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Green Revolution pioneer Norman Borlaug dies at 95


September 13th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Renowned American agricultural scientist and Nobel laureate Norman E. Borlaug, who played a major role in developing disease-resistant wheat used to fight famine in poor countries, has died ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IAF helicopters resume search for YSR


September 3rd, 2009 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 3 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters Thursday resumed search operations for the helicopter carrying Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, nearly 24 hours after it went missing ... Read more...

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Taliban chief Mehsud may be dead: Rehman Malik


August 7th, 2009 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) The Taliban chief of Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud might have been killed along with his wife and bodyguards in a drone attack, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Thursday ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Action man Putin ties transmitter on whale


August 3rd, 2009 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Chkalov Island (Russia), Aug 3 (RIA Novosti) Keeping up his action man image, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has recently and set up a satellite transmitter on a white whale diving into ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

A Swiss chocolate that doesn’t melt


July 16th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 15 (IANS) A Swiss company has claimed to have developed a new chocolate that won't melt in hands or room temperature, and it eyes India and China as potential markets ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India beat West Indies by six wickets


July 4th, 2009 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
St. Lucia (Gros Islet), July 4 (IANS) A responsible knock of 46 from 34 balls by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni helped India to defeat West Indies by six wickets in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Naked passenger forces US plane to land


July 2nd, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) A 50-year-old man on board a US Airways jet en route to Los Angeles has been arrested after he stripped naked and ran around, forcing the plane to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Madoff gets 150 years for financial fraud


June 29th, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 29 (IANS) Bernard Madoff, the main accused in a $65-billion financial fraud, was Monday sentenced to 150 years in prison, the CNN reported. With the sentence, the maximum that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Four power centres Pakistan’s main problem: Cleric Fazl-ur Rehman


June 25th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Differences of opinion among the four power centres in Pakistan have come in the way of resolving the country's outstanding issues, a top cleric who plays a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Forces gain control of key mountain peak in Swat


June 21st, 2009 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have wrested control of a key mountain peak in the restive Swat valley following fierce fighting with militants, Geo TV reported Sunday. It was indispensable ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scoreboard: Sri Lanka vs. West Indies, semi-final, World Twenty20


June 20th, 2009 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20 at The Oval here ... Read more...

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Eight killed, 24 injured in Pakistan blast


June 14th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 24 injured in a blast Sunday in Pakistan's militancy-hit North West Frontier Province, Geo TV reported. The blast in Tijarat Ganj Market ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani warplanes bomb Baitullah Mehsud’s stronghold


June 13th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistani warplanes bombed a stronghold of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud in the South Waziristan tribal region Saturday morning, media reports said. Four fighter jets bombed parts of Makeen ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gunmen help 53 inmates flee Mexico prison


May 18th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 18 (EFE) Some 20 gunmen wearing police uniforms managed to enter a prison and helped 53 inmates escape in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, officials said. The incident occurred ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Moscow countdowns to Eurovision extravaganza


May 17th, 2009 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 16 (RIA Novosti) The glitzy Eurovision final gets underway later Saturday night at Moscow's Olympiyskiy Indoor Arena and promises to be the most extravagant and flamboyant song contest in its ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Iran denies arrested journalist is on hunger strike


April 28th, 2009 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 28 (IANS) Iran Tuesday rejected reports that the Iranian-American journalist who was convicted of spying for the US was on a hunger strike in prison, IRNA reported. "She is not on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Taliban behind ‘Toy’ bombing: Rahman Malik (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday accused the Taliban of carrying out the "toy bombing" in a northwesten district that took the lives of 13 innocent school children. "Taliban have conducted the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China tightens norms on share transfers in SOEs


April 16th, 2009 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 16 (Xinhua) China Thursday announced new regulations to tighten share transfers in state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in a bid to stop state assets ending up in private hands. The State-owned Assets Supervision ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New Zealand 254 for 7 at lunch in Wellington Test


April 7th, 2009 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 7 (IANS) With weather holding out and Sachin Tendulkar picking up two quick wickets, India were close to victory in the third and final cricket Test as New Zealand ... Read more...

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New Zealand 37 for 1 at lunch, need 617 to win third Test


April 6th, 2009 - 8:46 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 6 (IANS) New Zealand were 37 for one at lunch, chasing an improbable 617 runs to win the third and final cricket Test to square the series here at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Protesters scuffle with police in London


April 1st, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (DPA) Angry protesters shouting "Shame on you" and "Storm the banks" were involved in scuffles with police outside the Bank of England during anti-globalisation demonstrations in London Wednesday. Thousands of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lunch Scoreboard: India vs. New Zealand, Day Four, First Test


March 21st, 2009 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Hamilton, March 21 (IANS) Scoreboard at lunch on the fourth day of the first cricket Test between India and New Zealand at Seddon Park here Saturday. New Zealand first innings 279India ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rulers don’t want independent judiciary: Imran Khan


March 15th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 15 (IANS) Former Pakistani cricketer and the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan Sunday said the present government did not want independent judiciary in the country. The government "is trying ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Brazilian president slams excommunications over minor’s abortion


March 7th, 2009 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 7 (IANS) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has criticised a Catholic archbishop for excommunicating the mother of a nine-year-old girl who had an abortion after being ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pakistani cleric sets deadline for Islamic courts in Swat


March 1st, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Maulana Sufi Muhammad, the chief of a banned Islamic group who is acting as a peacemaker in Pakistan's restive Swat Valley, Sunday set a March 15 deadline for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Attack during football match kills six in Guatemala


February 20th, 2009 - 4:25 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Feb 20 (IANS) Six people were killed and 11 wounded when a gang opened fire on players and fans at a football match in Guatemala City, EFE reported Friday. Two ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Death fatwa against Rushdie still valid, says Iran


February 11th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 11 (IANS) Iran Wednesday said the fatwa to kill British-Indian author Salman Rushdie was still valid even after 20 years of its issuance, IRNA news agency reported. The fatwa ordering the ... Read more...

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Iran ready for fair dialogue with US : Ahmadinejad (Second lead)


February 10th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 10 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday said his country was ready for dialogue with the US provided the talks were based on mutual respect and conducted in a fair ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bolivian president enacts new constitution


February 8th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
El Alto (Bolivia), Feb 8 (IANS) Bolivian President Evo Morales has enacted a new constitution that he says will "refound" the country on the basis of unity, equality and dignity and put ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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