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Russia urges UN observers to stay in Syria


August 15th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS) Moscow believes the UN observers in Syria should continue their work there, as a withdrawal of the mission would cause "extremely negative consequences", the Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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18 killed in Mizoram bus accident


July 21st, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 21 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and 17 others injured when a bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Mizoram early Saturday, an official said.The ... Read more...

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Show patience in resolving border issue, China advises India


June 27th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) India and China should be patient in resolving their long-standing border issue though "difficulties remain high", a senior official here has said, falling back on ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to push for expansion of sea boundary


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka will push for expansion of its sea boundary, also known as the continental shelf, and send a delegation to the UN to ... Read more...

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Russian orthodox church opens Facebook account


May 16th, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Orthodox Church has opened a Facebook account called "Patriarch Kirill" to inform internet users about the life and work of the Russian ... Read more...

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Akhilesh government to roll out ‘red carpet’ for scribes


April 29th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) How to create a media-friendly environment in government offices and make maximum information available to journalists? This is a key task for the Akhilesh Yadav ... Read more...

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Indian delegation visits Sri Lanka’s war-torn north


April 19th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 19 (IANS) An Indian parliamentary delegation has visited Sri Lanka's war-ravaged north where a large number of India-sponsored projects are being carried out, authorities said Thursday.The delegation felt ... Read more...

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Lokpal unworkable, will only pile up problems: Katju


March 28th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju Tuesday came down heavily on the concept of Lokpal, calling it an "unworkable proposition".Speaking to reporters after the ... Read more...

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4th Bengaluru film fest will pay tribute to Dev Anand


December 7th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 7 (IANS) The fourth edition of the Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFF), starting Dec 15, will pay tribute to actor, producer and director Dev Anand, who passed ... Read more...

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Indian company drills second oil well in Sri Lanka


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 22 (IANS) An Indian company, engaged in exploring oil in the seas of northern Sri Lanka, has begun drilling a second well, the Sri Lankan government said Saturday.Cairn ... Read more...

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Open to probe in 2G scam: Prithviraj Chavan


September 28th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) Expressing his willingness to face a probe in connection with the 2G spectrum scam, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Wednesday took potshots at Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa, Kumaraswamy to swear before god over graft issue (Lead)


June 18th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka will witness a rare scene of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and his predecessor H.D. Kumaraswamy swearing before god following the latter's claim that the ... Read more...

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Thailand denies violating Cambodian territory


June 6th, 2011 - 4:01 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand's Foreign Affairs Ministry denied accusations made by the Cambodian government that Thai military aircraft had violated that country's airspace recently, said Thani Thongpakdi, director-general of the Ministry's ... Read more...

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A dancing Farooq Abdullah on Facebook video


April 23rd, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A wide grin on his face, clapping and throwing his hands in the air and moving his thickset figure to a hit Kashmiri folk ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to drop colonial Ceylon from official names


December 30th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 30 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government is to officially drop the name Ceylon from titles of government institutions by bringing in legislative changes, Xinhua reports."The cabinet has decided to change ... Read more...

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Respect women, says Delhi government posters


December 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) In the wake of rising crime against women, the Delhi government has decided to launch a poster campaign in the city asking people to respect women, an ... Read more...

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Cow is god: Tripura tribals dont milk cattle


October 25th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Bagmara (South Tripura), Oct 25 (IANS) Tribals of the dirt-poor village of Bagmara in Tripura have been holding on to ... Read more...

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Goa to warn tourists about swine flu


August 13th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) With one swine flu death and 30 H1N1 cases reported in Goa this year, the state government has now started cautioning tourists coming to Goa about the disease. State ... Read more...

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Benazir’s son to address PPP meeting in Britain


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, Aug 1 (IANS) Bilawal Zardari Bhutto, the son of slain former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto and the current President of the country Asif Zardari, will be addressing ... Read more...

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Fiery crash turned gorge into valley of death


May 22nd, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Mangalore (Karnataka), May 22 (IANS) The fiery crash of Air India Express flight 812 from Dubai early Saturday in a gorge at the end of a "hill top" runway here ... Read more...

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In Uttar Pradesh, several officers have committed suicide


November 30th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 30 (IANS) Senior Uttar Pradesh bureaucrat Harminder Raj Singh's suicide two days ago continues to puzzle family, friends and police Monday, but a number of officers in the state have ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan PM to open Buddhist centre at Sanchi


October 30th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 30 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake would Saturday inaugurate a Buddhist prayer centre at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh's Vidisha district, officials said Friday. The Rs.84-million (Rs.8.4 crore) centre ... Read more...

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China’s 600-year-old Forbidden City comes alive online


August 27th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 27 (ANI): China's 600-year-old Forbidden City is renovating its website in a move to improve its offerings of Chinese culture.According to Hu Chui, head of the Palace Museum's information ... Read more...

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Tripura to be declared fully literate in 2010


August 11th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 11 (IANS) Tripura will be declared fully literate in September next year, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Tuesday. "On the occasion of World Literacy Day (Sep 8) next year, Tripura will ... Read more...

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Kannada film academy to be inaugurated Friday


June 3rd, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 3 (IANS) Karnataka will soon get a film academy of its own - the cinema body will be launched here Friday and it will not only take care of film-related ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover 85,000 yr old villages in Sharjah


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Sharjah, April 23 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered villages dating back to 85,000 years in Sharjah's Jebel Fayah, which show that human settlements existed in the area during that time.Excavation work was ... Read more...

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35 percent voting in Jammu till noon amid clashes (Lead)


April 16th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 16 (IANS) Amid high security and stray incidents of clashes, voting for the parliamentary constituency of Jammu picked up in the afternoon, with more than 35 percent of the about ... Read more...

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Kannada artists, writers rally for Chaplin statue


March 20th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) Over 100 theatre and film personalities held a demonstration here Friday to support Kannada filmmaker Hemanth Hegde's plans to erect a 62-foot statue of Charlie Chaplin for ... Read more...

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PML-N blames PPP-led Government for maligning Sharif


January 31st, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 31 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-N has accused the PPP-led Government of indulging in a character-assassination campaign against its leader Nawaz Sharif.The PPP-led Government, however, moved quickly to decry ... Read more...

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Modi to address Gujaratis in Canada


September 19th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 19(IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will address Gujaratis in Canada from his Gandhinagar residence via satellite video conferencing Saturday, an official said Friday.The function has been organised by the ... Read more...

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ISI back in defence ministry’s control - for the moment


August 6th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (IANS) Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has, for the moment, been returned to the defence ministry's control but this may not be the last word on the subject as a ... Read more...

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Zardari says Pak govt, Army, intelligence agencies enjoying good relations


July 29th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 29 (ANI): The Pakistan government, the Army and the intelligences agencies were enjoying good mutual relations, but some elements were spreading rumours about differences between the three, PPP Co-chairman ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa keeps finance, gives home to trusted man


June 8th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has allotted portfolios to his ministers nine days after assuming office and kept with him 10 departments, including finance and the intelligence wing ... Read more...

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No foreign casualties reported in earthquake: China


May 13th, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 13 (Xinhua) No foreign casualties have been reported after the strongest quake in China in three decades jolted the southwestern province of Sichuan Monday, a foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Kashmir gears up for capital shift from Jammu to Srinagar


April 29th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by admin
Jammu, Apr 29 (ANI): Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is all geared up for the annual shifting of government departments from the winter capital Jammu. "The secretariat in Jammu ... Read more...

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