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Three pro-talk ULFA members held for robbery, murders


August 20th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Four people, including three members of ULFA's pro-talk faction led by Arabinda Rajkhowa, were Monday arrested for their involvement in cases of robbery, abduction and subsequent ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad traders protest police inaction, shut shops


August 11th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad Aug 11 (IANS) Shopkeepers here downed shutters Saturday to protest police cases lodged against them and presented a memorandum to the senior superintendent of police (SSP) to withdraw ... Read more...

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Seven Maoists get political prisoner status


August 8th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday granted status of political prisoners to seven Maoist leaders and sympathizers in West Bengal jails, the rebels' counsel said.The seven include ... Read more...

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Punjab transfers 30 senior police officers


August 5th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 30 senior police officers, including 11 district police chiefs, were transferred by the Punjab government Sunday, a spokesman of the chief minister's office said ... Read more...

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Tunnel from Pakistan found near border in Kashmir (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 28 (IANS) An "under construction" tunnel originating from the Pakistani side of the international border in Jammu and Kashmir has been discovered near an army post in Samba ... Read more...

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Pinki’s human rights violated, says women’s rights group (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Alleging that the state machinery has violated athlete Pinki Pramanik's human rights, a women's rights group has requested the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) to ... Read more...

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Women’s rights group seeks close vigil in Pinki case


July 11th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Alleging procedural violations in handling athlete Pinki Pramanik's case, a women rights group has requested the state human rights organisation (SHRO)to keep a strict vigil on ... Read more...

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GJM protests curtailed powers to Gorkha body


June 9th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) The pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday threatened to launch another protest campaign.It is upset that a committee set up for inclusion of additional areas in ... Read more...

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Two officials transferred after Mathura riots


June 4th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred two senior officials in Mathura following communal riots that left four people dead, an official said.Mathura District Magistrate (DM) Sanjay ... Read more...

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Assailants rob retired principal’s house, 1 held


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, April 23 (IANS) Five armed robbers broke into the house of a retired college principal in Indirapuram area here early Monday and decamped with cash and jewellery worth more ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad residents protest police apathy in rape case


April 19th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, April 19 (IANS) Ghaziabad residents took out a procession against the town police Thursday for failing to arrest the rapists of a minor girl.Hundreds of residents protested against the ... Read more...

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Telecom policy may be announced in May: Sibal


April 10th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) The government will roll out its IT and electronics manufacturing policy soon and hopes to announce the telecom policy in May, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said ... Read more...

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Daredevils win toss, elect to field


April 6th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag won the toss and elected to field in a rain-truncated Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens here Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Theme-based campaign for Bengal tourism


March 24th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) With a view to promoting tourism in West Bengal, the government will launch theme-based advertisement campaigns involving creative minds."Tourism is on the rise. We want to ... Read more...

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Women’s panel slams Noida police for naming rape victim


February 27th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Feb 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Women's Commission has criticised the Noida police for revealing the identity of a teenaged gangrape victim, and a senior police official said Monday ... Read more...

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BJP makes Karnataka turf for scandals and self-goals


February 10th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be turning Karnataka from its 'gateway to the south' into its playground for scandals and self-goals. As of ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad police nab former MLA’s killer


January 13th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Jan 13 (IANS) The Ghaziabad police have arrested the alleged killer of former BJP MLA, Tripal Dhama, officials said.The police said they came upon the murderer accidentally while checking ... Read more...

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Two AMRI officials sent to judicial custody


December 26th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) A court Monday sent two officials of the AMRI hospital where a fire claimed 94 lives to judicial custody till Jan 5. Six of its directors ... Read more...

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Probe into duping of aspiring Haj pilgrims


December 19th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 19 (IANS) The owner of a travel agency in Srinagar who duped aspiring pilgrims for this year's Haj to Saudi Arabia has been arrested.Fabiyan Wahid Gilkar, the owner ... Read more...

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US influence on Pakistan less: Blackwill


December 9th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Emphasising that the United States' influence on Pakistan now was less than what it was years back, former US ambassador to India Robert Blackwill Thursday said ... Read more...

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FDI decision suspended pending consensus: Mamata quotes Pranab


December 3rd, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) The central government has decided to keep on hold its the decision to allow foreign equity in retail till a consensus emerged on the issue, ... Read more...

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Our bowling looks very balanced: Dhoni


November 17th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Thursday expressed happiness with the performance of his bowlers, saying the team has a balanced attack."I think the whole bowling unit ... Read more...

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Mamata calls for a stop to shutdowns


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday urged the parties to do away with the "politics of bandhs (shutdowns) and strikes" and requested an all-party meet ... Read more...

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Bihar rights panel helps NRI abused by IPS


June 17th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 17 (IANS) The Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) has rejected a police report filed in a case of alleged abuse of an NRI who overtook the vehicle of ... Read more...

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India’s football structure needs total revamp: Nassiri


May 30th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) India's football structure needs a total revamp for the sport to flourish and prosper, said former Iranian striker Jamshed Nassiri, who has made the ... Read more...

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Mamata not to use bullet-proof car


May 20th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said she will not use an official bullet-proof car."I won't use the bullet-proof car. I don't want to ... Read more...

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Tight security for Bengal vote counting


May 11th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) The counting process for the West Bengal assembly polls will be a time consuming affair because of elaborate security arrangements and the need to ensure transparency, ... Read more...

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KKR flags and T-shirts being sold in large numbers


May 1st, 2011 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) With the Kolkata Knight Riders putting up a good show in the ongoing Indian Premier League edition, flags and T-shirts of the Shah Rukh Khan ... Read more...

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Polling comes to an end, 74 percent votes cast


April 27th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Polling came to an end in 75 constituencies spread over Kolkata and two adjacent districts in the third phase of the West Bengal assembly elections Wednesday.... Read more...

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Somnath welcome to campaign: Biman Bose


April 17th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front said Sunday expelled Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee was welcome to ... Read more...

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Islamabad HC orders release of Shahbaz Bhatti murder suspect


April 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 7(ANI): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the police to release a suspect allegedly involved in the assassination of former Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti.Bhatti was shot dead by ... Read more...

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India keep Sri Lanka in check in first 10 overs


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Seasoned seamer Zaheer Khan led India to a sound start by maintaining a steady line and length and provided the early breakthrough by dismissing Upul ... Read more...

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ULFA, NDFB trying to create instability ahead of Assam polls


March 21st, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 21 (ANI): Ahead of assembly elections in Assam, the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) are desperately trying ... Read more...

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Railways plans massive development of vacant land


March 11th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The railways plans to utilise some of its 1.13 lakh acres of vacant land to set up factories, cold storages and perishable cargo centres, Minister ... Read more...

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India can contribute a lot at CERN, says official


March 2nd, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) India can make significant contribution at both industrial and scientific levels if it becomes associate member at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research), the world's largest ... Read more...

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