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Saddam Hussein’s secretary executed


June 7th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 7 (IANS) A secretary and close aide of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein has been executed after being convicted for genocide, the Iraqi justice ministry said Thursday.Abed Hamid Hamoud ... Read more...

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Cabinet to decide on Boeing 787 compensation offer (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is expected to take up American aircraft manufacturer Boeing's offer of compensation for the delay in supply of ... Read more...

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Air India to cut loss-making routes (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Air India may cut some of its loss-making routes under a new business plan it has worked out, sources in the civil aviation ministry ... Read more...

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Culture ministry moves police against fraud


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The union culture ministry has instituted a probe into alleged misappropriation of funds in the name of seven performing arts troupes of Odisha. A case ... Read more...

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Uzbek gang held for rape, murder of 14 women


May 31st, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Tashkent, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Members of a criminal gang in Uzbekistan have been arrested on suspicion of raping and murdering 14 women in the capital Tashkent, an interior ministry ... Read more...

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Air India proposes VRS to cut down staff


May 27th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Financially stressed Air India has proposed a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for its executive cadre employees to bring down manpower costs.The Air India Board will ... Read more...

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70 arrested Chinese released in Nigeria (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Nigeria has released around 70 Chinese who were arrested for illegally living and working in the country, a Chinese foreign ministry official said Thursday.Ministry spokesman Hong ... Read more...

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AI to prune operations if pilots’ strike continues (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The government is considering to further curtail Air India's international operations, if a group of pilots continue their strike, which has already lasted for 11 ... Read more...

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Air India call centres being run by IndiGo’s mother firm


May 18th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A probe is on to find out whether Air India lost market share or any revenue by awarding the contract to manage its ticketing ... Read more...

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Italian envoy in India rushes home over marines row


May 18th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) With its diplomatic efforts failing to free the two marines held in India for killing two fishermen at sea, Italy has asked its ambassador Giacomo ... Read more...

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Officials defend minister’s trip to US to get Dreamliner


May 18th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Civil aviation ministry officials Friday defended Minister Ajit Singh's visit later this month to the US to receive the first of the 27 Boeing-787 Dreamliners, ... Read more...

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Russia seeks return of citizens held in Libya


May 16th, 2012 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 16 (IANS) Russia will continue to try to secure the return of its citizens held in Libya and also continue to insist that the rights are observed, a ... Read more...

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Bulgarian envoy to Yemen escapes abduction attempt


May 14th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 14 (IANS) Bulgarian ambassador in Yemen Boris Genadiev Borisov had a miraculous escape when armed men intercepted his car and tried to kidnap him at gunpoint in Yemeni ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned as Chidambaram denies corruption charge (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the second time Thursday as Home Minister P. Chidambaram denied the involvement of either him or of any ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned after opposition angers Pranab


May 10th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned Thursday as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee lost his cool when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members disrupted the house and ... Read more...

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Indian Army testing its readiness in Punjab war game


May 4th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Indian Army has launched a massive summer war game in the plains of Punjab to test its operational readiness, a defence ministry official said ... Read more...

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Ahead of Saturday meet, government softens NCTC stand


May 4th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Hoping for a degree of consensus on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), the central government has agreed to dilute some of its discretionary ... Read more...

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Government to hold national consultation on child marriages


April 29th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Taking a serious view of child marriages in the country, the government has decided to hold a national consultation on the issue with the states.A ... Read more...

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Russia, US to hold joint anti-terror drill


April 20th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A military team from Russia will go to the US in May for a joint anti-terror exercise, a Russian defence ministry official said.A detachment from ... Read more...

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India won’t be able to store another bumper crop


April 15th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The problem of plenty is once again troubling the Indian government as it does not know where to store the bumper grains to be harvested ... Read more...

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Russian warships to patrol Syrian coast


April 14th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian warships will be continuously deployed for patrol duty off the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean, a defence ministry official said Friday."A decision has been ... Read more...

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‘China isn’t second strongest country’


April 11th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) China is not the second strongest country but the second largest economy, a foreign ministry official has said, adding that for all its remarkable progress the ... Read more...

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‘Kingfisher Airlines asked to pay Rs.60 crore service tax’


April 4th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines has been asked to pay Rs.60 crore which it owes as service tax, a senior fianance ministry official said Wednesday.According to S.K. ... Read more...

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Defence ministry official killed wife after fight over childless state?


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Strains in their relationship due to their childless state could have led a defence ministry official to strangle to death his wife in a fit ... Read more...

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Forensic report awaited on death of official, wife


April 2nd, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Police are awaiting the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report on the mysterious death of a defence ministry official and his wife in their house here ... Read more...

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Fuel prices hiked in Pakistan


April 1st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) The Pakistan government has announced a hike in fuel prices.The price of petrol was raised by Rs.8.02 to Rs.105.68 a litre while that of diesel by ... Read more...

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Will continue to support Europe in crisis: China


March 21st, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) China will be part of the global community's efforts to provide help to deal with European debt crisis, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday.Assistant Foreign ... Read more...

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NRI children: Indian officials to attend hearing in Norway


March 19th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Ahead of the hearing on the custody row involving two NRI children, two senior Indian officials are expected to leave for Norway later this week.The ... Read more...

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Quiet freight hike to pull railways out of red


March 19th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) His fare hike proposals may have turned controversial for political reasons, but what has gone largely unnoticed is Dinesh Trivedi's quiet move to increase ... Read more...

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China wages war against adulterated food, fake drugs


March 16th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 16 (IANS) The Chinese government has launched a major drive against food containing prohibited additives, illegal cooking oil, stale pork and spurious drugs.The Ministry of Public Security launched ... Read more...

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‘Misquoted’ Sri Lankan envoy apologises to Indian MPs (Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The government Thursday summoned Sri Lanka's envoy to India for a meeting during which he apologized to Indian MPs for his comments that sought to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka envoy apologises to Indian MPs


March 15th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka's envoy to India Thursday apologised to Indian MPs for his comments that sought to link those questioning Colombo's human rights record with the ... Read more...

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Leased Russian N-submarine to reach India by month-end


March 14th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) A nuclear-powered submarine India has leased from Russia will reach Indian shores by this month-end, a defence ministry official said here Wednesday."The submarine will be ... Read more...

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April talks last chance for Iran to avoid US attack


March 14th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that the six-nation negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme to be held in April would be the last ... Read more...

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Six killed in Iraq robbery


March 12th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 12 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 10 others injured Monday in a daylight robbery at a jewellery store in Baghdad, an interior ministry official said.Gunmen ... Read more...

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