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Indian, Pakistani elders to get visas on arrival (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Senior citizens, aged 65 and above, in India and Pakistan can now walk across the border between the two countries and need not go through the ... Read more...

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Priyanka Chopra to visit Bareilly on mayor’s invite


September 7th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has been invited to her hometown Bareilly by the city's mayor, ahead of the release of her first music single "In my ... Read more...

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Rajesh Talwar advanced Haridwar visit: Witness


September 5th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 5 (IANS) CBI witness Kripa Shankar Tripathi, who performed the last rites of Aarushi, told a special court here that the teenager's father Rajesh Talwar advanced his post-cremation ... Read more...

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Arab invasion in Syria ‘not an option’: UN envoy


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN's new envoy to Syria has said a military intervention in the country by Arab forces is not on the cards."A military interference in ... Read more...

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As youngster, Big B was in awe of dacoit Man Singh


August 16th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has bravely fought many dacoits in his films, but there was one who the megastar was in awe of in real life - ... Read more...

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Four held in Delhi MLA’s shooting


June 3rd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Four people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of Delhi legislator Bharat Singh, police said Sunday.Vikas Dagar, 28, Kuldeep Mittal, 26, Sumeet Singh, ... Read more...

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India has repeatedly reposed faith in democracy: PM


May 13th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's unflinching commitment to democracy is the reason behind India's growing global stature, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday during a special sitting ... Read more...

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16-year-old refuses to accept her child marriage


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) She was married off when she was only an infant yet, but coming of age the 16-year-old Rajasthani girl now wants that marriage annulled and freedom ... Read more...

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Are we living in Stone age, asks Pakistan court


March 28th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) While hearing a petition to declare 'Jirga' or tribal system illegal, the Supreme Court observed that Pakistanis appeared to be "living in the Stone age".Jirga ... Read more...

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Elders suffering in Beijing nursing home crisis


March 26th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) With Beijing's ageing population compelled to wait for years together for a bed in welfare houses, the capital city is presently confronted with a nursing home ... Read more...

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Dialogue important for peace in Baltistan: Malik


March 10th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has stressed the importance of dialogue to solve the deteriorating law and order situation in Gilgit- Baltistan, the Dawn News reported.Malik ... Read more...

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Choc-a-bloc for Abhishek: Wai to Mumbai every day


February 25th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan is going through tough schedules. Even as Amitabh Bachchan returned home from hospital, his maternal grandmother Indira Bhaduri is now said to be ... Read more...

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India has the will to bring change: Desmond Tutu


February 9th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) India has the political will to bring change that can help abolish evils like child marriage, Nobel laureate and South African anti-apartheid icon archbishop Desmond ... Read more...

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Talking against child marriage, Bihar girls impress The Elders


February 9th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 9 (IANS) Speaking out against child marriage, some youths in Bihar, particularly girls, have impressed The Elders, a visiting group of world leaders led by Nobel laureate Desmond ... Read more...

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Tutu calls for end to child marriages in Bihar


February 8th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) Nobel laureate and anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa has expressed concern over the high rate of child marriages in Bihar and urged people, ... Read more...

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Nagpur man aims to unite lonely elders (With images)


February 6th, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 6 (IANS) Advocating the need for companionship in the autumn of life, a Nagpur octogenarian has taken up the task of mooting live-in relationships for senior citizens who ... Read more...

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Chinese feel moral standards must for society


January 26th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) A study in China has found over 85 percent of the people advocating moral standards as a must for society.Conducted by the China Youth Daily Social ... Read more...

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Nostalgia grips Big B on Rajkot visit


January 24th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is in Rajkot shooting for a Gujarat tourism ad. The experience is heartwarming, he says, unlike what he faced "ages ago" following ... Read more...

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Violence in south Delhi area as police, locals clash (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Violence erupted on Sunday evening in a south Delhi neighbourhood as local residents clashed with police on the issue of closing the gate of a ... Read more...

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Violence in south Delhi area after police, locals clash


January 15th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Violence erupted on Sunday evening in a south Delhi neighbourhood after locals clashed with police on the issue of closing the gate of a religious ... Read more...

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Smoked fish, dried vegetables charm Kashmiris in winter


January 11th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) The temporary blockade on the Srinagar-Jammu highway due to snowfall has come as a blessing for traders selling smoked fish and dried vegetables - a centuries-old ... Read more...

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In frozen Leh, road safety drill observed


January 5th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 4 (IANS) A road safety week in frozen Leh where temperatures are a bone-chilling low of minus 18 degrees at night, attracted cheerful and obliging crowds!The authorities in ... Read more...

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‘Oldest’ Indian man dies in Madhya Pradesh


December 11th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 10 (IANS) Parsaram Gurjar, among the oldest men in India, died here Saturday at the age of 125 years, his grandson said.Parsaram was on World Elders Day Oct ... Read more...

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Pakistani soldiers, woman executed for illicit relations


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 2 (IANS) Two Pakistani soldiers and a woman were publicly executed for allegedly having an illicit relationship, following a decision by the jirga or tribal council in the ... Read more...

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What led Geelani to soften his separatist stand?


October 25th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 25 (IANS) Improving relations between India and Pakistan may have contributed to radical Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Geelani to take a fresh stand that has angered pro-Pakistan elements.While ... Read more...

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Animated film on Shirdi Sai Baba to spread love, brotherhood


October 17th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Shirdi Sai Baba Foundation is set to release an animated movie "Shirdi Sai Baba", the first on his rich voyage, an official said Monday. The ... Read more...

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24 killed in Cairo riots


October 10th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Security forces in Egypt have arrested several people linked with the recent riots in the capital that has resulted in the deaths of at least 24 people ... Read more...

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Elders know better: Study


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Elders can make better decisions than those who are younger, a study claims.The study found that adults aged 60 and over were better at strategising their ... Read more...

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Anil Kapoor fights against human trafficking


September 20th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
As a special contributor to the CNN Freedom Project, Anil visited Bharatpur, where families apparently sell young girls and women as a tradition."I feel that this practice continued over ... Read more...

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Taliban free Turkish engineers after eight months


September 4th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 4 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban Sunday freed four Turkish engineers whom they had held captive for nearly eight months.They were freed in Ghazni, a province 125 km ... Read more...

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In Lucknow, doctors write out anti-graft message


August 20th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Doctors in this Uttar Pradesh capital are expressing solidarity with social activist Anna Hazare in a novel way - they are printing pro-Anna messages on their ... Read more...

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Tibetan Kashag to have new and old faces: Sangay


August 9th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 9 (IANS) The Kashag, or cabinet of the Tibetan government-in-exile, is all set to present new faces along with the old to make the Tibetan movement more effective, ... Read more...

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Mammootty back to films, plans son’s marriage


August 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 5 (IANS) Southern superstar Mammootty says the media had a field day when tax men were raiding his premises, but now he is back to shooting for films. ... Read more...

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A quiet revolution saving rural children’s lives (Aug 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week)


July 31st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh), July 31 (IANS) Eleven months ago, Rudra was born as a severely underweight infant in a remote village called Semrod in Jhabua, a predominantly tribal and one ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

South Africa urges circumcision to curb sexual diseases


July 28th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 28 (IANS) A top South African health official has emphasised the importance of circumcision to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV, the official BuaNews agency ... Read more...

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