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World Bank to support Bangladesh river project


September 21st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 21 (IANS) The World Bank plans to restart negotiations on a $1.2 billion loan to Bangladesh for building a bridge over the Padma river.Friday's announcement comes after the ... Read more...

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Syrian official denies sabotage of drinking water


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 9 (IANS) The governor of Syria's Aleppo province has denied media reports that said drinking water has been cut off in the region nor has it been poisoned, ... Read more...

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Navy Seals’ book gives a different version of Osama bin Laden’s death


September 4th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A former navy seal who wrote a book on how Osama Bin Laden was captured is now in trouble with the US government officials. The navy ... Read more...

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SP doesn’t favour FDI in retail: Akhilesh


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday said that the Samajwadi Party government did not favour FDI in retail as this would harm the interests of ... Read more...

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Refrain from self-immolation, Tibetian government-in-exile appeals


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 2 (IANS) Expressing concern over the self-immolation protests in Tibet, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) based here Sunday appealed to its countrymen to refrain from such "drastic acts"."The ... Read more...

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Syria releases 225 detainees


September 1st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 1 (IANS) The Syrian government Saturday released a total of 225 detainees who were arrested during the 18-month-old unrest but were not involved in acts of homicide acts, ... Read more...

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UN extends peacekeeping mission in Lebanon


August 31st, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti)The UN Security Council has extended its peacekeeping mission in Lebanon for another year by unanimously adopting a resolution Thursday.The resolution extends the mandate of ... Read more...

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Journalists should refresh knowledge: Speaker


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Thursday asked journalists to keep refreshing their knowledge to better disseminate facts including on parliamentary processes to the public.Inaugurating ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to meet gurdwara shooting victims’ families (Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) In an effort to reach out to the Sikh Community, US first lady Michelle Obama will next week meet the families of the victims of the ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to meet families of gurdwara shooting victims


August 19th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US First Lady Michelle Obama will next week meet the families of the victims of the shootings in a Wisconsin Sikh gurdwara earlier this month, according ... Read more...

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UAE calls for end of Myanmar violence


August 12th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 11 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has called on the international community to help end the sectarian violence in Myanmar.The UAE is "deeply concerned" about the ethnic violence in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ravi Kishan out of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5′


August 11th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan is the latest to be voted out of popular dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5".The actor, along with his choreographer Kunjan, ... Read more...

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If killer had accomplice, will be punished: US envoy


August 10th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) US Ambassador Nancy Powell has said that if the gunman who killed six people at a gurdwara at Winconsin had an accomplice, he or she ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

AMU suspends 21 engineering students


August 8th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Aug 8 (IANS) Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has suspended 21 students for allegedly using fraudulent means to secure admission into engineering courses. A probe has been ordered.The students are ... Read more...

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Puerto Rico Mayor camps out to prove that the streets are safe


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Puerto Rico, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jorge Santini, the mayor of Puerto Rico said on Thursday that he and his family are going to be spending several nights on a bus in ... Read more...

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Sinatra’s daughter acts against fake account


July 29th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Legendary singer Frank Sinatra's daughter Nancy has approached bosses of Twitter to close an account running in the name of her late father.Nancy has appealed ... Read more...

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Judge takes exception to surreptitious recording of 2G case


July 27th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Special Judge O.P. Saini, who is hearing the second generation (2G) telecom spectrum case, Friday took strong exception to the recording of proceedings in a ... Read more...

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Hunt for tent rapist in Russia


July 27th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS) Police are searching for a man accused of raping women in forests throughout western Russia and recording the acts on video, reported RIA Novosti.The man has ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga defends Kristen Stewart


July 27th, 2012 - 4:41 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga has defended Kristen Stewart for cheating on Robert Pattinson with married director Rupert Sanders, telling people to leave them alone.Stewart has publicly apologised ... Read more...

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General Motors imposes lockout at Brazil complex


July 25th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, July 25 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian subsidiary of General Motors said Tuesday that it was suspending production at its manufacturing complex in Sao Jose dos Campos pending an agreement ... Read more...

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I respect strippers of all forms: Von Teese


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Actress and burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese says she doesn't distinguish between her raunchy stripteases and performances by pole dancers as they are related and she ... Read more...

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One injured as Garo rebels fire in Meghalaya town market


July 21st, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 21 (IANS) One person was critically wounded as rebels of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) opened fire in a market in the district headquarters of Meghalaya's East ... Read more...

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Obama bans Somalia charcoal import


July 21st, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday ordered a ban on charcoal imports from Somalia.The president said the trade generates "significant revenue" for al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based cell ... Read more...

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Threat of terrorism remains in Punjab: Chidambaram


July 13th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said the threat of terrorism remains in Punjab but expressed confidence about the government's ability to tackle any attempt to ... Read more...

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Joshi’s posters surfaces in Shimla too


July 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 10 (IANS) Posters in support of former BJP general secretary Sanjay Joshi, the bete noire of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, surfaced in this Himachal Pradesh capital ... Read more...

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‘India’s Got Talent’ created job for participants: Cyrus Sahukar


July 10th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Anchor-actor Cyrus Sahukar, who will host the fourth season of "India's Got Talent", says the reality show has "created job opportunities for participants" and given ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chinese teacher sacked for sexual misconduct


June 29th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 29 (IANS) A teacher has been fired from a Shanghai school after some of his former students took to the Internet to break their 15-year silence on his ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Over 400 militants waiting to enter valley: Army


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) The army apprehends an increase in infiltration attempts from across the Line of Control (LoC) during the coming month, said a senior official who warned that ... Read more...

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Plot to kill Iranian president foiled in 2007: Tehran Times


May 14th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 14 (IANS) Iran's intelligence ministry has said intelligence forces and police foiled a plot by the Jundullah group to assassinate President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2007, the Tehran Times ... Read more...

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Three held for cannibal acts in Brazil


April 16th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) A group of three people, including two women, in Brazil have been held for cooking their victims and turning them into pastries, a report in a ... Read more...

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US court to hear 1984 anti-Sikh riots case May 1


April 12th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 12 (IANS) A US court is set to hear arguments in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case May 1 even as India's Congress party opposed the entry of ... Read more...

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Mahatma Gandhi’s statue vandalised in Sri Lanka


April 7th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 7 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has ordered an investigation into an incident in which several statues, including that of Mahatma Gandhi, were vandalised."It has been brought to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Three accused of murder attempt acquitted


March 18th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A Delhi court has acquitted three accused facing trial in an attempt to murder case after material witnesses did not support the prosecution allegation and ... Read more...

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Pattison says no to topless acts


March 14th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 14 (IANS) "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson says he doesn't want to do shirtless acting."I'd have to make a lifestyle change if I wanted to do shirtless acting. ... Read more...

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Samjhauta blast accused arrested in Malegaon case


February 27th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency Monday arrested Lokesh Sharma, an accused in the Samjhauta Express train bombing case, for his alleged involvement in the 2008 Malegaon blast ... Read more...

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