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India, Egypt sign poll pact


September 18th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India and Egypt Tuesday signed an agreement to promote consultation and cooperation in election management.Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said an Indian delegation witnessed the ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi has stayed mum, how can he lead nation, says Samajwadi Party


September 12th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Ridiculing talk of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi being projected as prime ministerial candidate, the Samajwadi Party Wednesday expressed doubts over the 42-year-old Gandhi scion's ... Read more...

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UPA regime lacks clear cut policies, direction: Mulayam Singh


September 11th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Launching a strong attack on the UPA government, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday said it lacked in clear cut policies and direction and ... Read more...

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Kiwis in with a chance, feels coach Carter


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) New Zealand have as good a chance as India to win the second Test given their array of fast bowlers who will have a major say ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka, China seek to strengthen military ties


September 1st, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Sri Lanka and China have sought to strengthen their military ties, the Sri Lankan defence ministry said Friday.The remarks followed a meeting between Chinese Defence ... Read more...

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Task force to examine amending Electricity Act


August 29th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) As a measure for reforms in the power sector, a task force will look into amending the Electricity Act, 2003, Power Minister Veerappa Moily announced ... Read more...

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World Bank gives Senegal $55 mn to tackle flood


August 26th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Dakar, Aug 26 (IANS) The World Bank and Senegal have signed an agreement for $55 million which the west African nation will use to address the challenges arising from floods, ... Read more...

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Solar based drinking water system in Maoist-hit areas


August 24th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government plans to install 10,000 solar power based water systems to supply safe drinking water to the people in 78 Maoist-affected areas, the Lok ... Read more...

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West Indies tour helped me prepare for comeback: Pujara


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Cheteshwar Pujara, who struck his maiden Test century here Thursday, said the recent India A's tour of the West Indies helped him prepare well for his ... Read more...

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Sangma challenges Mukherjee’s election


August 21st, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Purno Sangma Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging Pranab Mukherjee's election as the president saying he held an office of profit while filing his ... Read more...

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Happy Birthday Demi Lovato


August 20th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Demi Lovato is celebrating her birthday today as she turns one year older. On 20th August, Lovato celebrates her 20th birthday which is considered as ... Read more...

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Wasim Akram was toughest bowler, says Laxman


August 19th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) India's stylish batsman V. V. S. Laxman, who announced his retirement from international cricket Saturday, said Pakistan's legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram was the toughest ... Read more...

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Study reveals that recession is to be blamed for 1,000 Suicides


August 15th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Study has discovered that 1000 suicides in England are caused by recession and probably the issue of unemployment. This was a statistic representing the evaluation between the ... Read more...

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Government to modify policies to meet investors’ expectations


August 6th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Monday the government will fine-tune economic policies to meet investor and other stakeholders' expectations."Our policies have to be modified ... Read more...

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UAE ambassadors’ meet Monday


July 29th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, 29 (IANS/WAM) Nearly 140 heads of diplomatic missions and ambassadors of the UAE will gather at a foreign policy conference here Monday.The 7th Forum of UAE Ambassadors will ... Read more...

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EU asks Bangladesh to address human rights violations


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Bangladesh needs to address the issue of human rights violations because it is similar to violation of democracy, the European Union (EU) ambassador to the country ... Read more...

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My statement on Congress, Rahul misinterpreted: Khurshid


July 10th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday said his comments on the Congress and general secretary Rahul Gandhi in a daily newspaper had been ... Read more...

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22 journalists killed in four years in Balochistan


July 9th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) As many as 22 journalists have been killed in Pakistan's Balochistan province in the last four years, a media report said Monday.Participants at a workshop on ... Read more...

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‘Gattu’ first CFSI film to be released commercially: Nandita


July 6th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Nandita Das says that "Gattu" is the first work by Children's Film Society, India to be released commercially." 'Gattu' is the first film that CFSI is ... Read more...

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Stand on president’s rule vindicated by Kalam: Nitish


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said that his stand against the central government's decision to dissolve the Bihar assembly in 2005 was vindicated by ... Read more...

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Was under pressure not to appoint Sonia PM: Kalam


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam says he was under pressure not to appoint Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as India's prime minister in 2004 and ... Read more...

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UN gives $8 mn for Nepal’s peace process


June 30th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 29 (IANS) The UN Peacebuilding Fund Friday released $8 million for Nepal to help it tackle challenges surrounding its peace process.According to the Office of the Resident and ... Read more...

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Standard Chartered Equity invests Rs.130 crore in Karaikal port


June 27th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Karaikal port's operating company Karaikal Port Private Ltd. Wednesday announced an investment of Rs.130 crore by Standard Chartered Private Equity (Mauritius) Ltd. by way of primary ... Read more...

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We all want Sanjay to get married: Bela Sehgal


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Editor-turned-director Bela Sehgal, who feels there is no expiry date for marriage and narrates the same story in her first directorial venture, says her family ... Read more...

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Canadian with no legs climbs Africa’s highest peak


June 21st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) A 31-year-old Canadian has climbed Africa's highest peak - the 19,341-feet-high Mount Kilimanjaro - despite having no legs.Spencer West from Toronto used his hands to scale ... Read more...

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China publicises human rights action plan


June 11th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) China Monday publicized an action plan to protect human rights.The plan, published by the information office of the State Council, is for the period 2012-2015. The ... Read more...

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Unai Emery signs two-year Spartak deal


June 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Valencia coach Unai Emery has officially taken charge at Russian club Spartak Moscow after signing a two-year contract, the club confirmed.Emery left Valencia at ... Read more...

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Be strong to fight frustration, Mamata tells students


June 7th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) Stating that life was full of challenges, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday urged the student community to develop mental strength to fight frustration."Life ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan reconciliation facing external pressure


June 7th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka Thursday said its post-war reconciliation process is facing serious challenges, partly due to external intervention.The defence ministry accused some unnnamed countries of launching "a ... Read more...

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Congress faces difficulties, admits Mukherjee


June 4th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee admitted Monday that the Congress was facing a "difficult" situation."The Congress will have to face challenges. The situation is difficult," ... Read more...

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Sachin enters Rajya Sabha, wants to help sports (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Monday took oath as a Rajya Sabha member and said he was now in a better position not only to help ... Read more...

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India for navigational freedom in South China Sea


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India Saturday called for freedom of navigation though the South China Sea where Beijing has territorial disputes with several nations. Defence Minister A.K. Antony made ... Read more...

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Opposition playing politics over petrol price hike: Soni


May 31st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The government Thursday accused opposition parties of playing politics over the recent petrol price hike and said they should instead work with it to ... Read more...

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Team Anna demolishing public confidence: Soni


May 31st, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Sharpening its attack on Team Anna, the government Thursday accused the anti-graft group of demolishing the confidence of the common man by making baseless ... Read more...

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US business jet industry hit hard by downturn


May 31st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) The US business jet manufacturing industry was hit severely by the global economic downturn, said a report released by the US International Trade Commission (USITC).The report, ... Read more...

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