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PM to address nation on FDI in retail and other reforms


September 21st, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address the nation Friday night to explain why his government is going forward with economic reforms, especially allowing overseas investment ... Read more...

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SIT to investigate cartoonist Trivedi’s case


September 13th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) will now investigate the case of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and review the sedition charges against him, a senior police official ... Read more...

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Mahesh Bhatt supports Aseem, calls for freedom of art


September 12th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has come out in support of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, saying freedom of art is important for a peaceful society."I believe a society ... Read more...

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Current times worse than emergency: Advani


September 12th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani has come out in support of Aseem Trivedi, saying the act of jailing the cartoonist for an allegedly ... Read more...

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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi to be released Wednesday


September 12th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi will walk out of prison Wednesday afternoon, an India Against Corruption (IAC) spokesperson said.An IAC team will be present to receive ... Read more...

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High security in Assam after ULFA messages intercepted


September 10th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 10 (IANS) Assam Police have intensified security arrangements after intelligence inputs that the anti-dialogue faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) led by Paresh Baruah alias ... Read more...

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Argentina criticises Britain’s ‘arrogance’ in Assange case


August 29th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 29 (IANS) Argentina's Ambassador to Britain Alicia Castro has criticized the British government's "arrogance" in dealing with the Julian Assange case.Castro told a radio station that the ... Read more...

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Hyderabad stadium’s pavilion named after Laxman


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has named the north- end of the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at Uppal after V.V.S. Laxman, who announced his retirement ... Read more...

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Life to continue as normal, says teenage hero Walcott


August 16th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 16 (IANS/CMC) Newly-crowned Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott says he does not plan to change anything about his training regimen despite his new-found fame.Walcott returned here Monday ... Read more...

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Olympics: China’s Sun wins gold in 1,500m freestyle


August 5th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chinese world champion Sun Yang steamed to gold in the 1,500 meters freestyle on Saturday, lopping a massive three seconds off his own world record.The ... Read more...

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China allocates $189 mn for flood relief


July 27th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China has allocated 1.2 billion yuan ($189 million) for flood relief after over 70 people died in the deluge since past week.Half of the money will ... Read more...

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To be part of it: the Olympics in a British way


July 26th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) In a purple and red uniform, gray-haired Alan Farmer was warm-hearted and helpful as an Olympic volunteer."How can I help," he would ask the journalists smilingly ... Read more...

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Beijing braces for more rain


July 25th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) A yellow alert has been issued in Beijing for "possible mudslides and cave-ins" as the Met department has forecast more rains in the city.Rainstorms were expected ... Read more...

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Sammy praises ‘unplayable’ Narine


July 19th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St. Kitts), July 19 (IANS/CMC) Captain Darren Sammy has praised off spinner Sunil Narine as 'unplayable' and reliable following a career-best spell which swept the West Indies to a ... Read more...

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Pug fashion leads to longer noses and legs


July 16th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) At the pug fashion event in Berlin last Saturday, one observation that was clear was the fact that the competitors are having longer noses and legs. At ... Read more...

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Minute’s silence at Russian Super Cup


July 14th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The season-opening Russian Super Cup match between league champions Zenit St. Petersburg and cup winners Rubin Kazan is to begin with a minute's silence for ... Read more...

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Deco praises Seedorf’s Brazil move


July 5th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 4 (IANS) Former Portugal international midfielder Deco said Clarence Seedorf's arrival in Rio de Janeiro will change the world's perception of Brazilian football.Seedorf agreed to ... Read more...

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Rajesh Khanna fine, undergoing tests


June 30th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Yesteryear's superstar Rajesh Khanna, who is being treated in Lilavati Hospital for the past week, is fine but is undergoing some tests, according to hospital sources."Rajesh ... Read more...

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Rain ends Windies hopes of redemption as 3rd ODI abandoned


June 23rd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Leeds, June 23 (IANS/CMC) West Indies' quest to salvage pride from a wretched One-Day International series ended in disappointment when persistent rain washed out the third and final game without a ... Read more...

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Elderly woman trapped under her heavy dresser for 4 days


June 18th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oregon, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An elderly resident of Oregon has been found alive after spending four days trapped under her dresser. Local law enforcement authorities claim that 67-year-old Virginia Cartier was ... Read more...

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Saudi crown prince,78, dies in Geneva (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's heir apparent Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud breathed his last Saturday at a Geneva hospital following an illness, Al Jazeera reported. He was ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Blanc hails Germany as role model for France


June 15th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France coach Laurent Blanc said his team should follow Germany's example when they take on Ukraine Friday in the Euro 2012 group stage.Germany are ... Read more...

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Bikni-clad weather presenters told to cover up


June 13th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) Two models, hosting a late-night weather forecast programme on a Chinese television show, have been forced to cover themselves up after they drew sharp reactions from ... Read more...

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Birthday party culture comes to UP government schools


June 13th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) To bridge the rural-urban divide among students, the Uttar Pradesh government has asked its primary schools, run by the basic education department, to celebrate birthdays of ... Read more...

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Gibson backs top order but says Edwards technique exposed


June 7th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, June 7 (IANS/CMC) Head coach Ottis Gibson continues to back the struggling West Indies top order despite its repeated failures in the first two Tests against England.None of the West ... Read more...

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Former world boxing champion Wright retires


June 6th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Former light-middle weight world boxing champion Ronald "Winky" Wright of the US has announced his retirement."Part of being a boxer is knowing when to call it ... Read more...

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Over 1,200 firefighters battle New Mexico’s largest ever wildfire


June 4th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Mexico, June 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The biggest ever wildfire in New Mexico's history continued to burn last Saturday in the Gila National Forest. The fire, which was generated after lightning strikes ... Read more...

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Miami face-eating cannibal Rudy Eugene said “I’m going to kill you” to the heavyweight boxer Melton Bowen


June 4th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, June 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former heavyweight boxer Melton Bowen met the 'Miami Cannibal' Rudy Eugene in 2007. After receiving death threats from Rudy Eugene, Bowen knocked him down with one single ... Read more...

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Beauty queen says she considered becoming a nun


May 31st, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 31 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan model Ivian Sarcos, who was crowned Miss World in 2011, has said that she considered the possibility of becoming a nun during the time that ... Read more...

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Drug addict found eating man’s face in US


May 29th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) A drug addict in the US state of Miami was shot dead after police found him chewing a man's face by the roadside.Rudy Eugene, 31, had ... Read more...

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Chelsea star Luiz out of Brazil friendlies


May 26th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 26 (IANS) Chelsea defender David Luiz has been ruled out of Brazil's upcoming international friendlies after failing to overcome a thigh injury.Luiz revealed he played ... Read more...

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Jaitley to visit Karnataka to review situation


May 17th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley will visit Karnataka Friday to take a stock of the situation in the crisis-ridden party-run state government, ... Read more...

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UP farmers seek Big B’s help to write off debts


May 16th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) Days after Amitabh Bachchan wrote off the debts of 90 farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, those in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand area have written to the ... Read more...

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Puyol concedes he won’t be fit for Euro 2012


May 9th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 9 (IANS) FC Barcelona defender Carlos Puyol Wednesday conceded that he won't recover from his knee injury in time to represent defending champions Spain in the Euro 2012 ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels say they’re holding French reporter


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC guerrillas admitted Tuesday that they are holding French journalist Romeo Langlois, who disappeared three days ago in the middle of a firefight between ... Read more...

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