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Pakistanis knows how to defend their country: Ashraf


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistanis know how defend every inch of their country, said Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf as the nation was battered by a string of terror attacks ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Olympic flag arrives in Rio


August 14th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (IANS) The Olympic flag has arrived here, marking the dawn of a new era in Rio de Janeiro's history.The flag landed on Brazilian soil for ... Read more...

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Curiosity sends first 3D images from Mars


August 8th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The Curiosity rover Wednesday sent back the first 3D images of the martian surface as mission controllers began testing out its camera systems.The rover also sent ... Read more...

Posted in World |

I’m safely on Mars, says rover tweet


August 6th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) A string of tweets on behalf of US space agency Nasa's rover Curiosity tracks the tense moments before the spacecraft landed on Mars."I'm safely on the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia condemns Iraq violence


July 24th, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 24 (IANS) Russia has condemned the latest terrorist attacks in Iraq that left at least 80 people as killed, Xinhua reported."Moscow strongly condemns these bloody crimes, expresses condolence ... Read more...

Posted in World |

12 plants closed in China after lead found in kids’ blood


July 8th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) Twelve industrial plants in eastern China's Jiangxi province were temporarily shut down Sunday after more than a dozen children were found to have excessive levels of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Two women killed, many injured in firing in Bharatpur


July 1st, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 1 (IANS) Two women were shot dead, while at least a dozen other people were seriously wounded in a violent clash in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district Sunday, police said.The ... Read more...

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Government postpones urea price hike


June 14th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The government Thursday deferred a proposal to hike the retail price of urea by 10 percent for this financial year.The hike was proposed by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Boyle agitates animal right activists


June 14th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Danny Boyle has come under fire for planning to include live animals in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, with campaigners branding his ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Goa University to have Mario Miranda, Anthony Gonsalves chairs


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 3 (IANS) Legendary cartoonist Mario Miranda and Bollywood music composer Anthony Gonsalves, both natives of Goa, have been honoured posthumously with the establishment of two chairs in their ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Al Qaeda had planned major attacks in Pakistan: CIA


April 27th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Al Qaeda had planned to carry out major attacks in Pakistan, show documents that US Marine commandos took away from the residence of Osama bin Laden, ... Read more...

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Hopeful of seeing Manmohan in Pakistan soon: Zardari


April 8th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Terming his talks as "very fruitful", Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Sunday said he was hoping to see Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

70 percent Russians never left ex-Soviet Union


April 6th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than two-thirds of the Russian population -- 70 percent -- has never been to countries outside the former Soviet Union, independent pollster Levada has ... Read more...

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France rules out military intervention in Mali


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, April 3 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has ruled out the possibility of military intervention in Mali following a coup there, and called on French nationals to leave ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses, prayer book up for auction


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's round-lensed spectacles, a personal prayer book and the soil upon which he fell when he was assassinated are among an incredible lot of items ... Read more...

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10 killed in illegal Egyptian archaeological dig


March 12th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 10 people were killed and two injured when the walls of an unauthorised archaeological dig collapsed in Egypt, police said.According to police, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sri Lankan dies trying buried alive record


March 5th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) A Sri Lankan man has died while trying to set a record for the longest time spent buried alive, The Telegraph reported Monday.Police said Janaka Basnayake, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US special forces not stationed in India: Government


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India Friday strongly denied the presence of US special forces teams on its soil, as claimed by an American commander.The defence ministry said US Pacific ... Read more...

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‘Mad Men falling man’ advert condemned by 9/11 families


March 1st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some 9/11 victim families have condemned the recent Mad Men advert calling it “tasteless” and “insensitive.” The billboard of the ad has been placed in New ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ministerial panel approves investment policy on urea


February 24th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday approved a new investment policy to boost urea production.At present, India ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Landslides block Srinagar-Jammu highway again


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) Landslides and shooting stones Wednesday blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway even as the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) started road clearance operations early morning, an official said.According to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

We feel very secure in India: Israeli envoy


February 13th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India will not tolerate attacks on diplomats on its soil, Israel's envoy here said Monday, adding that Israeli diplomats "feel very secure" in India."It is ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chinese farmers’ NBA-like league is a big draw


February 13th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Zhengzhou (China), Feb 13 (IANS) A series of farmer basketball games on the lines of the American NBA finals were held in a village of central China's Henan Province ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Climate change speeds up microbial change


February 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Climate change could affect Antarctica's Dry Valleys more rapidly than previously expected, particularly the microbial communities in the soil, a study reveals."We used to think that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

No plan to increase urea price: Fertiliser minister


January 16th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian government Monday spiked newspaper reports that it was seeking to increase by 40 percent the prices of urea, the most widely used soil ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Briton jailed for burying alive fiancee


January 14th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) A 26-year-old Briton has been sentenced to jail for 20 years for trying to murder his fiancee by burying her alive in a cardboard box. The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

27 bodies recovered in Philippines landslide


January 7th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Jan 7 (IANS) At least 27 bodies have been recovered while search and rescue operations continued Saturday for the 46 missing people following a landslide which occurred in a ... Read more...

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US troops to be out of Iraq this year


December 12th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Dec 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After almost nine years, the last US troop in Iraq is expected to leave the country by the end of the year. The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Hussey backs Hughes to put lean phase behind


December 6th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Australian opener Phillip Hughes might be struggling for form but teammate Michael Hussey feels the fellow southpaw will be amongst the runs very soon.Hughes is the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Iran says no to foreign military in Afghanistan after 2014


December 6th, 2011 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Bonn, Dec 6 (IANS) Iran does not want any form of foreign military on the soil of its neighbour Afghanistan after the scheduled pullout in 2014, Iranian Foreign Minister ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Abrupt thaw in permafrost heightens climatic threat


December 4th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The warming Arctic will release greenhouse gases from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, reveals a study. According to researchers, thawing ... Read more...

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Mars Rover Friday abroad Atlas Rocket


November 21st, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Space rover Spirit’s fascinating journey on Mars have been documented and released in a special video. Nearly 3,500 images are involved in the project which rolls ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Exiles to step on Tibetan soil brought to Himachal


October 25th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 25 (IANS) Tibetans born and brought up in exile will Wednesday get to step on soil procured from their homeland in China and spread in a playground ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Oxygen breathing bugs older than thought


October 20th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 20 (IANS) Oxygen-breathing bugs thrived on land 100 million years earlier than estimated, according to the latest evidence unearthed by scientists. The most primitive form of aerobic respiring ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Have to exploit slow and low Kotla track: Kohli


October 16th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Middle-order batsman Virat Kohli said Sunday that India will be exploiting the spinning conditions at the Ferozeshah Kotla but warned that dew could be a ... Read more...

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