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By 2030, nearly a third of Cubans will be over 60


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) People over 60 will make up 31 percent of Cuba's population by 2030, the official weekly Trabajadores said days before the start of the island's 2012 ... Read more...

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Communal politics goes viral in Kerala (Comment)


April 10th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
The communal genii whose support the Congress invoked to oust Kerala's first Communist government more than 50 years ago are still around and turning the state's politics viral.Across the fractured ... Read more...

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Find reincarnations of Mao, Deng: Dalai Lama


October 30th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 30 (IANS) Taking a jibe at the Chinese government, the Dalai Lama has said that instead of questioning Tibetan traditions, it should think of finding reincarnations of ... Read more...

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Fear grows as Nepal church escapes bomb attack


August 29th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 29 (IANS) Two years after a bomb attack on a church in Kathmandu valley killed three people during mass and injured nearly a dozen, Nepal's minority Christian community ... Read more...

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Nepal crisis deepens as Maoists refuse to surrender arms


August 22nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) The crisis in Nepal deepened Monday as major parties failed to name a new consensual prime minister and the former Maoist guerrillas again refused to hand ... Read more...

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Tibetan refugees ask Nepal to address rights in new constitution


August 5th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 5 (IANS) Hounded by security forces and deprived of most of their rights as refugees, Nepal's vulnerable Tibetan diaspora Friday urged the government to address the rights of ... Read more...

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Nepal government loses Pashupatinath battle


July 31st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 31 (IANS) Nepal's beleaguered communist government, facing an imminent threat of dissolution, received a fresh blow Sunday with the Supreme Court preventing it from tangling with the trust ... Read more...

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Fresh legal battles erupt over Nepal’s Pashupatinath temple


July 29th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) The 17th century Pashupatinath temple that is also a Unesco-declared World Heritage Site is now tangled in fresh legal disputes with seven officials of the trust ... Read more...

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Fresh legal battles over Nepal’s Pashupatinath shrine


July 29th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) Nepal's oldest Hindu shrine, the 17th century temple of Pashupatinath that is also a Unesco-declared World Heritage Site, is now tangled in fresh legal disputes with ... Read more...

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Hope Mamata destroys Congress too, like other allies: Uma


July 11th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Claiming that Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has a "knack of ruining her allies", Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti Monday "wished and prayed" ... Read more...

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In Singur, farmers line up for land - finally


July 8th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), July 8 (IANS) The municipal office in this industrial town in West Bengal throbs with activity as hundreds of farmers gather daily to submit their applications ... Read more...

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After Dalai Lama, Nepal celebrates last king’s birthday


July 7th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 7 (IANS) Close on the heels of Nepal's government banning any public celebration of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama's 76th birthday, a small but loyal group of royalists ... Read more...

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Jail manuals, assurances may help Davy extradition: CBI official


May 26th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has given to a Danish court copies of jail manuals, books on jail reforms as well as paintings made ... Read more...

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Scripted for success: Mamata’s life on stage


May 19th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) A defiance born from the rough and tumble of the streets, a long struggle against an entrenched power system, a stunning blow to the world's ... Read more...

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Why the Red Fort crumbled in West Bengal (Comment)


May 16th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
There is no Shakespearean tragedy in the rout of the Left in West Bengal. In a democracy, political parties win and lose electoral battles. In Kerala, which gave the world ... Read more...

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Congress names observers for government formation in Assam, Kerala


May 14th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A day after winning the Kerala and Assam assembly elections, the Congress Saturday named new central observers for the two states to oversee ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan: Stalinist, but a man of the masses


May 13th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) He was never the darling of party bosses. But down-to-earth Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, who began life working in a small textile shop, was the only ... Read more...

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Any which way, Bengal braces for historic verdict


May 12th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Journalists of top publications from around the globe have descended here to record every detail of what is being dubbed a historic exercise. For, Friday's ... Read more...

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Government trashes allegations by Purulia arms drop accused


April 30th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The government Saturday trashed as "mischievous" Purulia arms drop accused Kim Davy's allegations that Indian politicians and state agencies were involved in the 1995 ... Read more...

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No Indian government role in Purulia arms drop: CBI


April 29th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday dismissed allegations that an arms drop in West Bengal's Purulia district in 1995 was an operation carried ... Read more...

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Conspiracies continue against Left governments: Manik Sarkar


April 29th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 29 (IANS) Conspiracies are still on to destabilise and dislodge the Left Front governments in Tripura and West Bengal, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Friday, reacting ... Read more...

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Purulia arms drop an Indian operation: Kim Davy


April 29th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) In a sensational allegation, Kim Davy, an accused in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case, has told a TV channel that the "Indian government ... Read more...

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Chinese Police halt unapproved church service, detain worshipers


April 11th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr.11 (ANI): Dozens of worshippers of a Christian House Church have been detained by Chinese Police for holding prayers at an outdoor venue.China's Communist government allows worship only in state-approved churches, ... Read more...

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European Parliament asks Nepal to let Tibetan refugees vote


April 9th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 9 (IANS) Strongly reacting to Nepal forcibly preventing Tibetan refugees from taking part in an election to choose a new "government-in-exile", the European Parliament (EP) has asked the ... Read more...

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91-year-old JSS leader creates Kerala poll history


March 18th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), March 18 (IANS) With her candidature finalised Friday, 91-year-old K.R. Gouri Amma has made history in Kerala's electoral politics by becoming the only candidate to contest all the ... Read more...

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After Nepal Lever, ITC and Dabur Nepal face indefinite closure


March 9th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 9 (IANS) As Hindustan Unilever's subsidiary in Nepal lies closed, two other blue-chip Indian companies, ITC and Dabur India, also face similar threats over their joint ventures in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mamata not to contest, ready for by-poll if party wins


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief and union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she will not contest the coming West Bengal assembly polls as she will be ... Read more...

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PM’s silence on Balakrishnan issue baffling: Krishna Iyer


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 23 (IANS) Retired justice V.R. Krishna Iyer has now turned his guns on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his silence on the allegations linked to former supreme court chief ... Read more...

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The Hottest Contraband in North Korea: Skinny Jeans!


January 13th, 2011 - 2:08 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Because of strict government sanctions in the country of North Korea, it is illegal to purchase fertilizer, instant noodles.....and skinny jeans, and yet these jeans are all the ... Read more...

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Break silence, face probe, Iyer tells ex-CJI


January 4th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 4 (IANS) Retired Supreme Court judge V.R. Krishna Iyer Tuesday dared former chief justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan to break his silence over allegations of wealth amassment by his relatives ... Read more...

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Nariman applauds Iyer for seeking ex-CJI’s probe


January 2nd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi Jan 2 (IANS) Retired Supreme Court judge V.R. Krishna Iyer has been applauded by veteran lawyer Fali S. Nariman for demanding a probe into allegations of corruption against former chief justice ... Read more...

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‘Probe allegations against ex-chief justice Balakrishnan’


December 27th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Dec 27 (IANS) Retired Supreme Court justice V.R. Krishna Iyer Monday demanded a probe into the various allegations of corruption against former chief justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, currently the chairman ... Read more...

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Congress in Kerala may be exulting too soon (Letter from Kerala)


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
By B.R.P. Bhaskar A landslide victory in last month's local elections has heightened the United Democratic Front's (UDF) hopes of returning to power in Kerala in next year's assembly elections but the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Holocaust-Era Mass Grave Found In Romania


November 7th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Bucharest, Nov 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A mass grave consisting of several bodies of Jews victims, killed by the Romanian army during World War 2, was dug at Vulturi forest in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Malayalis go traditional on Kerala Day


November 1st, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 1 (IANS) Women looked elegant in traditional white and gold saris as they made their way to offices and colleges in Kerala and many men too reported to work in ... Read more...

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