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Browne takes over as IAF chief


July 31st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, an ace combat pilot, Sunday took over the mantle of leading the Indian Air Force (IAF) from incumbent Air Chief ... Read more...

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Australian cricketers want changes in contract system


July 28th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) is planning to call for an overhaul of Cricket Australia (CA) central contract, which stands almost irrelevant after the selection of Nathan ... Read more...

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ICC annual meet may be stormy over UDRS, World Cup format


June 24th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 24 (IANS) The International Cricket Council's (ICC) five-day annual conference starting Sunday in Hong Kong is expected to be a stormy affair as controversial issues like compulsory use ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon nominated to top UN post for second term


June 18th, 2011 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday "adopted by acclamation" a resolution to nominate incumbent UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a second five-year term, the Council president ... Read more...

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Ajit Seth is new cabinet secretary (Lead)


May 24th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Known as one of the most punctilious bureacrats in India, Ajit Kumar Seth, who strictly follows the rules, would be the next cabinet secretary after ... Read more...

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Ajit Kumar Seth to be new cabinet secretary


May 24th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved the appointment of 1974 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Ajit Kumar Seth as the next cabinet secretary, the ... Read more...

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James Bevan is new British envoy to India


May 9th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) James Bevan has been appointed the new British envoy to India, the British High Commission here said Monday.Bevan will succeed incumbent Richard Stagg in November, ... Read more...

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Infosys drops ‘Technologies’ from name


May 1st, 2011 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 30 (IANS) India's second largest IT bellwether Infosys has dropped 'Technologies' from the company's name as part of its re-branding exercise.In a regulatory filing late Saturday, the company ... Read more...

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New Tibetan PM-in-exile congratulated


April 28th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 28 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile Thursday congratulated its newly-elected Kalon Tripa or prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay, a 42-year-old Tibetan born in India but educated and settled in the ... Read more...

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Court allows Maharashtra council by-election


April 13th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Wednesday allowed the state election commission to go ahead with the process to hold by-election to a vacant seat in the ... Read more...

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Strike over Lucknow medical officer’s murder suspended


April 4th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 4 (IANS) Striking government doctors in Uttar Pradesh returned to work Monday after police assured them of nabbing the killers of the Lucknow chief medical officer (CMO) who ... Read more...

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Kazakh president calls election fair, opposition cries foul


April 4th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Astana, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has called Sunday's presidential polls "open and fair" whereas the opposition denounced them as a sham."Exit polls said the Kazakhs approve ... Read more...

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Public sector needs more support in globalised environment: Praful Patel


March 9th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Praful Patel today said that in the globalised environment, the public sector has to be given more support to meet ... Read more...

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Mexico’s 21-yr-old police chief fired after she fails to return from US trip


March 8th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): The Mexican woman, who was the only person willing to become police chief of her town, has been fired after she apparently fled to the United States.Marisol Valles ... Read more...

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R Gopalan appointed Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs


January 31st, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of R Gopalan, an IAS officer of the 1976 batch from the Tamil Nadu cadre, who ... Read more...

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Vinod Dasari to be in Ashok Leyland’s driver seat


January 22nd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Commercial vehicles manufacturer Ashok Leyland Saturday announced top level changes, elevating Vinod K. Dasari as managing director (designate) with immediate effect. He would assume full responsibility from April ... Read more...

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Austria’s Obama Robber Makes Headlines!


January 22nd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a bizarre development that has taken the cops in Austria by surprise a bank robber is suing a mask that makes him look like President ... Read more...

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Birds decorate nest with plastic to keep rivals at bay


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): A new Spanish study has suggested that black kites decorate its nest with large amounts of rubbish to prevent trespassing.It is a symbol of success, apparently-the biggest collections ... Read more...

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Batra elected Asian Hockey Federation vice president


January 18th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra has been elected vice president of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).At the AHF congress held at Kuala Lumpur Sunday, Batra ... Read more...

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Farooq Abdullah slams BJP plan to hoist national flag in Srinagar


January 7th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.7 (ANI): Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday slammed the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for insisting on hoisting the national flag on Republic Day ... Read more...

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10 million reasons for not returning to Australia: Saker


January 5th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 5 (ANI): England bowling coach David Saker, who is one of the main architects behind his team retaining the Ashes, has said that he has 10 million reasons for choosing ... Read more...

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It is time for Ponting to stand aside for a younger captain: Chappell


January 2nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 2(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting's plans of extending his leadership to the 2013 Ashes series is unrealistic, according to former legend Ian Chappell."Like a politician intoxicated by power, Ponting has ... Read more...

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Ponting upset with selection panel over Johnson’s omission


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Dec 2 (IANS) Australian captain Ricky Ponting is unhappy with the omission of fast bowler Mitchell Johnson from the Ashes Test squad.For the first time it looks as if Ponting's ... Read more...

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Honegg to replace Aulbur as Mercedes’ India chief


November 27th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) German luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz's Indian subsidiary Saturday said that Peter T. Honegg will succeed Dr. Wilfried Aulbur as the new manging director and chief executive in ... Read more...

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Tasmania’s Doherty puts his hand up for potential Ashes selection


November 18th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov.18 (ANI): Tasmanian left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty struck the first blows in his spin-off with Test incumbent Nathan Hauritz, striking twice before lunch in the Sheffield Shield clash against New South ... Read more...

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Barbara Boxer Basking In The Glory Of Her Historic Win


November 4th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The California Senate race proved to be one of the most eagerly watched one in this year's midterm election. Incumbent Barbara Boxer of Democrats faced possibly ... Read more...

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End Of Road For Nancy Pelosi?


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a dramatic development the voters in USA toppled Nancy Pelosi the House Speaker from power and she is going to pave the way for John ... Read more...

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William Lawson’s stops the fake Morgan Freeman Ad


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) William "B.J." Lawson’s bid to enter Congress this term suffered a major setback when it emerged that an ad that features what seems like Morgan Freeman’s ... Read more...

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Delhi may get new police chief


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Delhi may get a new police chief after the high profile visit of US President Barack Obama with incumbent Y.S. Dadwal moving to a new assignment, ... Read more...

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Texas candidate pictured ‘with near-naked model in his PJs’


October 18th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): A Texas Republican probably experienced the lowest point in his political career when he was pictured with a near-naked model in his pyjamas.Texas Republican House candidate Blake Farenthold ... Read more...

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Row over Indian funding in Ghana presidential palace


October 13th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Francis Kokutse Accra (Ghana), Oct 13 (IANS) The Indian government's funding for the construction of a presidential palace in the Ghanaian capital has caused a row with a former Ghana president commending ... Read more...

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PCB in talks with ICC for preliminary hearing against tainted trio before upcoming series


October 3rd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 3 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly holding talks with the International Cricket Council (ICC), wanting it to conduct its preliminary hearing into the provisional suspensions on the ... Read more...

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Julia Gillard set to form new government in Australia


September 7th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 7 (IANS) The ruling Labor in Australia has won the support of two independent MPs to get the numbers to form a minority government, paving the way for Julia Gillard ... Read more...

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Australian voters want independents to support Labor


September 4th, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 4 (IANS) Australian voters want the three independent MPs to support a Labor government led by incumbent Prime Minister Julia Gillard rather than join the opposition coalition, a survey said ... Read more...

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Venkaiah Naidu hits out at Sonia Gandhi’s re-election


September 3rd, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday criticized the process of electing the Congress party president and, without naming Sonia Gandhi, questioned whether the seat had been reserved ... Read more...

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