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Ban on Nepal women migrants denounced


August 14th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) The Nepali government should revoke its new ban on women under the age of 30 from working in Gulf countries, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.Instead, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India pushes for consensus on arms trade treaty


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India Thursday said that a comprehensive legally-binding arms trade treaty should not be rushed through and underlined the need for forging consensus so that the ... Read more...

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Cameron moves to dismiss ‘Avatar’ lawsuit


July 17th, 2012 - 7:20 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) Filmmaker James Cameron has asked a judge to dismiss a $2.5 billion lawsuit against "Avatar", filed by a screenwriter, who alleged that it shares key ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sudan’s president warns protesters of ‘incinerating summer’


July 12th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Khartoum, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has warned protesters against further protests and promised them an 'incinerating summer' instead of the Arab Spring.Protests against a government austerity ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

EU tax unacceptable in climate change talks: India


April 11th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India Wednesday said the EU decision to collect billions of dollars every year by unilaterally imposing a carbon tax on flights landing in the Eurozone ... Read more...

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Lifestyle Pakistan aims at direct India-Pakistan trade


April 10th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) From clothing and home furnishings to delicious Pakistani delicacies - the capital will get to enjoy all this and more at the first Lifestyle Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Animals build giant web to survive the Australian flood


March 8th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the wake of the recent floods that have devastated the Wagga Wagga region of Australia, some creatures have come to the realization that only teamwork can ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NSW floods lead to mass evacuations


March 6th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The rising waters in the New South Wales region has forced officials to ask thousands of people to evacuate the region. Nearly 75 percent of the region ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Air passenger traffic in India up by 8.8 percent: IATA


March 1st, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 29 (IANS) International Air Transport Association (IATA) Wednesday said that passenger traffic in India grew by 8.8 percent year on year in January, with demand rising by nine ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sistema gives India 6 months to settle 2G licences row


February 28th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Russian conglomerate Sistema Tuesday put the Indian government on notice, saying it would initiate proceedings as per the provisions of the bilateral investment treaty if ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India is first non-OECD country to join tax convention


February 24th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India has signed a multilateral convention on mutual administrative assistance in tax matters to become the first non-OECD and non-Council of Europe country to become ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mary Kay Ash’s pink mansion up for sale


February 20th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dallas, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Late cosmetic mogul Mary Kay Ash’s mansion in Dallas has been re-listed on the market. The pink mansion was initially listed on the market for $5.7 million ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Today is ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’


February 17th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you have been wondering how to show kindness to a complete stranger, then today (the 17th of January) may be the best day to do ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Robert de Niro to star as Bernie Madoff in a new movie


November 8th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hollywood legend Robert de Niro will play the role of Bernie Madoff in a new HBO movie. The studio confirmed on Monday that they are making ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Indian company drills second oil well in Sri Lanka


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 22 (IANS) An Indian company, engaged in exploring oil in the seas of northern Sri Lanka, has begun drilling a second well, the Sri Lankan government said Saturday.Cairn ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Sibal to unveil draft National Telecom Policy 2011


October 9th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Amid rising concerns and lawsuits over allocation of telecom spectrum, a precious national resource, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal will Monday unveil a draft of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Coca Cola not to increase prices in India


September 26th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) major Coca Cola India Monday said it will not raise prices to counter the effects of high inflation."Inflation is there ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India has bright prospects in animation industry: Soni


September 17th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) The animation industry in India is poised to be a major money spinner, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said Friday and advised students of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

LivingSocial announces its deal with Whole Foods


September 14th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) LivingSocial has announced a collaboration with organic giant Whole Foods Market Inc. to run the first ever countrywide grocery store daily deals in the United States. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India-US ties create jobs for both countries: White House


September 7th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Underlining the importance of economic cooperation between the United States and India, the White House has said a healthy bilateral relationship will mean more jobs ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia to protect its companies in Libya


September 3rd, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS) Russia will continue to protect the interests of Russian companies operating in Libya, a government spokesperson said."We are not just having the intention, but undertaking practical ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Anna Hazare accepts release from Tihar Jail


August 19th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Aug 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The New Delhi police have reportedly reached an agreement with Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare regarding his intended hunger strike. Police arrested Anna on Tuesday ahead ... Read more...

Posted in India |

F1 will find it tough to match cricket’s hype: Ecclestone


August 18th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone is confident the Budh Track in the outskirts of the capital will be ready for the October 30 race, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Facebook to look into face recognition software’s security concerns


July 27th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook’s new facial recognition software is continuing to generate a lot of controversy. The new feature was introduced in the United States last December and ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Shed anti-Americanism, Clinton tells Pakistan


May 27th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan should give up its "anti-Americanism and conspiracy theories" because they will help it overcome problems, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday."America cannot and ... Read more...

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De Niro to play Bernie Madoff in TV biopic


May 17th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 17 (IANS) Actor Robert De Niro has been roped in to play jailed conman Bernie Madoff in new TV biopic.The movie is based on New York Times ... Read more...

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Reform visa process to attract Indian, Chinese tourists: US travel body


May 14th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) The US Travel Association has proposed a reform of US visa policies to make America more open and welcoming to visitors, particularly from emerging economies like ... Read more...

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Osama raid was ‘55-45 situation’ for Obama (Lead)


May 9th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Faced with what he called a "55-45 situation" US President Barack Obama took a calculated risk when he ordered the May 1 commando raid on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BP sues Cameron, Deepwater Horizon owner Transocean over Gulf of Mexico oil spill


April 21st, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.21 (ANI): British Petroleum (BP) has filed two lawsuits - one against Transocean, the owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year, for 40 billion ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Boss, our IT is ‘horrible’, Indian American IT guy to Obama


April 20th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's Indian-American IT guy is in full agreement with his boss that the White House is "like 30 years" behind the times ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists say that saving bats could prevent farming losses


April 1st, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have put the value of the benefits of bats to the US farming industry at $22.9 billion every year.Unfortunately the bats are now dying in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Bihar to probe how Hasan Ali got passport (Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 11 (IANS) The Bihar Police said Friday it will probe how Hasan Ali Khan, accused of stashing away billions of dollars abroad, got a passport from here on ... Read more...

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Probe into passport on fake address to Hasan Ali


March 11th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 11 (IANS) The Bihar Police will probe into a passport issued to Hasan Ali Khan, accused of stashing away billions of dollars abroad, from the regional passport office ... Read more...

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Hasan Ali Khan’s custody extended by a day


March 10th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) A city court Thursday extended by a day the custody of Hasan Ali Khan, accused of stashing away billions of dollars abroad, and also severely reprimanded ... Read more...

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Embattled Colonel Gaddafi has control over huge cash deposits: Experts


March 10th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10(ANI): Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi reportedly has "tens of billions" in cash secretly hidden away in Tripoli, allowing him to prolong his fight against rebel forces, experts have said.Kenneth Barden, ... Read more...

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