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70 cms tall actor aims at second Guinness entry


August 24th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) What if he is just 70 cms tall? Southern film actor Ajayan, who made it to the Guinness World Records in 2008, now aims at another ... Read more...

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FDI in retail on hold till CMs respond, says Anand Sharma


July 19th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Thursday said that the proposal to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the retail sector has been kept in abeyance for ... Read more...

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Raigad woman delivers baby boy, despite huge tumours


July 12th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) A team of medicos from the civic-run Sion Hospital saved the life and first pregnancy of a 22-year-old woman who suffered from massive fibroids since the ... Read more...

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India post launches waterproof Rakhi envelopes


July 11th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India Post said Wednesday it was offering special Rakhi envelopes across its post offices in Delhi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan falling on Aug ... Read more...

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Security firm employee held for ATM thefts in Delhi


May 30th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A 27-year-old employee of a private security company was arrested for stealing more than Rs.4 lakh from different ATMs of Corporation Bank here, police said ... Read more...

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Dubai to observe World Migratory Bird Day


May 11th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 10 (IANS/WAM) The environment department of the Dubai Municipality in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will mark World Migratory Bird Day May 12-13.This year's theme is "Migratory Birds ... Read more...

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CMs’ meet on NCTC on May 5: Chidambaram (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of most of the non-Congress ruled states, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said that the government will hold a ... Read more...

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Several contenders for PM’s post: Jaitley


September 27th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) With speculation that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi would be a prime ministerial candidate in 2014, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Tuesday ... Read more...

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China to beef up maritime forces


June 17th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) China will strengthen its offshore surveillance forces to ensure that its maritime interests are fully protected, an official said.By 2020, a total of 15,000 personnel - ... Read more...

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More rain, snowfall forecast for Himachal


February 14th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh may see more rain and snowfall in the next three days, aggravating the cold wave in the region, the Met department said Monday."Heavy to moderate snowfall ... Read more...

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Jihadi groups plan to kill ‘three CMs’ of Pak provinces


January 25th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sheikhpura, Jan 25(ANI): Jihadi groups have reached an agreement on killing the chief ministers of three Pakistani provinces- the Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh, according to sources.The Interior Ministry has issued a directive, ... Read more...

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Lucknow’s ten-year-old girl gets admission in college in science stream


December 30th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Kamna HajelaLucknow, Dec.30 (ANI): Sushma Verma of Lucknow has obtained special permission to enter the portals of a college at the age of 10 years in her quest for a degree ... Read more...

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Corruption in public services on the decline: survey


December 17th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The extent of corruption encountered by citizens while availing public services has been on the decline in recent years, says a survey conducted by the Centre of ... Read more...

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I’m almost 90 percent blind: Shruti Haasan


September 16th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Shruti Haasan may be seen as fit as a fiddle but she confesses her eyesight is extremely weak and that she heavily depends on spectacles and contact ... Read more...

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Flood alert in New Delhi, Yamuna river crosses danger mark


August 21st, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Flood alert has been sounded in the low-lying areas here, after heavy downpours for three days caused the water level to cross the danger mark in the ... Read more...

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Queen’s Baton Relay to enter Uttar Pradesh Thursday


July 7th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) The Queen's Baton Relay for the 2010 Commonwealth Games will enter Uttar Pradesh Thursday and reach this state capital the next day, an official said. The baton relay will ... Read more...

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Short people more likely to develop heart disease


June 9th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered a link between people's height and their vulnerability to heart disease. A new study by the University of Tampere (UT), Finland says that short people are ... Read more...

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Assam, Meghalaya CMs meet to resolve border dispute


June 6th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Dispur, June 6 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogai and his Meghalaya counterpart Mukul Sangma met here to find ways to resolve the long-pending boundary dispute between the two states.The boundary ... Read more...

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After a volcano, Guatemala struck by the tropical storm ‘Agatha’


May 30th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Guatemala City, May 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After a volcano, Guatemala was struck by the tropical storm ‘Agatha’. The inhabitants of Guatemala are facing double trouble as they are have been ... Read more...

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Coastal Andhra Battered By Rains as Cyclone Laila Approaches


May 20th, 2010 - 4:01 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) At least eight people have been killed in the heavy rains and fierce winds which battered the coastal districts of Hyderabad as Cyclone Laila made her way toward ... Read more...

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Nepali boy, 51 cms tall, makes claim to world record


February 21st, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 21 (IANS) An 18-year-old Nepali boy, who is about 51 centimetres tall, has left for Italy Sunday in a quest to be recognised as the world's shortest man. Khagendra Thapa Magar, ... Read more...

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Two admitted with swine flu symptoms in Rourkela


January 29th, 2010 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 29 (IANS) Two people have been admitted with swine flu symptoms in a hospital in Rourkela, an official said. Another person died of suspected swine flu in Rourkela, a health official ... Read more...

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TV news ads to cross Rs.18 bn in 2010


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The ad market on television news channels will cross the Rs.1,800 crore (Rs.18 billion/$390 million) mark this year, says a study. The media lab of the Centre for ... Read more...

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New Spider Species Discovered


January 16th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A brand new species of spider in the Arava Region in Israel has been discovered by the University of Haifa-Oranim. This species was found in the ... Read more...

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Seven including three Nigerians arrested for fraud


January 8th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 8, (IANS) A total of seven people including three Nigerian nationals have been arrested for allegedly siphoning money from 18 ATMs in Orissa's Balasore district, police said Friday. According to police, ... Read more...

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India not doing enough to safeguard environment: Survey


December 20th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Even as India presented a tough stand at the Copenhagen Climate Summit, majority of Indians feel the country is not doing enough to safeguard the environment, a ... Read more...

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Mauritius president stresses India’s way


December 3rd, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 3 (IANS) Mauritius President Anerood Jugnauth, in Lucknow on a five-day personal visit, Thursday stressed the island nation's links with India and said they hoped to emulate its progress. Describing Mauritius ... Read more...

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Tribals in Orissa resort to forcible reclaim of forest-land from companies


July 19th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirKoraput (Orissa), July 19 (ANI): Several agitated tribals in Orissa's Koraput district have resorted to forcible eviction methods of private companies from the forest land, in the disguise of restoration ... Read more...

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Supreme Court urged to review gay ruling


July 4th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) Students and teachers of Lucknow's City Montessori School (CMS) - the world's largest school in terms of enrolment - have appealed to the chief justice of India to ... Read more...

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Extra-large egg from Punjab in Limca Book of Records


June 10th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) A 10-month-old Lohmann breed hen, from a town in Punjab, is the proud national record holder of laying an extra-large egg. The egg, weighing 162 grams and measuring 10 ... Read more...

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World’s oldest teak trees dying in Kerala


May 13th, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelNilambur (Kerala), May 13 (ANI): Two teak trees, believed to be the oldest in the world, are dying.The trees are located at the plantation, about 40 kilometres from Malappuram ... Read more...

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JMM proposes Hansdas name for CMs post


February 6th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Feb.6 (ANI): While continuing its efforts to form a government in the state, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has decided to project MLA Shushila Hansdas name for the post of ... Read more...

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Congress flays praise of Gujarat CMs leadership by industry captains


January 14th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.14 (ANI): Congress party on Wednesday described the praise of Gujarat Chief Minister by industrialists like of German industrial honchos'' praise of the Nazi regime and alleged the entire ... Read more...

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Chhagan Bhujbal gets Dy.CMs chair in Maharashtra


December 5th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Dec.5 (ANI): Chhagan Bhujbal will be the new Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar named Bhujbal for the post today. "Our state legislature party has decided ... Read more...

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Indian Railways automating crew management


June 21st, 2008 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Indian Railways, one of India's largest employers, is managing its crew better - thanks to the Crew Management System (CMS) which has automated the day-to-day functions, ... Read more...

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