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Auction iron ore from Goa, CM told


September 10th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) Iron ore generated from Goa's 90 plus mines should be auctioned and extraction be brought down from over 50 million tonnes to 10 million tonnes, an ... Read more...

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Marathi actor arrested in Goa parlour raid


September 7th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 7 (IANS) Marathi actor Sachit Pati was arrested along with five others when police raided a Goa massage parlour and rescued five women, officials said Friday.The six were ... Read more...

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Five women rescued from Goa ‘massage parlour’


September 7th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) Five women were Thursday rescued from a massage parlour in Goa's Porvorim where they were made to provide sexual services to patrons and a Marathi film ... Read more...

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Condoleezza Rice breaks into all-male US golf club


August 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, a key architect of the landmark India-US civil nuclear deal, has broken into one of America's staunchest boys' ... 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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Odisha activists press for anganwadi wall collapse probe


July 16th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) Activists Monday stepped up demand for a probe into the death of seven children in a day-care centre in Odisha and asked the government to punish ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh RTI activist shot at, in stable condition


July 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 7 (IANS) A leading Chhattisgarh rights activist was injured when two unidentified gunmen shot him twice in the state's industrial town Raigarh. He is said to be out ... Read more...

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Rs.4.75 lakh course for aspiring women politicians


April 10th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) An NGO Tuesday launched a certificate course in political leadership for women, aiming to create a pool of confident and successful law makers. The 10-week ... Read more...

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Maoists offer swap, no interlocutor for talks (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) Uncertainty persisted Wednesday on the fate of the two Italians abducted by Maoists in Odisha, with talks likely to be delayed further as it was not ... Read more...

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Government lacks will to tackle honour crimes: Jurist


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Supreme Court lawyer and women's rights activist Kirti Singh Saturday said the government lacked the political will to tackle the issue of honour killings and ... Read more...

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Welfare homes themselves violate child rights: Agnivesh


February 20th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The institutions responsible for the welfare of children themselves violate child rights, activist Swami Agnivesh said Monday, referring to the alleged abuse of inmates in ... Read more...

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Seyfried plans to flash her assets


January 14th, 2012 - 4:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Amanda Seyfried says he is keen to flash her assets for an upcoming movie.The 26-year-old is currently shooting a biopic of ... Read more...

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Need for inclusion, acceptance of gay community: Activists


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) There is a need to promote understanding and inclusion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in society, said experts and human rights ... Read more...

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Bengal interlocutors step aside from peace process


November 28th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) Four Days after top Maoist commander Kishenji was killed by the security forces, the West Bengal government-appointed interlocutors Monday stepped aside from the peace dialogue ... Read more...

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Women rights activist held for attacking cops


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) Women rights activist Sampat Pal, who is a Congress candidate for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, has been arrested with her nine aides for assaulting ... Read more...

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Deepti Naval’s short stories look at real India


November 9th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Actress Deepti Naval has joined the legion of Indian writers with her maiden collection of short stories."The Mad Tibetan: Stories From Then And Now", ... Read more...

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On ‘Bigg Boss’, every one is enemy: Gulabo


October 16th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Women rights activist and dancer Gulabo Sapera, the latest to be evicted from "Bigg Boss 5", is disgusted with the female contestants in the reality ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh Police criticised for alleged torture of activist


October 11th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 11 (IANS) Right activists Tuesday slammed Chhattisgarh Police for allegedly torturing a suspected Maoist conduit who was held in Delhi last week and brought back to the state ... Read more...

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Nobel Peace Prize 2011 awarded to three women


October 7th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oslo, Oct 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to three women. The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced on Friday that Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; Yemeni rights’ activist ... Read more...

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Website lists 100 unsafe zones for women in Delhi


September 30th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Women in Delhi can now find out on a website the areas that are not safe to travel alone, while women across the country can ... Read more...

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Apply Chhattisgarh’s special security law to Essar, says Congress


September 23rd, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 23 (IANS) The opposition Congress here has asked Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to proceed under the state's stringent public security law against the Essar group, ... Read more...

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Controversy brews over Srinagar lit fest


August 28th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Harud - The Autumn Literature Festival, to be held in Srinagar Sep 24-26, has stirred a controversy with a section of authors, filmmakers and ... Read more...

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Orissa erupts in joy, celebrate Anna’s victory


August 28th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 (IANS) Celebrations broke out in several parts of Orissa Sunday with people bursting crackers, breaking into impromptu jigs and distributing sweets to mark Anna Hazare breaking ... Read more...

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‘No political consensus on Lokpal bill’


August 24th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) An all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday in search of a solution to the crisis triggered by Anna Hazare's anti-graft fast ended ... Read more...

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Nepal echoes Anna Hazare’s protest


August 19th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 19 (IANS) Inspired by veteran Indian activist Anna Hazare's protest against corruption in the Indian capital, women activists in Nepal and human rights workers championing women's rights have ... Read more...

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Powerful expose on culture of international aid (IANS Book Review)


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "International Organizations and Civilian Protection"; Author: Sreeram Chaulia;Pages 263; Publisher: I.B. TaurisThis is a devastatingly powerful book. Wherever there are wars, conflicts and other disasters, international organisations, some well known ... Read more...

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Kashmir panel meets migrants, activists


July 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 23 (IANS) The three-member Kashmir Committee, headed by Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani, met a cross-section of people and sought their views on the Kashmir issue on ... Read more...

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Citizens from India, Pakistan condemn Mumbai blasts


July 14th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Prominent citizens of India and Pakistan jointly condemned the serial blasts that rocked three areas of south and central Mumbai Wednesday killing 17 people and injuring ... Read more...

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Worried about SPOs’ security: Raman Singh


July 11th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said Sunday his government is worried about the security of the special police officers (SPOs) in the wake of the ... Read more...

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Weak implementation of laws protecting children: Experts


July 9th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Children continue to struggle due to weak implementation of the laws protecting them, judicial experts and civil society members said here Saturday."Children should be seen ... Read more...

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Woman Mexican journalist receives death threats


July 1st, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 1 (IANS/EFE) Mexican journalist and author Lydia Cacho told authorities she has received death threats for revealing the names of sex traffickers and urged them to take ... Read more...

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Thanks to Pakistan, Indian sailors gain freedom (Roundup)


June 14th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Six Indian sailors held captive by Somali pirates for 10 long months are finally free, thanks to a respected Pakistani rights activist, officials said ... Read more...

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Somali pirates free Indians, government tightlipped about Pakistani help (Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Six Indian sailors were Tuesday released from the captivity of Somali pirates after a 10-month ordeal. While the Indian government expressed happiness, it refused ... Read more...

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India happy over its sailors’ release by pirates


June 14th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India Tuesday welcomed the release of six Indian sailors of a hijacked merchant vessel from the captivity of Somali pirates, but refused to confirm if ... Read more...

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Delhi to host disabled peoples’ international meet


June 11th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Delhi is all set to host the Disabled Peoples' International (DPI) meet in August this year, a leading disabled rights activist said here Saturday. "The ... Read more...

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