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Pro-talk ULFA faction threatens to go underground a year after ceasefire
Tinsukia (Assam), June 22 (IANS) A year after the most potent strike unit of the separatist United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) announced a unilateral ceasefire, the group Monday threatened to go back to the jungles blaming lack of any government initiative to begin peace talks.

Monday, June 22, 2009 9:58:53 AM

Confused about RTI provisions? Try new portal
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) If you want information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, just visit a new web portal to find out how. The site has been set up - not by the government - but by people and groups in Chandigarh who want to spread awareness about this right.

Monday, June 22, 2009 9:52:25 AM

Bamboo classrooms - answer to Delhi University's space crunch
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) You've heard of bamboo houses, but classrooms? Yes, the idea has taken seed in many Delhi University colleges that are gearing up to cope with thousands of additional entrants amid an infrastructure crunch.

Monday, June 22, 2009 9:38:15 AM

A lion task: second home for Gir's big cats remains mired
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's Asiatic lions are the most vulnerable of all the big cats as they live in a single area in Gujarat, making them prone to diseases as well as other threats, and yet calls for creating a second home by the scientific community have been repeatedly ignored, say experts.

Monday, June 22, 2009 9:18:59 AM

Two Maoists killed in Orissa
Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) Two Maoist guerrillas were killed in a gun battle with the police in Orissa's Malkangiri district, authorities said Monday.

Monday, June 22, 2009 9:13:06 AM

Portraits in vogue among Indian tattoo lovers
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Bollywood star and politician Sanjay Dutt has just got his parents' names inked on his body. But going by the trend, he may need to catch up. Many Indians are getting portraits of loved ones - instead of just names - inked on their body.

Monday, June 22, 2009 8:37:32 AM

India emerging as powerhouse of Asian boxing
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Boxers are being hailed as the new sporting heroes in the country and India as seen as the powerhouse on the Asian continent. The spark was noticed at the Beijing Olympics and in 10 months the Indians are out scaling greater heights.

Monday, June 22, 2009 8:16:49 AM

Declare three West Bengal districts as disturbed: Mamata
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday asked the central government to declare three West Bengal districts of West Mindapore, Bankura and Purulia as disturbed area and initiate measures for restoring peace and giving relief to people.

Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:42:44 PM

Accused in Mumbai woman's gang rape arrested
Bhopal, June 21 (IANS) A man who along with his friends allegedly raped a woman from Mumbai at gunpoint in a moving car here has been arrested, the Madhya Pradesh police said Sunday.

Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:34:31 PM

Four Maoists arrested for planting landmine
Lalgarh (West Bengal), June 21 (IANS) Four suspected Maoist guerrillas were arrested Sunday evening when they were allegedly trying to plant a landmine at Khayerpahari in Bankura district of West Bengal.

Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:18:16 PM

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