2012 July 16

Time for Rahul to assume bigger role, says Digvijay


July 16th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) In an indication that Rahul Gandhi could assume a bigger role in the party by September in preparation for 2014 general elections, Congress leader ... Read more...

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Issue orders to check khap panchayats, SC urged


July 16th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday was urged to issue direction to police to take preventive steps to protect the life and dignity of people from the ... Read more...

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400 offenders in Britain raped again after release


July 16th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Over 400 sex offenders carried out rapes after being freed from British jails, say official statistics.Of 3,263 rapists convicted in last three years, 409 had previous ... Read more...

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Farmers vandalise Haryana government office


July 16th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 16 (IANS) Agitating farmers Monday vandalised the Rewari district secretariat in Haryana, damaging government property and vehicles, police said. At least a dozen protestors were injured in ... Read more...

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Amnesty for More, BCCI wants Kapil too back in fold


July 16th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Monday formally ratified the amnesty plea of Kiran More, former India wicketkeeper, who had gone over to the rebel Indian Cricket ... Read more...

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Syria: UN says military operation in Tremseh targeted activists


July 16th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by BNO News
TREMSEH, SYRIA (BNO NEWS) -- A military operation carried out in the Syrian village of Tremseh on Thursday targeted mainly army defectors and activists, according to United Nations (UN) observers who visited ... Read more...

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SC notice to CBI on Nupur Talwar’s bail plea (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the CBI on a petition by Nupur Talwar seeking bail in the double murder of her daughter Aarushi ... Read more...

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Ranji Trophy format tweaked a second time in 10 years


July 16th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Monday put its seal on restructuring domestic cricket as recommended by its technical committee headed by Sourav Ganguly.The Board of Control ... Read more...

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Rajasthan IPS official’s bail rejected


July 16th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 16 (IANS) A court here Monday rejected the bail application of suspended senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer A. Ponnuchami who was arrested for his alleged involvement in ... Read more...

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Government steps up effort to boost inland waterways


July 16th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) To promote private investment into inland waterways, the central government Monday constituted a committee which will identify new areas for attracting funds and private investment ... Read more...

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PSV sign Dutch forward Narsingh


July 16th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dutch striker Luciano Narsingh has signed a five-year contract with PSV Eindhoven, the football club announced Monday.The 21-year-old Heerenveen forward was included in Bert van ... Read more...

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Plea in SC seeks Assam government’s dismissal (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Monday by a petitioner seeking direction to the central government to advise the president to dismiss the Assam government in ... Read more...

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Kolkata RJ accuses industrialist’s son of raping her


July 16th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) A famed radio jockey (RJ) working with a city FM channel was allegedly raped at a party hosted by an industrialist's son. The offender, also suspected ... Read more...

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Do not train Sri Lankans: Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and former chief minister M. Karunanidhi Monday asked the central government to send back all Sri Lankan military personnel training in ... Read more...

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Water cuts to stay in Mumbai till Aug 1


July 16th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) As a fall out of the scanty rainfall season, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Monday announced that the water cuts will be extended till Aug 1, ... Read more...

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Vice president’s poll: Numbers favour Ansari, says UPA


July 16th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Incumbent Hamid Ansari, who is the ruling UPA's nominee for the Aug 7 vice presidential poll, has an edge over his rival Jaswant Singh, ... Read more...

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Lia Neal qualifies for the Olympics


July 16th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When 17-year-old Lia Neal finished fourth at the Olympic qualifier, she became only the second African-American to qualify for Olympic swimming. She was fourth at the ... Read more...

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Is Christopher Meloni thinking about a reunion with Law & Order SVU?


July 16th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Christopher Meloni has hinted that he will consider a proposal to get him back on Law & Order: SVU. Meloni gave the indication at the ... Read more...

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Condoleezza Rice on Romney’s ticket could change the tide


July 16th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the date for the next US polls draw closer, observers are keenly observing the voter taste and preferences in a bid to determine which candidate is ... Read more...

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Exide Q1 net profit slips 7 percent (Lead, superseding earlier story)


July 16th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Leading storage battery producers Exide Industries Monday reported a 6.87 percent slide in its net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. The company's net ... Read more...

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SC pushes for surgical separation of conjoined sisters (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed the union health ministry to set up a panel of doctors to examine the possibility of surgically separating 16-year-old conjoined ... Read more...

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Indian management students prefer public sector jobs: Study


July 16th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Indian management students prefer to work in public sector firms over private ones due to secure employment environment and high future earnings, followed by MNCs ... Read more...

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Rajesh Khanna discharged from hospital


July 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Two days after being hospitalised, veteran actor Rajesh Khanna was discharged from Lilavati Hospital Monday and is "fine" now, said a source close to the family."Rajesh ... Read more...

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Team Anna questions government’s integrity


July 16th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 16 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Monday questioned the government's integrity for constituting the select committee to discuss the Lokpal bill, saying it is the third ... Read more...

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Exide Q1 net profit slips 7 percent


July 16th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Leading storage battery producers Exide Industries Monday reported a 6.87 percent slide in its net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. The company's net ... Read more...

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Federer surpasses Sampras’ feat


July 16th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) The 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer set a new record Monday when he surpassed Pete Sampras' feat to be world number one for the ... Read more...

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Midnight drama, deals in battle for AU’s top job


July 16th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) It was midnight drama, intrigue and last-minute deal-making at the Chinese-built new building of the African Union as rival camps upped the stakes for the ... Read more...

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Raj-Uddhav Thackeray ‘bonhomie’ fuels political speculation


July 16th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) As Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Monday drove Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, activists of both parties here wondered whether he succeeded in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kobad Ghandy to face trial under terror charges (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday paved the way for the trial of Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy under terror charges from Sep 4.According to police, Ghandy was ... Read more...

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232 Sri Lankans held while illegally migrating


July 16th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 16 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Navy has detained about 250 nationals who were trying to flee the country to Australia.A total of 232 Sri Lankans, including public employees ... Read more...

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Guwahati molestation: Assam police yet to visit Odisha


July 16th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) No police team from Assam has so far visited Odisha, officials said Monday, as the Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said the key accused in ... Read more...

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Morocco, Syria declare each other’s envoys persona non grata


July 16th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rabat, July 16 (IANS) The Moroccan government Monday declared the Syrian ambassador to its country persona non grata in the wake of last week's carnage at Syria's Traimseh town. In ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Odisha activists press for anganwadi wall collapse probe


July 16th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) Activists Monday stepped up demand for a probe into the death of seven children in a day-care centre in Odisha and asked the government to punish ... Read more...

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Vice presidential hopefull Jaswant Singh comes full circle


July 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party, which had once expelled Jaswant Singh for his laudatory views on Pakistan's founder, Monday managed to build consensus on him ... Read more...

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‘Aug 12 meet to focus on welfare of Sri Lankan Tamils’


July 16th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) The focus of a Tamil meet here on Aug 12 will be on seeking welfare of the ethnic community in the post-war Sri Lanka through ... Read more...

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