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NEC to construct hostel for northeast students in Bangalore


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) The North Eastern Council (NEC), the nodal agency for economic and social development of the region, Monday announced that it would construct a hostel exclusively for ... Read more...

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Legislator tears own shirt in Jharkhand assembly


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 3 (IANS) In a dramatic event, an opposition legislator Monday tore up his kurta in the Jharkhand assembly to bring to the government's notice the plight of ... Read more...

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‘Srimannarayana’ is all style, no substance (Telugu Movie Review)


September 1st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Srimannarayana"; Actors: Balakrishna, Isha Chawla and Parvati Melton; Director: Ravi Kumar Chavali; Rating: **Balakrishna is back with what he's best at doing - playing a never-aging hero, with two heroines ... Read more...

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Can’t make commercial films: ‘Anhey Ghorey…’ director


August 25th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Punjabi film director Gurvinder Singh, who received a National award for his debut film "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" ("Alms for the Blind Horse"), says he ... Read more...

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Neither BJP nor Congress will get majority in 2014: Mulayam


August 18th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Saturday said that neither the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nor the Congress would get a majority in the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh CM vows to crush Maoists


August 15th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Wednesday sought people's support to crush Maoist guerrillas.Speaking on Independence Day at the Police parade ground here, Singh branded the Maoists ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha airs concern over Pakistan Hindus’ plight


August 13th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha members across political divide Monday expressed concern over the plight of minority Hindus in Pakistan and urged the government to spell out ... Read more...

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NDA to raise Assam violence, power failure in parliament


August 6th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The opposition BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will raise the ethnic violence in Assam in which over 50 people have died, the massive electricity ... Read more...

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Supreme Court comes to rescue of Vrindavan widows


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Irked over the insensitivity towards abandoned widows in Vrindavan, the Supreme Court Friday said India was the only country where every day people distribute free ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh ignoring Vrindavan widows: SC


July 30th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday chided the Uttar Pradesh government for not being sensitive to the plight of widows abandoned by their kin and living in ... Read more...

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Pregnant teen with cancer spurs abortion debate


July 24th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, July 24 (IANS/EFE) The plight of a pregnant teenager suffering from acute leukaemia stirred up anew Monday the controversy over abortion, which is barred by the Dominican Republic ... Read more...

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Virandavan widows: SC notice to UP, Bengal, Odisha


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to West Bengal, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh on the plight of widows leading a miserable life in the holy ... Read more...

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Woman who sold child found - still starving


July 19th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) A destitute Bihar woman who went missing after selling her child to a Nepalese couple for Rs.62 has been finally traced - still starving along with ... Read more...

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Bihar woman missing after selling child for Rs.62


July 16th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 16 (IANS) A poverty-stricken woman in Bihar's Araria district, who sold her four-month-old son for just Rs.62 to a Nepalese couple, is missing a day after her plight ... Read more...

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Aamir meets PM, seeks scrapping of manual scavenging (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union minister Mukul Wasnik Monday assured actor-activist Aamir Khan that the government will work to eliminate manual scavenging from ... Read more...

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Aamir meets PM, seeks scrapping of manual scavenging


July 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Actor-activist Aamir Khan Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union minister Mukul Wasnik here and raised the issue of the plight of manual ... Read more...

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Aamir to meet PM on manual scavengers’ plight


July 15th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan will call on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi Monday to highlight the problems of manual scavengers engaged in cleaning ... Read more...

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UAE reiterates support to Myanmar Muslims


July 14th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 13 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Friday reiterated its support to the Organisation of the Islamic Conference call for protecting Muslims in Myanmar.Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al ... Read more...

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Korsaguda, Sarkeguda residents refuse government aid


July 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 8 (IANS) Angry people of Korsaguda and Sarkeguda villages in Chhattigarh, where 19 villagers, including seven minors, were gunned down by security forces as Maoists, have refused relief ... Read more...

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78 Indian workers left high and dry in Saudi Arabia


July 4th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Seventy-eight Indians, working for a private firm in Saudi Arabia, have been left stranded without food and water after their employer reneged on paying their ... Read more...

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Fear of drought haunts Bihar again


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) The spectre of drought is looming large over Bihar, something that state officials have acknowledged."If the monsoon fails the state in the first two weeks of July, ... Read more...

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Indian workers in Ghana left in the lurch


July 1st, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, July 1 (IANS) Three years ago a group of five Indian workers arrived in Ghana to make a living at a local steel company located near the capital of ... Read more...

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Britain blamed for Indian Malaysians’ ‘plight’ in ex-colony


June 30th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) An exiled Indian Malaysian human rights lawyer plans to file a lawsuit against the British government for failing to provide adequate safety to the community under ... Read more...

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BSP stages walk out over power crisis in Uttar Pradesh


June 20th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Angry at the incessant power cuts in Uttar Pradesh and dissatisfied with the government response to its concern on the issue, the opposition Bahujan Samaj ... Read more...

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DMDK to boycott presidential polls


June 19th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) DMDK leader A.Vijayakant Tuesday announced his party's decision to boycott the ensuing presidential poll due to the central government's "refusal" to solve any of the issues ... Read more...

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After Nobel prize, Suu Kyi felt Myanmar was not forgotten


June 16th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 16 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said here Saturday that receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 had made her feel "real again" and reassured ... Read more...

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Indiscipline plagues both BJP, Congress (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 16 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the main opposition Congress are facing the same problem - indiscipline, and it seems this malaise will only worsen ... Read more...

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Fighting corruption - a poor farmer’s way


June 14th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 14 (IANS) Asked to pay a Rs.1,000 bribe, a landless Bihar farmer begged to differ. And he vented his ire by collecting alms and sending the amount to ... Read more...

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Train stopped to ’save’ kid’s toy


June 11th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Railway workers in the US stopped a train to save a three-year-old girl's beloved bunny, it was reported here.A tantrum-inducing disaster was avoided thanks to kind-hearted ... Read more...

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A BJP protest in Srinagar


May 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday proved a point when some 50 activists staged a protest here against the petrol price hike.The protesters, who gathered ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi threatens to pull out of UPA (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday threatened to pull out of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government if it does not roll back the hike in petrol ... Read more...

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Heat wave strikes Odisha, toll rises to 19 (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) A blistering heat wave Saturday swept across Odisha with the state recording a new high temperature of 46.7 degrees Celsius, as officials confirmed nine deaths, mostly ... Read more...

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No respite from heat wave in Odisha


May 26th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) The blistering heat wave in Odisha is likely to continue for the next four-five days, the weather office here said Saturday.Many places in the western parts ... Read more...

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Help artists in distress: Pakistani daily


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily has highlighted the plight of a Pakistani pop music pioneer and demanded that the government should disburse funds and lend support ... Read more...

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Myanmar ’slaves’ rescued in Thailand


May 19th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 150 Myanmar migrant workers locked up inside a shrimp factory near Bangkok have been rescued by Thai police.Kyaw Thaung, a spokesperson for the Burmese Association ... Read more...

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