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Obama expands federal benefits to same-sex partners


June 18th, 2009 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Wednesday extended some benefits for government workers to same-sex partners in a bid to give them greater equality. Obama signed a presidential memorandum that ... Read more...

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Italy’s Berlusconi claims subversives planning a palace coup


June 15th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, June 15 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said that subversives are planning a palace coup of sorts to impose an un-elected leader on the country.Addressing a business lobby group, ... Read more...

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Bogus Australian doctor amputated limbs in India: report


May 25th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 25 (DPA) For 30 years Paul Dean appeared to live a saintly life tending to orphans and helping heal leprosy patients in impoverished villages in India. Dean, who has been arrested ... Read more...

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British MPs hail Indian democracy, ‘new age’ for India


May 16th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, May 16 (IANS) British politicians Saturday praised India's democracy, saying the proven wisdom of the Indian electorate had made a mockery of political pundits once again."This is ... Read more...

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‘Amazing Indian democracy’ floors British politicians


May 16th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, May 16 (IANS) Surprised British politicians Saturday praised India's democracy, saying the proven wisdom of the Indian electorate had made a mockery of political pundits - once again."This ... Read more...

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Israel must accept Palestinian state: Biden


May 6th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Vice-President Joe Biden has placed America on a collision course with Israel, urging the new government to accept the goal of a Palestinian state and stop expanding Jewish ... Read more...

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Australia’s euthanasia campaigner detained in Britain


May 3rd, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 3 (DPA) Australian euthanasia campaigner Phillip Nitschke was detained for several hours before being allowed entry to Britain to give "suicide tutorials", news reports said Sunday. Nitschke, 61, told the Australian ... Read more...

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Balance sheets of media companies must be probed: BJP


April 8th, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) Accusing the media of favouring the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Goa have asked for the statements of account of major news channels and newspapers ... Read more...

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Deflation a challenge for industry, policymakers: Assocham


March 26th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) With India moving towards deflation, demand creation will be a major challenge for policymakers as well as industry, a leading industry lobby group said Thursday. "With inflation at ... Read more...

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‘Irrational tax structure crippling Indian art industry’


March 26th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sreya BasuKolkata, March 26 (IANS) An "irrational tax structure" is crippling the art industry and the government should slash import and value-added taxes (VAT) on artworks to help the sector flourish, ... Read more...

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Recession-weary Australians find thrift fun


March 1st, 2009 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 1 (DPA) Paul Camilleri of Sydney's plush Restaurant Sojourn is offering a three-course lunch for 30 Australian dollars ($19). "It'll be more bistro food, but I don't make any money anyway," ... Read more...

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Oz family lobby groups want gory Inglourious Basterds banned


February 22nd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, February 22 (ANI): A family lobby group wants a ban on Quentin Tarantinos latest film Inglourious Basterds after dubbing it to be extremely brutal.The World War II movie, starring Brad ... Read more...

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Britain urged to relax visa rules for skilled migrants


January 23rd, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) The British government should relax visa regulations for highly skilled workers from India and other countries outside Europe, who face joblessness or cuts in salaries because of the ... Read more...

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Nicole Kidman, Keith Urbans plans for secluded home in jeopardy


December 23rd, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 23 (ANI): Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urbans dream of having a secluded 6.5 million dollar retreat in the NSW Southern Highlands is under threat, as the ... Read more...

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Software industry looking at Lucknow as next IT hub


August 28th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) The software industry's apex lobby group is looking at Lucknow as a future information technology (IT) hub, an industry official said Thursday.The software lobby - the National Association ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh sponge iron units face closure


August 5th, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 5 (IANS) About 40 sponge iron units in Chhattisgarh will stop production this month following a severe iron ore shortage, a top official of the industry's lobby group here said ... Read more...

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New York female bishop in eye of storm over “bishops beat wives” comment


July 31st, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has challenged an American woman bishop to produce evidence to back up her claim that bishops beat their wives. Bishop ... Read more...

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Oz women warned against lipstick over fears of lead containing cosmetics


July 20th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 20 (ANI): Women Down Under have been asked not to wear lipsticks, following concerns that several big cosmetic brands could contain poisonous lead.The warnings come in the wake of ... Read more...

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Pope ‘deeply sorry’ for sexual abuse by priests


July 19th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday he was "deeply sorry for the pain and suffering" of those who had been sexually abused by Catholic clergy. Speaking in Sydney on ... Read more...

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Will ‘Love Story 2050′ be Bollywood’s special effects coup?


June 29th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Priyanka Khanna New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Hindi filmdom's most ambitious futuristic sci-fic - "Love Story 2050" - seems set to up the standards of special effects in the country, with a ... Read more...

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EU to study Microsoft’s software compatibility announcement


May 22nd, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by admin
DPA Brussels, May 22 (DPA) The European Commission said Thursday it had taken note of Microsoft's plans to improve the compatibility of its word processor with free-of-charge rival softwares. In a statement, the ... Read more...

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Censorship prevalent at US environment agency, reveals survey


May 6th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
London, May 6 (ANI): A survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a lobby group based in Washington DC, has revealed that many scientists at the US Environmental Protection Agency feel ... Read more...

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Woolworths ‘promoting tobacco products to kids: Survey


November 16th, 2007 - 4:24 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, November 16 (ANI): A survey has revealed that Woolworths supermarkets are displaying tobacco products in close proximity to items that attract children.In the wake of the finding that tobacco displays ... Read more...

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