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Assam journalists protest, boycott AAMSU for three months


August 30th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 30 (IANS) At least a dozen organisations of media people of Assam Thursday decided to organise demonstrations across the state Sep 1 to protest a spate of attacks ... Read more...

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Food bill based on ‘narrow vision’, say activists


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Activists Tuesday protested the National Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide legal entitlement of food grain to 63 percent of the country's population, ... Read more...

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Women’s panel should reflect on its purpose: Aruna Roy


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The women's rights apex body, National Commission for Women (NCW), needs to reflect on its role and work on gender-based issues, National Advisory Council member ... Read more...

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Olympics: Back injury dashes Russian weightlifter’s hopes


August 4th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's gold medal favourite in weightlifting Khadzhimurat Akkaev has withdrawn from the Olympics with a back injury, the national federation said Saturday.Akkaev, the world and ... Read more...

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I thought I’d got away, says dope-tainted cyclist


August 4th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Disgraced Russian cyclist Victoria Baranova said here Friday that she had taken testosterone ahead of the Olympics, and she had thought she was in the ... Read more...

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Government should implement reservation for disabled: MP


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tarun Vijay Wednesday demanded that the government fully implement reservation provisions for the disabled and apprise parliament about the ... Read more...

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GOPIO plans global Gadar centennial in 2013


March 15th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) is organizing the Gadar Centennial Commemoration, the 100th anniversary of the Gadar Movement to liberate India from ... Read more...

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World hockey looking at India as major hub for the sport


February 27th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian hockey may be taking baby steps in seeking to regain its erstwhile stature, with its qualification for the London Olympics being among the first ... Read more...

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Sugar output rises 17 percent in October-December 2011


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Sugar output rose 17 percent to 75.78 lakh tonnes in the October-December period last year following a sharp jump in production in Uttar Pradesh and ... Read more...

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WSH gets National Stadium, Olympic camps shifted out


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The national hockey camp for the Olympic qualifiers will not be held in the capital as the government has allotted the Dhyan Chand National Stadium ... Read more...

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FIH to continue recognising Hockey India


November 12th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) In a major breather for hockey in the country, International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to continue with its recognition of Hockey India (HI) and ... Read more...

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US hails Indian diaspora’s role in strengthening ties


October 11th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 11 (IANS) With a growing Indian American community which has increasing influence, the US sees the Indian diaspora as an important partner for forging closer ties with ... Read more...

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FIH hopeful of ending impasse before Olympic qualifiers


September 13th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) India may have lost the chance of hosting the Champions Trophy, but the 2012 Olympic qualifiers could still be held here as the International Hockey ... Read more...

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Another woman tortured as a witch in Rajasthan


July 29th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 29 (IANS) A 35-year-old woman has alleged she was branded a witch by villagers, tortured and was being forced to leave her village, in the second such case ... Read more...

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Players can run sports better than administrators: Maken


June 19th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken Sunday blamed the country's sports federations for hindering the development of sports and said players who have made India proud would ... Read more...

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Tuboi was eligible to play for Shillong Lajong


May 27th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Second division I-League club Shillong Lajong can heave a sigh of relief after the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said Friday that their player Seikhohao ... Read more...

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Nepal strike called May 13


May 9th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) Demanding that the government ensure the rights of ethnic communities and get cracking on the new constitution, a cluster of 19 ethnic organisations has announced a ... Read more...

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Japan may set up underground tank to stop contaminated water from spilling into sea


April 27th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 27 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is reportedly considering setting up a big underground tank in the compound of the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to prevent ... Read more...

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Over-limit radioactive materials found in 11 types of vegetable in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 23 (ANI): The Japanese Health Ministry has said that 11 types of vegetable grown in Fukushima Prefecture, including broccoli and cabbage, have been found contaminated with radioactive materials extensively exceeding ... Read more...

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NRIs want to vote, but through postal ballot


March 4th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Indians in America have welcomed the Election Commission's move to permit non-resident Indians to vote back home, but feel it would be a tough call ... Read more...

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Nepal PM steps in to defuse religious row over burials


February 1st, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 1 (IANS) The ugly religious row that erupted near one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world showed signs of calming down Tuesday after Nepal's caretaker Prime ... Read more...

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Doordarshan, Akashvani employees defer proposed agitation


December 11th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): The National Federation of Akashvani and Doordarshan Employees (NFADE) has deferred the proposed agitation that was to begin on Monday following several rounds of meetings with the ... Read more...

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Doordarshan, AIR employees call off three-day strike


December 11th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.11 (ANI): Employees of Akashvani and Doordarshan on Saturday said they have called off their proposed 72-hour strike that was to take place from December 13 to 15.According to sources, ... Read more...

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CBS of urban cooperative banks to begin this month


December 7th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Dec 7(IANS) Union Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar will flag off the national launch of the Core Banking Solutions (CBS) drive of Of urban cooperative banks at their two-day national meet ... Read more...

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AIR, DD operations hit as employees strike work (Lead)


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Operations of All India Radio and Doordarshan were affected in different parts of the country as employees of the state-run radio and television channels went on ... Read more...

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Strike hits AIR, Doordarshan operations in Orissa


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 (IANS) All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan halted services in Orissa Tuesday in response to a two-day nationwide strike called by the association of the public sector broadcaster's ... Read more...

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AIR, Doordarshan operations hit as employees strike


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Employees of All India Radio and Doordarshan Tuesday went on a 48-hour strike to press their demand for repeal of the Prasar Bharati Act, bringing operations ... Read more...

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Strike cripples AIR, Doordarshan operations in Kerala


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 23 (IANS) Operations of Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) were crippled in Kerala Tuesday in response to a 48-hour nationwide strike called by the association of employees of the ... Read more...

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Silver medal will boost India’s men’s hockey team


October 15th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A "dirtied" silver medal, was how coach Jose Brasa described India's second place finish in the men's hockey competition of the 19th Commonwealth Games that ... Read more...

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US high school cheerleaders say midriff-baring uniforms too skimpy


October 6th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 6 (ANI): Cheerleaders at a US high school are fighting to get uniforms that are less skimpy as they do not want to bare too much of themselves.According to ... Read more...

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Tribunal to decide fate of dope-tainted Indian athletes, says WADA chief


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.2 (ANI): Director General of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) David Howman here on Saturday said that the fast-track tribunal will decide the fate of the 12 dope-tainted Indian athletes.Howman said ... Read more...

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“Fake” Pak kabaddi team on the loose in India!


September 21st, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 21 (ANI): Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) Secretary Rana Muhammad Sarwar has said that a team has left for India without making any contact with them and without even any permission ... Read more...

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Flying fish ‘perform as well as some birds’


September 12th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 12 (ANI): Flying fish can stay airborne just as well as small-to-midsize birds, according to a new study.Haecheon Choi, a mechanical engineer from Seoul National University, Korea, became fascinated by ... Read more...

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Supreme Court allows IOA, Hockey India to select CWG hockey teams


August 27th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday permitted the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Hockey India (HI) to select and field the men's and women's hockey teams for the ... Read more...

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Diver hurt at Commonwealth Games swimming complex


July 27th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) In a freak accident, a diver was injured Tuesday at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Complex during the National Federation Cup, a test event for the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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