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Politics, unionism in education cannot be separated: Amartya Sen


July 18th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Observing that politics cannot be separated from unions formed by teachers or students, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Tuesday emphasised on the need for using the synergy ... Read more...

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Why is state government against heritage tag for Western Ghats, question greens


July 9th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) The Karnataka government's opposition to Unesco's heritage tag for the Western Ghats is being strongly criticised by greens and environmental scientists as illogical and another example ... Read more...

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CPI-M to launch mass campaign in Bengal


June 6th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) The CPI-M will campaign across West Bengal in support of its 17-point charter of demands that includes complete rollback of petrol price hike and reduction in ... Read more...

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500-km human chain for Indian fishermen’s sake


April 28th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) More than half a million people Saturday formed a 500-km-long human chain running from Kerala to Tamil Nadu to press for the safety and security of ... Read more...

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Can poll panel monitor West Bengal college elections?


March 14th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Is the state election commission equipped to monitor college elections? This is the question being asked after the Calcutta High Court asked West Bengal's chief ... Read more...

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Bangladesh against fencing at border zero-line: Sarkar


March 5th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 5 (IANS) Bangladesh has rejected India's proposal to erect border fencing at the zero line along the border, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told the state assembly Monday."Erection ... Read more...

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Funeral of veteran journalist George Joseph attended by hundreds


February 29th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kanjirapally (Kerala), Feb 29 (IANS) Hundreds of people from all walks of life turned up for the funeral ceremony of George Joseph, veteran journalist and political editor of IANS, at ... Read more...

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Fishermen’s killing: Protests demanding arrest of ship captain


February 20th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) Cutting across political affiliations, various fishermen organisations in Kerala propose launching a protest, starting Tuesday, demanding the immediate arrest of the captain of the Italian vessel ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi, Alexander and adventure on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


January 28th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The bookcart this week is full of innocent surprises.1. "Rahul"; Written by Jatin Gandhi and Veenu Sandhu; Published by Penguin India; Priced at Rs.499 ... Read more...

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Pranab cautions Mamata government on teacher assaults


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Berhampore (West Bengal), Jan 22 (IANS) Expressing concern over assaults on teachers by students, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday urged the West Bengal government to ensure discipline and law ... Read more...

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College principals are political recruits: Mamata


January 17th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) In a bid to shield Trinamool Congress supporters accused of assaulting and harassing principals of several colleges, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday accused ... Read more...

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Mahasweta Devi condemns assaults on principals


January 12th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Renowned writer Mahasweta Devi Thursday condemned the incidents of harassment of principals and teachers by students and questioned the kind of politics that goes into ... Read more...

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Political infighting jeopardising labour movement: Unions


January 9th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) Stressing that high ambitions of political parties have led to infighting between trade unions and jeopardised labour movement in the country, unions Monday said there was ... Read more...

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Kerala seeks new dam, protests erupt against Tamil Nadu


November 28th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Idukki (Kerala), Nov 28 (IANS) Kerala, which is worried about the rising waters of the Mullaperiyar dam, has raised the pitch for a new dam, with strong protests being ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces no threat: Gilani


September 28th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 28 (IANS) Pakistan as a nation is united and faces no threat, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Wednesday."We will not hesitate in rendering sacrifices of any ... Read more...

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CPI-M office attacked in Bengal


September 27th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) A zonal office of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in West Bengal was attacked Tuesday, police said, with the party claiming that several workers ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan denies he called ex-royal family smuggler


August 23rd, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Following widespread censure, former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday backtracked on his allegation that the ex-royal family of Travancore smuggled jewels from the Sree Padmanabhaswamy ... Read more...

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Mamata relaunches credit scheme for farmers


August 18th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday re-launched the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme to offer loans to farmers for cultivation."Under the initiative, the ... Read more...

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Mamata’s committees: Too many cooks?


July 30th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's penchant for setting up expert committees on a range of issues has triggered a debate, with questions being raised ... Read more...

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Sluggish voting in 11th phase of Kashmir panchayat polls


May 25th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) Polling started peacefully across Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday morning for the 11th phase of the panchayat elections, though the voter turnout was low in north ... Read more...

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Deepak Obhrai may be named to Canadian cabinet


May 12th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 12 (IANS) With Indo-Canadians voting for the ruling Conservative Party in large numbers in this month's parliament elections, speculation has begun whether any Indian-origin MP will make it ... Read more...

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TDP holds rally, participants vow to fight corruption


April 9th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) Hailing the victory of social activist Anna Hazare in his fight against corruption and to express solidarity with him, the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) ... Read more...

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‘Reserve seats for students in BEST buses’


March 14th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Four seats should be reserved for students in state-run BEST buses running across Mumbai, a social organisation headed by son of Maharastra Revenue Minister Narayan ... Read more...

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Huge cache of arms recovered in Bengal


February 27th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, February 27 (IANS) A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from a pump house in an agricultural field in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said."Acting on a tip off, ... Read more...

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Interlocutors send invites to Kashmir separatists


February 11th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 11 (IANS) The three interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir have for the first time sent formal invitation letters to four separatist leaders, urging them to sit across the table ... Read more...

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Time for dialogue to resolve Kashmir problem: Hurriyat


February 9th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 9 (IANS) The time had come for a meaningful dialogue to resolve the Kashmir problem, and people from the valley need to come forward to initiate the process, the moderate ... Read more...

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Opposition shutdowns hit life in parts of Bengal


January 10th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Midnapore (West Bengal), Jan 10 (IANS) Normal life was disrupted following shutdowns called by several opposition parties and a Maoist backed tribal outfit in West Bengal's West and East Midnapore districts ... Read more...

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Telangana Congress MPs threaten resignations


January 2nd, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Congress MPs from Telangana Sunday threatened to resign if the Srikrishna committee recommends against forming a separate Telangana state.The MPs, legislators and other leaders, who met here ... Read more...

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Parliament adjourned again after 26/11 tributes (Second Lead)


November 26th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Sticking to pattern, both houses of parliament were adjourned for the 11th successive day Friday with noisy opposition demanding a parliamentary probe into the 2G spectrum ... Read more...

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Parliament adjourned after tributes to 26/11 victims (Lead)


November 26th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Like the last 11 days, both houses of parliament were adjourned with noisy protests by the opposition members demanding a parliamentary probe into the 2G spectrum ... Read more...

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Mob attacks police team in Bengal, 11 cops injured


November 20th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) At least eleven policemen, including one officer, were injured in West Bengal's North 24-Parganas district Saturday in attack by locals during a security check prior to Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Badal orders probe into ransacking of ex-minister’s office


October 16th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) Taking serious note of allegations of former Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal's office being "ransacked", Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday ordered a probe into the ... Read more...

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Gujarat is booming because of one leader: Suniel Shetty


August 24th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 24 (IANS) Bollywood star Suniel Shetty may have no political affiliations, but he is all praise for Gujarat and its leader for making it the fastest growing ... Read more...

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Dennis Hopper’s Home On Sale For $6.2 million


July 25th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar July 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Sprawling mansion of Dennis Hopper went on sale for a whopping $6.2 Million on Friday. The actor lived in the property in Venice, California and ... Read more...

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States wary of ‘one-size-fits-all’ central schemes


July 25th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Rana Ajit New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) An increasing number of states today are growing restive about the central government's increasing tendency to impose its schemes on them irrespective of their ... Read more...

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