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Britain returns stolen artefacts to Afghanistan


July 19th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Historical artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age (3500 to 1200 BC) that were stolen from Afghanistan and smuggled to Britain have been returned by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

FBI to block web in 350,000 computers worldwide


April 25th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) American agency FBI will block internet services in over 350,000 personal computers across the world - including 80,000 in US and 20,000 in Britain - after ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Burglar to get his 83,000 pounds from police


April 6th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) A burglar in Britain has been allowed to keep 83,000 pounds (about $132,000) found at his home after he convinced the judge that it was the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Petrol bomb attack in Meghalaya


February 26th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 25 (IANS) Unidentified miscreants Saturday hurled a petrol bomb, damaging several properties of private individuals at Rajabagan in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district, bordering Assam, officials said.Though no one was ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Apex court to hear case against AIADMK’s freebies


July 29th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the city-based advocate S.Subramaniam Balaji to file a petition to transfer his case against the freebies announced by the AIADMK government ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Punjab establishes fund for cancer patients


June 5th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) The Punjab government Sunday announced the setting up of the Chief Minister Cancer Relief Fund to provide financial help up to Rs.150,000 to cancer patients in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Unsure government finds itself cornered once again (Comment)


June 4th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
There are several factors behind the Manmohan Singh government's predicament. One is that the government has seemingly lost its nerve because its reputation is at its lowest ebb. Hence it ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

How video games could make us better decision-makers


January 21st, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study from researchers at Queen's University Belfast has developed a prototype that could be used in computer games and turned into an e-learning or training tool ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Big sharks’ won’t get large slices of Kannur airport: Achuthanandan


January 12th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday reiterated that "big sharks" would not be allowed to get away with a large slice of shares of private investment in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Army fully cooperating in Adarsh scam: Army Chief


January 6th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): Army Chief General VK Singh on Thursday said the army is fully cooperating with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Adarsh Housing Society scam ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Wills-Kate to stay without butlers or servants after marriage


December 28th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton have no intention of taking on butlers or household staff when they start their married life in April.The two ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spanish woman stakes ownership claim to the sun


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) A woman in Spain has claimed that she is the owner of the sun after she got it registered as her property. She now plans to charge people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Google Street View also copied people’s emails, passwords


October 24th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 24 (IANS) In a major privacy breach, internet search giant Google copied computer passwords and entire emails from households across Britain. The company admitted downloading personal data from wireless ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Rubbish on Facebook may be more worthwhile than we think


October 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Superficial contacts on Facebook, seemingly needless comments, and boring status updates may be more valuable than we think.A new report from the National IT User Centre has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s oldest university poised for revival in India after 800 years


August 4th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.4 (ANI): Nalanda University, an ancient seat of learning destroyed in 1193, is poised for revival.According to The Independent, an ambitious plan to establish an international university with the same ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Tricolour hoisted on 101-foot high flagpole in Gurgaon


July 11th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 11 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday hoisted the tricolour on a 101-foot high flagpole, a venture of the Flag Foundation of India (FFI) of Lok Sabha MP ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nitish cancels dinner hosted for BJP top brass over advertisment controversy


June 12th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, June 12 (ANI): Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday cancelled a dinner planned in honour of the top brass of the Bharatiya Janata Party on the sidelines of the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bengal may get memorial for indentured Indian workers


May 2nd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Bhawanipore Depot in Kolkata was where almost a million intrepid travellers spent the last few days in their homeland. They left India and were taken abroad ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

French government to buy 50,000 electric cars


April 13th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 13 (DPA) In a move to support the construction and use of electric-powered automobiles, the French government is planning to purchase some 50,000 of the vehicles, Environment Minister Jean-Louis Borloo ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Uttar Pradesh gets DNA lab, lie-detector


March 2nd, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's first DNA laboratory with an additional lie-detector facility is coming up here. Set up on the premises of the existing forensic science laboratory, the new facilities ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

About 70 pct of world population lives under high religious restrictions: Study


December 28th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 28 (ANI): Nearly 70 percent of the world's 6.8 billion people live in countries with high restrictions on religion, the brunt of which often falls on religious minorities, according ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brazil to build 600 boats to transport schoolchildren


October 30th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 30 (EFE) Brazil's navy has announced that it will build 600 boats that will be used to transport students to public schools in areas where the main communication ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rape-accused Australian footballers were not on an official trip: Club


October 28th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct. 28 (ANI): An Australian football club, rocked by sexual assault allegations, is trying to defend its reputation by saying that its teenager players were not on an official trip to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Government to outsource H1N1 tests to private labs


August 17th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Struggling to cope with the rush of suspected swine flu cases, the government is planning to outsource H1N1 tests to select private diagnostic centres ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

HRW’s Saudi Arabia fundraising mission is like asking Taliban to do charity: Israel


July 15th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, July 15 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office has criticized the Human Rights Watch (HRW) for sending a fundraising delegation to Saudi Arabia, and likened the situation to a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Police nod needed for MCOCA cases: apex court


June 2nd, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Rana Ajit New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court has said that courts set up under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) cannot start ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Akshay is hurt by ruckus over unbuttoning episode, says a friend


May 21st, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is miffed with Anil Naik, who filed a case against him and his wife Twinkle for obscene behaviour in public ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Akshay Kumar arrested for obscenity, bailed out


May 18th, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Film star Akshay Kumar was arrested Monday morning by the police here in connection with obscene behaviour in public during the recent Lakme India Fashion Week (LIFW), ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

1st century Roman lamp shows gynecological exam


December 22nd, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Madrid, Dec 22 (ANI): A group of archaeologists has found in the northern Spanish region of Leon a ceramic lamp dating from the beginning of the 1st century that shows a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maoist directs YCL to end paramilitary structure in Nepal


August 6th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 6 (ANI): Maoist Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal alias Prachandatoday directed its youth wing, Young Communist League (YCL) to end its paramilitary structure in Nepal. In a statement issued by him, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Community kitchens abound en route Amarnath cave shrine


June 24th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, June 24 (ANI): Several community kitchens have constituted at various base camps along the arduous route that leads to the cave shrine at Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir which serve ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kerala to ink agreement with SAIL


April 29th, 2008 - 6:57 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 (IANS) The ailing Kerala government-owned Steel Complex Ltd (SCL) at Kozhikode will be now managed by public sector Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) as a joint venture project. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

SAIL to enter Kerala through joint venture


March 20th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by admin
Kozhikode, March 20 (IANS) The ailing Kerala government-owned Steel Complex Limited (SCL) will be managed by public sector behemoth Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) as a joint venture project. "A rolling ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

False evidence given against me in Nepal apex court: Sobhraj


March 7th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 7 (IANS) Charles Sobhraj, accused of being a serial killer, has alleged that state lawyers have pulled a fraud on Nepal's Supreme Court by tabling a privately ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bird flu fear grips Manipur


February 5th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Imphal, Feb 5 (ANI): Even as the authorities in bird-flu hit West Bengal are trying to contain the spread of the virus, panic has gripped neighbouring states, including Manipur. The veterinary and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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