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Elk rescued from Russian power plant


September 21st, 2012 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A rescue operation took 11 hours at a hydroelectric power plant in northern Russia's Murmansk region to save an elk, one of the largest species ... Read more...

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Quota bill in Rajya Sabha, SP, BSP lock horns (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Amid repeated disruptions and vociferous protests, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday, but not before the government introduced the controversial promotion ... Read more...

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Mamata’s bid to create dent in Congress bastion


August 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) In a bid to dent Congress bastions in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday held a rally at Baharampur of Murshidabad district ... Read more...

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ICC U-19 World Cup Final: Australia lock horns with India (Preview)


August 25th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville, Aug 25 (IANS) A classic final of the ICC U-19 World Cup is on the cards when reigning World Champions Australia take on two-time winners India at the Tony ... Read more...

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U-19 World Cup: India face New Zealand for place in final (Preview)


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 22 (IANS) As the Indian senior team takes on New Zealand in the first of the two-match Test series starting in Hyderabad, the colts from either side ... Read more...

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Congress hits out at Mamata on I-Day speech


August 15th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Independence Day speech criticising the central government and asked her to ... Read more...

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Olympics: Deepika’s show only silver lining for Indian archery (Second Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) India's ace archer Deepika Kumari was eighth overall with 662 points to lead the women's team to the ninth (1,938 points) place after the male archers ... Read more...

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Cab drivers protest against use of Olympic lanes


July 24th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) London police said a man jumped into River Thames during an Olympic protest by the city's cab drivers.Several dozen cabs drove slowly and tooted their horns ... Read more...

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Radcliffe to do romantic comedy


July 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) British actor Daniel Radcliffe has bagged a role in romantic comedy "The F-Word" opposite actress Zoe Kazan.The movie, directed by Michael Dowse, is about a ... Read more...

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Radcliffe to star in ‘Horns’


July 15th, 2012 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 15 (IANS) British actor Daniel Radcliffe has been roped in to star in new fantasy thriller "Horns", based on the bestselling cult novel by Joe Hill.In the ... Read more...

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Madonna sued over ‘Vogue’ song


July 14th, 2012 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Pop star Madonna is being sued by a record company that claims she used a sample of one of their hits in her 1990 song ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi police to crack down on noise polluters


June 8th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 7 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Police will launch a campaign starting June 10 to identify violators of laws against noise pollution.The Gulf News daily said in an ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Kaanch’ in lurch, producer-director lock horns


June 7th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Director Kalpana Lajmi and producer Rajiv Kashyap's project "Kaanch" has been put on hold after they locked horns over payment and harassment issues.While Lajmi alleges that ... Read more...

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Hundreds of endangered antelopes dying in Kazakhstan


May 24th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, May 24 (IANS) A massive wave of deaths has been reported among the endangered saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan. Around 540 carcasses of the animal has been found in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

220 rhinos killed in South Africa this year


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 23 (IANS) At least 220 endangered rhinos were killed by poachers for their horns in South Africa since the beginning of this year, authorities said.Among the slaughtered rhinos, ... Read more...

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Four anti-talks NDFB cadres nabbed in Assam


April 30th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Troops from the Red Horns division of the Indian Army, based in Udalguri district of lower Assam, have arrested four hardcore cadres of the anti-talks faction ... Read more...

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Three rhinos found dead in Kenyan national park


April 15th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 15 (IANS) Wildlife authorities in Kenya have found old skulls and bones of three rhinos in the world famous Lake Nakuru National Park, about 120 km southwest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jolie excited about wearing horns in ‘Maleficent’


March 27th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie is excited about her upcoming film "Maleficent" as she gets to wear horns for her role and says the character of the ... Read more...

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Assam wildlife group protests removal of rhino’s horn


March 25th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) An Assam-based wildlife conservation group has questioned the legality behind the Assam forest department's recent move of 'dehorning' a one-horned rhino."Nature's Beckon", a leading wildlife conservation ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

I wanted ‘Blood Money’ to be titled ‘Kalyug 2′: Mahesh Bhatt


March 13th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has revealed that he wanted his upcoming production "Blood Money" to be titled "Kalyug 2" but couldn't do so due to stiff opposition ... Read more...

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Animal rights campaigners accidentally kill rhino


February 11th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Animal rights campaigners in South Africa accidentally killed a rhino while using it during a demonstration to raise public awareness about the threat to the endangered ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Geelani opposes fatwa to expel Christian priests


January 31st, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 31 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday locked horns with the local Sharia board over a fatwa seeking expulsion of four Christian priests from the Kashmir ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mayas had their own musical scale, say experts


December 14th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) The Mayas had a musical scale very different from the western one, according to experts who examined and played 125 instruments recovered from Maya sites, ... Read more...

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Indian-origin duo killed over parking dispute


December 13th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) An Indian-origin uncle-nephew duo was gunned down by a 20-year-old Bangladeshi national following an argument over his car being blocked by a van parked outside the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tigress shot dead by police at Kaziranga


December 5th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 5 (IANS) A full grown Royal Bengal tigress was shot dead Monday by police commandos at the famous Kaziranga National Park in Assam after the big cat went ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Vikas enters final of Olympic boxing test event, Dinesh claims bronze


November 27th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Vikas Krishan carried his good form from the AIBA World Championships to the Olympic boxing test event in London by entering the final of the ... Read more...

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Iranian parliament to question President Ahmadinejad?


October 30th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 30 (IANS) The Iranian parliament could question President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad following the presentation of a motion seeking to do so, the Mehr news agency reported.The motion, signed by ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Maharashtra slams poor quality coal supply to power plants


October 14th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Maharashtra's electricity producer Mahagenco Friday accused the Western Coalfields Ltd. of supplying sub-standard coal to its power plants which has resulted in the ongoing energy crisis ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bal Thackeray attacks Hazare again


October 7th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray came up with an angry rejoinder Friday to activist Anna Hazare's reaction to his Dussehra day comments on the anti-graft ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Manoj in second round of World Boxing championships


September 30th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) defeated Valentino Knowles of Bahamas 17:11 to enter the second round of World Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, ... Read more...

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Tired Bolt eyes world-leading time in Brussels


September 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels (Belgium) Sep 16 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt finds himself in an unfamiliar position at the season-ending Diamond League meet here Friday, still trying to post the world's fastest ... Read more...

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Bollywood hails Anna’s victory


August 29th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Bollywood veterans like Shabana Azmi, Mahesh Bhatt and Pritish Nandy and younger artistes like Farhan Akhtar and R. Madhavan are ecstatic about social activist Anna ... Read more...

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Britain to campaign for saving rhinos


August 15th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Britain is going to lead a campaign this week to save the rhino from extinction.Rhinos are being slaughtered across Africa at the rate of nearly one ... Read more...

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Federation Cup prelims in Kolkata from Sep 8


August 13th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Seven teams from various states will lock horns in the preliminary phase of the Federation Cup football tournament which kicks off here Sep 8.The teams ... Read more...

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President’s Cup boxing: Santosh Kumar enters final, bronze for Bidhuri


July 7th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 7 (IANS) Teenager V. Santosh Kumar (64kg) made it to the finals of the President's Cup boxing here Thursday while Lakhbir Singh (69 kg) eased into the ... Read more...

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