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Rear Admiral Shrikhande is IDS assistant chief (With Image)


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug23 (IANS) Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande, chief of staff of the Southern Naval Command, has been appointed assistant chief of Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) in charge of financial planning ... Read more...

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Bieber apologises to fellow passenger


July 28th, 2012 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Teen sensation Justin Bieber was reportedly forced to apologise to a fellow passenger on an Air New Zealand flight after he allegedly caused a disturbance by ... Read more...

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Western intelligence shaken by Canada spy leaks


July 26th, 2012 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A vast amount of classified information allegedly leaked to Russia by a Canadian naval intelligence officer has seriously compromised the spy agencies of major English-speaking ... Read more...

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Depression, anxiety affects every society: Study


July 24th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that depression and anxiety affects every society and country in the world, debunking old theories that only Westerners get depressed.The findings come from ... Read more...

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China cuts interest rates


June 8th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) China's central bank has cut interest rates by 25 basis points to prevent the economy from slowing further.The benchmark one-year lending rate will drop to 6.31 ... Read more...

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Stimulus policies may hurt China economy: Experts


May 31st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) A stimulus policy only to promote investments will be "dangerous" for a weakening Chinese economy as the excess production capacity may result in more serious economic ... Read more...

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1D star Louis Tomlinson allegedly woken by naked man


May 30th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Apparently, a naked man tried to enter the hotel room of boyband One Direction member Louis Tomlinson. Louis was sleeping in a Swedish hotel when he heard ... Read more...

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1,500 tourists enter Myanmar every day by air


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 23 (IANS) After its progress towards democracy following years of military rule, Myanmar has seen a huge inflow of tourists, with 1,500 people arriving every day by air, ... Read more...

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Indian women miss bronze in four-nation meet (Lead, With corrections)


April 16th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, April 16 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team missed the bronze medal as they went down 1-2 to the US by a golden goal in the play-off at Harbour Hockey ... Read more...

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Indian women settle for bronze in hockey


April 16th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, April 16 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team settled for the bronze medal going down 1-2 to the US by a golden goal in the play-off at Harbour Hockey ... Read more...

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Australian, Chinese airlines start joint venture


March 26th, 2012 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Australia's Qantas Airline has entered into a joint venture agreement with China Eastern Airlines to launch a low-cost airline in Asia.Jetstar Hong Kong will begin flights ... Read more...

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Groom more youngsters like Kohli, say Indian fans


March 25th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) India might be the reigning World Cup champions in one-day cricket, but the team's recent loss of form and dismal performances in England and Australia ... Read more...

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Rosemary scent perks up brain power


February 26th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Exposure to higher levels of rosemary scent seems to perk up brain power, tests show. Mark Moss and Lorraine Oliver, from the Brain, Performance and Nutrition ... Read more...

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Reports of rift in Indian team exaggerated: BCCI president


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian Cricket Board president N. Srinivasan Wednesday dismissed as mere speculation growing reports of a rift in the Indian cricket team.Srinivasan's clarification came after ... Read more...

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Victoria batting for 2015 World Cup final at MCG


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Premier of Victoria state of Australia Ted Baillieu Wednesday announced that his government will be working hard to secure the 2015 Cricket World Cup final ... Read more...

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‘Largest’ immigration firm on police radar


February 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Claiming to be the "world's largest immigration group", the multi-billion rupee WorldWide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS) here is under the police scanner after it was found ... Read more...

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We will rotate the openers, says Sehwag


February 7th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Feb 7 (IANS) India opener Virender Sehwag said Tuesday the team will be rotating opening batsmen and in Wednesday's second ODI against Sri Lanka he would be replacing ... Read more...

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Himachal Lokayukta will be strengthened, says new chief


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 3 (IANS) An effective Lokayukta system would be shortly put in place in Himachal Pradesh, the state's new Lokayukta Justice (retd) L.S. Panta said here Friday."The office ... Read more...

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ANZ Stadium, MCG in running for 2015 World Cup final venue


January 30th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland kept everybody guessing about the idea of ANZ Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park hosting the 2015 World Cup final.ANZ Stadium ... Read more...

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Twinkling, bejewelled Indian wedding cards - got one yet? (With Images)


January 17th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) They could be Swarovski studded, they could match the bride's trousseau, they could come in multiple folds and, yes, they might just cost Rs.100,000 (about ... Read more...

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Australians, New Zealanders world’s biggest cannabis users


January 6th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Australians and New Zealanders are the biggest cannabis users in the world, said a report published in the medial journal The Lancet.According to the report, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US tops list of global charity


December 21st, 2011 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has topped a list of countries taking part in charity, followed by Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Russia was ranked 130th in the ... Read more...

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Travel advisories not based on intelligence inputs: Krishna


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said India has taken up with seven countries the issue of travel advisories warning of terror attacks during the ... Read more...

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South African Arthur appointed Australia’s cricket coach


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 22 (IANS) Former South African coach Mickey Arthur has been appointed Australia cricket head coach, Cricket Australia (CA) announced here Tuesday.CA chief executive officer James Sutherland said Arthur ... Read more...

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India finalizing economic pact with ASEAN


November 19th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Nusa Dua (Bali), Nov 19 (IANS) Calling for full play to investment and trade issues, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday that India was finalizing a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation ... Read more...

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Toyota recalls 420000 vehicles over steering issue


November 10th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Toyota has announced the recall of about 420,000 vehicles because of steering problems. The giant automaker said they are recalling 550,000 vehicles around the world because of ... Read more...

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India presses Australia to withdraw travel advisory


October 27th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 27 (IANS) India has pressed Australia to withdraw travel advisory that uses "disproportionate" language warning of terror attacks during the festive season. Vice President Hamid Ansari has ... Read more...

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Agra despairs over Western advisory


October 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 26 (IANS) Tourism industry in the Taj Mahal city of Agra fumed Wednesday that it will be badly hit following advisory from five Western nations asking tourists to ... Read more...

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India hits out at ‘disproportionate’ travel advisories


October 25th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) India Tuesday objected to advisories issued by the US and other countries that warned of heightened possibility of terror attacks during the Diwali festival season, ... Read more...

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Maldives or Uzbekistan - where’s your exotic honeymoon?


October 9th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Frolicking in the crystal-clear waters of the Maldives, delving into exotic dishes in Uzbekistan, sipping a Martini in Thailand...if you want the world at your ... Read more...

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Pietersen eager to play in 2015 World Cup


October 8th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Though the rigours of international cricket take a toll on England batsman Kevin Pietersen from time to time, he is eager to continue playing till the ... Read more...

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Single-sex schools don’t improve performance


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Many parents get their children admitted to single-sex schools in the expectation that they would do better -- but that's just not the case as research ... Read more...

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UAE, Victoria discuss bilateral ties


August 5th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 4 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's ambassador to Australia and New Zealand Ali Nasser Al Nuaimi and Alex Chernov, governor of Australia's Victoria state, have discussed ways to increase bilateral ... Read more...

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PM to go to Indonesia, US seeks closer India ties in East Asia


July 21st, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will travel to Indonesia in November to attend the 18-nation East Asia Summit, a trip that will be closely watched ... Read more...

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India’s first green tribunal gets scores of environment cases (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT), a judicial body aimed at expediting environment-related cases and the first in the country, has got scores of cases to ... Read more...

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