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Andhra police chief orders probe into hostage drama (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's police chief Thursday ordered a probe into the incident in Hyderabad in which a suspended police constable took a senior police official hostage for ... Read more...

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Constable apologizes for taking senior hostage


September 13th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) A suspended police constable who took a senior police official hostage here Wednesday night has apologized for his behaviour.Giriprasad Sharma, a suspended head constable with the ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi tourism eyes Russian market


September 12th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 12 (IANS/WAM) A UAE delegation will participate in a Russian travel show next week in a bid to attract more tourists to the country.The 16-member delegation will ... Read more...

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TV series to capture Yuvraj Singh’s journey, victory over cancer


September 5th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) His highs, his lows, his struggles and his successful battle against cancer - cricketer Yuvraj Singh's journey has been captured in a three-part series "Zindagi Abhi ... Read more...

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Tractor sales to pick up from October: Escorts


September 5th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Tractor sales, which have been flat for about six months due to a delayed monsoon, are expected to pick up from October following recent rains, agri-machinery ... Read more...

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China has 1.06 bn mobile phone connections


August 28th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) China has a staggering 1.06 billion mobile phone accounts, authorities said.Of these, 183.8 million subscribed to 3G network services, the industry and information technology ministry said.In ... Read more...

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South Korea’s consumer confidence weakens


August 27th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 27 (IANS) South Korea's consumer confidence weakened in August amid lingering uncertainties at home and abroad, data by the central bank showed Monday.The consumer sentiment index (CSI), which ... Read more...

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Kachroo ragging case: Convicts may return to college


August 23rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) The four medical college students convicted of ragging to death their junior, Aman Kachroo, in Himachal Pradesh may soon return to the classroom.The state government freed the ... Read more...

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India to make fresh start against New Zealand (Preview)


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The Indian cricket team will be without two of its finest stalwarts - Rahul Dravid and V.V.S. Laxman - when it takes the field against ... Read more...

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Looking to start in a positive mood, says Dhoni


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the team was looking to start in a positive mode the two-match Test series against New Zealand, which begins ... Read more...

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Cuba receives over 1.8 mn visitors


August 21st, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 21 (IANS) Cuba received more than 1.8 million overseas visitors in the first seven months of 2012, an increase of over 5 percent compared with the previous same ... Read more...

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China’s FDI inflow falls for second month (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in China fell for the second consecutive month in July as global economic woes continued to weigh heavily.The FDI Beijing drew last ... Read more...

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Volvo cars sales shrink in China


August 16th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 16 (IANS) The number of vehicles produced by Volvo and sold in China shrank by 28.4 percent in the Chinese market in July as compared to the same ... Read more...

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Vietnam among top pepper exporters


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 14 (IANS) Vietnam remains among the world's top pepper exporting nations, with 77,000 tonnes of spice exported in the first seven months of this year.The country earned $532 ... Read more...

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Bangladesh frees three Indians after seven months


August 14th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 14 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities Tuesday released three Indians, who had been arrested after their speeding car crashed into the Akhaurah checkpost on the India-Bangladesh border on Dec 27 ... Read more...

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Kenny G files for divorce


August 14th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Jazz musician Kenny G has filed for divorce from his wife of 20 years. They separated seven months ago.The 56-year-old, whose real name is Kenneth ... Read more...

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Banker nicks over $1 million in Britain


August 14th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A bank employee in Britain has been arrested for allegedly stealing 720,000 pounds (over $1 million) from his branch, without letting his bosses realise the continuing ... Read more...

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China’s power consumption slows down


August 14th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) China's power consumption growth slowed further in July, as the country's factory activity and industrial output posted weaker growth amid the economic downturn, authorities said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Road accidents killed 14,000 Russians in 2012


August 14th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 14,000 people have died in traffic accidents in Russia since the beginning of the year, police statistics show.More than 107,000 road accidents resulting in ... Read more...

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More foreign travellers opting for visa on arrival


August 13th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A total of 941 visas were issued under the Visa on Arrival (VoA) scheme in July 2012 as compared to 820 visas in July last ... Read more...

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China’s July exports slow sharply (Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China's export growth slowed sharply in July to a six-month low following dwindling demand from Europe and Japan, official data showed Friday.Exports rose 1 percent year ... Read more...

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China’s Producer Price Index goes down


August 9th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China's Producer Price Index (PPI), a main gauge of inflation at the wholesale level, fell 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, the National Bureau ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: Tragic end for Delhi family


August 7th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) This Diwali, Lokinder Kaur's 16-year-long wait would have ended for her husband Ranjit Singh. But destiny had something else in store for Kaur who will never ... Read more...

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‘US-led war games detrimental to Asia-Pacific stability’


August 5th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) US troops have been "massively and incessantly" engaged in military exercises in the Asia-Pacific region since the start of the year, and this has sent a ... Read more...

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Cuba approves new tax law


July 24th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 24 (IANS) The Cuban parliament has approved a new tax law designed to cope with the country's growing private sector.The Tax System Act, which stipulates 25 categories of ... Read more...

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Bus driver jailed for filming up skirts of schoolgirls


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 23 (IANS) A 48-year-old Japanese-origin bus driver in Sydney has been sentenced to seven months in prison for secretly filming up the skirts of schoolgirls as they boarded ... Read more...

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Spanish royals cut their own pay


July 18th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 18 (IANS/EFE) Spain's King Juan Carlos decided to cut his salary and that of Crown Prince Felipe by 7.1 percent in line with government-mandated reductions in pay for ... Read more...

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Pay cut spurs more protests by Spanish public employees


July 17th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 17 (IANS/EFE) Protests by public employees against the Spanish government's decision to cut their pay as part of a new austerity package continued here Monday.Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's ... Read more...

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Adele’s due date is in September


July 11th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Adele’s due date is in September. She is expecting her first child with Simon Konecki. Both of them wanted to keep the pregnancy a secret for ... Read more...

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Chinese family gets compensation for forced abortion


July 11th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) The family of a young Chinese woman forced to have a late-term abortion has agreed to settle the case out of court after their town ... Read more...

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Adele to give birth in september ?


July 11th, 2012 - 6:58 am ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) Singer Adele, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki, is reportedly due to give birth in September.The "Someone Like You" singer is seven ... Read more...

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Dismissed Belgaum council members seek Thackeray’s support


July 8th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Days after Karnataka's Bharatiya Janta Party government dismissed the elected council of Belgaum's civic body, former mayor Manda Balekundri Sunday met Shiv Sena supremo Bal ... Read more...

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Turn around dysfunctional ties with US: Pakistani daily


July 5th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan and the US should grasp the opportunity presented by the reopening of NATO supply routes to "turn a dysfunctional relationship into one that can ... Read more...

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Boxing may replace European football in volatile Dagestan


July 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian boxing promoter Vladimir Hrunov has vowed to give sports fans in the southern region of Dagestan something to shout about after the local football ... Read more...

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China non-manufacturing sector’s growth picks up


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) China's non-manufacturing sector grew at a faster rate in June as the world's second-largest economy showed signs of stabilizing.The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) of China's non-manufacturing ... Read more...

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