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Sonia visits Jaipur areas devastated by heavy rains


August 30th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 30 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrived here Thursday and met people who were affected by heavy rains and are living in relief camps, officials ... Read more...

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Rajasthan woman sells son for Rs.40,000, held


August 9th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 9 (IANS) A woman, her husband and two others were arrested Thursday for selling her new-born son for Rs.40,000 in Rajathan's Sriganganagar town, police said.Sandhya Devi sold the ... Read more...

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Health ministry plans plain packaging of tobacco products


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) After putting pictorial health warnings on tobacco products, the union health ministry plans to push for plain packaging.Plain packaging could help bring down tobacco usage ... Read more...

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Dead Amarnath pilgrims fudged health certificates: report


July 20th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 19 (IANS) A group of doctors tasked to find the reasons for large number of Amarnath pilgrims' death have reported to the Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. ... Read more...

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BJP sweeps corporation polls in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the municipal corporation polls in Uttar Pradesh Saturday, winning 8 major corporations of the 12 that went to polls ... Read more...

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Counting of votes in UP municipal corporation polls begin


July 7th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Amidst strong police presence and heavy rainfall, counting of votes for the municipal corporation and local bodies began in 71 districts of Uttar Pradesh Saturday.According ... Read more...

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Dynasty rooted in Indian political tradition: Writer Zareer Masani


February 14th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) He grew up in a family that aligned its destiny with the turbulent politics of post-independence India and fell apart for it. London-based biographer-historian ... Read more...

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Fire in Kolkata go-down, no casualty


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 2 (IANS) A fire broke out in a cloth godown in the city Thursday evening which subsequently spread to an adjacent studio where several Bengali actors were shooting. ... Read more...

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Four killed as ambulance crashes into bus (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Osmanabad (Maharashtra), Feb 2 (IANS) An ambulance carrying the body of a 61-year-old man crashed into a bus, killing four more people, including the man's widow, a family friend and ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi, Alexander and adventure on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


January 28th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The bookcart this week is full of innocent surprises.1. "Rahul"; Written by Jatin Gandhi and Veenu Sandhu; Published by Penguin India; Priced at Rs.499 ... Read more...

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Attack centre, not us: Mayawati to Rahul


November 12th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 12 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati here Saturday said "the yuvraj (crown prince)" of the Congress ... Read more...

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Mandeep apologised for sex query: Nihita Biswas


October 9th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) When Nihita Biswas took the plunge to join "Bigg Boss 5", she did expect to face a barrage of personal questions about her marriage to ... Read more...

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Nihita Biswas first to be evicted in ‘Bigg Boss 5′


October 9th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 8 (IANS) Nihita Biswas' "Bigg Boss" journey was rather short. The 23-year-old wife of "Bikini Killer" Charles Sobhraj, became the first contestant to be evicted in the ... Read more...

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Sobhraj’s mom-in-law shocked by ‘Bigg Boss’ sex query


October 3rd, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 3 (IANS) When Nihita Biswas Sobhraj made entertainment history Monday night by becoming the first contestant from Nepal to take part in Indian TV channel Color's reality show ... Read more...

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Trooper kills colleague, wife


September 24th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 24 (IANS) A Rapid Action Force (RAF) constable shot dead his colleague in the RAF and his wife after an altercation in this Uttar Pradesh district ... Read more...

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Rajasthan’s Dalit women celebrate ‘liberty’ at temple


June 20th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, June 20 (IANS) In a revolution of sorts, some 200 Dalit women from Rajasthan Monday achieved what they thought would remain a mirage -- performing rituals with upper caste ... Read more...

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Shakuntala Misra University to start more departments


June 18th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The Shakuntala Misra University here in Uttar Pradesh capital, described as the first of its kind in Asia to be devoted exclusively to the physically ... Read more...

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Concept of ‘Bharatiya Nari’ a can of worms: Namita Gokhale


May 29th, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Being a housewife in contemporary India is a tedious task and comes with a new set of pressures, says writer-publisher Namita Gokhale who also believes ... Read more...

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‘Psycho-killer’ held for three murders


May 21st, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 21 (IANS) A man has been arrested for brutally murdering a father-daughter duo during a robbery and a woman who resisted his rape bid, police said ... Read more...

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Woman poisons her children, commits suicide


April 22nd, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), April 22 (IANS) Depressed over strained relations with her husband, an Uttar Pradesh woman Friday committed suicide after poisoning her four minor children among whom one died, ... Read more...

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Cops to rely on boy of 8 in Haryana widows’ lynching case


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhiwani, April 22 (IANS) As no witness is coming forth though a large crowd watched two widows being beaten to death at Ranila village earlier this week, Haryana Police said ... Read more...

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Haryana twin murder: Weapons not traced


April 21st, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhiwani, April 21 (IANS) More than three days since this Haryana district was rocked by the gruesome murder of two widows, police have not been able to trace the sticks ... Read more...

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Rapist nephew arrested for beating to death aunt, another widow (Lead)


April 19th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhiwani (Haryana), April 19 (IANS) A convicted rapist out on bail was arrested along with his cousin for brutally beating to death in full public view his own aunt and ... Read more...

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Village tense after killing of widows, accused unrepentant


April 19th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhiwani (Haryana), April 19 (IANS) A convicted rapist out on bail has been arrested along with his cousin for brutally beating his own aunt and another widow to death in ... Read more...

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Two widows beaten to death in Haryana village


April 19th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Bhiwani, April 18 (IANS) Two widows were beaten to death at Ranila village, in this Haryana district. Two men have been arrested, police said Monday.According to the police, the deceased ... Read more...

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Court asks railways to restore barber shop to widow


April 7th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Indian Railways to restore the possession of a barber shop to a freedom fighter's daughter-in-law who was ... Read more...

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Man killed in attempted robbery


February 24th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A 26-year-old factory worker from Bihar was allegedly stabbed to death with a screwdriver after he resisted a robbery attempt in south Delhi, police said Thursday."Virender Kumar ... Read more...

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Jewellery worth Rs.14.5 lakh stolen from Delhi house


January 26th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) A gang of robbers sneaked into a house in east Delhi while the residents were sleeping and escaped with jewellery worth Rs.14.5 lakh, police said.According to ... Read more...

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Bihar’s silent revolution: 30,000 women now own land


January 19th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Jan 19 (IANS) Until two-and-a-half years ago, Parvatia Devi and Kamla Devi were among the poorest of the poor. They worked as farm labourers and did odd jobs to ... Read more...

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World’s oldest dad, 94, puts ‘3-times-a-night’ sex life on hold to raise newborn


January 10th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Indian farmer Ramjeet Raghav, who became the world's oldest father at 94, has put his 'three-times-a-night' sex life on hold.And the reason is that he and his ... Read more...

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Ranga The Donga Movie Review: Nothing To Offer To The Audience


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Film:  Ranga The DongaCast: Srikanth, Vimala Raman, Sakshi Shivanand, Nagendra Babu, Ramya Krishna, Jayaprakash Reddy, Telangana Shakuntala and othersDirector: G.V. Sudhakar NaiduProducer:  C.R. ManoharRating: 1.5/ 5Srikanth has hundred films in ... Read more...

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‘Ranga The Donga’ neither for classes or masses (Telugu Movie Review)


January 2nd, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Rajapur Film: "Ranga The Donga"; Cast: Srikant, Vimala Raman, Sakshi Shivanand, Ramya Krishna, Nagendra Babu, Telangana Shakuntala, Jayaprakash Reddy, GV and others; Director: G.V. Sudhakar Naidu; Producer: C.R. Manohar; Music ... Read more...

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94-year-old Indian farmer claims to be world’s oldest dad


December 30th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): An Indian farmer, who is 94 years old, has claimed that he is the world's oldest dad.Ramajit Raghav has claimed that his wife Shakuntala, 59, gave birth to ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games, Asiad inspires girls to hone their skills in athletics


November 28th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish Chandra DubeyVaranasi, Nov.28 (ANI): Girls from villages are undergoing tough practice in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi District to hone their skills in athletics after being inspired by the recent Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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Two burnt alive in Jharkhand


November 16th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 16 (IANS) Two people, including a one-year-old girl, were burnt alive when their thatched hut caught fire in Jharkhand's Bokaro district Tuesday, police said.According to police, Alka Devi, 19, and ... Read more...

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