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Two killed in Pakistan firing in Jammu Kashmir
23 Aug 2014 08:00 - News Post

Two people were killed and seven others injured early Saturday in heavy firing by the Pakistani rangers on the Border Security Force posts near the international border in RS Pura sector in Jammu dist [ ... ]

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Unhappy with boundaries, NE sisters nibbling away at our land, Gogoi says
23 Aug 2014 07:01 - News Post

Assam govt records claim that since 2001, Nagaland has encroached upon 19819.619 hectares of its land, Arunachal 5756.02 hectare and Meghalaya 65.62 hectares....

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Respect dissent, SC tells govt, asks why no LOP post for Congress
23 Aug 2014 05:00 - News Post

The NDA govt had to face tough moments in SC over the denial of LOP status to Cong in the Lok Sabha, with a bench led by Chief Justice R M Lodha emphasizing the importance of appreciating dissent in a [ ... ]

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Respect dissent, SC tells govt, asks why no LOP post for Cong
23 Aug 2014 04:00 - News Post

The NDA govt had to face tough moments in SC over the denial of LOP status to Cong in the Lok Sabha, with a bench led by Chief Justice R M Lodha emphasizing the importance of appreciating dissent in a [ ... ]

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Riot-hit Saharanpur prays for calm as bypoll looms
23 Aug 2014 04:00 - News Post

Saharanpur is gearing up for an assembly bypoll on Sept 13 and voters are wary that election speeches could adversely affect the brittle social fabric slowly on the mend....

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RSS-linked body forces BJP to bar its 3 MPs from Monsanto junket
23 Aug 2014 03:00 - News Post

Amid pressure from the RSS-linked organization Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) that has been opposed to field trials of GM crops in India, the BJP on Friday asked its three party MPs not to visit US on th [ ... ]

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DDA to launch mega housing scheme from September 1
23 Aug 2014 03:00 - News Post

It’s the DDA’s biggest sale so far and involves 25,034 flats, out of which 22,627 are one-bedroom units and around 1,800 two and three-BHK apartments....

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UGC: Give 3-yr degree for non-tech courses
23 Aug 2014 02:00 - News Post

University Grants Commission’s letter to all educational institutions asking them to ensure that they confer only approved degrees and ordering non-technical undergraduate courses to be of three yea [ ... ]

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Iron Sharmila held again three days after release
23 Aug 2014 02:00 - News Post

Three days after being released following a sessions court order, civil rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu was on Friday rearrested from a makeshift camp in Imphal where she had been continuing her f [ ... ]

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Eight-member thinktank likely to replace Planning Commission
23 Aug 2014 02:00 - News Post

The entity which will replace Plan panel is likely to have eight members and include economists, representatives from the social sector, government, industry and academics....

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Modi's Patna rally blasts case: NIA files chargesheet against 10 people
23 Aug 2014 01:00 - News Post

The NIA filed a chargesheet against 10 people, including alleged activist of banned SIMI group Hyder Ali, in a court here in the case relating to the serial blasts at the then BJP's prime ministerial  [ ... ]

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Islamic State’s youngest jihadist is a 13-year-old Belgian boy
22 Aug 2014 23:00 - News Post

A 13-year-old boy from Belgium has been designated as the youngest of the Islamic State’s foreign fighters waging jihad in Syria and Iraq....

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Tuki bats for east-west industrial corridor, highw...
23 Aug 2014 06:40 - News Post

Arunachal chief minister Nabam Tuki has called for a ‘serious thinking’ on the part of the Centre with regard to budgetary provisions made exclusively for the northeastern states in the 90:10 proportion, in which Centre will contribute 90% funds in any development project for the region....

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‘420 Mizo AIDS patients died in last decade’
23 Aug 2014 06:25 - News Post

AIDS has killed 420 people in Mizoram in the last decade, said officials of Mizoram State AIDS Control Society (MSACS)...

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UN body appeal for AFSPA repeal
23 Aug 2014 06:18 - News Post

Wants Violence Against Women By Forces Tried Under Criminal Law...

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Three days after release, Sharmila arrested again
23 Aug 2014 06:16 - News Post

Three days after civil rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu was released following a sessions court order, police on Friday arrested her again from a makeshift camp in Imphal where she had been continuing her fast. She has been remanded in 15-day judicial custody on charges of attempt to commit sui [ ... ]

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National award for Arunachal panchayat
23 Aug 2014 06:15 - News Post

Arunachal Pradesh has been selected for national award for successful devolution of powers to the three-tier panchayati raj system under the Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashastikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) for 2013 and 2014...

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7 from NE bag Sahitya Akademi award
23 Aug 2014 06:00 - News Post

Seven literary persons from the northeast have bagged the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for 2014. The names of the recipients were announced on Friday. The award is given for literary achievers in 21 languages and 13 poets have made the cut this year....

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Aasu seeks govt focus on border
23 Aug 2014 06:00 - News Post

All Assam Students’ Union (Aasu) urged the state government to shift its focus on protection and development of border areas which have remained neglected for years....

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Rights report shames state police
23 Aug 2014 06:00 - News Post

Guwahati: Assam Police are one of the biggest violators of human rights in the country, according to a National Crime Records Bureau (NRCB) report. State police, facing criticism for firing at unarmed civilians in Golaghat district recently, ranked third in a list of last year’s major violators of [ ... ]

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WARRING SISTERS
23 Aug 2014 06:00 - News Post

Assam, which existed as the composite Assam Province under British rule, and the four new states carved out of it post Independence, are yet to come to terms with their demarcated boundaries.The result — bloody border clashes...

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3 persons found dead in city
23 Aug 2014 06:00 - News Post

At least three persons were found dead in separate cases in Guwahati on Friday. While a newly married woman was found dead in the city’s Sixmile area, a truck driver was hanging inside his truck in a railway yard....

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After Majuli, Ahom Landmark Enters Tentative List
23 Aug 2014 06:00 - News Post

Heralding good times for state tourism, Charaideo has found mention in a tentative Unesco list of World Heritage Sites. The historic Ahom burial site finds itself among other significant sites in the recently-released list....

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13k cr meant for NE devpt still unused: VK
23 Aug 2014 06:00 - News Post

The Union minister of development of northeastern region (DONER), Gen (retd) V K Singh, said funds worth about Rs 13,000 crore meant for development of the region have remained unused over the years....

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DDK-Shillong first to expand in NE
23 Aug 2014 05:56 - News Post

Doordarshan Kendra, Shillong, has become the first station in the northeastern part of the country to extend its transmission in the evening by two hours from 7 pm daily on satellite mode...

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Bandh paralyses normal life in Assam
22 Aug 2014 13:01 - News Post

The 12-hour Assam bandh called today by the Opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Assam Tea Tribes Students' Association, to protest against yesterday's police firing in Golaghat in which three persons were killed, paralysed normal life across the state....

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Rijiju asks Gogoi, Zeliang to ease border tension
22 Aug 2014 06:22 - News Post

The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has directed the chief ministers of Assam and Nagaland to work out a joint mechanism for preventing further escalation of trouble on the inter-state border till the dispute is resolved by the Supreme Court...

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Arunachal boy strums his way to success
22 Aug 2014 06:20 - News Post

Arunachal has hit the right notes in the All-India Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, 2014, with young musician Taba Chake being declared one of the top five finger-style guitarists of the country...

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Keep tabs on funds use: Arunachal BJP to Centre
22 Aug 2014 06:17 - News Post

The state unit of BJP in Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Centre to intervene and ensure that Central funds are properly utilized in the state...

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15 districts in Assam await Elisa Kit for JE diagn...
22 Aug 2014 06:17 - News Post

Japanese Encephalitis has so far claimed more than 100 deaths in the state, but the government is yet to provide the essential medical aid for diagnosing the disease, Elisa Kit, to laboratories in 15 districts...

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Technology News

Wi-Fi on four trains of Mysore division
22 Aug 2014 19:04 - News Post

The Railways will launch Wi-Fi facility on four popular intercity trains in the Mysore Division on a pilot basis...

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Spice Stellar 526 steals the show for game lovers
22 Aug 2014 17:02 - News Post

This phone is a joy ride for gamers as the HD resolution is excellent for graphics with vibrant colours...

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India to see mobile internet user base at 480 mill...
21 Aug 2014 20:24 - News Post

ndia will see its mobile internet user base more-than-double to 480 million by 2017 from 155 million at present, a joint study conducted by Google India said.Titled 'Finding The Next Billion Dollar Opportunities', Google India in its report released ......

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Google may allow kids under 13 to sign up for Gmai...
20 Aug 2014 17:56 - News Post

For the first time, internet giant Google is to open Gmail, YouTube and some of its other services to children under the age of 13, according to media reports....

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One in five mobile internet users making in-app pu...
20 Aug 2014 14:56 - News Post

Amid the rapid growth of mobile internet users in India, a recent study conducted by mobile advertising firm InMobi has shown that at least one in five mobile internet users have already made an in-app purchase, which means buying a product or ......

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Nascent software industry body ISpirt goes into ex...
20 Aug 2014 14:39 - News Post

At least 50 new software companies, many in early stage, have joined the industry body set up in response to perceived neglect by Nasscom...

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New FB messenger a hit, downloaded over 500 mn tim...
20 Aug 2014 10:42 - News Post

Although it initially faced backlash by people, the new Facebook Messenger app has been downloaded over 500 million times on Android-based devices, reports Google Play Store....

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UK's New Call Telecom plans $100m spend in India
19 Aug 2014 17:06 - News Post

UK-based New Call telecom, on Tuesday, said it would invest about $100 million in India over the next 18 months in acquiring controlling stake in four technology companies and to provide them development capital....

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As telecom underperforms, investor fears over Reli...
19 Aug 2014 14:46 - News Post

Investors were unwilling to bet on the sector given the threat perception of an aggressive launch by Reliance Jio (R-Jio), the telecom venture of the cash rich Reliance Industries (RIL)...

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FB Messenger: Not 'appening enough?
17 Aug 2014 21:10 - News Post

Facebook's messaging service has now been shifted to a dedicated application. The author looks at why this move has got mixed reactions from users...

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GARMIN Vivofit: For a fitter lifestyle
17 Aug 2014 21:09 - News Post

The best thing about the band is it can be worn always...

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Rewards aplenty as Indian IT firms finally recogni...
17 Aug 2014 17:13 - News Post

A tectonic shift is underway in the Indian information technology industry where technical talent is increasingly being recognised, much more than ever before...

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Maha ACB to upload photos of corrupt on upcoming F...
17 Aug 2014 10:50 - News Post

In a bid to check corruption and embarrass the offenders, the Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) is planning to launch a page on a popular social networking site where it would upload the pictures of those caught for taking bribes...

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Facebook adds 'Satire' tag to fun articles
17 Aug 2014 10:22 - News Post

For those who like parody news outlet The Onion and post those fun articles on Facebook, the social media website is going to add a "satire" tag with their news feed...

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Secure your house with the Zicom Video Door Phone
16 Aug 2014 00:03 - News Post

Don't know whether you should open your door to see who is standing outside? You can secure your house with the Zicom Video Door Phone...

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Facebook users not in awe of Messenger app
15 Aug 2014 10:12 - News Post

The newly launched Facebook Messenger app has received poor reviews from its users, with most criticising the popular social networking site for forcing them to download a separate app to access their messages....

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Zensar Technologies acquires Professional Access
15 Aug 2014 00:47 - News Post

US-based firm Professional Access is one of the largest Oracle ATG and Endeca partners in the world...

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Viber is not just a texting tool; it's a way of li...
14 Aug 2014 19:53 - News Post

Viber is one of the fastest growing instant messaging applications that enable people to talk and text via mobile phone without paying a fee...

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Monday, 10 June 2013 17:27
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National award-winning actress Priyanka Chopra's father, Dr Ashok Chopra, passed away today at a...
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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 12:12
Bollywood mourns Jiah Khan’s untimely death
Calling her “full of life” and “high-spirited”, Bollywood celebrities expressed their grief and...
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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 12:08
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Monday, 03 June 2013 13:57
Amitabh remembers his 'no fuss' wedding on 40th anniversary
Recalling his wedding 40 years ago, megastar Amitabh Bachchan today said that it seemed like...
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:44
Rituparno Ghosh's sudden death comes as 'shock' for industry
KOLKATA: Calling him a 'great genius', 'torchbearer of new wave Bengali cinema' and 'true...
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:36
Renowned Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passes away
Acclaimed filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, who charted a new wave in Bengali cinema with his thought...
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Saturday, 25 May 2013 12:50
Mumbai bomb blast inspired me to make 'D-Day', says Nikhil Advani
Mumbai: Filmmaker Nikhil Adwani, who is gearing up for his film ‘D-Day’ says Mumbai bomb blast...
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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:48
Sanjay Dutt shifted to high security Yervada jail in Pune
MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was today shifted to high security Yervada jail in Pune from...
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Monday, 20 May 2013 17:09
Aishwarya Rai stuns in flowy gown, saree at Cannes
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked slim and elegant as she made her much awaited entry to the Cannes...
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Friday, 17 May 2013 08:08
Amitabh Bachchan impresses Cannes audience in Hindi
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who opened the 66th Cannes International Film Festival with his The...
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:49
Don't see 'The Great Gatsby' role as Hollywood debut: Amitabh Bachchan
New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan has called his belated Hollywood debut in 'The Great Gatsby' "just a...
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:20
Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh denies divorce reports
Reports of Chitrangada Singh and her golfer husband of 12-years Jyoti Randhawa filing a mutual...
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Sunday, 12 May 2013 13:53
Sanjay Dutt finishes work on some films, few still pending
Mumbai: With a few days left for actor Sanjay Dutt to surrender in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts...
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 17:12
Voices in raunchy MMS clip are tampered, scenes original: Veena Malik
Claiming that the voices in a leaked MMS clip featuring her in a compromising position with a...
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 17:05
DDLJ voted favourite Indian film of the past 100 years
London: Cinema lovers have voted Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) as their most favourite...
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 08:51
'Shootout At Wadala' going strong at the box office
Mumbai: Crime thriller ‘Shootout At Wadala’ has collected approximately Rs.33 crore till Tuesday,...
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 08:37
Hrithik Roshan feels he is blessed with the best body in Bollywood
Actor Hrithik Roshan, who has been working on his physique for a distinct look in 'Krissh 3',...
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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 19:00
Verdict in Salman's hit-and-run case on June 10
Mumbai: A Mumbai sessions court will deliver its verdict on June 10 on the admissibility of an...
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Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:07
I am not a porn star, says Veena Malik
New Delhi: Veena Malik – who makes headlines for her bold acts on and off screen – has openly...
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Saturday, 04 May 2013 17:24
Ranbir Kapoor detained, fined 60k for customs violation
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor was on Saturday detained and fined about Rs 60,000 on undeclared...
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Friday, 03 May 2013 17:57
Aishwarya, Sonam, Freida to walk Cannes red carpet
New Delhi: Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto will sport Bollywood inspired looks as...
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Friday, 03 May 2013 17:32
Deaf Nehal Bhogaita crowned Miss India Worldwide
Britain's Nehal Bhogaita has won the title of Miss India Worldwide, making her the first deaf to...
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Friday, 03 May 2013 17:29
Salman's NGO comes to aid of drought-hit Maharastra districts
Bollywood star Salman Khan's Being Human foundation has come forward to offer help in the...
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