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Tibet to spend $240 mn on roads to monasteries


April 8th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, April 8 (IANS) In a bid to ensure an easier access to its monasteries, Tibet will earmark 1.5 billion yuan (about $240 million) on road construction, the authorities said ... Read more...

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Long wait for justice for abducted sailors’ families


March 25th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 25 (IANS) The families of seven Indian sailors, on board 'MV Asphalt Venture' that was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2010, are wondering why the Indian government ... Read more...

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ITBP recover 60 kg explosives in Chhattisgarh


February 12th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has recovered 60 kg of explosives from Rajanandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, an official said here Sunday.The explosives were found Saturday ... Read more...

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Depressurised plane makes emergency landing in Russia


January 24th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Boeing-737 with 78 people on board, flying from Russia's Rostov-on-Don city to Moscow, had to make an emergency landing 20 minutes after take-off ... Read more...

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Ship with 20 Indian crew members hijacked, freed


January 10th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) A Norwegian ship, with 20 Indian crew members, was hijacked by Somali pirates Tuesday morning off the coast of Nigeria but freed from their control soon ... Read more...

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Winning the Indian GP would be a proud moment, says Vettel


October 29th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 29 (IANS) World Champion Sebastian Vettel feels racing at the Buddh International Circuit is a "great challenge" and says he would be proud to win the inaugural ... Read more...

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Somali envoy urges pirates to set Indian hostages free


June 7th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), June 7 (IANS) Somalian Ambassador to India Ebyan Mahamed Salah Tuesday urged pirates to release the remaining seven Indian crew members of MV Asphalt Venture being held hostage ... Read more...

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Sailors’ rescue in India’s hands, say hijacked ship’s owners


May 6th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) With Somalian pirates insisting on the release of their colleagues in Indian custody in return for eight Indian sailors held by them on board tanker ... Read more...

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India rejects Somali pirates swap offer


April 18th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Minister for Overseas Affairs Vayalar Ravi today said that the government of India has rejected the swap offer made by Somali pirates in exchange of abducted Indian ... Read more...

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Ship owners ask Somali pirates to release seven Indians (Lead)


April 17th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The owners of MV Asphalt Venture Sunday appealed to Somali pirates to keep to their word and release the vessel's remaining seven Indian sailors. Eight ... Read more...

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Somali pirates release ship with all Indian crew


April 16th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 16 (IANS) Somali pirates have released a Panama-flagged ship with a 15-member Indian crew after months in captivity, Xinhua reported Saturday.Andrew Mwangura, maritime editor of the Somalia Report, ... Read more...

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Somali pirates want Indian hostages swapped with jailed colleagues


April 16th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Mogadishu (Somalia), Apr 16 (ANI): Despite receiving a multimillion dollar ransom, the Somali pirates have kept the Indian hostages, and demanded release of their colleagues in India."We decided to keep them because ... Read more...

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Remnants of boozy village discovered beneath downtown San Francisco


January 7th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
San Francisco, Jan 7 (ANI): Archeologists have discovered dozens of relics from the 1800s underneath a parking lot in downtown San Francisco.They have found dozens of vestiges-dolls, a piece of a tent, ... Read more...

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Hamilton says ridiculous ‘Singapore Sling’ chicane, an accident waiting to happen


September 25th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Marina Bay (Singapore), Sep 25(ANI): British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton fears that there could be a 'nasty' accident in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.Several tweaks have been made to the Marina Bay ... Read more...

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San Bruno Gas Explosion Destroys 54 Homes, Thousands Evacuate, Current Death Toll 6


September 10th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Firefighters have been working all night and are expected to continue on throughout the day trying to stop the huge fires which have sprouted from a gas ... Read more...

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Karun, first to drive on Korean F1 track


September 4th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Driving the 2010 championship-leading Red Bull Formula One car, Karun Chandhok of India completed 14 laps of the all-new Korean Grand Prix circuit Saturday at Yeongam in South ... Read more...

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Elliott Sadler Survives Car Crash At Pocono Raceway


August 2nd, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Sunday race at Pocono Raceway could have turned out to be the last one for Elliott Sadler but all kudos to the No.19 Ford manufacturer, ... Read more...

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Making an art of everyday types and signs (With Image)


February 19th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The humble arrow evolved from being a weapon of war to being part of everyday signage integral to life in the 21st century. It is in focus ... Read more...

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Component of asphalt eyed as new fuel source


September 24th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): Soon, the pavement material that cars drive on may wind up in their fuel tanks, thanks to scientists eyeing a key component of asphalt as a new fuel ... Read more...

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Water main break causes flooding in Los Angeles


September 7th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles (US), Sep.7 (ANI): A burst water main swept cars down streets, forced people out of their homes and flooded a section of a major Los Angeles boulevard.The water flow from ... Read more...

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Crystals turn roads into power stations


December 11th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): Engineers in Israel are hoping to develop roads into power stations, by using crystals to harvest energy from passing vehicles.According to a report in New Scientist, the ... Read more...

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Japanese scientists make ‘musical roads’


November 14th, 2007 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
London, November 14 (ANI): Scientists from the Hokkaido Industrial Research Institute in Japan have devised a way to convert road noise into sweet music. Their work is based on the discovery that ... Read more...

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