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Five killed in Punjab factory blast


September 12th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) At least five workers of a private factory were killed in Punjab's Khanna town Wednesday following an explosion in the solvent plant of the unit, police ... Read more...

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Abhay happy with response to ‘Chakravyuh’ first look


August 20th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The first look of Prakash Jha's "Chakravyuh" is out and Abhay Deol, who plays a naxalite in it, is happy with the response."I am just excited. ... Read more...

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Abhay happy with response to ‘Chakravyuh’ first look


August 20th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The first look of Prakash Jha's "Chakravyuh" is out and Abhay Deol, who plays a naxalite in it, is happy with the response."I am just excited. ... Read more...

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Rescuers struggle to save buried workers in Punjab (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, April 17 (IANS) Rescuers Tuesday raced against time in Punjab's Jalandhar city to save the lives of dozens of garment workers who were trapped under the debris of a ... Read more...

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Jalandhar factory collapse kills two, probe ordered (Third Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), April 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday evening ordered an inquiry into the collapse of the building of a blanket factory here late Sunday night which left two ... Read more...

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Several trapped as factory building collapses in Jalandhar (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, April 16 (IANS) Several workers were feared trapped under debris after a four-storeyed factory building collapsed in Punjab's Jalandhar city, 150 km from state capital Chandigarh.Police said that the ... Read more...

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Want exclusive discussion on NCTC: Mamata


March 29th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Questioning the union home ministry's move to include the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) as an item on the agenda of the April 16 Chief ... Read more...

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Gaga, Bieber to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York


November 9th, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 9 (IANS) Singers Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber will join revellers in New York City's Times Square Dec 31 to bid farewell to 2011 and welcome 2012, ... Read more...

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$250 mn World Bank credit for West Bengal farmers


October 4th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $250 million credit and loan to the West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project (ADMIP) for increasing agricultural production ... Read more...

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Winehouse foundation to be launched Sep 14


September 7th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) The Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up in memory of the late singer, will be launched Sep 14.After the "Back To Black" singer was July ... Read more...

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Parents sue Urban Outfitters for $28 million


August 19th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Clothing line Urban Outfitters has been sued for using a picture of a 15-year-old girl in one of their T-shirt designs without the consent of ... Read more...

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Winehouse’s home now a rehab charity


August 6th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Late singer Amy Winehouse's London home is to become the headquarters of her new rehab charity, as her dad Mitch believes the 2.5 million-pound property ... Read more...

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Rebekah Brooks resigns


July 15th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) Amid increasing pressure from politicians and shareholders following a phone-hacking scandal, Rebekah Brooks, the embattled chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper operations, Friday announced she ... Read more...

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Delhi school children get tips on community policing


June 15th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Delhi Police Tuesday launched a programme on community policing in the southern parts of the city, roping in school children as part of an awareness ... Read more...

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FIH looks at India as a major hockey hub


May 11th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India will be the focal point of world hockey for the next four years. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has drawn up an ambitious programme ... Read more...

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White House bunker during Bin Laden raid virals sweeping the web


May 5th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Witty pictures of White House bunker during Bin Laden raid and about his demise are sweeping the Internet.In the photo of US President Barack Obama and his ... Read more...

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Climate change ‘retreating Arctic coastline by half a metre every year’


April 18th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Climate change and increased erosion are retreating the Arctic coastline by half a metre every year, according to a new study by more than 30 scientists from 10 ... Read more...

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Climate change pushing back Arctic coastline


April 18th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Climate change and increased erosion are pushing back the Arctic coastline by half a metre every year.This implies substantial changes for Arctic ecosystems near the coast ... Read more...

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Computers replace kitchen table as focal point of meals


March 30th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Internet and smartphones are changing the way college students eat, with the computer replacing the kitchen table as the focal point of meals.People are more ... Read more...

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Bahrain declares emergency


March 15th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, March 15 (IANS) Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa Tuesday declared a state of emergency for three months following unending protests that threaten to topple the monarchy, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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GCC troops arrive in Bahrain to maintain order (Lead)


March 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, March 14 (IANS) Forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) arrived in Bahrain Monday to help authorities restore order after violent clashes erupted between protesters and security forces over ... Read more...

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One killed in Yemen protests


March 12th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 12 (IANS) Yemeni police opened fire at anti-government protesters Saturday in Sana'a, killing at least one person and injuring many, a media report here said.Police fired live rounds ... Read more...

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UN condemns violence against protesters in Bahrain


February 18th, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 18 (IANS) Condemning the crackdown on anti-government protesters in Bahrain, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked authorities to respect human rights as the present situation in the country "calls ... Read more...

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Egypt turmoil continues as government patience wears thin (Lead)


February 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington/United Nations, Feb 9 (IANS) Protests at Cairo's Tahrir Square entered the 16th day Wednesday, a day after many first timers took part in a massive demonstration to oust Egyptian President Hosni ... Read more...

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Despite turmoil, Egyptian Navy to exercise with UAE


February 8th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 7 (IANS/WAM) In the midst of the turmoil in Egypt with protesters demanding the removal of President Hosni Mubarak, the country's navy is to hold a joint military exercise ... Read more...

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Egypt’s defence minister inspects Tahrir Square


February 4th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 4 (IANS) Egypt's Defence Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and commanders of the Egyptian army Friday inspected Cairo's Tahrir Square, a media report said.Thousands of Egyptians are congregating at the square ... Read more...

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Gunfire in Cairo as clashes leave five dead, 600 injured (Lead)


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 3 (IANS) Shots rang out Thursday in Cairo's Tahrir Square as violent clashes broke out between anti- and pro-Hosni Mubarak protesters leaving five people dead and over 600 ... Read more...

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March of a million in Cairo to dislodge Mubarak (Third Lead)


February 1st, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 1 (IANS) Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday and many more were streaming in to participate in the march of a million as the ... Read more...

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Facebook statistics show UK is obsessed with ‘X Factor’ and football


December 15th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Social networking site Facebook has revealed that Britons are officially obsessed with 'The X Factor' and football.According to a survey of the country's 26 million users, a ... Read more...

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British MP wants Kashmir dispute settled


November 21st, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) A British MP Sunday called for an early resolution of the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan saying "peace in South Asia is not possible without ... Read more...

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Chinese envoy impressed by Andhra Pradesh’s progress


November 11th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 11 (IANS) China's ambassador to India Zhang Yan Thursday said he was impressed by the progress made by Andhra Pradesh, especially Hyderabad, in information technology and infrastructure.The Chinese envoy, who ... Read more...

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MJ’s parents reunite ‘to sue doctor for his death’


November 7th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Pop legend Michael Jackson's estranged parents are linking up to sue concert promoters and the singer's personal doctor over his death.Family lawyer Brian Oxman, who said he ... Read more...

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Cholera bacteria in Haiti similar to Southeast Asian variety


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Nov 3 (IANS/EFE) The origin of the cholera bacteria discovered in Haiti, which over the past two weeks have caused at least 337 deaths and infected more than 4,700 people, is ... Read more...

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Gilani urges Pak judiciary to work in tandem with govt


October 18th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 18 (ANI): Judges should work together with the government to pursue the goals of social, economic and legal justice, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani stated during his address to ... Read more...

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Keith Richards claims he was targeted by British government


October 17th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17 (ANI): Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has claimed that the British Government, in late 60s, was determined to punish the band.In a candid new memoir, Keith has said that ... Read more...

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