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VHP files case over JNU beef festival


September 13th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Thursday filed a police complaint demanding the arrest of those organising a Beef Festival here, saying the proposed event had ... Read more...

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Fancy driving from Delhi to Bangkok? Here’s how! (With Images)


September 7th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Fancy a trip to Bangkok? Not by air, as most would imagine, but a road trip. Promising a strong punch of excitement, adventure and experience ... Read more...

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‘Olympics panda’ born in China


July 29th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chengdu (China), July 29 (IANS) Veterinarians in southwest China's Sichuan province said a 20-year-old panda gave birth to the panda research centre's first cub of the year on the first ... Read more...

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80,000 displaced in Myanmar unrest


July 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 27 (IANS) Some 80,000 people have been displaced in the recent inter-communal clashes in Myanmar, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday.UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told reporters that ... Read more...

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Batman Christian Bale was in Aurora town visiting the shooting victims


July 25th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Aurora, July 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Batman Christian Bale paid a visit to all the shooting victims who were injured in the Batman premiere when a gunman opened fire. He visited the Medical ... Read more...

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Actors to pay staff from own pockets, producers happy


July 24th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Film producers, who have been shelling out extra money to pay an actor's staff during shootings, can heave a sigh of relief. The Film and ... Read more...

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Baby dies in Italy after being injected with milk


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 23 (IANS/AKI) Six staff members of a hospital in Rome were investigated Monday after a premature Filipino baby died when he was injected with artificial milk instead of ... Read more...

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Maruti not to abandon Manesar plant, says Bhargava (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Passenger car major Maruti Suzuki declared an indefinite lockout at its Manesar (Haryana) plant but denied any plans to shift after Wednesday's violent clashes that ... Read more...

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Cleaning staff allegedly stitches wounds in Bengal hospital


July 12th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a sanitation staff of Kolkata's government-run SSKM Hospital allegedly stitched the wounds of a patient Thursday. Authorities at the super-specialty hospital said ... Read more...

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Woman sacked for putting too much make-up


July 6th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) A 28-year-old woman working as a hospital cleaner in Britain says she was fired for wearing too much make-up.Francine Siddaway wore her "trademark Egyptian-style" make-up to ... Read more...

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India’s Planning Commission spends $54,000 on two toilets


June 7th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The individual toilets of two separate utility rooms for senior staff members at the headquarters of India's Planning Commission in New Delhi have undergone a renovation ... Read more...

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Four kids dead in Lahore hospital fire (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) A massive fire broke out Thursday in the children's emergency ward at a government hospital in Lahore, killing at least four children and injuring 21, officials ... Read more...

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Punjab bans re-employment of retiring staff


May 17th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday directed all departments strictly not to grant extension in service or re-employ any staff after their date of retirement, a spokesman said ... Read more...

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Obama supports gay marriage


May 10th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has announced his support for the same-sex marriage by making a complete U-turn on his well-known opposition to the subject.Obama described ... Read more...

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Prince Andrew to visit destitute home in Kolkata


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Prince Andrew, son of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is Thursday scheduled to visit a home for rescued, trafficked and orphaned girls and children of AIDS victims ... Read more...

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Essar unleashes cloud power with Windows Azure


April 30th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Aiming to cut costs by nearly 65 percent while improving scalability, multinational conglomerate Essar Group has rolled out Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud services platform, offering ... Read more...

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Fire at Lucknow’s Coffee House


April 18th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) A major blaze broke out in the legendary Coffee House here Tuesday evening, but was doused without the establishment suffering any major damage, police said. No ... Read more...

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Explosion rocks German chemical park, three missing (Lead)


April 1st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 31 (IANS) A huge explosion rocked a chemical industrial park in Marl in western Germany, leaving one or two workers injured and three missing, police said Saturday.Marl ... Read more...

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Katju favours strong Lokpal, but not in present form


March 31st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The demand for a stronger anti-graft Lokpal legislation found a supporter in Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju, who Saturday urged parliament ... Read more...

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Indonesia mulls mini-skirt ban


March 29th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Indonesia has plans to ban the mini-skirt under its stringent anti-pornography laws as it believes "they make men do things".According to the Muslim-dominated country's religious affairs ... Read more...

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Kerala techies learning dance to destress


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) Techies at Thiruvananthapuram's Technopark will now relieve their stress by dancing - all thanks to an exclusive dance class.Dance forms like Western Freestyle, Hip Hop and ... Read more...

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Sun defence editor arrested


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) The defence editor of Britain's The Sun newspaper was arrested over allegations of corrupt payments made to public officials. She was later released on bail, the ... Read more...

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Abuse in orphanage: Court refuses to bar fresh probes


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday declined to bar any fresh inquiry into the sexual assault and harassment of children at a privately-run orphanage in central ... Read more...

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Arrested Sun journalists can return to work


February 17th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch has said that suspensions had been lifted on Sun newspaper employees arrested over allegations of payments to police officers, The Telegraph ... Read more...

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Rs.20 lakh robbed from Chennai bank


January 24th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) A four-member gang Monday robbed Rs.20 lakh at gun-point from a Bank of Baroda branch located on the outskirts of Chennai, police said.According to police, the ... Read more...

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Celebs cheer wheelchair, senior citizens’ marathon


January 15th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Bollywood actors like Ranbir Kapoor and Shabana Azmi cheered to support the physically challenged participants and senior citizens as the Wheelchair Event and the Senior ... Read more...

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Seven arrested for youth’s murder


January 14th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) A late night brawl outside a 24-hour eatery in the heart of Chandigarh Friday led to the death of a youth, who had recently returned after ... Read more...

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Crocodile attends papal audience


January 12th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Jan 12 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday addressed around 7,000 faithful - and a crocodile.To commemorate the Rome zoo's 100th anniversary, staff members attended the pope's general indoor ... Read more...

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Toll now 91, including two nurses, says AMRI


December 10th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) The toll in the AMRI Hospital fire -- the worst fire tragedy in any hospital in India -- Saturday reached 91, the hospital management said."The total ... Read more...

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In Chinese province, officials to be judged by performance


December 7th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) Achieving a civil servant's position in China has literally meant a sort of guarantee of a lifelong employment in government office. But now things aren't likely ... Read more...

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New technology automatically updates online data


November 30th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 30 (IANS) Popular websites Wikipedia and Tripadvisor rely on public participation to build up their pool of information, in a process known as crowd data sourcing.Even though ... Read more...

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UAE, Kenya sign pact on avoiding double taxation


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 22 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Kenya have signed an agreement on avoiding double taxation.The agreement was signed by UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs Obaid Humaid ... Read more...

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California varsity woos Indian students


November 4th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The University of California - Irvine (UCI) has launched courses in engineering and biology in a bid to attract Indian students, a statement said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Ranbir’s birthday surprise for Nargis in air


October 21st, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor planned a special birthday surprise for his "Rockstar" co-star Nargis Fakhri up in the air when the duo was flying to Nagpur ... Read more...

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27 Indians held in Britain for illegal stay, work


September 28th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Twenty-seven Indians, who were allegedly staying and working illegally in London and Manchester, were arrested by the UK Border Agency in two separate raids, the ... Read more...

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