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30 injured in clashes in front of US embassy in Egypt


September 13th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 13 (IANS) At least 30 people were injured in clashes in front of the US embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, the state TV reported Thursday, quoting ... Read more...

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South African president orders probe in mine shootout


August 18th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 18 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has issued an order to probe the platinum mine shootout which left 34 people dead and over 78 injured."I have decided ... Read more...

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Five held in Karnataka for spreading rumours: Shettar (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Aug 17 (IANS) Karnataka Police have arrested five people and are hunting for four more for spreading rumours of an impending attack on people from the northeast in ... Read more...

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British man arrested for theft in Goa


August 12th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) A British national was arrested Sunday for breaking into a supermarket in the coastal beach village of Anjuna in Goa and stealing goods worth several thousand ... Read more...

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Polish court to hear appeals by jailed Russian fans


July 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Warsaw will hold hearings Tuesday on the appeal by three Russian football fans jailed in Poland on charges of hooliganism during Euro ... Read more...

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Update on new technologies, IAF officers advised


July 9th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) With the Indian Air Force (IAF) all set to add new assets worth several crores of rupees in the coming years, officers and airmen ... Read more...

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Arrested DMK leaders, cadres released (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Several prominent DMK leaders, including M.K. Stalin, T.R. Baalu, Dayanidhi Maran and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, along with several thousand of party cadres were let out ... Read more...

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Seven Russian fans remain in Polish custody


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Seven Russian football supporters remain in the custody of Polish police from the two dozen detained during Euro 2012 clashes in Poland last month, the ... Read more...

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Kanwar Yatra not to go beyond Haridwar


June 19th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 19 (IANS) In a major move to decongest traffic during the month-long yatra by Shiva devotees, the Uttarakhand government Tuesday announced that Kanwariyas will not be allowed to ... Read more...

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Alleged Polish hooligan leader detained: Police


June 16th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Warsaw police have arrested the suspected ringleader of the Polish attacks on Russian fans at Euro 2012 football championship, spokesman Maciej Karczynski said Saturday.More than ... Read more...

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‘Mount indefinite protests over lenient Mubarak sentence’


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian revolutionary movements have called for an indefinite protest in Tahrir Square in the centre of Cairo over "lenient" sentences handed to ousted president Hosni ... Read more...

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Mayawati government cheated people: Akhilesh


June 1st, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday accused the previous Mayawati government of corruption and alleged that it had "cheated" people."The previous government cheated the ... Read more...

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SC chides government over Bhopal’s toxic waste


May 28th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday chided the central government for not doing anything for disposing off toxic waste for 28 years since the 1984 Bhopal gas ... Read more...

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Former UP minister booked for duping sportsmen


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh police has filed a complaint against former minister and Mayawati aide Lalji Verma after several sportsmen accused him of duping them on the ... Read more...

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Recalling the 2004 tsunami that devastated Aceh


April 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) The massive earthquake that shook Indonesia Wednesday brought back terrifying memories of the 2004 tsunami that swept through Aceh province.A 9.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the ... Read more...

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Communal literature at PM’s rally in Goa?


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) Controversies surrounding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's election rally in Goa two days ago simply refuse to die.Election officials said they have asked police and other ... Read more...

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Rahul spares none — Mayawati, Mulayam, BJP


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Feb 23 (IANS) On the day of the fifth round of polling for a new Uttar Pradesh assembly, Congress star Rahul Gandhi Thursday told thousands not to trust ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas tragedy survivors sit-in to move to Delhi


January 20th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 20 (IANS) The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy Friday suspended their 18-day sit-in here to protest inadequate compensation and announced they would soon shift it to ... Read more...

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Pune bids tearful adieu to Anuj Bidve (Lead, changing dateline)


January 7th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 7 (IANS) Thousands of Pune citizens braved the cold to join the family and relatives of Anuj Bidve, an Indian student slain in Britain, at his last ... Read more...

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255 kills for US military’s deadliest sniper


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) With 255 confirmed kills, Chris Kyle is the deadliest sniper in US military history, a media report said Tuesday.Kyle hesitated the first time he killed a ... Read more...

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Hazare pulls crowds as rally starts from Juhu beach (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Several thousand people joined social crusader Anna Hazare Tuesday as he started a rally from Juhu beach to the MMRDA ground in Bandra-Kurla Complex here ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off Tonga, no damage reported


December 26th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by BNO News
HIHIFO, TONGA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Tonga on early Monday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The ... Read more...

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100 snakes, 70 tortoises found in German hotel


December 12th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police found 100 snakes, 70 tortoises and 20 frogs in a hotel room in the western German city of Cologne, local media said Sunday.The discovery ... Read more...

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Unemployed Goa youths cleaning toilets abroad: Speaker


December 5th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Unemployment is making youngsters in Goa desperate and forcing them to "clean toilets in countries abroad", state assembly Speaker Pratapsing Rane said Monday.Speaking to reporters at ... Read more...

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Holidaying Russians can vote in Goa for poll back home


November 27th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 27 (IANS) The 400-odd Russians living or holidaying in Goa will now get a chance to vote in parliamentary elections in their country next month, even as they ... Read more...

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Mining association admits to illegal exports from Goa


November 21st, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) An association of leading mine owners in Goa Monday admitted to illegal mining and exports of iron ore in Goa, but expressed concern over a ... Read more...

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400 Punjab educational institutes face closure?


November 17th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) Education became a booming business across Punjab over a decade with the agrarian state's green fields giving way to sprawling campuses of scores of educational institutions, ... Read more...

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Arctic ice shelf might have broken up before


October 26th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Researchers think a Canadian ice shelf had broken up 1,400 years ago, long before industrialisation impacted the planet.A study of sedimentary material on the bottom of ... Read more...

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Baboons quite capable of reasoning


September 25th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Monkeys are capable of making analogies and may be capable of thinking, a new study has shown.A cat takes care of a kitten and a bird ... Read more...

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Brazilians protest against corruption


September 21st, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people demonstrated Tuesday in downtown Rio de Janeiro against corruption in a citizens' mobilization convened via Internet social networks.Participating in the protest, ... Read more...

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Goan convention in London to discuss environment degradation back home


July 17th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Thousands of Goans scattered all over the world will converge in London next week to voice concerns over rampant mining and corruption in Goa and issues ... Read more...

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‘Goa-Oman direct flights could ease Goan NRI woes’


July 5th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) Goa's Dabolim International Airport has been earmarked as an additional port of call for commercial planes from Oman, Goa's commissioner for Non-Resident Indian (NRI) affairs Eduardo ... Read more...

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12,000 evacuated due to floods in US state


June 26th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS/EFE) A swollen river in the US state of North Dakota has flooded nearly 4,000 homes and forced the evacuation of more than 12,000 people, officials said.The ... Read more...

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World Bank aid to improve engineering education in Karnataka


June 24th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 24 (IANS) The World Bank will provide Rs.228 crore to promote quality engineering education in Karnataka and 14 engineering colleges will benefit from it, state Higher Education Minister ... Read more...

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Medvedev approves Russian-US plutonium disposal deal


June 7th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has approved amendments to an agreement with the US to dispose of excess weapons-grade plutonium, the Rossiiskaya Gazeta government daily ... Read more...

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