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Tribals upset over ban on traditional weapons


August 31st, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 31 (IANS) Tribals in Chhattisgarh are furious over police moves to ban their traditional weapons in public places, particularly in village haats, or markets.Bastar Range Inspector General of ... Read more...

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18 militants killed in army operation in Pakistan


August 30th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) At least 18 militants were killed on Thursday during an operation conducted by security forces in Pakistan's northwestern Bajaur tribal region, reports said.Local media ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s Dalli Rajhara-Rowghat rail project gets fresh boost


August 5th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 5 (IANS) The key Dalli Rajhara-Rowghat railway line in Chhattisgarh, languishing for the last three decades, got a fresh boost Sunday with the state government asking all the ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Federer moves into third round


July 30th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Swiss Roger Federer Monday kept on course for adding the Olympic title to his Wimbledon crown, beating Julien Benneteau of France in straight sets ... Read more...

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Roddick to take on Djokovic at Olympics


July 30th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.2 Novak Djokovic of Serbia will meet former U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick in the second round of the Olympic tennis tournament after ... Read more...

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Federer survives scare at Olympics


July 29th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Roger Federer was forced to dig deep to avoid a first-round Olympic tennis tournament exit Saturday after stiff resistance from Colombia's Alejandro ... Read more...

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Smooth sailing for seeds in Bangalore ITF


June 13th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 13 (IANS) Barring seventh seed Kittiphong Wachiramanowong from Thailand who retired due to stomach ailment after losing the first set, the other fancied players, including top ranked Ti ... Read more...

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Sikh clergy lays foundation stone of Operation Bluestar memorial


May 20th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 20 (IANS) To remember those killed in the Indian Army's Operation Bluestar inside the Golden Temple complex in 1984, the Sikh clergy Sunday laid the foundation stone for ... Read more...

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Mhamal, Akshaya share chess lead


April 30th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, April 30 (IANS) Second seed Anurag Mhamal of Goa and Chennai girl A Akshaya shared the lead with 5.0 points after the fifth round of the 1st UKCA Cup ... Read more...

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Court issues notice on suit challenging Jaitapur n-plant


April 12th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Thursday issued notice to the government, Nuclear Power Corporation of India and others in a public suit challenging the proposed 9,900-MW Jaitapur ... Read more...

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Barca qualify for Champions League semifinals


April 4th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona produced a convincing display to defeat AC Milan 3-1 in the return leg at the Camp Nou of their Champions League football quarterfinal.The ... Read more...

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Government’s fresh bid to end Lokpal logjam fails (Roundup)


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) An all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Friday to end the stalemate on the anti-graft Lokpal bill ended inconclusively amid growing ... Read more...

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PM’s all-party meet fails to break Lokpal jam (Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) An all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Friday to end the stalemate on the anti-graft Lokpal bill ended inconclusively but decided ... Read more...

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Asian TT: Sharath-Saha stun China’s second seeds, enter pre-quarters


February 27th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Macau, Feb 27 (IANS) India's Sharath Kamal and Subhajit Saha caused one of the biggest upsets of the Asian Table Tennis Championships when they beat China's second seeds Ma ... Read more...

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Egypt beat India in squash World Cup final


February 5th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) Top seeds and favourites Egypt had to work overtime to beat a spirited India 2-1 in the final to annex the WSF Under-21 World Cup team ... Read more...

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Syrian hackers target Russian embassy website


January 31st, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Syrian cyber-guerrillas had hacked into the Russian embassy website in India to protest against Moscow's policy in the violence-hit country, but the portal has been ... Read more...

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National TT: Expected quarterfinal lineup in team events


January 25th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The expected teams, including holders Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) reached the quarterfinals of the Senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championship at the SAI sub-centre ... Read more...

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Non-Goans cannot buy farm land, says Congress draft manifesto


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Non-Goans will not be allowed to buy agricultural land in Goa, according to the draft manifesto of the Congress party, a senior party leader said Monday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Nuclear Power Corp to reach out to people, allay fears


January 9th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Admitting that no efforts were made to allay fears among people about nuclear power, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) Monday announced it ... Read more...

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Omar disagrees with army chief on special powers act


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 2 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has questioned army chief General V.K. Singh's contention on the continuation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) ... Read more...

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BJP open to discussing FDI in multi-brand retail


December 21st, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may review its opposition to the entry of foreign equity in multi-brand retail if its "apprehensions" are removed.Party vice-president ... Read more...

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Kamat sold out to real estate lobby: Goa church


December 1st, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 1 (IANS) The Goa church Thursday rejected a much touted futuristic land use plan formulated by the state government and accused Chief Minister Digambar Kamat of selling out ... Read more...

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No public debate on AFSPA revocation: Omar


November 21st, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said discussions on the partial revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) between the state and ... Read more...

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Goa mulls tax on unoccupied second flats, homes


November 10th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 10 (IANS) Planning to buy a second home in Goa for investment purposes? Think again. The Goa government is examining a proposal from a land use panel which ... Read more...

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Omar angry at media leaks on security meeting


November 10th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 10 (IANS) "Who the hell is leaking the proceedings of the UHQ to the media??????", an angry Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted after a crucial Unified Headquarters meet ... Read more...

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AFSPA revocation: Ball in Kashmir governor’s court


October 25th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 25 (IANS) Governor N.N. Vohra will have a final say in deciding whether special powers to the armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir are to be revoked from ... Read more...

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Rajasthan fight back but Rest still in driver’s seat


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 3 (IANS) Rajasthan's middle order put up stiff resistance to carry their side to 307/6 on the third day against Rest of India (ROI) in the cricket Irani ... Read more...

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Dipika Pallikal wins California squash event


September 12th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal defeated Tathreb Adel of Egypt to win the WISPA $9,000 Orange County Open in Irvine, California, Sunday.World No. 24 ... Read more...

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Munda completes one year amid political turbulence


September 11th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 11 (IANS) Arjun Munda completed one year in office as Jharkhand chief minister Sunday, overcoming political turbulence and bickering among the alliance partners.Two key opponents - the ... Read more...

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After roses, new Nepal PM faces thorns


September 4th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 4 (IANS) A week after coming into power on the crest of high hopes and best wishes from people at home and abroad, Nepal?s Maoist Prime Minister Baburam ... Read more...

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Rebels tighten grip on Tripoli, capture Gaddafi’s sons


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Libyan rebels Monday tightened their grip on Tripoli with the capture of three of Muammar Gaddafi's sons and a hunt was on for the 68-year-old Libyan leader. Rebel ... Read more...

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Aug 13 to decide Nepal PM’s fate


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 2 (IANS) Though he survived a threat by his largest ally, the Maoists, to withdraw support to his five-month-old government, reprieved Nepal Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal now ... Read more...

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154 alleged target killers held for Karachi violence


July 22nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) About 154 alleged target killers have been arrested in Karachi city, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.Out of the arrested individuals, nine people who were ... Read more...

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‘Goa real estate boom fuelled by black money’


July 20th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Goa's real estate boom is not driven by "people who love the land", but by speculative investment of black money in the state, environmentalist Madhav Gadgil ... Read more...

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Karnataka fares poorly in protecting public lands (Bangalore Newsletter)


July 8th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) Karnataka may be struggling to acquire land for industry and infrastructure, but ironically it has a poor record in preventing illegal occupation of land.Around 1.2 ... Read more...

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