2012 July 19

Mulayam tears ballot, Sangma team demands cancellation of vote (lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yaday, who had pledged support to ruling UPA's presidential hopeful Pranab Mukherjee, Thursday almost voted for opposition candidate ... Read more...

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Russia, China veto UNSC draft resolution on Syria


July 19th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 19 (IANS) Russia and China, two permanent members of the UN Security Council, Thursday wielded their veto power over a Western-proposed draft resolution on Syria, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Iran rejects Israeli accusations over Bulgaria blast


July 19th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran Thursday rejected Israeli claims of Tehran's involvement in Wednesday's bus blast in Bulgaria which killed six Israelis.Iran's Al-Alam TV channel said Iranian Foreign Ministry ... Read more...

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Israel on alert for Syrian weapons


July 19th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel is concerned that the Lebanese Hezbollah movement will try to get hold of Syrian army arsenal, including missiles and chemical weapons, Defence Minister Ehud ... Read more...

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China exports 120 trains to Sri Lanka


July 19th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China Thursday exported 120 trains to Sri Lanka.The trains were shipped from the port city of Qingdao in east China's Shandong province, the China Daily reported.The ... Read more...

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Digvijay defends Akhilesh


July 19th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Thursday sought to defend Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on the grim law and order situation and said it would ... Read more...

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Rahul ready for bigger role, to be No 2 in party (Night Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he was ready for a "more proactive role in the party and the government", triggering intense speculation. The Congress announced ... Read more...

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Indira Gandhi confidante P.N. Dhar dead


July 19th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Well-known economist and principal secretary to prime minister Indira Gandhi in the 1970s, Prithvi Nath Dhar died here Thursday.Dhar, 94, died of old-age related ... Read more...

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FDI in retail on hold till CMs respond, says Anand Sharma


July 19th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Thursday said that the proposal to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the retail sector has been kept in abeyance for ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan discuss additional CBMs for Kashmir


July 19th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India and Pakistan Thursday considered introducing additional confidence building measures (CBMs) across the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, including pilgrimage, bank facilities ... Read more...

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Presidential poll conclude in Uttar Pradesh


July 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) As many as 401 of the 403 legislators of the Uttar Pradesh assembly cast their votes here in the presidential poll Thursday, and the other two ... Read more...

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SIT to probe fresh violence in Maruti Manesar plant (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon/Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe Wednesday's labour unrest and fire incident in Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant, in which an official was ... Read more...

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Israeli embassy car bombing has foreign links: Police


July 19th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The conspiracy behind the Feb 13 Israeli embassy car bombing here has an international link, Delhi Police told a city court Thursday while seeking additional ... Read more...

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‘Noida ground water overuse probe not held’


July 19th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 19 (IANS) A two-member official team which came to investigate complaints against mall developers overdrawing ground water in sector 18 here left without conducting any probe, an activist ... Read more...

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NCP skips cabinet meeting over ‘problems’ (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The NCP Thursday boycotted a cabinet meeting for the first time in eight years, amid speculation that Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar was miffed over ... Read more...

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Infatuated with colleague, man kills two in Britain


July 19th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) A man in a British hotel stabbed two colleagues to death following infatuation with one of them and sexual jealousy. However, instead of running away, he ... Read more...

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Pakistanis kill two shop robbers


July 19th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Two armed men died in Pakistan's port city of Karachi when they attempted a robbery at a shop Thursday, and enraged citizens snatched their weapons and ... Read more...

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Hot and cloudy Thursday in Delhi, some rains likely Friday (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The capital's residents went through a cloudy and hot Thursday with no rains, but there was some relief due to a light breeze even as ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: Ballot boxes to reach Delhi by Friday


July 19th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With the voting in the presidential poll over Thursday, the ballot boxes from 29 states and union territories will travel by air, rail or road ... Read more...

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Italian marines’ plea: SC notice to centre, Kerala


July 19th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the central and Kerala governments on the plea of the Italian government and its two marines seeking a ... Read more...

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‘Risk of nuclear accident rises in Jaitapur’


July 19th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A national alliance of political parties and groups warned Thursday that the location of six reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra "raises the risk of ... Read more...

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No more photos with Siberian tiger cubs in China


July 19th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Wildlife conservation and forestry departments in a Chinese province have announced that visitors will not be allowed to click themselves with Siberian tiger cubs at a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nitish, Modi don’t vote


July 19th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi did not vote in the presidential election Thursday -- as they are not members ... Read more...

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Four probe agencies to seek Jundal’s custody Friday


July 19th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Four different probe agencies will approach a Delhi court Friday for seeking custody of 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal Hamza for his alleged involvement in different ... Read more...

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Molestation row: Gogoi asks channel to clarify stand


July 19th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday said that he did not put any pressure on the former editor-in-chief of local TV news channel News Live to ... Read more...

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US soldier accused of smuggling drugs into South Korea


July 19th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) South Korea is indicting a US Army private for his involvement in the biggest drug smuggling case in the country, CNN reported Thursday.The soldier, from the ... Read more...

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Youth dies after fall from IGI cargo terminal roof


July 19th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A 24-year-old youth died after falling from the roof of a cargo terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, police said Thursday.Pramod, a resident ... Read more...

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Pranab’s son votes for father


July 19th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Congress lawmaker in the West Bengal Assembly Abhijit Mukherjee Thursday had the privilege of voting for his father Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential polls."It is ... Read more...

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SIT to probe Maruti’s fresh violence


July 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 19 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe Wednesday's labour unrest and fire incident in Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant, in which an official was ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Egypt’s vice president under Mubarak dies in US


July 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Omar Suleiman, Egypt's vice president under Hosni Mubarak, who announced the president's resignation to the world, has died in a US hospital, CNN reported Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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Tunisian military court sentences Ben Ali in absentia


July 19th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, July 19 (IANS) A Tunisian military court has sentenced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to a second life term in absentia for complicity in the killing of ... Read more...

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Aashirwad likely to be converted into Rajesh Khanna museum


July 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Late superstar Rajesh Khanna's bungalow will reportedly be converted into a museum as per his daughters' wish."Yes, there are plans to convert Aashirwad into a museum, ... Read more...

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Court notice to centre on diesel-run vehicles


July 19th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the central government and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on a plea seeking steps for putting ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pawar, Patel skip cabinet meeting


July 19th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Amid speculation that he was miffed at being ignored for the number two position in the government, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar ... Read more...

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Britain returns stolen artefacts to Afghanistan


July 19th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Historical artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age (3500 to 1200 BC) that were stolen from Afghanistan and smuggled to Britain have been returned by ... Read more...

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