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Wendell Rodricks protests against illegal mining, closes boutique


September 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 14 (IANS) World-renowned fashioned signed Wendell Rodricks has closed down his fashion boutique in a hotel co-operated by a mining company in protest against the illegal mining in ... Read more...

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Deccan Chronicle Holdings reject bid for Deccan Chargers


September 13th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) team Deccan Chargers owned by Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd. (DCHL) remained unsold Thursday after the sole bid from PVP Ventures was ... Read more...

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Court order on plea against V.K. Singh’s bail Sep 19 (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday reserved its order till Sep 19 on the plea of Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh seeking the cancellation of bail of ... Read more...

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Fake email sends Pakistan PMO into a tizzy


September 4th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A fake email sent the Pakistani prime minister's media office into a spin, prompting one official to wonder why the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was using ... Read more...

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NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 3 (IANS) A NATO soldier was killed in southern Afghanistan on Monday, the military alliance said."An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an improvised ... Read more...

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Iranian first n-plant running at ‘full capacity’


September 1st, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Iran's first nuclear power station has begun operating at full capacity, a Russian firm said Friday.The plant's launch in August 2010 prompted Israel and other nations ... Read more...

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Salma Hayek proud of Mexican roots


August 25th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek says she is proud of her Mexican heritage and has even taught her daughter to embrace the same.The "Savages" actress corrected her alleged ... Read more...

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NHRC orders relief to kin of child killed in gate collapse


August 24th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday directed the Delhi government to pay Rs.1 lakh as relief to the family of a child who was ... Read more...

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Colombian firm makes oil find


August 17th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's Ecopetrol and two US joint venture partners have discovered oil and gas at a deep-water well in the US Gulf of Mexico, the Bogota-based firm ... Read more...

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World Bank opens office in Myanmar


August 1st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 1 (IANS) The World Bank opened its first country office in Yangon's Inya Lake Hotel Wednesday while granting $85 million to support reforms in the country.Visiting World Bank ... Read more...

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Taliban leader held in Afghanistan: ISAF


August 1st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) A senior Taliban leader has been captured in Afghanistan's Zabul province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Wednesday."An Afghan and coalition security force arrested ... Read more...

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Meghalaya chief minister seeks assistance for road projects


July 25th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday sought assistance from the central government for road projects in his state.He also suggested that the central road transport ... Read more...

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ICICI Bank organises customer outreach programme in Leh


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 23 (IANS) In its bid to reach out to people in the remote area of Ladakh region, the private sector ICICI Bank organised a programme to bring banking ... Read more...

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Visva-Bharati row: NCPCR objects to disclosure of child’s identity


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India's apex child rights body has demanded action against Visva-Bharati University as well as the print media for disclosing the identity of the Class 5 ... Read more...

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Pakistani airline sacks its most expensive employee


July 11th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has ended the contract of its most expensive employee who was drawing $50,000 a month, a media report said.Deputy ... Read more...

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Microsoft to acquire multitouch display maker


July 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Microsoft has announced that it has agreed to buy large-scale multitouch display maker Perceptive Pixel.Perceptive Pixel's "large touch displays, when combined with hardware from our ... Read more...

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Van Gaal to coach Dutch national team


July 7th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, July 7 (IANS) The Dutch football association KNVB has appointed Louis van Gaal as the new head coach of the Netherlands national team.Van Gaal succeeds Bert van ... Read more...

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Russian gamer clears debt to get back laptop


July 6th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS) An addictive computer gamer in the Siberian city of Omsk has paid off his two-year housing utility debts after authorities seized his laptop, officials said Friday.Bailiffs ... Read more...

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Ex-Russian cop suspected of raping, killing 25 women


June 29th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Siberian court has sanctioned detention of a former police officer suspected to have sexually assaulted and killed 25 women.The 48-year-old man has been formally ... Read more...

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Juanes to perform in Peru, visit Machu Picchu


June 29th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 29 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes will give three concerts in Peru in September and also visit the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, organizers of the Movistar Musica ... Read more...

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Alok, Gulati for World Pool meet


June 16th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 16 (IANS) Veteran Alok Kumar and Sandeep Gulati will represent India in the World 9-ball pool championship to be held at Doha, Qatar, from June 22 to 29, ... Read more...

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CPI-M removes Mani from post for his fiery speech


June 6th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the CPI-M after its secretariat meeting here Wednesday night removed M.M. Mani from the Idukki district party secretary's post for his ... Read more...

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Two soldiers killed in NATO chopper crash


June 6th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 6 (IANS) Two soldiers with the NATO-led coalition forces were killed Wednesday when a military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.The two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service ... Read more...

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Court refuses to accept Tejinder Singh’s plea


May 28th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday refused to accept the plea of Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh seeking an end to an inquiry and pronouncement of its ... Read more...

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India face Holland in Olympic hockey opener


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 22 (IANS) India will open their campaign in the 2012 Olympics hockey competition in London with a game against the Netherlands July 30, according to the schedule released ... Read more...

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Four NATO soldiers die in southern Afghanistan


May 12th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Four NATO soldiers lost their lives during separate incidents in restive southern Afghanistan, the military alliance said."Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members died ... Read more...

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China denies readying for war with Philippines


May 12th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 12 (IANS) China Saturday denied that it was preparing to go to war with the Philippines.China's defence ministry denied reports that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) units had ... Read more...

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19 dead, 45 missing in China storm


May 11th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) Nineteen people were killed and 45 went missing after hail and torrential rains battered northwest China's Gansu province Thursday, authorities said Friday.The stormy weather lasted only ... Read more...

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Barcelona soccer camp in Bangalore (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 9 (IANS) Former Barcelona player Josep 'Pep' Moratalla will head a five-day training camp for children in the 6-17 years age group to be held at the Bangalore ... Read more...

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Two killed in Taiwan road accident


May 8th, 2012 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Taipei, May 8 (IANS) At least two people have died and 22 injured, seven of them seriously, in an accident which involved two buses and a car in a tunnel ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 Cambodians dance for world record


April 29th, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, April 29 (IANS) Over a thousand young Cambodians performed "the Madison", a popular dance carried out during weddings and the Cambodian New Year, in a bid to create ... Read more...

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CBSE gears up for all-India engineering entrance test


April 26th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has completed preparations for this year's All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).More than 11 lakh science students across ... Read more...

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BJP fields Ahluwalia for Rajya Sabha seat


April 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's will field S.S. Ahluwalia, its former deputy leader in the Rajya Sabha, for a seat in the upper ... Read more...

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Vandal caught spraypainting Russian cathedral


April 18th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A vandal has been caught spraypainting the walls of a cathedral in Russia's far eastern city of Khabarovsk, police said.The man was caught by taxi ... Read more...

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Illegal explosives caused China building collapse


April 16th, 2012 - 2:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 16 (IANS) As nine people were killed in eastern China Sunday after a building collapsed following an explosion, the authorities said it had been caused by explosives illegally ... Read more...

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