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China establishes new city


July 24th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China Tuesday established a new city on an island that is in the disputed South China Sea.The city of Sansha on Yongxing island is in the ... Read more...

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Pushkar is where it’s kosher for Israeli tourists (Travel Feature)


July 5th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Pushkar (Rajasthan), July 5 (IANS) Signboards and menus in Hebrew, shopkeepers greeting visitors with "shalom" and familiar food like humus, wraps and soup with dumplings. It's a mini Israel out ... Read more...

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Child rights panel seeks report on abandoned borewells


June 24th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India's apex child rights panel has sought a report from the water resources ministry on abandoned borewells that have turned into death traps for children ... Read more...

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15 dead as dust storms lash Pakistan (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Strong dust storms lashed various parts of Pakistan Tuesday, killing at least 15 people, including five children, media reports said.Dozens of people were injured in various ... Read more...

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Dust storms kill 10 in Pakistan


June 6th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Strong dust storms lashed various parts of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Balochistan provinces Tuesday, killing at least 10 people, media reports said.Dozens of people were ... Read more...

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Kerala announces strict measures against bio-piracy


April 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) Wednesday announced strict measures to prevent bio-piracy.K.P. Laladhas, member-secretary of the newly-constituted board, said that a few important decisions have ... Read more...

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Bigelow’s Osama film shooting gets hostile ride in Chandigarh


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 2 (IANS) Anti-Pakistan and anti-Osama bin Laden slogans, a Hollywood film crew running for cover, police reinforcements rushing in... this is not exactly what Oscar-winning Hollywood director Kathryn ... Read more...

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Kolkata shop owners urged to use Bengali in signboards


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) With the Kolkata civic agency urging owners of shops and offices to use Bengali in their signboards, the city's intellectuals Thursday called for the use of ... Read more...

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Why this barber loves the Jaipur jamboree


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) For Satyanarain, books and authors have nothing to do with his love for the Jaipur Literature Festival. Unlike the thousands of people from across the globe ... Read more...

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Damage by cyclone Thane to lower general insurers’ profits


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 3 (IANS) Insurance claims after Cyclone Thane crossed Cuddalore on the Tamil Nadu coast last week leaving a trail of death and destruction could bring down profits of ... Read more...

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Kolkata police ‘humming’ Kolaveri to rein in errant bikers


December 27th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Smitten by the national rage "Kolaveri Di" sung by south Indian film star Dhanush, the Kolkata traffic police is literally humming 'Why this herogiri di?' these ... Read more...

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‘Odisha’ it is - with sweets and shrugs!


November 5th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 5 (IANS) As the state formally changed its anglicised name of Orissa to Odisha, people distributed sweets, burst firecrackers and went about altering their letterheads and signboards ... Read more...

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Railway amenities panel stresses on tackling blockades


October 16th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Keeping in mind the increasing instances of railway blockades causing inconvenience to passengers, the Indian Railways' Passenger Amenities Committee has recommended that a proper mechanism be ... Read more...

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People question government spending in Chinese province


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) A plan to replace traffic signs in a Chinese province with new ones at a total cost of 100 million yuan ($15.54 million) has stirred a ... Read more...

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Soon, Goa tourist hubs on your mobile phone


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 23 (IANS) If you are planning that trip to Goa, you can soon quit browsing through bulky travel guides. Now, all the information on the state's beaches, heritage ... Read more...

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After temples, Goa church wants strict code for tourists


June 17th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) A week after a popular temple here banned the entry of foreigners and scantily clad tourists, Goa's most renowned church Basilica of Bom Jesus is considering ... Read more...

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Himachal to fine tourists urinating in the open


April 11th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharampur, April 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Police are dealing with pollution of a different kind - tourists who urinate in the open despite the existence of washrooms.The roadsides along the ... Read more...

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Revamped Wankhede waits for another slice of history


March 17th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) There is the smell of fresh paint and sawdust in the precincts of the brand new, swanky Wankhede Stadium. Still, hundreds of people are working ... Read more...

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From humble cycle, he gives lessons in Queen’s English


March 4th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) He stands in front of his bicycle, which is equipped with a loudspeaker, a microphone, some posters and signboards. "I am sure you would not have ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka set to erase colonial name ‘Ceylon’ from state institutions


January 3rd, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan 3(ANI): The Sri Lankan government has reportedly decided to change the names of all state institutions still bearing the nation's former British colonial name, 'Ceylon'.The decision comes 39 years after ... Read more...

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New speed limit rules for Abu Dhabi roads


December 31st, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 30 (IANS/WAM) New rules on speed limits on all roads in the emirate of Abu Dhabi will be enforced from Saturday, an official said.The rules were approved by the ... Read more...

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Kashmir: The media myths and the reality


December 4th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.4 (ANI): For those looking at the state from outside, Kashmir is an enigma. It represents a complex mosaic of thoughts and emotions, of diverse beliefs and opinions about its ... Read more...

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New-look Paharganj ready for Games visitors


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Talk of Paharganj in central Delhi, and typically what springs to mind are crowded roads cramped with shops selling every conceivable merchandise, small and often ... Read more...

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State Bank of India ties up with Oxigen to promote kiosk banking


September 16th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Sept.16 (ANI-Business Wire India): Oxigen Services Pvt. Ltd and support company "Sahyog Micro Finance Foundation" today announced a unique tie-up with State Bank of India (SBI) to offer banking services ... Read more...

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Delhi flood alert: CM Dikshit appeals people not to panic


September 10th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): Playing down the imminent flood threat in the region, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday appealed to the people to not to panic, and said the ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s ‘dabbawalas’ learn English, use of computers


September 6th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
By Sanjeev ShuklaMumbai, Sep. 6 (ANI): Mumbai's famed 'dabbawalas', or tiffin suppliers are now getting special training in the English language as well as in the use of computers to enable them ... Read more...

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Court query on radiation checks in scrap markets


July 7th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday questioned the central government on the mechanism being followed to monitor the capital's scrap markets for preventing people from being exposed to ... Read more...

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Delhi to have designated autorickshaw stands


June 10th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The national capital will soon get more than 200 designated autorickshaw stands to prevent the three-wheelers from halting and parking at random, affecting the traffic flow, the ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey Urges To Support No Phone Zone Day, Texas Embarks Upon It


May 3rd, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Texas, May 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) No is an invalid option when you have Oprah Winfrey in the picture. The vivacious talk show host and her ''No Phone Zone Day' has ... Read more...

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After over 21 years, Suu Kyi’s party bids farewell to Burmese politics


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Burma's National League for Democracy (NLD), which sprang to life on a wave of opposition to military rule more than 21 years ago, has said that it will ... Read more...

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Vidarbha, Telengana ’states’ welcome motorists at border (With Images)


January 16th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Jan 16 (IANS) Hundreds of motorists entering or leaving Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh were surprised to find new colourful hoardings welcoming them to new "states" of Vidarbha and Telangana Saturday. A ... Read more...

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Gurgaon’s unregistered realty dealers could face penal action


January 6th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon/Chandigarh, Jan 6 (IANS) Property dealers and real estate agents in Gurgaon not registering themselves with the district administration will face penal action, officials said here Wednesday. Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Rajinder Kataria said ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s tourism minister told not all Indians speak English


October 29th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct. 29 (ANI): Malaysia's Tourism Ministry has been urged to install Tamil signboards and announcements at airports in order to cater to non-English speaking Indians.The Star quoted Malaysian Indian Congress ... Read more...

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Court seeks explanation from Punjab BJP legislator


October 26th, 2009 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 26 (IANS) Acting on a contempt of court petition, Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday sought an explanation from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Amritsar, Anil Joshi, for ... Read more...

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Shanghai to replace its notorious Chinglish signboards before World Expo


October 23rd, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Shanghai, Oct. 23 (ANI): As Shanghai gets ready to host four million foreign visitors for the next year's World Expo, the city plans to get rid of poorly translated English signs boards ... Read more...

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