Firm on pro-people decision, Mamata posts on Facebook (Lead)

September 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she and her party stood firm on the "pro-people" decision of withdrawing support to ... Read more...

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New US envoy presents credentials to Rajapaksa

September 14th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) US ambassador Michele J. Sison presented her credentials to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here Friday.Sison is a career member of the US Senior Foreign Service, ... Read more...

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India’s envoy to Belgium holds get-to-know reception

September 11th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 11 (IANS) The new Indian ambassador to the European Union and Belgium, Dinkar Khullar, has held a get-to-know reception for the Indian community here.Khullar, who arrived here ... Read more...

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UAE holds talks with Kenya, Netherlands

August 23rd, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the UAE have met their counterparts from Kenya and the Netherlands to discuss bilateral ties.Abdullah Sulaiman Al-Hamadi, director of African Affairs at ... Read more...

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Fake nursing school busted in Italy

August 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 9 (IANS/AKI) A fake school offering courses in nursing was busted by police after unsuspecting students paid 140,000 euros (around $170,000) for classes that did not exist.The fraud ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan not cooperating in return of Kashmiri youths’

July 28th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 26 (IANS) Pakistan's "non-cooperation" was the only road block in return of the Kashmiri youths who were stranded in training camps in Pakistan-administered Kashmir or were living outside ... Read more...

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Mariah Carey’s American Idol promotional photo released

July 27th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mariah Carey, one of the most renowned R&B musicians was recently confirmed as one of the judges for the reality TV show American Idol. This ... Read more...

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German honour for Zubin Mehta

July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India-born Western classical music maestro Zubin Mehta will be honoured by Germany with its grand cross order of merit by new German Ambassador to ... Read more...

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Yahoo confirms 400,000 user accounts stolen by hackers

July 13th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Yahoo has confirmed that hackers had stolen around 400,000 account credentials from its computer system.In a statement to technology blog TechCrunch Thursday, Yahoo said that ... Read more...

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New US ambassador takes office in Myanmar

July 11th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 11 (IANS) Newly-appointed US Ambassador Derek J. Mitchell presented his credentials to Myanmar President U Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw Wednesday.This signified the re-establishment of diplomatic relations ... Read more...

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Tibet tourism park to honour ancient princess

July 9th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) A tourism park to be built in Tibetan capital Lhasa will feature attractions themed around an ancient Chinese princess who married a Tibetan king when she ... Read more...

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Simpson plans to start wedding dress line

July 6th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) Singer Jessica Simpson is set to expand her fashion credentials by creating a new line focusing on wedding gowns.The 31-year-old, who is engaged to Eric ... Read more...

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Doctor penalised for removing patient’s testicles

June 14th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 14 (IANS) A private doctor who removed the testicles of a patient without his consent or knowledge has been directed by the Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) to ... Read more...

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Eight Chinese nationals arrested in Himachal

June 13th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) Eight Chinese nationals working illegally in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district have been arrested, police said Wednesday.The Chinese nationals, who were on tourist visa were ... Read more...

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Cochin Port for hassle-free cargo clearance

June 11th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 11 (IANS) In the wake of numerous complaints by the Kerala diaspora against foreign freight forwarders, mainly from Middle East countries, authorities here Monday issued fresh guidelines for ... Read more...

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Noida hotel sealed for flouting land norms

June 9th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, June 9 (IANS) The Noida administration Saturday sealed a hotel for flouting land allotment norms, said Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate M.K.S. Sundaram.The administration sealed Hotel Golf View in ... Read more...

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A President of India cannot come through ‘reservation’ (Comment)

June 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Come July and there will be a new occupant at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The journey seems more exciting than the destination itself.Presidential elections have changed in recent years. Conventions like a ... Read more...

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Tulisa turns to religion

May 6th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) British Singer Tulisa Contostavlos says after years of neglecting her beliefs, she is reconnecting with her faith."I'm a lot more religious now. I kind of stopped ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi to visit Britain

April 18th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi is to make a symbolic visit to Britain after accepting an invitation from British Prime Minister David Cameron.She ... Read more...

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Ibobi heads for Delhi to meet Congress leadership

March 8th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 8 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh left for New Delhi Thursday to consult Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders on the formation of ... Read more...

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Why didn’t Advani bring back black money, asks Sonia

February 25th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) Questioning Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani's credentials as an anti-corruption crusader, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Saturday asked why he had taken no steps to ... Read more...

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Gujarat appointee for shootout probe monitoring rejected (Lead)

February 24th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Supreme court Friday refused to accept the Gujarat government's appointee to head the monitoring authority which would have overseen a probe into 22 alleged ... Read more...

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‘US to remain priority in Russian foreign policy’

February 22nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Relations with the US will remain one of the priorities in Russian foreign policy, said President Dmitry Medvedev Wednesday.Russia will continue to expand its relations ... Read more...

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2G accused allege CBI tutoring witness

January 19th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi Jan 18 (IANS) The lawyers for some of accused in the 2G spectrum scam Wednesday accused the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of tutoring witnesses.However, CBI counsel ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray targets Team Anna, Hazare

January 8th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Sunday trained his guns on Team Anna members Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia, terming them "a bunch of ... Read more...

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Chennai Open: Goffin ousts Malisse

January 3rd, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 3 (IANS) Little David Goffin pulled off a stunning 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win against fellow-Belgian and former champion Xavier Malisse, seeded seventh, to advance to the second ... Read more...

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Tendulkar’s personal practice assistant keeps him busy

December 19th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 19 (IANS) The man who is keeping India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar busy at the nets has no credentials to warrant being part of the tour. But ... Read more...

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Slapgate: Thackeray lampoons Hazare for targeting Pawar

December 9th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Friday questioned the credentials of social crusader Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign, claiming it appeared to target only Agriculture Minister Sharad ... Read more...

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Congress backs Pawar, questions Hazare’s Gandhism

December 8th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday questioned Gandhian credentials of Anna Hazare for justifying the recent assault on Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and said any remark which ... Read more...

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Democrats not happy with Romney’s first TV ad

November 22nd, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s first TV ad got off on the wrong foot when it was attacked for being “deceitful” and “dishonest.” In the ad, Romney ... Read more...

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For 10,000 Chinese, love begins at matchmaking event

November 13th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 13 (IANS) Around 10,000 single young women and men in Shanghai attended one of the biggest matchmaking events held in the Chinese metropolitan city.Speed dating was one of ... Read more...

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Hazare welcome to Punjab: Amarinder

October 7th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 7 (IANS) Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Amarinder Singh Friday welcomed the announcement by social activist Anna Hazare to come to Punjab to campaign against ... Read more...

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Magsaysay winner Neelima Mishra granted US visa

October 3rd, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) Four days after rejecting her application, the US consulate here Monday granted a US visa to Neelima Mishra, one of this year's Magsaysay Award winners, her ... Read more...

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Sidhu bats for Modi as PM

September 24th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Former cricketer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Navjot Singh Sidhu Saturday denied there was any difference of opinion within the party on its prime ... Read more...

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Don’t need certificate from politicians: Ramdev

September 20th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Calling upon people to stand united against corruption, yoga guru Baba Ramdev Tuesday said " I don't need any certificate" from any political outfit to prove ... Read more...

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