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Five killed as small plane crashes in US


December 21st, 2011 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) At least five people were killed when a small plane crashed on a highway in America's New Jersey state, officials said.The dead were said to be ... Read more...

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Brazilian officials probe oil found on beach


December 20th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian officials found oil on a beach in Angra dos Reis, a city in Rio de Janeiro state, and are trying to determine if ... Read more...

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Brazil seeking $10 bn from Chevron for oil spill


December 16th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian federal prosecutors are seeking 20 billion reais (some $10 billion) in damages from US oil supermajor Chevron and Swiss-based Transocean for an oil ... Read more...

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UAE embassies celebrate National Day


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 3 (IANS/WAM) The UAE embassies and diplomatic missions across the world celebrated the country's 40th National Day.The embassies hosted gala receptions under the patronage of the ambassadors ... Read more...

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Mixed response to retailers’ strike in Bihar


December 1st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 1 (IANS) The 12-hour strike called by traders and retailers in Bihar Thursday to protest the government's decision to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail evoked ... Read more...

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Bihar’s visually impaired to get RTI Act copy in Braille


November 10th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 10 (IANS) The Bihar government will provide a copy of the Right to Information (RTI) Act in Braille for the benefit of visually impaired people in the state, ... Read more...

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13 deaths, 1.7 million without power in US after snowstorm


November 1st, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) A freak October snowstorm that dropped more than two feet of snow in some places has left close to 1.7 million people in five states ... Read more...

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Fed up of ‘house arrest’, Kudankulam officials reach office


October 24th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) After staying away from work for 11 days on the Tamil Nadu government's suggestion, around 350 scientists and technicians Monday reported for work at the Kudankulam ... Read more...

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Thai PM invokes natural disaster law


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday assumed powers under the natural disaster law giving her full authority to implement a nationwide disaster relief plan as more than ... Read more...

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Dangerous animals escape from Ohio preserve


October 19th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Zanesville, Ohio, Oct 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Schools are closed and officials are on the alert after several exotic dangerous animals escaped from their enclosures in Ohio. Residents are urged to stay indoors ... Read more...

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Excise employees join Telangana strike


October 5th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Thousands of employees of the excise department in Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region joined the "people's strike" for a separate state Wednesday, the 23rd day ... Read more...

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Gujarat carrying vendetta against officials: Congress


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The Congress Monday accused the Gujarat government of a "consistent pattern of vendetta" against state officials who exposed the misdeeds of the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Road blockade hits life in Manipur


September 19th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 19 (IANS) Prices of essentials have shot up two to three times in Manipur as a 50-day-old protest road blockade of crucial national highways in the state ... Read more...

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No clean chit to Modi: Congress


September 12th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Congress Monday said the Supreme Court had not given a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on a petition filed by ... Read more...

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Verdict a huge step forward: Setalvad


September 12th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Termine it a huge step forward, social activist Teesta Setalvad Monday said the prayer of the petitioner had been granted by the Supreme Court, ... Read more...

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I am upset, disappointed: Zakia Jafri


September 12th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Zakia Jafri, wife of former MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the Gulberg Society carnage during the 2002 riots, Monday said that she was ... Read more...

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16 killed in Orissa floods


September 11th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) Floods triggered by heavy rains over the past week and huge discharge of water from Hirakud dam have killed at least 16 people in Orissa and ... Read more...

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Gulberg Society case: Apex court verdict Monday


September 11th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday is likely to pronounce its verdict on a petition alleging deliberate inaction on the part of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda behind terror threat to US : Hillary Clinton


September 10th, 2011 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that Al Qaeda was behind a new but unconfirmed terrorist threat against the US.She was referring to the ... Read more...

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CBI probe likely in Jharkhand land scam: Munda


September 6th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 6 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Tuesday indicated a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe would be launched into the Rs.1,000 crore Deoghar land scam.The scam came ... Read more...

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Harvard invite for Mamata


September 4th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Months after forming the West Bengal government by defeating the communists, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has received an invitation from Harvard University to give a ... Read more...

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Apex court wants scheme to rehabilitate sex workers (Lead)


August 24th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the central government to formulate an effective scheme for the rehabilitation of the sex workers who want to voluntarily quit ... Read more...

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Poll panel asks for report on Punjab top cop


August 20th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Election Commission has asked the Punjab chief electoral officer to submit a report on the Director General of Police (DGP) who is alleged to ... Read more...

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Ban lifted, Punjab halls to screen ‘Aarakshan’


August 15th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Theatres in Punjab will Monday screen Prakash Jha's "Aarakshan", which deals with the issue of caste-based reservations, after the government announced it was lifting the ... Read more...

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Heavy rain collapses buildings in Darfur, killing 20 soldiers


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by BNO News
EL GENEINA, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Twenty Sudanese soldiers were killed on Tuesday when two buildings collapsed as a result of a heavy rain in West Darfur state, officials said on Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Bihar government officials to be fined for tardy work


July 28th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 28 (IANS) Come Independence Day, August 15, and government officials who do not perform the common man's jobs within a stipulated timeframe will face a fine that can ... Read more...

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Inventory-taking not mandated by law: Sathya Sai trust


July 21st, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust Thursday clarified that the inventory-taking of late Sathya Sai Baba's residence and other premises at Prashanti Nilayam in Puttaparthi is an ... Read more...

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Farm land inundated in Haryana’s Yamunanagar


July 15th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Yamunanagar (Haryana), July 15 (IANS) Several acres of agricultural land and various villages in this Haryana district have been flooded due to incessant rainfall in the upper reaches of Shivalik ... Read more...

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Niyamgiri tribals join anti-Posco protests


July 7th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) A group of tribals belonging to primitive Dangaria Kandh community from Orissa's Niyamgiri area Thursday joined the villagers' protest against land acquisition for the $12 billion ... Read more...

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Munda seeks restoration of coal block to Jharkhand


July 7th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 7 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda met union Minister of Coal Sriprakash Jaiswal Thursday to seek the reversal of his ministry's decision to cancel allotment of ... Read more...

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Russian court raps officials’ sack for speaking out


June 30th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian court Thursday ruled in favour of two former state officials who filed complaints after they were sacked for criticising the institutions they worked ... Read more...

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55 injured in Russia blast


June 26th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 55 people were injured when a gas cylinder exploded during a wedding in Russia, an official said.The incident took place in the southern ... Read more...

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Punjab to set up panel for NRIs


June 24th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) The Punjab government has approved the setting up of a four-member state commission for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to protect their interests in the state, officials said ... Read more...

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Journalist, two family members murdered in Mexico


June 21st, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Veracruz (Mexico), June 21 (IANS/EFE) Journalist Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco, who covered security issues, was gunned down along with his wife and son in Veracruz, a port city on Mexico's ... Read more...

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Firefighters try to contain Arizona wildfire


June 7th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Arizona, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Firefighters are in a race against time to contain one of the state’s worse fire disasters in history. The fire is threatening to spill over into neighboring ... Read more...

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