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Cash-strapped Punjab scraps LTC for one year


August 31st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) Faced with a financial crunch, the Punjab government Friday announced that all leave travel concession for its officers and staff was being withdrawn for one year."The ... 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 |

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...

Posted in Politics |

Taj Corridor case (To go with: Court scraps probe against Mayawati, BSP chief elated)


July 6th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
A case was filed against Bahujan Samaj party supremo Mayawati soon after her third stint as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh came to an end in 2003. She was accused of ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan scraps visas for 44 nations


June 14th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan's parliament approved a draft law Thursday scrapping entry visa requirements for the citizens of 44 states for a stay of less than 60 days.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Air India tries to stabilise operation, scraps 10 more flights


May 15th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Air India Tuesday tried to stabilise its international operations by clubbing flights to destinations in Europe and the US as the pilots' strike continued ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu scraps power joint venture, BHEL surprised (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Taking the state-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) by surprise, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday scrapped the 1,600 MW power joint venture with ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tamil Nadu scraps power joint venture with BHEL


February 24th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday scrapped the 1,600 MW power project joint venture with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and announced that the government ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India’s exports rose 33.2 percent in Apr-Nov


December 9th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) India's exports rose by 33.2 percent to $192.7 billion in the first eight months of 2011-12 while imports during the same period increased to $309.5 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Yoko Ono to bring multimedia art to India


December 4th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A multimedia exhibition featuring public art installtions and conventional art, as also performances by Yoko Ono, wife of late Beatles icon John Lennon, will bring ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Gaddafi scavenged for food in his final days


November 8th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 8 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi scavenged for food and hid in abandoned houses during his final days, it was reported here.Gaddafi, who ruled Libya for 42 years, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Miller, Parker donates shoes to charity


August 17th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Actresses Sienna Miller and Sarah Jessica Parker have donated shoes to a charity called the Small Steps Project, run by former celebrity journalist Amy Hanson.The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Woman killed, eaten by lion in Kenya reserve


July 20th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) A woman has been killed and eaten by a lion in her home after it escaped from a reserve in Kenya, a media report said.Officials, who ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mamata scraps land acquisition in Rajarhat


June 24th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday announced that there will be no more land acquisition in Rajarhat area of North 24 Parganas district that ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Apple scraps DUI apps


June 10th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) iPad maker Apple has taken a stand against apps that encourage users to drive while being drunk. Apple said such apps will not be allowed on ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Insurers relieved as Tamil Nadu scraps health scheme


June 10th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 10 (IANS) The AIADMK government's decision to scrap the Kalaignar Health Insurance Scheme in Tamil Nadu has come as a blessing in disguise for the participating insurance companies ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

McLaren scraps car’s radical exhaust system days before Oz Grand Prix


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 23 (ANI): McLaren bosses have scrapped the car's radical exhaust system just days before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.The duo's Woking outfit has been forced ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Madonna’s butt revealing attire leaves daughter Lourdes embarrassed


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): Madonna is said to have embarrassed her daughter Lourdes on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscars party with her bottom revealing attire.Madonna, 52, wore a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cabinet scraps ISRO-Devas deal


February 17th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The government Thursday terminated the deal between Antrix, the commercial arm of space agency ISRO, and private company Antrix on allocation of the S-band spectrum. The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Oz woman jailed for 10-yrs for masterminding ‘house of horror’ ordeal


February 11th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 11 (ANI): A woman in Australia, who is said to have masterminded a cruel regime of starvation "beyond comprehension" of five children in her care, has been jailed for 10-years.Tania ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scribbled thoughts reveal Michelangelo was a tortured poet


December 6th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): He was known for his extraordinary achievements in sculpture and painting, but Michelangelo was apparently a tortured poet - a relatively unknown fact to the world.Now, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Meet the man who lived as ‘Marilyn Monroe’ in his past life!


December 1st, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): At first sight, Chris Vicens looks like any other man, but what you don't know is that he once lived as the blonde bombshell herself, Marilyn Monroe, at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Woman sold as sex slave for old car


November 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) A French couple sold their daughter for a used car. She was subjected to sexual and physical abuses for three years that included hiring out for sex to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Teen daughter sold in exchange for car used as sex slave for 3 years


November 17th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): In a shocking incident, a couple allegedly traded in their daughter for a used car to another family who used her as a sex slave for three years.A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fergie scraps plans to name Roo Man U skipper


September 7th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.7 (ANI): A furious Alex Ferguson has scrapped plans to make Wayne Rooney Manchester United's next captain after the striker bedded a 1,200-pound-a-night hooker.According to The Mirror, Ferguson is "bitterly ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Congress scraps plan to show black flags to Gadkari


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 2 (IANS) The Congress party Thursday withdrew its decision to show black flags to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari who is scheduled to tour Chhattisgarh for two ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Foreign diplomats abusing immunity by keeping domestic slaves


August 30th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Foreign diplomats are taking undue advantage of their immunity to keep domestic help as slaves in Britain, an investigation has revealed.The workers, mostly African and Asian, are forced ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Robbie Williams ’scraps honeymoon plans’


August 20th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 20 (ANI): Robbie Williams has cancelled his honeymoon abroad in favour of a relaxing break in the house with wife Ayda and their dogs.The newlyweds were planning to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

CAT scraps promotion given to four IPS officers


August 19th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Thursday declared null and void the promotion given to four senior police officers of West Bengal cadre last year. The state government has decided ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Malaysia scraps visa on arrival facility for Indians, Chinese


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya, Aug 3 (ANI): Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said the visa-on-arrival (VOA) facility offered to visitors from eight countries, including India has been scrapped permanently because it was open to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jessica Simpson’s beau scraps school plans to stay close to her


August 1st, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 01 (ANI): American singer Jessica Simpson's footballer boyfriend has cancelled his plans of enrolling in a business program at the University of Pennsylvania, as he wants to stay close to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Man-made garbage turns space into comsic dump yard


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 22 (ANI): About 500,000 pieces of man-made garbage, from tiny scraps of metal to discarded fuel tanks as large as a bus, have made the space look like a cosmic ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Myleene Klass scraps wedding plans


July 21st, 2010 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) British singer Myleene Klass has cancelled her plans to walk down the aisle with fiance as she fears that marriage will ruin their relationship. The former "Hear'Say" band ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Vermont Scrap-Wood Dinosaur Under Threat


July 13th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Vermont, July 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Call it a piece of art or a mass of assembled wooden planks and scraps, the 25-foot-tall and 122-foot-long scrap wood dinosaur named "Vermontasaurus" is ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Britain scraps tests for nurses from EU


July 12th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Foreign nurses in Britain will no longer need to sit for rigorous competence exams before treating patients, as European Union (EU) rules demand that the tests be axed, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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