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Brazil cuts electricity rates to spur economy


September 12th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff Tuesday made official a reduction in electricity rates aimed at spurring economic growth and making Brazilian firms more competitive.The reductions, 16.2 percent for ... Read more...

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Youth Hockey Brawl gets violent in Lativa


August 13th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Latvia, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The world hockey invitational tournament, which is touted to be the largest tournament in the world, is often held in Chicago every year. However, the organizers of ... Read more...

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Olympic equestrian: Dujardin prances to dressage gold for Britain


August 10th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Charlotte Dujardin danced to victory in the individual dressage Thursday, beating Dutch rider Adelinde Cornelissen by a nose with an elegant performance here at ... Read more...

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Phelps reveals future: Working with kids and swimming with sharks


August 6th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Swimming legend Michael Phelps has revealed a little of what he plans to do after recently announcing retirement from international competition.The gold medal Phelps won ... Read more...

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Russian hand in shooter Vijay’s Olympics success


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) India's Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar should thank his Russian coach Pavel Smirnov for his success at the 2012 London Games.The Russian's appointment was a ... Read more...

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Lochte beats Phelps in 400m medley


June 26th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Ryan Lochte edged out Michael Phelps in the men's 400m individual medley at the US Olympic swimming trials.Lochte took the lead on the breaststroke leg ... Read more...

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German side Stuttgart signs midfielder Tunay Torun


June 7th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 7 (IANS) Turkish international Tunay Torun joined German team Stuttgart in a deal that will keep the footballer in Germany till 2015, the club confirmed.The former Berlin midfielder ... Read more...

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Beauty queens come together to celebrate womanhood


May 7th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Vanya Mishra, Prachi Mishra and Rochelle Maria Rao, winners of Pantaloons Femina Miss India (PFMI) 2012, walked the ramp Monday to celebrate women and their ... Read more...

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Samota, Manpreet lead 10-member Indian team for Kazakh boxing meet


February 8th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Established pugilists Paramjeet Samota, Manpreet Singh and L. Devendro Singh figure in a 10-member Indian team which has been picked for an international boxing tournament ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs technology-based business: PM


December 30th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islambad, Dec 30 (IANS) Pakistan needs technology-based business that fetch higher returns, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.Gilani Thursday made the remark while meeting students from National University of ... Read more...

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Child poverty film wins short film award at IFFI


December 1st, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 1 (IANS) A short film about child poverty in India won the Golden Lamp Tree award, while a film on pesticides tragedies in India won the Special Environment ... Read more...

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Indian Army team wins gold at World patrol meet


November 7th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Indian Army has emerged the best patrolling force in the world with a team from the Gorkha Rifles regiment winning an international competition also ... Read more...

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Of dead seas and Indian independent films


October 21st, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) "Whether we see our wives or not, we see a dead body every day," complains a policeman inspecting the body of a fisherman who has been ... Read more...

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Indian film festivals come of age (Comment)


October 21st, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
On the eve of the Mumbai Film Festival, filmmaker Shyam Benegal had confidently said this is the best festival India has seen so far. As the festival came to a close ... Read more...

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A bookshelf with love, cricket and Buddhism (IANS Books This Week)


September 22nd, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Go through a pile of page-turners this weekend.1. "The Shadow of the Buddha"; Written by Matteo Pistono; Published by Hay House; Priced at Rs.299For a ... Read more...

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Citing rising India, China, Obama seeks balanced deficit cuts


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) On a cross-country trip to sell his deficit reduction plan, President Barack Obama has focused on the growing competition from fast rising India, China and ... Read more...

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FIH to launch World League


February 22nd, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lausanne (Switzerland) Feb 22 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced the launch of an FIH World League in 2012 involving all the top countries and has sent out invitations to its ... Read more...

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Bangalore geared up for India-Australia warm-up clash


February 12th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) A warm afternoon, chilly evening and around 50,000 spectators to cheer them on -- the Indian cricket team could not have asked for a better stage ... Read more...

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Jaipur film fest to focus on French cinema


December 28th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The upcoming third edition of the Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF), to be held Jan 27-30, will focus on French cinema and screen 140 films from across ... Read more...

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Bhopal to host international Quran recitation competition


December 21st, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 21 (IANS) The seventh international competition in traditional style rendition of the Holy Qur'an will be held here Dec 22-23 and will see participants from countries like Britain, Iran ... Read more...

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‘Best Job in the World’ winner now off on ‘Best Expedition in the World’


November 11th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 11 (ANI): The man, who won an international competition for "the best job in the world", is now going on what has been called as the best expedition in the ... Read more...

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‘Making my first film has made me old’


October 27th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) The international competition section at the ongoing 12th Mumbai Film Festival this year has a curious pattern. The 14 films, almost meticulously selected to represent ... Read more...

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Australian wrestler to apologise for rude behaviour


October 6th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 6 (IANS) Australian wrestler Hassene Fkiri, who was disqualified for obscene gestures and unsporting behaviour during his gold-medal bout against India's Anil Kumar in the Commonwealth Games, will apologise ... Read more...

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22-carat diamond ring with ‘world’s best couple’ title up for grabs


October 5th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 5 (ANI): A jeweller in New Zealand is set to launch an international competition to find the 'world's best couple' and is offering the successful couple a 22-carat princess-cut diamond ... Read more...

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More athletes, officials arrive for Commonwealth Games


September 26th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Around 1,100 foreign athletes, officials and media personnel arrived in the Indian capital Sunday for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games. The biggest delegations that arrived were from ... Read more...

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India is doing its best to hold Commonwealth Games: Journalist


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sept.23 (ANI): India, within the limitations of its financial resources, workforce skills, pressing competing demands and probable corruption, has done the best it can to organize the XIXth Commonwealth Games in ... Read more...

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Indian tea prices firming up, exports up, production down


September 9th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Sep 9 (IANS) The beleaguered Indian tea industry is on a comeback trail with exports increasing and prices firming up in the weekly auctions despite adverse climatic conditions ... Read more...

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Frenchman wins global guitar miming contest


August 29th, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A French national pipped 41 other contestants in an international competition on miming to play a guitar. Sylvain Quimene, who performed under the name of Gunther Love, won the ... Read more...

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Expert Committee calls for upgrading IFFI to International Standards


August 25th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.25 (ANI): An expert committee comprising well-known personalities of film and entertainment world and officials on Wednesday presented its report to Ambika Soni with its recommendations suggesting upgrading International ... Read more...

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Iranian official rejects female football team’s headgear


July 8th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, July 8 (ANI): An Iranian official has rejected a new women's football strip which was created after the world football federation banned the team from international competition due to their Islamic ... Read more...

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FIFA gives Nigeria Monday deadline on team suspension


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 2 (DPA) FIFA has given Nigeria's government until Monday to cancel its suspension of the national football team from international competition or get the boot from FIFA, football's ruling body ... Read more...

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London’s 40-odd Victorian and Edwardian fountains to be restored


June 15th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced that over 40 Victorian and Edwardian fountains will be restored in eight Royal Parks, including Hyde Park, enabling the public to drink ... Read more...

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Saina cautiously optimistic about chances in Indian Open


June 7th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) World No 6 Saina Nehwal Monday arrived here for the Yonex-Sunrise India Open Grand Prix (Gold) badminton tournament, commencing Tuesday, and expressed cautious optimism about her chances. It was ... Read more...

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Four eves to contest for Miss Tibet 2010 crown


May 30th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, May 30 (ANI): The annual beauty pageant for "Miss Tibet" will witness four contestants vying for the crown this year.Preliminary rounds for the Miss Tibet Beauty Pageant 2010 were staged ... Read more...

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Engineering students showcase innovative robotic designs in Pune


March 7th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, Mar 7 (ANI): The Annual National Robotic Contest ROBOCON 2010 brought together students from across the country in Pune to showcase their designs for robotics.Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune, in ... Read more...

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