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All set for world’s third biggest Muslim prayer congregation


August 14th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Malappuram (Kerala), Aug 14 (IANS) All arrangements are in place for what is billed as the country's biggest prayer congregation in the month of Ramadan to be held Wednesday at ... Read more...

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KMSS to launch stir over non-repair of embankments


July 20th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS) Assam's powerful pressure group Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has vowed to launch a mass movement from Aug 1 against the state government's failure to protect ... Read more...

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Coca-Cola India and World Vision to support rural schools in India


June 6th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 6 (IANS) Coca-Cola and World Vision, a humanitarian organization, have joined hands to revitalise 100 rural and semi-urban schools in India under the internationally recognised "Support My ... Read more...

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Akhil ends fast; vows to strengthen anti-dam movement (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) Assam's farmer leader and anti-dam activist Akhil Gogoi ended his 10-day-old fast Monday evening following an appeal from Anna Hazare.Extending his support to Gogoi, social ... Read more...

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Anti-dam movement: Hazare urges Akhil Gogoi to end fast


May 28th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) Extending his support to Assam's farmer leader Akhil Gogoi, Anna Hazare Monday urged him to end his indefinite fast since May 19, and said his ... Read more...

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As Left Front plans, quick-footed Didi acts (West Bengal Newsletter)


May 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Despite the negative publicity she has been receiving for her various antics as West Bengal chief minister, the feisty Mamata Banerjee's ability to lead lightning ... Read more...

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Bengal’s Left attacks Mamata, UPA over petrol price hike


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal's Left parties Wednesday threatened to hit the streets against the petrol price hike and slammed the Trinamool Congress for enjoying power as a ... Read more...

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Fascism proving its meaning in Bengal: Mahasweta Devi


April 4th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Months after terming the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee "fascist", Magsaysay awardee Mahasweta Devi Wednesday said the word is proving its meaning in ... Read more...

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Earth hour 2012: Set to go dark for an hour?


March 31st, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) An hour of darkness is due to set in, quite literally, when Delhi along with 5,500 cities across the globe turn off lights as ... Read more...

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Jairam calls for eradicating open defecation by 2022


February 15th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday called for making India an open defecation-free country in 10 years.Addressing a national consultation on scaling up sanitation here, ... Read more...

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Kishenji was killed in fake shootout: Mahasweta Devi


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Claiming that top Maoist leader Kishenji was killed in a "fake" shootout by the security forces, Magsaysay awardee author-activist Mahasweta Devi Friday said the government must ... Read more...

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Team Anna unhappy over final Lokpal bill draft


November 29th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Expressing unhappiness over the draft Lokpal bill prepared by the parliamentary panel, Team Anna members said Tuesday it was useless if the Central ... Read more...

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Fighting traditions and laws, tribal women seek property rights


November 28th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 28 (IANS) It's 8 in the morning and a group of women is ready to trudge miles of rugged, cold and inhospitable Himalayan terrain ... Read more...

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Our publicity skills not that great: BJP leader


September 17th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS) As Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was to begin his three-day 'sadbhavana' fast, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani Saturday said the party had ... Read more...

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Free medical treatment for Anna


September 1st, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Anna Hazare was not billed for his four-day treatment at a Gurgaon hospital, an aide said Thursday. The 74-year-old social reformer was admitted to the ... Read more...

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Virtual world cheers Anna triumph


August 28th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Euphoric, congratulatory messages resounded in the web world Sunday as Anna Hazare broke his fast in support of a strong anti-corruption bill."It's a win ... Read more...

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BJP says its with Anna in anti-graft fight


August 28th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur/New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) said Sunday it would follow the leadership of Anna Hazare in the fight against corruption. "Our party is with Anna ... Read more...

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Behold India’s unfolding democratic revolution (Comment)


August 24th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
A unique revolution is unfolding across India. No matter what is the immediate outcome of this popular upsurge, triggered by the inspiring determination of a 74-year-old man's refusal to eat food ... Read more...

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Muslims bigger victims of corruption, says cleric


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Declaring support for Anna Hazare's fast for a stronger Lokpal bill, the All India Ulema Council (AIUC) claimed Monday that religious minorities like Muslims are bigger ... Read more...

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Government blinks, Anna on fast track (Intro Roundup)


August 18th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) On the third day of anti-corruption protests sweeping across India, the government finally blinked Thursday and allowed the fasting Anna Hazare to hold his indefinite ... Read more...

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Ramdev backs Hazare against allegations


August 14th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar, Aug 14 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Sunday came out in support of Anna Hazare, terming the Congress's allegations of corruption against the social activist as an attempt to ... Read more...

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Strong Lokpal bill will bolster UPA: Agnivesh


July 7th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 7 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh Thursday said the whole of India will support the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government if a "strong draft" of the ... Read more...

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Left parties slam fuel price hike, threaten stir


June 24th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The Left parties in West Bengal Friday slammed the price rise of fuels and threatened to start a mass movement against the frequent fuel hike.Communist Party ... Read more...

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Hazare threatens another fast from Aug 16 (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Gandhian activist Anna Hazare Thursday said he will sit on a fast here again from Aug 16 as the government had turned its back on ... Read more...

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Hazare threatens to protest again


June 16th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Veteran Gandhian Anna Hazare Thursday attacked the government for not being serious about ridding the country of corruption and threatened to agitate again if a ... Read more...

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During longest eclipse, a Chand ka Langar to break taboo


June 16th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With the clock striking 11.30 p.m., space aficionados will be hooked to their telescopes, scanning the star-lit sky for a glimpse of the extraordinary celestial ... Read more...

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Infosys’ Murthy favours PM, judiciary under Lokpal’s ambit


June 12th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 11 (IANS) Infosys' outgoing chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy late Saturday favoured bringing the prime minister and the top judiciary under the purview of the proposed Lokpal (ombudsman) ... Read more...

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Transparency revolution can’t be stopped, but not everyone’s ready: Antony (Second Lead)


June 8th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) India is passing through a transparency revolution, but powerful sections of the country are not yet ready for the transition, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said ... Read more...

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Transparency revolution in India, but not everyone’s ready: Antony (Lead)


June 8th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) India is passing through a transparency revolution, but the four pillars of democracy are not yet ready for the transition, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said ... Read more...

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India passing through transparency revolution: Antony


June 8th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) In the backdrop of a mass movement building up against corruption, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said India is passing through a transparency revolution, but ... Read more...

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BJP, RSS remote controlling Ramdev: Congress (Lead)


June 4th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Even as the government continued its talks with Baba Ramdev on his fast against graft and black money, the Congress Saturday alleged that the ... Read more...

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BJP, RSS remote-controlling Ramdev: Congress


June 4th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Even as the government continues its talks with yoga guru Baba Ramdev on his fast against corruption, the Congress Saturday alleged that his anti-graft ... Read more...

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Ramdev begins fast with thousands in tow (Second Lead)


June 4th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Baba Ramdev Saturday began his promised fast against corruption and black money with thousands joining him at the Ramlila Grounds here with support from large ... Read more...

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Thousands join Ramdev’s anti-graft fast (Lead)


June 4th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Thousands of people Saturday assembled at the Ramlila Ground in central Delhi as yoga guru Baba Ramdev went ahead with his fast against corruption and ... Read more...

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Sibal, Sahay meet Ramdev (Lead)


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) In a last-ditch effort to dissuade yoga guru Baba Ramdev from going ahead with his proposed fast against black money from Saturday, Union ministers ... Read more...

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