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Over half of Russians term Pussy Riot sentence fair


August 31st, 2012 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than a half of Russians believe sending three members of the punk group Pussy Riot to prison was a fair punishment, a survey by ... Read more...

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Bengal gets thumbs-up from HSBC on entry tax


April 13th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday got the thumbs-up from British banking company HSBC for its move to reintroduce 'Entry Tax' on goods.The West Bengal Tax on ... Read more...

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Dehydration could turn you cranky and confused


February 19th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Thirst makes us reach out for water, but even mild dehydration can leave us cranky, confused and fatigued. Tests by a University of Connecticut (UConn) lab ... Read more...

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Orange juice served in Spanish bars contaminated: Study


December 27th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Forty-three percent of orange juice samples in Spain's bars and restaurants were found to have more bugs than acceptable levels, according to a new study.The study, ... Read more...

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Sensex pares losses, closes 142 points down (Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities Monday pared some of its intra-day losses and provisionally closed 142 points lower with sharp selling seen in ... Read more...

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Foreigners grab 12,000 jobs monthly in Britain


November 17th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Foreigners took more than 12,000 jobs a month in Britain while 1.2 million British youngsters sat idle at home, a media report said.The crisis of jobless ... Read more...

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‘Zindagi…’: honest, funny but lacking ‘zindagi’ (IANS Hindi Film Review)


July 15th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Zindagi Na Milege Dobara"; Director: Zoya Akhtar; Actors: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akthar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif; Rating: ***1/2First the good news. "Zindagi…" is one of the most nuanced, evenly paced ... Read more...

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Indian stock markets slump on negative global cues


March 10th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Indian equities markets key indices fell sharply Thursday on negative global cues as crude oil prices climb raising concerns over global economic growth.The 30-share sensitive ... Read more...

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American optimism surges tot nearly a four-year high


January 26th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.26 (ANI): American optimism has surged to nearly a four-year high - jumping 14 points in the past month alone, a poll released Tuesday suggests.Forty-three percent of Americans surveyed by CNN/Opinion ... Read more...

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Fountain of youth pill ‘to hit shelves by 2012′


September 24th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): Its just a matter of two years that we would be able to add decades to our lives after a visit to the chemist shop- researchers have discovered ... Read more...

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Drought-hit farmers get additional time to repay loans


February 26th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday doled out sops to farmers, providing them six more months to repay existing loans and bringing down the effective interest rate ... Read more...

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India’s food inflation rises to 19.83 percent


December 31st, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) India's annual food inflation based on wholesale prices rose to 19.83 percent for the week ended Oct 19 from 18.65 percent the week before as ... Read more...

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Amid high prices, India’s food inflation drops marginally (Lead)


December 24th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) India's annual food inflation based on wholesale prices fell marginally to 18.65 percent for the week ended Dec 12 from 19.95 percent the week before even ... Read more...

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Online community becoming a major force in curbing corruption in China


March 26th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 26 (ANI): Professor Lin Zhe, an anti-corruption expert at the Central School of the Communist Party of China has said that the online community is becoming a major force in ... Read more...

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