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Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins local council polls


September 9th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ruling party was the overall winner at elections held in three local councils a day earlier, showed official results released Sunday.The United Peoples Freedom ... Read more...

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Bulk SMS, MMS banned for 15 days


August 17th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government Friday banned bulk SMS and MMS messages for 15 days in view of the exodus of people from the northeast from cities like ... Read more...

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Crimes in Bangalore, Mangalore worrisome, says chief minister


August 15th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) Increasing crimes, including a spate of murders in Bangalore and an attack on a youth in Mangalore recently, forced Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to admit ... Read more...

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Communal violence casts a shadow on Uttar Pradesh


August 15th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Frequent bouts of communal violence in Uttar Pradesh have tarnished Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's election promise to ensure law and order in India's most populous ... Read more...

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Uneasy calm in Assam, violence toll 40


July 26th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 26 (IANS) An uneasy calm settled over Assam's Kokrajhar and Chirang districts Thursday with no fresh incidents reported in the communal violence that has claimed 40 lives and ... Read more...

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80 percent turnout in Andhra by-polls (Night Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) An average of 80 percent voters cast their ballots Tuesday in by-elections held amid tight security in the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 assembly constituencies ... Read more...

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Heavy, peaceful turnout in Andhra by-polls (Third Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) About 65 to 70 percent voters cast their ballots Tuesday in by-elections held amid tight security in the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 assembly constituencies ... Read more...

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About 50 percent polling in Andhra by-polls (Second Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) About 50 percent balloting was recorded by Tuesday afternoon in the by-elections held amid tight security to the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 assembly ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Delhi unsuccessful, says Dikshit


May 31st, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday described the opposition called 'Bharat Bandh' - a nation-wide shutdown - over petrol price hike in Delhi as total ... Read more...

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Panther dies of thirst in Rajasthan heat


May 30th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 30 (IANS) Water scarcity in the intense summer heat of Rajasthan has caused animals in the wild to stray and led to incidents of animal-human conflicts. The dry ... Read more...

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Jagan arrest: Andhra shutdown call evokes poor response (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party's call for a daylong Andhra Pradesh shutdown Monday to protest the arrest of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy had no impact ... Read more...

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Partial shutdown in Andhra after Jagan’s arrest


May 28th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The YSR Congress party's call for a daylong Andhra Pradesh shutdown Monday to protest the arrest of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy evoked partial ... Read more...

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50 percent voting in Bihar civic polls, 800 held


May 17th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 17 (IANS) Barring minor incidents of violence, the civic polls in Bihar Thursday were by and large peaceful with over 50 percent voting recorded, officials said. Over 800 ... Read more...

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Enthusiastic polling in Andhra assembly bypolls (Second Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) Braving the scorching sun, about 30 percent of 13.82 lakh voters Sunday had cast their vote by noon in seven assembly constituencies of Andhra Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Goa skips siesta to vote, turnout over 80 percent (Night Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Goa seems to have opted against a Saturday siesta with 82.8 percent of its 10.26 lakh voters exercising their franchise to pick a 40-member assembly, ... Read more...

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Goa skips siesta to vote, as high as 80 percent (Evening Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Goa appears to have opted against a Saturday siesta as nearly eight lakh people voted to pick a 40-member assembly, with all political players claiming ... Read more...

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Polling reaches 60 percent in Goa


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) With less than two hours left for polling in Goa to end, over 60 percent of 10.26 lakh voters had already exercised their franchise in ... Read more...

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60 percent turnout in incident-free 6th round of UP poll (Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) The high stakes battle for power in Uttar Pradesh entered the last lap Tuesday with 60 percent peaceful voting in the sixth and penultimate round ... Read more...

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Situation still tense at south Delhi’s Jor Bagh area


January 17th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Traffic was thrown out of gear while the situation remained tense in south Delhi's Jor Bagh for the second consecutive day Monday as Shia Muslims ... Read more...

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100 pro-mining agitators held in Goa


November 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Nearly 100 pro-mining demonstrators were arrested after a scuffle with the police as the protesters called a day-long strike against a possible ban on export of ... Read more...

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Telangana shutdown total, train services restored


October 17th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Yet another shutdown in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh hit normal life Monday even as train services were restored after a two-day "rail blockade" to ... Read more...

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Traffic snarls in Hyderabad as Ganesh immersion continues


September 12th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 12 (IANS) The delay in immersion of Ganesh idols in Hussainsagar Lake in Hyderabad Monday caused huge traffic jams in the city, causing inconvenience to commuters.Hundreds of idols ... Read more...

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It will be a wet Himachal this weekend


August 13th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) If you are heading to Himachal Pradesh this extended weekend, beware: the weatherman is predicting heavy rains.Nearly 100,000 tourists, mainly from north India, are expected to ... Read more...

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Life paralysed as 48-hour Telangana shutdown begins (Lead)


July 5th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 5 (IANS) Life came to a standstill across Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region Tuesday as a two-day shutdown called by the Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) evoked total ... Read more...

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Thousands bid adieu to Telangana ideologue Jayashankar


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) Thousands bid a tearful adieu to Telangana ideologue K. Jayashankar at Hanamkonda in Warangal district Wednesday.Amid slogans of "Jayashankar amar rahe" and in the presence ... Read more...

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Beware of fatal fall in Himachal rivers


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Manali, June 2 (IANS) Next time you feel adventurous while staring at a waterfall and plan to jump into the rippling river, think again. A slew of accidents has led ... Read more...

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About 70 percent voting in Andhra by-polls (Third Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) About 70 percent of the electors cast their votes in the Kadapa Lok Sabha and 81 percent in the Pulivendula assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh Sunday. ... Read more...

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Over 65 percent voting in Andhra by-polls (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) Over 65 percent electors cast their votes in the Kadapa Lok Sabha and Pulivendula assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh Sunday. Barring minor incidents, voting was peaceful, ... Read more...

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Peaceful polling in Andhra by-polls (Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) About 35 percent votes were polled by noon in the Kadapa Lok Sabha and Pulivendula assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh Sunday. Barring minor incidents, voting was ... Read more...

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Unified command to review Kashmir security May 13


April 30th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 29 (IANS) A high-level meeting will be held in Srinagar May 13 to take stock of the situation in the Kashmir Valley and the course of action to ... Read more...

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77 percent turnout in third phase of West Bengal polls


April 27th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 27 (ANI): Around seventy seven per cent voting was recorded in the third phase of West Bengal assembly polls in 75 seats covering Kolkata, North and South 24 Parganas districts ... Read more...

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Over 80 percent turnout in phase two of Bengal polls (Roundup)


April 23rd, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The second phase of West Bengal's electoral battle passed off peacefully Saturday with around 83 percent of electors voting in 50 constituencies across three ... Read more...

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Telangana supporters paralyse rail traffic for separate state (Third Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Intensifying the movement for separate statehood to Telangana, protesters in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday paralysed rail transport in Hyderabad and nine other districts of the region.Massive protests on ... Read more...

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Telangana shutdown paralyses life (Lead)


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Normal life was hit in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh Tuesday as a 48-hour shutdown to demand a bill in parliament for the formation of a ... Read more...

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‘Indigenous jet trainer to get initial clearance by July’


February 10th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 10 (IANS) India's indigenous intermediate jet trainer (IJT) is all set to obtain its initial clearance for air force pilots to start operational flying on the aircraft by July this ... Read more...

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