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‘Merger regulations needed to protect consumers’


April 14th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Proper norms are needed to regulate mergers and acquisitions to avoid monopolistic situations in the market and protect the interests of consumers, advocacy group Consumer ... Read more...

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Present tobacco pictorial warnings unclear: Health ministry


April 4th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Even as the government is delaying the notification of new pictorial warnings on tobacco products, a health ministry official Monday said they have received feedback ... Read more...

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Food packaging harbours harmful toxins


March 31st, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that plastic wrappers, food cans and storage tubs deposit at least two potentially harmful chemicals into our food.By cutting out containers, people can ... Read more...

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Terrorist tag for Punjab Police demanded after turban incident


March 30th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 30 (IANS) A Sikh advocacy group has urged the US and Canada to declare Punjab Police a 'terrorist organization' after its treatment of protesting pharmacists in Mohali ... Read more...

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Hardee’s shapes up turkey burger


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Restaurant chain Hardee is trying to carve a new image for itself after the eatery came up with the first sub-500 calorie turkey burger.Hardee a few ... Read more...

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Pirates hijack boat with four Americans on board


February 19th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 19 (IANS) Pirates have hijacked a boat with four American nationals on board off the coast of Oman, the US embassy in Nairobi said Saturday."Preliminary reports indicate that a US-flagged ... Read more...

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US Sikh group campaigns against immunity for Kamal Nath


February 16th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) A Sikh community group has started a campaign to press the US government to deny diplomatic immunity to Indian Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath for his ... Read more...

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Sikh group to challenge diplomatic immunity for Kamal Nath


January 27th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) A Sikh community group says it will challenge any effort by the Indian government to get diplomatic immunity for Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath for his ... Read more...

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Anti-Sikh riot case: Legal process on Kamal Nath role still unfolding: US


January 25th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.25 (ANI): The United States States has said that it is closely following developments related to a civil suit filed against India's Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath.Briefing newspersons here on Monday, ... Read more...

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US reviewing immunity for Kamal Nath in 1984 Sikh riots case


January 25th, 2011 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) The United States is still reviewing whether Indian Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath, who has been summoned by a New York court for his alleged role ... Read more...

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Kamal Nath summoned by US court in 1984 Sikh riots case


January 23rd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath has been summoned by a New York court for a pre-trial conference Feb 9 for his alleged role in ... Read more...

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Less journalists killed worldwide this year compared to 2009


December 31st, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 31 (ANI): There has been a drop in the number of reporters killed worldwide in 2010 than in the previous year, but media advocacy groups have said that while the ... Read more...

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Michelle Rhee Launches Advocacy Group Students First


December 7th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools system based in Washington D.C., has launched a new advocacy group "Students Firsts" which ... Read more...

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Facebook denies ‘paedophiles’ are behind cartoon profile campaign


December 7th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Social networking site Facebook has denied rumours that paedophiles are behind the cartoon profile campaign.The campaign, which has been actively gaining momentum in the past month, ... Read more...

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Small Business Saturday Initiative Taken By NJ Governor


November 27th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Christopher J. Christie the governor of New Jersey has joined hands with Kenneth I. Chenault American Express Chairman for promoting "Small Business Saturday". This campaign is ... Read more...

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India lost 462 bln dollars through tax evasion, crime and corruption since 1948: Report


November 19th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19(ANI): A new report has said that India has lost 462 billion dollars in illegal capital flows between 1948 and 2008.According to the report from Washington-based group Global Financial ... Read more...

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US Justice Dept. urged to probe terror-linked Muslims’ prayer sessions on Capitol Hill


November 13th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A conservative advocacy group has urged the US Justice Department to investigate a weekly prayer session on Capitol Hill, after a media report claimed that Muslims with terrorist ... Read more...

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Fury over Amazon sale of e-book ‘Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure’


November 11th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Consumers have called for online retail giant Amazon to be boycotted for selling an e-book entitled 'The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure'.According to product details on ... Read more...

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US business seeks free high-tech trade with India


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Ahead of US President Barack Obama's trip, a major US trade association representing 300 top US companies doing business with India has proposed a five-point ... Read more...

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Sikhs twitter Obama to visit Amritsar


October 22nd, 2010 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) With the White House stressing that President Barack Obama's India visit schedule is not "finalised", Sikh American groups are using new age tools like e-mail, ... Read more...

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Pentagon to comply with court’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ order


October 15th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): The Pentagon has announced that it would comply with the court's order to stop enforcing its "don't ask, don't tell" policy that prohibits homosexuality in the armed services. ... Read more...

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Victory for gays as judge orders U.S. military to halt ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law


October 13th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): A federal judge has ordered the United States military to stop enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" law that prohibits homosexuality in the armed services.According to the ... Read more...

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Obama visit to highlight trade ties: US group


October 6th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's decision to start his first State Visit to India with an address to a major business summit in Mumbai highlights his ... Read more...

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Obama to attend Nov 6 business summit in Mumbai


October 5th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will attend the US-India Business and Entrepreneurship Summit in Mumbai Nov 6 during his four-day visit to India, according to the ... Read more...

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Facebook purges pages referring to paedophile group NAMBLA


September 30th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): Facebook has begun to remove pages that refer to the North American Man/Boy Love Association after the presence of the nefarious paedophile advocacy group was revealed in ... Read more...

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Recommendations on Bt Brinjal remain unchanged: Academies


September 28th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) A day after Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh trashed the report of the country's top six academies favouring Bt Brinjal, the academies Tuesday said their main recommendation on ... Read more...

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No question of lifting moratorium on Bt Brinjal: Ramesh


September 27th, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Rejecting the report of the country's top six academies recommending limited release of Bt Brinjal, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday said it did not reflect the views ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farmers object to Oscar entry for ‘Peepli’


September 27th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 27 (IANS) Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), a farmers' advocacy group in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, has objected to the selection of Aamir Khan's "Peepli Live" as India's official ... Read more...

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Jennifer Aniston Faces Rage For Using R Word


August 21st, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "The Good Girl" actress Jennifer Aniston was promoting her movie "The Switch" on American chat show "Live With Regis and Kelly". The former "Friends" actress did ... Read more...

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Jennifer Aniston slammed for using ‘retard’ word in interview


August 20th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 20 (ANI): Jennifer Anniston has been slammed by disability advocates for using the word 'retard' in an interview.The former 'Friends' star, 41, used the word "retard" on the 'Live ... Read more...

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Obama backs controversial mosque at 9/11 Ground Zero


August 14th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) President Barack Obama has come out in strong support of a controversial proposal to build an Islamic centre and mosque near New York's Ground ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farmers’ group objects to ‘Peepli Live’


August 14th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Aug 14 (IANS) A farmer's advocacy group in Vidarbha has objected to the content of the just-released Hindi film "Peepli Live", saying it is a wrong representation of the misery of ... Read more...

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School hands out condoms to students attending ball


July 30th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, July 30 (IANS) A school in New Zealand gave out condoms to students attending a ball "to help them make better choices" but the move has shocked an advocacy group. The principal ... Read more...

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NY hot dog vendor treating Bloomberg and Cameron furious over frivolous fines


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 23 (ANI): The hot dog vendor who served Mayor Bloomberg and the British prime minister said that the City Hall enjoys ticketing vendors on carts in the Big ... Read more...

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Maywood City Fires Everyone, Outsources Everything, “Municipal Genius”?


July 21st, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A high school student who has been stopped three different times for suspicious activity in the town of Maywood, California says he is not upset by the incidents, ... Read more...

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