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Bengal rights panel seeks report on dengue from government


September 18th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Expressing concern over the "alarming rise" in dengue cases in and around Kolkata, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) Tuesday sought a report from the ... Read more...

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Over 1,200 now down with dengue in Bengal


September 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The dengue outbreak in West Bengal has now affected over 1,200 people though the number of deaths remains at five, according to state health department ... Read more...

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Man shot dead in Pakistan court


September 10th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A man accused in a murder case was shot dead when he was brought to a district court in Pakistani metropolis Lahore, Geo News reported.Police said ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 now down with dengue in Bengal


September 8th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) The dengue outbreak in West Bengal has affected over 1,000 people though the number of deaths remains at five, according to state health department data ... Read more...

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A Chinese couple that wants to resemble twins


August 24th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) A Chinese man and a woman who are to marry soon have decided to undergo plastic surgery so that they look like twins, a media report ... Read more...

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Family of 12 killed in van-truck crash in China (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) Twelve members of a family were killed Monday when their van collided head-on with a truck near the southwest Chinese metropolis of Chongqing.The crash occurred at ... Read more...

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20 Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria


August 13th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Aug 13 (IANS) At least 20 suspected Boko Haram militants have been killed in a gun battle with the military in Nigeria's Borno state, Xinhua reported.The militants were killed ... Read more...

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Bengal to increase awareness in dengue affected areas


August 11th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) With 80 confirmed cases of dengue reported so far in West Bengal, the state government has decided to launch an intense awareness campaign throughout all the ... Read more...

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Abu Jundal shunted to police custody till July 31


July 21st, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) A Mumbai court Saturday sent key suspect in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case Abu Jundal to police custody till July 31, according to an official.Jundal, ... Read more...

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Eight gunned down in Brazilian city


July 13th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 13 (IANS/EFE) The toll from an overnight shooting spree in greater Sao Paulo stands at eight, authorities in the Brazilian metropolis said Thursday.The victims were shot ... Read more...

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Photojournalist who witnessed crime slain in Ecuador


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Two assailants fatally shot an Ecuadorian photojournalist who witnessed a theft in which police are the main suspects, a media report said Monday.Byron Baldeon, 31, was ... Read more...

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Court declines to give Hamza custody to Mumbai police (lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A Delhi court Wednesday dismissed Mumbai police's application for the custody of Abu Jindal Hamza, alias Zabiuddin Ansari, a key suspect in the 26/11 ... Read more...

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Man beaten for exposing himself in Shanghai metro


June 20th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) A man was beaten by fellow male passengers inside a metro train in Chinese metropolis Shanghai after he allegedly exposed himself and sexually harassed a young ... Read more...

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Two minutes late, Chinese student not allowed to take exam


June 10th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 10 (IANS) A student in this Chinese metropolis was not allowed to appear in his national college entrance examination as he reached the venue two minutes after the ... Read more...

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Four kids die in Lahore hospital fire


June 7th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) At least four children were killed and 17 injured Thursday in a fire that broke out at a government hospital in Pakistani metropolis Lahore, Geo News ... Read more...

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Shanghai stages half-naked bike ride to promote green energy


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 3 (IANS) Half-naked men and women in bikinis took part in an annual bicycle ride to promote the use of green energy, healthy lifestyle and zero-carbon transportation in ... Read more...

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Prime accused in Pakistani reporter’s murder killed


May 26th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) A prime accused in the murder of a reporter of Pakistan's Geo News channel was killed Saturday in a firefight with police in Karachi.Geo News journalist ... Read more...

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Chinese journalists assaulted


May 13th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) An award-winning photo-journalist and two reporters were beaten up in Chinese metropolis Shanghai when the photographer took pictures of a demolition site in the city, police ... Read more...

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Don’t review a film before its release: Javed Jafferi


May 11th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Javed Jafferi starrer "The Forest" hits theatres Friday but the film has already got a thumbs up from the critics. Despite this applause, the actor is ... Read more...

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Chinese city to hold charity fair


May 7th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) A charity-themed expo is scheduled to run July 12-14 in the south China metropolis of Shenzhen, Mayor Xu Qin said Monday.Titled "Development, Integration and Transparency", the ... Read more...

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Man held for bomb hoax in China


May 1st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) A man has been detained in Chinese metropolis Shanghai for making a hoax bomb threat to the city's international airport, police said.The suspect, surnamed Pu, called ... Read more...

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Chinese official gets death term for graft


April 24th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) A former official in Chinese metropolis Shanghai has been sentenced to death for taking bribes exceeding 15 million yuan (around $2.5 million).Chen Meng, former deputy chief ... Read more...

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Shanghai boys to learn how not to lose masculinity


April 24th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 24 (IANS) A school in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai has set up an experimental "boys only" class, as in many schools girls outnumber boys and get better ... Read more...

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13 shot dead inside bar in Mexico


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), April 22 (IANS/EFE) At least 13 people were gunned down and four wounded in an attack by suspected cartel gunmen at a bar in the northern Mexican ... Read more...

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20 Chinese held for protesting at airport


April 14th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) A total of 20 angry passengers have been "punished" in Chinese metropolis Shanghai for protesting on an airport taxiway and demanding compensation for a delayed flight.The ... Read more...

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Chinese held for mailing bomb to girlfriend


April 14th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) A man from Chinese metropolis Shanghai has been arrested for mailing a home-made bomb to his girlfriend after the couple broke up.The then-married suspect, surnamed He ... Read more...

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Bangalore stares at water famine - unless projects implemented


April 6th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 6 (IANS) Bangalore's population is growing at the rate of four percent a year, but water availability is going down steadily. The metropolis of nearly nine million needs ... Read more...

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UAE business team visits Shanghai


April 1st, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 1 (IANS/WAM) A delegation from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has paid an official visit to Chinese metropolis Shanghai to look at ways to ... Read more...

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More Shanghai women hit by lung cancer


April 1st, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 1 (IANS) Lung cancer is affecting more women than men in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai, a media report said.The number of women with lung cancer rose 38.4 ... Read more...

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After court order on Kolkata cabs, ‘alternative’ arrangements planned


March 31st, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Taxis are set to become scarce in Kolkata from Sunday following a Calcutta High Court order that cabs should mandatorily have tamper-proof digital meters with printers. ... Read more...

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Guetta launches record label


March 31st, 2012 - 3:21 am ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning DJ and music producer David Guetta will add music mogul to his resume after launching his own record label.The star DJ, has collaborated ... Read more...

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‘Arms coming to Karachi from Afghanistan’


March 30th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Arms and ammunition are being transported to the port city of Karachi from Afghanistan and huge stocks have so far come to the metropolis, Pakistan Interior ... Read more...

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Beijing mulls water curbs


March 26th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) In a bid to conserve water in the arid Chinese capital, Beijing authorities are pondering to restrict water usage by bathhouses, golf courses and ski ... Read more...

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NCC cadets in Kolkata clean up drive


March 11th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) Pledging to rid Kolkata of garbage, nearly 1,400 senior division cadets of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Sunday took part in a cleanliness drive at the ... Read more...

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1,700 Chinese donate bodies for medical research


March 1st, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Around 1,700 people in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai last year donated their bodies for medical research.A total of 1,698 people donated their bodies for research ... Read more...

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