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S.M. Krishna asked to help NRI couple get back child


September 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The West Bengal Congress unit has requested External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to take steps to ensure that a US-based couple's child is returned to them ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Norway case rerun: Curbs on Indian couple meeting son in US


September 9th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) In a virtual replay of the Norway children custody case, a US-based Indian couple from West Bengal has been given limited access to their one-year-old son ... Read more...

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In Delhi, government spends Rs.950 on every plant!


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Believe it or not, Rs.950 is what the Delhi government spends on every plant to make the national capital look green, according to an Right ... Read more...

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Mother, daughters jump to death in Kolkata


August 31st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) A 75-year-old woman and her two daughters jumped to their death from a high rise building in Kolkata's South City, police said Friday."Amita Mukherjee and her ... Read more...

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Meghalaya launches operation to rescue abducted exporter’s son


August 31st, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 31 (IANS) Security forces have launched an operation in western Meghalaya to rescue the son of a man engaged in exporting coal to Bangladesh, officials said Friday.According to ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rebels kidnap exporter’s son


August 30th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 29 (IANS) A son of a coal exporter to Bangladesh was abducted in Meghalaya by eight armed men from a rebel outfit, police said Wednesday. No ransom call ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi takes on Delhi over Sri Lanka


August 28th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Calling New Delhi's friendship with Colombo as "one sided", DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Tuesday said it was a shame that New Delhi continued to train ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

CPI-M leader killed in Bengal


August 25th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) A CPI-M leader was killed in broad daylight by unidentified assailants in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district Saturday, police said.The murder sparked off a spat ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

31 killed in Sudanese plane crash


August 19th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Khartoum, Aug 19 (IANS) A total of 31 passengers were killed Sunday when a Sudanese civil plane carrying a ministerial delegation crashed in the country's South Kordofan state, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Anni Dewani’s South African killer gets 25 years jail


August 8th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A South African man accused of killing Indian-origin honeymooning bride Anni Dewani in that country has been jailed for 25 years.Mziwamadoda Qwabe pleaded guilty to murder, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Human life is precious, explain miners’s death: Court to Meghalaya


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 2 (IANS) The Shillong bench of the Gauhati High Court has registered a public interest litigation on the recent deaths of 15 coal miners in Meghalaya's South Garo ... Read more...

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15 miners killed in Meghalaya


July 11th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 10 (IANS) Fifteen coal miners drowned after they accidentally punctured the wall of an abandoned mine full of water in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills, an official said Tuesday."Fifteen ... Read more...

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Russian football to pay tribute to flood victims


July 9th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A minute's silence is to be observed ahead of Monday's first round of football matches in the Russian second tier in honour of the 171 ... Read more...

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Seven-foot tall woman draws crowds in Bengal


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Standing at over seven feet and weighing nearly 120 kg, 25-year-old Siddika Parvin from West Bengal's South Dinajpur district is hogging the limelight, specially after being ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Prison guards taken hostage in Sri Lanka


June 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military Friday prepared to launch an operation to rescue three prison guards taken hostage by inmates of a prison in the north of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India’s mining scenario chaotic: Rights group


June 14th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) India's government has systematically failed to ensure that the country's multi-billion-dollar mining industry adheres to key human rights and environmental laws, an international rights watchdog said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Climate change led to mammoth extinction in Russia


June 13th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prehistoric hunters are not to blame for mammoths becoming extinct in Russia's far eastern region, a new joint Russian-American study has said.The reason why mammoths ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

7 killed, 16 injured in Bengal accident


June 9th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) Seven people, including a woman and two children of the same family, were killed and 16 others injured after the pickup van they were travelling in ... Read more...

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CPI-M ex-MP says supporters, driver attacked in Bengal


June 8th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) CPI-M leader and former MP Sujan Chakroborty Friday alleged his driver and supporters were attacked by Trinamool Congress supporters, in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district earlier ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Woman killed over a goat in Bengal


June 7th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) Enraged over a neighbour's goat nibbling some plants in his garden, a man battered to death the owner of the animal in West Bengal's south Dinajpur ... Read more...

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Rebels kill policeman, injure three in Meghalaya


May 30th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 30 (IANS) A policeman was shot dead and three of his colleagues critically wounded in a gunbattle with rebels in a forest area in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh, Mamata steal show in KKR’s Eden party


May 29th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took the centre-stage at the celebrations of Kolkata Knight Riders' maiden Indian Premier ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ekta Kapoor’s media school to open in capital


May 28th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) She has provided a platform to many actors and technicians through her successful TV shows and films, and even trained showbiz aspirants through her ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills NATO troops, children near market


May 21st, 2012 - 1:53 am ICT by BNO News
TARIN KOT, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing two coalition service members and two Afghan children, officials said. A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sudan ready for talks with South Sudan: Russia


May 1st, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sudan has informed Moscow of its readiness to start negotiations with South Sudan to settle their conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.Lavrov revealed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

CBI probe recommended against Yeddyurappa kin (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A Supreme Court-appointed panel Friday recommended to the apex court that payments made by mining companies to establishments linked to close relatives of former Karnataka ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Eight civilians killed in Sudan’s weekend bombings of South Sudan


April 18th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by BNO News
DARFUR, SOUTH SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least eight civilians were killed and nearly two dozen others were injured when Sudanese forces carried out airstrikes in the newly-independent nation of South Sudan, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Japanese bank to roll out palm scanning ATMs


April 15th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Last year thousands of quake victims fled homes in Japan, leaving their cash cards behind in the hurly burly of survival. Luckily, one bank has the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

DuPont opens ballistics facility in India


April 12th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) US multinational DuPont Thursday announced the opening of its world-class integrated ballistics facility in India to manufacture and test sophisticated materials for protection from bombs ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

1,000 yachts raided in Italy to nab tax cheats


April 4th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 4 (IANS/AKI) Italy's war on tax cheats moved to the sea where police ran checks on the owners of almost 1,000 yachts docked or sailing off of the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Roadside bomb kills NATO soldier in southern Afghanistan


March 27th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- A coalition service member was killed on Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. Few other details ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Human Rights Watch hails India


March 19th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Human Rights Watch Monday hailed India's decision to vote against Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva over a "war crimes" ... Read more...

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Samsung launches smart TV for Indian market


March 18th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 18 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Sunday launched smart television for the Indian market that would allow users to control TV through voice or motion commands.Users can turn the TV ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Now, an all India guide map on snakes


March 15th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) With 46,900 people in India succumbing to snake bites in a year, an NGO has now come up with the novel 'All India Snake Guide Map' ... Read more...

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22 children die in Switzerland accident (Second Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 14 (IANS) A horrific bus accident inside a tunnel in Switzerland killed 22 children and six adults returning to Belgium after a skiing holiday.As many as 24 children ... Read more...

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