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Villagers stage demonstration seeking bauxite for Vedanta plant


September 11th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) Hundreds of people Tuesday staged a demonstration in Odisha, seeking allocation of bauxite for the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) in the state which ... Read more...

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No toll on Delhi-Gurgaon expressway for 15 days: Court


September 4th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Gurgaon, Sep 4 (IANS) Slamming traffic snarls at the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway toll plaza, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday barred its operator from collecting any charges from ... Read more...

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Assam bandh turns violent, one killed


August 28th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 28 (IANS) Tension gripped many parts of Assam, including the troubled Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD), following fresh incidents of violence Tuesday in which at least one person ... Read more...

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Yamuna Expressway to be aligned Agra-Lucknow highway


August 28th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Monday approved the alignment of the 165-km Greater Noida-Agra Yamuna Expressway with the proposed 274-km Agra-Lucknow road project, a move which will considerably ... Read more...

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Process on to deliver Zardari’s donation to Ajmer shrine


July 30th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) More than three months after Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari announced a donation of Rs.5 crore to the Ajmer dargah during his visit to the ... Read more...

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Two tourists killed in Kashmir grenade attack (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Two women tourists from Maharashtra were killed and six others were injured in a grenade attack in Kashmir Saturday, police said."Two tourists were killed and six ... Read more...

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Monsoon deficit hits paddy transplantation in Odisha


July 24th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Paddy transplantation could not be taken up so far in about fifty percent of the target area of 1.2 million hectares in Odisha due to weak ... Read more...

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Himachal directed to ban smoking at public places


July 24th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday directed the state government to file a reply on ensuring implementation of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) ... Read more...

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17 held in Mexico summer camp attack


July 20th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 20 (IANS/EFE) Seventeen suspects have been arrested for a brutal attack on a Mexican summer camp in which two young women and three girls were raped.The attorney ... Read more...

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Panchayat’s diktat has no place in democratic society: Chidambaram


July 13th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here Friday that the "Taliban-style" diktat by a khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat region, forbidding women from using ... Read more...

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Centre to help rebuild Dastageer Sahib shrine in Kashmir


June 29th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday extended the central government's support to the Jammu and Kashmir government's efforts to rebuild the 200-year-old Dastageer Sahib ... Read more...

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German journalist barred from visiting Odisha tribal area


June 28th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 28 (IANS) A German woman journalist has been disallowed to visit Lanjigarh tribal area of Kalahandi district as the Maoists are observing a protest week from Friday against ... Read more...

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Unregistered Amarnath pilgrims cause chaos


June 28th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 28 (IANS) Unregistered pilgrims for the annual Amarnath yatra in the Jammu and Kashmir Himalayas are causing massive problems for the registered pilgrims and for the authorities, ... Read more...

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Bodies of Shridi pilgrims being shifted to Hyderabad (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Bodies of 32 Shirdi pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh, who died in a bus accident in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district early Saturday, are being shifted to Hyderabad, officials ... Read more...

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Rajasthan, Harayana issued notice on illegal mining (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Rajasthan and Haryana governments on a petition that alleged illegal mining was continuing in the states ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Apex court issues notice to Rajasthan on illegal mining


June 8th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Rajasthan government on a petition alleging that despite a ban, illegal mining was continuing in the state's ... Read more...

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NHRC pulls up Assam over witch hunting, custodial deaths


May 28th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday pulled up the Assam government for the delay in dispensing justice to victims of human rights violations in the ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement crosses 125 lakh tonnes


May 18th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 125 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies department officials said here Friday.The total procurement ... 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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Sharp drop in vodka production, Russian alcohol makers


April 5th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of alcoholic drink makers in Russia fell 32 percent last year as a result of government steps to re-license local manufacturers and sellers, ... Read more...

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Z-security provided to judges linked to Ayodhya Title suit


March 27th, 2012 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday informed the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court (HC) that it had provided Z-category security to the three judges connected to ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to visit Jammu and Kashmir April 10


March 24th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will be visiting Jammu and Kashmir April 10 to review the security situation in the state, which is looking ahead ... Read more...

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Acid attack victims to get help in Haryana


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Women who are victims of acid attack in Haryana will now get help from the state authorities, including reimbursement of the cost of complete treatment, a ... Read more...

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36 arrested for leaking exam papers in Bihar


February 17th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) Thirty-six people were arrested Friday for leaking the Secondary Teachers Eligibility Test (STET) question papers in Bihar, officials said.The question papers for the STET entrance test ... Read more...

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Bird flu suspected in Meghalaya


February 10th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 10 (IANS) Fears of bird flu gripped Shillong Friday and Meghalaya state authorities sounded a general alert after a hundred pigeons were found dead in the state capital, ... Read more...

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Bird flu: 7,000 fowls culled in Bhubaneswar


February 5th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 5 (IANS) About 7,000 fowls were culled Sunday in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case was detected in a government-run institution, an official said."The culling operation ... Read more...

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Bird flu: Culling of birds planned in Bhubaneswar (Lead)


February 4th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) Odisha Saturday decided to cull poultry in parts of its capital city Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case surfaced in the city, official said."The culling operation ... Read more...

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Bird flu case surfaces in Bhubaneswar


February 4th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) Odisha has banned the movement of poultry and related products from an area in the capital Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case surfaced in the city, ... Read more...

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Odisha gang rape: Women panel seeks action against doctors


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 3 (IANS) Odisha's State Commission for Women (SCW) Friday has sought action against the doctors who neglected a woman who was allegedly gang-raped in state's Puri district in ... Read more...

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Liquor curbs ahead of polls affecting Goa’s casinos (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 27 (IANS) Ban on sale of liquor post-11 p.m. in poll-bound Goa is affecting the state's night life, the casino lobby has said and feared that these offshore ... Read more...

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Turmoil in Maldives: Rights panel expresses concern


January 21st, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Jan 21 (IANS) The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives Saturday expressed concern over the turmoil in the country and condemned the secret detention of Chief Judge of the ... Read more...

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Arrested Swedish army woman to be produced for remand


January 3rd, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 3 (IANS) A Swedish army woman, arrested at Goa's Dabolim airport a day ago for carrying a live cartridge while boarding a Mumbai-bound flight, will be presented ... Read more...

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No foreign observers for Russian presidential polls?


December 14th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Central Election Commission may not invite international observers to the presidential elections in March following critical remarks made by such observers after the ... Read more...

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US worried by reports of electoral violations in Russia


December 6th, 2011 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US administration is worried about reports of electoral violations during the Dec 4 parliamentary elections in Russia, a White House spokesman said.International observers from ... Read more...

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Dead crows in Jharkhand raise fears of avian virus


November 29th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 29 (IANS) Crows are dropping dead in cities and towns across Jharkhand since the last fortnight due to a mysterious disease. The state authorities have warned people not ... Read more...

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