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Haryana villagers happy after Subhash Ghai’s land allotment revoked


September 19th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), Sep 19 (IANS) Lured by the Haryana government into giving away village common land on the plea that Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai's film school project would bring development ... Read more...

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Minor tied to tree, tonsured for stealing Rs.30


September 10th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) A 15-year-old boy was tied to a tree, thrashed and tonsured by a group of people in Odisha in full public view. His offence was that ... Read more...

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Ex-CPI-M minister alleges political vendetta after brother’s arrest


September 10th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Following his brother Prashanta's arrest in the Midnapore skeleton case, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sushanta Ghosh Monday claimed the arrest as "political vendetta" ... Read more...

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Three robbers lynched in UP village


September 6th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 6 (IANS) Three robbers were lynched by an angry mob of villagers late Wednesday in Sambha, 370 km from here, police said.The incident took place in the Hyatnagar ... Read more...

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Hyderabad police intensify search for kidnapped doctor


September 5th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) A special team of Hyderabad police Wednesday intensified their search for a doctor who was allegedly kidnapped for ransom.Police traced the mobile phone of Harsha Reddy, ... Read more...

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Poaching, illness killing peacocks near Delhi


August 25th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Aug 25 (IANS) Poaching and a mysterious disease are killing peacocks, India's national bird, in one of their richest habitats here in Uttar Pradesh.The Bisrakh area in Greater ... Read more...

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Suspected Maoists kill villager in Odisha


August 21st, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) Suspected Maoists Tuesday killed a villager in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said.Sukra Khurami, 35, was found in a pool of blood on a road near his ... Read more...

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Chinese Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr


August 18th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims in northwest China's Qinghai province flocked to mosques Saturday to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr and the end of a month of fasting during the holy ... Read more...

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Villagers demand toll tax waiver at Yamuna Expressway


August 16th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers supported by the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) activists staged a sit-in at the Greater Noida-Agra Yamuna Expressway Thursday and blocked traffic, demanding a ... Read more...

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Tannishtha mastered Kutchi dialect, thanks to local teacher (With Image)


August 7th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who plays a Kutchi villager in Girish Malik's "Jal", had to undergo an intense workshop with the locals to pick their native accent.Instead ... Read more...

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Showing ‘Joker’ in space part of promotional strategy


July 31st, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan clarifies that makers of "Joker" planned to show the fantasy adventure on the space station as part of a promotional strategy and ... Read more...

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Hydropower project: Court notice to Himachal


July 30th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday directed the state government to file an affidavit on the steps taken to direct a private company running a hydropower ... Read more...

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After village court allows live-in, woman, stepson forced to leave village


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 23 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman and her stepson of the same age, who were allowed by a village court to live as a couple, have left their home ... Read more...

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Protest against mosque desecration in Kashmir


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) A mosque in a Jammu and Kashmir village was torched, leading to a shutdown in the area Monday and street protests as locals demanded that the ... Read more...

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Prayers, festivity in Pranab’s village


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), July 22 (IANS) A festive spirit prevailed in Pranab Mukherjee's ancestral village here Sunday, with many praising the local boy set to become India's next president.Mirati ... Read more...

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Villagers shun Chhattisgarh ‘carnage’ probe


July 14th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 14 (IANS) The T.P. Sharma judicial commission, probing the killings of two people in police action in four Chhattisgarh villages, completed its two-day sitting but without recording statements ... Read more...

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Man finds fossilised timber used by Chinese royal families


July 10th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) A villager in China has excavated a huge log of rare, semi-fossilised wood that was once a prized possession in ancient China and used only by ... Read more...

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Maoists kill Odisha villager


July 7th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) A former village council member was shot dead Saturday in Odisha's Malkangiri district by Maoists, police said.About 20-25 armed rebels dragged out 45-year-old Gangadhar Chalana from ... Read more...

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A tale of the last natural spring (Letter from Himachal - June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shogi (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) For residents of Shogi, a hamlet tucked away in the hills near Shimla, a natural spring reminds them what havoc ecological degeneration can cause.The ... Read more...

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Family shocked at Bihar engineer’s arrest on terror charges


May 21st, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 21 (IANS) A week after a 35-year-old engineer, who hails from a village in Bihar's Darbhanga district, was arrested in Saudi Arabia for alleged terror links in India, his ... Read more...

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Five die from toxic gas in China mine


May 11th, 2012 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) Five people died Thursday due to toxic gas poisoning in an abandoned antimony ore mine in China, officials said.The incident took place in Dushan county of ... Read more...

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Odisha court orders boy to clean hospital area for theft


April 28th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) A court in Odisha has ordered a boy to clean the outdoor of a hospital for six months as he was found guilty in a theft ... Read more...

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Rajasthan villagers organise bovine ‘marriage’


April 15th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 15 (IANS) In a rare 'marriage', a cow tied the knot with a bull with pomp and show in Rajasthan Saturday night. The event marked the culmination of ... Read more...

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Mercy sought for man who poisoned mother


March 28th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Relatives and neighbours of a Chinese villager who gave a fatal dose of pesticide to his bedridden elderly mother have sought leniency for him, saying it ... Read more...

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The disappearing ponds of Kashmir


March 13th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Shopian (Srinagar), March 13 (IANS) Thirty years ago, Avend village in the south Kashmir district of Shopian was also called "Talaab Gaam" because of dozens of fresh water ponds surrounding ... Read more...

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Murder accused CPI-M leader attacked with shoe


March 6th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Midnapore (West Bengal), March 6 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former minister Sushanta Ghosh, who is facing murder charges in the Midnapore skeleton case, was attacked ... Read more...

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One killed in Jharkhand Maoist attack


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 23 (IANS) One villager was killed when Maoists first attacked a police station and then blasted a house in Jharkhand's Latehar district, police said Thursday.According to police, Maoist ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh Police face another charge of custodial death


February 20th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 20 (IANS) A 25-year-old man who died in police custody here was a victim of excessive torture, his father alleged Monday and sought an independent probe. Chhattisgarh Police, ... Read more...

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When a tiger scares away 350 voters


February 19th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Malihabad (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) The overzealous state machinery might be sparing no effort to facilitate safe voting for a security-conscious Chief Minister Mayawati inside the premises of a ... Read more...

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Flash flood threat averted in Kashmir


February 19th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) An impending flash flood threat due to a glacial lake formation has been averted in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities said Sunday."Water has ... Read more...

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Chinese man jailed for selling his three children


February 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) A man in China has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling his three children.Huang Liang was sentenced Wednesday in a court in Fujian ... Read more...

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Dalits allege denial of water by upper castes


February 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 13 (IANS) Dalits of a Jharkhand village allege that they have been denied water from handpumps and entry into a community hall by upper castes in Chatra district.People ... Read more...

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Chinese held for poaching panda 17 years ago


February 10th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) A villager in China has been charged with poaching and skinning a giant panda 17 years ago.Zhang Chengwa, from Yangxian county in northwestern Shaanxi province, ... Read more...

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Polling booth No.106: Where the feuding Badals converge


January 30th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Badal (Punjab), Jan 30 (IANS) Located in a government school in Badal village of Lambi assembly seat in Punjab, polling booth No.106 may be a nondescript place but it ... Read more...

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Don’t link Bihar with 13/7 terrorists: Nitish Kumar


January 24th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 24 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday reacted strongly to the Maharashtra Police linking Bihar with the terrorists involved in the 13/7 Mumbai serial blasts, saying it ... Read more...

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