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Sharjah taxi owners to get $1.3 billion bonus


July 17th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 16 (IANS/WAM) The Sharjah Executive Council has approved a proposal to pay 5,085 taxi owners an annual bonus of AED 5,085 million (about $1.3 billion).The proposal was ... Read more...

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Maken firm on aborting Kalmadi’s London trip


July 15th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Sunday reiterated that sacked Commonwealth Games chief Suresh Kalmadi, who is facing graft charges, should not attend the London Olympics and ... Read more...

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I Have every right to go to Olympics: Kalmadi


July 14th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 14 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi, the sacked New Delhi Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief, has defended his controversial trip to London and said he has every right to go ... Read more...

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Maoists kill Odisha villager


July 7th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) A former village council member was shot dead Saturday in Odisha's Malkangiri district by Maoists, police said.About 20-25 armed rebels dragged out 45-year-old Gangadhar Chalana from ... Read more...

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Ancient cowries unearthed in Odisha


July 5th, 2012 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 4 (IANS) A group of workers unearthed several kilograms of cowries, probably used as currency in ancient times, as they dug up a field in Odisha's Kendrapada district, ... Read more...

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Two-storey public toilets in Kolkata


June 24th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Kolkata will get the country's first two-storey public toilets.The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will build 170 such toilets across the city. Each will cost Rs.18 ... Read more...

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Ajman ruler issues decree on e-Government


June 17th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 17 (IANS/WAM) In a bid to facilitate the electronic transformation and enable public departments benefit from modern technologies, a decree has been issued to set up the ... Read more...

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YSR party leader sent to jail for firing in air (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) A leader of the YSR Congress Party was Friday sent to jail for firing in the air during celebrations over the party's victory in the by-elections, ... Read more...

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YSR party leader fires in air during celebrations


June 15th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad Friday booked a leader of the YSR Congress Party for firing in the air during celebrations over the party's victory in the by-elections.Former ... Read more...

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Kerala newspaper readers join hands for distribution


March 26th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) Newspaper readers in India's most literate state have taken up distribution of newspapers in many places in the wake of the week-old strike by newspaper agents.The ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch asks India not to back Syria


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 3 (IANS) Human Rights Watch has urged India not to stand by Syria as it comes under increasing attack over violation of human rights.The UN Security Council ... Read more...

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Emotions flow as Trinidad’s ‘daughter PM’ visits Bihar village (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhelupur (Bihar), Jan 11 (IANS) The entire Bhelupur village as well as hundreds of people from the neighbourhood gathered here for a glimpse of the 'daughter PM' when Trinidad and Tobago ... Read more...

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Sharjah approves 2012 general budget


December 30th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Dec 30 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved the general budget for 2012.The budget, estimated at 11.6 billion dirhams (around $3 billion), ... Read more...

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BJP, Congress face exodus threat in Karnataka (Karnataka Newsletter)


December 18th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 18 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka and the main opposition Congress are sailing in the same boat on one issue in the state ... Read more...

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BJP placates Reddy brothers ahead of legislative council poll


December 15th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 14 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka Wednesday withdrew suspension of one of the Reddy brothers and their three associates from the party ahead ... Read more...

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Now Karnataka assembly speaker under police scanner


December 9th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 9 (IANS) The list of Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders being probed is growing with investigations now beginning against speaker of the state assembly K.G. ... Read more...

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Supercharged mobility scooter seized in Doncaster


December 8th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Law enforcement officials in Doncaster have seized a supercharged scooter which is capable of achieving speed of 60mph. The machine was seized from a 24-year-old after residents ... Read more...

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Palestinian membership bid report sent to UNSC


November 12th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 11 (IANS) The UN Security Council's admissions committee Friday forwarded to the 15-nation body its report on the Palestinian request for full UN membership, the council president ... Read more...

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Philippine politician shot dead


November 7th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 7 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen shot dead a 58-year-old provincial official in the Philippines Sunday, police said.Rafael Viduya, a provincial council member of Surigao del Sur province, was shot ... Read more...

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UAE officials hold talks with envoys


November 1st, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 1 (IANS/WAM) Senior officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met the envoys of the US, Bangladesh, Tunisia and Colombia and discussed ways to boost bilateral ties.Sheikh ... Read more...

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Arab business called upon to embrace innovation


October 11th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Sukuk (Ras Al Khaimah), Oct 10 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates Supreme Council Member and ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, has called upon the Arab ... Read more...

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Final squads of 11 teams for Champions League named


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The final squads of 11 of the 13 teams for next month's Nokia Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) tournament in India have been announced. Eight ... Read more...

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Engineers being made scapegoats in CWG mess: Council (Lead)


August 11th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) In the wake of the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report highlighting irregularities in Commonwealth Games projects, the Engineering Council of India (ECI) Thursday said ... Read more...

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Compensation rate raised for Greater Noida village


August 6th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Aug 6 (IANS) The Greater Noida authority and agitating farmers of Patwari village in Uttar Pradesh Saturday amicably settled issues related to land acquisition, with the administration ... Read more...

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UAE emirate to release 162 prisoners in Ramadan


August 1st, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 31 (IANS/WAM) Umm al Quwain, one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates, will release 162 prisoners during Ramadan.These prisoners will be released for exhibiting good ... Read more...

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‘Public movement needed against women’s trafficking’


July 17th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) An inefficient legal system and a patriarchal society are responsible for thetrafficking of women, and the scourge cannot be prevented unless there is a "massive public ... Read more...

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900 bodies found in mass grave in Iraq


July 7th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 7 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have dug up a mass grave with some 900 bodies, believed to be Kurds killed under late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime in 1980s, ... Read more...

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Warne, Dixit appear before IPL panel


May 17th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne and Rajasthan Cricket Association secretary Sanjay Dixit appeared before an Indian Premier League (IPL) panel here Tuesday and gave their versions on ... Read more...

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UAE inaugurates power plant


May 9th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Monday inaugurated a 2000 megawatt power and water desalination plant in the emirate of Fujairah.Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, supreme council member ... Read more...

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NATO, Russia to sign compendium on cooperation


May 4th, 2011 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO and Russia will Wednesday sign a compendium of over 6,000 terms related to their political-military cooperation.Chief of the Russian General Staff General Nikolai Makarov ... Read more...

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No instructions for UNSC meet on Libya: Medvedev’s aide


April 27th, 2011 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gave no instructions to call an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for discussions on the NATO-led military ... Read more...

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Maharashtra council by-poll schedule announced


April 14th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Following the Bombay High Court's go-ahead, the Election Commission (EC) Thursday announced the schedule for the by-election for a vacant seat in the ... Read more...

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Court allows Maharashtra council by-election


April 13th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Wednesday allowed the state election commission to go ahead with the process to hold by-election to a vacant seat in the ... Read more...

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EU adopts measures to tackle financial crisis in the Eurozone


March 25th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Council on Friday adopted a comprehensive package of measures to respond to the financial crisis in the Eurozone and ensure lasting stability.The measures adopted are aimed ... Read more...

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Medvedev urges security for Russian diplomats in Libya


March 19th, 2011 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told ministers Friday that the government had to ensure the safety of Russian diplomats in Libya in the face of possible ... Read more...

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