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9/11 memorial to need $60 mn a year to run


September 10th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) With huge reflecting pools, waterfalls and an underground museum, the 9/11 memorial at the World Trade Center site, being built at an estimated $700 million, will ... Read more...

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Pakistan is a ‘black hole’ for US aid


May 17th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) US lawmakers of both Democratic and Republican parties have slammed the Obama administration's request for $2.4 billion for Pakistan, calling it a "black hole" where ... Read more...

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India asks US to avoid SRK-type incidents


April 14th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) After the outrage in India over the detention of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan at a US airport, New Delhi has asked Washington to take ... Read more...

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No profiling or pattern in Shah Rukh detention, says US


April 14th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Caught on the wrong foot over the detaining of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan at a US airport twice, Washington has asserted it was not ... Read more...

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Pakistan lacks strategy to tackle radical Islamists: daily


March 12th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 12 (IANS) Pakistan has no coherent strategy to deal with sectarian and radical Islamist groups that practise and preach violent jihad, said a leading daily that warned about ... Read more...

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Congress committed to fighting corruption: Rahul


February 6th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Congress party was committed to fighting corruption at all levels and has demonstrated its will by taking prompt action in every case that has ... Read more...

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‘Jodi Breakers’ not a copy of ‘Heartbreakers’: R. Madhavan


January 21st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan is not amused by the plagiarism charges levelled against his new Hindi film "Jodi Breakers" by the Indian distributors of the Belgian ... Read more...

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Pakistan government should set its house in order: Daily


January 14th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) The Pakistan government should set its house in order, said a daily as it noted that due to its vacillation and inconsistency "one can ... Read more...

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Coke’s secret recipe shifted to a new abode


December 13th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For 125 years, Coca Cola has been successful in keeping its recipe for the brand coke as a secret. There have been many speculations about the ... Read more...

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MFN to India step in the right direction: Pakistani daily


November 4th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Pakistan's decision to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India is a step in the right direction as this country "really needs greater harmony in ... Read more...

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Will act on our own against terror, US warns Pakistan


September 30th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) The US warned Pakistan that it would act on its own as it did against Osama bin Laden and put on its terrorist list five ... Read more...

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Pranab acknowledges 2G note to PMO but declines comment


September 22nd, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has avoided direct comment on a note from his ministry to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) saying airwaves for ... Read more...

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Law does not allow anyone to commit suicide: Pranab (Lead, changing dateline)


August 14th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Hinting that the government would not allow social activist Anna Hazare to continue his fast indefinitely, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said no one ... Read more...

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Hundreds attracted to the job that wasn’t!


June 15th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) In a state with 4.5 million unemployed youth, a story in a Kerala newspaper about the shortage of a hangman attracted hundreds for the job. But ... Read more...

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US will not release Osama Bin Laden death photos: Obama


May 5th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has blocked the release of pictures of Osama bin Laden's body, expressing concern that they might incite extremists to retaliate.He said that US ... Read more...

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Chopper carrying Arunachal chief minister still missing (Night Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Itanagar, April 30 (IANS) A helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four other people on board, missing since Saturday morning, was still untraced till the ... Read more...

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Chopper with Arunachal chief minister still missing (Third Lead)


April 30th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, April 30 (IANS) Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of a helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, with official claims that it had been traced to Bhutan denied and ... Read more...

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Shanti Bhushan sends legal notice to Congress leader Digvijay Singh


April 20th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 20 (ANI): Former Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan on Wednesday sent a legal notice to Congress Party General Secretary Digvijay Singh, asking him to apologise for questioning his character ... Read more...

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Why target politicians? - Digvijay asks activists


April 16th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Indore, April 16 (IANS) Hitting out at civil rights activists, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Saturday said they had spent Rs.50 lakh on their campaign for a tough anti-corruption law, ... Read more...

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Manish Tiwari pulls up DGCA over fake pilot scam


March 15th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): Commenting on the recent detection of pilots for possessing fake CPLs (Commercial Pilot Licences) as qualified commanders, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari on Tuesday slammed the Director General ... Read more...

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Brinda Karat slams nation’s food inspection systems


February 21st, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.21 (ANI): The opposition Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M), on Monday slammed the food inspection procedures in the country.CPI(M) Politburo member Brinda Karat said the food inspection procedure ... Read more...

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Will not be cowed down by ULFA threats: Gogoi


February 20th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Sunday the ruling Congress would never be cowed down to threats by hardliners of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) ... Read more...

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Pakistan-US relations: Who will blink first (Part-III)


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
As opposed to the stake that the US has in the persona of Davis and others like him across the world, are the stakes that the US has in Afghanistan and ... Read more...

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“Fixing by Pak trio just the tip of the iceberg” in cricket corruption: Zulqarnain Haider


February 12th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 12(ANI): Runaway Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has expressed his surprise over ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat's statement that the World Cup 2011 will be free from corruption, saying that the ... Read more...

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No unaccounted income declared, says Katrina’s accountant


January 27th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif's chartered accountant has shot down rumours that she declared an unaccounted income of Rs.6 crore when Income Tax (IT) sleuths raided her residence ... Read more...

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Decline in food inflation not much consolation, says Mukherjee


January 20th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the decline in food inflation to 15.52 per cent for the week ended January 8, is not much consolation, ... Read more...

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Stars to add sparkle to Assam polls


December 30th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Dec 30 (IANS) Assembly elections in Assam next year should have a fair sprinkling of stardust with several showbiz personalities expressing their interest in contesting the polls ... Read more...

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Punjabi female attendant with Air Canada jailed for cocaine smuggling


December 21st, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 21 (IANS) In the first case of jailing of an Indo-Canadian woman for drug trafficking, an Air Canada female flight attendant was Monday locked for eight years ... Read more...

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Terror attack shows Karachi is in serious danger: Report


November 25th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 25 (IANS/AKI) The bombing of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) police compound in Karachi earlier this month demonstrates that the port city is in grave risk, according to the classified conclusions ... Read more...

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Texas Governor Perry backs sending U.S. troops into Mexico to combat drug cartels


November 20th, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by BNO News
AUSTIN, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry said he would support sending U.S. troops into Mexico to combat drug cartels.Gov. Perry, during an interview with MSNBC on Thursday said ... Read more...

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Ferguson unfazed by talks of captaining Aussies


October 17th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 17 (ANI): Callum Ferguson, who has been tipped as Australian Test captain-in-waiting, tries to resists the hype over the debate that rages around the leadership credentials of Ricky Ponting.Ponting and ... Read more...

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Government should not step into Ayodhya issue: Sibal


October 6th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal has said the Government should not step into the Ayodhya issue, as it was a 'private dispute' which ... Read more...

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WWE Monday Night Raw: Hell in a Cell Aftermath


October 5th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
As the night opened on WWE Monday Night Raw, many fans were disappointed to discover that John Cena had lost his wager with Wade Barrett during Hell in a Cell over the ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US tension out of ordinary: Pakistani daily (Lead)


October 3rd, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 3 (IANS) The increase in tensions between Pakistan and the US "appears to be out of the ordinary", said an editorial in a leading Pakistani daily.The editorial in the Dawn ... Read more...

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Islamabad no saint in ties with US: Pakistani editorial


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 3 (IANS) "Pakistan has been no saint in the partnership with the US" and the recent increase in tensions between the two countries "appears to be out of the ordinary", ... Read more...

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