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Amrapali is now part of me: Actor Yash Sinha


August 6th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) TV actor Yash Sinha is set to tie the knot with his "Teen Bahuraniyaan" co-star Amrapali Gupta this November, and says she is an important part ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

China railway passenger traffic up


July 18th, 2012 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Six million people travelled daily by trains since July 1 in China, the railways ministry said Tuesday.A daily average of 6.04 million passengers travelled by rail ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

CPI-M blasts rail fare hikes


March 14th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday denounced the proposed rail fare hike, saying it will "adversely impact millions of rural migrant workers" and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Over 380,000 people to be relocated in 2012 in China


January 20th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) More than 380,000 people will be relocated in 2012 as part of a massive relocation project in Shaanxi province, an official said Friday.In 2012, about ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China lets prisoners go home for New Year


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Dozens of inmates in northwestern China will be temporarily released from jail to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year at home with their families as a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Train hijacking foiled in Indonesia


August 27th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 27 (IANS) An attempt to hijack a train carrying hundreds of passengers to their hometowns ahead of Eid was Saturday foiled by the police, an official said.Three hijackers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

22 Chinese women rescued from forced prostitution


August 14th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 22 women, who were forced to become sex workers in a Chinese city, have been rescued by police, officials said Sunday.Six suspects have been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN chief urges restraint from Israel, Arab sides


May 16th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 16 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for restraint from all sides in Israel and Lebanon and urged them to refrain from "provocations", Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thrill of victory increases traffic fatalities among spectators


April 20th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): When your team wins a close one, you may be in danger driving home after the game, according to a new study.The study showed that the traffic fatalities ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Highway death toll rises to 229 during Thailand’s Songkran festival


April 17th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A total of 229 people were killed and scores of people were injured in road accidents during the first six days of the Thai traditional Songkran Festival ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

Flintoff’s ’six-fingered dingles’ jibe angers disability campaigners


April 15th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 15 (ANI): Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has created an online storm with his derogatory "six-fingered" comments aimed at Burnley's townsfolk.Now, disability campaigners are demanding that he apologise for ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Chinese kids left behind by migrant parents suffer psychologically


April 13th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) Children left behind in their hometowns by their migrant worker parents suffer from serious psychological problems during their adolescence, experts have said.A survey conducted by the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kings XI Punjab looking to increase fan base


April 10th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is looking to forge a deep bond with local fans through their exciting game and an assortment of marketing initiatives during the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Car deaths rise following close sports victories: Study


March 9th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new research from North Carolina State University has revealed that closely contested major sporting events are followed by a significant increase in traffic fatalities for fans of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over 1000 Indians evacuated from Libya today


March 3rd, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3(ANI): About 1050 Indians were evacuated from Libya today, raising the total number of rescued Indians to over 7000, about 20 percent of the total Indian population stranded there."Three ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Moradabad’s kanwariyas undertake pilgrimage, write songs to cheer Team India


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Moradabad/ Kolkata, Mar.2 (ANI): A group of 'kanwariyas' from Moradabad have undertaken a pilgrimage to pray for the victory of the Indian cricket team in World Cup 2011.The 'kanwariyas' walked hundreds of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pakistani evacuees from Libya complain of Pak embassy’s non-cooperation


March 1st, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 1(ANI): The Pakistani nationals who came back from Libya have complained of the Pakistan embassy's non-cooperation during the difficult time when they were stranded in the strife-torn country.A Turkish Airlines ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China has 1.34 bn people


February 28th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) Wondering how many people does the world's most populous country have? Well, China has a mind-boggling 1.34 billion people, latest official statistics show.Neighbour India stands second in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Surat textile industry workers return home following closure of factories


January 29th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Surat, Jan 29 (ANI): Textile industry workers in Gujarat's Surat city are returning to their hometowns, after factories where they were employed closed down following a labourers strike over better wages and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bullet train rides in China pinch travellers


January 13th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) As China rolls out its prized 350-plus/kmph bullet trains for the public, many travellers have complained that the expensive service has burnt a hole in their pocket.China has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Delhi celebrates Diwali with zeal


November 5th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Forecourts and threshholds of houses decorated with colourful rangolis and marigold flowers, prayers conducted at homes, shops and temples, and people exchanging sweets with their near ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US grants political asylum to Mexican reporter


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) Jorge Luis Aguirre, a Mexican journalist who said he got death threats from authorities in his country, has been granted political asylum in the US, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

One more pilgrim’s body fished out from Bengal river


September 17th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The toll in the boat tragedy on river Muriganga in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district rose to 10 after a pilgrim's body was fished out Friday, police said. "One ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan plans to target prominent politicians on Eid’


September 6th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Sep 6(ANI): Pakistani intelligence agencies have reportedly warned that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is planning to target prominent politicians and important personalities on Eid.According to sources, the intelligence agencies ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kanwars: For Hindus by Muslims


August 8th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) You could hardly have guessed that some of the beautifully decorated kanwars carried by Hindu devotees during the annual religious journey, Kanwar Yatra, have actually been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Muslim vendors sell auspicious apparel for Hindu devotees in Varanasi


July 22nd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish Kumar DubeyLucknow, July 22 (ANI): Muslims vendors in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh sell apparel and allied items used in religious rituals for Hindu devotees, particularly for those who undertake the Yatra ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Smokers to be banned from executive jobs in Iran


July 20th, 2010 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 20 (DPA) Smokers are to be banned from entering high-ranking executive jobs in the Iranian government, the news agency ILNA reported Monday. According to new regulations approved by the cabinet, relevant ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chhattisgarh tense after Maoist massacre (Lead)


June 30th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 30 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh met top officials here Wednesday, a day after 26 security personnel were killed in a cold-blooded massacre by Maoists. Raman Singh met Central Reserve ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chhattisgarh tense after Maoist massacre


June 30th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 30 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh met top officials here Wednesday after another cold-blooded Maoist massacre left 26 security personnel dead. Raman Singh met at the Secretariat with Central ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Migrant workers’ condition must be improved: Chinese PM


June 15th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Rural workers migrating to cities contribute significantly to the country's economy and deserve better living conditions, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has said. The living conditions for migrant workers ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mexico announces repatriation program for illegal immigrants arrested in Arizona


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:11 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Mexico's ministries of the Interior and Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that the 2010 Voluntary Repatriation Program has started on Tuesday for those those who want to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Six years ago stampede claimed five at New Delhi station


May 16th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, 16 May (IANS) Sunday's stampede at the New Delhi Railway Station brought back memories of Nov 13, 2004, when a similar incident claimed lives of five people as they were ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Paying respects at ‘cyber tombs’ of China


April 7th, 2010 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 7 (IANS) Those who cannot go to their native places to pay respects to deceased relatives can now do so with the click of a mouse at 'cyber tombs' - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Special arrangements to draw devotees at Durga Puja Pandals


September 26th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Anitha Memnon and Parihas HateKolkata / Mumbai, Sep 26 (ANI): Innovative lights with 3D effects, depicting characters from children's poems and story books, have become a major draw at the makeshift ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Kanwarias damage vehicles after an accident in New Delhi


July 19th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 19(ANI): Scores of Kanwaria pilgrims on their way to the holy city of Haridwar went on the rampage, damaging several vehicles and obstructed normal traffic at Madhipura in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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