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Build global governance structures, India urges NAM


August 30th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Pointing to deficits in global governance, India Thursday called on the Non-Aligned Movement to "take the lead" in rectifying this and sought immediate steps to ... Read more...

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‘Prohibited bore guns given to 18 MPs booked for crimes’


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Eighteen of the 82 parliamentarians given licences of prohibited bore guns between 2001-12 had criminal charges pending against them, a study has said, hinting at ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Patients’ body backs Aamir for exposing ‘rot’ in healthcare


June 8th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) A patients' body called People for Better Treatment has rallied behind Bollywood star Aamir Khan for focusing on the "rot" in the Indian healthcare delivery ... Read more...

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South Africa to celebrate Mandela’s 94th birthday in style


June 8th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 8 (IANS) South Africa will this year celebrate the birthday of the country's first black president and and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela in great style with a birthday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sharon Stone sued by former nanny


May 25th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Sharon Stone has been sued by former nanny, who claims that the actress insulted her Filipino heritage and ordered her not to talk to her kids.Erlinda ... Read more...

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Pakistan civil militias quit fight against Taliban


May 24th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Civilian resistance groups in northwest Pakistan have quit fighting against the Taliban due to lack of government support, a media report said Thursday.These groups were ... Read more...

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Toongate: Kolkata continues to protest


April 16th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Kolkata Monday continued to be rocked by protests over the arrest of Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra for allegedly circulating 'defamatory' cartoons targeting West Bengal ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Saif, Sharmila connect with Bhopalites beyond royal lineage


April 15th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 15 (IANS) Seven months after the demise of former Indian cricket captain and Nawab of Pataudi Mansoor Ali Khan, who had a royal connection with Bhopal, his wife ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Madonna should be denied Russian visa: Theologian


April 6th, 2012 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A prominent Russian Orthodox Church theologian has called on the government to deny a visa to Madonna, who plans to lend her support to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Putin promises better life for all


February 29th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Improving the quality of life of ordinary citizens throughout Russia must be a priority, Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin said Wednesday."That is ... Read more...

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It’s David vs Goliath at Kudankulam: Anti-nuke activist


February 28th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) The protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is a classic David-Goliath fight between ordinary citizens and the powerful Indian government, the leader of ... Read more...

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Mexican state promoting reading as antidote to violence


January 27th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chihuahua (Mexico), Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) Chihuahua, one of the Mexican states hardest hit by drug-related violence in recent years, is looking to recover public spaces and rebuild its torn social ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Visit controversy a black farce, says shocked Rushdie (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie Tuesday said he was shocked that even his video-conference address at the Jaipur Literature Festival was unacceptable and termed the entire ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Facebook faces lawsuit over ‘Like’ button ad


December 20th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Facebook and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg face risk of being sued over the site's "Like" button feature.The site currently reveals any products or interests that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Syria releases over 900 protesters


December 1st, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities Wednesday freed 912 protesters arrested during the ongoing unrest in the country, the country's official news agency Sana said.Those freed do "not have ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Rahul gives oust Mayawati call, she hits back (Second Lead)


November 25th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 25 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday called for the ouster of Chief Minister Mayawati and for bringing back the Congress party in Uttar Pradesh, as ... Read more...

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Syria suspended from Arab League


November 13th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arab League Saturday suspended Syria, Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani announced.The regional body will impose harsh economic and political sanctions against ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘India, Matri Bhumi’ screened at Vienna film fest


October 27th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Oct 26 (IANS) When the digitally cleaned up "India, Matri Bhumi" was screened at the ongoing Viennale, Austria's international film festival, it revived memories of the sincere way that ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Reporters held at Wall St. protests: Rights group


October 14th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Police in New York have arrested and attacked journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests, Reporters Without Borders said Thursday.Authorities' "often violent response" to the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US Sikh group highlights post-9/11 bias with video wall


September 3rd, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 3 (IANS) The Sikh Coalition, a community advocacy group, has launched a video wall inviting website visitors to upload videos and written accounts of backlash discrimination and ... Read more...

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Tareque Masud: face of Bangladesh’s alternate cinema (Obituary)


August 15th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tareque Masud, Cannes award-winning independent filmmaker from Bangladesh, who inspired a whole generation of filmmakers in his country to dare to dream of making independent cinema, will not be there ... Read more...

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India needs more foreign policy experts: Omprakash Mishra


August 12th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India needs hundreds of new foreign policy scholars and experts to tackle the challenges of the current global situation, says eminent foreign policy expert and ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch urges Nigeria’s new president to take concrete steps to address problems


May 30th, 2011 - 4:54 am ICT by BNO News
ABUJA, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Human Rights Watch on Sunday urged Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to take immediate and concrete steps to address problems such as violence, corruption, and impunity.Jonathan took the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

11 people hanged in Iran


May 27th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 27 (IANS/AKI) Eleven people convicted for various crimes were hanged in different Iranian cities on a single day, state media reported Friday.A man convicted for killing five women ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Petrol price hiked Rs.5 per litre; opposition, people fume (Second Lead)


May 14th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In its steepest hike so far, the price of petrol will be raised Rs.5 per litre in an over 8 percent increase from Saturday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Curfew imposed in Karachi to curb violence


January 16th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Curfew was imposed Sunday in sensitive areas of this southern port city in a desperate attempt to curb violence and target killings that have claimed at least 40 ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Obamas will not be invited to Prince William’s wedding


December 17th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): In a break from tradition, US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are unlikely to be on the guest list when Prince William marries Kate Middleton ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US seeks to cool diplomatic row over envoy pat down


December 11th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Awaiting a formal complaint from India regarding the "pat down" screen of its ambassador Meera Shankar at a US airport, the United States says ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Population control can solve many problems: Azad


November 16th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Stating that population stabilisation can solve many problems, union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday called upon social and religious institutions to support the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Is the weather going awry or we?


November 11th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Is the weather going awry or we?By Lavkumar KhaccharRajkot (Gujarat), Nov.11 (ANI): In India, the Weather Gods seem to have always been in an inscrutable mood. As while in one region, ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

‘Citizen scientists’ could tackle environmental disasters


September 26th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): Scientists are looking forward to engage 'citizen scientists' into the task of data collection so that the environmental disasters could be tackled more efficiently.Jules White of the Bradley ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sonia mourns deaths of transparency law activists


September 16th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Expressing pain over the deaths of right to information (RTI) activists working to expose corruption in government schemes, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has said that a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tea Party Racism Fights Reach A Crescendo


July 15th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The ongoing spat between the Tea party and NAACP is gaining enough media attention. A NAACP resolution lashed out at the racist elements in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bastille Day Celebrations Without Fireworks But Parade


July 14th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bastille day, the French national holiday is celebrated every year on July 14, 2010 which marks the birth of La Republique. The Bastille Day celebration is ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Maoists have been killing over 500 civilians every year: Chidambaram


July 14th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) has been killing over 500 civilians every year since 2004 after labelling many of them "police informers", Home Minister P. ... Read more...

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