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286 kg marijuana found in vehicle in Hungary


August 26th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Budapest, Aug 25 (IANS) Hungarian authorities discovered 286 kg of marijuana, valued at about 580 million forints ($2.6 million) in a supposedly "empty" vehicle at a checkpoint on the Serbian ... Read more...

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Florida transvestite charged with manslaughter after injecting woman’s buttocks with cement


July 28th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by BNO News
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- A man accused of injecting several people's buttocks with cement and other substances as a form of cosmetic surgery was charged with manslaughter in Broward County, Florida ... Read more...

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ACC profit rises 24.16 percent


July 26th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Cement firm ACC said Thursday its net profit grew by 24.16 percent to Rs.417.93 crore in the quarter ended June 30 as compared to Rs.336.59 crore ... Read more...

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Indian firms to cut capital expenditure by 14 percent


July 25th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Indian companies are likely to reduce capital expenditure by 14 percent in the current financial year due to "policy logjam" and slow economic growth, a survey ... Read more...

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Chinese man loses sight in horrific gang attack


July 19th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) A 63-year-old man in China became blind after being subjected to a horrific attack in which calcium oxide, popularly known as quick lime, and cement were ... Read more...

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Taylor Swift highest paid celeb under 30


July 13th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 13 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift topped Forbes' annual list of highest-paid celebrity under 30 after earning $57 million between May 2011 and May 2012.The 22-year-old earned ... Read more...

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H&R; Johnson India to enter wellness industry


June 26th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Floor tile, bath and kitchen player H&R; Johnson India, a division of Prism Cement Ltd, is all set to enter the Indian wellness industry by the ... Read more...

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Northeast states review region’s industrial progress


June 13th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The North East Industrial and Investment Policy (NEIIP) group Wednesday began a two-day meet here with central government representatives for a review of the ... Read more...

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Half-chopped body found in a bag in South Delhi


May 18th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The half-chopped body of a man, with the head and torso missing, was found packed inside a synthetic cement bag in the capital's upscale Defence ... Read more...

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H&R; Johnson pumps in Rs.225 crore in Andhra unit


May 18th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 18 May (IANS) H&R; Johnson (India), a division of Prism Cement limited, India's largest ceramic tile company, Friday announced the expansion of its manufacturing capacity by 55 percent ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily slams neglect of Katasraj temple pond


May 9th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) The drying up of a sacred pond abutting the 900-year-old Katasraj temple complex in Pakistan is failure "in the form of wilful neglect and exploitation", ... Read more...

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Indian newsprint could help Pakistani dailies become cheaper


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 3 (IANS) This is one fine print of a high in India-Pakistan ties. A consignment of 10 tonnes of newsprint from India was Thursday sent to Pakistan via ... Read more...

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Pakistani MPs oppose NATO arms supply


March 30th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) A majority of Pakistani parliamentarians Friday urged the government not to allow transportation of arms and ammunition to foreign forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Participating in a ... Read more...

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Fluminense captures 2012 Guanabara Cup title


February 27th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 27 (IANS) Ending a 19-year drought, Fluminense won their eighth Guanabara Cup title comfortably beating Vasco da Gama 3-1 in the final Sunday.The victory marked Fluminense's ... Read more...

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Core industries growth falls to 3.1 percent in December


January 30th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) India's core industries that include electricity, coal, cement, steel and crude oil, registered a slower 3.1 percent growth in December as compared to 6.8 percent ... Read more...

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Consumer body for rollback of new coal pricing


January 19th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Describing public sector Coal India Ltd's (CIL) new pricing policy as arbitrary and harmful to industrial growth, the Coal Consumers Association of India (CCAI) Thursday demanded ... Read more...

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Monday is world competition day


December 4th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Competition watchdogs across the world will celebrate World Competition Day on Dec 5 and the theme this year is 'cartels and their harmful effects on ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants strong economic ties with Sri Lanka


November 30th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan has sought stronger economic ties with Sri Lanka so as to enhance trade between the two countries.President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday said Pakistan values its ... Read more...

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Fog claims 15 lives in Uttar Pradesh


November 24th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 24 (IANS) Fifteen people have been killed in accidents in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad, Mathura, Agra, Mainpuri and Hathras districts as dense fog enveloped the entire region. Cement ... Read more...

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Chevron to cap, abandon leaking Brazil oil well


November 16th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 16 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian oil regulator ANP approved Chevron Corp's plan to seal a leaking offshore well, the official Agencia Brasil news agency said Tuesday.The leak began ... Read more...

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Orissa hastens post flood re-construction


October 8th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 (IANS) Orissa has set up panels to speed up reconstruction work in the districts hit by two rounds of floods last month, an official said Saturday.The floods ... Read more...

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Noida farmers to stall building projects


October 3rd, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Noida, Oct 2 (IANS) Farmers of around 54 villages Sunday threatened to stall the projects of builders to protests against the alleged inaction of Noida Authority in meeting their demands ... Read more...

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India’s core industry growth slumps to 3.5 percent in August


September 27th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The growth rate of eight core industries that include electricity, coal, steel, cement, oil and natural gas, slumped to 3.5 percent in August as compared ... Read more...

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Green rules diluted to approve projects: NGO


September 22nd, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) An unprecedented number of infrastructure projects were cleared by the environment and forests ministry in the last five years and regulations were diluted for giving ... Read more...

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Argentine players visit Mother House, Messi skips


September 4th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) Six Argentine players including Jonas Gutierrez and Diego Mradona's son-in-law Sergio Aguero paid a visit to Mother House, global headquarters of Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity ... Read more...

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Warner credits Langer for improving his consistency


August 8th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 8 (IANS) Australian batsman David Warner says working with former Test opener Justin Langer, who is now team's batting coach, has made him more consistent.Warner, 24, has been ... Read more...

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Corruption detected in Commonwealth projects


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The government has detected prima facie cases of deficiencies, irregularities and use of sub-standard material in some Commonwealth Games projects, the Lok Sabha was informed ... Read more...

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Market complex owner, guard murdered


August 1st, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 1 (IANS) The owner of a commercial complex and a guard were brutally murdered and a jewellery store at the complex was ransacked in Suraksha Vihar colony here ... Read more...

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Agitating Noida farmers assured demands will be met


July 25th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 25 (IANS) Noida CEO Balvinder Singh Monday visited agitating farmers, who had threatened to stall building projects in the area to press for their demands, and assured them ... Read more...

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Gilani calls for strengthened Pakistan-Sri Lanka ties


July 16th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has called for wide-ranging measures to further strengthen the Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations.Talking to Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris here, ... Read more...

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Aniston’s handprints immortalised


July 8th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston, who is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year, has cast her hands and feet ... Read more...

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Police shoot at a fake gator


June 8th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Missouri, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Missouri police made a laughing stock of themselves when they repeatedly shot at a gator, which they thought was real and a threat to the public. The ... Read more...

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Pakistan to use over 2,500 km of waterways to ferry goods


May 18th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Pakistan, where over 95 percent of freight is carried by road, now plans to use more than 2,500 km of its rivers and canals to transport ... Read more...

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Aguilera honoured by gay community


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Singer Christina Aguilera has been honoured with "The Abbey's Gay Walk of Fame" for her contribution to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.She was ... Read more...

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Tata steel sells majority stake in refractory unit


April 21st, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Tata Steel Thursday said it would sell 51 percent stake of its refractory unit -- Tata Refractories Ltd (TRL) -- to Japanese firm Krosaki Harima Corporation."The ... Read more...

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