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R.K. Sinha takes over as new AEC chairman, DAE secretary


April 30th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and senior scientist Ratan Kumar Sinha assumed charge Monday as the new Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) ... Read more...

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‘Bengal could attract Rs.10 bn IT investment in 18 months’


April 30th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) West Bengal could attract around Rs.10 billion investment in the Information Technology (IT) sector in the next one-and-half years, Computer Association of Eastern India said Monday."Definitely, ... Read more...

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CRPF ex-cop sentenced to death for killing seven


April 30th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 30 (IANS) A former Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable was Monday sentenced to death in Andhra Pradesh for killing seven people, including his two children.Nearly one-and-half ... Read more...

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National Insurance assessing loss in AMRI fire


April 20th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Public sector National Insurance Company (NIC) Thursday said it is in the process of inspecting and assessing the claim for the damage caused due to a ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho’s brother jailed for money laundering


April 18th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 18 (IANS) The brother of former Barcelona and AC Milan star Ronaldinho has been sentenced to five and a half years in jail after being ... Read more...

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No impact of Adarsh case panel’s finding on probe: CBI


April 17th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Hours after a two-member judicial panel submitted its interim report, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday said it was not necessary for it to form ... Read more...

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Big B, Priyanka to attend opening of hi-tech Pune stadium


April 8th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 8 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan as well as actresses Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Dia Mirza, Preity Zinta and Neha Dhupia will be present at the opening of ... Read more...

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Preity’s performance woes


April 5th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta, who has been away from the limelight for quite a few years, is nervous about her forthcoming performance at the ongoing Indian ... Read more...

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Family of Indian jailed in Spain to move European court


March 29th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) The family of Mumbai businessman Roshan Jamal Khan is set to move the European Court of Human Rights against a Spanish court for wrongly convicting ... Read more...

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Mobster released in Italy due to beans allergy


March 24th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 24 (IANS/AKI) A mobster was released from jail in Italy because the prison served too many beans on its menu and he suffered from allergy to the legumes.Michele ... Read more...

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Anna writes to PM on fasting green activist, saving the Ganga


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Anna Hazare Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and urged him to immediately call a meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority ... Read more...

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Rahul not to be blamed for UP poll debacle: Joshi (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) With the Congress nowhere near power in Uttar Pradesh, the party Tuesday sprung to the defence of its chief campaigner Rahul Gandhi, with state party ... Read more...

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Woman beats two children to death


March 1st, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 1 (IANS) In a ghastly incident, a woman beat two small children of a family to death in a village in Shimla district while a third girl was ... Read more...

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Four Chinese officials jailed over deadly colliery flood


February 26th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) Four officials have been sentenced from three to 13 years in jail for last year's coal mine flooding that killed 13 people in China's Hunan province, ... Read more...

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Pakistan won’t extend ISI chief’s term


February 26th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The Pakistani government has decided not to extend the tenure of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, a media report said.Pasha, who ... Read more...

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Jail, 100 times bribe fine for two policemen


February 24th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Two policemen who demanded a bribe of Rs.100 from a commuter bus driver were sentenced to a jail term and fined 100 times the bribe ... Read more...

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Iranian lawyer sentenced to six years’ jail


February 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) The Iranian lawyer of a woman who was sentenced to death in 2006 for adultery has himself been sentenced to six years in prison by a ... Read more...

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China jails soccer officials for corruption


February 18th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Thirty-nine people were Saturday given sentences ranging up to 12 years behind bars as part of China's crackdown on soccer corruption.Yang Yimin, former deputy chief ... Read more...

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Top Chinese football referee Lu Jun jailed


February 16th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A top Chinese referee has been jailed for more than five years to taking bribes. Lu Jun is seen as the face of Chinese refereeing after officiating ... Read more...

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Tripura Left Front ministry to be expanded Sunday


February 10th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 10 (IANS) The Left Front ministry in Tripura will be expanded Sunday with the re-induction of former minister Sahid Chowdhury, an official said here Friday."Tripura Governor D.Y. Patil ... Read more...

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Metro employee commits suicide


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) A 26-year-old Delhi Metro employee allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in the staff quarters at Mundka Metro station, police said Thursday.Sunil was working as ... Read more...

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Dhoni ready to give up Test captaincy for better replacement


January 31st, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is ready to give up Test captaincy if there is a "better man" to replace him.Calls for his removal as ... Read more...

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Supreme Court notice to centre, UP (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and Uttar Pradesh governments on a plea seeking the transfer of a petition pending before ... Read more...

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France’s PSG signs Brazilian Alex


January 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 28 (IANS) Brazilian defender Alex joined French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on a two-and-half years' contract, the club confirmed.The Ligue 1 leaders had been tracking the ... Read more...

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Nine of family killed in Haryana accident (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) At least nine members of a family, including five children and two women, were killed when their car collided with a truck in Haryana's Fatehabad district ... Read more...

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Smart City Kochi on course: Official


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) The proposed Rs.5,000 crore Smart City Kochi mega IT project will be ready on time, a top official said Monday.Speaking to reporters here, Baju George, managing ... Read more...

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Hyderabad’s siamese twins face uncertain future


January 18th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) With doctors ruling out a surgery to separate them and their parents unwilling to take care of them without government assistance, conjoined twins Vani and Veena ... Read more...

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Chinese jailed for not paying workers


January 15th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) A 23-year-old Chinese construction contractor has been jailed for one-and-a-half-years for not paying wages to 47 workers.This was the first time a jail term has been ... Read more...

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Congress playing divisive politics: BJP


January 14th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday accused the Congress of playing divisive politics ahead of the Uttar Pradesh polls, singling out its promise for ... Read more...

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Man jailed for not paying workers


January 14th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) A Chinese man has been sentenced to one and a half years in prison for not paying his workers.It is the first time a jail term ... Read more...

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Paris Saint-Germain sign Maxwell


January 13th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 13 (IANS) Top French league club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) says it has recruited Spain-based defender Maxwell in a three-and-a-half-year deal."Maxwell is with us for three-and-a-half-years. He is a ... Read more...

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Talent needs to be nurtured at a young age: Sonu Niigaam


January 12th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Sonu Niigaam started singing at the age of three and he feels that if a child shows interest in any art form at a very tender ... Read more...

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‘Childhood poverty remains a reality in India’


January 11th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Despite India developing as a major economy, the country's children have a bleak future due to malnutrition leading to stunted growth, high school dropout rates ... Read more...

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Chinese jailed for selling 70,000 pirated maps


January 11th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 11 (IANS) A man in Shanghai has been jailed for producing and selling more than 70,000 unauthorised maps of the city.A people's court in Shanghai sentenced 49-year-old Lu ... Read more...

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Brad Pitt injures knee


January 9th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 9 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt fell and injured his knee while carrying daughter Vivienne and is now walking with the help of a cane.The 48-year-old star ... Read more...

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