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Stranded on border, boy sheltered by Rajasthan village


August 18th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS): He was found stranded near the Pakistan border two months ago. This 12-year-old boy can barely speak, and hopes of finding his home and family are ... Read more...

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ICICI Bank organises customer outreach programme in Leh


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 23 (IANS) In its bid to reach out to people in the remote area of Ladakh region, the private sector ICICI Bank organised a programme to bring banking ... Read more...

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400 trapped civilians rescued in J&K;


June 9th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 9 (IANS) Some 400 civilians, including children, trapped at Khardung La pass on Srinagar-Leh National Highway in Jammu and Kashmir have been rescued, an official said.According to a ... Read more...

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Beijing forest shield to get thicker


May 4th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) A sprawling green belt protecting China's capital from sandstorm is set to get thicker.A forest belt running 230 km east to west has been created since ... Read more...

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Iran launches air drill


February 21st, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran Monday launched a four-day air defence drill to ensure protection of important national facilities, Iran's Fars news agency reported.The exercise in the south of ... Read more...

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Iran’s IRGC begins new military drill (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 19 (IANS) Ground forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) started a new round of drills in central Iran Sunday, Xinhua reported citing the official IRNA news ... Read more...

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On an Indian monkey that strayed into Pakistan


December 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Was an adventurous monkey that strayed into Pakistan from India "an Indian-Zionist-US plot against the Islamic republic?", a leading Pakistani daily asks tongue-in-cheek after authorities captured ... Read more...

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China’s first space lab module blasts off


September 29th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) China's first space lab module -- Tiangong-1 -- blasted off Thursday from Jiuquan satellite launch center in the northwest desert area. It blasted off at 9.16 ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi arrives in Jammu


September 27th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 27 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived here Tuesday to a rousing reception on the second and final leg of his two-day visit to Jammu and ... Read more...

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Gunmen kill tribal leader, woman official in Iraq


February 16th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 16 (IANS) In two separate incidents in Iraq, unidentified gunmen killed a Sunni Arab tribal leader and a government official in central and northern parts of the country ... Read more...

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Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan


January 19th, 2011 - 4:53 am ICT by BNO News
PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake rocked a desert area in southwestern Pakistan on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, but few details were immediately available.The 7.2-magnitude earthquake at 1.23 a.m. local ... Read more...

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Saudi woman who defied driving ban killed in accident


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh, Nov 22 (ANI): A woman who refused to obey a ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, has been reportedly killed along with three of her 10 female passengers when her ... Read more...

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Anthropologists looking for Roman legion in China


November 21st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): Experts at the newly established Italian Studies Center at Lanzhou University in Gansu province are looking into the possibility that some European-looking Chinese in Northwest China are ... Read more...

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12 killed in Iraq attacks


August 27th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 27 (DPA) At least 12 people were killed and 23 injured Friday in separate attacks across Iraq that mainly targeted security forces, police said. In the northern city of Mosul, six ... Read more...

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Army rescues two Austrian trekkers


August 12th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) Two Austrian nationals who had gone for trekking in Ladakh but were stranded after meeting with an accident were rescued by the Indian army from the cold desert ... Read more...

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Pristine Impact Crater Located In The Desert Of Egypt Was Discovered By Google Earth Photographs


July 26th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 26, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A particularly well preserved impact crater was discovered in a remote desert area of Egypt. The scientists announced their findings on Thursday.The crater has ... Read more...

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Ancient Nazca civilization brought about its own demise by destroying forests


November 2nd, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 2 (ANI): In a new research, archaeologists have determined that the ancient Nazca civilization, which once flourished in the valleys of south coastal Peru, brought about its own demise by ... Read more...

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Aircraft start using IAF base in Ladakh near China border (Lead, Changing Dateline)


September 18th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Friday opened a landing ground in the cold desert area of Ladakh near the China border to fixed wing aircraft, and the first ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Government demands lion’s share in Cairn project


August 29th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Pankaj ChaudharyBarmer (Rajasthan), Aug.29 (ANI): The Government of Rajasthan on Saturday demanded a lion's share of the value added tax (VAT) that would be generated from the extraction of crude ... Read more...

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Bathinda: Faceoff for Punjab’s political titans


March 29th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Bathinda (Punjab), March 29 (IANS) This town is not the ideal setting for a summer battle, given its proximity to neighbouring Rajasthan's desert area. But it has been chosen for ... Read more...

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Low-cost windmill for Saltpan workers in Kutch


January 31st, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kutch, Jan 31, (ANI): The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) has introduced a low cost windmill to help poor saltpan workers in Kutch. NIF is a central government funded body, and its latest ... Read more...

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Heavy polling in Rajasthan: Election Commission


December 4th, 2008 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Rajasthan witnessed heavy polling Thursday to elect a new 200-seat assembly with the Election Commission putting the preliminary estimate of the turnout between at 65 and 68 ... Read more...

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Seven killed as cargo plane crashes in Iraq


November 14th, 2008 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 14 (Xinhua) A private aircraft has crashed in western Iraq, killing all the seven crewmembers on board, a US military statement said Friday.The Russian-made An-12 cargo plane crashed Thursday before ... Read more...

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34 decomposed bodies discovered in Iraq mass grave


October 22nd, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 22 (Xinhua) Iraqi police said Wednesday they found at least 34 decomposed bodies from a mass grave in a desert area in Anbar province in the west."A police force and ... Read more...

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Abducted Western tourists freed in Egypt


September 29th, 2008 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo (Egypt), Sept.29 (ANI): The eleven hostages, who were kidnapped 10 days ago by gunmen, have been freed. The five Italians, five Germans and a Romanian, besides their guides are said ... Read more...

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UFC champion Evan Tanner found dead in desert after 5 days missing


September 9th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
Evan Tanner, an ex-Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion was found dead at the age of 37 in California's desert area on Monday. UFC's web site reported.Regarding the website Tanner was officially reported ... Read more...

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IAEA team to inspect Syria’s alleged nuclear site


June 22nd, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Damascus, June 22 (DPA) A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to begin Sunday a three-day visit to Syria to inspect an alleged nuclear facility that was bombed by ... Read more...

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Iraq violence leaves 12 dead, Al Qaeda militants held


June 8th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Baghdad, June 8 (DPA) The Iraqi police captured suspected members of an Al Qaeda terror cell Sunday and seized many explosive belts ready for use in suicide bombings in western Iraq, while ... Read more...

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Thousands of detainees released in Iraq


June 3rd, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Baghdad, June 3 (DPA) Iraqi authorities announced Tuesday that they have released 81,397 detainees this week under a new amnesty while the US military said it had uncovered a massive weapons cache ... Read more...

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Bad news from scientists: Thar desert growing fast


May 22nd, 2008 - 9:40 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Thar desert is expanding in the eastern and northeastern directions, scientists say and warn that desertification is a challenge that India is going to increasingly face. ... Read more...

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Archaeologists explore prehistoric heritage of the Sahara


May 19th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
Madrid, May 19 (ANI): A team of archaeologists is making the first catalogue of the prehistoric heritage of the Western Sahara.The team, which comprises of Basque and Sahrawi archaeologists is exploring ... Read more...

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Gunmen kidnap ministry official in Iraq


March 20th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Tikrit (Iraq), March 20 (Xinhua) Unknown gunmen have abducted a senior government official near a town in the northern Iraqi province of Salahudin, a provincial police source said Thursday. "Ra'ad Shallal al-Hadithi, ... Read more...

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