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Heavy rains in Arunachal cause floods in two Assam districts


September 14th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) Lakhs of people have been affected in two Upper Assam districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh - Dhemaji and Lakhimpur - after flash floods hit the area Thursday ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delay in checking dengue in Bengal, says governor


September 11th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) With five people dead and more than 1,200 people affected with dengue, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Tuesday blamed initial delays on the part of ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 now down with dengue in Bengal


September 8th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) The dengue outbreak in West Bengal has affected over 1,000 people though the number of deaths remains at five, according to state health department data ... Read more...

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Poverty-stricken woman sells infant to pay debt


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) A poverty-stricken woman in Bihar's Samastipur district sold her one-and-half-year-old malnourished son for Rs.19,000 to pay off a debt. The infant was recovered from the woman ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

2 US soldiers killed by militants in Afghanistan


September 1st, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 1 (IANS) Two US soldiers were killed in an attack by anti-government militants in Afghanistan Saturday, the US Forces said in a statement."Two US Forces-Afghanistan service members died ... Read more...

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49 illegal immigrants arrested in Manipur


August 31st, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) Manipur Police Friday arrested six more illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and rounded up over 400 suspected immigrants for verifying their nationalities, police said.With Friday's arrest, the number ... Read more...

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Over a million homes without power in storm-hit US states


August 31st, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Over a million homes and businesses in Louisiana, the home state of Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal, and neighbouring Mississippi were still without power as a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Number of Syria refugees rises to 200,000: UN


August 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of refugees fleeing Syria for neighbouring nations has risen "well above" 200,000 as the violence intensifies, the UN refugee agency has said."There has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sexual assault to stealing, little boy goes on crime-spree


August 13th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy in Britain has admitted to having committed over 20 crimes, ranging from sexual assaults to stealing a model car, in just two months.His ... Read more...

Posted in World |

90 killed in Iran quake


August 12th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 90 people were killed after an earthquake hit northwestern Iran Saturday, the Fars news agency reported.Two powerful tremors measuring 6.4 and 6.3 on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mamata warns against infiltration of Maoists


August 8th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Observing that rebel guerrillas were being brought in the state from the neighbouring Orissa and Jharkhand, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday warned the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India allows investments from Pakistan


August 1st, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In a major step towards normalising economic relations, India Wednesday announced changes in regulation to allow investment from Pakistani firms and individuals.The Department of Industrial ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chidambaram visits Kokrajhar, Chirang; reviews security


July 30th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday visited the violence-affected districts of Kokrajhar and Chirang in Assam and reviewed the security scenario as well as the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

50 dead in China rains (Second Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) At least 50 people have died in China in rain-triggered floods and accidents, authorities said Monday.In Beijing, the toll from Saturday's rainstorms climbed to 37 as ... Read more...

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Beijing downpour toll rises to 37 (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) The toll in Saturday's torrential rains here has climbed to 37 as more bodies were retrieved, authorities said. Among the victims, 25 drowned, six were killed ... Read more...

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China allots $19 mn to fight floods


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) A sum of 120 million yuan ($19 million) has been allocated to help the cities of Beijing and Tianjin and the neighbouring Hebei province to fight ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia, Belarus sign $10 bn nuke plant deal


July 18th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia signed a $10 billion contract with Belarus Wednesday to build the former Soviet republic's first nuclear power plant.The agreement was signed in the presence ... Read more...

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Munda lays foundation stone for Deoghar airport


July 17th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Tuesday laid the foundation stone for an airport in Deoghar district, amid protests over poor compensation by villagers who have been ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Emirates launches daily flights to Lisbon


July 11th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 10 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Airlines has launched its first daily non-stop service to Lisbon.Monday's inaugural flight to Lisbon comes just six days after Emirates launched flights to Barcelona in ... Read more...

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Heat wave bakes US, dozens dead


July 8th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Unrelenting heat wave continued to bake much of the US, and it has caused the death of over 40 people so far.Saturday's temperatures soared over 100 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Country facing economic emergency: BJP


June 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Asserting that the country was facing an "economic emergency", the BJP Tuesday said that the government is trying to protect the business interests of ... Read more...

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Searching for cannabis, British cops come across alligator


June 20th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) A group of British policemen, raiding a house in a town for cannabis, were shocked to find an alligator in the bathroom.The deadly reptile was up ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Reduce water supply to VVIP areas: Dikshit to DJB


June 18th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to reduce water supply in Delhi's elite Lutyens zone, and distribute it to ... Read more...

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Spread awareness about polio: Minister to Bengal religious leaders


June 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Tourism Sultan Ahmed has appealed to West Bengal's community leaders to cut across faith lines and come together to raise awareness ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Singer’s album urges reopening of Algeria-Morocco border


June 16th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers, June 16 (IANS/AKI) An Algerian rap singer will release an album of songs, calling on his country to reopen the border with neighbouring Morocco that was closed after a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Latin America’s largest garbage dump closes (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's gigantic trash dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, considered Latin America's largest, has finally closed.The last truck to bring a load ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ukraine denies racism threat during Euro 2012


June 1st, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 1 (IANS) Ukrainian foreign ministry Friday denied that racism may in any way be involved during Euro 2012 soccer championship."You can see and understand that the Ukrainian people ... Read more...

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‘Low chances of polio coming to India from Pakistan’


May 31st, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Despite apprehensions, India is not at risk of the polio virus being exported from Pakistan, the Pakistani Prime Minister's Focal Person for Polio Shahnaz ... Read more...

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Highways blocked in Punjab, life affected in Haryana


May 31st, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) Hundreds of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Thursday blocked traffic on highways across Punjab following the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Left ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India’s Ashis Roy, 80, runs half marathon in US


May 28th, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) India's grand old marathon man Ashis Roy, who turns 80 June 1, is running again after a gap of over six months, this time by participating ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Nepal’s constitutional crisis worries BJP


May 27th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday voiced concern over the constitutional crisis in neighbouring Nepal, terming it a "serious setback"."Major political parties and their ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India returns Bangladeshi jumbo


May 20th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) An elephant that entered Tripura last month from neighbouring Bangladesh and triggered panic among the people in various parts of the state has been handed over ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cut tax to make diesel cheaper, say Delhi dealers


May 10th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) Thursday urged the Delhi government to reduce value added tax (VAT) on diesel to 8.8 percent, from the present ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Maharashtra plans low-cost houses for Mumbai mill workers


May 1st, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) As Maharashtra turned 52 Tuesday, the government said it would provide low-cost housing to mill workers and free houses to kin of mill workers who died ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China launches tourist train to North Korea


April 29th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) China has launched a tourist train connecting the country's northeastern Tumen county and the picturesque Chilbo mountain in neighbouring North Korea.The train, carrying 65 Chinese tourists ... Read more...

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