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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...

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Finally, Chandy to shift to official residence (Kerala Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) With the ruling Congress party winning the Neyattinkara by-poll Friday, Oommen Chandy is finally ready to shift to Cliff House -- the official residence of the ... Read more...

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Heatwave continues in Odisha, claims 32 lives


June 10th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 10 (IANS) Severe heatwave conditions continued in several parts of Odisha Sunday with the death toll due to sunstroke this summer rising to 32, an official said."The death ... Read more...

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Odisha intensifies probe into jumbo killings


May 8th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 8 (IANS) Odisha Tuesday intensified a probe into the alleged killing of elephants in the state's Similipal National Park after the recovery of decomposed body parts, bones and ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis: Maoist’s wife, 26 others to be freed (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday announced the names of 27 people, including a Maoist's wife, whose release will facilitate the freeing of an Italian and ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis: Maoist’s wife, 26 others to be freed


April 5th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday announced the names of 27 people whose release will facilitate the freeing of an Italian and a legislator being held ... Read more...

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Maoists reiterate demands to release Italian (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 2 (IANS) Maoists holding one of the two Italians hostage since March 14 reiterated Monday that the government must concede their demands in order to secure his release.Sabyasachi ... Read more...

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Kerala to participate in world’s biggest biodiversity event


March 31st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Kerala has made huge strides in the field of biodiversity, and is now set to participate in the 11th Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention ... Read more...

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New Punjab chief secretary, police chief appointed


March 15th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 14 (IANS) The Punjab government Wednesday evening appointed Rakesh Singh, a 1978 batch IAS officer as new chief secretary of the state. Sumedh Singh Saini has been appointed ... Read more...

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UP foodgrain scam: Apex court seeks CBI’s response (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to respond to a plea seeking lifting of curbs ... Read more...

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NHRC issues notice to Haryana on child’s death


February 29th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Haryana government on the death of a child who was allegedly locked up in ... Read more...

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CPI-M aims to vibe more with sympathisers, minorities


February 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (IANS) Pinarayi Vijayan, who created a record of sorts by getting elected as the state secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the fifth consecutive ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh gets new chief secretary


February 7th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 7 (IANS) Sunil Kumar, a 1979 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Tuesday took charge as the chief secretary of the mineral rich but insurgency-hit Chhattisgarh.Kumar is ... Read more...

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Calcutta HC stays compensation to hooch victims’ families


February 7th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Monday stayed the payment of compensation declared by the West Bengal government to the families of victims of last December's hooch ... Read more...

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Compensate rape victim, Bihar told


January 31st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday asked the Bihar government to pay Rs.5 lakh as interim relief to a woman raped by a home ... Read more...

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Where Diwali comes late and brings on animal slaughter


November 24th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 24 (IANS) Almost a month after the rest of India celebrated Diwali, some interior areas of Himachal Pradesh are set to usher in the festival Friday, slaughtering hundreds ... Read more...

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Land scam probe against another Karnataka minister


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 22 (IANS) Karnataka's Lokayukta (ombudsman) special court Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the role of Housing Minister V. Somanna, former state chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and two ... Read more...

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Governor asks Orissa to probe dam ‘mismanagement’


October 5th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 5 (IANS) Orissa Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare has asked the state government to investigate the alleged mismanagement of Hirakud dam which, according to the opposition, triggered massive floods ... Read more...

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Congress appoints office bearers in Chhattisgarh


October 4th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday reconstituted its team of office bearers in Chhattisgarh, appointing seven vice-presidents, 11 general secretaries and naming party treasurer Motilal Vora and ... Read more...

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Karnataka chief minister, governor agree to disagree (Letter from Karnataka)


September 25th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 25 (IANS) Karnataka, hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons for months now, is witnessing a peculiar playout between the new Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda ... Read more...

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CBI should probe Goa’s land mafia, politician nexus: NCP


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) Politicians, land mafia and revenue officials in Goa have formed a criminal nexus involved in peddling coastal land to foreigners with dubious records, an official of ... Read more...

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NHRC takes up lynching of truck driver near Agra


September 21st, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday said a notice has been issued to the Uttar Pradesh government over a report that a truck driver ... Read more...

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Bihar launches education quality campaign


September 5th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 5 (IANS) After achieving success in school enrollment, the Bihar government -- on the occasion of Teachers' Day Monday -- launched a scheme to improve the quality of ... Read more...

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Himachal tears down British era building


August 5th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has pulled down an old building done in typical British Tudor style to make way for a palatial bungalow for a top government employee, ... Read more...

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Apex court reserves verdict on Kerala temple treasure (Lead)


July 14th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday reserved its order on how to preserve and protect the treasure found in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala. The court ... Read more...

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Congress leader nominated as Trinamool’s Rajya Sabha candidate


July 8th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Saturday sprung a jolt on alliance partner Congress by nominating its prominent leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy as her party's candidate ... Read more...

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Corrupt officer or innocent? The jury is divided


June 1st, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 1 (IANS) The man alleged to be one of India's richest and most corrupt bureaucrats is not only still in service with the Chhattisgarh government but insists ... Read more...

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No tribal dwellers in Posco project site, says Orissa


April 13th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 13 (IANS) The Orissa government has reiterated that there were no tribal inhabitants or other traditional forest dwellers in the proposed site of the $12 billion Posco project, ... Read more...

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NALCO to set up pilot project on managing carbon


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) Monday said a pilot project on carbon sequestration will be implemented at its captive power plant at Angul in Orissa.Sidhanta ... Read more...

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Thiruvananthapuram court allows further probe into Palmolein oil scam


March 14th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 14 (ANI): A vigilance court in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday allowed a plea from the prosecution to further investigate the 2000 palmolein import graft case.The prosecution had filed a petition earlier ... Read more...

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Ganpatsinh Vasava to be Gujarat assembly speaker


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Ganpatsinh Vasava is set to be the next speaker of the Gujarat assembly.Vasava, 40, legislator from Mangrol in south Gujarat, Wednesday filed ... Read more...

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Orissa rights panel seeks report on pulses scam


February 15th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (IANS) The Orissa Human Rights Commission Tuesday sought a report from the secretary of the state's women and child development department on the alleged supply of low ... Read more...

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Palmolein oil scam: Thiruvananthapuram vigilance court posts trial to Feb. 26


February 11th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (ANI): A vigilance court here on Friday posted the trial in the multi-crore Palmolein oil scam involving Chief Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas to February 26.Enquiry Commissioner and Special ... Read more...

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Maharashtra governor pushes information commissioner’s removal (Lead)


January 18th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The process to remove defiant State Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari got a fillip with Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Tuesday referring the issue to the Supreme Court, an official ... Read more...

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