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Opposition protest shuts parts of India (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An opposition-called shutdown against economic reforms hit normal life in many states but the government said it was firm on pushing ahead with steps to ... Read more...

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Traders across India to strike Thursday


September 19th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) One of the biggest grouping of Indian traders Wednesday called for a nationwide strike Thursday to protest the decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail ... Read more...

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Bihar cancels nursing home licences after uterus scam


September 13th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Licenses of eight private nursing homes were cancelled in Bihar's Samastipur district for unnecessary removal of uteruses of hundreds of poor women to claim insurance money ... Read more...

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Uterus removal case: Notice to hospitals, nursing homes


August 29th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) The Bihar State Human Rights Commission Wednesday issued notice to private hospitals and nursing homes, where uteruses of hundreds of poor women were removed to claim ... Read more...

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Tripura militant outfits on revival path, says CM


August 28th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bishalgarh (Tripura), Aug 28 (IANS) Separatist outfits in Tripura, supported by some opposition leaders, are recruiting tribal youths ahead of the assembly polls, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Tuesday."The militant ... Read more...

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President calls BJP leaders over seating at I-Day reception


August 16th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday called senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders after they expressed their displeasure over seating arrangements during the Independence Day 'At ... Read more...

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BJP chief ministers, leaders to meet in Delhi


August 16th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Chief ministers of the states ruled by the BJP, and key party leaders will be meeting here Saturday to discuss the present economic situation ... Read more...

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Sea of humanity pays respects to Deshmukh, funeral in evening (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Latur, Aug 15 (IANS) A sea of humanity poured out on all roads leading to Babhalgaon village in Latur district where the body of their beloved leader Vilasrao Deshmukh ... Read more...

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Deshmukh’s body reaches Latur, funeral in evening


August 15th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Latur, Aug 15 (IANS) The body of union minister Vilasrao Desmukh, who died in Chennai Tuesday, was brought to his home district here in Maharashtra by a special flight ... Read more...

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India can win gold for corruption, says Ramdev


August 10th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) If the Olympics gave a medal for corruption, India could have won a gold, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said Friday as thousands poured into the ... Read more...

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Britain equipping Syrian rebels with satellite phones


August 5th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) British officials are secretly equipping Syrian rebel groups with satellite phones in a bid to topple President Bashar al-Assad, the Daily Mail reported.The supply of the ... Read more...

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Jailed legislator embarrasses Akhilesh government again


July 11th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) Embarrassments for the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) from its own cadres and legislators show no signs of abating.A few days after its legislator from ... Read more...

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Haryana residents take to the streets over power woes


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) The residents of various towns in Haryana took to the streets Wednesday to protest against erratic and virtually no power supply in the past 24 hours.Protestors ... Read more...

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Tripura Congress, CPI-M trade charges of wooing militants


June 27th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 27 (IANS) With assembly polls in Tripura drawing closer, the ruling Left Front and opposition Congress are accusing each other of using militants to sway votes.Leaders of ... Read more...

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‘Congress, INPT conspiring to oust Left in Tripura’


June 25th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 25 (IANS) Leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) claimed here Monday that separatist outfits, aided by a section of opposition leaders, were conspiring to oust the ... Read more...

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France offers communications gear to Syrian opposition


June 16th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France is ready to supply communications equipment to the Syrian opposition and to individuals and is ready to make the shipments on its own, the ... Read more...

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Chronology of events to Pranab being named UPA’s president candidate


June 15th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chronology of a day when the United Progressive Alliance announced Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as its presidential candidate11.am - The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) meets to discuss ... Read more...

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Kerala assembly again disrupted over twin murders


June 14th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Four bills were passed without any discussion Thursday as the Kerala assembly was disrupted for the third consecutive day by opposition legislators demanding immediate arrest of ... Read more...

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Armenian president dissolves government


May 31st, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan Thursday signed a decree to dissolve government following the election of a new parliament. The dissolution followed the first session of ... Read more...

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Shutdown near-total in Mumbai, most of Maharashtra (Second lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) The shutdown against rising prices and inflation called by opposition parties paralysed life in large parts of Maharashtra and its capital Mumbai with public transport ... Read more...

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Shutdown near-total in Mumbai, most of Maharashtra (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) The shutdown against rising prices and inflation paralysed life in large parts of Maharashtra and its capital Mumbai with public transport off the roads and ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition stages mass hunger strike


May 21st, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) An alliance of 18 political parties in Bangladesh Sunday staged a seven-hour mass hunger strike to protest against the government's "oppressive policies".Thousands of political activists, ... Read more...

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EU concerned over jailed Russian opposition leaders


May 12th, 2012 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union is concerned over the arrests of Russian opposition movement leaders during the recent protest rallies in Moscow, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... Read more...

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Sibal apologises after Ambedkar cartoon row rocks parliament (Fourth lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A cartoon on Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar in an NCERT textbook rocked parliament Friday, prompting the government to apologise and order removal of the ... Read more...

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Sibal apologises after Ambedkar cartoon row rocks parliament (Third Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A cartoon on Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar in an NCERT textbook rocked both houses of parliament Friday, prompting the government to apologise and order ... Read more...

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Government apologises after Ambedkar cartoon row (Second Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A cartoon on Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar in an NCERT textbook rocked both houses of parliament Friday, prompting the government to apologise and order ... Read more...

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Kerala land row: Opposition leaders meet governor


May 10th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 10 (IANS) Kerala's opposition leaders Thursday met Governor H.R. Bhardwaj demanding action against Calicut University Vice-Chancellor M. Abdul Salam for allegedly trying to transfer a piece of ... Read more...

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Gilani convicted: Imran Khan plans `tsunami march’


April 27th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Opposition leader Imran Khan is contemplating a "tsunami march" if the Supreme Court's decisions are "not respected" following the conviction of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

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Gilani convicted, opposition demands his ouster (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was Thursday convicted for contempt of court and awarded a symbolic sentence of about 30 seconds by the Supreme Court, ... Read more...

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Convicted Gilani must quit, says opposition


April 26th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who was convicted Thursday for contempt of court, must resign immediately, demanded opposition leaders, including former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. ... Read more...

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Activists flay Maharashtra’s new stringent RTI rules


April 24th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Social activists in Maharashtra Tuesday flayed amendments in the state's Right To Information (RTI) rules which could bestow discretionary powers on officials to deny information to ... Read more...

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Congress moves to suspend eight MPs from Lok Sabha (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Lok Sabha Tuesday suspended eight Congress MPs from the Telangana region after the party itself moved a motion against ... Read more...

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Resumed budget session may generate heat for government


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Congress may have averted some house trouble by asking Abhishek Manu Singhvi to step down from party and parliamentary posts over a sleaze ... Read more...

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Government staring at house trouble in budget session’s second half


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The budget session of parliament is set to resume Tuesday with the government hoping to pass some key pending bills, but also staring at ... Read more...

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Maharashtra government, opposition trade charges


April 9th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Maharashtra Industry Minister Narayan Rane Monday claimed that he had a list of the state's opposition leaders who had allegedly acquired land for different purposes ... Read more...

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