Cuba announces steps to save agricultural cooperatives

September 12th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government has approved a package of measures to rescue the system of autonomously managed farming cooperatives known as UBPCs, which cultivate 28 percent of ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protest: 23,000 surrender voter ID cards

May 9th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) Around 23,000 people belonging to nine villages in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu have surrendered their voter identity cards to draw attention to the continued neglect ... Read more...

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Britain raises Vodafone tax issue with Mukherjee (Lead)

April 2nd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) British Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne Monday raised the Vodafone issue at a meeting with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, saying the Indian government's move ... Read more...

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HIV project saved 100,000 in India from infection: Study

October 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) An estimated 100,000 people in India may have been lucky in escaping HIV infection due to a project that targeted high-risk groups in six states, according ... Read more...

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Rajnath, Paswan held for joining farmers’ protest (Second Lead)

May 12th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad/New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajnath Singh, who began a day-long fast here Thursday in support of protesting farmers in Greater Noida, was arrested ... Read more...

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Bangladesh, India launch joint Tagore celebrations

May 6th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) Bangladesh and India Friday launched joint celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, the globally revered poet whose poems they have adopted as ... Read more...

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No decision on cutting US military trainers in Pakistan

April 13th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 13(ANI): No decisions have been made on cutting down the number of American military trainers in Pakistan as yet, but Washington is in discussions with Islamabad on this issue, a ... Read more...

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Nepal deadline ends, parties fail to form new government

January 26th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) The crisis gripping Nepal since the resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal last year deepened Wednesday as the extended deadline given by President Ram Baran ... Read more...

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Each Unique ID number costs Rs.100: Nilekani

December 3rd, 2010 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) It costs the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Rs.100 to generate each "aadhaar" number, which will help address the challenges of inclusion, the authority's chief ... Read more...

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Ethnic Indians bat for Malaysian projects in India

October 29th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 29 (IANS) Two ethnic Indian leaders joined Malaysian deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin in seeking more investments in India's infrastructure sectors when they met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Yassin, ... Read more...

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Compelling evidence of war crimes in Iraq: Wikileaks (Lead)

October 23rd, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Revealing another 400,000 classified US military documents, whistle-blower WikiLeaks has indicated "compelling evidence of war crimes" and a "systematic sectarian cleansing" that led to the mass killing of ... Read more...

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‘Won’t allow uniformed people, political actors to play joke with Pak again’: Zardari

October 12th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Nawabshah, Oct 12 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has stated that uniformed people played a joke with the country when they came into power, adding that they would no more ... Read more...

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Photojournalist’s hobby becomes a book of political quotes (With Image)

September 10th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Sep 10 (IANS) Thirty-five years ago, Agra photojournalist Satya Narain Goyal began asking prominent people to pen their remarks "on the condition of India". What started as a hobby ... Read more...

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India Bequeaths A Reprieve For Blackberry That Will Last 60 Days

August 31st, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): India supplied the manufacturers of BlackBerry a 60-day reprieve on Monday. This reprieve has emerged subsequent to the Indian bureaucrats mentioning progress in ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh seeks report on Mumbai oil spill

August 9th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.9 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has reportedly called for a report from the Shipping Ministry on the oil spill incident that occurred after collision of two ... Read more...

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Australia announces changed Skilled Migration program

July 1st, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): The Australian Government has announced some changes to its Skills Migration program, which it hopes will improve student inflows.The Australian High Commission in New Delhi has, however, ... Read more...

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All set for ‘fish prasadam’ for asthma patients

June 7th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 7 (IANS) The stage is set for the distribution of the famous 'fish medicine' for asthma patients here Tuesday. The Bathini Goud family will start distribution of the medicine, also known ... Read more...

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Crucial meeting on hiking fuel prices Monday evening

June 7th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Transport fuel prices in India may rise by up to Rs.3.5 per litre if a high-power group led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee that meets here ... Read more...

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Environment notice to Wildflower Hall stayed

May 29th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday stayed the notice of the state pollution control board to Oberoi Group's Wildflower Hall hotel, issued earlier this week, for violating ... Read more...

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Music takes center stage in Nagaland as militant activities drop

April 12th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter ChacheiDimapur, Apr 12 (ANI): Music forms an inseparable part of a Naga's life. The community just loves music.As peace takes root in the state, musicians and music lovers ... Read more...

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Food inflation up 17.7 percent

April 8th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India's annual food inflation rose to 17.7 percent for the week ended March 27 from 16.35 percent a week before owing to a rise in the prices ... Read more...

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Thai anti-government demonstrators spill blood in protest (Lead)

March 16th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 16 (DPA) Thousands of Thai demonstrators spilled their blood in front of the government's administrative compound in Bangkok Tuesday in a symbolic protest against its "elitist" leader Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Omar Abdullah welcomes resumption of India-Pakistan talks

March 2nd, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 2 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said that his state gets directly affected by the India-Pakistan relations and hoped that the resumption of talks ... Read more...

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Two top ULFA leaders released on bail (Second Lead)

February 23rd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 23 (IANS) A special anti-terror court Tuesday released on bail two top separatist leaders of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), a move seen as an attempt by ... Read more...

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January 28th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
By I. Ramamohan Rao There has been a great deal of controversy in the recent past over the 'Sukhna land scam', which has brought into focus the role played by the present ... Read more...

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Five killers of Bangladesh founder executed

January 28th, 2010 - 5:26 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 28 (DPA) Bangladesh early Thursday hanged five out of 12 former military officers convicted in the 1975 assassination of the country's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, media reports said. The execution of ... Read more...

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Mystery behind Yuri Gagarin’s death solved?

January 8th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): The death of Yuri Gagarin, world's first man in the space, was an outcome of the panicked reaction after learning that an air vent in his cockpit was ... Read more...

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Maoist rebels forcibly recruiting children: Home ministry

October 20th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Maoist rebels are forcibly conscripting children in southern Chhattisgarh and exhorting villagers to provide five boys or girls from every village to be recruited into their ranks, ... Read more...

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Neyveli Lignite seeks to commission 250 MW unit in Rajasthan

October 10th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 10 (IANS) The state-run Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC) has sought the central government's permission to commission a 250-MW power project in Rajasthan, a company official said. The company already has ... Read more...

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After Pashupatinath, war over Buddha begins in Nepal

September 8th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) After the dispute over the hallowed Pashupatinath shrine in Kathmandu, Lumbini, the Buddha's birthplace, has become the new bone of contention in Nepal. Lumbini in southern Nepal, where the ... Read more...

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‘Sri Lanka has imposed iron curtain on refugee camps’

August 21st, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has been accused of dropping a "modern-day iron curtain" over an unfolding humanitarian crisis in its camps for Tamils displaced by its recent war ... Read more...

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We don’t want ski village, Himachal residents tell officials

June 6th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), June 6 (IANS) Locals voiced their discontent Saturday before a government panel against the setting up of the $300 million Himalayan Ski Village project in upper Manali. They ... Read more...

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`South African Muslims enjoy more freedom than those elsewhere’

June 4th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 4 (IANS) South African Muslims enjoy more freedom than their counterparts in any Islamic country in the world, newly-appointed Deputy Minister of International Relations Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim has said at ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha poll a litmus test for Khanduri (Poll Curtainraiser - Uttarakhand)

May 12th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, May 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled hill state of Uttarakhand, which goes to the polls Wednesday to elect five representatives to the Lok Sabha, is in the grip ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb a personal friend, says Manmohan

May 3rd, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Describing West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee as a "personal friend", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has yet again said that the Congress-led UPA is open to an ... Read more...

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