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21,000 diseased sheep to be culled in Pakistan


September 17th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Over 21,000 Australian Merino sheep imported from Bahrain, which were found infected with salmonella, actinomyces and E. Coli, will now be culled and disposed of, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Over 300 dead as blaze engulfs two factories in Pakistan (Night Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) More than 300 people met a macabre death when fire razed two factories, one in Karachi and the other in Lahore. The bigger of the two ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

239 die as blaze engulfs two factories in Pakistan (Fourth Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) At least 239 people met a macabre death when fire raced through two factories, one in Karachi and the other in Lahore. The bigger of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Gorkhaland team meets Bengal governor


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 IANS) A delegation comprising the elected representatives of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) called on West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan here Wednesday to discuss development issues of the ... Read more...

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GJM sweeps maiden GTA polls, not to give up Gorkhaland demand


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Aug 2 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Thursday swept the polls to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), capturing all 45 seats in the proposed Darjeeling hills governing ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

History, angling and drama on book-shelf (IANS Books this Week)


July 14th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The book cart this weekend is a load of gripping titles. Flip through with IANS...1.Book:"The Tattooed Fakir"; Written by Biman Nath; Published by Pan Macmillan; ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

All CPI-M candidates pull out of Gorkhaland polls


July 12th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 12 (IANS) All Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) candidates Thursday withdrew from the fray for the July 29 elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in northern West ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

GJM candidates only ones in fray in about half of GTA seats


July 12th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 11 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) seems to have an edge in the July 29 election to the 45-member Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the new body for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

GJM to take part in GTA polls, Mamata happy (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, June 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday decided to take part in the July 29 Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls, leading to a "happy" West Bengal ... Read more...

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GJM to take part in GTA polls


June 30th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, June 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmuktui Morcha will take part in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls to be held July 29, a party leader said Saturday.The decision was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bengal teenager who fell into well brought out dead


June 25th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) A teenage boy who fell into an open 30-feet-deep well in West Bengal's Howrah district Sunday noon was brought out dead early Monday following ten-and-a-half hour ... Read more...

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Bengal to form panel on Gorkha council (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government has decided to form a three-member fact verification panel to look into the recommendations of a high-powered committee on the issue ... Read more...

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Bengal to form panel on Gorkha council


June 16th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal will form a three-member fact-verification panel to look into the recommendations of a high-powered committee on the issue of area demarcation in a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mamata-GJM meet deferred to June 16


June 12th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The meeting between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha was Tuesday deferred to June 16 after she received an urgent ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

GJM announces agitation, calls for burning GTA agreement


June 10th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Asking the West Bengal government not to implement the high-power committee's report on additional areas in the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in northern West ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mamata urges GJM to abide by panel report


June 9th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) As the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and its associates threatened to launch a protest campaign against the high-powered committee's recommendations on formation of Gorkhaland, West ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

GJM protests curtailed powers to Gorkha body


June 9th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) The pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday threatened to launch another protest campaign.It is upset that a committee set up for inclusion of additional areas in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Manipur militant nabbed in Guwahati


May 25th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) A hard core militant of a Manipur based rebel group was arrested here and incriminating documents recovered from his possession, Assam Police said Friday.Additional Superintendent of ... Read more...

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Navy permitted to decommission, destroy damaged warship


May 8th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Tuesday permitted the Indian Navy to decommission and destroy a frigate which had partially sunk after a collision with a foreign ship ... Read more...

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South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi


April 30th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and apathy of citizens in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Southern actress Tamanna to endorse Fanta (With Images)


April 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Tamil actress Tamanna Bhatia has been roped in as the face of soft drink brand Fanta. She will be its brand ambassador in Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Kripashankar Singh case: SIT submits probe report to court


April 19th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) A special investigation team (SIT) probing the unaccounted wealth cases against former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh Thursday submitted its confidential report to the Bombay High ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

President hosts BRICS leaders at cultural soiree, banquet


March 28th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indian President Pratibha Patil hosted the heads of the BRICS countries who are in India for their 4th BRIC summit to a banquet and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

GJM expresses satisfaction after Mamata meet, says elections in July


March 24th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday to discuss several key issues, expressed satisfaction over the talks and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

GJM to boycott Rajya Sabha polls


March 18th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday announced it will boycott the March 30 Rajya Sabha polls as its request for a seat was turned down by ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Darjeeling Gorkhas hope hill council will get a nod


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Kalimpong (West Bengal), March 2 (IANS) Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Friday said it is hopeful that the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Bill will get presidential assent within the next ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Court orders action against Mumbai Congress chief


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Spelling trouble for Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh, the Bombay High Court Wednesday ordered police to file an FIR against him for corrupt activities and attach ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sticky bomb a bigger threat: NSG chief


February 15th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 15 (IANS) The emerging trend of sticky bombs, as used in an attack on an Israel embassy car, is a bigger threat than improvised explosive devices (IED), the ... Read more...

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Mamata blames centre for delay on Gorkha autonomy (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 11 (IANS) With the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) threatening to revive its movement for a separate state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday chose to blame ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mamata blames centre for delay on Gorkha autonomy


February 11th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 11 (IANS) With the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leadership threatening to revive movement for a separate state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday chose ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Gorkha group to meet Mamata for honouring accord


February 10th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 10 (IANS) Amidst the rising political tempers in the hills of West Bengal, the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leadership is all set to meet chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

GJM threatens to renew Gorkhaland demand


February 9th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Feb 9 (IANS) Tempers are again rising in the hills of West Bengal, with the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) threatening to renew its agitation for a separate ... Read more...

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Iran ready for n-talks: Minister


January 18th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 18 (IANS) Iran is ready for talks with the world powers on its nuclear programme, Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Wednesday.Salehi said that Tehran was ready for talks ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama, Netanyahu discuss Mideast situation


January 13th, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Mideast situation.The two leaders reviewed the recent face-to-face meetings between the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britain condemns killing of Iran n-scientist


January 12th, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Britain has condemned the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran and called for a negotiated solution to concerns about its nuclear program."We condemn the ... Read more...

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