2012 June 27

More Emirates flights to Saudi Arabia


June 27th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 27 (IANS/WAM) Emirates will use 73 additional flights to Saudi Arabia during Ramadan, it was announced Wednesday.The services will be avaliable from July 20 to Sep 1."We expect ... Read more...

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Another Rajasthan woman wants annulment of child marriage


June 27th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 27 (IANS) Another woman in Rajasthan has requested the authorities to annul her marriage which was solemnised when she was a child and sought permission to live with ... Read more...

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Sibal skips IIT meet (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday skipped the meeting of the IIT Council convened by him so that there was no "political interference" in ... Read more...

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IITs agree to a compromise, but retain hold on test (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Ending the impasse over the entrance to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), the IIT Council Wednesday struck a compromise with the human resource ... Read more...

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Standard Chartered Equity invests Rs.130 crore in Karaikal port


June 27th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Karaikal port's operating company Karaikal Port Private Ltd. Wednesday announced an investment of Rs.130 crore by Standard Chartered Private Equity (Mauritius) Ltd. by way of primary ... Read more...

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Two killed in Delhi wall collapse


June 27th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Two labourers Wednesday died on the spot when an under-construction wall of a drain collapsed here, police said.The accident took place around 10 a.m. in ... Read more...

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Patnaik leaves for Delhi to back Sangma


June 27th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik left for New Delhi from here Wednesday to be present while former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma filed his nomination ... Read more...

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PM directs steps to revive growth and reverse pessimism (Roundup)


June 27th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday asked the policy planning and finance ministry officials to take immediate steps to improve the economy and reverse ... Read more...

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Corluka joins Lokomotiv Moscow


June 27th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lokomotiv Moscow football club announced Wednesday they have signed Croatian defender Vedran Corluka from Tottenham Hotspur on a three-year deal.Corluka arrives fresh from his country's ... Read more...

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Goa CM dismisses Sri Ram Sene chief as inconsequential


June 27th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 27 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday aggressively reiterated his commitment against the Karnataka based Hindu group Sri Rama Sene (SRS), calling its leader Pramod Muthalik "altu-faltu" ... Read more...

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India seeks to nail Pakistan on 26/11 with Hamza’s confession (Roundup)


June 27th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) India Wednesday sought to corner Pakistan over the Mumbai terror strike, saying the recently-arrested 26/11 suspect Abu Jindal Hamza's confession proved the involvement of ... Read more...

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Monnet ‘Go for Gold’ torch to Olympics reaches Mumbai


June 27th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The Monnet Go for Gold torch Wednesday reached Mumbai after travelling through many parts of India and Maharashtra with an aim to spread the spirit of ... Read more...

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ICC declines to make DRS mandatory, retains current format


June 27th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) executive board Wednesday rejected its chief executives' committee's (CEC) decision to make the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) mandatory for ... Read more...

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Untold stories, rare pictures in Dilip Kumar’s new biography


June 27th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Uday Tara Nayar has written Dilip Kumar's biography, set to be launched on the legendary actor's 90th birthday in December. The author says the two-part book ... Read more...

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Spartak owner rules himself out of Russian FA job


June 27th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow owner Leonid Fedun Wednesday ruled himself out of the vacant job as the head of the Russian Football Union (RFU).Fedun, 56, is a ... Read more...

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Coffee reduces risk of heart failure


June 27th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Two mugs of coffee a day could help keep the heart healthy, according to a study.With up to 40 percent of those affected dying within a ... Read more...

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Farmer arrested with 12 kg opium in Delhi


June 27th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A 28-year-old farmer from Madhya Pradesh who trafficked drugs for clients in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi was arrested with 12 kg of opium worth ... Read more...

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ICC calls for worldwide life ban on Kaneria, Westfield


June 27th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board Wednesday called for a life-time ban on Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria and England bowler Mervyn Westfield, who were punished ... Read more...

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PM calls for revival of ‘animal spirit’ in economy


June 27th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for revival of "animal spirit" in the economy and directed the officials to take measures to revive sentiments ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Pranab, Sangma to file papers Thursday


June 27th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee will file his nomination for the July 19 presidential poll Thursday morning, said official sources Wednesday. Opposition candidate P.A. Sangma, ... Read more...

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Hitting the gym boosts your libido


June 27th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Middle aged men who exercise get a boost to their sex drive, a higher sperm count and stronger erections, a study has found.Losing weight reduces the ... Read more...

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iberry to launch low cost 3G tablet in July


June 27th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Chennai-based iberry India will launch a low cost 3G tablet loaded with Google's latest operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich -- Auxus AX03G -- ... Read more...

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Assam NGO moves court for probe into floating currency


June 27th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 27 (IANS) A voluntary organisation Wednesday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Guwahati High Court seeking a government inquiry into the discovery of Indian currency ... Read more...

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Pranab relaxes at home on first day out of active politics


June 27th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A day after bidding goodbye to more than four decades of active politics and stepping down as finance minister to contest the presidential election, Pranab ... Read more...

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Delhi court asks police to protect blind man from ex-wife


June 27th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the city police to protect a blind man and his minor daughter from his former wife who has threatened ... Read more...

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Scrap nutrient-based subsidy for fertilisers: Jayalalithaa


June 27th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to withdraw the nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) scheme for fertilisers and reintroduce the earlier ... Read more...

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Deepak Tijori wants new heroine for next directorial


June 27th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Actor-turned-filmmaker Deepak Tijori is on a lookout for a new face for his next untitled directorial venture, which has a women-centric plot.To be produced under ... Read more...

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Chinese ship pays goodwill visit to Canada


June 27th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) A Chinese Navy training vessel was on a three-day goodwill visit to Canada, a media report said Wednesday.The vessel was received by some 300 members of ... Read more...

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Jwala backs Sania’s claim on male chauvinism


June 27th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Shuttler Jwala Gutta has backed her fellow Hyderabadi tennis player Sania Mirza's claim that male chauvinism is part of Indian sports."All India Tennis Association (AITA) ... Read more...

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Only ‘asexual’ songs from ‘Jism 2′ on TV: Pooja Bhatt


June 27th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt has chosen to promote "Jism 2" songs with adult content through internet, "a more than worthy competitor of TV", rather than showing them ... Read more...

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Sarabjit and Surjeet: Shock in one home, joy in another (Second Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar/Ferozepur, June 27 (IANS) The fate of two Indians in Pakistani jails -- Sarabjit Singh and Surjeet Singh -- by the turn of events since Tuesday has made their families ... Read more...

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Monkey gets pig heart


June 27th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) The heart of a genetically modified pig has been successfully transplanted into a monkey by scientists in South Korea, it was reported here.It is the first ... Read more...

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School-on-wheels launched in Delhi


June 27th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A non-governmental organisation (NGO) Wednesday launched a mobile learning centre for slum children in Delhi. The school-on-wheels was flagged off by east Delhi Mayor Annapoorna ... Read more...

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Court rejects plea for plagiarism case against Bhandarkar


June 27th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A Delhi court Wednesday rejected an author's plea for lodging a case against Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar for copying from her book the plot of ... Read more...

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Coke and Pepsi contain alcohol: study


June 27th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain minute traces of alcohol, a study has revealed.According to tests carried out by the Paris-based National Institute of Consumption, more than half ... Read more...

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