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Smoking scenes to be allowed again in films - with a warning (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Smoking scenes will be back on the silver screen as the government Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it would shortly permit them - though ... Read more...

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Government notification permitting smoking scenes in films soon


September 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it would shortly issue a notification to permit smoking scenes in films with a scroll carrying statutory ... Read more...

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Egypt to continue transporting Iran oil


July 16th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) Egypt will not stop transporting Iranian oil through the Suez Canal and internal pipelines despite the EU embargo on Tehran's oil exports, RIA Novosti reported.The EU-brokered ... Read more...

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Transfer Punjab power plant to Himachal, demands Dhumal


July 13th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Friday demanded that a power house, located in his state but currently under the control of Punjab, should ... Read more...

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Meena to handle day-to-day affairs of finance ministry


July 5th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked Minister of State for Finance (Expenditure and Financial Services) Namo Narain Meena to look after the day-to-day affairs ... Read more...

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Denial of ads to Sakshi: Court suspends order


May 17th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Thursday suspended the government order which stopped official advertisements to Telugu daily and television channel Sakshi owned by YSR Congress party ... Read more...

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Pakistan lacks strategy to tackle radical Islamists: daily


March 12th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 12 (IANS) Pakistan has no coherent strategy to deal with sectarian and radical Islamist groups that practise and preach violent jihad, said a leading daily that warned about ... Read more...

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Do you sleep text? You could be badly stressed


November 24th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Day-to-day stress has triggered an unusual habit of sleep texting- where people text messages even while sleeping, according to researchers.People with this peculiar condition send ... Read more...

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FII investment limit in corporate bonds raised to $25 billion


September 12th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) will be allowed to invest up to $25 billion in long term corporate bonds in the infrastructure sector in India, the ... Read more...

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Land acquisition law must avert conflict, push development(Comment)


July 14th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
From Nandigram to Noida, the fury of farmers has brought the land acquisition issue into spotlight, underscoring the need for new legislation that provides for quick, fair and equitable compensation and ... Read more...

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Now, chat with your Facebook friends from your wristwatch!


April 24th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Your wristwatch is no more just a time reminder; you can now update your Facebook pages through it.A Canadian company called inPulse has created a watch that ... Read more...

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Paris Hilton sued over borrowed jewels


April 8th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A German insurance company, Allianz SE, has sued Paris Hilton for failing to return jewels that do not belong to her. The celebrity socialite according ... Read more...

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Supreme Court lifts ban on Karnataka iron ore exports (Lead)


April 5th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that the ban on the export and transportation of iron ore in Karnataka will be revoked from April 20.The apex ... Read more...

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Supreme Court lifts ban on Karnataka iron ore exports


April 5th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that the ban on the export and transportation of iron ore in Karnataka will be revoked from April 20, 2011.The ... Read more...

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22 Pak custom officials suspended over involvement in NATO containers scam


February 27th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 27(ANI): Pakistan's Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has suspended 22 custom officials for their alleged involvement in the ISAF, NATO containers scam.The action against the officials has been initiated in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Facebook set to launch mobile phone


February 11th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) After reaching heights of success, Facebook is now out with its phone for millions of users. A mobile phone manufacturer is set to launch the first Facebook ... Read more...

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Now, Facebook launches its own phone


February 11th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): The once-rumoured Facebook phone is all set to launch in the UK market.The website first created for Harvard students in 2004 eventually became a vast global ... Read more...

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Environment Ministry to submit Lavasa housing project report


January 18th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Jan 18 (ANI): The Ministry of Environment is expected to file its reply on Lavasa housing project before the Bombay High Court today.In the report finalised on Monday, the ministry has ... Read more...

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MoEF to submit Lavasa report in Bombay High Court


January 17th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Jan 17 (ANI): The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) will on Monday submit a report prepared by its Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) on the environmental impact of Lavasa in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Now, know about Dubai on your iPhone


January 10th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 10 (IANS/WAM) Visitors to Dubai will now be able to view maps and get information and latest news updates about the city on iPhones, as the city administration will soon ... Read more...

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Lavasa check: Medha Patkar advises team on areas to inspect


January 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Lavasa, Jan 6 (ANI): Social activist Medha Patkar met with the inspection panel to discuss serious violations of the Lavasa project and instructed them on which areas needed to be visited.She also ... Read more...

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Environment Ministry team inspects Lavasa


January 5th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lavasa, Jan 5 (ANI): Officials of the Ministry of Environment and Forests visited the Lavasa township project site in Maharashtra on Wednesday to ensure that the project follows environment norms.A team of ... Read more...

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India formally bans onion exports, allows import at zero duty


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) In a bid to bring down the spiralling prices of onions, India Wednesday formally notified a ban on its exports while permitting imports at zero duty with ... Read more...

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Punjab abolishes VAT on rice bran and husk


November 13th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 13 (IANS) Giving relief to the rice millers of the state, the Punjab government Saturday decided to abolish VAT (value added tax) on rice bran and husk."The Punjab rice millers' ... Read more...

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92 penalised for entering Games lane


October 8th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The Delhi Traffic Police Friday issued 92 challans to vehicles for violating the Commonwealth Games lane restrictions, police said. Twenty-four notices were issued and two vehicles were ... Read more...

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Tripura to hold polls with 50 percent quota for women


October 8th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 8 (IANS) Tripura is the first state in northeastern India where elections to the urban local bodies would be held with 50 percent of seats reserved for women, officials said ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

1,706 motorists penalised for entering Games lanes


October 7th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Delhi Traffic Police have so far penalised a total of 1,706 motorists who entered road lanes reserved for Commonwealth Games-related traffic, an official said Thursday.The lane restrictions ... Read more...

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Ministry asked to reduce discretionary powers in Companies Bill


September 6th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A parliamentary committee has asked the Corporate Affairs ministry to cut down on the number of provisions in the Companies Bill, which grant the ministry discretionary powers ... Read more...

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Honda to recall approximately 390,000 vehicles


August 10th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by BNO News
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – Honda will recall approximately 197,000 Accord and 117,000 Civic vehicles from the 2003 model year and roughly 69,000 Element vehicles from the 2003 and 2004 model years ... Read more...

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Karnataka ban on iron ore exports unlawful: mining lobby


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) Tuesday termed the Karnataka government order of July 26 banning iron ore exports from minor ports in the state as unconstitutional ... Read more...

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New rules to stop corporal punishment in schools: Buddhadeb


July 1st, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1(IANS) Emphasising that physical and mental torture of students hindered their natural development, the West Bengal government Thursday said it has formed new rules for schools to stop corporal punishment. Making ... Read more...

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Congress holds state-wide stir against Mayawati government


June 24th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) The Congress party Thursday held state-wide demonstrations against the Mayawati government's decision to hold urban local body elections in Uttar Pradesh along non-political lines. During the series of protests ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Master your Windows 7 desktop


June 6th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Jay Dougherty Washington, June 6 (DPA) Who's in control of your Windows 7 desktop - you or the operating system?With applications and icons scattered all over the place, constant pop-up ... Read more...

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Govt.’s mid-day meal benefited 11 crore children in 2009-10


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): The Government on Tuesday stated that its Mid-day meal scheme has been able to benefit about 11 crore children across the country in the last fiscal ... Read more...

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Soon, traffic lights to control cars for better fuel management


May 31st, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): In the future, you might not have to worry about wasting fuel while waiting at traffic lights. A new technology will equip traffic lights to control your vehicle's ... Read more...

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