10 lakh ... Read more...

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Key points of Raja’s bail order


May 15th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Former telecom minister A. Raja, who has been in jail since February 2011, was Tuesday granted bail in the 2G spectrum allocation case but with ... Read more...

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Terrorists want Mulayam to intercede on their behalf


May 5th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) Buoyed by the Uttar Pradesh government's moves seeking dropping of charges against terrorists involved in bomb blasts in Faizabad and Lucknow courts, a young Indian Mujahideen ... Read more...

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Delhi complying with rules against tinted glasses: Police


May 5th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Delhi traffic police Saturday thanked and praised residents of Delhi for complying with the new regulation against using tinted glasses on their vehicles.According to ... Read more...

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Jharkhand conman arrested in Lucknow


May 5th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) A conman who had cheated over 100 people of lakhs of rupees in Jharkhand was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh here, ... Read more...

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Garbage to be off Goa’s beaches by September


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 2 (IANS) Plastic, waste and other forms of garbage will be off Goa's beaches by September, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday."By September you won't see garbage on ... Read more...

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Nitish development claims non-existent: CPI-ML


April 29th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 29 (IANS) Hundreds of Communist Party of India- Marxist-Leninst (CPI-ML) cadres protested against the visit of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to Kaimur district Sunday and rejected his "claims" ... Read more...

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Vidarbha supporters to observe Maharashtra Day as Black Day


April 27th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Pro-Vidarbha activists will observe the Maharashtra Day on May 1 as 'Black Day' and will take out rallies and hold demonstrations to press their demand ... Read more...

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Chandigarh residents splurge on VIP car numbers (Punjab Newsletter)


April 27th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) As if the reputation of their city having the highest density of motor vehicles in India was not enough, Chandigarh residents have developed a fondness for ... Read more...

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Woman victim of land fraud consumes poison


April 24th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 24 (IANS) An 18-year-old victim of a land fraud attempted to kill herself by consuming poison in front of the crowded office of the Gurgaon deputy commissioner Tuesday, ... Read more...

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‘Designers don’t take undue advantage of weavers’


April 24th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Deepika Govind regularly works with weavers in the interiors of southern India. She begs to differ that leading designers like her, who sell their merchandise ... Read more...

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Maoist group meet to focus on Green Hunt, economic crisis


April 19th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Resistance group Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF), at its first conference here April 22-23, will demand an end to the anti-Maoist Operation Green Hunt and discuss how ... Read more...

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Auto strike hits hard Mumbai suburban commuters


April 16th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Lakhs of commuters and students were inconvenienced Monday as one of Mumbai's biggest autorickshaw unions went on a day's strike in the suburbs here Monday.The action ... Read more...

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Assam pressure group protests against education board


April 7th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) A leading pressure group of Assam Saturday locked the main gate of the Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA) headquarters at Bamunimaidam area here to protest ... Read more...

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Aditya Thackeray cuts political teeth


April 5th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Taking his first major political step, Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray Thursday demanded the resignation of beleaguered Mumbai University vice chancellor Rajan Welukar.Aditya, grandson of Shiv ... Read more...

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Graft, scams hog limelight in Himachal assembly (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


April 1st, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) Accusations of graft and scams have been creating an impasse in the budget session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly, with the opposition Congress continuing to ... Read more...

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Katju favours strong Lokpal, but not in present form


March 31st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The demand for a stronger anti-graft Lokpal legislation found a supporter in Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju, who Saturday urged parliament ... Read more...

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475 special police officers killed in Kashmir militancy


March 31st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) Since the eruption of militancy in the 1990s, over 475 Special Police Officers (SPOs), who are temporary recruits assisting regular police in anti-militancy operations in Jammu ... Read more...

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UP jewellers protest duty hike


March 31st, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Business across the state was crippled Friday as jewellers in Uttar Pradesh observed a shutdown in protest of the central government's decision to hike excise, ... Read more...

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Hi-tech gang of ATM robbers busted


March 29th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 28 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh Police Wednesday busted an inter-state gang of robbers who used to swindle money by swiping ATM cards ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Sikhs protest against Rajoana’s hanging


March 28th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday joined their counterparts in Punjab to protest Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana's hanging scheduled for Saturday.Hundreds ... Read more...

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On Vodafone ruling, father-son Bhushans don’t see eye to eye


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) On civil society issues, they are part of the same movement and platform. But on the Vodafone tax ruling, the Bhushans, Shanti and Prashant, ... Read more...

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Fake Indian currency recovered, three held


March 18th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 18 (IANS) Tripura Police have arrested two people, both residents of Bihar's Kishanganj district, with fake Indian currency notes while depositing them in a bank here, police said ... Read more...

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Dawoodi Bohras celebrate Syedna’s birthday


March 13th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Lakhs of Dawoodi Bohras from India and around the world congregated in Surat Tuesday to mark the 101st birthday celebrations of their spiritual leader, Syedna Mohammed ... Read more...

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Senior Kerala cop suspended for filing case against women devotees


March 12th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 12 (IANS) A senior Kerala police officer was suspended Monday for filing a case against more than 11,000 women for squatting on the road and cooking as part ... Read more...

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Foreign tourist arrivals in Himachal doubles in 5 years


March 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The number of foreign tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh has doubled in the past five years, the state govenment said Sunday."The number of the international travelers ... Read more...

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