2012 April 23

Violent clashes, arson mark shutdown in Bengal’s Terai, Dooars (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 23 (IANS) Violent clashes and arson marked the indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal's Terai and Dooars regions called from Monday by a faction of the Akhil ... Read more...

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HCL to develop software for US energy firm


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 23 (IANS) India's leading IT services provider HCL Technologies will partner with US-based GridPoint to develop software for smart energy solutions, the company said late Monday."As part of ... Read more...

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SC notice to government on plea against Cairn-Vedanta deal (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice on a plea urging that the acquisition of Cairn India, which holds the nation's biggest onshore oil block, by ... Read more...

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ABB to invest Rs.250 crore on power products


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 23 (IANS) Leading power and automation technology group major ABB will invest Rs.250 crore ($47 million) to manufacture high-voltage power products and transformers for domestic users and exports, ... Read more...

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Tenders for Goa’s second international airport by September


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Global tenders for Goa's second international airport will be floated within six months, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Monday.Speaking to reporters after chairing a Mopa airport ... Read more...

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Talks must resolve all Pakistan-India issues: Gilani


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Admitting that the era of warfare has ended, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Monday that all issues with India, including Kashmir and Siachen, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Court acquits don Dawood Ibrahim’s ‘aide’


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Khalil Ahmed, said to be an aide of don Dawood Ibrahim, was Monday acquitted by the Delhi High Court in a case of alleged attempt ... Read more...

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Pakistan inducts fast attack naval vessel


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) The Pakistani Navy Monday inducted its first fast attack missile boat - PNS Azmat - in a bid to boost its advanced warfare capability and prowess.Speaking ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

CD row: Singhvi quits party, parliamentary posts (Roundup)


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A day before parliament reconvenes for the budget session, Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi quit Monday as party spokesperson and as head of the ... Read more...

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Haryana gets Rs 4,700 crore industrial investment


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), April 23 (IANS) With the inauguration of two units and laying the foundation stones of six major industrial units, Haryana Monday saw industrial investment of Rs. 4,700 crore, ... Read more...

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Self-proclaimed ‘God’ sets himself ablaze in Russia


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 23 (IANS) A man in Russia, proclaiming to be "God", set himself ablaze and landed in hospital in a critical condition with 70 percent burns, RIA Novosti reported.A ... Read more...

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Justice Gogoi joins apex court


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Justice Ranjan Gogoi was Monday administered the oath of office as a judge of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia.Prior to his ... Read more...

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EU agrees to suspend Myanmar sanctions


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has formally agreed to suspend sanctions against Myanmar, with an exception of its arms embargo, for a year in recognition of "historic ... Read more...

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Trinamool MPs to pressure government for tax monotatorium


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee giving a 15-day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a three-year interest moratorium, ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi seek safe release of kidnapped collector


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her predecessor and DMK chief M.Karunanidhi Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take urgent steps for the ... Read more...

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‘Women yet to break through the glass ceiling’


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Recognising the significant progress made by women in over six decades of independence, panelists at a seminar here, however, lamented that barring a sector or two, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Apex court notice on Italy’s plea for custody of two marines


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and Kerala governments on a petition by the Italian government seeking the custody of its two ... Read more...

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Teen kills aunt, two others to avenge grudge


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Harbouring a grudge against his aunt ever since her complaint led to his mother severely beating him over Rs.50 he had borrowed, a 16-year-old boy ... Read more...

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Patient swallows syringe, seeks fine from hospital


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) A man in China who swallowed barrel of a doctor's syringe during an operation is all set to receive 60,000 yuan ($9,500) in compensation after the ... Read more...

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Man crosses 6,000 ft high canyon without safety net


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) A 40-year-old American slackline walker Monday crossed a canyon in central China almost 6,000 feet above sea level without a safety line, the Telegraph reported.Dean Potter, ... Read more...

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Mars astronauts may be risking DNA damage


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Future astronauts working on the Red Planet's surface risk general changes in health at the DNA level because of an increased radiation exposure, a prominent ... Read more...

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Punjab to link all cities with highways


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) All major cities in Punjab will be linked with four and six-laned highways at a cost of Rs.8,528 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said ... Read more...

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Gogoi for refugee status for people facing persecution


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said that he had raised with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the issue of granting refugee status to those people ... Read more...

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‘Singhvi CD issue has harmed legal profession’


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Bar Council of Delhi Monday said that the sleaze CD controversy surrounding lawyer and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has lowered the dignity of ... Read more...

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Plea for release of damaged Israeli embassy car opposed


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Delhi Police Monday opposed in a city court a plea seeking the release for inspection an Israeli embassy vehicle that was damaged in a ... Read more...

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TRAI sets high base price for 2G auction, operators cry foul (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday recommended to the government a much higher base price for the 2G spectrum auction that will be ... Read more...

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Tata to pitch trucks to Malaysian armed forces


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Vehicles major Tata Motors announced Monday that it has signed a cooperation agreement with a Malaysian firm to develop, promote and market the Indian company's ... Read more...

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Maharashtra Police officer gets bail in rape case


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Anil Mahabole, a Maharashtra Police officer accused of rape, Monday secured interim bail from the Bombay High Court, which observed that prima facie, a case of ... Read more...

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Odisha looks for mediator as hostage crisis continues


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) Odisha Monday said it was looking for a mediator to start a dialogue with Maoists holding Biju Janata Dal legislator Jhina Hikaka, who will complete a ... Read more...

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Nitish shown black flags by parateachers


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 23 (IANS) Protesting against non-payment of their salaries for nearly 11 months, hundreds of parateachers showed black flags to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday and shouted slogans ... Read more...

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Pakistan out of sight, Bangladesh look to South Africa


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi/Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Bangladesh have approached South Africa for a series in May after the postponement of a series in Pakistan. Due to its prior commitments, the Bangladesh Cricket ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Rajasthan Royals opt to field against Royal Challengers


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to field against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sawai ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

SC notice to government on plea against Cairn-Vedanta deal


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice on a plea urging that the acquisition of Cairn India, which holds the nation's biggest onshore oil block, by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Norway court hands over Indian children to uncle (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) In a major breather for the Bhattacharya family, a Norwegian court Monday decided to hand over the custody of two children, put under foster care ... Read more...

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Srinagar gold burglary solved in a day, loot recovered


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Police said Monday they had solved the burglary of gold items over Rs.3 lakh here within 24 hours, arresting the three robbers and recovering the stolen ... Read more...

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