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26 die in Mexican gas plant blast, fire (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Twenty-six workers were killed Tuesday in an explosion and subsequent fire at a gas plant in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos ... Read more...

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Illegal Karnataka mining: SC tells panel to focus on convictions


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked its central empowered committee (CEC) on environment matters to focus on a limited issue in the illegal mining cases in ... Read more...

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Common duty to work for Assam: Shinde


August 9th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) It was not the first time Assam saw violence, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Thursday, stressing that it was the duty of all political parties ... Read more...

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Advani blames Bangladeshi immigrants for Assam violence (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 31 (IANS) Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani Tuesday blamed illegal immigration of people from Bangladesh into Assam for the communal violence in the state.Advani, who is touring ... Read more...

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Punjab objects to centre’s move on water


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Punjab has objected to a move by the central government to transfer the subject of water from the state list to the concurrent list, accusing ... Read more...

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Opposition demands action as waste-caused fever grips Kerala


June 11th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 11 (IANS) The Opposition walked out of the state assembly here Monday, alleging the state government's inaction on tackling diverse diseases like dengue, H1N1, malaria and jaundice across ... Read more...

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Players’ suspension not enough, BCCI must do more: Maken


May 16th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday said suspending five domestic players allegedly involved in spot-fixing was not enough and the Indian cricket board needed to do ... Read more...

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Tripura trooper guns down five of family


April 28th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 27 (IANS) A Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper Friday gunned down five of his family members, including his wife and two other women, following a family dispute, police ... Read more...

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Women can be prime movers of sanitation, says Patil


March 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Stressing that women can be the prime movers of the sanitation movement across the country, President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said improper sanitation facilities and ... Read more...

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Budget neglects northeast: Tripura minister


March 16th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 16 (IANS) The Tripura government Friday said the budget had neglected the economically backward northeastern region.The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) called for protests against the "anti-people ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM confident of tackling GNLA


March 13th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 13 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday exuded confidence that his government will effectively tackle insurgency in the Garo Hills and ensure lasting peace in the state.The ... Read more...

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Don’t violate supremacy of constitution: Yechury


December 29th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Opposing the government's Lokpal bill, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury Thursday said the supremacy of the Indian constitution should not be violated ... Read more...

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Maoists can be countered by redressing socio-economic problems: Expert


December 13th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Terming the Maoist movement in the country as "a socio-economic problem", a former top cop Tuesday said the menace can be better tackled by addressing the ... Read more...

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Erotica, healing, Ruskin Bond on book cart (IANS Books This Week)


December 8th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The book case this weekend is packed with action and gripping titles.1. "The Appeasement of Radhika: Radhika Santawanam"; Written by Muddupalani, translated by Sandhya Mulchandani; ... Read more...

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China needs half a million traditional doctors


September 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) China needs over half a million professionals trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) over the next five years, a government report has revealed.Traditional Chinese medicine is ... Read more...

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Condition of four on fast in Bhopal deteriorates


August 25th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 25 (IANS) One is a telecom engineer, another is an event manager, the third one is contractor and the fourth quit his government job to become a social ... Read more...

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Government weak in fight against terrorism, says Shiv Sena


August 3rd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Accusing the government of being weak in its fight against terrorism, Shiv Sena member Manohar Joshi Wednesday said there was need to go to the ... Read more...

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Staring at mobile screens taxes eyes


July 22nd, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Prolonged viewing on mobile devices and other 3D devices taxes your eyes, bringing on discomfort, fatigue and even headaches.The root cause may be the demand on ... Read more...

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Some causes of inflation beyond government’s control: PM


June 30th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said some aspects that have led to high inflation in India were beyond the government's control, but policymakers were ... Read more...

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Osama’s followers still alive, warns Congress leader


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The "demon" was dead but there was no reason for complacency as Osama bin Laden's followers are still alive, Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi said ... Read more...

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Malinga says ‘quick’ money not behind decision to quit Test cricket


April 27th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 27 (ANI): Brushing aside criticism that he quit Test cricket to be able to make quick money, Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga has said that he decided to leave the ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out why LED is impractical for general lighting purposes


April 20th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, say that they have figured out what makes light-emitting diodes (LEDs) impractical for general lighting purposes.Their work will help ... Read more...

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Inspired by Hazare, Amritsar residents pay tribute to Jallainwala Bagh martyrs


April 13th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Apr.13 (ANI): Inspired by last week's action of noted social activist Anna Hazare, residents of Amritsar paid rich tribute to the unknown martyrs of the 1919 Jallainwala Bagh massacre.It maybe recalled ... Read more...

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UK PM says he is not averse to sending Musharraf back to Pakistan


April 5th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr. 5 (ANI): Visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that his government is not averse to sending former president Pervez Musharraf back to Pakistan if a formal request ... Read more...

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1 in 4 UK pupils admit swapping porn images of selves by text message


March 18th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): A survey has found that there is an increase in the number of children in UK taking pornographic images of themselves and swapping them with friends via ... Read more...

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Canada pre-empts Gaddafi plan to withdraw millions from banks (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 28 (IANS) Canada imposed sanctions on Libya in a swift Sunday night move after reports that embattled Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi and his family were planning to ... Read more...

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Canada sanctions freeze Gaddafi’s millions in its banks


February 28th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 28 (IANS) Canada Sunday joined the UN and the US in imposing sanctions on Libya.The sanctions Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced will freeze millions of dollars reportedly held ... Read more...

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Congress activists protest against government apathy towards farmers in Madhya Pradesh


February 13th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Feb 13(ANI): Activists of the Congress party staged a demonstration in Bhopal on Sunday to protest against the neglect of farmers by the state government.Farmers and agriculturalists in Madhya Pradesh have ... Read more...

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‘Double-Dip’ recession 2011


February 11th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The world was hoping that the recession that did hit the world almost three years ago was slowly getting to an end.While the 2011 predictions were ... Read more...

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21st century should be century of dialogue: Dalai Lama


February 7th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 7 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Monday said that the 21st century should be known as the century of dialogue. Speaking here in a Goa government sponsored lecture ... Read more...

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Helping others helps alcoholics become and stay sober


January 29th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A researcher from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine reports that participating in community service activities and helping others is not just good for the soul; it ... Read more...

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Root cause of blood vessel damage in people with diabetes discovered


January 29th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a key mechanism that appears to contribute to blood vessel damage in people with diabetes.The researchers ... Read more...

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Don’t show ragging casually in films: ‘Hostel’ director


January 18th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) "Sarkar" writer Manish Gupta, who has wielded the megaphone for "Hostel" -- a movie on the horrific stories of ragging, has appealed to filmmakers to stop showing ... Read more...

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Karat slams government policies to curb inflation


January 17th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Durgapur (West Bengal), Jan 17 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Monday flayed the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's proposed policy of allowing foreign investment in retail market ... Read more...

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Karat terms Netai killings ‘unfortunate’, declines further comment


January 16th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Sunday termed the killings of nine people in West Bengal's West Midnapore district as "unfortunate" but denied to comment ... Read more...

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