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World T20: Dwayne Bravo welcomes favourite tag


September 20th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has welcomed comments from some pundits who consider the West Indies to be among favourites to win the ICC world Twenty/20 tournament underway in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India, Russia to make multiple rocket systems


September 6th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and India have agreed to set up a joint venture in India for manufacturing and post-sales servicing of rockets for Russia's Smerch multiple rocket ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistani executed in Saudi Arabia


September 5th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Saudi Arabia Tuesday executed a Pakistani national in Medina city for trafficking heroin.Hayat Sayed Lal Sayed had attempted to smuggle heroin in his stomach, the Saudi ... Read more...

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Dubai demolishes 40 ugly buildings, more to follow


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) At least 40 abandoned buildings have been demolished in Dubai this year by the municipality because they posed a health threat, security risk and distortion of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ukrainian city ponders using wine to deport pigeons


July 24th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Ukranian city is contemplating a plan to get the local pigeons drunk and then deport them so that a popular poet's statue could be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Goods train derails in Bihar; no casualties


July 13th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 13 (IANS) Twenty-six wagons of a goods train derailed in Bihar's Kaimur district early Friday, damaging tracks and disrupting train services, officials said. No casualties were reported.The train ... Read more...

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Two Russians jailed for raping 83-year-old woman


July 10th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two men have been sentenced to jail after being convicted of raping an 83-year-old woman in southern Russia.Vladimir Perov was sentenced to 10 years, while ... Read more...

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ATM for blind launched in Sharjah


July 5th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 5 (IANS/WAM) In a first in the Middle East as well as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a teller machine for blind and visually impaired people has been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian government wants elderly to work beyond retirement


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Encouraging Russians to continue working after retirement can be an alternative to raising the retirement age, according to Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov."The issue of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Saudi women petition king for right to drive


June 15th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 15 (IANS/AKI) Six hundred women in Saudi Arabia have signed a petition asking the king to grant women the right to drive. Saudi Arabia is the only country ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Germany must improve: Man of Match Ozil


June 10th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's 1-0 victory over Portugal in their Euro 2012 opener Saturday was a reasonable start but the performance must improve for the next test ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Swedish biker denied 666 license plate renewal


June 8th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Authorities in a Swedish city have denied the renewal of a motorcycle license plate containing the number 666 to a man saying the number was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

29 infected with TB in Chinese school


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) A total of 29 people -- 26 students and three teachers -- have been infected with tuberculosis at a school in China, officials said Tuesday.A Grade ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Russian state oil firm to buy back shares worth $2 bn


June 1st, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's largest state-controlled oil company Rosneft will purchase 68.3 billion rubles ($2 billion) worth of shares from its minority shareholders.The buy-back involves Rosneft's minority shareholders ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kazakhstan launches national superhero contest


May 17th, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Astana, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstan has announced a contest to create a national superhero who will be named after the Central Asian country's capital.A total of 123 people, including ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New Zealand mayor sets longest interview record


April 30th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Auckland, April 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A mayor in New Zealand has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop televised interview.Tim Shadbolt, mayor of the southern town of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Omani man donates blood for 26 years


April 30th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, April 30 (IANS/WAM) A 49-year-old man from Oman has been honoured by the ministry of health of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for donating blood for 26 years.Ahmed Bin ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Russia to raise liquor, cigarette tax


April 29th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia, a country of vodka drinkers, may raise tariffs on hard liquor to about 20 percent a litre by 2015, according to a draft tax ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Putin quits as head of ruling party


April 24th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he was standing down as head of the ruling United Russia party and nominated outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev as ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Dangerous’ mobster held in Italy


April 24th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 24 (IANS/AKI) A 43-year-old mobster, considered one of the most dangerous criminals in Italy, was arrested Tuesday after more than two years on the run.Rocco Trimboli, boss of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

In UAE island, rent a house to own it


April 17th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 17 (IANS/WAM) An island resort in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has come up with a residential complex where people will be able to rent an apartment ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Britain makes it tough for Pakistani students


April 13th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Britain has decided to make it tough for Pakistani students to step on the English soil, following a pilot scheme finding as many as four in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Belarus to build vertical takeoff drones


April 5th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Belarusian military plans to develop a range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) with vertical takeoff and landing capability."We are considering a wide range of ... Read more...

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Sharp drop in vodka production, Russian alcohol makers


April 5th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of alcoholic drink makers in Russia fell 32 percent last year as a result of government steps to re-license local manufacturers and sellers, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russian president’s cat top trend on Twitter


March 29th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dorofey, the cat of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, currently on a visit to India, briefly entered Twitter's top trends after rumors of his disappearance.The Sobesednik ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Russia to show new tank in India


March 26th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will display a prototype model of its new T-90S tank at the Defexpo 2012 arms exhibition in India this week, arms firm Rosoboronexport delegation ... Read more...

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Mobster released in Italy due to beans allergy


March 24th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 24 (IANS/AKI) A mobster was released from jail in Italy because the prison served too many beans on its menu and he suffered from allergy to the legumes.Michele ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Russia exported $4 bn worth diamonds: India major buyer


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia last year exported over 32 million carats of uncut rough diamonds worth $3.81 billion, the finance ministry said. India, Belgium and Israel were the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE to make camel milk ice-cream


March 19th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 19 (IANS/WAM) In a first of its kind, a leading producer of dairy products in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is planning to introduce a new variety ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Man held for thawing Russian morgue


March 15th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Azerbaijani man with a criminal record has been arrested for defrosting a morgue in Russia's Vladivostok city, police said Thursday.The 49-year-old suspect stole the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Woman gives birth after lying upside down for 75 days


March 9th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Polish woman gave birth to twins after a 75-day ordeal in which she had to lie upside down to save her babies' lives.According to ... Read more...

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Man to give wife million roses on Women’s Day


March 8th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Based on a romantic pop hit from Soviet times, a Kazakh man has ordered one million red roses for his wife on International Women's Day ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Congo blast toll tops 240


March 7th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in Sunday's munitions depot blasts in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, has topped 240, a media report said Wednesday.A short ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mother throws crying baby from 14th floor


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A mother in a Russian city threw her four-month-old son to death from the 14th floor of a multi-storey building because the child's cries were ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

It will be a pleasant Sunday in Delhi (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) After a warm week with above average temperatures, it was a pleasant day in the capital Saturday as nippy winds blew through the day and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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