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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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Karnataka braces for Thursday shutdown


September 19th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 19 (IANS) With the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka extending support to the nationwide shutdown Thursday, the police has been put on high alert to maintain ... Read more...

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Bank strike hits customer services in Karnataka


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) Customer services in both state-run and private banks across Karnataka were severely affected for the second consecutive day Thursday as thousands of their employees and ... Read more...

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BJP to hold protest rallies in Rajasthan on Aug 11


August 9th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajasthan unit would hold protest rallies all over the state Aug 11 highlighting the drawbacks of the state's Congress government, including ... Read more...

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Protests against moral policing in Karnataka


July 29th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore/Bangalore, July 29 (IANS) Protest rallies and demonstrations were held across Karnataka Sunday condemning the violent moral policing of a pro-Hindu outfit whose eight activists were arrested for ... Read more...

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12-hour shutdown cripples life in Tripura


July 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 13 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown Friday called by the youth and student wings of the Congress party to protest alleged irregularities in medical and engineering entrance examinations has ... Read more...

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Congress’ youth, students wings call strike in Tripura


July 11th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 11 (IANS) The main opposition Congress party's youth and students wings have called a 12-hour shutdown in Tripura Friday to protest alleged irregularities in medical and engineering examinations ... Read more...

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Ramdev, Hazare to sit on fast against graft Sunday


May 30th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev will sit on a day-long fast against corruption and black money in the capital Sunday (June 3). Social activist Anna ... Read more...

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Roll back petrol hike: Mamata


May 26th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Stepping up pressure on the beleaguered Congress-led central government on the issue of hike in petrol prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday led ... Read more...

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Mamata to march against petrol price hike Saturday (Second lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will lead a procession of the party activists and supporters in the city Saturday to ... Read more...

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Mamata to hit the road against petrol price hike Saturday (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will lead a procession of the party activists and supporters in the city Saturday to ... Read more...

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EU concerned over jailed Russian opposition leaders


May 12th, 2012 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union is concerned over the arrests of Russian opposition movement leaders during the recent protest rallies in Moscow, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... Read more...

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Assam party moves rights panel over power crisis


May 11th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Amid protests against the severe power cuts across the state for over a week, Assam's regional political party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has sought the intervention ... Read more...

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Russian election commission declares Putin winner


March 8th, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC) has certified Vladimir Putin's victory in the March 4 presidential polls.Putin won a landslide victory with 63.6 percent of the ... Read more...

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Pro-Kremlin groups to stage 26 rallies in Moscow


March 4th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Several Russian pro-Kremlin youth movements will hold a total of 26 rallies in Moscow over Sunday and Monday as Russians will vote in the presidential ... Read more...

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Trade unions strike hits life across Karnataka


February 28th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 28 (IANS) The one-day strike by a dozen central trade unions Tuesday affected life in cities and towns across Karnataka, including this tech hub, with shops, banks, factories, ... Read more...

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Putin courts sports fans to woo them


January 21st, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has begun courting sports fans as part of his presidential campaign, perhaps seeing them as a political threat, analysts here ... Read more...

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Second case of rats mutilation in Rajasthan


January 14th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 13 (IANS) Tension flared up in Rajasthan's Beawar town Friday after the dead body of a woman was nibbled on by rats at the mortuary of a government ... Read more...

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Congress asks Bengal unit to settle issues with Trinamool


January 6th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) With Congress against losing a "valued partner" like Mamata Banerjee, the party high command Friday instructed the West Bengal leadership to settle all outstanding issues ... Read more...

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Medvedev tells Obama about US criticism of Russian polls


December 18th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during a telephonic conversation with his US counterpart Barack Obama said that Washington's comments over Russia's allegedly rigged parliamentary polls ... Read more...

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Strike paralyses teaching in Punjab, Chandigarh colleges


November 30th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 30 (IANS) With hundreds of teachers in nearly 170 private colleges across Punjab and in Chandigarh going on strike Wednesday, classes were affected in these institutions.Punjab and Chandigarh ... Read more...

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Punjab, Chandigarh colleges to remain shut Wednesday


November 28th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 28 (IANS) Nearly 170 private colleges across Punjab and in Chandigarh will remain shut Wednesday following a 'college bandh' call of a teachers' union.The strike call was given ... Read more...

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National interest priority in India-Pakistan trade: Gilani


November 5th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) National interest would be accorded priority in Pakistan's trade dialogue with India, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said while referring to the granting of Most ... Read more...

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PM must come under Lokpal: Tripura chief minister


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday asserted that the prime minister must be included within the ambit of the proposed Lokpal bill."Prime minister must be included ... Read more...

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Support for Hazare grows across Rajasthan


August 18th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Support for social activist Anna Hazare's stir for a more inclusive anti-graft law is growing across Rajasthan, with protests rallies across the state and a half-day ... Read more...

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Protests in Jammu for central varsity


July 30th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 30 (IANS) Several social and political organisations held protest rallies here Saturday to demand early start of the Central University, which was announced in 2007.The Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Meghalaya defers civic polls


July 14th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 14 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Thursday again postponed the first-ever civic polls in the three districts of Garo Hills scheduled for next month, fearing breakdown of law-and-order situation ... Read more...

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BSP stages protest rallies against petrol price hike


May 31st, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) Ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) activists Tuesday staged protest rallies against petrol price hike in all the 72 districts of Uttar Pradesh.Chief Minister Mayawati personally ... Read more...

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High alert in Bangalore over Osama’s death


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 2 (IANS) As India's tech hub with over 500 multinationals, including several American firms, Bangalore has been put on high alert following the killing of the world's most ... Read more...

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Parents to protest against unfair school fee hikes


April 29th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Parents across the country would Saturday participate in protest rallies to press their demand for a central law to regulate fee hikes in private ... Read more...

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BJP activists detained after clashes with police


March 29th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists were Tuesday detained after they clashed with the police in parts of Uttar Pradesh during demonstrations against ... Read more...

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Pak to record protest at all international forums against Florida Quran desecration


March 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 24(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani have directed the Foreign Ministry to record a protest at all international forums against the desecration of ... Read more...

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POSCO project: Supporters, protesters hold rival meets


March 13th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 13 (IANS) Supporters and protesters Sunday organised rival meetings in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district over South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project planned in the region, police said.Carrying ... Read more...

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Lawyers’ strike against abductions leaves courtrooms deserted in Balochistan


March 1st, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Mar 1(ANI): Lawyers have boycotted court proceedings across Balochistan to protest against the abductions of lawyers and judges in the province, and demanded their immediate and safe recovery.The Balochistan Bar Association, ... Read more...

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Left government in Tripura unhappy with budget, protests


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 1 (IANS) Groups affiliated to Tripura's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday organised demonstrations across the state to protest the "deprivation of the northeastern region" in the union ... Read more...

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