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TCS gets Rs.103 crore Bengal contract


September 7th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) The West Bengal government Friday awarded a Rs.103 crore contract to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for designing and implementing ICT solutions for the rural employment guarantee ... Read more...

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Panchayat secretary killed in Maoist firing


August 30th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 30 (IANS) A panchayat secretary was killed and four others, including a Congress worker, were injured in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh when Maoist ultras fired on the jeep ... Read more...

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Sons, daughters-in-law arrested for parading widowed mother half naked


August 24th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 24 (IANS) Police arrested five people, including two sons and daughters-in-law of a middle-aged Dalit widow who was publicly beaten and paraded half naked in a village in Bihar's ... Read more...

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Incessant rains in Himachal, rivers in spate


August 21st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Rivers and their tributaries in Himachal Pradesh have been in spate as the state has witnessed moderate to heavy rainfall for almost a week, while two ... Read more...

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Can’t be denied Hindus faced persecution: Pakistani daily


August 16th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) It cannot be denied that "minorities, and particularly Hindus, have faced persecution over the past few decades" in Pakistan, said a daily that wished minorities would ... Read more...

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PM condoles Deshmukh’s death, calls him trusted colleague (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday condoled the death of "trusted colleague" Vilasrao Deshmukh, who passed away after prolonged illness at a Chennai hospital and ... Read more...

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Ready to fight Bengal panchayat polls alone: Congress


August 11th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Announcing the likelihood of Congress going all alone in the West Bengal panchayat polls, state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharjee Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee government ... Read more...

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Ally trouble continues to dog Congress


July 21st, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Congress continued to be dogged by ally trouble Saturday as strains in its relationship with the NCP remained unresolved and the Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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Mamata indicates end of alliance with Congress in Bengal


July 21st, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) In a clear indication that the Trinamool Congress would not ally with the Congress in the coming panchayat polls in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Issue orders to check khap panchayats, SC urged


July 16th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday was urged to issue direction to police to take preventive steps to protect the life and dignity of people from the ... Read more...

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Cattle perish in arson attack on shacks in UP


July 14th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 14 (IANS) A large number of cattle perished while some people sustained injuries after their shacks on a disputed land near this Uttar Pradesh city were set on ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav for action against caste panchayats


July 14th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Slamming Taliban-style diktats by a caste panchayat in Uttar Pradesh against women, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav deamnded action against such "unconstitutional" groups.Talking ... Read more...

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It also happens here: Women in India fight indifference (Comment)


July 14th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
In an India that prides itself on the surge towards a more modern tomorrow, a reality check is in order. And it came again - as it always ... Read more...

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BJP adds Ghaziabad mayor’s seat to its kitty


July 8th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 8 (IANS) Continuing its winning spree in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday won the Ghaziabad mayoral seat for the fourth time ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s votes not needed in presidential poll: Congress


July 6th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Raising the pitch against ally Trinamool Congress, a leader of the Congress's West Bengal unit said the Mamata Banerjee-led party has become irrelevant in national ... Read more...

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Pine needles fuel business for Himachal villagers


July 5th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Bhoraj, July 5 (IANS) Pine needles, a major cause of forest fires in Himachal Pradesh, are now helping villagers earn money.The inflammable needles, which fall on the ground in summer ... Read more...

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Forward Bloc legislator suspended from Bengal assembly


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) A Forward Bloc legislator was Friday suspended from the West Begnal Assembly for the rest of the day for using "unparliamentary" words targeting Chief Minister ... Read more...

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West Bengal report sought on Ghishing petition


June 19th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Tuesday admitted a petition by GNLF chief Subhas Ghishing challenging the constitutional validity of the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and asked ... Read more...

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Maoist supply chain busted in Chhattisgarh; 3 held


June 14th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 14 (IANS) A major Maoists supply chain was busted with the arrest from different locations here of three people, including a woman, and recovery of 270 live cartridges ... Read more...

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Bihar NGO director arrested for Rs.150 crore fraud


June 13th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna June 13 (IANS) The director of a Patna-based NGO was arrested here Wednesday for allegedly being part of a racket that collected over Rs.150 crore from farmers and students ... Read more...

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After 24 years, woman proves she is alive!


May 31st, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 31 (IANS) Asharfi Devi ran from pillar to post for 24 years to get a certificate to prove that she is still alive.A resident of Barun village in ... Read more...

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Maoist kill tribal politician


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 23 (IANS) Maoists have killed a tribal politician in a village in Odisha's Rayagada district for carrying out developmental work, police said Wednesday.Deb Jagaranga, 40, was dragged out ... Read more...

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Assam-Meghalaya border villages to shun militants


May 16th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) Eighty-four villages located on a remote stretch of the Assam-Meghalaya border have now decided to desist any help to militants who frequent the area.The villages, mostly ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M leader killed in Kerala


May 5th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 5 (IANS) A former firebrand leader of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) was hacked to death in Kerala, triggering a war words between the ruling coalition and ... Read more...

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Kerala’s only tribal village under threat


April 18th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Tucked away inside a heavily forested area, Kerala's only Scheduled Tribes (ST) panchayat Idamalakkudy is home to some of the world's most endangered plant species but ... Read more...

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Congress may go it alone in Bengal panchayat polls


April 7th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) West Bengal Congress president Pardip Bhattacharjee Saturday indicated that his party was ready to go it alone in the panchayat polls in the state slated to ... Read more...

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6 Tripura officials jailed for embezzlement


April 4th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 4 (IANS) A BDO (block development officer) and five Tripura government officials were Wednesday sentenced to different jail terms by a local court for embezzling Rs.41 lakh in ... Read more...

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MGNREGA wages raised, Bengal wants more (Lead)


March 29th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Unhappy with the central government hiking the wage for the 100-day rural job guarantee programme MGNREGA from Rs.130 to Rs.136 in the state, West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Bengal unhappy with inadequate MGNREGA wage hike


March 29th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government will soon move the central government to increase Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) wages to Rs.200 ... Read more...

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Bengal hopeful of introducing biometric job cards soon


March 21st, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government is hopeful of introducing from April this year biometric job cards for beneficiaries of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act ... Read more...

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Congress demands CBI probe in party worker’s killing


March 18th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) West Bengal Pradesh Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya Sunday demanded a CBI probe into the killing of a Congress worker and alleged that party activists were under ... Read more...

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‘India making progress on women’s political empowerment’


March 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) India has made remarkable progress in taking ahead women's political participation at the local level, an official from the UN body on gender empowerment said ... Read more...

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Five Goa ministers allotted portfolios


March 16th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) Friday allotted portfolios to the five ministers who were sworn in a day after winning ... Read more...

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Want uniforms, less working hours: Rural job scheme workers


March 5th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Vellanad (Kerala), March 5 (IANS) Women earning their livelihood through the central government's rural employment guarantee scheme in this panchayat near Thiruvananthapuram have a simple wish list: reduced working hours, ... Read more...

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Feb 28 strike: Trinamool, Left on collision course


February 24th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Left Front seemed on a collision course Friday on the Feb 28 nationwide strike called by 11 central trade ... Read more...

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