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Mamata government reactivates Singur movement panel


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) A day after the Calcutta High Court struck down the law undoing Singur land acquisition, the Mamata Banerjee government Saturday kickstarted a damage control exercise, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

IPL play-offs’ proceeds to be distributed among former cricketers


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Indian cricket board president N.Srinivasan Tuesday promised to help 185 Indian cricketers with the proceeds from the four play-off stage matches of the Indian Premier League ... Read more...

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Foreign clubs should invest in India: Sesa Goa


March 20th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) India's leading football club Sesa Goa, which is owned by mining major Vedanta Resources, wants popular foreign clubs not to treat India just as a commercial ... Read more...

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Girls crumbled under pressure against South Africa: Coach


February 26th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar admitted that conceding an early goal as early as in the fifth minute put the team under pressure against ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Its time to move on, says Bhaichung


January 9th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia Monday said he was honoured to get a farewell with a friendly against European giants Bayern Munich -- ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tablets, mobile phones are future of short films: Mike Pandey


November 26th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Tablets and mobile phones are the future platforms of documentaries and short films, president of the Indian Documentary Producers' Association (IDPA) Mike Pandey said Saturday.The wildlife ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

WSF to launch online squash game


October 10th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 10 (IANS) In a bid to capture online audiences, the World Squash Federation will launch a simulation video game in November that portrays a realistic representation of the ... Read more...

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China punishes six officials after tourist beaten up


September 24th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 24 (IANS) Six officials have been punished after a tourist travelling to Beijing was mistaken as a petitioner, brutally beaten and brought back to his home province, authorities ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fake currency racket reaches Goa minister’s doorstep


August 11th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 11 (IANS) An accused in a counterfeit currency racket busted recently was a regular visitor at a Goa minister's house, police said Thursday.The accused, a grass-roots Congress worker, ... Read more...

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West Bengal Left accepts defeat, to be responsible opposition


May 13th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Swept away by a Trinamool Congress tsunami, West Bengal's Left Front leader Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday said the election results were "unexpected", but accepted ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mining lobby, politicians tried to hijack Hegde’s events: Activists


April 26th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 26 (IANS) Activists in Goa have reacted strongly to what they called attempts by Goa's politicians and mining lobby to "hijack" two civil society events Monday in which ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US groups helped nurture Arab uprisings


April 15th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 15 (ANI): American officials and others looking back at the uprisings of the Arab Spring, they are seeing that the United States' democracy-building campaigns played a bigger role in fomenting ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Al- Qaeda returns to Afghanistan: US, Afghan officials


April 6th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 6 (ANI): Militant Islamist group Al-Qaeda is re-establishing itself as a force in Afghanistan's Korengal valley, claim both the US and Afghan officials.Over the past six to eight months, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Lack of political will hampering implementation of RTE Act’


March 31st, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A year after the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the dream of universal education still remains a distant reality for many children ... Read more...

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‘China could have social turmoil if public governance fails’


February 21st, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) China has many problems, said a Chinese daily as it warned that "in theory, it is not totally unfeasible that the nation could fall into social turmoil should ... Read more...

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UK likely to scrap aid to India, increase Burma’s share to fight for democracy


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): To support the struggle for democracy in Burma, British aid to the Southeast Asian country is all set to be increased sharply while aid to India is likely ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India must look outward to reap demographic dividend (Comment)


February 7th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Shiv Muttoo Recent reports indicate India may not meet its objective of a stable population base by 2045. Instead, this goal is likely to be met only by 2060 when the country's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

65 percent Israelis feel removing Mubarak regime dangerous for Israel


February 5th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): Many Israelis fear that a change of regime in Egypt could endanger the Jewish state.A poll this week by Yediot Aharonot, Israel's biggest selling daily, revealed that 65 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Vice President Ansari stresses on “quality agenda” in education


January 14th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Friday said that simple, reliable and scientific methods of sampling and assessment on a nation-wide scale are important for highlighting "quality ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Congress must take steps to close its fault lines (Part-II)


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
By B. I. SainiThe objective of the opposition no doubt is to create a situation like the one that prevailed in the late 1980s following the anti-Bofors gun deal campaign ... Read more...

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French players give up World Cup bonuses worth 2.5 million pounds


November 17th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17(ANI): French players have finally drawn a line under their disastrous World Cup campaign by agreeing to give up their bonuses worth 2.5 million pounds.French Football Federation (FFF) President Fernand ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Black Caps told to ’step up’ on India tour, or else?


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct. 22 (ANI): The New Zealand Cricket board today held a 90-minute meeting with Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori, coach Mark Greatbatch and high performance director Roger Mortimer, and ordered the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Regan-heir’ Palin speaks on her electability as US president in 2012


October 11th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Fromer Alaska Governor Sarah Palin addressed questions about her own electability in the 2012 US presidential election by saying that critics also said Ronald Reagan couldn't win ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Banned’ JuD brazenly collecting funds for flood relief in Lahore


August 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.27 (ANI): Even as the international community continues to voice concerns over the involvement of extremist groups in flood relief activities, banned terror groups such as the Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) are openly ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Greenpeace “Living Soils” campaign calls to save soils from harmful chemical fertilizers


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati/New Delhi, Aug.3 (ANI): Greenpeace India today launched "Living Soils", a nationwide campaign with a call to implement Government policies to save soils from the harmful impacts of chemical fertilizers.This campaign ... Read more...

Posted in National |

“There’s ‘no doubt’ Democrats could lose control of House,” says Obama’s top spokesman Robert Gibbs


July 12th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): President Obama's top spokesman admitted Sunday there's "no doubt" Democrats could lose their grip over the House of Representatives in this fall's elections."I think there is no doubt ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Is there a need for a fresh mandate to curb the Maoists?


May 21st, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
By I. Ramamohan RaoNew Delhi, May 21 (ANI): The brutal killing of 31 persons in Chattisgarh soon after the Dantewada attack on the Central Reserve Police Force, which had claimed the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Government seeks private partnership in rural development


April 12th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Monday asked the private sector to chip in with technical knowhow, skill development and infrastructure for the development of rural India. "The industry can support the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Henman prefers golf instead of captaining Britain’s Davis Cup team


March 11th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): Former British No.1 Tim Henman loves to play golf instead of accepting the offer to be new Davis Cup captain of Britain.Henman will snub the Lawn Tennis ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

America is ready for another revolution: Palin


February 7th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
In her keynote speech on Saturday night to a gathering here, Palin said: "I am a big supporter of this movement and believe in this movement. America is ready for another ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Palin seeks to secure 2012 prez bid through Tea Party Movement


February 6th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Nashville (Tennessee, US), Feb.6 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will this weekend launch an aggressive campaign to become the leader of the increasingly popular Tea Party Movement.According to Politico, Palin ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Railway land to house hospitals, healthcare facilities (Lead)


February 5th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) In a major move to provide quality healthcare to millions of people, the railway ministry Friday said it will give over 1275 acres of unused land ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

480 health facilities to be set up on railway lands


February 5th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) To provide healthcare to millions of rail passengers and people living in areas adjacent to railway tracks, the health ministry Friday joined hands with the railway ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tea partiers to shell out big bucks for Palin


January 13th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.13 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will appear next month at the tea party movement's convention in Nashville.Palin's appearance early next month at the first tea party ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Muslims in US equally vulnerable to radicalisation as in Europe: NYT


December 12th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec. 12 (ANI): With the surfacing of a string of terrorism cases in which American Muslims were involved, US counterterrorism experts have been forced to change their earlier perception that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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