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‘Activist’ demands Kamat’s arrest in mining controversy


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 11 (IANS) Those implicated in the Justice M.V. Shah Commission report, including former chief minister Digambar Kamat, should be arrested and the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining controversy probed ... Read more...

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Cut temporary workforce in factories: Experts


August 31st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) At a time when multi-national and domestic companies employ temporary workers on a large scale resulting in industrial unrest, there is a need to reverse the ... Read more...

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Cancel coal blocks allocation: CPI-M


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Coal blocks allocated to private companies, leading to a "gigantic corruption scandal", should be cancelled, the CPI-M said Thursday.The CPI-M said it wanted "a full ... Read more...

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60 kids die of dengue in Cambodia


July 18th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 18 (IANS) At least 60 children have died due to dengue in Cambodia this year, out of a total of 15,597 cases reported in the first six ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi sends five tonnes of dates to Saudi Arabia


July 15th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 15 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi has sent nearly five tonnes Khinaizi and Naghal dates to Jeddah and will also export dates to London for Muslims living there on ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad school near which child drowned shuts


July 14th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 13 (IANS) The Ghaziabad school outside which a four-year-old boy drowned Thursday in a drain, shut shop and its management was absconding Friday after police registered a case ... Read more...

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Microsoft to acquire multitouch display maker


July 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Microsoft has announced that it has agreed to buy large-scale multitouch display maker Perceptive Pixel.Perceptive Pixel's "large touch displays, when combined with hardware from our ... Read more...

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Iran test-fires ballistic missiles


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's Revolutionary Guards Tuesday test-fired a number of intermediate range ballistic missiles as part of a large-scale training exercise."Dozens of rockets" of various ranges and ... Read more...

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Grenades found in Ajmer sewer line


July 2nd, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, July 2 (IANS) Panic gripped Rajasthan's Ajmer town after 14 live grenades were recovered from a sewerage line during cleaning work by local municipality's sanitation staff Monday, police said."Keeping ... Read more...

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Omar wants to develop Kargil as a tourist destination


June 9th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 9 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday emphasized the need to develop Kargil, the second most important town in Ladakh as a tourism and sports ... Read more...

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Rural restaurants for food security - and jobs too (Comment)


May 16th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
In every religion, culture and civilization, feeding the poor and hungry is considered amongst the most noble deeds. In the Hindu religion, for instance, one is able to do one's ... Read more...

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UP’s record: 20,000 constables transferred


May 15th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) In the biggest reshuffle till date on a single day, the Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday transferred a whopping 20,324 constables.Officials said the transfers were ordered following ... Read more...

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GAAR adding to investors’ anxiety: ICRA


April 26th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Credit rating agency ICRA Thursday said the provisions of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) prescribed in this year's budget has added to investors' anxiety."Not lack ... Read more...

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Item songs have become first look of films: Sunidhi


April 8th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Versatile singer Sunidhi Chauhan, who has given some of the best item songs to Bollywood, says she sees them as special songs that are now ... Read more...

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Sharp drop in vodka production, Russian alcohol makers


April 5th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of alcoholic drink makers in Russia fell 32 percent last year as a result of government steps to re-license local manufacturers and sellers, ... Read more...

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Curfew imposed in Andhra town


March 30th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 30 (IANS) Communal violence broke out in Sangareddy town of Andhra Pradesh, forcing the police to clamp indefinite curfew.Twenty people were injured and several shops were set ... Read more...

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Akhilesh transfers 112 cops


March 27th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) In what amounts to a virtual change of guard in Uttar Pradesh's top police establishment, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday reshuffled 112 officers, including four ... Read more...

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Abandon Cold War mentality, China tells US


February 6th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) China Monday asked the US to abandon its "Cold War mentality" and cease making groundless accusations against Beijing, a foreign ministry spokesperson said. Spokesperson Liu Weimin ... Read more...

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Himachal promoting herb culture: Dhumal


February 4th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has 7.32 percent of the total biodiversity of the country and is promoting cultivation of herbs, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Saturday."The state ... Read more...

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May take up singing in future: Juhi


January 31st, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Juhi Chawla, who off and on appears on the small and big screen, says she plans to take singing seriously in the near future."I have been ... Read more...

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China opens largest electric car-charging station


January 30th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 30 (IANS) China's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging and battery swapping station has been put into operation in Beijing, Xinhua reported quoting sources in the city's power supply ... Read more...

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South African team envisages interest in low-cost housing scheme (With images)


January 24th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A South African delegation Tuesday evinced interest in a low-cost housing scheme being executed by the Delhi government, saying it could be replicated in its ... Read more...

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US stocks fall on bleak earnings


January 14th, 2012 - 8:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) US stocks closed lower Friday as JP Morgan Chase reported worse-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, while downgrades of several European countries spurred new concerns over the region's ... Read more...

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Treatment restores productivity among depressed employees


January 12th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 12 (IANS) Depressed employees become more productive after undergoing treatment than those who don't receive treatment, suggests a study. The study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental ... Read more...

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2,500 elephants killed in 2011 for ivory


December 29th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Around 2,500 elephants were slaughtered across the world for ivory this year, according to a report by an environmental agency.Experts from Washington-based Traffic environment agency said ... Read more...

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Drugs checkmating cancer may combat resistant bugs


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 23 (IANS) Drugs that checkmate cancer could also combat pathogens that have become highly resistant to antibiotics - a problem spreading globally. "Our study found that certain proteins, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s consumerism to grow in 2012: Report


December 10th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 10 (IANS) International market research company Nielsen expressed optimistic views on 2012 economic progress in Sri Lanka, noting that rapid growth and consumer spending would be seen.Nielsen, launching ... Read more...

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BJP accuses Mayawati’s brother of money laundering


December 5th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday alleged large-scale money laundering by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's younger brother Anand Kumar, whose assets have allegedly bloated ... Read more...

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Iran starts aerial war game


November 19th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 18 (IANS) Iran started on Friday the initial stage of an aerial war game in eastern part of the country, Xinhua reported citing the local Mehr news agency.At ... Read more...

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Four held in Britain on terrorism charges


November 15th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Four men have been arrested in Britain on suspicion of travelling to Pakistan to undertake terrorist training, police said Tuesday. Officers from the West Midlands Counter ... Read more...

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Jharkhand for banning export of minerals


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian government should impose a ban on exporting minerals overseas to tackle the menace of illegal mining, Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda said ... Read more...

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Hyderabad to host VLSI design conference in January


September 27th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 27 (IANS) The 25th international conference on VLSI (very large scale integration) design and 11th international conference on embedded systems will be held here Jan 7-11, 2012.This silver ... Read more...

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Occupational hazards in pregnancy can cause asthma in kids


September 26th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Mothers exposed to certain substances and chemicals while in their jobs during pregnancy could give birth to children with higher chances of asthma. This research included ... Read more...

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Lanco bags project to mine, operate coal block in Chhattisgarh


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Infrastructure major Lanco Infratech Limited (LITL) Wednesday said it has bagged a project to mine and operate Gare Pelma II coal block in Raigarh district, ... Read more...

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‘India, Canada trade to touch $15 billion by 2015′ (Lead)


July 27th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Trade between India and Canada is set to reach $15 billion by 2015, from $4.5 billion in 2010, a top Canadian diplomat said Tuesday.Canadian High Commissioner ... Read more...

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