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Himachal cancels road contract with Chinese firm


August 29th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has cancelled a Rs.228-crore contract with a Chinese firm for delay in executing a World Bank-funded road widening project, Public Works Department ... Read more...

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French minister seeks end of prostitution in Europe


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) French minister for women's rights Najat Vallaud-Belkacem wants to organise a conference of experts on how to abolish sex trade and human trafficking in Europe, The ... Read more...

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Stress can be good for immune system


June 22nd, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Stress is bad for you -- you've heard it a thousand times. But it can be good for your immune system, says a study. Short-term stress, ... Read more...

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Sarus cranes seen in Pakistan after a decade


May 27th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Sarus cranes, the world's tallest flying bird, is back in Pakistan after more than a decade, wildlife experts have said.A pair sighted in Nagarparkar in Sindh ... Read more...

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Hyderabad tense over Jagan’s possible arrest


May 24th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Fearing a breakdown of law and order in view of the likely arrest of YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in the alleged illegal ... Read more...

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PM stresses fiscal responsibility


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Cautioning the government in the wake of global financial crisis, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said both the central and state government have to ... Read more...

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Parliament panel slams media report on troop movement


April 30th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Dismissing a media report that the Indian Army moved troops unauthorisedly towards the national capital on Jan 16/17 night, a parliamentary panel Monday expressed "regret" ... Read more...

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No action taken on troops’ movement to Delhi: Antony


April 30th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Less than a week after clarifying that the troops movement reported on the night of Jan 16/17 was "purely for training purposes", Defence Minister A.K. ... Read more...

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Uneasy truce between government, army chief


April 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With a little over a month for army chief, Gen. V.K. Singh, to retire and the last three weeks passing without much public airing of ... Read more...

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Social media powering modern protests, note experts


April 17th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) From the Pink Chaddi campaign in 2009 to the Kashmir uprisings or the Arab Spring later, internet has given new means of expression to ... Read more...

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Akhilesh steals show in contest of young campaigners (Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Three young leaders put their heart and soul in the campaign in Uttar Pradesh, but it was Akhilesh Yadav who walked away with the ... Read more...

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Akhilesh steals show in contest of young campaigners


March 6th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Three young leaders put their heart and soul in the campaign in Uttar Pradesh, but it was Akhilesh Yadav who walked away with the ... Read more...

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Delhi not to restore demolished night shelters


December 19th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday told the Delhi High Court that it will not restore the night shelters which had been constructed near the railway tracks ... Read more...

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Not all Youth Congress office-bearers are elected


November 28th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The two-day Indian Youth Congress (IYC) meeting from Monday is called "National level elected office-bearers' convention". But while its state unit leaders are democratically ... Read more...

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Why is Uttar Pradesh ‘Ulta Pradesh’? Experts debate


August 26th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Corruption, collapse of institutions, failure of police coupled with a lack of developmental orientation among successive governments are the main impediments in the growth of ... Read more...

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Number of tourists to Egypt decreases by 46 percent


May 23rd, 2011 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) The number of tourists visiting Egypt dropped by 46 percent during the first quarter this year, according to a government statement."Tourists coming to Egypt during the ... Read more...

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People power: Hazare breaks fast, PM meets anti-graft law demand (Afternoon Lead)


April 9th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The diminutive, bespectacled man sipped from a glass of juice and cheers resonated across the vast expanse that is India. Anna Hazare had broken ... 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...

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India to switch off lights at Earth Hour


March 15th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) As the clock strikes 8.30 p.m. March 26, the night lights will go off across India for an hour when the country, along with over ... Read more...

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Indian mutual funds welcome nod for foreign investors


February 28th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Indian mutual funds have welcomed Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's proposal to allow foreign investors to invest in their equity schemes though they say registering their funds overseas ... Read more...

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How cannabis dampens the body’s immune system


December 4th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study, involving an Indian-origin boffin, has explained how cannabis dampens the body's immune system.Cannabis is a double-edged sword: by dampening the immune system, it provides relief ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches programme in watershed development


November 16th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A new programme on watershed management has been launched by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), an official said Tuesday.The one-year diploma programme will commence Jan ... Read more...

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Rapid Action Force deployed in Jammu and Kashmir


August 6th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Fayaz AhmadSrinagar, Aug 6 (ANI): A team of Rapid Action Force (RAF) has been deployed in the Srinagar valley to control demonstrations, which have left over 40 persons dead in the ... Read more...

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Protests continue in Srinagar despite curfew


August 2nd, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug.2 (ANI): A number of people took to streets on Monday despite curfew to protest police excesses during handling of crowds participating in protests.Dozens of agitated persons defied the ... Read more...

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Human rights activists slam government’s anti-Maoist offensive in Jharkhand


June 26th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, June 26 (ANI): Hundreds of human rights activists gathered staged a demonstration here on Friday against the anti-Maoist operation launched jointly by the State and Central police.Holding 'anti-state' banners, the protestors ... Read more...

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Toll in Kyrgyz violence rises to 82 (Lead)


June 13th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Bishkek, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ethnic violence in south Kyrgyzstan, which has swept the region for the past few days, has claimed the lives of at least 82 people and left over ... Read more...

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South Africans get 100 free condoms after HIV test


April 26th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 26 (IANS) South African citizens who took a test in the country's largest HIV/AIDS campaign have been given 100 free condoms each, a media report said. Responding to President Jacob Zuma's ... Read more...

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‘Irrational strategy, flawed operations’, say experts


April 6th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Security experts blamed "irrational strategy", "inadequate deployment" and "flawed operations" for the massacre of 74 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and a state policeman in Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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Army takes steps to check summer infiltration


March 26th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) The Indian Army has stepped up vigil along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan and also mobilised additional troops to thwart infiltration attempts, an army officer said ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands feared dead in Haitian earthquake (Second Lead)


January 14th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au- Prince, Jan 14 (DPA) Tens of thousands of people are feared to have perished in an earthquake in Haiti as the international community rushed Thursday to help the impoverished Caribbean ... Read more...

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100 new helipads proposed for India’s northeast


January 13th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The paramilitary Assam Rifles proposes to construct over 100 helipads in India's northeastern states for quick mobilisation of its troopers along the 1,600-km Myanmar border ... Read more...

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Telangana tussle: Osmania varsity tense, fasting students arrested (Lead)


December 28th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Tension prevailed at Osmania University here Monday as police arrested more students who had launched a hunger strike demanding that the central government immediately initiate the process ... Read more...

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Osmania varsity tense as more students join fast over Telangana


December 28th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Tension prevailed at Osmania University here as a group of students Monday launched a fast unto death, hours after some of their colleagues on hunger strike were ... Read more...

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‘Slimming gene’ that regulates body fat identified


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Bonn have identified a gene in fruit flies that controls the metabolism of fat.The researchers called the gene 'schlank' (German for 'slim').According to ... Read more...

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Tibetans in Bangalore protest ahead of Chinese Minister’s India visit


October 26th, 2009 - 11:11 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct.26 (ANI): Tibetans-in-exile here on Monday staged a silent protest against the visit of Chinese External Affairs Minister in India for a trilateral Foreign Ministers' meet.The Foreign Ministers of Russia, India ... Read more...

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