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Britain has 1.5 mn obese adults


August 24th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Britain has around 1.5 million adults who can be classed as "morbidly obese", The Sun reported Friday.Weight loss operations in the country have soared by a ... Read more...

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Banana crisis hits Kerala (Letter from Kerala)


July 14th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 14 (IANS) Bananas are known as the poor man's fruit, and poor or not every Keralite's daily fare includes banana as an inseparable part. But in the last ... Read more...

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A British school where pupils speak 31 languages


June 9th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) A primary school in Britain has its own quality of "unity in diversity". Its pupils speak 31 different languages including Bangla and Sylheti forms of Bengali, ... Read more...

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Cultivated area in Odisha declining, says NGO


March 31st, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) Increase in allocation of water to industries in Odisha has hit agriculture with the total cultivated area declining, a group working on water-related issues in the ... Read more...

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Government to root out Goa mining mafia: Governor (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) In an unprecedented assault on the mining sector, Goa Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Tuesday said the government would crack down on the illegal mining mafia in the ... Read more...

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Government will root out Goa’s mining mafia: Governor


March 20th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Goa Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Tuesday said his government would crack down on the illegal mining mafia in the state.In his address to the newly-elected assembly on ... Read more...

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Chinese air force trains 300 women pilots


March 9th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) A total of 328 women pilots have been trained by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force over the past six decades, according to government figures.The ... Read more...

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White men find Asian women more attractive: Study


February 11th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Human beings find more attractive the faces of races other than theirs. White men preferred Asian women, while white women tend to go for black males, ... Read more...

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Argentina orders lowering of wholesale diesel prices


January 28th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) Argentina's government has ordered refining firms to sell diesel for use in public transport at the same price they charge drivers at the pump, authorities ... Read more...

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Police arrest top drug trafficker at Mexico City airport


December 29th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Mexican police arrested a top drug trafficker this week for whom U.S. authorities were offering a reward of $5 million dollars, authorities confirmed on early Thursday morning.Luis ... Read more...

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Maths dunces: British primary schools to ban calculator use


December 3rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Primary schools in Britain will ban the use of calculators by 11-year-old students in a bid to prevent the kids from becoming maths dunces, according to ... Read more...

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Antony reviews security situation


November 15th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday reviewed the country's internal and external security situation with the armed forces chiefs, when the demand for withdrawal of ... Read more...

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Prison fight in northern Mexico leaves 20 inmates killed


October 17th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by BNO News
TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least 20 inmates were killed and several others were injured during a fight at a prison in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas near the U.S. ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas tragedy survivors call shutdown Oct 11


October 8th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 8 (IANS) For the first time in their 27-year fight for justice, Bhopal gas tragedy survivors will hold a day-long shutdown Oct 11 here, seeking correct government figures ... Read more...

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Australian varsity seeks to attract more Indian students


September 24th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) With the Australian government easing visa norms, flow of students from overseas, including India, is expected to increase, the vice chancellor of the prestigious New ... Read more...

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Delhi to launch AIDS awareness campaign


September 20th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to launch a programme to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS, an official said Monday.The decision was taken in a meeting of ... Read more...

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Justice Shah calls for public rejection of illegal mining


September 18th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Supreme Court judge M.B. Shah, who heads a nine-member commission probing charges of illegal mining in Goa, has said that short-staffed mining departments are mute ... Read more...

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US Postal Service may cut 35,000 jobs


September 16th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) The US Postal Service said Thursday that it may eliminate as many as 35,000 jobs as it downsizes "a massive nationwide infrastructure that is no longer ... Read more...

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Dengue, labour strike hit Mahanadi Coalfields output


September 1st, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 1 (IANS) Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a unit of state-run Coal India, said Thursday its output fell by 1.3 million tonnes in August compared to a year ago, ... Read more...

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Only 2 NRI applications for voting so far: poll panel


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has received only two applications from NRIs after they were allowed to register as voters in November 2010, a top ... Read more...

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Goa to give Rs,25,000 for every girl child


August 8th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) In a bid to improve Goa's skewed sex ratio, the state government Monday unveiled a new scheme aimed at beefing up female population.Under the scheme 'Dhanalaxmi', ... Read more...

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One in seven Americans lives on food stamps


August 5th, 2011 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Believe it or not, one in seven Americans - 15 percent of the country - now need government-provided food stamps simply to survive, according to latest ... Read more...

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Murders up 145 percent in Mexico over five years


July 30th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities documented 24,374 homicides in 2010, up 23 percent from the previous year and an increase of 145 percent compared with 2005.The state of ... Read more...

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India ratifies UN Convention against Organised Crime


May 13th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India has ratified the United Nations Convention against Organised Crime, and its three protocols, which aims at combating trafficking, migrant smuggling and illicit trafficking in ... Read more...

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Ecstasy linked to more than 200 deaths


April 25th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) Ecstasy, the preferred drug over the past two decades among club goers, has been linked to more than 200 deaths in Britain. Ecstasy use can lead ... Read more...

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Obama reverses order halting military trails of Guantanamo detainees


March 8th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8(ANI): US President Barack Obama has reversed his two-year-old order halting new military charges against detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.The new order permits military trials to resume with revamped ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood joins opposition-Egypt Government talks


February 6th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb.6 (ANI): Egypt's largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, joined talks with Egyptian Vice-President Omar Suleiman on Sunday in an attempt to end the country's political crisis.According to a CBC News ... Read more...

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Mexico ends 2010 with 15,273 drug crimes


January 13th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO (BNO NEWS) - A total of 15,273 drug-related crimes occurred in Mexico in 2010, according to government figures as communicated by security spokesman Alejandro Poiré.The drug-related murder rate decreased by 10 ... Read more...

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Sensex erases Tuesday’s losses, closes 326 points up (Second Lead)


January 12th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian stock markets Wednesday closed 326 points higher, having rebounded after a sharp sell-off during the day as government figures showed that industrial ... Read more...

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Sensex recovers after intra-day sell-off (Lead)


January 12th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian stocks market rebounded after government figures showed Wednesday that industrial output had fallen to an 18-month low. The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) ... Read more...

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One in six Brits will live to be more than 100 years old


December 30th, 2010 - 10:11 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec.30 (ANI): Over 10 million people alive in Britain today, or one in six, will live to be over 100 years old, government figures have suggested, and this could have profound ... Read more...

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Women with wide waists face higher cancer risk


December 29th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Almost half of women have a higher risk of cancer because of their bulging waistlines.Most people think men carry more weight around their tummy, but the reality is ... Read more...

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Bulging waistlines put women at higher cancer risk


December 29th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): Women with bulging waistlines are at higher risk of developing cancer, warn experts.Despite the popular belief that men suffer most from middle-age spread, UK government figures have shown ... Read more...

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Skyrocketing divorce rate in Iran leaves officials concerned


December 7th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 7 (ANI): The skyrocketing divorce rate in Iran has left concerned officials looking at it as a national threat.According to official figures, over a decade, the number each year ... Read more...

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Wiped off streets for CWG, vendors scramble for living


November 14th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sugandha Pathak New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Seventy-year-old Shanti was a garland seller for 40 years on the streets of Delhi. Now she sits in a cold corner of a shelter for ... Read more...

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