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Walmart fails to open shop in New York


September 21st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Walmart's plans to open a store in New York city has suffered a setback because of opposition from liberals and small store owners.Walmart, the world's ... Read more...

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Silicosis-affected workers die silent death in Delhi


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) For Gulli Devi, 55, even breathing is a pain. Every time she does so, she groans as it is accompanied by sporadic coughing. Suffering from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mexicans ride bikes to avoid traffic jams


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) In Mexico City, where more than four million cars, vans and trucks clog the street everyday, the simple everyday task of going to work can ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tempt us not, Lady, blurred are our glasses


August 11th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Blurred glasses seem to be the latest tool for ultra-orthodox Jewish men against sexual temptation, as they seek to stop eyeing beautiful women.The specially-designed out of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over 40 killed in Iraq violence (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 23 (IANS) A series of bomb and gun attacks struck Iraq early Monday, killing at least 44 people and wounding dozens more, the interior ministry said.The deadliest attack ... Read more...

Posted in World |

89 Al-Shabaab terrorists held in Somalia


July 15th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, July 15 (IANS) Somali security forces have arrested 89 people suspected to be having links with Al Qaeda-affiliated terror outfit Al-Shabaab, Xinhua reported.The men were arrested in the capital ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Supply to Delhi water plant improves


June 17th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The water level at the Wazirabad treatment plant here has risen marginally after a Haryana official visited the unit the day before, the Delhi government ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Talent young illegal immigrants can stay in US: Obama


June 16th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) In an election-year move hailed by South Asian, Latino and other immigrant organisations, President Barack Obama announced that his administration will stop deporting talented young ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Migrant squatters double in London


June 10th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Squatting in London's most affluent neighbourhoods has doubled in a year thanks to an influx of migrants fleeing economic problems in their home countries, Daily Mail ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Community sewage project to end open defecation in Delhi colony


May 16th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Open defecation in Savda Ghevra, one of Delhi's largest resettlement neighbourhoods, could end soon with the Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence(CURE), a non-profit organisation, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Radio programme in Puerto Rico will only report good news


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, April 26 (IANS/EFE) A radio programme in Puerto Rico will report only good news starting May 1.The host of "Noticias OK", Yalitza Navedo Roman, said Wednesday in a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Curfew continues in riot-hit old Hyderabad


April 10th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) Curfew continued in the riot-hit areas of the old city of Hyderabad for the third consecutive day Tuesday, with the situation remaining tense but under control.People ... Read more...

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Vote for the ‘other’ candidate: Eunuchs tell Delhi


April 8th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Chandni, 27, braces for an early start to the day at 9 a.m. After a quick breakfast of tea and snacks, the eunuch from ... Read more...

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‘Dirty’ Asian shops? Former Washington mayor under fire


April 7th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) A former Washington mayor's controversial remarks about Asian businesses running "dirty shops" in the US capital city have drawn fire from 35 local and national organisations, ... Read more...

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Storm leaves 12 dead in Argentina


April 6th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 6 (IANS/EFE) Twelve people were killed and 18 injured in a storm that brought rain, hail and winds of more than 90 kph to Buenos Aires, Argentine ... Read more...

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Beatles music fuels giant street party in Rio


February 21st, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) A musical troupe that sets Beatles tunes to Brazilian beats Monday drew 60,000 people to a carnival street party in Rio de Janeiro.Sargento Pimenta ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Attentiveness in KG key to work-oriented skills


January 30th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 30 (IANS) Attentiveness in kindergarten (KG) is the key to developing "work-oriented" skills in school children later as adults. "Children who are more likely to work autonomously and ... Read more...

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Colombian city gets outdoor escalators


December 28th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) A poor neighbourhood on the western mountainside of the Colombian city of Medellin has been installed with outdoor escalators to solve the problem of people getting ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Over 11 mn Brazilians live in slums


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Dec 22 (IANS) Some 11.42 million Brazilians are living in slums, about 6 percent of the population, said a report released Wednesday.The report by the Brazilian Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Six killed in Iraq’s twin blasts


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:16 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 3 (IANS) At least six people were killed in two back-to-back roadside bomb blasts near the Iraqi capital Baghdad late Sunday, Xinhua reported.Two members of the Sunni paramilitary ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Haryana social organisation on clean Delhi mission


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The capital's residents, long used to shirking municipal sweepers and litter-piled streets, have been in for a surprise as thousands of volunteers, ranging from students ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

300,000 people evacuated due to floods in China


September 19th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Floods in southwest China's Sichuan province forced more than 300,000 people to be evacuated, authorities said Monday. The Qujiang river, a tributary of the Jialing river ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Durga idol makers battle cost, labour shortage


September 13th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Skyrocketing prices of raw materials used for making idols and the exodus of labour to other states ahead of next month's Durga Puja have badly hit ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

In post-Gaddafi Tripoli, vigilantes rule


September 9th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) After the takeover of Libyan capital city Tripoli by the rebel troops, it is not they who reign supreme there, but a group of lawyers, accountants ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rain-battered Mumbai gets into festive mood


August 30th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Rain-battered Mumbai returned to normalcy Tuesday and people got into the festive mood ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr Wednesday and the 10-day Ganeshotsav starting Thursday. Though the mood was ... Read more...

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London Olympic Village sold for 557 mn


August 14th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) The 27-hectare Olympic village in London has been sold to a developer for an astounding 557 million pounds. The site will become a new neighbourhood for ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mexican claims he found a fairy


August 12th, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), Aug 12 (IANS/EFE) An unemployed 22-year-old bricklayer claims he has found a fairy in this western Mexican metropolis.Jose Maldonado, who charges a monetary "donation" in exchange for displaying ... Read more...

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World media asks people to avoid riot-hit Britain


August 10th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) "Keep away from Britain" -- media around the world have warned people, while reacting with horror to the riots that have affected many cities across the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Teens growing addicted to junk food


July 29th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) Fast food joints, sprouting up in your neighbourhood, are not healthy signs for your teenaged son or daughter. They tempt and habituate kids into snacking regularly ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Attacks on church, Christian properties in Gujranwala over blasphemy allegations panned


May 1st, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 1(ANI): The All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) Central Executive Committee (CEC) has condemned the attacks on a church and Christian properties in Gujranwala.On Saturday, hundreds of people in Gujranwala attacked ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Obama visits area devastated by deadly tornados


April 30th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama was taken aback Friday when he saw the destruction caused by a series of tornados in the southern US, where according to ... Read more...

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Storms leave nearly 300 as dead in southern US (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 4:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 29 (IANS) Severe storms that have been heavily hitting southern US since last week have left nearly 300 people as dead in six states, devastating entire ... Read more...

Posted in World |

About 250 feared dead in southern US storms


April 29th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 29 (IANS) Severe storms that have been battering southern US since last week have left at least 247 people as dead in six states, ravaging whole ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Just looking at a neighbourhood can give pointers to its safety


April 27th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that one has the capacity to judge urban neighbourhood safety just by looking at its physical structures.Through a combination of interrelated studies, Binghamton ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Your gut feeling may be right


April 27th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) You find yourself in the middle of a bunch of streets and buildings in an unfamiliar neighbourhood. Giving the environment a quick once-over, you make a ... Read more...

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