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Iran’s talk with IAEA constructive: Iranian envoy


August 25th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 25 (IANS) Iranian permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh said the new round of negotiations between the Islamic republic and the IAEA ... Read more...

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IAEA officials to meet Iranian delegation Friday


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Aug 22 (IANS) Senior International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials will meet an Iranian delegation in Vienna Friday, the UN nuclear watchdog has said.The meeting is aimed ... Read more...

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Sharjah taxi owners to get $1.3 billion bonus


July 17th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 16 (IANS/WAM) The Sharjah Executive Council has approved a proposal to pay 5,085 taxi owners an annual bonus of AED 5,085 million (about $1.3 billion).The proposal was ... Read more...

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BSP man killed as violence continues in UP despite appeals


March 10th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) A BSP activist was killed in a clash in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district as violence by Samajwadi Party workers continued across the state Saturday, despite ... Read more...

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Official accused of sexual harassment opposes transfer order


February 15th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Wednesday adjourned till Feb 17 the hearing on an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer's plea against a tribunal recommending his transfer ... Read more...

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Over 9 hectares of forests lost per minute: UN report


December 1st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 1 (IANS) More than nine hectares of forests were lost per minute between 1990 and 2005, a period when the world's deforestation rate accelerated, a UN survey shows.The ... Read more...

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Unesco to help Italy preserve Pompeii


December 1st, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 1 (IANS/AKI) The Unesco will advise Italy on how to best protect one of the world's biggest archaeological sites, Pompeii, where a massive volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. ... Read more...

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Retired army officer held for Chennai boy’s killing


July 10th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) A 50-year-old retired army officer has been arrested for shooting dead 13-year-old K. Dilshan, who strayed into a military residential campus here, police said.Lt. Col. (retd) ... Read more...

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One detained for Chennai boy’s killing (Lead)


July 10th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Seven days after the shooting of 13-year-old K. Dilshan inside an army residential campus here, one man suspected of the killing has been detained, police said ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in Chennai boy killing case likely


July 10th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Seven days after the killing of 13-year-old K. Dilshan inside army residential campus here, Tamil Nadu Police seem to be on the verge of cracking the ... Read more...

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Closing in on suspect in Chennai boy’s killing: Police


July 8th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 8 (IANS) Six days after the shocking killing of 13-year-old K.Dilshan inside army residential campus here, Tamil Nadu Police said they are closing in on the suspect and ... Read more...

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Three more to be questioned over Chennai boy’s killing (Lead)


July 7th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police will question three more people Thursday in connection with the killing of a 13-year-old boy inside the army residential campus in Chennai ... Read more...

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Police listing suspects in Chennai boy’s killing


July 5th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police said Tuesday that they are making a list of people who could have shot dead a 13-year-old boy inside the army campus here ... Read more...

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Afghanistan’s historic Bamiyan Buddhas won’t be rebuilt: UNESCO


March 12th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Mar 12 (ANI): The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has said that the 1,500-year-old historic Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, that had been destroyed by the Taliban 10 ... Read more...

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Increasing illiteracy in China becomes world’s concern


March 2nd, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.2 (ANI): Illiteracy and education inequality in China has become a subject of concern throughout the world, a UNESCO official has claimed."Although China has maintained strong progress toward universal adult literacy, ... Read more...

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Moderate physical exercises cut cancer risk: WHO


February 4th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that moderate physical exercises can help reduce the risk of cancers such as breast cancer and colon cancer.On the World ... Read more...

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India records ‘modest growth’ of forest area despite population boom: FAO report


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 3(ANI): India, China, Vietnam and the Philippines have seen their forested areas increase in size largely due to a switch from felling to planting, according to a United Nations ... Read more...

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Mob fury kills police officer (Lead)


January 5th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 5 (IANS) A police sub inspector was killed and four of his colleagues seriously injured Wednesday when a mob torched their outpost in Uttar Pradesh to protest the arrest of ... Read more...

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Not in favour now of common entrance exam: Apex court told


November 12th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The union health ministry Friday told the Supreme Court that "at this stage" it was not in favour of integrated entrance examination for medical and engineering streams.The ... Read more...

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2G spectrum allocation flawless, government tells apex court (Lead)


November 11th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The government Thursday told the Supreme Court that the department of telecommunication (DoT) acted in public interest and in pursuance of its policy decision while ... Read more...

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Omar orders major administrative reshuffle in J-K


August 26th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug.26 (ANI): In a major administrative reshuffle, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday ordered transfer of several senior civil and police officials.Following a State Cabinet meet, Omar ... Read more...

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Over five mn people receiving HIV treatment: WHO


July 20th, 2010 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 20 (IANS) The number of people across the world receiving treatment in 2009 for HIV has reached 5.2 million, a rise of around 1.2 million from the previous year, the ... Read more...

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Nalini made calls to England, Sri Lanka (Lead)


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Sriharan Nalini, serving life sentence over former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, made several telephone calls within and outside India from a mobile seized from her, the ... Read more...

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Action mulled against Nalini


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Sriharan Nalini, serving life sentence over former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, may face disciplinary action following the seizure of a mobile telephone from her cell, a ... Read more...

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Mobile phone seized from Nalini’s cell


April 20th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) A mobile phone was seized Tuesday from the cell in which Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Nalini Sriharan is lodged in Vellore prison here, jail officials said. The search and ... Read more...

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Destruction of world’s forests slows down: UN


March 25th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 25 (DPA) The destruction of the world's forests, mainly to make way for agricultural land, has decreased over the past decade, but continues at an "alarmingly" high rate in many ... Read more...

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Three Indians held with drugs in Malaysia


December 10th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 10 (DPA) Malaysian airport customs police have arrested three Indian nationals and seized 66.4 kilograms of the drug ketamine worth some 1.2 million ringgit ($350,000), a news report said ... Read more...

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Only 5.4 pct of world’s people covered by smoke free laws in 2008: WHO


December 9th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Istanbul (Turkey), Dec.9 (ANI): Only 5.4 percent of the world's population was covered by comprehensive smoke-free laws in 2008, up from 3.1 percent in 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today ... Read more...

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‘Sexualised behaviour’ reported in Oz primary school


December 4th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 4 (ANI): It has recently emerged that incidents of "sexualised behaviour" between students from one Queensland primary school is on the rise.From the 18 incidents that took place, eleven were ... Read more...

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Red Ribbon Express to create awareness on swine flu


December 2nd, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Red Ribbon Express which has started its AIDS awareness journey has a special mandate this time - it will also mobilise mass awareness about swine flu, ... Read more...

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World “very very close” to swine flu pandemic: WHO


June 10th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 10 (ANI): The soaring rise in the swine flu cases in Australia has moved the world "very very close" to a pandemic, the World Health Organization has said.So far, 1224 ... Read more...

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WHO close to announcing swine flu pandemic, says official


June 10th, 2009 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 10 (Xinhua) The World Health Organisation (WHO) is "very close" to announcing a global pandemic for the influenza A(H1N1) virus, also called swine flu, as it continues to spread rapidly, ... Read more...

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WHO investigating human error behind swine flu virus claims


May 13th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): The World Health Organization is investigating an Australian researcher's claim that the swine flu virus circling the globe may have been created as a result of human error.According ... Read more...

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Debate rages on name change for swine flu, WHO says no


April 29th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (DPA) The international health community and pork producers are debating a change in name for the swine flu virus that has left people sick in several countries and could ... Read more...

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WHO raises pandemic alert level


April 28th, 2009 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 28 (DPA) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised its pandemic alert level for influenza one step to phase four in light of the developments of the swine flu outbreak, ... Read more...

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