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Orissa police clears Maoist road-blockades
Bhubaneswar, June 28 (IANS) About 125 villages under the Narayan Patna block of Koraput district, which were cut off from the rest of Orissa by Maoist guerrillas, have been made accessible, police said Sunday.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 10:13:14 AM

Hot and humid Delhi in for mild relief
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With no sign of the monsoon yet and the heat getting unbearable, Delhiites could get a much needed reprieve Sunday - the weatherman has forecast thunderstorms with a possible drizzle that could bring down the daytime temperature.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 10:07:06 AM

Another disaster unfolding in cyclone-hit Sundarbans (First of a three-part series)
Pathar Pratima (West Bengal), June 28 (IANS) Almost a month after the devastating cyclone Aila hit the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest abutting the Bay of Bengal, another disaster is waiting to happen: thousands of residents are living in several island villages without food, water and basic hygiene.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 9:51:09 AM

'Queen of Hills' Shimla now needs fans, ACs
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) It's advisable to wear half sleeve shirts, stay indoors in the afternoon and turn on the fan or the air-conditioner. No, you aren't in some city in the Indian plains but in Shimla, which had earned the tag of 'Queen of Hills' for its cool climes.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 9:18:51 AM

City of Taj reels under power, water shortage
Agra, June 28 (IANS) The monsoon is delayed, the Yamuna river is dry, power is playing truant and tourists are staying away. It is all adding up to make life in the city of the Taj exceedingly difficult and many are turning to age-old rituals to appease the rain gods.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 8:51:56 AM

Close shave for Kingfisher passengers
Siliguri (West Bengal), June 27 (IANS) More than 180 passengers of a Delhi-bound Kingfisher Airlines flight had a close shave when the aircraft's wing hit the wall of a bunker while taxying on the runway before take-off from the Bagdogra airport here late Saturday.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 11:21:20 PM

West Bengal tribal adviser resigns after Lalgarh 'atrocities'
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) A senior adviser to West Bengal's Left Front government resigned Saturday to protest against the 'torture' of tribals in the state's Lalgarh area that has just been cleared of armed Maoists who had declared it a 'liberated' zone.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:44:51 PM

Suspected militant held in Delhi
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A suspected member of a banned Manipuri militant outfit was arrested Saturday evening from south Delhi, police said.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:32:00 PM

Orissa's gay rally for their pride
Bhubaneswar, June 27 (IANS) Nearly 150 gays and lesbians form different parts of Orissa Saturday 'came out of closet' and participated in a rally here to press for their rights.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 9:45:20 PM

Two stabbed to death, one lynched in Delhi
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A petty dispute exploded into a full blown assault as a group of armed men stabbed two cousins to death here while one of the attackers was lynched on the spot, police said Saturday.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 9:45:09 PM

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