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Chinese ships patrol disputed islands


September 14th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) Two Chinese surveillance ships arrived Friday in the waters around the Diaoyu Islands and began patrolling and law enforcement duties, Xinhua reported. This is the first ... Read more...

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Cash-strapped Greece cuts government jets


August 28th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Greek government has officially announced it was getting rid of a set of three jets as part of the debt-laden country's cost-cutting efforts.A government ... Read more...

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India releases Sri Lankan boats, fishermen


August 6th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Coast Guard has released 11 Sri Lankan fishermen who were detained in Indian waters in May along with two fishing boats, it was announced ... Read more...

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Government sends team of doctors to violence-hit Assam


July 27th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The central government Friday airlifted doctors and para-medics to provide medical help to hundreds of thousands of people who have been displaced and are ... Read more...

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PM likely to visit violence-hit Assam districts


July 26th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to visit Assam's restive Kokrajhar and Chirang districts Saturday, where communal violence has claimed 40 lives and affected ... Read more...

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Uneasy calm in Assam, violence toll 40


July 26th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 26 (IANS) An uneasy calm settled over Assam's Kokrajhar and Chirang districts Thursday with no fresh incidents reported in the communal violence that has claimed 40 lives and ... Read more...

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Long-time aide Omita Paul is President Mukherjee’s secretary


July 25th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The government Wednesday appointed Pranab Mukherjee's long-time aide Omita Paul as the secretary to the new president on the day when he took oath."The ... Read more...

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Alert in ten Assam districts after clashes


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) An alert has been sounded in ten districts of Assam following communal violence in the Bodoland area, officials said Monday. The situation was still tense in ... Read more...

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Starving sisters rescued in Delhi to get financial help


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikhsit here Saturday announced financial aid of Rs.1 lakh each for the starving sisters rescued from their north Delhi apartment last ... Read more...

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Delhi, Haryana chief ministers meet on water crisis


June 18th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit met her Haryana counterpart B.S Hooda Monday in an effort to resolve the ongoing water crisis in the national capital, ... Read more...

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Water crisis in Delhi as Haryana cuts supply (With Image)


June 16th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Water woes continued to haunt the national capital as supply of water to Delhi's various treatment plants from neighbouring Haryana remained cut, a Delhi Jal ... Read more...

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Uzbek football teams to escape taxes


June 9th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan's football clubs will have to pay only a fraction of their taxes for the next three years after the government extended tax breaks to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to push for expansion of sea boundary


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka will push for expansion of its sea boundary, also known as the continental shelf, and send a delegation to the UN to ... Read more...

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Chinese police to be punishmed for prisoners’ abuse


May 31st, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) Police in China would now be punished with demotion or dismissal if they were found abusing inmates or connive in the maltreatment of prisoners, a government ... Read more...

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Chidambaram reviews security in Kashmir


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday reviewed the law and order situation in the state.The minister was on ... Read more...

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Parliament disrupted over Chidambaram’s role in telecom deal (Fourth Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Parliament was disrupted Tuesday as the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) protested over the alleged role of Home Minister P. Chidambaram in helping his ... 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...

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India, Kuwait to cooperate on healthcare


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India and Kuwait Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral medical cooperation to boost healthcare, a government statement said."The union health secretary P.K. ... Read more...

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Centre holds meeting on H1N1


April 12th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Thursday held a meeting to review the state of preparedness in containing the incidence of H1N1 virus in the country.Chaired by Cabinet Secretary ... Read more...

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Fishermen killing: Italian PM calls Manmohan


March 8th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti rang up his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh Wednesday and warned him against setting a "dangerous precedent" with the jailing ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa congratulates Badal, Mulayam Singh


March 7th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Tuesday congratulated her Punjab counterpart Parkash Singh Badal on his party's victory in the state assembly elections.According to a government statement, ... Read more...

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Microsoft keen to set up centres in Tamil Nadu


March 7th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Global software giant Microsoft International Tuesday expressed interest in setting up cloud computing centres in Tamil Nadu in a meeting with Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa.Microsoft International president ... Read more...

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Bikram Singh will be next Indian Army chief (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh will be the next Indian Army chief, it was announced Saturday thus ending months of a bitter succession row originating from ... Read more...

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Sweden’s crown princess gives birth to baby girl


February 24th, 2012 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Feb 24 (IANS) Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria Thursday gave birth to a baby girl at a hospital here.Princess Victoria gave birth to a daughter at 4.26 a.m. Thursday at ... Read more...

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Government denies plans to curb poll panel (Roundup)


February 21st, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Stung by attacks from the opposition, the government Tuesday denied it planned to curb the Election Commission's powers to implement the model code of ... Read more...

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Seven killed in China mine collapse


February 20th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) Seven coal miners died in China's Shanxi province when the roof of the coal mine they were in collapsed Sunday, authorities confirmed Monday.The accident, Sunday afternoon ... Read more...

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Six drowned in Goa as school bus falls into river (Second Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) At least six people, including four school children and two women escorting them, were drowned Saturday after their bus fell into a river in Goa, police ... Read more...

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Mexico, EU sign pact to boost tourism


January 24th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 24 (IANS/EFE) Mexico and the European Union have signed an agreement to bolster bilateral tourism, authorities said."Tourism is an activity that has the ability to generate economic ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan to double bilateral trade to $5 bn


January 18th, 2012 - 5:11 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to increase bilateral trade volume to $5 billion by 2015 from the present near $2.5 billion, said officials.The Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Economic ... Read more...

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Seven killed in China illegal mining accident


January 15th, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) Seven farmers were killed and four injured in north China while attempting to illegally blast their way into a mine by using explosives, said the government.As ... Read more...

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AIIMS shelter for homeless relatives


January 13th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will build in three months a large waiting shed with all basic amenities to house relatives of ... Read more...

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Six new trains sought for Jharkhand


January 10th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 10 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda has sought six new trains for the state in the new rail budget and asked for increase in the frequencies of ... Read more...

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Interactive sessions for young Pravasis at conclave


January 6th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 6 (IANS) Interactive sessions to attract young entrepreneurs and enrich the experience of Pravasi youth will be held in Jaipur on Saturday and Monday as part of ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa visits cyclone-hit Cuddalore


January 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday visited the cyclone devastated Cuddalore district and distributed relief materials among the affected people."We have activated the ... Read more...

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Passengers at Raipur airport more than double


December 31st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 31 (IANS) The Raipur airport recorded a passenger flow of over 70,000 people per month in 2011 as compared to 30,000 a month in 2010, airport officials said ... Read more...

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