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UN extends mission of 300 observers in Syria


July 21st, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council Friday extended by 30 days the mandates of 300 international observers in Syria, with the possibility of further extension.The resolution, ... Read more...

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Spain to trim another $80 bn with new austerity measures


July 12th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Wednesday the fourth austerity package of his seven-month-old administration, a move aimed at achieving 65 billion euros ($80 billion) in ... Read more...

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Spain raises 2.59 bn euros in bond sale


April 5th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 5 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Treasury raised 2.59 billion euros ($3.4 billion) Wednesday in an auction of bonds maturing in 2015, 2016 and 2020, but paid sharply higher interest rates ... Read more...

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Putin’s poll office to cooperate with election monitors


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's election campaign office has said it will cooperate with the League of Voters, a public movement formed after December's vote protests, ... Read more...

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Niira Radia shuts down public relation firms Vaishnavi, Neucom


October 30th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Niira Radia, the high profile public relations consultant who was alleged to have lobbied hard for a second stint for former Telecom Minister A. Raja's ... Read more...

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Dish Freedom - switch providers without changing set-top box


August 29th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Direct to home (DTH) service provider Dish TV Monday launched Dish Freedom, a conditional access module (CAM) device that will allow customers with set-top ... Read more...

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India highlights ’severe mismatch’ in UN peacekeeping


August 27th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 27 (IANS) The UN Security Council has reaffirmed its primary responsibility for peacekeeping under the UN Charter with India highlighting the "severe mismatch" between the resources and ... Read more...

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Government may engage outside agencies to trace tax evaders


June 8th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) In a bid to tighten the noose on tax evaders, the government is likely to engage outside agencies to locate the whereabouts of untraceable assessees ... Read more...

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Indian to lead UN change management team


June 1st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Atul Khare of India to spearhead efforts to implement a reform agenda aimed at streamlining and improving the efficiency ... Read more...

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Non-state actors make peacekeeping more challenging: Army chief


April 6th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Stating that peacekeeping operations were "becoming more complex" due to the threats posed by non-state actors in conflict zones, Indian Army chief Gen V.K. Singh ... Read more...

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India seeks stronger UN General Assembly


March 15th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 15 (IANS) India has called for substantive measures to strengthen the role of UN General Assembly as the chief deliberative, legislative and policy-making and representative body of ... Read more...

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Issa calls Obama administration ‘one of most corrupt’


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): U.S. Representative Darrell Issa, the incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has branded President Barack Obama's administration as "one of the most corrupt ... Read more...

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Technology Ministerial Meeting begins in New Delhi tomorrow


November 8th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): The Technology Ministerial Meeting on 'Climate Change-Technology Mechanism' begins here on Tuesday.Over 50 nations are participating in this two-day meeting, where they will carry forward the discussions ... Read more...

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Ben Bernanke Assures Skeptics About $600 Billion Fed Plan


November 7th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chairman of US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke has assured the public and the skeptical fed officials that the new $600 billion package to boost the economy ... Read more...

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Will not probe only financial fraud, says Shunglu (Lead)


October 26th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Suhas Munshi New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) V.K. Shunglu, head of the committee probing financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games, Tuesday said that misappropriation of funds will not be the only focus ... Read more...

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Surrender bogus ration cards or be prosecuted: government


September 20th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a crackdown on bogus ration cards, t he central government Monday asked all those holding these counterfeit cards to surrender these or face prosecution. The move ... Read more...

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Congress distances from Mamata’s remark on Azad’s death


August 10th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Distancing itself from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's remark referring to Maoist spokesman Azad's death in a shootout as a "murder", the Congress said Tuesday that anyone ... Read more...

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Voters topple Dutch government


June 10th, 2010 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, June 10 (DPA) Dutch voters opted for a change of government in the parliamentary elections Wednesday, official projections showed in the first national elections to take place in Europe since ... Read more...

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India demands change in ‘real power structure’ of UNSC


April 24th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 23 (IANS) India, which is actively pursuing permanent membership of the UN Security Council, has reiterated its demand for a comprehensive reform of the world body's decision making organ ... Read more...

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India for holistic approach to post-conflict peace-building


April 17th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 17 (IANS) Advocating a holistic approach to "post-conflict peace-building", India has suggested consultations with major troop and police contributing countries in formulating and revising mandates of the UN missions. "Security ... Read more...

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Key elements in Right to Education Act


April 1st, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Sixty-three years after independence, India Thursday enforced a historic Right to Education (RTE) act that promises freedom from illiteracy for this vast and diverse country. Following are ... Read more...

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Pediatricians Pushing For Choking Labels on Kids’ Food


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Chicago, IL Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) More than a hundred kids die each year of choking in the United States and thousands more are treated in hospital emergency rooms. Foods, candy, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tougher US screening for travellers from Pakistan, 13 other countries (Second Lead)


January 4th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) All travellers flying into the US from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and nine other nations considered high risk will be patted down and ... Read more...

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US conditions $2.3 bn military aid to Pakistan on not confronting India (Lead)


October 23rd, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) President Barack Obama is expected to sign a defence bill, which includes tough new conditions linking $2.3 billion American military aid to Pakistan to fight ... Read more...

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Obama to approve military aid to Pakistan with new conditions


October 23rd, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is set to sign a defence bill, which includes tough new conditions on the over $2.3 billion American military aid to ... Read more...

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Poll says Americans more wary of Obama on health care


September 2nd, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep.2 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's approval rating on health care has dropped six points since July to 40 percent, and now more Americans, 47 percent, disapprove of his handling ... Read more...

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Bioethanol’s impact on water supply 3 times higher than previously thought


August 6th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 6 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that production of bioethanol, often regarded as the clean-burning energy source of the future, may consume up to three times more ... Read more...

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Most US organizations not adapting to dangers posed by climate change


December 3rd, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new report has determined that organizations in the US that are at the highest risk of sustaining damage from climate change, are not adapting enough to ... Read more...

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Centre gives clearance to Companies Bill 2008


August 29th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Aug 29 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Friday approved the introduction of a new Companies Bill in Parliament to incorporate far-reaching changes, including scrapping the minimum paid-up capital ... Read more...

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Morales survives recall referendum in Bolivia


August 11th, 2008 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
DPA La Paz, Aug 11 (DPA) Bolivian President Evo Morales has survived a recall referendum, according to exit polls cited by Bolivian media. Morales Sunday obtained 56.7 percent of the votes in the ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh information commissioner’s suspension: Experts warn of precedent


July 14th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Suspension of Uttar Pradesh's chief information commissioner Justice (retd) M.A. Khan has been hailed by many Right to Information (RTI) activists but some of them warn against ... Read more...

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UN urges Myanmar to grant access to aid workers


June 19th, 2008 - 3:58 am ICT by IANS
DPA Geneva, June 19 (DPA) The UN Human Rights Council asked the government in Myanmar to grant immediate access to aid organizations in a resolution approved Wednesday in Geneva. It urged the military ... Read more...

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Sikhs allege religious profiling, shun San Francisco airport


May 10th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 10 (IANS) Singled out for additional screenings at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Sikhs in the area say they avoid using the airport whenever possible. The Sikh Coalition, a ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh calls for check on corruption in the judiciary


April 19th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday said that corruption is one of the major challenges facing the government and the judiciary, and suggested that ... Read more...

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Ellen Page drops out of Sam Raimis ‘Drag Me to Hell’


March 3rd, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Oscar nominee Ellen Page has dropped out of director Sam Raimis supernatural thriller Drag Me to Hell.The pic was supposed to start filming on March 17 in Los ... Read more...

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