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United India to expand micro-offices, agency channel


September 18th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) United India Insurance Company plans to hire 21,000 agents and open 200 one-man offices in smaller cities and towns this fiscal to reach a gross premium ... Read more...

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Most Russians resent Moscow: Survey


September 5th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Almost 70 percent of Russians admitted there were "tensions" between Muscovites and residents of other regions, according to a survey by state-run pollster VTsIOM."Two thirds ... Read more...

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Private airlines not keen to operate in northeast: NEC


September 4th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) The North Eastern Council (NEC) is not finding a suitable airline company to operate in the northeastern states, an official of the regional planning body said ... Read more...

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Strike cripples banking operations in Karnataka


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 22 (IANS) Thousands of employees and officers of state-run and old generation private banks went on a two-day strike Wednesday, crippling banking operations across Karnataka in support ... Read more...

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Italian family in Sardinia is world’s oldest


August 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS) The oldest family in the world is an Italian one living on the island of Sardinia, where nine brothers and sisters have a collective age of ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated with traditional fervour in Uttar Pradesh


August 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a day of prayers and feasting in Uttar Pradesh Monday when Muslims turned up in large numbers to celebrate with traditional fervour Eid-ul-Fitr to ... Read more...

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Eid Mubarak at Wagah-Attari border


August 20th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 20 (IANS) Border guards of India and Pakistan at this international border checkpost embraced and exchanged sweets as they wished each other "Eid Mubarak" Monday.Officers and troopers ... Read more...

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Russians against church meddling in politics


August 15th, 2012 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three quarters of Russians believe that the church should stay out of political affairs, says a poll by state-run pollster VTsIOM.Around 43 percent of the ... Read more...

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Akhilesh moots extension of Yamuna Expressway to Lucknow (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday mooted the idea of extending the Noida-Agra Expressway up to Lucknow so that the entire state could benefit from ... Read more...

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Akhilesh moots extension of Yamuna Expressway to Lucknow


August 13th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday mooted the idea of extending the Noida-Agra Expressway up to Lucknow so that the entire state could benefit from ... Read more...

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Reddy to discuss Andhra Pradesh power supply with PM


August 5th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Worried about the grim power situation in Andhra Pradesh following a cut in the gas supply by the centre's Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM), Chief ... Read more...

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Nationwide protests in Pakistan over power outages


August 1st, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Protests are being staged in several cities and towns of Pakistan over unabated hours-long loadshedding, Geo News reported Wednesday.In the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ... Read more...

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Grid failure stalls life in Punjab, Haryana


July 31st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Trains were stranded at various places across Punjab and Haryana as another power grid failure hit parts of the country Tuesday.Electricity supply to all cities and ... Read more...

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Chinese premier warns of `complicated, grim’ job situation


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Premier Wen Jiabao has warned of new employment pressures amid China's economic slowdown, saying the country will face a more complicated and more severe situation in ... Read more...

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Power crisis will ease, Andhra CM assures industry


July 19th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Thursday assured the industry that current electricity crisis would ease soon as steps are being taken to narrow ... Read more...

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Air links for smaller cities, towns on anvil: Ajit Singh


July 17th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Smaller cities and towns across India, including in the northeast region would have air connectivity and new airports, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Tuesday."A new ... Read more...

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Sudan’s president warns protesters of ‘incinerating summer’


July 12th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Khartoum, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has warned protesters against further protests and promised them an 'incinerating summer' instead of the Arab Spring.Protests against a government austerity ... Read more...

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Over 1.8 mn go ‘powerless’ in US for fourth day (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Almost two million people scattered through 11 states, from Indiana to Delaware and the American capital, were still without electricity Tuesday for the fourth day, ... Read more...

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Darkness in US amid unrelenting heat


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Three days after a ferocious summer storm, about 1.7 million people, from the capital city of Washington through 10 states from Indiana to Delaware, are still ... Read more...

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Eyeing small town India, subsidised condom set to be trendier


June 25th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Deluxe Nirodh, a subsidised condom that originally began as a family planning measure under a government initiative, is now eyeing smaller cities and towns to ... Read more...

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Himachal bus strike hits commuters hard (Second Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Employees of the state-run Himachal Road Transport Corp (HRTC), which has fleet of over 1,900 buses, Tuesday went on a day's strike, hitting commuters hard.They were ... Read more...

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Bata to focus on women and kids segment


May 30th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Footwear maker and retailer Bata India Wednesday said it would focus on the women and kids segments for business growth and invest about Rs.450 million over ... Read more...

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Heat wave strikes Odisha, toll rises to 19 (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) A blistering heat wave Saturday swept across Odisha with the state recording a new high temperature of 46.7 degrees Celsius, as officials confirmed nine deaths, mostly ... Read more...

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No respite from heat wave in Odisha


May 26th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) The blistering heat wave in Odisha is likely to continue for the next four-five days, the weather office here said Saturday.Many places in the western parts ... Read more...

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Essar Hypermart to sell 1 mn tonnes steel through retail


May 18th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), May 18 (IANS) Essar Steel's retail distribution division, Essar Hypermart, is expecting to sell one million tonnes of steel products through its network of sales points."We are ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily calls power outages a time bomb


May 12th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Frequent power outages have "become a political time bomb", said a Pakistani daily Saturday.An editorial in the News International said that Punjab province threatens to "plunge ... Read more...

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Punjab to complete river cleaning project by 2013


April 27th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) An ambitious Rs.2,332-crore project to clean the rivers of Punjab would be completed by December 2013, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here Friday.Badal, during a ... Read more...

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Russia urges Syria to call off troops


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities should "make the first step" towards restoring peace in the country by pulling troops and tanks out of rebellious cities and towns, Russian ... Read more...

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CRPF bunker removed in Srinagar’s old city


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) A 20-year-old paramilitary bunker was removed from Srinagar's old city Monday to satisfy locals who had been demanding its removal from the area.Sudhir Kumar, Public Relations ... Read more...

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Japan to reopen three towns near Fukushima plant


March 31st, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Around 16,000 people who were evacuated last year after the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan will return to their homes Sunday when three ... Read more...

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UN to observe Earth Hour


March 31st, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) The UN will observe Earth Hour Saturday by turning off the lights for one hour at its facilities around the world.The world body, headquartered in ... Read more...

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Rajoana to hang Saturday, rules court (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Babbar Khalsa terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana, sentenced to death in the 1995 assassination of then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, is to hang as scheduled on ... Read more...

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Israel fears more rocket attacks


March 27th, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 27 (IANS) The Israeli military has deployed its Iron Dome anti-rocket system in various locations in Tel Aviv to counter rocket attacks from Gaza militants.The Israel Defence ... Read more...

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BRICS summit faces Syria wall


March 26th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) While there is a broad consensus on pushing global governance reforms, the BRICS summit of the five major emerging economies here may hit the Syria ... Read more...

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Start-up to tap online hotel booking market


March 13th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) StayZilla.com, a new start-up in the hospitality sector that helps travellers and tourists book rooms online in 4,000 hotels in 600 districts is all set ... Read more...

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