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Brazil reduces Chevron fine for oil spill


September 18th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Chevron will be fined $17 million for an offshore oil spill rather than the nearly $25 million announced in July, the head of Brazil's ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India beefs up security around US missions


September 12th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) In the wake of the rocket attack on the US consulate in Libya Tuesday night that claimed the life of US ambassador Christopher Stevens, ... Read more...

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Have high regard for Mamata, says Mulayam


September 11th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Lavishing praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday said he had high regard for her "many good ... Read more...

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NGO welcomes ‘A’ certificate for ‘Heroine’


September 7th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) An NGO Friday welcomed the Central Board of Film Certification's decision to give an 'A' certificate to the upcoming movie 'Heroine', saying the move ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Vedanta plans to shut down Odisha refinery from December


September 6th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) Thursday informed the Odisha government its intention to shut down temporarily its alumina refinery from Dec 5 due to lack of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Work on controversial n-power plant to begin Thursday


September 5th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 5 (IANS) Work on the first phase of a controversial nuclear power plant in Haryana's Fatehabad district would commence Thursday, an official said here Wednesday.In the first phase, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Adopted son sentenced to death for murdering parents, wife


September 4th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A court here sentenced to death a 28-year-old man who murdered his parents, who had adopted him, and his pregnant wife in 2008, terming him ... Read more...

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UP to wrap up arrangements for Haj pilgrims by Sep 11


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday asked officials to complete all arrangements by Sep 11 for the departure of Haj pilgrims from the state.In separate letters written ... Read more...

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Government lifts restriction on SMS


August 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The restrictions imposed on sending bulk SMSes and MMSes, imposed in the wake of nationwide rumours of attacks on persons of northeastern states, was Thursday ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Journalist among nine held for terrorist links


August 30th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 30 (IANS) Karnataka Police have arrested nine people, one of them said to be a journalist with an English daily here, for alleged links with terrorist outfits, police ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa asks PM to respect Tamil sentiments


August 28th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday expressed surprise at the central government's declaration that India would continue to train Sri Lankan defence personnel.Jayalalithha reiterated ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Himachal court’s directive on seats for women in buses


August 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday directed the managing director of the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) to file a detailed report on steps taken for ... Read more...

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UP scraps admission fee in government hospitals


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) The admission fee of Rs.35 has been scrapped in all government hospitals of Uttar Pradesh from Thursday, an official said.The orders in this regard were issued ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Iran ready to cooperate with countries to build n-plants


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 23 (IANS) Iran is prepared to cooperate in the construction of nuclear power plants with the countries that possess the international standards, Press TV quoted Fereidoon Abbasi, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China calls for dialogue in solving Kosovo issue


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 22 (IANS) China has given a call to all concerned parties for solving the Kosovo issue through dialogue and to avoid any move which may deteriorate the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

16 rural passport centres proposed


August 21st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) For timely and transparent passport-related services in rural areas and the northeast, the external affairs ministry will set up 16 Passport Seva Laghu Kendras (PSLKs) by ... Read more...

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Argentina mulls new tools against domestic violence


August 21st, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Two Argentine senators presented bills Monday to combat domestic violence that include the so-called "supporting accusation" so that third parties or anyone else involved in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Vayalar Ravi to handle Deshmukh’s portfolio


August 10th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi was Friday given additional charge of the ministries of science and technology, earth sciences and micro, small ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Textiles firms seek loan restructuring


August 7th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) Tuesday urged the government to direct banks to restructure loans to textiles industry, which is reeling under Rs.155,809 crore ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain discuss bilateral relations


August 1st, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Aug 1 (IANS/WAM) Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have held bilateral talks during which the two sides reviewed prospects of furthering cooperation between them.They also discussed the latest developments in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Islamabad civic body goes on austerity drive


August 1st, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) As part of measures to cope with the unremitting financial crises it is facing, the Islamabad's civic body has decided to take back all vehicles and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Essar Group questions trial court’s jurisdiction


July 28th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Essar Group Saturday questioned the jurisdiction of the Delhi special court in hearing their position in the second generation (2G) telecom spectrum allocation case ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Journalist delegation meets Maharashtra governor


July 26th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Senior journalists Thursday met Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan and asked him to intervene in an incident in which a Karnataka legislative assembly committee held an editor ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rajapaksa hails Mukherjee


July 25th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday said the election of Pranab Mukherjee as India's new president had brought "deep joy" to him."The government and people ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ronnie Barker’s son Adam Barker arrested after years of being on the run


July 24th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ronnie Barker’s son Adam Barker arrested after being on the run for a number of years. It may be recalled that he was arrested in 2003 on ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

IOC to continue investigation into illegal ticket sales


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that it will continue its investigation into allegations of illegal ticket sales for the London Olympics.The IOC issued a statement ... Read more...

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No ban on women shopping alone in Pakistan


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Officials in Pakistan's northwest tribal region have refuted media reports that said women have been banned from going out for shopping alone during the holy month ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Employees earning up to Rs.5 lakh annually exempt from filing tax return


July 20th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Employees with annual income up to Rs.5 lakh are not required to file tax return from the assessment year 2012-13, if there is no other ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Digvijay defends Akhilesh


July 19th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Thursday sought to defend Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on the grim law and order situation and said it would ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UP to launch state portal for citizen welfare


July 19th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Thursday announced it will launch a web portal from Aug 1 to provide services like civil supplies, employment registration, and old age pension ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Donut bacon hotdog set to debut at the NY State Fair


July 19th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hotdog in donut will become the new craze at the New York State Fair. The fair is noted for always bringing a new treat to the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Himachal defers ban on gutka till October


July 17th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Less than a week after imposing a blanket ban on the manufacture, storage and sale of 'gutka' (tobacco paan masala) and its variants in the state, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hong Kong may soon have a million companies


July 16th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 16 (IANS) The total number of local companies registered in Hong Kong reached 997,750 at the end of June, Xinhua reported.The figure was up 41,358 from the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

450,000 Pakistani kids die of malnutrition annually


July 15th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistani health experts have said an estimated 450,000 children die of malnutrition and other diseases every year in the country.Speaking during a two-day workshop, conducted by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Odisha to increase quota for women in urban bodies


July 14th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 13 (IANS) Odisha will increase the quota for women in the state's urban local bodies to 50 percent from the existing 33 percent, an official said Friday.The urban ... Read more...

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