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India Blackout: Will Power Grid Failure Spread to South and West India?

India faced an embarrassing blackout on Tuesday, affecting half the population that covered 20 states in the North, East and North-East. The blackout spread to East and North-East on Tuesday after the Eastern, North Eastern grids failed. Now, the big question is whether the blackout will spread to West and South India. Jul 31, 2012
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President of India Pranab Mukherjee a Strong Partner: Hillary Clinton

At a time when US-India strategic ties are smacked with investment policy issues, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday sought to strengthen the relationship between the two biggest democracies, while congratulating Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of his swearing-in ceremony as the 13th President of India. Jul 26, 2012
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Assam Violence: Citizens React to Riots, Criticise Govt and Media

Assam is bleeding amid the swearing-in ceremony of Pranab Mukherjee as the new President of India. Citizens of the country have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment with the way the government has been handling the Assam violence that has taken at least 41 lives. Jul 25, 2012
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6.4-Magnitude Quake Struck Indonesia's Sumatra; 1 Died of Shock

A strong quake of magnitude 6.4 struck off the west coast of Indonesia's Sumatra Island on early Wednesday, according to U.S. Geological Survey. The tremor at a depth of 22 kilometer (13.7 miles) struck Indonesia at around 07.30 am (00:30 GMT) at epicenter. The strong quake killed one man and terrified other residents to flee from their homes and buildings. Jul 25, 2012
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Petrol Price Hiked: Mamata Demands Roll Back

In the backdrop of rising international oil rates, the oil marketing companies have announced up to Rs 0.90 paise per litre hike in petrol prices, with immediate effect from Monday mid-night. Jul 24, 2012