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Italian town allows owners to be buried with pets


September 7th, 2012 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Pisa, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) A town in northern Italy has set aside land for dead people to be buried along with their deceased beloved furry friends.Italian cemeteries generally do not ... Read more...

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Chinese officials being grilled on live TV


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) Facing public grilling on live television can be a tough experience for officials, but some Chinese local governments think it might be an effective measure to ... Read more...

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China to regulate bad behaviour, says no to spitting


August 17th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China wants to regulate bad public behaviour like spitting, littering and cutting in line, said a state-run Chinese daily Friday.An article in the Op-Ed section of ... Read more...

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Gopinath Pradhan is new IGNOU vice-chancellor


August 1st, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Gopinath Pradhan is the new vice- chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), a statement released here said Wednesday.Sixty-year-old Pradhan joined IGNOU in ... Read more...

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China’s economy expected to pick up


July 26th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 26 (IANS) China's economic growth has bottomed out and will pick up in the second half of this year on government monetary and fiscal support as well as ... Read more...

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Briton serving jail for biting wife, finds new fiancee


July 25th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A man who is serving five-year jail term for biting off his wife's nose in Britain is now passing his time to marry his new fiancee ... Read more...

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Man finds fossilised timber used by Chinese royal families


July 10th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) A villager in China has excavated a huge log of rare, semi-fossilised wood that was once a prized possession in ancient China and used only by ... Read more...

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20 killed in Nigerian village attacks


July 8th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, July 8 (IANS) At least 20 people have been killed and many others seriously injured in attacks on villagers in Nigeria's Plateau State, said a top government official.A total ... Read more...

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16 trapped in China coal mine


July 6th, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 6 (IANS) Sixteen miners in China remained trapped in a flooded coal mine Thursday night, authorities said.The accident took place at 6 p.m. Wednesday when they were working ... Read more...

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29 killed in Myanmar state riot: Official


June 14th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 14 (IANS) At least 29 people have been killed and 38 injured in riots in Myanmar's Rakhine state since June 8, the government said Thursday.Those killed comprise 13 ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels kill 12 soldiers


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:40 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 22 (IANS) At least 12 army soldiers were killed in clashes with rebels in northern Colombia Monday, officials said.The fighting between Colombian Army soldiers and the rebel of ... Read more...

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Buy parking space before car in Shanghai


May 6th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 6 (IANS) To tackle the rising menace of parking, the authorities in China's Shanghai city are going to ban residents from buying cars in future if they failed ... Read more...

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Punjab abolishes octroi on petrol, diesel


April 30th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced its decision to abolish octroi on petrol and diesel in the state. This will lower prices of the fuel by up ... Read more...

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Shanghai woos foreign educated natives


April 26th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Shanghai natives returning to their home town for work, after having completed their overseas education, are being offered privileges in the city's schools for their children ... Read more...

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Chinese city to sell off 1,400 cars


April 14th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) The local government of a city in eastern China will auction 1,400 cars used by government officials as part of a reform measure. The plan was ... Read more...

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Post-quake homes start to crack


March 27th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) Houses built and donated to Chinese homeless earthquake victims after their homes were damaged by a deadly quake are already falling apart, China Daily reported Tuesday.A ... Read more...

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25,000 affected by snowfall in China


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) Over 650 people have been injured and more than 25,000 are facing food shortage and a lack of warm clothing due heavy snowfall in China's southwest ... Read more...

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Bangladesh mulls urbanisation policy


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 3 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government will formulate a National Urbanisation Policy to tackle the influx of rural people into cities for work, a minister has said."Most of the ... Read more...

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Punjab village ends up voting for wrong constituency


February 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Feb 26 (IANS) Electors in a village in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district have ended up casting their votes for the wrong constituency and its candidates in the Jan ... Read more...

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Japan to cut civil servant’s pay by 7.8 percent


February 19th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 19 (IANS) The salaries of Japanese government employees will be cut by 7.8 percent for two years from the 2012 fiscal year, a media report said Sunday.According to ... Read more...

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Top official dead, minister hurt in Congo plane crash


February 12th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, Feb 12 (IANS) An adviser to the Democratic Republic of Congo's president was killed and the finance minister injured in a plane crash Sunday, Xinhua reported.Finance Minister Matata Ponyo ... Read more...

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Man held for failing to repay loan to 1,000 lenders


February 6th, 2012 - 7:01 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) The head of a Chinese firm that owns 36 schools and companies across the country has been detained after he failed to repay 2.2 billion yuan ... Read more...

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Tibet wetlands boost tourism potential


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) Plenty of wetlands in China's Tibet region have raised its tourism potential. It is home to 6.5 million hectares of wetland, Global Times reported Friday.Tibet has ... Read more...

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Malaysia to give $35 mn for Bangladesh water project


January 31st, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 31 (IANS) Malaysia will give Bangladesh $35 million for a state Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) project that will generate an additional 150 million litres of water in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh signs $290 mn deal with World Bank


January 18th, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has signed a $290 million financing agreement with the World Bank for the country's second Local Governance Support Project, said the Washington-based lender.The ... Read more...

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Seven arrested for youth’s murder


January 14th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) A late night brawl outside a 24-hour eatery in the heart of Chandigarh Friday led to the death of a youth, who had recently returned after ... Read more...

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10 killed in Afghan roadside bombing


December 29th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 29 (IANS) At least 10 Afghan policemen were killed Thursday in a roadside bombing in the country's Helmand province, said a government official."The local policemen were travelling ... Read more...

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Russian Muslim region MPs seek alcohol ban


December 3rd, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a move to prevent traffic accidents and alcohol poisoning, MPs in Russia's predominantly Muslim region Ingushetia have drafted a bill which, if passed, would ... Read more...

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Shanghai launches official microblog


November 28th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) The local government of Shanghai Monday launched its first official microblog where the public will be informed about new regulations, upcoming cultural activities as well as ... Read more...

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India sponsors training of Ghanaian women in solar energy


October 16th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), Oct 16 (IANS) A number of women from Ghana's northern region have been sponsored by the Indian government to undergo training in solar energy production, India's High Commissioner ... Read more...

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US unemployment rate remains at 9.1 percent


October 8th, 2011 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) US nonfarm payroll employment edged up by 103,000 jobs in September, but unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent for the third straight month, the Labour Department ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Californian Gov signs law on Male circumcision ban


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Attempts by an advocacy group in California to outlaw male circumcision has failed after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a unique bill to law on Sunday. The new ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

29 injured in China restaurant blast


September 17th, 2011 - 3:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 29 people were injured when a blast ripped through a restaurant in China, authorities said.The blast occurred Friday afternoon at the restaurant called "007" ... Read more...

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Littering on British roads may invite $130 penalty


September 4th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Drivers in Britain, given to throwing litter from their cars, may face a penalty of 80 pounds ($130), as CCTV and new legal powers have ... Read more...

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Kerala set for Right To Services Bill


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday said it was committed to unveiling a legislation which will punish officials who don't provide services within a time schedule.A day after ... Read more...

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