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Haj pilgrims caught in fight over Nizam’s Makkah buildings


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Over 350 Haj pilgrims selected for free accommodation in the 'rubath' (buildings) of the former Nizam of Hyderabad in Makkah are caught in a fight between ... Read more...

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Operation Smile: Assam cleft-lip centre reaches out to neighbours (Health Feature)


June 24th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 24 (IANS) After performing corrective surgeries on over 6,000 children in the past two years, NGO Operation Smile India's Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre here is now reaching out ... Read more...

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Algeria wants to learn English from India


January 29th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) With only five percent of its people able to speak "good English", Algeria has invited Indians to teach the language in its universities, according to ... Read more...

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Kucharski is new Indian TT coach


November 7th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Indian table tennis team will finally have a full-time coach after the sports ministry approved the appointment of Poland's Leszek Kucharski. The coach's position ... Read more...

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3,000 more jobs for Kashmiri Pandits soon


September 13th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir will advertise 3,000 more jobs for displaced Kashmiri Pandits as part of a package announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in which ... Read more...

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Relief for Gujarat construction company in tax case


March 7th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 7 (IANS) A state-run house constructing corporation cannot be held liable to pay tax for "income from house property", the Gujarat High Court has ruled.A division bench of ... Read more...

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I slept with Berlusconi, admits model


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) A lissome model has admitted having sex with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, but she insists it was "never in exchange for money".Twentyfive-year-old Maria Ester Garcia Polanco's candid ... Read more...

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Milan model had sex with Berlusconi ‘to thank him’


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): For the first time, one of the women named in the Milan prostitution investigation has admitted that she had sex with the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.Maria ... Read more...

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Berlusconi slammed over ‘use of policewomen’s outfits in striptease shows’


January 20th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been criticised by a police trade union for allegedly using policewomen's outfits for striptease shows at his home.According to prosecution documents delivered ... Read more...

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Grateful Jharkhand gives Shibu Soren house for life


November 25th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 25 (IANS) Acknowledging his services for the creation of Jharkhand, the state cabinet has decided to give free accommodation for life to Jharkhand Mukti Morcha ... Read more...

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Sports theme based ‘Shilpotsav-2010′ to attract CWG tourists


September 25th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Sep 25 (IANS) Taking a cue from the Commonwealth Games, a sports theme based shopping festival - 'Shilpotsav-2010' - will be held here Oct 22-31 to attract tourists staying back after ... Read more...

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Public cold to MP salary hike proposal


August 18th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The proposal for a 300 percent salary hike for MPs is unsurprisingly unpopular among the public, who have seen their personal budgets shrinking as the inflation index ... Read more...

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Kiwi school has two students - they belong to principal!


July 29th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 29 (ANI): A school in New Zealand is struggling to stay open after the number of students dropped to just two - the principal's children.Paerau School in Central Otago, ... Read more...

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USC Football To Receive Two Years Ban From NCAA


June 10th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Los Angeles, June 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After four years of investigations, the NCAA will finally declare its ban and sanctions on the USC team.The NCAA is scheduled to declare ... Read more...

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State Government employee wins Miss Cougar Brisbane title


February 19th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 19 (ANI): Kylie Grigg, a 37-year-old woman whose last relationship was with a man nine years her junior, has been crowned Miss Cougar Brisbane.The State Government employee, who was the ... Read more...

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Centralia, Pa. is burning since 1962


February 6th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Centralia, Feb 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Centralia, Pa. has been burning since 1962, when a coal vein near the town was lighted. When the fire started more than 4 decades ago, then over ... Read more...

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Doctors who work in rural areas to get extra money: Azad (Lead)


September 17th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a far-reaching move to improve healthcare services in rural India, doctors who opt to work in rural areas will be compensated with extra money and 'weightage' ... Read more...

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Doctors to get extra money to work in rural areas: Azad


September 17th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Doctors who opt to work in rural areas will be duly compensated with extra money and weightage points that will help them while going for higher studies, ... Read more...

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800 doctors recruited in one day in Assam


September 16th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 16 (IANS) The Assam government Wednesday appointed nearly 800 doctors in a recruitment drive that is expected to revolutionise the region's rural healthcare sector. The recruitment campaign has a catch though, ... Read more...

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Mary Kom of Manipur to receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award


August 16th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
By L.C.K SinghImphal, Aug 16 (ANI): Four-time world champion woman boxer M C Mary Kom of Manipur is all set to get the country's highest sporting honour the Rajiv Gandhi Khel ... Read more...

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Pakistani Hindus allowed to travel to India to immerse ashes of ancestors


July 5th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, July 5 (ANI): Hundreds of Hindus based in Sindh province would now be able to travel to India to immerse the ashes of their ancestors in the holy River Ganga, as ... Read more...

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Hong Kong frees 28 people who travelled with flu patient


May 7th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, May 7 (DPA) A group of 28 people, most of whom travelled on the same flight as a Mexican tourist who became Hong Kong's only confirmed swine flu case, were ... Read more...

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Emirates offers free stay at Dubai luxury hotel for passengers


April 27th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Gulf carrier Emirates Airline Monday unveiled a special offer for its passengers flying via Dubai - a free stay at a luxury hotel in the emirate. All first ... Read more...

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Now, a free hairstyling course for Malay-Indians


April 18th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr. 18 (ANI): Under the Malaysian Human Resources Ministry's Train-and-Place program, a hair academy is offering a chance for Malay-Indians to pursue fully-funded hairstyling courses.The course is initiated by Persatuan ... Read more...

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Migrant workers ready to work for as low as one pound an hour in Britain


February 24th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): The new batch of immigrants to the UK are desperate to stay and work for just one pound an hour, according to an investigation.Gangs touting for ... Read more...

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Australian court charges forest-fire arson suspect (Lead)


February 13th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 13 (DPA) An Australian court Friday charged a man suspected of lighting one of the forest fires that last weekend killed at least 181 people, destroyed 1,800 homes and made ... Read more...

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Australian forest fire arson suspect arrested


February 13th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 13 (DPA) Australian police Friday arrested a 39-year-old man suspected of lighting one of the forest fires that last weekend killed at least 181 people, destroyed 1,800 homes and made ... Read more...

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Queen cutting costs to survive, told to save more


December 10th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) She's facing the pinch of recession like everyone else in Britain. Her home is badly in need of repair. She's checking her mounting gas and power bills. She ... Read more...

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Government to provide house to freedom fighter’s wife


June 27th, 2008 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The central government Friday said an accommodation would be allotetd to a freedom fighter's 85-year-old widow who had challenged in the Delhi High Court an order of ... Read more...

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Pak Sikhs give a miss to Operation Blue Star anniversary to promote Indo-Pak peace initiative


June 7th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 7 (ANI): Keen not to mar the ongoing peace initiatives between the Governments of India and Pakistan, most Sikhs in Pakistan did their bit on June 6 (Friday) by ... Read more...

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