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Japan gifts Putin puppy to boost ties


July 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS) A Japanese puppy to be presented to Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to strengthen relations between the two countries, reported RIA Novosti.The Akita, a large ... Read more...

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Government looking into NRI child’s Swedish custody


June 7th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) After over a month's efforts by a local NGO for the release of an NRI mother's son from the custody of Swedish authorities in Gotland, the ... Read more...

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300 engineers to be trained to spot unsafe buildings


April 24th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) About 300 engineers of various civic agencies in the national capital will be trained by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) on spotting unsafe ... Read more...

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Tripura to launch disaster management project in schools


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) Tripura will launch a disaster management programme in its schools to enhance the state's preparedness in an event of a natural calamity striking it, an ... Read more...

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Japan safe again, resurgent: Ambassador to India


March 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Japanese ambassador to India Akitaka Saiki said Sunday his country was safe once again and the economy had bounced back a year after a devastating ... Read more...

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N-power crucial to China: Expert


March 11th, 2012 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 11 (IANS) Nuclear power is important to China because of its quest for climate change mitigation, an expert with the environment ministry has said."The Chinese nuclear industry ... Read more...

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‘Nuclear power safe in China’


March 6th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China's existing technology can ensure the safety of the country's nuclear power plants, experts say.The experts belong to the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political ... Read more...

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Rebuilt 400-year-old Himachal temple opens


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) A 400-year-old Hindu temple in Himachal Pradesh that was partially damaged in a quake over a century ago was reopened for public Saturday.The Bhadrakali Temple in ... Read more...

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Massive mock drill conducted in Delhi (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Delhi Wednesday witnessed one of India's biggest coordinated mock drills, simulating a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hitting the capital, to check the level of preparedness of ... Read more...

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Kosi gets a bridge - after 78 years


February 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 8 (IANS) A 1.8 km bridge that will be a lifeline to millions was opened over the flood-prone Kosi in Bihar Wednesday, 78 years after an earthquake destroyed ... Read more...

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Arab-Chinese business meet kicks off in Sharjah


January 19th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Jan 18 (IANS/WAM) Sharjah ruler Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi and visiting Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao inaugurated the fourth Arab-Chinese Business Conference here Wednesday.The conference is organised ... Read more...

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105 years after quake, Himachal temple rebuilt


January 6th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 6 (IANS) A 400-year-old Hindu temple in Himachal Pradesh that was partially damaged over a century ago in a devastating earthquake has been reconstructed in its original ... Read more...

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Alabama politician involved in sperm donation scandal


December 14th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Christchurch, NZ, Dec 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A US politician has some answers to give his wife after reportedly donating sperms to women who wanted babies. Bill Johnson who was once in the ... Read more...

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Quake drives decade-high emigration from New Zealand


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 22 (IANS) New Zealand had its first yearly net loss of migrants in a decade, show figures for the year ending October.The number of people who left New ... Read more...

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Turkey quake toll rises to 596


October 31st, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Oct 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in the devastating earthquake in southeastern Turkey has risen to 596, while 4,100 people are reported injured, the country's emergencies ministry said Sunday.Previously, ... Read more...

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China to restore quake-hit Tibetan monasteries


October 16th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) Authorities in northwest China, which was jolted by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake last year, are ensuring restoration of its damaged Tibetan monasteries, Xinhua reported.The quake had levelled ... Read more...

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Aid for Haiti a priority as 600,000 still live in camps following quake


October 6th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- More than 600,000 people in Haiti are still living in camps after last year's devastating earthquake, the United Nations (UN) said on Wednesday, emphasizing the ongoing need ... Read more...

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Kunal Kapoor raising funds for earthquake victims


September 30th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor has come forward to lend a helping hand to footballer Bhaichung Bhutia's plans to raise funds for earthquake-struck Sikkim."The situation ... Read more...

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Mizoram, Tripura tighten anti-quake measures


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Sep 22 (IANS) Authorities in Mizoram and Tripura, given the high vulnerability of India's mountainous northeast to earthquakes, are becoming stricter in enforcing official guidelines on the construction of ... Read more...

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Bhutia appeals for help to the quake-hit


September 21st, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India's star footballer Bhaichung Bhutia, who was caught in last week's devastating earthquake in Sikkim, has asked people all over the country to come forward ... Read more...

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Iron Maiden fans raise aid for Japan


September 17th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Rock band Iron Maiden fans have raised more than 36,000 pounds for the ongoing relief efforts in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March.The ... Read more...

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Am grateful for mistakes pointed out: Modi


September 17th, 2011 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) Ahead of his three-day sadbhavna fast, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Friday he was "grateful" to those who had pointed out his "genuine mistakes" ... Read more...

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Tropical Storm Emily forms in the Caribbean, heads for the Dominican Republic


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Tropical Storm Emily formed in the Caribbean Sea on early Monday evening, forecasters said, prompting tropical storm warnings for numerous islands. The storm is expected to slowly strengthen.Forecasters ... Read more...

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‘India’s n-power plants safe, poised for big expansion’


July 20th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rawatbhata (Rajasthan), July 20 (IANS) All the nuclear power plants in India are safe as they have undergone stringent "stress-tests", a top official said, adding the country aimed high double-digit ... Read more...

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Construction begins of two 700 MW n-power reactors


July 18th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rawatbhata (Rajasthan), July 18 (IANS) India Monday started construction work on two 700 MW indigenous nuclear power reactors that are estimated to cost Rs.12,000 crore. The reactors are scheduled ... Read more...

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Japan’s reconstruction minister quits


July 5th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 5 (IANS) A Japanese minister in charge of reconstruction resigned Tuesday reportedly over his "high-handed" remarks with governors of two tsunami-hit areas, Xinhua reported.The 60-year-old Reconstruction Minister Ryu ... Read more...

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New Zealand to host Zimbabwe next year


June 24th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 24 (IANS) New Zealand Friday waived travel sanctions on Zimbabwe and will be hosting them for the first time in 11 years in January-February as part of ... Read more...

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Quake in northeast India, Bangladesh


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 23 (IANS) A 4.2 magnitude earthquake rocked some parts of northeast India and adjoining Bangladesh Thursday evening, officials said. No casualties were reported.According to meteorological department officials, the ... Read more...

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Stefani raises 75,000 pounds for Japan victims


June 10th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Singer Gwen Stefani has reportedly raised more than 75,000 pounds for the victims of Japan's devastating earthquake.Stefani, a long-time fan of Japanese culture, hosted a ... Read more...

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Cruz feels passionate about children causes


May 25th, 2011 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Penelope Cruz has become more dedicated towards children's charities after becoming a mother herself.Cruz has been passionate about kids' causes and even ... Read more...

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Perry focuses charity efforts to flood victims


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry, who is currently touring the world, reveals she has turned her concert charity efforts towards victims of the Australia floods.Dailystar.co.uk reports that ... Read more...

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Are Scarlett Johansson & Sean Penn dating each other?


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson seem ready to take their relationship public. There have been several reports especially on the Internet that the two have been ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to offer prayers in quake-hit Japan


April 28th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 28 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is in Japan to offer prayers and provide solace to the survivors of the devastating earthquake there last month, ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6.1 quake hits off Japan’s east coast: USGS


April 14th, 2011 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 14 (IANS) A magnitude-6.1 earthquake hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported Wednesday on its website.The quake, which had its ... Read more...

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Japan quake toll rises to 13,392


April 14th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan March 11 has left 13,392 people dead, while 15,133 were still unaccounted for till Wednesday evening, the National ... Read more...

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