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In China, a swallow doesn’t necessarily make a summer (With Images) (An Indian in China)


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Where have all the birds gone? The pretty flowers and trees are there aplenty in the Chinese capital and elsewhere in the country, but the birds ... Read more...

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Bollywood packs its best punch with raw action


June 28th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Advanced technology can make actors fly in the air, jump down high-rises and do other dazzling, dangerous stunts. But it is the old Bollywood ... Read more...

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Suicides in Gurgaon: Over 100 cases in four months


May 11th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, May 11 (IANS) When Dana Sangma, an MBA student and niece of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, committed suicide in her hostel room April 24, she was following in ... Read more...

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Populism is Mamata’s Achilles heel (Comment)


November 12th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
A visitor to Kolkata cannot but notice how the city has become livable again, as it was nearly throughout its 300-plus years of history except for the recent period of ... Read more...

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People more generous, sociable in green surroundings


April 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) A walk in a park is more than just a nice way to spend an afternoon -- it makes you more generous and sociable too."Through the ... Read more...

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Saif Ali Khan: Selling Pent House All Because He Is Fed Up Of His Neighbors


January 21st, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Saif Ali Khan is a man with absolute taste and style. Thus while going in for investing in a pent house for himself a few years back, he and his ... Read more...

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Of urban angst, riots, mutiny and epic love (IANS Books This Week)


November 18th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Relax with a cache of stimulating books this weekend.1. Book: "Crowded Rooms"; Written by Prem Nath; Published by Penguin-Books India; Priced at Rs.199In this collection of ... Read more...

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US firms set to pitch for homeland security business in India


September 19th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.19 (ANI): With the Indian Government moving rapidly to improve and augment its homeland security infrastructure, American companies are hoping to be the first to be called in for ... Read more...

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Himachal to check construction of high-rise buildings


August 18th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government plans to amend building by-laws to check the construction of high-rise buildings in Shimla, a minister said Wednesday. "We are planning to bring amendments to ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits western Mexico (Lead)


April 5th, 2010 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale hit the Mexican peninsula of Baja California Sunday afternoon, the US Geological Survey said. The depth of the strong quake ... Read more...

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Taiwan Earthquake Leaves 4 Injured And Causes Minor Property Damage


December 20th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some parts of Taiwan were hit by a severe Earthquake on Saturday. Local TV channels showed footages of the damages caused by the calamity. U.S. Geological Survey ... Read more...

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South Asian El Dorado: Is the locus shifting to Abu Dhabi? (Comment)


December 20th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Kapoor There was no surprise in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) when predictably Abu Dhabi's ruling family decided to throw a lifeline to a debt-strapped Dubai. Although, Abu Dhabi's help to ... Read more...

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Massive Earthquake Shakes Western Indonesia


September 30th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Padang, Sep 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Following the devastating earthquake that had rocked the entire American Samoa region on Tuesday, a fresh earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 has reportedly struck ... Read more...

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Fitness tests for Assam high rises after quakes


September 23rd, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Sep 23 (IANS) The Assam government Wednesday decided to launch a massive screening of multi-storied apartments and old buildings after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake Monday led to cracks ... Read more...

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India should cash in on slums, not remove them: Urban expert


July 2nd, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Instead of clearing slums, India should use them for its poverty reduction strategy, says Jeb Brugmann, an urban planning expert from Canada, who also ... Read more...

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Honduras earthquake recorded at 7.1


May 29th, 2009 - 12:03 am ICT by GD
A massive earthquake struck the island nation of Honduras in the morning today. According to seismologists, the quake was measured at 7.1 on the Richter scale. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed ... Read more...

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A deadly earthquake has stuck Mexico City


April 29th, 2009 - 1:42 am ICT by GD
Mexico was stuck by a major earthquake Monday. It was felt the strongest in Mexico City, the capital of the country. Later scientists confined that the earthquake the people of Mexico City ... Read more...

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Urban blues on canvas (Weekly Art Column, Rainbow Palette, With Images)


April 17th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The sense of being trapped in the concrete and lifeless urban jungles of big cities draws viewers to Mumbai-based senior artist Jaideep Mehrotra's works.An ... Read more...

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Of white buildings, Islamic architecture and progressive women (Letter from Muscat)


March 15th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt Muscat, March 15 (IANS) As the flight descends in the Oman capital, the first impression is that of serenity and peace - perhaps because of the overwhelmingly white and off-white ... Read more...

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New design would make high-rise buildings better braced for quakes


February 28th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M), US, have designed a new technique for high-rise concrete buildings, which has passed an earthquake simulation test.Their technique passed ... Read more...

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Turkish plane crashes near Amsterdam airport (Lead)


February 25th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Feb 25 (DPA) A Turkish passenger plane crashed Wednesday near Amsterdam's Schiphol airport just before landing, Dutch television reported. The TV report said the plane arriving at Amsterdam from Istanbul was carrying ... Read more...

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Israeli troops pull out of Gaza City, 23 bodies found


January 16th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza City, Jan 16 (DPA) Medical officials found 23 bodies in Gaza City's southern Tel el-Hawa neighbourhoods Friday, as Israeli ground troops pulled out of the city and withdrew back to its ... Read more...

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Trio of pole-climbing robot may save construction workers lives


December 14th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 14 (ANI): Virginia Tech researchers have bagged a grand prize at the 2008 International Capstone Design Fair for creating a trio of pole-climbing serpentine robots that can one day ... Read more...

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One dead as strong aftershock hits China quake areas (Lead)


May 25th, 2008 - 7:47 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Chengdu (China), May 25 (Xinhua) One person was killed and 25 people were seriously injured when an aftershock measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted Qingchuan county of southwest China's Sichuan province ... Read more...

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Monument to royal folly


May 23rd, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) The Narayanhity royal palace is almost as old as Nepal's Shah dynasty of kings but destined by fate to live on even after the kings of Nepal cease ... Read more...

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715 high-rises in Delhi fail to comply fire safety norms


April 13th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Delhi Fire Service last year disconnected essential supplies to 715 high rise buildings in the city for failing to comply with the safety norms, a top ... Read more...

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St. Petersburg - the political cradle for Putin and Medvedev


March 1st, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by admin
By Wolfgang Jung and Julia Golobokova Moscow, March 1 (DPA) The career path of Russian presidential contender Dmitry Medvedev originates in the former Tsarist city St. Petersburg - just like that of outgoing ... Read more...

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Indian firm to build premium towers in Middle East, India


February 27th, 2008 - 8:43 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) India's Darvesh group has tied up with designer Ivana Trump, former wife of American billionaire Donald Trump, to develop a series of residential and commercial high rises in ... Read more...

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