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Congress keeps away from Singhvi CD controversy


April 18th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Steering clear of the CD controversy involving Abhishek Manu Singhvi, the Congress Wednesday termed the issue as a "personal matter" and refused to confirm or ... Read more...

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Pranab bats for FDI, Sharma to brief MPs


December 8th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Congress party began a series of briefings to its MPs on the suspended FDI in retail decision, with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee saying ... Read more...

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Maran in cabinet meeting, resignation not on agenda


July 7th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) As the clamour for his resignation grew, Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran attended a cabinet meeting Thursday, a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation ... Read more...

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Prince Harry travels to Arctic ahead of North Pole trek


March 29th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29(ANI): Britain's Prince Harry has arrived in Norway to take part in a charity walk to the North Pole with four disabled soldiers injured in the war in Afghanistan.Harry, who ... Read more...

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Shot US Congresswoman Giffords now able to walk and speak


March 25th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Tucson, Mar 25(ANI): Two-and-a half months after suffering a gunshot wound to the head, US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is beginning to walk and talk, her husband Mark Kelly has said.Kelly shared details ... Read more...

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Farewell Jassal


March 16th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Mar.16 (ANI): Nobody quite tied his pagdi (turban) as perfectly as Raminder Jassal. Each pleat ran parallel and was tucked tight, and even at the end of a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Cricket minus communication is crowd, chaos and caning


February 24th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Obtaining tickets for cricket matches in India has always been a messy affair -- and Thursday's chaos at Bangalore's Chinnaswamy stadium was merely one more instance of fans ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Suu Kyi’s party urges West to maintain sanctions on Burma


February 8th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Rangoon, Feb 8 (ANI): The party of the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said that Western sanctions should be maintained in the country, refuting some analysts' opinion that restrictions ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Af-Pak report shows ‘two-faced’ Pakistan remains Obama’s ‘biggest nightmare’


December 17th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): The toned-down, public version of the one-year progress report on Afghanistan and Pakistan released by the White House has made it clear that US President Barack Obama ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Gordon Brown weak, unstable: US diplomats told Obama


November 28th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) US diplomats had described Britain's former prime minister Gordon Brown and his government as weak and unstable in secret briefings to US President Barack Obama, which could ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Walky-talky too costly! British cops asked to send SMS


November 15th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) As a cost-cutting measure, police officers in Britain are being asked to send text messages and avoid speaking on radio to contact each other on duty.The tariff charged ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indo-UK joint air drill concludes in West Midnapore


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
West Midnapore, Nov 3 (ANI): The joint air force drill between India and United Kingdom (UK) held under the banner of 'Indradhanush'-III at Air Force Station Kalaikunda in West Bengal's West Midnapore ... Read more...

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Indo-UK air exercise ‘Indradhanush begins’ at Kalaikunda


October 20th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Oct 20 (ANI): The flying exercise missions of Indo-UK air exercise 'Indradhanush' began on Wednesday at Air Force Station Kalaikunda in West Bengal's West Midnapore District.During the initial two-days of the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Israeli soldier filmed humiliating female Palestinian detainee on video


October 6th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Oct 6 (ANI): The Israeli military has claimed that it is investigating a video filmed by soldiers that shows a handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian woman being humiliated by an Israeli ... Read more...

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CRPF presents ambulances for XIX Commonwealth Games


September 18th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): Extending their support to the Commonwealth Games, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Friday donated two ambulances for the athletes to use during the Games.The ambulances, fully ... Read more...

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Key Independents raise spectre of fresh Oz polls over non-fulfilment of demands


August 25th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Aug 25 (ANI): Three Australian independent MPs, Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott and Bob Katter, who are key to deciding the composition of the government, have put forward a letter to Prime ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Top Australian official satisfied with CWG preparations


August 13th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 13 (IANS) Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive Perry Crosswhite is satisfied with New Delhi's preparations and security arrangements for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games, a media report Friday said. With ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Historians locate King Arthur’s round table


July 12th, 2010 - 2:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Historians believe that they have discovered the site of King Arthur's round table that could seat more than 1000 people at a sitting.The discovery was made by ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Will Oz PM Julia Gillard join Twitter?


June 29th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 29 (ANI): Is Australia's new Prime Minister Julia Gillard joining Twitter? Well, that seems to be the latest question rolling on the tongues of many.Despite a web page being ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India pleased yet guarded on nuke group’s stand


June 26th, 2010 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Indian officials noted with satisfaction the statement issued by the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) on the prospect of civil nuclear cooperation with it but were ... Read more...

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NSG statement suggests concern over enhancement of Sino-Pak civil nuke cooperation


June 26th, 2010 - 10:19 am ICT by ANI
Frankfurt (Germany), June 26 (ANI): India on Friday took note of the final statement issued after the 20th plenary meeting of the 46-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), specifically with regard to developments ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NATO commanders, officers in Afghanistan battle weary


June 21st, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): A senior military intelligence official who has served in Afghanistan and participates in daily briefings on the war has told The Washington Times that there is a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Times Square bomber got crash course in terror


May 30th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 30 (IANS) Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad who tried to bomb Times Square had received a crash course in terror in Pakistan, said an official, adding: "He might have gotten ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Facebook to simplify privacy settings


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): Facebook is all set to simplify its privacy settings in the wake of criticism from users and regulators that the current controls are too complex.The social networking ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Australian govt. putting extra efforts to curb racist attacks on Indian: Oz envoy


May 11th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): Australia's High Commissioner to India, Peter Varghese, on Monday assured that his government is making extra efforts to curb the racist attacks on Indian students."We are ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Schumacher snubbed for not joining drivers’ association


March 28th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 28(ANI): Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has been snubbed by his fellow drivers on his F1 comeback.Schumacher has not rejoined an organization crucial to track safety, amid fears he ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pak in ‘overdrive’ to convince international community to push India for composite talks


March 6th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.6 (ANI): Pakistan is trying hard to push India to resume the composite dialogue in order to resolve all outstanding issues between the two countries, and is vying to garner more ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Brown denies unleashing ‘forces of hell’ against Darling


February 24th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 24 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has denied "unleashing the forces of hell" against Alistair Darling, saying that he has "huge respect" for the Chancellor.Brown insisted that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chancellor Darling accuses ‘bully’ Brown of ‘unleashing forces of hell’ against him


February 24th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 24 (ANI): Chancellor Alistair Darling has revealed how British Prime Minister Gordon Brown unleashed the "forces of hell" in order to bully him.Darling claimed that Brown's spin-doctors knifed ... Read more...

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Role of NSA is PM’s privilege: Chidambaram


February 1st, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday refused to comment on the role of new National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon in internal security affairs, pointing out that it ... Read more...

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‘Jolie thinks Obama’s not interested in issues outside US’


December 1st, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Angelina Jolie thinks President Barack Obama is a great communicator but not interested in issues outside the United States, a source has revealed."[Jolie thinks] President Obama is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Obama orders flags flown at half-staff


November 7th, 2009 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (DPA) US President Barack Obama ordered the flags of all federal government buildings to be flown at half-staff Friday in remembrance of the victims of the shootings at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Media will always be wary of the dragon


September 21st, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
By I. Ramamohan RaoNew Delhi: During the weekend, the media organizations in the country was ticked off for having overplayed the Chinese 'incursions' in Ladakh. The National Security Advisor, Foreign Secretary and ... Read more...

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Musharraf conveyed fabricated stories to Pakistanis about Kargil: Lt.Gen. Tariq


September 1st, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Sep 1 (ANI): Pakistan troops and people were conveyed only fabricated stories about the Kargil War by then Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf, according to a senior Pakistani commander having ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Angry Terry refuses to commit future to Chelsea


July 26th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): An angry England and Chelsea captain John Terry is refusing to commit his future to the club because of the harassment that he has been subjected to ... Read more...

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