2012 August 09

More time sought from SC for auction of spectrum (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The central government Thursday moved the Supreme Court for "further and final extension of time" for the auction and allocation of 122 2G licenses and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Akzo Nobel adopts new strategy to counter rupee’s dipping value


August 9th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) With its net profit dipping by over 10 percent in 2012-13's first quarter compared to the year ago, mainly due to higher cost of raw materials ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Olympic wrestling: India’s Geeta in repechage (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Wrestler Geeta Phogat got into the repechage round after Canadian Tonya Lynn Verbeek, who had defeated the Indian in the first round, went on to qualify ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

President honours freedom fighters


August 9th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday honoured and feted freedom fighters to mark the 70th anniversary of the Quit India Movement at an elegant ceremony that ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Two Pakistani soldiers killed in cross-border attack


August 9th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Two Pakistani soldiers were killed Thursday when millitants across the Afghan border attacked a check post with automatic weapons.The incident took place in Upper Dir ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Shinde apologises for ‘filmy’ remark against Bachchan (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday was forced to apologise to Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan for a disparaging remark that caused an uproar in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Court takes note of charges against Kazmi


August 9th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday took cognisance of the charge sheet filed in the Israeli embassy car blast case by police who accused arrested journalist Syed ... Read more...

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CBI opposes Nupur Talwar’s bail plea


August 9th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The CBI Thursday asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the bail plea of Nupur Talwar who is in judicial custody for her alleged involvement ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China spent $15 bn on poor students’ education


August 9th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China spent nearly 100 billion yuan ($15.7 billion) to support education for poor students, a media report said Thursday.The total amount spent on sponsoring students reached ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Walking the ramp is fun for me: Sharmila Tagore


August 9th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, who walked as a showstopper for designer duo Ashima-Leena for the ongoing Delhi Couture Week (DCW) here Thursday, revealed that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Abhishek Verma calls fresh case politically motivated


August 9th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Naval war room leak case accused and businessman Abhishek Verma said in a special court here Thursday that he has been implicated in a false ... Read more...

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BJP to hold protest rallies in Rajasthan on Aug 11


August 9th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajasthan unit would hold protest rallies all over the state Aug 11 highlighting the drawbacks of the state's Congress government, including ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Now, Ramdev caps, bands a hit at Ramlila ground


August 9th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Picking from the popularity of caps at Anna Hazare's agitations, vendors here have come up with merchandise on Baba Ramdev that sold like hot ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Portion of China’s Great Wall collapses after rains


August 9th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) A portion of the Great Wall of China collapsed following incessant rains, authorities said Thursday.The repair work was underway on the collapsed section in Hebei province's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China exported 457 mn mobile phones


August 9th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China, the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturer, has exported about 457 million mobile phones in the first half of the year, up by 17.7 percent year-on-year, ... Read more...

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All-party meeting on job promotion quota Aug 21 (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) An all-party meeting to discuss reservation in promotions in government jobs will be held Aug 21, the government said Thursday after the issue figured ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

14 rescued from Mumbai building fire (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Fourteen people were rescued from a building here after a fire engulfed the ninth floor of a commercial complex Thursday, officials said.The trapped ppeople were working ... Read more...

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Remove Bhopal toxic waste in six months, orders SC


August 9th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday gave six months to the central and the Madhya Pradesh governments to dispose of toxic waste lying in and around the ... Read more...

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46 complaints against NRI husbands in two years: Minister


August 9th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A total of 46 complaints from women that their NRI husbands were harassing them or have deserted them were received by the ministry of overseas ... Read more...

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Centre to improve school education launched


August 9th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) An institution that will work towards improving teaching techniques in 13,000 CBSE schools spread across the country and help reshape education was launched here Thursday ... Read more...

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President, PM greet nation on Janmashtami


August 9th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President M. Hamid Ansari Thursday greeted the nation on the eve of Janmashtami festival.In his ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ramdev’s followers fast in Kolkata


August 9th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) Followers of Baba Ramdev here sat on a nine-hour-long fast as a token of support for his three-day fast in New Delhi on the demand of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chandigarh car number goes for whopping Rs.26 lakh!


August 9th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 9 (IANS) For Rs.26 lakh, many people could have bought a high-end luxury sedan. But a builder in Chandigarh paid that amount just to buy the registration number ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rare snowfall stuns South Africa


August 9th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pretoria, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Snowfall stunned the people of South Africa on Monday night when heavy snow fell in the country. The snowfall lasted till the next day with the temperatures ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ramdev returns to Ramlila Maidan for three-day fast (Roundup)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) More than a year after the controversial midnight raid by police on his protest fast at the Ramlila Maidan, yoga guru Baba Ramdev was ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Typhoon kills four, affects millions in China (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Four people have died and millions have been affected after typhoon Haikui slammed China, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

CIA ’secret army’ seeks to destroy Syria: Report


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) An American author and historian says a "secret army" of US spy agency CIA has the goal of destroying the Syrian state, Iran's Press TV reported ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nearly 40 dead in Afghan violence


August 9th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 9 (IANS) Three NATO soldiers and 36 Taliban militants were killed in Afghan violence, Xinhua reported Thursday.The NATO soldiers were killed in a militant attack in eastern ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Rains bring down mercury in Delhi, more likely (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Sporadic rains in Delhi Thursday brought down the maximum temperature to 31.7 degrees Celsius, two notches below the average for the season. The met department ... Read more...

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US wants bio-weapon to destroy human brain: Report


August 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) A prominent political analyst has said the US has proposed a bio-weapon that would destroy the part of the human brain associated with spirituality, Iran's Press ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fake nursing school busted in Italy


August 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 9 (IANS/AKI) A fake school offering courses in nursing was busted by police after unsuspecting students paid 140,000 euros (around $170,000) for classes that did not exist.The fraud ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Court denies Kanda shield against arrest (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Haryana's former minister Gopal Goyal Kanda who was called by police for questioning over the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bharti Airtel’s shares fall for 2nd consecutive day


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The shares of leading telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Thursday fell for the second day following disappointing quarterly results.At the Bombay Stock Exchange the shares of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Olympic football: Late strike gives Canada bronze


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A stoppage-time goal from Diana Matheson gave Canada their first Olympic women's football medal with a 1-0 victory over France in Thursday's bronze medal match ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Apex court notice to Kanda, brother in assault case (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda and his brother Govind Kanda for allegedly beating up an INLD activist ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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