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Sarah Brightman in talks over space trip


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British singer Sarah Brightman, the world's bestselling classical vocalist, is in talks with tourism firm Space Adventures to become the world's eighth space tourist, a ... Read more...

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Bolivia pursues hydro-power deal with China


July 30th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia signed a memorandum of understanding with Hydrochina Corporation that calls for the Chinese state-owned firm to conduct a free feasibility study for the construction ... Read more...

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Bajaj KTM to introduce multiple products in superbike segment


July 13th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Aiming to enhance its pole position in the country's premium motorcycle space, Bajaj Auto - which has a 47 percent equity stake in the Austria-based KTM ... Read more...

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Yuvraj eyes a comeback at T20 World Cup


June 20th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 20 (IANS) Indian cricketer Yuvraj is in no mood to rush his comeback into the national side after undergoing cancer treatment. However, he hopes to be fit for ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protest: 23,000 surrender voter ID cards


May 9th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) Around 23,000 people belonging to nine villages in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu have surrendered their voter identity cards to draw attention to the continued neglect ... Read more...

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Indian zoos to be graded on performance


April 10th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Do you know which is India's best zoo? Soon you will, with the authorities planning to grade the nearly 200 zoos in the country based ... Read more...

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Krishna to talk to Maldivian foreign minister


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Nearly two months after a sudden transfer of power in the Indian Ocean atoll nation, Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdul Samad Abdulla arrived here Monday on ... Read more...

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India pushes for early elections, Maldives parties agree


February 29th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Male/New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) In his second visit to the Maldives in a fortnight, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai held wide-ranging discussions that culminated in a broad consensus for early ... Read more...

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Prosecuting corrupt officials: court sets deadline for government (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday set the government a three-month deadline for sanctioning public servants under the Prevention of Corruption Act.The apex court said this ... Read more...

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45 of Jharkhand’s 82 legislators declare assets


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 23 (IANS) Of the 82 legislators in the Jharkhand assembly, only 45, including Chief Minister Arjun Munda, have declared their assets as asked for by Speaker C.P. Singh.In ... Read more...

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Broad consensus needed for Telangana, says government


December 21st, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A broad consensus in Andhra Pradesh will be needed before a final decision on a separate state of Telangana is taken, the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Arrest warrant issued for Iraq’s vice president: official


December 20th, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 20 (IANS) The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council, which is country's highest judicial body, has issued an arrest warrant for Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, said an interior ministry ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host Gulf supply summit


October 15th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 14 (IANS/WAM) An uninterrupted supply of goods within the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will be discussed at a summit here next week.The third edition ... Read more...

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Will the Taj collapse in five years?


October 9th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 9 (IANS) "Will the Taj Mahal really collapse in five years?" is the question being asked here after a British newspaper published a report saying so. But ... Read more...

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Rehab slow but positive, says Zaheer


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan says his rehabilitation from the ankle surgery is slow but positive and he hopes to return soon to bowl ... Read more...

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Baa! Sheep can memorise 50 other sheep faces


October 3rd, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 3 (IANS) Sheep may have a reputation for being dumb, but when it involves recognising their own or their friends and foes, they have excellent memories.Graeme Martin, professor ... Read more...

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New Zealand replace India as hosts of 2011 Champions Trophy


September 13th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lausanne, Sep 13 (IANS) The FIH Tuesday announced that New Zealand will replace India as the hosts of the the 2011 edition of the men's Champions Trophy hockey tournament, which ... Read more...

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Coal India posts 64 percent rise in net profit


August 13th, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) World's largest coal miner by output Coal India Friday posted a 64 percent rise in its consolidated net profit for the first quarter of the current ... Read more...

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US to keep interest rates low until 2013; stocks zoom


August 10th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Painting a much gloomier picture of the economy, the US central bank has indicated it would take no new steps to stimulate the economy other ... Read more...

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Osama’s son missing in Pakistan since US raid: Report


May 10th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) One of Osama bin Laden's sons went missing after the raid by US commandos on the al Qaeda leader's hideout in Pakistan's Abbottabad town, a media ... Read more...

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CWG case: Bhanot, Verma’s judicial custody extended


May 5th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A trial court Thursday extended till May 18 the judicial custody of former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) officials Lalit Bhanot and V.K. Verma, ... Read more...

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Buchanan confident about cricket success for New Zealand


April 17th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Wellingron, Apr. 17 (ANI): New Zealand Cricket Director John Buchanan has expressed confidence about delivering success for the Black Caps sooner than later, and added that he is sure that he can ... Read more...

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Himachal legislators hurry home on match day


March 30th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 30 (IANS) Even though the attendance at the Himachal Pradesh assembly did not see a drop, the legislators were in a hurry to return home after lunch Wednesday ... Read more...

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I also face red tape: Nitish Kumar


March 17th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 17 (IANS) Bureaucratic red tape bothers not just the common person but also Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who believes it is a big impediment to the state's ... Read more...

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All Christchurch quake-hit homes to be assessed


March 11th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Christchurch (New Zealand), Mar.11 (ANI): All 180,000 Christchurch houses will be assessed for damage over the next eight weeks in a speeded-up Earthquake Commission (EQC) process.The New Zealand Herald quoted Earthquake Recovery ... Read more...

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Charlie Sheen back in ‘Major League 3′


February 24th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen is set to reprise his role as Rick Vaughn in a the third instalment of sport comedy "Major League".Director David S. Ward has confirmed that ... Read more...

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Vastanvi to stay till Deoband panel submits report


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Deoband (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 23 (IANS) The controversial Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi will continue as vice chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband till a three-member subcommittee of clerics constituted Wednesday takes a final ... Read more...

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Govt. proposes “Broadcasting Content Complaints Council”


February 18th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Friday said the government has proposed to establish a thirteen member "Broadcasting Content Complaints Council" based on consultations ... Read more...

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No one willing to spearhead revolution in Pakistan: Prabodh Panda


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 3(ANI): No one in Pakistan is willing to 'spearhead' a revolutionary movement there, veteran Indian politician and Lok Sabha member Prabodh Panda has said."Revolution is a word that has a ... Read more...

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IMF team to arrive in Pakistan today for reforms review


January 30th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30(ANI): A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday (today) to hold talks on economic reforms and the release of the last ... Read more...

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Financial sop for Himachal government employees


January 25th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Tuesday announced the release of dearness allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners to mark the completion of four decades of ... Read more...

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Pakistan to face power outages for many years


January 23rd, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Hit by acute power shortage, Pakistan will continue to face the problem of loadshedding for many more years, a top official has admitted.Pakistan Electric Power Company Limited (PEPCO) ... Read more...

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Now, Britain asks OC to clear CWG dues (Lead)


January 21st, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A day after Sports Minister Ajay Maken directed the payment of all "legitimate" dues related to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, British High Commissioner Richard Stagg Friday ... Read more...

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CWG’s unpaid bills: Australia complains, Kalmadi has different take (Roundup)


January 20th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) After Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd raised the matter of unpaid bills of Australian firms for their work during the Delhi Commonwealth Games, India scrambled to ... Read more...

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Australia’s CWG payment issue to be sorted out in 10 days: Maken (Lead)


January 20th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) New sports minister Ajay Maken Thursday said the issue of non-payment of bills to the Australian companies for their work during the Commonwealth Games would be sorted ... Read more...

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