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West Bengal paralysed due to shutdown


September 20th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a standstill in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.Rail ... Read more...

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Fiat not to leave Italy amid sales plunge


September 19th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Turin, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Amid a Europe-wide decline in car sales, Italian automobile giant Fiat said it does not intend to leave Italy or close any of its Italian plants."The ... Read more...

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‘Special’ mothers to take care of ’special’ children (Feature)


September 18th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) Two years ago 40-year old Anuradha, who is HIV positive, came to Jaipur with a frail body and weak mind clouded with uncertainty about her future. ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists taken off US terror list


September 7th, 2012 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) The US State Department has removed the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) from its list of terrorist organisations, RIA Novosti reported."The (State) Department has determined that ... Read more...

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Medical services hit as junior doctors in Andhra intensify stir


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 3 (IANS) Medical services in the government-run hospitals across Andhra Pradesh were hit Monday as the junior doctors intensified their strike.Emergency services in the Gandhi Hospital and Osmania ... Read more...

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Protest against irrigation project delay intensifies


August 31st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 (IANS) Life came to a standstill in Odisha's Bolangir town Friday during a shutdown called by residents as they intensified their agitation seeking revival of an irrigation ... Read more...

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Himachal freezes property transactions


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) With the state government deciding to repeal the act that regulates property business in Himachal Pradesh, the realty sector is likely to come to a standstill ... Read more...

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Himachal cancels road contract with Chinese firm


August 29th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has cancelled a Rs.228-crore contract with a Chinese firm for delay in executing a World Bank-funded road widening project, Public Works Department ... Read more...

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Banking activity in Bengal comes to standstill


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking activities in West Bengal came to a standstill as most union members joined the two-day nationwide strike from Wednesday to protest against the proposed Banking ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa demands 1,000 MW power from Kudankulam unit


August 19th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has reiterated her demand for the entire power generated by the first unit of two 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear ... Read more...

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Ramdev’s march, rain halt traffic in central Delhi


August 13th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Traffic in central Delhi came to a standstill following heavy rain and yoga guru Baba Ramdev's march to parliament with thousands of supporters."The sudden heavy ... Read more...

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AERB clears fuel loading in Kudankulam nuclear reactor


August 10th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) Friday gave its nod to load real fuel in the first unit of 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) ... Read more...

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Power outage in West Bengal, many trains stranded (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) There was no power in all of West Bengal, with the exception of some parts of the state capital, as the Eastern Grid collapsed suddenly ... Read more...

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UP comes to a grinding halt due to power failure


July 31st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) Life came to a standstill in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday as the Northen Grid tripped again around 1:30 p.m.,leading to a power blackout in most towns and ... Read more...

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Heavy rains kill nine in Hyderabad (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Nine people, including two women and three children, were killed in incidents of wall collapse in Hyderabad as heavy rains since Friday night lashed the ... Read more...

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Say no to more Kudankulam units, Jayalalithaa urged


July 18th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Anti-nuclear protestors resisting the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu have urged Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa to oppose addition of two more units ... Read more...

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Notice to Chinese firm on Himachal road projects’ delay


July 10th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 10 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has issued notice to a Chinese firm for missing the deadline in executing two World Bank-funded road projects in the state, a ... Read more...

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Rain, storm lashes Delhi ahead of monsoon’s formal arrival (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Delhi residents finally heaved a sigh of relief Friday as pre-monsoon showers lashed several parts of the city and brought down the mercury. The weather ... Read more...

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Judge recuses herself from hearing plea against doctors strike


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday could not take up a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to declare that the proposed doctors' strike June 25 was illegal ... Read more...

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Both home ministry, UIDAI to gather data, cabinet decides


June 7th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday discussed a fresh row between the home ministry and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and decided both will ... Read more...

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Thackeray slams Pawar for criticising Congress


June 4th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Monday slammed Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar for his recent criticism of the Maharashtra government. Pawar had last week targeted ... Read more...

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Himachal road repair hastened ahead of apple harvest


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 3 (IANS) A World Bank-funded road project in Himachal Pradesh awarded to a Chinese firm has missed its deadline, prompting the government to engage new contractors for repairs ... Read more...

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Lawyers enforce 12-hour shutdown in Odisha


May 8th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 8 (IANS) A 12-hour shutdown called by lawyers Tuesday demanding action against a woman district collector for allegedly misbehaving with some of their colleagues hit normal life in ... Read more...

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US wants Hafiz Saeed brought to justice


May 8th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The United States has reiterated that it wants Hafiz Saeed, the suspected mastermind of November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, to be brought to justice whether he's ... Read more...

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29 hurt in four bombings in Ukraine (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 29 people, including nine children, were injured Friday in four successive bomb attacks in Ukraine's Dnepropetrovsk city, the government said.Police said at least ... Read more...

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Man held for taking hostages in London (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A man, strapped with gasoline cylinders, Friday took four people hostage in a London building and threatened to blow up an office when he failed to ... Read more...

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Nicki Minaj shuts down Times Square


April 8th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 8 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj brought the famous and busy Times Square to a standstill as she staged a surprise performance for a crowd of 30,000 fans.The ... Read more...

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4 killed, 14 hurt in Karachi suicide attack (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) A suicide bomber targetted a senior police official in Pakistan's Karachi city Thursday but killed at least four people, including two policemen, while injuring 14 ... Read more...

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10 killed in Karachi violence after leader’s death (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 27 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and over 50 vehicles torched as violence escalated in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Tuesday over the killing of a ... Read more...

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20 killed in Pakistan bus accident


March 27th, 2012 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 27 (IANS) At least 20 people died in eastern Pakistan Monday when their bus rolled over several times after the driver lost control of the vehicle in a ... Read more...

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Dusting, housekeeping major initial job at Kundankulam


March 21st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) Dusting... that is the immediate task facing Nuclear Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) officials at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) as they set to ... Read more...

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Delhi can’t run without Bihar: Nitish


March 18th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Sunday the people of his state were a "necessity" for Delhi and the Indian capital "can't run without Bihar".Speaking ... Read more...

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Power cut hits London’s Gatwick airport


March 10th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) A power cut Saturday caused chaos in the baggage handling system at the Gatwick airport in London, and forced many fights to leave without passengers' bags.Extra ... Read more...

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Ronaldo defends Valcke’s criticism of Brazil


March 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 9 (IANS) Ronaldo defended FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke's recent harsh words for Brazil's delayed football World Cup 2014 preparations.Valcke declared last week that projects and ... Read more...

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Brazil request Valcke’s removal from World Cup negotiations


March 4th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 4 (IANS) A day after being criticised by FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo said he would seek his removal from further ... Read more...

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