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Nitish Kumar congratulates Pranab, invites him to Bihar


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India's 13th president and invited him to visit the state."I have congratulated ... Read more...

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BJP leader walks over to JD-U in Bihar


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) Former Bihar legislator and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Jha Tuesday joined the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ... Read more...

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Fresh probe sought into murder of Bhopal RTI activist


June 14th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) The family of slain Right to Information (RTI) activist Shehla Masood Thursday demanded a fresh probe into her cold-blooded killing at her house in Bhopal, ... Read more...

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‘Dalai Lama deserves Bharat Ratna’


June 11th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 11 (IANS) India should confer its highest civilian award - Bharat Ratna - on Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in recognition of his services to humanity, a ... Read more...

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Phoolan Devi’s controversial legacy alive in UP polls


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 22 (IANS) A huge coloured photograph of Phoolan Devi, the bandit queen-turned-MP who was shot dead 11 years ago in New Delhi, adorns the wall of the ... Read more...

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House fire kills two, one critical


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) A 42-year-old woman and her son were burnt to death while her husband was critically injured in a fire that broke out in their house ... Read more...

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Another corrupt Bihar official’s home to house school


December 4th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's threat that the ill-gotten property of corrupt officials in Bihar will be confiscated and turned into schools is about to be ... Read more...

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Despite yatra, JP’s village lies forgotten


October 11th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sitab Diara (Bihar), Oct 11 (IANS) The winds of change sweeping through Bihar have curiously left out a forgotten yet important part of the state -- the tiny village ... Read more...

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Bihar’s ruling JD-U is against Modi for PM’s post


September 18th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leaders have not only kept away from Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's fast, but raised voices against Modi being projected ... Read more...

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After politicians, officials to plant trees in Bihar


September 12th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) After politicians, Bihar's 400,000 officials have been asked to plant one sapling each to increase the state's green cover to 15 percent in the next five ... Read more...

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Bihar ministers, legislator donate salary for green cause


September 6th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 6 (IANS) After Chief Minister Nitish Kumar donated a month's salary for a green Bihar campaign, his cabinet colleagues and legislators are also coming forward to donate their ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar gives month’s salary for green Bihar drive


September 3rd, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar donated a month's salary to a green Bihar campaign he flagged off Saturday.Giving the green signal to the Harit Bihar Abhiyan Rath ... Read more...

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Bihar’s ruling party on a green mission


August 29th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) is set to launch a campaign to plant five million saplings over the next two years, a party leader said ... Read more...

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Congress releases first list for Uttar Pradesh polls


August 22nd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) The Congress Monday released its first list of 73 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections with familiar names like state Congress president Rita Bahuguna ... Read more...

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Bihar’s ruling alliance slams UPA government on Hazare arrest


August 16th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United and its ally Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government for the arrest of activist ... Read more...

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Bihar set to turn green, politicians to plant trees


August 11th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 11 (IANS) With the aim of increasing forest cover to 35 percent in a decade, Bihar is employing several steps, including asking members of the ruling Janata Dal-United ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks special category - with signatures


July 10th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 10 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar flagged off a four-day yatra here Sunday to hand over 1.25 crore signatures to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding a special ... Read more...

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US researcher says she is fine, police deny abduction (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 30 (IANS) Bihar Police Thursday denied that suspected Maoists abducted an American university scholar researching on the rebels in Jamui district. The researcher, Juhi Tyagi, herself contacted a ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct US varsity researcher


June 30th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 30 (IANS) An American university researcher was abducted along with a local in Bihar's Jamui district by suspected Maoists, police said Thursday.Juhi Tyagi, in her mid 20s, ... Read more...

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Land protests: Reward announced for five farmer leaders


May 9th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, May 9 (IANS) After farmer leader Manvir Singh Teotia, the Uttar Pradesh Police Monday announced rewards for the arrest of five others who have been blamed for the ... Read more...

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Congress blames Mayawati government for farmers’ agitation


May 9th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Monday blamed the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh for the violent agitation of farmers in Greater Noida against land ... Read more...

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Opposition leaders arrested at Greater Noida


May 9th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, May 9 (IANS) Opposition leaders, including former Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav and Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav were ... Read more...

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Five Bihar ministers not celebrating Nitish victory


November 25th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 25 (IANS) Their chief minister has pulled off a stupendous victory in Bihar, but it is not celebration time for five legislators of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), who ... Read more...

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Fifth phase of Bihar Assembly polls begins amid tight security


November 9th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 9 (ANI): Polling for the fifth phase of Bihar Assembly elections began on Tuesday morning amidst unprecedented security measures.Voting will take place for 35 Assembly constituencies in this phase. ... Read more...

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Delhi Police arrest Haryana cop for graft


August 5th, 2010 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Jhajjar (Haryana), Aug 4 (IANS) The Delhi Police Wednesday arrested an inspector of Haryana's traffic police for taking a bribe of Rs.14,000, an officer said. According to the police, the accused was identified ... Read more...

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Five terrorists held in Punjab, arms recovered


July 28th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar (Punjab), July 28 (IANS) Punjab Police Wednesday arrested five terrorists here and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession, officials said. "On the basis of a tip-off, we laid a trap and ... Read more...

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Maoists kill Chhattisgarh Congress leader’s kin, two others (Night Lead)


July 9th, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 8 (IANS) Dozens of Maoists attacked a Congress leader's house and a police station in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district early Thursday, killing a relative and an employee of the politician. At ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh Congress leader, driver found killed


May 17th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 17 (IANS) The bodies of missing Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Kailash Agarwal and his driver Pappu were found from a farmhouse in Dewas district, police said Monday. Agarwal, a leader from ... Read more...

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Government’s power to accord deemed university status challenged


January 29th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday took up for hearing a petition for scrapping a law that gives the government authority to accord deemed university status on private educational ... Read more...

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Act fast on Goa rape or face advisory: Russian envoy


January 28th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin Thursday threatened to issue an advisory to his citizens not to travel to Goa if the Indian authorities did not ... Read more...

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17 doctors get Padma awards


January 25th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Seventeen doctors, including Ramakant Panda who performed heart surgery on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last year, and Apollo Hospitals' founder Prathap C. Reddy were Monday named ... Read more...

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Bihar celebrates Makar Sankranti with dahi-chura


January 14th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 14 (IANS) Residents of Bihar celebrated Makar Sankranti Thursday with traditional fervour. Local politicians joined the festivities gorging on traditional food items, including chura, yogurt, tilkut, and khichri. Chief ... Read more...

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IGNOU to hold three-day international peace conference


January 10th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) along with the Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti (GSDS) and Unesco would be jointly organising a three-day international conference on "Conflict ... Read more...

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VHP launching helpline for Hindu pilgrims


December 21st, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 21 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is to start a toll-free helpline service in India for Hindu pilgrims and tourists to help them in booking low-cost accomodation, hiring vehicles ... Read more...

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Vajpayee among 68 indicted for Babri demolition


November 24th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Liberhan Commission of Inquiry that probed the 1992 razing of the Babri mosque found 68 people culpable for leading the country to the brink of ... Read more...

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