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Ramdev to continue fast, gives Monday deadline to PM (lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said he has set a deadline for Sunday evening for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to act on his demands, including ... Read more...

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Private sector to be involved in retaining scientists: Minister (Interview)


July 19th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In a major initiative to prevent bright scientific minds from seeking foreign shores in pursuit of better research facilities and money, the Indian government ... Read more...

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1964 Olympics: India regain hockey supremacy (Sports Special)


July 13th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
The echoes of the 1960 Olympics defeat could be heard in Tokyo where the Indian hockey team was not expected to win, at least according to the Indian media that doubted ... Read more...

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11,000 doctors to graduate in Cuba


July 12th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 12 (IANS) Cuba will see about 11,000 would-be doctors from 60 countries and regions graduate from its colleges this month, the official Granma daily reported.According to Granma, 5,315 ... Read more...

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UP cane farmers team to visit Australia, Fiji and Mauritus


June 28th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 27 (IANS) A 25-member delegation of farmers from Uttar Pradesh would soon be visiting countries like Australia, Fiji and Mauritius to study the use of advanced technology to ... Read more...

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Italian Marines shifted to reformatory in Kochi


May 25th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), May 25 (IANS) The two jailed Italian Marines in Kerala who were put up at the Trivandrum Central Prison since February have been shifted to a Borstal School ... Read more...

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US asks Chinese academics to leave country


May 24th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) The US State Department has ordered Chinese academics with visas that offer cultural and educational exchange programmes in America to leave the country in June, saying ... Read more...

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Elite Dalhousie school in trouble over land deal (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dalhousie/Shimla, May 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's famous Dalhousie Public School (DPS) could be shut down with a one-man commission recommending that the entire premises may be acquired as there were ... Read more...

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Elite Himachal school in trouble over land deal


May 14th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dalhousie/Shimla, May 14 (IANS) The 40-year-old chapter of academic excellence being run by Dalhousie Public School (DPS) may be slammed shut, with a one-man commission of the Himachal Pradesh government ... Read more...

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Muslims, Dalits should get equal rights: Ramdev


May 12th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, slamming the government Saturday, said he supported Muslims in their demand for amending Article 341 of the Indian constitution that excludes ... Read more...

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Indian books on spirituality a big draw (Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 12 (IANS) Books on Indian spiritualism are in great demand in foreign countries, and even the Chinese are impressed, National Book Trust (NBT) director M.A. Sikander said Saturday."Books ... Read more...

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Indian books on spirituality a big draw, says NBT chief


May 12th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 12 (IANS) The books on Indian spiritualism are in great demand in foreign countries, and even the Chinese are quite impressed with their neighbouring people's spiritual richness, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Remarkable turnout in parliamentary elections: Syrian minister


May 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 7 (IANS) Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Ibrahim Al Sha'ar said Monday that the parliamentary elections are moving smoothly with a "remarkable" turnout."The voting is moving normally... There ... Read more...

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China confident in 10 percent trade growth (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China is confident about achieving the full-year target of 10-percent growth in foreign trade, despite slowed growth in the first quarter due to cumulative factors, the ... Read more...

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Chinese daily calls for sustained anti-graft efforts


April 11th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) An opinion piece in the People's Daily Wednesday called for confidence in China's fight against corruption despite the fact that it is a "long-term, complex and ... Read more...

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President’s last foreign trip: 12 days in Africa


April 9th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil is undertaking what could possibly be her last foreign trip before she ends her five-year tenure in July - a 12-day ... Read more...

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70 percent Russians never left ex-Soviet Union


April 6th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than two-thirds of the Russian population -- 70 percent -- has never been to countries outside the former Soviet Union, independent pollster Levada has ... Read more...

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India further eases defence offsets norms


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Apr 2 (IANS) India Monday further eased its defence offsets norms, saying the value of technology transfered under a deal could be written off against the obligation to ... Read more...

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CBI facing shortfall of officers: Director


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), March 23 (IANS) India's premier investigation agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is facing a shortfall of officers, the agency's director revealed at a function in the ... Read more...

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Russian moms protest Norway taking away their kids


March 21st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) As confusion mounted over the future of two Indian children in the custody of Norwegian Child Welfare Service, protests were held in different Russian cities by ... Read more...

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Software turns spoken English into 26 languages


March 15th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) Computer giant Microsoft has reportedly created a software dubbed the "Universal Translator" that can convert English language spoken to it into 26 different languages.Frank Soong and ... Read more...

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Government working to get information on black money: President


March 12th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government had taken steps to open channels for wider information on black money from foreign countries, President Pratibha Patil said Monday and stressed ... Read more...

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Russia retains stance on Syria after presidential poll


March 7th, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's stance on Syria has always been based on the principles of international law and it will not change, the foreign ministry said.A number of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Book fair concludes, sees over 700,000 visitors


March 4th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Focused on youth and children, the biennial World Book Fair New Delhi, organized by the National Book Trust (NBT) concluded Sunday, after registering over 700,000 ... Read more...

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Tata Communications eyeing British C&W; Worldwide


March 1st, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Tata Communications Thursday said it is considering an all-cash offer to acquire Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Britain's largest business fibre network, and could decide on the ... Read more...

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Russia to fight faking of its weapons abroad


February 27th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government is planning to undertake serious measures to fight counterfeit production of Russian weaponry in foreign countries, especially the Kalashnikov assault (AK) rifles.According ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Will battle terror together: Zardari


February 17th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to fight terrorism together, said President Asif Ali Zardari Friday, after a trilateral summit here.The leaders of Pakistan, Iran and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Government should encourage competition in transport sector’


February 17th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The government should take active steps to encourage competition in the transport sector to allow passengers to benefit from low costs and greeater choices, consumer ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nasheed’s supporters rally against new Maldives government


February 12th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 12 (IANS) Thousands of supporters of ousted Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed rallied in protest in the capital Saturday night as the new President Mohamed Waheed Hassan was busy ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Meghalaya, Assam top northeast EXIM trade


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 3 (IANS) Assam's world famous tea and Meghalaya's coal have elevated the two states as leaders in EXIM (export-import) trade in the northeast during 2010-11, says a customs ... Read more...

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Make preparations for more tourists in 2012: Omar Abdullah


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 23 (IANS) After 12 million tourist arrivals in 2011, Jammu and Kashmir is eyeing a higher number of tourists and pilgrims this year but needs better infrastructure and ... Read more...

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China to expand oldest Buddhist temple


January 4th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 4 (IANS) China's oldest Buddhist temple, built 1,943 years ago, is to be renovated.Baima Temple, or the White Horse Temple, will be expanded into a cultural park of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rival to the Taj, but a century in the making


December 24th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 24 (IANS) More than 20,000 people built the Taj Mahal in 22 years in the 17th century. Just 10 km away, another mausoleum that could possibly rival the ... Read more...

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Ekaterina Rybolovleva pays $88 million for a NYC apartment


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has paid $88 million for an apartment in New York. 22-year-old Ekaterina Rybolovleva is currently studying at an undisclosed ... Read more...

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White paper on black money, promises government (Roundup)


December 14th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) After a day-long debate and bitter criticism from the opposition on its poor handling of the black money menace, the government Wednesday said it ... Read more...

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