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NATO chief expresses concerns over Afghan insider attacks


September 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday expressed grave concerns over a series of insider attacks in Afghanistan, but assured that the ongoing transition process will ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

IT industry backs Murthy, Premji on policy paralysis


June 14th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 13 (IANS) The resilient Indian IT industry has shared the grave concerns expressed by Infosys' chairman emeritus N.R. Narayana Murthy and Wipro chairman Azim Premji on policy ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gayle resolves issue with WICB but uncertainty remains


April 6th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 6 (IANS/CMC) The way has been paved for opener Chris Gayle's selection to the West Indies team but uncertainty over his actual return and grave concerns about his ... Read more...

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US lawmakers weigh paring down aid to Pak for sheltering Osama


May 4th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): US congressional leaders have expressed fury at Pakistan for its role in housing Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden for the past several years and have raised questions ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Asian American bodies denounce hearings targeting Muslims


March 11th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) As a US Congressional panel began a controversial hearing on the radicalisation of Muslim Americans, several organizations representing South Asian, Chinese, Japanese and other Asian American ... Read more...

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UN security council to meet on Libya


February 26th, 2011 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 26 (IANS) The UN Security Council will hold a closed door meeting Friday to decide upon its response to the prevailing situation in Libya.The Security Council is expected to ... Read more...

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Devas threatens legal action if ISRO annuls accord


February 16th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 16 (IANS) Private firm Devas Multimedia Wednesday said it "will take strong, including legal, steps" if its accord with the Indian space agency on allocation of S-band spectrum ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

LA schools’ no to Oliver’s cooking show over fears of wrong portrayal


February 7th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Brit celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver has been banned from cooking another course of his reality TV show in Los Angeles schools.Head teachers have expressed fear that he will ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Queensland flood toll to expected to rise “dramatically”


January 11th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Jan 11 (ANI): Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has said the death toll from floods in the state might rise "quite dramatically" as rising waters and continuing heavy rain continue to hamper ... Read more...

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Gillard facing revolts over Australia’s treatment of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange


December 11th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 11(ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is facing a revolt from several MPs in her left-wing parliamentary faction, who are enraged at the treatment of Julian Assange, founder of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oz teachers celebrate Friday night ‘happy hour’ in staff rooms boozing


November 21st, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 21 (ANI): Drug and alcohol campaigners are fuming as NSW teachers celebrate Friday night "happy hour" in school staff rooms getting stuck into cheap booze.Many of the state's 200-odd Catholic ... Read more...

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Australia committed to the CWG: Crosswhite


September 22nd, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) There was some respite for the beleaguered Commonwealth Games Organising Committee as Australia said it is committed to sending its team for the Oct 3-14 Games. While some ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Top nations undecided on CWG participation (Roundup)


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) With Commonwealth Games just 11 days away, participation of some of the top nations is doubtful with Australia, New Zealand and Canada still undecided on sending ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Australia seeks answers from India over Games Village


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 22 (IANS) Concerned over the adverse reports on the Commonwealth Games Village in Delhi, the Australian government is seeking answers from India and Commonwealth Games officials over security and hygiene ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Games Village unsafe and unfit for human habitation: Scotland


September 21st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) After New Zealand, it is now Scotland that has hit back at the "filthy living conditions" at the Commonwealth Games Village here saying it was "unsafe and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hauritz shocked by Pakistan match fixing sting


August 30th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 30 (ANI): Australian spinner Nathan Hauritz was shocked to learn about involvement of Pakistani players in alleged match fixing during this year's Sydney Test, which may overshadow his match winning ... Read more...

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Zardari summons immediate report on Lord’s Test match-fixing scandal


August 30th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 30(ANI): Taking serious note of the match-fixing scandal that rocked the Lord's Test between Pakistan and England, President Asif Ali Zardari has asked for an immediate preliminary report on the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Butt refuses to discuss Pakistan’s ‘dramatic’ loss in Sydney Test


August 30th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 30 (ANI): After surfacing of allegations that Pakistani players were involved in 'spot fixing', captain Salman Butt has refused to answer allegations that his team deliberately lost the dramatic Sydney ... Read more...

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Delhi Commonwealth Games could be new Munich massacre, says Oz Olympic legend


August 19th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 19(ANI): Australian Olympic legend Dawn Fraser has urged international athletes to boycott the Delhi Commonwealth Games saying that the organisers may not be equipped to prevent a repeat of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Commonwealth Games CEO happy with Delhi Games progress


July 3rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): The Commonwealth Games Federation, which had earlier expressed grave concerns over Delhi's preparations for the October Commonwealth Games, is now much more positive about the authorities delivering ... Read more...

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Sexually transmitted diseases among Aussie youngsters on the rise


May 29th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 29 (ANI): Experts have called for a new HIV awareness campaign after it was seen that venereal disease among young Australians has skyrocketed.According to federal government figures, the number of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bond keeping an open mind on playing in Indian Premier League


February 24th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 24 (ANI): New Zealand pacer Shane Bond is keeping an open mind on playing in the Indian Premier League despite the lucrative Twenty20 tournament being targeted by terror threats.Al ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Global warming features in India’s R-Day parade


January 26th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The grave concerns of global warming were reflected in the Republic Day parade this year with the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) tableau highlighting the dangers of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Gurkhas arriving in UK without jobs or money, say charities


January 5th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Retired Gurkha soldiers are turning up to settle in Britain without money, jobs or accommodation, and need urgent financial help, British charities say. Military charities say they have "grave ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China ’strongly dissatisfied’ with India over Dalai Lama’s visit


November 10th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 11 (IANS) China Tuesday said it was "strongly dissatisfied" with India over Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing claims as its own. "The Indian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Water, sanitation, grave concerns in southern India’s floods: Oxfam


October 7th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Responding to the unprecedented flood calamity in the southern states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Oxfam India Wednesday said there are high chances of epidemics breaking out ... Read more...

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Stop harassing Pakistan, Qureshi tells India


September 17th, 2009 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Thursday "India cannot harass Pakistan with pessimistic statements", and underlined that the dialogue process is the only way forward to resolve ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan files two cases against Hafiz Saeed


September 17th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Faisalabad (Pakistan), Sep 17 (IANS) The Pakistani authorities have filed two separate cases against Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and chief of the banned Jamaat-Ud-Dawa group, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak rights body worried over police involvement in minorities’ violence


September 17th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep 17 (ANI): Increasing incidents of violence against religious minorities in Pakistan in recent months, especially Christians, and the apparent involvement of the police with extremists in perpetrating these crimes is ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Hunt resumes for missing aircraft in Papua New Guinea


August 12th, 2009 - 5:15 am ICT by John Le Fevre
A ground and air search has resumed in the shadows of the rugged Owen Stanley ranges in Papua New Guinea (PNG) for an Airlines of PNG aircraft, believed crashed.The aircraft, a DHC-6 ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Tech Mahindra to complete Satyam’s 75-mn dollars Australian project


July 1st, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 1 (ANI): Tech Mahindra, the new owner of troubled Indian IT services firm Satyam, has for the first time confirmed its continued commitment to a 75 million dollars software ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pre-tour security inspection should become mandatory: Mills


June 20th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, June 20 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket Players' Association chief Heath Mills said pre-tour security inspection of major cricket countries in the world should become a standard practice. New Zealand is scheduled to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pakistan media slam ICC for relocating Champions Trophy


February 2nd, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 2 (IANS) A leading Pakistani newspaper Monday hit out at the International Cricket Council (ICC) for moving the Champions Trophy out of Pakistan and accused it of indulging in double ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sarkozy meeting with Dalai Lama has undermined Sino-French ties: China


December 7th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec.7 (ANI): China has described as unwise French President Nicolas Sarkozy insistence on meeting Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Saturday, adding that it has undermined Sino-French ties.A Xinhua ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian groups call for halt on secret EU-INDIA FTA talks


November 26th, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.26 (ANI): Indian organizations representing NGOs, farmers groups, trade unions, health groups and peoples movements today called for an immediate halt to negotiations between India and the European Union ... Read more...

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