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Haryana to recruit 11,000 constables


September 10th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 10 (IANS) Haryana has decided to expand its police force and has sanctioned 11,000 new posts of constables for the purpose, the state police chief said Monday.Applications for ... Read more...

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Sesa admits to causing pollution in Goa village


August 29th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 29 (IANS) Sesa Goa Ltd (SGL) Wednesday admitted to "accidental misfiring" of two burners at its coke plant here causing pollution in nearby areas. But it refuted allegations ... Read more...

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World Bank gives Senegal $55 mn to tackle flood


August 26th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Dakar, Aug 26 (IANS) The World Bank and Senegal have signed an agreement for $55 million which the west African nation will use to address the challenges arising from floods, ... Read more...

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10 prisoners escape from Rajasthan jail


August 20th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 20 (IANS) Ten prisoners escaped from a jail in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district after beating up six duty guards Monday. Three of the jail-breakers were later recaptured while others ... Read more...

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Gas leak in Mathura, hundreds evacuated


August 8th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) Five people were taken ill and hundreds evacuated Wednesday morning following leakage of ammonia gas from an ice manufacturing factory in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district, police ... Read more...

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‘Noida ground water overuse probe not held’


July 19th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 19 (IANS) A two-member official team which came to investigate complaints against mall developers overdrawing ground water in sector 18 here left without conducting any probe, an activist ... Read more...

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Spooky tales from the hills


July 10th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 10 (IANS) Ghosts from Shimla's past are back to haunt this picturesque hill town. Shimla-based writer Minakshi Chaudhry has come out with another set of 16 spooky ... Read more...

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Homeland Security’s all-in-one app for bomb threat


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) In the first chaotic moments after suspicion of a bomb threat, first responders have a myriad of questions, assessments, and decisions to make, all at once, ... Read more...

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Surjeet given rousing welcome in Punjab’s Phidde village


June 29th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Ferozepur (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Hundreds gathered in Phidde village of Punjab's Ferozepur district to give a rousing welcome to Surjeet Singh, who returned home after more than 30 years ... Read more...

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Akhilesh lays foundation of 1,980 MW power plant


June 12th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 11 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday laid the foundation stone of 1,980 MW capacity thermal power plant in the state's Kanpur district.The project, at Ghatampur ... Read more...

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Rain brings cheer to tourists in Himachal


June 6th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 6 (IANS) Rains brought down temperatures in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday, bringing cheers to thousands of tourists who have thronged the hill stations to escape the heat wave in ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan visits home of murdered Marxist


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, June 2 (IANS) Opposition leader V.S. Achuthanandan Saturday visited the home of former CPI-M leader T.P. Chandrasekharan, whose murder has been blamed on his own party.As news of unannounced ... Read more...

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Himachal profits from Kashmir tourist overflow


May 28th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Shimla/Manali, May 28 (IANS) No bookings in the Kashmir Valley? Head for the hills of Himachal Pradesh for your vacation.The hospitality industry here says that with hotels in Srinagar valley ... Read more...

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Three bison found dead in Chhattisgarh


May 25th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 25 (IANS) Three bison were found dead Friday just outside the Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary, forest officials said, adding that death of protected animals have been reported from the ... Read more...

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Where’s bachelor party? On foreign shores, say desi boys (Feature)


April 25th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Who doesn't want some fun before entering wedlock? Traditional pre-wedding sangeet and mehndi celebrations notwithstanding, young Indian bridegrooms, inspired by movies like "Hangover" and ... Read more...

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Akhilesh wants faster work on Agra international airport


April 19th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) In a fresh impetus to tourism in and around the Agra region, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday asked officials to complete all ground work ... Read more...

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Ajmer shrine authorities mum on Zardari visit


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 2 (IANS) Rajasthan government officials and authorities at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti remained tightlipped Monday over preparations for the April 8 visit of ... Read more...

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Fear of plague haunting Himachal villages


April 2nd, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 2 (IANS) Residents of the Rohru rural belt in Himachal Pradesh are living in fear of the 'wrath of god'. The cause of the scare is actually pneumonic ... Read more...

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Yamuna Expressway awaits Akhilesh nod (With Image)


March 21st, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 21 (IANS) One of the most ambitious projects of the former Mayawati government, the Yamuna Expressway awaits a nod from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Samajwadi Party ... Read more...

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ASI to excavates ruins near Vikramshila University


March 21st, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 21 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) plans to take up conservation work of the ruins of Vikramshila University in Bihar and excavate nearby areas in ... Read more...

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Three hurt in shooting at Afghan memorial service


March 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 13 (IANS) At least three people were injured in a shooting Tuesday at a service held for 16 Afghan civilians killed by a US soldier in Kandahar province, ... Read more...

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Lack of facilities hinders primary education in Azamgarh (With Images)


March 10th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh), March 10 (IANS) Even as Uttar Pradesh elected a new government in the hope for change, people of Azamgarh, especially its teachers, hope poor roads and electricity ... Read more...

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German deported, anti-Kudankulam activist cries foul


February 28th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) A German national was deported from India Tuesday on grounds of raising funds for protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, prompting an anti-nuclear activist ... Read more...

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36 locals held for hunting animals in Odisha park


February 25th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) At least 36 persons, mostly local tribals, were arrested for hunting animals in Odisha's famed Simlipal National Park, one of India's first Project Tiger reserves, an ... Read more...

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IAEA team completes inspection of Kudankulam plant


February 21st, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) A two-member International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team completed the annual inspection of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Tuesday, said a senior official of the ... Read more...

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70 hospitalised with food poisoning in Chhattisgarh


February 21st, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 21 (IANS) The condition of over 70 poor people, including 32 women and children, in Chhattisgarh is reported to be stable hours after they were hospitalised for food ... Read more...

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All 29 kidnapped Chinese in Sudan freed


February 8th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 8 (IANS) All 29 Chinese nationals abducted by rebels in Sudan last month have been released after 11 days in captivity, Xinhua reported.The Chinese were held Jan 28 ... Read more...

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Mainpuri tobacco causing cancer?


January 28th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan's Sindh province is reported to have banned the "Mainpuri tambakoo". And Indian doctors and activists too are talking of an alarming rise in the number ... Read more...

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Delhi’s high-rises vulnerable to Himalayan quake (Jan 26 is anniversary of the 2001 Bhuj earthquake)


January 25th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 25 (IANS) Tall buildings in Delhi will come crashing down if a strong earthquake occurs in the northwest region of the Himalayas, warns a research seismologist who had ... Read more...

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More snow in Dalai Lama’s abode (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) McLeodganj, the abode of the Dalai Lama in Himachal Pradesh, was covered in white again Thursday, with more than one foot of snow. Lower areas like ... Read more...

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Protest in Mumbai over toddler’s murder


January 19th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Over 100 women from a slum in south Mumbai Thursday demonstrated outside two police stations after a three-and-half-year-old girl from the area was found murdered, police ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s abode gets more snow


January 19th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 19 (IANS) McLeodganj, the abode of the Dalai Lama in Himachal Pradesh, was covered in white again Thursday, with more than one feet of snow.The Dhauladhar ranges of ... Read more...

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Nine dead in Pakistan suicide bombing (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) At least nine people, including two policemen and three suicide bombers, were killed Saturday when militants attacked a police office in northwestern Pakistan. Interior Minister ... Read more...

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Shimla gets more snow


January 11th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Fresh snowfall Wednesday evening turned Shimla hill station more picturesque."Only Shimla and its nearby areas experienced snowfall. But it was a light one and was ... Read more...

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Himachal’s snowy slopes invite skiers (With Image)


January 11th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 11 (IANS) Powdery snow slopes near this picturesque tourist resort have once again started attracting skiers. And they should be in no hurry - the hills ... Read more...

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