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AGP-BJP split signals forces realignment ahead of polls (News Analysis)


September 21st, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) Assam politics is expected to witness major realignment of forces ahead of the 2011 assembly polls with the yearlong honeymoon between the main opposition ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson’s rented mansion up for sale, asking price is $28.9 million


August 5th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, Aug 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The rented house in which the King of Pop had been living for months and eventually spent his final moments has been put up on ... Read more...

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Afghan president’s advisor survives attack


August 4th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 4 (DPA) A senior Afghan official Wednesday survived an attack in southern Afghanistan, but another explosion in the region killed five private security guards, officials said. Jan Mohammad Khan, President ... Read more...

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George Harrison’s widow slams Rodney Bewes


July 12th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Late Beatles member George Harrisson's wife Olivia Harrison has slammed actor Rodney Bewes, who accused her of turning her Oxfordshire home into a prison camp.Olivia said that former ... Read more...

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Spanish resort bans bikinis on streets


July 4th, 2010 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) A Spanish resort has banned British tourists from wearing bikinis on its streets to stop "drunken orgies". The party hot spot of Salou was invaded by hordes of scantily-clad ... Read more...

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Sri lankan family caught in major benefit fraud in London


July 1st, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Eight members of a Sri Lankan family have been served prison terms for fraudulently claiming nearly £170,000 in housing benefits over a period of 17 years. Their luck ... Read more...

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Britain to relocate unemployed to places where there are jobs


June 28th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) The British government is drawing up a plan to relocate unemployed people to areas in the country where there are jobs, a media report said. The government would be ... Read more...

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Former local council chief shot dead in gang war


June 24th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, June 24 (IANS) The former head of a town council in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida district was shot dead Thursday during a gunfight with a rival gang, police said. Abdul Kadir, ... Read more...

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Malaysian local council president arrested for asking sexual favours


June 5th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 5 (ANI): A Malaysian local council president has been arrested for allegedly demanding sexual favours from a woman in return for approving a permit to run an asam pedas ... Read more...

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Brit Muslims pay 150K pound for graves to face Mecca


June 5th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): Muslim burial plots need to face northeast, with the Prophet Mohammed's birthplace of Mecca to the southeast on their right. And in the UK's Buckinghamshire area, Muslims have ... Read more...

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Britain’s youngest voter explains why he broke the law


May 10th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): A teen, who voted in the UK General Election 2010 despite being underage by four years, has opened up about his experience.According to Alfie McKenzie, 14, from ... Read more...

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Outrage over six-year-old UK schoolgirl’s protracted sexual abuse by classmates


April 2nd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 2 (ANI): A six-year-old schoolgirl in UK was physically and sexually abused for months by her 23 classmates, who couldn't be punished because of they were too young."I will ... Read more...

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No more donkey rides on British beach


March 25th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Donkey rides can no longer be enjoyed on a British beach due to "health and safety rules", a media report said. Officials say they are concerned in case one ... Read more...

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ULFA chief’s father-in-law set to contest civic polls


March 24th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Baganpara (Assam), March 24 (IANS) His son-in-law, ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa went into hiding for years to seek an independent Assam, but Prahlad Das doesn't agree with him and ... Read more...

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Romanian ‘drunk pedestrian’ traffic signs scrapped after ‘excessive media coverage’!


March 16th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 16 (ANI): Traffic signs warning Romanian drivers of 'drunken' pedestrians have been scrapped by road safety officials following 'excessive' media coverage.Officials in Pecica, a village town about 13 miles from ... Read more...

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Three-year-old Indian boy’s autopsy fails to reveal cause of death: Victoria Police


March 5th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 5(ANI): Victoria Police has said that an autopsy of three-year-old Indian boy Gurshan Singh, who was found dead after vanishing from his Melbourne home on Thursday has not been determined. ... Read more...

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Mosque building plans near Royal Military Academy leave Brit defence chiefs ‘concerned’


February 21st, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 21 (ANI): Plans to build a giant mosque overlooking Britain's top military academy has come under fire after top defence chiefs claimed that the new structure poses a security threat ... Read more...

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Tea drinkers banned from abbey garden in UK for slurping too loud!


February 14th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): Visitors to an ancient abbey in Britain are to be banned from taking their tea in its garden, as they slurp too loudly.According to the local council, visitors ... Read more...

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Eight killed in US raid in Iraq


February 12th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 12 (DPA) Eight people were killed and one person was injured during a military operation by Iraqi and US forces in the southern Iraqi city of Amara, the city's governor ... Read more...

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Asom Gana Parishad hints at snapping pre-poll ties with BJP


January 28th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Jan 28 (IANS) Former Assam chief minister and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) founder Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has indicated discontinuing the pre-poll understanding with the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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James Bond moving to the Far East?


January 24th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 24 (ANI): People in Britain fear that the production of James Bond films may occur in the east in Malaysia, after Pinewood Studios, which makes the super spy flicks, built ... Read more...

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Ireland MP’s sex scandal with toyboy causes political upheaval


January 9th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Northern Ireland Unionist politician Iris Robinson's love affair with a teenager is said to have threatened to wreck Ulster's fragile power-sharing deal.First Minister Peter Robinson, 61, who has ... Read more...

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Karnataka women seek 50 percent quota in local bodies


December 20th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 20 (IANS) Women members of local government bodies in Karnataka have sought 50 percent representation for them in the three-tier 'panchayat' (local council) institutions across the state. In a memorandum ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bomber’s mysterious disappearance set to embarrass Scottish govt.


December 16th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 16 (ANI): In a vanishing act that may cause further embarrassment to the Scottish government, Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi has disappeared mysteriously, as his Scottish monitors were unable ... Read more...

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Assam opposition leaders keen to join Congress, says Gogoi


November 16th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 16 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday claimed several senior opposition party leaders and legislators were keen to join the ruling Congress party ahead of the 2011 assembly ... Read more...

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AGP likely to dump BJP ahead of 2011 Assam polls


November 14th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Nov 14 (IANS) Assam politics is expected to witness some major realignment of forces ahead of the 2011 assembly polls with the honeymoon between the main ... Read more...

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Revolt in AGP, campaign for leadership change intensifies


November 12th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Nov 12 (IANS) Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is facing a major political crisis with party supporters and senior leaders demanding a change in leadership ... Read more...

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MJ’s pet giraffes facing eviction


October 17th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Pet giraffes of late singer Michael Jackson are reportedly facing eviction from their Arizona home unless their new owner can raise 100,000 dollars in funds.The four animals ... Read more...

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George Harrison’s widow wins razor fence row


September 26th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 26 (ANI): Late English rocker George Harrison's widow has been allowed by the council officials to put up razor wire around her home despite concerns that it was causing injuries ... Read more...

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Now, racist leaflets target Africans in Australia!


August 14th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Victoria, Aug 14 (ANI): After a spate of racist attacks on Indians in Australia, Africans seem to be the next target.Leaflets were recovered from various parts in Victoria, warning residents of an ... Read more...

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Susan Boyle set to buy her childhood home


July 27th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): Susan Boyle must have become an overnight star by appearing on 'Britain's Got Talent', but she is still making sure not to ignore her ties with her hometown, ... Read more...

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Guy Ritchie plans on turning his English country mansion eco-friendly


July 6th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jul 6 (ANI): English screenwriter Guy Ritchie has submitted plans to the local council for turning his English country mansion into an eco-friendly estate, with the addition of greenhouses and ... Read more...

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Stealth attack looms for Wimbledon night play (Wimbledon Diary)


July 1st, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (DPA) Profit-minded Wimbledon officials are laying the groundwork for future night matches at the hallowed home of grass, driven by the lure of a massive increase in television ... Read more...

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Political party bribed Indian Army officers: Election Commissioner (Lead)


June 3rd, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 3 (IANS) Members of a political party bribed army officers in a blatant bid to rig postal ballots during last month's general elections in India, according to ... Read more...

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Sydney sex workers protest against discrimination on International Whores Day


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 2 (ANI): Sydney sex workers marked International Whores Day on Tuesday by protesting outside NSW Parliament demanding an end to discrimination.The Scarlet Alliance demanded that the Government extend anti-discrimination laws ... Read more...

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