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Tripura assembly sees chaos; ‘Fake SC status’ of ruling Left MLA


September 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) The Tripura state legislative assembly Friday witnessed bedlam after the speaker rejected an opposition-sponsored adjournment motion which sought discussion on the alleged fake Scheduled Caste-status of ... Read more...

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Congress for special assembly session to discuss Goa mining issue


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday demanded a special one-day session of the Goa legislative assembly to discuss the illegal mining issue, even as a mining department official suspended ... Read more...

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Andhra assembly remains paralysed over Telangana


September 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly remained paralysed for the fourth consecutive day Friday with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) members stalling the proceedings, demanding adoption of ... Read more...

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Shutdown impact on Andhra assembly


September 20th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide shutdown had its impact on Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly with the opposition parties forcing adjournment thrice since morning.Main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP), ... Read more...

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Photos of suspects in Odisha violence released


September 13th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) Odisha Police have released photographs of 36 suspects involved in violence during Sep 6 Congress rally here in which a policewoman was thrashed and molested in ... Read more...

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Action against defecting NCP legislators difficult: Meghalaya speaker


September 11th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 10 (IANS) Meghalaya Speaker Charles Pyngrope Monday hinted it would be difficult to take action against the 12 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislators who have joined the ... Read more...

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Police put on high alert after violence in Uttar Pradesh


August 18th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Police in Uttar Pradesh were put on high alert Saturday and the intelligence set-up was spruced up following violence after 'alvida namaaz' in this Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Congress demands ban on ‘Kya Super Kool Hain Hum’ in Goa


August 16th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress in Goa Thursday demanded a ban on the Ekta Kapoor produced film "Kya Super Kool Hain Hum," saying the film offended the sensibilities ... Read more...

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Credibility of parliamentary system getting questioned: Somnath


August 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Observing that the "workability of democratic set-up of the country was getting questioned", former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Monday called for initiatives to get ... Read more...

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Maharashtra bans Bt cotton seeds


August 9th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of Bt cotton seeds by a US multinational giant in the state, a top official here said ... Read more...

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Casino revenue could fund Goa’s old age homes: Parrikar


August 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) The casinos of Goa could now fund old age homes, among other social initiatives of the state government, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in the state ... Read more...

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Goa’s water share important than party: Parrikar


August 7th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday said that he would not listen to central leaders of his BJP if they press him to sacrifice Goa's ... Read more...

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CAG official splurged on air fare, says Goa RTI activist


August 6th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 6 (IANS) A right to information (RTI) activist here Monday complained to the Comptroller Auditor General (CAG), accusing a senior official of the premier auditing and financial propriety ... Read more...

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Goa earned Rs.30 crore from casino entry fee


August 6th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 6 (IANS) Nearly 3.5 lakh gamblers and gambling enthusiasts hit the offshore and onshore casinos in Goa over the last two-and-a-half years, government statistics show.Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar ... Read more...

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Goa may shut down nearly 10 illegal mines


August 6th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 6 (IANS) Forty mining leases, out of which around eight to 10 mines are operational, could be cancelled, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the monsoon session of the ... Read more...

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Bihar Opposition demands CBI probe into gangrape of minor


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 3 (IANS) The Opposition in both houses of the state legislature Friday raised the issue of the alleged gangrape of a Class 11 student in Patna and demanded ... Read more...

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Goa assembly to probe ex-minister’s son’s role in drugs case


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) The Goa government Friday appointed a house committee of the state assembly to probe the involvement of one "Roy" in the state's infamous drug mafia-police-politician nexus.Chief ... Read more...

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Legislator objects to Goa depiction in ‘Kya Super Kool…’


August 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) A Goa legislator wants the chief minister to complain to the censor board over the depiction of the state and Christian priests in the film ... Read more...

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Erosion threatens Goa’s beaches, says minister


August 1st, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) Erosion threatens one-fourth of Goa's sandy beach stretches along the 105-km coastline, a minister told the state assembly Wednesday.In a written reply to the legislative assembly, ... Read more...

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Wary Goa tracking dam construction in Karnataka


August 1st, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) Goa officials are taking photos and making videos of an under-construction dam in Karnataka over fears that it may cut off water supply to the state, ... Read more...

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Even animals won’t eat Mid-Day Meal in Goa: Parrikar


July 31st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) The food given to school children in Goa under the Mid-Day Meal Scheme is unfit even for animals, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the legislative assembly ... Read more...

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Child rights groups meet Delhi legislators


July 27th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Two child rights organisations Friday held discussions with Delhi legislators over allocation and utilisation of funds for child welfare in the state budget.Officials from HAQ: ... Read more...

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One child abused every three days in Goa: Parrikar


July 27th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 27 (IANS) One minor has been abused every three days in Goa until June this year, while in 2011 one child was abused every four days, according to ... Read more...

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Journalist delegation meets Maharashtra governor


July 26th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Senior journalists Thursday met Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan and asked him to intervene in an incident in which a Karnataka legislative assembly committee held an editor ... Read more...

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Goa to probe if excessive mining causing cracks in houses


July 26th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) After cracks developed in land and houses of a town in Goa, the state government has suspended mining in the area and ordered a detailed investigation ... Read more...

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Will cancel 40 illegal mining operations: Parrikar


July 26th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) Operations of 40 out of Goa's 100-odd mines which were running without clearances for the last few years will be cancelled within two weeks, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Teachers accused of misconduct to be kept away: Parrikar


July 25th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) Any school teacher who is accused of molestation or sexual misconduct will be kept away from teaching chores until the case is probed, Chief Minister Manohar ... Read more...

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Goa to lose Rs.165 crore over low petrol prices


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) Goa, where petrol prices are the lowest in the country, has earned the distinction at some cost to the government - about Rs.165 crore, which ... Read more...

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24 instances of illegal mining in Goa, says Parrikar


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) A week after saying there was no illegal mining in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday admitted that there were 24 instances of illegal mining ... Read more...

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936 from St. Andre opted for Portuguese citizenship


July 21st, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) At least 936 Indian citizens from the St. Andre assembly constituency, 15 km from here, have opted for Portuguese nationality in the last five years, Goa ... Read more...

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TV journalist held for Guwahati molestation case (Second Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS) TV journalist Gaurav Jyoti Neog was Friday arrested here in connection with the July 9 G.S. Road molestation case, that has rocked the nation, police said.Neog, ... Read more...

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Nitish, Modi don’t vote


July 19th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi did not vote in the presidential election Thursday -- as they are not members ... Read more...

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Molestation row: Gogoi asks channel to clarify stand


July 19th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday said that he did not put any pressure on the former editor-in-chief of local TV news channel News Live to ... Read more...

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Pranab secures 124 votes in Kerala


July 19th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance candidate in the presidential poll Pranab Mukherjee secured 124 out of the 139 votes polled Thursday in the Kerala Assembly.The strength of ... Read more...

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Presidential poll ends in Assam


July 19th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) Voting for the presidential poll Thursday ended in Assam with almost all the members of the electoral college from the state casting their votes.The voting ... Read more...

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