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India to erect single row fence along Bangladesh border


September 18th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) India will erect single row fencing instead of double row fencing in several areas along the border with Bangladesh, officials said here Tuesday.About 80 percent of ... Read more...

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Andhra police chief orders probe into hostage drama (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's police chief Thursday ordered a probe into the incident in Hyderabad in which a suspended police constable took a senior police official hostage for ... Read more...

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Constable apologizes for taking senior hostage


September 13th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) A suspended police constable who took a senior police official hostage here Wednesday night has apologized for his behaviour.Giriprasad Sharma, a suspended head constable with the ... Read more...

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Odisha intensifies crackdown on chit-fund scams


September 12th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) Intensifying its crackdown on chit fund scams in Odisha, police Wednesday raided the offices of a private company and detained three of its senior officials for ... Read more...

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Khar overshadows a seasoned Krishna (Islamabad diary)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) He is 80-plus and a seasoned politician and she is all of 34 years of age. But when it came to a face-off in front of ... Read more...

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Mother for mercy killing of two kids


September 5th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 5 (IANS) Failing to get financial assistance for the treatment of her two paralytic children, a woman in Rajasthan has written to the state government seeking permission for ... Read more...

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India for fast-tracking ASEAN highway links


September 4th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 4 (IANS) India and five other nations of the Mekong Ganga grouping -Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia - Tuesday decided to fast-track key connectivity projects ... Read more...

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India committed to curb leprosy, stigma: WHO ambassador


August 31st, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India is committed to curbing leprosy cases in the coming years and eliminating the stigma associated with the disease, World Health Organisation's (WHO) Goodwill ambassador ... Read more...

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India to pay homage at Ethiopian leader’s funeral


August 28th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur will represent India at the Sep 2 state funeral of Ethiopia's long-time leader Meles Zenawi.Kaur will ... Read more...

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Expert-level NAM meeting kicks off in Tehran


August 26th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 26 (IANS) The expert-level meeting of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened here Sunday.The NAM meeting will be held in three phases: preparatory senior officials' meeting ... Read more...

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Six dead as heavy rains lash Jaipur


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 22 (IANS) At least six people died in a wall collapse and due to electrocution as heavy rains lashed the Rajasthan capital overnight, officials said Wednesday.The rains created ... Read more...

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Odisha, Jharkhand to intensity anti-mineral smuggling drive


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Odisha and its neighbouring state of Jharkhand have said that they will jointly intensify crackdown against the mineral smuggling across their borders.Speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Central team visits riot-hit Assam areas, reviews security


August 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) A central team Tuesday visited the violence affected Dhubri district of Assam to take stock of the security and relief and rehabilitation measures taken up by ... Read more...

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Master plan of Kerala Technocity ready


August 17th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) The master plan of the proposed Rs.5,000-crore Technocity to come up in a 450-acre campus near the Technopark campus here is ready, say senior officials.This state-of-the-art ... Read more...

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Maruti management thanks locals for support


August 16th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 16 (IANS) After announcing resumption of production at its Manesar plant, the Maruti Suzuki management Thursday met local village heads and thanked them for their support, a company ... Read more...

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Government-industry task force to meet next week


August 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A government-industry task force headed by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will meet here next week to discuss fall in industrial output and ... Read more...

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Relatives suspect foul play in army jawan’s suicide


August 10th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian Army jawan V. Arun, who committed suicide in Kashmir early this week, was cremated at his hometown in Killimannor near here Friday morning.The body was ... Read more...

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Reddy to discuss Andhra Pradesh power supply with PM


August 5th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Worried about the grim power situation in Andhra Pradesh following a cut in the gas supply by the centre's Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM), Chief ... Read more...

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Afghan ministers sacked after confidence vote


August 4th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The Afghan parliament has passed a vote of no confidence on two of its most senior ministers and demanded that they be replaced after they failed ... Read more...

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Four executives held for illegal money transfers in Odisha


August 4th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 (IANS) Four senior officials of a private financial management company in Odisha have been arrested for their involvement in illegal money circulation in the state, police said ... Read more...

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Another officer’s suicide stuns colleagues in UP


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) Yet another Uttar Pradesh officer - one known for his integrity - has killed himself because of growing tension at workplace.In the last four years, five ... Read more...

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First Boeing C-17s to arrive in India by mid-2013


August 1st, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Long Beach (California), Aug 1 (IANS) Boeing Wednesday said the first of the 10 heavy-lift military aircraft, C-17 Globemaster III, for the Indian Air Force (IAF) will arrive in the ... Read more...

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Asian poll panel association to increase information exchange


August 1st, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA), an multi-nation organisation working for open and transparent elections, will work towards establishing a global association and strengthening ... Read more...

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Ill-fated Tamil Nadu Express reaches Chennai (Fourth Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Chennai, July 30 (IANS) The ill-fated New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express reached Chennai Central station, minus the gutted bogie in which 35 passengers were burnt alive early Monday morning, officials ... Read more...

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CBI arrests two PNB officials accepting bribe


July 29th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested two senior officials of Punjab National Bank (PNB) while accepting a nearly Rs.2 crore bribe, an official said Saturday."Manibhushan, who ... Read more...

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UP transport minister’s house broken into


July 28th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 28 (IANS) Burglars entered the house of Uttar Pradesh Transport Minister Aridaman Singh here Saturday while he was sleeping but fled without taking any valuable, police said.The minister ... Read more...

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President Patil hosting At Home for ministers, judges


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Outgoing President Pratibha Patil is hosting an At Home at Rashtrapati Bhavan Sunday evening - among the last few events she will be hosting ... Read more...

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Tripura to punish use of tobacco, drug in public places


July 20th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) Alarmed at the high incidence of cancer and tobacco and drug-related diseases in the state, the Tripura government has decided to punish those using tobacco in ... Read more...

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10 injured as Vidarbha Express rams into derailed local train


July 20th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured when the Vidarbha Express rammed into four derailed coaches of a Mumbai suburban train in Thane district, officials said here ... Read more...

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‘Noida ground water overuse probe not held’


July 19th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 19 (IANS) A two-member official team which came to investigate complaints against mall developers overdrawing ground water in sector 18 here left without conducting any probe, an activist ... Read more...

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Tea industry wants Iran to keep rupee-rial mechanism


July 19th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Indian tea industry has urged the Iranian government to keep the rupee-rial agreement between the two countries outside the normal foreign exchange regulations for trade ... Read more...

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Israel closely monitoring Syrian violence


July 19th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, July 18 (IANS) Israeli leadership is "vigilantly" monitoring the chaotic violence in Syria which surged Wednesday with the killing of its defense minister in Damascus, Xinhua reported.According to an ... Read more...

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Pakistan bans mobile phones during official meetings


July 18th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Fearing information leaks, the Pakistani government has barred the use of mobile phones during official meetings.The National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board cautioned that mobile ... Read more...

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Chinese officials put on live TV show sweat it out


July 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) A group of provincial officials in China had a tough time facing public after they were put on a live TV to address residents' grievances.Salary ... Read more...

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Panchayat’s diktat has no place in democratic society: Chidambaram


July 13th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here Friday that the "Taliban-style" diktat by a khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat region, forbidding women from using ... Read more...

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