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Goa’s mining prowess a matter of pride: Parrikar


September 18th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the shockwaves of an estimated Rs.35,000-crore illegal mining scam continue to rock Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has claimed that the state "occupies a ... Read more...

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Indian cartoonist jailed on sedition charges


September 11th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Sept 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A cartoonist in India has been imprisoned for two weeks on sedition charges because of his drawings that were made in a satirical manner on the ... Read more...

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MP’s expense claims rise in a year


September 7th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Official figures show that the expenses for the MPs have gone up immensely as compared to what politicians spent before the expenses scandal. The bill rose ... Read more...

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Doctor held in Karnataka, arrests total 14 (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 3 (IANS) A doctor has been arrested for alleged links to Pakistan-based terror outfits LeT and HuJI, taking the number detained mainly in Karnataka in the last five ... Read more...

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Arrests of terror suspects in Karnataka rises to 14


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 3 (IANS) Karnataka Police have arrested a doctor for alleged links to Pakistan-based terror outfits LeT and HuJI, taking the number of people detained in the state in ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray publicity-hungry: Nitish Kumar


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday said that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray is publicity-hungry and has nothing to do with democracy.Reacting to ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray threatens to shut Hindi channels misquoting him


September 2nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray Sunday took potshots at Hindi news channels and said that he would shut them all down if they ... Read more...

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11 terror suspects held, catastrophe averted (Second Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 30 (IANS) Eleven people planning to assassinate leading Karnataka politicians, some journalists and Hindu leaders on the ordrs of Pakistan-based terror outfits have been arrested in Karnataka, a ... Read more...

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11 terror suspects held, ‘catastrophe’ averted: Karnataka Police (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 30 (IANS) Eleven people with links to terror outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba and HUJI, and planning to assassinate leading Karnataka politicians, some journalists and Hindu leaders have been arrested in ... Read more...

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Ivy Queen thrives in male-dominated reggaeton


August 29th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican reggaeton pioneer Ivy Queen is presenting her new album "La musa" that will keep her in the forefront of a musical genre dominated ... Read more...

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Odisha, Jharkhand to intensity anti-mineral smuggling drive


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Odisha and its neighbouring state of Jharkhand have said that they will jointly intensify crackdown against the mineral smuggling across their borders.Speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Efforts on to revive terrorism in Tripura: Sarkar


August 15th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) Surrendered militants, separatist outfits and a section of the opposition are conspiring to revive militancy in Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Wednesday ."Although the Bangladesh ... Read more...

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Mamata for electoral reforms, cash-free polls


August 14th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, August 14 (IANS) Observing that corrupt practices were rampant in India's electoral process particularly in the northeast, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday called for electoral reforms."Today ... Read more...

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Pakistani politicians told to submit asset details


August 13th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed elected representatives in Senate, National and Provincial Assemblies to submit the details of their assets by Sep 30, ... Read more...

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Katrina visits Sheikh Chisti’s shrine


August 11th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 11 (IANS) Actor Katrina Kaif Saturday visited the shrine of famous Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti to offer prayers ahead of the release of her ... Read more...

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Politicians, media love hating each other: Omar


August 9th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 9 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said a completely harmonious relationship between politicians and the media was not possible."If there is complete harmony between ... Read more...

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Honour for women delivering girl child


August 9th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) A village council in Rajasthan will honour women who give birth to a girl child in their first delivery with a view to check cases of ... Read more...

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Hazare begins fast, demands passage of Jan Lokpal bill (Second Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Septuagenarian social activist Anna Hazare began an indefinite fast against corruption here Sunday brushing away concerns about his health, saying people would not let ... Read more...

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Plumber Melvyn Careswell jailed for tax evasion


July 27th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Epsom, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Melvyn Careswell has been sentenced to one year in jail for tax evasion. Careswell is said to have evaded paying income tax worth 50,000 dollars. HM Revenue ... Read more...

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Goa mulls law barring politicians from sports bodies


July 27th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) The Goa government could soon bring a law banning active politicians from heading sports associations, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday said."Sports should be left to ... Read more...

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Scotland to legalise same-sex marriage


July 25th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) The government of Scotland is set to legalise same-sex marriage, a minister announced Wednesday.Deputy First Minister Nicole Sturgeon announced the government's plans to bring forward legislation ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia congratulate Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India's 13th president.Manmohan Singh came to Mukherjee's ... Read more...

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Former LTTE leader slams Tamil Nadu politicians


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) A former Tamil Tiger rebel now in the custody of the government Sunday slammed Indian Tamil politicians for using the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka for ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee is India’s next president (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee will be India's 13th president, officials announced Sunday, as the former finance minister comfortably crossed the halfway mark with 558,000 votes to ... Read more...

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Parrikar asks armed forces to vacate land


July 19th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The tussle between the armed forces and the government over land continues in Goa with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar saying that getting the army to "vacate ... Read more...

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Hacker group posts names of paedophiles online


July 11th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) A hacker group has posted the names and email addresses of paedophiles online as it launched a campaign against them, the Daily Mail reported.The group, called ... Read more...

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Politicians, journalists are like fish and water: Pranab


July 9th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Journalists and politicians are like fish and water, one cannot do without the other, UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee said Monday, describing the close relations ... Read more...

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Pakistani traffickers stealing British data


June 19th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Human traffickers in Pakistan are intercepting information from British-Pakistanis to forge documents to help illegal migrants settle in Britain, a daily said Tuesday.Several hundred people of ... Read more...

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Kalam not to contest presidential election (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday announced that he has decided not to contest the presidential election after studying "the totality of the matter".In a ... Read more...

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Bihar jail to auction 500 mobile phones


June 11th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 11 (IANS) The Beur Central Jail here plans to auction more than 500 mobile telephones seized from inmates in recent months, officials Monday said."It is the first such ... Read more...

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Special CBI courts to be set up in Lucknow, Ghaziabad


June 9th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 9 (IANS) Two special CBI courts wuill be set up in the Uttar Pradesh capital and Ghaziabad in connection with the Rs.5,000 crore National Rural Health Mission (NHRM) ... Read more...

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Two legislators linked to Ranvir Sena chief murder?


June 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 8 (IANS) Two legislators of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) are reportedly under surveillance over the murder of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', police sources said Friday.Sunil ... Read more...

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Politicians encouraging slums for vote banks: Raj Thackeray


June 7th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Thursday blamed politicians and vested interests for encouraging slums in Mumbai to create vote banks."Slums do not crop up ... Read more...

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British MPs spend 27,000 pounds ruing dirty loos


June 1st, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) An expensive study has found British parliamentarians complaining the most about their dirty marble-lined toilets in the Commons.The state of the Palace of Westminster's toilets was ... Read more...

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Trumpeters break longest fanfare record in Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 91 uniformed musicians who took part in the Queen’s diamond jubilee ceremony at Wellington Barracks near Buckingham Palace have entered the Guinness World Records after playing ... Read more...

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