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‘Town’ of illegal migrants found in Moscow


September 8th, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS) Law enforcers in the Russian capital have discovered "a whole town" of makeshift cabins in Moscow, where about 2,000 illegal migrant labourers live, RIA Novosti reported.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mobile radiation detection system in police vehicles


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government has decided to install mobile radiation detection systems in some police vehicles in major cities to check unauthorized usage of radioactive materials, parliament ... Read more...

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Mamata airs concern over northeast people’s exodus


August 20th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Expressing concern over the mass exodus of northeastern people from other parts of the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday urged people ... Read more...

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Over 250 websites blocked for triggering northeast panic


August 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) In the wake of morphed images triggering an unprecedented exodus of northeastern people from major cities in other states, the government Monday blocked over ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Eid celebrated with traditional fervour in Uttar Pradesh


August 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a day of prayers and feasting in Uttar Pradesh Monday when Muslims turned up in large numbers to celebrate with traditional fervour Eid-ul-Fitr to ... Read more...

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More Chinese cities see home prices rebound


August 18th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) More Chinese cities saw home prices rise in July as compared to June as signs of warming have emerged in China's property market.In July, 50 cities, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Goa warns against spread of MMS showing violence


August 18th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after the Goa government reassured people from the northeast of their security, the state police Saturday warned against the spread of an MMS, which ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha appeals to northeast people to come back


August 17th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Friday unanimously passed a resolution extending support to people from the northeast and appealing to them to return to their places ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

2011 British riots could be repeated: Survey


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Many young people in Britain believe there could be a repeat this year of the riots of 2011 as the worsening employment conditions that contributed to ... Read more...

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Emirates inaugurates A380 Service to Amsterdam


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 2 (IANS/WAM) With launch of services to Amsterdam, Emirates' A380 route network was extended to the Netherlands Thursday.Emirates is the first carrier to offer a scheduled A380 ... Read more...

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Alert sounded in Uttar Pradesh


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) An alert was sounded across Uttar Pradesh following four low-intensity explosions in Pune in Mahararashtra Wednesday, police said, as they stepped up security in major ... Read more...

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Quiet, private 52nd birthday for Uddhav


July 27th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, who turned 52 Friday, spent his birthday quietly at his residence with the family, a party official said here.Recuperating ... 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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Powers crisis turns into law-and-order scare for UP government


July 24th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) A minister booed at a public meeting, a legislator being held hostage, power stations being attacked, electricity department men being beaten up - the power crisis ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Thousands protest Pakistan’s reopening of NATO supply route


July 17th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Thousands of people in northwest Pakistan Tuesday staged a sit-in on the main supply route for NATO forces in Afghanistan. They were opposing Islamabad's decision to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Heat wave bakes US, dozens dead


July 8th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Unrelenting heat wave continued to bake much of the US, and it has caused the death of over 40 people so far.Saturday's temperatures soared over 100 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Door-to-door garbage collection in 8 Rajasthan cities


July 5th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 4 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Wednesday announced a door-to-door garbage collection policy for eight major cities, including Jaipur and Jodhpur."Private companies will be roped in for door-to-door garbage ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kerala seeks chartered flights from Middle East


June 19th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Tuesday that he favours chartered flights from the Middle East to clear the rush in the wake of cancellations by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

31 percent elderly face abuse


June 14th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Nearly 31 percent of the elderly in the country face abuse in some form, and more than half of them feel their sons were responsible ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pakistan power shortfall reaches 6,000 MW


May 27th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan's electricity shortfall has reached 6,000 MW, leading to an increase in unannounced loadshedding, the state-run power company has said.According to Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Larsen and Toubro bags Rs.2,592 crore orders


May 19th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Engineering and constructions major Larsen and Toubro (L&T;) Friday said it has bagged orders worth Rs.2,592 crore during the first quarter of 2012-13 for construction of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Urban Indian women choose career over motherhood: Survey


May 10th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) A majority of young married working women in Indian metropolices are choosing career over family as they are in no mood to raise kids, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rajasthan set ‘Marigold Hotel’ has strong US opening


May 8th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", the all-star comedy set in India's Rajasthan state, generated a strong opening in North America as it debuted in limited release.Its ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Punjab to complete river cleaning project by 2013


April 27th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) An ambitious Rs.2,332-crore project to clean the rivers of Punjab would be completed by December 2013, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here Friday.Badal, during a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kyrgyzstan remembers Chernobyl n-disaster victims


April 27th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bikshkek, April 27 (IANS) Kyrgyzstan Thursday paid tributes to the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, 26 years after the world's worst nuclear disaster.Rallies and requiems were held in major ... Read more...

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US oil price edges up


April 25th, 2012 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 25 (IANS) The US crude oil price edged up Tuesday as market sentiment rose due to solid corporate earnings.A weakening dollar, which dipped about 0.2 percent against ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese province hit by sex crimes


April 24th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Sexual assault accounts for over 75 percent of all crimes committed against teenaged girls in a Chinese province. The perpetrators were often neighbours, friends and relatives, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Punjab to link all cities with highways


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) All major cities in Punjab will be linked with four and six-laned highways at a cost of Rs.8,528 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Home prices down in China


April 18th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) New home prices in most Chinese cities have declined in March, the country's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Wednesday.In March, 46 of the statistical pool ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government invites jewellers for talks


April 4th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it will hold talks with jewellers who have been protesting for the last three weeks against the budgetary proposals to ... Read more...

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Dial-an-auto soon in Maharashtra


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The Maharashtra government plans to crack the whip on errant auto-rickshaws by making it compulsory for them to provide service to commuters on phone call.This assurance ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

All-time high voting in UP, women set new record (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Voters in Uttar Pradesh set an all-time record in polling percentage, with officials saying about 60 percent of its 127 million electorate exercised their franchise in ... Read more...

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China’s property prices remain depressed


February 18th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Property prices in major Chinese cities continued the downward trend in January as the government's tightening measures remain in place.In January, 48 cities out of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Number of tourists doubles in Madhya Pradesh


February 15th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 15 (IANS) The number of tourists visiting Madhya Pradesh has doubled in the last four years, claims the state government. However, it is the domestic tourists who formed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Catalin Predoiu appointed Romania’s acting PM (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bucharest, Feb 6 (IANS) Romanian President Traian Basescu Monday named Catalin Predoiu as the country's acting prime minister after Emil Boc stepped down from the post while announcing his cabinet's ... Read more...

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