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Now, tigers and leopards targeted by Maoists


September 12th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) Pushed to a corner after "Operation Biswas", a police drive to contain Maoists, the rebels have now struck upon a new strategy to collect funds, police ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Syria releases 225 detainees


September 1st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 1 (IANS) The Syrian government Saturday released a total of 225 detainees who were arrested during the 18-month-old unrest but were not involved in acts of homicide acts, ... Read more...

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Maoists push farmers to grow marijuana


August 17th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region is fast turning into a hotspot for growing marijuana with Maoist guerrillas making farmers switch to the cash crop, say police officials."Maoists ... Read more...

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Maoists kill home guard in Odisha ahead of I-Day


August 14th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Maoists killed a home guard attached to a police station in Odisha ahead of Independence Day, official said Tuesday.A group of 10-15 rebels dragged 42-year-old Narayan ... Read more...

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Seven militants killed in Pakistan’s tribal area


August 1st, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) At least seven militants were killed in a clash with security forces in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Orakzai, Dawn reported Wednesday.The clash took place ... Read more...

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700 year-old gold coins found in Israel


July 9th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, July 9 (IANS) In what appears to be one of the largest-ever such finds, a rare cache of gold coins valued at over $100,000 has been recovered from an ... Read more...

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Ranvir Sena chief shot dead; Bihar put on alert (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 1 (IANS) An indefinite curfew was imposed in Ara town and red alert was sounded across Bihar Friday, after unidentified gunmen shot dead Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', chief ... Read more...

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Maoist strike cripples Chhattisgarh, 8 cops injured (Lead)


May 17th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 16 (IANS) A shutdown called by Maoists crippled life in parts of Chhattisgarh Wednesday, with the rebels attacking and injuring eight policemen, resorting to firing, torching vehicles and ... Read more...

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Maoist strike hits Chhattisgarh


May 16th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 16 (IANS) A shutdown called by Maoists crippled life in parts of Chhattisgarh Wednesday, with the rebels resorting to firing and putting up road blocks besides killing a ... Read more...

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Maoist shutdown hits parts of Odisha


May 16th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 16 (IANS) Transport in parts of southern Odisha was hit and several shops downed shutters as Maoists called for a daylong shutdown against the central government's proposed National ... Read more...

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Ashok Leyland net in 2011-12 down by 10 percent


May 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Hit by higher finance cost, increased depreciation and a muted market in its southern strongholds, Hinduja group's flagship company Ashok Leyland posted around 10 percent reduction ... Read more...

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Collector’s abduction: Maoists want eight cadres freed (Second Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 22 (IANS) The Maoist abductors of a Chhattisgarh district collector Sunday demanded the release of their eight jailed associates and a halt on security forces' action ... Read more...

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‘Chattisgarh clueless about collector’s whereabouts’ (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 22 (IANS) The Chattisgarh Police is "totally clueless" about the whereabouts of Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, who has been abducted by Maoists, while the state government ... Read more...

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Maoists kill civil militia leader


March 19th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 19 (IANS) Maoists opened indiscriminate fire Monday in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region, killing a prominent civil militia leader, police said.The killing took place in Bijapur district, some 480 ... Read more...

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Sonia blames party weakness for debacle (Second Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Congress debacle in state elections will not "damage" the UPA government, party president Sonia Gandhi said Wednesday, blaming weak organizational structure and wrong ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Party organisation weak in UP: Sonia (Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Congress organisational structure in Uttar Pradesh was weak, party president Sonia Gandhi said Wednesday after the dismal performance (28 of 403 seats) in ... Read more...

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UP set for hung house, SP leads, BSP routed (Second Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh was headed for a hung verdict Tuesday with the Samajwadi Party (SP) leading the four-horse race but expected to fall short of a ... Read more...

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Mulayam’s prestige at stake in fifth phase of UP poll


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) The prestige of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti will be at stake during the fifth phase ... Read more...

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‘Anti-Maoist drive halted in Chhattisgarh’


January 30th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 30 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has halted the anti-Maoist drive in the state despite the rising hold of rebels in new areas, Congress leader and former chief minister Ajit Jogi ... Read more...

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Arun Gawli’s party to contest 25 seats in BMC polls


January 26th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Jailed mafia don Arun Gawli's party Akhil Bharatiya Sena (ABS) will contest 25 of the 227 seats of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in the Feb ... Read more...

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Security up as India readies for 63rd R’Day (Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India geared up for its 63rd Republic Day celebrations with the security apparatus firmed up across the nation for a tight vigil amid a boycott ... Read more...

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Odisha tightens security ahead of R-Day


January 25th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) Security was beefed up across Odisha Wednesday ahead of the Republic Day, with authorities wary of a retaliatory strike by Maoists after the recent arrest of ... Read more...

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Security up in Chhattisgarh as Maoists to boycott R-Day


January 25th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 25 (IANS) Security was heightened in Chhattisgarh Wednesday as the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) announced that it would boycott and disrupt Republic Day celebrations, police ... Read more...

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Putin urges fans to help tourists at World Cup


January 20th, 2012 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has put out an impassioned call for football fans across the nation to turn the 2018 World Cup into a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Crucial CPI-M politburo, central committee meetings from Tuesday


January 16th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) top leadership would, during a four-day sitting beginning here Tuesday, discuss crucial documents determining the party's future tactical line ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Maoists kill tribal on charge of spying


January 7th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 7 (IANS) Maoists Saturday killed a tribal in Odisha's Koraput district, accusing him of spying on them for police, an official said.The murder took place in a forested ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh conducting intelligence operations against Maoists


January 5th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 5 (IANS) Chhattisgarh is now focusing on intelligence-based operations against Maoists in their forested strongholds, state Director General of Police (DGP) Anil Navaney said Thursday."Chhattisgarh is very cautious ... Read more...

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Police recover Maoist arms, explosives


December 13th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) Police have recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives during an anti-Maoist operation in Odisha's Rayagada district, district superintendent of police Anoop Krishna said Tuesday."Police ... Read more...

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25 Bangladeshi’s to attend 40th anniversary celebrations of ‘71 war


December 7th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) Three serving army officers along with 22 Mukti Jodhas (freedom fighters) from Bangladesh will join in the five-day 40th anniversary celebrations of the Bangladesh Liberation War ... Read more...

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States on high alert after Kishanji killing (Roundup)


November 25th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Security forces were on high alert in several states Friday, fearing Maoist violence a day after the killing of the top rebel leader popularly ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh on high alert after Kishanji’s killing


November 25th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 25 (IANS) Thousands of police and paramilitary troopers were put on high alert Friday in Chhattisgarh for fear of possible retaliation by Maoists, a day after the killing ... Read more...

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Idea launches smartphones to push 3G services


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Telecom service provider Idea Cellular Wednesday launched a range of 3G smartphones starting from Rs.5,850 to promote its 3G services in the country."The new ... Read more...

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Chidambaram reviews Chhattisgarh’s anti-Maoist strategy


November 15th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 15 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday began a high-level meeting here to review the anti-Maoist strategy in Chhattisgarh, one of the states worst-hit by insurgency since ... Read more...

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After Hisar defeat, uphill task for Hooda in by-polls


November 7th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 7 (IANS) Fresh from an embarrassing defeat in the Hisar Lok Sabha by-election, Haryana's ruling Congress and particularly Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda face a difficult task in ... Read more...

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Karnataka yatra exposes Advani’s waning influence (Karnataka Newsletter)


November 6th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 6 (IANS) L.K. Advani, once hailed by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as 'Loh Purush' or iron man, second only to India's formidable first home minister Sardar ... Read more...

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