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Chandrababu’s son gearing up for major role in TDP


September 12th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Nara Lokesh, son of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, appears to be gearing up to take up a key responsibility in the party.An ... Read more...

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Narendra Modi kickstarts poll campaign in Gujarat


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday kicked off his Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for the assembly polls in December, challenging the Congress to battle it ... Read more...

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Sulabh disburses monthly aid to Vrindavan widows


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Sulabh International, the NGO promoting low-cost sanitation and hygiene, Wednesday said it would provide a monthly aid of Rs.1,000 to widows living in penury in Vrindavan ... Read more...

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Probe begins into children’s deaths in Tirupati hospital


August 16th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The health authorities in Andhra Pradesh Thursday began a probe into the death of five children at the S.V.R. Ruia Government General Hospital in Tirupati ... Read more...

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Fishy business: Mobile fish parlours flourish in Uttar Pradesh


July 18th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) A "Fish-on-Wheels" project that serves up delectable sea food delicacies in cities across the state is proving to be a hit across Uttar Pradesh. There is ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to rid Pandharpur of manual scavenging


July 18th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) A day after Bollywood star Aamir Khan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the plight of manual scavengers, the Maharashtra government Tuesday said it would ... Read more...

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World of contemporary colours captured in India’s first art fiction (Lead) (With Images)


July 5th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) First it was Geoff Dyer who spun the heady glamour of the Venice Biennale with the magic of the holy temple town of Varanasi into ... Read more...

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India’s first art fiction captures world of contemporary colours (With Images)


July 5th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Writer Geoff Dyer had spun the heady glamour of the Venice Biennale with the magic of the holy temple town of Varanasi into "Jeff in ... Read more...

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Lakhs worship at Pandharpur Vithoba temple


June 30th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Pandharpur (Maharashtra), June 30 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees Saturday worshipped the famous deity Vithoba, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu, at the temple town of Pandharpur.Vithoba is often depicted as a ... Read more...

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Devotees converge on Puri for Jagannath festival


June 29th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 29 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees converged on Odisha's temple town of Puri Friday to witness the homecoming festival of Lord Jagannath and two other deities in the Bahuda ... Read more...

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Ropeway to link Sikh, Hindu temple towns in Punjab, Himachal


June 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday approved a ropeway project that would link a prominent Hindu shrine in the state with a historic Sikh temple town in ... Read more...

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Odisha gangrape victim’s death triggers protests


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) The death of a gangrape victim after more than six months of treatment at a hospital has triggered widespread protests in Odisha with political and ... Read more...

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A tribal should occupy Raisina Hill: Naveen Patnaik


June 21st, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) Welcoming the Bharatiya Janata Party's decision to support former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's candidature in the presidential poll, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday ... Read more...

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Lakhs witness Rath Yatra in Puri (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) More than five lakh devotees witnessed the annual Rath Yatra (chariot festival) of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra in Odisha's temple town of ... Read more...

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Lakhs converge on Puri for Rath Yatra


June 21st, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees thronged Odisha's temple town of Puri Thursday for the annual Rath Yatra (chariot festival) of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, ... Read more...

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Will gift PM a set of saffron clothes: Uma


May 30th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, May 30 (IANS) Taking pot shots at the prime minister, firebrand BJP leader Uma Bharati Wednesday said if Manmohan Singh quits public life over allegations of corruptions she ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar gets rowdy with ‘Rowdy Rathore’ (IANS Preview)


May 30th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) After tickling audiences' funny bones for almost seven years, Bollywood's original Khiladi Akshay Kumar returns to what he is best at - action. He ... Read more...

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YSR Congress calls for Andhra shutdown Monday


May 27th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) YSR Congress Party called for a shutdown in Andhra Pradesh Monday to protest the arrest of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in the disproportionate assets ... Read more...

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Will get justice from CBI probe, says Yeddyurappa


May 11th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Nanjangud (Karnataka), May 11 (IANS) Former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa Friday said he was confident of getting justice from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

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Hazare to meet political parties for strong Lokayukta


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) As a precursor to the proposed state tour for a strong Lokayukta bill, social activist Anna Hazare started his two-day consultations with all political parties ... Read more...

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‘Rowdy Rathore’ shooting disrupted in Hampi


April 24th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 24 (IANS) The shooting of Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha's "Rowdy Rathore" in Karnataka's temple town of Hampi was disrupted after activists said the minimum number of ... Read more...

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Prateik fulfills grandma’s wish to visit Varanasi (Lead, superseding earlier story)


April 18th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Prateik took time off from his busy schedule in Varanasi to fulfil his maternal grandmother Vidyatai Patil's wish to visit sites in the temple town.The ... Read more...

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Prateik visits Varanasi with grandmom


April 18th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Prateik took time off from his busy schedule in Varanasi to fulfil his maternal grandmother Vidyatai Patil's wish to visit sites in the temple ... Read more...

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Letter threatens to blow up Ramjanmabhoomi complex


April 17th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Security in and around the Ramjanmabhoomi complex in Uttar Pradesh's temple town of Ayodhya was stepped up after a district judge received a letter threatening ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi, Renuka, four others file papers for Rajya Sabha


March 19th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Telugu actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi and Congress party spokesperson Renuka Chowdary were among six candidates from Andhra Pradesh who filed their nomination papers for March 30 ... Read more...

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Tension time for BJP ahead of Karnataka bypoll


March 17th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) A tense waiting period has begun for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka ahead of Sunday's byelection to the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat ... Read more...

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CBI charge sheets two IAS officers, 10 others in Emaar scam (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Two top bureaucrats of Andhra Pradesh and executives of Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC and its Indian associates are among 12 accused against whom the Central Bureau ... Read more...

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500,000 take ritual dip in Konark


January 30th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (IANS) Braving the chill, about 500,000 Hindu devotees Monday took a ritual bath in a pond in Orissa's temple town of Konark and offered prayers to the ... Read more...

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Six killed as bus collides with truck


January 19th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) At least six people, including four women, were killed and about 30 injured when a tourist bus collided head-on with a truck in Odisha's Balasore district ... Read more...

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Pilgrims gather for Sabarimala ‘celestial light’, year after tragedy


January 15th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sabarimala, Jan 15 (IANS) A year after over 100 people died in a stampede after witnessing the Makara Jyothi, pilgrims in large numbers were stationed in and around Kerala's Sabarimala ... Read more...

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Mercury dips to 3.6 degree Celsius in Odisha


December 22nd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Cold wave continued to swept several parts of Odisha with Phulbani town in Kandhamal district Thursday recording 3.6 degree Celsius, the lowest of this season in ... Read more...

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Karnataka banks on education to end bizarre ritual


December 15th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 15 (IANS) Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has struck a fine balance of preferring education to legislation to end a temple's bizarre ritual denounced as ... Read more...

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Babri demolition anniversary low-key in Ayodhya-Faizabad


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) The 19th anniversary of the demolition of 16th century Babri Mosque in Tuesday passed off on a low-key note in the temple town of Ayodhya and ... Read more...

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Maharashtra official assaulted by sand mafia


December 5th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Pandharpur (Maharashtra), Dec 5 (IANS) A Maharashtra revenue department official was Monday manhandled and assaulted by two men of the local sand mafia after he stopped them from illegally removing ... Read more...

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Sabarimala earnings surge


December 4th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sabarimala, Dec 4 (IANS) Unfazed by last season's tragedy where 102 pilgrims died in a stampede, this year's Sabarimala season is heading for a record collection.According to the Travancore Devasom ... Read more...

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