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Ostrich is animal, conclude legislators in Pakistan


July 20th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) A Pakistani provincial assembly "in its (in)finite wisdom" has declared that an ostrich is not a bird but an animal, said a leading daily.An editorial in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Female foeticide short is to create awareness: Ajay Devgn (Interview)


July 8th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Whenever Bollywood stars indulge in philanthropy, they raise doubts of a personal motive. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn is emphatic that his short film on the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Owner hit by plane on runway, dies


May 12th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut, May 12 (IANS) A 40-year-old man was killed Saturday at the Partapur air strip here after being hit by a micro-lite plane he owned as he clicked its pictures.Police ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India’s central bank cuts interest rates to spur economy (Roundup)


April 17th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday cut some key rates by 50 basis points in a bid to push industrial growth and stimulate economy ... Read more...

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India’s central bank cuts key rates


April 17th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday cut some key rates by 50 basis points in a bid to push industrial growth and stimulate economy -- ... Read more...

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Court orders provisional use of Kotla for IPL matches (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to issue a provisional occupancy certificate to enable the staging of Indian Premier League-5 ... Read more...

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‘Economic empowerment imperative for political empowerment’


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) Economic empowerment is an imperative and once this hapens, political empowerment will follow, separatist leader and People's Conference chairman Sajad Lone said Monday.Justifying his decision to ... Read more...

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Pakistani government plans novel housing move


March 20th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) The Pakistani government plans to ask its employees occupying 28,000 official residences across the country to vacate so that they can be used for commercial purposes.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Panjab University teachers see red over campus showbiz


January 21st, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Celebrities descending on the Panjab University (PU) campus to promote their films or shoot them may be to the liking of hundreds of awestruck students, ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s MMRDA grounds set for Hazare fast


December 25th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) The MMRDA grounds here which Anna Hazare chose for his three-day fast for a strong Lokpal bill is spread over 48,000 sq metres and can ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Court sets aside order to close gurdwara hall (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) A Delhi court has set aside a magistrate's order to close a community meal (langar) hall at a gurdwara in north Delhi."Order of closing of ... Read more...

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Facebook faces lawsuit over ‘Like’ button ad


December 20th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Facebook and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg face risk of being sued over the site's "Like" button feature.The site currently reveals any products or interests that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pesky SMSs again - via new routes


November 6th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Your phone buzzes and you reach for it - only to find yet another telemarketing call or SMS, though you thought you had blocked them. ... Read more...

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Goa Law Commission dejected as tips neglected


September 9th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 9 (IANS) The Goa Law Commission has expressed dismay at the state government virtually ignoring all its recommendations, especially those relating to land reform."You can say that the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Areva T&D; signs pact with Power Grid Corporation


July 25th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Power transmission and distribution firm Areva T&D; Monday said it has signed an agreement with the Power Grid Corporation of India to provide ultra voltage ... Read more...

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ICICI Lombard to hike diesel vehicles’ insurance premium


June 27th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) ICICI Lombard, a major private sector player in general insurance, will increase policy premium on diesel vehicles over petrol vehicles by up to 15 percent, a ... Read more...

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Orchid industry blooms in Sikkim


February 24th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sikkim, Feb 24 (ANI): The orchid industry is proving to be an enterprising avenue for local plant growers in Sikkim.Orchids are popular with plant growers commercially, as they are expensive and a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Sarah, Bristol Palin await trademark approval for their names


February 5th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 5 (ANI): Sarah and Bristol Palin are waiting for an approval for a trademark of their names, according to recent reports.The application was submitted for Sarah Palin on ... Read more...

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Walia releases report on ‘Housing Conditions in Delhi’


February 3rd, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Delhi Finance and Planning Minister Dr. A.K. Walia on Thursday released a report on 'Housing Conditions in Delhi' prepared by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics on ... Read more...

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Brit tycoon re-allowed to host ’sex orgies’ in mansion after judge lifts ban


January 15th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): A British property developer and entrepreneur, who had been banned from hosting 'sex parties' at his 20 million pounds mansion, could do so again after a judge lifted ... Read more...

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Centre to introduce new law against land acquisition: Moily


December 28th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by ANI
Mangalore, Dec 28 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said the Central Government would introduce a new law to set guidelines on acquisition of farm land ... Read more...

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Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid Under Development


October 4th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Great news for the Porsche fans as the automobile giants confirmed at the Paris Motor Show recently that it is developing the plug-in electrical version of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Nuclear Power Plant To Be Dismantled By Salt Lake City Firm


August 25th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Utah, Aug 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) EnergySolutions which is a nuclear services company based in Salt Lake City has signed an agreement with Exelon to dismantle the well known Zion Nuclear ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Zardari orders probe into Christian brothers murder, Hindu temple demolition


July 21st, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 21 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has directed the concerned authorities to probe the murder of two Christian brothers in Faisalabad and also look into the controversy over the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Court frowns at plea to sell garages in residential buildings


June 30th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) It would set a "dangerous trend" if real estate promoters were allowed to sell the garages located in the stilted area of residential buildings for commercial purposes, ... Read more...

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Google WiFi privacy row: CEO Schmidt admits screwing up in UK


June 4th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): Search engine Google "screwed up" after its Street Cars wrongly mapped every wireless network in Britain to use the information for commercial purposes, Eric Schmidt, its chief executive, ... Read more...

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Google mapped Britain’s all WiFi networks


June 1st, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) Britain's entire wireless network has been mapped by Google's street view car fitted with radio aerials in order to use the database for commercial purposes through its internet ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Will not use the Mahatma’s picture commercially: Montblanc


May 3rd, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Minday disposed of a petition against international luxury giant Montblanc Monday after the firm assured that it would not use the picture and name ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh bargains with Delhi on land


April 23rd, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has staked claim to over 285 acres of land virtually in the heart of the national capital in lieu of 21 acres of its land ... Read more...

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House where Kate Middleton’s pal hosted orgies under scanner


April 18th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): The house where Kate Middleton's friend chum Emma Sayle hosted orgies has become the subject of an investigation.Westminster council officials are trying to establish whether the 30-million-pound house ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Poachers kill 150 rare animals in Peru


April 9th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Lima, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Poachers in Peru have killed over 150 vicunas, a rare animal prized for its wool, which sells at $1,000 for each animal in the international market. This is the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rs.1.7 cr fine slapped for commercial use of property


March 8th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday directed a woman to pay Rs.1.7 crore for using for commercial purposes a residential plot alloted to her by the central government. ... Read more...

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Abhijeet Group plans green coal mining in Jharkhand


February 27th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Abhijeet Group, which has tied up with a Canada-based company, is seeking to bag a mining contract in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district where it plans to introduce an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Anglers In Rush For Giant Squid In Newport Beach


February 2nd, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey California, Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fishermen in the Orange County are spending late nights in the waters off the Newport Beach, trying to haul a good catch consisting of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Maruti bets on Omni upgrade demand to hardsell Eeco


January 14th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 14 (IANS) Auto major Maruti Suzuki is hoping to ride on the demand for an upgraded version of its age-old Omni model to hardsell the Eeco family car, a senior ... Read more...

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