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Nepal to ban independent trekking


August 7th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Katmandu, Aug 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There have been reports in the grapevine that the Nepalese government is going to ban people who are trekking alone in any part of the country. The ... Read more...

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Olympics: Stewart quietly confident despite setbacks


August 1st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS/CMC) Olympic silver medallist runner Kerron Stewart has been nowhere close to her best for the last two years but the determined Jamaican says she will not let ... Read more...

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Jharkhand offers Rs.410 crore relief package to farmers


July 30th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 30 (IANS) In view of the looming drought situation in Jharkhand, the state government has announced a Rs.410 crore relief package for farmers, an official said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Bihar registers highest growth rate of 16.71 percent


July 17th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 17 (IANS) Bihar recorded its highest growth rate of 16.71 percent during 2011-2012 thanks to a record in foodgrain production, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said ... Read more...

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Shimla records second warmest July in 21 years


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) The Queen of Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the British, recorded the second warmest July of the past 21 years, a Met official ... Read more...

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Searing heat pushes power demand in Delhi to new high


June 21st, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Sizzling under 43.6 degrees Celsius - five notches above average, Delhi saw power demand shoot to a new high of 5,271 megawatt Thursday. This is ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kerala schools reopen after two-month break


June 4th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) A record 350,000 students in Kerala began a new term Monday as schools across the state re-opened after a two-month break.The state government has decided there ... Read more...

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Close races likely in National Motorcycle meet


June 1st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, June 1 (IANS) With 64 entries in the Championship category and a further 212 riders in the three single-make series, the 2012 MMSC-Sidvin National Motorcycle Racing Championship here this ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

China prepares for flood season


May 29th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) More rainfall is expected to hit China's three main waterways this summer, possibly triggering severe flooding, a media report said Tuesday.Based on the long-term weather and ... Read more...

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Gay rights activists detained in Moscow


May 28th, 2012 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Several Russian gay rights activists were detained during an unauthorized picket in Moscow, police said.The picket led by Nikolai Alexeyev was devoted to the anniversary ... Read more...

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Power demand breaks record in Delhi


May 25th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The sweltering heat forced Delhiites consume so much power that its demand, shooting up to 5,032 Megawatts (MW) Friday, broke all previous years' records."The demand ... Read more...

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Hilfenhaus made the difference: Hussey


May 13th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) While heaping praise on Ben Hilfenhaus whose spell of 3 for 14 spearheaded Chennai Super Kings' victory over Delhi Daredevils here Saturday, fellow-Aussie Michael Hussey said ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Nearly 58 lakh tonnes wheat arrives in Haryana grain markets


April 27th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Grain markets in Haryana have received nearly 58 lakh tonnes of wheat in the first 26 days of the current procurement season, a minister said here ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Juventus will write history, feels Conte


April 26th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 26 (IANS) Juventus head coach Antonio Conte believed that his side could create history after they beat Cesena 1-0 to move closer to the Serie A football title.Juventus ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Inflation will remain at same level: Pranab


April 17th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Inflation will remain in the range of 6-7 percent in the current financial year, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday adding a slowdown in ... Read more...

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Hyderabad airport handled 8.6 million passengers last year


April 12th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here logged 16 percent growth in passenger traffic during 2011-12 but sees growth slowing down in the current year due to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Witch hunting’ on the rise in Assam


March 29th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 29 (IANS) Incidents of 'witch hunting' increased in Assam in 2011 with Kokrajhar district in lower Assam recording the highest number of witch hunting-related deaths in the year, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CBSE invites scholarship applications


March 27th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) Tuesday invited applications for renewal of scholarship from the students awarded central sector scheme scholarships in 2008, 2009 ... Read more...

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Today’s television frivolous, lacks worthwhile content: Om Puri (Interview) (With Images)


March 27th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Om Puri returns to the small screen after over a decade as a 'sutradhar' or storyteller for new TV show "Chhal Sheh Aur Maat". But ... Read more...

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Delhi Police gets Rs. 3,867 crore


March 17th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Delhi Police has been allocated Rs.3,867 crore in the union budget for 2012-13.Of the total, Rs.3,606 crore is for training and technology upgradation of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India hikes defence spending by 13 percent (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India Friday raised its military spending to Rs.1,93,407 crore ($38.6 billion/Rs.1.93 trillion), a 13 percent increase, to further push the fast-paced modernisation of its ... Read more...

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Rollback rail fare hike: Tripura minister


March 15th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 14 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government wants a rollback of passenger fare hike proposed in the rail budget presented by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi in parliament, a minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Single largest gathering of women at Kerala festival


March 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 7 (IANS) It's been an all-women's affair in this Kerala capital since the wee hours of Wednesday for the "Attukal Pongala" festival when boiled rice in earthern pots ... Read more...

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Meet to discuss Rabi wheat procurement


February 16th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) To find ways to enhance food procurement in view of the proposed National Food Security Bill, the government will discuss with some state secretaries wheat ... Read more...

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Berger Paints to hike prices of decorative products


February 14th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Colour giant Berger Paints will increase prices of its products in the decorative segment by two percent with effect from March, a top company official said ... Read more...

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Brazilian government sees economy expanding through 2014


February 14th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) Latin America's largest economy will grow 4.5 percent this year, 5.5 percent next year and 6 percent in 2014, the Brazilian finance ministry said Monday.Brazil's ... Read more...

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Force India launch 2012 car


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Silverstone, Feb 3 (IANS) Sahara Force India Friday unveiled their car for the 2012 Formula One season as Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg pulled the covers off the VJM05 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Jharkhand produces record Kharif crop


January 29th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 29 (IANS) For the first time since its creation in 2000, Jharkhand has produced more Kharif food grain than it consumes at a record 55 million tonnes -- ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese economy assuring amid global uncertainty


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) Despite stiff headwinds from a flagging world economy and a festering eurozone debt crisis, China still touched a growth rate of 9.2 percent in 2011, dwarfing ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Some of Mamata’s policies identical to Left’s: Forward Bloc


January 19th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front constituent, the All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) feels that the stand of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on some issues ... Read more...

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Meghalaya greets New Year in its own style


January 1st, 2012 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 1 (IANS) At the stroke of midnight, a group of revellers welcomed the New Year in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya by plunging into icy water at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

EU to charge green tax from airlines


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) The European Union plans to charge a green tax on flights to the US from Jan 1.The move is part of a carbon-trading rule on airlines ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Court turns down plea of 200 failed students


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) In a setback to hundreds of students of the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, the Delhi High Court Friday turned down a petition of over ... Read more...

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Bollywood bids for larger screen space


November 12th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) As the competition gets tougher, Bollywood filmmakers are vying for larger screen space by releasing their films in the maximum number of screens. "A ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

AFSPA withdrawal a complex issue: new BSF chief


November 1st, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from some parts of Jammu and Kashmir was a complex issue and there was "no simplistic ... Read more...

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