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Total shutdown in Kolhapur to protest toll tax levy


January 9th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Jan 9 (IANS) The entire Kolhapur city observed a total shutdown Monday as part of a mass agitation against the state government's decision to levy toll tax on ... Read more...

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BJP attacks UPA for not ticking off US for graft comments


June 10th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of failing to tick off the US after senior officials of that country ... Read more...

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Action against Baba Ramdev internal Indian matter: US


June 7th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) The United States has said that it supports the right to peaceful assembly, but it considers New Delhi's action against yoga guru Baba Ramdev as "an ... Read more...

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PM defensive as Ramdev crackdown hits government hard (Intro Roundup)


June 6th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hardwar, June 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said there was "no alternative" to the "unfortunate" crackdown on Baba Ramdev as anger against the government grew amid ... Read more...

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Anti-English protestors block highway in Goa


May 27th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) A group of protestors blocked the national highway in Goa to protest the state government's decision to give grants to schools where English is the medium ... Read more...

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JDS to hold anti-corruption rally from May 6


May 5th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, May 5 (ANI): Janata Dal Secular (JD-S) leader HD Kumaraswamy has announced plans to launch a state-wide anti-corruption rallies against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state Government.Addressing media, Kumaraswamy said ... Read more...

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Orissa submitted fake documents for Posco nod: Activists


May 4th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The final clearance given to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Orissa, the largest foreign investment in India, was based on "fake ... Read more...

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Labour unions join protesters in Egypt


February 9th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 9 (IANS) Thousands of Egyptian factory workers Wednesday went on strike amid calls from their union leaders to join the ongoing mass agitation against President Hosni Mubarak.Around 20,000 workers stayed ... Read more...

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Nawaz admits PML-N needs to get own house in order before trying to topple PPP govt.


November 9th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 9 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif has told a member of the party's Central Working Committee that they should first settle all outstanding matters before straying into ... Read more...

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Jat leaders protest against government stand on Khap traditions


July 27th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Elderly members of the Khap launched a mass agitation here on Monday against the central government's decision to enact a law to ban their council's community-related norms ... Read more...

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BJP threatens stir against 15 percent quota for Muslims


July 4th, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday threatened to launch a mass agitation if the central government implemented the Ranganath Mishra Commission report which recommended 15 percent reservation ... Read more...

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Pay toll on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway from Sep 30


March 9th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, March 9 (IANS) The Noida-Greater Noida Expressway will cease to be toll-free from Sep 30, the Uttar Pradesh government said Tuesday. The government, in a notification, has included the 21.5-km-long stretch ... Read more...

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Quit if you can’t govern, Zia tells Hasina


February 28th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 28 (IANS) Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia has announced a mass agitation against the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, asking her to quit if she cannot govern properly. "The ... Read more...

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Bangladesh can’t live with doors closed, Hasina tells critics (Third Lead)


January 16th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday strongly defended the deals she signed in New Delhi earlier this week, telling critics that the country "in this day and ... Read more...

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Zia cautions Hasina ahead of crucial India visit (Lead)


January 10th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 10 (IANS) Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia Sunday extended cooperation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the even of her crucial visit to India but cautioned her principal political ... Read more...

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Take care of national interests, Zia tells Hasina


January 10th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 10 (IANS) Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia Sunday extended cooperation but also cautioned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on "national interests" ahead of summit level talks with India. Professionals and ... Read more...

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Dhaka bids for greater South Asian trade connectivity


January 7th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 7 (IANS) Ahead of the summit level talks with India next week, the Bangladesh government is rooting for wider South Asian road, rail and sea links, emphasising that greater ... Read more...

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Shatabdi runs down six, train stalled for five hours (Second Lead)


November 3rd, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Nov 3 (IANS) Six people were crushed by the speeding New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express near this suburban city early Tuesday, leading to angry protests and stone pelting that saw the train ... Read more...

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Shatabdi kills four in Haryana, passengers stranded (Lead)


November 3rd, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Nov 3 (IANS) At least four people were crushed by a speeding train near this suburban city early Tuesday leading to angry protests and stone pelting that saw hundreds of passengers ... Read more...

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Ajmer Shatabdi runs down four, passengers stranded


November 3rd, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Nov 3 (IANS) Four people were run over by a train near this suburban city early Tuesday leading to angry protests that saw hundreds of passengers aboard the New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi ... Read more...

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Sharif says Pak needs a ‘revolution’ to address challenges facing country


September 8th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.8 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif has said the country needs a revolution and mass agitation to address the challenges it is facing ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party targets opportunistic Congress, but says will support UPA


August 21st, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) Aug.21 (ANI): Concluding a three-day National Conference here on Friday, a sulking Samajwadi Party leadership accused the Congress of being "opportunistic" and announced a mass agitation programme against UPA ... Read more...

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Central university coming up in Jammu


August 5th, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 5 (IANS) The first central university in Jammu and Kashmir will come up near this winter capital of the state, officials said Wednesday, ending the simmering discontent among student ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz asks ’strong’ Congress government to solve Kashmir issue


May 21st, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday urged the new Congress-led "strong government" to solve the Kashmir issue and fulfil the promise of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal ... Read more...

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Police release sketch of Assam editor’s killer


March 26th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 26 (IANS) Police Thursday released a sketch of the suspected killer of murdered Assam editor Anil Mazumdar, even as three people were detained for interrogation, officials said. "On the basis of ... Read more...

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With Zia ready, Bangladesh poll may be held Dec 28


November 21st, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's Election Commission is mulling to put back the already delayed national elections by 10 days provided former prime minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led four-party alliance ... Read more...

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Zia undecided as government, Hasina, diplomats urge early poll


November 20th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 20 (IANS) Foreign envoys have lent support to a call by Bangladesh's caretaker government, endorsed by most political parties, urging former prime minister Khaleda Zia and her Islamist allies to ... Read more...

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Dhaka polls on schedule, Zia and Islamists may boycott (Lead)


November 20th, 2008 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) Bangladesh was on a political precipice Wednesday with prospects of a mass agitation breaking out after the caretaker government's talks with former prime minister Khaleda Zia and her ... Read more...

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Bangladesh government has to decide - poll or agitation


November 19th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) Elections or mass agitation - only a last minute compromise could halt Bangladesh's swing between the two extremes with former prime minister Khaleda Zia's deadline for accepting her ... Read more...

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CPI-M lashes at opposition for trying to scuttle Tata project


September 25th, 2008 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front major partner Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday launched a stinging attack on the opposition and urged people to identify the unholy ... Read more...

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VHP launches a mass agitation against land transfer row


August 10th, 2008 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 10 (ANI): Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday threatened a ''second Ayodhya'' type agitation on shrine land row as it announced launching a mass agitation in New Delhi ... Read more...

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Dhaka regime working to ‘release’ two former PMs


June 4th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's jailed former prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina have insisted on unconditional release, refusing conditional parole or bail offered by representatives of the interim government during ... Read more...

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CPI-M declines any talks on oil price hike


May 30th, 2008 - 9:13 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Sticking to its tough stand, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday said it would not back-track on its opposition to fuel prices hike and maintained that ... Read more...

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CPI-M wants more powers to states, review of federalism


March 30th, 2008 - 10:20 pm ICT by admin
Coimbatore, March 30 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday warned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government of a nationwide mass struggle for a radical restructuring of the "federal concept" and urgent ... Read more...

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