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President Mukherjee to visit Bengal next week


September 8th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will pay his first visit to his home state West Bengal after taking over the nation's top post Sep 14-16 during which ... Read more...

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Under-19 cricketers’ welcome ends in chaos in Kolkata


August 29th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) A heroes' welcome to two members of India's Under-19 World Cup winning squad ended in chaos Wednesday following an ugly quarrel between the police and a ... Read more...

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7 killed, 3 critically hurt in shooting at US gurudwara (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) A gunman killed six people and left three others critically wounded in an attack on worshippers at a Sikh gurudwara (temple) in a Wisconsin suburb Sunday ... Read more...

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7 killed in shooting at US gurudwara


August 6th, 2012 - 2:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) A shooting at a Sikh gurudwara (temple) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, just south of Milwaukee, Sunday, left six persons dead and one gunman killed by a ... Read more...

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AI Bhubaneswar flight makes precautionary landing in Kolkata


June 18th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Suspecting a technical snag, an Air India flight from New Delhi to Bhubaneswar with 115 passengers on board made a precautionary landing at the NSC Bose ... Read more...

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Nigeria set to immortalize late football star


May 13th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kwara (Nigeria), May 13 (IANS) Nigeria intends to organize an under-15 football championship in honour of the late iconic football star Rashidi Yekini who died last weekend, according to chairman ... Read more...

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Interest rates on small savings raised by up to 0.50 percent


March 26th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The government Monday announced raising of interest rates on small savings such as National Savings Certificate (NSC), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and post office deposits ... Read more...

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Bangkok bombing’s Iranian suspect held in Malaysia (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 15 (IANS) An Iranian suspect in Tuesday's Bangkok bombings who managed to board a flight for Malaysia was Wednesday detained after his arrival in Kuala Lumpur, media reports ... Read more...

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Iranian terror suspect flees Thailand


February 15th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 15 (IANS) An Iranian who lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Thailand has been arrested along with a compatriot while a third Iranian managed to ... Read more...

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Day after: ‘Killer’ Kolkata hospital turns into ghost house


December 10th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) A day after India saw its worst hospital fire, the AMRI Hospital Annexe 1 building Saturday stood like a ghost building with pieces of glasspanes and ... Read more...

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Britain considers early withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan


December 10th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) The British government confirmed Friday that next week it would consider withdrawing thousands of troops from its base in Afghanistan, up to a year earlier than ... Read more...

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India, England teams in Kolkata


October 24th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) The Indian and England teams arrived here Monday for the fifth One-day International and a Twenty20 game at the Eden Gardens over the next five days.Under ... Read more...

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Government gives go-ahead for Natgrid


June 6th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The government Monday gave its nod to the home ministry's ambitious National Intelligence Grid (Natgrid) proposal that seeks to create a centralised database for ... Read more...

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Countdown to Osama bin Laden’s end (Lead, with fresh matter)


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Following is the dramatic sequence of events that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.- August 2010: US President Barack Obama ... Read more...

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Urquhart tames Joshna to win WISPA Squash Championship


April 23rd, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) World No.16 Donna Urquhart of Australia lived up to her billing as she defeated Indian champion Joshna Chinappa 7-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-4 in 37 minutes in ... Read more...

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Tax officials intensify efforts to track illegal cash in Bengal


March 25th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Almost 90 personnel of the Income tax department's investigation wing have been deployed to intensify surveillance to track illegal cash flow in poll-bound West Bengal, said ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s nuclear assets well protected: Indian official


February 10th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Pakistan's nuclear weapons were well protected through the dispersal of various components and chances that terrorists would get their hands on one were remote, an Indian official ... Read more...

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Rumsfeld unapologetic about US going to war against Iraq


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.3 (ANI): Sounding characteristically tough and defiant in his 800-page autobiography "Known and Unknown," former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld remains largely unapologetic about his overall handling of the Iraq ... Read more...

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Turkey allowed US to use airbase to take suspected terrorists to Guantánamo Bay


January 18th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Ankara, Jan 18 (ANI): US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Turkey had allowed the US to use its airbase at Incirlik to take suspected terrorists to ... Read more...

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‘Kaavalan’ Gets Bigger Now


December 21st, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Vijay’s 51st film 'Kaavalan' has been constantly facing so many troubles that has been hassling its release. First it was the issue of Asin visiting Sri Lanka followed by theatre ... Read more...

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Obama, Clinton condemn Uganda bomb blast


July 13th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have both condemned Sunday's bomb attack in Uganda that claimed 74 lives.In a message issued on behalf ... Read more...

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Life hit in West Bengal as shutdown begins


July 5th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Normal life was disrupted in West Bengal Monday as road and rail services were affected and government offices were closed following a 12-hour shutdown called by non-Congress parties ... Read more...

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Nigeria risk FIFA ban over government interference


June 26th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) Nigeria could face a ban by world football governing body FIFA following government interference in the way football is run in the country, officials have disclosed. The National Sports ... Read more...

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Pak National Security Committee recommends agenda for Qureshi-Krishna meeting


June 4th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun.4 (ANI): Pakistan's National Security Committee (NSC) has sent its recommendations to the government for the upcoming talks between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi with his Indian counterpart S M Krishna ... Read more...

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Elder brother kills 75-year-old sister


May 15th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) A 75-year-old woman was killed by her elder brother in West Bengal's North 24 Paraganas district Saturday, police said. District police chief Rahul Srivastava said 79-year-old Santosh Chakroborty killed ... Read more...

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Teams arrive for Kolkata one-dayer


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Amidst stringent security, the Indian and Sri Lankan teams arrived in the city Tuesday evening by a chartered flight from Bhubaneswar to play the fourth one-dayer at ... Read more...

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Cricketers to be driven straight to dressing room as security measure


December 22nd, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) For the first time, Indian and Sri Lankan players would be driven straight to the Eden Gardens dressing room during practice and Thursday's One-day International match as ... Read more...

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Thieves caught emptying house, owner feeds them rosogollas


December 15th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) In an example of Gandhigiri, a man fed sandesh and rosogollas to two petty thieves who were caught red-handed while stealing valuable items from his house at Kamardanga ... Read more...

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Jet Lite plane makes emergency landing, all passengers safe


November 18th, 2009 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) Around 150 passengers and four crew members of a Jet Lite flight had a narrow escape Tuesday when the aircraft was hit by a bird soon after take-off ... Read more...

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Committee to study scientific facet of Indian culture


October 21st, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Ever wondered about the science behind India's culture that dates back to thousands of years? A national committee will be formed to study the scientific basis of ... Read more...

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Qaeda-backed LeT set for series of terror attacks in India, warns Israel’s NSC


September 18th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv, Sep.18 (ANI): Israel's National Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Bureau has issued a terror warning for India, saying a Pakistani terror group, having close links with Al-Qaeda, is planning to carry out ... Read more...

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UAE aircraft with arms resume flight from Kolkata


September 7th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IBNS
Kolkata, Sept 7 (IBNS) A United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force aircraft that was detained along with its nine crew members at the Kolkata airport after customs officers found a large cache ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh reviews security preparedness


August 1st, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August01 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday chaired a meeting of the National security Council (NSC) to review the country's preparedness, amidst several intelligence inputs of possible attack ... Read more...

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BJP, AGP to jointly fight Congress in Assam polls


June 7th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) have decided to jointly fight the 2011 assembly elections in Assam, party leaders said Sunday. "We have ... Read more...

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Pranab, Buddha meet for 45 minutes


May 30th, 2009 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee held a 45-minute meeting here Friday night but they did not speak to the media. The duo met ... Read more...

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