2012 August 16

CBI to question Abhishek Verma, wife till Aug 21


August 16th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Naval war room leak case accused and businessman Abhishek Verma and his Romanian wife were sent to CBI custody till Aug 21 in a forgery ... Read more...

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Two teachers booked for raping students


August 16th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 16 (IANS) Two teachers were Thursday booked for raping two girl students at a government school by blackmailing them on the basis of video clips showing them in ... Read more...

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China has economically peaked: US expert


August 16th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Observing that the Chinese economy had reached its peak, US foreign policy expert Walter Russell Mead Thursday said that the country was on the "brink of ... Read more...

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Etihad to run daily Brisbane-Abu Dhabi flights


August 16th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 16 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' Etihad Airways will run flights between Brisbane and Abu Dhabi on daily basis from Feb 1, 2013.The airlines has announced its ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb hits out at Mamata’s remarks


August 16th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) In a veiled attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Thursday said that instead of ... Read more...

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NESO asks prime minister to ensure safety of northeast people


August 16th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) The North East Students Organisation (NESO) Thursday demanded intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to ensure security to the people ... Read more...

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Plea in SC seeks action against Mamata (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A petition was moved in the Supreme Court Thursday seeking the initiation of contempt of court proceedings against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Petroleum ministry official to face trial


August 16th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A special court here Thursday paved the way for the trial of a suspended official of the petroleum and natural gas ministry and two ... Read more...

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Northeast exodux: Meghalaya to send team to other states


August 16th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Expressing concern over "students' exodus" from southern states fearing attacks, the Meghalaya government Thursday decided to send a delegation to these states to unearth the truth.Many ... Read more...

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Chess: India upset leaders Spain


August 16th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) India 'A' scored a stunning 2.5 - 1.5 win over Spain to move into second spot with 9 match points after the sixth round of the ... Read more...

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Two arrested in Delhi for killing elderly woman


August 16th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) To lend money on interest proved costly for a 55-year-old woman, who was killed by a businessman and his associate after she demanded it back. ... Read more...

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Panic subsides in Karnataka, people flee Maharashtra (Roundup)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Bangalore, Aug 16 (IANS) A mass flight triggered by rumours of imminent attacks on people from the northeast in Karnataka ebbed Thursday, but many from the region began fleeing ... Read more...

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Kurien Congress choice for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman


August 16th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress leader P.J. Kurien has emerged as the party's choice for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman, party sources said here Thursday.Party leaders, including ... Read more...

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Maruti to restart Manesar plant next week


August 16th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Troubled automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Thursday said that it will restart production at its violence-marred Manesar factory from Aug 21, 2012.The company will initially produce ... Read more...

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Maruti management thanks locals for support


August 16th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 16 (IANS) After announcing resumption of production at its Manesar plant, the Maruti Suzuki management Thursday met local village heads and thanked them for their support, a company ... Read more...

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2G: Court seeks report on plea against PM


August 16th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A special court here has sought a report from the anti-corruption branch of Delhi on an activist's complaint alleging that Prime minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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New timings for ‘Change of Guard’ ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan


August 16th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Citizens desirous of watching the ceremonial 'Change of Guard' at the Rashtrapati Bhavan every Saturday will now have to reach the venue at 9 ... Read more...

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Bengal’s new IT policy emphasises animation, graphics and hardware


August 16th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Thursday approved the new information and technology policy laying special emphasis on hardware, animation and graphics.The much-awaited policy, ratified ... Read more...

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Delhi to give Rs.2 crore to Sushil Kumar


August 16th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Delhi government Thursday decided to increase the cash reward for London Olympics silver medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar from Rs.1 crore to Rs.2 crore."We ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up two deep sea ports (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government will set up two deep sea ports in South 24 Parganas district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday. Global tenders would ... Read more...

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One more arrested for Mumbai’s Azad Maidan violence


August 16th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) A man who snatched and fired a police gun during the violence at Mumbai's Azad Maidan Saturday, which left two people dead and another 100 injured, ... Read more...

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Cairn India and PetroSA deal on oil exploration in South Africa


August 16th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Oil and gas producer Cairn India Thursday signed a farm-in agreement with PetroSA, South Africa's national oil company, for crude oil and natural gas exploration ... Read more...

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Mamata defends her remarks on judiciary (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Facing criticism, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday defended her remarks on corruption in judiciary and said she was talking about reforms."My speech in ... Read more...

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Nine militants killed in Pakistan air base attack (Third Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Nine militants were killed Thursday in Pakistan's Punjab province after they attacked a key airbase of the country. Banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) later claimed ... Read more...

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Army promotes Olympics medallist Vijay Kumar


August 16th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) London Olympics silver medal winning shooter Vijay Kumar was Thursday promoted as Subedar Major and was given a cash award of Rs.30 lakh along with ... Read more...

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Mumbai pins hopes on ‘artificial’ rains


August 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Worried by the deficient rains this year, Mumbai's civic body has decided to resort to 'artificial rains' at a cost of Rs.65 million, an official said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bahuguna surveys damage in Uttarakhand, offers more relief


August 16th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Aug 16 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna Thursday announced additional compensation for people whose houses were destroyed by the heavy rains and landslides in the state in the ... Read more...

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Kanda’s anticipatory bail plea decision Friday


August 16th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday will decide the anticipatory bail plea of Haryana's former minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of former ... Read more...

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India adds 1.7 mn GSM subscribers, Uninor loses 1.1 mn (Lead, Correcting headline)


August 16th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Telecom service provider Uninor lost 1.1 million subscribers even as the country's GSM subscriber base grew by 0.25 percent in July adding 1.7 million new ... Read more...

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Van Persie to make United debut Monday: Ferguson


August 16th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Arsenal striker Robin van Persie will make his debut in a Manchester United shirt against Everton Monday, manager Alex Ferguson said Thursday.United have already ... Read more...

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Dismiss legislator’s plea on mosque, court urged


August 16th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A political outfit Thursday urged the Delhi High Court to dismiss legislator Shoaib Iqbal's plea seeking restrictions on the demolition of a mosque constructed at ... Read more...

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Study reveals that chocolate reduces Blood Pressure


August 16th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dark chocolate could just be the key to reducing blood pressure. Scientists have just found out that eating of dark chocolate by patients of hypertension could ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

English Chess hit by race row over abuse of young Muslim players


August 16th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Three young Muslim chess players are said to have been abused by their supporters and other competitors in an English chess competition. The three players aged 13, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Scientists in Singapore shrink Playboy centerfold to the width of a human hair


August 16th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Singapore, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists in Singapore have come up with a device that has shrunk the playboy picture to the size of a human hair. The researchers printed a picture ... Read more...

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Leave BJP, Lalu tells Nitish


August 16th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Thursday dared Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to snap ties with the BJP if he really cared for secularism ... Read more...

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