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College graduates to manage Chinese villages


September 12th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Villages in China will have at least one college graduate each in their management staff by 2015, the China Daily reported Wednesday.According to guidelines issued by ... Read more...

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IT investment region to come up around Hyderabad


September 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 8 (IANS) This information technology hub is expected to witness rapid growth in the IT sector with the setting up of investment region around the city.The central government ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir Police takes stock of village defence committees


September 7th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 7 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police has started the process of "rationalising" the village defence committees (VDCs) after the waning of militancy in the state.The VDCs were ... Read more...

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Ivy Queen thrives in male-dominated reggaeton


August 29th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican reggaeton pioneer Ivy Queen is presenting her new album "La musa" that will keep her in the forefront of a musical genre dominated ... Read more...

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Video captures protein traffic inside brain cell


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Using a new imaging technique, scientists have created spectacular video footage on the movement of proteins inside a neuron (brain cell)."Your brain is being disassembled and ... Read more...

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169 killed in North Korea floods


August 6th, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Severe floods have killed up to 169 people and injured 144 in North Korea since July, state KCNA news agency reported.Another 400 people have gone ... Read more...

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Patna to get tallest Gandhi statue on October 2


August 5th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 5 (IANS) Bihar will pay a befitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 143rd birth anniversary on October 2. The state government plans to install a 40-foot-tall bronze ... Read more...

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Is this how the ancients prevented river water seepage? (With Images)


July 12th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura, July 12 (IANS) Workers excavating a holy pond in a village at the periphery of Mathura have discovered what is claimed as the first iron sheet used to prevent ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Boca in bid to convince Riquelme to stay


July 6th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 6 (IANS) Argentine side Boca Juniors have not given up hope of convincing Juan Roman Riquelme to remain at the club.Riquelme announced he was leaving the ... Read more...

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UN proposes $200 mn aid for North Korea


June 13th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN proposes to collect $200 million in aid for North Korea this year, UN spokesman Martin Nesirsky said.The reclusive communist state has suffered from ... Read more...

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Estefano relives shooting in a song


June 12th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, June 12 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer-songwriter Estefano returns to the world of music with a number on his new disc to be released in September and in which he ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Is Microsoft buying Nokia? (Lead, superseding earlier story)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 7 (IANS) Finnish telecom giant Nokia, considered among the most trusted brands in India, is going through a bad patch with its shares at an all-time low, triggering ... Read more...

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Is Microsoft buying Nokia?


June 7th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 7 (IANS) Finnish telecom giant Noika, considered among the most trusted brands in India, is going through a bad patch with its shares at an all-time low, triggering ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Graft case: 11 charge sheeted in Jharkhand


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 2 (IANS) The CBI Saturday filed a charge sheet in a court here against a former Bihar minister and 10 others in a case related to road construction ... Read more...

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S R Rao is new commerce secretary


May 28th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government Monday appointed S.R. Rao as the new commerce secretary.A 1978 batch Gujarat cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service, Rao replaced Rahul Khullar, ... Read more...

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Prostitution scandal: US Secret Service tries image repair (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The US Secret Service, disgraced by a prostitution scandal, Friday promulgated a set of new conduct guidelines for its agents, as it emerged that agents ... Read more...

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US Secret Service agents visited Moscow strip club


April 28th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ahead of a state visit to Russia by then president Bill Clinton, US Secret Service agents had visited a downtown Moscow nightclub known for ... Read more...

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Russian charged with selling classified maps to US


April 4th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A former Russian serviceman has been charged with selling classified maps of Russia to the US Defense Department.The Prosecutor General's Office has initiated a criminal ... Read more...

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Ruskin Bond returns with ‘Rusty’(With image)


March 29th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Indo-Angian writer Ruskin Bond's lovable character "Rusty" is set for a comeback after 15 years with "Ek Tha Rusty-2" ready to hit the small screen.Rusty ... Read more...

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Myanmarese nationals get jail for entering India illegally


March 24th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 24 (IANS) Two poverty-stricken Myanmar nationals were Saturday sentenced to two years in jail by a local court here for illegally entering India, a police official said.A sub-divisional ... Read more...

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12 more Myanmarese held in Tripura


March 8th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 8 (IANS) The influx of Myanmarese into India through Bangladesh continues, with 12 more, including a woman, being held for illegally entering Tripura, police said Thursday.With this, 95 ... Read more...

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I can take a lot of punches, says JLo


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 2 (IANS/EFE) Jennifer Lopez appears on the current cover of V Magazine showing her more combative side and discussing her artistic career of almost two decades ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Berlusconi bribery trial ends


February 26th, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Italian court has ended a corruption trial against former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.The court ruled Saturday that the statute of limitations had run ... Read more...

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Phoolan Devi’s controversial legacy alive in UP polls


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 22 (IANS) A huge coloured photograph of Phoolan Devi, the bandit queen-turned-MP who was shot dead 11 years ago in New Delhi, adorns the wall of the ... Read more...

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Indian art collectors’ space getting new look


January 29th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Art collection in India has seen some exponential change in the last 15 years. The fledgling culture of private archives to free art from the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Iran shutting down shops selling Barbies?


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Toy shops in Iran are being closed down for selling Barbie dolls, as the leggy plastic toys have been deemed immoral for their revealing outfits, The ... Read more...

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Sharmila becomes youngest Indian golfer to qualify for European Tour


January 20th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
La Manga (Spain), Jan 19 (IANS) Sharmila Nicollet of India clinched the 30th and final spot on the Ladies European Tour Qualifiers Final stage with a six foot birdie that ... Read more...

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KFC eyes 500 restaurants in India by 2015


December 18th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Putting behind violent protests against its entry in the mid-1990s, American restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken, better known as KFC, has thrived on the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

31 Myanmar nationals held in Tripura


December 17th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 17 (IANS) Illegal influx of Myanmarese nationals into India through Bangladesh has continued, with 31 held for sneaking into Tripura, police said here Saturday. Among the arrested ... Read more...

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After India-Russia summit, PM says Kudankulam opening in weeks (Intro Roundup)


December 17th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) On an official visit to Russia, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday made it clear that his government will go ahead with the Russian-aided Kudankulam ... Read more...

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After India-Russia summit, PM announces Kudankulam opening in weeks (Roundup)


December 16th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) On an official visit to Russia, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday cleared the doubts over operationalisation of the Russian-aided Kudankulam nuclear power plant in ... Read more...

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India, Russia sign deal for another 42 Sukhoi combat planes (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) India Friday signed a fresh agreement with Russia for the licensed production of 42 Sukhoi fighters for which the Russians will provide technical and equipment ... Read more...

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China executes mafia-style gang leader


December 13th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) The leader and two core members of a mafia-style gang that terrorised people in southwest China's Kunming city were executed Tuesday, court officials said.Gang leader Jiang ... Read more...

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China’s anti-ship missile, submarine threats: Indian Navy


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) China's new anti-ship ballistic missile, if fully functional, posed a "different category of threat" and certainly requires "a different measure to counter it," Navy chief ... Read more...

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30 Myanmarese, Bangladeshis caught in Tripura


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 2 (IANS) Eighteen Myanmarese and 12 Bangladeshi nationals held for illegally entering India's Tripura state from Bangladesh were Friday sent to jail for 14 days by a court ... Read more...

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