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China may resort to Indian territory grab, says expert report


February 29th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) China may resort to territorial grabs, including through a "major military offensive", especially in Arunachal Pradesh or Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, and India ... Read more...

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The China challenge: Present and former NSAs debate India’s options


February 28th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Can India pursue a new 2.0 version of non-alignment in a world marked by the rise of China as a rival to the US? ... Read more...

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Government taking Kudankulam concerns ’seriously’: PM


December 15th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the government was taking seriously the concern among people about the safety of nuclear energy as reflected in ... Read more...

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Threat to slain RTI activist’s family: Forum-Asia


September 20th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) The members of Forum-Asia who prepared a report on the killing of Right to Information (RTI) activist Shehla Masood revealed that after her murder her ... Read more...

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US ramps up pressure on Lanka to probe Tamil killings


March 5th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 5 (ANI): The United States has increased pressure on Sri Lanka to go for an international probe into reported war crimes arising out of the civil war between government troops ... Read more...

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Now, Raj Thackeray also snubs Gopinath Munde


February 16th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), Feb 16 (IANS) After the Shiv Sena rejected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gopinath Munde's suggestion to form a tripartite front with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, MNS chief Raj ... Read more...

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Dabur Nepal admits error, pays NRS 50 mn security deposit


January 6th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 6 (IANS) Embroiled in a manufacturing row since last month and now also under probe for revenue discrepancies, Indian multinational Dabur India's independent group company Dabur Nepal has ... Read more...

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After raid, Dabur Nepal chief summoned for questioning


December 29th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 29 (IANS) A state vigilance agency that raided Indian multinational Dabur India's independent group company in Nepal, following complaints of irregularity, has now summoned the chief of the ... Read more...

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After raid, Dabur Nepal dragged to court


December 27th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 27 (IANS) Misfortunes contained to rain down on Indian multinational Dabur India's independent group company in Nepal, with a public interest litigation dragging it to Supreme Court Monday, ... Read more...

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Dabur Nepal’s woes mount after vigilance raid


December 21st, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 21 (IANS) The woes of Dabur Nepal, Indian FMCG giant Dabur India's independent group company in Nepal, mounted Tuesday after state watchdogs raided its storehouse and sealed ... Read more...

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Dabur godown in Nepal raided, sealed after irregularity complaint (Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 20 (IANS) Nepal's Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Monday raided the godown of Indian FMCG giant Dabur India's independent group company in Nepal, sealing it ... Read more...

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British aid worker released after kidnapping in Somalia


October 20th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two aid workers with 'Save the Children' who were kidnapped last week in Somalia's central Adado region were released and reportedly on their way back home.Frans Bernard, ... Read more...

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Display radiation risks, phone firms urged


October 10th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Scientists and pressure groups have urged mobile phone companies to display the possible radiation risks more prominently. Manuals for mobile phones tell users not to place devices ... Read more...

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Mobile phone giants accused of burying warnings in small print


October 9th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Mobile phone giants have been accused of keeping the warnings about the health risks of using their handsets undercover-by keeping them buried deep inside the manual.A warning that ... Read more...

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‘Swamp People’ Shows The Struggle In The Swamps


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Sunday's episode of History Channel's reality series 'Swamp People', the show focused on the descendants of the French Canadian refugees who settled in the ... Read more...

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Researchers uncover genetic link to heart failure


December 15th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, have identified a group of 12 genetic variants in the HSPB7 gene, which is linked to heart failure in ... Read more...

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80 percent of Aussies threatened by rising sea levels


October 28th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 28 (ANI): A new report has said that Australians may have to leave coastal areas as rising sea levels threaten homes, with the situation seeming more worrisome as 80 percent ... Read more...

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DNA tests on Prabhakaran’s body matched: Sri Lankan Army


May 28th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 28 (DPA) DNA tests carried out on the bodies believed to be of Tamil rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and his son have matched, a military spokesman said Thursday. Army medical experts ... Read more...

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Bill Gates’ foundation targets Indians for research grants


April 2nd, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation Thursday announced $100,000 grants for researchers to develop innovative ideas to address maternal and child health care issues. The third round ... Read more...

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Celebrity chefs slammed for cooking up fat-filled recipes


March 12th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Their dishes may taste divine, but a new report has claimed that celebrity chefs such as Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay are cooking up a recipe for ... Read more...

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Critic condemns whitewashing of Islamic extremism


March 5th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar.5 (ANI): An education expert has warned that some American textbooks have presented a biased view of Islam and offer a sugar-coated picture of Islamic extremism, a trend that ... Read more...

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Kalam urged to return to EMRI governing board


January 21st, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) has asked the family of tainted founder and former chairman of Satyam Computer Services B. Ramalinga Raju to delink themselves from ... Read more...

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”Marilyn Monroe” hormone that gives women hour-glass figures identified


January 14th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers have found the "Marilyn Monroe" hormone, which is linked to an hour-glass body shape in women, and also makes the ladies move from one man to ... Read more...

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SOPU alliance sweeps Panjab University students poll (Lead, superseding earlier copy)


September 13th, 2008 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) The Students Organization of Panjab University (SOPU), an independent group, and its allies Friday swept the Panjab University Central Students Council (PUCSC) poll, winning all four posts of ... Read more...

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Australians now the fattest on earth


August 15th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 15 (IANS) Australia has acquired the dubious distinction of being the fattest on earth - with four million people classified as obese and another 5.4 million as overweight. New research ... Read more...

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US documents reveal Pakistan militarily supported Taliban


July 16th, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): Declassified US intelligence and State Department documents have revealed that Pakistan gave substantial military support to the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, when it was in power between ... Read more...

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Right messenger can prompt people to exercise: study


July 1st, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Most of us don't take any notice when we are told that exercising is healthy and one way of reducing weight and obesity. But a new study shows ... Read more...

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Police disperse protesters in Srinagar


April 26th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, Apr 26 (ANI): Police in Srinagar fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the alleged human rights violations by security forces. The protest came hours after Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan ... Read more...

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Lanka to continue probe of alleged rights abuses: MInister


April 22nd, 2008 - 8:20 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, April 22 (ANI): Sri Lankas Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said on Tuesday that President Mahinda Rajapakse-led government is committed to completing the work of the Presidential commission of inquiry ... Read more...

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Indian-led international rights group quits in Sri Lanka


April 15th, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 15 (IANS) A top international panel appointed to supervise a presidential commission of inquiry into the high profile human rights violations in Sri Lanka Tuesday declared it had ... Read more...

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On eve of eastern Sri Lanka poll, 34 killed in the north


March 10th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Colombo, March 10 (DPA) Nine soldiers and at least 25 Tamil rebels were killed in clashes in northern Sri Lanka as the country's eastern region held its first elections in 14 years, ... Read more...

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Bomb kills one in Colombo as eastern Sri Lanka votes


March 10th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
DPA Colombo, March 10 (DPA) At least one civilian was killed and four school children were injured when a parcel bomb exploded in Sri Lanka's capital Monday as the country's eastern region held ... Read more...

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Eminent persons’ group quits Sri Lanka rights abuse probe


March 6th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, March 6 (IANS) A group of eminent international personalities who had been overseeing the Sri Lankan government's efforts to curb human rights abuses Thursday resigned from their role. Complaining of a ... Read more...

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Private sector for India-US investment treaty by year-end


February 23rd, 2008 - 10:57 am ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The US-India Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) has asked the two governments to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty by end of 2008 while continuing to promote ... Read more...

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Security upgraded for Sri Lankan parliamentarians


January 9th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, Jan.9 (ANI): Following Tuesday's assassination of Sri Lanka's Minister for Nation-Building, D.M. Dassanayake, the Government has increased security for Members of Parliament. Dassanayake was killed by a roadside bomb attack on ... Read more...

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