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Balanced lifestyle secret to healthy life later


September 21st, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A British study has found that a healthy old age depends on how much balanced lifestyle we maintain during prime years of life.It says careful eating, ... Read more...

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Old homes being renovated in Dubai


September 4th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 3 (IANS/WAM) The Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai has launched an initiative aimed at renovating old homes owned by families that include retired, the elderly and disabled ... Read more...

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Stalker threatens to kill Princess Diana’s butler


August 20th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) A 51-year-old Bulgarian threatened to assassinate Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell and also his sons and brother, a media report said.Slav Mitev, who made ... Read more...

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Pakistani parents found guilty of killing teenaged daughter


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The parents of a Pakistani-origin teenaged girl were Friday found guilty of murdering her because they believed she had brought shame on the family with her ... Read more...

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Russian kid found living with cows


July 28th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Social workers in Russia's western Urals region have taken into their care a five-year-old girl who spent most of her life in a cowshed.The girl's ... Read more...

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Planning Commission approves Himachal plan for next fiscal


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved a Rs.3,700 crore outlay for Himachal Pradesh for the financial year beginning April 1.A Planning Commission panel headed by Deputy ... Read more...

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Norway not to release Indian kids


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, March 22 (IANS) Norwegian authorities have said they cannot hand over two Indian kids in foster care to their uncle because of reports of "conflicts" in the family.A court ... Read more...

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Government support for social programmes has risen: Economic Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Government support for social programmes has continued to expand in various forms despite most social sector subjects falling within the purview of the states, ... Read more...

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Economic Survey 2011-12 highlights


March 15th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Highlights of the Economic Survey 2011-12 tabled in parliament by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday:- GDP growth estimated to be 6.9 percent in ... Read more...

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Man barred from being with daughter alone


March 7th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) A man in Britian has been banned from being alone with his eight-year-old daughter after he accidentally downloaded pornographic images of children.Scaffolder Nigel Robinson, 43, turned ... Read more...

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When Putin fielded 88 questions in 4.5 hours


December 16th, 2011 - 3:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin answered 88 questions during his annual live Q&A; session, which lasted for more than four and a half hours Thursday.The ... Read more...

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10-year-old boy kills kid of four


December 15th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) A 10-year-old boy in Sweden has confessed to killing a child of four by strangling him with a skipping rope after an argument, a media report ... Read more...

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UK Indian laced wife’s food with steroids to make her fat


November 3rd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) An Indian-origin man in Britain laced his wife's food with steroids in a bid to transform her into a fat, stay-at-home mother, a court has heard.Dalwara ... Read more...

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Women empowerment necessary, says ex-South Africa deputy president


August 8th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Women should be given due recognition for their work in politics, education and social services, former deputy president of South Africa Baleka Mbete said here ... Read more...

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Dhaka meet pledges action against autism


July 25th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) A global two-day conference on autism here Monday pledged to take coordinated actions against the developmental disorder in children, a media report said.Visiting chairperson of ... Read more...

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Population growth undermining Pakistan’s progress: Gilani


July 12th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) High population growth rate is undermining Pakistan's economic progress, says Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.On World Population Day Monday, Gilani called for steps to check ... Read more...

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Mayor in Italy gets 10 kg trash


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 2 (IANS/AKI) An Italian politician sent 10 kg of garbage by mail to the mayor of Naples, protesting a new decree that allows the city to export its ... Read more...

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Britain deports Pakistani convicted for child sex crimes


May 31st, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) A Pakistani national, convicted for child sex crimes in Britain, has been deported from the country, a media report said Tuesday.Zulfar Hussain, 48, admitted carrying out ... Read more...

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Indian-origin woman kills autistic son, jailed in Britain


April 2nd, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) A 45-year-old Indian-origin woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a British court for forcing her 12-year-old son to drink bleach.Satpal Kaur Singh, ... Read more...

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One in four Brits ‘most concerned’ about immigration


February 4th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.4 (ANI): Britons are more fearful about immigration than other nations, according to a poll of people conducted across the United States, Canada and Western Europe. According to the Transatlantic ... Read more...

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Troubled mum Sinead O’Connor ‘would welcome social services for help’


January 31st, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 31 (ANI): Irish singer Sinead O'Connor is having such a difficult time with one of her kids that she said she wouldn't mind taking help if social services called in.The ... Read more...

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Actor John Dye Succumbs To Cardiac Arrest, Dies At 47


January 14th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The popular and very handsome, "Touched By an Angel" star, John Dye passed away on Monday. His brother, Jerre Dye, said that the actor succumbed to ... Read more...

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Second-hand Smoke To Be Banned In Cars Carrying Kids?


January 12th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has indicated that children can become vulnerable to second hand smoke while they are in a car. The researchers also think that irrespective ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Assembly condemns Taseer’s assassination


January 11th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 11(ANI): The Pakistan Punjab Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution condemning the assassination of Governor Salmaan Taseer.Taseer was assassinated by his bodyguard, Malik Mumtaz Qadri, when he was coming ... Read more...

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LeT a profoundly dangerous group: US


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The United States says it is working with allies around the world to ensure that a "profoundly dangerous" Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) does not emerge as a ... Read more...

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Indian-origin mum killed autistic son fearing that UK social services would take him away


November 16th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.16 (ANI): An Indian-origin mother killed her severely autistic son by force-feeding him bleach just hours after being told he would be taken away by social services and put in care.Satpal ... Read more...

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China’s census complicated by citizens’ reluctance to reveal personal details


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 2 (ANI): China's once-a-decade census, which was launched on November 1, is being complicated by a new reluctance on the part of citizens to disclose information or expose violations of ... Read more...

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Baby orphaned by car crash dies on the way to her parents funeral


September 24th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lucy Schollbach became an orphan when her parents were killed in a car crash. And when she was on her way to their funeral, then she also breathed ... Read more...

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One-day mourning in Karnataka for Hindustani music doyen


September 18th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government Saturday declared a one-day mourning to pay homage to Puttaraj Gavai, a doyen of Hindustani music, who passed away Friday. The funeral will take place Saturday ... Read more...

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Smoke A Pack And Drink, Says Russian Finance Minister


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sept 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Russians are facing a paradox. The Finance Minister of the country, Alexei Kudrin, has suggested a step that sounds outrageous, to say the least. In ... Read more...

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Mental health of mums abused by partners ‘gets worse after relationship ends’


August 25th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A new study suggests that even after leaving a violent or controlling relationship, the mental health of mothers may actually get worse before it gets better.Researchers have found ... Read more...

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South African creches rent babies to beggars


August 17th, 2010 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Creches rent out babies to beggars who use them to get sympathy alms from motorists in South African city of Pretoria. The case came to light after police questioned ... Read more...

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South Africa’s street children, child beggars to be provided government shelter


August 16th, 2010 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 16 (IANS) Street children in South Africa will now be provided shelter by the government and helped in leading a better life free from exploitation. Police and the Health ... Read more...

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Ex Sin City club waitress says she felt like she was being raped


August 1st, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0New York, August 1 (ANI): One of the six waitresses, who filed a federal sexual harassment suit against a Sin City strip club, has confessed that she quit her ... Read more...

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Brit Muslim woman of Pak origin recalls attempted honour killing


July 29th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): Honor killings and punishments have been well documented among a wide variety of ethnic and religious groups throughout the world, and especially in the United Kingdom.Every year in ... Read more...

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