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Netaji’s family condoles Sehgal’s demise


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) The Family of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Monday condoled the death of freedom fighter and the revolutionary leader's close associate Lakshmi Sehgal, describing it as a ... Read more...

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Lakshmi Sehgal was courageous, compassionate: CPI-M


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
N0ew Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday described freedom fighter Lashmi Sehgal, an associate of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who joined the party some four decades ago, as a ... Read more...

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Japan gas attack suspect held after 17 years


June 4th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 4 (IANS) A woman member of a Japanese doomsday cult responsible for a deadly nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 has been arrested after 17 ... Read more...

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Crisis in Karnataka BJP worsens


May 10th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) The crisis in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday headed for a flashpoint as supporters of former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa stepped up pressure for ... Read more...

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CPI-M for more women members


February 1st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 1 (IANS) Tripura's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday said it was looking to induct more women members."In Tripura, 25 percent of the total of 76,636 CPI-M ... Read more...

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Manipur’s women not adequately represented in state legislature


January 4th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 4 (IANS) After Mizoram, Manipur is the second Indian state where women voters outnumber men. However, the number of female legislators in the state assembly is minimal.The ... Read more...

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Jagan challenges Congress to go for bypolls to 17 seats


December 6th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) A day after 17 rebel legislators openly came out in his support, YSR Congress party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Tuesday challenged Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress to ... Read more...

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SAARC MPs’ conference concludes with call for peace


July 11th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The fifth conference of SAARC MPs concluded here Monday amid calls for peace and rule of law in the South Asian region.On the last ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Maoist leader held in Bengal


January 24th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) A woman member of the Communist Party of India-Maoist's (CPI-Maoist) Jharkhand unit was arrested Monday in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said."Akanksha was arrested from her hideout in ... Read more...

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67 legislators suspended after Bihar bedlam (Third lead)


July 21st, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 21 (IANS) Sixty-seven opposition legislators were Wednesday suspended for creating ruckus in the Bihar assembly while demanding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation, with one member hurling a slipper at the ... Read more...

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Left leader dies in Tripura


May 4th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 4 (IANS) Ela Bhattacharjee, a leader of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and mother-in-law of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, died here Monday night. She was 89. Bhattacharjee, a teacher-turned-Communist, ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu rejects Nalini’s plea for release (Lead)


March 29th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Monday rejected the demand for the release of Nalini Hariharan, sentenced to life for the 1991 assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Tamil ... Read more...

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Woman should be PM for five years: BJP MP


March 9th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) A woman member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) startled the Rajya Sabha Friday by suggesting that a woman should be the prime minister for five ... Read more...

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Passenger misbehaves with Bahrain air hostess


February 16th, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) A passenger arriving by a Bahrian Air flight allegedly misbehaved with an air hostess here late Monday evening, airport sources said. The inebriated passenger - identified as S. Pillai ... Read more...

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Six get life for massacring Dalits


December 5th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court has sentenced six upper caste men from Uttar Pradesh to life terms for killing seven Dalits 30 years ago. Sentencing the six men after reversing ... Read more...

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Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy brought before Andhra court


November 20th, 2009 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy, who was arrested in New Delhi two months ago, was Friday brought to a court in Karimnagar town of Andhra Pradesh in the ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa bows to rebels, rolls back transfers


November 10th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 10 (IANS) Bowing to the dissidents' demands, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Tuesday rolled back the transfers of three officials close to the Reddy camp - two weeks after ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s tryst with political instability continues (Letter from Bangalore)


November 7th, 2009 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, Nov 7 (IANS) Karnataka - the state that is known to the world as being the home of India's outsourcing industry ccntred in and around Bangalore - faces ... Read more...

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Women lawmaker humiliated inside Pak parliament, starts crying


November 6th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.6 (ANI): Things can be really tough when you are a woman member of Pakistan's National Assembly, as you could land in an embarrassing situation when other members of the ... Read more...

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Two mountaineers killed in Sikkim avalanche (Lead)


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Two mountaineers from Maharashtra, who were on a climbing expedition to the Himalayas in Sikkim, were killed when an avalanche hit them Monday, a member of the team ... Read more...

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Two mountaineers feared killed in Sikkim avalanche


October 21st, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Two mountaineers from Maharashtra, who were on a climbing expedition to the Himalayas in Sikkim, were feared killed when an avalanche hit them Monday, a member of the ... Read more...

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No cases against Kobad Ghandy, says poet-associate


September 30th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Sep 30 (IANS) There are "no cases" pending against the arrested London-educated Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy anywhere in India but police could "concoct" them, claims revolutionary poet Varavara Rao.While ... Read more...

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Six Bangladeshi nationals held for robbery


August 25th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Six Bangladeshi nationals, including a woman, have been arrested on charges of carrying out several robberies in the national capital and other states, police said Tuesday. The ... Read more...

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Four-member committee to probe Metro tragedy


July 12th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A four-member committee will probe the collapse of an underconstruction Delhi Metro span that led to the death of five people in south Delhi Sunday. "The four-member committee ... Read more...

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A woman member is to be included in further selection boards


July 10th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Union Government has made it mandatory to include at least one-woman member in the panel of selection boards and committees during the recruitment process.In a circular issued ... Read more...

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Indian parliament elects its first woman speaker, Meira Kumar (Roundup)


June 3rd, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) History was made in India Wednesday when diplomat-turned-politician Meira Kumar, 64, became the first woman speaker of the Lok Sabha - the lower house of parliament ... Read more...

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India gets its first woman speaker in Meira Kumar (Lead)


June 3rd, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) History was made Wednesday when diplomat-turned-politician Meira Kumar became the first woman speaker of the Indian parliament, the otherwise fractious house setting aside its differences to ... Read more...

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Inquiry calls as Asian peer ‘claims expenses on empty flat’


May 3rd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) A Bangladeshi-origin politician who became Britain's first Muslim woman member of the upper house of parliament is facing inquiry calls after allegations she claimed around 100,000 pounds in ... Read more...

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Low is high in Haryana!


April 23rd, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) Having only 14 women from among 210 candidates in the fray for the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana may be a low for many. But for ... Read more...

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Three Maoists killed in police encounter in Karnataka


November 19th, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 19 (IANS) Three Maoists were killed in an encounter with a Karnataka police team early Wednesday in the thick forests in Chikmagalur district, about 350 km from here, chief minister ... Read more...

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Anti-acquisition activists demonstrate in Nandigram


August 11th, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Hundreds of activists of the anti-land acquisition Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) Monday staged a sit-in demonstration in West Bengal's Nandigram, demanding peace in the violence-hit region. "The ... Read more...

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Woman injured in crude bomb blast in Nandigram


August 10th, 2008 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) A woman member of Bhumi Uchched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) was injured Sunday in a crude bomb blast at Nandigram in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, the police said. ... Read more...

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With 30-member ministry, BJP starts rule in south India (Lead)


May 30th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) A 30-member ministry headed by B.S. Yeddyurappa Friday took office in Karnataka, marking a historic moment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as it gets its first government ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa sworn in, BJP gets to rule Karnataka


May 30th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday got its first government in south India when a 30-member ministry headed by B.S. Yeddyurappa took office in Karnataka. Watched by a ... Read more...

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Brinda Karat inducted in Parliamentary panel to study Women’s Reservation Bill


May 20th, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat has been inducted into a key Parliamentary panel to study measures related to the Womens Reservations Bill, which ... Read more...

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