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26 die in Mexican gas plant blast, fire (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Twenty-six workers were killed Tuesday in an explosion and subsequent fire at a gas plant in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos ... Read more...

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NAM summit opens in Tehran


August 30th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) The 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened in Tehran Thursday, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying that Iran is "not after nuclear weapons". Khamenei said ... Read more...

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FIFA praises Costa Rica’s victory in pre-World Cup


July 10th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose (Costa Rica), July 10 (IANS) The international football governing body FIFA praised Costa Rica's national futsal or indoor football team for its victory against Guatemala in the pre-World ... Read more...

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Russia, France to jointly build armoured vehicle


June 30th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and France will jointly build a new armoured infantry vehicle, Russian arms export monopoly Rosoboronexport said.Igor Sevastyanov, the company's deputy chief, said he was ... Read more...

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Russian postal service among world’s worst: Study


June 27th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Post is among the world's worst postal services, outperformed even by counterparts in countries like Angola, Honduras and Mongolia, says a new study.The ... Read more...

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Russia needs more foreign investment: Putin


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia needs to bolster the positive trend of foreign direct investment growth in Russia, Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin said Wednesday."In 2011, over $52 ... Read more...

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China to end state monopoly in banks


April 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) China's top leadership has agreed to reduce, if not break, the state's banking monopoly, Premier Wen Jiabao has said.This is the first time Beijing acknowledged the ... Read more...

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Ice cream prices could soar worldwide


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Vanilla, one of the world's favourite flavours - and also one of the most expensive - is grown mainly in Madagascar, Mexico and India. But a ... Read more...

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Fuel thieves cause pipeline fire in Mexico


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), April 2 (IANS/EFE) A natural gas pipeline owned by Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, caught fire when fuel was being stolen from a stretch near ... Read more...

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Internal efficiency crucial for rail modernisation: CPI-M


March 14th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) It was not possible to modernise Indian Railways unless steps were taken to improve internal efficiency and increase the load factor, Communist Party of ... Read more...

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Mexican oil giant sells $327 mn in bonds


March 14th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 14 (IANS/EFE) State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos said it sold 300 million Swiss francs ($327 million) worth of bonds on the international market.The seven-year bonds, which carry ... Read more...

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Russia to sell silver, diamonds worth over $300 mn


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia plans to sell silver worth about six billion rubles (around $201 million) and diamonds worth 5.4 billion rubles (around $181 million) in 2012, a ... Read more...

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Mayawati tries to gain foothold in Uttarakhand


January 25th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Rudrapur (Uttarakhand), Jan 24 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Mayawati is doing her best to break the Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress monopoly ... Read more...

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Protest in Chhattisgarh capital against toll plaza


January 11th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 11 (IANS) People in this Chhattisgarh capital Wednesday stepped up their protest against a leading road construction company for trying to illegally setting up a toll plaza.Dozens of ... Read more...

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Assault on teacher: Women’s panel slams Punjab’s inaction


December 6th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The National Commission for Women Tuesday slammed the Punjab government for not taking strong action against the sarpanch (village head) who publicly slapped a woman ... Read more...

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Odisha wants rollback of FDI decision


November 28th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday criticised the central government for not consulting states before allowing foreign equity in the retail sector and demanded that ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu’s Arasu cable TV mulls Chennai operations


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) The state-owned Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TNACTV) is exploring the feasibility of starting its services in the state capital and has sought details from ... Read more...

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Bill Gates to testify in Utah in the Novell Inc. suit


November 21st, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bill Gates, the Chairman of Microsoft Corporation, will take the stand and testify in a suit filed by Novell Inc. The suit against the world’s largest software ... Read more...

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Pilots unions fight over flying Boeing 787 Dreamliner


November 2nd, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) of the erstwhile Indian Airlines has opposed the strike threat called by its rival pilot body -- the Indian Pilots ... Read more...

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US busts drug ring


November 1st, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Phoenix (US), Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) A network of drug traffickers linked to a powerful Mexican cartel that smuggled drugs into the US across the Arizona desert was busted after a ... Read more...

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Canada to end government monopoly in wheat sales


October 19th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Oct 19 (IANS) The Canadian government will gradually end the western Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly on the selling of wheat and barley in the northern American country.The plan, which ... Read more...

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Mexican firm launches LPG auction


October 14th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has opened up a bidding round for LPG contracts in the April 2012 to March 2013 period.The winners ... Read more...

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Tribal killed by Maoists


August 11th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 11 (IANS) A tribal civilian in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region was Thursday killed by the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) activists, who branded him a police spy, ... Read more...

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US is global economy parasite, says Putin


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Seliger (Russia), Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US spends beyond its means and "lives like a parasite off the global economy", Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday.US President ... Read more...

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China seizes 1.97 bn fake cigarettes in 2011


July 29th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) China seized 1.97 billion counterfeit cigarettes nationwide in the first half of this year, authorities said.Authorities clamped down on 232 counterfeiting networks in the first six ... Read more...

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BJP to protest outside parliament for land bill


July 27th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Kisan Morcha -- farmers' outfit -- Wednesday announced here that it will hold a protest outside parliament Aug 3 to ... Read more...

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Trinamool ally against opening of retail trade sector


July 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Trinamool Congress ally Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) has termed as "sinister" the United Progressive Alliance government's move to open the retail trade sector to ... Read more...

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Russia not to exploit space shuttle monopoly


July 19th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not take advantage of its temporary monopoly on flying astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), the country's space agency has said.Russia has ... Read more...

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Russia cuts off electricity supply to Belarus over debt


June 29th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia cut off electricity supplies to Belarus at midnight Tuesday until Belarus fully repays its 1.2-billion ruble ($43 million) outstandings, Russia's electricity export monopoly Inter ... Read more...

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May the best get IMF top job: Manmohan


May 31st, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) With emerging powers questioning the practice of the top IMF job going to a European, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday questioned the Western monopoly ... Read more...

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Man wins his second lottery in Panama City


May 11th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Panama City, May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man defied massive odds when he won the lottery twice. A Florida man who picked up $3 million in winnings in November again won $10 ... Read more...

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Landmines recovered in Chhattisgarh


April 28th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 27 (IANS) Two landmines were recovered Wednesday from forested locations in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region, police sources said here.A 15-kg landmine, buried in a road in Palnar area ... Read more...

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Congress terms Advani’s comments ‘frustrated outbursts’


February 6th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Congress Saturday hit back at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani's criticism of the ruling party as a "family monopoly", terming them as ... Read more...

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Greenpois0n RC5 Goes Out To Web, Users Excited


February 4th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The newest Greenpois0n untethered jailbreak, RC5 is making waves among the iPad and iPhone users. The industry insiders report that it ships with custom boot logo ... Read more...

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Blueline buses with permits continue to ply on Delhi roads


February 1st, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) A day after the Delhi High Court gave relief to over 300 Blueline buses with valid permits, the privately-owned buses continued their journey on the capital's roads ... Read more...

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