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US eyes infrastructure spending in India, emerging economies


September 21st, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) With India and other emerging economies set to spends trillions of dollars to build infrastructure, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hoping that they would ... Read more...

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14 killed in Somalia suicide bombing


September 21st, 2012 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 14 people, including three journalists and a number of Somali government officials, were killed and many others injured in two suicide bombings at a ... Read more...

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AAI relaxes deadline for Patna airport till Oct 31


September 18th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) In a big relief to the Bihar government, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has allowed operations of large aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing ... Read more...

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SC notice to Punjab on ‘Aarakshan’ film ban


September 17th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Punjab government on a petition by film producer Prakash Jha seeking compensation for banning the screening of ... Read more...

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Jamaican sprinter appeals for help for junior athletes


September 10th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 10 (IANS/CMC) Two-time Olympic 100 metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has called on the Jamaican government to provide more support, especially for the country's junior athletes.Fraser-Pryce, also Olympic 200 ... Read more...

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Russia-US simplified visa agreement comes into force


September 10th, 2012 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An agreement between Russia and the US on simplifying visa regulations between the two countries came into force Sunday (Sep 9).Moscow and Washington had signed ... Read more...

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Iraqi court sentences fugitive vice president to death


September 9th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 9 (IANS) An Iraqi court Sunday sentenced fugitive Sunni Vice President Tariq Al Hashimi and his aide to death in absentia over terror charges, official television reported."The Central ... Read more...

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Akhilesh Yadav to visit Agra


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be in the Taj city Sep 10 with his wife Dimple to pray at the shrine of Sheikh Salim ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee to visit Bengal next week


September 8th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will pay his first visit to his home state West Bengal after taking over the nation's top post Sep 14-16 during which ... Read more...

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FIR against Kamat, Rane within 15 days: Parrikar


September 8th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Former Goa chief ministers Digambar Kamat and Pratapsing Rane and other government officials will be booked within 15 days in connection with the Rs. 35,000 ... Read more...

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UP set to dole out unemployment allowance


September 8th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh is Sunday set to fulfil its biggest poll promise - paying an unemployment allowance.Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ... Read more...

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Laptops: Window to the world in rural schools (With images)


September 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Khairat (Maharashtra), Sep 6 (IANS) For Walter Bender, co-founder of the One Laptop Per Child initiative, watching 20 children display great familiarity and skills with their XO laptops at a ... Read more...

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Italy ready to intervene militarily in Syria


September 5th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Italy would be ready to send military forces to Syria if President Bashar al-Assad is toppled, Italian Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paola has said."Italy has the ... Read more...

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China donates 45 vehicles to Mauritius Police


September 1st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Port Louis, Sep 1 (IANS) The Mauritius Police on Friday received 45 vehicles as a donation from the Chinese government, officials said.The vehicles including five mini-buses, five buses, 10 all ... Read more...

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26/11 hero is Mumbai’s new joint police commissioner


August 30th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court verdict upheld Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab's death sentence, the state government Thursday transferred a 26/11 hero, Sadanand Date, as joint ... Read more...

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Ecuador refuses to extradite Belarus cop


August 30th, 2012 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ecuador's top court has rejected an extradition request for a former Belarusian investigative police officer.According to Belarusian news portal Platforma, 30-year-old Alexander Barankov, wanted by ... Read more...

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Explosives-laden truck explodes at Chinese cement factory, 9 dead


August 28th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by BNO News
A truck carrying more than 7 tonnes (15,400 pounds) of explosives blew up at a cement factory in southern China on Monday, killing nine people and leaving another person missing, government officials ... Read more...

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28 ‘punished’ for China building collapse


August 27th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) A total of 28 people were found responsible for a building collapse that killed six people in China last year, and have been "punished", officials said.Seven ... Read more...

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16 rural passport centres proposed


August 21st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) For timely and transparent passport-related services in rural areas and the northeast, the external affairs ministry will set up 16 Passport Seva Laghu Kendras (PSLKs) by ... Read more...

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12 feared dead after ferry sinks in eastern China


August 17th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by BNO News
HEFEI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Twelve people are missing and feared to have drowned after a ferry boat sank on a river in eastern China, government officials said on Friday. Nine other ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki to resume operations at Manesar soon


August 14th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 14 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki would announce Thursday resumption of production at its Manesar plant, a top company official said.The top management had a meeting with Haryana government ... Read more...

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Russian internet blacklist to be kept secret


August 14th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian public will not be informed about websites that are included in an upcoming governmental blacklist of internet destinations, a newspaper said.Declassifying the websites ... Read more...

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Four Odisha officials held in rural job scheme fraud


August 10th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 10 (IANS) Four senior government officials in Odisha's Nuapada district have been arrested for embezzling funds sanctioned under the central government's flagship rural jobs scheme, an official said ... Read more...

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CIA ’secret army’ seeks to destroy Syria: Report


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) An American author and historian says a "secret army" of US spy agency CIA has the goal of destroying the Syrian state, Iran's Press TV reported ... Read more...

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Forest clearance panel reconstituted


August 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday reconstituted a panel for providing forest clearance to infrastructure projects, a ministry official said.The seven-member Forest Appraisal Committee (FAC) includes three ... Read more...

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13 dead in China workshop blast


August 6th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 13 people died while 14 injured following an explosion occurred at a workshop in China's Zhejiang province, Xinhua reported.According to rescuers, the accident occurred ... Read more...

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Policeman killed in Russia bombing


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A police officer was killed Thursday in a bomb blast in Russia's volatile southwest Dagestan region, the interior ministry said.The explosion took place in Buynaksk ... Read more...

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Suicide bombers killed at Somalian assembly meet venue


August 1st, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 1 (IANS) At least two suicide bombers were shot dead in Mogadishu when they approached a venue of the Somalia's National Constituent Assembly meeting Wednesday.A policeman was also ... Read more...

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Russia brings in Foreign Accounts Information Law


July 31st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian citizens, failing to inform the tax agencies about their foreign banking accounts, can now be penalised with President Vladimir Putin Monday signing a law ... Read more...

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Chidambaram visits Kokrajhar, Chirang; reviews security


July 30th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday visited the violence-affected districts of Kokrajhar and Chirang in Assam and reviewed the security scenario as well as the ... Read more...

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Kerala approves medical college (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The Kerala government has given its approval to set up of a Rs.300 crore hospital and medical college in which the diaspora will be allowed to ... Read more...

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Russia’s chief investigator dismisses fraud charges


July 28th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Alexander Bastrykin, head of Russia's powerful Investigation Committee, has denied allegations of fraud levelled against him by an opposition leader.Alexei Navalny accused Bastrykin in a ... Read more...

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Gang demands Rs.50 lakh for abducted student


July 26th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 26 (IANS) Abductors of a college student who disappeared a month ago have demanded Rs.50 lakh for his release, police said Wednesday.Varun Kumar alias Bantu, 20, was kidnapped ... Read more...

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Team Anna begins indefinite fast for a stringent Lokpal (Second Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Team Anna members Wednesday began their indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar in the capital in support of a stringent Jan Lokpal bill and demanding ... Read more...

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Team Anna supporters gather in Jantar Mantar


July 25th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Holding tricolours and raising anti-government slogans, supporters of Team Anna gathered at Jantar Mantar in the national capital Wednesday for an indefinite fast ... Read more...

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