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Meghalaya seeks guidance from Indian Institute of Packaging
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:28:33 +0530
Meghalaya government on Tuesday sought guidance from the Kolkata-based Indian Institute of Packaging to improve packaging of locally available agri-horticultural produce which are on high demand in the market.

Infrastructure, construction sector growth may remain stressed in FY15
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:24:32 +0530
Growth of infrastructure and construction as well as metals and mining sectors is likely to remain stressed in FY15 as high leverage levels may constrain the ability of some corporates to access credit, India Ratings and Research, a Fitch Group company, said in a report on Tuesday.

In flood-hit Srinagar, it's raining burglars and thieves
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:16:57 +0530
Leaving his family behind at a relief camp, Gulzar Ahmed swims every night to reach his house in inundated Gogji Bagh area and sleeps there to ensure that his belongings are safe. As the ravaging flood of Kashmir has emptied the city of its dwellers, the burglars in Srinagar are having a field day.

J&K government releases additional Rs 100 crore each to Kashmir, Jammu
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:15:57 +0530

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Lokpal Bill row: Civil society meets to discuss strategies for upcoming protest
Noida, Aug 2 (ANI): Civil society activists met in Uttar Pradesh's Noida area on Tuesday to discuss various strategies, which includes the probable venue for the upcoming protest against the draft Lokpal Bill proposed by the government.

Rajya Sabha adjourned after opposition ruckus
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Tuesday as opposition members continued demanding a discussion on price rise under rules which provide for voting.

Man immolates self in Maharashtra
Thane (Maharashtra), Aug 2 (IANS) A 30-year-old man set himself afire Tuesday in front of a municipal corporation office in Thane district, police said.

Day 2 Monsoon Session: Protests Stall Parliament
Both houses of parliament were adjourned twice Tuesday, forcing cancellation of the crucial question hour for the second successive day, as the government and the opposition seemed headed for a stalemate over the nature of debate on rising prices and corruption.

IAF pilot killed in MiG-21 plane crash
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Tuesday lost a combat pilot when a MiG-21 fighter jet he was flying crashed near Bikaner in Rajasthan.

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Climate smart farmers get tech savvy to save India's bread basket
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:37:08 GMT
KARNAL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Erratic weather, rising temperatures, declining water resources and labour shortages are threatening India's bread basket state of Haryana, forcing farmers to abandon age-old practices and adopt technology to ensure food supplies for millions.

Ebola cases may be kept within tens of thousands, WHO says
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:04:11 GMT
GENEVA (Reuters) - The unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires a $1 billion response to keep its spread within the "tens of thousands" of cases, United Nations officials said on Tuesday.

Suicide car bomber kills 3 foreign troops in Afghan capital
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:57:19 GMT
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber killed three foreign troops and wounded 13 Afghan civilians in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months.

Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:43:34 GMT
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence.

Relief for Indian boxers as AIBA recognise new federation
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:41:53 GMT
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The governing body of amateur boxing (AIBA) has given recognition to a newly-elected national federation in India, paving the way for fighters to compete under their national flag at the Asian Games which starts this week.

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SP triumphs in UP, Cong wins in Rajasthan, BJP stuns Bengal
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:41:09 GMT
Cong and SP bounced back in the assembly bypolls in Rajasthan and UP. But, for the first time in 15 years, the BJP will now have its lawmaker in the Bengal assembly.

Adityanath on BJP?s loss in UP: ?Was not allowed to campaign everywhere?
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:18:12 GMT
Blaming all but himself, Yogi Adityanath said a big factor for BJP's poor performance in Uttar Pradesh was that he was not allowed to campaign everywhere in the state.

Al-Qaida appealed to ISIS to release British aid worker following kidnap
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:16:34 GMT
Al-Qaida appealed to ISIS to release the British hostage Alan Henning because it believed he was an innocent aid worker who was genuinely trying to help suffering Muslims, it can be revealed.

Passengers stop ex-Pak minister Rehman Malik from boarding plane over delay
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:05:55 GMT
Islamabad-bound PIA flight PK-370 from Karachi was delayed by two and a half hours on Monday as it kept waiting for the arrival of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) senator Rehman Malik.

A PM gets acclaim and blame; nothing personal against Manmohan: Ex-CAG
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:34:36 GMT
Former CAG Vinod Rai said he has nothing personal against former PM Manmohan Singh, but all the "acclaim and the blame" has to be taken by the head of the govt.