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Should I shoot my officers for doing wrong, asks Natarajan


September 12th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) Grilled over the role of officials from her ministry in the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining scam in Goa, an exasperated Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended


September 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws, officials said."The ministry has suspended clearance ... Read more...

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Chinese official suspended for beating air stewardess


September 4th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) A senior official in China's southern metropolis of Guangzhou has been suspended for allegedly beating an air attendant, sources said.Fang Daguo, a member of the Standing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

As exodus continues, bulk SMSes banned; parliament unites in support (Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In an effort to stem the scaremongering that has led to thousands from the northeast fleeing southern states, the government Friday banned bulk SMSes ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US unwilling to comply with adoption laws: Russia


July 27th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian foreign ministry has criticised the US over what it claimed was America's unwillingness to comply with recent Russian legislation on international adoption.Ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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35 injured, 64,500 affected in China quake (Second Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) A 6.6-magnitude quake jolted China's Xinjiang Uygur region early Saturday, injuring at least 35 people and affecting over 64,500 others.The temblor also killed over 2,000 livestock ... Read more...

Posted in World |

14 punished in China over delay in exam


June 30th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) Fourteen people have been punished in China for a 10-minute delay in distributing answer-sheets to seven students appearing in the national college entrance exams.According to authorities, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fate of Indian American orphan hangs in balance


May 24th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The fate of an Indian American woman facing the prospect of deportation 30 years after she came to the US as an adopted infant hangs in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan SC orders seizing unregistered vehicles


May 21st, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court Monday ordered confiscation of all vehicles that are plying on the country's roads without being duly registered with authorities, Online news ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Land identified for AIIMS-like institute in Sonia’s constituency


May 8th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) The dream of an All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) like institution in Uttar Pradesh could soon be a reality with land for the project ... Read more...

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Roerich row: Himachal counters Russian embassy remarks


April 25th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday objected to the Russian embassy's allegation that it was trying to take over the trust managing late Russian artist Nicholas Roerich's ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Chinese police crack down on fake training centres


April 19th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Beijing police have held about 500 suspects in a crackdown on illegal professional training institutes being run in the Chinese capital.According to the police, victims of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China seizes 6 mn illegal publications


March 25th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 24 (IANS) China has confiscated over six million illegal publications during first two months this year, said a statement from the national office against pornographic and illegal publication ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rheinmetall objects to ban from Indian defence deals


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Swiss defence firm Rheinmetall Air Defence AG (RAD) Friday objected to an Indian defence ministry decision to ban it from Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) contracts ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Panel to check banned pesticides set up, court told


March 21st, 2012 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The union agriculture ministry Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that a committee has been constituted for framing a policy for periodic checks to detect ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pakistani daily upset at attempt to muzzle media


February 26th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has called on the media to "stand firm in the face of power and coercion" as it says the government plans to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Over 500 million Indians will need new homes in a decade


February 5th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Over 500 million Indians will need new homes in almost a decade, close to the needs of China, North America and Western Europe put together, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Austrian firm picks up 25 percent equity stake in GP Energy


January 30th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Gussing Renewable Energy (GRE), an Austrian renewable energy solutions company, has picked up 25 percent equity stake in city-based GP Energy, a biomass gasification systems manufacturing ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

27 Taliban militants surrender in Afghanistan


January 22nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) Twenty-seven Taliban militants surrendered before government authorities in Afghanistan Sunday, Xinhua reported.According to a top provincial official, a seven-member group of Taliban militants surrendered in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Biodiversity crisis overshadows climate changes


January 20th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) The challenges of conserving the world's species against their rapid decline are perhaps even larger than mitigating the negative effects of global climate change, scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Incidents of ragging in Sainik Schools being probed: Antony


December 19th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) With "stray" incidents of ragging in Sainik Schools run by the defence ministry being reported from across the country, these were being probed and action ... Read more...

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Realty body sceptical about proposed regulatory bill


December 8th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Apprehending a return to 'licence raj', a top realty body Thursday objected to several provisions in the proposed Real Estate Regulation & Development bill and sought ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Check use of banned pesticides, court tells government (Lead)


December 8th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the central and Delhi governments to finalise steps within two months to prevent the rampant use of banned pesticides ... Read more...

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Ethiopia gay meet creates buzz on Facebook


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dec 3 (IANS) A controversial gay conference, which began here in the Ethiopian capital despite an uproar from the public and religious leaders, has generated a ... Read more...

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Ban sought on Addis Ababa gay conference


November 30th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Nov 30 (IANS) The fate of an upcoming gay conference here hangs in balance with religious leaders seeking a ban on it.Religious leaders and government authorities in Ethiopia ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exporters association not responsible for unlisted firms


September 21st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) Less than a week after the Justice M.B. Shah Commission probing illegal mining visited the controversial sites in Goa, a body of ore exporters Wednesday said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE lifts ban on import of Canadian cattle


September 14th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday lifted a ban on the import of live cattle from Canada.Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, minister of environment and water, issued ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mock hijack drill in Goa ahead of Chidambaram’s visit


August 12th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaij, Aug 12 (IANS) Three days before union Home Minister P. Chidambaram is scheduled to land at Goa's Dabolim naval airbase, authorities here conducted an intensive mock hijack drill ... Read more...

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At least 11 missing as tropical storm ‘Falcon’ hits Philippines


June 24th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- A tornado struck the central region of the Philippines, while a strong whirlwind hit Quezon City in the north, as tropical storm 'Falcon' brings heavy rainfall throughout ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

CWG scam: Ex-official’s bail order June 15


June 13th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Monday reserved its order on the bail plea of a former financial official of the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Jharkhand governor returns ordinance linked to demolition


May 7th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 7 (IANS) Jharkhand Governor M.O.H. Farook Saturday returned the state government's ordinance related to regularisation of houses constructed without approval of government authorities."The governor Saturday afternoon returned the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

23 police officers arrested over alleged ties with drug cartel in central Mexico


May 3rd, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by BNO News
GUANAJUATO, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Mexican authorities on Monday announced that 23 police officers were arrested over their alleged ties with La Familia drug carter in central Mexico, El Universal newspaper reported.The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Akon’s Gurgaon concert on track, say organisers


April 14th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) The organisers of rapper Akon's concert in the country Thursday said that the Senegalese-American singer's Gurgaon gig will take place as per schedule Saturday and that ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Moscow condemns attack on UN office in Afghanistan


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Condemning Friday's attack on the UN mission in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif, Russia demanded measures be undertaken to stop violence against UN staff.Russia ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Japan’s industrial output edges up in February


March 30th, 2011 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 30 (IANS) Japan's industrial production edged up a seasonally adjusted 0.4 per cent in February from the previous month, which marks its fourth-consecutive monthly increase, government authorities said ... Read more...

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