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NEC to construct hostel for northeast students in Bangalore


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) The North Eastern Council (NEC), the nodal agency for economic and social development of the region, Monday announced that it would construct a hostel exclusively for ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rules out ban on rat-hole mining


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Meghalaya's draft mining policy does not propose to ban rat-hole coal mining despite widespread opposition to it, a minister said Wednesday.Rat-hole mining is a primitive method ... Read more...

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China to elevate 600-year-old religious site


August 15th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) A 600-year-old religious building in central China will be raised 15 metres above ground by the year-end to prevent its inundation due to a water project.The ... Read more...

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13 dead in China workshop blast


August 6th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 13 people died while 14 injured following an explosion occurred at a workshop in China's Zhejiang province, Xinhua reported.According to rescuers, the accident occurred ... Read more...

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Tunisia to showcase at ‘Africa Village’ in London


July 28th, 2012 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Along with 33 African countries, Tunisia will take part in the activities of the African Village at the Kensington Gardens in London.The village will be open ... Read more...

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Rashtrapati Bhavan: Viceregal lodge to India’s presidential abode


July 24th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The magnificent 340-room Rashtrapati Bhavan, that once housed the British viceroy and now the Indian president, is a symbol of continuity from the ... Read more...

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To woo tourists, UP plans helium balloon rides, rope ways


June 13th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
L0ucknow, June 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday in-principle cleared the way for setting up helium balloon ride facility at Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Varanasi, and for restarting ... Read more...

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Chinese terra cotta army was robbed, burned


June 10th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 10 (IANS) The famous life-sized terra cotta army, dating to the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), was robbed of its weapons and the figures broken and burned by ... Read more...

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Noida hotel faces action for land grab


June 7th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) A police complaint was lodged Thursday against a luxury hotel in Noida following allegations of land grabbing and construction of the facility on a gram samaj ... Read more...

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H&R; Johnson pumps in Rs.225 crore in Andhra unit


May 18th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 18 May (IANS) H&R; Johnson (India), a division of Prism Cement limited, India's largest ceramic tile company, Friday announced the expansion of its manufacturing capacity by 55 percent ... Read more...

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Asian spice museum opens in Thailand


May 17th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 17 (IANS) A museum of Asian spices, founded by a Russian businessman, has opened in Thailand's Pattaya city, RIA Novosti reported.The Asian Spicy Garden, which occupies 5,000 square ... Read more...

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Shanghai to redevelop its first airport


May 10th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 10 (IANS) Shanghai will rebuild its first airport and turn it into a heliport that will be used by over 4,000 helicopters annually by 2020, a media report ... Read more...

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Temple discovery reveals Indian Buddhism’s spread to China


May 8th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) Ruins of a Buddhist temple dating back to 1,500 years ago have been discovered in China's largest desert, offering valuable insight for historians studying Buddhism's spread ... Read more...

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We can’t change our anti-SEZ stand: Mamata


April 27th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday reiterated her government's policy of not granting special economic zone (SEZ) status to Infosys -- all at a ... Read more...

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School children create largest human London 2012 Logo


April 25th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A giant human London Olympic logo covering 1,800 square metres has been created by 2,012 school children at Collingwood College in Camberley, Surrey.The youngsters were joined ... Read more...

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Chinese cemetery fined for selling oversized graves


April 14th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) A cemetery in China will be fined for illegally building and selling "oversized, luxurious and spacious" graves, with some priced as high as three million yuan ... Read more...

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Putin declares income of $122,000 for 2011


April 12th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister and president-elect Vladimir Putin earned 3.662 million rubles ($122,000) in 2011, according to his income declaration posted on the government's website Thursday.In ... Read more...

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China builds museum on Confucius


February 29th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 29 (IANS) China is building a museum to display over 100,000 cultural relics related to ancient philosopher Confucius.The museum is being built in the eastern Shandong province, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Russian billionaire to invest $1 bn in development projects


February 29th, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Open Investment (OPIN) development group, owned by billionaire presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov, will invest about $1 billion in several development projects in Russia in the ... Read more...

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Swedish embassy launches solar power system


January 12th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) In its effort to reduce carbon emissions, the Swedish embassy here Thursday launched a green embassy initiative by inaugurating a 600 square metres solar panel ... Read more...

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Maharashtra largesse for slum-dwellers, house-seekers


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) Ahead of the forthcoming civic bodies polls, the Maharashtra government Monday announced two major decisions which would make affordable housing a reality and better amenities for ... Read more...

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Delhi’s rooftop solar power policy a non-starter


December 30th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) It seemed to be the panacea for the capital's power woes, but seven months down the line the Delhi government's ambitious plan to generate electricity ... Read more...

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Hazare arrives in Mumbai


December 26th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 26 (IANS) Anna Hazare Monday evening reached Mumbai ahead of his three-day agitation for a strong Lokpal bill.Hazare, who looked fit and fine, is likely to halt ... Read more...

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Putin has $180,000 in bank savings


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has a total of $179,612 in the bank, Russia's Central Electoral Commission has said.Putin has earned just over half a ... Read more...

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Rolls-Royce, HAL setting up aero engines production facility


December 7th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) India's public sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and British aero engines manufacturer Rolls-Royce Wednesday commenced construction of a new joint manufacturing facility in Bangalore, where ... Read more...

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Carrefour opens second cash and carry store


November 28th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) French retail giant Carrefour Monday opened its cash and carry store in Jaipur, taking its total presence in the country to two outlets."This second opening ... Read more...

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2,000 years old tomb found in China


November 24th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 24 (IANS) A tomb that is more than 2,000 years old has been excavated in northeast China's Liaoning province.The tomb, part of cluster that archaeologists began excavating in ... Read more...

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Putzmeister to invest four million euros in India


October 18th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) Putzmeister Concrete Machines (PCM) India Tuesday said it will invest four million euros over the next three years to expand production capacity at its Goa manufacturing ... Read more...

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Traces of ancient civilisation found in Chinese desert


October 18th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) Archaeologists have discovered 10 sites of ancient civilisation in the Badain Jaran desert, China's third largest desert.An archaeological team composed of 11 experts from Inner Mongolia, ... Read more...

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Chinese software park’s success a wakeup call for Indian IT industry


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Chengdu (China), Oct 3 (IANS) It is the fastest growing software park in China and people here claim that every second laptop being sold in the world today runs on ... Read more...

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A temple in China reflects ‘Sino-Indian cultural synergy’


October 1st, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) A government-run Buddhist temple in China, that has been visited by many India leaders, has been hailed by experts for its role in the "intersection" ... Read more...

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A Chinese family that has made liquor for 400 years


September 26th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 26 (IANS) In an ancient city in northern China, an 82-year-old man has finally retired from his family's liquor-making factory and has handed over the reins of the ... Read more...

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Greater Noida township deadlock continues


September 13th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Sep 13 (IANS) Farmers from Greater Noida and the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration Tuesday failed to reach a compromise over an upcoming township of Ansal API here.A ... Read more...

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Fire, blasts at Moscow military base


July 16th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A fire broke out at a military base in Moscow Friday, accompanied by a series of explosions, an official said.A defence ministry spokesman said there ... Read more...

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China to have dinosaur museum


June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) China is building a $1.85 million dinosaur museum in northwest Gansu province.Construction is underway on the dinosaur museum scheduled to open next May, reported Xinhua.Located in ... Read more...

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