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Firm on pro-people decision, Mamata posts on Facebook (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she and her party stood firm on the "pro-people" decision of withdrawing support to ... Read more...

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No going back on quitting UPA: Mamata (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Giving firm indication that she was not ready for a compromise on her decision to quit the UPA government, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Wednesday stuck ... Read more...

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Apex court’s observations on media reporting curbs


September 11th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Some observations by the Supreme Court Tuesday while hearing a plea seeking postponement of media reporting on sub-judice matters:* There is no general law for courts to postpone publicity, either prior ... Read more...

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Difficult times for economy, says Manmohan


June 4th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday warned that the Indian economy was passing through "difficult times due to influences beyond (our) control".Addressing the Congress Working ... Read more...

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‘Mistry falsely implicated in real estate case’


April 25th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Tata Group chairman-designate Cyrus Mistry is being falsely implicated in a case related to a real estate firm in which the Bombay High Court issued notice ... Read more...

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Guwahati reptiles withstand urbanization onslaught


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 2 (IANS) Despite rapid urbanization, the herpetofauna population of Guwahati has not been severely affected. There are some 63 species of herpetiles in this Assam city."This is good ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress raps Mamata government over farmer suicides


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Ruling alliance partner Congress Saturday attacked the Mamata Banerjee government over the spate of farmer suicides, alleging her comments on the issue were based on ... Read more...

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370,000 migrants in Britain claim out-of-work benefits


January 20th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Over 370,000 migrants who were admitted to Britain to work, study or go on holiday are now claiming out-of-work benefits, the daily Telegraph reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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More ministers tasked to articulate government’s position better


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Facing attacks from an aggressive opposition on a range of issues including Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government ... Read more...

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Modi may skip BJP national meet


September 29th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to attend the two-day national executive meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) beginning here Friday, triggering ... Read more...

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Advani slams government inaction on graft, black money


September 12th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) The central government is "not doing enough" to curb corruption and bring back black money stashed abroad, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said ... Read more...

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Maoists stop Honda sale in Nepal


May 21st, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) A trade union affiliated to Nepal's ruling Maoist party has stopped the sale of Japanese company Honda's products in the country in a bid to pressure ... Read more...

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Two Muslim clerics taken off US flight


May 8th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS/EFE) Two Muslim clerics were taken off a flight from Memphis to Charlotte in the US following orders of the pilot who justified the decision by saying ... Read more...

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US’ first unmanned Predator attack destroys Libyan govt. multiple rocket launcher


April 24th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): The US military has confirmed that its first attack by an unmanned Predator drone aircraft has destroyed a Libyan government multiple rocket launcher near Misrata.Several hours ... Read more...

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China regulates sex medicine sale through internet


April 20th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) China has launched a campaign to crack down on the spread of misinformation through online sales of sex products, a government statement said Wednesday. The crackdown ... Read more...

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Guard against divisive powers, cautions Hazare


April 13th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare Wednesday cautioned the people against powers working to divide the anti-graft movement and appealed for unity in the fight against corruption.In a ... Read more...

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On court order, Mayawati government stays quota in promotions


March 29th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday announced it would abide by the Supreme Court order to follow the state high court ruling staying reservation in promotions to ... Read more...

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The equation to describe humour: h = m x s


March 16th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists have come up with an equation for identifying the cause and level of our responses to any humorous stimuli: h = m x sThe theory argues that ... Read more...

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Libya’s Gaddafi: “All my people love me”


March 1st, 2011 - 2:05 am ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi on Monday denied there are anti-government protests in the country's capital and said his people love him.Libya has been plunged into chaos ... Read more...

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Eyewitness accounts aren’t as reliable as previously thought


January 26th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Eyewitnesses likelihood of giving false information about any crime in subsequent retellings increases if they had described the offence to someone just after it occurred, according to a ... Read more...

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Hussey to be fit for World Cup in time after undergoing surgery


January 20th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20 (ANI): The surgeon, who performed Mike Hussey's hamstring operation on Tuesday, has said the 35-year-old would be fit for Australia's third match against Sri Lanka in Colombo on March ... Read more...

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Manager touts tell-all book about MJ, controversial album


January 6th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 6 (ANI): Michael Jackson's long-time manager Frank Dileo is planning to set the record straight about the music legend in a tell-all book.He will detail his life with ... Read more...

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Study: Americans in denial of their rich diet


January 5th, 2011 - 2:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) America has one of the highest obesity rates in the world but it seems that the population thinks it is not their fault.A new study has ... Read more...

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Owen Wilson, Eddie Murphy - the latest ‘victims’ of death hoax


December 30th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 30 (ANI): Owen Wilson and Eddie Murphy have apparently become the latest victims of death hoax.Both actors are alive and well, despite death hoaxes crafted Wednesday to make ... Read more...

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45 voodoo priests lynched in Haiti for cholera deaths


December 24th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Port Au Prince (Haiti), Dec 24 (IANS) At least 45 people - most of them voodoo priests - have been lynched by angry mobs blaming them for the spread of the cholera ... Read more...

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Only the red flag protects the poor, Muslims: Buddhadeb


November 27th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Basirhat (West Bengal), Nov 27 (IANS) Wooing the Muslims and the poorer sections of society ahead of next year's state assembly polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday said only ... Read more...

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Morocco clarifies Western Sahara raid to EU lawmakers


November 20th, 2010 - 3:31 am ICT by BNO News
RABAT, MOROCCO (BNO NEWS) -- Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Taib Fassi Fihri, on Friday informed that he provided full details on the raid at a camp in the disputed ... Read more...

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Not a single Railways job created in Bengal: Buddhadeb


October 30th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday claimed that Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has failed to provide "a single job" in her department to the state, and ... Read more...

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Afro-American women ‘lack desire to breastfeed’


October 4th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): African American women are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding, primarily due to a lack of desire and lack of self-efficacy, according to new research.They reported 'lacking ... Read more...

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Zed urges fellow Hindus to educate Americans about Hinduism


October 1st, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 1 (ANI): Renowned Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is urging fellow Hindus to do a better job of educating Americans about Hinduism and remove misconceptions about it.Zed, who is President ... Read more...

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Nancy Pelosi, The Speaker Of The ‘U.S. House’, Demands The Discharge Of An Iranian Human Rights Campaigner


September 4th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, September 4, 2010 (Just Flashed): The Speaker of the American House of Representatives happens to be the respected and veteran Democrat, Nancy Pelosi. She has recommended to Iran that it discharge ... Read more...

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I can’t have birth certificate plastered on my forehead: Obama


August 30th, 2010 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama says he's not concerned about rumours about his birthplace or faith blaming an online campaign of misinformation by his conservative enemies ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Sikhs say they are safe in Valley


August 20th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Aug 20 (ANI): Kashmiri Sikhs refute suggestions that they are in any danger, after they received letters claiming to be from separatist organizations, insisting to join the protests against ... Read more...

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One in five Americans thinks Obama is a Muslim: Survey


August 19th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19(ANI): A new survey has found that nearly one in five Americans incorrectly believe that President Barack Obama is a Muslim.Obama's religion, like his place of birth, has been ... Read more...

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1 in 5 Americans thinks Obama is a Muslim


August 19th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) As many as one in five Americans think wrongly that President Barack Obama is a Muslim, indicating a significant increase in the number of such people since ... Read more...

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