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Junketing at a time of drought


September 4th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 4 (IANS) It's the local variation of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Or politicians enjoying themselves while people suffer.At a time when Karnataka has been hit by ... Read more...

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Affluent less likely to help others in crisis


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The have-nots reach out to one another in times of crisis or natural disasters but the wealthy are more likely to isolate themselves to safeguard privileges.So ... Read more...

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Tell legislator to remove structure near Jama Masjid: court urged


August 7th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Delhi Police Tuesday moved the high court seeking direction to legislator Shoaib Iqbal to remove the structure built by him in Subhash Park, near the ... Read more...

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Child drowns in Ghaziabad drain


July 13th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 12 (IANS) A four-year-old boy Thursday drowned after falling into an open drain in Ghaziabad, police said.Sunny's body was found floating in the drain in the evening in ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily calls power outages a time bomb


May 12th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Frequent power outages have "become a political time bomb", said a Pakistani daily Saturday.An editorial in the News International said that Punjab province threatens to "plunge ... Read more...

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Man holds wife, in-laws hostage for not paying dowry


May 7th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) Police Monday arrested a Lucknow-based property dealer for first assaulting his wife and then holding her, his father-in-law and brother-in-law captive in his house for not ... Read more...

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New test to certify whether you’re a workaholic


April 30th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Psychologists have devised a new test that would let you know once and for all whether you are addicted to work.Researchers from the Nottingham Trent University ... Read more...

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New test to certify whether you’re a workaholic


April 30th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Psychologists have devised a new test that would let you know once and for all whether you are addicted to work.Researchers from the Nottingham Trent University ... Read more...

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Supreme Court decries abuse of court process by criminals


April 1st, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A Haryana-based black-marketeer sentenced to a one-year jail term kept filing petitions in various courts for over 12 years to delay his surrender. The Supreme ... Read more...

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British woman grows cannabis to pay for boob job


March 29th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman in Britain allowed her house to be turned into a cannabis farm as she desired the money for breast surgery.Kirsty Hartley, who has ... Read more...

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Students demand teachers for their school in Srinagar


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Students of a government higher secondary school here came together Thursday for a demand of a different kind - teachers for their school.Dozens of students gathered ... Read more...

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The disappearing ponds of Kashmir


March 13th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Shopian (Srinagar), March 13 (IANS) Thirty years ago, Avend village in the south Kashmir district of Shopian was also called "Talaab Gaam" because of dozens of fresh water ponds surrounding ... Read more...

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Shekhar Suman excited for directorial debut ‘Heartless’


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Actor Shekhar Suman is looking forward to wearing the director's hat for "Heartless" - a medical thriller featuring his son Adhyayan in the lead."I ... Read more...

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Andhra woman seeks euthanasia for paralysed son (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Unable to take care of him due to poverty, a 64-year-old widow in Andhra Pradesh has sought euthanasia for her son -- a 36-year-old graduate in ... Read more...

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Andhra woman seeks mercy killing for paralysed son


February 7th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Unable to take care of her invalid son due to poverty, a 64-year-old woman in Andhra Pradesh has sought euthanasia for him -- a 36-year-old graduate ... Read more...

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‘Gali Gali Chor Hai’, uninspiring, dry take on corruption (IANS Hindi Film Review)


February 4th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Gali Gali Chor Hai"; Starring: Akshaye Khanna, Sriya Saran, Satish Kaushik, Mugdha Godse, Anu Kapoor; Directed by: Rumi Jaffery; Rating: ** 1/2While credit must be given to writer-director Rumy Jaffery ... Read more...

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Infant brains are primed with ‘intuitive physics’


January 25th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) The brains of infants come primed with "intuitive physics," inspite of their seeming helplessness and rounds of eating, crying and sleeping."We believe that infants are born ... Read more...

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Vendors with semi-perishable goods may lose livelihood: Survey


January 20th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Street vendors selling semi-perishable goods in Rajasthan are facing a never-before threat of loss of livelihood, a survey of over 2,500 vendors has revealed.The Public Response ... Read more...

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Pranab blames global issues for inflation, BJP walks out


December 8th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Defending the government strongly, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday told the Rajya Sabha that inflation was coming down, but an unconvinced Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Self-compassion helps heal post-divorce blues


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Self-compassion and the ability to let painful emotions pass helps heal post divorce blues, a new study suggests.This trait "can promote resilience and positive outcomes in ... Read more...

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Sikhs on warpath in Pilibhit after holy book desecrated


September 16th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) A state transport corporation bus was burnt and two others damaged as protests by the Sikh community in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district to protest desecration ... Read more...

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States act on graft, governance - prodded by people’s power


September 11th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Fixed timeframes for the completion of public works, penalty for officials who fail to deliver, wide-ranging powers to anti-graft bodies. Prodded into action by ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11


September 7th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pop singer Lady Gaga has confirmed that she will be part of the campaign to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the United ... Read more...

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Helpless about spending before poll dates announced: EC


August 24th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) Tuesday expressed helplessness at the rampant use of black money in the run up to the elections, before the polling ... Read more...

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Questioning parliament’s role unwise, say ministers


August 23rd, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government is ready to talk to activist Anna Hazare on the Lokpal bill, but questioning parliament's law-making role is not wise, union Ministers Sachin ... Read more...

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Opposition says PM speech unimpressive (Lead)


August 15th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Opposition parties slammed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Independence Day speech as unimpressive while some political observers said the address laid adequate emphasis on the ... Read more...

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PM’s speech failed to address people’s concerns: BJP, Left


August 15th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Independence Day speech was unimpressive and failed to address the concerns of the people, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Cyberstalking more traumatic than physical harassment


August 7th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Online harassment or cyberstalking is more stressful and traumatic than its physical equivalent. Emotional responses may include high levels of ongoing stress, anxiety, fear, nightmares, shock ... Read more...

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Bollywood mourns for victims of Mumbai blasts


July 14th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Tinsel town is in shock. The three blasts that rocked Mumbai Wednesday evening have left Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Anupam ... Read more...

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Singur land bill will be presented in assembly: Mamata


June 10th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) After attacks from the opposition, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday her government would not enforce the ordinance to return the Singur land ... Read more...

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Pakistan a deadly place for journalists, says daily


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Pakistan is a "deadly country for journalists", said a leading daily as it noted that just hours before journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad was abducted, he ... Read more...

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Coalition politics no excuse for compromises: Jaitley


May 9th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Monday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of not taking timely action against former communications minister A. ... Read more...

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Apex court asks government’s view on black money probe team (Lead)


April 21st, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday sought the central government's response to its suggestion for setting up a special investigation team (SIT) with experts from various agencies ... Read more...

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Movement needs to be taken to real democracy: Prashant Bhushan


April 9th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement needs to move towards more participation of people in the decision-making process, well-known activist-lawyer and member of the joint Lokpal Bill ... Read more...

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Bollywood celebs pray for disaster-hit Japan


March 12th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) A host of Bollywood personalities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Shekhar Kapur and Madhuri Dixit have expressed grief at the devastation in Japan, which was hit ... Read more...

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