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Karnataka draws action plan for drought-hit (Second Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) With the state reeling under severe drought for the second consecutive year, the Karnataka government has drawn an action plan for providing succour to the affected ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Delhi reels under searing heat, monsoon delayed (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) As the monsoon missed its scheduled date with the capital, denizens continued to reel under the scorching heat Friday with the minimum temperature settling four ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Petrol prices lowered by 65 paise a litre (Lead)


November 30th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) A fortnight after giving consumers relief for the first time in almost three years, India's fuel retailers again cut petrol prices Wednesday -- by 65 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Manual scavenging a dark blot, must end: PM (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday asked states to help eliminate manual scavenging within six months, saying the success of inclusive growth would be measured ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bihar cricket fans tune in to rusty radios


March 29th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 29 (IANS) In power-starved Bihar, thousands of cricket fans are not taking any chances. They are turning to their rusty transistors for succour just in case electricity outages ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Now, play Facebook games to help Japan quake victims


March 13th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Now every time you buy special crops on Farmville, someone in disaster-hit Japan might get much-needed succour. In a unique initiative, eight online games ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

British-Pak Christians, Sikh council honour slain Pak Punjab Governor


January 16th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16(ANI): The British-Pakistani Christian Association presented the Pakistan High Commission with a wreath in memory of slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, as 'a show of representation of the love the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Saina wins Hong Kong Open in ‘dream come true’ tie (Roundup)


December 12th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Dec 12 (IANS) India's Saina Nehwal showed her grit and class as she crushed China's Shixian Wang 15-21, 21-16, 21-17 in a marathon encounter to lift the Hong Kong Open ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Saina destroys Chinese opponent, clinches Hong Kong title


December 12th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Dec 12 (IANS) India's sensational Saina Nehwal showed her grit and class as she overpowered China's Shixian Wang 15-21, 21-16, 21-17 in a marathon encounter to win the Hong Kong ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Disabled team pulls off 108-km river rafting journey


November 22nd, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Proving grit and determination can overcome physical disability, a team of 13 disabled people rowed their bamboo rafts up the Hooghly river from Haldia in East Midnapore to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pakistan can’t give lessons on democracy, human rights: India


September 29th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 29 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said Pakistan had no right to lecture India on democracy and human rights, and urged it to bridge the trust ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister Dr. Saraswat visits flood ravaged Leh


August 19th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by ANI
Leh, Aug.19 (ANI): Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister Dr. VK Saraswat, on Thursday visited the affected areas of Leh as well as Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), the DRDO lab ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Maharashtra offers aid to Leh flood victims


August 7th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) Maharashtra is ready to offer any kind of aid or assistance for providing succour to the victims of the flash floods in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, ... Read more...

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Subcontinent’s divisive politics must not derail Indian Diaspora’s achievements: PM


June 29th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitOnboard Air India One, June 29 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said on Monday that the Indian Diaspora living abroad must not allow the divisive politics of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Guwahati flooded, troopers deployed to rescue residents


April 20th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Authorities Tuesday deployed paramilitary troopers to carry out rescue operations in Assam's main city of Guwahati hit by massive flooding, triggered by heavy rains since Sunday. Troopers of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Navies step in as natural disasters rise four-fold


February 7th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma Port Blair, Feb 7 (IANS) With natural disasters registering a four-fold increase in the past decade owing to a variety of factors, the navies of the Asia-Pacific region are gearing ... Read more...

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Astronomy, faith meet in Har-ki-Pauri on solar eclipse


January 15th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Haridwar, Jan 15 (IANS) Tradition and astronomy fused on the banks of the Ganges during the annular solar eclipse Friday as temples shut their doors and covered the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

UK bishop apologises for his pro-Taliban statement


December 15th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 14 (ANI): The new Church of England bishop for the British armed forces has apologised for his earlier statement that the Taleban could be admired for their religious conviction ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Poor community in Bihar forced to eat rats for survival


October 12th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Oct. 12 (ANI): A poor community in Bihar's Vashali district are forced to eat rats for survival.Known as 'Mushars' or 'Bhuyans', the community in Sahdai block of Vaishali district is considered ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bangaloreans unite to help Karnataka’s flood victims


October 5th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 5 (IANS) At a time when north Karnataka has witnessed large-scale loss of human lives and property due to floods, a motley group of people from state capital Bangalore have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some respite from rain in flood-hit north Karnataka, toll 170


October 4th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 4 (IANS) Flood-hit north Karnataka had some respite from heavy rains and further havoc Sunday even as the death toll mounted to 170, officials said here. The state has, meanwhile, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

PM, Sonia assure Andhra support to tackle floods


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi Friday night assured full support to Andhra Pradesh in tackling the flood situation that has ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian Armed Forces extend medical aid by two months to displaced LankanTamils


August 2nd, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): The Union Government has decided to extend the tenure of the Indian Armed Forces Field Hospital Unit providing succour and relief to the internally displaced Tamil civilians ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Hindu or Muslim, they are flocking to Ajmer Sufi shrine (Letter from Ajmer)


June 25th, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
By Firoz Bakht Ahmed Ajmer, June 25 (IANS) Pilgrims, both Hindu and Muslim, are thronging the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer for his 797th annual Urs or death anniversary, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

PM calls Nitish, discusses only flood relief (Lead)


May 12th, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Patna, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called up Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday, though the two did not discuss politics but use of funds for flood relief ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India worried over Sri Lanka but has limitations: PM


May 9th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) India was "deeply concerned" over the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka but there were limits to what it could do to end the killings there, Prime ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India trying to help Tamils in Sri Lanka: PM


May 9th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) India is doing what it can to help the beleaguered Tamil community in Sri Lanka lead "a life of dignity and honour", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

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AIADMK spreading rumours on Tamils for political gain: Congress


April 30th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) All India Congress Committee general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday charged the AIADMK-led opposition in Tamil Nadu with "spreading rumours" about the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Great Britain football team will be formed for Olympics’


March 11th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (DPA) Sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe is confident that Great Britain will field a football team at the 2012 Olympics despite opposition. The Scottish, Welsh and Irish Football ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Poor global demand leaves thousands jobless in Surat diamond units


January 19th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Surat, Jan 19 (IANS) Poor overseas demand due to the global economic meltdown has left thousands jobless in this Gujarat city, India's diamond cutting and polishing hub.Surat has about 6,000 units that ... Read more...

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Zafeda’s silence deafens as Kosi kills her newborn (Lead)


September 2nd, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Araria/Supaul (Bihar), Sep 2 (IANS) Her eight-hour-old baby had just died, but Zafeda Khatum looked stone cold. Not a word came out of the 18-year-old as her family members explained how she ... Read more...

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‘Khamoshi’ to be remade in Hollywood with Jennifer Aniston


August 10th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Director Asit Sen's 1969 classic "Khamoshi" is being remade in Hollywood by Los Angeles-based restaurateur Sanjay Patel who has roped in Jennifer Aniston to essay ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

British Muslims fighting British troops in Afghanistan: report


August 2nd, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) British Muslims are part of the Taliban force fighting against the country's troops deployed under the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, a British General said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brit Muslims helping Taliban in fighting UK troops in Afghanistan


August 2nd, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
London , Aug 2 (ANI): A former commander of Britain s forces in Afghanistan has reportedly said that British Muslims were helping the Taliban in their war against UK soldiers in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

They bought their own shroud


July 29th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Rafat Quadri Ahmedabad, July 29 (IANS) They had bought white cloth to wrap bodies. But in a savage irony, Jaikishenbhai Chandubhai Patel, 51 and Jashwantbhai Ranchhodbhai Patel, 60, were wrapped in ... Read more...

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