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Legendary Pakistani actor Lehri dead


September 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 13 (IANS) Legendary Pakistani comedian Safirullah Siddiqui, also known as Lehri, died here Thursday after a prolonged illness. According to family sources, the veteran actor, 83, died ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bill to eliminate manual scavenging tabled in Lok Sabha (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A bill that seeks to prohibit manual scavenging, rehabilitate those engaged in such inhuman employment and impose stringent measures to stop such practices was introduced ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Future Sharp Skills to train 5 lakh youth of Bengal by 2022


July 20th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Future Sharp Skills, a joint venture of Future Group and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), has plans to launch 40 vocational training hubs across West Bengal ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Junior doctors end 14-day strike in Bihar


June 28th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 27 (IANS) Junior doctors of Bihar's premier medical institution - the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) - ended their 14-day long strike Wednesday after the state government ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Canadian prisoners to pay more for room, phone calls


May 10th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, May 10 (IANS) Canadian prisoners will be paying more for room and board next year, Canada's tough-on-crime Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said Wednesday.Offenders serving two or more years ... Read more...

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PCB offers contracts to umpires for first time


February 16th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a first, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Thursday awarded contracts to three umpires in the country.According to the report, the scheme is limited and only ... Read more...

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Junior doctors call off strike in Andhra


February 15th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Emergency services in government-run hospitals in Andhra Pradesh were restored Wednesday as the junior doctors called off their strike after the government promised to address their ... Read more...

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10 die as emergency services crippled in Andhra hospitals (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 11 (IANS) At least 10 patients have died since Friday night at government-run hospitals in Andhra Pradesh where emergency services are crippled following a strike by junior doctors, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eight die as emergency services crippled in Andhra hospitals


February 11th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 11 (IANS) At least eight patients have died since Friday night at government-run hospitals in Andhra Pradesh where emergency services are crippled following a strike by junior ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Andhra junior doctors to intensify strike


February 10th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Emergency services in government-run hospitals in Andhra Pradesh are likely to be hit with junior doctors Friday deciding to intensify their strike.With the government ruling out ... Read more...

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Another Maoist couple surrenders in Bengal


February 7th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Feb 7 (IANS) A Maoist couple Tuesday surrendered before the police in West Bengal, becoming the third pair to do so since the Mamata Banerjee-led ... Read more...

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Lopez pays $10,000 a week to boyfriend


January 13th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Singer Jennifer Lopez reportedly paid $10,000 per week as allowance to her dancer boyfriend, Casper Smart.The 42-year-old started dating Casper, 24, just weeks after splitting ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Four Maoists surrender before Mamata


January 12th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Jan 12 (IANS) Responding to the rehabilitation package announced by the West Bengal government, four Maoists surrendered before Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here Thursday.Lambodar Majhi, ... Read more...

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Four Maoists surrender in Bengal


December 25th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) Four Maoists Sunday surrendered in West Bengal in response to the rehabilitation package announced by the state government for surrendering rebels, police said.Sanjay Rajoar, Prabhat ... Read more...

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Maoist involved in train hijack sent to police custody


November 20th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) A Maoist suspected to be involved in the 2009 Rajdhani Express hijack was remanded to police custody by a court in West Bengal's West Midnapore ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Jharkhand to launch scheme to protect girl child


October 13th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has approved Rs.108 crore for the Mukhyamantri Ladli Laxmi Yojna (MLLY) to promote welfare of the girl child born to a below poverty ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Skill development programme for poor in Delhi


September 21st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday launched a skill development and employment programme for over 3,000 people living below the poverty line.A total of 3,282 ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

816 Maoists surrender


September 6th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A total of 816 Maoists surrendered between 2008 and 2010, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh said in ... Read more...

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Maoist victims’ kin in Bengal to get Rs.5 lakh


August 25th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday announced a compensation of Rs.2 lakh for the families of civilians killed in Maoist violence in the state. The ... Read more...

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Mamata announces revised sops for surrendering Maoists


August 12th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The West Bengal government has revised its surrender-cum-rehabilitation policy for Left-wing extremists and enhanced the compensation to be paid for depositing arms, Chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Insurance cover for Indian painters soon


August 11th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) The Indian Paint Association (IPA) in alliance with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is working on a nationwide insurance programme for painters along with a ... Read more...

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Reliance Life eyes full-year profits, Rs.8,500 crore in premia


July 20th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 20 (IANS) With three straight quarters of profits since October, Reliance Life hopes to report its first full year in the green in 2011-12 with products focussed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jamia is Sports Authority of India’s extension centre


July 4th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) university Monday was adopted as an extension centre by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for training in athletics, football, hockey ... Read more...

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‘Kerala Model’ proposed for growth of IT in state


June 9th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 9 (IANS) A group representing over 150 IT companies in Kerala Thursday said it has submitted to the government a "Kerala Model" -- a plan that emphasises taking ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Doctors strike work in Maharashtra


March 25th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Patients across Maharashtra were inconvenienced as hundreds of doctors went on strike Friday to press for better security and reduction in fees of post-graduate courses.As many ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Celebrity fan Sudhir a hit at Kotla (World Cup Diary)


March 9th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) He may not have yet attained the celebrity status of Sri Lankan Percy Abeysekara or Chaudhury Abdul Jalil "Chacha" of Pakistan as a cheer ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Economy Shuffles Princeton Review’s Best Colleges


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:50 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the economy is such dire shape, students who are on their way to college are finding it harder and harder to find an affordable way to attend. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

US court sentences Defreitas for life over plotting to blow up NY JFK Airport


February 18th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 18 (ANI): A US court has handed down a 'life term' sentence to Russell Defreitas, the man convicted of potting to blow up fuel tanks at New York's JFK ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bhopal’s nurses call off strike


February 5th, 2011 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 5 (IANS) In a late night development, the nurses of Bhopal who were on strike along with those of four other medical colleges since the past three days called off ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Madhya Pradesh cracks down on striking nurses, 202 arrested (Lead)


February 3rd, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 3 (IANS) At least 202 nurses were arrested and 14 suspended here Thursday after they refused to call off their strike despite the Madhya Pradesh government invoking the Essential Services ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Madhya Pradesh cracks down on striking nurses 100 arrested


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 3 (IANS) At least 100 nurses were arrested here and 10 suspended Thursday after they refused to call off their strike despite the Madhya Pradesh government invoking the Essential Services ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Five Maoists surrender in Orissa


January 16th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
Jajpur (Orissa), Jan 16(ANI): Five Maoist ultras, all of them in their teens, have surrendered before top brass of the district police at Jajpur in Orissa.Producing the surrendered Maoists before the mediapersons ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Be smart about getting a PhD


January 15th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Divya MadhaviConnecticut (USA), Jan 15 (ANI): A recent article in The Economist (http://econ.st/hB706a) concluded that a PhD was a waste of time for most and that students would discover that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Omar defends rehabilitation policy for militants


November 25th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said the government's rehabilitation policy aimed at the return of Kashmiri militants from Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir was "beneficial ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kashmiri militants’ wives, children can return under new policy


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 23 (IANS) Militants who return home from Pakistani administered Kashmir as well as their wives and children will benefit from a rehabilitation policy approved by the Jammu and Kashmir government, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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