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Libyan rebels seek financial help from Spain


July 22nd, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 22 (IANS/EFE) Libya's rebel group has appealed to Spanish corporates for financial aid to begin reconstruction of the North African country even as Muammar Gaddafi continues to hang ... Read more...

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Historical, mythological tales hit small screen


June 11th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Guess what is about to rule prime time television? Tales of yore. India's rich history and mythology are once again feeding the small screen, with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

After ‘Jhansi…’, Zee TV brings another story of valour (With Images)


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) After the success of "Jhansi Ki Rani", Zee TV is bringing another story of love, sacrifice and valour with their new show "Shobha Somnath Ki", which ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes off Java island


May 17th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 17 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Java island of Indonesia Tuesday. But there was no potential for tsunami and no casualty reported, Xinhua ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ruling alliance wins in Malaysian assembly poll


April 17th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 17 (IANS) Malaysia's ruling alliance Barisan Nasional (BN) has swept the assembly poll in Sarawak state.It is a development that gains importance in the light of speculation ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bangladesh Supreme Court to hear Yunus’ plea Tuesday


April 4th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the plea of Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus challenging his removal from the managing director's post last month.A seven-member ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE signs MoU with Bangladesh


March 18th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 17 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh to develop cooperation in the field of air transport between both countries.The MoU ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Full bench of Bangladesh apex court to hear Yunus’s appeal (Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 9 (IANS) A full bench of Bangladesh's Supreme Court will hear Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus's petition seeking a stay on the high court judgment upholding his dismissal as ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians least likely to kick the butt: Study


February 6th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 6 (IANS) Malaysian Indians are least likely to quit smoking compared to the Chinese or the Malays, a study has revealed. The Chinese, if male, married and motivated, top ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bihar politicians pay tributes to Karpoori Thakur


January 24th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 24 (IANS) Opposition and ruling legislators in Bihar celebrated the 87th birth anniversary of former chief minister Karpoori Thakur Monday, amid intense competition to claim the socialist leader's legacy.Chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Malaysia to review textbook depicting Indian caste system


January 1st, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 1 (IANS)A textbook for school students that talks about caste system among the ethnic Indians is being reviewed following concerns expressed by the community, a senior Malaysian official has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

126 people lynched in 2010 in Bangladesh


November 27th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 27 (IANS) A total of 126 people have been lynched in Bangladesh this year, which indicates people are losing trust in the authorities' capability to book law breakers, a media ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Musharraf had coup plans since becoming COAS in ‘98: Ex Pak Army Chief


October 12th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 12 (ANI): Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf had plans to topple the Pakistan government ever since his inception as Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) in 1998, retired general ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Egyptian tycoon offers reward for stolen Van Gogh painting


August 27th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 27 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris has offered a 140,000 euro reward for information leading to the recovery of a stolen masterpiece by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, according ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Van Gogh painting heist: Egyptian officials arrested


August 24th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 24 (IANS/AKI) One of Egypt's top culture officials and other employees of the Egyptian culture ministry were arrested following the theft of painting by Vincent Van Gogh from Cairo's Mahmud ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dhaka lawmaker may be unseated for conviction


July 15th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 15 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court Thursday revoked the parliamentary membership of a ruling Awami League lawmaker who had been elected despite his conviction on corruption charges. The apex ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dhaka-Delhi ties, talks will stabilise South Asia: US


January 22nd, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India and the parleys she held there will "help maintain stability" in South Asia, a senior visiting US official has said. Patrick ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dhaka moots stringent law for illegal tree felling


December 23rd, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 23 (IANS) Back from the Copenhagen climate summit, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has mooted a new law that would deny bail to people responsible for rampant tree felling. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Back channel diplomacy made substantial progress on Kashmir issue: Ex Pak FM


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec.3 (ANI): Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri has said that backdoor diplomacy between India and Pakistan had made substantial progress on the long pending Kashmir issue.Speaking at a seminar, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Zia-ul-Haq’s son blames former Army official for father’s plane crash death


October 15th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct.15 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Zia-ul-Haq's son, and Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) leader Ejaz-ul-Haq, has alleged that a former top Pakistan Army official had plotted the plane crash in 1988 ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak siphoned off much of 6.6 billion-dollar US aid meant for war on terror


October 5th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Oct. 5 (ANI): Much of the 6.6 billion-dollar American aid meant to strengthen Pakistan's role in the war on terror never reached the Pakistan Army, ex-Pakistani ambassador to the US, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Three killed in Bangladesh drive against Left extremists


September 5th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 5 (IANS) Security and defence forces in Bangladesh early Saturday killed three "outlaws" belonging to Left extremist organisations in a drive demanded by lawmakers in the wake of a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dhaka seeks British help for border management, maritime security


June 29th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 29 (IANS) Bangladesh has sought British help for its land border management and maritime security as part of a string of joint working groups it seeks to set up within ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hindu votes crucial to win in Muslim dominated Kishanganj


April 29th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 29 (IANS) Three bearded Muslim candidates are vying for Hindu votes in Bihar's Kishanganj constituency where Muslims make up 66.7 percent of the voters. It is a triangular contest between ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Prestige battle for Nitish Kumar in third phase of Bihar polls (Poll Curtainraiser - Bihar)


April 29th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 29 (IANS) Bihar conducts the third and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections Thursday with the prestige battle getting increasingly intense for Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Somali pirates - Rambo and Robin Hood in one


April 17th, 2009 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
By Anne-Beatrice Clasmann Aden (Yemen), April 17 (DPA) "We're simple fishermen making our living with hard work," insists 26-year-old Ahmed Abdallah Mussa, trying - and failing - to look innocent.He and 21 other ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Post 26/11, a college course on counter terrorism


March 2nd, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) It may well be the first post-graduate course in counter-terrorism in India. A Pune college run by an NGO that also works in insurgency-hit Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Political bickering over Bangladesh mutiny probe


March 1st, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) Political differences have surfaced over the probe into the killing of over 60 army officers in a revolt by troopers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) as the government ... Read more...

Posted in National |

B”Desh Govt moves to form tribunal for speedy trial of BDR rebels


March 1st, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Mar 1 (ANI): The Bangladesh Government will ask the law ministry to form a special tribunal immediately to try those guilty of criminal acts during the mutiny at the Bangladesh ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangladeshi envoy in Malaysia to face trial for Mujib’’s murder


January 15th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.15 (ANI): Bangladesh''s High Commissioner to Malaysia M. Khairuzzaman has been ordered to return home to face charges over the 1975 assassination of the country''s founding father, Sheikh Mujibur ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UK-based Bangladeshi doctor freed after Dhaka court forbids her forced marriage


December 15th, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London/Dhaka, Dec.15 (ANI): A doctor working with Britains National Health Service (NHS), who was held captive by her parents in Bangladesh in an attempt to force her into marriage to a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wrongly detained Malay Indian mother demands apology from immigration body chief


September 17th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sept.17 (ANI): A young Malay Indian mother who was wrongly detained by the Malaysian immigration authorities for nearly eleven months, is now demanding an apology from the departments director-general. M. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Malaysian Indian woman to sue for false detention


September 17th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 17 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian woman is seeking compensation and an unqualified apology from the Malaysian immigration department for her wrongful detention for 11 months after she was mistaken ... Read more...

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Pak SC to hear Sharifs ineligibility case on Monday


July 13th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 13 (ANI): Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) will hear the case challenging the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif from Monday.Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar will early next week announce the constitution ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gambhir’s century slays Bangladesh


June 12th, 2008 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 12 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir cashed in on his fine form to score an emphatic century as India thumped a lacklustre Bangladesh by seven wickets and set up a title clash ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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