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Rajasthan panchayat bars girls from carrying cell phones


August 25th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 25 (IANS) After girls in a Uttar Pradesh village were banned from using mobile phones about a month ago, a village panchayat in Rajasthan has prohibited minor girls ... Read more...

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Google maps ancient Arctic village


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Google is surfing new places in the remote northern outposts of the Canada's Arctic region with its mapping device, the search engine said in a ... Read more...

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Maruti employees offer prayers at Manesar plant


August 19th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 19 (IANS) The employees of Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) Sunday offered prayers for senior executive Awanish Kumar Dev who died in the violence at the company's Manesar ... Read more...

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Seven south Kashmir village heads resign


June 8th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 8 (IANS) Seven village heads from south Kashmir's Pulwama district Friday announced they had resigned from their posts. District authorities would not confirm the resignations but elected village ... Read more...

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Kashmir panchayat members stage hunger strike


May 1st, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 1 (IANS) Dozens of village elders and panchayat members sat on a day's hunger strike here Tuesday to protest against the alleged apathy of the Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Camel killed in Kazakhstan to end suicides


April 28th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) People in a Kazakh town have sacrificed a white camel in a bid to end an adolescent "suicide epidemic" blamed on an evil spirit that ... Read more...

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Rahul promises equal development of Kashmir


September 28th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 27 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday promised that his party will work for the equitable development of all regions of Jammu and Kashmir. "We want the ... Read more...

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Omar announces powers for village elders


August 28th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 28 (IANS) Keeping to his promise of empowering elected village elders in Jammu and Kashmir before Eid-ul-Fitr Aug 31, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday announced the first installment ... Read more...

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Saving the new born: A word of wisdom for men too!


August 4th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Guna (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 4 (IANS) On a rainy afternoon, a group of six youngsters, including a girl wearing dark red kurta and jeans, was waiting for the showers to ... Read more...

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Weak law, tracking system hampers missing kids’ recovery


July 29th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) There is a huge discrepancy in the number of missing children in the country as sourced from police records and that obtained through RTI applications, ... Read more...

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Taliban abduct dozens of alleged Afghan police recruits


March 28th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 28 (ANI): Afghan officials have claimed that Taliban insurgent groups have abducted dozens of men who tried to join the police force in the north-eastern parts of the country. ... Read more...

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Bleeding killed ‘whipped to death’ Bangladesh girl, finds fresh post-mortem report


February 10th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 10(ANI): A 14-year-old Bangladeshi girl, who was publicly whipped for allegedly having an illicit relationship with her married cousin, had bled to death, according to a fresh post-mortem examination.It comes ... Read more...

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Bangladesh court orders exhumation of ‘whipped to death’ girl’s body for new autopsy


February 8th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 8 (ANI): A Bangladesh High Court has ordered the authorities to exhume the body a 14-year-old girl who was whipped to death by a village body for allegedly having an ... Read more...

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Bangladesh court demands govt explanation over failure to protest ‘whipped to death’ teen


February 6th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 6 (ANI): Amid massive protests, the Bangladesh High Court has demanded an explanation from the government over its failure to protect a teenage girl who died after being whipped in ... Read more...

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Outraged Bangladeshi family demands justice for ‘whipped to death’ raped daughter


February 5th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 5 (ANI): The plight of a 14-year-old Bangladeshi girl, who was whipped to death by a village body for allegedly having an illicit relationship with her married cousin, has outraged ... Read more...

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Four arrested after 14-year-old girl ‘lashed to death’ in Bangladesh


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 3(ANI): Four people, including a Muslim cleric, have been arrested in Bangladesh in connection with the death of a 14-year-old girl who was publicly lashed.Hena Begum's was accused of having ... Read more...

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Militants kill five civilians in Afghanistan


November 25th, 2010 - 6:56 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 25 (IANS) Five Afghan village elders were killed and four wounded when militants attacked a vehicle in the country's northern Faryab province, Xinhua reported Thursday.The insurgents struck ... Read more...

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A school dropout, he documents Goa’s oral tribal history


November 9th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Nov 9 (IANS) A school dropout is now emerging as the custodian of Goa's orally rendered tribal history. Too poor to buy a camera, he managed to get one ... Read more...

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Kashmir guerrilla holed up in mosque dies


October 19th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) The stand off between security forces and an guerrilla holed up in a mosque in the Kashmir Valley ended Tuesday morning after the gunman succumbed to injuries, police ... Read more...

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Kashmir mosque siege on as militant refuses to give up (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) The standoff between an injured guerrilla hiding in a mosque in Kashmir's Bandipora district and the security forces continued Monday evening as a village cleric and elders failed ... Read more...

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More protests erupt in Kashmir, another youth killed (Lead)


September 13th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 13 (IANS) A young man was killed as security forces fired at a mob of protesters in north Kashmir Bandipora district Monday, taking to 71 the toll in the ... Read more...

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Rumours of Quran desecration in US fuel Kashmir protests


September 13th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 13 (IANS) As 24X7 curfew continued in major towns of the Kashmir Valley, protests took a new turn Monday with people taking to the streets following rumours that the Quran ... Read more...

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Women fined for cremating mother-in-law


June 21st, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 21 (IANS) A panchayat in Jharkhand has fined four women Rs.9,000 each for cremating their mother-in-law, saying they intruded into a male domain. The four women cremated 78-year-old Patia Kuwar of ... Read more...

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Maoists preventing census operation in Chhattisgarh


May 2nd, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), May 2 (ANI): Suspected Maoists are disrupting the first phase of India's 2011 census operation that commenced in various districts of Chhattisgarh.District Magistrate of Bijapur R Prasanna said the census ... Read more...

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Kashmir man claims slain father was no terrorist


April 17th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) The family of a 70-year-old man killed by the army on April 14 in north Kashmir's Kupwara district has refuted claims that he was a separatist guerrilla. "Raj Mohammad ... Read more...

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Six held guilty for honour killing in Haryana


March 25th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Karnal (Haryana), March 25 (IANS) A court here Thursday held six people guilty of murdering a young couple for marrying outside their 'gotra' in a chilling case that rocked Haryana in 2007. The ... Read more...

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Majuli Island farmers take to vegetable farming for livelihood


March 9th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat (Assam), Mar 9 (ANI): Farmers in Majuli Island here have engaged themselves in vegetable farming in a big way to earn a sustainable livelihood. The educated youth of the 144 villages ... Read more...

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NATO says it accidentally killed eight Afghan civilians in four incidents


February 16th, 2010 - 3:55 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Eight Afghan civilians were killed in four separate incidents on Monday, including a NATO airstrike after civilians were mistakenly identified as insurgents, the NATO-led ISAF alliance said.The alliance ... Read more...

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NATO says it accidentally killed five Afghan civilians


February 16th, 2010 - 1:43 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Five Afghan civilians were killed in a NATO airstrike on Monday after they were mistakenly identified as insurgents, the NATO-led ISAF alliance said.The alliance said a joint Afghan-ISAF ... Read more...

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Gaon Ki Awaaz: Grassroots media finds a voice


December 13th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Rampur-Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 13 (IANS) It is not yet 5 p.m. but the light has started fading in Rampur-Mathura, a village of barely 5,000 people, in Sitapur district. A group of ... Read more...

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Anal Naga Tribe in Manipur celebrates post harvest festival


November 17th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Chandel (Manipur), Nov.17 (ANI): The vibrant tribal culture came alive recently in Chandel district of Manipur, as the Chavan Kumhrin, a post harvest festival of the Anal Naga tribe, was celebrated here.The ... Read more...

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Yet another couple upsets clan council in Haryana


October 19th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak, Oct 19 (IANS) Haryana, which has of late recorded various cases of village councils high-handedly deciding against same clan marriages, is seeing the fate of another young couple being decided by ... Read more...

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3 women perform last rites of grandfather


August 31st, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 31 (IANS) Notwithstanding stiff opposition from some village elders, three sisters in Uttar Pradesh performed the funeral of their grandfather in contrast to the Hindu tradition of only men performing ... Read more...

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Civic body chief in Bangladesh rapes minor, pays small fine


August 3rd, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) The acting mayor of a town in Bangladesh who raped his minor maid servant has got away by paying a fine of Taka 40,000 ($575) fixed by influential ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh villagers perform rituals to usher in rain (Lead)


June 25th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Marriages of frogs are being conducted, women folk are harnessing themselves to the yoke to plough the fields, and children are ritualistically rolling on the ground. In the ... Read more...

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