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Northeast facing acute cooking gas shortage


September 14th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 14 (IANS) Northeast India is facing a severe shortage of cooking gas since April after production in four Indian Oil refineries in Assam was hit.Tripura Food and Civil ... Read more...

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Nepal’s gold imports increase


August 14th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Nepal's gold imports increased by a whopping 114 percent to 5,900 kg during fiscal year 2011-12, compared to import figures of the previous fiscal.Value of imports ... Read more...

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Depreciating rupee boon for Indian manufacturing exporters


May 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) While the depreciating rupee is giving sleepless nights to many, it is a huge opportunity for India's manufacturing exporters as their goods are now cheaper ... Read more...

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On the rise: Divorces under 25


December 29th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Twenty five-year-old Seema Sharma got married seven months ago and now she is fighting for a divorce in the court on grounds of mental and ... Read more...

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Amartya blames ‘bureaucratic control’ for delay in Nalanda varsity


October 8th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Noble Laureate Amartya Sen, who heads the interim governing board of Nalanda University, has blamed excessive bureaucratic control and difficulty in getting the money as ... Read more...

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UTV to produce ‘Delhi Belly’ writer’s film


October 7th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Scriptwriter Akshat Verma, who received critical acclaim for his debut project "Delhi Belly", is all set to don the director's hat for a comic-thriller that will ... Read more...

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Super Kings ready for Mumbai Indians challenge


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) For Chennai Super Kings, it has been all about getting together and reconnecting with familiar faces while preparing for their opening Champions League T20 game against ... Read more...

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Happy to be gay, especially in Thailand!


June 12th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Phuket, June 12 (IANS) They soak in the romantic settings, walk hand in hand and cosy up to each other without a worry in the world. Faced with social stigma ... Read more...

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Arrogance, Muslim anger, rural backlash felled Left: Analysts


May 18th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Arrogance of power, erosion of its rural vote bank and anger among Muslims were the key reasons why the Left Front was routed in West Bengal, ... Read more...

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Andhra to get deputy chief minister to counter Telangana stir


May 8th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) The ruling Congress is gearing up to appoint a deputy chief minister from Telangana to tackle the renewed movement to carve a separate state out ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pak warned Osama before US raids: Wikileaks


May 3rd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): The latest disclosure by whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has exposed Pakistan's blatant lies, as it claims that Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden always received warning before any ... Read more...

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Recent “American Idol” Winners Fail To Match Pace With Past Winners Like Kelly Calrkson And Carrie Underwood


January 18th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) One of the television's biggest reality shows "American Idol" is all set to make its premiere once again on Wednesday. The show which will be starting ... Read more...

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6 in 10 Brit women feel bored because of ‘endless housework, dull sex life’


November 12th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that millions of Brit women complain they are stuck in a rut because their lives are too ordinary.The study quizzed women aged 18 ... Read more...

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Left on its way out in West Bengal, admits leader (Interview)


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The drubbing in the municipal elections is a clear pointer that the Left Front that has ruled West Bengal continuously since 1977 is ... Read more...

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Bionic coating could make ships much more fuel-efficient


May 5th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Large container ships are some of the heaviest polluters on the planet and one of the key reasons for this is the energy lost due to friction as ... Read more...

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Birla Corp posts Rs.137.50 crore net profit in Q4


April 22nd, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Birla Corporation Limited, the flagship company of the M.P. Birla Group, posted net profit of Rs.137.50 crore during the last quarter (January-March) 2009-10 against Rs.90.61 crore in the ... Read more...

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Malaysian women tangled in web of sex myths


February 28th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (ANI): Malaysian women have emerged as the most ill-informed in a new survey on sex-related issues carried out across Southeast Asia.The Kotex BodyLife IQ survey was conducted on ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ponting has many reasons for ditching T-20


January 28th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.28 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has said that his desire to play the World Cup in 2011 and to prolong his Test career were two key reasons for giving ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Russell Crowe’s new film touted as the “ultimate” Robin Hood film


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 2 (ANI): Russell Crowe's 'Robin Hood' film is being touted as the ultimate tale of the philanthropic folklore hero, and the actor fully agrees with it.The 'Gladiator' star has ... Read more...

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Azad plans diabetes test for all villagers above 35 (Lead)


October 4th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) India is known as the diabetes capital of the world and Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad wants to fight that tag -- starting with mandatory diabetes and ... Read more...

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97 new polio cases in Uttar Pradesh


July 29th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) Out of the 136 fresh polio cases detected in the country, as many as 97 were in Uttar Pradesh this year, according to a new report. Alarmed by the ... Read more...

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Salary not under threat, ICL tells its players


February 12th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) The Indian Cricket League (ICL) has informed its Australian recruits that their six-figure contract fees are not under threat despite the league postponing next month's tournament. Former Australian players ... Read more...

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Drilling caused Indonesian mud volcano eruption


October 31st, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Petroleum geologists from around the globe have concluded that the east Java mud volcano was triggered by drilling of a nearby gas exploration well, not by an ... Read more...

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Lily Cole bares all for French playboy


October 3rd, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): English model Lily Cole has been featured on the French Playboy cover wearing nothing but white socks and clutching a teddy bear.The model, who is also a ... Read more...

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Teens” pals can affect their weight


September 14th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Do you have a big belly? Well, one of the key reasons behind the extra flab could be your friends, says a new research, which has found ... Read more...

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Why some people choose not to watch TV


August 24th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Protecting kids from sex and violence, avoiding commercials and finding extra time for other activities are some of the key reasons why some people live without television, ... Read more...

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Having fat pals can make you put on weight


July 25th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Do you have a big belly? Well, one of the key reasons behind the extra flab could be your friends, says a new research, which found that ... Read more...

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India’s rural health mission not delivering results: Unicef


April 9th, 2008 - 11:37 am ICT by admin
By Prashant K. Nanda Udaipur (Rajasthan), April 9 (IANS) India's rural health mission is failing to deliver results, says a top Unicef official, pointing out that half of the country's women still deliver ... Read more...

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Hayden regrets ‘obnoxious weed remark’ on Harbhajan


March 16th, 2008 - 6:57 pm ICT by admin
Brisbane, March 16 (IANS) More than two weeks after calling Harbhajan Singh an "obnoxious little weed", Australian opener Matthew Hayden has admitted that it was a "mistake" and wants to patch-up with ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to chemicals in plastic items linked to lifetime weight gain


January 16th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 16(ANI): Prenatal exposure to minuscule amounts of common chemicals found in baby bottles to toys can lead to lifetime weight gain, say researchers.Various studies conducted using animal models have shown ... Read more...

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Neanderthals did not sew enough warm clothes to survive Ice Age: Expert


December 21st, 2007 - 5:25 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec.21 (ANI): Unlike modern humans, Neanderthals may not have been able to sew warm enough clothes to see them through the Ice Age. Neanderthals probably froze to death in the last Ice ... Read more...

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