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Republicans declare India geopolitical ally


August 29th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) As Mitt Romney officially clinched the Republican presidential nomination, the party declared India a "geopolitical ally and a strategic trading partner", much like the ... Read more...

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Two CRPF troopers killed in Chhattisgarh blast (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 7 (IANS) Two CRPF troopers were killed after Maoist guerrillas blew up their vehicle in Chhattisgarh Tuesday, police said.The IED blast occurred near Basaguda in Bijapur district, around ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee is India’s 13th president


July 25th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee took oath as India's 13th president at an impressive ceremony full of pomp and pageantry in the Central Hall of parliament here ... Read more...

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Presidential poll conclude in Uttar Pradesh


July 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) As many as 401 of the 403 legislators of the Uttar Pradesh assembly cast their votes here in the presidential poll Thursday, and the other two ... Read more...

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SC upholds life for former MP Anand Mohan (Second Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday rejected the appeal of former Lok Sabha member Anand Mohan who had challenged his conviction and life imprisonment in the murder ... Read more...

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Three shot dead on Uttar Pradesh highway


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 3 (IANS) Three people were shot dead Tuesday in broad daylight on a highway in Firozabad near Agra while they were on their way to the district court ... Read more...

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Delhi court evicts tenant from ex-official’s flat


July 1st, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A Delhi court has ordered the eviction of a tenant from a retired government official's flat, observing that the occupant tried to delay the trial ... Read more...

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Kalam’s candidature a closed chapter: Mulayam


June 18th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday reiterated that his party's support to UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee was full and final and termed ... Read more...

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Finally, Chandy to shift to official residence (Kerala Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) With the ruling Congress party winning the Neyattinkara by-poll Friday, Oommen Chandy is finally ready to shift to Cliff House -- the official residence of the ... Read more...

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A President of India cannot come through ‘reservation’ (Comment)


June 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Come July and there will be a new occupant at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The journey seems more exciting than the destination itself.Presidential elections have changed in recent years. Conventions like a ... Read more...

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Mulayam holds presidential cards close to his chest


May 17th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) While all eyes are on Mulayam Singh Yadav ahead of India's presidential election, mum is the word in his camp. The Samajwadi Party chief is ... Read more...

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2,500-year-old tomb found in China


April 24th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) A tomb of an ancient Chinese warlord, dating back more than 2,500 years, has been discovered near a tourist resort.The tomb was found in Yishui county ... Read more...

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Woman gangraped and killed, family looted by road robbers


March 26th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 26 (IANS) A group of robbers waylaid a car on a Bihar road, gangraped a woman occupant before shooting her dead and looted valuables worth Rs.2 lakh from ... Read more...

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Big B back home, upset with paparazzi’s insensitivity (With Image)


February 24th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is relieved to be back home after a 12-day stay at the SevenHills Hospital here. However, the megastar says he had a tough ... Read more...

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Role reversal: Kalandars turn angels for sloth bears (Feature, With Images)


February 5th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 5 (IANS) "Rani was ours", says Aashiq Miyan, fondly looking at the sloth bear. But there is no remorse in the voice of this former 'kalandar' or bear ... Read more...

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Naked man fleeing from Hummer caught by police dog


December 12th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Irvine, Dec 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A naked man who shocked the police by trying to flee from a Hummer naked was nabbed by a police canine. The suspect was trying to escape ... Read more...

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US aviation chief resigns after drunk driving arrest


December 7th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) The administrator of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Randy Babbitt has resigned following his drunk driving arrest. In a brief statement Tuesday, Babbitt said ... Read more...

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Two die as chopper crashes on Mexican street


October 22nd, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) Two people were killed and two injured Friday when a helicopter crashed on a busy street in the Mexican capital, authorities said.Both the pilot and ... Read more...

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18 killed in UN building bombing in Nigeria


August 26th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Aug 26 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Friday when a suicide car bomb rocked the UN building in Nigerian capital Abuja, officials said. The attack took place around ... Read more...

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Postage stamp on Rashtrapati Bhavan released


August 5th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Marking the 80th anniversary of the commissioning of Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Pratibha Patil Friday released a commemorative stamp on the historical building."The postage stamp ... Read more...

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Himachal tears down British era building


August 5th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has pulled down an old building done in typical British Tudor style to make way for a palatial bungalow for a top government employee, ... Read more...

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Benazir’s former guard shot, target killings erupt in Karachi (Lead)


July 17th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) At least five people were killed and over 10 injured as target killings and violence erupted in the southern port city of Karachi following the ... Read more...

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60-inch wide Polish house could be world’s narrowest


July 5th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Just 60 inches wide, a four-storey house with a bedroom, lounge, bathroom and kitchen -- but no staircase -- is being claimed to be the world's ... Read more...

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Collect power dues before tenant vacates premises: Court


June 14th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has directed private power distribution companies (discoms) to recover electricity bill dues from a tenant before he or she vacates ... Read more...

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Wreckage of Arunachal chief minister’s chopper found (Lead)


May 4th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 4 (IANS) The wreckage of the chopper carrying Arunachal Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others was found in Lobotang area of the state's Tawang district Wednesday morning, ... Read more...

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Imran Farooq may have been ‘followed’ on the day of murder: UK police


March 17th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17(ANI): British police have released new CCTV images of slain Pakistani politician Imran Farooq, showing him in his final hours, and said that he may have been followed on the ... Read more...

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Four robbers held in Delhi


March 11th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Four members of a gang were arrested for allegedly robbing people near New Delhi Railway Station, police said Friday.The men of the "Thak-Thak" gang, who ... Read more...

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‘Urgent’ mail delivered in Pakistan after two decades


March 10th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 10(ANI): An 'urgent' mail sent from Toba Tek Singh town in Pakistan's Punjab province to Karachi in 1991 has finally been delivered after two decades.The mail, which was sent from ... Read more...

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Urgent mail delivered in Pakistan after 20 years


March 10th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) An urgent mail sent from Pakistan's Toba Tek Singh town to Karachi 20 years ago in 1991 has finally been delivered.The urgent mail reached Wednesday, Dawn ... Read more...

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Don’t evict ‘unauthorized occupant’ without permission


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court has held that even an unauthorized occupant of a house in a slum is treated as a tenant and permission of competent authorities is ... Read more...

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The Singhs occupy the house where Kate Middleton’s mom lived


November 24th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) An Indian-origin Singh family is the occupant of the Southall house where Prince William's fiancee Kate Middleton's mother once lived -- and they are mighty pleased about ... Read more...

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Bipartisan Deficit Panel’s Recommendations Restrict Social Security


November 11th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): President Barack Obama had engendered a bipartisan deficit commission some time back, the bosses of which initiated an audacious attack on burgeoning federal deficits on ... Read more...

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Kerala poll results pointer to assembly elections: Congress


October 30th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The Congress said Friday that the party-led United Democratic Front (UDF)'s victory in the local body and civic polls in Kerala were a portend of the direction ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari theme park has fastest rollercoaster in the world


October 28th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Abu Dhabi's new indoor Ferrari World theme park has the fastest rollercoaster in the world.The heart-stopping ride, which reaches speeds of 149mph in 4.9 seconds, makes the occupant ... Read more...

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Bronx resident Grim LeRogue to be arrainged


October 21st, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Bronx resident who got onto the field in the Yankee Stadium to confront Alex Rodriguez in order gain attention from Cameron Diaz had scores to ... Read more...

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