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Muslims in Jammu protest against anti-Islam film


September 21st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 21 (IANS) Muslims in Jammu Friday protested the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims' and held demonstrations outside mosques in different parts of the city after Friday prayers.According to ... Read more...

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Shutdown evokes mixed response in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown Thursday called by the BJP and the Left parties over the central government's recent economic measures evoked a partial response in Tamil ... Read more...

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Mixed response to shutdown call in Tamil Nadu


September 20th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) It was a mixed response in Tamil Nadu to the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown Thursday with buses plying on the roads and government offices as well ... Read more...

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Karnataka braces for Thursday shutdown


September 19th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 19 (IANS) With the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka extending support to the nationwide shutdown Thursday, the police has been put on high alert to maintain ... Read more...

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Ganesh festival begins in Mumbai (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Mumbai welcomed its favourite god elephant-headed Lord Ganesh as the 10-day Ganpati festival began here Wednesday amid tight security.The 'aarti' and 'sthapan puja' (devotional worship) were ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed in violence-hit Ghaziabad area


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed for five hours Monday in Ghaziabad's Masuri area where six people were killed in police firing three days ago and the kin of ... Read more...

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Shutdown near total in northeast (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 6th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 6 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the North East Students' Organisation (NESO) in six northeastern states Thursday over various demands, including the entry of migrants into ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits life in Kashmir


September 4th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 4 (IANS) Life in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir valley was partially affected due to a shutdown call by separatists Tuesday.Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits normal life in Manipur


August 30th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) Normal life in Manipur came to a standstill Thursday during an 18-hour shutdown called by the joint action committee demanding the release of a businessman abducted ... Read more...

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Shutdown affects normal life in Assam


August 27th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) Normal life was affected in most districts in Assam Monday due to the 12-hour dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Bajrang Dal in protest against the recent ... Read more...

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Mumbai Police gear up for MNS march


August 21st, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Mumbai Police geared up for a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) procession and rally in the city scheduled Tuesday afternoon, 10 days after a rally by ... Read more...

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Police allow Raj Thackeray to hold rally (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Mumbai police Monday granted permission to Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to hold a rally at Azad Maidan to protest the Aug 11 violence ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray to take out march even if refused permission


August 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is determined to take out its proposed procession Tuesday even if Mumbai police refuse permission, the party's president said ... Read more...

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Bangalore set for peaceful Eid amid tight security


August 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 19 (IANS) Bangalore is set to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr festival in peace Monday marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast by Muslims amid tight security, as the city ... Read more...

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Delhi Police assure security for northeast people


August 17th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar Friday assured people from the northeastern states of their security in the national capital and said they need not panic ... Read more...

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Karnataka to probe rumours against northeast people


August 17th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Aug 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Friday ordered an inquiry into the rumour-mongering about alleged security threats, that triggered exodus of people from northeastern states ... Read more...

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Andhra minister booked over temple row


August 9th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 9 (IANS) The Hyderabad police Thursday booked Andhra Pradesh minister Danam Nagender and his followers after they allegedly prevented police officials from discharging their duty.A case under four ... Read more...

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No active deployment of warships in Pacific: India


August 7th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India Tuesday said it was not considering any active deployment of its warships in the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea in particular in ... Read more...

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Maruti incident will not hamper investments in Harayana: Hooda


August 5th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) The violence at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant, which left one senior executive dead, will not impact on investments in Haryana, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda ... Read more...

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Four more held for moral policing in Karnataka


July 30th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 30 (IANS) Karnataka Police Monday arrested four more people in connection with the alleged assault on college-going boys and girls partying Saturday at a home-stay in Mangalore, ... Read more...

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Separatist shutdown mars life in Kashmir


July 28th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Life was adversely affected here and in other major towns of the valley Saturday following a shutdown called by the separatists to protest the killing of ... Read more...

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Guwahati to have police commissioner system: Gogoi


July 17th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 17 (IANS) Assam's main city Guwahati will soon have a commissioner of police to deal with the rising crime graph, especially after last week's molestation incident, Chief Minister ... 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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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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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar following tension


June 26th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Undeclared curfew-like restrictions were imposed in the old city areas of Srinagar Tuesday following tension in the city over the gutting of the revered shrine of ... Read more...

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BSF plans hotline to Pakistan Rangers


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 22 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) is planning to commission a hotline with its Pakistan Rangers counterpart for urgent discussion of problems on the border without ... 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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Security beefed up ahead of Puri chariot festival


June 20th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Security has been beefed up in Odisha's Puri town ahead of the annual nine-day chariot festival of Lord Jagannath beginning Thursday, police said.Around 8,000 policemen have ... Read more...

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Kanwar Yatra not to go beyond Haridwar


June 19th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 19 (IANS) In a major move to decongest traffic during the month-long yatra by Shiva devotees, the Uttarakhand government Tuesday announced that Kanwariyas will not be allowed to ... Read more...

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Tainted godman Nityananda freed on bail (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Tainted godman Swami Nityananda, who has been accused by at least five former women devotees of sexually abusing them in his ashram, walked free out of ... Read more...

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Controversial guru Nityananda sent to day’s judicial custody (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 14 (IANS) Controversial self-styled godman Nityananada was Thursday arrested and sent to a day's judicial custody, hours after he was granted bail by a local court in another ... Read more...

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Farmers bid to ‘re-capture’ Jaitapur lands foiled


June 13th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), June 13 (IANS) Nearly 3,000 farmers and fishermen Wednesday made an unsuccessful attempt to "recapture" their farms and other lands, which have been acquired for the proposed 9,900-MW ... Read more...

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73 percent polling in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukottai by-poll (Third Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 12 (IANS) The by-election for the Pudukottai assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu ended peacefully at 5 p.m Tuesday with around 73 percent of the over 190,000 voters turning ... Read more...

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Record 95 percent turnout in Tripura by-poll


June 12th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 12 (IANS) Braving soaring summer heat, a record 95 percent of the 33,392-strong electorate Tuesday cast their votes in the significant by-election from the Nalchar assembly constituency in ... Read more...

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