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Odisha to implement public service act from Jan 2013


September 12th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) Odisha will implement the right to public service act from Jan 1 next year to make the state administration accountable for providing certain services to citizens ... Read more...

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Delay in checking dengue in Bengal, says governor


September 11th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) With five people dead and more than 1,200 people affected with dengue, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Tuesday blamed initial delays on the part of ... Read more...

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Explosives-laden truck explodes at Chinese cement factory, 9 dead


August 28th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by BNO News
A truck carrying more than 7 tonnes (15,400 pounds) of explosives blew up at a cement factory in southern China on Monday, killing nine people and leaving another person missing, government officials ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb denied permission to hold conference in Bengal


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Raising the hackles of the opposition, the state administration has denied former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee permission to hold a party conference in the ... Read more...

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Central team to visit Assam for rehabilitation efforts


August 20th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A central team of officials will pay a three-day visit to Assam from Tuesday to assist the state administration in the rehabilitation of over 2 ... Read more...

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Bangalore set for peaceful Eid amid tight security


August 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 19 (IANS) Bangalore is set to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr festival in peace Monday marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast by Muslims amid tight security, as the city ... Read more...

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12 feared dead after ferry sinks in eastern China


August 17th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by BNO News
HEFEI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Twelve people are missing and feared to have drowned after a ferry boat sank on a river in eastern China, government officials said on Friday. Nine other ... 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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Kerala villagers unite to thwart high court order


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 3 (IANS) Villapinsalla was once a sleepy village on the outskirts of the city until the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation set up a waste treatment plant there a decade ago. ... Read more...

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China to shut hundreds of coal mines


July 31st, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) The Chinese government has decided to close hundreds of small mines over the year to ensure safety in the coal mine industry."We should use the opportunity ... Read more...

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Poor rain hits paddy transplantation in Bihar


July 30th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Inadequate rains have hit paddy cultivation in Bihar as less than 50 percent transplantation of the target area had taken place till date this Kharif season, leaving ... Read more...

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Congress forms coordination panel in violence-hit Assam


July 27th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, 26 (IANS) Amid concerns over the communal violence in Assam and its handling by the Tarun Gogoi government, the Congress Tuesday set up a 10-member coordination ... Read more...

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Now blind in China can ‘hear’ films


July 19th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Films, as everyone knows, is a "visual art". But not for blind people in China. The government has launched a project through which movies will be ... Read more...

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Hurriyat to fight ‘economic exploitation’ of Kashmiris


July 10th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 10 (IANS) The Mirwaiz Umer Farooq-headed faction of the separatist Hurriyat conglomerate Tuesday announced the formation of an economic advisory council to address day-to-day issues of Kashmir's people ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa gets his way, Shettar to be new Karnataka CM (Roundup)


July 7th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from B.S. Yeddyurappa, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to replace Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda with Rural Development ... Read more...

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Will abide by party decision, says Gowda


July 7th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Reconciled to a change of guard in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Saturday said that he would abide by the decision ... Read more...

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Court asks for West Bengal report on Pinki probe


July 6th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday ordered the West Bengal government to file an affidavit within two weeks about the progress of investigation in athlete Pinki Pramanik's ... Read more...

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Floods recede in northeast; thousands still in shelters


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Thousands of people are living in makeshift shelters in the flood-ravaged areas of western Meghalaya after over 15,000 households were submerged under flood water, officials said ... Read more...

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Apple pays $60 mn for iPad trademark in China


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Apple Inc. has agreed to pay $60 million to Proview Technology (Shenzhen) to settle the dispute over the iPad trademark, a court announced Monday.Apple has transferred ... Read more...

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Kashmir survives another tragedy, this time without blood


July 1st, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) As normal life resumed in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley Saturday, Kashmir survived yet another tragedy - this time without any blood being spilt ... Read more...

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RTI activist alleges sabotage in Mantralaya fire


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) A prominent Right to Information activist, alleging negligence and non-implementation of norms, Friday urged the Mumbai police to investigate a sabotage angle to Thursday's Mantralaya fire ... Read more...

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Kiev tightens security in Euro 2012 fan zone


June 14th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 14 (IANS) Kiev has tightened security in Euro 2012 fan zone after an anonymous caller threatened to blow up a nearby building, the press-service of Kiev State ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to provide adequate security for rail project


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 2 (IANS) Chhattisgarh authorities Saturday assured the railways of providing adequate security for the 95-km-long Dalli-Rajhara-Raoghat stretch, which falls in Naxal-dominated areas, and asked it to begin work ... Read more...

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Bengal to send revised BPL list for central approval


May 26th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) West Bengal will send a revised list of people living below poverty line (BPL) by the end of June to the central government for approval, ... Read more...

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Employees’ strike cripples work in J&K; offices


May 24th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Work in most government offices across Jammu and Kashmir was crippled by the employees' three-day strike that started here Thursday, an official said."Work in all ... Read more...

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Mamata begins second year - with bouquets, brickbats


May 19th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee begins her second year in office Sunday after a tumultuous year when the former firebrand opposition leader exhibited her ... Read more...

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‘Introvert’ Chinese lady loses civil service race


May 12th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 12 (IANS) A 27-year-old Chinese woman, who was ranked among the top in a civil service test, was eliminated from the race because she was an "introvert".Huang Hong ... Read more...

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Facelift for Srinagar makes residents fume (Letter from Srinagar)


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) With zebra crossings, road dividers and fences being painted, even during a downpour, Srinagar is being spruced up as top offices reopen here after six months ... Read more...

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China’s animation industry grows


May 1st, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) The production value of China's animation industry hit an estimated 60 billion yuan ($9.5 billion) in 2011, and a total of 200,000 minutes of animation were ... Read more...

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Left Front blames Mamata government for Terai-Dooars violence


April 26th, 2012 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front (LF) Wednesday blamed the recent unrest in the Terai-Dooars region in the state's northern part to the "undue haste" of ... Read more...

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Nine French tourists detained in Bihar


April 22nd, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 22 (IANS) Nine French tourists were detained in Bihar's Nawada district for violating visa conditions and later sent out of the state Sunday, police said.Bihar police chief Abhyanand ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage registration from May 7


April 21st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) Saturday announced that the registration for the annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine devoted to Lord Shiva will start ... Read more...

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Bihar to launch caste census from April 20


April 19th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 19 (IANS) Bihar is all set to begin caste census from April 20 under a central government scheme. It's a gigantic exercise undertaken across the country after a ... Read more...

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Mamata’s reign similar to semi-fascist rule of 1970s: Left leader


April 18th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra Wednesday likened the rule of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to the "semi fascist regime" ... Read more...

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China: 11 workers confirmed dead in Changzhi mine accident


April 17th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by BNO News
TAIYUAN, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven workers were found dead on Monday after a coal mine was flooded in northern China late last week, the government confirmed on Tuesday. There were no ... Read more...

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