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Cauvery award: Both Tamil Nadu, Karnataka unhappy (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's bid to resolve the row over Cauvery river water-sharing, by asking Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs every day between Sep 20 ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia shuts down lingerie shops with male staff


September 17th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has ordered closure of around 100 lingerie shops in Riyadh for violating new regulations that ban men from working as sales staff, the Daily ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US envoy to Libya killed in Benghazi consulate attack (Third Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) US ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other American diplomats were killed Tuesday in a rocket attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, ... Read more...

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Libyan protesters storm US consulate, one personnel killed (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 12 (IANS) A US diplomatic personnel was killed Tuesday night after hundreds of protesters, agitated by an alleged US-made movie that insults the Prophet Mohammed, broke into the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Army chief reviews Southern Army Command’s readiness


September 11th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh Tuesday reviewed the preparedness of Pune-based Southern Army Command and interacted with senior officers over contemporary challenges being ... Read more...

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Iran to unveil ‘advanced’ cruise missile


September 9th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (IANS) A senior Iranian defence ministry official announced Sunday that his ministry plans to unveil a highly advanced cruise missile."God willing, Meshkat (Lantern) cruise missile with a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Solar grid parity by 2017, says ministry


August 30th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Power produced by solar plants will be sold at the same price as that from conventional sources like coal by 2017, a power ministry official ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No loss in coal block allocations: Government (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government Friday rejected its auditor's report on allocation of coal blocks in which it has indicated a Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) loss ... Read more...

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CAG report on coal block allocation flawed: Government


August 24th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government Friday said its official auditor's report on the allocation of coal blocks in which it has indicated a Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) ... Read more...

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25 killed in brawl at Venezuelan prison (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) A battle between heavily armed inmate gangs at the Yare I prison near Caracas left 25 people dead and 43 injured, Venezuela's minister of penitentiaries said.Among ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Petroleum ministry official to face trial


August 16th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A special court here Thursday paved the way for the trial of a suspended official of the petroleum and natural gas ministry and two ... Read more...

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Lucknow airport construction irregularities to be probed


August 16th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Thursday referred to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) complaints of irregularities in construction of the new terminal at Lucknow airport.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US sanctions on Iran threaten ties with Russia


August 14th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Relations between the US and Russia may suffer following new, wide-ranging US sanctions introduced against Iran, said a Russian Foreign Ministry official Monday."Washington should ... Read more...

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China combats illegal organ transplants


August 13th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) China's health ministry Monday vowed to cooperate with police investigations into medical institutions and workers involved in instances of illegal human organ transplants.Police will announce the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Centre, Meghalaya not keen on talks with GNLA


August 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 10 (IANS) The central government is not keen to hold talks with the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on its demand for creation of a separate Garoland ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Do tigers have AIDS? Government says ‘no’


August 7th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Is there any evidence of HIV/AIDS in lions and tigers, asked an MP in August 2010. Two years later, the environment ministry has come out ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Forest clearance panel reconstituted


August 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday reconstituted a panel for providing forest clearance to infrastructure projects, a ministry official said.The seven-member Forest Appraisal Committee (FAC) includes three ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Army chief meets Rajasthan chief minister


August 1st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh Wednesday met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to exchange views on civil-military relations.According to a defence ministry official, Gen. ... Read more...

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Siberian bear kills man


July 31st, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man in Russia's Siberian republic of Yakutia has been killed by a wild bear, said a local interior ministry official Monday.Two residents of Khara-Aldan ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to visit Assam Monday


July 29th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will visit the violence-affected areas of Assam Monday to review the situation, an official said Sunday.During his two-day visit ... Read more...

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NID training African craftspeople


July 24th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A group of 25 participants from Zimbabwe are attending a week-long crafts managers' workshop at the National School of Design in Ahmedabad to hone their ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

12 killed in Iraq bombings


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 23 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 37 injured in separate bombing incidents in Iraq Sunday, Xinhua reported.A total of six people were killed and 13 ... Read more...

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UAE probes Indian fisherman’s killing by US ship (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 17 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is probing a shooting incident by a US ship that left an Indian fisherman dead and three Indians seriously injured, an ... Read more...

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NCTC rejig after presidential election


July 13th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Giving in to a stiff opposition from non-Congress ruled states, the government has decided to take NCTC, a proposed anti-terror hub, out of the ... Read more...

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Monsoon plays truant, government’s fingers crossed


July 13th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Delayed monsoon in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh is worrying the government with prices of fruit and vegetables up 50 percent in 10 days and ... Read more...

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Russian navy ready to break Syria blockade


July 12th, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Navy warships will be sent to defend Russian merchant vessels in the event of a blockade due to the situation in Syria, an official ... Read more...

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Nasir Ali is new Air India joint managing director


July 11th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) In a bid to straighten things out in troubled national carrier Air India, the government has appointed Nasir Ali, an official who is heading a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russian warships to exercise in Atlantic, Mediterranean


July 11th, 2012 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian naval task force will perform combat training missions in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, according to the country's Defence ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Defence lab develops battlefield water purifier


July 5th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A portable water purifier that can be used by troops on the battlefield to quench their thirst from available surface water has been developed by ... Read more...

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Environment vs Development: Cost-benefit audit to get stricter


June 25th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With development projects taking a toll on the country's green cover, the environment ministry is tightening the audit process that would evaluate environmental losses against ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Six killed, over 50 wounded in Iraq bombing


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 22 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 52 others injured Friday in a car bombing in the Iraqi capital, Xinhua reported.The blast took place at a ... Read more...

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Foreign plane detained at Jaipur (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India has detained a foreign-operated chartered plane, flying from Karachi to Dhaka, at Jaipur after it deviated from its flight path and flew over a ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh start joint study to boost border trade


June 9th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 9 (IANS) Senior officials from India and Bangladesh Saturday started a five-day joint study to examine facilities and infrastructure along the border and suggest measures to boost ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Benefits to e-commerce platforms beyond Delhi, Mumbai


June 8th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) To boost overseas trade, the government is mulling extending to other areas the benefits that e-commerce platforms in Delhi and Mumbai get for delivering products outside ... Read more...

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Bangalore, Pune blasts accused murdered in jail (Second Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 8 (IANS) Suspected Indian Mujahiddeen operative Qateel Mohammed Jaffer Siddiqui, named in the German Bakery blast here and the Bangalore terror attacks, was Friday found murdered inside his ... Read more...

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