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Encroachers clash with police in Noida (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Sep 10 (IANS) Angry villagers in Haibatpur in Noida extension Monday fought a pitched battle with the police and Greater Noida Development Authority (GNDA) workers when an anti-encroachment squad ... Read more...

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12-hour shurdown in Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland


September 6th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 6 (IANS) Vehicles went off the roads, schools, banks and government offices remained shut and commercial establishments downed shutters in all the northeastern states, except Assam, Thursday in ... Read more...

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Plan B eyes career break


September 6th, 2012 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) British rapper Plan B is eyeing a career break after exhausting himself by taking on too many projects.The 28-year-old, whose real name is Benjamin Ballance-Drew, became ... Read more...

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Germany to get first Islamic bank in October


August 30th, 2012 - 7:54 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkey's Kuveyt Turk investment fund plans to open the first Islamic bank in Germany in October, the Financial Times Deutschland reported.Kuveyt Turk plans to open ... Read more...

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Downward revision of Spain’s GDP data


August 28th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish economy grew by 0.4 percent last year, less than the initial estimate of 0.7 percent, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said.The INE also ... Read more...

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SBI favours phasing out of CRR


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The country's largest public sector lender State Bank of India has strongly proposed phasing out of Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) from the banking system, its ... Read more...

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China Mobile to offer cloud storage service


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China Mobile Ltd, the world's biggest mobile operator by users, plans to offer a cloud storage service to Chinese users by the end of the year, ... Read more...

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Hacker claims security flaw with Apple’s iPhone


August 18th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) A hacker Friday revealed a security flaw that he claimed could make Apple's iPhone particularly vulnerable to text message cheating.The flaw has existed since iPhone ... Read more...

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PM pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi


August 15th, 2012 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of India's 66th independence day celebrations.On his way to the Red ... Read more...

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Fugitive Chinese who killed nine shot dead (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) A fugitive who killed nine people during armed robberies since 2004 was shot dead in southwest China Tuesday, police said.Zhou was killed by police in Chongqing ... Read more...

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Chinese serial killer shot dead


August 14th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) A fugitive gunman who is suspected of killing nine in armed robberies since 2004 was shot dead Tuesday in southwest China's Chongqing area, police said.Zhou, described ... Read more...

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Banks to disburse UP scholarships


August 13th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Faced with complaints of corruption and irregularities, the Uttar Pradesh government Monday said that scholarships to students from among minorities in per-matric classes will be ... Read more...

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Get all on board to get black money back, Mayawati tells UPA


August 13th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Monday said that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government should take all political parties on board and form a ... Read more...

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NDA leaders call on Ramdev (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Ramdev's campaign against black money and corruption Monday drew support from BJP president Nitin Gadkari and Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav who met the yoga ... Read more...

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Bihar clears Ganga Expressway Project


August 8th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 8 (IANS) The Bihar government has approved the much awaited Ganga Expressway project along the banks of the Ganga in Patna modelled on Mumbai's Marine Drive."The cabinet late ... Read more...

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Textiles firms seek loan restructuring


August 7th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) Tuesday urged the government to direct banks to restructure loans to textiles industry, which is reeling under Rs.155,809 crore ... Read more...

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Pay salaries before Eid-ul-Fitr, says UAE PM


August 7th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 6 (IANS/WAM) UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as the ruler of Dubai, has ordered the payment of salaries ... Read more...

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Russia brings in Foreign Accounts Information Law


July 31st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian citizens, failing to inform the tax agencies about their foreign banking accounts, can now be penalised with President Vladimir Putin Monday signing a law ... Read more...

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Sangakkara banks on home advantage at World T20


July 27th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara believes playing at home will give his side added inspiration to win the World Twenty20 in September.Speaking to ICC ... Read more...

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Two TV channel directors held for forgery


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Two directors of a Bhojpuri TV Channel were arrested for forgery to secure loans of nearly Rs.100 crore, a CBI official said Monday. A Delhi ... Read more...

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1,124 couples plant trees in MP


July 19th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar, July 19 (IANS) A total of 1,124 couples have planted 1,124 trees in Madhya Pradesh as part of a green campaign by a spiritual group based here.According to Gayatri ... Read more...

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Chinese premier promises more jobs


July 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has promised to generate more jobs, especially for fresh university graduates, migrant labourers and disabled people, even as the country's employment situation ... Read more...

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Brazil credit-card interest rate tops 300 percent


July 18th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 18 (IANS/EFE) Credit-card interest rates in Brazil climbed above 300 percent last month, a media report said.Brazilian rates are many times higher than those in other Latin American ... Read more...

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Over Rs.1 crore stolen from Axis Bank ATMs in Allahabad


July 15th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Allahabad, July 14 (IANS) In a sensational incident, over Rs.1 crore was stolen Saturday from different ATMs of Axis bank in Allahabad, police said Saturday.The matter came to light Saturday ... Read more...

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DoT meets telcos, seeks views on rollout obligations (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Department of Telecom (DoT) which Friday met all the operators, discussed the issue of network rollout obligations and asked them to submit their views ... Read more...

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DoT to meet operators on spectrum reserve price


July 13th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Department of Telecom (DoT) is meeting all the operators Friday to get their final opinion on spectrum pricing ahead of the Empowered Group of ... Read more...

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‘Dr Doom’ Nouriel Roubini says that the ‘perfect storm’ is brewing now


July 10th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dr Doom – Nouriel Roubini may have gotten it right after all. He had predicted about a ‘perfect storm’ and now he says that it is ... Read more...

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Three more bodies recovered in Himachal disaster (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) Rescue workers in Haryana Sunday recovered three more bodies of the eight people washed away while crossing a flooded rivulet in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district.With this, ... Read more...

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ATM for blind launched in Sharjah


July 5th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 5 (IANS/WAM) In a first in the Middle East as well as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a teller machine for blind and visually impaired people has been ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily seeks fair banking practices


July 4th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) A panel has revealed price collusion in ATM usage and a Pakistani daily now wants more vigilance since "there are all manner of small fees and ... Read more...

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Two Britons arrested for Hollywood-style heists


June 30th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 30 (IANS) Two Britons, arrested for trying to steal ATMs from three banks in Thailand, said they were inspired by the robbery shown in the Hollywood action movie ... Read more...

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Termites eat through 32,000 pounds in cash


June 28th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Termites got into a Taiwanese woman's safe and munched their way through 32,700 pounds in cash that she saved to study abroad, it was reported here.She ... Read more...

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Nine die in Maharashtra accident


June 19th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 19 (IANS) Nine pilgrims, including seven women, were killed near here Tuesday when a truck in they were travelling fell into dry river bed, police said.Six others were ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 244 points down as RBI rate cut hopes fade (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday closed the day's trade down 244 points at 16,705.83 points, as hopes of a rate-cut by the ... Read more...

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Sensex drops 162.32 points as RBI rate cut hope fades away


June 18th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was Monday down 162.32 points around 1.00 p.m. and stood at 16,787.51 points, as hopes of a rate-cut ... Read more...

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