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Special police station to probe Rajasthan foeticide cases


September 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Monday announced it would set up a special police station in Jaipur to register and probe female foeticide and infanticide cases across the ... Read more...

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UP scraps admission fee in government hospitals


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) The admission fee of Rs.35 has been scrapped in all government hospitals of Uttar Pradesh from Thursday, an official said.The orders in this regard were issued ... Read more...

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Northern grid came close to tripping Monday: UP officials


August 20th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The Northern grid came close to snapping Monday but for the timely intervention of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited, state government officials said.The grid frequency dipped ... Read more...

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Six gunned down in Mexican bar


August 9th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen killed six people inside a bar in Mexico state, officials said.The victims - two women and four men - were having a celebration Wednesday ... Read more...

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Was UP behind Tuesday power mess? Officials say a firm no


July 31st, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) Was Uttar Pradesh at the heart of the power crisis that plunged 600 million people across the country into darkness Tuesday? Even as the central ... Read more...

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11 Odisha districts record deficit rain


July 31st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) Eleven of Odisha's 30 districts have recorded deficit rainfall this monsoon, impacting on paddy cultivation that is crucial for the economy of the state, officials said ... Read more...

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Fear of drought haunts Bihar again


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) The spectre of drought is looming large over Bihar, something that state officials have acknowledged."If the monsoon fails the state in the first two weeks of July, ... Read more...

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Bihar takes to Facebook, Twitter to communicate policies


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 22 (IANS) Bihar turned to social-networking sites Friday to reach out to people, especiallly the young, and start communicating with them over policy and governance issues ... Read more...

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Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar sworn-in as J&K; chief justice


June 8th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 8 (IANS) Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar was sworn-in as the new chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court here Friday.Governor N.N. Vohra administered the oath of ... Read more...

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Indian envoy to UAE meets Ras Al Khaimah ruler


June 6th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Ras Al Khaimah, June 6 (IANS/WAM) India's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) M.K. Lokesh Wednesday met the ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi.During ... Read more...

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At 46.7 degrees, Odisha bakes in blistering heat


May 25th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) A blistering heat wave sweeping across Odisha intensified with one of its towns Friday recording a temperature of 46.7 degrees Celsius, the highest of the day ... Read more...

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Power woes in UP set to disturb Akhilesh honeymoon (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


May 25th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) With mercury climbing up and little relief in sight from the scorching sun, incessant power cuts and outages in Uttar Pradesh have added to the ... Read more...

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UP to set up control rooms for road accident victims


May 25th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will set up control rooms on national and state highways to provide emergency services to accident victims in district-level hospitals across the state, officials ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik to leave for Britain Tuesday


May 21st, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday begins an eight-day trip to Britain, his first visit to a foreign country since he took over 12 years ... Read more...

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Putin cracks down on car sirens used by officials


May 19th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In an effort to quell public anger over the misuse of flashing lights on the country's roads, Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday slashed by almost ... Read more...

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Rajasthan cracks down on sonography centres


May 10th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 10 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Thursday cancelled licenses of six sonography centres here and issued notices to 24 others for their suspected involvement in female foeticide and ... Read more...

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Kazakhs want Russian names removed from map


May 5th, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Kazakh group has asked the government to remove Russian names from the map of Kazakhstan, saying the names were a "gloomy legacy of Soviet ... Read more...

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Former UP minister booked for duping sportsmen


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh police has filed a complaint against former minister and Mayawati aide Lalji Verma after several sportsmen accused him of duping them on the ... Read more...

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Bedi panel turns down plea for Omar’s cross-examination


April 27th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) The Justice H.S. Bedi Commission, probing ruling National Conference (NC) worker Haji Yusuf's death, Friday disallowed a plea to summon Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for cross-examination.Advocate ... Read more...

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Punjab to frame policy to curb drug addiction


April 20th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The Punjab government will soon have in place a policy to curb drug addiction among the people, especially among the youths of the state, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Mercury crosses 43 degrees in Odisha


April 20th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) A heat wave has gripped several parts of Odisha with Titilagarh town in the district of Bolangir Thursday recording 43.5 degree temperature, the day's highest in ... Read more...

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Eight cops arrested in Mexico for sexual assaults


April 12th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), April 12 (IANS/EFE) Eight newly hired Nuevo Leon state police officers have been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two young women in northern Mexico, state officials said.The officers ... Read more...

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Odisha capable of handling legislator’s kidnapping: Congress


March 24th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Congress Saturday said the Odisha government was capable of handling the situation arising out of the kidnapping of a ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Talks for release of Italians remain inconclusive (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) Talks to secure the release of two Italians held hostage by Maoists remained inconclusive Thursday with the interlocutors named by the ultras insisting authorities to bring ... Read more...

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Chidambaram bats for NCTC; Trinamool opposes (Second Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) is an absolute necessity to fight terror and "does not violate the federal structure", Home Minister P. ... Read more...

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Karmapa not to appear in Himachal court, says aide


March 6th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 6 (IANS) Tibetan religious head and the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who was Tuesday summoned by a Himachal Pradesh court over the seizure of foreign currency ... Read more...

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Bihar to use eunuchs to improve birth registration


March 4th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 4 (IANS) Worried over the lowest ever birth and death registration figures in Bihar, the state government has decided to engage eunuchs and traditional cremation workers called 'doms' ... Read more...

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Man wanted for eight murders escapes


March 1st, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 1 (IANS/EFE) A suspected rapist and killer of eight women escaped from a police lock-up hours after being arrested in Mexico state, officials said.Cesar Armando Librado Legorreta ... Read more...

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Kashmir to get golf management body


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 2 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's tourism department will constitute a Golf Management Authority to showcase and oversee the golf courses in the state, officials said Thursday.Tourism department official ... Read more...

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Four die in Mexico prison fight


January 30th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) Four inmates were killed and seven wounded in a fight at the Aquiles Serdan prison in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, state officials ... Read more...

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Mizoram to have high security number plates to check car thefts


January 24th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Jan 24 (IANS) The Mizoram government will soon introduce high security registration plates for all vehicles to check car thefts in the northeastern state, officials said here Tuesday.In Mizoram, ... Read more...

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7 suspects die in shootout with security forces in central Mexico


January 17th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by BNO News
CUERNAVACA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least seven people were killed on Monday morning during a shootout between security forces and criminals in central Mexico, officials said on Tuesday. One person has ... Read more...

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Bird flu: Odisha begins culling poultry birds


January 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 (IANS) Veterinarians and state officials Thursday began culling poultry birds in parts of Odisha's Khordha district after bird flu was detected in the area.District Collector Roopa Mishra ... Read more...

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President unveils new rocket launch facility


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 2 (IANS) President Pratibha Devisingh Patil Monday unveiled a new rocket launch facility and its mission control centre at India's spaceport near Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.After dedicating ... Read more...

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Indian-origin man among five dead in US plane crash (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A 36-year-old Indian-origin man was among five people killed in a plane crash in America's New Jersey state, officials said.A single-engine plane that had taken off ... Read more...

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