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Time wonders if ‘underachiever’ Manmohan can overcome (Third Lead, Changing dateline)


July 8th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Dubbing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as an "underachiever" the prestigious Time magazine asks whether the architect of 1991 economic reforms can rouse himself and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pakistan’s foreign investment drops


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) The State Bank of Pakistan's latest data show that investors remained cautious in injecting foreign investment in Pakistan, which witnessed a fall of 58 percent in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN says rising opium prices threaten fight against drug production in Afghanistan


January 21st, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Rising opium prices may encourage Afghan farmers to plant more of the narcotic crop, reversing recent gains in the fight against drug production, the United Nations Office ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Centre’s decision to confer ‘National Heritage’ status on elephants welcomed


October 29th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonSiliguri (West Bengal), Oct.29 (ANI): Wildlife authorities in West Bengal hail the decision of Central Government to confer the 'National Heritage' status on elephants, as it would improve conservation efforts. ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Elephant dies of stomach ailment in Gujarat


October 25th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
By DharmeshHaripura (Gujarat), Oct.25 (ANI): An elephant, suffering from a stomach ailment died in the forests near Surat in Gujarat.According to the district forest officials, the elephant named Madhubala, was being taken ... Read more...

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TV presenter Jack Hanna wards off a grizzly bear with pepper spray


July 28th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Montana, July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jack Hanna, who is popular TV presenter and manager of the Columbus Zoo said that he foiled a grizzly bear attack by using a pepper ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Jack Hanna Fights Off Grizzly Bear With Pepper Spray


July 28th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey July 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Few will disagree to the statement that it is the presence of mind that works best at the time of any sudden crisis and in the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Only 500 militants active in Kashmir: State police chief


June 15th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Only about 500 insurgents, about 40 percent of them foreign militants, are still active in Jammu and Kashmir and peace is not far from the ... Read more...

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Jet Blue Doles Out Special $10 Fare


March 9th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Manhattan, Mar 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) JetBlue airline, which is based in New York, has resorted to a unique scheme to woo back customers. It is offering an exclusive $10 flight ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sharp decline in public’s belief in threat posed by climate change


February 24th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A new poll in Great Britain has revealed that there has been a sharp decline in the British public's belief in the threat posed by climate change.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

GM and Ford win, Toyota loses in January auto sales battle


February 3rd, 2010 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, Feb 3 (DPA) US carmakers Ford and General Motors Tuesday posted strong gains in January sales, while Japan's Toyota posted a steep drop as consumers fretted over the unprecedented recall of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

U.S. Coast Guard urges mariners to be cautious throughout hazardous sea conditions


January 18th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by BNO News
OXNARD, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Coast Guard urged caution Sunday throughout forecasted storm systems, hazardous sea conditions, and expected coastal flooding around coastal California waters through next week.According to the National ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Australia loses popularity among foreign high schools students


November 29th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov. 29 (ANI): An alarming drop in the enrolment by foreign students in Victorian high schools has triggered renewed fears for the 4 billion dollar international education industry of the Australian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spain’s trade deficit plunges 52 percent


October 23rd, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 23 (EFE) Spain's trade deficit plunged 52.4 percent during the first eight months of this year, compared to the same period in 2008, authorities said. The trade deficit totalled 31.91 billion ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Advantage Congress in coming assembly polls (Comment)


September 5th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Even before the dust has settled after the parliamentary elections, political parties have to gear up for another round of polls next month. Nor are they of marginal importance. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Elephant rescued from a ditch in West Bengal


May 31st, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri, May 31 (ANI): Forest rangers in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri District have rescued an elephant that had fallen into a ditch.The elephant was passing through this route when it slipped and fell ... Read more...

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Steep drop in FDI flows between EU, India


May 14th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 14 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) between India and the European Union (EU) declined sharply in 2008 amidst the global economic slump, the 27-member bloc's statistical office said Thursday. FDI from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Thai electronics manufacturers start rehiring workers


May 4th, 2009 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 4 (DPA) Thailand-based electronics manufacturers have hired thousands of staff as orders from abroad have resumed, news reports said Monday. Western Digital - the world's second largest manufacturer of hard-disk drives ... Read more...

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GM CEO resigns at Obama’s behest


March 30th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.30 (ANI): The Obama administration has asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, to step down, but has refused to reveal why this decision was taken.General Motors issued ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indians most optimistic about economy: Survey


January 13th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Amid a worldwide economic downturn, Indians have emerged as the most optimistic lot as people who think that their country will climb out of recession in the ... Read more...

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Elephant population goes down alarmingly in Central Africa


December 12th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): New estimates suggest that the population of elephants in Central Africas Sahel region, has gone down alarmingly, from an estimated 3,000 in 2006 to about 1,000 animals ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oil price swings due to speculation: Saudi Aramco chief


November 26th, 2008 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Speculation was the cause of the intense volatility in the oil prices rather than any other factor, the head of Saudi Arabia's national oil company said here ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Top Senators skeptical about Wall Street bail out plan


September 24th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.24 (ANI): The Bush administration''s 700 billion dollar plan to bail out the American financial industry is being received with a great deal of skepticism. Influential lawmakers in both ... Read more...

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OPEC weekly price slides below $110 a barrel


August 18th, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Aug 18 (Xinhua) The weekly average oil prices of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) dropped to $109.73 per barrel last week, the Vienna-based cartel said Monday. The prices ... Read more...

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Jumbos create menace in West Bengal villages


November 24th, 2007 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin
Nandarbuni (WB), Nov 24 (ANI): Villagers in West Bengal's Birbhum District continue to be affected by elephants' intrusion in human populated areas. In last five days, the Nandarbuni village in the District has ... Read more...

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Elephants spread havoc in West Bengal village


November 21st, 2007 - 5:08 pm ICT by admin
Mangaldihi, (West Bengal), Nov 21 (ANI): Two persons were injured in a village in West Bengals Birbhum District while chasing away a herd of elephants, that went on rampage in paddy fields. Mangaldihi ... Read more...

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