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Anna, team stand ’separated’ (Second Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare Wednesday confirmed his "separation" from his former team and from key associate Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of forming a political ... Read more...

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Anna, team stand ’separated’


September 19th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare said Wednesday he will neither form a political party nor join one, formalizing his "separation" with his former team and with ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare group meets in Delhi to decide future strategy (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A meeting of India Against Corruption (IAC) is underway in the capital to discuss the future course of the anti-corruption movement after its chief proponent ... Read more...

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Team Anna meets in Delhi to decide future strategy


September 19th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A meeting of India Against Corruption (IAC) is underway in the capital to discuss the future course of the anti-corruption movement after its chief proponent ... Read more...

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Taj sparkles in rain, Agra totters (Letter from Agra)


August 29th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 29 (IANS) Is this really a World Heritage city? This was the question most tourists were asking after a massive downpour left the Taj city in shambles, exposing ... Read more...

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Panic post Assam riots exposes human trafficking in Goa mines (Goa Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
The North East Association of Goa (NEAG), which was cobbled together by northeastern migrants working here in the aftermath of the Assam riots, has managed to track down, with the help ... Read more...

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Activists to protest against marital law amendment bill


August 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A group of child rights and social activists seeking equal rights for men and women and gender neutral marital laws will hold a day-long protest ... Read more...

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Army ex-chief joins Anna bandwagon


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Former Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh Friday lent his voice to Anna Hazare's anti-graft movement and also joined the protest at Jantar Mantar ... Read more...

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IAC distances itself from anti-media poster


July 30th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Activists of India Against Corruption, which is supporting Team Anna's ongoing hunger agitation in New Delhi, Monday distanced itself from an anti-media poster, terming it ... Read more...

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AIUDF protests over July 9 molestation, lawlessness


July 18th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Opposition AIUDF legislators Wednesday staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan over the July 9 public molestation of a girl on a main road here ... Read more...

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Online campaign in Agra against traffic chaos (Letter from Agra) (With Images)


July 15th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Agra, July 15 (IANS) Several NGOs and social activists have launched an online campaign against traffic chaos in the Taj city.They are using Facebook and email to mobilise public ... Read more...

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Locals to be involved in Rs.7,000 crore Bundelkhand package


July 8th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Elected village representatives and social activists will play the lead role in the new-look Rs.7,000 crore Bundelkhand package meant to improve the lives of ... Read more...

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Haryana Police to monitor ‘crime-prone’ villages


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), July 3 (IANS) Police will monitor over five dozen villages in southern Haryana for "being too crime-prone".Police recently identified nearly 65 crime-prone villages in the four districts of ... Read more...

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Rangayan opts for crowdfunding for LGBT film


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan Monday launched crowdfunding initiative to raise funds to complete his documentary "Breaking Free", highlighting the woes of the Indian LGBT community. It ... Read more...

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Odisha gangrape victim’s death triggers protests


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) The death of a gangrape victim after more than six months of treatment at a hospital has triggered widespread protests in Odisha with political and ... Read more...

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Akhilesh promises a new Agra


June 19th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 19 (IANS) After a series of interactive sessions, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has given his nod for a slew of projects that will change the profile ... Read more...

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Poor want ration, not cash: Activists


June 15th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The government's plan to replace the public distribution system (PDS) with direct cash transfer into people's accounts under the proposed Food Security Bill is not ... Read more...

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Gilani to attend UN conference in Brazil


June 12th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will attend the upcoming UN conference on sustainable development in Brazil June 20-22.More than 120 heads of the governments ... Read more...

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38 couples tie the knot at inter-caste mass wedding in Agra


June 10th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 10 (IANS) A bania (traders' community) groom marrying a dalit girl, a brahmin girl marrying a thakur - the city of love Sunday witnessed a rare mass marriage ... Read more...

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Team Anna to launch campaign in western Uttar Pradesh


June 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 8 (IANS) Ahead of their proposed indefinite fast in Delhi beginning July 25, Team Anna members would undertake an extensive tour of villages in western Uttar Pradesh to ... Read more...

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Team Anna to launch campaign in western Uttar Pradesh


June 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 8 (IANS) Ahead of their proposed indefinite fast in Delhi beginning July 25, Team Anna members would undertake an extensive tour of villages in western Uttar Pradesh to ... Read more...

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Pakistani journalists to visit Mumbai, Pune


May 19th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) A 17-member Pakistani journalists delegation will be visiting Mumbai and Pune for a week starting May 21, a Mumbai press club official said Saturday."Journalists from Karachi ... Read more...

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Post Aamir, Rajasthan for policy to save girl child


May 11th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Friday announced it will frame a 'girl policy' to check increasing number of female foeticide and infanticide cases.The decision is seen as ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Money laundering case against 14 accused


April 30th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate Monday said it has registered a money laundering case against 14 accused, including former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, in Mumbai's Adarsh housing ... Read more...

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Gay activists fined in Russia


April 25th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) For the first time in Russia, an event organiser and numerous gay rights activists have been penalised for promoting homosexuality, officials said Wednesday.Laws penalising "the ... Read more...

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Activists flay Maharashtra’s new stringent RTI rules


April 24th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Social activists in Maharashtra Tuesday flayed amendments in the state's Right To Information (RTI) rules which could bestow discretionary powers on officials to deny information to ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha passes bill to include disabled in RTE Act (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A bill to include children with disabilities in the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act was passed by the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.The Right ... Read more...

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Chomsky, others write to PM protesting Bengal police excesses


April 16th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Eminent persons of international repute, including well-known US-based academician-intellectual Noam Chomsky, Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing concern over the use of state ... Read more...

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Pakistani prisoner Khalil Chisti steps out of jail


April 11th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 11 (IANS) Octogenarian Pakistani prisoner Mohammad Khalil Chisti, serving a life sentence for murder, stepped out of the Ajmer Central Jail in Rajasthan Wednesday on conditional bail, his ... Read more...

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Rs.4.75 lakh course for aspiring women politicians


April 10th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) An NGO Tuesday launched a certificate course in political leadership for women, aiming to create a pool of confident and successful law makers. The 10-week ... Read more...

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Khalil Chisti’s release to take a few days


April 9th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 9 (IANS) It will take at least a couple of days for 80-year-old Pakistani prisoner Mohammad Khalil Chisti to step out of the Ajmer Central Jail in ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz activists demand closure of US airbase


March 16th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 15 (IANS) Social activists in Kyrgyzstan plan to block the entrance to a US airbase next week in a bid to demand its early closure, a media report ... Read more...

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Protesters seek release of Israeli car blast accused


March 13th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Social activists and journalists Monday sat on protest at India Gate here and organised a candle light vigil demanding the release of journalist Syed ... Read more...

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Opposition rejects chargesheet on Odisha gangrape (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 12 (IANS) The opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as well as several social activists in Odisha, Monday rejected a police chargesheet on the alleged gangrape ... Read more...

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Activists and journalists condemn Syed Kazmi’s arrest


March 10th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A group of social activists and prominent journalists Saturday condemned the arrest of senior journalist Syed Mohammad Kazmi, saying that the Special Cell of Delhi ... Read more...

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