Meghalaya plans tough measures against illegal immigrants

August 30th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday said the state would have a "more stringent institutionalised mechanism than the inner line permit (ILP)" to restrict influx of ... Read more...

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Stowaway Liam Corcoran says that, ‘boarding a plane was easier than doing homework’

July 26th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manchester, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Liam Corcoran is a young boy of 11 years who became a stowaway on a plane that was headed to Rome from Manchester. Liam said that nobody ... Read more...

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Turkey closes borders with Syria

July 25th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish government is closing all its checkpoints on the Syrian border, Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazici said Wednesday."All checkpoints along the Syrian border ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to modernise its checkposts

July 7th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Saturday ordered the modernisation of 36 checkposts of state commercial tax department at an outlay of Rs.33.36 crore.In a statement here, ... Read more...

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Drones kill 10 Al Qaeda militants in Yemen

June 13th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 13 (IANS) At least 10 members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were killed in Yemen after US drones hit their bastions in southeastern Shabwa province ... Read more...

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Indian peacekeepers honoured in Haiti

May 11th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 11 (IANS) As many as 158 Indian peacekeepers have been honoured for their service in Haiti where they conducted regular patrols, secured election materials and helped with ... Read more...

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Simpson spends millions for child’s security

March 29th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Singer Jessica Simpson is so terrified of kidnapping that she has reportedly splashed $2 million on security arrangements when she gives birth to her first child ... Read more...

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50 killed, hundreds injured in Iraq attacks (Lead)

February 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 23 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed and hundreds wounded Thursday in a series of bomb and gun attacks across the Iraqi capital, police said.The violence targeted ... Read more...

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NATO supplies continue via Pakistan air space: US

February 9th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter Thursday that the supplies to NATO-led forces in Afghanistan are being airlifted through Pakistani air space, Xinhua reported.Pakistan closed NATO ... Read more...

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How much do the corrupt earn? (To go with: Corruption has ‘taken over India’ but can be eliminated: Book)

December 9th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Public officials in India may be cornering as much as Rs.92,122 crore ($18.42 billion), or 1.26 percent of the GDP, through corruption, says a new ... Read more...

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In 10 years, Kabul a better place: NATO

November 13th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 13 (IANS) Ten years have passed since the Taliban were driven out of Afghan capital Kabul, and the NATO's ambassador to Afghanistan has said life has become ... Read more...

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Palestine applies for UN recognition

September 24th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Friday formally applied to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the recognition of Palestine as a member state of the world organisation, ... Read more...

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Defective gene can strip you of fingerprints

September 19th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Like DNA, fingerprints are unique to every individual. But what happens when your fingertips do not have those distinctive ridges?Though an exceptionally rare condition -- only ... Read more...

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China to launch traffic safety campaign

August 1st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China plans to launch a nationwide campaign on traffic safety following a series of fatal accidents in the country.The public security ministry will launch the two-month ... Read more...

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Gaza stops Palestinians from approaching Israel border

June 5th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza/Tel Aviv, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Gaza had to set up checkpoints on the border with Israel Sunday to prevent Palestinian demonstrators marking the anniversary of the 1967 ... Read more...

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EU concerned over announced permanent customs controls in Denmark

May 14th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union on Friday voiced its concern over the announced permanent customs controls in Denmark to strengthen intra-EU border control."I am concerned by the announcement of the ... Read more...

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Cancer cells’ survival mechanism identified

April 27th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A team of researchers have discovered new details of how cancer cells escape from tumor suppression mechanisms that normally prevent these damaged cells from multiplying.James A. DeCaprio, ... Read more...

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Taliban infiltrating Afghan police, army

April 21st, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr. 21 (ANI): The Afghan police and military are scrambling to find ways to root out insurgents lurking within their ranks.Screening of new recruits and soldiers has been intensified following ... Read more...

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Highway death toll rises to 229 during Thailand’s Songkran festival

April 17th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A total of 229 people were killed and scores of people were injured in road accidents during the first six days of the Thai traditional Songkran Festival ... Read more...

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78 migrants hidden in trailer intercepted in Mexico

April 13th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), April 13 (IANS/EFE) Mexican police intercepted 78 Central American migrants who were travelling beneath the false bottom panel of a trailer in the southeastern ... Read more...

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Navy, Coast Guard to secure World Cup final

March 31st, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Navy and Coast Guard have stepped up security in the sea off Maharashtra and Gujarat ahead of the India-Sri Lanka World Cup final Saturday, ... Read more...

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Gunfire breaks out in Libyan capital

March 6th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 6 (IANS) Sounds of machine-gun fire echoed across the Libyan capital city of Tripoli early Sunday morning, a day after more than 30 people were killed in clashes ... Read more...

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State of terror prevails in two Tripoli neighbourhoods

March 4th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli (Libya), Mar. 4 (ANI): A state of terror has seized two working class neighborhoods here, with residents reporting constant surveillance, searches of cars and even cell phones by militiamen armed with ... Read more...

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US-funded militia to be expanded in Afghanistan’s Helmand province: Mangal

February 18th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 18 (ANI): Golab Mangal, the Governor of Helmand province in Afghanistan, has said that the US-funded militia would be expanded in his province to strengthen its ongoing fight against ... Read more...

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Increasing number of Afghan children succumbing to Taliban, other militant groups’ attacks

February 16th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 16 (ANI): An increasing number of children are being killed and injured in Afghanistan, with a latest UN report saying that almost 1,800 children were either injured or succumbed ... Read more...

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Protesters stand their ground in Cairo square

February 5th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 5 (IANS) Defiant protesters continued to camp in Cairo's Tahrir Square to seek the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, a day after tens of thousands of Egyptians held a "day of ... Read more...

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Violence erupts in Cairo as Mubarak refuses to quit for now (Fourth Lead)

February 2nd, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Trouble reigned in the Egyptian capital Wednesday as violent clashes erupted between pro- and anti-government protesters, with dozens reported injured, after President Hosni Mubarak said he would ... Read more...

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Palestinian negotiators criticize ex-UK PM Blair for ‘Israeli bias’

January 27th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.27 (ANI): Palestinian officials have criticized former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as being too paternalistic and of having a bias towards Israel's security needs over Palestinian economic needs.They accused Blair, ... Read more...

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Former Balochistan governor warns govt against being indifferent to troubled province

January 8th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 8 (ANI): PML-N legislator Lt General (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch has warned the government that its indifference towards Balochistan would augur well neither for the province nor for the country's ... Read more...

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Man arrested for encroaching Obama’s safety zones

December 24th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): A man has been arrested after encroaching into the Secret Service safety zone placed around US President Barack Obama's Kailua vacation home on Thursday.However, the Secret ... Read more...

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TSA pat-downs ‘can be re-traumatizing’ for rape victims

November 25th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): An expert has warned that Transportation Security Administration's 'enhanced' pat-downs 'can be extremely re-traumatizing' for rape victims.As the outcry grows against the new security screenings at US airports, ... Read more...

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IATA calls for security revamp for air cargo

November 2nd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Tuesday urged greater cooperation among security regulators to make air freights more secure.Just days after the interception of two U.S.-bound packages ... Read more...

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Secret war files reveal brutal killing of over 100,000 Iraqis over six years

October 23rd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 23 (ANI): Secret U.S. field reports from the Iraq war have revealed s grim new details, indicating that over 100,000 Iraqis were killed during a six-year stretch and that American ... Read more...

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NATO aircraft violate Pak airspace yet again despite repeated assurances to contrary

October 19th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 19 (ANI): Despite assuring Pakistan of stopping further intrusions into its territory, NATO's aircraft once again breached the country's airspace today morning over its border town of Torkham, local media ... Read more...

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Taliban power growing in northern Afghanistan

October 19th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 19 (ANI): The Taliban's influence in northern Afghanistan has expanded in recent months in response to NATO's surge in the south.According to the Wall Street Journal, the Taliban ... Read more...

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