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Wedding cars run into trouble


May 7th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) Police in the Chinese capital have vowed to stop wedding cars from violating city ordinances after a series of complaints from motorists during the May Day ... Read more...

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Russian gay rights activist fined under new law


May 5th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian gay rights activist has become the first person to be fined under a new law banning homosexual propaganda in St. Petersburg.Nikolai Alexeyev, ... Read more...

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Free Fonseka, Sri Lankan opposition says (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition party has called for the immediate release of the jailed Sarath Fonseka, who led the army when it crushed the Tamil Tigers ... Read more...

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Bolivia nationalises Spanish-owned firm


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian President Evo Morales announced Tuesday the nationalization of an electricity distributor owned by Spanish utility REE."Again on this day, as just tribute to the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka against disguising global influence


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) International "conspiracies" under the guise of human rights will not be allowed to break Sri Lankans' unity, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.Addressing a May Day rally ... Read more...

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Increase productivity, Bengal labour minister urges workers


May 1st, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) Observing that industry and labour are complementary to each other, West Bengal Labour Minister Purnendu Bose Tuesday urged workers to strive for increased productivity."Along with the ... Read more...

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Fire in Faridabad paint unit


May 1st, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Faridabad, May 1 (IANS) A major fire broke out at a paint manufacturing unit here Tuesday destroying a large quantity of stored material, an official said.The fire broke out in ... Read more...

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Pakistan raises minimum monthly wage


May 1st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday announced an increase in the minimum monthly wage of workers by Rs.1,000 to Rs.8,000.Gilani said pension, debt and ... Read more...

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Akhilesh offers sops for prisoners of emergency


May 1st, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday announced a host of facilities for people who were arrested during the emergency in 1975-77. He also announced plans ... Read more...

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Muslim-Dalit political party launched


May 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) A former police officer, who once arrested absconding underworld don Chhota Shakil, Tuesday launched a new political party-Awami Vikas Party (AVP) to "strengthen" Muslim and Dalit ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Workers in Delhi demand better pay on May Day


May 1st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Demanding better remuneration and abolition of anti-worker policies of the government, the All India Federation for Trade Unions (AIFTU) Tuesday protested in the capital ... Read more...

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CPI-M, Trinamool try one-upmanship on May Day


May 1st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) With West Bengal celebrating May Day with a holiday Tuesday, the ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition Left Front tried to use the occasion to ... Read more...

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Maharashtra plans low-cost houses for Mumbai mill workers


May 1st, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) As Maharashtra turned 52 Tuesday, the government said it would provide low-cost housing to mill workers and free houses to kin of mill workers who died ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Cameron tapped for China’s 3D film


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) James Cameron' 3D team, behind the worldwide success of 2009 sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar", is being tapped to assist in shooting "The Art of War", a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Peter Casaru saved because of Facebook message


October 8th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A British man was saved thanks to the May Day message that he sent on Facebook. Peter Casaru says he woke up from sleep experiencing extreme ... Read more...

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Chinese couple guarding barren island for 25 years


August 1st, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) A Chinese couple has been guarding a fortress on a barren island off the eastern China coast for the past 25 years. The island, which has ... Read more...

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Spanish city’s residents battle it out with flowers


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Cordoba (Spain), May 2 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish city of Cordoba staged its traditional "Battle of the Flowers" Sunday, with 8,000 "combatants" using 120,000 carnations as ammunition during the 40-minute engagement ... Read more...

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Helpline for labourers in Delhi


May 1st, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) With the aim of empowering labourers, the Delhi government Saturday announced the launch of a toll-free helpline for them on the eve of May Day.May ... Read more...

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Rift over Rajapaksa’s call to protest against UN report on war crimes


April 19th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's call to protest against a UN report on war crimes on May 1, has divided trade unions affiliated to the ruling coalition as ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sri Lanka President demands mass protest against UN report on civil war


April 18th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr 17 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called for mass protests against a UN report that alleged that the war crimes were committed at the end of the civil ... Read more...

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China comes out with world’s first 3D porn film


April 6th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): China is making waves with the world's first major 3D pornographic movie, which will be released in Hong Kong and Taiwan next week.The reworking of the 1991 cult ... Read more...

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London hotels cashing in on royal wedding fever


December 5th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 5 (ANI): Hotels in London are hiking their prices by up to 200 per cent as tourists line up to be in the British capital for the royal wedding.Ever ... Read more...

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William’s wedding will cost economy six bn pounds


November 24th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Industry experts in Britain have said extra holidays announced by Prime Minister David Cameron to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will cost the ... Read more...

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Monday Delhi’s hottest day in May in 8 years


May 17th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The national capital Monday experienced the hottest May day in eight years with the maximum temperature touching 45.4 degrees Celsius, an Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. In ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UN agency tasked with upholding press freedom condemns attacks against journalists in Nepal


May 11th, 2010 - 5:14 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations (UN) agency tasked with upholding press freedom on Monday spoke out against the intimidation and attacks on Sunday against journalists covering Maoist protests in ... Read more...

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Fear of epidemic in Kathmandu as Maoist strike enters third day


May 4th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) The fear of a diarrhoea and dysentery epidemic - that last year killed hundreds of people - began to grow in capital city Kathmandu as the indefinite general ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

IMF, EU pledge $159 bn to save Greek economy


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Athens, May 3 (IANS) Greece has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) on a $159 billion rescue package for the debt-laden country. The agreement includes ... Read more...

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Sporadic violence marks Maoists’ indefinite Nepal closure (Lead)


May 2nd, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 2 (IANS) With a constitutional crisis and president's rule threatening Nepal, its former Maoist guerrillas Sunday began an indefinite general strike paralysing the entire nation after talks with the ... Read more...

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Lanka celebrates first May Day after end of civil war


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 2 (ANI): Political parties in Sri Lanka celebrated their first May Day after ending the three-decade war against Tamil Tiger rebels on Saturday.According to a Focus news agency report, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Anyone below 18 is a child: Dhaka


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 2 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has pledged a policy that redefines a 'child' as anyone below 18 and they would be kept out of the work force. Some outlines of a ... Read more...

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Maoists begin Nepal shutdown as PM refuses to quit


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 2 (IANS) With a constitutional crisis and President's Rule threatening Nepal, its former Maoist guerrillas Sunday began an indefinite general strike paralysing the entire nation after talks with the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Hasina promises minimum wages for troubled garment sector


May 2nd, 2010 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 2 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised minimum wages for the industrial violence-hit garment sector that is also the country's highest foreign exchange earner. She accused "a third ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Thousands assemble for May Day rally in Los Angeles


May 2nd, 2010 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Thousands of people were assembling in downtown Los Angeles early Sunday for a May Day rally intended to press for the liberalisation of immigration laws. Spurred by the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Workers’ demonstration marks ‘Labour Day’ in Kolkata


May 1st, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 1 (ANI): A large number of workers here celebrated the 'Labour Day' on Saturday by demonstrating for their rights on the streets of Kolkata.Various labour organizations and trade unions ... Read more...

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PLA hosts Indian Army on May Day


May 1st, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 1 (IANS) Chinese troops played host to an Indian Army delegation on their side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region to mark May ... Read more...

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