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China vows long-term efforts to curb football gambling


June 15th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) The Ministry of Public Security and the Chinese Football Association (CFA) have vowed to make joint efforts to cut down on football-related gambling and fraud in ... Read more...

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Makers to be forced to recall energy inefficient products


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is planning to force manufacturers of energy star rated consumer durables to recall their products till they achieve the promised ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia plans smaller board


April 24th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, April 24 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) said Tuesday it would seek the approval of the state associations for a smaller board.CA needs a majority of 11-14ths to be passed ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia to cut down on number of central contracts


February 24th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 24 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) is planning to cut down the number of central contracts handed out to players as a part of its new Memorandum of Understanding ... Read more...

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Global crisis is systemic: Putin


January 16th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The world is facing a serious systemic crisis, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in an article published on his election website and in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Australian government urged strict alcohol marketing rules


December 28th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 27 (IANS) The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has urged the government to impose tougher restrictions on alcohol marketing among youngsters.According to AMA, the current system of self-regulation is ... Read more...

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IRDA asks general insurers to avoid unhealthy competition


December 16th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) The insurance regulator Friday asked general insurance companies not to indulge in "unhealthy competition" that has led them to incur huge losses."I urge the companies to ... Read more...

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37 Indian medical colleges report irregularities


August 9th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) As many as 37 Indian medical colleges, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, reported irregularities/malfunctioning in the past three years, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.In a ... Read more...

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Give fertilizer subsidy directly to farmers: Badal


June 20th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday asked the union chemicals and fertilisers ministry to implement its proposal to transfer fertiliser subsidy directly to the farmers ... Read more...

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Microsoft finally loses Word patent battle


June 10th, 2011 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 10 (IANS) Software giant Microsoft finally lost its battle over Word patent with Toronto's i4i Inc. Thursday.Rejecting Microsoft's appeal, the US supreme court upheld the 2009 lower court ... Read more...

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Nobody can stop Musharraf’s return to Pakistan: APML


April 19th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 19 (ANI): Nobody can stop former president and All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief Pervez Musharraf, who is currently in self-exile from Pakistan, from returning to the country, the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Brit homosexual men can donate blood if they did not have sex for decade


April 11th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Homosexual men may soon be able to donate blood as a ban stopping them from doing so is soon to be lifted.The ban is being lifted after it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US may use Facebook, Twitter to issue terror alerts


April 8th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.8 (ANI): The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning to use social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to spread terror alert warnings.DHS officials have said they ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fake pilots exam: Civil Aviation Ministry sets up expert committee


April 6th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): The Ministry of Civil Aviation has set up an expert committee to examine the current system of examination of pilots and engineers with a view to make ... Read more...

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Environmental impact assessment is a ‘joke’: Jairam Ramesh


March 19th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday termed as a 'joke' the current system of environmental impact assessment of proposed industrial projects.The ministry will soon ... Read more...

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Star Trek skin gun heals burn wounds


February 4th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Burn victims around the world have been handed hope after doctors invented a gun that can spray stem cells onto their burnt skin.The invention is most ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Facebook, Google join web future warning


January 16th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16 (ANI): Web addresses are likely to run out as soon as November and to raise public awareness Google and Facebook have decided to switch their websites to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Increase sample size to calculate TRPs, says government panel


January 10th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Taking a serious view of the "small sample size" used in the current system of measuring popularity of TV programmes, a committee set up by the ... Read more...

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Russian prison to install sunbeds to improve the health of their inmates


November 11th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Russian jail is determined to improve is reputation by installing sunbeds in the prison. The prison is noted for holding some high profile figures previously. Authorities ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

England to be most expensive place to earn a college degree


October 1st, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.1 (ANI): England is likely to become the most expensive place in the world to take a degree under plans to increase student tuition fees, according to research.University tuition fees ... Read more...

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One in 30 Britons have never done a day’s work in their lifetime, says report


September 14th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): One in 30 Britons, about 1.4 million, have never done a day's work in their lifetime according to the Department for Work and Pensions statistics.There are reportedly ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Han Chinese migrants causing unrest in Tibet


July 25th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 25 (ANI): Tibet is in a state of unrest after Han Chinese migrants including workers, investors, merchants, teachers and soldiers poured into a remote part of the country.According to ... Read more...

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Britain scraps tests for nurses from EU


July 12th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Foreign nurses in Britain will no longer need to sit for rigorous competence exams before treating patients, as European Union (EU) rules demand that the tests be axed, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Getting out of marriage will soon become easier in NY


July 2nd, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 2 (ANI): Ending a marriage will soon get easier in New York, as Governor David Paterson is poised to sign no-fault divorce legislation for the city.On Thursday, the Assembly ... Read more...

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Speed says Howard was rejected because he would foil the ICC saboteurs


July 1st, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 1 (ANI): Former ICC President Malcolm Speed has said the decision of the ICC governing board to reject the nomination of former prime minister John Howard is a disgrace and ... Read more...

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Pilot passport project to start in Bangalore Friday


May 26th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Nearly an year behind schedule, the pilot phase of the much-delayed Passport Seva Project will be launched May 28 in Bangalore, an official said Wednesday. "The minister (of ... Read more...

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Give food stamps to poor instead of subsidised food: FICCI


May 23rd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The government should issue food stamps directly to families living below poverty line (BPL), instead of subsidised food, to ensure food security of the poor, an industry ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government prefers self-regulation by media, says Soni (Lead)


March 31st, 2010 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said Tuesday that the government "gives preference" to self-regulation by the media in determining content of programmes. Talking to reporters here ... Read more...

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Idaho Plans To Pay Gifted Students To Graduate Early


March 4th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Boise, Idaho, Mar 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The state of Idaho has proposed that scholarships be given to students who would be enrolling in college earlier than usual. This step has ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Millions of Bush-era e-mails recovered


December 15th, 2009 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (DPA) Millions of e-mails from the George .W Bush administration that were believed lost to history have been recovered, two groups that sued for access to the communications said ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

AIIMS advocates special test to make blood transfusion safer


November 21st, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) About 20,000 patients in India could be at risk of getting infected blood -- unknown to them and even the donors. Doctors at the premier All India ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Airing risque sexual material good for people, says Oz expert


September 25th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 25 (ANI): An Aussie sexual health physician has credited the producers of the show 'Packed to the Rafters' for bringing sex into the mainstream by airing risque sexual material on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Govt makes Class X CBSE exams optional from 2010-11


September 7th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.7 (ANI): In a significant step aimed at reforming the educational system in India, the Central Government on Monday announced the Standard X examinations, held under the Central Board of ... Read more...

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Sibal for common maths and science curricula across India


August 24th, 2009 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) While reiterating his stand on doing away with Class 10 board examinations in CBSE schools, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said school boards across the ... Read more...

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Hollywood victory might be short-lived as China to appeal WTO ruling


August 18th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 18 (IBNS) Hollywood’s victory in its first effort to crack the Chinese market may be short-lived. China has confirmed that it will challenge a landmark World Trade Organization ruling against its ... Read more...

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