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Move over Krishi Darshan: Now Kisan TV to entertain farmers
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Move over Krishi Darshan! Nearly 50 years after one of the longest-running programmes on public broadcaster Doordarshan, the government will start beaming a 24/7 dedicated channel for farmers from April 14 that coincides with Baisakhi or the harvest festival.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 3:38:10 PM

Bengal nun gang-rape: Women's panel blames police of inaction
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) The West Bengal Commission for Women on Sunday said the police did not act even though the convent where a 70-year-old nun was gang-raped had been receiving threats from some quarters.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 3:30:10 PM

Goa BJP legislator opposes axing of Oct 2 holiday
Panaji, March 15 (IANS) Even as BJP spokespersons shied away from commenting on the government's decision to drop Gandhi Jayanti from the list of "commercial and industrial" holidays for this year, a senior party functionary expressed "shock" at the deletion.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 3:14:04 PM

Official suspended over girl's pregnancy
Bhubaneswar, March 15 (IANS) An Odisha government official has been suspended after an inmate in a state-run hostel, a student of Class 9, was found pregnant in Malkangiri district.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 2:20:05 PM

Two held, 200 crude bombs seized in Bengal
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Two people have been arrested and a huge cache of crude bombs and some firearms seized in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said on Sunday.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:56:13 PM

Hundreds pay homage to murdered Indian techie
Bengaluru, March 15 (IANS) Hundreds of people, including family members, colleagues and central and state ministers, on Sunday paid homage to the Indian software engineer who was murdered in Australia on March 7.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:48:03 PM

Nitish Kumar ends fast against land bill
Patna, March 15 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday ended a 24-hour fast he began to protest against the central government's land acquisition bill.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:34:04 PM

Theatre, art and puppetry: Alternative tools in education (Education Feature)
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Good education can build a strong foundation for a better future, but it doesn't guarantee the making of a better citizen. To bridge this yawning gap, schools, with the help of private institutions, are introducing art and theatre in their curriculum to sensitise students about social issues and inculcate cultural understanding.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:20:04 PM

Mukherjee cancels visit to Himachal IIT
Shimla, March 15 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday cancelled his visit to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi in Himachal Pradesh owing to bad weather, an official said.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:18:03 PM

Governor seeks public help to arrest nun's rapists
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Promising strict action, West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Sunday sought public help to arrest those who gang-raped a 70-year-old nun in Nadia district.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 12:58:03 PM

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