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Sri Lankan Tamil party seeks support to form eastern province government


September 9th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) The main Tamil political party in Sri Lanka Sunday initiated talks with opposition parties to reach a majority to form a government in the eastern ... Read more...

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Very few motorists are using the 1.3m Stoke Gifford car park


August 29th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
South Gloucestershire, Aug 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was recently reported that a parking has been constructed by using 1.3 million pounds. Located near Bristol, the parking lot is generally used by 10 ... Read more...

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Counterfeit crackdown fear shuts entire Chinese city


August 11th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Almost all shops in a Chinese city have closed business following rumours of a clampdown on counterfeit products, the Daily Mail reported.Officials in Shenyang city are ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan politician arrested for human smuggling


July 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) A politician and another suspect have been arrested over a human smuggling operation in Sri Lanka, police said.Police spokesperson Ajith Rohana told Xinhua that the politician ... Read more...

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Three Hindu traders abducted in Pakistan


July 14th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) At least three Hindu traders, including president of a local Hindu council, have been kidnapped by unidentified people in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, Online news ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Djokovic to play charity match in Rio


June 5th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 5 (IANS) World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has agreed to play an exhibition match here in November against retired Brazilian star Gustavo Kuerten. This ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Dog faeces to be used to light street lamps


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) A 41-year-old former banker in Britain has come up with a pioneering scheme where he aims to collect four tonnes of dog waste every day across ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Security forces to launch operation against Karbi rebels soon


April 27th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 27 (IANS) Police and security forces in Assam will soon launch a special operation against the Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants in Karbi Anglong district of the ... Read more...

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White Britons ignored compared to ethnic minorities


November 28th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) White working-class people in Britain say they do not get a "fair deal" when compared to ethnic minorities, and are often "left last in line" when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hefty donation for quake victims found in Japanese toilet


October 28th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An anonymous donor left 40 million yen ($526,000) in a toilet in the administrative building of the northern Japanese city of Hachinohe, media reports said ... Read more...

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Spies to root out Muslim extremism from British schools


September 6th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) The British government has recruited former MI5 spies in schools as a measure to root out Islamic extremism and extremists.Ministers in Britain are understood to be ... Read more...

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British kid ordered not to make noise while playing


August 30th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) A four-year-old boy in Britain has been served notice by his local council not to make noise and play quietly.Parents Simon and Pippa Landsell were served ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Guy Ritchie to install solar panels at home


August 23rd, 2011 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Guy Ritchie is planning to install 200 solar panels to make his home self-sufficient for electricity.The "Sherlock Holmes" director has applied for the permission to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins local council elections


July 24th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) said Sunday that its landslide win in the local council elections over the weekend was the result of ... Read more...

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Minor girl blinded with knife in UP


June 19th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) A minor girl in an Uttar Pradesh village was blinded with a knife by two boys when she resisted their rape attempt, police said Sunday. ... Read more...

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Sex trysts at Malaysia’s historic site


April 14th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Malacca (Malaysia), April 14 (IANS) The hill-top church here that once housed the remains of 16th century Christian missionary St. Francis Xavier is now a place for sexual trysts and ... Read more...

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Tottenham Hotspur unlikely to give up 2012 Olympic Stadium claim without a fight


March 31st, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31(ANI): Tottenham Hotspur has launched the first steps in getting the decision to allow West Ham United to move into London's Olympic Stadium thrown out.According to the Sun, the club's ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Crows in Malaysia steal panties, bras to make nests


March 29th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar 29 (ANI): When a number of panties and bras left to dry outside several homes in Malaysia disappeared, the initial suspicion fell on a sexual predator, until it was ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

AGP scouts for partners ahead of coming Assam polls


February 25th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Barely a month for assembly elections in Assam, the main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is desperate for alliance partners - to stop the ruling Congress ... Read more...

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Brit woman jailed after Facebook wedding pics expose her as benefit cheat


February 22nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): A woman in Britain, who claimed to be a single mom, has been jailed after wedding pictures she posted on Facebook exposed her as a benefit-cheat.Hazel Cunningham, ... Read more...

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Anti-government protests continue in Yemen (Lead)


February 19th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Feb 19 (IANS) About 500 people, demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, held demonstrations Saturday in front of Sanaa University in the Yemeni capital. In southern port city of ... Read more...

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Yemen protesters hit government buildings


February 19th, 2011 - 7:45 am ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Feb 19 (IANS) About 7,000 protesters stormed into two government buildings and a police station in Yemen's southern port city of Aden and set them on fire, an official said.The protesters ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Court bans sex for man with low intelligence


February 5th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) A 41-year-old man with low intelligence has been banned from having sex by a British court.Justice Mostyn of the Court of Protection, however, admitted that the case raised ... Read more...

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UK court bans man with low IQ from having sex


February 5th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 05 (ANI): A High Court judge has banned a 41 year-old man in UK from having sex due to his low IQ.Alan had been in a relationship with a man ... Read more...

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Cyclone Yasi worse than any in Queensland’s recent history: Premier Bligh


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Feb.2 (ANI): Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has described Cyclone Yasi as the most devastating storm to ever hit the state.The Herald Sun and the Courier Mail quoted Bligh, as warning ... Read more...

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Man works for 43 years - without a day off


January 28th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) A Briton, who works as a surveyor for a local council, has been on the job for 43 years, but has never taken a single day off!Jim Owen, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Court orders halt to construction in Israeli settlement


January 24th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by BNO News
WEST BANK (BNO NEWS) -- An Israeli court on Monday ordered the halt of the construction of five apartment buildings in the Israeli settlement of Beit El, the Jerusalem Post reported.The High ... Read more...

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Animals Killed And Left To Rot In British Safari Park


January 11th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Liverpool, Jan 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It came as a shock to the animal lovers of England, when Captive Animals' Protection Society (CAPS) released photographs as an evidence, to show that ... Read more...

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BJP bests Congress, JD-S in Karnataka district polls (Third Lead)


January 4th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 4 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday captured power in 12 of the 30 zila (district) and 68 of the 176 taluka (sub-district) panchayats, far below its ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Campaigners seek High Court’s help to save Sherlock Holmes creator’s home


December 17th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): Campaigners, who are against plans to redevelop the former home of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, have sought the help of the High Court.The late Scottish ... Read more...

Posted in World |

AGP may again forge ties with BJP


December 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 9 (IANS) Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) may revive ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of next year's assembly elections in a bid to dethrone ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Your home could be making you ill, says expert


October 26th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 26 (ANI): If you often feel tired and sick or suffer from allergies, your home could be the culprit, says an expert.According to naturopath and building biologist Nicole Bijlsma, busy ... Read more...

Posted in World |

School meetings in evening ‘are sexist’, says Human Rights Commission


October 18th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): The Equality and Human Rights Commission has released a new guideline for the school and local councils stating that they could be guilty of discrimination against women if ... Read more...

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AGP surveying Assam’s mood — to win elections


October 15th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 15 (IANS) Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is banking on a New Delhi-based firm to come up with a set of suggestions to help it bounce back ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Asom Gana Parishad splits from BJP in Assam


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddGuwahati, Sep. 23 (ANI): The regional Asom Gana Parishad (Assam Peoples Association) party broke its alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ahead of the State polls in 2011.BJP ... Read more...

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