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West Bengal paralysed due to shutdown


September 20th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a standstill in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.Rail ... Read more...

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Over 1,700 killed in Karachi in 2012: Report


September 10th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A total of 1,725 people, including 78 children, were killed in Pakistan's port city of Karachi in the first eight months of this year, says a ... Read more...

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Gyanendra Shah wishes reinstatement as Nepal’s monarch


July 8th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 8 (IANS) Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Shah has said for the first time that he wants to return to the throne, Xinhua reported.In an interview, the ... Read more...

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Trinamool inducts ‘dissident’ GJM activists


June 11th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 11 (IANS) In a bid to increase its presence in the Darjeeling hills, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Monday inducted hundreds of "dissident" supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti ... Read more...

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Trinamool inducts ‘dissident’ GJM activists


June 11th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 11 (IANS) In a bid to increase its presence in the Darjeeling hills, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Monday inducted hundreds of "dissident" supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti ... Read more...

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Myanmar refugees do not want to quit India


June 10th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Myanmar is embracing democracy after decades of military rule, but refugees from the country living in India say they have no immediate plans to return ... Read more...

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Seven south Kashmir village heads resign


June 8th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 8 (IANS) Seven village heads from south Kashmir's Pulwama district Friday announced they had resigned from their posts. District authorities would not confirm the resignations but elected village ... Read more...

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The killing fields of Kerala


June 1st, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) Kerala, India's most literate state with the best socio-economic indicators, has ironically a history of political killings in which virtually every party is involved.A recent ... Read more...

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Markets shut, trains stopped in Agra


May 31st, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 31 (IANS) The Taj city observed a total shutdown Thursday as shopkeepers joined the 'Bharat Bandh' called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and others to protest ... 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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Thousands protest austerity plan in France


May 1st, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 1 (IANS) Thousands of people marched through the main cities of France Tuesday to express their opposition to the government's austerity plan.Trade unions, left political activists and others ... Read more...

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Five dead in Karachi violence


April 15th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Two political activists were among five people killed in violence in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, a media report said Sunday.Two Sunni Tehreek activists were ... Read more...

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NCP leader flashes pistol, suspended


April 2nd, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Two Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) politicians, including the city unit head of Maharashtra's Roha town, have been booked for allegedly threatening a local official who tried ... Read more...

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Thane shutdown to protest missing BJP corporator


March 4th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), March 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena Sunday enforced a shutdown in Thane city to protest the failure to locate a woman BJP corporator ... Read more...

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Sit-in against Pakistan drone strikes


February 26th, 2012 - 6:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Hundreds of Pakistanis who live near the Afghan border have launched a two-day sit-in here against US drone strikes in the country's tribal areas.The protesters ... Read more...

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Police to question Italian crewmen for three days (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), Feb 20 (IANS) The two crew members of an Italian ship who allegedly shot dead two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast can be questioned by police for ... Read more...

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Two killed in post-poll violence across Maharashtra


February 20th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Two political activists, both of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), were killed and several others injured in violence following civic polls in Maharashtra, police said ... Read more...

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Odisha gang rape: Activists demand women panel chief’s sacking


February 19th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) Social and political activists Saturday staged a demonstration demanding dismissal of state women panel chairperson Jyoti Panigrahi for ruling out rape in her report on an ... Read more...

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Mumbai sees peaceful V-Day


February 14th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Thanks in part to the upcoming civic body elections in Maharashtra, the Valentine's Day Tuesday passed off peacefully.Political activists normally opposed to Valentine celebrations were too ... Read more...

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Will Mayawati’s magic work in 2012? Pundits doubtful


January 31st, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Her rock solid Dalit support may still be intact. But with charges of corruption and poor governance enveloping her, Chief Minister Mayawati may find ... Read more...

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CBI probe sought into Odisha gangrape


January 30th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (IANS) Several social and political activists Monday staged a demonstration in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged gangrape of ... Read more...

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Trinamool old guard defends turf against new entrants


January 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) With the Trinamool Congress holding the reins of power in West Bengal, infighting over alleged sharing of spoils has given shape to what analysts have ... Read more...

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Six bullet wounds among 20 injuries on Kishenji’s body: Autopsy


November 27th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) There were 20 injuries, including six bullet wounds and two induced by shrapnel, on the body of killed Maoist leader Kishenji, according to the initial autopsy ... Read more...

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Egyptians protest return of emergency laws


September 17th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Egyptians on Friday gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest against military trials and the reactivation of emergency laws by military rulers, local media reported on Saturday.Protesters held ... Read more...

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Mamata, opposition leader spar on skeletons recovery


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Following Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's comment that the recovery of illegal arms and search for the bodies of missing political activists would continue in the state, ... Read more...

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Mamata hints at siphoning of funds during Left’s rule


August 22nd, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday hinted at siphoning off funds of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) during the Left Front regime."Kolkata Municipal Corporation ... Read more...

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Vendors to businessmen, everyone is for Anna


August 18th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The thousands who packed the India Gate lawns here cheering jailed Gandhian Anna Hazare for his war on corruption included an entire spectrum of ... Read more...

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Home minister justifies Hazare’s arrest (Lead)


August 17th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Strongly defending the arrest of Anna Hazare, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the social activist was taken into custody to prevent him from ... Read more...

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BJP compares Anna detention to Emergency era


August 16th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday blamed the government for creating an "Emergency like situation" by detaining Gandhian activist Anna Hazare."The government is creating ... Read more...

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Kejriwal hits out at restrictions on Hazare’s fast


August 15th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A key associate of Anna Hazare Monday accused the government of a "dictatorial attitude" for imposing restrictions on the Gandhian's fast against corruption set ... Read more...

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Prakash Jha’s office, home attacked for ‘Aarakshan’


August 6th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha Saturday said his house and office in Mumbai were attacked by political activists who wished to obstruct the release of his ... Read more...

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Two-day shutdown cripples life in Bangladesh


July 6th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) Life was hit in Bangladesh Wednesday due to a two-day shutdown called by the country's main opposition party and its allies to protest the abolition ... Read more...

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Top US officials’ gmail hit by Chinese phishing


June 2nd, 2011 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, June 2 (IANS) Google says hundreds of personal gmail accounts, including those of some senior US government officials and military personnel, were hacked as a result of a massive ... Read more...

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Bengal police official thrashed by villagers


May 23rd, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) A police officer in West Bengal's Burdwan district was beaten up Monday by villagers when he tried to stop a clash between Trinamool Congress and Communist ... Read more...

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No recall of Karnataka governor: Chidambaram (Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Rejecting the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) demand, union Home Minister P.Chidambaram Monday said there was "no question" of Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj's recall in ... Read more...

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