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Government doesn’t protect whistleblowers: Activists


September 19th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) On Sep 2, Nandi Singh, 40, was hacked to death in a remote village in Assam. His crime: he blew the whistle on misappropriation in ... Read more...

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Skill academy to boost Kerala’s MSME sector


September 14th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala government has decided to set up an international skill academy to boost the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). This was announced ... Read more...

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Brazil cuts electricity rates to spur economy


September 12th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff Tuesday made official a reduction in electricity rates aimed at spurring economic growth and making Brazilian firms more competitive.The reductions, 16.2 percent for ... Read more...

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Russia-US simplified visa agreement comes into force


September 10th, 2012 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An agreement between Russia and the US on simplifying visa regulations between the two countries came into force Sunday (Sep 9).Moscow and Washington had signed ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani elders to get visas on arrival (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Senior citizens, aged 65 and above, in India and Pakistan can now walk across the border between the two countries and need not go through the ... Read more...

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Pakistan media gives a thumbs up to Krishna’s visit (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Even before the first things were put in fine print and signed, media in Pakistan Saturday gave a thumbs-up to the visit of India's External Affairs ... Read more...

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CSIR seeks industry’s help for India’s first innovation complex (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) In an initiative to marry science and industry, the head of India's premier industrial research and development body Friday exhorted business leaders to contribute to the ... Read more...

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CSIR to build India’s first innovation complex


September 7th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) In an initiative to marry science and industry, the head of India's premier industrial research and development body Friday exhorted business leaders to contribute to the ... Read more...

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Be realistic, says daily on Krishna’s Pakistan trip


September 7th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Issues between Pakistan and India that divide opinion will not be easy to solve, said a Pakistani daily as Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to liberalise business visa norms


September 4th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen bilateral economic relations, India and Pakistan will soon sign agreements for liberalising visa norms for business travellers, Commerce and Industry ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rebels kidnap exporter’s son


August 30th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 29 (IANS) A son of a coal exporter to Bangladesh was abducted in Meghalaya by eight armed men from a rebel outfit, police said Wednesday. No ransom call ... Read more...

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Top GNLA rebel arrested in Meghalaya


August 28th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 28 (IANS) Security forces Tuesday arrested a top Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebel along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, officials said.Acting on a tip-off, Meghalaya police and ... Read more...

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Event to promote handicraft, handloom sector


August 17th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Niyaz Ahmad Bhat, a papier-mache artist from Kashmir, has never participated in a large exhibition but his happiness knew no bounds when his stall was ... Read more...

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ANUF military chief killed in Meghalaya


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 14 (IANS) Two militants, including the military wing chief of the Achik National United Front (ANUF), were Tuesday killed in a gunfight with security forces in Meghalaya, police ... Read more...

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Insecurity increasing among Hindus, says Pakistani daily


August 11th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) There is an escalating sense of insecurity within Pakistan's Hindu community, said a leading daily Saturday as many Hindu families moved from Jacobabad to India.Interior Minister ... Read more...

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Growing insecurity among Hindus in Pakistan, says daily


August 11th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) There is an escalating sense of insecurity within Pakistan's Hindu community, said a leading daily Saturday.Interior Minister Rehman Malik's predilection for terming all negative developments in ... Read more...

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Increase in venture capital for Bengal IT start-ups


August 8th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) West Bengal's new IT policy would feature an increase in the corpus of venture capital provided to IT start-ups, a minister said Wednesday."The new IT policy ... Read more...

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State, businesses both responsible for corruption: Putin


August 7th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the authorities and businesses should share responsibility for corruption in the country.In an open letter to Putin published ... Read more...

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Anupam plans theatre fest in Shimla, says it is payback time


August 6th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 6 (IANS) Noted Bollywood actor Anupam Kher is in his hometown to mentor budding talents in the city. He says that it is payback time and that ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton calls for support to Greek economy


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Athens, July 23 (IANS) Former US president Bill Clinton has called for support to the ailing Greek economy.Clinton, who is US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton' husband, gave a call ... Read more...

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Pakistan asks citizens not to travel to Syria


July 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday advised its nationals not to travel to Syria due to the deteriorating security situation in the Middle East country."In view of the deteriorating security ... Read more...

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Karachi traders get 200 extortion notes a day


July 18th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 18 (IANS) Businessmen in the Pakistani port city have been receiving around 200 extortion notes every day, Geo News reported.At least 18 traders were kidnapped for ransom while ... Read more...

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‘Chak de’ moment: Hockey as passion (Feature) (With Images)


July 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) With a swift flick of the hockey stick, the ball whizzes past the padded up goalie. The victors let out a loud cheer, and even ... Read more...

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Extortionist held in Delhi


June 25th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Delhi Police Monday claimed to have cracked several cases of extortion with the arrest of a notorious criminal carrying a reward of Rs.1 lakh on ... Read more...

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‘Jharkhand criminals posing as Maoists to extort money’


June 20th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 20 (IANS) Criminals have been extorting money from businessmen and companies in Jharkhand posing as Maoists, a police official said Wednesday."In the past six months, some cases have ... Read more...

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Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer becomes part of Seattle group pushing for NBA arena


June 14th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will apparently join the investment group that is currently pushing to build a new arena in Seattle and the acquisition ... Read more...

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West Bengal government to provide land for industries


June 12th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) Debunking reports that non-availability of land is hindering investment in the state, the West Bengal government Tuesday said it will provide land to investors who come ... Read more...

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Congress downplays Ramdev-Pawar meet


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday downplayed yoga guru Baba Ramdev's meeting with United Progressive Alliance (UPA) ally and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar over the black ... Read more...

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Maoists kill three abducted villagers in Bihar


June 5th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 5 (IANS) The bodies of three people abducted by Maoists three days ago were found in Bihar's Munger district Tuesday morning, police said.A group of armed Maoists had abducted ... Read more...

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Russia’s richest tycoon names $100 mn Yacht after mother


June 1st, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's richest businessmen Alisher Usmanov has named his new $100-million yacht after his mother, a daily reported.The 66-metre ship which was named Dilbar after ... Read more...

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Court permits Essar, loop promoters to visit abroad


May 31st, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Essar Group and Loop Telecom promoters were permitted to visit abroad for business purpose by a special court here Thursday.Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special ... Read more...

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Singapore keen to invest in Myanmar’s hotel sector


May 27th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 27 (IANS) Businessmen from Singapore are keen to invest in the hotel and tourism sector in Myanmar.A 15-member delegation of the International Enterprise Singapore Business Department Trip to ... Read more...

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Ulfa’s bomb-making unit busted; 2 held


May 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) Security forces have busted a bomb-making unit of the banned outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and arrested two people in this connection at the ... Read more...

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Putin cracks down on car sirens used by officials


May 19th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In an effort to quell public anger over the misuse of flashing lights on the country's roads, Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday slashed by almost ... Read more...

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Owner hit by plane on runway, dies


May 12th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut, May 12 (IANS) A 40-year-old man was killed Saturday at the Partapur air strip here after being hit by a micro-lite plane he owned as he clicked its pictures.Police ... Read more...

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