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Saudi Arabia shuts down lingerie shops with male staff


September 17th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has ordered closure of around 100 lingerie shops in Riyadh for violating new regulations that ban men from working as sales staff, the Daily ... Read more...

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Chinese moms to donate liver to each other’s kids


September 12th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Two babies with severe congenital liver disease may get a new lease of life after their mothers were found qualified to donate part of their livers ... Read more...

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Etisalat says won’t participate in 2G auction


September 5th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Telecom service provider Etisalat Wednesday said it will not participate in the 2G spectrum auction in November."Following the publication by India's Ministry of Communications and ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia targets its illegal private clinics


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Sep 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has launched a crackdown on illegal private medical practices.Saudi Arabian authorities Sunday announced to have started the crackdown, with the latest closure being of ... Read more...

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Spanish plane hijacking report denied


August 30th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Aug 29 (IANS) The Netherland police Wednesday denied that a passenger plane of Spanish airline Vueling landing at Amsterdam Schiphol airport had been hijacked. It stated the ... Read more...

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Nigerian striker Akpala joins Werder Bremen


August 24th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 24 (IANS) Bundesliga side Werder Bremen and Belgian football club Bruges have agreed on transfer of Nigerian striker Joseph Akpala to the German club on a four-year deal.Eight ... Read more...

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Hundreds of tourists stranded in Himachal Pradesh


August 20th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) Hundreds of people, including foreign tourists, have been stranded in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti subdivision for the past two days after the closure of roads due to ... Read more...

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Algae bloom kills nearly 1 mn fish in Gulf of Mexico


August 18th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, Aug 18 (IANS) Algae bloom, known as red tide, has killed nearly 1 million fish in the Gulf of Mexico, official said.Tens of thousands of dead fish, mostly menhaden, ... Read more...

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Nalco puts Indonesia smelter project on hold


August 15th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) The state-run National Aluminium Company Ltd. (Nalco) Wednesday said it has put on hold its proposed alumina smelter project in Indonesia due to uncertainty over the ... Read more...

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Birla Corp Q1 net down 24 percent


July 28th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Birla Corporation, the flagship company of the M.P. Birla group, Saturday announced a 24.26 percent slide in its net profit to Rs.84.74 crore for the quarter ... Read more...

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Half-day in government offices around Parliament House


July 24th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government offices around the Parliament House will remain shut during the first half of Wednesday in view of the swearing-in ceremony of president-elect ... Read more...

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250,000 told to evacuate due to Japan rains


July 15th, 2012 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 15 (IANS) Torrential downpour continued to drench Japan's Kyushu island Saturday, killing at least 22 people which forced authorities to order the evacuation of more than 246,000 residents, ... Read more...

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UP officials to face salary cut if street lights on in day


July 10th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) In a move aimed at curbing waste of electricity, Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan Tuesday warned that if street lights were found on ... Read more...

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Romanian woman alleges Goa Police apathy


July 9th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) An unidentified man had tried to rape her on a beach near here in March. Four months later, with the attacker still at large and the ... Read more...

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Abattoir without drainage built in Pakistan


July 9th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) A brand new abattoir faces closure in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city as the authorities forgot to build a drainage system.The abattoir is on the verge of closure ... Read more...

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All Punjab schools closed till July 8


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) With heat wave continuing and monsoon's arrival delayed in Punjab, the government Wednesday ordered the closure of all schools in the state till July 8.Education Minister ... Read more...

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Tata Motors halts production at Jamshedpur plant


June 28th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ranchi, June 28 (IANS) Tata Motors Thursday halted production at its Jamshedpur plant for three days to adjust production targets with shrinking demand."Production at the Jamshedpur plant is being ... Read more...

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Over 21,000 Bengal workers jobless as jute mills, tea gardens close


June 28th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jun 27 (IANS) As many as 21,570 workers have been rendered jobless in West Bengal due to closure of six jute mills and three tea gardens, the state assembly ... Read more...

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Vedanta sells 3,000 tonnes aluminium at premium


June 20th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Anil Agarwal-promoted Vedanta group, India's largest aluminium producer, Wednesday said it has sold 3,000 tonnes of aluminium to an Asian buyer at $220 per tonne premium ... Read more...

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Bengal orders closure of 10 sponge iron units


June 18th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government has ordered 10 sponge iron units in Burdwan district to be closed down for flouting pollution norms, an official said Monday."In view ... Read more...

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Latin America’s largest garbage dump closes (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's gigantic trash dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, considered Latin America's largest, has finally closed.The last truck to bring a load ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

CD case: Police to take voice samples of Mulayam, Amar, Bhushan


June 1st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Delhi Police were allowed by a Delhi court Friday to take voice samples of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, former party leader Amar ... Read more...

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News of the World’s former editor charged


May 15th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the News of the World (Now), and her husband Charlie were Tuesday formally charged with conspiracy to pervert the course ... Read more...

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Chemical spill forces Brazilian port’s closure


May 7th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 7 (IANS/EFE) A spill of chemicals used to make cleaning products prompted an evacuation and the closing of the port in the Brazilian city of Salvador for ... Read more...

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Won’t give up nuclear rights: Iran


April 12th, 2012 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 12 (IANS) Iran has said it will attend the planned nuclear talks in Istanbul later this week but will not compromise on its right to atomic energy.Iran's chief ... Read more...

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Hindustan Salts keen on mining in Himachal


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Salts Ltd has again shown interest in mining rock salt in north India's only mines located in Himachal Pradesh, state Industries Minister Kishan Kapoor ... Read more...

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Fuel shortage in Britain


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) Up to 2,700 petrol stations across Britain remain short of fuel following several days of panic buying last week, The Telegraph reported Monday.A study commissioned by ... Read more...

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Himachal rail line reopens after seven months


March 31st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 31 (IANS) Rail traffic on the Pathankot-Jogindernagar narrow gauge line in Himachal Pradesh was restored Saturday after seven months of closure, a railway official said.The rail traffic had ... Read more...

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Cow farm poses threat to Russian airport


March 6th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Transport authorities of Russia's Siberian Tomsk region have filed a lawsuit demanding closure of a cow farm, saying it poses a threat to a nearby ... Read more...

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James Murdoch resigns as News International chairman


February 29th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) James Murdoch has stepped down as chairman of News International, the company announced Wednesday.The 39-year-old son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch relinquished his newspaper position to ... Read more...

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4 injured in Trinamool-CPI-M clash, 6 held


February 28th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Four people were injured in a clash between workers of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in North 24-Parganas district ... Read more...

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Andhra’s small-scale industries threaten closure


February 27th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Faced with a 12-day power holiday in a month, small scale industries in Andhra Pradesh Monday threatened to shut down production.The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Small ... Read more...

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Indian-origin man burned to death in London


February 26th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) A medical student in Britain has been found guilty for her role in the killing of an Indian-origin Sikh who liked her.Gagandip Singh, whom Mundill Mahil ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu highway re-opened to traffic


February 16th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Much to the respite of the stranded passengers on both sides of the Jawahar Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir, the Srinagar-Jammu national highway was re-opened to ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall blocks Srinagar-Jammu highway again


February 15th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu highway, which was briefly opened a day earlier to clear stranded traffic, was again closed Wednesday due to fresh snowfall."It is snowing in Banihal ... Read more...

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