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Taj sparkles in rain, Agra totters (Letter from Agra)


August 29th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 29 (IANS) Is this really a World Heritage city? This was the question most tourists were asking after a massive downpour left the Taj city in shambles, exposing ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UP to upgrade and modernise autopsy centres


August 26th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh, where over 2,000 people die of unnatural causes every month, has undertaken an ambitious project to upgrade and modernise its post-mortem centres, most of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Crack of dawn start for Chandy, ministers


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) It was an early start to the day for Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and five of his ministers who reached office at 5 a.m. Tuesday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Flying to Rome without passport was easy, says boy


July 26th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) An 11-year-old boy who had no passport or boarding pass and flew to Rome alone after walking unchallenged through airport security says "getting on the plane ... Read more...

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Rebuilding education from the ruins: Afghan minister (Interview)


July 1st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) As Afghanistan engages in rebuilding its educational institutions destroyed by the Taliban, bringing women back into schools and colleges continues to be a challenge, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

IIT-Delhi alumni reject new entrance test formula


June 28th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) IIT Delhi Alumni Association Thursday rejected the human resource development (HRD) ministry's new formula for tests for entrance into the premier institutes and demanded a ... Read more...

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Akhilesh accuses Mayawati of derailing development


May 13th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akilesh Yadav Saturday attacked his predecessor Mayawati for derailing and obstructing development in the state.On a day-long visit to Etawah, his ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

4 Left legislators willing to cross over: Kerala UDF leader


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 23 (IANS) Kerala government chief whip and veteran United Democratic Front (UDF) legislator P.C.George Monday alleged that four legislators from the CPI-M-led opposition are ready to cross over ... Read more...

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Antony should quit: Achuthanandan


March 30th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) Leader of opposition and veteran CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan Friday said Defence Minister A.K. Antony should resign in the wake of "the biggest ever scams" that ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Congress game for ’secular government’ in UP: Jaiswal (Interview)


March 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) In an implicit admission that the Congress may not do as well as it wanted to, central Steel Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal Monday said it ... Read more...

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CPI-M aims to vibe more with sympathisers, minorities


February 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (IANS) Pinarayi Vijayan, who created a record of sorts by getting elected as the state secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the fifth consecutive ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US President Barack Obama previews the State of the Union address


January 24th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jan 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama has previewed his State of the Union address and he is all set to make an appeal to the US citizens to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Uttar Pradesh healthcare scam: Engineer shoots himself (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) The multi-crore National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam in Uttar Pradesh turned murkier Monday when a 55-year-old engineer, under probe for his alleged involvement ... Read more...

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Gujjar group appeals for restoration of Gurjar-era monuments


December 25th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 25 (IANS) A frontal organisation of Gujjars in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday expressed shock over deteriorating condition of monuments built by Gurjar-Pratihara kings in various parts of the ... Read more...

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80 houses gutted in Himachal (Second Lead)


December 24th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government announced a relief of Rs.200,000 to around 60 families whose houses were gutted in a devastating fire at a remote village in ... Read more...

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65 houses gutted in Himachal (Lead)


December 24th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 24 (IANS) A devastating fire gutted 65 houses and left an entire village in shambles in a remote part of Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district Saturday."More than 60 houses ... Read more...

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Musharraf to return to Pakistan in January


December 19th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, who is living in London in a self-imposed exile, has said he will return home in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India’s Sulabh gets top UN consultative status


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 3 (IANS) Recognizing Sulabh International's pioneering work in developing low-cost, environmental-friendly public toilet system, the United Nations has accorded its highest consultative status to the Indian NGO.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No discrimination against states, assures PM


October 22nd, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Faced with criticism of the government meting out step-motherly treatment to non-Congress states, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday assured chief ministers "there was no ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Malhotra wants CWG venues opened to sportspersons


September 27th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Tuesday cautioned the sports ministry that expensive stadiums built for the Commonwealth games may soon become "heritage sites" if they ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Attention, your honour: Delhi court complex in shambles


September 23rd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Withered walls, cracked roofs, non-functioning lifts, defunct water coolers and damaged furniture. Aftermath of an earthquake? Actually, it's the Tis Hazari district court complex in ... Read more...

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High court horror: Splattered blood, flying body parts


September 7th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Blood splattered on the street, tatters of what were till a few minutes ago litigants' papers, heart-wrenching wails, disfigured men raising hysterical screams -- what ... Read more...

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Goa trade body builds war chest to take on scam


August 30th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Unhappy with the Goa government's reluctance to probe the industrial plot scam engineered by Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) officials, an industries trade body is readying ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Congress slams Mayawati over attack on minor girl


June 19th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Slamming the Uttar Pradesh government and Chief Minister Mayawati over the blinding of a minor girl in the state when she resisted rape, the Congress ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Hockey national could go the Ranji Trophy way


June 15th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 15 (IANS) Hockey India will go the Indian cricket board's way and if its affiliates fall in line the next national championship will be played in two ... Read more...

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Police swoop on protest venue, Ramdev taken away (Lead)


June 5th, 2011 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Hundreds of police personnel swooped on the protest venue of yoga guru Ramdev here early Sunday and removed him after clashes with his supporters that ... Read more...

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West Bengal to make comprehensive sports policy


May 26th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) A comprehensive policy for all round development of West Bengal's sports and sportspersons is in the pipeline, said state Sports Minister Madan Mitra Wednesday."A proposal has ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Vote for Congress again for Assam’s development, says PM


April 7th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Barpeta (Assam), April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday appealed to people to vote the Congress into power again to ensure Assam's development, and urged them not ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Doors to militant groups open: PM (Lead)


April 2nd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhakuwakhana (Assam), April 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who campaigned for the Congress here Saturday, said the central government was open to talks with all militant groups and ... Read more...

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Australian police lose track of licensed weapons


March 6th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 6 (IANS) Police in Western Australia are faced with an awkward situation after losing track of thousands of weapons, forcing them to admit that its firearms licensing system ... Read more...

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BJP accuses UP Govt. of failing to maintain law and order


January 29th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Jan 29 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Government in Uttar Pradesh of failing miserably in maintaining law and order.BJP workers said ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Maa Exchange: Housewives Archana And Sujata At Their Best


January 20th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
'Maa Exchange' is a reality based show on Sony Entertainment Television where the participants are two mothers from totally different walks of life and they exchange places with each other ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Parveen Babi: The Palatial House In Junagarh Collapses


January 12th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Late Parveen Babi, the all time popular Bollywood star who expired a few years ago in Mumbai was a girl from one of the most popular families in the district ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cech says Chelsea has lost out on title hopes on current form


December 29th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 29 (ANI):Petr Cech says Chelsea have no hope of retaining title on current form.Cech said Chelsea have never been so bad and twisted the knife into coach Ancelotti by saying ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Return of the stone rage in Kashmir (2010 in Retrospect)


December 28th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Srinagar, Dec 28 (IANS) Over 110 people dead in firing by security forces on protesters, four months of crucial academic session washed out due to frequent curfews and shutdowns, business ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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