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Shutdown paralyses life in Assam


September 20th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) A shutdown sponsored by the opposition parties Thursday against hiked diesel prices and FDI in multi-brand retail trade drew a near-total response in Assam and affected ... Read more...

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Police put on high alert after violence in Uttar Pradesh


August 18th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Police in Uttar Pradesh were put on high alert Saturday and the intelligence set-up was spruced up following violence after 'alvida namaaz' in this Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Mumbai violence: 22 injured cops still in hospitals


August 12th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) As many as 23 policemen, who were injured during Saturday's mob violence in south Mumbai, continue to be under treatment at various city hospitals while 22 ... Read more...

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Police start probing Mumbai violence (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Mumbai Police have started probing Saturday's violence during a Muslim procession which left two dead and 100 injured, including 45 policemen, a police official said Sunday."We ... Read more...

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CPI-M worker killed during Kerala shutdown (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) A CPI-M worker was killed during a scuffle with suspected Muslim League workers Thursday as Kerala observed a shutdown on a call of the Marxist party ... Read more...

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Delhi to auction fancy vehicle registration numbers


July 31st, 2012 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday said that the state cabinet has approved allotment of fancy registration numbers for four wheeled private vehicles through auction. ... Read more...

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Protests over power cuts in Pakistan


July 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Protests erupted in several Pakistani cities over prolonged and unannounced power cuts during Ramzan, a media report said Sunday.People in Peshawar, Faisalabad and Jhelum took to ... Read more...

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UP probe into presence of jailed MLAs at Pranab lunch


July 7th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Faced with severe criticism at the presence of two jailed legislators at the lunch hosted by the Uttar Pradesh chief minister for UPA presidential candidate ... Read more...

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Retain trial-run set-up on BRT corridor, orders court


July 5th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the transport department of the city to retain till its final order an arrangement that allowed plying of all ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M facing tough times (Letter from Kerala)


June 30th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) With the Kerala Police closing in on over a dozen top leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in different murder cases, the party in ... Read more...

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Pakistani politicians’ houses attacked


June 18th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) A mob of more than 100 people, carrying sticks and stones, attacked the residences of a minister and a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader in Punjab ... Read more...

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Anti-pollution drive in Delhi from June 11


June 7th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Delhi government will launch an anti-pollution drive from June 11 during which private and commercial vehicles will be checked and fined if found running ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Citing pubic sentiments, Dikshit withdraws VAT on CNG (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Succumbing to popular "sentiments" and public demand, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday reversed her decision of imposing five percent VAT on CNG thereby ... Read more...

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Government withdraws VAT on CNG


June 4th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday announced a withdrawal of five percent value added tax (VAT) levied on CNG. As a result, the price of ... Read more...

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Buses damaged, trains movement disrupted in Bengal (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Protestors damaged and set afire buses, put up road blockades and disrupted train movement as the 12-hour shutdown called against the rise in petrol prices ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Chhattisgarh


May 31st, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 31 (IANS) Normal life was thrown out of gear in the city and large parts of Chhattisgarh Thursday, as all modes of public transport remained off the ... Read more...

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Bus set on fire, train movement partially hit in Bengal


May 31st, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Protestors set fire to a bus, put up road blockades and disrupted train movement in at least one place as the 12-hour shutdown called by ... Read more...

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Kerala shuts down to protest petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) A statewide shutdown was called by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here Thursday to protest the huge hike in ... Read more...

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Tax put off on other states’ vehicles entering Shimla


April 1st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) Vehicles registered outside Himachal Pradesh would not be slapped with a green tax on entering Shimla as the proposal has been deferred, an official said here ... Read more...

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Telangana shutdown hits life in region (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Life across Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region was affected Tuesday due to the shutdown called by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to protest the central government's ... Read more...

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25 labourers in Gurgaon sent to jail on arson charges


March 24th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon (Haryana), March 24 (IANS) Twenty-five labourers in Gurgaon were Saturday sent to police custody for indulging in vandalism and arson at a construction site in the city Friday, police ... Read more...

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Enraged workers in Gurgaon indulge in vandalism, arson


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon (Haryana), March 23 (IANS) Angered over the death of a co-worker, labourers at a construction site here pelted stones at private vehicles and torched a police gypsy, police said ... Read more...

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‘Budget may not check diesel subsidy misuse’


March 17th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The union budget has failed to take steps to stop the misuse of diesel subsidy by private cars, said advocacy organisation Centre for Science ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Check taxis, trucks running illegally, court tells Himachal


March 5th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 5 (IANS) Delay in collection of road tax amounts to irregularity, the Himachal Pradesh High Court said Monday, directing the government to launch a drive against commercial vehicles ... Read more...

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Delhi cops want higher penalties to end traffic woes


February 11th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Citing absence of effective laws to manage traffic, Delhi Police Saturday said the situation on city's roads could get worse if penalties for driving ... Read more...

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70,000 faithful throng Hazratbal shrine (With Images)


February 10th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 10 (IANS) More than 70,000 people offered congregational prayers at the Hazratbal Shrine here on the last Friday of the 10-day long Milad-e-Nabi festivities.Files of devotees who gathered ... Read more...

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Separatists shutdown affects life in Kashmir


February 7th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 7 (IANS) A shutdown called by separatists affected life in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley Tuesday while authorities made additional deployment of police and paramilitary ... Read more...

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Nine gunned down at Mexican nightclub


February 5th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen killed nine people, including five musicians, and wounded 11 at a nightclub in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua, authorities said.The incident occurred ... Read more...

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Protests in Chhattisgarh town over renaming district


January 19th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 19 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Chhattisgarh's Baloda Bazar town Thursday took to streets against the state government for renaming a district even as the ruling Bharatiya ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Creating a roadmap for hassle-free transport in India


December 30th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 30 (IANS) With the exponential growth of private vehicles making commuting a nightmare in most Indian cities, experts have come together to form the Transport Research Group of ... Read more...

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Sharad Pawar protects the corrupt: Hazare


December 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Tuesday accused Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar of protecting corrupt people who will have to be tried for graft once the ... Read more...

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Kerala presses for new dam with demonstrations, shutdown


November 29th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 29 (IANS) Demonstrations for demanding a nod from Tamil Nadu for a brand new dam to replace the leaking Mullaperiyar dam continued in Kerala as well ... Read more...

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Separatists’ strike affects life in Kashmir


November 25th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) Life in Kashmir Valley was Friday affected by a protest shutdown called by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani against political detentions.Many shops, businesses and schools ... Read more...

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British doctors want ban on smoking in cars


November 16th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Doctors in Britain have called for a ban on smoking in cars, claiming it exposes people to 23 times more toxins than found in pubs.A report ... Read more...

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Locals clash with police over youth’s death


November 15th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) A mob fought pitched battles with the police and indulged in arson and vandalism in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district Tuesday after a youth was mowed down ... Read more...

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