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Naga consultative meet calls for an end to factional killings
( 19-Mar-2009 )

By Vibou Ganguly   Kohima, March 18 (ANI): Following growing concern of the various sections of society over incidents of factional clashes in the State, a first of its kind Naga Consultative meet was recently held in Nagaland. The event themed "One Dream, One Future" reflected the ....
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Sixth State Equestrian Championship held in Manipur
( 19-Mar-2009 )

By L.C.K.Singh Imphal, March 18 (ANI): To keep the Manipuri culture and tradition alive the State Equestrian Championship was recently held at Manipur Polo Ground. The 6th Director General Assam Rifles Cup was organized by the Manipur Equestrian Association under the aegis of Inspector General Ass ....
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Election Commission to review poll preparedness in Kolkata today
( 19-Mar-2009 )

Kolkata, Mar 19 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalswami and two Election Commissioners Navin Chawla and S Y Quraishi will review the poll preparedness for the coming Lok Sabha polls here today.   The team, who arrived here last evening, will also interact with senior officials in the ....
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Forces ready to ensure peaceful polls in Kashmir: Chidambaram
( 19-Mar-2009 )

Jammu/New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said security forces are ready to ensure peaceful polls in Jammu and Kashmir. "When there''s turmoil in the neighbouring state (Pakistan), it''s not clear who''s in control, it''s not clear wh ....
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People in northeast hope polls will help peace and development
( 18-Mar-2009 )

By L.C.K Singh/Peter Alex Todd Imphal/Guwahati, March 17 (ANI): The upcoming parliamentary elections in the country have increased hopes in the northeast part of the country that a fresh stress would be given to further peace and development process would be promoted further after Lok Sabha polls. ....
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BJP acted troublesome with ?Hindutva agenda?: BJD
( 18-Mar-2009 )

Bhubaneshwar, March 17 (ANI): Having already deserted its old friend Bharatiya Janata Party just ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Tuesday accused the BJP of attempting to implement “Hindutva agenda” in Orissa state. The Naveen Patnaik-led BJD cherished political re ....
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Militants shot down two Congress workers
( 18-Mar-2009 )

Khundrakpam (Manipur), Mar 17 (ANI): Two Congress workers were shot down allegedly by the proscribed militant outfit of Kangleipak Communist Party-Military Council (KCP-MC) on Tuesday. The incident occurred at 10.30 a.m. in the morning at Chingkhu Sambrei mamang Ching in Imphal. The victims were i ....
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Chidambaram to review security situation in J-K today
( 18-Mar-2009 )

Jammu, Mar 18 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram will visit Jammu and Kashmir today to review the security situation in the State. According to official sources, Chidambaram will take stock of the security situation with top police, intelligence and Army officials in Jammu. The Minister will ....
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Massive fire guts down over hundred shops in Jodhpur
( 18-Mar-2009 )

Jodhpur, Mar 18 (ANI): A massive fire gutted down over hundred shops in Jodhpur during the early morning hours of Wednesday.   Eyewitnesses said that 150-200 shops were completely destroyed.   Residents said that the police team arrived on time. However, the fire had spread and became ....
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Jyoti Basu says it will be tough for Third Front to win polls
( 18-Mar-2009 )

Kolkata, Mar 18 (ANI): CPM veteran Jyoti Basu Jyoti Basu has said that it would be tough for the ''Third Front'' to win the general polls and form a government. "It will be tough for the ''Third Front'' to form the Central Government, as far as my knowledge is c ....
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Haj pilgrims make a beeline for passports in Kashmir
( 18-Mar-2009 )

By Pervez Butt Srinagar, Mar 18 (ANI): After this year''s directive of the Saudi Arabia Government allowing only those to undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina who have valid international passports, scores of pilgrimage aspirants queue outside the Regional Passport Office (RPO) in S ....
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Orissa farmers protest against endorsement of genetically modified seeds
( 18-Mar-2009 )

  Bhubaneswar, Mar 18 (ANI): Upset over the government''s apathy towards cotton growers after they had incurred heavy losses due to illegal cultivation of BT cotton, farmers in Orissa, under the banner of the United Coalition Agai ....
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CPI-Maoist calls for boycott of general elections, warns people not to vote
( 18-Mar-2009 )

Patna/Ranchi, Mar 18 (ANI): The Bihar-Jharkhand-Chhattisgarh special area committee of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) has called for a boycott of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections on Wednesday. The Maoists issued a press release, which said that the coming Lok Sabha elections wo ....
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Self-help groups empower rural women in Chennai
( 18-Mar-2009 )

By Jai Kumar Chennai, Mar 18 (ANI): Self-help groups (SHGs) in Tamil Nadu are helping rural women become self-reliant by opening new employment avenues. With help from the State and Central Governments, women residing in Krishnagiri District in Tamil Nadu have set up cottage industries to make var ....
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