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‘Grandparents’ house’ built in Italy


August 17th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS/AKI) The "Grandparents' house", a building comprising 94 public apartments to be assigned to elderly Italian citizens with economic difficulties, has been built near Rome.The public-owned apartments, ... Read more...

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In China, growing discontent over car restrictions


August 15th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) There is a growing discontent across China with speculation that more cities will follow Beijing and Guangzhou and limit the number of new cars.Beijing started capping ... Read more...

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Whistleblowers with a difference - on ‘clean Shimla’ mission (Letter from Shimla)


August 14th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Their mission is to clean and they too are whistleblowers - literally. Shimla's new cleanliness wardens have been given the job of blowing the whistle on ... Read more...

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Mumbai BJP leader quits, to join Congress


August 5th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) Stating that he has lost faith in the party, former deputy mayor of Mumbai and Bharatiya Janata Party leader (BJP) Rajesh Sharma Sunday resigned from ... Read more...

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Chinese city set to become major shipping hub


July 25th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) China plans to turn its coastal city of Xiamen facing the Taiwan Strait into a major shipping hub.Part of the plan is to build a 100,000-tonne ... Read more...

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Insurance cover sought for Mumbai festival revellers


July 13th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Mumbai Mayor Sunil Prabhu Thursday mooted a proposal to provide insurance to lakhs of participants in the forthcoming "dahi-handi" and Ganeshotsav celebrations here.He urged Municipal ... Read more...

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Disillusionment, infighting caused Congress defeat


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 2 (IANS) Disillusionment with the Congress besides infighting in the party ranks are being widely blamed for the end of its 26 years of control over the ... Read more...

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CPI-M eyes third front in Himachal


May 31st, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 31 (IANS) After its spectacular win in Shimla's mayoral election, the CPI-M is hoping to form a third front in Himachal Pradesh, where the BJP and Congress ... Read more...

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Congress loses Shimla local polls after 26 years (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
S0himla, May 28 (IANS) In a triangular contest, the Congress was Monday voted out of power from the Shimla Municipal Corporation after 26 years of rule, its candidates for ... Read more...

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CPI-M hails victory in Shimla polls


May 28th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday hailed the election of its candidates Sanjay Chauhan and Tikendar Panwar as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Shimla Municipal Corporation, calling ... Read more...

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Congress loses after 25 years in Shimla municipal polls


May 28th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 28 (IANS) In a major setback to the ruling Congress, the party faced a humiliating defeat in elections to the Shimla Municipal Corporation, its 25-year-old bastion, months ahead ... Read more...

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64 percent polling in Shimla municipal polls (Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) The Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of India's oldest civic bodies, saw 64.08 percent polling Sunday, an official said here. The Congress and the BJP are locked ... Read more...

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Polling starts for Shimla Municipal Corporation


May 27th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Polling began Sunday morning for the Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of India's oldest civic bodies, with the mayor and the deputy mayor to get elected directly ... Read more...

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Shimla polls: Stakes high for BJP, Congress


May 25th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) The Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of India's oldest civic bodies, goes to the polls Sunday, with the mayor and the deputy mayor to get elected ... Read more...

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New Mayor for east Delhi civic agency


May 1st, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's Annapurna Mishra Tuesday took charge of the newly-created east Delhi municipal corporation as its first Mayor after she was elected unopposed ... Read more...

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New mayor for north Delhi civic agency


April 30th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Meera Agrawal was Monday elected the new mayor of the north Delhi civic agency. The deputy mayor's post also ... Read more...

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Shimla Municipal Corporation polls May 27


April 27th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Election to the Shimla Municipal Corporation, the only civic corporation in Himachal Pradesh, will be held May 27 and the results will be ... Read more...

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Kenyan runners win Belgrade international marathon


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, April 23 (IANS) Kenya's Mary Pitkani and James Barbasai won the 25th Belgrade International marathon.This year's marathon and half marathon, which saw 2,328 competitors participating, broke the 2005 record ... Read more...

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Shanghai mulls welfare for elderly


April 12th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 12 (IANS) The Shanghai government will focus on improving the welfare of elderly and disabled people over the next five years, an official said Wednesday.The municipal government will ... Read more...

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UAE business team visits Shanghai


April 1st, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 1 (IANS/WAM) A delegation from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has paid an official visit to Chinese metropolis Shanghai to look at ways to ... Read more...

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Moscow to have solar-powered bus stops


March 16th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Though the Russian capital is not known for its sunshine, authorities believe the city gets enough sunlight to afford solar-powered bus stops.The stops, which will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Exhausted Russian reporters plan anti-demonstration protest


March 13th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian media employees who are sick and tired of the incessant pro- and anti-government protests in Moscow have set up a Facebook group "Journalists ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena’s Sunil Prabhu is new Mumbai mayor


March 9th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) The Shiv Sena's Sunil Prabhu was Friday elected the new mayor of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, India's richest and biggest civic body.Prabhu, 42, defeated Congress nominee Sunil ... Read more...

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Top Chinese policeman’s ‘leave’ raises many eyebrows


February 8th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) A top Chinese policeman, who shot to national fame for leading a popular crackdown on organised crime, has gone on leave under mysterious circumstances amid rumours ... Read more...

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Half of MCD wards go to women, male politicians jittery


January 28th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) With the Delhi Election Commission declaring the list of Municipal Council of Delhi wards reserved for women and Scheduled Caste candidates, many political bigwigs found ... Read more...

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No US involvement in Russian protests: Envoy (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS) The US was not involved in any opposition rallies in Russia, Washington's ambassador Michael McFaul has said, as Moscow gave the go-ahead to a planned ... Read more...

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Moscow authorises opposition rally


January 26th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A planned opposition march followed by a rally where 50,000 people will protest the results of parliamentary elections have been given the go ahead, an ... Read more...

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Moscow officials ban anti-Putin march


January 22nd, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow authorities have dismissed a plan proposed by critics of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to hold a 50,000-strong march Feb 4.A group of opposition ... Read more...

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Nationalists plan 50,000-strong rally in Moscow


January 21st, 2012 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow authorities have received a request from Russian nationalist movements to authorise a rally for 50,000 people in the capital Feb 4, a deputy mayor ... Read more...

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MIM’s Majid Hussain is the new mayor of Greater Hyderabad


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 3 (IANS) Mohammed Majid Hussain of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) is the new mayor of Greater Hyderabad.He was unanimously elected the mayor and Rajkumar of the Congress ... Read more...

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Congress wins Chandigarh mayoral election


January 1st, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 1 (IANS) The Congress won the Chandigarh mayoral election that was held Sunday.The party won all three posts of mayor, senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor for ... Read more...

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Dozens of punk rockers held in Indonesia


December 15th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 15 (IANS/AKI) Dozens of Indonesians in the highly-conservative Aceh region were rounded up for being punk rockers and are being held for re-education to cure "the social disease", ... Read more...

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Congress finds no ward to field sitting Chandigarh mayor


November 28th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 28 (IANS) Ironic as it may sound, the sitting mayor of Chandigarh has not been able to find favour with the ruling Congress party to get himself ... Read more...

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Congress seeks Hyderabad mayor’s post


November 25th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) The ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh has sought the Greater Hyderabad mayor's post for one more year even as the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) is preparing ... Read more...

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MCD split: Special session Nov 30 to pass bill


November 25th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) With the home ministry approving the trifurcation of Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the state government Thursday called a special assembly session on Nov 30 to ... Read more...

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