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FDI reform lifted mood in aviation industry: Ajit Singh


September 21st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Friday said the government's open-sky policy for foreign investment in domestic airlines has positively affected sentiments in the aviation industry, ... Read more...

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VM Thrown out of house by son, elderly woman pleads for him


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A 79-year-old woman was forced to spend the night under the sky when her businessman son refused her entry into their house in upscale ... Read more...

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Chandy seeks immediate reduction in Middle East airfares


June 10th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 10 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday sought the immediate intervention of the central government to ensure that airfares to and from Middle East destinations, which have ... Read more...

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Organisers cancel launch of Taslima’s book at scheduled venue


February 1st, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Close on the heels of the Salman Rushdie controversy at the Jaipur Literary Meet, the seventh volume of controversial author Taslima Nasreen's autobiography was not ... Read more...

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Outside AIIMS canteen, Shehnaz lies waiting for death


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Surrounded by hundreds of stretchers and anxious patients outside the bustling OPD canteen of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, 17-year-old Shehnaz ... Read more...

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Governor insists on probe into Orissa flood cause


October 15th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 15 (IANS) The debate over the cause of recent floods in Orissa has widened with Governor M.C. Bhandare insisting on a probe despite objections by the state authorities, ... Read more...

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Death toll in Orissa flood rises to 22


September 15th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) The death toll from floods that have so far damaged 30,000 homes and affected more than two million people in over a week in Orissa rose ... Read more...

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Hefty increase in air fares ahead of Onam in Kerala


August 26th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 (IANS) With Kerala's festival of Onam round the corner, foreign airline companies and even Air India Express appear to be operating on the policy of making hay ... Read more...

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Floods render thousands homeless in Bihar


August 21st, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by floods in Bihar, with many forced to flee their homes and struggling to survival under the open ... Read more...

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UAE envoy favours more direct flights to India


June 15th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) More direct flights between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India will strengthen the bilateral trade ties, said UAE Ambassador Mohamed Sultan Abdalla Al Owais Wednesday.Addressing ... Read more...

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Munda’s Germany visit amid state crisis creates heat


April 8th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 8 (IANS) At a time when Jharkhand is battling a water crisis and over one lakh people have been affected by a demolition drive here, Chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bhopal’s seige by protesting farmers swells


December 21st, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 21 (IANS) Thousands of protesting farmers continued their siege of the Madhya Pradesh capital for the second day Tuesday, blocking all roads leading to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's house ... Read more...

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Insensitive, callous to demolish night shelters: Apex court (Lead)


December 16th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Pulling up the authorities, the Supreme Court Thursday said it was the responsibility of the central and state governments to ensure that no deaths occurred due to ... Read more...

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Razing night shelters in peak winter insensitive: Apex court


December 16th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said it was "insensitive and callous" on the part of the authorities to demolish night shelters meant for the homeless urban poor when ... Read more...

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UAE, Panama sign ‘open sky’ agreement


November 17th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 17 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Panama have signed an "open sky" agreement in the Panama City, allowing both sides to operate unlimited flights between the two countries.The agreement was signed ... Read more...

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Quake-hit Pakistani town still lives in fear


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Quetta, Nov 2 (IANS) People in Sorab, a small town with a population of around 5,000 in Pakistan's Balochistan province, have been living in fear and anguish for almost two ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Tremors in Gujarat


September 29th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Uday AdhvaryuAdvana (Gujarat), Sep. 29 (ANI): For past 15 to 20 days, residents of Advana village in Gujarat's Porbandar district are experiencing tremors in their area.Scared by the tremors, villagers have ... Read more...

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Flood-hit Pakistan moves to avert epidemics


August 24th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (DPA) The Pakistani government Tuesday announced emergency measures aimed at averting major outbreaks of cholera and other epidemic diseases in the country's flooded areas. A national steering committee, comprising ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Govt. prepares comprehensive plan for construction of godowns: Pawar


August 13th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Friday said the Government has prepared a comprehensive plan for construction of godowns with 149 lakh tonnes of storage space for ... Read more...

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Three mn affected by Pakistan’s worst floods: UNICEF


August 3rd, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (DPA) Floods have affected more than 3 million people in north-western Pakistan and the possible outbreak of water-borne diseases among the survivors was a major source of concern, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Raipur’s potter families hope for delayed rains


June 5th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Raipur, June 5 (IANS) Not that they want others to sweat and suffer, but around 50 potter families selling earthen pots on the outskirts of the Chhattisgarh capital want the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Don’t neglect homeless for Commonwealth Games, says UN


January 21st, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi must not neglect its homeless during this chilling winter, the United Nations said Thursday, adding that preparations for the Commonwealth Games should not be the reason ... Read more...

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Indian-origin official named Airline CEO of the Year


November 29th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 29 (IANS) AirAsia chief executive officer Tony Fernandes, whose father is from Goa, has been named the Airline CEO of the Year (2009) by Jane's Transport Finance magazine in ... Read more...

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Nearly 23,000 Indian schools running under open sky


November 26th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) When education reforms are said to be a primary focus of the central government, a human resource development (HRD) ministry document has revealed that nearly 23,000 government ... Read more...

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Stop ethnic hostility, take back refugees: Mizoram told


November 19th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Nov 19 (IANS) The central and Tripura governments have asked Mizoram to resolve the long-standing deadlock on the repatriation of 35,000 Reang refugees to the state, Tripura Chief Minister Manik ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Drugs, parties and other reminisces of Woodstock festival


October 8th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 8 (IANS) While drugs, hippies, parties and all-pervasive bohemia may be a Goa politician's nightmare, for rock singer and musician Uday Benegal they are probably the perfect setting ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

It was incredible, say Dalit villagers of Rahul’s visit (Lead)


October 1st, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Sharat Pradhan Shravasti (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 1 (IANS) He bathed in the open, drew water from a hand-pump and ate their meals. A week after his unexpected forays into Uttar Pradesh's ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dalits can’t stop praising Rahul in Mayawati terrain


October 1st, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Sharat Pradhan Shravasti (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 1 (IANS) A week after his unexpected forays into Uttar Pradesh's rural areas, Dalit villagers who saw Rahul Gandhi at their doorstep are still talking ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

In Kashmir, thousands pray for salvation, hundreds for wages


September 18th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) While thousands prayed inside mosques throughout the Kashmir Valley on Shab-e-Qadr (the holiest night according to Muslim belief), a few hundred less fortunate spent the night under ... Read more...

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Beauty business thrives in Africa


September 18th, 2009 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
By Hadija Haruna Johannesburg, Sep 18 (DPA) Mercy Ndhlovu and Nomsa Mncube run a beauty "salon" under the open sky on the edge of a street near a Johannesburg shopping centre.They are there ... Read more...

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Government approves amendments in ASA between India and Saudi Arabia


September 17th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 17(ANI): The Government on Thursday gave its approval to the amendments in the Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Saudi Arabia.In the MoU signed, the provision of ... Read more...

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Imagine Azaadi with NDTV Stars!


August 14th, 2009 - 10:58 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Sneha Wagh who plays Jyoti in Jyoti on Imagine: The word Azaadi to me means... FREEDOM Being a free person is... Doing whatever I wish to do What is it that you enjoy being part of ... Read more...

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Short of space - Goa law panel recommends common crematorium


July 16th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) With real estate prices shooting up and increasing incidents of inter-community bickering over disposal of the dead, the Goa Law Commission Thursday recommended setting up of a public ... Read more...

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Bihar asks Nepal to secure Kosi embankments


July 10th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 10 (IANS) Fearing a repeat of last year's devastating floods, the Bihar government has requested Nepal to deploy armed security forces on embankments of the Kosi river to ensure that ... Read more...

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Major rivers in spate in Bihar


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) Major rivers in north Bihar, especially the Kosi, Gandak, Budhi and Bagmati, are in spate following heavy rains in their catchment areas and are posing a threat of ... Read more...

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