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World Bank to support Bangladesh river project


September 21st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 21 (IANS) The World Bank plans to restart negotiations on a $1.2 billion loan to Bangladesh for building a bridge over the Padma river.Friday's announcement comes after the ... Read more...

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Will keep fighting against anti-people policies, Mamata thunders


September 21st, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) As all the Trinamool Congress ministers resigned from the UPA government to protest against its economic policies, party chief Mamata Banerjee Friday said she would keep ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa hints at leaving BJP, decision only in December


September 21st, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) BJP's former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, battling a dozen cases of corruption, Friday indicated leaving the party but would decide on the step only in ... Read more...

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‘Sound levels in ICUs exceed WHO limits’


September 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 18 (IANS) Tending to the seriously ill in intensive care units (ICUs) requires pin-drop silence, but current noise levels there ranged between 51-55 dB which is comparable to ... Read more...

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UEFA embargo for Malaga and Atletico Madrid


September 12th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) European soccer body UEFA has announced an embargo on Spanish clubs Atletico Madrid and Malaga while it investigates their debts towards employees, with other clubs and ... Read more...

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Missing Pakistanis: UN team to investigate


September 10th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A UN delegation has arrived in Pakistan on a 10-day mission to study the measures taken by the government to prevent the so-called "forced disappearances" of ... Read more...

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NATO chief expresses concerns over Afghan insider attacks


September 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday expressed grave concerns over a series of insider attacks in Afghanistan, but assured that the ongoing transition process will ... Read more...

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French car sales drop


September 4th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 4 (IANS) Car sales in France were down 11.4 percent in August as the country's economic woes kept consumers from spending on cars, French car sales federation CCFA ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to boost domestic cricket


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 3 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Cricket Board Monday said it will take measures to boost their domestic cricket after its first ever Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) concluded ... Read more...

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`China’s economic growth slowly stabilizing’


August 29th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) Price rises have continued to be slow in China since the beginning of the year as a result of improving supply-demand relations and dropping prices for ... Read more...

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109 cases of dengue in Bengal


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) As many as 109 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported so far in West Bengal, a senior health official said Friday."So far there are 109 ... Read more...

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Iraq closes border crossing point with Syria


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 23 (IANS) Iraq Wednesday closed a major border checkpoint with Syria in the country's Anbar province, said an Iraqi Border Police source.Iraq closed the Al-Qaim border checkpoint early ... Read more...

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Odisha, Jharkhand to intensity anti-mineral smuggling drive


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Odisha and its neighbouring state of Jharkhand have said that they will jointly intensify crackdown against the mineral smuggling across their borders.Speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Congress, Left slam Bengal government over rape cases


August 19th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) As the West Bengal government termed reports of recent rape cases as a "rotten campaign" against it, the Congress, a junior partner in the ruling alliance, ... Read more...

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Goa government says state safe for northeast immigrants


August 17th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to make the northeastern immigrant population in Goa feel secure and at home, the state government Friday issued a formal statement pledging itself ... Read more...

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Protect northeast people, says CPI-M


August 16th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The CPI-M Thursday called for immediate steps to protect the safety of people from the northeast in other parts of India in the wake of ... Read more...

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PM promises to battle corruption (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday promised further steps to reduce corruption and ensure transparency in governance."We will continue our efforts to bring more transparency ... Read more...

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PM promises to battle corruption


August 15th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday promised further steps to reduce corruption and ensure transparency in governance."We will continue our efforts to bring more transparency ... Read more...

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Motorola Mobility to cut 4,000 jobs


August 14th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Google has confirmed that Motorola Mobility, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the internet search giant, will cut about 4,000 jobs or 20 percent of its ... Read more...

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Goa to start cell for special children


August 11th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 11 (IANS) The Goa education department will soon start a cell to cater to the requirements of students with special needs, according to a member of a special ... Read more...

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80 confirmed cases of dengue in Bengal


August 10th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) As many as 80 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported so far in West Bengal, a senior health official said Friday."So far there are 80 ... Read more...

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3,400 fake disabled, poor found in Italy


August 7th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 7 (IANS/AKI) More than 3,400 cases of people fraudulently claiming poverty and disability benefits have been uncovered in Italy this year, including one "blind" man who was caught ... Read more...

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Pakistani Rangers fire at Indian posts in Jammu


August 6th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 6 (IANS) Pakistani Rangers had opened "unprovoked firing" at two Indian border posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector, Border Security Force (BSF) officials said Monday.According to officials, ... Read more...

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40 percent of rural India lives on Rs.33 a day


August 1st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Forty percent of rural India lives on Rs.33 a day, official data showed Wednesday, exposing the hollowness of the tall claims of economic reforms and ... Read more...

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Islamabad civic body goes on austerity drive


August 1st, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) As part of measures to cope with the unremitting financial crises it is facing, the Islamabad's civic body has decided to take back all vehicles and ... Read more...

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Centre urged to contribute to Road Safety Fund


August 1st, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) The central government should match the Tamail Nadu government's contribution to the road safety fund while the National Highways Authority of India should ensure safety ... Read more...

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Top Myanmar officials to report their assets


July 31st, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 31 (IANS) Myanmar's top officials will now have to report their assets to the president, a media report said Tuesday.Myanmar President's Office has notified the government members at ... Read more...

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Jharkhand offers Rs.410 crore relief package to farmers


July 30th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 30 (IANS) In view of the looming drought situation in Jharkhand, the state government has announced a Rs.410 crore relief package for farmers, an official said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Student to launch $500 satellite


July 26th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A South Korean student plans to launch a $500 satellite built from scavenged parts in a basement, the Daily Mail reported Thursday."Making a satellite is no ... Read more...

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Brazil’s central bank cautious over fresh interest cut


July 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 20 (IANS) Brazil's central bank has said it would remain cautious about "any additional steps toward monetary flexibility" despite extensive market expectations of a fresh rate cut.A report ... Read more...

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US insists fishing vessel was warned before firing


July 18th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) In the midst of a probe demanded by India into the deadly US attack on a motorboat in the Persian Gulf that left an Indian fisherman ... Read more...

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Bahrain to support UAE’s security measure


July 18th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Manama, July 17 (IANS/WAM) Bahrain Tuesday expressed its absolute support for all measures the UAE takes to preserve its security and stability against whoever tries to conspire against its leadership ... Read more...

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Subbarao moots producer price index to measure inflation


July 17th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India Tuesday mooted a producer price index (PPI) that would be able to measure inflation more accurately.According to Reserve Bank of India ... Read more...

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Mahesh Bhatt hails Mamata for minority welfare


July 15th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has hailed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for activating government programmes for the minorities in the state as per the suggestions ... Read more...

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Cholera outbreak in Cuba after 130 years


July 15th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 15 (IANS) In the first cholera outbreak reported in 130 years, Cuba's health ministry confirmed 158 cases of the disease hitting the Caribbean island nation this month, according ... Read more...

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