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Banking services hit for second day in India (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Banking services were paralysed for a second straight day Thursday as almost one million employees of public and private sector banks struck work protesting against ... Read more...

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Bank employees to go on strike Aug 22-23


August 21st, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A section of employees of the government-run banks plan to go on two-day country wide strike beginning Wednesday to protest proposed amendments in banking regulation ... Read more...

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Banking sector bears brunt of strike


February 28th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) State-owned banks were the worst hit Tuesday as nearly eight lakh government employees went on a nationwide strike called by 11 major trade unions, ... Read more...

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Nepali blogger uses Everest to unleash cyber mayhem


July 20th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) A Nepali blogger, who claims to be based in Massachusetts has unleashed cyber mayhem in the name of Mt Everest, with the victims including Nepal's prime ... Read more...

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44 Syrians killed in ‘Friday of freedom’ rallies


May 21st, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 21 (IANS) At least 44 Syrians were killed in Friday's anti-government protests, an Al-Jazeera TV report quoted the national organisation for human rights as saying Saturday, Xinhua reported.Most ... Read more...

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1.28 mn Chinese register for bone marrow donation


May 17th, 2011 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 17 (IANS) Around 1.28 million people have registered with China's national bone marrow donation programme, and the number is expected to reach two million by the end of ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh BJP cadres get a lesson and a test!


April 24th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 24 (IANS) Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers are undergoing a three-day workshop in this Madhya Pradesh capital after which they will sit for an exam ... Read more...

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Whistleblower blames Goa government of victimisation


April 15th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 15 (IANS) A whistleblower who exposed a forgery scam involving a former Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) vice president Friday said the Goa government was victimising ... Read more...

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NGO demands ban on sale of single cigarettes


March 4th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 4 (IANS) An anti-tobacco organisation has requested Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat to ban the sale of single cigarettes (as opposed to cigarettes packets) and increase tax ... Read more...

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Anti-tobacco group fumes over Aishwarya’s cigarette act


November 16th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who will be seen lighting up in her forthcoming release "Guzaarish", has set the anti-tobacco lobby aflame with anger."The display of the ... Read more...

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KFC in sexism row over ‘obnoxious’ sales promotion


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 23 (ANI): Fast food chain KFC has landed in a sexism row after it promoted its product using female college students who wore tracksuit bottoms emblazoned with the product's logo ... Read more...

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Devgn was smoking in prohibited area, Goa officials insist


September 8th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn was puffing cigarettes in close vicinity of regulation-size "No Smoking" sign boards, officials in Goa said Wednesday. Manoj Srivastava, the chief executive officer ... Read more...

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Ajay Devgn To Pay Fine For Public Smoking


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 2, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Rules and regulations are same for everyone and it has been proved recently when Bollywood star Ajay Devgn was fined Rs 100 for smoking publicly in ... Read more...

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12 additional companies deployed for NH-39 and NH-53 in Northeast: Govt.


September 1st, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.1 (ANI): Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram said here on Wednesday that the Centre has deployed 12 additional companies of Central Paramilitary Forces (CPMF) for security of National Highways 39 and ... Read more...

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Ajay Devgn fined for smoking in public in Goa


September 1st, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn has been fined Rs.100 for smoking in the courtyard of a multiplex in Panaji, police said Wednesday. "The notice will be issued today (Wednesday). ... Read more...

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Oops! Ajay smoked in public again!


May 21st, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Ajay Devgan has taken a second round of trouble because of his smoking act. Ajay has been trapped earlier into the nets of the watchdogs against ... Read more...

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NGO catches Ajay Devgn smoking in public (With Images)


May 19th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) A tobacco watchdog organisation Wednesday asked the health authorities to fine Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn for smoking in public while on the sets of his film "Golmaal ... Read more...

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Actor Arshad Warsi will not smoke in public again


May 11th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) After being caught by an anti-tobacco watchdog for smoking in a college campus in Goa, Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi has vowed not to smoke while making a ... Read more...

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Warsi gets dose of Gandhigiri for smoking in public


May 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 8 (IANS) Noted actor Arshad Warsi, who played 'Circuit' -- the eccentric, lovable sidekick in "Munnabhai M.B.B.S." and its popular sequel "Lage Raho Munnabhai", is at the receiving end ... Read more...

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Arshad, Tusshar smoke in college campus, NGO complains (With Images)


April 28th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) Tobacco watchdog National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) has filed a police complaint against Bollywood actors Arshad Warsi and Tusshar Kapoor for smoking in a college campus ... Read more...

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Myanmar allows three more parties to contest polls


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 23 (IANS) The Myanmar Union Election Commission Friday granted permission to three more new political parties to contest in the upcoming general elections, Xinhua reported. The parties are Pa-Oh National ... Read more...

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Hockey standoff continues, Gill asks players to end strike (Roundup)


January 12th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Pune/New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) India's hockey crisis deepened as Hockey India (HI), after failing to resolve the outstanding payments issue, warned the protesting players Tuesday that if they did not return ... Read more...

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Hockey India sets Feb 7 as new date for election (Lead)


January 11th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Monday granted affiliation to Punjab and Delhi and fixed Feb 7 as the new date to elect its office-bearers. HI president Ashok Kumar Mattoo, ... Read more...

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Hockey players ask for their match fees


January 5th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) finds itself in another mess with players asking their national organisation to pay their long pending match fees. Indian hockey captain Rajpal Singh told ... Read more...

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Hockey India poll will be held on time: Mattoo


January 4th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) president Ashok Kumar Mattoo Monday strongly refuted charges of Hockey Punjab (HP) that the state is being deliberately denied affiliation to the national organisation. Mattoo ... Read more...

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NGO objects to violation of smoking laws in Goa festival


December 23rd, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 23 (IANS) The National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) has taken objection to gross violation of smoking laws at the recently concluded Bacardi blast, a music festival held in ... Read more...

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No smoking at IFFI venue, film stars told


November 30th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) The National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) has taken objection to film stars smoking at the ongoing 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) venue here. "Rajat Kapoor, ... Read more...

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First legal marijuana café opened in America


November 20th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 20 (ANI): America's first and only legal marijuana coffee shop has been opened in Portland, Oregon.'Cannabis Café' which looks like any other coffee shop in America has a special ... Read more...

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We want to make Goa smoke free: Anti-tobacco group


October 3rd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 3 (IANS) Despite its reputation as a leisurely, bohemian tourism destination, Goa has seen almost 70 percent implementation of the anti-smoking law and actions are being taken to make ... Read more...

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We need to develop football in all spheres: Patel


August 17th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel said that the national organisation has to take steps to develop the game in all spheres. "We need to develop ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls steps to save ailing national airline


August 7th, 2009 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (IANS) Coming to the aid of Pakistan's cash-strapped national carrier, Pakistan Internatinoal Airlines (PIA), a parliamentary committee has called for urgent steps to arrest the declining trends in the ... Read more...

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Anti-tobacco group flays minister’s stand


June 6th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 6 (IANS) An anti-tobacco group, the National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE), has taken strong objection to union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's recent statement that there was nothing ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh’s smoking act at IPL match ruffles anti-smoking lobby


April 25th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's smoking act during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match April 21 has not gone down well with the anti-smoking lobby which is ... Read more...

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Pick clean cabinet, Mahathir tells incoming Malaysian PM


March 15th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 15 (IANS) Malaysia's long-time Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has asked Najib Tun Razak, who is expected to take over as prime minister next month, to pick his team "carefully" ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian lawmaker courts controversy


February 10th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 10 (IANS) Two hundred youths Tuesday held a demonstration outside the home of Malaysian Indian lawmaker Karpal Singh, demanding that he apologise for threatening to sue Perak state's constitutional ... Read more...

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