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Four more farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha


September 8th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Sep 8 (IANS) Even as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was attending a massive 'Janata Darbar' (public hearing) in Yavatmal town of Vidarbha region, four debt-ridden farmers ... Read more...

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Six more Vidarbha farmers commit suicides, says NGO


July 1st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 1 (IANS) Six more Maharashtra farmers committed suicide in the last 72 hours, taking this year's toll to 422 in the Vidarbha region, said an NGO Sunday.Delayed rains ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tobacco shops at IGI airport sans health warnings: NGO


June 11th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) An anti-tobacco advocacy group has drawn the attention of the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) to some shops at the airport selling tobacco products without ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

British gays not interested in marriage law


June 8th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Homosexuals in Britain are indifferent to Prime Minister David Cameron's campaign for gay marriage, with just over a quarter - 27 percent - saying they ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Tobacco ads everywhere, why isolate Metro: DMRC


June 6th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Reacting to a letter by an anti-tobacco advocacy group on display of tobacco advertisements at various Metro stations in the capital, the Delhi Metro Rail ... Read more...

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Remove tobacco ads from Metro: NGO tells DMRC


June 1st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) An anti-tobacco advocacy group, raising concern over display of tobacco product advertisements in Delhi Metro, has asked the DMRC chief to take them off."Indirect/surrogate advertisements ... Read more...

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Dowry system fuelling farmers’ suicides in Vidarbha


May 20th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Nagpur, May 20 (IANS) The dowry system is driving many farmers of Maharshtra's Vidarbha region to suicide, a fact which was brought into national focus Sunday on "Satyamev Jayate", ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Congress party challenges US jurisdiction in 1984 anti-Sikh riots


May 10th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 10 (IANS) India's Congress party has challenged the jurisdiction of a US court to hear a case filed against it by a Sikh advocacy group for ... Read more...

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Farmer’s suicides: BJP calls government a ‘murderer’


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party MP Wednesday accused the UPA government of being a "murderer" a day after five farmers committed suicide in Vidarbha in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Five more farmers commit suicides in Vidarbha


May 1st, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) At least five "debt trapped" farmers have committed suicide in the last 48 hours in Maharashtra's agrarian crisis hit Vidarbha region, taking the toll to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN chief to visit India


April 24th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart for India April 25 for an official visit, UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey said here Monday."His first stop will ... Read more...

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Amnesty claims widespread rights violations in Iran


February 28th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Global human rights monitor Amnesty International has said there have been "widespread and persistent human rights violations in Iran", CNN reported Tuesday."It is essential if further ... Read more...

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Mexico lost $872 bn to illegal capital flight: Study


January 31st, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Mexico lost $872 billion to illicit financial outflows between 1970 and 2010, according to a report released Monday by a US-based research and advocacy group.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US trade group sends life sciences mission to India


January 31st, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) The US-India Business Council (USIBC), seeking better commercial ties with India, has launched a week long Life Sciences Executive Mission to India to coincide with Bangalore ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

MCD engineers face heat after court rebuke


December 18th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) How can civic engineers allow illegal constructions? Why do these guilty officials who take bribes go scott-free? These questions are surfacing fast and furious, especially ... Read more...

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US investors keen to fund India’s digital transformation


December 9th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) US investors are keen to help fund India's digital transformation, according to the US-India Business Council (USIBC), a major US trade advocacy group seeking better commercial ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s ‘bold’ retail opening will reduce prices: US body


November 25th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) A major US trade association has hailed Indian cabinet's "bold" move to approve opening of India's vast multi-brand retail sector to foreign direct investment and expanding ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cotton farmers protest against proposed bailout package


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 23 (IANS) Terming as peanuts the proposed bailout package for cotton farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, over 2,000 farmers blocked a state highway Wednesday as part of a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Online deals trip you into risky decisions


November 2nd, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Interacting with websites involved in lending and auctions can trip you into taking risky financial decisions, an Indian origin researcher says."Emerging evidence indicates that online ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India partnership at heart of 21st century vision: US official


October 13th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) America's vision of a secure, stable, prosperous 21st century world has at its heart a strong partnership with a rising India, according to a senior US ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Competition check for FDI in pharma will help consumers: CUTS


October 11th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The government's decision to keep a check on the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) and mergers and acquisitions in pharmaceutical sector will benefit ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Californian Gov signs law on Male circumcision ban


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Attempts by an advocacy group in California to outlaw male circumcision has failed after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a unique bill to law on Sunday. The new ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

US India trade group seeks investment treaty


September 22nd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Highlighting the rise of India, a leading US-India trade advocacy group has suggested early conclusion of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) to take their relationship to ... Read more...

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US court reserves judgement in Kamal Nath case


September 22nd, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) A US federal court has reserved judgment on Indian Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath's claim for diplomatic immunity in a case over his alleged ... Read more...

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Third sex gets official gender status in Australia


September 15th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) The third sex has received official recognition in Australia as travellers from Down Under can now select from three gender options on their passports -- ... Read more...

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US court to hear Kamal Nath’s claim to diplomatic immunity


August 20th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) A New York court is set to hear arguments Sep 21 over Indian Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath's claim for diplomatic immunity in a case ... Read more...

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‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ Repeal moves forward


July 22nd, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the US military will move to the next stage with Pentagon expected to give the green light ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kamal Nath claims diplomatic immunity in 1984 riots case in US


July 1st, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Indian Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath has claimed diplomatic immunity and lack of service of summons before a US court in a case over his alleged ... Read more...

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NGO seeks action against ’sex change’ doctors


June 27th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) An NGO Monday Monday demanded stern action against doctors involved in the alleged surgical sex change of girls in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city."Stringent actions have ... Read more...

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Sikh group seeks UN intervention to save Bhullar


June 18th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) A Sikh advocacy group is seeking UN intervention to save Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar who has been given the death penalty in a 1993 car ... Read more...

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Community groups meet for AIDS control in northeast


June 10th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Members of the civil society and community groups from the northeast met Thursday to prepare recommendations for the fourth phase of the National AIDS ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US trade body hails India’s $4 bn Boeing order


June 7th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) The US-India Business Council (USIBC), a business advocacy group representing some 400 top US companies, has hailed India's decision to purchase 10 Boeing C-17 aircraft, valued ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US court sets Sep 21 for pre-trial in 1984 riots case


May 31st, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 31 (IANS) A US Federal Court has set Sep 21 for pre-trial oral arguments in a case against Indian Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath and India's Congress ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Two Tibetans killed by Chinese officers during monastery raids


April 24th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 24 (ANI): Two Tibetans have been killed by Chinese paramilitary officers during a raid on a monastery in Sichuan Province to detain rebellious monks, a Tibet advocacy group based outside ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NASA mulling week-long Mars mission simulation for ISS


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): NASA is planning to use the International Space Station to prepare for a human mission to Mars, beginning with a planned week-long simulation to be staged next summer.Initial ... Read more...

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