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Indian TV fest in Goa rescheduled


September 14th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has rescheduled the first Indian TV Fest, earlier set to be held Nov 2-3 in Goa, with the new ... Read more...

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Debt-ridden Bengal announces increment for government college teachers


August 21st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday announced that it would provide increment to those professors of government colleges who have undergone higher studies such as M.Phil and ... Read more...

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Chandy announces welfare measures on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on the Independence Day announced a series of welfare measures, among them free treatment for poor women and children in all ... Read more...

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Google axes five products


July 4th, 2012 - 7:42 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 4 (IANS) Google Tuesday announced to axe five products that are not core to its business.Among the products to be axed, the most notable are iGoogle, the ... Read more...

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Jairam wants India to be ‘open defecation-free’ in a decade


June 25th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh Monday said that he wanted to make India a nation free of open defecation in a decade's time."At ... Read more...

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Haryana farmers get Rs.10,697 crore for procured wheat


May 13th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Having achieved the highest wheat production in the state since 1966, Haryana farmers are richer by Rs.10,697 crore - the procurement price paid to them for ... Read more...

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Chisti may meet Sarabjit in Pakistan


May 11th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, May 11 (IANS) Octogenarian Pakistani prisoner Mohammad Khalil Chisti, who was Thursday permitted by the Supreme Court to visit Pakistan for a temporary stay, would like to meet Sarabjit ... Read more...

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Haryana breaks all previous wheat procurement records


May 11th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Breaking all previous records of wheat procurement, Haryana has procured about 82.26 lakh tonnes of wheat this season, officials of the state Food and Supplies department ... Read more...

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Apex court allows Chisty to visit Pakistan (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday granted the octogenerian Pakistani virologist Mohammad Khalil Chisty permission to visit Pakistan during the pendency of his appeal against his ... Read more...

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Nawaz involved in corruption: Rehman Malik


April 29th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister and chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif was involved in corruption worth $32 million, Interior Minister Rehman Malik ... Read more...

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Cuba reforms spur 11,000 real estate, auto deals


April 27th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Cuba registered in the first quarter of this year 8,390 private sales of automobiles and 2,730 private real estate transactions, according to official figures published Thursday ... Read more...

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For dogs in Chinese city, size matters


April 19th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Authorities in a Chinese city of Harbin have issued directions for dogs, prohibiting their stay in the city in case they grow up beyond a specific ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chandigarh will remain Harayana’s capital: Hooda


March 25th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday asserted that Chandigarh is part of his state and would remain its capital.Interacting with the media in Rohtak ... Read more...

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Pune rape, murder accused awarded death penalty (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) A city court Tuesday awarded death sentences to two men convicted in the 2007 rape and murder of a 23-year-old BPO employee, prosecutors said.Investigating officer Rajendra ... Read more...

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Pune rape, murder convicts get death sentence


March 20th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, March 20 (IANS) A city court Tuesday awarded death sentences to two men convicted in the 2007 rape and murder of a BPO employee, prosecutors said.Investigating officer Rajendra Patil ... Read more...

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High court does not allow minor to live with boyfriend


February 10th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday denied permission to a Class 9 girl to live with her boyfriend, a student of Class 12 of the school ... Read more...

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Russia tests HIV vaccine


February 6th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 6 (IANS) Russia has successfully completed the first stage of clinical trials of an HIV vaccine, an official said Monday.The State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology, Vektor, ... Read more...

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US-based Sikh wants to depose against Tytler


January 25th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A US-based victim of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots here Wednesday approached a Delhi court to depose as a witness against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler for ... Read more...

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Mena Suvari files for divorce


January 16th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Mena Suvari has filed for divorce from husband and concert promoter Simone Sestito, citing "irreconcilable differences".Suvari, who married Sestito in Vatican City, Italy in ... Read more...

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Pro-Maharashtra party ruled Belgaum civic body dissolved


December 15th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 15 (IANS) Karnataka Thursday dissolved the pro-Maharashtra party-ruled city corporation in Belgaum following several acts considered anti-Kannada by the government and pro-Kannada organizations."The Belgaum city corporation has been ... Read more...

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Plea on jailed Kerala ex-minister’s early release declined (Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday declined to entertain former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan's plea challenging the release of former state minister R. Balakrishna Pillai on ... Read more...

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Plea against Kerala politician’s early release declined


December 13th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday declined to entertain former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan's plea challenging the release of former state minister R. Balakrishna Pillai on ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Air India woos passengers with ’shagun vouchers’


December 7th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) To lure more passengers, national carrier Air India Wednesday launched a promotional scheme called "shagun vouchers" that can be used as a wedding gift from ... Read more...

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Russia witnesses 10 percent rise in HIV cases in 2011


December 1st, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 1 (IANS) Russia has witnessed a rise in the number of HIV cases in 2011 in comparison to the cases recorded during corresponding period last year.Russia registered 48,363 ... Read more...

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PLA regrouping process begins in Nepal


November 19th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 18 (IANS) The regrouping process of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) began in Nepal Friday.The PLA was the military arm of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) ... Read more...

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Oil firms increase jet fuel price by two percent


November 15th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) Tuesday increased the prices of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) by two percent, effective from Nov 16.The ATF at Delhi's ... Read more...

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Court notice on plea against Telangana agitation


November 11th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Andhra Pradesh government and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on two public suits complaining that normal ... Read more...

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‘KBC 5′ nears end, Big B emotional


November 11th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) With the finale of "Kaun Banega Crorepati 5" being aired next week, Amitabh Bachchan says it is hard to say goodbye to the popular ... Read more...

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Putin, Medvedev ratings drop ahead of elections


November 9th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) With less than a month left before Russia's parliamentary elections, approval ratings of the country's leadership tandem -- President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh gets flak for action against teachers


November 9th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 9 (IANS) The opposition Congress hit out at Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday for imposing the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against 200,000 contract teachers ... Read more...

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Air India woos passengers with upgrade coupon


November 7th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) To increase its revenues and cater to the holiday and peak travel season demand, national carrier Air India has started an upgrade coupon scheme ... Read more...

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Woman burns mother to death for property, held


November 5th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Nov 5 (IANS) A woman was arrested for burning her 65-year-old widowed mother to death for taking control of her property in Rajasthan's Jodhpur city, police said Saturday.Kalpana Devi, ... Read more...

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Youth in police custody for kidnapping schoolgirl


November 5th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 4 (IANS) A youth was Friday sent to two days police custody by a local court on charges of kidnapping a teenaged student of a leading girls' school ... Read more...

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Pakistan to train Afghan Army


November 4th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) The Pakistani Army would train the Afghan National Army as well as the police under an agreement signed by the two countries, a top Pakistani official ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sadhvi Pragyna seeks protection in jail


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragyna Singh Thakur has sought police protection in the Byculla District Jail after she was allegedly assaulted by some African women prisoners, ... Read more...

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