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  1. Phase 5: Polling on in Jharkhand, J&KRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Times of India

    RANCHI/SRINAGAR: Polling on Saturday is under way in 16 constituencies with Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren contesting in two seats in the fifth and final round of elections for the 81-seat state assembly. In Jammu and Kashmir, this final phase is important for BJP to accomplish its Mission 44-plus, a feat that will allow the party to form a government for first time in J&K.

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  2. Third eye, 1000 guardsRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    A jawan keeps vigil at the strongroom at Government Polytechnic, Dhanbad, where EVMs for six constituencies have been kept. Picture by Gautam Dey Dhanbad, Dec. 19: A security cloak has been thrown around Government Polytechnic, Dhanbad, which has been designated the strongroom for six Assembly constituencies of the district and will witness frenetic activity during counting of votes on December 23. The fate of 82 candidates from Jharia, Dhanbad, Sindri, Baghmara, Tundi and Nirsa constituencies lie locked in 2,157 EVMs at the strongroom that is being guarded by more than 1,000 security personnel.

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  3. Blackout stares new govt in faceRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    Ranchi, Dec. 19: Several parts of Jharkhand may end up celebrating Christmas and the New Year amid prolonged blackouts as Damodar Valley Corporation has warned of reducing supply if dues to the tune of Rs 8,000 crore weren't cleared by the state power board. "Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd owes DVC around Rs 8,000 crore on account of power supplied.

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  4. Toy train service to resume from SiliguriRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    Siliguri, Dec. 19: Toy train will chug out of Siliguri Junction station to Darjeeling on Christmas, after a gap of four years. Toy train services between Siliguri and Kurseong got disrupted in June 2010 following a landslide on NH55 at Paglajhora, between Gayabari and Kurseong.

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  5. Bitter rivals Modi and Mamata all smiles at Pranab's dinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Rediff.com

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a banquet hosted in the honor of Bangladesh President M Abdul Hamid at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI Photo As the Prime Minister arrived at the banquet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in honour of Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid, he shook hands with the Indian delegation that had lined up for customary introduction to the visiting head of state.

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  6. Bowlers had noRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    Calcutta/ New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was critical of the Indian bowlers' inability to get lower-order wickets over the years stating that it's a "familiar story" of lacking an alternative plan. The last four Australian wickets accumulated 258 runs on Friday with Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc helping themselves to strokeful half-centuries.

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  7. Sleeper cells on Delhi radarRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju visits the BSF border outpost at Dawki, West Jaintia Hills, on the India-Bangladesh border Shillong, Dec. 19: Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju today expressed deep concern over the security threat posed by terror sleeper cells to the region. The minister, who is on a two-day visit to Meghalaya, said the Centre would soon convene a meeting with Northeast chief ministers to discuss the threat and take strategic decisions.

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  8. Rival unions back taxi strikeRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    Taxis disappeared from the city on Friday as owners and drivers, as well as supporters of Trinamul and the CPM came together to demand higher fares. The Citu, the CPM's trade union wing, and two unions of taxi owners had called the 24-hour strike.

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  9. Abuse victimRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | The Telegraph

    A 12-year-old girl was rescued by police on Friday afternoon after she fled the Birati home of her employers who allegedly tortured her. A traffic cop spotted her when she was about to be run over by a Barasat-bound truck while trying to cross Jessore Road around 12.30pm.

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  10. Commuters left stranded as Kolkata taxis go on strikeRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    Commuters were left in a lurch again Friday with trade unions calling a 24-hour taxi strike - the ninth since August - to press for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses". Unions have hinted at another strike Jan 6. Commuters were stranded and harried as taxis stayed off the roads again following the Centre of Indian Trade Unions and All India Trade Union Congress -sponsored strike.

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  11. Bitter rivals Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee meet, exchange pleasantriesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | DNA India

    A banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee for a visiting foreign dignitary tonight provided the platform for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his bitter political foe West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to meet and exchange pleasantries. As the Prime Minister arrived at the banquet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in honour of Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid, he shook hands with the Indian delegation that had lined up for customary introduction to the visiting head of state.

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  12. Centre to hold meeting of NE chief ministers on terror: RijijuRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    The central government would soon hold a meeting with all chief ministers of the eight northeastern states to discuss the security threat by jihadi groups, union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijju said here Friday. "The issue is serious and a meeting with chief ministers of the states from the region will be convened soon to discuss and take strategic decisions," Rijiju said.

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  13. Crossroads for terror in South AsiaRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Asia Times

    SPEAKING FREELY Crossroads for terror in South Asia By Uday Deshwal Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say. Please click here if you are interested in contributing.

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  14. Physicists characterize electronic, magnetic structure in transition metal oxidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Science Daily

    An international team of scientists, led by physicists at the University of Arkansas, has characterized the electronic and magnetic structure in artificially synthesized materials called transition metal oxides. The findings advance the fundamental understanding of transition metal oxides, which are commonly used for their myriad applications in electronics.

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  15. Urban edgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Telegraph

    Ranchi, Dec. 18: Voters in cities may have turned out in far less numbers than their rural counterparts this time, but individually, cities did improve on their voting percentages compared to the 2009 Assembly elections. Is that enough for the BJP to smile, considering it was never in doubt about its urban pull? Or will the Opposition's claim that an increased showing at the booths was a reflection of the electorate's anti-incumbency sentiments and, hence, go against the BJP which was part of a ruling coalition not so long ago? Capital Ranchi polled around 48 per cent, up 16 per cent from 2009, Dhanbad 55 per cent, up 13 per cent from 2009 and Bokaro 51 per cent, up 7 per cent.

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  16. Taliban attack spurs campus security drillRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Telegraph

    The barbaric Taliban attack on schoolchildren in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Tuesday has prompted the Bokaro district administration to beef up security in its cradles. From installing closed-circuit television cameras and deploying armed guards to barring outsiders without valid ID proofs from entering campuses - schools have been asked to go all out to plug student safety loopholes.

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  17. NRS accused switches versionsRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Telegraph

    The student at NRS Medical College and Hospital who has been arrested for a murder is frequently changing statements and is yet to name any of the alleged culprits, police said. Jasimuddin, a first-year MBBS student, was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder of Kurban Shah, a mentally troubled youth who is believed to have strayed into the boys' hostel and was suspected to have stolen the accused's cell phone.

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  18. Trinamul to power apolitical protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Telegraph

    Calcutta, Dec. 18: Trinamul has decided to tap its organisational strength to breathe life into the "apolitical" protest against Madan Mitra's arrest, which has evoked lukewarm response. "From tomorrow, we will mobilise party supporters to the venue.

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  19. Mine reshuffle blunts Bengal haggling edgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Telegraph

    Calcutta, Dec. 18: Bengal will lose at least two coal mines, previously used as a bait to attract industry to the state, according to the latest order from the Union coal ministry. The document that gives a list of the blocks to be either auctioned or allotted to entities, owned both by the states and the Centre, has put Trans Damodar and Ichhapur in Bengal on the auction list.

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  20. DRI seizes gold bars worth over Rs 7.5 croreRead the original story

    Thursday | The Telegraph

    Siliguri, Dec.18: Two Nepal nationals and two others from north India were arrested by the directorate of revenue intelligence from Matigara last night with gold bars weighing 28kg and worth over Rs 7.5 crore were seized from them. Officials said the gold bars were being stuffed in chambers built in a car's body when the four were caught.

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