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Life tough for Pakistan’s future women judges: Daily


July 30th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) A Pakistani daily welcomed the government's decision to appoint women to the judiciary, but cautioned that "future women justices are going to find life on the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Texas Republican senator urges Juneteenth emancipation holiday


June 19th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The proposed bill of the Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison would establish June 19th as Juneteenth. The senator’s staff according to reports, do not believe ... Read more...

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Information about Memorial Day closings


May 28th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Numerous businesses all over the US will be closed today, Monday 28th, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. All non emergency local and federal offices, ... Read more...

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Russia seeks return of citizens held in Libya


May 16th, 2012 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 16 (IANS) Russia will continue to try to secure the return of its citizens held in Libya and also continue to insist that the rights are observed, a ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D worsens lupus: Study


May 8th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Lupus patients may develop more severe symptoms if their vitamin D levels are low, says an Australian study.Known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus is an ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily laments misogynistic attitude to women


March 7th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) The assault on 10 women in Pakistan's Punjab province, with one being stripped naked and paraded through a village, is due to "misogynistic attitudes to women, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Today is George Washington’s birthday


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Americans will mark the birthday of George Washington on Wednesday (22nd of February). The day is one of the most important on the calendar of the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Ash Wednesday & Lent to begin on the 22nd of February


February 21st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Christians around the world will start the solemn tradition of Lent tomorrow (Wednesday the 22nd of February 2012). The event is used to reflect on the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, Bangladesh plan joint event on mother language day


February 20th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) India and Bangladesh will jointly hold the International Mother Language Day at the no-man's land along the border here Tuesday in an effort to enhance the ... Read more...

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Cannot make exceptions for Sahara in IPL: BCCI president (Lead)


February 13th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 13 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) cannot make exceptions by bending rules in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to favour Pune Warriors franchise ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Quraishi reacts strongly to Badal’s remarks on jurisdiction (Roundup)


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/chandigarh, Jan 3 (IANS) In a strong tit-for-tat reaction, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday wrote to Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, saying the commission was "aware" of ... Read more...

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Aware of constitutional mandate: Quraishi to Badal (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) In a tit-for-tat reaction, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday wrote to Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, saying the commission was "aware" of its ... Read more...

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Limit yourself, Badal tells EC; We’ll respond, says CEC (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ask its officials in the state "to act within the ... Read more...

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Limit yourself, Badal tells EC; We’ll respond, says CEC


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has appealed to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ask its officials in the state "to act within ... Read more...

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India offers to play role in achieving Middle East peace


December 1st, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 1 (IANS) Underlining the importance of the West Asian region to the international community, India has expressed its readiness to play a supportive role to achieve ... Read more...

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Forward Bloc demands special observance of Netaji’s birth anniversary


November 19th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Over 1.50 lakh Forward Bloc activists Friday courted arrest in West Bengal during a "Jail bharo" agitation with a three-point demand including the declaration of Netaji ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Obama wishes Indians ‘Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak’


October 27th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) President Barack Obama, the first US president to celebrate Diwali in the White House in 2009, has wished Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists ... Read more...

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Five-day week in Pakistan offices to save energy


October 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) In a bid to conserve energy, a five-day week will be observed in all public and private offices from Oct 15.The interior ministry Thursday issued the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Columbus Day closings: State offices closed


October 10th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States marks a very important day on the second Monday of October each year. The day is observed as a federal holiday and used ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Sewer worker’s death: Rights panel probes civic agencies


August 11th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Appalled by the death of a sewer worker who was not using safety equipment in north Delhi, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ... Read more...

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PPP to observe Benazir’s 58th birthday Tuesday


June 20th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would observe Tuesday the 58th birth anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.The main ceremony will be held at the ... Read more...

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Delhi’s elderly seek more security


June 15th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Elderly citizens of the city Tuesday demanded more security for themselves during an interaction with senior government officials and NGOs to mark the sixth edition ... Read more...

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Government employees to take anti-terror pledge Friday


May 19th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) All the central government employees will Friday take a pledge to spread awareness about terrorism, a day ahead of the Anti-Terrorism Day observed May 21.According ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition observes Farakka Day


May 16th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has revived the observance of 'Farakka Day' to commemorate a march it had organised in 1976 to demand that ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Power firm urges Delhi residents to observe Earth Hour


March 24th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) From sending SMSes to screening documentaries at resident welfare association (RWA) meetings, Delhi's major power distribution company BSES is going all out to urge the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

I am being made a Frankenstein: Jairam Ramesh


March 18th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Minister of Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh Friday said he is often "made a Frankenstein" by the Indian media for enforcing laws."I am surprised, and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Don’t impose service tax on healthcare: Rights panel


March 10th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday joined the healthcare industry in strongly opposing the proposed service tax hike in the budget, saying that it ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Misery Day’ against service tax hike in hospitals


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The healthcare industry continued to react strongly to the proposed service tax hike in the budget with Devi Shetty, one of the country's renowned ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Activists protest two Goa judges’ suspension


February 14th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) Hundreds of lawyers and civil society activists took to the streets here Monday, demanding the withdrawal of suspension of two Goa judges. They also sought an "immediate halt" ... Read more...

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Country-wide programmes to mark National Voters’ Day


January 24th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will distribute electors photo identity cards (EPIC) to five newly eligible voters at a function here Tuesday to mark the first National Voters' ... Read more...

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IRS deadline extended till 18th of April


January 5th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Taxpayers in the United States were required to submit their returns latest by the 15th day of April but it seems they will get respite after ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

National Integration Week commences tomorrow


November 18th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has written to different Ministries under Government of India for organising programmes and events befitting the Qaumi Ekta Week (National Integration Week), ... Read more...

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South Carolina’s Most Powerful Lawmaker Defends His Picture With People In ‘Slave Garb’


September 17th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A picture of the Senate President Pro Tem, Glenn McConn of South Carolina has attracted media attention after it was posted on the ... Read more...

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“Slave Garb” Picture Reminds People Of Slavery, South Carolina Lawmaker Defends His Action


September 17th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) South Carolina senate President is facing the heat as a result of a photograph that has caught the attention of the national media. It is a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

America remembers 9/11 amid tension (Lead)


September 11th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Houses of worship in New York tolled their bells at 8.46 a.m., the moment the first hijacked plane struck the World Trade Center this day ... Read more...

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