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China eyes global rare earth pricing index


August 9th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China, the world's top rare earth producer, plans to establish a global authoritative pricing index for rare earth metals in an effort to enhance its pricing ... Read more...

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Sampath assumes office as Chief Election Commissioner (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) V.S. Sampath Monday assumed office as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India and said that the announcement of dates for the presidential elections would ... Read more...

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Apex court approves reclamation of Karnataka mines (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday gave its nod to its central empowered committee's plan for the reclamation and rehabilitation of the iron ore mines in Bellary, ... Read more...

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Chinese submersible to try 7,000-meter dive


March 4th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China's manned submersible will try a 7,000-meter dive in the Pacific Ocean between June and July this year, an official said Sunday.Preparatory work for the dive ... Read more...

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Beijing firm to launch CDMA iPhone 4S


January 31st, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) The Beijing Telecom Co Ltd., a subsidiary of the country's third-largest mobile phone operator China Telecom, may launch the CDMA version of the Apple Inc's iPhone ... Read more...

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Justice Shah panel to probe illegal mining in Orissa


October 21st, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS The Justice M.B. Shah Commission which is investigating illegal mining in Goa is already gearing up for its next big test - illegal mining in Orissa.Speaking to ... Read more...

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Opposition obstructing parliament’s work, says government


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The government Friday accused the opposition of adopting an "obstructionist" attitude in parliament and said a slew of important legislations slated to be passed in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh tribunal denies bail to ‘war crimes’ accused


April 21st, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 21 (IANS) A judicial panel in Bangladesh Thursday rejected bail petitions of four Islamist leaders and allowed their interrogation by the police on charges of committing "war crimes" ... Read more...

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Honduras signs deal with Chinese firm on hydro plant


April 19th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, April 19 (IANS/EFE) The government and China's Sinohydro signed a contract worth $50.5 million to begin construction of one of three hydroelectric power plants on the Patuca River in ... Read more...

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10,000 different canapes on menu for William, Kate party


April 15th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) The 600 guests invited to the canape reception at Buckingham Palace following Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding April 29 will be served with ... Read more...

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Experts express surprise, praise for India-Pakistan cricket diplomacy


March 30th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 30 (ANI): Experts and analysts on South Asia have expressed both surprise and praise for Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's initiative to invite his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni sues French newspaper for pirating song


March 24th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Carla Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, is suing a French newspaper for 'counterfeiting' after it aired her take of a popular French wartime song due ... Read more...

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DMRC engineers other Metro projects


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) engineers have been guiding and helping other states in planning and executing their Metro projects, an official said Friday.The Delhi Metro ... Read more...

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Japan to help India launch 24 green cities


November 25th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Buoyed by a landmark free trade pact and the launch of nuclear negotiations, India and Japan are set to scale a new frontier in bilateral ... Read more...

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Work on two more fast breeder reactors begins


September 14th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) India's fast breeder reactor operator Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (Bhavini) has started preliminary work for the construction of two more units at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu. "The government ... Read more...

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Nandita Das To Direct Another Film


September 6th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Though Nandita is busy being a mother for the first time she cannot resist the temptation of going ... Read more...

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Now Nandita to direct film on flesh trade


September 6th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) After making a movie on communal riots, actress-turned-director Nandita Das is set to go back to direction once again to make a film on flesh ... Read more...

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‘Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana’ launched in Rajasthan


July 23rd, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sriganganagar (Rajasthan), July 23 (ANI): The 'Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana' (PMAGY) was launched in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar District on Friday.Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik launched the scheme ... Read more...

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Talks with Pakistan: PM says only time wiill tell (Lead)


June 29th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan On Board Air India One, June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said time alone will tell what would be the outcome of the revived dialogue with Pakistan ... Read more...

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Preparatory meetings from July for Obama’s India visit


June 29th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan On Board Air India One, June 29 (IANS) US National Security Advisor James L. Jones is visiting India next month to start the preparatory work for President Barack Obama's ... Read more...

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Three killed as World War II bomb explodes


June 2nd, 2010 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Goettingen (Germany), June 2 (DPA) Three members of a bomb disposal team were killed and six people wounded in the central German city of Goettingen when a World War II bomb exploded ... Read more...

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Face of medieval knight reconstructed


May 19th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): A medieval knight's skeleton, which was discovered at Stirling Castle, has had its face reconstructed, and now experts are attempting to discover the identity of the warrior.The skeleton ... Read more...

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Trump reveals master plan for ‘world’s greatest golf course’ in Scotland


February 17th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.17 (ANI): American tycoon Donald Trump has revealed his master plan for "the greatest golf course in the world" to be built on a windswept stretch of Scottish coastline.According to The ... Read more...

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Allahabad Hindu seers threaten to boycott Magh Mela festival


December 19th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad, Dec 19 (ANI): Displeased over the sloppy preparations made by the State government for the Magh Mela, an annual bathing festival, the Hindu seers here have threatened to boycott the festival.Magh ... Read more...

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The British warship that India wants: quantum leap on the high seas


November 16th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Nov 16 (IANS) A futuristic aircraft carrier that India is reported to be keen on buying from Britain is envisaged as a giant guardian of the ... Read more...

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Archaeologists unearth 17th century bottle used to scare off witches


October 3rd, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 3 (ANI): Archaeologists digging up a car park in Staffordshire, UK, have unearthed a 17th century bottle used to scare off witches.According to a report in the Telegraph, the ... Read more...

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Ancient dial may have been used by early Scots to measure time


August 24th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 24 (ANI): Conservationists working at Inchcolm Island, in the Firth of Forth in Scotland, have found the remnants of a special sundial that they believe may have been carved into ... Read more...

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India-US n-deal on track: Kakodkar


June 16th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Work on the India-US civil nuclear energy deal is well on track and talks are on with fuel vendors, Atomic Energy Commission chief Anil Kakodkar said here Tuesday. "It ... Read more...

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Pakistan set for sixth national census


April 20th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan is all set for its sixth national census, the first phase of which will be conducted April 27-May 11. This phase will cover "house listing operations", while the ... Read more...

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Obama to meet Manmohan with high-profile team


April 1st, 2009 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan London, April 1 (IANS) The much awaited meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama here Thursday will include a high-profile team from Washington, including Secretary ... Read more...

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ONGC defers fresh investments in Imperial Energy


March 26th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has postponed its investments in its biggest acquisition, Imperial Energy, and will consolidate operations in western Siberia, the top ... Read more...

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Zardari says Pakistan will buy gas from Iran even if India opts out


March 10th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar. 10 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari has said Pakistan will purchase gas from Iran even if India pulls out of the project, adding that he would discuss this possibility ... Read more...

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Kannada star Roopa Iyer making film on HIV positive kids


March 8th, 2009 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 8 (IANS) Kannada actress and danseuse Roopa Iyer is now wielding the megaphone for a film on the problems faced by children afflicted by HIV or AIDS. Titled "Mukha Puta", the ... Read more...

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China aims to build its first inland Antarctic research station


December 19th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): The Chinese 25th Antarctic expedition team has left their Zhongshan Station for the highest icecap on the South Pole to set up the countrys first inland ... Read more...

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India ready for stronger nuclear cooperation with Russia: Menon


November 17th, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.17 (ANI): India is looking forward to strengthening its energy cooperation with Russia, especially in the nuclear field, Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon said here today. "Both India and Russia are ... Read more...

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