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Jaypee’s expressway to Taj cuts run from Delhi to 150 minutes (Roundup)


August 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Noida/Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) The $2.4 billion Yamuna Expressway opened its toll gates Thursday, promising to cut the travel time between New Delhi and Agra, the city of the Taj ... Read more...

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Golden Triangle nations still major drug source: China


June 26th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Golden Triangle, an area between Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, is still a major source of drugs in China, the government said Tuesday.The revelation was made in ... Read more...

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Remains of missing Mexican politician found in mass grave


March 17th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 17 (IANS/EFE) One of the victims in a mass grave discovered in May 2011 has been identified as a politician who went missing in July 2010, authorities ... Read more...

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Lives in peril: Inside Manipur’s drug zone


December 13th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Churachandpur (Manipur), Dec 13 (IANS) A litter of cigarette stubs, abandoned syringes and used contraceptives greet a visitor to one of the four drug hangout joints in Manipur's second largest ... Read more...

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Three Myanmar soldiers killed in Mekong river clash


December 12th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 12 (IANS) Three Myanmar soldiers were killed in a clash with a drug gang on the Mekong river during a joint patrol, Xinhua reported Monday.A joint team of ... Read more...

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Afghan opium production up by 61 percent


October 11th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 11 (IANS) Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 61 percent in 2011 in comparison with 2010, a UN report released here said Tuesday.In 2011, according to the ... Read more...

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Thai drug organization blamed for killing 13 crew members on Chinese cargo ships


October 11th, 2011 - 3:52 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Thai drug trafficking organization is being been blamed for attacking two Chinese cargo ships last week and killing the 13 Chinese crew members on board, officials ... Read more...

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Chinese cargo ships attacked on the Mekong River, 11 killed


October 10th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven people were killed on Wednesday when two Chinese cargo ships were attacked in the Golden Triangle of the Mekong River, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

Elephants outsmart humans during intelligence test


March 8th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has proved that elephants are not only intelligent, but also possess the ability to cooperate and understand the logic behind teamwork.Elephants recently aced a test ... Read more...

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India major target for money launderers, terrorists: US report


March 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) India's economic and demographic expansion makes it both a regional financial centre and an increasingly significant target for money launderers and terrorist groups, according to a ... Read more...

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Alcoholism booms in ‘dry’ Pakistan, as does addiction counselling


December 30th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 30 (ANI): Despite being banned in Pakistan, alcohol is easily available across the country, prompting rising alcoholism and a growing trade in clinics trying to treat middle-class patients.Pakistan has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Trains cancelled, highway blocked as Gujjars continue stir


December 25th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bayana (Rajasthan), Dec 25 (IANS) Train and road traffic via Bharatpur district of Rajasthan was disrupted Saturday, the sixth day of the Gujjar agitation for reservation in jobs, officials said.Thousands of train ... Read more...

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Gujjar agitation: Agra tourism industry jittery


December 21st, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 21 (IANS) Agra's tourism industry Tuesday expressed concern at the adverse fallout of the Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan as they fear it will affect tourist inflow to the city in ... Read more...

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Hundreds in northeast pledge fight against HIV


December 1st, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 1 (IANS) Hundreds in India's northeast, whose large number of drug users have sparked fears of a worsening AIDS epidemic, pledged Wednesday to step up the fight against HIV by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India, Cyprus exchange views to promote tourism


October 26th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): India and Cyprus on Tuesday exchanged ideas in the tourism sector with a view to promote tourism between the two nations.A four-member delegation led by Cyprus Commerce ... Read more...

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India’s new super luxury train flagged off from New Delhi


September 6th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 6 (ANI): India's new super luxury train 'Royal Rajasthan on Wheels' was flagged off from New Delhi on Sunday.It has several new destinations added to the itinerary as compared ... Read more...

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Travel industry seeks better infrastructure, tax sops


September 4th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Udaipur, Sep 4 (IANS) The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), the apex body of the travel and tourism industry, has recommended vigorous development of infrastructure, logical taxation and creation of land ... Read more...

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UN to support Mizoram in dealing with HIV/AIDS


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 2 (IANS) The United Nations (UN) will support Mizoram in prevention of HIV/AIDS and in management of prisons in the northeastern state, an official said here Thursday. Cristina Albertin, representative of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

HIV/AIDS cases on the rise in Assam


June 11th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 11 (IANS) Assam has shown a quantum jump in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS, although the state is not yet categorised as a high risk region. As per latest ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Belgium’s Antwerp Port Authority hails cooperation with India


March 25th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 25 (IANS) The Antwerp Port Authority in Belgium Thursday hailed the opening of its second office in India saying it will further boost collaboration with that country, EuAsiaNews reported. Belgium's ... Read more...

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Gurgaon to become key tourist destination with Kingdom of Dreams


January 29th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Jan 29 (IANS) Kingdom of Dreams, a 5.66 acre entertainment and leisure hotspot that will showcase Bollywood musicals and boast of an elaborate arts and food boulevard, is set to make ... Read more...

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Opium cultivation on the rise in Golden Triangle


December 14th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 14 (DPA) Opium cultivation in South-East Asia rose 11 percent this year as soaring prices in Laos and political instability in Myanmar drew more farmers to the illicit poppy crop, ... Read more...

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Northeast pledges to step up fight against HIV/AIDS


December 1st, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 1 (IANS) Thousands of people in India's northeast, whose large number of drug users have sparked fears of a worsening AIDS epidemic, pledged Tuesday to step up the fight against ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rahul Bose slams developed nations for climate change


November 22nd, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor-activist Rahul Bose has slammed developed countries for preaching to developing nations to reduce "the use of energy sources" in order to cut down on "greenhouse ... Read more...

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Jaipur air poisoned by oil depot fire: Pollution board


November 9th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Air pollution in and around Jaipur was far above maximum permissible limits when the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) depot on the edge of the city was ablaze, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Keep Agra clean to attract more tourists: Selja


August 19th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Tourist spots should be kept clean and drivers, waiters and cooks should be trained to ensure that travellers make repeated visits to popular hotspots like the Taj ... Read more...

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Buddhist Circuit to be developed in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar


August 19th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja has said that her Ministry will take along Uttar Pradesh and Bihar while promoting Buddhist Circuit for tourists.She said that Buddhist ... Read more...

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Look through the eyes of tourists, says tourism minister


August 19th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) "We should look through the eyes of tourists about what they expect from us," said Tourism Minister Kumari Selja while inaugurating a workshop on 'World Class Tourism ... Read more...

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Myanmar authorities seize nearly a tonne of heroin


July 15th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 15 (DPA) Myanmar authorities intercepted nearly one tonne of heroin in Shan state in one of the biggest drug busts in recent history, Thai media reports said Wednesday. The massive seizure, ... Read more...

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Bonanza for Maharashtra in railway budget


July 3rd, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee has come up with a series of proposals for Maharashtra, including non-stop point-to-point service proposed for the first time in the history of ... Read more...

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Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan start summit in Tehran


May 24th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 24 (DPA) Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan began a summit meet in Tehran Sunday. Fighting terrorism and drug trafficking topped the agenda. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Pakistani and Afghan ... Read more...

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Heroin, fake currency seized in Amritsar, three nabbed


March 30th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Mar 30 (ANI): Police seized four kilograms of heroin and fake currency worth rupees one million from three suspects in Amritsar.The three suspects were from neighbouring Tarn Taran district, said ... Read more...

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Act against ‘hawala’ funding of terror, US tells India


February 28th, 2009 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Warning that the 'hawala' system of illegal money transfer is "directly linked to terrorist financing", the US has urged India to cooperate with international initiatives to check money ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global opium poppy cultivation decreasing:UN


February 5th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Feb 5 (IANS) The global opium poppy production is falling, according to two reports released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), WAM news agency said Thursday.The South ... Read more...

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Assam steps up fight against AIDS


December 1st, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 1 (IANS) Thousands of people in India's northeast, where a large number of drug users have sparked fears of a worsening AIDS epidemic, pledged Monday to step up the fight ... Read more...

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