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Refrain from self-immolation, Tibetian government-in-exile appeals


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 2 (IANS) Expressing concern over the self-immolation protests in Tibet, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) based here Sunday appealed to its countrymen to refrain from such "drastic acts"."The ... Read more...

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Task force to examine amending Electricity Act


August 29th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) As a measure for reforms in the power sector, a task force will look into amending the Electricity Act, 2003, Power Minister Veerappa Moily announced ... Read more...

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Worthington to team up with Schwarzenegger?


July 25th, 2012 - 6:48 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) "Avatar" star Sam Worthington is reportedly in talks to star alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in David Ayer's "Ten".According to variety.com, the details of Worthington's role ... Read more...

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Will ask Assam CM on action in molestation: Chidambaram


July 13th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Terming incidents of molestation of women and children "condemnable", union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here Friday that he will ask the Assam chief minister ... Read more...

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Manipur ultra nabbed in West Bengal


June 12th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) A self-styled commander-in-chief of Manipur's banned militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) has been arrested in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, police said Tuesday.Following a tip-off, Naorem ... Read more...

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FIFA chief Blatter calls for alternative to penalty shootouts


May 25th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, May 25 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter Friday called upon German great Franz Beckenbauer, head of the Football Task Force 2014, to find an alternative to the "tragedy" ... Read more...

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Five held in US for plotting to blow up bridge


May 1st, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Five suspects have been arrested by the FBI for allegedly plotting to blow up a bridge in Ohio state, media reports said Tuesday.The arrests were, however, ... Read more...

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18 killed in Nigerian university attack


April 30th, 2012 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 30 (IANS) At least 18 people, including two university professors, were killed at a university in Nigeria's northern city of Kano during a church service, said ... Read more...

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Indonesia mulls mini-skirt ban


March 29th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Indonesia has plans to ban the mini-skirt under its stringent anti-pornography laws as it believes "they make men do things".According to the Muslim-dominated country's religious affairs ... Read more...

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457 sick industrial units in Kashmir: Minister


March 8th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 8 (IANS) There are 457 sick industrial units in Jammu and Kashmir, the state legislative council was told Thursday.Of the 457 industrial units, 368 units are in the ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod to cold chain centre


February 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) In order to cut the loss of fruits, vegetables and flowers during stoage, the cabinet Thursday approved the setting up of a National Centre for ... Read more...

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Pakistan targets foreign exchange dealers who break rules


January 16th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan has begun a crackdown on foreign exchange dealers who violate rules and will set up a task force to check irregularities, said Interior Minister Rehman ... Read more...

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Seventeen held for football match-fixing


December 20th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 20 (IANS/AKI) Five soccer players were among 17 people arrested in Italy Monday suspicion of participation in an international match-fixing ring based in Singapore.Cristiano Doni, the Atalanta captain ... Read more...

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J. Thomas expects to auction over 200 mn kg tea this year


December 16th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) J. Thomas & Company, the world's oldest tea auctioneer, expects to auction over 200 million kg of tea in this financial year, a top executive of ... Read more...

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Colonel arrested for bribery in Kashmir


November 30th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 30 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a colonel and his second in command in the Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) in Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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‘Only dialogue can resolve Tibet issue’


November 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 14 (IANS) The Tibet issue can only be resolved through a dialogue with China, the Dalai Lama's special envoy has said."The present tragic situation in Tibet and the ... Read more...

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53 child workers rescued


October 4th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) A total of 53 child labourers were rescued from factories in north Delhi and seven employers arrested Tuesday, said NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan.The raids were ... Read more...

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Telangana legislators removed from assembly building


October 2nd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Police forcibly removed four legislators from the chamber of the deputy speaker at the Andhra Pradesh assembly building late Saturday, ending a nearly nine-hour-long episode.The ... Read more...

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Human error caused China metro accident: Report


September 29th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) Human error caused the collision of two metro trains in Shanghai that left over 250 people injured, a media report said Thursday.The accident took place Tuesday ... Read more...

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Aadhaar-enabled system to be used for subsidy payments


September 20th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The unique identification numbers or Aadhaar-enabled unified payment infrastructure will be used for direct transfer of subsidies on kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and fertilisers, ... Read more...

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13 Bangladeshis held in Tripura


September 18th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) Thirteen Bangladeshi nationals were arrested Sunday in Tripura on charges of illegally entering India, police said."The MTF (mobile task force) troopers arrested the 13 Bangladeshi citizens ... Read more...

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Panel to probe suicides in IITs


September 14th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A task force has been set up to look into the increasing number of suicides in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Human Resource Development ... Read more...

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12 Bangladeshis held in Tripura


September 14th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 14 (IANS) In the second such incident this month, 12 Bangladeshi nationals, including three women and four children, were arrested Wednesday for unlawfully entering India, police said."MTF (Mobile ... Read more...

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14 Bangladeshis arrested in Tripura


September 3rd, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 3 (IANS) A total of 14 Bangladeshi nationals, including three women and two children, were Saturday arrested for illegally entering India, police said."Acting on a tip-off, the Mobile ... Read more...

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Software, services sector to grow to $105 bn by 2014


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The software and services sector has the potential to grow to $105 billion by 2014 and $225 billion by 2020 from $58.7 billion in 2009, ... Read more...

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3 lakh faculty shortage


August 10th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The findings of an HRD ministry taskforce Tuesday said the estimated faculty shortage at present in colleges is around three lakh."The task force takes note ... Read more...

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New system of LPG subsidy disbursal soon: Mukherjee


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The government will soon introduce a new system for distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), under which it will provide direct cash subsidy to ... Read more...

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Huge haul of explosives in Hyderabad


July 19th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Hyderabad police Tuesday seized a huge quantity of explosives and arrested two people indulging in their illegal sale and transportation.The sleuths of the police commissioner's task ... Read more...

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Government changes name to make it gender neutral


July 7th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Respecting gender sensitivity, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's cabinet Thursday decided to rename the 'Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act' as the 'Inter-State Migrant Workers Act'.The replacement ... Read more...

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Civil society seeks probe into arms recovery


June 6th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Expressing concern over the recovery of illegal arms in West Bengal, a section of the civil society Monday urged the state government to conduct an ... Read more...

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Three militants killed in southern Thailand


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by BNO News
NARATHIWAT, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Three separatist militants were killed on Thursday in a clash with Thai security forces in the southern province of Narathiwat, the Bangkok Post reported.The clash erupted after ... Read more...

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12 child labourers rescued in Delhi


May 30th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A task force rescued 12 child labourers employed in shellac-related works from an unauthorised colony in central Delhi, an official said Monday.According to sub-divisional magistrate ... Read more...

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Rohtang Pass reopens after five months


May 25th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, May 25 (IANS) Rohtang Pass, the crucial road link between this tourist resort town in Kullu district and Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, re-opened for ... Read more...

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India’s ratification of UN convention against corruption welcomed


May 14th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) India's announcement that it had ratified the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) has been welcomed as a "significant step"."India has taken a significant step forward ... Read more...

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Bin Laden’s phone numbers to help US get biggest intelligence windfall?


May 5th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5(ANI): The US secret raid on Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's home in Pakistan's Abbottabad city has reportedly produced what could be the biggest intelligence windfall since the September 11, ... Read more...

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