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We hope Mamata will review her decision: Bengal Congress


September 18th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Terming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to withdraw support to the UPA-II government as "unfortunate", West Bengal Pradesh Congress president Pradip Bhattacharjee Tuesday expressed ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Patnaik demands rollback of diesel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, S Sep 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday demanded a rollback of the diesel price hike saying it will hit everyone.He also flayed the cap on ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Government to encourage women entrepreneurs: Vayalar Ravi


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The government will try to solve the problems faced by women entrepreneurs in the country, Vayalar Ravi, minister for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Every house will get power in five years: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Electricity will be provided to every household in the country in the next five years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.Addressing the nation from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Delhi approves food security scheme for poor


August 13th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday gave its nod to implementing a project to provide food security to two lakh vulnerable households in the current year not ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Man steals Rs.10 lakh from Delhi office, held


August 6th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) A 19-year-old man stole over Rs.10 lakh from his employer's office here to start a new household but landed in the police net within 24 ... Read more...

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‘Rural jobs, housing schemes not functioning optimally’


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Lack of monitoring and flaws in implementastion in the government's rural jobs and housing schemes have stymied their potential, a member of the National Human ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Himachal to give solar lamps at remote villages


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will provide solar lamps at pastoral settlements in non-electrified villages, an official said here Friday.The ministry of new and renewable energy has sanctioned Rs.1.07 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Katherine seeks joint guardianship of MJ’s kids


July 29th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Michael Jackson's mother Katherine is seeking joint guardianship of her late son's children -- with her 34-year-old grandson TJ.TJ was appointed a temporary guardian ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Lopez plans show on lesbian couple


July 8th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) After launching "Q'Viva! The Chosen" with estranged husband Marc Anthony, singer Jennifer Lopez is now developing a show about a lesbian couple.She will serve ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Aadhaar to pilot pensions, wages in 50 districts, says Ramesh


July 1st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 1 (IANS) Aadhaar numbers, the unique 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India, will soon be used to provide pensions, wages to workers and scholarships to students ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Sulabh toilet model can be adopted worldwide’


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak Sunday said Microsoft founder Bill Gates could adopt his NGO's model to build low-cost toilets in Asia, Africa and Latin ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

One killed as fire engulfs mall in Maharashtra


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Nashik, May 2 (IANS) A security guard was killed early Wednesday in a major fire that broke out at a furniture mall in the city here, police said.Around 3.45 a.m., ... Read more...

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When Victoria forgot son Brooklyn at home


May 1st, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 1 (IANS) It was like a "Home Alone" situation in the Beckhams' household. Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham once left her 13-year-old son Brooklyn in the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bengal to take religious leaders’ help for polio vaccination


April 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to make sure that each and every child of the state ias administered polio vaccine, the West Bengal government Saturday said it will ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Burglar to get his 83,000 pounds from police


April 6th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) A burglar in Britain has been allowed to keep 83,000 pounds (about $132,000) found at his home after he convinced the judge that it was the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

French village to hand out chicken to cut waste


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) A village in France has proposed giving two chickens to each household that would help in cutting down on organic waste, BBC reported.Officials in the village ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tripura tops in average employment under rural jobs scheme


March 29th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 29 (IANS) Tripura continues to be the leading state in the country in terms of average employment under the rural jobs scheme, with the state providing 72.39 person-days ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Elders suffering in Beijing nursing home crisis


March 26th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) With Beijing's ageing population compelled to wait for years together for a bed in welfare houses, the capital city is presently confronted with a nursing home ... Read more...

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Economy not strong enough: US official


March 16th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 16 (IANS) US economy is on the mend and shows many signs of early recovery but still not strong enough to go without help from the government, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

I’m the disciplinarian: Jessica Alba


March 15th, 2012 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) Actress Jessica Alba has revealed she is the "disciplinarian" of her household but praises husband Cash Warren for being such a good father.The 30-year-old, who has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Separated wife entitled to maintenance as per husband’s financial status’


February 26th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has ruled that a wife, though separated, is entitled to maintenance depending on her husband's financial position."A life on alimony is ... Read more...

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Britain’s GDP drops


February 25th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Britain's economy shrank 0.2 percent in the last quarter of 2011, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Friday.The figure marks a sharp drop in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

RTI activist attacked in Rajasthan


February 9th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 9 (IANS) A 65-year-old Right to Information (RTI) activist who was working to expose irregularities in the rural jobs scheme MGNREGA in Rajasthan is battling for life at ... Read more...

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‘European crisis will affect Swedish economy’


January 19th, 2012 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Jan 19 (IANS) Swedish economy will be affected in the long term by Europe's financial crisis, said the Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt during a parliament debate."Our Europe is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Diaspora remittances 31.23 per cent in Kerala: Study


January 12th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 (IANS) Remittances by the Kerala diaspora comprise 31.23 per cent of the net state domestic product of the southern state, a latest study has revealed.The number of ... Read more...

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Older vacuum cleaners pollute indoor air


January 5th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) Some vacuum cleaners actually contribute to indoor air pollution by releasing dust and bugs that can spread infections and trigger allergies, reveals a study. Lidia Morawska, ... Read more...

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Man tries to pay with $1M bill at Walmart


January 4th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 53-year-old insisted that a Walmart store at North Carolina should accept his $1 million bill because it was a legal tender. After picking vacuum ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Spain’s king earns 244,000 pounds a year


December 29th, 2011 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Spanish King Juan Carlos earns 244,000 pounds (about $377,000) a year, according to Spain's royal palace which released a breakdown of the royal family's finances for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

We are so unaware of the ‘real India’: Amitabh Bachchan


December 7th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Meeting small-town India on Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), the hugely popular game show, has left him with a sense of inadequacy - of not ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

S&P; puts 15 euro zone nations on negative watch


December 6th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 6 (IANS) Standard and Poor's has put 15 eurozone nations, including the area's six AAA-rated countries, on "CreditWatch negative" due to deepening economic and political turmoil in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rural jobs scheme floundering in Bengal, say NGOs


November 4th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) There were only 12 days of work per household in West Bengal under the rural jobs scheme MGNREGA as against the national average of 28 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sanitation disastrous in India: Ramesh


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Accepting that development of sanitation facilities in the country has been a "disaster", Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday suggested enhanced government funding to deal ... Read more...

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US gun ownership highest since 1993: Report


October 27th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forty-seven percent of American adults admit that they keep a gun in their household, which is the highest number recorded in almost two decades, ... Read more...

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Spain’s poverty rates up


October 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Nearly a quarter of Spain's 45 million people are poor, and the figures have been steadily rising since 2009. The National Statistics Institute or INE said Thursday ... Read more...

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