2012 February

Mamata’s nephew arrested for assaulting traffic cop (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Akash Banerjee and three others were arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a traffic police officer and causing obstruction ... Read more...

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Patnaik demands chief ministers’ meeting over NCTC


February 29th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 29 (IANS) Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convene a meeting of chief ministers to address the concerns of the states ... Read more...

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Rodney King is under house arrest for reckless driving


February 29th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rodney King accepted a plea bargain that saw him avoid going to jail for reckless driving. He pleaded guilty and was given 20 days home detention ... Read more...

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Former DMK legislator gets jail term for corruption


February 29th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 29 (IANS) A special court Wednesday sentenced former DMK legislator Gomathi Srinivasan to over three years in jail for acquiring assets disproportionate to her known sources of income ... Read more...

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It’s Buddha versus Mamata again in Bengal


February 29th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Wednesday led a huge protest rally in Jadavpur against the alleged ransacking of a Communist Party of India-Marxist ... Read more...

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Court dismisses Delhi orphanage’s plea


February 29th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a plea of an orphanage, where sexual assault and harassment of children allegedly occurred, seeking the court's direction to ... Read more...

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Lakme Fashion Week to pay tribute to Indian textiles


February 29th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) summer/resort beginning Friday will be a tribute to Indian textiles. It will dedicate a full day to Indian craftsmanship and textiles."As ... Read more...

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Katherine Jenkins to be on the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ show


February 29th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British newspaper The Mirror has reported that Welsh mezzo-soprano star Katherine Jenkins has penned a deal to be on the US hit show “Dancing with the ... Read more...

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Two Christians kidnapped in Pakistan


February 29th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 29 (IANS) Two Pakistani Christians working for a South Korea-run hospital in the port city of Karachi were Wednesday abducted by armed gunmen, police said.Four armed men stopped ... Read more...

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66-year-old pushed by Delhi cop, falls and dies


February 29th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) A 66-year-old man lost his life allegedly after he was shoved by a police constable who was engaged in a heated argument with his son ... Read more...

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70,000 killed in Iraq between 2004-2011


February 29th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 29 (IANS/AKI) Terrorism and other acts of violence killed almost 70,000 people in Iraq in eight years between April 2004 and December 2011, the government said Wednesday."These figures ... Read more...

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Videocon to seek review of order cancelling licences


February 29th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Telecom service provider Videocon Wednesday said it would move the Supreme Court for a review of the judgment cancelling its 21 licences issued in 2008 ... Read more...

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Don’t support Sri Lanka at UNHCR, say Tamil parties


February 29th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her arch rival, DMK president M. Karuananidhi Wednesday demanded that the Indian government should support the US-backed resolution ... Read more...

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PM skips illegal mining, dynasty politics in snag-ridden rally


February 29th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sanquelim (Goa), Feb 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday skirted away from contentious issues like illegal mining and dynasty politics at the Congress's last major election rally in ... Read more...

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AIIMS gets notice for not giving amputees artificial limbs


February 29th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for failing to comply with its earlier order to provide ... Read more...

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Alliance with Congress not possible, says Akhilesh


February 29th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav denied the possibility of a post-poll alliance with the Congress and expressed confidence that his party will get ... Read more...

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Government asked to finalise policy on ex-judges’ advice


February 29th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the central government to evolve a uniform policy, within three months, on legal opinions given by former Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Kobe Bryant is suffering from concussion


February 29th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant may not be able to take part in Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because the star suffered a concussion during ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

12 Africans arrested in Thailand for drug racket


February 29th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 29 (IANS) Thai police, accompanied by US drug enforcement officers, Wednesday arrested 12 Africans on charges of drug dealing in Bangkok, a media report said.Crystal methamphetamine pills and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sloppiness, embarassing scenes at PM’s Goa rally


February 29th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sanquelim (Goa), Feb 29 (IANS) The Congress party, which is facing an anti-incumbency wave and suffering from accusations of mal-governance, could have done without the sloppiness and embarrassing scenes witnessed ... Read more...

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James Murdoch resigns as News International chairman


February 29th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) James Murdoch has stepped down as chairman of News International, the company announced Wednesday.The 39-year-old son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch relinquished his newspaper position to ... Read more...

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Kudankulam activists brief Jayalalithaa on hazards, seek new panel (Second Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday assured a delegation of anti-Kudankalam protesters that she would study their report on the risks from the power ... Read more...

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4 killed in Branson Tornado


February 29th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Branson, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) At least four people were confirmed dead after deadly tornadoes devastated at least five states. The twister left behind extensive damages running into several millions of dollars ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Apex court assails state’s neutrality on gay sex


February 29th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday assailed the "new phenomenon" of the government not taking any position on the Delhi High Court verdict decriminalizing consensual gay sex.A ... Read more...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 to go on sale from 1st of March


February 29th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Samsung’s latest device Galaxy Tab 7.7 will go on sale from the 1st of March 2012. Carrier Verizon announced on Tuesday that the tablet will be sold ... Read more...

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Bat flu may pose danger to humans


February 29th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have revealed that they have found flu in bats for the first time. Doctors are worried that the flu may pose danger to humans. Evidence of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chimp attack victim Charla Nash talks about her face transplant


February 29th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Charla Nash has spoken about her recovery following the milestone procedure which was conducted by doctors to restore some of her life. The 58-year-old was left blind ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Another rape in Bengal, victim deaf and mute (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bankura (West Bengal), Feb 29 (IANS) In another incident of rape in West Bengal, a physically challenged woman was allegedly raped by a junior doctor in a government hospital ... Read more...

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India pushes for early elections in Maldives, parties agree (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Male/New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) On his second visit to the Maldives in nearly a fortnight, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai held wide-ranging discussions in the capital Male that culminated in ... Read more...

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Lepakshi Knowledge Hub to set up textile park


February 29th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 29 (IANS) Lepakshi Knowledge Hub (LKH) will develop a state-of-the-art textile park in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district with an investment of Rs.120 crore.LKH has received the nod from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Saturday Kitchen Live presenter James Martin pays compliments to Rick Stein


February 29th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Saturday Kitchen Live presenter James Martin could not help but shower compliments on seafood expert Rick Stein. It would have been a wonderful compliment but Martin messed ... Read more...

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Li Xiufeng wakes up from the dead


February 29th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When a 95-year-old granny, passed for dead, stood up from her coffin, terrified mourners took flight in any direction that they got. It was a scene straight ... Read more...

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‘Mining ban hits iron ore supply to foundries’


February 29th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 29 (IANS) The ban on mining iron ore in Karnataka and Goa has impacted supply of the key raw material to foundries while power shortage across states has ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas victims write to IOC against Dow


February 29th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Two groups fighting for justice to the Bhopal gas tragedy victims Wednesday urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the 2012 London Olympics Organising Committee ... Read more...

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India, China to discuss Hu’s visit Thursday


February 29th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi touched down here Wednesday evening on a two-day visit that is expected to firm up the agenda for President ... Read more...

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