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Fire at World Trade Center in New York


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 3 (IANS) A fire broke out at the One World Trade Center tower in New York Saturday but firefighters managed to put it out in about an ... Read more...

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Assam’s anti-dam activist threatens indefinite fast


May 18th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Assam's farmer leader and anti-dam activist Akhil Gogoi has decided to start an indefinite hunger-strike here from Sunday to pressurize the state government to stop what ... Read more...

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Teenaged hacker jailed in China


May 4th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) A court in China's Shanghai city has jailed a teenager for two years for hacking two Japanese shopping web sites and stealing over 6,000 pieces of ... Read more...

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Australian manufacturing expansion continues in February


March 1st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 1 (IANS) Australian manufacturing activity continued to expand in February, a survey showed Thursday.The survey was released by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).The Australian Industry Group/PriceWaterhouseCoopers ... Read more...

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Cubans flock to apply for new housing subsidy


January 18th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 18 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government accepted more than 1,300 applications for subsidies to either repair or build homes on the first day the measure went into effect, official ... Read more...

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Chinese giant pandas to fly to Paris


January 10th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 10 (IANS) A pair of giant pandas from China's Shichuan province will board a chartered plane coming Sunday, embarking on a journey across half the globe to Paris, ... Read more...

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Australian manufacturing activity flat in November


December 1st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) Manufacturing activity in Australia remained flat in November, a monthly survey of manufacturers in the country showed Thursday.The Australian Industry Group/PriceWaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index ... Read more...

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Growth in Asia at high environmental cost: UN


September 19th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific region has seen dynamic growth in the past few decades but this development has affected the environment, leading to pollution, increased emissions and ... Read more...

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RPP Infra bags Rs.1,500 crore housing project in Africa


August 29th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) RPP Infra Projects Limited Monday said it has bagged a mass housing contract worth Rs.1,500 crore from the south-western African country of Gabon."The contract ... Read more...

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Shanghai fire toll rises to 53


November 16th, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Nov 16 (IANS) The toll in a massive fire that engulfed a 28-storey skyscraper in Shanghai rose to 53 Tuesday morning, authorities said.Over 70 people injured in the inferno were hospitalised, ... Read more...

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42 killed in Shanghai high-rise blaze (Lead)


November 15th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Nov 15 (IANS) At least 42 people were killed when a fire broke out in a 28-storey building in downtown Shanghai Monday, Xinhua reported.The blaze was later brought under control, the ... Read more...

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Israel restricts schools’ construction in Gaza


October 24th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Oct 24 (IANS) Israel has restricted the construction of new schools in the Gaza Strip, a UN official said Sunday.The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) planned to build eight schools ... Read more...

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Portage Wisconsin Flood alert, people evacuated from low-lying areas


September 28th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wisconsin, Sep 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On 27th September a flooding alert was announced in Wisconsin. Due to excessive rainfall of 11 inches from the past 7 days the water has been rising ... Read more...

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Egypt discovers 17 smuggling tunnels to Gaza


August 11th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
El Arish (Egypt), Aug 11 (DPA) Egyptian security forces said Wednesday they discovered 17 tunnels used to smuggle construction materials into the Gaza strip, security sources said. The tunnels were found at various ... Read more...

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Asbestos Abatement To Prevent Mesothelioma


June 20th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities in the UK have warned fly-tippers who have reportedly dumped corrugated asbestos sheets in the woods. Asbestos sheets have reportedly been found 3 times in ... Read more...

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Israel to ease Gaza blockade in return for watered down international investigation


June 9th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 9 (ANI): To ease blockade of the Gaza in return for a watered down international investigation into last week's raid on a Turkish aid ship, Israel is ready to accept ... Read more...

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35 new roads urged in national capital region


June 5th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda has urged the central government to construct 35 new roads in rural areas of Haryana that fall in the National Capital Region (NCR), ... Read more...

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US had urged Israel to observe caution, restraint on flotilla move to Gaza Strip


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): The Obama administration had urged Israel to use "caution and restraint" with the half a dozen aid boats bound for the Gaza Strip before Israeli commandos raided the ... Read more...

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Ban tells Israel of concern over East Jerusalem, Gaza


February 25th, 2010 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 25 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday raised his concern over developments in East Jerusalem, Israel's heritage sites and the ongoing problems in Gaza Strip in a meeting ... Read more...

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Balco mishap Chhattisgarh’s worst industrial tragedy (Lead)


January 15th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 15 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Friday termed the Sep 23 Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (Balco) power plant chimney crash, at Korba town, the biggest-ever industrial tragedy in the state's history. "Balco ... Read more...

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‘Balco mishap Chhattisgarh’s biggest industrial tragedy’


January 15th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 15 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Friday termed the Sep 23 Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (Balco) power plant chimney crash, at Korba town, the biggest-ever industrial tragedy in the state's history. "Balco ... Read more...

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Indian stocks tumbles due to Dubai debt problems


November 27th, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov 27 (ANI): Country's stocks tumbled on Friday with the rupee weakened and bond yields fell as Dubai's debt problems sparked concerns about corporate exposure.Country's share market is now facing the ... Read more...

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Dubai debt worries are unlikely to impact India: Anand Sharma


November 27th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Union Commerce and Trade Minister Anand Sharma on Friday said that Dubai debt worries are unlikely to impact the country's economy and the real estate sector.Interacting with ... Read more...

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Counties rush aid to El Salvador, as flood toll rises to 157


November 12th, 2009 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Nov 12 (EFE) Relief materials from different countries and aid organisations have begun to arrive for the flood affected people in El Salvador, as the toll has risen to 157 ... Read more...

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India’s industrial output up 6.8 percent, Mukherjee upbeat (Lead)


September 11th, 2009 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Further signs of recovery in India's industry emerged Friday with the latest official data indicating a 6.8 percent growth in July over the like month last ... Read more...

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Industry will grow, says finance minister


September 11th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said the positive growth in the Indian industry will continue in the next few months, but it may fail to compensate for ... Read more...

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Apex court enraged over continued memorial construction (Lead)


September 11th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday threatened the Uttar Pradesh government with contempt proceedings for continuing construction at various memorial sites in Lucknow despite promising to stop work. Enraged over ... Read more...

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Stop work on memorial sites in Lucknow: Apex court tells Uttar Pradesh


September 11th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to "forthwith stop" all sorts of activities including construction, maintenance and repair work at various memorial sites in ... Read more...

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Tech Mahindra to provide IT solutions to Etisalat DB


September 7th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Software outsourcer Tech Mahindra will provide telecom operator Etisalat DB with IT solutions and infrastructure requirements for its proposed services rollout in 15 telecom circles, it was announced ... Read more...

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Saint Gobain Gyproc plans to double turnover


September 2nd, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) Gypsum-based building solutions company Saint Gobain Gyproc India is hoping to double its turnover to Rs.600 crore by focussing on commercial and hospitality building segments. "The trend is to ... Read more...

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Israeli blockade degrades Gaza’s living conditions: UN


August 18th, 2009 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 18 (DPA) Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip has resulted in the devastation of livelihoods, a rise in food insecurity, and an energy, water and sanitation crisis for the ... Read more...

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Weak crop production to slow export recovery: Moody’s


August 6th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The delayed and deficient monsoon this year has not only hit India's farm output but also complicated the recovery of its merchandise exports that have seen nine ... Read more...

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Straw houses may turn out to be buildings of the future


July 28th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): If a model by scientists at the University of Bath turns out to be successful, then straw houses might turn out to be the buildings of the future.Researchers ... Read more...

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US, Tajikistan reach Afghan transit deal


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Almaty, April 22 (Xinhua) The US and Tajikistan have reached a deal on sending non-military cargo through Tajik territory to neighbouring Afghanistan, according to reports reaching here Tuesday. Within one or two ... Read more...

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India-Bangladesh trade hit by BDR mutiny


March 19th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 19 (IANS) The bloody mutiny of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) in Dhaka last month has knocked off the Indo-Bangladesh border trade by 50 percent, traders here Thursday said. "The BDR mutiny and ... Read more...

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