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Maharashtra opposition creates ruckus, assembly adjourned (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Opposition parties stalled proceedings in the Maharashtra assembly over a number of issues on the first day of the monsoon session here Monday.Getting off to a ... Read more...

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Top Gears’ Jeremy Clarkson fuels row over Mexican ‘racist slurs’


February 6th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): While the BBC was forced to apologise after Top Gear host Richard Hammond described Mexicans as 'lazy, feckless... and flatulent' in their show, co-host Jeremy Clarkson has again ... Read more...

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BBC apologises for comments made on Mexico during Top Gear show


February 4th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): The BBC has apologised for comments made about Mexicans during TV show Top Gear, after Mexico's ambassador in London found them to be "offensive, xenophobic and humiliating".Top ... Read more...

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China finally on same page as US in handling unruly N. Korea


December 24th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 24 (ANI): The Obama administration has confirmed that the Chinese Government has embraced an American plan to press North Korea to reconcile with South Korea after its deadly attacks on ... Read more...

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Palin declines Tea Party offer to replace Steele as RNC chairman


December 7th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.7 (ANI): A national tea party group wants former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to replace Michael Steele as the chairman of the Republican National Committee.Palin, however, has declined the ... Read more...

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Killer Shrimp Invades United Kingdom


September 15th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reports concerning the presence of a large number of killer shrimp in the British Isles. The Killer shrimp is considered to be a highly deadly and ... Read more...

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Anti-mosque building campaign rising to a new level in US


August 8th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.8 (ANI): While a high-profile battle rages over a mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan, heated confrontations have also broken out in communities across the United States where mosques are ... Read more...

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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...

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Geico Terminates Voice Actor For Controversial Tea Party Remarks


April 22nd, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lance Baxter, who is best known for giving his voice to a number of commercials for the insurance company Geico, has been terminated from his job ... Read more...

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Diplomats in London embassies using migrant domestic workers as “modern-day slaves”


February 21st, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21(ANI): Diplomats at several London embassies have been accused of using migrant domestic workers as "modern-day slaves", depriving them of food and subjecting them to abuse.The migrant workers claim that ... Read more...

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Eight out of ten Brits want immigration to be slashed


February 20th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20(ANI): An official UK government poll has revealed that the negative attitudes towards immigration were not softening in the country, as nearly eight out of 10 Brits want immigration to ... Read more...

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Telangana all-party group calls for shutdown Wednesday


December 27th, 2009 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 27 (IANS) The all-party Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Telangana Sunday decided to intensify agitation for a separate statehood to the region and called for a shutdown Dec 30. After ... Read more...

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Moldova fails to elect president, crisis deepens


December 7th, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chisinau (Moldova), Dec 7 (DPA) Moldova's parliament Monday failed to elect a new president in a critical showdown vote, intensifying a political crisis in the former Soviet republic. A total of 53 MPs ... Read more...

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Azmi wants Raj Thackeray arrested for attack


November 10th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi, who was Monday attacked by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) legislators in the assembly, Tuesday reiterated that Raj Thackeray should be arrested ... Read more...

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British government slams Vedanta Resources


October 12th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) The British government Monday criticised the global mining group Vedanta Resources, owned by Indian-born billionaire Anil Agarwal, for failing to consult tribal populations in Orissa before launching operations ... Read more...

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UK Government blasts Vedanta for mistreatment of Oriya tribals


October 12th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.12 (ANI): The British Government today blasted FTSE-100 company Vedanta Resources over its treatment of the Dongria Kondh tribe in Orissa, India.The damning verdict came after a nine month investigation into ... Read more...

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Most Britons want immigration cut by 80 percent: YouGov poll


May 20th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): Seven in 10 Britons would like immigration slashed by 80 percent, a recent survey has concluded. The YouGov poll, which was commissioned by Migrationwatch for the Cross Party ... Read more...

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UK Parliament grilling awaits Brown’s ministers over Gorkha shut out


April 29th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.29 (ANI): The British Parliament's Home Affairs Committee has slammed new rules that deny heroic Gurkha veterans their right to stay in the country.The Gordon Brown Government faces a Commons ... Read more...

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No agreement in North Korea denuclearization talks


December 10th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 10 (Xinhua) Negotiators from the six nations involved in the North Korean denuclearization talks continued their deliberations Wednesday over a verification protocol that eluded agreement for the past three days.The ... Read more...

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Uncontrolled immigration will lead to increased violence in UK streets: Ex-archbishop


September 12th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.12 (ANI): Uncontrolled immigration could lead to increased violence in the streets of Britain, a former Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. Lord William Carey, who was archbishop between 1991 and 2002, ... Read more...

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UK MPs want to ditch historic oath to Queen


August 8th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.8 (ANI): Some members of the British Parliament have called for the scrapping of the oath of allegiance to the Queen. At least 22 MPs want the Commons and the Lords ... Read more...

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Shriram group mulls entry into banking sector


July 16th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) With one crucial link missing in its financial business chain, the city-based Shriram group is contemplating entering the banking sector, a top official said here Wednesday. "We are ... Read more...

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BNP-led four party group to boycott local govt polls


June 30th, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, June 30 (ANI): Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led four party alliance has decided to boycott the upcoming local polls here today saying contesting elections would legitimize the ''illegal ... Read more...

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British government urged to use Jaguars


June 25th, 2008 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) A group of British MPs are urging their government to use Tata-owned luxury Jaguar cars instead of Japanese hybrid cars that run on a mix of electricity and ... Read more...

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England to be most crowded European country in 50 years


May 6th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin
London, May 6 (ANI): England is set to become the most crowded European country in the next 50 years, official forecasts suggest. According to a report in The Telegraph, the population ... Read more...

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Singapore opposition members arrested trying to hold rally


March 15th, 2008 - 11:20 pm ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, March 15 (DPA) Singapore's most vocal opposition leader and several others were arrested Saturday after protesting against soaring prices outside parliament in the city-state. Sporting red T-shirts, the Singapore Democratic Party ... Read more...

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UK inmates to be given vitamins ‘to cut prison violence’


January 14th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by admin
London , Jan 14 (ANI): In a move to improve the behaviour of inmates and cut violence in UK prisons, authorities have decided to provide them with vitamins and mineral supplements.According to ... Read more...

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