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Azerbaijan buys 10 tonnes of gold


September 19th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Baku, Sep 19 (IANS) The Azerbaijan State Oil Fund has bought 10 tonnes of gold to increase the diversification and profitability of its investment portfolio, the Fund's CEO Shakhmar Movsumov ... Read more...

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Faulty model behind US underestimating carbon costs


September 18th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A faulty analytical model is behind the US government's underestimating the costs of carbon pollution, says an economic expert.A more appropriate accounting of costs would ... Read more...

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Fatty diet during pregnancy may cause cancer in offspring


September 12th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Pregnant women who gorge on fatty foods may increase the chances of their daughters and even grand-daughters developing breast cancer in later life, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands (With Images)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Maharashtra will identify and categorise its more than 200 large or small wetlands and make a bid for UN recognition in order to get ... Read more...

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Scott’s family sets up scholarship fund


August 28th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Family members of late filmmaker Tony Scott have set up a Tony Scott Scholarship Fund in his name.The "Top Gun" director, who committed suicide Aug ... Read more...

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Freedom stalwart Lokmanya Tilak will be heard again


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 23 (IANS) He was one of the stalwarts of the Indian freedom struggle and had given the ringing call: "Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it." ... Read more...

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Nana ignores back pain, lifts Shreyas (Movie Snippets) (With Images)


August 15th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) At 62, Nana Patekar has an undying spirit to give his best. The actor was suffering pain due to a back injury, but that didn't ... Read more...

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Romney picks conservative Paul Ryan as running mate


August 11th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Skipping two rising Indian-American stars, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney Saturday picked up fiscal conservative Paul Ryan as his running mate, making faltering economy as ... Read more...

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Anti-nuclear activists to continue protests at Kudankulam


August 11th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) Anti-nuclear activists have claimed that the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board's (AERB) clearance to load enriched uranium fuel in the first 1,000 MW reactor at the Kudankulam ... Read more...

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Nagaland announces award for Swuro


July 31st, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, July 31 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs.25 lakhs for archer Chekrovolu Swuro for becoming an Olympian.Rio, accompanied by his colleagues, are ... Read more...

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Public debate needed on future of Parliament House: Lok Sabha secretary general


July 29th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The 85-year-old Parliament House, one of New Delhi's iconic buildings and tourist landmarks, is getting old and needs to be preserved as a heritage for ... Read more...

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Save Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s haveli in Pakistan, Badal urges PM


July 17th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for conservation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's ancestral house in ... Read more...

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Shafqat wants youngsters to take songs to next generation


July 4th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, the magical voice behind chart busters "Mitwa", "Tere naina", and "Yeh Honsla" disagrees with the notion that songs nowadays don't have ... Read more...

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Dubai’s grand gurdwara brings religion, tradition alive in style (With Images)


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 3 (IANS) Ornate 24-carat gold canopies for the Guru Granth Sahib religious text of Sikhism, Italian marble on the walls and floor, stunning chandeliers and a five-star kitchen ... Read more...

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Quickfix guide to Rio+20 (To go with Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil starts Wednesday)


June 19th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
What is Rio+20? Rio+20 is the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development at Rio de Janeiro June 20-22, twenty years after the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in the ... Read more...

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Science Express-Biodiversity Special flagged off


June 5th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) To spread awareness about the biodiversity of the country, the Ministry of Environment and Forests along with the Department of Science and Technology Tuesday launched ... Read more...

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‘Clean India’ campaign takes off at Qutub Minar


May 20th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A "Clean India" Campaign was begun Sunday at the capital's landmark Qutub Minar."Since the Qutub Minar gets as many as 25,000 footfalls on a weekend, ... Read more...

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‘Wealthy kids hear 23 mn more words than poor’


May 6th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Middle-class children hear 23 million more words than their poorer cousins of the same age, a British government adviser has said.A collapse in parenting skills ... Read more...

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‘Quashing reservation in promotions goes against SCs, STs’


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) In the wake of the Supreme Court overruling the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to provide reservations in job promotions, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ... Read more...

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UAE launches wildlife conservation project


April 15th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 14 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has launched a project to protect the wildlife and the fragile ecosystem of the Jebel Hafit mountain in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.The ... Read more...

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India thanks Bangladesh for honouring 1971 heroes


April 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) India and thanked Dhaka for its decision to honour Indian nationals and groups for their role in the 1971 war that led to the ... Read more...

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Punjabi museum opens in Yuba City


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Yuba City, April 2 (IANS) A mutli-media museum celebrating more than 100 years of the Punjabi community in the US opened in the community-dominated Yuba City in California Saturday.A brainchild ... Read more...

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ULFA slams army’s missile programme in Assam, Nagaland


March 26th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 26 (IANS) The banned militant outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Monday slammed the central government's proposed plan to base the Akash and Brahmos missile regiments in ... Read more...

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Will Vidya get green signal by Lavani dancers? (Movie Snippets)


March 16th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Vidya Balan again sizzles in a red sari in her first item number in "Ferrari Ki Sawari", but director Rajesh Mapuskar says he will ... Read more...

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George Joseph remembered as a daring journalist


March 15th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Union ministers and senior Kerala leaders Monday paid tributes to the late George Joseph, IANS' political editor, describing him as a daring journalist who reported ... Read more...

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Call for liberalising trade and travel in South Asia (Lead)


March 10th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A two-day South Asia conference Saturday resulted in a raft of suggestions, including liberalising trade and travel, for promoting quicker integration in the region that ... Read more...

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Osama’s home shouldn’t have been razed: Daily


February 28th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Osama bin Laden's house should have been left intact so that "present and future generations can view them as a past that should not be repeated", ... Read more...

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US African American history museum breaks ground


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday attended the groundbreaking ceremony of a new national African American history museum, saying it will serve "not just as a ... Read more...

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Maldives vandalism stirs fears of extremism: NYT


February 16th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) An attack by vandals at the national museum in the Maldives capital was reminiscent of the Taliban's demolition of the Buddha statues in Afghanistan ... Read more...

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ICC to reduce the role of president


February 1st, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 1 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution that the presidency will become an "ambassadorial" role on a one-year rotational basis from 2014 ... Read more...

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Like Nalanda, Vikramshila may rise from ruins


January 24th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Antichak (Bihar), Jan 24 (IANS) It was among the most important centres of Buddhist learning in ancient India, but the remains of Vikramshila University in Bihar have been sadly neglected ... Read more...

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Holistic understanding of heritage conservation needed: PM


December 20th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said India needed to evolve a more holistic understanding of heritage conservation that combines preservation efforts with the social ... Read more...

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UN says Canada’s withdrawal from Kyoto Protocol ‘regrettable’


December 14th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations has expressed its regret after the Canadian government decided to withdraw from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol agreement on climate change, officials said."I regret that ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi artists tell liberation war story in India


December 6th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 6 (IANS) Millions being killed, more being uprooted and a bleeding nation on the cusp of being born -- it's a bleak, unsparing tale, but one that ... Read more...

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Hear land owner before acquisition: Apex court


November 24th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that before any individual is deprived of his land by way of compulsory acquisition by a government or its instrumentalities ... Read more...

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