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Belarus still recognises Ostapchuk as Olympic champion: minister


August 14th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 14 (IANS) Belarus still recognises female shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk as an Olympic champion, Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister of Belarus Cheslav Shulga has said."Some mistake or misunderstanding ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Ex-legislator, three arrested (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday arrested four people, including former Maharashtra Congress legislator Kanhaiyalal V. Gidwani, his son, a tax consultant and a lawyer of the probe ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Ex-legislator, CBI lawyer nabbed for graft


March 6th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday arrested former Maharashtra Congress legislator Kanhaiyalal V. Gidwani, who is one of the promoters of the scam-hit Adarsh housing society, and a lawyer ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka records over 7,000 child abuse complaints


November 6th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 6 (IANS) Over 7,000 complaints of children being abused have been recorded in Sri Lanka this year, an official said Sunday.The National Child Protection Authority said most of ... Read more...

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CBI opposes Kanimozhi bail plea (Second Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The CBI Friday opposed in the Supreme Court the bail plea of jailed DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar in connection ... Read more...

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CBI opposes Kanimozhi bail plea (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The CBI Friday opposed in the Supreme Court the bail plea of jailed DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar in connection ... Read more...

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Kanimozhi, Sharad Kumar’s bail pleas dismissed (Second Lead)


June 8th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar will continue to remain behind bars as the Delhi High Court Wednesday rejected their bail ... Read more...

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Indonesia says no corruption claims against President Yudhoyono


March 11th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, Mar.11 (ANI): Indonasia has rejected leaked US diplomatic cables accusing President Susilo Bambong Yudhoyono of bribery, intimidation and using his position for self-enrichment.US diplomatic cables, which were obtained by WikiLeaks ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s top spy agencies incompetent, out of control: Report


February 11th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 11(ANI): Pakistan's top intelligence agencies seem to be out of control and "often cross the lines", a former top intelligence official has said.While there are numerous small intelligence and investigating ... Read more...

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Poet Dinkar’s family alleges threats from Sushil Modi’s nephew


February 4th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 4 (IANS) The family of Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, popularly known as 'rashtra kavi' or national poet, is running from pillar to post for justice alleging that Bihar Deputy Chief ... Read more...

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States told to remove encroachment from village public land


January 31st, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court has described as illegal all orders which have facilitated grabbing of common village lands and directed state governments to prepare plans to evict illegal ... Read more...

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Interpol issues global alert for Ben Ali


January 27th, 2011 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Paris/Tunis, Jan 27 (IANS) The international police organisation Interpol said it has issued a global alert for the arrest of Tunisia's ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his six relatives."As stated ... Read more...

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Court focuses on man who had brawl with Nepal’ ex-crown prince


December 28th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 28 (IANS) While Nepal's deposed crown prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah was turned into a hero by his supporters and released on bail after a drunken brawl in ... Read more...

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North Korea’s heir apparent planned attack on eldest brother


October 13th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): North Korea's heir apparent Kim Jong-Un's aides planned to attack his eldest brother Kim Jong-nam in 2009 after the later demanded reforms in the country.China foiled the attack ... Read more...

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Report: Anna Chapman’s father may have had Kremlin connections


July 11th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): Russian spy Anna Chapman's father, Vasily Kushchenko, worked in Nairobi as a diplomat at the same time as Sergei Ivanov, Russia's first Deputy Prime Minister, a career spy ... Read more...

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Jamaica’s drug lord might flee to the US


May 31st, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kingston, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jamaica's most wanted man, Christopher Coke is under immense pressure after Jamaican police vowed to bring the alleged drug lord to justice. Series of clashes ... Read more...

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Jamaican Drug Lord Believed To Be Somwhere In The Island


May 31st, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey West Kingston, Jamaica, May 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The furor over the alleged Jamaican drug lord, Christopher Dudus Coke, has not yet died down in the West Kingston area, as can ... Read more...

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Deve Gowda wants to watch Prithvi


May 1st, 2010 - 4:52 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 30, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Former Prime Minister of India, H.D. Deve Gowda, has expressed interest in watching the Kannada film Prithvi. Prithvi attacks the mining lobby in Bellary and has ... Read more...

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Dozens hospitalised with encephalitis in Gorakhpur


April 15th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Gorakhpur, Apr 15 (ANI): Dozens of children have been admitted to a state-run hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district with symptoms of encephalitis.The disease first came to India in 1978. Thousands ... Read more...

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16 get death sentence in Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre (Lead)


April 7th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 7 (IANS) A court here Wednesday sentenced to death 16 men and awarded life imprisonment to eight others who were convicted in the Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre in which 58 Dalits were ... Read more...

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13 years on, families hope for justice in Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre


April 7th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 7 (IANS) Thirteen years after the Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre in which 58 Dalits were killed by upper caste men, families of the victims are hoping that justice will finally triumph with ... Read more...

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Salman Bashir likely to replace Haqqani as Pak’s US Envoy?


March 3rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.3 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir is likely to replace Hussain Haqqani as the country's Ambassador to the United States.According to sources, Pakistan's Envoy to China Masood Khan will be ... Read more...

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We need security, says Ruchika Girhotra’s family


December 24th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (ANI): In an interview to a news channel, the family of 14-year old Ruchika Girhotra has said it is apprehensive about its safety as it takes on former Haryana ... Read more...

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No political background needed to be a MP: Rahul Gandhi


November 26th, 2009 - 12:06 am ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Nov 25(ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day tour of Rajasthan with an aim to mobilize the youth of the state to join his party, on ... Read more...

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Manhattan restaurants vying to feed Barack Obama first


September 28th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, September 28 (ANI): Two Manhattan power restaurants, where sitting US presidents have dined for decades, have got entangled in a bitter battle over who will feed Barack Obama first. ... Read more...

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Unanswered questions over Muthoot scion’s murder


August 25th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 25 (IANS) Why was Paul M. George, the murdered 32-year-old scion of the Muthoot business house, travelling in the company of two men with police records on the ... Read more...

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‘South-South cooperation will shape global economy’s future’


July 25th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, July 25 (IANS) Cooperation between the countries of the South such as India and South Africa will shape the future economy of the world, according to South African Minister ... Read more...

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Sibal cracks whip on two universities, halts ‘deemed status’ for others (Lead)


June 4th, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The human resource development (HRD) ministry Thursday issued show-cause notices to two institutions in Tamil Nadu after media reports said their officials were seeking Rs.20-40 lakh for ... Read more...

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Notice to two universities, no ‘deemed status’ to others for now


June 4th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The government Thursday issued show-cause notices to two institutions in Tamil Nadu after media reports said their officials were seeking Rs.20-40 lakh for admission. The government also ... Read more...

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Politics, personal ‘vested’ interests ruining women’s hockey in Pakistan


May 2nd, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 2 (ANI): Pakistan women's hockey has been going through difficult times in the recent past, and if immediate measures to resurrect the sagging status of the game are not taken, ... Read more...

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China, Cuba detain large number of journalists: UN


May 1st, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 1 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that China, Cuba and Eritrea are responsible for half of the 125 journalists imprisoned in 2008, some of whom have ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh strongman’s brother held in Punjab


January 21st, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) The Punjab police have arrested Dharamvir Singh, brother of Uttar Pradesh strongman and politician D.P. Yadav, for possession of fake currency notes, police officials said Wednesday.Singh was arrested ... Read more...

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Andhra police claim to have solved sensational murder case


August 13th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) More than seven months after a college student was raped and murdered in Andhra Pradesh, police claimed to have solved the sensational case with the arrest of a ... Read more...

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Sensationalism, media competition blew up Goa’s Scarlett murder case


April 6th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by admin
(News Analysis) By Frederick Noronha Panaji, April 6 (IANS) Over six weeks after her death, British teenager Scarlett Keeling, believed to have been murdered on a Goa beach, continues to make news as few ... Read more...

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Key suspect in student’s rape, murder case held


March 1st, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by admin
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) The police have arrested a key suspect in the sensational rape and murder case of a young woman student in Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh. Ayesha Meeran, 19, a ... Read more...

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