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Mayawati statue vandalised in Lucknow, BSP stages protests (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) activists held demonstrations across Uttar Pradesh Thursday after a life-size statue of former chief minister and party supremo Mayawati was vandalised ... Read more...

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14-year-old girl foils marriage attempt in Bengal


May 1st, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) She is 14 years old and a school dropout, but West Bengal resident Seema still mustered up the courage to stand up to her family and ... Read more...

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Body at nursery: ‘Killer’ arrested in Delhi


April 19th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A young man from the Khan Market area was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly murdering a teenager at a nursery near the market on April ... Read more...

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Tech Expo displays innovations easily replicable in Africa (With Images)


March 1st, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A machine for making low-cost sanitary napkins, an eco-friendly refrigerator, a clay cooker and a solar dryer - these are some of the cheap and ... Read more...

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Positive parenting helps prevent obesity in kids


February 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Positive parenting during the child's formative years could help prevent obesity among them.Today, one out of five US children is obese. They are five times more ... Read more...

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Spurious medicine racket busted, two held


December 29th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Two people were arrested for making and supplying spurious ayurvedic medicines in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, police said Wednesday.Kapil Vaish, 29, resident of Badayun in ... Read more...

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Two Babbar Khalsa terrorists arrested (second lead)


December 23rd, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS): Two Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorists, who were on a mission to assassinate three religious leaders and some politicians, were arrested from Delhi and Punjab ... Read more...

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Man held for posing as Sheila Dikshit aide


December 6th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Inspired by Bollywood films, a 26-year-old school dropout posed as the secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and cheated people on the pretext of ... Read more...

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Puducherry minister faces axe after exam impersonation charges


November 12th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, Nov 12 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister N. Rangasamy Saturday recommended sacking Education Minister P.M.L. Kalyanasundaram, who is facing the charges of impersonation in his final year school exam.Rangasamy has ... Read more...

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Vidarbha widow gets Rs.1 lakh, letter from Big B


September 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 17 (IANS) Moved by the plight of a Vidarbha widow who appeared on his show Kaun Banega Crorepati, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has given her Rs.100,000 to ... Read more...

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From farm debts to KBC prize, a Vidarbha widow’s story


September 12th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Two years ago, her world collapsed when her husband of six years committed suicide. At 25, she was a widow, unable to bear the burden ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare: A fasting activist turns a national icon


August 28th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) He drove a truck for the army during the 1965 India-Pakistan war, but when Anna Hazare broke his fast on day 13 Sunday after ... Read more...

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Drug-addict siblings held for burglary


July 21st, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A brother and sister duo, in their 20s, was arrested here for carrying out a burglary, police said Thursday. The two committed many petty crimes ... Read more...

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A woman’s journey from hunger to the legislature (With Images)


June 26th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 26 (IANS) From a small hut in a remote village in East Godavari district to the Andhra Pradesh legislature, Anguri Lakshmi Shiva Kumari has come a long way.The ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan: Stalinist, but a man of the masses


May 13th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) He was never the darling of party bosses. But down-to-earth Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, who began life working in a small textile shop, was the only ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare has become symbol for a better India (Comment)


April 9th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
It needed a 72-year-old man with no pretensions, a school dropout at that, to wake up India.And in just five days, Anna Hazare proved that it wasn't enough to have an ... Read more...

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Anna to tour India, warns of more struggles (Lead)


April 9th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Gandhian leader Anna Hazare said Saturday after breaking his 97-hour hunger strike that he would tour the entire country to campaign against corruption and warned ... Read more...

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Two foreigners held with heroin worth Rs.3 crore


April 6th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) An Afghan and a Nigerian were arrested in the national capital with 1.66 kg of heroin worth Rs.3 crore in international market, police said Wednesday."Mohammed ... Read more...

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Man carrying illegal arms held


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A 35-year-old man carrying illegal arms was arrested in south Delhi, police said Tuesday."Binod Kumar Singh, who hails from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh, was held ... Read more...

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Fake currency gang busted, three arrested


March 7th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Three men engaged in making and circulating fake Indian currency have been arrested, police said Monday."The three have been identified as Sirajuddin, 26, Mohammad Yunus, ... Read more...

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Man held for vehicle thefts


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A 19-year-old school dropout who took to vehicle theft to lead a lavish lifestyle has been arrested in north Delhi, police said Wednesday. "Gourav, a resident of ... Read more...

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Barber held for extortion


February 13th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A 43-year-old barber was arrested along with his associate in north Delhi for trying to extort Rs.2 lakh from an exporter, police said Sunday.Rahisuddin and his associate ... Read more...

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Proclaimed offender, aide held


February 12th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Two people, including a man declared a proclaimed offender by courts in five cases including attempt to murder and rioting, were arrested in south Delhi, police said ... Read more...

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Mother-son duo arrested for cheating


February 9th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) An illiterate mother and her school dropout son, accused of cheating people by enticing them to invest in the schemes of their "companies" that promised high ... Read more...

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Include agriculture in child labour laws, clamour children


January 31st, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Nearly 300 child labourers from all over Maharashtra Monday demanded inclusion of agriculture as a hazardous form of work in the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986."We ... Read more...

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Two auto-lifters held in Delhi


January 28th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Delhi Police have arrested two people for their alleged involvement in auto-lifting and mobile phone snatching in north Delhi, police said Friday. The alert picket staff of ... Read more...

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Sex racket busted in Delhi, six arrested


January 27th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Six people, including three call girls, were arrested in north Delhi, police said Thursday. "We came to know that a man, along with some women, was alluring ... Read more...

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A rickshaw puller and an author of four books


January 16th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Rehman Ali Rehman, a rickshaw puller in Uttar Pradesh's Basti district, doesn't mind if has to wait long for a customer. He uses the time to ... Read more...

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Fake currency racket busted in Delhi, one held (Lead)


January 14th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A fake currency racket that extended to Punjab has been busted with the arrest of a man in west Delhi, police said Friday.Jagmohan, 42, was caught by ... Read more...

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Student arrested for purse-snatching


January 3rd, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Jan 3 (IANS) A hotel management student and his accomplice were arrested here for purse-snatching, police said Monday. Ankit, 22 and Deepak, 20, were arrested from sector 8 of Noida Sunday ... Read more...

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Paan vend owner exposes job scheme graft, gets death threats


November 16th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Porbandar, Nov 16 (IANS) Aslam Khokker, a paan vend owner in Kotda village of Porbandar district of Gujarat, carries a paper on his person all the time, which has the names of ... Read more...

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Youths murder auto driver for gambling money, arrested


November 13th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 13 (IANS) Two teenagers who robbed and murdered an auto-rickshaw driver, and spent his money on firecrackers and gambling, were arrested from Sector 25 area of the city, police said ... Read more...

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Many Muslim women celebrate Chhath


November 12th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Nov 12 (IANS) They make religious lines blur. Nazma Khatoon and Hasanzado Begum - both devout Muslims - don't think twice about observing a fast and performing other rituals ... Read more...

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A school dropout, he documents Goa’s oral tribal history


November 9th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Nov 9 (IANS) A school dropout is now emerging as the custodian of Goa's orally rendered tribal history. Too poor to buy a camera, he managed to get one ... Read more...

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Rabri Devi files nomination papers for Bihar’s Raghopur seat


October 9th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 9 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi Saturday filed nomination papers for the Raghopur assembly seat ahead of the October-November elections in the state.Clad in a deep blue-coloured ... Read more...

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