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Spain auction sees lower borrowing costs for benchmark bond


September 21st, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Treasury sold 4.8 billion euros ($6.2 billion) worth of debt Thursday in an auction that attracted strong demand, paying a sharply lower interest rate on ... Read more...

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Discovery Channel to air 10-part series on coal


September 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) At a time when coal is dominating the political discourse in India, a 10-part Discovery Channel television series titled "Coal" premieres Sunday.A Discovery Networks Asia ... Read more...

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Mumbai Metro accident: One killed, 11 injured (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) One person was killed and 11 others were injured when a slab of a staircase of an under-construction Metro railway station collapsed here Tuesday, officials said."One ... Read more...

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Three killed in house collapse


September 4th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, Sep 4 (IANS) A four-year-old girl was among three people killed when rocks from adjoining hills crushed their house after torrential rains in Rajasthan's Ajmer town Tuesday, police said.Nazama, ... Read more...

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Mexicans ride bikes to avoid traffic jams


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) In Mexico City, where more than four million cars, vans and trucks clog the street everyday, the simple everyday task of going to work can ... Read more...

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Kiwis lead by 41 at lunch (Lead)


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) Tim Southee took a career best 7/64 to help New Zealand take a 12-run first innings lead against India, who were dismissed for 353 on the ... Read more...

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Smart grids and meters can prevent blackouts, says expert


August 30th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 30 (IANS) India needs smart grids that can prevent recurrences like the worst power blackout last month, a senior power expert said Thursday."We need efficient command and ... Read more...

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Spanish economy shrinks


August 29th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish economy shrank 0.4 percent in the second quarter after a contraction of 0.3 percent in the first three months of the year, the National ... Read more...

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Downward revision of Spain’s GDP data


August 28th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish economy grew by 0.4 percent last year, less than the initial estimate of 0.7 percent, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said.The INE also ... Read more...

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Three killed in Allahabad house collapse


August 27th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, were killed early Monday when the roof of their house caved in, police said.The mishap occurred at Gobra Himar village, in ... Read more...

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NHRC orders relief to kin of child killed in gate collapse


August 24th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday directed the Delhi government to pay Rs.1 lakh as relief to the family of a child who was ... Read more...

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Northern grid came close to tripping Monday: UP officials


August 20th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The Northern grid came close to snapping Monday but for the timely intervention of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited, state government officials said.The grid frequency dipped ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways on road to revival?


August 20th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The beleaguered Pakistan Railways may be finally on the road to revival, as the government has approved various projects at a whopping cost of Rs.287 billion ... Read more...

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Assad regime on verge of collapse: Syrian ex-PM


August 15th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost control of two-thirds of the country and is on the verge of collapse, former Syrian prime ... Read more...

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Portion of China’s Great Wall collapses after rains


August 9th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) A portion of the Great Wall of China collapsed following incessant rains, authorities said Thursday.The repair work was underway on the collapsed section in Hebei province's ... Read more...

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US Treasury to receive $5.75 bn from AIG stock sale


August 7th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) The US Treasury has said that it expected to receive $5.75 billion from the latest sale of the American International Group (AIG) stock, $750 million more ... Read more...

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Seven killed due to rains in Jammu


August 6th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 6 (IANS) At least seven people, including two women, have been killed and scores injured in heavy rains that led to many houses collapsing in the remote mountainous ... Read more...

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Northern power grid was again on verge of tripping


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) Power woes could be far from over as the Northern Grid was on the verge of tripping yet again, officials here said Thursday.According to sources in ... Read more...

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India should not suffer grid collapse: Deveshwar


August 1st, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) ITC chairman Y.C. Deveshwar said Wednesday India should not suffer a transmission grid collapse like the one witnessed a day ago."We should not have this ... Read more...

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Haryana asks centre to probe grid failure


August 1st, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) A day after it was named as one of the four states which had overdrawn power from the national grid leading to a major failure, the ... Read more...

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Seven Iranian aid workers kidnapped in Libya


August 1st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 1 (IANS) A group of seven Iranian aid workers have been kidnapped in Libya's Benghazi city, said an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) official.The seven men, ... Read more...

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India’s power grid fails for the second day


July 31st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Energy crisis is a problem that has been a big problem in the past and is still affecting many nations. Experts are on their toes ensuring ... Read more...

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Andhra, south India safe from grid disturbances


July 31st, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Electricity authorities in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday said the state was safe and secure from grid disturbances in other parts of India.Andhra Pradesh Transmission Corporation (AP Transco) ... Read more...

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Grid failure again halts Delhi Metro services (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Thousands of Delhi Metro travellers faced a harrowing time Tuesday afternoon after the entire system stalled when the power supply tripped for the second time ... Read more...

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Power outage across Bengal after grid collapse


July 31st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Power outage hit all the districts of West Bengal after the collapse of the Eastern Grid Tuesday, a minister said."The Eastern Gird has collapsed today (Tuesday). ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka annihilate India to level series (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota, July 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka hammered India in the second One-day International here Tuesday to level the five-match series 1-1.The Indian batsmen, bundled out for 138 in 33.3 ... Read more...

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Afghanistan’s first Olympic medallist eyes an encore


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 23 (IANS) Afghanistan's first Olympic medallist Rohullah Nikpai has vowed to bring more laurels for his country at the London Games beginning Friday.In a recent interview with ... Read more...

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Finland better off within Eurozone: Finnish PM


July 16th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, July 16 (IANS) Finland is better off with a stable euro currency and the country remaining in the now 17-member single currency Eurozone, said Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. ... Read more...

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Four killed in Peshawar mortar attack


July 15th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) At least four people -- three children and their mother -- were killed in a Pakistani village after a mortar bomb fell on their house Sunday, ... Read more...

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Portion of Rajasthan University’s science wing collapses


July 5th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 5 (IANS) A portion of a three-storey building that housed the University of Rajasthan's science laboratories for research scholars collapsed here about an hour before the classes were ... Read more...

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Russian sports minister against more foreign players


July 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sports minister Vitaly Mutko slammed the Russian FA as "irresponsible" for its decision to increase the number of foreign players allowed on the pitch to ... Read more...

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Diamond mine walls collapse in Botswana


June 30th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gaborone, June 30 (IANS) Sixteen workers were trapped when the walls of a diamond mine collapsed in Botswana. Fifteen of them were rescued.The walls of the Jwaneng diamond mine collapsed ... Read more...

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‘British undercover police can have sex with suspects’


June 13th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) British undercover police officers can start sexual relationships with suspected criminals if it means they are more plausible, a minister said Wednesday.Home Office Minister Nick Herbert ... Read more...

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Four killed, 41 wounded in Nigeria church bombing


June 10th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, June 10 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 41 injured Sunday in a suicide bomb blast that ripped through a church in Nigeria, police said.Emmanuel Ayeni, police ... Read more...

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‘Suspect’ in bee colony deaths found


June 9th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) A parasitic mite that is killing honey bee colonies around the world through a virus has been identified, a media report said.Bee populations have been falling ... Read more...

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