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Four-laning of Shimla-Pathankot highway gets nod


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) The central government has given its nod for executing the four-laning of the 300-km-long Shimla-Mataur-Pathankot national highway that passes through five districts of Himachal Pradesh, an ... Read more...

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PAU to confer honorary degree on Tajikistan president


August 27th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Aug 27 (IANS) The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Sep 4 will confer the degree of 'Doctor of Science' (honoris causa) on Tajikistan President Emomalii Rahmon, a senior ... Read more...

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15,000 people in Sri Lankan jails over unpaid fines


August 15th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 15 (IANS) There are over 15,000 people in detention in Sri Lankan jails for failing to pay fines, an official revealed Wednesday.Over the year 2011, a total of ... Read more...

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Jimmy Fallon to host Oscars next year?


August 6th, 2012 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Actor Jimmy Fallon will reportedly host next year's Academy Awards Ceremony.The American funny man, who hosts Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, is said to be frontrunner ... Read more...

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Noted radio commentator Suresh Saraiya dies


July 19th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Suresh Saraiya, well-known cricket commentator on radio, died following a heart attack Wednesday evening. He was 76 and survived by daughter Neeta.Saraiya was popular commentator ... Read more...

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Pakistan second-largest troop contributor to UN


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Pakistan remains the second-largest contributor of troops in UN peacekeeping activities, the Pakistani military said Sunday. Bangladesh is the biggest contributor and India is third after ... Read more...

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Australia’s retail turnover falls


May 30th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 30 (IANS) Australian retail turnover fell 0.2 percent in April following a rise of 1.1 percent in March, figures released Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) ... Read more...

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Three killed Indian peacekeepers to be honoured


May 25th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 27 (IANS) Three Indians who were killed during UN peacekeeping operations will be among over 100 security personnel to be honoured at a ceremony at the UN ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement crosses 125 lakh tonnes


May 18th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 125 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies department officials said here Friday.The total procurement ... Read more...

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Germany to give $190 mn to Afghanistan after 2014


May 17th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 16 (IANS) Germany will give 150 million euros ($190 million) worth of cash aid to Afghanistan a year after international peacekeeping forces pull out on schedule in 2014 ... Read more...

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Long commutes could damage your health


May 8th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Overall health of people who spend long hours behind the steering wheel commuting to and from office is likely to be affected, says a study.A report ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement crosses 100 lakh tonnes


May 4th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 100 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies officials said here Friday.An official spokesman of ... Read more...

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Super Kings focusing on winning: Bichel


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 3 (IANS) With Australian stars, batsman Michael Hussey and seamer Ben Hilfenhaus bringing the Chennai Super Kings squad to its full strength, bowling coach Andy Bichel believes that ... Read more...

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Exports drive deficit down on New Zealand balance sheets


March 21st, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 21 (IANS) New Zealand's current account deficit fell in the December quarter last year, as exports particularly dairy products rose and foreign investors took lower dividends from the ... Read more...

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Polio funds get a boost in India: Rotary International


February 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) With a zero-polio record in the last one year, India is working hard to eradicate the disease, and has also been recognized as the third ... Read more...

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France to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in 2013


January 28th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France plans to withdraw its military contingent from Afghanistan in 2013, French President Nicholas Sarkozy has said."We have decided in a common accord with President ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin angers FOX official Roger Ailes


November 23rd, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officials at FOX were furious that Sarah Palin did not make her presidential announcement on the network. The Tea Party darling announced on the 5th of ... Read more...

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Leeann Tweeden poses for Playboy


November 9th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Leeann Tweeeden has described as “empowering,” her decision to pose nude for the adult magazine Playboy. The 38-year-old is a former host of FOX Sports Network’s ... Read more...

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Two million die of air pollution each year: WHO


September 27th, 2011 - 5:47 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 27 (IANS) Two million people worldwide die from air pollution each year, the Geneva based World Health Organization (WHO) has said.According to data collected by the WHO from ... Read more...

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Alec Baldwin and Michelle Malkin slug it out on Twitter


September 23rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Alec Baldwin and FOX News Channel contributor Michelle Malkin clashed on Twitter following the execution of Troy Davis on Thursday. Davis who was sentenced to death ... Read more...

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Anil Kapoor fights against human trafficking


September 20th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
As a special contributor to the CNN Freedom Project, Anil visited Bharatpur, where families apparently sell young girls and women as a tradition."I feel that this practice continued over ... Read more...

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China spent $18 mn on HIV research in 2010


September 15th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) China invested $18 million in HIV vaccine research in 2010, becoming the third largest contributor globally, after the US and the European Union, UNAIDS has said.Globally, ... Read more...

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China says it’s a major contributor to anti-terror


August 25th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) China said Thursday it has contributed greatly to the global fight against terrorism and urged the international community to fully respect its domestic concerns.Foreign Ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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Airtel pays Rs.1,177.5 crore licence, spectrum charges


August 24th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel became one of the largest contributor in terms of revenue through licence fees and spectrum usage charge to the government by ... Read more...

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Katie Couric’s show’s name to be ‘Katie’


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) TVNewser.com has reported that the name of former CBS news anchorwoman Katie Couric’s ABC show has been revealed. The program is expected to start airing in ... Read more...

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NALCO’s Q1 net profit up 32 percent


August 13th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) State-owned National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) Saturday reported a 32 percent rise in its net profit for the first quarter of the current fiscal due to ... Read more...

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Cuba tourism revenues go up


August 10th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's revenues from tourism jumped 13 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2010, authorities said.According to the National ... Read more...

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Health officials from 16 states discuss leprosy


August 5th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Health secretaries of the central government and 16 Indian states with highest leprosy cases in a bid to address the menace, a statement said Thursday."The ... Read more...

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Flydubai doubles fleet


August 4th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 3 (IANS/WAM) Flydubai, Dubai's pioneering low-cost airline, has doubled the size of its fleet within a year following the arrival of its 18th aircraft last week.Marking yet ... Read more...

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Eating location, food source determine childhood obesity


July 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Food eaten outside the home, as well as fast food eaten at home, are fuelling an increase in calorie intake and obesity among children, a study ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda animated film targets children


July 21st, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) An animated movie being made by Al Qaeda supporters is aimed at inspiring children to take up armed struggle with the militant group, a media report ... Read more...

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Health is a political subject: Amartya Sen


July 10th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen Saturday said health is a political issue and inequality a prime reason behind bad public health."Health is indeed a political subject. ... Read more...

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ADB gives $100 mn loan to China


June 25th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 25 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $100 million in loan to help China's remote counties build new infrastructure and boost tourism.The projects include construction and ... Read more...

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Obama announces US troop pullout from Afghanistan


June 23rd, 2011 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has announced plans to withdraw 10,000 American troops from Afghanistan this year.The first US soldiers will begin returning home next ... Read more...

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Bihar industrialists laud Chinese work culture (Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 21 (IANS) Bihar can achieve prosperity if it takes inspiration from the Chinese people's dedication and hard work, industrialists who went to Beijing with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ... Read more...

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