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Delhi on high alert ahead of I-Day


August 14th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A day ahead of Independence Day, Delhi was Tuesday put on high alert with more than 6,000 security personnel being deployed at the Red Fort, ... Read more...

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It is Fortress Delhi ahead of I-Day


August 12th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Around 6,000 security force personnel, including commandos, are being deployed in the national capital ahead of the Independence Day, especially in and around the Red ... Read more...

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Kolkata engineer designs wonder rickshaw (With Images)


June 15th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) A Kolkata engineer has designed a cycle-rickshaw that uses passenger load to push the vehicle and reduces the puller's drudgery by using bumps on the road ... Read more...

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Three injured as car run over pavement


May 18th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Three rickshaw-pullers sleeping on a pavement in east Delhi were injured after a speeding car driven by a woman ran over them, police said ... Read more...

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Strike takes autos off Delhi roads, commuters hit (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Thousands of Delhi residents used to travelling by auto-rickshaws for their regular commute were hit Tuesday as many drivers of these ubiquitous three-wheelers joined a ... Read more...

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Kolkata rickshaw pullers may get photo IDs


December 26th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) Kolkata's hand-pulled rickshaws, considered by many as colonial relics and banned by the previous Left Front government for being inhuman, might get a new lease ... Read more...

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West Bengal hooch deaths rise to 156


December 16th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) More people continued to die in West Bengal after consuming spurious liquor with the toll mounting to 156 Friday morning. Over 100 ... Read more...

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Second tragedy for West Bengal, moonshine kills 143


December 15th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) In one of India's worst liquor tragedies, at least 143 people died and over 100 were hospitalised in rural West Bengal after ... Read more...

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Glass of death at Rs.10!


December 15th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) A glass of liquor for just Rs.10! The allure of extremely cheap country liquor after a hard day's toil was too much to ... Read more...

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Major hooch tragedies in India


December 15th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
More than 120 people were killed in a West Bengal village after consuming illicit liquor Tuesday night. Following are major hooch tragedies in India in the past few years:December 2011 - ... Read more...

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Moonshine kills 63 in Bengal village


December 15th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) At least 63 people, mostly rickshaw pullers and labourers, died and 80 others were hospitalised Wednesday after consuming spurious liquor in a ... Read more...

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The Catholic experiment to make yoga popular


October 17th, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 17 (IANS) Efforts to take yoga to the masses is nothing new. But they remain largely restricted to trained instructors and camps. In a rare initiative here, benefits ... Read more...

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She leads them selflessly from darkness to light (Education feature)


October 7th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 7 (IANS) When Aayushi Rastogi undertook it as a regular university assignment -- just for scoring good marks in exams -- little did she know that her project ... Read more...

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Students turn teachers by evening to fight illiteracy


September 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) They are students who become teachers by evening to make street urchins and poor children literate! Ten undergraduates from Uttar Pradesh's Indian Institute of Information Technology-Allahabad ... Read more...

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National Social Security Fund set up


August 24th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The National Social Security Fund for unorganized sector workers has been constituted, Minister for Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge said Wednesday."The fund will support schemes ... Read more...

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Delhi’s homeless prefer sheltering sky to night shelters


August 20th, 2011 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) It's the monsoon when intermittent rains are the order of the day - or night - and roads are often waterlogged and damp. Yet, the ... Read more...

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High security in place for Independence Day in Delhi


August 14th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A day ahead of the Independence Day, security forces are on a high alert in Delhi. A five-layer security system is in place for ... Read more...

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High security for I-Day celebrations


August 12th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Ahead of Independence Day, security forces have gone on high alert. A five-layer security system will be place Aug 15 when Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Security beefed up in Delhi ahead of Independence Day


August 8th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Ahead of Independence Day next week, security is being beefed up in the capital, especially keeping in mind the July 13 Mumbai blasts. The areas ... Read more...

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A man and his motley troupe perform for justice (Feature)


July 31st, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 31 (IANS) Rickshaw pullers, vegetable vendors, mechanics and tailors - they are members of his theatre group. With their help, Sanjeeba, the owner of a picture frames shop, ... Read more...

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Cabinet okays Rs.1,000 crore fund for unorganised workers


July 28th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved the establishment of a national social security fund with an initial allocation of Rs.1,000 crore to provide social security benefits ... Read more...

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Shopkeeper set ablaze


July 8th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), July 8 (IANS) A teenager and his brother Friday set a shopkeeper here in Uttar Pradesh ablaze after he asked them to clear their dues, police said.While ... Read more...

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Will Kolkata remain city of joy for its rickshaw pullers?


July 6th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Immortalised in books and films and seen by outsiders as a discomfiting symbol of the city's poverty and struggle for life, Kolkata's hand-rickshaw pullers are ... Read more...

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Mamata’s swearing-in: Singur, Netai victims’ kin invited


May 19th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Relatives of the victims of Singur, Nandigram and Netai incidents have been invited to Mamata Banerjee's oath-taking as the next chief minister of West Bengal ... Read more...

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Siliguri sex workers demand equal status ahead of polls


March 24th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, (West Bengal), Mar.24 (ANI): Demanding equal status and respect in society, sex workers in Siliguri have urged regional political parties to address their concerns ahead of provincial polls.Hundreds of sex workers ... Read more...

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Need more industries to create jobs: Buddhadeb


March 20th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) With assembly elections around the corner, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday called for "more and more" industries in order to generate employment and promised ... Read more...

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Rickshaw-puller arrested for raping 77-year-old (Lead)


March 14th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) A rickshaw-puller was arrested in north Delhi Monday for beating up and raping the 77-year-old wife of a retired government official last week, police ... Read more...

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Rickshaw-puller held for raping 77-year-old


March 14th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) A 22-year-old rickshaw-puller was arrested in north Delhi Monday for beating up and raping a 77-year-old wife of a retired government official last week, police ... Read more...

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77-year-old raped, beaten by rickshaw puller (Lead, correcting day in paras 2, 7)


March 13th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) In a shocking incident, the 77-year-old wife of a retired government official was beaten up and raped by a rickshaw puller in north Delhi, police ... Read more...

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77-year-old raped, beaten by rickshaw puller


March 13th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) In a shocking incident, the 77-year-old wife of a retired government official was beaten up and raped by a rickshaw puller in north Delhi, police ... Read more...

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Carving space for real films on real people


February 4th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) What if India's farmers, slumdwellers and rickshaw-pullers could see their lives play out on the big screen? What if they could make these movies themselves?Right ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s very own Jats’ ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ add to Lohri magic


January 14th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Nobody seemed to mind that they were two hours late for the premiere of their own movie "Yamla Pagla Deewana". The Deol's, Bollywood's very own Jats, ... Read more...

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Aligarh to impose ’steep’ fine on rickshaw users


December 14th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 14 (IANS) Residents of Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district who remain seated on a cycle-rickshaw while going up a steep incline will now be fined Rs.500, an official said Tuesday."I ... Read more...

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Taxis and rickshaws make a killing in Kolkata


September 7th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) As the one-day nationwide strike crippled life in West Bengal Tuesday, the taxi drivers and rickshaw pullers of Kolkata were in a festive mood as they made a ... Read more...

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Delhi government quizzed on road lanes for cycle-rickshaws


August 18th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday questioned the Delhi government on the steps taken for earmarking exclusive lanes for non-motorised modes of transport, including cycle-rickshaws. A division bench of ... Read more...

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