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India decides to cut Iran crude imports by 11 percent


May 15th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) In the face of US sanctions on Iran, India has decided to reduce crude oil imports from the gulf nation by 11.1 percent to 15.5 ... Read more...

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Andhra stops ads to Sakshi newspaper, TV


May 10th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 10 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has stopped all its advertisements to the Sakshi newspaper and television channel owned by YSR Congress party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.The government ... Read more...

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33 days on, Maoists free Odisha legislator Hikaka (Fourth lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Balipeta (Odisha), April 26 (IANS) Thirty-three days after he was kidnapped by Maoists, Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Jhina Hikaka was Thursday freed from captivity and walked into ... Read more...

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Relief, tears as Maoists release Odisha legislator Hikaka (Third lead, changing dateline)


April 26th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Balipeta (Odisha), April 26 (IANS) Emotions ran high as Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka walked into a crowd of people here Thursday, released by Maoists after being held captive for over ... Read more...

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Maoists set free Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka in Koraput district after holding him captive for more than a month.TV visuals showed Hikaka, looking healthy and relieved, ... Read more...

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Maoists release Odisha legislator Hikaka (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka in the state's Koraput district after holding him captive for more than a month.Reporters and photographers surrounded a relieved ... Read more...

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Maoists to release Hikaka Thursday (Second Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Maoists have decided to release Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka Thursday after he promised to resign from the assembly and the primary membership of the ruling Biju ... Read more...

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‘Dirty Picture’ TV premiere stalled despite cuts, Bollywood furious (Second Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The much-anticipated television premiere of Vidya Balan starrer "The Dirty Picture" was stalled at the last moment Sunday, despite 59 cuts in the film ... Read more...

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Infosys denies misusing US visas (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Washington, April 13 (IANS) India's second largest IT bellwether Infosys Ltd Friday denied misusing B-1 or H1-B visas to send its employees to the US for onsite work."We do not ... Read more...

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Assange-hosted TV show to debut in Russia


April 13th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 10-part political discussion hosted by Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, will be broadcast on the Russia Today television channel starting April 17."The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nine miners trapped in Peru may be rescued soon


April 11th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, April 11 (IANS) Peru's nine miners, who have been trapped underground for six days, could be freed soon, a minister said.Minister of Women and Vulnerable Population Ana Jara told ... Read more...

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Chavez returns to Cuba for cancer treatment


April 9th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez, back to Havana, where he will undergo another round of cancer treatment, state media reported Sunday.Chavez ... Read more...

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Maoists reiterate demands to free second Italian


March 26th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) The Italian still held captive by Maoists in Odisha is in good health, but the government should fulfil their demands - including banning tourist visits to ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct two Italians in Odisha (Third Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) Maoists have abducted two Italian male tourists in Odisha's Kandhamal district, an official said Sunday in what appears to be the first case of foreigners being ... Read more...

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Two Italians abducted in Odisha (Second Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) Two Italian tourists in Odisha have been abducted by Maoists in Kandhamal district, an official said Sunday. This appears to be the first case of foreigners ... Read more...

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Two Italians abducted in Odisha, claim Maoists (Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) Maoists Sunday claimed to have abducted two Italian tourists in Odisha, a local television channel report said. Police are verifying if the incident is true.The Maoists, ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu parties again demand India back US UNHRC resolution


March 13th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) The demand of Tamil Nadu's political parties that India support a US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) got stronger ... Read more...

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Maradona wants to settle tax case, return to Italy


March 12th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 12 (IANS/EFE) Former Argentine player Diego Maradona said on the weekend that he wants to settle his back tax bill of some 40 million euros (about $52 million) ... Read more...

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I won’t be UP chief minister: Akhilesh


March 6th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) Samajwadi Party's new face Akhilesh Yadav said he did not want to be the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, saying his father Mulayam Singh Yadav deserved ... Read more...

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Congress baffled by Punjab trends


March 6th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6, (IANS) The Congress said Tuesday that emerging results in Punjab, where it was trailing far behind the ruling Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine, were ... Read more...

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BJP revives Karnataka legislature TV plan after ’sleazegate’


February 28th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 28 (IANS) Left embarrassed by its ministers viewing porn in the Karnataka assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party government is reviving a three-year old plan for the ... Read more...

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Rape case handling shows Mamata in poor light (Lead, West Bengal Newsletter)


February 19th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The efforts of the West Bengal administration, led by the state's first woman Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to play down an Anglo-Indian woman's complaint of ... Read more...

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Rape case handling shows Mamata in poor light (West Bengal Newsletter)


February 19th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The efforts of the West Bengal administration, led by the state's first woman Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to play down an Anglo-Indian woman's complaint of ... Read more...

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Sarkozy to run for second presidential term


February 16th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his plans to run in the forthcoming presidential election for a second term in the office.The 57-year-old president told ... Read more...

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A documentary to be made on singer Yesudas


February 4th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 4 (IANS) A short film on veteran singer K.J.Yesudas' achievements will be made by television channel Kairali TV, former education minister M.A.Baby said here Saturday.Announcing that a musical ... Read more...

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TRAI seeks initial response on 2G spectrum auction by Feb 15


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India's telecom sector regulator Friday released a pre-consultation paper on allocation of airwaves in the 2G band across 22 circles by auction.It asked all stakeholders ... Read more...

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Court rejects CBI plea for narco test on Jagan aide (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 2 (IANS) A special court here Thursday dismissed a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) petition that sought its permission for narco-analysis test on Vijay Sai Reddy ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks’ Assange to guest star on ‘The Simpsons’


January 31st, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, will guest star on the 500th episode of the animated TV comedy show "The Simpsons" that will ... Read more...

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Man jailed for killing flasher in Russia


January 26th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man in Russian city of Voronezh has been jailed for beating to death an exhibitionist who was showing his genitals to a three-year-old boy.The ... Read more...

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CBI seeks court nod for Jagan aide’s narco test


January 25th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought a special court's permission to conduct narco analysis test on Vijay Sai Reddy, an accused in the illegal ... Read more...

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BJP registers complaint against NCP


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Alleging that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders have lured voters to attend a rally in Maharashtra's Beed district, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday ... Read more...

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The many ‘Shah Rukhis’ of Vienna head for Berlin


January 20th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Jan 20 (IANS) For 51-year-old Maria Stella Hinterndorfer, the wait has only just begun. Called "Shah Rukhi number one", she is one of the most ardent fans of ... Read more...

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Spanish journalist to be freed from Cuban prison


January 17th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS/EFE) A Spanish journalist, behind bars in Cuba since July 2010 on charges of corrupting minors after he filmed a report with a hidden camera about underage ... Read more...

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Andaman asked about semi-naked dance


January 11th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday asked the Andaman and Nicobar administration to explain how half naked tribal women were forced to dance for tourists.Terming the incident ... Read more...

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BIG CBS to launch Punjabi channel


January 10th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) BIG CBS Networks Private Ltd, a joint venture between Reliance Broadcast Network and CBS Studios International, Tuesday announced that it will launch a television channel called ... Read more...

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