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Agartala, 1st Aug (IANS): State-owned ONGC has, for the last 12 years, not been able to proceed with its gas exploration work in a vital reserve in Tripura due to lack of environmental clearance, causing a huge revenue loss.
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Termed the "Tragedy Queen" of Bollywood for her immortal, iconic portrayals of a varied gamut of wronged, silent and long-suffering but dignified Indian women from passed-over love interests to neglected wives, Meena Kumari was however a most unfortunate actress whose grief did not end when the shooting was done.
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In the decade after liberalisation, there was a nearly 120 per cent rise in the number of domestic workers in India, says author Tripti Lahiri in her recently released book, "Maid In India".
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Guwahati, 15th July (IANS): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday filed a charge-sheet before the Special NIA Court here against three cadres of the anti-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) for intending to wage war against the country.
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As the monsoon begins, some parts of Bangladesh are already flooded, and the Brahmaputra and Ganga rivers are expected to burst their banks sooner rather than later.
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