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Shorter airport metro services likely to resume (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi's Airport Metro, which was suspended July 8 due to structural faults, might resume services partially between two stations where no faults were detected, but ... Read more...

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Dikshit hasn’t lost hope yet on Delhi’s Airport Metro


September 10th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has not yet given up hope on the city's Airport Metro project, suspended since July 8 for structural faults, and ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister rushes to Britain over travel advisory


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris has left for London in an attempt to meet British officials and urge them to withdraw a travel advisory ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka, China seek to strengthen military ties


September 1st, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Sri Lanka and China have sought to strengthen their military ties, the Sri Lankan defence ministry said Friday.The remarks followed a meeting between Chinese Defence ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to protest British travel advisory


August 20th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka will protest a travel advisory issued by Britain that warns its citizens of an upsurge in nationalism and anti-Western rhetoric in the island nation, ... Read more...

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India, Malaysia sign treaty to tackle crime


March 12th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) India and Malaysia Monday signed a treaty to provide mutual assistance in criminal matters that is expected to boost busting of international crimes and apprehending ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s bankrupt cricket board dissolved


November 15th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka's bankrupt cricket board has been dissolved and a new authority has been appointed, the sports ministry said Tuesday.Sri Lanka Cricket has been beleaguered in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka signs air service agreement with EU


October 28th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka and the European Union (EU) have signed an air service agreement that will enhance overall cooperation between the two parties, the island nation's external ... Read more...

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Uday Varma takes charge as I and B ministry secretary


October 20th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Uday Kumar Varma, a 1976 batch IAS officer, Thursday took over as the new secretary in the information and broadcasting ministry.Varma succeeds Raghu Menon, who ... Read more...

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Jharkhand girl ends life after failing intermediate exam


June 13th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 13 (IANS) A girl committed suicide after failing the 2011 Intermediate examination in Jharkhand Monday, the fourth such case so far since the results were declared Friday.Soni Kumari, ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan sports minister sets up panel for Tharanga’s dope case


May 30th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 30 (IANS) Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage Monday set up a three-member panel to investigate how opening batsman Upul Tharanga failed a dope test during the 2011 ... Read more...

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Earth Hour a phenomenon in cyber space


March 24th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Earth Hour is become a phenomenon in the cyber space as more people are coming forward to pledge for the cause of the Earth ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Former Indoneisan Health Minister questioned in corruption case


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesia's former Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari on Monday was questioned in a corruption case involving Rp 500 million ($56,500) in traveler's checks related to the alleged ... Read more...

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Oz envoy launches book to celebrate significant achievements of Indians Down Under


February 17th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17(ANI): The Australian High Commissioner to India, Peter Varghese, and Human Resource Development Ministry Secretary Vibha Puri Das have launched "Endeavours of Excellence" - a major publication profiling Australian ... Read more...

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India considering Cairn India-Vedanta merger proposal in a positive frame of mind


February 6th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 6(ANI): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry on Sunday said that it is considering the proposal of merger of Cairn India and London-listed Vedanta in a positive frame of ... Read more...

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Dhaka, Delhi resume talks on river water sharing


January 10th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 10 (IANS) Bangladesh Monday resumed talks with India on sharing of common river-waters.At the secretary-level talks of the Indo-Bangla Joint River Commission (JRC), Sheikh Mohammed Wahiduzzaman, secretary of the ... Read more...

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Call to allow Malay-Indian workers staying abroad to return to country within 30 days


January 10th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 10 (ANI): The Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Maicci) has reportedly proposed that foreign workers of Indian origin should be allowed to return and work in ... Read more...

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India, EU sign cultural pact


December 10th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India and the European Union Friday signed a pact to broaden cultural exchanges and promotion of knowledge between the two sides.The accord, which will "further promote ... Read more...

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Students strike cripples varsity in Meghalaya


November 1st, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 1 (IANS) Normal functioning of Meghalaya's North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) was disrupted Monday, the first day of the indefinite strike called by students to pressurise the central government ... Read more...

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Meghalaya varsity students press for V-C’s ouster


October 31st, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 31 (IANS) Students of Meghalaya's North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) will resume their indefinite agitation from Monday to pressurise the central government to remove of A.N. Rai as vice-chancellor ... Read more...

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Hallmarking of gold as quality assurance stuck in logjam


October 24th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Rana Ajit New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) All that glitters is gold, or is it really so? A quality benchmark survey has revealed 15-20 percent adulteration in 22-carat gold jewellery, but the ... Read more...

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Tripura urges UN to adopt Bengali as official language


July 9th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 9 (IANS) Tripura has urged the UN to introduce Bengali as one of the world body's official languages, in the run up to the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaysia to regulate entry of foreign students to tackle terrorism threat


June 19th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 19, (ANI): The Malaysian Government has said that stricter entry rules for foreign students will be applied to deal with the terror concerns in the country. Malaysian Home Ministry ... Read more...

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Centre forms a nodal centre to clear stranded Europe-bound air passengers


April 19th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): The Central Government has set up a nodal control room to facilitate smooth transition of stranded Europe-bound air passengers.The Civil Aviation Ministry Secretary, Madhavan Nambiar, said on ... Read more...

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I will be chief climate change negotiator: Jairam Ramesh


April 13th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A month after Shyam Saran, India's key negotiator on climate change demitted office, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said he will be leading the country's climate change ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mineral Exploration Corporation enters drilling agreement


March 22nd, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Country's premier exploration agency the Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd. (MECL), on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Mines Ministry for the financial year ... Read more...

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Nepal President to visit India today


February 15th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav will visit India on a four day state visit starting from today.A 27-member team will be accompanying him.The team will ... Read more...

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Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav to visit India


February 4th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 4 (ANI): The Council of Ministers (CoM) has approved Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav's three-day official visit to India, scheduled to start from February 15.According to Nepalnews, a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Malaysian Govt looking at holistic solution for ‘missing’ Indians


January 15th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 15 (ANI): The Malaysian Government is looking at a holistic solution to the problem of illegal immigrants and people who have overstayed their visa, including 39,000 missing Indian nationals.The ... Read more...

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Shipping ministry calls meeting for Chennai port road project


January 12th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) The shipping ministry has called a meeting of Chennai Port Trust and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) Jan 18 to sort out the tangle and take forward ... Read more...

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Use of word ‘Allah’ is exclusive to Muslims: Malaysian official


January 12th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 12 (IANS) The use of the word 'Allah' is exclusive to Muslims in Malaysia, a senior government official Tuesday told representatives of foreign missions here while briefing them on ... Read more...

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India offers $125 million lines of credit to Zambia (Second Lead)


January 6th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka, Jan 6 (IANS) India Wednesday offered lines of credit totalling $125 million to Zambia, even as both countries agreed there was need to reinvigorate ties to reflect changed times. On the second ... Read more...

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Ansari begins tri-nation Africa trip with Zambia Tuesday


January 4th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India is likely to sign several agreements in agriculture, health, power and small and medium enterprises during Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari's three-nation, seven-day official visit to Africa ... Read more...

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Ship breaking activities of Alang port being initiated by Centre


December 11th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): The Union Government on Friday clarified that the ship breaking activities of the Alang port in Gujarat and the operational procedures of the ship breaking industry are ... Read more...

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NBCC reviews bird strike incidents and safety measures of flights


November 18th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): The Civil Aviation Ministry's National Bird Control Committee (NBCC) has met here and addressed the serious safety issue of bird strike which result in aircraft accidents.Civil Aviation ... Read more...

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