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Arjun Rampal busts knee (Movie Snippets)


September 13th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Arjun Rampal seems to be training too hard. The 39-year-old says he has ended up with an injured knee following a long run."Busted my knee ... Read more...

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Development of tribal areas top priority: Dhumal


September 9th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The development of tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh is one of the top priorities of the government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Sunday."The government ... Read more...

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Central team visits riot-hit Assam areas, reviews security


August 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) A central team Tuesday visited the violence affected Dhubri district of Assam to take stock of the security and relief and rehabilitation measures taken up by ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb hits out at Mamata’s remarks


August 16th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) In a veiled attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Thursday said that instead of ... Read more...

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‘Education, skill development top priority of 12th Plan’


August 6th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Education and skill development would be the "overriding priority" of the 12th Five Year Plan even as India's current slow economic growth rate might affect total ... Read more...

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US keen to boost defence trade with India


July 28th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) In a bid to boost defence sales to India, the US is touting the "technical and political advantages" of its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme of ... Read more...

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Facebook stock hits a new low of $24


July 27th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook has recently reported that it is experiencing slow revenue growth and they have not forecasted thier financial growth yet. Facebook had reported a revenue increase ... Read more...

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Olympics: Security is top priority, says Cameron


July 27th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Security during the London Olympic Games was the British government's main concern, Prime Minister David Cameron has said."Obviously, our main concern is to have secure ... Read more...

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Pawan Hans resumes chopper service in Meghalaya


July 26th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 26 (IANS) State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd Thursday resumed its services in the hill state of Meghalaya after a gap of 15 months.The Meghalaya government suspended operations of ... Read more...

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Chinese premier warns of `complicated, grim’ job situation


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Premier Wen Jiabao has warned of new employment pressures amid China's economic slowdown, saying the country will face a more complicated and more severe situation in ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi must stick to his policy pillars (Comment)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Now that Pranab Mukherjee has been "kicked upstairs", the Congress party has cleared the way for Rahul Gandhi to be responsible for a larger role in the party and ... Read more...

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Burger King worker posted pictures of himself standing in bins of lettuce


July 19th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ohio, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Three employees of Burger King have been fired following a published picture of an employee standing in bins of lettuce. The fired employees include the person ... Read more...

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HCL Info partners Consolidated Gulf to sell products in Qatar


July 16th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) HCL Infosystems Monday said it has signed a deal with Qatar's technology and engineering solutions and services provider Consolidated Gulf (CGC) to distribute its laptops, ... Read more...

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‘Draft bill against manual scavenging with stricter provisions in monsoon session’


July 16th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Even as actor-activist Aamir Khan Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to raise the age-old issue of manual scavenging the government said it is ... Read more...

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China’s Q2 GDP growth slows (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) China's economy expanded 7.6 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2012, slowing from 8.1 percent in the first quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks BARC help for uranium problem in water


July 11th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought technical help from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to tackle the growing problem of uranium in ground water, particularly ... Read more...

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Top priority to resolving power crisis: Pakistani PM


June 29th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) The resolution of the electricity crisis is a top priority of the government and all available resources were being utilised to overcome power outages, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Mumbai, Maharashtra face grave water crisis


June 25th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) As the monsoon continues to play truant, Maharashtra stands on the threshold of a grave water crisis, a top official indicated here Monday.Ringing alarm bells, Deputy ... Read more...

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US suspends NATO supply talks with Pakistan


June 12th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Frustrated over lack of progress over talks with Pakistan to reopen critical supply routes into Afghanistan to US and NATO forces, the United States has called ... Read more...

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US to redeploy naval fleet in Asia-Pacific region


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will re-deploy bulk of its naval fleet in the Pacific Ocean by 2020, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said."By 2020, the ... Read more...

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Pakistan reels under power crisis


May 25th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Pakistan is plagued by a massive power crisis, with a shortfall of 7,500 MW, a media report said Friday.Several cities in Punjab province have been ... Read more...

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Efforts made to strengthen medical education: Health Minister


May 14th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In order to overcome the human resource shortage in the health sector, the government has increased the number of medical seats at the post-graduate level ... Read more...

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US to give $680 mn for Israel’s anti-missile system


May 14th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 14 (IANS) The US is expected to announce the allocation of $680 million for Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile defence system, a media report said.Citing the Israel Hayom ... Read more...

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Bekal is destination next in ‘God’s Own Country’


May 10th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bekal (Kasaragod), May 10 (IANS) After firmly placing stations such as Kovalam and Kumarakom on the global tourism map, the Kerala government has picked this idyllic town of beaches ... Read more...

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Himachal should promote use of biomass fuel: Gadkari


May 9th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nahan (Himachal Pradesh), May 9 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari Wednesday advised his party's government in Himachal Pradesh to take green initiatives such as promoting use of ... Read more...

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IMF seeks Myanmar to continue with economic reforms


May 9th, 2012 - 5:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Myanmar to keep on carrying out economic reforms to tackle development challenges and unleash its potential for growth.IMF's executive ... Read more...

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British report on Russian human rights termed partial


May 6th, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS) A report on human rights in Russia, prepared by the British Foreign Office, has been termed by Moscow as "not impartial and open minded" and that ... Read more...

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UP plans big push for tourism in Taj city


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 3 (IANS) The Akilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government is considering a number of measures that, when implemented, will help boost tourism in Agra and Mathura, according to senior ... Read more...

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Chavan applies balm to angry realtors


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) A week after the powerful realty industry's sharp criticism of the Maharashtra government for "inaction and policy paralysis", Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan attempted to soothe their ... Read more...

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Abducted collector: Maoists’ mediators fly to Bastar


April 28th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 28 (IANS) Exactly a week after Maoists abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon at gun point, two interlocutors named by them Saturday flew in to Bastar ... Read more...

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Mediators sum up talks as rebels hike demands, justify abduction (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 27 (IANS) Interlocutors for the Maoists and the mediators appointed by Chhattisgarh government held talks for over five hours Friday to find a way for safe release of ... Read more...

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Maoists’ mediators sum up talks as rebels hike demands (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 27 (IANS) Interlocutors for the Maoists and the mediators appointed by Chhattisgarh government held talks for over five hours Friday to find a way for safe release of ... Read more...

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South Africa to expand local businesses with n-power capacity


April 27th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 27 (IANS) South Africa wants to build up local businesses as it expands its nuclear power capacity, the country's Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said."It is not just about ... Read more...

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US to move out 9,000 Marines from Japan


April 27th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 27 (IANS) The US will move 9,000 Marines out of Japan's southern Okinawa to Guam, Hawaii and other locations in the Asia-Pacific region, said a joint statement ... Read more...

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Barman is new Congress chief in Left-ruled Tripura


April 21st, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 21 (IANS) Three-time legislator Sudip Roy Barman has been named the chief of the Congress's Tripura state unit, sources said here Saturday. The new leader immediately vowed to ... Read more...

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