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Looking beyond the communal to diagnose Assam


September 4th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The problem in Assam, which resulted in frequent outbreaks of violence, was not one of illegal immigration alone; there were dangers in demonising a community ... Read more...

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NESO defies government appeal, to hold anti-influx rally Sep 6


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 3 (IANS) The North East Students' Organization (NESO) has decided to defy the Assam government's recent appeal against holding of rallies and processions and said that it would ... Read more...

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US envoy offers condolences (Third Lead, correcting para four)


August 6th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) US ambassador Nancy Powell Monday met Sikh leaders here to express grief over the killing of six people in a gurdwara in Wisconsin.Powell called ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: US envoy offers condolences (Second Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) US Ambassador Nancy Powell Monday met Sikh leaders here to express grief over the shooting of six people in a gurdwara in Wisconsin.Powell called ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: US envoy offers condolences (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) US Ambassador Nancy Powell Monday met Sikh leaders here to express grief over the shooting of six people in a gurdwara in Wisconsin.Powell called ... Read more...

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US embassy mourns Sikh deaths in Winconsin


August 6th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The US embassy Tuesday mourned the deaths of six Sikhs in a gurdwara attack in Wisconsin and said it was "deeply saddened" by the reckless ... Read more...

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‘Maximum’ a minimum-fuss crime drama (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***)


June 29th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Maximum"; Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Sonu Sood, Neha Dhupia, Amit Sadh, and Vinay Pathak; Writer-Director: Kabeer Kaushik; Rating:***With a kind of brisk business-like immediacy and the least amount of fuss, ... Read more...

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Respect brings more happiness than bank balance


June 21st, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Overall happiness is based on the degree of respect and admiration you command in society, rather than your bank balance, says a new research. Psychological scientist ... Read more...

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‘Learn to hate’ CPI-M, says Trinamool minister


April 17th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Days after a Jadavpur University professor's arrest for circulating cartoons targeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, state Food Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick has asked ... Read more...

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Punjabi museum opens in Yuba City


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Yuba City, April 2 (IANS) A mutli-media museum celebrating more than 100 years of the Punjabi community in the US opened in the community-dominated Yuba City in California Saturday.A brainchild ... Read more...

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Mexican state promoting reading as antidote to violence


January 27th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chihuahua (Mexico), Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) Chihuahua, one of the Mexican states hardest hit by drug-related violence in recent years, is looking to recover public spaces and rebuild its torn social ... Read more...

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Ferrari chief says Berlusconi must resign


November 1st, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 1 (IANS/AKI) The head of Italian luxury sportscar maker Ferrari called on embattled Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to resign and make way for a caretaker government, or ... Read more...

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I never lived in ivory tower, says Jnanpith winner Kambara


September 20th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) Well-known Kannada writer, poet and playwright Chandrashekhara Kambara, who received the Jnanpith award for 2009, said he is happy after receiving the honour and that his ... Read more...

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Modi’s 2002 cannot be washed away — so soon


September 18th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) He may have prime ministerial ambitions but Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's 2002 riots ghost will not leave him soon, say political analysts and ... Read more...

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Creative policies needed to resolve Kashmiri alienation: Wajahat Habibullah (Interview)


September 7th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A placid summer and a peaceful Ramzan should have been the endgame of insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir but the sense of "alienation is too ... Read more...

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Music classes keep away Mexican youth from drugs


July 11th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 11 (IANS/EFE) Music and dance lessons have kept dozens of children and young people from taking drugs and dropping out of school in areas of Mexico City ... Read more...

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Did political class let down Husain?


June 10th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The political class had failed M.F. Husain as the celebrated painter had to spend his last few years away from India, artists said Friday ... Read more...

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Ice cream parlour sex case is Kerala poll issue


April 12th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, April 12 (IANS) A two-decade-old sex scandal in Kerala, dubbed the "ice cream parlour" case in which the image of a well-known opposition politician took a beating, is ... Read more...

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Bill to put casinos out of bounds for Goans


March 25th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 25 (IANS) Casinos may soon be out of bounds for Goans. The leader of opposition in the state assembly Friday moved a bill seeking to amend the ... Read more...

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Abortions give rise to “lost boy” generation in China and India


March 15th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Analysts are worried that the number of men who might be forced to die unmarried could cause what the researchers term ‘lost boy’ generation.China and India ... Read more...

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Cop convicted for taking bribe told to surrender


March 14th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed a head constable's plea for suspension of a two-year jail term awarded to him by a lower court in ... Read more...

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Happiness gained from money, power limited: Sonia


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) As the government battles several allegations of corruption, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday said there was a limit to happiness gained from money and power and ... Read more...

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Ragging is violence, not to be tolerated: President


January 25th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday strongly condemned incidents of ragging in educational institutions, saying it is violence and should not be tolerated. "Cases of ragging ... Read more...

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Hindus say ‘model’ Royal wedding might bolster dwindling institution of marriage


January 6th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 6 (ANI): Hindus have commended the "model" wedding planned for Prince William and Catherine Middleton of United Kingdom, saying that it might help uplift the institution of marriage ... Read more...

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Need to know what has alienated Kashmiri youth: Sonia Gandhi


December 19th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Burari (New Delhi), Dec 19 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said the country needed to find an answer to what has caused alienation among the youth in the Kashmir ... Read more...

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‘Smaller SEZs could have worked for Goa’


December 18th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 18 (IANS) Goa could have benefitted from smaller special economic zone (SEZ) projects, rather than the seven land-intensive projects which were scrapped due to protests, a former chairman of the ... Read more...

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30,000 drug war deaths in Mexico since 2006


December 17th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 17 (IANS/EFE) The 12,456 gangland killings reported in Mexico between Jan 1 and Nov 30 this year brought to 30,196 the number of drug-related murders since 2006, an official ... Read more...

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Deal firmly with terrorists, says CPI-M


December 8th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday asked the government to deal firmly with terrorists, a day after a terrorist bomb blast killed a two-year-old girl in ... Read more...

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PM vows to bring to justice 26/11 perpetrators


November 26th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Saluting the "courage, unity and resolve" of Mumbaikars, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged on the second anniversary of the 26/11 attacks Friday to redouble efforts to ... Read more...

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Govt. pledges to redouble efforts to bring 26/11 attack perpetrators to justice


November 26th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said that his Government would redouble efforts to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to justice.In ... Read more...

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‘Barbaric’ murder of wife deserves noose: Apex court


November 12th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Crimes against women are "social crimes" and "disrupt the entire social fabric", the Supreme Court Friday noted and asked a man convicted of murdering his wife why ... Read more...

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Hindus chant to Muslim beats in Himachal temples


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Oct 3 (IANS) As the priest begins to chant the sacred mantras for the daily religious ritual, a group of Muslim musicians quietly joins in, playing the traditional drums, ... Read more...

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New study explores peer victimization amongst school kids


September 29th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study from Concordia University examines the phenomenon of peer victimization in schools, where loners and antisocial kids are often bullied at school- an accepted form of ... Read more...

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US grants political asylum to Mexican reporter


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) Jorge Luis Aguirre, a Mexican journalist who said he got death threats from authorities in his country, has been granted political asylum in the US, the ... Read more...

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Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, Gujarat appeals for peace


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 22 (IANS) The Gujarat government Wednesday urged the people not to be swayed by the Ayodhya verdict and appealed to them to maintain peace in the state. "With the ... Read more...

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