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Assam refinery to explore potential markets in neighbouring countries


September 8th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sept 7 (IANS) Given its proximity to countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar, Assam's Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) is now planning to explore potential markets for its products in ... Read more...

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Two Goa mines to shut down operations


August 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Two open-cast iron ore mines operating within a short distance of a wildlife sanctuary in Goa have been asked to shut down operations by the union ... Read more...

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Tea firms line up tea tourism projects in Darjeeling hills


August 23rd, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Tea producers are venturing into tea tourism projects in the picturesque Darjeeling hills, hoping the newly-created Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) will restore peace in the region.The ... Read more...

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‘No rise in cancer cases due to nuclear power plants’


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) There has not been any rise in cancer cases, birth defects or any other ailments among employees working in nuclear power plants or among people ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Metro ridership rises as Team Anna begins fast


July 25th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Delhi Metro opened an extra ticket counter at the Patel Chowk station after witnessing a spike in footfalls on the first day of Team Anna's ... Read more...

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Delhi is India’s most competitive city, Mumbai next


July 11th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India's capital has emerged the most competitive city in the country for the third straight time with the commercial hub of Mumbai retaining the second ... Read more...

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Plastic pollution in sea reaches alarming levels


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 5 (IANS) Plastic pollution is reaching alarming levels off the coast of Pacific Northwest, which is just as bad as the notoriously polluted North Sea.University of British Columbia ... Read more...

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Seismic centre to come up at Satara


May 24th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Satara (Maharashtra), May 24 (IANS) India's first state-of-the-art seismic research and monitoring centre will come up here at a cost of around Rs.400 crore (Rs.four billion), an official said Thursday.Laying ... Read more...

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Recession pushed Parineeti into acting


May 7th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, whose first solo film "Ishaqzaade" hits theatres Friday, holds three degrees in finance and always dreamt of becoming an investment banker. But ... Read more...

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Moon to come closest to earth Sunday night


May 6th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Star gazers in the capital are in for a celestial treat Sunday night as it will be the only night in 2012 when the moon ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Lukaku contemplating loan move away from Chelsea


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has shown frustration by asking to be loaned out in the summer after being continuously overlooked for a starting position by ... Read more...

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Higher tax on properties near Metro lines suggested


February 14th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The people residing in close proximity to Metro lines may have to shell out more by way of property tax if the urban ... Read more...

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Duty time limits for Air Traffic Control officers planned


December 21st, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) To ensure a work force free of stress and fatigue, the government Wednesday said it is considering placing a limit on the duty time for ... Read more...

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100 pro-mining agitators held in Goa


November 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Nearly 100 pro-mining demonstrators were arrested after a scuffle with the police as the protesters called a day-long strike against a possible ban on export of ... Read more...

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Not shying from investing in Haryana plants: Maruti Suzuki


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) Automobile giant Maruti Suzuki Thursday said that its decision to buy land in Gujarat is based on the need to expand capacity for meeting future ... Read more...

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ONGC exploring for gas deposits in Mizoram


August 11th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 11 (IANS) State-owned exploration major Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has begun looking for gas reserves in Mizoram, close to the site of known reserves, officials said ... Read more...

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Goa joins Karnataka to counter Fukushima-type disaster


August 5th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 5 (IANS) Goa has teamed up with Karnataka to work on a joint strategy to counter nuclear radiation in case of a leak at the Kaiga atomic power ... Read more...

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The new ’spicy’ face of Goa’s monsoon tourism


July 24th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Now you can 'spice' up your trip to Goa in the monsoons - not by going to a beach but by heading for a spice farm ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP MP alleges threat to life (Lead)


July 10th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 10 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Rajan Sushant, who has launched a campaign against his own party over corruption, Sunday sought extra security saying he fears ... Read more...

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Delhi students look to Chandigarh for B.Com courses


June 27th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) With cut-off for admissions in Bachelors of Commerce (B.Com) course in leading Delhi colleges touching an unbelievable 99 to 100 percent, many students from the national ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to set up body to monitor N-radiation from India


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka will set up a body to deal with radiation emergencies that may arise in the event of any accident at nuclear power plants in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Opposition flays Mayawati for ‘breakdown of law and order’


June 20th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Lashing out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for what they termed as "complete breakdown of law and order", the state's opposition parties Monday sought ... Read more...

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Hemaji is an ‘Iron Woman’: Arjan Bajwa


June 17th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Arjan Bajwa, who has so far worked with only male directors, says he enjoyed working with Hema Malini in her directorial venture "Tell Me ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh, Bihar turning Nepal into hub of small arms


June 16th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) As over 70 countries in the world Thursday begin observing the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence, peace activists rue that even five years after ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Land crunch could force Goa builders to look outside’


June 8th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 8 (IANS) Land crunch in Goa could force real estate developers in the state to look for better options elsewhere in the country, an investment advisory firm said ... Read more...

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Amarinder holidaying in Himachal with Pakistani friend


June 5th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Narkanda (Himachal Pradesh), June 5 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Pakistani journalist friend, known for their close proximity, are holidaying in Himachal Pradesh, a state government ... Read more...

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Bust to honour cop who caught Kasab alive


May 30th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Mumbai Police constable Tukaram Ombale, who sacrificed his life to catch Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab alive Nov 26, 2008, will have a commemorative bust ... Read more...

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Diaz miffed at rumours surrounding movie with Timberlake


May 6th, 2011 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz is miffed at rumours surrounding her upcoming movie with ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake, and said she can't understand the "mentality" of people who ... Read more...

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Finally, India gets stake in Kazakh oil block


April 16th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, April 16 (IANS) Energy-hungry India got a foothold in Kazakhstan's oil and gas assets Saturday with the signing of an agreement to buy a 25 percent stake in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indonesian woman caned in front of mob for affair


April 10th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) A woman in Indonesia received nine lashes with a cane from the Sharia police for having an extramarital affair, a media report said Sunday.Irdayanti Mukhtar, 34, ... Read more...

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Indonesian woman ‘whipped in public over extramarital affairs’


April 10th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): An Indonesian woman was caned in front of a baying mob after being caught having extramarital affairs.Irdayanti Mukhtar, 34, received nine lashes by Sharia Police for having ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

NRIs to woo foreign investors to Haryana


March 31st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 31 (IANS) Haryana will benefit from Canadian and American investors with the state setting up a high-powered Foreign Investment and NRI Cell to woo foreign investment, says a ... Read more...

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Estranged Badal kin quits as legislator, to launch party (Lead)


March 26th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) Former Punjab minister Manpreet Singh Badal, a nephew of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Saturday resigned from the state assembly and said he will launch a ... Read more...

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Manpreet Badal to launch his party Sunday


March 26th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) Former Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal is all set to launch his political party Sunday at a rally in Khatkar Kalan, the village of freedom ... Read more...

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