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Gender equality prerequisite for inclusive growth: Meira Kumar


September 13th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Gender equality and women's empowerment are not only human rights issues but also prerequisites for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira ... Read more...

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Nashik open university launches web radio


September 8th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), Sep 8 (IANS) The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) has launched its interactive live web radio from a studio in the sprawling 150-acre campus in Nashik, an ... Read more...

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Assange lawyer stopped at Heathrow


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was stopped at Heathrow and told she was on a secret watch-list and required special clearance before she could ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Irishman ends Devendro’s dream run (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Indian boxer Laishram Devendro Singh narrowly missed out on a medal at the London Olympics Wednesday, putting up a brave fight against Irishman Paddy Barnes in ... Read more...

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When Saina wanted to quit badminton


August 7th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Disheartened by a streak of losses last year, Saina Nehwal wanted to stop playing badminton, revealed Pullela Gopichand, the London Olympics bronze medallist's coach. "Saina came ... Read more...

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Fiji scraps holiday on Elizabeth’s birthday


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Former British colony Fiji has scrapped a bank holiday on the birthday of Queen Elizabeth because it was "unimportant" and a "burden" on the country, a ... Read more...

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Dara Singh critical


July 7th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Commonwealth wrestling champion and veteran Bollywood actor Dara Singh is critical in a Mumbai hospital following a severe cardiac problem, a hospital official said Saturday.Dara Singh, ... Read more...

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Sports minister gives away cash awards to 158 athletes


May 10th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi May 10 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Thursday gave away cash awards worth to Rs 2.12 crore to 158 sportspersons who have won medals in international events from ... Read more...

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Five books published in India on Commonwealth shortlist


April 26th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian publishing is carving a formidable space for itself on the Commonwealth Book Prize list for 2012 with five titles published in the country on ... Read more...

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Indian recognition of Maldivian ‘coup’ shocking: Nasheed


March 25th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 25 (IANS) Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has said it felt shocking to see how rapidly the Indian and the US government stepped in to recognise the new ... Read more...

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Tipsy Harry becomes crowd-puller at party


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Leaving behind all protocol, Prince Harry drank a few shots of rum and danced in the streets of Belize, a former British territory in central America, ... Read more...

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UN rules out probe into Maldives’ power transfer


February 14th, 2012 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 13 (IANS) The UN Monday ruled out launching any investigation into power transfer in the Maldives, suggesting the country should find internal solution to its imbroglio.Completing a three-day ... Read more...

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Don’t turn back clock on journalists rights, Maldives urged


February 10th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) has urged the new authorities in the Maldives to respect the right of journalists to go about their work without fear ... Read more...

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Jailed boxing champion spends Christmas with family


December 28th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown, Dec 28 (IANS/CMC) Jailed amateur heavyweight boxing champion Anderson Emmanuel, charged with stealing jewellery and cash, was granted bail and spent Christmas with his family.Anthony Jones, president of the Amateur ... Read more...

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India wins election to UN panel on racial discrimination


December 1st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 1 (IANS) India's nominee Dilip Lahiri has been re-elected to serve on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) for a three year term, ... Read more...

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Plaques stolen from war memorials up for sale!


November 6th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Britain is witnessing bronze plaques stolen from war memorials bearing the names of the nation's fallen heroes being sold at auctions and on the Internet.These items ... Read more...

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Mobiles, despite hype, failing world of education?


November 6th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Doha (Qatar), Nov 6 (IANS) Is mobile the god that failed educationists? Only years after seeing a lot of potential in using the tiny hand-held devices to promote learning, specialists ... Read more...

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India calls for closer ties among Indian Ocean nations


October 27th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 27 (IANS) With growing global stakes in the resource-rich Indian Ocean, India has asked for closer cooperation with Australia in boosting greater trade and security cooperation among ... Read more...

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India opens consulate in Perth


October 27th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 27 (IANS) India has opened its second consulate in Australia here and made a strong pitch for greater Indian trade and investment with this resource-rich western Australia region."Today ... Read more...

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Sushila Devi wins gold in Asian junior judo


October 4th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) India bagged seven medals, including a gold from Sushila Devi, at the Asian Youth and Junior Judo Championships in Beirut.Indian judokas also won four silver ... Read more...

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Forests remove 2.4 bn tonnes of carbon from air


August 11th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Forests worldwide absorb as much as 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon per year from the air, equivalent to a third of the annual fossil fuel emissions.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bangladesh to hand over ULFA leader to India


August 3rd, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) Bangladesh is in the process of handing over detained United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leader Anup Chetia to India, a minister said here Wednesday."We ... Read more...

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Australia refuses visas to Pakistani wrestlers


August 3rd, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) The Australian High Commission in Islamabad has refused to grant visas to Pakistani wrestlers preparing to participate in the upcoming Commonwealth Championship, officials said. The championship ... Read more...

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Athletics body transfers Mandeep, Juana dope cases to NADA


July 20th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Wednesday transferred the dope cases of quarter-milers Mandeep Kaur and Juana Murmu to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).The disciplinary ... Read more...

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NADA asks dope tainted athletes to submit food supplements


July 6th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) Wednesday asked the dope tainted Indian athletes to submit their food supplements for testing.NADA director-general Rahul Bhatnagar told IANS ... Read more...

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India’s athletes Mandeep, Juana fail dope tests, suspended (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India's leading quarter-miler female runners Mandeep Kaur and Juana Murmu were suspended for testing positive for anabolic agents in an out-of-competition test conducted by the ... Read more...

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Indian writer wins Betty Trask award for debut novel


June 23rd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Mumbai-based Anjali Joseph has won this year's Betty Trask Award for her first novel "Saraswati Park". The award carries a cash prize of 10,000 pounds, ... Read more...

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CJA condemns journalist Dey’s murder


June 12th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) has condemned the murder of Jyotendra Dey, a Mumbai journaliast who specialised in reporting crime and exposing the underworld's activities.It ... Read more...

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White House congratulates British royal couple


April 30th, 2011 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) The White House Friday congratulated Britain's Prince William and his bride Catherine Middleton on their marriage.The White House wished the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ... Read more...

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Sex scandals harming Australia’s national security: Defense Minister


April 6th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 6 (ANI): Australia's Defense Minister Stephen Smith has said the nation's security is being harmed by "betrayal of trust" in sex scandals that have hit the defense services.Australia's defense force ... Read more...

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Australia to lose 45 animal species in 20 years


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) Up to 45 native animal species in Western Australia will die within 20 years if no action is taken for their conservation, a study said Wednesday.Species ... Read more...

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Guwahati University gets community campus radio centre


March 21st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 21 (ANI): Guwahati University recently launched the northeast's first community campus radio called 'Radio Luit' to spread awareness, entertain and to highlight community issues among people.Named after the River Brahmputra, ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamils protest Sonia Gandhi’s London visit


March 18th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): Sri Lankan Tamils protested outside a London venue where Congress President Sonia Gandhi delivered a lecture on Thursday.Protestors shouted anti-India slogans and demanded that New Delhi take ... Read more...

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Nicole Kidman’s relatives are among largest landowners in the world


March 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 10 (ANI): Actress Nicole Kidman's relatives are reportedly among the largest landowners, with Australian farming company Kidman Holdings believed to be the eighth biggest in the world.The research ranks ... Read more...

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‘World’s first astronomers’ Aborigines created a sundial 10,000yrs ago


February 5th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): A new find from Australia has suggested that ancient Aboriginal tribes were the world's first astronomers.Scientists at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Canberra discovered a ... Read more...

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