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Britons are lazy: Indian-origin MP


August 18th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Britons are among the laziest people in the world, a group of Tory MPs, that include Indian-origin lawmaker Priti Patel, has written in a new book.Britons ... Read more...

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KMSS to launch stir over non-repair of embankments


July 20th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS) Assam's powerful pressure group Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has vowed to launch a mass movement from Aug 1 against the state government's failure to protect ... Read more...

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Countdown to Mamata’s dramatic announcement


June 13th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Here's the rundown to Wednesday's dramatic announcement on the presidential poll:June 12, Tuesday-- 4.30 p.m.: Trinamool Congress president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives in the national capital, ... Read more...

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200 war criminals wander on British streets


May 9th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) There are over 200 suspected war criminals roaming around the streets of Britain, statistics have revealed.The authorities, however, cannot sent back these people, some of the ... Read more...

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Assam pressure group protests against education board


April 7th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) A leading pressure group of Assam Saturday locked the main gate of the Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA) headquarters at Bamunimaidam area here to protest ... Read more...

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A political Anna would be more effective in fighting corruption: Imran


January 31st, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Monday said if social activist Anna Hazare forms a party and captures power then he would be far more effective in ... Read more...

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Ex-military colleagues back Musharraf’s return


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has received support from his former military colleagues as he plans to return home from self-exile in London.The Pakistan ... Read more...

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Sonia seeks opposition support to run parliament


November 29th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) With parliament's proceedings stalled since the start of the winter session a week ago, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday sought support of the opposition ... Read more...

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British town to ban smoking on streets


June 30th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A small town in Britain with a population of around 12,000 may soon become the first in the country to ban smoking on its streets, a ... Read more...

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Anti-Posco group slams Ramesh


June 12th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Reacting to Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh's concern over use of force against villagers opposing land acquisition in Orissa for the Posco steel ... Read more...

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Nepal campaigners seek halt to MPs’ foreign junkets


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) A new pressure group of Nepali people, who were brought together by social networking site Facebook, has asked Nepal's international donors to stop funding foreign ... Read more...

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Meetings to raise public awareness on Lokpal Bill in Delhi


May 22nd, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) In a bid to increase public awareness on the anti-graft Lokpal Bill, the volunteers of pressure group India Against Corruption (IAC) are holding several meetings ... Read more...

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Ex-Bahrain official accused of torture to attend royal wedding


April 29th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 29 (ANI): The former head of an agency accused of torture and human rights abuses in Bahrain is expected to be a guest at Friday's royal wedding of Prince ... Read more...

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‘NGOs getting foreign funds to work against Indian farmers’


April 18th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) An umbrella group of farmers' organisations Monday alleged that various NGOs were getting funds from foreign organisations to run campaigns against Indian farmers and sought a ... Read more...

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On official trip to Pakistan, UK minister joins family wedding


April 16th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) A Pakistani-origin British cabinet minister, who went on an official trip to the country to witness the devastation caused by floods, slipped out to attend a ... Read more...

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BBC bought iPads, iPhones not approved for staff


March 31st, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) The BBC spent over 40,000 pounds last year on 104 flashy Apple iPads and iPhones even though they are not approved for use by its staff, ... Read more...

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BBC spends 2,000 pounds a year on biscuits


March 27th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) The BBC spends over 2,000 pounds a year on biscuits and 32,500 pounds on flowers for the reception area, a media report said Sunday.Citing information obtained ... Read more...

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Dangerous prisoners in Britain to become hairdressers


January 27th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Dangerous convicts in Britain's "most notorious" lifers-only jail will now be allowed to use scissors and razors so that they can become hairdressers.Prison officials at the Kingston Prison ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon condemns UN HR official for ‘US orchestrated 9/11 terror attacks’ claim


January 26th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned one of the organisation's human rights officials for suggesting that the US had masterminded the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Richard ... Read more...

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Brit council orders staff to seek written permission prior to office romance!


January 13th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A council in Britain has told its workers that they should apply in writing if they want to conduct a relationship with a colleague from the same office.Fenland ... Read more...

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George Clooney’s high-tech plan to stop Sudan civil war


January 8th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): Oscar-winning actor George Clooney has revealed that his hi-tech attempt to prevent the continuation of civil war in Sudan is "the best use of his celebrity".The actor's pressure ... Read more...

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UK critics slam ‘cheapskate’ NHS plan for Indian call centres


January 4th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): A plan by NHS that will result in all hospital appointments calls being outsourced to Indian call centres has been slammed by critics as 'cheapskate'.Managing director John Neilson ... Read more...

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Hafiz Saeed to be part of anti-govt religious alliance


December 18th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Ali Waqar Isloo, Dec 18 (ANI): Pakistan seems heading towards the Islamic religious organisations' alliance in a bid to destablize Pakistan Peoples' Party led relatively-liberal coalition government. United Nations banned religious organisation ... Read more...

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Business must be socially responsible: Maharashtra Governor


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Companies must contribute to sustainable economic development to improve lives in ways that are good for business and for development, says Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan. "While a profit ... Read more...

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Vaccine makers to lobby for higher immunization coverage


September 15th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 15 (IANS) Vaccine manufacturers in India Wednesday formed a pressure group to lobby for increasing the immunization coverage in India, which is lower than even in the African countries. Five leading ... Read more...

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Tipu Sultan’s descendant to get a memorial in Britain


September 11th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A bust of Noor Inayat Khan, a spy of a Second World War resistance group and a descendant of the 18th century south Indian ruler Tipu Sultan, ... Read more...

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Now, girls as young as 13 can get ‘the Pill’ without prescription in UK


September 11th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 11 (ANI): British girls as young as 13 can now get contraceptive pills from high street pharmacies without doctor's prescription.In order to reduce scoring underage pregnancy rates, the scheme has ... Read more...

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Cremations to cost more, Indians unhappy


June 29th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri Leicester, June 29 (IANS) The Indian community here is worried because the local city council has plans to hike the cost of cremation.The Gilroes Crematorium, which carries out 3,200 cremations ... Read more...

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Is counting the caste good or bad? India is divided


May 31st, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Is it good to ask the Indian his or her caste? The political class is divided although a vast majority of Indians carry their caste firmly ... Read more...

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Facebook to simplify privacy settings


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): Facebook is all set to simplify its privacy settings in the wake of criticism from users and regulators that the current controls are too complex.The social networking ... Read more...

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American Food Makers Pledge To Decrease 1.5 Trillion Calories From Their Products


May 18th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): American food makers have consented to bring down about 1.5 trillion calories from their products to successfully battle against the menace of obesity.In keeping with ... Read more...

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Man U players warned not to join anti-Glazer protest


May 8th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 8 (ANI): Keeping in mind plans of rebel Manchester United supporters to flood the Old Trafford stadium with the champions' old colours to protest against the Glazer family's ownership, ... Read more...

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Counties deny Modi trying to split English cricket


May 7th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/London, May 7 (IANS) English counties Friday outrightly dismissed their cricket board chairman Giles Clarke's allegations that Lalit Modi was trying to set up a parallel league in England which prompted ... Read more...

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Burmese Junta resigns, expected to contest polls as civilians


April 28th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Myannamar, April 28 (ANI):The military Junta in Myannamar, including the Prime Minister, has resigned and is expected to contest general elections to be held this year as civilians. The Prime Minister, ... Read more...

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Ministers threaten to topple Goa government, Kamat unfazed (Lead)


March 19th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Five ministers in Goa's Congress-led ruling coalition Friday boycotted a cabinet meeting and threatened to topple the government during the budget session later this month if their ... Read more...

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