southern states

12-hour shurdown in Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland


September 6th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 6 (IANS) Vehicles went off the roads, schools, banks and government offices remained shut and commercial establishments downed shutters in all the northeastern states, except Assam, Thursday in ... Read more...

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Exodus reversed: Special train to Bangalore leaves Guwahati


September 1st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) A special train to Bangalore left a railway station here Saturday afternoon to help people from the northeast return to their places of study or work ... Read more...

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Special Guwahati-Bangalore train to run Sep 1


August 29th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) A special train from Guwahati to Bangalore will run Sep 1 to help people from the northeast return to their places of study or work in ... Read more...

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56 percent drop in HIV infections since 2000


August 24th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The number of new annual HIV infections has declined by around 56 percent during the last decade in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed ... Read more...

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Blame illegal immigrants for northeast tensions: Gadkari


August 24th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 24 (IANS) Illegal immigrants were to be blamed for triggering the mass exodus of northeastern people from southern states, BJP president Nitin Gadkari has said."The attacks on northeastern ... Read more...

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Assam asks railway to help people go back


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 22 (IANS) Assam has asked Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) to arrange special trains to allow northeastern people who had fled other states fearing attacks to return, said an ... Read more...

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Images causing panic from Pakistan: Home secretary


August 19th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Morphed images circulated online that were responsible for creating panic among people from the northeast in some southern states originated in Pakistan, Home Secretary ... Read more...

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Some truth in attacks on northeastern students: Lapang


August 17th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Meghalaya chief minister D.D. Lapang Friday said there has to be some truth in reports of students being attacked in southern states and these can ... Read more...

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Maoists push farmers to grow marijuana


August 17th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region is fast turning into a hotspot for growing marijuana with Maoist guerrillas making farmers switch to the cash crop, say police officials."Maoists ... Read more...

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Northeast exodux: Meghalaya to send team to other states


August 16th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Expressing concern over "students' exodus" from southern states fearing attacks, the Meghalaya government Thursday decided to send a delegation to these states to unearth the truth.Many ... Read more...

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Indo-Arab chamber sets up south India chapter


August 4th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indo-Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industries has set up its south India chapter here to accelerate trade, investments and joint ventures between industries located in ... Read more...

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Andhra, south India safe from grid disturbances


July 31st, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Electricity authorities in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday said the state was safe and secure from grid disturbances in other parts of India.Andhra Pradesh Transmission Corporation (AP Transco) ... Read more...

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Nepal expects steep rise in Indian tourist inflow


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Nepal may see a 32 percent jump in tourist inflow from India, a Nepal Tourism Board official said Wednesday."We are expecting a 30-32 percent increase in ... Read more...

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India’s sugar production rises by 13 percent


April 17th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India's sugar production grew by 13 percent to 246.31 lakh tonnes till April 15 during the current marketing year that started from October 2011, industry ... Read more...

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Storms sweep US midwest


April 15th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Over a dozen storms have swept through the US midwestern states, causing minor damage to property, the met office said.The region was battered by 17 tornadoes ... Read more...

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Santorum slows Romney’s march with southern sweep (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) In a sharp retort to frontrunner Mitt Romney's prediction that his campaign was reaching a "desperate end", Rick Santorum turned the Republican nomination battle into ... Read more...

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For the sake of power, BJP lives with indiscipline (Karnataka Newsletter)


February 26th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 26 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani had once famously warned his party against "Congressisation". By that he meant being self-serving, undisciplined and hankering ... Read more...

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ABD launches new brandy in Kerala


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 2 (IANS) India's third largest spirits company, Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt. Ltd., Thursday announced its foray into the semi-premium brandy segment in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh with ... Read more...

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Mukherjee hopes inflation decline will continue (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Sunday he hoped that the declining trend in headline inflation will continue and go down to six to seven percent ... Read more...

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Step up efforts on financial inclusion: Pranab


December 18th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday asked southern states to intensify efforts to expand financial services such as banking and insurance to rural areas."Out of 14,612 ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protests overdone, say PM


December 17th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
On board Air India One, Dec 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the agitation against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu has been "overdone", and expressed ... Read more...

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Seniors are fastest growing segment of US population


December 1st, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS/EFE) The US population over age 65 between 2000 and 2010 grew at a faster rate than the country's total population for the first time, according to ... Read more...

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States should amend laws to protect labour: Kharge


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Oct 23 (IANS) As laws to protect labour from exploitation and inequality are on the concurrent list, the onus is on states to amend the various acts ... Read more...

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Fluctuating legal fortunes of a CM and two ex-CMs


October 22nd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 22 (IANS) It was a week of mixed legal fortunes for three leading politicians of two neighbouring southern states, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with all the courtroom ... Read more...

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BJP’s ‘gateway to south’ turns into road to jail


October 15th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's dream of capturing power in the four southern states by making Karnataka its "gateway to south" is turning out to be ... Read more...

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Telangana collieries strike hits power supplies in south India


September 15th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 15 (IANS) The indefinite strike by employees of Singareni Collieries in Telangana has hit electricity supplies to the southern states with authorities in Andhra Pradesh imposing ... Read more...

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Reddys empire: mines in Andhra, politics in Karnataka


September 5th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) The empire of G. Janardhana Reddy, who was Monday arrested for illegal mining, straddles two neighbouring southern states - iron ore mines in Andhra Pradesh ... Read more...

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President Patil to lay foundation of IGNOU campus


August 30th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 30 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil would Wednesday lay the foundation for the Rs.300 crore south zone campus of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) near this ... Read more...

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Landslide blocks Konkan Railway, thousands stranded


August 30th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) A major landslide blocked tracks in a section of the Konkan Railway Tuesday, hitting services between Mumbai and the southern states and leaving thousands of people ... Read more...

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North India’s population growth rising steeply: NGO


July 11th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India's four largest so-called BIMARU states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh -- have been showing a steep rise in population despite effective methods ... Read more...

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‘Bihar not to acquire farm land for industry’


June 30th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) The Bihar government will not acquire agricultural land for industry, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said here Thursday."We do not want any confrontation with the farmers. ... Read more...

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Kerala seeks modifications in centrally sponsored schemes


June 21st, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) Kerala Minister for Rural Development K.C. Joseph Tuesday said that the state's demand for modifying centrally sponsored schemes has received a favourable response from the Planning ... Read more...

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Plan panel hints at 9-9.5 percent growth in 12th Plan


June 10th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 10 (IANS) The Planning Commission is set to target GDP growth of 9-9.5 percent for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) period as 10 percent growth does not ... Read more...

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Rimes staging charity show for tornado victims


May 26th, 2011 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Singer Leann Rimes and her husband Eddie Cibrian are organising a charity show to raise funds for the victims of tornado disasters.Tornado disasters hit southern states, ... Read more...

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Political patchwork in south: Poll vault in two, turmoil in others


May 22nd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 22 (IANS) The picture is fragmented, reflecting political churning that is yet to coalesce into stability. India's four southern states - Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra ... Read more...

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