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TiE-Aspire announces Young Achiever awards


September 21st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a global body of entrepreneurs, and Aspire, a human capital management firm, Friday announced the fourth ... Read more...

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The bees were heading for beesiness class (The Funny Side)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
DID YOU SEE that news story about a swarm of bees which declared war on an airport? They buzzzzzed into the cargo hold of a passenger flight in Kolkata and had ... Read more...

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Mamata’s intolerance thrusting celebrity status on commoners


September 19th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) One can call it Mamata Banerjee's Midas touch. The maverick West Bengal chief minister's intolerance is making heroes out of faceless people in the crowd.After a ... Read more...

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Poland drought reveals 400-year-old sunken treasure


September 19th, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Thanks to a drought that dried up a Polish river, more than 10 tonnes of marble statues, fountains and palace pillars looted from Polish rulers, believed ... Read more...

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46 years hence, a miracle homecoming for Indian diplomatic bag


September 18th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) It's a miracle homecoming. An Indian diplomatic bag containing Indian newspapers, magazines and mails has managed to journey back home 46 years after braving ice ... Read more...

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Chinese couples turning to sperm black markets for child


September 18th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Longing for a child, many infertile couples in China are turning to sperm black markets where "donors" offer their sperm by injection or at times by ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey


September 14th, 2012 - 6:50 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Sep 14 (IANS) Hollywood star and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie Thursday visited two Syrian refugee camps in Turkey.Accompanied by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonia Guterres, Jolie ... Read more...

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Half infrastructure development cost to come from private sector: Kumari Selja


September 13th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja Thursday said the share of the private sector in infrastructure development is expected to go ... Read more...

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South Delhi residents battle lethargy, danger


September 13th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) A cluster of about 250 families in a government colony in south Delhi are battling official lethargy and the haphazard road laying that has almost ... Read more...

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46 mn Americans live in poverty


September 13th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) About 46 million Americans lived in poverty last year, accounting for 15 percent of the population, the US census bureau announced Wednesday.The poverty rate was not ... Read more...

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Remains of medieval British monarch unearthed?


September 12th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Archaeologists have unearthed a skeleton which they believe could be the remains of King Richard III, a medieval monarch, The Independent reported.The skeleton was exhumed from ... Read more...

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Chinese moms to donate liver to each other’s kids


September 12th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Two babies with severe congenital liver disease may get a new lease of life after their mothers were found qualified to donate part of their livers ... Read more...

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Non-verbal cues predict one’s trustworthiness


September 12th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Can you trust someone you just met and if you can, how do you do it? People face this predicament all the time. US researchers ... Read more...

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More men now seek counselling


September 12th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Breakdown of support systems and the "conflict of expectations" are leading to problems in relationships, with more men now approaching counselling centres for their ... Read more...

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Driving social change for women - via stardom


September 12th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Female foeticide and empowerment of women seem to have become the favourite trending topics for Bollywood stars with Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Ajay ... Read more...

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Argentines throng meditation session with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


September 10th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 10 (IANS) The land of tango and Latin America's largest country, Argentina, Sunday rocked to the rhythmic beats of Indian spiritual guru and Art of Living (AoL) ... Read more...

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Tuk-tuk from Shillong to Jaisalmer for clean water


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 9 (IANS) Call it an "intentionally-ridiculous race" or a "travel phenomenon" but a 3,500 km auto-rickshaw aka 'tuk-tuk' race on the 3,500-km stretch is definitely a challenge which ... Read more...

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When 50 taxi drivers in China helped an ailing colleague


September 8th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) A group of 50 taxi drivers in east China's Zhejiang province are selflessly driving an ailing co-worker's cab to help his family fight poverty and disease.When ... Read more...

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Dog dies saving drunken owner from train


September 8th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A dog was run over by a train moments after it managed to pull its drunken suicidal owner off railway tracks in a Kazakh city.According ... Read more...

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Homeless sleeping in bin crushed to death


September 7th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A homeless man in Britain had a horrific end after the wheelie bin he had fallen asleep in was emptied into a garbage lorry which crushed ... Read more...

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Elderly Britons hitting the bottle on the rise


September 7th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A new British study has found a growing number of elderly people visiting hospitals due to alcohol-related injuries than young drinkers.Last year's toll of 205,800 over-65s ... Read more...

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Woman stalks hospital chief over hubby’s death, jailed


September 6th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) An elderly widow in Britain has been jailed for stalking a hospital chief executive for six months over her husband's death.Margaret Harvey, 74, blamed National Health ... Read more...

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Thousands of Argentines turn up to hear Indian guru


September 6th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Cordoba (Argentina), Sep 6 (IANS) Over 16,000 people braved a chilly and rainy Wednesday in this South American nation to listen to Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on ... Read more...

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Mother for mercy killing of two kids


September 5th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 5 (IANS) Failing to get financial assistance for the treatment of her two paralytic children, a woman in Rajasthan has written to the state government seeking permission for ... Read more...

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What’s in the name Hitler?


September 5th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) Hitler, the name of a garment store in Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat, had to be changed after its owners were hit by protests. But ... Read more...

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People from northeast returning to Hyderabad


September 5th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) People from the northeast are gradually returning to Hyderabad - after fleeing in droves last month following rumours of impending attacks on them. Their employers have ... Read more...

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Russian gets compensated for train rush hour problems


September 5th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS) A man in Russia's Siberia region got 7,500 rubles ($230) in compensation for "moral damage" that he had suffered during a rush hour train ride, RIA ... Read more...

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1812 war museum opens in Moscow


September 5th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS) A museum has been built in Moscow to commemorate Russia's victory in the 1812 Patriotic War against Napoleon, RIA Novosti reported.Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Tuesday ... Read more...

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Delhi Police provide IDs to senior citizens


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Ram Vilas Gupta, 70, has symptoms of amnesia, which often trouble him when he is among the bustling crowds and maddening traffic in the capital.Now ... Read more...

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Reverse flow begins from northeast to south - but slowly (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 4 (IANS) With trepidation and hope that things would be back to normal, people from the northeast of India who fled cities like Bangalore and Pune, centres of ... Read more...

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Poverty-stricken woman sells infant to pay debt


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) A poverty-stricken woman in Bihar's Samastipur district sold her one-and-half-year-old malnourished son for Rs.19,000 to pay off a debt. The infant was recovered from the woman ... Read more...

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Assamese begin return journey to Bangalore, Pune


September 4th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 4 (IANS) In groups small and large, people from the northeast who fled cities like Bangalore and Pune fearing violence following Bodo-Muslim clashes in Assam have started returning ... Read more...

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Change just sneaks upon languages


September 4th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 4 (IANS) Changes in languages often sneak in, in small and unobtrusive ways, gradually conquering more ground in a process termed 'actualisation', now documented by Belgian researchers.Hendrik ... Read more...

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Jordan home to over 180,000 Syrian refugees


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Sep 3 (IANS) The total number of Syrians who have fled unrest in their country and arrived in Jordan since early 2011 has exceeded 180,000, according to Jordan's Foreign ... Read more...

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Sex before marriage hampers healthy relationship


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Couples who have sex before marriage are less likely to have long and happy relationships, a study has found.Researchers from New York's Cornell University say it ... Read more...

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