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Nehru Cup: Cameroon edge India 1-0


August 31st, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Samuel Bite's lone goal proved the difference between India and Cameroon as the Africans triumphed 1-0 in the last round robin match of the Nehru ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics: Zou powers China to gold, Japan win silver


July 31st, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A dazzling all-round performance led by Zou Kai powered defending champions China to the team gold in the artistic gymnastics here at the Olympics Monday.China ... Read more...

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Dramatic final shot gives China’s Guo shooting gold


July 29th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Guo Wenjun took a second-consecutive Olympic gold medal with a last-ditch bullseye in the women's 10 metre air pistol Sunday.Guo pounced on an ... Read more...

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Jharkhand’s Rajya Sabha poll could leave Munda shaky


May 1st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 1 (IANS) The May 3 poll for two Rajya Sabha seats from Jharkhand is casting its shadow on the stability of the Arjun Munda-led government.The two ruling ... Read more...

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Champions League: Milan draw with Barcelona, Bayern blank Marseille


March 29th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, March 29 (IANS) AC Milan held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw with their resilient defence in the first leg of the teams' Champions League quarterfinal at San Siro ... Read more...

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After ITC venture, Manipal plans exit from Nepal


September 16th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 16 (IANS) In a major blow to the image of Nepal's new Maoist government, India's influential Manipal Group of Companies is planning its exit strategy just a ... Read more...

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Nepal awaits prime minister’s resignation


August 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) Caught between an implacable opposition and a feckless ally, Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal began to make last-ditch attempts to save his floundering government Saturday ... Read more...

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Nepal PM defies Maoists, refuses to quit


July 31st, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 31 (IANS) Given an ultimatum by his own allies, the Maoists, to reshuffle the cabinet by Sunday night or face the withdrawal of their support, and pressured by ... Read more...

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Ramdev on ‘fast’ track, says corrupt should hang (Lead)


June 3rd, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Friday vowed to press ahead with his hunger strike against corruption Saturday even as the government made last ditch efforts to ... Read more...

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Western governments hail Nepal house extension, India wary


May 29th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Nepal's major western donors Sunday hailed the last-ditch agreement among the major parties to reprieve Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal's government by giving another three months' ... Read more...

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France takes up Yunus case with Bangladesh


April 25th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) A special envoy of French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked the Bangladesh government to ensure that Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is "effectively associated" with Grameen Bank, ... Read more...

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Sathya Sai Baba’s condition continues to be very critical (Lead)


April 21st, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba continues to be in a very critical condition, doctors attending on him said Thursday evening.According to the doctors at Sathya Sai ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars rover ‘Spirit’ ‘feared lost forever after it passes a yr in silence’


March 30th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): It has been more than a year since Mars rover 'Spirit' last contacted Earth, and NASA now fears it will never hear from it again.The U.S. space agency's ... Read more...

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Libyan forces using western arms to deal with anti- Gaddafi protestors: EU


February 28th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): Military hardware worth hundreds of millions of pounds, which were supplied to Libya by European and British arms firms, are now being used by the Gaddafi regime in ... Read more...

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Canadian naval commander warned of Somalia’s ‘collusion’ with pirates: Wikileaks


February 7th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Canada), Feb.7 (ANI): Whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks has revealed that a Canadian navy commander had warned about a collusion between Somali pirates and the transitional Somali government that's being backed by ... Read more...

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Slapped politician is new Nepal PM


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 3 (IANS) The chief of Nepal's ruling communist party, who was slapped by a disgruntled former supporter for holding the nation to ransom for seven months, managed to ... Read more...

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Medvedev Visit: Yet another step in strengthening Indo-Russian ties


December 10th, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashBrussels, Dec.9 (ANI): India and Russia are keen to expand areas of cooperation, and, the forthcoming visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to New Delhi on December 21 and ... Read more...

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Fuming Putin accuses England of ‘dirty tricks’ before 2018 World Cup bid


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London/Moscow, Dec. 2 (ANI): A fuming Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused England of launching a 'dirty tricks campaign' to secure its right to host the 2018 World Cup.The crunch ... Read more...

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Ponting determined to set the tone for Oz Ashes campaign: Roebuck


November 25th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 25(ANI): Noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck is backing Australian skipper Ricky Ponting to establish his authority at the Gabba to "set the tone" for his team's campaign of regaining the ... Read more...

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Uncertainty over 17th round of PM poll in Nepal


November 15th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 15 (IANS) Amid growing speculation that the 17th round of the controversial election in Nepal to pick a new prime minister would be deferred Monday, the country's top ... Read more...

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Cameron to visit Zurich for last-ditch 2018 football WC bid lobbying


November 12th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12(ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron will travel to Switzerland next month to engage in a last-minute lobbying drive to secure the 2018 football World Cup for England.According to ... Read more...

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Campaigning for third phase of Bihar Assembly polls ends today


October 26th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Patna, Oct 26 (ANI): Campaigning for the third phase of Bihar Assembly polls will end on Tuesday evening.The third phase of election will take place on October 28 for 48 seats.It ... Read more...

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Karnataka governor, speaker spat over rebels (Lead)


October 11th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 10 (IANS) On the eve of Karnataka's 29-month-old B.S. Yeddyurappa government's trust vote, Governor H.R. Bhardwaj and assembly Speaker K.G. Bopaiah were embroiled in a war of words through ... Read more...

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Nepal fails to get new PM even after 10th round


October 6th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 6 (IANS) Anger, ridicule and disinterest marked the 10th round of prime ministerial election in Nepal Wednesday with the parties failing to elect a new premier for an unprecedented 10th ... Read more...

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Both Republicans, Democrats are evenly placed for mid-term polls


September 16th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.16 (ANI): The latest New York Times/CBS News poll has found that while voters rate the performance of Democrats negatively, they view Republicans as even worse, providing a potential opening ... Read more...

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Synod rejects concession on women bishops in England


July 11th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): The Church of England is facing a fresh crisis after the archbishops of Canterbury and York failed to win enough support for a compromise over women bishops at ... Read more...

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Britain’s non-EU immigration cap may face hiccups (Lead)


June 27th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 27 (IANS) Britain's proposed cap on non-EU immigration to avoid a last-ditch influx into the country may run into rough weather as it is not applicable to non-EU ... Read more...

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Non-EU immigration cap rule may face hiccups in Britain


June 27th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 27 (IANS) Britain's proposed cap on non-EU immigration to avoid a last-ditch influx into the country may run into rough weather as it is not applicable to non-EU ... Read more...

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‘The Code’ offers boozers a chance to kick the bottle for good


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): A British company is providing a five-day last-ditch treatment to people wanting to kick the bottle.The Sunderland-based Aluston Health Ltd, founded by former heavy drinkers, Russell Hughes, ... Read more...

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Labour woos Liberal Democrats in bid to retain power


May 7th, 2010 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Labour seemed to be reaching out to the Liberal Democrats in an apparent last ditch bid to retain power with a senior Labour leader saying he has "no ... Read more...

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Nepal PM not to quit


May 1st, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 1 (IANS) Facing an unprecedented crisis with the opposition Maoists ready to clamp an indefinite general strike from Sunday and parliament and the government facing dissolution in four weeks time, ... Read more...

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Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg’s last-ditch bid to save ‘HOLLYWOOD’


April 25th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are fronting a campaign to save the iconic Hollywood sign from being bulldozed.The actor-director duo is making all efforts to buy off the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cabin crew strike disrupts British Airways flights


March 20th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (DPA) Thousands of British Airways (BA) travellers suffered flight cancellations Saturday because of a strike called by cabin crews over pay and working conditions. The three-day strike, the first to ... Read more...

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British Airways cabin crews to begin strike next week


March 12th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (DPA) British Airways (BA) said Friday it feared "massive disruption" from threatened strikes by cabin crews later this month as Prime Minister Gordon Brown called for a last-ditch ... Read more...

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Obama may give combative response to Democrat’s Senate defeat in Massachusetts


January 20th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.20 (ANI): If the Democrats lose Tuesday's special Senate election in Massachusetts, close advisers say President Barack Obama plans to hit back with a combative response.Politico quoted a senior ... Read more...

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