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18,500 bottles of fake vodka destroyed in China


April 24th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) More than 18,500 bottles of counterfeit vodka were destroyed Monday after customs officers seized the goods before they entered China's northern city of Tianjin.Shi Guowang, an ... Read more...

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Occupational hazards in pregnancy can cause asthma in kids


September 26th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Mothers exposed to certain substances and chemicals while in their jobs during pregnancy could give birth to children with higher chances of asthma. This research included ... Read more...

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Tax havens under pressure to share black money secrets: OECD official


June 15th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Global bodies are putting "enormous pressure" on tax havens like Switzerland and Luxembourg, including threat of sanctions, to change opaque laws and share information that ... Read more...

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Global meet in China to discuss desertification


June 14th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) More than 500 scholars, entrepreneurs and officials from all over the world are expected to meet in China next month to discuss the prevention of "desertification" ... Read more...

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US agency sounds warning bells over climate change


May 13th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) A leading US research agency has sounded warning bells over the risk of dangerous climate change which is growing with every additional tonne of greenhouse gas ... Read more...

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Every incident of terrorism despicable: Pak Foreign Secretary


February 7th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorThimphu (Bhutan), Feb.7 (ANI): Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir on Monday said that India and Pakistan have agreed to work together in countering militancy.Speaking on the sidelines of a South ... Read more...

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Terrorism is a global issue, not a Pak or Afghan-specific issue: Quraishi


February 7th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.7 (ANI): Accepting the existence of a trust deficit between India and Pakistan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Quraishi has said that both Islamabad and New Delhi need to be extremely cautious ... Read more...

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Wasim Bari back in PCB ranks as ‘Education and Training Director’


December 12th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 12 (ANI): Former chief operating officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Wasim Bari, has been appointed Director of Education and Training, a post created within the board as part ... Read more...

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India must help us fight piracy, terror: Ethiopian Dy PM (Interview)


December 3rd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has sought India's help and a more pro-active role in addressing the twin problem of terrorism and piracy in ... Read more...

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Movie Review : Phas Gaye Re Obama


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Director: Subhash KapoorStarring: Amol Gupte, Neha Dhupia, Rajat Kapoor, Sanjay Mishra, Manu RishiDirector Subhash Kapoor, who is just two films old, will be competing with two well settled directors of Bollywood ... Read more...

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‘Bollywood responsible for world’s water woes’


October 12th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) What is the prime reason for the world's water shortage? Bollywood films, according to a prominent Pakistani paper."The shortage of water is a key global issue these ... Read more...

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Some African Athletes still apprehensive about security


September 29th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Athletes from strife-torn regions of Africa here for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games are still apprehensive about the security situation here, despite foolproof measures assured ... Read more...

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Pak ’spot fixers’ got caught in battle between legal and illegal bookies: Aamir Sohail


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep 23 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail has given the spot-fixing controversy engulfing the Pakistani team a new twist, by claiming that it was due to "a battle between two ... Read more...

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Freerice - online game that boosts knowledge while feeding millions


September 9th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 9 (ANI): An online game on Freerice.com has been developed that can help increase one's knowledge while also providing rice to millions around the world.The game, launched in 2007, ... Read more...

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Basit Ali demands disbanding of ICC’s anti corruption unit in present format


September 1st, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 1 (ANI): Former Pakistani cricketer Basit Ali has called for disbanding the International Cricket Council's Anti Corruption Unit in its present format over its ineffectiveness.Ali, who represented Pakistan on 69 ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons British envoy over Cameron’s terror remark (Lead)


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, Aug 2 (IANS) Islamabad Monday summoned the British envoy to Pakistan over remarks on terrorism by Prime Minister David Cameron during his India visit and told him that ... Read more...

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Republican lawmakers bat for loan to Reliance Power


June 30th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 30 (IANS) Two Republican lawmakers have asked the US Export-Import Bank to reverse its decision to deny loan guarantees to India's Reliance Power Ltd for a coal-fired plant ... Read more...

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Pakistan welcomes India’s focus on terror


February 25th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday welcomed the Indian "focus on terrorism" but said it had done what was "proper" to investigate and put under trial the perpetrators of the Mumbai ... Read more...

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Hockey World Cup teams arrive amid heavy security (Round up)


February 22nd, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Australia, Pakistan and South Africa teams arrived here Monday for the World Cup hockey starting Feb 28 under a thick security cover. The Australian hockey team ... Read more...

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Pakistan World Cup team arrives with huge security cover


February 22nd, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Pakistan World Cup hockey team drove into Delhi Monday after crossing the Wagah border by road for that country's first official sporting contact in India ... Read more...

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Tigers shock Abhishek Bachchan!


February 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Extinction of tigers has been a global issue for long now, but the latest population census of this beautiful animal in India has left everyone including actor Abhishek Bachchan shocked. The actor ... Read more...

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Make global warming top priority: Dalai Lama to world leaders


November 30th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 30 (IANS) Ahead of the Copenhagen summit, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Monday asked world leaders to make finding a solution to climate change their number one priority. "Protection of ... Read more...

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Climate Change hijacks CHOGM 2009


November 29th, 2009 - 1:05 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashPort of Spain, Nov.28 (ANI): The issue of climate change has literally hijacked the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, with every other global issue being put on ... Read more...

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Rensil D’Silva unfazed about ‘Kurbaan’ length, grim subject


November 16th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) "Kurbaan" has turned out to be two hours 37 minutes long after editing. Debutant director Rensil D'Silva's movie is longer than the show-timing multiplexes ... Read more...

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Kurbaan Is 2 Hours 37 Minutes Long


November 16th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaAfter editing Rensil d'Silva's debut film Kurbaan has turned out to be exactly 2 hours 37 minutes long. And that's about 37 minutes longer than the show timing, ... Read more...

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Two-thirds of world’s blind are women: Study


October 8th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Two-thirds of blind people worldwide are women and girls, and the gender bias has resulted in men and boys having twice the access to eye-care, says an international ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma kicks off process to revive global trade talks


June 8th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Moves to restart the stalled global trade talks have begun with a series of meetings in Bali on the sidelines of a conference among 19 farm products ... Read more...

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Stitching torn socks could help save the planet!


March 9th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, March 9 (ANI): Scotlands new environment minister has said that people should learn to stitch their torn socks, among learning other traditional activities from their elders, in order to lead ... Read more...

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Terrorism has spread globally: FBI chief Robert Mueller


March 4th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) chief Robert Mueller has said that the attacks on the Sri Lankan cricket team showed that terrorism has become a global ... Read more...

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US working to bring Mumbai attackers to justice: FBI chief (Lead)


March 3rd, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The US Tuesday said that it will work with India and the rest of the world to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai atrocity to justice and ... Read more...

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ULFA-HUJI terror link to be broken through regional co-operation


February 18th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Feb.18 (ANI): Though the United Liberation Front of Assom (ULFA)''s influence in Assam is waning, people here fear that the organization has established close links with the Bangladesh-based terrorist outfit ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects Lashkar operatives confession


January 2nd, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.2 (ANI): Pakistan has denied reports suggesting that a Lashkar-e-Tayyaba operative had confessed to his involvement in the Mumbai attacks. We have no such information. We dont accept that report, the ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia proposes an international body to fight terrorism


December 26th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal, who arrived here today said that his country has proposed to the United Nations to form an international body to ... Read more...

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ECB chief confident of team returning to play two Tests against India


November 28th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): Even as uncertainty prevails over the Englands India tour as the visiting England cricket team is scheduled to return home by this evening in the aftermath of ... Read more...

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Pakistan offers support to India in probing Mumbai terror attacks


November 27th, 2008 - 10:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 27 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday extended support and cooperation to India in launching a probe into the acts of terrorism in Mumbai. He was speaking ... Read more...

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