2012 August 02

Suspected Al-Qaeda members held in Spain


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least three suspected members of the Al Qaeda terrorist group have been arrested and explosives and poisonous substances that could be used in ... Read more...

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NHRC to hear scheduled castes’ complaints in Chennai


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will organise a three-day open hearing in Chennai to listen to complaints from members of the Scheduled Castes in ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Turkish road accident


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 2 (IANS) Seven people were killed in a traffic accident in northern Turkey Thursday, Dogan news agency reported.The accident occurred in Boyabat district of Sinop province when a ... Read more...

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Family rescued after five days in Siberian woods


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A family of three was rescued from a forest in Russia's Siberian region of Tomsk, currently plagued by wildfires, after they laid out the word ... Read more...

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Students kill coaching institute owner


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) The owner of a private coaching institute was shot dead Thursday by his students over a dispute related to fees in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district, police ... Read more...

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Delhi seeks action against PWD engineers


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 2 (IANS) The Delhi government will write to the Central Public Works Department seeking strict action against three PWD engineers for dereliction of duty as the gaps ... Read more...

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Bijlani sinks Panchal in all-India snooker


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Sanjeev Bijlani of Park Club edged out Manav Panchal of Malabar Hill Club in a nail-biting decider to progress to the sixth round of the Shyam ... Read more...

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Russia, Britain to boost cooperation on Syria


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Britain have almost similar views on some elements of the Syrian crisis and will work together to find possible solutions to the ... Read more...

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Russia to oppose UNGA’s Syria resolution


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not support a UN General Assembly draft resolution on Syria proposed by Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia as it "intrudes into the UN ... Read more...

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Three mn people in Syria in need of assistance: UN


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 2 (IANS/AKI) Almost three million people in Syria are in need of assistance as the country's civil war has devastated food production, according to a joint study by ... Read more...

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Police-public partnership to check crime in Ghaziabad


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The police and the public are joining hands in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district to check incidents of crime, courtesy an initiative by resident welfare associations of ... Read more...

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Anyone can float a political party: BJP


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday sought to downplay moves of Team Anna towards forming a "political alternative", saying the constitution gave everyone a ... Read more...

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Ammonium nitrate used in Pune blasts: Patil (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Ammonium nitrate is suspected to be the explosive used in four low-intensity serial bombs which rocked Pune the day before, Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil said ... Read more...

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Olympics: Superb Saina first Indian shuttler in Olympics semis (India Roundup)


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Champion shuttler Saina Nehwal rewrote history by becoming the first Indian to cruise into the Olympics badminton semifinal and bring the country's tottering campaign back the ... Read more...

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Goa Police step up vigil after Pune blasts


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) Stepping up vigil in wake of the Pune blasts, the Goa Police have asked hoteliers to keep an eye on tourists visiting the state.Superintendent of Police ... Read more...

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Pune blasts: Police still to identify perpetrators, detain four (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 2 (IANS) Even as investigators from different security agencies Thursday probed the four low-intensity serial blasts in a single area in Pune Wednesday night, police remained clueless about ... Read more...

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Olympics badminton: Saina first Indian to reach semis (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal scripted history Thursday as she became the first Indian to reach the semifinals of the Olympics badminton event.The World No.5 defeated Danish ... Read more...

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‘Prohibited bore guns given to 18 MPs booked for crimes’


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Eighteen of the 82 parliamentarians given licences of prohibited bore guns between 2001-12 had criminal charges pending against them, a study has said, hinting at ... Read more...

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Unlimited penalty for defaulting on defence offsets


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India will levy unlimited penalties on foreign firms that fail to meet their offsets obligations of ploughing back a minimum 30 percent of a contract ... Read more...

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43 killed in Syria: Report


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has alleged that at least 43 young civilians were tortured and killed by the Syrian military in a school in ... Read more...

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Four Australians taking $1 mn cash, steroids to Bangladesh


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Four Australians have been arrested while trying to carry over one million dollars in cash and a large quantity of steroids. According to the police, they ... Read more...

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Turkish army holds drills on Syria border


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish army is conducting exercises with ground forces and tanks near its border with Syria, national media reported Thursday.Around 25 tanks took part in ... Read more...

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Antony sets two-month deadline for coastal radars (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday set a two-month deadline for the maritime security agencies to get security radars along India's 7,500-km coastline in place.At a ... Read more...

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Tunnel incident against India-Pakistan CBMs


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 2 (IANS) Pakistan was undermining confidence building measures by indulging in activities like digging a 400-metre cross-border tunnel in Samba sector for pushing terrorists to the Indian side, ... Read more...

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ISAF commander meets Pakistan army chief (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) General John R. Allen Thursday called on Pakistan Army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to discuss issues related ... Read more...

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Indian Olympic athletes appeal to root out polio


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) With no new polio case reported in the country for more than a year, Indian Olympic athletes Thursday appealed to parents to get their ... Read more...

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Team Anna calls off fast, to form ‘political alternative’ (Roundup)


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare and his team announced Thursday they would call off their indefinite fast against corruption Friday evening and proposed forming ... Read more...

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12 killed in Haryana accident


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Twelve people were killed and 11 others injured in a collision between a bus and a truck in Haryana's Kurukshetra district Thursday, police said.The accident ... Read more...

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Akhilesh not serious on scam probe: BJP


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday launched a broadside against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, accusing him of giving conflicting statements on an alleged ... Read more...

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Facebook has more than 83 mn fake users


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Social network Facebook has said there are now more than 83 million fake users on the website, BBC reported Thursday.The company said 8.7 percent of ... Read more...

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Less rains likely in August-September: IMD


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) With rain deficits reported in major parts of the country, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Thursday said the country is likely to receive less rains ... Read more...

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Olympics: Sodhi, Bhagwan disappoint for India (Evening Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) India's tryst with Olympics Thursday was a double heartbreak as highly rated double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi failed to make the final while boxer Jai Bhagwan ... Read more...

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Man accused of killing Indian in Australia cleared of charge


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Aug 2 (IANS) A man accused of murdering an Indian two years ago has been cleared of the charge by an Australian court.Ranjodh Singh died after he was stabbed ... Read more...

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Twitter, Facebook get active on Team Anna’s political ambitions


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Social networking sites went abuzz as soon as Anna Hazare announced that his team would seek to form a "political alternative", with many welcoming ... Read more...

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Alia consciously avoided dad’s banner as launch pad


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Though Mahesh Bhatt is known for introducing new faces in filmdom, his daughter Alia decided to use Dharma Production's "Student Of The Year" as her ... Read more...

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