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Traders down shutters in Maharashtra


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The trading community downed shutters of shops and commercial establishments Thursday, but Mumbai suburban trains, BEST buses, public transport and flights operated normally during the opposition-sponsored ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mexico to get its first marine research vessel


September 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Spanish shipmaker Astilleros Armon Vigo is building Mexico's first deep-water fisheries and oceanographic research vessel at a cost of roughly 460 million pesos ($35 million), ... Read more...

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Congress appoints Chacko, Sandeep Dikshit as spokespersons


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress Thursday appointed party MPs P.C. Chacko and Sandeep Dikshit as new spokespersons."Congress president Sonia Gandhi has appointed P.C. Chacko and Sandeep Dikshit as ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Hospital fire kills patient in Brazil


July 5th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 5 (IANS/EFE) A terminally ill patient died in a fire Wednesday at Brazil's Pedro Ernesto University Hospital, one of the most important medical facilities in Rio ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gay cruise ship turned away by Morocco, goes to Spain


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Malaga (Spain), July 2 (IANS/EFE) The cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam, on its present voyage catering to a gay clientele, docked Sunday in the southern Spanish port of Malaga after Moroccan ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Antonio Banderas to host gala


June 30th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Marbella (Spain), June 30 (IANS/EFE) Spanish actor Antonio Banderas will host for the third straight year the Starlite Gala, an international platform benefiting a series of charitable foundations.The event to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Myanmar refugees do not want to quit India


June 10th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Myanmar is embracing democracy after decades of military rule, but refugees from the country living in India say they have no immediate plans to return ... Read more...

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Team Anna accuses Krishna of mining graft in Karnataka


May 29th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 29 (IANS) Team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan Tuesday alleged that External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna while serving as Karnataka chief minister indulged in corruption causing ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Presidential poll: Rift in NDA, Left may support Congress (Third Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences appeared Tuesday in the opposition National Democratic Alliance over the presidential candidate while the Left indicated it may support a Congress candidate.A ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sesa Goa issued notices for violating norms


April 9th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court Monday issued notice to top officials of Vedanta Resources-owned Sesa Goa, Goa's biggest mining company, for alleged violation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

CID to probe Maharashtra legislators’ ‘fake signatures’


March 29th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra Legislative Council Thursday ordered a CID probe into allegations made by a Shiv Sena member claiming her signature had been forged on some papers.Taking ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chevron detects new oil leak in Brazil


March 17th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 17 (IANS/EFE) US oil supermajor Chevron Corp. announced it has detected a small crude leak at the same field off Brazil's coast where another spill occurred ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Argentina says oil company owes $8 mn in tax


February 16th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Argentina's Treasury has prohibited oil company YPF, controlled by Spain's Repsol-YPF, from making any imports or exports until it pays an $8 million tax debt, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Crime erupts in Brazilian city as cops go on strike


February 5th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian city of Salvador registered a total of 29 homicides over a 30-hour span, amid a crime wave caused by a police strike, officials said.The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Officials turned into BSP spokespersons, complains Congress


January 17th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress Monday met Election Commisson and complained about "cases of total subordination" of the Uttar Pradesh administration by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistani Taliban leader possibly killed in U.S. drone strike


January 16th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by BNO News
PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The top leader of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which is better known as the Pakistani Taliban, is believed to have been killed in a U.S. drone strike ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Swedish authorities concerned over army woman’s arrest’


January 4th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 4 (IANS) Swedish authorities as well as people of that country have voiced concern over the arrest of a Swedish army woman in Goa for possessing a live ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Secret memo exists, says Pakistan Army chief


December 16th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) A secret memo to Washington that said President Asif Ali Zardari feared a military coup, in fact, existed and was an attempt to lower ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Atomic panel seeks to ‘win hearts’ of Kudankulam people


November 24th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 24 (IANS) Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman S. Banerjee Thursday exuded confidence that by allaying fears over the Kudankulam nuclear power project, they would win the "hearts of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Fly by night mining operators creating problems’


November 17th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Miramar (Goa), Nov 17 (IANS) Goa's angry mining industry Thursday took potshots at what they called "fly by night" mining operators and traders for tarnishing the image of established ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Expected PM to act on black money: Advani


October 12th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Wednesday said he expected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to act on black money stashed abroad, but the issue ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

People setting agenda, BJP to support: Jaitley


October 7th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Friday said party veteran L.K. Advani's Jan Chetna Yatra would set the political agenda for the country.Jaitley, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hackers target Mexican government websites


September 17th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 17 (IANS/EFE) A group of hackers launched a massive attack on the web pages of several Mexican government agencies in order to block user access, officials said.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sonia recovering after surgery, makes some party appointments


August 6th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) A day after Sonia Gandhi formed a four-member group to manage party affairs in her absence, the Congress Friday announced two new spokespersons even ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gujarat to kick off forestry campaign


July 28th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 27 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will launch the annual forestry campaign, christened 'Vave Gujarat' (Gujarat sows), Sunday with an aim of planting over nine crore ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Raids on house, offices of Matang Sinh (Lead)


July 18th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Monday raided the residence and offices of former union minister Matang Sinh, who has just been re-admitted to the Congress, ... Read more...

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Pakistani team visits NATO headquarters


June 17th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 17 (IANS) A Pakistani delegation visited the NATO headquarters here in Belgium to study the organisation's strategic communication network, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.The 10-member delegation comprising ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Gujarat slams kerosene quota cut


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 1 (IANS) The Gujarat government Wednesday protested against the central government's decision to reduce its kerosene quota for distribution through the public distribution system (PDS) by a whopping ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Agra doctors call off strike


May 28th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 28 (IANS) The three-day strike by more than 200 doctors in Agra was called off Saturday evening after assurances by the district authorities that action will be taken ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Political, police circles flummoxed by ‘Rajaram Rege’


May 24th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) "Who is Rajaram Rege, a public relations officer (PRO) in the Shiv Sena?"This is the question perplexing the Sena, Maharashtra's political circles, the police and intelligence ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BJP demands inquiry into Srinagar cleric’s killing


April 15th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Apr 14 (ANI): Condemning the killing of Islamic cleric Maulana Showkat Ahmad Shah, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded an inquiry to unearth the 'conspiracy' and the identity ... Read more...

Posted in National |

BJP delegation visits J-K to take stock of situation


April 13th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Apr 13 (ANI): A six-member Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation visited Srinagar on Wednesday to understand the problems faced by the people and prepare a road map for Jammu and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Hazare writes to PM over Lokpal Bill issue


April 6th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who is on a fast-unto-death for enactment of an anti-corruption bill to give wider powers to the Ombudsman, has written a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Libyan govt. says it can never kill civilians


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 23 (ANI): A Libyan government spokesman has held international coalition attacks on Libya for the death of 48 civilians on the first night of military action, insisting that the forces ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US, Pak had agreed to date of Davis’ release: Report


March 21st, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 21(ANI): The United States had informed the proposed dates for the Trilateral Dialogue to Pakistan one week before the release of double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis, which indicates that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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