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Bodies of slain Chhattisgarh cops ferried in municipality garbage truck

The coffins of three Chhattisgarh policemen killed in a Maoist landmine blast in Dantewada Sunday night were transported in a municipality garbage collection vehicle for the guard of honour ceremony, the state’s police chief admitted Tuesday. “No ambulance was available at the time… it was the only municipality vehicle available,” Director General of Police (DGP) Vishwa Ranjan told a media ...

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India, US to expand trade, investment links between their economies

India has invited US investors to help finance big infrastructure projects in the fast-developing nation as India is planning to raise $1 trillion in infrastructure financing by 2017. “There is new opportunity for US investors for work in this area,” Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told a joint press conference with US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the end of ...

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Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan urs: Conservationists oppose free entry to Taj

Conservationists are aghast at the decision to permit unrestricted access to the Taj Mahal for three days from Tuesday for the annual urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, saying this goes against their campaign to reduce the human load on the 17th century monument. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has decided to permit free entry of visitors during the ...

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Kids as suicide bombers matter of concern

Children being used as suicide bombers was a matter of “deep concern”, a leading Pakistani daily said Tuesday and warned that women and children being used as tools posed a tough new challenge for security forces. Tuesday said recent incidents in Pakistan and Afghanistan suggest that militants “may increasingly be resorting to using women and children in suicide attacks”. An ...

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Now a new network space for art collectors in India

Art collectors in India, unlike in the west, are still a fledgling tribe. Now a new initiative by the India Art Fair, formerly known as the India Art Summit, is helping collectors hone their knowledge and stay in the loop round the year. The Collectors’ Circle aims to increase awareness and nurture younger collectors through a series of talks, conferences, ...

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New legislators declare election expenses well below limits

Even as the April-May assembly elections in five states saw a record amount of cash seized, the newly elected legislators have declared their expenses as being well below the limits set by the Election Commission, an electoral and political research organisation says. The new legislators in the Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala assemblies have shown their election ...

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Tune in to UP’s human radio

“It’s 4.15 in the morning…time for the weather report,” crackles a loudspeaker perched atop a temple here. For the next 30 minutes, the voice dispenses several useful nuggets of information, including train schedules and local news, a pattern not broken for the last two decades. An efficient community radio service? Actually, it’s a 59-year-old lab chemist. Meet Raj Narayan Mishra, ...

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India returning to high growth path, says Pranab Mukherjeee

Assuring American investors that India was firmly set on a continuous reform path, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjeee has said that with recent “major steps” India is back on its high 8.5 plus percent growth path. “That does not mean that we are returning to growth path without problems,” he told a India-US business forum Monday with US Treasury Secretary ...

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Train to Pakistan

It’s Sunday morning. The Bhagat ki Kothi railway station here is ready to receive its weekly train from Pakistan. Stall owners outside are stocked with food and drinks of all hues and tints; they know the 250-odd passengers must be hungry and thirsty. Unlike the better known Samjhauta Express that links Lahore and Delhi, the Thar Express — named after ...

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Demand-supply mismatch jacking up Delhi University cut-offs

Even as admission-seekers in Delhi University (DU) look to find their way through chaos and disappointment, educationists feel the 100 percent cut-off marks set by Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) for a course indicates a demand and supply crunch in the education sector. “From the number of students who seek admission to well-known courses in famous colleges, it is ...

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UAE keen on cultural, economic ties with India

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is eager to keep all channels of communication and cooperation open with India, especially in the cultural, humanitarian and economic field, says a limited Indian edition book by a former Indian envoy to the Emirates. “India and the UAE in Celebration of a Legendary Friendship”, whose 5,000 copies were published by Indian Impressions, is to ...

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Farmers jubilant, but Mamata government has long haul ahead

Mahadeb Das is elated. Having spearheaded the Trinamool Congress’ agitation against land acquisition for Tata Motors’ small carmaker plant in Singur, he is now counting the days when he will get back the nine bighas (0.3306 acre) of family farmland allegedly taken against his will by West Bengal’s erstwhile Left Front regime. Not only Das, about 2,000 other farmers of ...

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Farmers jubilant, but Mamata government has long haul ahead

Mahadeb Das is elated. Having spearheaded the Trinamool Congress’ agitation against land acquisition for Tata Motors’ small carmaker plant in Singur, he is now counting the days when he will get back the nine bighas (0.3306 acre) of family farmland allegedly taken against his will by West Bengal’s erstwhile Left Front regime. Not only Das, about 2,000 other farmers of ...

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Through ponds, Agra to clean up the highly polluted Yamuna river

Uttar Pradesh officials have devised a novel method to clean up the highly-polluted Yamuna river: excavate 10 ponds to store waste water that was hitheto flowing into the river from 19 drains, treat this and then use it to create clusters of greenery along the river. “This project envisages a series of 10 ponds along the river to store drain ...

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