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China quake kills 64, injures over 700 (Second Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 64 people have been confirmed dead and 715 others injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in China's Yunnan province Friday, the province's ... Read more...

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24 killed, 150 injured in China quake (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed and 150 injured Friday in an earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, authorities said.More than 100,000 people ... Read more...

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Five die in China quake


September 7th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least five people were killed and more than 20,000 houses damaged in an earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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Punjab to launch card for NRIs


July 30th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced that it will soon launch an NRI card for Punjabis living abroad to identify them for official purposes and facilitate various ... Read more...

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Hang on! No quick divorce in Chinese city


July 26th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) In China couples can get divorced in less than half an hour, but a city in east China's Zhejiang province has introduced a policy requiring couples ... Read more...

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Nearly 100 killed in China rains (Third Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Torrential rains that have ravaged China's 17 provinces since July 20, have killed at least 95 people. Another 45 are still missing, the government said ... Read more...

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UAE officials meet US, Chinese envoys


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday met the ambassadors of the US and China and discussed bilateral relations.Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al ... Read more...

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Afghan woman official killed in blast


July 14th, 2012 - 6:16 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 14 (IANS) An Afghan woman official and her husband died and 11 other people were injured when a sticky bomb attached to the couple's car went off in ... Read more...

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Kerala to form panels to protect workers in Middle East


June 25th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) The state's Non-Resident Keralites' Affairs Department (NORKA) will set up advisory committees in the Middle East to protect the rights of migrant kerala workers, a minister ... Read more...

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Forward Bloc legislator suspended from Bengal assembly


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) A Forward Bloc legislator was Friday suspended from the West Begnal Assembly for the rest of the day for using "unparliamentary" words targeting Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Looking for Birsa Munda-112 years after his death (With Images)


June 8th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 8 (IANS) He is 'bhagwan' (god) to his people. But the jail cell in Ranchi where young tribal revolutionary Birsa Munda, who rose up against British rule, breathed ... Read more...

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UAE, Indonesia hold talks


May 16th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 15 (IANS/WAM)) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Indonesia have held discussions to enhance bilateral relations in various sectors that could benefit both the countries.Ahmed Abdullah Al ... Read more...

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US forges connect with India through green crafts


April 21st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The US is forging new cultural connections with the eco-friendly Indian arts and crafts sector by providing them a platform for promotion.It is also ... Read more...

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Majority US NGOs in China unregistered


March 31st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Less than three percent of American non-governmental organisations operating in China are registered with the government, a report has said.There were about 1,000 US NGOs in ... Read more...

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Bihar procures 16 lakh tonnes of paddy


March 16th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 16 (IANS) In view of the bumper paddy crop in this kharif season, Bihar has procured 16 lakh tonnes of paddy till Thursday against the target of 30 ... Read more...

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Bihar buys six crore gunny bags


February 14th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) The Bihar government has purchased six crore gunny bags worth Rs.200 crore to achieve the paddy procurement target, an official said Tuesday.Government agencies involved in procurement ... Read more...

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1,300 exploited kids rescued in China


January 15th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) As many as 1,332 children belonging to China's Xinjiang region who were lured by criminal gangs to larger cities and forced into petty crimes like stealing ... Read more...

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Acid thrown at three Afghan sisters


November 30th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 30 (IANS) Three sisters were disfigured after acid was thrown at them in Afghanistan's Kunduz province.The three girls - aged 8, 12 and 17 - were disfigured Tuesday ... Read more...

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South Africa uses metro to carry waste to landfills


November 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
East London (South Africa), Nov 6 (IANS) A metro train system in South Africa is helping in the fight against climate change by carrying waste to landfill sites on trains ... Read more...

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Audio recordings of Lokpal deliberations to be released


October 9th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The government is ready to provide an audio recording of the meetings of the joint drafting committee, comprising five ministers and five civil society ... Read more...

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12 dead in China landslides


September 19th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed while 22 were missing in rain-triggered landslides in a northwestern Chinese province, officials said.The landslides began Saturday afternoon. Rock ... Read more...

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Nine die as torrential rains batter China


September 17th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) Torrential rains have left nine people dead and forced 47,200 to leave their homes in the northwestern province of Shaanxi during the past two weeks, ... Read more...

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South African schoolkids to learn about climate change


June 30th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 30 (IANS) Climate change is recognised as a global environmental problem and South Africa wants to create awareness among school children by incorporating environmental studies into the curricula, ... Read more...

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Welfare scheme for jobless Non-Resident Keralites


June 24th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 24 (IANS) Now, Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs) who return home jobless will be provided assistance for education, marriage, maternity besides money for performing funeral rites, Kerala Governor R.S. Gavai ... Read more...

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Drought hits 10 million people in China (Lead)


May 25th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Nearly 10 million people in China's central Hubei province have been hit by a severe drought that dried up water sources and destroyed thousands of hectares ... Read more...

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10 million people toil drought in China


May 25th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Nearly 10 million people in China's central Hubei province, accounting for one-sixth of the country's population, have been hit by a severe drought that dried up ... Read more...

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China bans civil servants from ‘watching blue movies, extra marital affairs’


April 21st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 21 (ANI): Watching blue movies, having extramarital affairs, failing to do what is righteous and vandalizing public facilities will be a strict 'no-no' for public servants in China's Nantong city, ... Read more...

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China quake toll rises to 25


March 11th, 2011 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) The toll from an earthquake that hit China's southwest Yunnan province Thursday has risen to 25, officials said.In a statement released late Thursday, the provincial civil ... Read more...

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Orissa minister, lawmakers to get three-fold salary hike


February 12th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 12 (IANS) Orissa ministers and lawmakers are set to get a nearly three-fold hike in their salary apart from perks with retrospective effect from April 1, 2010, an official said ... Read more...

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Jet Li’s One Foundation officially registered as public organisation


January 12th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Chinese actor Jet Li's One Foundation charity has officially been registered as a public foundation.According to experts, the move signals the start of a new era for ... Read more...

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33,000 evacuated in China floods


October 6th, 2010 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 6 (IANS) Around 33,000 people had to be evacuated as floods wreaked havoc in China's Hainan province, officials said.Floods inundated over 100 villages in Hainan island, forcing the evacuation of ... Read more...

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Queen’s Baton nears Haryana, government keeps fingers crossed


September 17th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) With a violent Jat agitation barely over, the Haryana government is keepings its fingers crossed about the Queen's Baton Relay that enters the state Sep 26 and moves ... Read more...

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At least 36 killed, 23 missing in China torrential rains


August 17th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): At least 36 people have been killed and 23 are missing following torrential rains and severe flooding in Longnan City in China's Gansu Province.According to the Gansu ... Read more...

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Exiles express solidarity with Tibet landslide victims


August 9th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 9 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile Monday expressed solidarity with the families of those who died in the devastating floods in China. At least 127 people were killed and 45,000 people affected ... Read more...

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Rescuers hunt for 1,300 missing in China landslides


August 9th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Rescuers Monday desperately searched for nearly 1,300 people missing after devastating landslides triggered by torrential rains hit northwest China's Gansu province. At least 127 people were killed and ... Read more...

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