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Millions stranded in Karnataka as bus strike continues


September 14th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 14 (IANS) Millions of people across Karnataka were stranded Friday, as state-run bus services remained crippled for the second day owing to indefinite strike by about 110,000 employees ... Read more...

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12-hour shutdown cripples life in Tripura


July 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 13 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown Friday called by the youth and student wings of the Congress party to protest alleged irregularities in medical and engineering entrance examinations has ... Read more...

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43 percent turnout in Ghaziabad civic polls


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 4 (IANS) Ghaziabad registered a 43 percent turnout Wednesday in the municipal corporation polls, which were largely peaceful though stray incidents of violence was reported from some ... Read more...

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Omar appeals for peace, promises to rebuild gutted shrine


June 26th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday called for peace and assured the people that the 17th century shrine of Peer Dastgeer will be ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP sweep Punjab civic polls (Lead)


June 10th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance made a clean sweep in the municipal election in Punjab Sunday winning four municipal corporations, three ... Read more...

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Karnataka shuts down to protest petrol price hike


May 31st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 31 (IANS) The shutdown against the petrol price hike Thursday paralysed life across Karnataka, as state-run and private buses remained off the roads, shops and hotels were ... Read more...

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UP’s Bacchus lovers go from ‘videshi’ to ‘desi’


May 16th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) Are the soaring prices of what is called Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) forcing many whiskey lovers in Uttar Pradesh to switch to locally ... Read more...

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Shutdown affects Punjab, Rajoana appeals for peace (Third Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A shutdown called by Sikh groups to protest the scheduled hanging of terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana affected life in most parts of Punjab but the man ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits Punjab, Rajoana appeals for calm (Second Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A shutdown called by Sikh groups to protest the scheduled hanging of terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana affected life in most parts of Punjab but the man ... Read more...

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Court dismisses Delhi orphanage’s plea


February 29th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a plea of an orphanage, where sexual assault and harassment of children allegedly occurred, seeking the court's direction to ... Read more...

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Trade unions strike hits life across Karnataka


February 28th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 28 (IANS) The one-day strike by a dozen central trade unions Tuesday affected life in cities and towns across Karnataka, including this tech hub, with shops, banks, factories, ... Read more...

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Abuse in orphanage: Court refuses to bar fresh probes


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday declined to bar any fresh inquiry into the sexual assault and harassment of children at a privately-run orphanage in central ... Read more...

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UP polls’ fourth phase also sees high turnout, peaceful balloting (Night Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Voting across 56 constituencies, including Lucknow, in the fourth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections Sunday picked up pace after a slow start to ... Read more...

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Lyricist Gulzar’s name missing from electoral rolls!


February 16th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Well known lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar had to return disappointed from a Bandra polling booth as his name was missing from the electoral rolls here ... Read more...

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65 per cent voting in Punjab (Evening Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Around 65 percent of Punjab's 1.76 crore voters had cast their ballots by 5 p.m. Monday to pick a new state assembly, while thousands ... Read more...

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Incidents of ragging in Sainik Schools being probed: Antony


December 19th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) With "stray" incidents of ragging in Sainik Schools run by the defence ministry being reported from across the country, these were being probed and action ... Read more...

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Oz film legend apologises for attacks on Indian students


November 27th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 27 (IANS) Australian film legend Phil Noyce Sunday apologised on behalf of Australians for the spate of attacks on Indian students studying in his country. Noyce, several ... Read more...

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Reddy supporters protest his arrest


September 6th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 6 (IANS) Stray incidents of violence marked the Bellary shutdown Tuesday called by supporters of jailed mining baron G Janardhana Reddy.Protesters pelted stones at buses and shops, damaged ... Read more...

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Congress backed strike cripples life in Tripura


May 23rd, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 23 (IANS) Most shops, offices and banks remained shut in Tripura Monday and rail traffic was affected by a 12-hour strike called by the Congress after its students' ... Read more...

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Forces in Bengal will stay for 10 more days: Quraishi


May 13th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Security forces would remain in West Bengal for another 10 days in view of the "unprecedented" situation, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi said Friday ... Read more...

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High turnout in Bengal; Singur, Nandigram vote (Intro Roundup)


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) One-time political flashpoints Singur and Nandigram voted Tuesday as millions exercised their franchise in 63 constituencies of four districts in the fourth phase of West ... Read more...

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63 percent vote in Bihar local polls (Second Lead)


May 3rd, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 3 (IANS) Nearly 63 percent of 54 lakh people voted Tuesday in the fifth round of Bihar's 10-phase panchayat elections amid sporadic violence, officials said.Bihar police chief Neelmani ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena politicising Jaitapur issue: Ramesh (Lead)


April 19th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday accused the Shiv Sena of trying to politicise the Jaitapur nuclear power project issue even as fresh clashes were ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena trying to politicise Jaitapur issue: Ramesh


April 19th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday accused the Shiv Sena of trying to politicise the issue of the Jaitapur nuclear power project, even as fresh ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Ratnagiri to protest killing, some violence


April 19th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Stray incidents of violence were reported Tuesday from Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district where the Shiv Sena called a shutdown to protest the police firing in which one ... Read more...

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Bangla group’s shutdown in Siliguri cripples life


January 16th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Jan 16 (IANS) Normal life came to a standstill in Siliguri in West Bengal's Darjeeling district Sunday on day one of a 48-hour shutdown called by the Bangla O ... Read more...

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Opposition shutdowns hit life in parts of Bengal


January 10th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Midnapore (West Bengal), Jan 10 (IANS) Normal life was disrupted following shutdowns called by several opposition parties and a Maoist backed tribal outfit in West Bengal's West and East Midnapore districts ... Read more...

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Partial response to Sena-BJP Pune shutdown call (Lead)


December 28th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Dec 28 (IANS) A shutdown called Tuesday by the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to protest the removal of a statue of Shivaji's teacher Dadoji Konddev Tuesday ... Read more...

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Over 67 percent votes cast in Jharkhand panchayat polls


December 13th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 13 (IANS) Over 67 percent of the over-32 lakh electorate in 20 districts of Jharkhand turned out to vote in the third phase of panchayat polls Monday, an official said. ... Read more...

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Jharkhand panchayat polls record 64 percent voting (Third Lead)


November 27th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 27 (IANS) The first phase of Jharkhand's maiden panchayat elections concluded Saturday with around 64 percent balloting, an official said. The voting was largely peaceful barring stray incidents of violence."According ... Read more...

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Jharkhand panchayat polls: 50 percent voting in first phase (Second Lead)


November 27th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 27 (IANS) The first phase of Jharkhand's maiden panchayat polls concluded Saturday with around 50 percent polling, an official said. The polls were largely peaceful barring stray incidents of violence."According ... Read more...

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After landslide win, Nitish promises to work harder for the people of Bihar


November 24th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 24 (ANI): Terming the victory of his NDA-JD(U) alliance as a victory for development, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday, pledged to work harder for the betterment of Bihar during his second ... Read more...

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Lalu confident of forming government in Bihar


November 21st, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) A day after exit polls predicted a landslide victory for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's alliance, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Sunday claimed that he ... Read more...

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Voting under way for final phase of Bihar polls (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) The sixth and final phase of the Bihar assembly elections was under way Saturday in 26 constituencies, including 18 Maoist-affected areas, spread across five districts.People queued up ... Read more...

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Final phase of Bihar assembly polls begins


November 20th, 2010 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) The sixth and final phase of the Bihar assembly elections began Saturday in 26 constituencies, including 18 Maoist-affected areas, spread across five districts.A total of 426 candidates are ... Read more...

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