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Military operation in Pakistan may displace 600,000 people


June 8th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) Military operation against the militants in a Pakistani tribal region will displace nearly 600, 000 people, an international aid agency has said.According to Save the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Railways battle to complete strategic Brahmaputra bridge by 2015


April 25th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dibrugarh (Assam), April 25 (IANS) The railways are battling time and resource crunch to complete the country's longest 4.94 km rail-cum-road-bridge across the mighty Brahmaputra at Bogibeel that will provide ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Apple doubles profit on solid iPhone sales


April 25th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Proving the sceptics wrong again, Apple nearly doubled its profit last quarter thanks to much stronger-than-expected iPhone sales to raise the cash hoard of world's most ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Less road accidents at night in Delhi: Police


April 18th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The number of road accidents in Delhi during the night have gone down by over 10 percent from January to mid-March 2012 as ... Read more...

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Act quickly to restore glory of Ganga: PM


April 17th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said there is need to "act quickly" to restore the glory of the Ganga river, which provides water to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Woman killed son, now hangs herself in Argentine jail


April 17th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 17 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian woman who confessed on television to killing her six-year-old son to take revenge on her ex-husband has died in a hospital on the ... Read more...

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As rumours swirl online, Chinese daily seeks clean up


April 16th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 16 (IANS) The rapid development of internet has brought conveniences and efficiency to information exchanges, but has also speeded up the spread of rumours, Xinhua reported citing a ... Read more...

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China cracks down on rumours, removes 210,000 online posts (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) China has removed over 210,000 online posts since mid-March and shut down 42 websites in its crackdown on Internet-based rumour-mongering, a senior official said Thursday.Liu Zhengrong, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China cracks down on rumours, removes 210,000 online posts


April 12th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) China has removed more than 210,000 online posts since mid-March and shut down 42 websites in its crackdown on Internet-based rumour-mongering, Xinhua quoted a senior official ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Adarsh Society probe interim report likely Friday


April 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The interim report of the two-member commission probing the Adarsh Society scam, related to the housing society originally meant for war heroes and Kargil widows, is ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Is government serious about saving the Ganga?


March 25th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Ganga, deified by Hindus and intrinsic to its literature and lore while providing water to over 40 percent of India's population in 11 ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Gas pipeline blown up in Syria


March 24th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 24 (IANS) A gas pipeline was blasted in a Syrian province Saturday, leading to leakage of about 700,000 cubic metres, reports said."An armed terrorist group" blasted a gas ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India bans cotton export fearing lower stocks at home


March 5th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) India, the world's second largest producer of cotton, Monday banned all exports of the fibre with immediate effect, fearing a fall in availability in view ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chidambaram’s role in 2G pricing: Hearing in mid-March (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear in mid-March a plea for a probe into the role of P. Chidambaram, then the finance minister, in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chidambaram’s role in 2G allocation: Hearing in mid-March


March 1st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear in mid-March a plea seeking a probe into the role of P. Chidambaram, then the finance minister, in the ... Read more...

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Tech Expo displays innovations easily replicable in Africa (With Images)


March 1st, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A machine for making low-cost sanitary napkins, an eco-friendly refrigerator, a clay cooker and a solar dryer - these are some of the cheap and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Adarsh scam interim probe report soon


February 24th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Nearly 13 months after it was set up to probe the Adarsh Society scam, the two-member inquiry commission is likely to submit its interim report to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Union budget likely to be presented in mid-March: Mukherjee


January 25th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The union budget for the 2012-13 financial year would be presented around mid-March after the election process for electing five new state assemblies gets ... Read more...

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Bring amended Lokpal Bill in budget session: Karat


January 20th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Assailing the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for failing to bring in an effective Lokpal Bill, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) chief Prakash Karat Friday demanded ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Syria releases over 900 protesters


December 1st, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities Wednesday freed 912 protesters arrested during the ongoing unrest in the country, the country's official news agency Sana said.Those freed do "not have ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Syria releases 1,180 people held during protests


November 16th, 2011 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Nov 16 (IANS) Syria Tuesday released a total of 1,180 people, who were arrested during the eight-month long unrest in the country and didn't commit homicide crimes, the state-run ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Syria suspended from Arab League


November 13th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arab League Saturday suspended Syria, Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani announced.The regional body will impose harsh economic and political sanctions against ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US accused of involvement in Syria violence: Arab League


November 8th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 7 (IANS) The Arab League announced Monday that it had received a message from Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, which accused the United States of involvement in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NATO chief dismisses talk of intervention in Syria


November 5th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Nov 4 (IANS) The chief of NATO Friday dismissed suggestions that the military alliance would intervene to stop the conflict in Syria."I understand the question, but Libya and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Syria pledges to pardon gunmen who turn themselves in


November 4th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Nov 4 (IANS) The Syrian interior ministry Friday called on those who carried, sold or distributed weapons but hadn't committed homicide to turn themselves in within a week to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

U.S. Ambassador Ford pulled from Syria due to threats


October 24th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government has decided to pull Ambassador Robert Ford from Syria as a result of 'credible threats' made against him, officials said on Monday morning.Ford, who ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Syria seeks India’s support against ‘Western propaganda’


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) As more Syrian officials face the European Union sanctions amid intensifying violence in that country, Syria has urged India, chair of the UN Security ... Read more...

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Italy recalls ambassador to Syria, urges EU countries to do the same


August 2nd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by BNO News
ROME (BNO NEWS) -- Italy's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday announced it has summoned its ambassador to Syria to protest the government's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters across the country. It also urged other ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Moscow calls for political pressure on Syria to end violence


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) International political pressure needs to be put on Syrian authorities to end the bloodshed and solve the country's internal problems, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ... Read more...

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Russia opposes Libya-style UN action on Syria(Lead)


June 20th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Moscow will veto any UN Security Council that will seek to slap Libya-type sanctions against Syria, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, reports RIA Novosti.The US, France ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Medvedev opposes Libya-style UN resolution on Syria


June 20th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow will use its veto rights in the UN Security Council to prevent the adoption of a resolution on Syria similar to the one passed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Arab League states seek suspension of Syria


June 15th, 2011 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Many of the Arab League member countries have proposed suspending Syria's membership in the organisation over violent crackdowns on pro-democracy protests by its government, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Syria imposes travel ban on President’s cousin


June 14th, 2011 - 7:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 14 (IANS) The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's cousin has been banned from travelling by the recently formed judicial committee that probes the nationwide deadly events, Xinhua reported.The committee ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Syrian troops shoot unarmed civilians : Al Arabiya


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS) Government troops in Syria shot dead at least two unarmed civilians in the city of Ankahal Friday, as President Bashar Assad's regime continued its violent ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

44 Syrians killed in ‘Friday of freedom’ rallies


May 21st, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 21 (IANS) At least 44 Syrians were killed in Friday's anti-government protests, an Al-Jazeera TV report quoted the national organisation for human rights as saying Saturday, Xinhua reported.Most ... Read more...

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