2012 July 22

Bangladesh President, PM congratulate Pranab (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Bangladesh President M. Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India's president and hoped bilateral relations ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways to fly daily to Vietnam


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will launch daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's commercial capital and most ... Read more...

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UAE officials meet US, Chinese envoys


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday met the ambassadors of the US and China and discussed bilateral relations.Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al ... Read more...

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Team Anna urges people to join fast from July 25


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Team Anna Sunday appealed to the people to join its agitation against corruption from July 25 when a fast would be launched here.They have permission ... Read more...

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Global conference of sex workers starts in Kolkata


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Aiming to provide a pathway for ensuring basic freedoms for sex workers, a week-long festival started Sunday in Kolkata with 500 participants from 41 countries.The Sex ... Read more...

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Sangma second tribal from Meghalaya to lose presidential poll


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Sunday is the second tribal leader from Meghalaya who failed to win the presidential election after the late ... Read more...

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Krishna congratulates Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on winning the presidential poll by a huge margin.In a statement released to the media here, ... Read more...

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Jubiliant Congress workers celebrate Mukherjee’s victory (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Jubiliation rent the air outside Pranab Mukherjee's 13, Talkatora Residence here as Congress workers danced, burst crackers and distributed sweets to celeberate his victory ... Read more...

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BJP stunned as Karnataka, Himachal, Jharkhand lawmakers cross-vote (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party was stunned Sunday as around 16 of its legislators in the faction-ridden Karnataka unit and some in Himachal Pradesh and ... Read more...

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Assam toll rises to 14, army called in (Third Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) The death toll in the communal violence in Assam's Bodoland area rose to 14 Sunday even as the violence spread to Chirang district. The army has ... Read more...

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Over 50 injured as Haryana farmers clash with police (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rewari (Haryana), July 22 (IANS) Over 50 people, including 40 police personnel, were injured Sunday afternoon as an agitation by farmers against land acquisition turned violent near Asalwas village in ... Read more...

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Mosque area tense, two held for stoning cops (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The area close to an upcoming mosque at an excavated site near the Jama Masjid remained tense Sunday even as two people were arrested and ... Read more...

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Rashtrapati Bhavan chefs to learn cooking fish Bengali style?


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Chefs in Rashtrapati Bhavan could undergo a crash course in preparing some Bengali delicacies like fish curries once Pranab Mukherjee moves in - if his ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sheikh Hasina congratulates Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday called up Pranab Mukherjee to congratulateg him on his election as India's president.A Bangladesh High Commission spokesman said Hasina ... Read more...

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Sangma’s tribal card draws bouquets, brickbats in Meghalaya


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) The people in Meghalaya, home state of opposition-backed presidential candidate P.A. Sangma, were glued to their TVs as counting in the presidential poll went on ... Read more...

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Child among three killed in Russian plane crash


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three people, including a child, were killed in a plane crash Sunday in central Russia's Ryazan region.The crashed aircraft was a single-engine Il-103 plane, capable ... Read more...

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Elderly woman killed in Delhi fire


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A woman was killed here Sunday on the second floor of a building when a fire broke out in a shop on the ground floor, ... Read more...

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Rajasthan school teacher beats kids, held


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) A Rajasthan government school teacher was arrested Sunday for severely beating up a group of five children from nearby colonies for playing in the premises and ... Read more...

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Over 400 held, fake notes seized in China


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) A total of 463 suspects have been arrested and fake currency notes with face value of 118 million yuan (around $18 million) seized in a countrywide ... Read more...

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Punjab arms dealer held for smuggling Chinese pistols


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), July 22 (IANS) An arms dealer was arrested in Punjab's Patiala district Sunday for smuggling expensive Chinese-made prohibited weapons and selling them to customers, police said. Eighteen illegal ... Read more...

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Militant killed in Tripura


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 22 (IANS) A dreaded militant of outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) was killed Sunday by the security forces in Tripura and some arms and ammunition were ... Read more...

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Three held over deadly Russian flood that killed 153


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS) Three officials have been held on charges of professional negligence over a deadly flood that ravaged southern Russia's Krymsk city and killed at least 153 people, ... Read more...

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Temporary basketball arena to be sold after Olympic Games


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) The temporary basketball arena will be sold after the 2012 London Olympic Games, and Brazil, the hosts of the 2016 edition, is the most likely buyer, ... Read more...

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Singer quits Germany’s Wagner fest over swastika tattoo


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian bass-baritone lost his chance of a grand debut at the Wagner festival in Germany over an old swastika tattoo.Evgeny Nikitin, 38, was set ... Read more...

Posted in World |

80 percent of Bangladeshi farmers own mobiles


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Around 80 percent of farmers in Bangladesh now own mobile phones which they use to estimate the market demand for their crops, the World Bank has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pranab son’s request to father: get Sarabjit freed


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit has one request for his father - get Sarabjit Singh and other Indian prisoners languishing in Pakistan jails freed soon."As ... Read more...

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Over 5,000 dacoits held in Karachi in 2012


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 22 (IANS) At least 5,132 suspected dacoits have been arrested in this Pakistani port city in the first six months of this year, police said.Police have busted a ... Read more...

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China, US to battle it out for top position in London


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) China beat long-time Olympic powerhouse United States in the number of gold medals at Beijing 2008 but in London it might be a different story.China ... Read more...

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Pranab Unplugged: Nuggests about India’s new president


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Interesting and little-known nuggets about Pranab Mukherjee, who has been elected India;s 13th president* Mukherjee is among the handful of Indian politicians to have held the three key ministries ... Read more...

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Sangma congratulates Mukherjee, keeps election petition option open (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee for winning the presidential poll, opposition candidate Purno Sangma said the nation had lost an opportunity to elevate a tribal candidate ... Read more...

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Top seed Shweta in finals of table tennis meet


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Top seed Shweta Parte was given a tough time by Akashi Sancheti from Andhra Pradesh as the match stretched to the wire before Shweta prevailed 7-11, ... Read more...

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Pranab is India’s next president, Sangma bruised (Intro Roundup)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee, the ruling United Progressive Alliance's key strategist and a long-time minister, was Sunday elected India's 13th president by an overwhelming ... Read more...

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It is good to be unknown: Vikas


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Despite being World No.6, Indian boxer Vikas Krishan believes "it is good to be unknown" and not be in the glare of the media."Too much publicity ... Read more...

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Assam toll rises to 12, army called in (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) The death toll in the communal violence in Assam's Bodoland area rose to 12 Sunday with police recovering three more bodies. The army has been pressed ... Read more...

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Bisht eliminates Thakkar at ITF meet


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) India's Ronit Singh Bisht put out third seed and compatriot Rakshay Thakkar 6-4, 7-6 (5) to enter the fourth round of the qualifying competition in the ... Read more...

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