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Mixed response to anti-government protest (Afternoon Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A shutdown called against the government's economic measures Thursday evoked a mixed response nationwide, with life badly hit in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat ... Read more...

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KKR jamboree: Bengal Inc. counts losses


May 29th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) It was de facto holiday here Tuesday as the Mamata Banerjee government pulled out all the stops to celebrate Kolkata Knight Riders' Indian Premier League ... Read more...

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Realtors to discuss crises plaguing building industry


March 26th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, March 26 (IANS) Alarmed by the crises plaguing the realty sector, top real estate corporate and builders from all over India shall converge here Wednesday to brainstorm and find ... Read more...

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CPI-M alleges disrespect to slain ex-legislator


February 24th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Amid allegations that slain former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator Pradeep Tah was not given due honour in the West Bengal assembly, thousands of ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh village in shock after 51 get life sentence


November 5th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nevari-Fulwari (Chhattisgarh), Nov 5 (IANS) A day after 51 people of this village in Chhattisgarh's Raipur district were sentenced to life imprisonment in a 2008 murder case, stunned locals Saturday ... Read more...

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Italy’s oil giant Eni restarts production in Libya


September 26th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 26 (IANS/AKI) Italian oil giant Eni is resuming production in Libya after more than seven months following the conflict that ousted long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi and brought the ... Read more...

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Telangana strike on, power cut in Hyderabad


September 21st, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The indefinite strike by government employees, teachers, transport and coal workers, lawyers and other sections of people in Telangana for separate statehood continued for the ... Read more...

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Pakistan has suffered a lot after 9/11: Daily


September 11th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Pakistan has suffered greatly after 9/11 as the war on terror has cost the country over 35,000 citizens, said a leading daily Sunday.An editorial in the ... Read more...

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Cool morning in Delhi, rains ahead


September 10th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) A day after Delhi came to a virtual standstill due to torrential rains, the residents of the capital woke up to a cool and cloudy ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways headed for disaster (Lead)


August 8th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Pakistan's once efficient railway network, a relic from the British Raj, is inching towards collapse.The system is suffering from decrepit engines, unsafe rails and dangerous bridges, ... Read more...

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Families anxious as men still away from Bhatta-Parsaul


May 19th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhatta-Parsaul (Greater Noida), May 19 (IANS) Most men of this village who fled after clashes with the police have still not returned home, fearing brutal retaliation by authorities for ... Read more...

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India in carnival mode after World Cup win (Roundup)


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India erupted in joyous celebrations as M.S. Dhoni and his men beat Sri Lanka to win the cricket World Cup after 28 years. Fireworks lit ... Read more...

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GJM shutdown cripples life in Darjeeling hills


January 13th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Jan 13 (IANS) Shops and business establishments were closed in West Bengal's Darjeeling district Thursday, the second day of a 27-day shutdown called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) to press ... Read more...

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Durga Puja - A Significant Part Of Bengal Based Films & Teleserials


October 19th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): ‘Durga Puja’ has come and gone for the time being and Bengalis residing in the ‘City of Joy’ are back to work, albeit reluctantly,  frequently reminiscing ... Read more...

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J-K Youth Development Forum appeals all to allow normalcy in Valley


September 25th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sep.25 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Youth Development Forum on Saturday has expressed hope that better sense prevails upon separatists and the government so that normalcy shouldreturn to the valley soon."More ... Read more...

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MQM leader killed in London, tension in Karachi (Lead)


September 17th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
London/Karachi, Sep 17 (IANS) Prominent Pakistani politician and Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader Imran Farooq was stabbed to death outside his home in London, causing panic in Pakistan's Karachi city Friday where ... Read more...

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Chaos in Karachi after MQM leader’s killing in London


September 17th, 2010 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Karachi, Sep 17 (IANS) Karachi was gripped by panic Thursday and parts of the throbbing metropolitan came to a virtual standstill after reports came regarding the murder of top Muttahida ... Read more...

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Bihar devotees observe Urs of Baba Mir Ali


August 5th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Surya Pratap SinghGaya (Bihar), Aug 5 (ANI): Devotees of diverse faiths converged at the shrine of revered Sufi mystic, Baba Mir Ali, to observe his Urs in ... Read more...

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Floods devastate villages in Maharashtra


August 1st, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Akola (Maharashtra), Aug 1 (ANI): The continuous rainfall has led to the overflow of Katepurna dam in Maharashtra's Akola District, which has eventually caused floods and water logging in the downstream villages.The ... Read more...

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Indian envoy Sood meets Prachanda on Maoist strike


May 6th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 6 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood on Thursday met Unified CPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and discussed issues related to the ongoing Maoist agitation.During the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh shuts down to protest Maoist massacre (Second Lead)


April 8th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 8 (IANS) Life came to a virtual standstill across Chhattisgarh Thursday as the opposition Congress enforced a daylong shutdown to protest the massacre of 76 troopers by Maoist guerrillas. People ... Read more...

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Seven arrested for killing cows in Delhi (Lead)


March 30th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Seven people were arrested from a south Delhi slum area Tuesday for killing cows, which is banned in the Indian capital. The police also recovered nearly ... Read more...

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Six arrested for killing cows in Delhi


March 30th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Six people were arrested Tuesday on charges of killing cows after the chopped heads of four bovines were found near a busy road in south Delhi, police ... Read more...

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Nepal minister’s slaps cost India dear


November 15th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 15 (IANS) Five stinging slaps delivered by a junior Nepal minister to a senior bureaucrat have cost India dear, causing bilateral trade to come to a virtual standstill for five ... Read more...

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Strike in Kashmir on anniversary of Indian troops arrival


October 27th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 27 (IANS) A strike called by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani to mark the day Indian troops landed at Srinagar impacted life across Kashmir Valley Tuesday with shops ... Read more...

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Use part of film fest budget for flood relief: BJP


October 3rd, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday demanded that part of the Rs.6.5 crore earmarked for the 40th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here ... Read more...

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Over 100 mm of rain paralyses Delhi (Lead)


September 10th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Incessant rain since early morning brought Delhi to a virtual standstill Thursday. Waterlogged roads and non-functioning traffic signals led to endless snarls that delayed commuters by hours. Key ... Read more...

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Thousands pay respects to former Andhra CM Reddy


September 3rd, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Sep.3 (ANI): Tens of thousands of people, from all walks of life, came out on the streets of Hyderabad on Thursday evening to mourn and pay their last respects to ... Read more...

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‘Delhi’s plight because of bad planning’ (Lead)


July 30th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) As the national capital continues to cope with the after-effects of heavy showers and civic mismanagement, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) says five ... Read more...

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Assam shuts down against acquittal in murder case


July 30th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) A dawn-to-dusk general strike called by political and rights groups against the acquittal of a surrendered militant in the 1996 murder of a journalist brought life to a ... Read more...

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50 years of bad planning led to Delhi deluge, says NDMA


July 30th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) As the national capital continues to cope with the after-effects of heavy showers with some places still waterlogged, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) ... Read more...

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King of Pop Michael Jackson gets royal send off


July 8th, 2009 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
By Andy Goldberg Los Angeles, July 8 (DPA) From the fleet of Bentley limousines that transported his family, to the endlessly fawning comments of television anchors throughout the blanket coverage, Michael Jackson, ... Read more...

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Poll duties, election campaigns affect government functioning


May 10th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 10 (IANS) The "no work" culture at most government offices since the first week of April has hit the common man as even routine jobs are being postponed pending the ... Read more...

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Rains leave 51 dead in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


November 27th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) Even as cyclone "Nisha" crossed the coast near Nagappattinam in central Tamil Nadu's eastern coast, heavy rains during the last four days have left at least 51 people ... Read more...

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Transporters’ strike halts life in Kashmir


June 10th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 10 (IANS) Life in the Kashmir Valley came to a virtual standstill as public transport stayed off the roads for the second consecutive day Tuesday as part of a four-day ... Read more...

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