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Mexicans paint murals to highlight crime problem


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) Around 100 inhabitants of a crime-ridden neighbourhood of this metropolis in western Mexico have painted murals as a plea for greater security for their families.The ... Read more...

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General Motors imposes lockout at Brazil complex


July 25th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, July 25 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian subsidiary of General Motors said Tuesday that it was suspending production at its manufacturing complex in Sao Jose dos Campos pending an agreement ... Read more...

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China establishes new city


July 24th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China Tuesday established a new city on an island that is in the disputed South China Sea.The city of Sansha on Yongxing island is in the ... Read more...

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Beijing downpours toll rises to 37


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) With the recovery of more bodies, the toll since Saturday's torrential rains has climbed to 37 in China, said the Beijing municipal government late Sunday.The ... Read more...

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China to host petroleum meet


July 18th, 2012 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (Xinhua) China will host an international petroleum industry conference to discuss opportunities in the sector.The China Petroleum and Chemical International Conference (CPCIC) will be held Sep 10-12 in ... Read more...

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Four dead in Beijing house collapse


May 5th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijng, May 5 (IANS) At least four people were killed and six injured after an under-construction house collapsed Saturday in Beijing, authorities said.The two-storey house was being built illegally and ... Read more...

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Shanghai mulls welfare for elderly


April 12th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 12 (IANS) The Shanghai government will focus on improving the welfare of elderly and disabled people over the next five years, an official said Wednesday.The municipal government will ... Read more...

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No more ‘chicken without sex life’ in Beijing


March 14th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) Eating out in Beijing has always been confusing for foreigners. Many have complained about dishes that on being translated to English read "chicken without sex life" ... Read more...

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Beijing mulls residential permits


March 6th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) The Beijing government is considering introducing a residential permit system to limit the city's booming population, an official said Tuesday.Beijing will carry out the pilot programme ... Read more...

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Mexicans send 74 tonnes of campaign material to the dump


February 29th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 29 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican capital's city government said it has hauled away more than 74 tonnes of electoral campaign material after a civic group mobilized hundreds of ... Read more...

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Chinese province steps up use of English


February 15th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) Civil servants in a Chinese province will learn to speak English by the year 2015 to provide better services to people.All civil servants with a ... Read more...

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Six killed in China road accident


February 12th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) At least six people were killed in China's Hunan province after their car collided with a truck Sunday, the authorities said.The collision occurred early morning ... Read more...

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China detains South Korean ship


February 12th, 2012 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) China has detained a South Korean cargo ship over a chemical spill in the Yangtze, the country's longest river and a major source of drinking water.The ... Read more...

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Firecrackers create tonnes of waste in Beijing


January 29th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 29 (IANS) Bursting of firecrackers in Beijing during the recent Chinese lunar new year festival created over 180 tonnes of waste.Setting off firecrackers is believed to be dispel ... Read more...

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Madrid’s first woman mayor takes office


December 28th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) Ana Botella, the wife of former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar, was sworn-in Tuesday as Madrid's first woman mayor.She succeeds Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, mayor of the ... Read more...

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Beijing to test new GPS system


December 24th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) Beijing plans to test its new Global Positioning System that alerts drivers to real-time road congestion and shows the quickest way to a destination.Next year, 12,000 ... Read more...

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Mexico City closes world’s largest trash dump


December 20th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the Mexican capital said Monday that concerns about pollution of the air and nearby underground aquifers led them to close a municipal trash ... Read more...

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Chinese can now send off dead pets at disposal plants


December 20th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) Pet owners in the Chinese capital who earlier had trouble finding a proper place to dispose off dead animals would now be able to do so ... Read more...

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23 suffer burns in China plant blast


December 18th, 2011 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) As many as 23 workers were injured after an explosion occurred at a factory in China's Shanghai city Saturday, the Shanghai municipal government stated.The incident took ... Read more...

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Sampras, Moya join hometown hero Li Na for exhibition tournament


December 17th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Wuhan (China), Dec 17 (IANS) The central Chinese city of Wuhan gave 2011 Roland Garros champion Li Na a hero's welcome back to her hometown to kick off the Wuhan ... Read more...

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12 Chinese kids killed as school bus overturns


December 12th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS) At least 12 students of a primary school were killed in east China Monday evening after their school bus overturned.The accident took place at about 6.00 ... Read more...

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Shanghai launches official microblog


November 28th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) The local government of Shanghai Monday launched its first official microblog where the public will be informed about new regulations, upcoming cultural activities as well as ... Read more...

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Going bananas in a Chinese town


June 27th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) Officials in a Chinese town are attempting to increase banana sales after the demand for the fruit fell sharply.A free door-to-door delivery service of bananas is ... Read more...

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China to hold first global beer fest


June 12th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) This Chinese capital will hold its first International Beer Festival next month, an official statement said Sunday.The festival would be held July 16-August 15, Xinhua reported ... Read more...

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First Beijing international film festival begins


April 24th, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Hollywood star Jackie Chan, "Lion King" director Rob Minkoff and director of Oscar-winning "Black Swan", Darren Aronofsky, were among the celebrities who attended the First Beijing ... Read more...

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18 arrested for making fake eye drug in China


February 1st, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Feb 1 (IANS) Eighteen people have been arrested on charges of manufacturing and selling fake eye medication that left 61 patients suffering from adverse reactions in Shanghai, authorities said.A total of ... Read more...

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Car licence lottery held in traffic choked Beijing


January 26th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) The first ever car licence plate lottery was held Wednesday in Beijing, a city where 800,000 new cars took to the overcrowded roads last year.The lottery system has ... Read more...

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40,000 Chinese apply for car licence plates on New Year


January 1st, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 1 (IANS) Nearly 40,000 online applications for car licence plates were received by the Beijing municipal government in the first 11 hours of the new year, as new traffic rules ... Read more...

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Beijing to go smoke-free by 2015


December 26th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) Authorities are trying hard to make Beijing's all indoor public places, workplaces and public transport smoke-free by 2015.Hospitals, schools, theatres, museums, business halls, stadiums, offices of enterprises and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beijing puts limits on new vehicle registrations to stem traffic jam epidemic


December 24th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 24 (ANI): Beijing has announced new traffic measures, including limiting registration of new vehicles, in a major effort to tackle traffic jams on roads in China's capital city.China Daily ... Read more...

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Compensation announced for Shanghai fire victims


November 24th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Nov 24 (IANS) Families of each victim in the deadly fire that destroyed a 28-storey building in Shanghai Nov 15 will receive compensation amounting to 960,000 yuan ($144,500), officials said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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30 fall ill due to China gas leak


November 23rd, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 23 (IANS) At least 30 people fell ill Tuesday due to leakage of toxic chlorine gas from a plant in China's Jiangsu province, officials said.The gas leaked out of the ... Read more...

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Cartel threats force people to flee cities in Mexico


November 23rd, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Raul Hernandez Mexico City, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) Several cities in northern Mexico affected by violence and threats from drug traffickers have experienced an exodus of residents, leaving them deserted as nightfall comes ... Read more...

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Careless garbage dumping could soon cost Beijing residents dearly


November 20th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 20 (ANI): Residents in Beijing would now have to think twice before dumping their garbage at an improper spot around residential areas as they might end up paying up to ... Read more...

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China’s Wuhan city wants to invest in Kolkata


October 27th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) A delegation from China's Wuhan city Tuesday evinced interest in investing in the New Town area that is being developed near Rajarhat in Kolkata's north eastern fringes. ... Read more...

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