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Abhishek Verma’s wife denied bail


August 30th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday dismissed the bail plea of businessman Abhishek Verma's wife in a money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).Additional Chief ... Read more...

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Government may get some bills passed amidst din


August 28th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) With no sign yet of a breakthrough in the stalemate in parliament over BJP's demand for the prime minister's resignation over coal block allocations, the ... Read more...

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Hypersonic Plane Fails Mach 6 Attempt


August 17th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An experimental aircraft turns out to be a disappointment and failure as well. The X-51A Wave rider which is believed to fly six times as fast ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves amendments to four key bills


August 17th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved amendments to four key bills for the current parliament session, official sources said.The four amendment bills include Prohibition of Unfair ... Read more...

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Bihar woman lynched for practicing ‘witchcraft’


August 1st, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) A 65-year-old woman was branded a witch and lynched in a Bihar village Wednesday, police said.Payari Devi, a Dalit, was beaten to death in Jehanabad district's ... Read more...

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Anna supporters booked for defacement


July 31st, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) A case was registered against unidentified Team Anna supporters who tried to deface a wall of the prime minister's residence last week, police said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Ranbir Kapoor pleads guilty in smoking case


July 26th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor Thursday pleaded guilty, through his lawyers, to charges of smoking publicly during a movie shoot in Rajasthan's Udaipur district about four ... Read more...

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Argentine province offers prostitutes airfare to go home


July 24th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 24 (IANS/EFE) The central Argentine province of Cordoba is offering prostitutes airfare to return home, even to other countries, after passing a law to close brothels as ... Read more...

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Nearly 300 rhinos killed in South Africa this year


July 19th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 19 (IANS) A total of 281 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, and 176 people arrested for the killings, state-run news agency SA News reported.According ... Read more...

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Tribal woman branded a witch, beaten up in Rajasthan


July 8th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) A tribal woman has approached the police accusing her neighbours of branding her a witch and harassing her for a year in Rajasthan's Pali district, officials ... Read more...

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Japan’s Fukushima crisis was man-made, says parliament


July 5th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 5 (IANS) A Japanese parliamentary panel said in a report Thursday that last year's crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a man-made disaster", RIA Novosti reported.The March ... Read more...

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US state faces doctor, nurse shortages


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) The US state of Texas will need 71,000 more nurses and 39,000 additional family physicians by 2020.The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Barack Obama's ... Read more...

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Woman branded as witch, molested in Rajasthan


June 25th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 25 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman was stripped and molested after being branded as a witch in Rajasthan's Tonk district, police said Monday.The incident took place Saturday in Dhuan ... Read more...

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Child rights panel seeks report on abandoned borewells


June 24th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India's apex child rights panel has sought a report from the water resources ministry on abandoned borewells that have turned into death traps for children ... Read more...

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Forced marriages to be a crime in Britain


June 8th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Forcing someone to marry will become a criminal offence in Britain and "will not be tolerated", Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday.The decision to create ... Read more...

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Saudi woman confronts police over painted nails


May 26th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) A video of a Saudi woman confronting the religious police over breaking modesty rules with her painted nails has gone viral after she posted it on ... Read more...

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Dalit woman killed in Bihar for practising witchcraft


May 24th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 24 (IANS) A 58-year-old Dalit woman was Thursday killed by her neighbour in Bihar's Gaya district, around 100 km from state capital Patna, for allegedly practicing witchcraft, police said.According ... Read more...

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Rhino poaching on rise in South Africa


May 9th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, May 9 (IANS) As many as 210 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since the beginning of this year despite mounting efforts to stop the scourge, the ... Read more...

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‘Every third Russian woman suffers domestic violence’


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About a third of Russian women suffer domestic violence but put up with beatings from their partners and husbands in order not to lose them, ... Read more...

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Woman forced to eat human excreta on witchcraft charge


April 28th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 28 (IANS) A woman in a village in Bihar's Sitamarhi district was forced by some people to eat human excreta and drink urine after being branded a witch, ... Read more...

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$3.2 bn needed to fight malaria in Africa, says activist


April 24th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 24 (IANS) A sum of $3.2 billion is needed to finance the fight against malaria by 2015 in Africa, the source of 90 percent malaria cases in ... Read more...

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42 of Thailand’s 77 provinces drought-hit


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 22 (IANS) Thailand's department of disaster mitigation and prevention Sunday declared drought disaster zones in 42 of the nation's 77 provinces.Department chief Viboon Sanguanwong said over 100,000 households ... Read more...

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Koda gets bail in illegal mining case, to stay in jail


April 5th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 5 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court Thursday granted bail to former chief minister Madhu Koda in an illegal mining case, but he will continue to stay in jail ... Read more...

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Fresh chargesheet filed against Maoist Kobad Ghandy


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Police Friday filed fresh sets of charges in a Delhi court against top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy, allegedly involved in setting up a new ... Read more...

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Rape cases against SC and ST women increasing


March 13th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Incidences of rape of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) women by non SC/STs has been increasing, Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh ... Read more...

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Cricketers should be educated about match-fixing: Gooch


March 12th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Former England captain and now batting coach Graham Gooch said it was time to educate cricketers about match-fixing and feels prevention is preferable to prosecution."It's very ... Read more...

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Rise in cancer deaths worrying: Sheila Dikshit


March 6th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday expressed concern over the increase in cancer deaths and stressed the need for preventive measures."Every year, tens of thousands ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi experts urged to amend kidney donation law


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 3 (IANS) Bangladesh experts have urged the government to amend a 1999 law that allows patients to get a kidney only from the relatives.Kidney Awareness Monitoring and ... Read more...

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CBI books five National Museum officials


February 28th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A case of corruption has been registered against the five officials of National Museum for illegally awarding contracts between 2002 to 2005, the Central Bureau ... Read more...

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Sleep problems and Alzheimer’s disease linked?


February 17th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has linked sleep difficulties with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers say staying awake in the night for hours affected the brain and increases the risk ... Read more...

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Branded witch and banished, woman seeks police help


February 11th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dungarpur (Rajasthan), Feb 11 (IANS) A 50-year-old woman in Rajasthan's tribal-dominated Dungarpur district has complained to police that she was branded a witch, tortured and banished from her village, police ... Read more...

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Relief for scheduled caste/tribe victims up 150 percent


February 9th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has increased the minimum amount payable to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe victims of atrocities by 150 percent, ... Read more...

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2G: Supreme Court to hear Essar Tech’s plea Feb 17


February 9th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear Feb 17 Essar Technologies Ltd's plea that its case in the 2G scam be heard by a magistrate and not ... Read more...

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Psychologists propose solution against prejudice


January 29th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Girls are not as good as boys in playing soccer, nor are they clued into cars, but they know how to dance better and stay away ... Read more...

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28,000 die of HIV/AIDS in China


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) A total of 28,000 people died of HIV/AIDS in China in 2011, the health ministry said Saturday.The number of people living with HIV/AIDS rose by 40,000 ... Read more...

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