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Hyderabad gearing up to host India-New Zealand Test


August 16th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at Uppal here is gearing up to host the first test between India and New Zealand, beginning Aug 23.The ... Read more...

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States declare drought, not centre: Pawar


August 1st, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Tuesday noted that 400 out of the 627 districts in India had received deficient rainfall but said it was for ... Read more...

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11 Odisha districts record deficit rain


July 31st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) Eleven of Odisha's 30 districts have recorded deficit rainfall this monsoon, impacting on paddy cultivation that is crucial for the economy of the state, officials said ... Read more...

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Deficit monsoon: PM directs weekly monitoring


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With deficient monsoon rains threatening crop plantation in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday asked all ministries concerned to co-ordinate efforts with state ... Read more...

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Britain to close borders if eurozone collapses


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Britain will close its borders to people from countries like Greece if the eurozone -- the group of 17 countries which use the euro as ... Read more...

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Monsoon delayed but situation not worrisome: Pawar (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) There has been a two-week delay in the monsoon but the situation is not serious, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said here Tuesday and added ... Read more...

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Monsoon situation not serious, rain will pick up: Pawar (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) There has been a two-week delay in the monsoon but the situation is not serious, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said here Tuesday, adding that ... Read more...

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Britain launches ‘instant justice’ for Olympics offenders


June 26th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) People who commit offences linked to the Olympics Games will be put in court within 24 hours under a "instant justice" initiated by the Crown Prosecution ... Read more...

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Air India fined $80,000 in US


May 4th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) India's national carrier Air India has been slapped a civil penalty of $80,000 by the US Transportation Department for failure to comply with rules concerning extended ... Read more...

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British fuel tanker drivers to go on strike


March 27th, 2012 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) British fuel tanker drivers have voted to go on strike in a bid to improve their working terms and conditions, the Unite union said Monday.About 61 ... Read more...

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How to stop stampedes: Lessons for India


November 23rd, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Stampedes have been common to populous India, with most occurring during religious gatherings. New studies in 'pedestrian dynamics' now say that to prevent a stampede, ... Read more...

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De Villiers to undergo surgery, out for four to six weeks


September 30th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 30 (IANS) South Africa's new captain for shorter formats AB de Villiers will be out of cricket for four to six weeks after he was told to undergo ... Read more...

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Britain may use army to curb future riots


August 12th, 2011 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The British government could consider using the army to deal with future riots and may allow police to block social networks and force people ... Read more...

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Vigilantes clash with police in London


August 11th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Vigilante groups set up to fight back rioters in London have clashed with police as they tried to mobilise their own forces to deal with ... Read more...

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Pilots’ strike: Air India to operate only 40 flights


May 1st, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): With the Air India pilots' strike entering its fifth day on Sunday, the national carrier is operating only 40 flights as against its regular 165."We are ... Read more...

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vHeavy rains may pour misery on Will-Kat royal wedding day


April 26th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): It could be a wet ­wedding for Prince William and Kate Middleton as forecasters are predicting that the celebrations could be dampened by the notorious British weather.Despite ... Read more...

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Russia objects to foreign military intervention in Libya


March 12th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Foreign military intervention in Libya is inadmissible in any form, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said France and ... Read more...

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Police fears mobile meltdown on Royal Wedding day


March 6th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): The police fear that the UK might witness a mobile meltdown thanks to the Royal Wedding in April.As a result, are renting satellite phones and special mobile SIM ... Read more...

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No change in Bangladesh World Cup schedule: Lorgat


March 5th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) There is no move to shift any of the matches out of Bangladesh despite an attack on the West Indies team bus in Dhaka Friday by ... Read more...

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Upset fans attack Bangladesh cricket captain’s house


March 5th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Mar. 5 (ANI): Bangladesh fans have attacked captain Shakib Al Hasan's house, breaking a window following the team's resounding loss to the West Indies on Friday.The International Cricket Council has described ... Read more...

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UK troops on standby for deployment in crisis-hit Libya


March 5th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar.5 (ANI): British troops have reportedly been put on stand-by for deployment to Libya if the crisis in the country worsens.A Daily Telegraph report quoted sources as saying that ... Read more...

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US repositioning military forces around Libya for ‘any eventuality’


March 1st, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): The US defence department has said that it is repositioning forces around Libya, putting further pressure on the autocratic ruler Colonel Muammar Gaddafi after asking him to ... Read more...

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UK forms plans for Brit residents’ evacuation from Gulf cities in event of war with Iran


December 29th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): The British armed forces are reportedly drawing up contingency plans to evacuate thousands of British residents and tourists from Dubai and other Gulf cities over fears of ... Read more...

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NATO plans to defend Baltic States from Russian military agression: Wikileaks


December 7th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): NATO has drawn up contingency plans, for the first time since the end of the cold war, to defend the most vulnerable parts of eastern Europe from Russian ... Read more...

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Pakistan nukes may fall into terrorist hands, fear US diplomats (Lead)


December 1st, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme could lead to fissile material falling into the hands of terrorists or a devastating nuclear exchange with India, reveals the latest ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Diplomats fear Pakistan’s nukes may fall into terrorist hands


December 1st, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) American and British diplomats fear Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme could lead to fissile material falling into the hands of terrorists or a devastating nuclear exchange ... Read more...

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UK MPS get advice on what to do during Mumbai type terror attack


November 16th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.16 (ANI): British parliamentarians and workers at Westminster have been told to get out of the building and the area that it occupies as quickly as possible in the event of ... Read more...

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Yamuna rise has Agra residents in panic


September 10th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 10 (IANS) People living along the Yamuna in Agra and Mathura were in panic mode Friday as the river began to rise, threatening low-lying areas with flooding. The Divisional Commissioner of ... Read more...

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Games security review after Sep 15, says Chidambaram


September 1st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Admitting that there have been delays in setting up the security apparatus for the Commonwealth Games, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Wednesday that another review would ... Read more...

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India reviews readiness to tackle oil spills


June 18th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard Friday reviewed its preparedness and contingency plans to tackle oil spills in the wake of the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the ... Read more...

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Court allows British Airways cabin crews to continue strike action


May 20th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- A British court on Thursday ruled that British Airways (BA) cabin crews are allowed to continue plans to carry out a massive strike, potentially grounding thousands of passengers.Unite ... Read more...

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UN calls on nations to better prepare for natural disasters like the Icelandic volcano


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations (UN) said Thursday that there is a global need to reduce risk of further natural disasters such as the recent Icelandic volcano ... Read more...

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Experts predict that more powerful Icelandic volcano will explode soon


April 21st, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.21 (ANI): A far bigger Icelandic volcano, Katla, is tipped to erupt in the coming months, potentially causing much more savage and sustained disruption to industry and society, The Independent reports. ... Read more...

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Orissa doctors call off stir after talks (Second Lead)


April 18th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Government doctors in Orissa withdrew their strike Sunday after a day's protest to press their demand for the implementation of a scheme that ensures time-bound promotions. The move ... Read more...

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Orissa doctors on strike, health services hit partially (Lead)


April 18th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Medical services were partially hit in Orissa after government doctors went on an indefinite strike Sunday demanding implementation of a scheme that ensures time-bound promotions. "There was no ... Read more...

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