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CPI-M worker killed during Kerala shutdown (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) A CPI-M worker was killed during a scuffle with suspected Muslim League workers Thursday as Kerala observed a shutdown on a call of the Marxist party ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Kerala over CPI-M leader’s arrest


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) Normal life was affected in Kerala Thursday as the state observed a shutdown on a call given by the opposition CPI-M to protest the arrest of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dayal is Maharashtra’s new police chief


July 31st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Sanjeev Dayal, a 1977-batch IPS officer took over Tuesday as the new director general of police of Maharashtra from his predecessor K. Subramanyam, who has ... Read more...

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All roads to UP Raj Bhavan barricaded


March 6th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) All roads leading to the residence of Uttar Pradesh Governor B.L. Joshi, who may take the centre-stage in the event of a hung assembly, have ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tight security in Bangalore for peaceful New Year’s Eve


December 31st, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 31 (IANS) About 16,000 police personnel will be on duty late Saturday to maintain vigil across Bangalore and ensure peaceful New Year's Eve celebrations."We are taking maximum ... Read more...

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Urs leaves MRF for Odisha Rally


December 8th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Dec 8 (IANS) All is not well in Team MRF camp. Close on the heels of Arjun Balu retiring, veteran Lohitt Urs has decided to opt out of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tourists feel cheated on Taj lighting event


November 13th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 13 (IANS) Scores of foreign tourists felt cheated when the Taj Mahal did not don a blue hue Sunday evening, as projected by managers of a diabetes awareness ... Read more...

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Heavy security in Kashmir ahead of I-Day


August 13th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Security agencies here have employed both modern gadgetry and manpower to secure the main venue of the Independence Day parade and maintain overall security in the ... Read more...

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Tourists visit Taj Mahal under Supermoon


March 20th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 20 (IANS) More than 160 tourists, including 92 foreigners, thronged the Taj Mahal when the Supermoon lighted up the Saturday night sky.The tourists were given entry in five ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Thousands flock in as air show opens to public


February 12th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) AeroIndia Saturday became a grand public event with thousands of people, young and old, flocking to the venue to witness scintillating flight displays and breathtaking aerobatics by ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New Year celebrations amid tight security across the country


January 1st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan.1 (ANI): People across the country welcomed the New Year amid tight security measures with major cities like New Delhi and Mumbai almost shut down.Delhi Police remained on alert, ensuring ... Read more...

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Security stepped up in Mumbai ahead of New Year celebrations


December 31st, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Sneha KedareMumbai, Dec. 31 (ANI): Mumbai Police have beefed up security measures to ensure safe New Year celebrations, as intelligence reports have suggested that militants might disrupt the festivities in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Delhi Police beefs up security ahead of New Year celebrations


December 31st, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Delhi Police has stepped up security measures in the national capital on Friday on the eve of New Year 2011 to ensure incident-free revelries.The city has been ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Hindus laud Canada’s Carleton University for program in Religion & Public Life


August 30th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 30 (ANI): Hindus have applauded Carleton University of Ottawa for announcing Canada's reportedly first graduate program in Religion and Public Life.Noted Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cameras to monitor crime in Noida


July 30th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 30 (IANS) Cameras mounted at vantage points in crowded areas that will be monitored 24X7 and other technology-based mapping systems and information systems will make this growing city safer for ... Read more...

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Photos reveal ice of the Himalayas disappearing


July 17th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Experts comparing a 1921 photo of Mount Everest with a photo of the same place taken in 2010, have confirmed that the ice mass is disappearing in an ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why are soccer referees biased at times?


July 8th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Soccer referees may have an unconscious bias towards calling fouls when action moves right to left or leftward. So say researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Footie referees may be biased based on play’s direction of motion


July 8th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Soccer referees may be unconsciously biased towards calling fouls based on a play's direction of motion, new American research reveals.Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ... Read more...

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Secret behind Easter Island’s fallen idols uncovered


May 24th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): British archaeologists claim to have uncovered the secret behind Easter Island's fallen idols.Polynesian legend has it that the stone monoliths of Easter Island were installed by a king ... Read more...

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Mumbai Special Court sentences Kasab to death


May 6th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 6 (ANI): A Mumbai Special Court on Thursday sentenced the lone surviving Pakistani terrorist of the 26/11 attacks Ajmal Amir Kasab to death on four counts.Judge M L Tahiliyani awarded ... Read more...

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Maoists block Chhattisgarh roads during three-day shutdown


January 26th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Narayanpur (Chhattisgarh), Jan 26 (ANI): Maoists have blocked roads in the Narayanpur region of Chhattisgarh during their three-day shutdown, which began on Monday.Armed rebels cut down trees and placed them across ... Read more...

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Sydney ushers in 2010 with a bang, bang, bang


December 31st, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 31 (DPA) New Year's Eve revellers flocked to Sydney Harbour Thursday for celebrations featuring a fly-over by 15 vintage aircraft and a flotilla of 55 decorated ships. But the big draw, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Terrorist threats in Dehradun


November 28th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Dehradun, Nov 28 (ANI): Police Department officials have tightened the security here, after some well-known organisations and public schools in the region received threatening letters from alleged terrorists.The top brass of the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Security beefed up in West Bengal after Sunday blasts in Assam


November 23rd, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Nov.23 (ANI): Security measures have been stepped up in West Bengal, a day after bomb explosions rocked the neighbouring Assam state.The two blasts occurred in Nalbari town about 70 kilometres from ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Sailing spacecraft’ may be used to keep watch on Earth’s polar regions


September 11th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 11 (ANI): If engineers have their way, Earth's polar regions would soon have watchmen, in the form of 'sailing' spacecrafts poised above the planet, relaying vital data on polar climate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pigeon species recovers from brink of extinction


August 19th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) Scientists surveying Chatham Islands, housing endangered pigeons, were pleasantly surprised to discover that the birds had recovered from the brink of extinction. The numbers of parea, a species of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No deficit of humour! (Parliament Diary)


July 13th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president M. Venkaiah Naidu, known for his witty one-liners, is not the kind to be intimiadated by a pushy media. On ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kashmir says a stern ‘no’ to use of polythene and allied products


June 9th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
By Nadeem KhanSrinagar, June 9 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir government has banned the transportation, dumping, sale and use of non-biodegradable materials in the state.It includes 16 items of non-biodegradable material ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

NASA spacecraft provides scientists with 3D view of powerful solar explosions


April 15th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Twin NASA spacecraft have provided scientists with their first view of the speed, trajectory, and three-dimensional shape of powerful explosions from the sun known as coronal mass ejections, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Holi celebrated in Chandigarh amid tight security


March 11th, 2009 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) Holi was celebrated by people in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Wednesday amid tight security measures in most areas. The Chandigarh police and their traffic wing was out on the ... Read more...

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Colourful R-Day celebrations held in Uttar Pradesh


January 26th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) A march past by security forces, colourful tableaux and dances by school students marked the Republic Day celebrations held in the Uttar Pradesh capital Monday. The main function ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

R-Day celebrated in Mumbai amidst tight security


January 26th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor S.C. Jamir unfurled the National Flag Monday and paid tribute to the martyrs and victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks during India's 60th Republic Day ... Read more...

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Prying cameras messed up Karva Chauth: Amitabh Bachchan


October 20th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan says that prying cameras disturbed the Karva Chauth, a festival that celebrates wedded bliss, at his house."The prying electronic media positioned themselves at vantage ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Eco-friendly cycle-rickshaws of Nainital, a boon for all


October 3rd, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoelNainital, Oct.3 (ANI): Though boating has been the prime attraction in the hilly Nainital town in Uttarakhand, of late, the local residents and visiting tourists from different parts of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

No Eid festivity at Uttar Pradesh village having terror link


October 2nd, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 2 (IANS) There was neither festivity nor gaiety on Eid in Azamgarh district's Sanjarpur village, which was home to two suspected terrorists who were shot dead by the police in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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