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Police battle anti-corruption protests near PM, Sonia houses (Roundup)


August 26th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Police fired tear gas and sprayed water as hundreds led by Arvind Kejriwal noisily protested against corruption near Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress ... Read more...

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Deshmukh dies in Chennai, mourned by leaders, Bollywood (Second Intro Roundup)


August 15th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died at a Chennai hospital Tuesday after prolonged illness. Leaders across the political spectrum mourned ... Read more...

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Indian flag to fly half-mast to mourn Deshmukh death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian flag will fly half-mast Tuesday in the capital and in all state capitals as a mark of respect for union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, ... Read more...

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Deshmukh dies in Chennai, mourned by leaders, Bollywood (Intro Roundup)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died at a Chennai hospital Tuesday after prolonged illness. The news led to parliament being ... Read more...

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Pranab thanks people, says duty to defend constitution (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Sunday thanked the people for his election to India's highest office and said it would be his responsibility to defend and ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: Ballot boxes to reach Delhi by Friday


July 19th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With the voting in the presidential poll over Thursday, the ballot boxes from 29 states and union territories will travel by air, rail or road ... Read more...

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Advantage Pranab as lawmakers vote to elect new president (Afternoon Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indian lawmakers Thursday voted to elect a new president in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee, ... Read more...

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Indian lawmakers vote to elect new president (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indian lawmakers Thursday voted to elect a new president in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Voting begins to elect India’s new president


July 19th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Thousands of Indian MPs and assembly members representing Thursday began casting their votes to choose a new president. It is a direct ... Read more...

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India to elect new president Thursday (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India will elect a new president Thursday in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed ... Read more...

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India to elect new president Thursday


July 18th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India will elect a new president Thursday in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed ... Read more...

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Ramdev, Hazare to fast against corruption (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and social activist Anna Hazare will Sunday sit in the capital on a day-long fast against corruption and black money ... Read more...

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Nationwide protests against black money Sunday: Ramdev


June 1st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Baba Ramdev Friday announced nationwide protests Sunday against black money stashed away by Indians abroad and corruption in the government."The protest will take place ... Read more...

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UAE to set up consulate in Thiruvananthapuram


May 17th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to set up its Kerala consulate here in the state capital, India's Minister of State for External Affairs E. ... Read more...

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India’s first guidelines for physiotherapists by 2014


March 18th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India's first clinical guidelines for physiotherapists dealing with ailments like low back pain, hemiplehia (brain stroke) and Parkinson's Disease will be ready by 2014, the ... Read more...

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Northeast defies militant boycott calls on R-Day


January 26th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Jan 26 (IANS) Defying boycott calls by militant groups and stray attempts by the rebels to create panic, India's northeast celebrated the 63rd Republic Day and vowed to bring ... Read more...

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Celebration and introspection… India goes tricolour on 63rd R-Day (Roundup)


January 26th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) It was a celebration of India in all its diversity, complexities and colour. The 63rd Republic Day unfolded Thursday with a grand pageant here ... Read more...

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Brazil has 14 of world’s 50 most violent cities


January 14th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 14 (IANS) Of the 50 most violent cities across the world, 14 are in Brazil, a Mexican think-tank said Friday.The word's most violent city is ... Read more...

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Passengers at Raipur airport more than double


December 31st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 31 (IANS) The Raipur airport recorded a passenger flow of over 70,000 people per month in 2011 as compared to 30,000 a month in 2010, airport officials said ... Read more...

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Around the country in 84 days - on wheelchairs! (With Images)


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) On Sep 28, four plucky Mumbaikars set out on a challenging 84 day nationwide tour. On Dec 20, the four physically challenged professionals completed their wheelchair-bound ... Read more...

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Nation remembers ‘Iron Lady’ Indira Gandhi


October 31st, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Top leaders led by President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh joined the nation Monday to pay tributes to former prime minister Indira ... Read more...

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Mizoram, Tripura tighten anti-quake measures


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Sep 22 (IANS) Authorities in Mizoram and Tripura, given the high vulnerability of India's mountainous northeast to earthquakes, are becoming stricter in enforcing official guidelines on the construction of ... Read more...

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Northeast reviews disaster preparedness after quake


September 20th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl/Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) In wake of Sunday's 6.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked large parts of north, east and northeastern India and neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal, the northeastern states are ... Read more...

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Collision hits train services on Bangalore-Chennai route


September 14th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 14 (IANS) Train services to Chennai from Bangalore, Mysore and Hubli in Karnataka will remain disrupted till Wednesday evening as restoration work was in progress on the route ... Read more...

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Brazil plane crash leaves 16 dead


July 14th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 14 (IANS/EFE) A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife, killing all 16 people on board, officials said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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‘Northeastern capitals on rail map by 2017′


July 2nd, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 2 (IANS) The Indian Railways will connect all the capitals of northeastern states with the rest of the country by 2017, a senior railway official said here ... Read more...

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Government mulls buying aircraft for northeast


June 26th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 26 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Sunday said his ministry is considering buying smaller aircraft to improve connectivity in northeast India."Our long term plan is to improve ... Read more...

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Congress booklet counters Ramdev’s black money claims


June 11th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) A booklet brought out by the Congress to defuse opposition parties' aggressive campaign and highlight various anti-corruption steps of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) ... Read more...

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Congress to hold rallies to counter opposition charges (Lead)


June 11th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Congress has decided to hold rallies in state capitals by June 30 to counter opposition charges on the issues of corruption and black ... Read more...

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Meerut traffic police now on Facebook


April 4th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut, April 4 (IANS) The traffic police in this Uttar Pradesh city Monday became the latest in India to open up a page on social networking site Facebook to ... Read more...

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Diplomacy is conduct of relations aimed at reconciliation: Vice President Ansari


March 11th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today said that Diplomacy is the conduct of relations among political entities aimed at reconciliation and accommodation of viewpoints and interests.Delivering "Annual ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee’s largesse for Maharashtra


February 25th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Maharashtra and Mumbai have benefited substantially from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget Friday that has proposed new services both in the suburban and long-distance sectors.On the Central ... Read more...

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No increase in passenger fairs: Mamata


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that there will be no increase in passenger fairs and that the physically challenged people can enjoy concession in ... Read more...

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Warm day, cold night in plains; no respite for Himalayan towns (Roundup)


January 18th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The winter weather in the north Indian plains shifted to warm, sunny days and cold nights even as the Himalayan towns continued to reel under extreme cold ... Read more...

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RSS holds nationwide protests against Hindu terror tag


November 10th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Hundreds of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activists, led by their top leaders, Wednesday staged protests in several places across India against the central government's alleged "political conspiracy" ... Read more...

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