Rain in Chandigarh, dry spell ends

July 5th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) Rains lashed Chandigarh and its surrounding areas Thursday morning, bringing an end to a prolonged dry spell that lasted over a month.Met officials said rains lashed ... Read more...

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Package for pandits irk migrants from Jammu hills

June 21st, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 21 (IANS) While Kashmiri pandits, forced out of Kashmir Valley, are happy over the state government recommending more relief for them, the victims of militancy from hilly areas ... Read more...

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Government has failed to protect whistleblowers: Hazare

March 25th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The government has failed in protecting people who are fighting against corruption in the country, said activist Anna Hazare Sunday ahead of his day-long ... Read more...

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‘DAM 999′ director seeks police protection

December 10th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Dec 10 (IANS) Sohan Roy, director of controversial film "DAM 999" which was barred from screening in Tamil Nadu, has asked for police protection to attend the hearing against ... Read more...

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Avoid economic blockade as form of agitation: PM

December 3rd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said frequent strikes and economic blockades in Manipur would only impede development and bring untold miseries to the commoners and ... Read more...

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Situation in Manipur remains grim: Minister

December 1st, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 1 (IANS) The state of affairs remains grim in Manipur even though a crippling 121-day economic blockade has been temporarily lifted, says a minister while stressing that ... Read more...

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‘Dam 999′ director moves Supreme Court against ban

November 30th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The director of the film "Dam 999", which has been banned in Tamil Nadu for supposedly taking a pro-Kerala stand in the Mullaperiyar dam row, ... Read more...

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Where’s realism in today’s cinema, asks Javed Akhtar

November 30th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Realism is a far cry in new age Bollywood, says veteran lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar, who feels the depiction of the common man in today's films is ... Read more...

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Huge Pakistan rally demands halt to US drone strikes

October 28th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) A large number of Pakistani tribesmen rallied here Friday to demand an immediate halt to the US drone strikes in tribal regions.Tribesmen from North Waziristan ... Read more...

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Fighting child labour in Moradabad - with comics

October 26th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 26 (IANS) For 14-year-old Ashraf, school doesn't end with the stroke of the last bell. Rather, the next few hours proceed 'comically', as he vigorously starts ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to kick start poll campaign in Tripura

October 17th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) With the visit of the Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi next month, the main opposition party in Tripura will kick start its campaign for the ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani rural women most marginalised in society’

October 15th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistani rural women are one of the most vulnerable and marginalised segments of the society despite their significant role in the rural economy, National Assembly Speaker ... Read more...

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Dowry harassment law misused for extortion: Court

October 9th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A Delhi court has acquitted a man and three of his family members in a dowry harassment case, saying that legal provisions are often misused ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Orissa against power plants

August 9th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 (IANS) Normal life was affected in two Orissa districts Tuesday with people blocking roads and carrying out marches to protest proposed power plants in the area.Vehicles went ... Read more...

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India go down 3-0 to UAE in pre-World Cup qualifier

July 24th, 2011 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Al Ain (Abu Dhabi), July 23 (IANS) Two red cards in four minutes dashed India's hopes as they went down 3-0 to United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the controversial first-leg ... Read more...

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No report on president’s rule in Tripura: Governor’s aide

July 14th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 14 (IANS) Tripura Governor D.Y.Patil did not send any report to the central government recommending president's rule in the state, an official said here Thursday, terming the ... Read more...

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We don’t support fuel price hike: Mamata (Lead)

June 24th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose Trinamool Congress party is a major ally of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, Friday said she does ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh blames UPA for Bundelkhand woes

May 1st, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) of not cooperating with the state in countering the miseries of people in ... Read more...

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Delhi court pulls up government on ration

April 18th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi High Court Monday pulled up the centre after their failure to comply with its previous directions to ensure that poor people get ration regularly.Rapping ... Read more...

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There’s no pressure on team: Afridi

March 29th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, in a calculated move, says his side was not expected to enter the cricket World Cupsemifinals and thus are under no ... Read more...

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Here’s what makes wealthy people unhappy

March 23rd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A survey on the miseries that wealthy people go through has found that most are worried about appearing ungrateful, rearing bratty children and failing to meet expectations.The survey ... Read more...

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Devotees practice body piercing during Kerala festival

March 12th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Mar. Devotees in Kerala's Pathanamthitta District offered prayers on Saturday by piercing their bodies with sharp hooks. They also rolled over bamboo thorns as part of tradition.At the Ezhamkulam Temple, ... Read more...

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Relief in Valley as mercury rises to minus 1.4

January 29th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 29 (IANS) People in Kashmir Valley got some relief from the freezing chill of the past two months as the night temperature Friday markedly rose to minus 1.4 degrees Celsius, ... Read more...

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We are urged to join this Pakistan

January 20th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Dr Shabir ChoudhryLondon, Jan.20 (ANI): It is true majority of people of the State of Jammu and Kashmir DONOT want the status quo. They want this forced division, extremism, violence, hatred ... Read more...

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Pakistani Hindu families demand bill on marriage registration

January 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 2(ANI): Families of the Scheduled Caste Hindus in Pakistan have demanded of the government that the Hindu Marriage Registration Bill should be passed by Parliament as early as possible.Women belonging ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Paid news syndrome eroding Indian media: Press council

December 26th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 26 (IANS) Stating that the Indian media was "terribly" deviating from its objectives, Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice G.N. Roy said here Sunday that the "paid news ... Read more...

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Left parties to agitate if fuel prices hiked

December 15th, 2010 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Left parties Tuesday said they will protest intensely if the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government allows a hike in petroleum fuel prices, reacting to news reports that petrol ... Read more...

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‘Peepli Live’ - will it make it to Oscars?

December 13th, 2010 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
By Arpana New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Will "Peepli Live" make it to the final Oscar nomination list? It's a bit early to start the debate, but the dark comedy about corruption ... Read more...

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Sporadic violence marks opposition strike in Bangladesh (Lead)

November 30th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 30 (IANS) Sporadic violence marked the opposition-called strike in Bangladesh Tuesday and also caused the Supreme Court to postpone hearing of former prime minister Khaleda Zia's contempt plea against ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition enforces dawn-to-dusk strike

November 30th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 30 (IANS) Opposition parties in Bangladesh enforced a dawn-to-dusk strike against the government Tuesday, a day after former prime minister Khaleda Zia lost an appeal before the Supreme Court against ... Read more...

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Krishna urged to take up Tamils issue with Sri Lanka

November 24th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Wednesday requested External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to discuss a political solution for the Sri Lankan Tamils and their quick rehabilitation during ... Read more...

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RBI to sensitise people about money laundering

November 16th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) In a bid to raise public awareness about money laundering agencies, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has started a nationwide programme to sensitise people about "unscrupulous" and ... Read more...

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Troubled Vedanta loses appeal for controversial Orissa refinery

October 22nd, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 22 (ANI): The Indian government has blocked Vedanta Resources' plan to expand its highly controversial alumina refinery below the Niyamgiri hills in Orissa, in the latest setback for the company.India's ... Read more...

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Kashmir separatists, people hail clerics’ stand

October 11th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 11 (IANS) Separatist leaders and common people Monday welcomed the demand of the clerics group Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind (JUH) seeking withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Kashmir, but ... Read more...

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I’d like to direct soon: Kangana Ranaut (Interview)

October 6th, 2010 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) Her unconventional looks and frizzy hair landed her atypical roles in Bollywood. Kangana Ranaut now harbours a dream of donning the director's hat and already ... Read more...

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