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Heat wave kills 16 in UP


June 18th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The unabated heat wave in Uttar Pradesh has claimed 16 lives since Sunday, officials said.At least 11 people died of extreme heat conditions in the parched ... Read more...

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In Taj city, pavements taken over by vendors et al (Letter from Agra)


June 10th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 10 (IANS) Millions of rupees have been spent on laying tiled pavements all across this Taj city but an army of vendors and others have occupied them, leaving ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan asked to cut military spending


May 27th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) An India-Pakistan media conclave here has urged the two countries to cut their military expenditure and focus more on socio-economic development."Increasing tensions between India and ... Read more...

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Mamata inaugrates Ganges riverfront project


May 25th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday inaugurated the first phase of Riverfront Beautification Project along the Ganges, constructed on the lines of Thames riverfront ... Read more...

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Hawkers should not be evicted: Mahasweta Devi


May 16th, 2012 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) With the West Bengal government deciding to issue permits to Kolkata's hawkers without earmarking any permanent hawking zone, Magsaysay awardee Mahasweta Devi Tuesday said the hawkers ... Read more...

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Dog faeces to be used to light street lamps


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) A 41-year-old former banker in Britain has come up with a pioneering scheme where he aims to collect four tonnes of dog waste every day across ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Myanmar nationals seek refugee status (With Images)


April 21st, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Making pavements as their homes, over 500 hundred Myanmar nationals, among them women and children, have camped for the past 12 days near ... Read more...

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Day after assault on journalist, Maharashtra minister visits spot


April 13th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Taking a serious view of Thursday's manhandling of a senior Mumbai journalist, Home Minister R.R. Patil Friday visited the site of an illegal canteen near Dadar ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka issues tsunami warning after Indonesian quake (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka issued a tsunami warning after a massive earthquake jolted Sumatra, officials said here Wednesday.Several areas in the capital as well as the rest of ... Read more...

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Why this barber loves the Jaipur jamboree


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) For Satyanarain, books and authors have nothing to do with his love for the Jaipur Literature Festival. Unlike the thousands of people from across the globe ... Read more...

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Intense cold grips Kashmir Valley


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) An intense cold wave gripped Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley Sunday. The weather office forecast has fresh snowfall.Bone-chilling winds lashed the region as ... Read more...

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AIIMS shelter for homeless relatives


January 13th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will build in three months a large waiting shed with all basic amenities to house relatives of ... Read more...

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ASBOs given to pensioners over pigeons


January 11th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two pensioners have been slapped with anti-social behavior orders (ASBOs) in Trowbridge. The order prevents them from feeding pigeons in the town for the next five years. ... Read more...

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Smoked fish, dried vegetables charm Kashmiris in winter


January 11th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) The temporary blockade on the Srinagar-Jammu highway due to snowfall has come as a blessing for traders selling smoked fish and dried vegetables - a centuries-old ... Read more...

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Children of a lesser god… on Kolkata’s streets


December 28th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) Sniffing on a dirty rag dipped in thinner or whitener fluid for a high, and then indulging in unprotected sex on filthy railway platforms or pavements. ... Read more...

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Adele plans to move out of London?


December 18th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Singer Adele, who recently underwent a vocal chords surgery, has plans to move out of London due to fears that pollution levels could damage her voice.The ... Read more...

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Well-off children also becoming solvent addicts: NGO


November 14th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) The menace of solvent addiction - which was once termed as the addiction of children living on platforms and pavements - is slowly creeping into ... Read more...

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Mick Jagger dances to keep fit


September 25th, 2011 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Music icon Mick Jagger credits dancing for his trim physique.The 68-year-old Rolling Stones frontman keeps fit for the sake of his career, but insists he has ... Read more...

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ADB to finance roads in northeast


July 23rd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 23 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Saturday announced a $200 million loan to build roads in six states in India's northeast.The loan will help upgrade 400 km ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s hub declared hoarding free zone


July 5th, 2011 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Taking forward plans to beautify Kolkata, the civic body Monday declared the commercial hub B.B.D. Bag as a hoarding-free zone and also announced four jetties ... Read more...

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Shah Jahan urs: Conservationists oppose free entry to Taj


June 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 28 (IANS) Conservationists are aghast at the decision to permit unrestricted access to the Taj Mahal for three days from Tuesday for the annual urs of Mughal emperor ... Read more...

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Tripura bans animal slaughter in open places


May 27th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 27 (IANS) The Tripura government Friday banned slaughtering of animals in open places and temples and threatened tough action against offendors following stringent ciriticism of the practice, officials ... Read more...

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KKR flags and T-shirts being sold in large numbers


May 1st, 2011 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) With the Kolkata Knight Riders putting up a good show in the ongoing Indian Premier League edition, flags and T-shirts of the Shah Rukh Khan ... Read more...

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Nepalese journalist assaulted by American Club guard


April 27th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) Veteran Nepali journalist Yubaraj Ghimire, who also writes for the Indian Express, was assaulted by an armed police guard on duty at the American Recreation Centre ... Read more...

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Cambodia and Thailand agree to UN-sponsored meeting over temple damage


March 12th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Cambodia and Thailand on Friday agreed to a United Nations-sponsored meeting over the damage caused to an historic temple during the recent border clashes.Representatives from both countries ... Read more...

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Jaipur’s mother of 66 fashioning new lives


February 26th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) She has not given birth to them, but she proudly calls herself the mother of 66 children. Manan Chaturvedi, 35, would probably have become a top ... Read more...

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Mayawati conducts ‘monitoring visit’ in Ghaziabad


February 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Ghaziabad, Feb.20 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati conducted a surprise inspection visit to Ghaziabad District on Sunday.She visited the district civil hospital, some police stations and other offices to pull up ... Read more...

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Pulling people, and the crowds - rickshaws adorn match venue (World Cup Diary)


February 17th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) The humble mode of transport, the rickshaw, is clearly a crowd puller in more ways than one with the road leading to the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, ... Read more...

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UNESCO to assess damage to Hindu temple in Cambodia


February 9th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Feb 9 (IANS) The United Nations cultural agency plans to send a mission to assess the damage caused to the Preah Vihear Temple, a World Heritage site, ... Read more...

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22-year-old British Singer, Adele, Quits The Harmful Habit Of Drinking Alcohol


January 18th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 18, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): The 22-year-old British vocalist, Adele, has jettisoned her habit of drinking beer as she loathes herself for not being able to recollect her activities during ... Read more...

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British Singer Adele Quits Drinking For The Second Time


January 18th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With different organizations and rehabs coming up to help people get out of their addiction, are the organizations actually helpful, if people wish to hold on ... Read more...

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Soot level in air high in Indian cities, says study


January 17th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The level of soot in the air is significantly high in six Indian cities, including Delhi, and there is an immediate need to check the source of ... Read more...

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A civic-conscious couple seeks to make Delhi poster free


January 10th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Cindrella Thawani New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) It all began with an idea to remove soggy, half-peeled posters that made walls around his home look ugly after the rains. And now, ... Read more...

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Cold and shelterless, they hope New Year heralds better times


January 1st, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Swanky cars zipped past, fancy hotels were full of glitter, nattily dressed people flocked to pubs, lounges and restaurants in the capital this New Year's Eve but ... Read more...

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Red Chilli campaign - self-defence for the capital’s women


December 13th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) 'Stop becoming a victim, the solution is mirchi jhonk' - a short bursts of red chilli spray! This is the slogan of the Red Chilli ... Read more...

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