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No mobile service in 15 Pakistani cities for a day


September 21st, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Mobile phone services have been suspended in 15 Pakistani cities to prevent any adverse incident Friday when millions are expected to hit the streets to condemn ... Read more...

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Festivals, protests and strikes - it’s ‘holiday season’ in Kerala


August 20th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) With festivals, strikes and protests lined up for the next two weeks in Kerala, the 'holiday season' has begun in the state.Beginning Saturday, a three-day ... Read more...

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Chinese Muslims celebrate Eid


August 19th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Muslims across China Sunday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.The northwest province of Qinghai had begun festivities Saturday itself, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Trinidad declares public holiday to celebrate Olympians


August 13th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Aug 13 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago (T&T;) went into celebration mode after Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar declared a public holiday Monday in recognition of the country's achievement ... Read more...

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British economy prospects grim, says think-tank


August 4th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The prospects for the British economy over the next six months are grim, and have worsened quickly this year, according to a report by a London ... Read more...

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Fiji scraps holiday on Elizabeth’s birthday


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Former British colony Fiji has scrapped a bank holiday on the birthday of Queen Elizabeth because it was "unimportant" and a "burden" on the country, a ... Read more...

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5.4 million Chinese mourn for deceased


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 3 (IANS) Over 5.4 million Chinese visited 150 major memorial sites or cemeteries to mourn the deceased on the first day of the tomb-sweeping festival.The number was 25 ... Read more...

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Bangladesh celebrates 41st independence day


March 26th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh celebrated its 41st independence day Monday with tributes to the martyred war heroes.On March 26, 1971 valiant Bengalis of the then East Pakistan, on ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Holi


March 12th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, March 12 (IANS) Led by Indian-origin Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Hindus in the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago joined the rest of the Indian diaspora to ... Read more...

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Police to question Italian crewmen for three days (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), Feb 20 (IANS) The two crew members of an Italian ship who allegedly shot dead two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast can be questioned by police for ... Read more...

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Italian crewmen sent to 14 days custody


February 20th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), Feb 20 (IANS) The two crew members of an Italian ship who allegedly shot dead two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast were Monday sent to 14 days ... Read more...

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Arrested Italians to be produced in court


February 20th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 20 (IANS) The two crew members of an Italian ship who allegedly shot dead two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast will be produced before a court at ... Read more...

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UAE to observe Prophet Mohammad’s birthday Feb 4


January 30th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 30 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Monday issued a circular to all federal ministries and institutions to observe Feb 4 as Milad un Nabi, the birth ... Read more...

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Bangladesh pays tribute to martyrs on Victory Day


December 16th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) Thousands of Bangladeshis Friday paid tributes to those who sacrificed their lives for liberating the country in 1971.The 40th Victory Day celebrations began in the ... Read more...

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Central Railway turns 60 Saturday


November 4th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Steeped in rich history synonymous with the development of Mumbai as the country's commercial capital, the Central Railway, headquartered here but catering to a large part ... Read more...

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Diwali celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago


October 27th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Oct 27 (IANS) Diwali was celebrated in style in Trinidad and Tobago Wednesday with Hindus offering prayers, lighting earthen lamps and singing and danced to celebrate the festival in ... Read more...

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Pakistan mourns Nusrat Bhutto’s death


October 24th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has announced a 10-day national mourning for Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Nusrat Bhutto, wife to one former prime minister ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to attend prayers for peace in Tibet


October 17th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 17 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will participate in prayers here to express solidarity with the people of Tibet and for peace there, an official said ... Read more...

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A generation that wants to ‘know the Mahatma’


October 2nd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) All that 19-year-old Azad Hussain knows about Mahatma Gandhi is what he has seen in Bollywood movies and read in school books. The Jammu ... Read more...

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Today is ‘Talk like a pirate day’


September 19th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Sept 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nowadays you get to wonder if there are any other days left on the calendar which hasn’t been set aside to mark a thing. If no ... Read more...

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Muslims celebrate Eid in China


August 31st, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 31 (IANS) Millions of Muslims in China celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Wednesday with religious zeal and fervour.Early Wednesday morning, Muslims from northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Ningxia Hui ... Read more...

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Bhajan Lal laid to rest with state honours (Lead)


June 4th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Adampur (Haryana), June 4 (IANS) Former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal, who died Friday, was buried in this town Saturday evening with full state honours.Bhajan Lal was buried as ... Read more...

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Bhajan Lal to be cremated at Adampur


June 4th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), June 4 (IANS) Former Haryana chief minister and political stalwart Bhajan Lal, who died in this Haryana town Friday, will be cremated at Adampur town near here Saturday ... Read more...

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Former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal is dead (Second Lead)


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), June 3 (IANS) Former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal died in this town following cardiac arrest Friday. He was 80.Family sources said Bhajan Lal had been ailing for ... Read more...

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Malay Indian voters to support Barisan Nasional


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 23 (ANI): Indian voters in Malaysia are returning to the country's ruling political coalition Barisan Nasional because the community felt betrayed by opposition party Pakatan Rakyat for not fulfilling ... Read more...

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Billion hearts, one dream: India prays for encore


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) It isn't quite war this time. With three days to recoup from the spent emotions of Mohali, a cheerful and excited India Saturday was ... Read more...

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Stars help Karnataka students watch World Cup climax


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 2 (IANS) Women in several parts of Karnataka offered special prayers, die-hard fans broke coconuts and astrologers studied star alignments -- all for India's victory in the cricket ... Read more...

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Mumbai eagerly awaits World Cup finale


April 1st, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) The excitement was palpable in air as cricket fans started landing at 'fortress' Mumbai for the Cricket World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka scheduled ... Read more...

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Mumbai to have special holiday for World Cup final


March 31st, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has declared a special public holiday for Mumbai Saturday when India and Sri Lanka play the cricket World Cup final at Wankhede Stadium ... Read more...

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Empty offices and full restaurants, it’s midweek Sunday in Lahore


March 30th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, March 30 (IANS) It was all play and no work here Wednesday as cricket-crazy residents of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province that is the Pakistani city closest ... Read more...

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Half-day holiday in Pakistan on March 30 over Indo-Pak WC semi-final clash


March 30th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 30(ANI): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has announced a half-day holiday on March 30 as Pakistan encounters India in a much-awaited World Cup semi-final clash in Mohali on Wednesday.All ... Read more...

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Pak Govt. may declare public holiday for India-Pak WC match


March 28th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar.28 (ANI): The Pakistan Government is likely to declare a public holiday for the Pakistan-India World Cup semi-final on Wednesday.According to The Daily Times, Federal Interior Secretary Chaudhry Qamar Zaman ... Read more...

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Unprecedented security for cricket World Cup final


March 26th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Over 10,000 police personnel in uniform and plainclothes and the Indian Air Force will be drafted for security during the final of the cricket World Cup ... Read more...

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People clean villages to mark Bihar Divas


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 22 (IANS) Thousands of people across Bihar cleaned up their villages Tuesday, marking a unique start to the much awaited Bihar Divas celebrations.Principal Secretary HRD Anjani Kumar Singh ... Read more...

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All spruced up for grand Bihar Divas


March 21st, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 21 (IANS) The historic Gandhi Maidan here is being readied for grand celebrations to mark Bihar Divas Tuesday in memory of the day when the British carved out ... Read more...

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