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IOC-OCA observers not acceptable to IOA: Malhotra


September 13th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Thursday made it clear that it was unhappy with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) appointing neutral observers for its elections ... Read more...

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Ghanaian musicians perform in Delhi


September 8th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) A musician duo from Ghana playing traditional instruments enthralled an audience here Friday night.Sporting a green tarboosh hat, Aaron Sukura from the west African country ... Read more...

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British granny catches deadliest snake by hood


September 6th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) A 57-year-old grandmother in Britain who came across a snake in her garden simply picked it up with kitchen tongs and put it in a chocolate ... Read more...

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India 169th in Fifa rankings


September 5th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) India have gone a place down to 169th position in the FIFA rankings despite winning the recently concluded Nehru Cup football tournament here.However, India are ... Read more...

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We need to understand what the coach wants: Chhetri


August 21st, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Aug 21 (IANS) National football coach Wim Koevermans and captain Sunil Chhetri beamed with confidence on the eve of India's opener against Syria in the Nehru Cup and ... Read more...

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Limbless man swims between US and Russian Isles


August 20th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bering Strait, Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A limbless man has challenged many when he swam from America to Asia within less than two hours. Quadruple Amputte Philippe Croizon is the alleged ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Spanish trade deficit drops


August 17th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) Spain's trade deficit fell 22.5 percent in the first six months of 2012, reaching 18.64 billion euros ($22.92 billion), authorities said.Exports increased by 3.4 percent annually ... Read more...

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Giant Python Caught in Florida


August 14th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Aug 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A python was discovered in Florida which was considered as the largest Burmese python ever caught in Florida. This was proven by the scientist on a Tuesday ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Ban on Nepal women migrants denounced


August 14th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) The Nepali government should revoke its new ban on women under the age of 30 from working in Gulf countries, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.Instead, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UAE, UN aid agency explore cooperation


August 10th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have discussed joint cooperation during humanitarian emergencies.OCHA's Gulf office head Khaled Khalifa lauded ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China world’s largest beer consumer


August 9th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) The quantity of beer consumed around the globe in 2011 increased for the 27th consecutive year, with China making up 25 percent of the sales.A report ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Saudi Arabia threatens to quit Olympics


July 27th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has threatened to withdraw from the Olympics unless a female judo athlete was allowed to wear her headscarf in competition, The Telegraph reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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Taiwanese vegetable vendor is among Asia’s Nobel winners


July 26th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manila, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A vegetable vendor is among the winners of the Nobel price of Asia. Chen Shu-chu who is of Taiwanese origin was awarded by the Ramon Magsaysay Award ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

India is Australia’s largest source of permanent migrants


July 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Surpassing China and Britain, India has become the largest source of permanent migrants for Australia."India has surpassed China and the United Kingdom as the largest ... Read more...

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US firm to supply X-ray machines to Myanmar


July 17th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 17 (IANS) American company General Electric (GE) has signed a $2-million deal with a Myanmar firm to supply X-ray machines for hospitals.This is Myanmar's first private business deal ... Read more...

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Diabetics face four times greater TB risk


July 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, July 10 (IANS) A third of the world's population, living in developing countries, carry a dormant tuberculosis (TB) bug, which remains a lifelong risk. But the risk of TB ... Read more...

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T20 World Cup ticket sales exceed 100,000


June 28th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 28 (IANS) More than 100,000 tickets have been sold for the ICC World Twenty20 Cup in Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement here ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Brazil in bid for athletics Diamond League stage


June 6th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rido De Janeiro, June 6 (IANS) Brazil's athletics confederation is in talks with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to host a stage of the elite Diamond League in ... Read more...

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Gaga, Kinney together again?


June 5th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga and her ex-boyfriend Taylor Kinney have reportedly reunited.Kinney, 30, recently sparked rumours of a reunion when he joined Gaga, who is currently touring ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Victoria plans debut store in London


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham plans to open her first fashion store in London followed by stores in Asia, particularly in Hong Kong, in the near ... Read more...

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World 10K run raises Rs.1.63 crore for charity


May 21st, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) The TCS World 10K Bangalore to be run here this weekend, has raised Rs.1.63 crore for 84 NGOs, according to Murray Culshaw, chairman, Bangalore Cares, the ... Read more...

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UN to provide $144 mn aid to Myanmar


May 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 18 (IANS) The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has offered to provide $144 million aid to Myanmar to implement a three-year project starting 2013, official media reported Friday.Projects ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Watch ‘ring of fire’ in the sky this Sunday


May 17th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Millions of people in the US and Asia will be able to watch the sun turn into a 'ring of fire' this weekend.Shadows on the ground ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mary Kom out of Worlds, still in Olympic race


May 16th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Qinhuangdao (China), May 16 (IANS) India's premier boxer M.C. Mary Kom was knocked out of the World Boxing Championships after losing to Nicola Adams in the quarterfinals of the 51 ... Read more...

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Rhino poaching on rise in South Africa


May 9th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, May 9 (IANS) As many as 210 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since the beginning of this year despite mounting efforts to stop the scourge, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pre-season overseas tour has double edges: Wenger


May 5th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Arsenal Football Club manager Arsene Wenger feels there are both advantages and disadvantages in the pre-season overseas tour especially in a major tournament year.The English ... Read more...

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More Indians head to Nepal


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Nepal has witnessed a sustained tourist inflow with visitor arrivals in April rising by 23.1 percent year on year, according to official figures released Thursday. Arrivals ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Three Indian rowers qualify for Olympics


April 29th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chung Ju (Korea), April 29 (IANS) India's Swarn Singh Virk along with Manjeet Singh and Sandeep Kumar won their individual events at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers and booked their berths ... Read more...

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China to host World Snooker later this year


April 28th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sheffield (England), April 28 (IANS) The newly-launched World Snooker International Championship will be staged for the first time later this year in China, with the tournament offering the highest top ... Read more...

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UAE elected to UN Women’s executive board


April 28th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been elected to the executive board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women or ... Read more...

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Apex court clears judge for international court


April 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a challenge to the candidature of one of its judges for appointment to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), saying ... Read more...

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Asia’s first Legoland to open in Malaysia


April 26th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 26 (IANS) Asia's first Legoland is coming up in Malaysia's southern state of Johor, bringing a new tourist attraction to the country.The 30.8-hectare theme park, located in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Line calls invariably go in China’s favour: Saina


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India's top women's badminton player Saina Nehwal said Monday that it was somewhat a handicap playing in China as the line calls invariably go in ... Read more...

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Asian Badminton: Lin quits semi-final against Chen


April 21st, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Qingdao (China), April 21 (IANS) Chinese badminton star Lin Dan, ranked second in the world, quit his semi-final clash with teammate Chen Jin due to an old injury at the ... Read more...

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Audi set to acquire Ducati Motor


April 20th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) German luxury car manufacturer AUDI Thursday said that it will acquire Ducati Motor from Investindustrial group as the supervisory boards of Audi and Volkswagen have approved ... Read more...

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