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UP panel to deal with village land encroachment


September 12th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Alarmed by widespread encroachment of pastures, reservoirs, ponds and graveyards that are owned by village councils, Uttar Pradesh has constituted a committee the principal secretary of ... Read more...

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Mulayam sacks close Akhilesh aide in UP


September 10th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday sacked Sanjay Lathar, president of the party's youth wing Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha (SYS), saying that the latter was ... Read more...

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Himachal court strikes down parts of law on conversion


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday struck down some provisions of a state law related to the freedom of a person intending to convert from one ... Read more...

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Village downs shutters protesting pollution from Goa plant


August 27th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) Navelim village in Goa's mining belt shut down Monday in protest against what they called "heavy pollution" emitted from an iron processing plant operated by the ... Read more...

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Opposition not in mood to talk: Bansal (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With parliament crippled for a third day Thursday over the BJP's demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's ouster, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal ... Read more...

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Restore terminated Maruti workers: Trade unions


August 17th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 17 (IANS) Various trade unions Friday demonstrated in support of Maruti Suzuki workers demanding cancellation of termination orders of over 500 employees. They also demanded a judicial probe ... Read more...

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BJP MPs to donate for Assam, Uttarakhand victims


August 14th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs will donate a part of their constituency development funds for the relief of victims of Assam violence and cloud ... Read more...

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Employees Provident Fund approves Reliance-Nippon stake deal


August 7th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) Tuesday gave its nod to the 26 percent stake sale by Reliance Capital Asset Management Company to Japan's Nippon ... Read more...

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NDA to raise Assam violence, power failure in parliament


August 6th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The opposition BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will raise the ethnic violence in Assam in which over 50 people have died, the massive electricity ... Read more...

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Presidential poll ends in Assam


July 19th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) Voting for the presidential poll Thursday ended in Assam with almost all the members of the electoral college from the state casting their votes.The voting ... Read more...

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Three killed, 15 injured in bus mishap near Gurgaon


July 10th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 10 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 15 others injured, some of them critically, when an overspeeding bus overturned on the Delhi-Jaipur highway in Dharuhera ... Read more...

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Rajasthan villagers toil to harvest rainwater (Letter from Rajasthan)


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), July 3 (IANS) Residents of two villages surrounded by deserts in Rajasthan's Barmar district are toiling hard day and night, digging up water storage facilities like ponds and ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel invites Aamir for inputs on medical issues


June 18th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has invited actor Aamir Khan, who exposed malpractices in the medical sector on his "Satyamev Jayate" TV programme, for an interaction ... Read more...

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Christians want next vice-president from community


June 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Hours after the Congress hinted at a second term for Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari, some Christian organisations here Monday demanded considering a person from the ... Read more...

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You will be president one day: Sister told Pranab


June 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee, who seems set to become the 13th president of India, once wished to be reborn even as a horse in the president's elite ... Read more...

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Noida hotel sealed for flouting land norms


June 9th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, June 9 (IANS) The Noida administration Saturday sealed a hotel for flouting land allotment norms, said Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate M.K.S. Sundaram.The administration sealed Hotel Golf View in ... Read more...

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After NCP, RLD supports Ramdev on black money


June 7th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh Thursday praised yoga guru Baba Ramdev for spreading awareness on the issue of black money, but noted ... Read more...

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Zuma lauds Hindus’ role in South African struggle


June 1st, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 1 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has praised Hindus in the country for their role in the freedom struggle."Many South Africans of Indian origin and specifically Hindus, ... Read more...

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Government wants consensus on rules on internet content (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The government Thursday said it does not stand for censorship and regulation of free speech and assured Rajya Sabha members that it will evolve a ... Read more...

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‘MGNREGA 2.0′ with 30 new works launched


May 8th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The 100-days employment guarantee scheme was Tuesday expanded to include 30 new works related to agriculture, watershed, livestock, fisheries, flood management and irrigation and aligned ... Read more...

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We’ve been vindicated, say Bachchans after Bofors revelations


April 25th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) With former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom giving him a clean chit in the Bofors gun payoff scandal, Amitabh Bachchan Wednesday said the accusations had ... Read more...

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Anuradha Ramam to take Indian weaves to San Francisco (With Images)


April 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India is focusing on hi-street boom and the West is showing interst in Indian handloom and designer Anuradha Ramam will give it a boost by ... Read more...

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Devastating fire in Himachal’s Chamba heritage town


March 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) A devastating fire gutted 16 buildings, comprising mainly shops, in Himachal Pradesh's heritage town of Chamba early Sunday, an official said. However, there was no loss ... Read more...

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‘India making progress on women’s political empowerment’


March 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) India has made remarkable progress in taking ahead women's political participation at the local level, an official from the UN body on gender empowerment said ... Read more...

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Urban development ministry gets 12 percent hike


March 16th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The allocation for the urban development ministry has been increased by over 12 percent from Rs.6,855.23 crore in 2011-2012 to Rs.7,729.38 crore in 2012-13, ... Read more...

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A Brahmin website to facilitate weddings


March 15th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 15 (IANS) The All India Brahmin Maha Sabha has launched a website to facilitate marriages among its members.Rakesh Sharma, general secretary, told IANS: "These days Brahmins with limited ... Read more...

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‘Samajwadi Party will get full majority in UP’


February 10th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Ahead of the second phase of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party leader Mohan Singh said Friday the party will get a majority in ... Read more...

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BJP steps up demand for Chidambaram’s resignation (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday demanded the immediate resignation of Home Minister P. Chidambaram after the Supreme Court left the decision of a ... Read more...

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Mamata dismisses farmer suicide reports as ‘malicious campaign’


January 31st, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Dismissing reports of farmers committing suicide due to agricultural mismanagement as a "malicious political campaign", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday reiterated that only ... Read more...

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2G: Swamy submits documents against Chidambaram


January 7th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Seeking to make Home Minister P. Chidambaram a party to the 2G spectrum case, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Saturday submitted the certified copies ... Read more...

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Willing to die for country: Anna Hazare (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Anna Hazare Tuesday said he will work for the betterment of the country as long as he is alive and won't mind dying to achieve ... Read more...

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Students protests get intense at Agra University


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 23 (IANS) Over three months of protests by student unions against the "inefficient management" of Agra University turned more intense after some agitating female students were allegedly ... Read more...

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Rent Wakf property at market rates: Parliamentary panel


December 16th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Friday recommended amendments in the Wakf board bill to stop any sale, mortgage or transfer of Wakf properties across the country, and ... Read more...

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MPs demand special session to discuss agrarian crisis


December 15th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, Rajya Sabha members Thursday demanded calling a special session of parliament to discuss the country's agrarian crisis with nearly 2.15 ... Read more...

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Sack minister indicted by Lok Ayukta, Congress tells Mayawati


November 29th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 29 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday sought the immediate sacking of Uttar Pradesh's Minister of State for Ambedkar Gram Development Ratan Lal Ahirwar, indicted by the state Lok ... Read more...

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