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Elephant tusk pieces seized, three arrested


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 15 (IANS) Three elephant tusk pieces worth more than Rs.1 million were seized in a Goa village Saturday and three people arrested, police said.Police Inspector Nolasco Raposo said ... Read more...

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One gets 10 years jail for peddling drugs


September 14th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A Delhi court has sentenced a man to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs.1 lakh on him for possessing over ... Read more...

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Colombian navy seizes tonne of cocaine


September 12th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Colombian naval units found nearly a tonne of cocaine on a high-speed boat travelling in Caribbean waters near San Andres Island, the military said Tuesday.The four ... Read more...

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US title takes Murray to World No 3


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Andy Murray has become the first British man to win a Grand Slam title since 1936 by defeating Serbian defending champion Novak Djokovic in ... Read more...

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Nearly 200 kg cocaine seized in Italy port


September 8th, 2012 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 8 (IANS/AKI) Police in Italy have impounded 176 kg of cocaine in the southern port of Gioia Tauro aboard a container ship from Chile.The seized cocaine has been ... Read more...

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Nigerian arrested with banned drug


September 7th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Mumbai police's anti-narcotics cell (ANC) arrested a Nigerian national for allegedly possessing the banned drug amphetamine with the intention to sell it, police said here Friday.Identified ... Read more...

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Pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore seized


September 7th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 7 (IANS) Around 390 kg of pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore have been seized in Mizoram, police said Friday.Customs and Mizoram Police officials Thursday night raided a house ... Read more...

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Policeman killed in Chechnya car bombing


September 7th, 2012 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One police officer was killed when a bomb planted under his car detonated in the Chechen capital of Grozny, an official said.A spokesperson for the ... Read more...

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Farman lashes out against India’s paralympic committee


September 6th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India's physically challenged powerlifter Farman Basha Thursday lashed out against the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for using the free facilities meant for athletes and ... Read more...

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200 kg heroin seized in Kazakhstan


September 6th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nearly 200 kg of heroin has been confiscated on the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border by Kazakh customs officers.A car with a trailer travelling from Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan ... Read more...

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Canadian citizen arrested with cocaine in Punjab


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, Sep 3 (IANS) In one of the biggest seizures of cocaine in Punjab's Jalandhar district, police Monday recovered 1.5 kg of the contraband from a Canadian citizen. The consignment ... Read more...

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9 killed in Peshawar bomb blast (Second Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) At least nine people including two children were killed and over 20 others injured in a bomb blast in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar Friday evening, ... Read more...

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Iran doubled capacity at nuclear site: IAEA


August 31st, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Aug 31 (IANS) Iran has doubled its capacity in an underground uranium enrichment facility, a new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report said.The number of centrifuges at the Fordow ... Read more...

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Iran doubles capacity at nuclear site : Report


August 31st, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Aug 31 (IANS) Iran has doubled its capacity in an underground uranium enrichment facility, according to a new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report.According to this report, the number ... Read more...

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Italian miner slits wrist during press conference


August 30th, 2012 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 30 (IANS/AKI) An Italian miner, who along with other workers occupied a coal mine on the island of Sardinia, slit his wrist during a press conference Wednesday to ... Read more...

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Roaring sales of Kerala Onam lottery tickets


August 26th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 (IANS) The Kerala 'Thiru Onam Bumper lottery', billed as carrying the biggest prize money of over Rs.20 crore in the country, is seeing roaring sales, an official ... Read more...

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286 kg marijuana found in vehicle in Hungary


August 26th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Budapest, Aug 25 (IANS) Hungarian authorities discovered 286 kg of marijuana, valued at about 580 million forints ($2.6 million) in a supposedly "empty" vehicle at a checkpoint on the Serbian ... Read more...

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South African woman held at Mumbai airport


August 25th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) A South African woman was Friday arrested for carrying 18 kg of amphetamine, a banned drug, at the Mumbai international airport, a customs official said."We have ... Read more...

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World’s heaviest book displayed in UAE


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 21 (IANS/WAM) The world's heaviest book, "This is Mohammed", is currently on display at a mall in Al Ain, the garden city near Abu Dhabi.The Guinness World ... Read more...

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Rome zoo feeds animals frozen yoghurt


August 21st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) A zoo in Rome is helping its animals overcome the blistering summer temperatures with specially flavoured frozen yoghurt and shaved ice.The Rome Biopark adopted the new ... Read more...

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Daily cup of coffee adds 4.5 kg to weight annually


August 21st, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) A daily cup of latte coffee can add around 4.5 kg (10 pounds) to your weight a year, British experts have warned.The boom in high-street coffee ... Read more...

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Moscow cop held with one kg cocaine


August 18th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A police officer in Moscow was dismissed from service as well as detained after one kg of cocaine was found in his possession, the interior ... Read more...

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I’m closing in on world-beater Zhou: Russian weightlifter


August 16th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian weightlifter Tatiana Kashirina Thursday said she is satisfied with her Olympic silver medal because her performance took her one step closer to beating her ... Read more...

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Rs.40 lakh reward for Mary Kom


August 14th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 14 (IANS) The North Eastern Council (NEC) Tuesday announced a cash reward of Rs.40 lakh for Olympic bronze medal winner M.C. Mary Kom.NEC director Sherry Lalthangzo said: "As ... Read more...

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18 feet python found in Florida


August 14th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) An 18 feet python, carrying a record 87 eggs, has been captured in Florida.The huge Myanmarese python, weighing about 70 kg, is the biggest ever found ... 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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Gas allocation not possible for power projects, says minister


August 13th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Allocation of more gas to any power project, including of Gujarat, may currently not be possible in view of declining domestic gas production, Minister of ... Read more...

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China’s moon rover to run on nuclear power


August 13th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) China's first moon rover will run on a nuclear-powered battery, a scientist said.The rover lands on moon next year on board Chang'e-3, China's third lunar probe, ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Kazakhstan’s Sapiyev wins welterweight gold


August 12th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstani boxer Serik Sapiyev won gold in the men's welterweight (69 kg) category Sunday, dominating Britain's local hero Freddie Evans 17-9 in front of the ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil Kumar assures sixth medal for India (Third Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Sushil Kumar assured India of a sixth medal at the London Olympics by powering into the men's 66 kg freestyle wrestling final at the ExCel ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil sizzles into semis (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sushil Kumar muscled his way into the semifinals of the Olympics men' 66 kg freestyle wrestling beating Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan here Sunday.Sushil, bronze ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Sushil Kumar enters quarters


August 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's medal hope Sushil Kumar advanced to the quarterfinals in the men's 66 kg freestyle wrestling defeating Turkey's Ramazan Sahin 3-1 at the London Olympics ... Read more...

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Olympics: I was hungry for this medal, says Yogeshwar


August 12th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt said Sunday that he was desperate to win an Olympic medal after a disappointing Beijing Games.Yogeshwar Saturday won the bronze ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Gold for Azerbaijan’s Sharifov


August 12th, 2012 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sharif Sharifov gave Azerbaijan its second gold medal of the London Olympics with victory in the men's 84 kg freestyle wrestling Saturday.Reigning World Champion Sharifov ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Bronze medals for Georgia and Iran


August 12th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Georgia's Dato Marsagishvili and Iran's Ehsan Naser Lashgari won bronze medals in the men's 84 kg freestyle wrestling Saturday.Marsagishvili beat Belarusian grappler Soslan Gattsiev 3-1, ... Read more...

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