2012 March 24

Gas pipeline blown up in Syria


March 24th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 24 (IANS) A gas pipeline was blasted in a Syrian province Saturday, leading to leakage of about 700,000 cubic metres, reports said."An armed terrorist group" blasted a gas ... Read more...

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GJM pitches for hills’ representation in Rajya Sabha


March 24th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which Saturday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, asked for representation from the Darjeeling Hills in the Rajya Sabha."We ... Read more...

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Eight killed in US house fire


March 24th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) At least eight people, including six children, were killed in the US state of West Virginia during an early morning house fire, a media report said ... Read more...

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‘Police officer’ nabbed for cheating unemployed youth


March 24th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A man, who pretended to be a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in Uttar Pradesh and cheated several innocent youths by promising them government jobs ... Read more...

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Kofi Annan to visit China


March 24th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 24 (IANS) UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan will undertake a two-day visit to China, Xinhua reported Saturday.According to the ministry, Annan will visit China from March 27 ... Read more...

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UP mulls metro, mono rail in big cities


March 24th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) In a major bid to haul up the state's infrastructure, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday ordered his officials to prepare feasibility reports for running ... Read more...

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Married woman gangraped by six men in Ghaziabad


March 24th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), March 24 (IANS) A 28-year-old woman whose husband was away to attend a marriage function was gang raped by six men in Ghaziabad Saturday, police said.The incident ... Read more...

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South Korean national dies in explosion on ship (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) A South Korean national Saturday succumbed to burns in an explosion on board a ship off the Mumbai coast while six others were injured, officials said."One ... Read more...

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What will you miss during foreign tour


March 24th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) While touring a foreign country what things would you miss the most? Parents, children, or homecooked food? Britons admit to yearning for favourite television shows, home ... Read more...

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Odisha talks halted as Maoists seize legislator (Intro Roundup)


March 24th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Talks to secure the release of two Italians abducted 10 days ago by Maoists in Odisha were suspended Saturday after the rebels daringly kidnapped ... Read more...

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Urdu poetry blurs borders at Shankar-Shad ‘mushaira’


March 24th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Four poets from Pakistan and India read contemporary Urdu poetry at the 48th Shankar Shad Mushaira here Saturday in an attempt to further cultural and ... Read more...

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GJM expresses satisfaction after Mamata meet, says elections in July


March 24th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday to discuss several key issues, expressed satisfaction over the talks and ... Read more...

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British doctors face jail over fake abortion consent


March 24th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) The British government has warned that doctors who were found illegally carrying out abortions by faking consent forms would be put behind bars.The warning was issued ... Read more...

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Dutch man seeks child with father’s sperm


March 24th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) A childless man in the Netherlands has turned to his father for his sperm after having failed to conceive with his wife despite three years of ... Read more...

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Kashmir begins dredging of Jhelum river after 26 years


March 24th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 24 (IANS) After 26 years, the Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday re-started the dredging of the Jhelum river to address the annual flood threat in the Valley.Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Four short-listed to partner Sania


March 24th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 24 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has short-listed four players, one of whom will partner Sania Mirza in the women's doubles event of the London ... Read more...

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Youth arrested for raping minor


March 24th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A 24-year-old youth was arrested Saturday for kidnapping and raping a minor in east Delhi, police said, adding that a court has sent him ... Read more...

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25 labourers in Gurgaon sent to jail on arson charges


March 24th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon (Haryana), March 24 (IANS) Twenty-five labourers in Gurgaon were Saturday sent to police custody for indulging in vandalism and arson at a construction site in the city Friday, police ... Read more...

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‘Agent Vinod’ collects Rs.10 crore on opening day


March 24th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Saif Ali Khan's home production "Agent Vinod" has earned Rs.10 crore on the first day, and is the actor's biggest solo opening so far.Made ... Read more...

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I-League: Dempo score easy victory over HAL


March 24th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Margao, March 24 (IANS) Dempo Sports Club opened a nine point gap at the top of the I-League football ladder with an easy 3-0 win over HAL Bangalore at the ... Read more...

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I-League: Prayag thrash Mumbai FC 3-0


March 24th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Prayag United thrashed Mumbai FC 3-0 in the I-League football at the Salt Lake Stadium here Saturday.Kayne Vincent scored a brace in 42nd and 83rd minutes ... Read more...

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India justifies voting against Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India reiterated Saturday that it did the right thing by voting for a US resolution at the UN Human Rights Council that asked Sri ... Read more...

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Drunk held for gas blast threat


March 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A heavily drunk man in Moscow was detained for threatening to blow up his block of flats by igniting domestic gas. He was arrested after ... Read more...

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‘India has very tight system to protect n-assets’


March 24th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India has a "very tight sytem" in place to protect its nuclear assets and there is no need to augment this with a specialised force, ... Read more...

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CISF to host 60th All India Police Games


March 24th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will host the five-day 60th All India Police Games (AIPG) here in the capital.The championship, organised under the ... Read more...

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Mamata government giving misleading information: Dasgupta


March 24th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Former West Bengal finance minister Asim Dasgupta Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee government of giving misleading information regarding the state's debt situation and said the ... Read more...

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PM reminds Rajapaksa India’s key role in Geneva


March 24th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India played a key role to introduce "an element of balance" in the US-sponsored resolution in Geneva on Sri Lanka rights violations, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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‘Prasad’ - emotionally haunting (Kannada Movie Review)


March 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Prasad"; Cast: Arjun Sarja, Master Sankalp, Madhuri Bhattacharya, Ramakrishna, Ramesh Bhat, Neenasam Aswath; Director: Manoj Sati; Producer: Ashok Kheny; Camera: Sanjay Malkan; Choreographer: Shiamak Dawar; Music director: Ilayaraja; Rating: ***1/2"Prasad" ... Read more...

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Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival returns in July


March 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The aficionados of international cinema are set for a treat this July as the popular Osian's Cinefan Film Festival is set to return to the ... Read more...

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Briton jailed for having sex with school girl


March 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) A maintenance worker of a British school has been jailed for three years for having sex with one of two 15-year-old girl students he seduced.Matthew Moses ... Read more...

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Centre will bring Lokpal bill: Farooq Abdullah


March 24th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 24 (IANS) Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Saturday said that while the central government is keen to bring the Lokpal ... Read more...

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Mukherjee seeks out allies, opposition for economy


March 24th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday the government needs to take some difficult decisions such as capping subsidies and controlling expenditure to bring down ... Read more...

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Maiden title for Vekic in women’s tennis championship


March 24th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 24 (IANS) Ninth seed Donna Vekic, the 15-year-old from Croatia, ranked 397, won the $25,000 QNet ITF Open women's tennis tournament beating fourth seed Andrea Koch Benvenuto of ... Read more...

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Karthikeyan makes the starting grid of Malaysian GP


March 24th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sepang (Malaysia), March 24 (IANS) Indian Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan has made the cut for the Malaysian Grand Prix after lapping his HRT within 107 percent of the fastest ... Read more...

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India justifies vote against Sri Lanka


March 24th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Even as Sri Lanka blew hot and cold, India Saturday justified its vote against Colombo in Geneva over allegations of human rights abuses in ... Read more...

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