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Agra’s famous petha makers in big trouble


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 15 (IANS) Agra's traditional 'petha' (sweet ash gourd) industry is in trouble, a victim of the battle against pollution to save the Taj Mahal.For the past four days, ... Read more...

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Vedanta against bauxite export


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) Vedanta group, India's largest aluminium maker, has asked the central government to discourage export of bauxite from the country as the domestic aluminium industry is struggling ... Read more...

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NESO defies government appeal, to hold anti-influx rally Sep 6


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 3 (IANS) The North East Students' Organization (NESO) has decided to defy the Assam government's recent appeal against holding of rallies and processions and said that it would ... Read more...

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Assam prays for peace this Eid (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Peace remained the central focus of Eid in Assam Monday with thousands of people offering Namaz-e-Eid at mosques across the state, including in the troubled Kokrajhar, ... Read more...

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Assam prays for peace this Eid


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Peace remained the central focus of Eid in Assam Monday with thousands of people offering Namaz-e-Eid at mosques across the state, including in the troubled Kokrajhar, ... Read more...

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Uninor to scale down operations in four active circles


July 24th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Telecom service provider Uninor Tuesday said it is scaling down operations in four of its 13 active circles to ensure optimal fund utilization and to ... Read more...

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Discovery to air Indian Army Women’s Everest Expedition (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Discovery Channel will air a programme on the Indian Army's women scaling Mount Everest.This is the first time an army women's contingent has scaled ... Read more...

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Discovery to cover Indian Army women’s Everest bid


May 26th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Discovery Channel is set to produce a programme on the Indian Army's women's expedition to Mount Everest this summer.This is the first time an army ... Read more...

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Mamata asks MCA to reconsider ban on SRK (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Terming the ban on Shah Rukh Khan as "undemocratic and unwarranted", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday batted for the Bollywood superstar and urged ... Read more...

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“Absence of quick response team led to high toll in Assam ferry tragedy’


May 4th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 4 (IANS) Lack of any quick response team (QRT) in lower Assam's Dhubri district as well absence of any life-saving equipment on the vessel led to a high ... Read more...

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Mamata government giving misleading information: Dasgupta


March 24th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Former West Bengal finance minister Asim Dasgupta Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee government of giving misleading information regarding the state's debt situation and said the ... Read more...

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Bhopal has twin reasons to rejoice this R-Day


January 26th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 26 (IANS) For this Madhya Pradesh capital city, and its Dhrupad vocalist duo the Gundecha brothers, the 63rd Republic Day has brought twin reasons for being ... Read more...

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Abuses, obstacles make me stronger: Hazare


December 16th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Dec 16 (IANS) Anna Hazare Friday said abuses and obstacles from politicians was the secret of his energy and that he has gained two kg of weight since ... Read more...

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Vadilal’s ready-to-eat snacks in markets soon


September 26th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) Ice cream major Vadilal Industries Monday said it will now offer its ready-to-eat products lineup in the domestic market."Vadilal is focusing on increasing sales of value-added ... Read more...

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Amisha Patel upset over missing Messi match


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Bollywood actress Amisha Patel, who is a football fan, is upset as she will not be part of history watching soccer star Lionel Messi along with ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Barot stars for Gujarat in Buchi Babu cricket


August 12th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) A century by opener Avi Barot (110) featured in Gujarat's 133-run win against Assam in the Buchi Babu All-India Cricket Tournament here Friday.Barot's innings enabled Gujarat ... Read more...

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Idea Cellular quarterly net profit dips by 2.5 percent


June 13th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Telcom service provider Idea Cellular Monday reported a decrease of 2.5 percent in net profit for the quarter ended March 31 at Rs.255.92 crore as ... Read more...

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Now, a health chart for Narmada river


June 4th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 4 (IANS) A health chart for a river was unheard of till now but, in a first, the Madhya Pradesh government has begun working on it to profile ... Read more...

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Mayawati wants Dalit on Lokpal Bill committee (Lead)


April 22nd, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Friday took on both the United Progressive Alliance government and the civil society for ... Read more...

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Minister’s aide held for molestation (Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) A Maharastra minister's personal assistant was arrested for allegedly molesting a woman and was given bail Saturday, police said.Vishnu Patil, assistant to state Medical Education and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kanpur blasts case may be transferred to NIA


April 1st, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government may soon hand over the probe into the 2008 blasts in Kanpur to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), a senior police official ... Read more...

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Three held in Delhi for fraud


March 28th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Three people, including a former call centre employee, have been arrested here for duping over 35 people by promising to get them loans sanctioned from ... Read more...

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New Coast Guard station in Ratnagiri


March 25th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) A new coast guard station will be opened at Ratnagiri in Maharastra Saturday to add teeth to the coastal security apparatus in the state.Indian Coast ... Read more...

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L’Oreal to award scholarships to woman students


March 4th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Global cosmetics giant L'Oreal's Indian subsidiary Thursday said that it was extending its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative of sponsoring women science students to the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sangram Singh of Maharashtra crowned Mr. India


February 21st, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 21 (IANS) Sangram Singh of Pune bagged the 'Mr. India' title at the Bodybuilding Championship 2011 here.A total of 250 bodybuilders participated in the qualifying rounds held across the country, ... Read more...

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Prosecute Deshmukh, Shinde for Adarsh scam, demands BJP


February 11th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday sought the Maharastra governor's permission to initiate prosecution of union cabinet ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sushilkumar Shinde in the Adarsh Society ... Read more...

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Legalise prostitution for society’s betterment: Priya Dutt


February 8th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Indore, Feb 8 (IANS) Congress MP Priya Dutt Tuesday advocated the legalisation of prostitution for the betterment of society."I feel that prostitution should be granted a legal status so that the livelihood ... Read more...

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General Motors to launch six new car models by 2013


January 28th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Automobile major General Motors Thursday said that it plans to launch six new car models and 14 variants in the Indian market within two years."The company plans ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

PSPB, West Bengal face-off in TT team finals


January 19th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Holders Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) and hosts West Bengal made their way into the finals in both the men's and women's sections of the 72nd senior national ... Read more...

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Energy Awareness Yatra, East starts Jan 12


January 7th, 2011 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) In a bid to raise awareness for an orange revolution, Vivekananda Vijnana Mission and West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation Limited (WBGEDCL) will organise the 15-day Energy Awareness ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Madhya Pradesh tops child mortality, malnutrition rates


December 24th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 24 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh tops the child mortality and malnutrition rates among children in the country, a central health ministry report has said.The latest report of the National Rural Health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Spanco bags Rs.85 crore Goa IT project


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Technology infrastructure company Spanco Ltd. Thursday said it had bagged an infotech (IT) project worth Rs.85 crore from Goa State Electricity Board. "This is Spanco's fourth ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Onion prices fall in Nashik, Azadpur: Government


December 21st, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday said its decision to ban onion exports till Jan 15 had started yielding results, with wholesale prices falling in Nasik in Maharashtra and at ... Read more...

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15 percent calls to consumer helpline linked to telecom


December 14th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The telecom sector accounted for over 15 percent of the total complaints received by the national consumer helpline (NCH) during November, the ministry of consumers affairs said ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu pick up two titles in junior national squash


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 2 (IANS) Hosts Tamil Nadu Tuesday picked up two of the four titles at stake winning the Under-19 titles in the boys and girls sections in the junior National Inter-State ... Read more...

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