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Chinese top cop faces trial for graft, abuse of power


September 18th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) In one of the biggest political scandals in China, a former police chief linked to politician Bo Xilai and his convicted wife Gu Kailai stood an ... Read more...

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Gurgaon steps up effort for high security number plates


August 1st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 1 (IANS) To ensure compliance of a Supreme Court order, the Gurgaon administration will hand over registration certificates (RCs) of vehicles only after owners submit proof that they ... Read more...

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Beijing English teacher wants to buy Obama speeches


July 10th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) An English teacher in the Chinese capital has written to US President Barack Obama to ask for permission to use his speeches in his English ... Read more...

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Court acts on Microsoft plea on software piracy


June 16th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court, on a plea by Microsoft Corporation, has restrained the sale of branded computers with pirated software by a Mumbai computer ... Read more...

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Stem cell division to evaluate clinical trials


April 27th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Directorate General of Health Services has established a stem cell division to evaluate proposals concerning stem cell research, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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Three firms guilty of lead poisoning in Chinese kids


February 26th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) Three companies in Shanghai have been held responsible for lead poisoning in at least 49 children in the metropolis, the government said.A battery manufacturer, an auto-parts ... Read more...

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India, Australia amend tax treaty


December 16th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) India and Australia Friday signed an agreement to amend their bilateral tax treaty to ensure more effective exchange of financial information between the two countries.India's ... Read more...

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Saudi women with attractive eyes may be forced to cover them


November 19th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Saudi women with attractive eyes may be forced to cover them up under a new law in the country.The ultra-conservative Islamic state has said it has ... Read more...

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CAB apprehensive of losing India-England match again


October 13th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) which is awaiting governmental clearance for organising the Oct 25 one-day cricket match between India and England is apprehensive of ... Read more...

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New rules for bio-medical waste management


September 25th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) To ensure safe and proper management of bio-medical waste, the environment ministry has proposed new rules under which all health institutions are required to obtain ... Read more...

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Red Fort attack: LeT militant’s death sentence upheld (Second Lead)


August 11th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Terming the Dec 22, 2000, Red Fort assault as "an attack on Mother India", the Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the death sentence awarded to Lashkar-e-Taiba ... Read more...

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Red Fort attack: LeT militant’s death sentence upheld (Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the death sentence awarded to Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq, a Pakistani national, for the Dec 22, 2000, Red ... Read more...

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Osama’s seized mobile phone shows links to ISI


June 24th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS/AKI) A mobile phone seized from Osama bin Laden's hideout contains evidence of contacts between Pakistan's intelligence agency and a militant group used by the Al-Qaeda ... Read more...

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Punjab allows private architects to clear building plans


June 12th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) Private architects in Punjab will now be able to approve and sanction building plans for residential structures, a minister announced here Sunday.Local Government and Industries Minister ... Read more...

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China calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya


June 9th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) China Wednesday called for an immediate ceasefire in Libya and the initiation of political measures to resolve the crisis in the country, Xinhua reported."It is ... Read more...

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Spaniards defy ban on pre-election protests


May 19th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 19 (IANS/EFE) Chanting a cry of resistance from Spain's 1936-1939 civil war, thousands of mainly young people thronged this capital's Puerta del Sol square Wednesday night in defiance ... Read more...

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No Pakistani bases used by US forces, says Pakistan


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan Tuesday described as "absolutely false" reports that US helicopters had taken off from its Ghazi airbase and expressed its "deep concerns and reservations" about the ... Read more...

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Government may tighten phone tapping norms


April 25th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The government is likely to make phone tapping norms more stringent, including prohibiting it for detecting income tax evasions, after recommendations from a panel ... Read more...

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H-1B workers with pending extension pleas can stay: US court


April 15th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) A US court has ruled that workers in the US on H-1B visas, which are coveted by Indian IT professionals, may not be arrested for "overstaying" ... Read more...

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Apple boss Steve Jobs finally gives nod to authorised biog


April 12th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): Apple CEO Steve Jobs has finally given nod to an authorised biography.'iSteve: The Book Of Jobs' will hit bookshops early next year, written by Walter Isaacson, who is ... Read more...

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Indians warned against fake job offers from Nigeria


April 8th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 8 (IANS) The Indian high commission in Nigeria has stepped in to stem the increasing number of cases of Indians being duped by Nigerians through various promises, including ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s daughter denies fleeing her country


February 25th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 25 (IANS/AKI) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafis' daughter has denied reports by Arabic media that she had fled to Malta amid serious unrest in her North African country. Speaking on state ... Read more...

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Northeast NGOs oppose Protected Area Permit withdrawal


February 17th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Feb 17 (IANS) Many NGOs from the northeastern states have strongly opposed the central government's decision to do away with the Protected Area Permit (PAP), a mandatory official authorisation for foreigners ... Read more...

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Brangelina ‘to adopt’ four-year-old Haitian girl


February 9th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 9 (ANI): Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to adopt a four-year-old Haitian girl named Leah, according to reports.The couple - already parents to Maddox 10, Pax Thien, ... Read more...

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Jolie to adopt fourth child from Haiti?


February 8th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie is reportedly set to adopt a four-year-old orphaned girl from Caribbean nation Haiti.Jolie who already has three adopted children, and naturally conceived Shiloh, four, ... Read more...

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Celebrity beauty salon owner pleads guilty to cheating


January 23rd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) A beauty salon boss accused of scamming A-list clients including Liv Tyler and Jennifer Aniston out of thousands of dollars has pleaded guilty to a charge of ... Read more...

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Beauty salon owner faces 10 years in jail for swindling A-list celebs


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): The owner of a Beverly Hills beauty salon is facing up to 10 years in jail for swindling celebrities.Maria Gabriela Hashemipour stole the credit card details of ... Read more...

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Indians on death row in UAE: Victim’s family ready for blood money (Lead)


December 31st, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Dec 31 (IANS) Seventeen Indians, sentenced to death for killing a Pakistani man in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have been offered a lifeline with the victim's family agreeing to settle ... Read more...

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Indians on death row: Victim’s family ready for blood money


December 31st, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Dec 31 (IANS) Seventeen Indians who are facing death sentence for killing a Pakistani man in the UAE have been provided a lifeline by the victim's family who have agreed to ... Read more...

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India’s rocket launch postponed


December 19th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 19 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has postponed Monday's rocket launch, meant to put an advanced communications satellite into orbit, following the detection of a leak in ... Read more...

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Court upholds Rs.79,000 fine for cutting 1,500 trees


December 9th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has upheld a penalty of Rs.79,000 slapped by the state government on a village head for chopping down more than 1,500 trees without permission.The ... Read more...

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Delhi death toll rises to 65, rescue efforts on (Second lead)


November 16th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With hope ebbing every passing minute, rescuers Tuesday continued to search for possible survivors under the debris of an unauthorised five-storey building here that caved in a ... Read more...

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Oz judge allows parents to have boys castrated


November 15th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 15 (ANI): A judge in Australia has allowed the removal of testes from two little boys, giving their parents the authority to move forward with the procedure, which is being ... Read more...

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Obama unconnected to reality: Bobby Jindal


November 13th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal has accused President Barack Obama of not being "connected to reality on the ground" during the Gulf oil spill and more ... Read more...

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Musharraf allowed US to carry out drone recce flights in Pak: Gilani


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 23 (ANI): Former President Pervez Musharraf had allowed the United States to carry out drone flights in Pakistani tribal areas for reconnaissance, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has stated. ... Read more...

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