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(HOLD) Eight Taiwanese released by Himachal court


June 19th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) A Himachal Pradesh court Tuesday released all the eight Taiwanese who were arrested last week for allegedly staying illegally in a village in Mandi district, an ... Read more...

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India make clean sweep of SAF TT Team Championships


June 18th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 18 (IANS) India won all team titles on offer in the SAF Junior Table Tennis Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex here MOnday.India's junior boys defeated Nepal ... Read more...

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Teachers, students lend succour in quake-hit Sikkim


September 21st, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sep 21 (IANS) Teachers are doubling up as counsellors, students are volunteering for relief work and those not affected are coming to the aid of those in distress even ... Read more...

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‘DAMs - The Lethal Water Bomb’ bags three awards at LA fest


May 24th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 24 (IANS) "DAMs - The Lethal Water Bomb", a thought-provoking documentary on the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala, bagged three awards at the prestigious Los Angeles Movie Awards ... Read more...

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Tourism, business in Darjeeling hit by closure of National Highway 55


April 30th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Apr 30(ANI): Ongoing repair work at National Highway 55 (NH 55), which connects West Bengal's Darjeeling district with the rest of the country, has hampered tourism and business of roadside shops.A ... Read more...

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UML leaders unhappy over PM Khanal’s Cabinet appointments


April 13th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr. 13 (ANI): Leaders of the United Marxist Leninist (UML) party have reportedly expressed their unhappiness over Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal's choice of new Cabinet ministers.Some of the leaders have ... Read more...

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Karmapa’s office hands over $150,000 to ED


March 19th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 19 (IANS) Over a month after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) carried out raids at the monastery where the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje is residing and recovered huge ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks pray for Japan tsunami victims


March 12th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Mar 12 (ANI): Buddhist monks across Uttar Pradesh on Saturday offered special prayers for victims of Friday's 8.9 earthquake-cum-tsunami in northeastern Japan."We pray for peace for the souls of those who ... Read more...

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Shutdown disrupts life in Darjeeling hills


February 9th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Feb 9 (IANS) Life was disrupted Wednesday in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills in response to a call by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) for an indefinite shutdown to protest ... Read more...

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Asian Games boxing: Mary Kom, Kavita in semis (Lead)


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 22 (IANS) India's four-time world champion Mary Kom and Kavita Goyat moved into the semifinals of the women's boxing competitions of the Asian Games here Monday.Mary Kom crushed Ping Meng ... Read more...

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Asian Games boxing: Mary Kom punches her way into semi-final


November 22nd, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 22 (IANS) India's four-time world champion Mary Kom crushed Meng Chieh Ping of Chinese Taipei 16-2 to move into the semi-final of 48-51 kg women's boxing in the Asian Games ... Read more...

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Aged 7, Kathmandu boy can drive excavator!


October 2nd, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Sushil KharelKathmandu (Nepal), Oct.2 (ANI): A seven-year-old boy in Nepal's capital city has surprised everyone by operating a difficult machine--excavator!Dhawafenji Lama left everyone gasping on Friday, as he drove the ... Read more...

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Nepal war long over, but 1,300 still missing


August 30th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) Four years after a fierce Maoist uprising ended with the loss of over 16,000 lives, thousands of families shattered by the 10-year "People's War" say they ... Read more...

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Malay teen forced to be step-grandfather’s sex slave


August 6th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 6 (ANI): A Malaysian teenager is said to have kept quiet about being forced to be her step-grandfather's sex slave for the past five years, because she feared he ... Read more...

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Malaysian Hindus celebrate Tamil New Year


April 15th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 15(ANI): Malaysian Hindus celebrated the Tamil New Year or 'Varisha Piraippu' by gathering at temples across the country to seek blessings.Prayers were held in temples after considering the ... Read more...

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GJM chief to meet Chidambaram on Gorkhaland issue


April 9th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Bagdogra (West Bengal), Apr 9 (ANI): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief, Bimal Gurung, is scheduled to meet Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram here today.Gurung, who is leading the party for ... Read more...

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Sukhna Police outpost on fire


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sukhna (West Bengal), Feb 22 (ANI): The Sukhna Police outpost, on the foothills of Darjeeling hills was set on fire after a man named Amit Lama, was arrested for the allged murder ... Read more...

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Missing picnickers untraced, kin hold protests


January 5th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 5 (IANS) The 17 missing picnickers in Sunday's boat accident on Rupnarayan river in East Midnapore district still remained untraced Tuesday, despite officials saying search operations had been intensified. The ... Read more...

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Devotees felicitate Gaden Tripa in Delhi


December 24th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): His holiness Gaden Tripa Rizong Sras-Trul Rinpoche of Ladakh has been appointed as 102nd Gaden Tripa, the supreme head of Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism.His followers in ... Read more...

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‘Tiger’ kills boy in Kathmandu


December 7th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 7 (IANS) A five-year-old boy was killed by "tigers" in the capital city Kathmandu, police said Monday. Vishal Lama, son of Badri Singh Lama, was killed in Chhaimale, a forested area ... Read more...

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Buddhist monastery celebrates Chemday festival in Leh


November 20th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Ladakh, Nov 20 (ANI): Buddhists in Ladakh recently celebrated the two-day Chemday monastery festival.The festival is celebrated every year according to the Tibetan calendar on the 28th and 29th days of ... Read more...

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Sriram Jha wins Asian Zone Chess, qualifies for World Cup


August 17th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) International Master Sriram Jha won the Asian Zone 3.2 Chess Championship and qualified for the World Cup here Monday. In the final round encounter, Jha overcame Ashraf ... Read more...

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Asian Zone Chess: Rathnakara joins Jha, Deepan in lead


August 16th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) International Master K. Rathnakaran put himself in contention for the title and a berth for the World Cup with a win over Bangladeshi Grandmaster Reefat Bin-Sattar in ... Read more...

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Maoists shoot villager dead in Orissa


August 4th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 (IANS) Maoist rebels Tuesday shot dead a villager in Orissa's Rayagada district, police said. A group of four-five rebels killed Gopi Lama at Gurukuda village, some 120 km from Rayagada, ... Read more...

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Man arrested for killing employer, witness


July 18th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A man from Nepal has been arrested on the charge of killing his employer for not paying his salaries for five months and then killing the prime ... Read more...

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Shutdown halts Darjeeling, Gorkha team heads for Delhi (Lead)


July 13th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), July 13 (IANS) A group spearheading the demand for a separate Gorkhaland headed Monday for New Delhi for talks with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Jaswant Singh, who ... Read more...

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Buddhist monk performs once-in-a-life religious ceremony in Himachal


June 29th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh), June 29 (ANI): Gigmed Choekyi Syingey, a revered Buddhist monk performed the unique religious 'Chakrasamvara Abhisheka' ceremony in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.Syingey who is believed to be eighth ... Read more...

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Three labourers killed in West Bengal accident


May 24th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Three contract labourers were killed in an accident at a process vehicle in the Haldia Petrochemicals Limited plant in West Bengal Sunday, an official said. "Three people died in ... Read more...

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Sikkim legislator’s room burgled


April 5th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, April 5 (IANS) Acharya Tshering Lama, the lone Congress legislator in Sikkim who is contesting the Lok Sabha elections, has lost Rs.5.6 lakh as burglers hit his room in the MLAs' ... Read more...

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GJM to support BJP in Darjeeling


April 4th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, April 4 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday said it would support Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Jaswant Singh for West Bengal's Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat as the party ... Read more...

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Monks in Bodh Gaya offer special prayer for world peace


January 28th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Bodh Gaya, Jan 28 (ANI): Thousands of Buddhist monks converged at Bodh Gaya on Tuesday to offer ''Nigma Monlam Puja'', a ritual of special prayers for universal peace. Lama Buddhist monks from ... Read more...

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GJMM seeks divine intervention for separate homeland


July 12th, 2008 - 8:21 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, July 13 (ANI): Members of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJMM), waging a struggle for separate state for Gorkha people, switch to religious mode and offer prayers for attaining ''Gorkhaland ''in Siliguri.Gorkhas, ... Read more...

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`Time not ripe for tri-partite talks on Gorkhaland’


June 27th, 2008 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government Friday told the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is seeking a separate Gorkhaland state, that time was not yet ripe for tri-partite talks with ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Darjeeling total, Gorkhas refuse to relent (Lead)


June 18th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Darjeeling, June 18 (IANS) Amid incessant rain and a prolonged power outage, West Bengal's Darjeeling hills observed a total shutdown Wednesday as the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leaders reiterated their ... Read more...

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Services shock Bengal to enter Santosh Trophy final


June 12th, 2008 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 12 (IANS) Services stunned 29-time champions Bengal to enter the final of the 62nd National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy here Thursday. Services striker S. Raleng struck thrice while ... Read more...

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