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Akbarabadi Mosque: LG urges people to exercise restraint


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) Tejinder Khanna Monday appealed to people to exercise restraint and respect the Delhi High court order on the purported excavated mosque ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi has no clear convergent thinking: BJP


July 10th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Pouncing on comments made by Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid about Rahul Gandhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said the Congress general secretary ... Read more...

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CABE to form panel on teachers’ training


June 6th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) With teachers' training high on the government's agenda, the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE)has decided to look into developing a framework for the new ... Read more...

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Over 250 people to get new houses in UAE


May 12th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 11 (IANS/WAM) A total of 277 people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will get new houses built by the government.Minister of Public Works Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister threatens protest in India


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) A Sri Lankan minister has threatened to take some 5,000 fishermen to India to protest against poaching by Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters.Government Minister Douglas ... Read more...

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Punjab village ends up voting for wrong constituency


February 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Feb 26 (IANS) Electors in a village in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district have ended up casting their votes for the wrong constituency and its candidates in the Jan ... Read more...

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CPI-M counters Mamata claim on farmer suicides


January 19th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Contesting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that not a single farmer has committed suicide in West Bengal because of agricultural debt, the opposition Communist ... Read more...

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DDA proposes regularising excess area in Games Village flats


December 13th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has proposed to "regularise" the excess area constructed in the Commonwealth Games village apartments after the builder pays the amount ... Read more...

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We want corruption-free government: minister


November 24th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The government wants to provide a corruption free administration, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy said Thursday."The government is determined ... Read more...

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Rs.2 lakh relief for kin of those killed in Delhi blaze (Lead)


November 21st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday visited the hospital where victims of the east Delhi blaze the night before were being treated and announced a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka records over 7,000 child abuse complaints


November 6th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 6 (IANS) Over 7,000 complaints of children being abused have been recorded in Sri Lanka this year, an official said Sunday.The National Child Protection Authority said most of ... Read more...

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Over 960 inmates freed in DR Congo prison attack


September 8th, 2011 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, Sep 8 (IANS) Over 960 inmates were freed by unidentified gunmen in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) by attacking a prison Wednesday, Xinhua reported.Two people were also ... Read more...

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Maharashtra opposition flays Pune police firing deaths


August 9th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra legislature witnessed uproarious scenes Tuesday as an angry opposition demanded a statement from the government on the police firing on a farmers' rally ... Read more...

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Congress trying to use CBI to harass us, claims BJP


July 28th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was a tool in the central government's hands to harass them, ... Read more...

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Jack Warner warns of more fallout from FIFA bribery scandal


July 26th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, July 26 (IANS/CMC) Former FIFA strongman Austin "Jack" Warner has warned of more fallout from the cash-for-votes scandal which has engulfed the international football fraternity and left a ... Read more...

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TDP to move no trust motion against Andhra government (Lead)


June 2nd, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) The main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh Thursday decided to move a no confidence motion against the state's Congress government.TDP chief N. ... Read more...

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Clashes erupt in Serbia protest against Mladic arrest


May 30th, 2011 - 4:42 am ICT by BNO News
BELGRADE (BNO NEWS) -- Clashes erupted on Sunday between Serbian police and ultra-nationalist protesters who demonstrated against the arrest of Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic, CNN reported.Thousands of demonstrators, including ... Read more...

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Jewish extremist hatched plan to assassinate Winston Churchill in 1944: MI5


April 4th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): A Jewish extremist who had murdered a British government minister during the Second World War had hatched a plan to assassinate former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, MI5 ... Read more...

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Bhatti’s murder “a new low point” in Pak’s struggle against religious extremism: UK


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3(ANI): The United Kingdom has said the assassination of Pakistan's Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti "marks a new low point" in the country's struggle against violent religious extremism, and "poses ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe rejects China’s $10bn economy’s aid can prop up Mugabe regime


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Feb 2 (ANI): Zimbabwe has rejected concerns that China's move to help the country's ailing economy with a10 billion dollar package can prop up the Robert Mugabe regime.The Zimbabwean government has ... Read more...

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Official welcome denied to “alien” Nawaz during his Muzaffarabad visit


December 27th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 27 (ANI): This is the second time that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been alienated in POK, with reports claiming that not a single ruling coalition political leader ... Read more...

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Chopper crashes at Chandigarh airport, DGCA to probe (Second Lead)


December 16th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) A helicopter which was to fly a Punjab minister crashed at the airport here Thursday immediately after taking off, catching fire and injuring both the pilots. The Directorate ... Read more...

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Chopper crashes in Chandigarh airport, pilots injured (Lead)


December 16th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) A helicopter which was to fly a Punjab minister crashed at the airport here immediately after taking off Thursday morning, catching fire and injuring both the pilots. The ... Read more...

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‘Farmers should be given loans at four percent’


December 15th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) A high-level working group on agriculture Wednesday recommended that agricultural loans be given at not more than four percent rate of interest and the minimum support ... Read more...

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Pay hike for Punjab’s mayors, councilors


November 4th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 4 (IANS) In a pre-Diwali bonanza for mayors, councillors and other senior functionaries of municipal bodies in Punjab the honorarium paid to them has been almost doubled, a minister ... Read more...

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UDF crumbling, will be defeated in local bodies poll: Achuthanandan


September 27th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister and Left Democratic Front (LDF) leader V.S. Achuthanandan Monday said the opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is crumbling and would be beaten hollow in ... Read more...

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Malaysian educationists welcome proposal to increase Tamil schools


September 26th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 26 (ANI): Malaysian educationists and community leaders have reportedly welcomed the proposal to allot land for national-type schools in areas where the majority of residents are Chinese or Indians.The ... Read more...

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Residents of Singapore Urged to Speak Better English


September 9th, 2010 - 2:19 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the country of Singapore rises to the position of financial services hub as well as a popular tourist destination, the government is once again trying to get ... Read more...

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Singapore government wants locals to speak better English


September 9th, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Singapore, Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singapore may have a better economic edge, if the citizens speak better English or rather Slingish.Slingish has become the unofficial language of the country with a population ... Read more...

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Surrey temple shooting: Indian radio presenter claims his boss fired in “self-defence”


August 30th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): In the midst of the Surrey Guru Nanak Temple shooting during a wedding ceremony, Gurpreet Singh, a newscaster at the Punjabi Radio in India, has said that he ... Read more...

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Coal blocks to private miners through auction: Jaiswal


August 17th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Tuesday passed a bill that seeks to bring more transparency in the process to award coal blocks to prospectors, amidst allegations of large-scale illegal ... Read more...

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“Massages and pleasure trips” typified Brown govt MP’s “Culture of excess”


August 13th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): "Culture of excess" seems to have flourished during the term of Gordon Brown's Labour government in the United Kingdom as the most detailed breakdown of Government spending ... Read more...

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All-party meet to discuss local bodies polls in Kerala


August 7th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 (IANS) An all-party meet will be held here Aug 12 to discuss the final dates for the local bodies polls in Kerala and how to go about the conduct ... Read more...

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Swaziland minister quits over rumours he had affair with one of king’s wives


August 7th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): A Swaziland government minister has been forced to resign amid rumours that he had an affair with one of the 14 wives of King Mswati III.Ndumiso Mamba, the ... Read more...

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Beant Singh’s widow cremated with state honours


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) Jaswant Kaur, the widow of slain Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, was cremated with full state honours at the Beant Singh Memorial in Sector 42 here Tuesday. Kaur ... Read more...

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