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Pakistani boy of 8 clears Microsoft specialist exams


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) An eight-year-old Pakistani boy has cleared exams undertaken for becoming a Microsoft Certified Technology specialist.Shafay Thobani mastered complex internet protocol and domain name systems to become ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital unveils robotic arm for surgeries (Lead) (With Image)


June 10th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) The Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute here set another benchmark in advanced medicare by introducing da Vinci robotic surgery Sunday.Inaugurated by an eminent ... Read more...

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Absence of Big Idea leaves Congress without direction (Comment)


May 12th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Blaming factionalism for the Congress's recent electoral setbacks, as Sonia Gandhi has done, can be regarded as a somewhat facile explanation, considering that internal rifts have been a part of ... Read more...

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Kudos to Sachin’s hundred 100s: B-Town


March 16th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Led by Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan, India's cinema greats and others in the industry lost no time in congratulating Sachin Tenulkar, a fellow Mumbaikar, ... Read more...

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Over 17 crore kids get polio vaccine


February 19th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Seventeeen crore children aged under five were immunised Sunday in a natiowide polio vaccination campaign in India, which did not report even a single ... Read more...

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Any new polio cases to be public health emergency: Azad


February 18th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With India reporting no polio cases last year, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday said there will be zero tolerance for any new case ... Read more...

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Maken hopes Paes would win another Olympic medal


January 30th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Monday congratulated India's tennis veteran Leander Paes for winning his maiden men's doubles title at the Australian Open and hoped that ... Read more...

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Bill Gates lauds India’s polio eradication drive


January 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Praising India's efforts to curb polio with not a single case reported last year, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates advised countries around the world to learn ... Read more...

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Vice President takes ride on Metro


December 3rd, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday took a ride on Delhi Metro and praised it for its cleanliness, punctuality and modern technology.Ansari who travelled from Central ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UN committed to end suffering in Horn of Africa


August 26th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Aug 26 (IANS) The UN has assured African countries that it is committed to work with them to end the suffering, currently gripping the Horn of Africa, ... Read more...

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Anaka Alankamony bags Asian squash gold


June 26th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Amman (Jordan), June 26 (IANS) Anaka Alankamony, a 16-year old from India, won the girls under 19 title at the Asian Junior Championships here Saturday night defeating top seeded Tong ... Read more...

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Emirates Airline posts 1.5 billion profit


May 10th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 10 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Airline's revenues grew by 25 percent to 54.4 billion dirhams (about $14 billion) in 2010-2011, while profits soared to 5.4 billion dirhams ($1.5 billion) -- ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare has become symbol for a better India (Comment)


April 9th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
It needed a 72-year-old man with no pretensions, a school dropout at that, to wake up India.And in just five days, Anna Hazare proved that it wasn't enough to have an ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Anna Hazare: A modern day Mahatma who battles corruption


April 6th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) His diminutive stature hides his steely resolve. Like Mahatma Gandhi, he uses hunger strike as a weapon to hit out at the mighty. Now, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pump that bacteria use to resist drugs described


February 27th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified and described two parts of the three-part system that pumps toxins from bacteria and allows them to resist antibiotics.The paper, led by Edward Yu of ... Read more...

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‘Dalai Lama will continue to work for Tibet cause’


January 14th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 14 (IANS) Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Samdhong Rinpoche has said there is no need to worry about the Dalai Lama's retirement plan as he would continue to work for the cause ... Read more...

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Iran claims production of nuke yellowcake


December 6th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Dec 6 (ANI): Iran has confirmed that it has become self-sufficient in production of nuclear yellowcake.Yellowcake is the final product of the milling of uranium ore. It contains about 80 % ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India’s capacity to deal with security challenges will be better by 2012: Chidambaram


November 30th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.30 (ANI): Presenting his monthly report for November, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Tuesday that India's capacity to deal with security challenges would be better by 2012."Despite ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Lara calls Tendulkar ‘Bradman of this era’


November 30th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 30 (IANS) Former West Indies captain Brian Lara has called Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar the Don Bradman of this era.Lara, himself a great batsman who broke the world ... Read more...

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Tenure ‘too short’, says outgoing Delhi mayor


April 29th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The term of a mayor should be more than a year and the tenure should be uniform across the country, outgoing Delhi Mayor Kanwar Sain said Thursday. As ... Read more...

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Asia leads in reducing poverty, says World Bank


April 20th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 20 (IANS) Despite the economic and financial crisis that has swept across the globe, the target to reduce by half the proportion of people living in extreme poverty ... Read more...

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India gets $1 bn World Bank loan to improve education


March 19th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) The World Bank has approved two education projects worth $1.05 billion for India, designed to boost the number of children enrolling in and completing elementary school, and to ... Read more...

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ICC chief greets India for being No.1 in Test rankings


February 19th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 19 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat Friday congratulated India on finishing as No.1 team in the Test Championship table following their innings victory over South Africa ... Read more...

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India successfully tests n-capable Agni-III missile (Second Lead)


February 7th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bhadrak (Orissa), Feb 7 (IANS) India Sunday successfully tested its indigenous nuclear-capable Agni-III missile with a range of over 3,000-km, consolidating the country's position among a select group of nations that have ... Read more...

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Socceroos’ 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign is decade’s sports story


December 31st, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 31 (ANI): Foxsports.com.au users have voted the Socceroos' 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign as the sports story of the decade.In the poll that attracted 2472 votes (and finished on ... Read more...

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‘Gandhi’ Ben Kingsley bowled over by ‘Auro’ Amitabh Bachchan


December 15th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaSir Ben Kingsley watched his 'Teen Patti' co-star Amitabh Bachchan in 'Paa' on Thursday night. And he's completely bowled over."Mr. Bachchan's total transformation is a great technical achievement. His ... Read more...

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$1 mn bonus for Gulf Cup winner UAE football team


September 19th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 19 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced a bonus of $1 million to players, administrators and coaches of the country's under-17 football team for winning the sixth ... Read more...

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Ponting will always be behind Bradman: Roebuck


August 1st, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug.1 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has become his country's highest scorer in Test cricket, but according to cricket columnist Peter Roebuck, he will always be regarded as the second-best ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Ranulph Fiennes delighted after conquering Everest despite suffering from vertigo


May 27th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who became Britain's first pensioner and oldest person to have conquered Everest last week, is happy that he could scale the Himalayan mountain on his ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Saurav climbs to all time high in squash ranking


May 6th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) India's most successful squash player Saurav Ghosal reached the highest of 29 in the latest PSA world ranking. Saurav, delighted with his ranking, said: "I hope to take Indian ... Read more...

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Somnath congratulates ISRO scientists


April 20th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Somnath Chatterjee, the speaker of the outgoing Lok Sabha, Monday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of the RISAT-2 spy satellite ... Read more...

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Proteas cricket team gradually taking on a migrant hue


March 16th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (South Africa), Mar.16 (ANI): Four of South Africa''s top six batsmen in the forthcoming Test match have brown skins, and had tall left-arm fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe recovered from ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

N-deal opened doors to new opportunities in India-US ties: envoy


March 5th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) India is looking for new areas of cooperation with the US after signing a landmark civil nuclear deal last year, Indian ambassador to the US Ronen Sen has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US invaders will have to quit region, says Owais


January 22nd, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan. 22(ANI): Pakistans North Western Frontier province Governor Owais Ahmad Ghani has termed the United States-led allied forces as invaders and hoped that the forces would leave the region sooner ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Chelsea still in title hunt: Scolari


December 29th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): Chelsea coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has said that the Premier League title hunt was still open as his club went into 2009 three points behind leaders Liverpool.The ... Read more...

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