2012 August 08

Bengal may set up gas-based power plant


August 8th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government is exploring the possibility of setting up a gas-based power plant in Durgapur, an official said Wednesday."We have not yet decided about ... Read more...

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Essar sets high target of methane extraction in Bengal


August 8th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Integrated energy firm Essar Energy has set a target of extracting 1 trillion standard cubic metres per day of coal bed methane (CBM) gas from 600 ... Read more...

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Anni Dewani’s South African killer gets 25 years jail


August 8th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A South African man accused of killing Indian-origin honeymooning bride Anni Dewani in that country has been jailed for 25 years.Mziwamadoda Qwabe pleaded guilty to murder, ... Read more...

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Passengers stranded as Kingfisher cancels flights


August 8th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Passengers of Kingfisher Airlines were stranded Wednesday as flights from the national capital and Mumbai were cancelled due to a strike by pilots over non-payment ... Read more...

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Mumbai offers insurance to Ganeshotsav revelers


August 8th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) The Mumbai civic agency Wednesday announced a scheme to provide insurance and medical assistance to participants in next month's 11-day Ganeshotsav festival, an official said here.Mayor ... Read more...

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Delhi policemen arrested in UP for kidnapping engineer


August 8th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) Two cops of the Delhi Police Crime Branch were arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police Wednesday for kidnapping an engineer from Bijnor district, officials said.The state police ... Read more...

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Court approves guidelines for media reporting on kids


August 8th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday gave its go-ahead to guidelines for media coverage on matters related to children, requiring reporters not to reveal identity of ... Read more...

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Key cell signals inhibit babies’ ability to fight infection


August 8th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Infants are prone to sickness due to under-developed immune systems, but it may be possible to activate crucial cells to help them fight off diseases from ... Read more...

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PM congratulates Olympic medallist Mary Kom


August 8th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday congratulated M.C. Mary Kom on winning the bronze medal in women's boxing at 2012 London Olympics."I join the nation ... Read more...

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Geetika suicide: Police arrest Chaddha, Kanda absconding


August 8th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The now-defunct MDLR Airlines' official Aruna Chaddha was arrested Wednesday in former flight attendant Geetika Sharma's suicide case while Geetika's ex-employer and Haryana's former minister ... Read more...

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CBI files 251 disproportionate assets cases (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A total of 251 cases of disproportionate assets (DA) were filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the last three years (2009-2012), the ... Read more...

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Emami to make Rs.1.25 billion capital expenditure


August 8th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Personal and healthcare products major Emami Ltd. would invest up to Rs.1.25 billion in projects in the country and abroad in the current financial year, a ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: China, Kazakhstan women take bronze


August 8th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Li Jinzi of China and Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova claimed bronze medals in the women's Olympic boxing tournament Wednesday after losing their semi-finals in the 75kg ... Read more...

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Olympic basketball: Russia beat Lithuania to reach semi-final


August 8th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's men reached the semi-finals of the Olympic basketball tournament Wednesday, beating Lithuania 83-74 in a dramatic match here Wednesday.Andrei Kirilenko, who returned to the ... Read more...

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Olympic equestrian: Swiss Guerdat bags gold in show jumping


August 8th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Switzerland's Steve Guerdat rode the only faultless competition to take gold in the men's individual show jumping Thursday, as the silver medal was decided by ... Read more...

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Seven injured in Kashmir grenade attack


August 8th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 8 (IANS) Seven people, including four policemen, were injured Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district when separatist guerrillas attacked a police station with a grenade, police said.Police ... Read more...

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Court notice to 12 private hospitals in Delhi


August 8th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to 12 private hospitals for their alleged failure to comply with its earlier order to give free treatment ... Read more...

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Six cops injured in mob attack in Rajasthan


August 8th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) Two vehicles were set on fire and at least six policemen were injured in a mob attack in Rajasthan's Alwar town during an anti-encroachment drive Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Chinese firm’s role in Airtel 4G worries agencies


August 8th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The country's security agencies are concerned about Chinese telecom equipment provider ZTE managing Bharti Airtel's 4G network, Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind ... Read more...

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Fish could explain how we developed arms, legs


August 8th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The American paddlefish, one of the oldest fish on the planet, could explain why we developed our arms and legs, according to scientists.Researchers have found that ... Read more...

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Centre opposes plea for stay on Italian Marines’ trial


August 8th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The central government Wednesday opposed a plea seeking suspension of the trial of two Italian Marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen after allegedly ... Read more...

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Police complaint filed against ‘Kya Super Kool…’


August 8th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) A complaint was Wednesday registered against producer, director and actors of Hindi film "Kya Super Kool Hain Hum" for hurting religious sentiments, police said.Complainant Joseph ... Read more...

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Cancellation of ex-army chief’s bail sought


August 8th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Lt. Gen. retd) Tejinder Singh Wednesday moved a Delhi court seeking cancellation of the bail granted to former Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh and ... Read more...

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CBI files 215 disproportionate assets cases


August 8th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A total of 251 cases of disproportionate assets (DA) were filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the last three years (2009-2012), the ... Read more...

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Yamunanagar first district with ramps for disabled


August 8th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 8 (IANS) Haryana's Yamunanagar will become the first district in the country this Independence Day where all government buildings would have the facility of ramps for physically challenged ... Read more...

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Belgium backs India for NSG, hopeful of India-EU trade pact (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Backing India's membership of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Belgium Wednesday agreed to cooperate with this country in the field of nuclear research and ... Read more...

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End of tunnel from Pakistan found


August 8th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 8 (IANS) The end point of an underground tunnel dug from Pakistan to push terrorists and weapons into Jammu and Kashmir has been found, police said Wednesday.The discovery ... Read more...

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After automobiles, Germany woos India with wines


August 8th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) After luxury automobiles, high-end technology and Black Forest cakes and pastries, Germany is set to woo India with a select range of white and ... Read more...

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Radical triangular plane to take to sky in future


August 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) NASA has successfully demonstrated a working prototype of the triangle-shaped "plane of the future" - and it hopes the aircraft will become the next universally adopted ... Read more...

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India for global recognition of Ayurveda, Unani


August 8th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India is pushing for a WHO collaborative centre on traditional medicine to win legal recognition to the Indian systems of medication like Ayurveda and Unani ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel mulls IPO of tower unit


August 8th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Bharti Airtel Wednesday said it has appointed a committee of the board of directors to consider an initial public offer (IPO) for selling up to ... Read more...

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Life comes a full circle for Mary Kom (Profile)


August 8th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) In a country where world champions are a rarity, five-time boxing world champion M.C. Mary Kom always had to shout for recognition. But all ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India, Latin America to scale up bilateral ties


August 8th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Chila, Cuba and Venezuela, the troika of Latin America's premier grouping, Wednesday sought closer strategic and economic partnership with India and described New Delhi ... Read more...

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CII, centre join hands on cloud computing


August 8th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) national IT committee has tied up with the central government for use of cloud computing among small and medium enterprises ... Read more...

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Curiosity sends first 3D images from Mars


August 8th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The Curiosity rover Wednesday sent back the first 3D images of the martian surface as mission controllers began testing out its camera systems.The rover also sent ... Read more...

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