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Old homes being renovated in Dubai


September 4th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 3 (IANS/WAM) The Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai has launched an initiative aimed at renovating old homes owned by families that include retired, the elderly and disabled ... Read more...

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Four-laning of Shimla-Pathankot highway gets nod


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) The central government has given its nod for executing the four-laning of the 300-km-long Shimla-Mataur-Pathankot national highway that passes through five districts of Himachal Pradesh, an ... Read more...

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Moody’s downgrades Eurozone bailout fund credit outlook


July 25th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 25 (IANS) Moody's Investors Service has cut the outlook for the credit rating of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) to negative from stable, warning that the ... Read more...

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450,000 Pakistani kids die of malnutrition annually


July 15th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistani health experts have said an estimated 450,000 children die of malnutrition and other diseases every year in the country.Speaking during a two-day workshop, conducted by ... Read more...

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Boxers reaching London early to get acclimatised and train


July 12th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Indian boxing contingent for the Olympics is leaving for London in the early hours Friday to get acclimatised and train for the big event, ... Read more...

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Mamata draws flak for observing Basu’s birthday in advance


July 6th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee government Friday stirred a controversy by celebrating the birth anniversary of former chief minister Jyoti Basu at the state assembly two days ... Read more...

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DiCaprio partners with electric car company


July 5th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Actor and eco-warrior Leonardo Di Caprio has become an equity investor in electric car company Fisker Automotive.Lasy year, the 37-year-old became the first recipient of ... Read more...

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Chris Gayle puts controversy behind him


June 16th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS/CMC) Talismanic opener Chris Gayle says he has put to rest the last 14 months of animosity with the cricket board and is now focussed on helping to ... Read more...

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West Indies hit by poor decision-making: Gibson


June 5th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Leicester (England), June 5 (IANS/CMC) Head coach Ottis Gibson says the embattled West Indies have played well in patches on the England tour, and if they were still hampered it is ... Read more...

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Jose Mourinho extends contract with Real Madrid


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid announced Tuesday that they have extended the contract of coach Jose Mourinho by two years.The news will end rumours about Mourinho's future after he ... Read more...

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Mahanta elected AGP president


April 26th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) Two-time former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta was Thursday elected the new president of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP).Another senior leader Atul Bora was elected ... Read more...

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Bihar hikes financial help for kala azar patients


April 24th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 24 (IANS) To ease the financial burden on those suffering from kala azar, most of whom are from impoverished backgrounds, the Bihar government has decided to provide minimum ... Read more...

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‘The Forlorn’ opens Manipur’s first International film fest


April 15th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, April 15 (IANS) "The Forlorn", a psychological thriller directed by Saptaswa Basu opened the first Imphal International Film Festival at the Rupmahal Theatre in Manipur capital Sunday. The festival ... Read more...

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Indian zoos to be graded on performance


April 10th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Do you know which is India's best zoo? Soon you will, with the authorities planning to grade the nearly 200 zoos in the country based ... Read more...

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Russia to stop circus aid after 2020


April 6th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has approved a circus development blueprint up to 2020 after which circuses will be expected to raise their own ... Read more...

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DNRF militant nabbed in Assam


March 21st, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) Police in Assam's Dima Hasao district -- formerly known as North Cachar Hills -- arrested a Dimasa National Revolutionary Force (DNRF) militant from Langting under Mahur ... Read more...

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Three NDA cadets to participate in prestigious Italian competition


March 13th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, March 13 (IANS) Three cadets from the National Defence Academy will participate in the 11th edition of the prestigious Competition on Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) for military ... Read more...

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Women demanding mobile phones but not toilets, says Ramesh (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday expressed concern that the government's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is being seen as a "token sanitation campaign" and rued ... Read more...

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Total sanitation campaign being seen as ‘token’, says Ramesh


February 17th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said the government's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is being seen as a "token sanitation campaign" and the ... Read more...

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Cash, jewellery worth Rs.11.61 crore seized from Ponty Chadha


February 16th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has seized cash, jewellery and fixed deposits worth Rs.11.61 crore in raids on the properties of liquor baron ... Read more...

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Over 250 northeast youths get capacity building training


January 18th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 18 (IANS) Over 200 educated and poor youths of northeast India have been trained in the last two years under a central government scheme to create jobs in ... Read more...

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BSP’s Rajya Sabha member joins Samajwadi Party


December 30th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 30 (IANS) In a swift political development, Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agarwal who was expelled from the Bahujan Samaj Party Friday morning was admitted to the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Karnataka farmers to protest against agri-summit


December 1st, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 30 (IANS) Even as the Karnataka government braces to hold the global agri-business and food process summit in this tech hub Thursday, leading farmers' organisations in the state ... Read more...

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Sexual minorities fight AIDS with peer group’s help (Feature, Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Belgaum (Karnataka), Nov 30 (IANS) In a dark room in Belgaum district, they sit together looking comfortable. They are in an office and are not even distantly related. But, as ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Karnataka holding agri-biz summit to woo investments


November 25th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 25 (IANS) The Karnataka government is holding a two-day global agri-business and food processing summit here Dec 1-2 to attract huge investment in the farm sector."As agriculture and ... Read more...

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Quran with Bhagavad Gita in a communal harmony class


November 21st, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Nov 21 (IANS) Holding the Quran in one hand and the Bhagavad Gita in the other, Mukhtar Ahmad conducts "a class of communal harmony" at a madrassa in Uttar ... Read more...

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UAE launches website on aviation security


November 18th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS/WAM) The civil aviation authority of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a new website on aviation security.The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) launched the website ... Read more...

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IAC to recruit volunteers from colleges


November 1st, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 1 (IANS) In an attempt to gather more support amongst the young for the Jan Lokpal bill, India Against Corruption (IAC), headed by Anna Hazare, will undertake ... Read more...

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When pistols turn into hedge clippers


October 29th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 29 (IANS) The thought is surreal, but in Bihar it's quite real. Hundreds of arms like pistols and guns, all seized from criminals and stored in police stations, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

4,500 km ‘yatra’ against Special Powers Act begins


October 16th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) A Srinagar to Imphal anti-Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) 'yatra' covering 4,500 km began here Sunday "to generate public opinion" for the withdrawal of the ... Read more...

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Haryana social organisation on clean Delhi mission


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The capital's residents, long used to shirking municipal sweepers and litter-piled streets, have been in for a surprise as thousands of volunteers, ranging from students ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Data base of six million Kerala students to be prepared


August 19th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) Creating a record of sorts, Kerala's state-owned IT@School project is to prepare -- through a software known as Sampoorna -- a complete data base of more ... Read more...

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Campaign on anti-graft bill in Sibal’s constituency


July 21st, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A voluntary group Thursday started a campaign to popularise the anti-corruption Jan Lokpal bill in central Delhi's Chandini Chowk, the parliamentary constituency of union minister ... Read more...

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Will fight to end to get Fabregas: Guardiola


July 19th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola said the Catalan giants will "fight to the end" to bring Cesc Fábregas back to the club.Guardiola, however, admitted that ... Read more...

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Using satellite imagery, Haryana to digitize land records


July 13th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Haryana's land records will soon have a satellite connection.The state government has initiated a project for digitizing and updating land records by using high resolution satellite ... Read more...

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