Army sponsors industrial tour for residents of LoC town

September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 11 (IANS) The Army in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday flagged off a group of 25 people from a town near the Line of Control (LoC) in the state's ... Read more...

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Anna’s political move face-saver or inevitable? Debate is on

August 5th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Was Team Anna's announcement of foraying into politics a face saving arrangement, a sign of a failed movement or was it always political, choosing ... Read more...

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International Happiness Day created

June 30th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Enjoying life finally has a place on the world's calendar now, as the UN General Assembly has passed a resolution appointing March 20 as the ... Read more...

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Beatles blamed for drug epidemics in Russia

June 26th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The rampant drug abuse in modern Russia can be traced to the rock band Beatles and their experiments with psychedelics, a psychoactive drug, the country' ... Read more...

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Russian ex-servicemen sentenced for stealing MiG parts

June 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two former servicemen from a Russian city of Rostov-on-Don have been sentenced to three years in a penal colony for stealing navigation gears from MiG-29 ... Read more...

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Kolkata protest against PM comment on Kudankulam project

March 12th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) A group of Kolkata residents Monday held a 12-hour fast against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's comments on agitations centred around the Kudankulam nuclear power plant ... Read more...

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Development will help fight Maoist menace: Arjun Munda (Interview)

January 24th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 24 (IANS) Development had not reached many parts of Jharkhand, Chief Minister Arjun Munda admitted after an extensive road trip across the state and said candidly that ... Read more...

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Chinar Corps celebrates 96th raising day

January 12th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) Raised this day at Port Said in Egypt in 1916, the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps of the Indian Army celebrated its 96th raising day Thursday.Floral tributes were ... Read more...

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Allay people’s fears about Kudankulam first, Jayalalithaa tells PM

December 17th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 17 (IANS) Expressing surprise at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on commissioning the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday reminded him ... Read more...

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Jose Benítez blames tap water for increase in gay population

November 23rd, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Lima, Peru, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Peruvian mayor is blaming the country’s tap water for the increase in the number of homosexuals in the country. Mayor Jose Benitez of Huarmey in ... Read more...

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New bill to improve condition of slum dwellers: Selja

November 22nd, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The government plans to introduce new legislation aimed at improving the condition of slum dwellers and street vendors, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Selja ... Read more...

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Goa drops LGBT tourism talks amid protest from Church, others

October 20th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) The Goa government Thursday did a volte face on promoting lesbian gay bisexual transsexual (LGBT) tourism by choosing to droping a discussion on it at the ... Read more...

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Venezuelan TV network fined $2 mn

October 19th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Oct 19 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan broadcasting regulators Tuesday fined Globovision television 9.3 million bolivares ($2.1 million) for the network's coverage of a prison siege.The fine is equivalent to 7.5 percent ... Read more...

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Oral steroids bring on vitamin D deficiency

September 30th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) People on oral steroids are twice as likely to suffer from severe vitamin D deficiency than the general populace, says new research.The study on 31,000 children ... Read more...

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Activists march in support of Jan Lokpal

September 24th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 24 (IANS) Right to Information (RTI) activists here Saturday embarked on a 500-km march through rural ares of Uttar Pradesh to make people aware of the Jan Lokpal ... Read more...

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U.S. government adds Indian Mujahideen to terror blacklist

September 16th, 2011 - 1:36 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government on Thursday said it has added the Indian Mujahideen (IM) to its official blacklist of a foreign terrorist organizations, the U.S. State Department said.Little ... Read more...

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Despite differences, Pakistan, US need each other: Haqqani

August 9th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) There is recognition in both Pakistan and the US that the two countries need each other even though there have been events that have given rise ... Read more...

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Indians Harish Hande, Nileema Mishra win Magsaysay Award

July 27th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, July 27 (IANS) Two Indians, Harish Hande and Neelima Mishra are among the five individuals and one organisation cited for the Magsaysay Award, it was announced here Wednesday.Harish Hande ... Read more...

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Apex court extends ban on non-iodized salt sale (Lead)

July 10th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court has extended by six more months the ban on sale of non-iodised salt for human consumption and asked the government to take ... Read more...

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Remarks were taken out of context, clarifies Azad

July 5th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A day after sparking off a controversy with his remark that men having sex with men (MSM) was a "disease" and "unnatural", Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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Congress has RSS phobia, says BJP (Lead)

June 11th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Bhartatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said the Congress was suffering from "RSS phobia" as it accuses fasting yoga guru Baba Ramdev of being backed ... Read more...

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Ramdev episode embodies a desperate leadership: Advani

June 11th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Criticising the government over its handling of the Baba Ramdev episode, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Saturday said only a "desperate ... Read more...

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Study blasts the idea of giving energy drinks to kids

May 31st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study says water and not energy drink should be given to sporty children. Energy drinks are mainly used by sports personalities to replace the ... Read more...

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Give five mn tonnes food grains in 150 poor districts: Court

May 15th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Saturday directed the central government to release five million tonnes of food grains more for distribution among the vulnerable section of the ... Read more...

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BPL launches rechargeable lantern

May 5th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) BPL Techno Vision Private Limited (BTVL) - one of the country's leading rechargeable lighting system companies - Thursday launched Chirag, a rechargeable lantern, and hoped it ... Read more...

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BJP, MNS support Jaitapur, Shiv Sena getting isolated

April 19th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Even as the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party expressed support to the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project, the Shiv Sena appeared to be politically ... Read more...

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India to open Consulate General in Perth

April 6th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the opening of Consulate General of India in Perth, Australia.It also approved creation of six India-based posts (including one post ... Read more...

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Petition challenging Pak Govt’s latest fuel price hike filed in Lahore HC

April 1st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 1(ANI): A petition challenging the recent increase in petroleum prices in Pakistan has been filed in the Lahore High Court.The Pakistan Government had increased the price of diesel by ... Read more...

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Meghalaya approves tourism code

March 8th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 8 (IANS) In a bid to ensure that Meghalaya remains a safe tourist draw, the cabinet Tuesday approved a voluntary code of conduct for all stakeholders.The code seeks ... Read more...

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Be vigilant on Sino-Indian border, Antony tells troops

February 18th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rangapahar (Nagaland), Feb 18 (IANS) Concerned over China's military modernisation and infrastructure build-up along the border, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday asked the army to be vigilant and keep a watchful eye ... Read more...

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Protesters square off with armed forces in Yemen

February 14th, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by ANI
Sana (Yemen)/New York, Feb.14 (ANI): Young Yemeni protesters have reportedly squared off against security forces, with some marching to the presidential palace in Sana in the hope of repeating and emulating the ... Read more...

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Bulls, pigs, 10 tonnes beef seized in Goa

January 31st, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 31 (IANS) A consignment of nine bulls and 64 pigs meant for slaughter and nearly 10 tonnes of beef being illegally brought into Goa from Karnataka was seized by police ... Read more...

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Diet Programs May Not Enable The Folks To Evade The Risk Of Diseases

January 28th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 28, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Shedding weight is often advertized as a technique to enhance physical condition. Nevertheless, Australian canvassers have asserted that the weight-loss programs may not facilitate the ... Read more...

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Adventure, identity and Africa on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)

January 13th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Warm up this week with a pile of exciting and diverse books ranging from history and identity to magic realism.1. Book: "Shadowland"; Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakarauni; ... Read more...

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West Bengal failed to meet social security target, says Buddhadeb

January 2nd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Jan 2 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has said the state government has failed to achieve its target to include the maximum number of unorganized workers in the social ... Read more...

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