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Weather again in Yuvraj’s way (Preview)


September 10th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) The weatherman expects thundershowers to lash the city in the next 24 hours and that might further delay Yuvraj Singh's return to international cricket ... Read more...

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Chinese official suspended for beating air stewardess


September 4th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) A senior official in China's southern metropolis of Guangzhou has been suspended for allegedly beating an air attendant, sources said.Fang Daguo, a member of the Standing ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated with prayers for peace, feasting (Roundup)


August 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) With feasts, warm "Eid Mubarak" greetings, and prayers for peace Muslims across the country celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Monday, marking the end of the holy month of ... Read more...

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Chinese official sacked for pushing cameraman into pond


August 20th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) An official in east China's Zhejiang province was Monday dismissed from his post after he allegedly pushed a cameraman into a fish pond.Shi Guofeng was sacked ... Read more...

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Counterfeit crackdown fear shuts entire Chinese city


August 11th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Almost all shops in a Chinese city have closed business following rumours of a clampdown on counterfeit products, the Daily Mail reported.Officials in Shenyang city are ... Read more...

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Cancer-causing salt used to preserve eggs in China


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) Over 100,000 salted duck eggs and two tonnes of an industrial salt used to preserve them have been seized in China after it was found the ... Read more...

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Concept to can: luring Hollywood to Hyderabad (With Images)


April 17th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Three decades after his father, legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, started the Telugu film industry's migration from Madras (now Chennai) to Hyderabad, his actor ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Web celebrities banned from Chinese TV shows


April 11th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) Chinese authorities have prohibited web celebrities and people involved in scandals from appearing as guests on TV shows.The ban has been imposed by the State Administration ... Read more...

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Chennai Cheetahs, first WSH franchise to be unveiled


November 21st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The organisers of the World Series Hockey (WSH) unveiled their first city-based franchise Chennai Cheetahs Monday that is owned by a director and promoter ... Read more...

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Man held for locking up women as sex slaves


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 23 (IANS) A man who exploited six women as sex slaves after locking them up in a cellar in central China has been arrested, a media report said.Li ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Two brothers kill man over a newspaper


September 1st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) Two brothers in China murdered their colleague who had not handed over a newspaper when asked.The incident took place last month when Wang Haoqin was reading ... Read more...

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In Chennai, Clinton to amplify on India’s global role


July 19th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Hailing India as "a global leader," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will unveil Washington's view of New Delhi's growing regional and international role when ... Read more...

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Plan to cycle nude in China town thwarted


June 27th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 27 (IANS) University students in China's Guangzhou town, who were preparing to cycle naked, were told by the police that they should either cover up or face jail.A ... Read more...

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Chennai savours India’s win


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Smiling faces on the streets, animated discussions about the match, thumps up signs flashed to random strangers -- the happiness and excitement of winning the World ... Read more...

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Chinese women now initiate majority of divorces


March 5th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) Women in China are now taking the lead in filing for divorce, with 70 percent of cases initiated by wives in 2010.Incompatibility, extramarital affairs and domestic ... Read more...

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World’s biggest census begins in China (Lead)


November 1st, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) In the world's biggest census, China Monday began counting its over one billion people with the help of more than 6.5 million officials who will visit about 400 ... Read more...

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Census begins in China


November 1st, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) Over 6.5 million census takers Monday fanned out across China and would visiting more than 400 million households to try to get an accurate count of the country's ... Read more...

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Chinese students going under the knife for better job prospects


July 24th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): A new study has found that up to 80 percent of Beijing's plastic surgery market consists of senior high school and college students hoping to improve their ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Musharraf prepares to storm Pakistan politics


July 8th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
By Igor G. Barbero Islamabad, July 8 (IANS/EFE) Former president and ex-chief of Pakistan Army Pervez Musharraf has secured himself a launchpad for his return to the country from his exile in ... Read more...

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76 trafficked children return home in northeast


February 19th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Feb 19 (IANS) Seventy-six children, who were rescued after being allegedly forced into child labour in Tamil Nadu, were brought back to their homes in Manipur and Assam Friday, officials said. ... Read more...

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Thousands of Chinese wed to mark Wednesday’s special date 09/09/09


September 10th, 2009 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (Xinhua) Tens of thousands of Chinese couples rushed to tie the knot across the country to mark Wednesday's special date 09/09/09, hoping that the "triple 9 day" will bring ... Read more...

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Thousands of Chinese wed on lucky, 09-09-09 day


September 9th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 9 (Xinhua) Tens of thousands of Chinese couples rushed to tie the knot across the nation Wednesday, or 09/09/09, hoping that the "triple 9 day" will bring them good luck ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Moderate earthquake jolts Chennai


August 13th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale, described as an aftershock to Tuesday's quake, jolted this southern metropolis Thursday and brought people rushing out of their homes ... Read more...

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Deadly secrets of Apple’s new iPhone


July 23rd, 2009 - 3:54 am ICT by John Le Fevre
In the days leading up to the release of Apple's fourth-generation iPhone, Apple fanboys (and girls) would have almost died to be the first to get their hands on one. Tragically, ... Read more...

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It’s Chak De! Kolkata in Lok Sabha polls


May 13th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The people of this eastern metropolis, known for their political orientation, have left far behind their counterparts from the other four metros in terms of the voting percentage ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Official Chinese guide tells how to beat suspects and leave no marks


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr.23 (ANI): A Chinese government manual has revealed how to beat troublemakers without leaving physical evidence.Details from the official publication were posted on the Internet by a civil servant and published ... Read more...

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Chennai as Davis Cup venue never in doubt: Khanna(Lead)


April 18th, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation (ITF) decision Friday to confirm Chennai as the venue of the India-Australia Davis Cup tie, from May 8-10, was "unanimous". Revealing this, ... Read more...

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Chennai ideal Davis Cup venue to host Australia: Misra


March 17th, 2009 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) India's Davis Cup non-playing captain S.P. Misra is delighted that All India Tennis Association (AITA) has gone along with the players in choosing Chennai as the venue ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu lawyers on strike, want apex court bench in Chennai


December 29th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) Demanding a bench of the Supreme Court in this southern metropolis, hundreds of lawyers in Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry began a three-day boycott of ... Read more...

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Vietnam matures into world’s second-largest coffee producer


December 25th, 2008 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Buon Me Thuot (Vietnam), Dec 25 (DPA) This southeast Asian nation's coffee industry has experienced rapid development over the past 25 years. Coffee plantations have mushroomed from a mere 22,000 hectares to ... Read more...

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US election sparks interest and some concern in China


November 6th, 2008 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 6 (Xinhua) While many in the United States and the West cheered the election victory of Democrat Barack Obama, on the other side of the world the Chinese showed both ... Read more...

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‘Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai’: Simply capital (Tamil movie review - Rating ***)


September 20th, 2008 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai"; Cast: C.P. Satyajit, Anuja Iyer, Charan, Keevna, Kumaravel, Vidya Easwaran; Music: Aslam Mustafa; Cinematography: Fawzia Fatima; Director: Krishnan Seshadri Gomatam; Rating: ***Mudhal is a multifaceted term ... Read more...

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High alert in Chennai after bomb threat


September 14th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu capital was put on high alert Sunday, a day after New Delhi was rocked by terrorist attacks as a series of five explosions hit crowded ... Read more...

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Chennai’s tough COP stands calm amidst tension


July 28th, 2008 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
By TSV Hari Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Even as the capital was gripped by rumours of future bomb blasts, police broke an alleged ring of saboteurs planning to trigger a series of explosions ... Read more...

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Hyderabad police to check for link with Bangalore blasts (Lead)


July 26th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 26 (IANS) Investigations into eight terror blasts in Bangalore Friday, which killed a woman and injured seven people, could be crucial for the ongoing probe in Hyderabad as the same ... Read more...

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