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Villagers continue to agitate over proposed Jaitapur nuke power project


February 27th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Jaitapur (Maharashtra), Feb.27 (ANI): Even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan continues to assure the people of Jaitapur that their farmlands won't be forcefully acquired for a 9,900 megawatt nuclear power project, ... Read more...

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Nepal’s new PM sworn in amidst fresh discord


February 6th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 6 (IANS) Though a seven-month-old political vacuum ended Sunday with Nepal's new Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal taking oath of office and secrecy, the swearing-in was marred by ... Read more...

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Ganguly’s dream of playing in IPL over


February 4th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) Sourav Ganguly's chances of playing the Indian Premier League (IPL) is over after franchises objected to Kochi's interest to buy the former India captain. At an IPL Governing ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s central bank warns government of economic debacle


January 30th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) Pakistan's central bank has warned the government that its borrowing has touched an alarming level while its reluctance to pursue tough economic reforms could hinder efforts to achieve ... Read more...

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Maharashtra’s Aurangabad renamed Sambhajinagar


January 4th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad, Jan 4 (IANS) A resolution to rename this historic city Sambhajinagar, after the son of Maratha chieftain Chhatrapati Shivaji, was approved Tuesday by the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) - but ... Read more...

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Congress chief to decide on re-entry of Karunakaran’s son


December 29th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), Dec 29 (IANS) President of the Kerala unit of the Congress Ramesh Chennithala Wednesday said the decision on the re-entry of late leader K. Karunakaran's son K. Muraleedharan into the ... Read more...

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A madrassa starts yoga, propagates communal harmony


December 24th, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Karari (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 24 (IANS) Shortly after reciting 'Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim' from the Holy Quran, hundreds of students at a madrassa here fall in line for their first lesson ... Read more...

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PPP puts IMF-backed tax regime on back burner due to “opposition by main parties”


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 22 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government has decided to put aside the controversial tax law for the time being, owing to the stiff opposition by almost all the ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks reveals Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has terminal cancer


November 30th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'WikiLeaks' include remarks of an Iranian informant telling American officials in 2009 that Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei had terminal ... Read more...

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Reformed sales tax bill tabled in Pakistan Senate


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Despite stiff opposition from allied parties and the opposition, the Pakistan government Tuesday tabled the reformed general sales tax (GST) bill in the Senate after it ... Read more...

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Smart City project should go on with Dubai, demands Congress


November 18th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress's Kerala unit Thursday demanded that the proposed Rs.1,500-crore Smart City Kochi mega IT project should go ahead with the participation of the Dubai government.Addressing reporters ... Read more...

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New water policy for better regulation of usage: Ahluwalia


November 14th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The government is working on a new water policy which could regulate the manner in which it is used across the country and levy a charge on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

End Of Road For Nancy Pelosi?


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a dramatic development the voters in USA toppled Nancy Pelosi the House Speaker from power and she is going to pave the way for John ... Read more...

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Congress committed to passing women’s quota bill: Sonia


November 2nd, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday said her party was committed to getting the women's reservation bill passed in the Lok Sabha."Despite some stiff opposition, we ensured ... Read more...

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Centre committed to introduce Women’s Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha: Sonia Gandhi


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government has given the Right to Information (RTI) and National Rural Employment Guarantee Act ... Read more...

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US may allow FBI to tap e-mails, websites


September 28th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) The US may allow its intelligence agencies such as FBI to tap text messages, e-mails and networking websites under new powers being considered by the Barack Obama ... Read more...

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PNB JV’s merger bid in Nepal bounces


September 24th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 24 (IANS) The bid by Indian public sector Punjab National Bank (PNB)'s joint venture in Nepal, Everest Bank Ltd (EBL), to merge with another Nepali bank ... Read more...

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Chris Redfern drops the F-word about the Republicans


September 23rd, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The chairman of the Democratic Party in Ohio seems not to be bothered by remarks that he made about Republicans who he referred to with the F-word due ... Read more...

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Nepal to elect new PM on July 21


July 13th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 13 (IANS) The race for the new prime minister of Nepal kicked off Tuesday with parliamentarians fixing July 21 as the election date after the parties failed ... Read more...

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Goans resisting expansion of mobile tower network: BSNL


June 25th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 24 (IANS) State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is finding it increasingly difficult to set up mobile phone towers in rural Goa due to stiff opposition from the locals, a ... Read more...

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Don’t worry, government tells UGC


June 24th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) With the National Commission for Higher Education and Research set to administer higher education in India, the government says officials of the existing regulators have nothing to ... Read more...

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France to raise retirement age to cut deficit


June 16th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 16 (DPA) The French government has drawn up a pension reform plan that will raise the age of retirement from 60 to 62 by the year 2018. In the plan made ... Read more...

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IOA ecstatic after Verma’s re-election as BAI president


June 13th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Randhir Singh Saturdday termed the re-election of V.K.Verma as the Badmimton Association of India (BAI) president a victory for the "Olympic ... Read more...

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Posco relents, to set up steel plant in Karnataka


June 4th, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 3 (IANS) Korean steel major Posco has signed an agreement with the Karnataka government to set up a six million tonnes steel plant in the state, Major Industries Minister ... Read more...

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WADA urges ICC to convince members to accept anti doping clause


May 26th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Director General David Howman has said the International Cricket Council (ICC) should convince its member bodies, including India, to comply with players' whereabouts ... Read more...

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Revenues from 3G auction may touch Rs.45,000 crore: Raja


April 21st, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The government hopes to net around Rs.45,000 crore from the ongoing auctions to award radio frequency spectrum for third generation (3G) telecom services and for rolling ... Read more...

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After controversies, ‘Dam 999″ heads to Dubai


April 17th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 17 (IANS) "Dam 999", a $10-million-film project boasting of an Indian and Hollywood cast, had its share of bad publicity while shooting in Kerala. But with the initial India leg ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pen losing its might over sword in Nepal


April 15th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) After winning three battles against dictatorial regimes, the pen is finally losing its might over the sword in Nepal. The fear was given credence Thursday as Nepal's ruling ... Read more...

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Construction of memorials to continue, despite opposition: Mayawati


April 14th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Apr 14 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday said that despite stiff opposition, the construction work of the memorials of leaders and saints from low-castes would continue.Mayawati, who ... Read more...

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Latest reason for a strike - workers allowed beer only during lunch!


April 9th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 9 (ANI): Danish brewing giant Carlsberg is facing stiff opposition from its warehouse staff over a new policy measure that allows employees to have beer only during the lunch hour.Workers ... Read more...

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Panchayat orders killing of couple in Uttar Pradesh


April 6th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) A panchayat in Uttar Pradesh has ordered the killing of a couple after they eloped and married against their families' wishes, police said Tuesday. The Khedka village panchayat in ... Read more...

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Manipur’s first gay marriage ends in ‘divorce’ (Lead)


March 28th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 28 (IANS) The first-ever same-sex marriage in Manipur between two men in their 20s ended in a 'divorce' two days into their wedding following stiff opposition from their families. Sandip, ... Read more...

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Manipur’s first gay marriage ends in two days


March 28th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 28 (IANS) The first-ever same-sex marriage in Manipur between two men in their 20s ended in a whimper two days into their wedding following stiff opposition from their families. Sandip, ... Read more...

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Goa to set up golf course on PPP model


March 23rd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) The Goa government will build a full-fledged golf course under the public private partnership (PPP) model to promote niche tourism, the state Economic Survey (ES) Tuesday said. "A ... Read more...

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Opposition to nuclear liability bill ‘unfounded’, says Congress


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Defending the nuclear liability bill which is facing stiff opposition from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Left parties, the Congress said Monday that their stand ... Read more...

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