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Nitish Kumar demands special category status for Bihar


September 19th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) In a rare political show, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took to the streets Wednesday to demand a special category status for the state to hasten ... Read more...

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Established composers can earn as much as film hero: Krishnakumar


September 13th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) After creating melodies for three successful films, southern composer Krishnakumar, fondly called K, says successful composers can sometimes make as much money as a film hero. ... Read more...

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Karachi factory had several emergency exits, all locked


September 13th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 13 (IANS) The factory in this Pakistani port city where as many as 289 people were killed in a major fire had several emergency exits, but all of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

JK Racing: Khushlani bags second spot


September 10th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Silverstone, Sep 10 (IANS) India's Akhil Khushlani delivered a second place finish behind Malaysia's Afiq Ikhwan in the 10th round of the JK Racing Asia Series here Sunday.Driving for US ... Read more...

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South Korea’s sovereign debt risks down


September 7th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 7 (IANS) South Korea's sovereign debt risks fell sharply after rating appraiser Fitch upgraded the country's sovereign rating to "AA-minus", data showed Friday.According to the Korea Center for ... Read more...

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Boat Breaks Speed Record in San Francisco


September 6th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Francisco, Sep 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The highly advanced multihull sailboat DCNS hydroptere amazingly sets the record for the fastest time over a one nautical mile distance on the afternoon of Friday ... Read more...

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Asian Volleyball: India outclass Australia


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 2 (IANS) India defeated Australia in straight sets 25-18, 25-22, 25-23 in the 3rd Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for men in Vietnam's Vinh Phuc province, reports Xinhua.India ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

China’s manufacturing activity slows to nine-month low (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) China's manufacturing activity further slid in August with the purchasing managers index (PMI) standing at 49.2 percent, the lowest pace in nine months.The PMI reading in ... Read more...

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South Korea’s trade balance posts $2 bn surplus


September 1st, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 1 (IANS) South Korea's trade balance posted a surplus of $2.04 billion last month as imports contracted at a faster pace than exports, a government report showed Saturday.Trade ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China’s manufacturing activity slows


September 1st, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) China's manufacturing activity further slid in August with the purchasing managers index (PMI) standing at 49.2 percent, the lowest pace in nine months.The PMI reading in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mehta thrilled to receive Arjuna


August 31st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Asian snooker champion Aditya Mehta Friday said he was thrilled to receive the Arjuna Award and hoped that snooker would now be included in the National ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Indian economy’s growth slows to 5.5 percent in first quarter


August 31st, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian economy grew at a much lower pace of 5.5 percent in the first quarter of this fiscal, as per official estimates of the ... Read more...

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South Korea’s current account surplus hits new high


August 29th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 29 (IANS) South Korea's current account surplus hit a new high last month as imports contracted at a faster pace than exports, data by the central bank showed ... Read more...

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‘The Expendables 2′ makes Rs.10.94 crore in opening weekend


August 27th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) "The Expendables 2" served as a feast for Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger fans in India, and received a favourable response for its distributor ... Read more...

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Chandhok finishes seventh at Silverstone


August 27th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Silverstone, Aug 27 (IANS) Indian racer Karun Chandhok, in his JRM Racing, finished seventh overall in the 6 Hours of Silverstone in the fourth round of the World Endurance Championship.Just ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho goal earns draw for Atletico


August 27th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 27 (IANS) A spectacular Ronaldinho strike helped nine-man Atletico Mineiro hold local rivals Cruzeiro to a 2-2 draw in Brazil's Serie A championship.In a goal reminiscent ... Read more...

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Walavalkar clinches pole in Volkswagen Polo R Cup


August 25th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) Pushing his Race Polo to the extreme, Ameya Walavalkar took pole position for Race 1 of Round 3 of the JK Tyre Volkswagen Polo R Cup ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Rainy morning in Delhi (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Rains lashed parts of the national capital Friday, leaving commuters facing a tough time as traffic moved at snail's pace on several key roads.Traffic was ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bihar needs special status: Nitish Kumar


August 15th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar hoisted the national flag here on Independence Day Wednesday and demanded a special category status for Bihar for its development."Bihar is developing ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India’s July exports dip 14 percent


August 14th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 14 (IANS) India's July exports declined 14.8 percent, according to data released here Tuesday.Exports stood at $22.4 billion compared to July 2011 when they were $26.3 billion. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China to set food safety standards


August 13th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) China will accelerate its pace to set up national standards of food safety, the China Daily reported Monday.A senior official said China had formulated more than ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Russia’s Savinova wins gold in women’s 800 metres


August 12th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Mariya Savinova took Olympic gold in the women's 800 metres final Saturday, edging out South Africa's Caster Semenya as the bronze also went to ... Read more...

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Olympics: Russia storms to canoe sprint double gold


August 11th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian pair Yury Postrigay and Alexander Dyachenko blitzed the field for gold in the Olympic canoe sprint men's kayak double event Saturday.Postrigay and Dyachenko raced ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Kenyan Rudisha wins gold in Men’s 800m


August 10th, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kenyan runner David Rudisha set a searing pace as he won Olympic 800 metres gold in world record time Thursday.Rudisha, the reigning world champion, knocked ... Read more...

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Olympics: Weber, Dietze steer Germany to kayak double gold


August 9th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) German pair Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze took Olympic gold in the women's kayak double here Thursday, depriving their Hungarian rivals of a third-consecutive title.Weber ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympics: US teen prodigy claims gold in 800m freestyle


August 4th, 2012 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) America's 15-year-old freestyle prodigy Katie Ledecky blew away the field for gold in the women's 800 meters freestyle at the Olympics Friday.Ledecky clocked an American ... Read more...

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Olympic cycling: British record-breakers storm to gold in team pursuit


August 4th, 2012 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain stormed to gold at the Olympic velodrome here Friday, demolishing Australia in the men's team pursuit final in world record time.The British team of ... Read more...

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US manufacturing sector contracts in July


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The US manufacturing sector shrank for the second consecutive month in July, a survey showed Wednesday.The US Institute of Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing index, also known ... Read more...

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Australia wins 4×100m medley gold


July 29th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Melanie Schlanger anchored the Australians to Olympic gold in the women's 4x100 metre medley Saturday.Schlanger, who was on the 4x200m gold-winning team in Beijing, held off ... Read more...

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Patel finishes sixth at Spa


July 27th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Spa-Francorchamps, July 27 (IANS) Aditya Patel finished a respectable sixth in the opening race of Round 7 of the JK Racing Asia Series at the prestigious Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hamilton blames ‘cruel luck’ for Hockenheim fiasco


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hockenheim (Germany) July 23 (IANS/CMC) McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has cursed his "cruel luck" after a puncture and then gearbox problems forced him to retire in the Formula One German ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Junior squash: India clinch bronze


July 18th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 18 (IANS) After his heroics against Hong Kong in the quarter-finals, Kush Kumar once again delivered the decisive point for India who went on to beat England 2-0 ... Read more...

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Best thrilled at role in series victory


July 16th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St Kitts), July 16 (IANS/CMC) Fast bowler Tino Best said he knew his second spell in Saturday's fourth One-Day International against New Zealand would have been crucial ... Read more...

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Adele goes unnoticed in dance class


July 15th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) Singer Adele has joined dance classes in Brighton and her presence went unnoticed by the other students."It was a pretty elderly class, so the pace of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Southee drafted into New Zealand Test squad


July 14th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St Kitts), July 14 (IANS/CMC) Fast bowler Tim Southee has been drafted into the New Zealand squad for the two-Test series against the West Indies starting later this month.The ... Read more...

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