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College graduates to manage Chinese villages


September 12th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Villages in China will have at least one college graduate each in their management staff by 2015, the China Daily reported Wednesday.According to guidelines issued by ... Read more...

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Japan to help in Yangon city upgrade plan


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 23 (IANS) The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is drafting a 40-year Yangon City upgrading plan aimed at helping imoprove Myamnar's backward former capital city, media reports said ... Read more...

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Rains block Jammu-Srinagar highway, many stranded


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 22 (IANS) Incessant rains and landslides for two days have left many stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, considered the lifeline of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Wednesday.Over 500 ... Read more...

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Yamuna Expressway opens, cutting Delhi-Agra run to 150 minutes


August 9th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Noida/Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) The drive to Taj Mahal from New Delhi should take no more than two-and-a-half hours now with the inauguration of the Yamuna Expressway Thursday -- a ... Read more...

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China aims for disabled-friendly environment


July 11th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China has new regulation to facilitate a disabled-friendly environment in the country.It requires all parking lots, commercial centres, living quarters, transportation facilities and other public infrastructure ... Read more...

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Man on trial for planning terror attacks on World Cup stadiums


June 13th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 13 (IANS) A Pretoria court has begun hearings in a case where a man is accused of planning terror attacks on stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup ... Read more...

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30 dead in China storm


May 11th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) At least 30 people died and several others were missing Friday after hail and torrential rains battered a mountainous region in northwest China, authorities said.The storm ... Read more...

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19 dead, 45 missing in China storm


May 11th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) Nineteen people were killed and 45 went missing after hail and torrential rains battered northwest China's Gansu province Thursday, authorities said Friday.The stormy weather lasted only ... Read more...

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Plans unveiled for hassle-free travel to Ghaziabad


March 30th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, March 29 (IANS) Three underpasses and three foot overbridges would be constructed at major intersections on National Highway-24, the artery connecting trans Hindon areas with Ghaziabad and Noida, to ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena, MNS shutdowns in Raigad, Thane


March 29th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Parts of Thane and the entire Raigad district, both adjacent to Mumbai, observed a shutdown Thursday to protest some local issues, including the theft of a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Snowstorms affect 256,000 people in central China


January 25th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) About 256,000 people have been affected in the remote mountainous regions of China's Hunan province due to snow and freezing weather since last week, the authorities ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tamil Nadu to upgrade urban infrastructure


January 16th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) With 67 percent of Tamil Nadu's population set to live in urban areas by 2030, the state government Monday decided to implement an Integrated Urban Development ... Read more...

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Haryana wants central funding for NCR area


December 27th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) The Haryana government has urged the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) to consider funding various projects in all 26 urban local bodies (ULBs) falling in ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Pandits to protest in Delhi


October 28th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 28 (IANS) Displaced Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir will be staging a rally in New Delhi in November to apprise Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of their ... Read more...

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300,000 people evacuated due to floods in China


September 19th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Floods in southwest China's Sichuan province forced more than 300,000 people to be evacuated, authorities said Monday. The Qujiang river, a tributary of the Jialing river ... Read more...

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Rains disrupt Maharashtra-Gujarat train services


August 1st, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Train services between Maharashtra and Gujarat were briefly disrupted Monday as heavy rains continued to lash several parts of the two neighbouring states since Saturday, officials ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, Thane; four drown


July 30th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) At least four people were killed as heavy rains lashed various parts of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane district Thursday and Friday, officials said here Saturday.Low-lying ... Read more...

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Karnataka SMEs to get 30 percent of industrial land


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 21 (IANS) Small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in Karnataka will get 30 percent of the land in industrial estates for which 88,000 acres have been identified, state ... Read more...

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Myanmar bans pigs from Yangon as infection spreads


June 7th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, June 7 (IANS) Authorities in Myanmar are making an endeavour to prevent a pigs related blue ear disease from spreading to various regions of the country.For this, ... Read more...

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Jaypee Infratech quarterly net profit falls 2.58 percent


January 25th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Infrastructure major Jaypee Infratech Limited (JIL) has posted a decrease of 2.58 percent in net profit at Rs.378.51 crore during the quarter ended December 2010 as against ... Read more...

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Warrant issued against Subrata Roy, five others


January 24th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday issued a bailable warrant against Sahara India group's chairman Subrata Roy and five other officials of the group on a complaint that they ... Read more...

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Pakistani man to donate money quake-hit families


January 23rd, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) A Pakistani philanthropist has said he would provide Rs. 10,000 in cash to every family affected by the Jan 19 earthquake in Balochistan.Abdul Sattar Edhi, founder of the ... Read more...

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Baloch towns observe shutdown strike over student leader’s arrest


December 13th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta (Pakistan), Dec.13 (ANI): Several towns in the Pakistan province of Balochistan observed a shutter-down strike on Sunday in protest against the arrest of Balochistan Student Organisation (BSO) leader Abdul Qayyum in ... Read more...

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Family rules out nobody in Indian-origin woman’s murder


November 30th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) The brother of Anni Dewani, the Indian-origin woman who was murdered while on her honeymoon in Capetown, says her family is not ruling out any suspects.Anish Hindocha, 22, ... Read more...

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CBI searches three CWG officials’ homes, two booked (Second Lead)


November 30th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday searched the offices and homes of three Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) officials and filed cases against two of them ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

CBI books CWG officials Bhanot and Verma, conducts raids (Lead)


November 30th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday filed a case against top Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) officials Lalit Bhanot and V.K. Verma for alleged irregularities and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Only 81 cinema halls functioning in Orissa


November 26th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) There are only 81 cinema halls in Orissa to cater to a population of 3.6 crore and 103 urban townships, a minister pointed out here Friday while saying ... Read more...

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Bangladesh hopes to emulate Kolkata townships


October 27th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) A Bangladeshi delegation, led by the country's minister of state for housing, is on a three-day visit to study the city's satellite townships and hopes to emulate the ... Read more...

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Many Malay Tamil schools in estates facing closure


September 17th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sept.17 (ANI): The Malaysian Tamil Council has claimed that about 100 partially-aided Bantuan Modal Tamil schools, which are located on estates, are facing possible closure because of poor enrolment.Malaysian Tamil ... Read more...

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Poor should get benefits of land acquisition: Rahul


September 16th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday said the benefits of land acquisition should go to the poor, adding that the differences with the Trinamool Congress on a ... Read more...

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Yamuna Expressway gets apex court nod (Lead)


September 8th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday cleared the decks for the 160-km six-lane Yamuna Expressway project connecting Greater Noida with Agra. The $350 million project, that would also see five ... Read more...

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Agra farmers write petition in blood


September 1st, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 1 (IANS) Agitating farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district Wednesday wrote a petition in their blood to protest acquisition of their lands for townships along the 165-km Noida-Agra ... Read more...

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800 dangerous structures in Thane


August 18th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, Aug 18 (IANS) Alarmed by Tuesday's building collapse that killed 10 people, the civic body in Thane in Maharashtra said there were about 800 buildings in dilapidated condition posing danger to ... Read more...

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Sombre I-Day for Agra, Mathura, Aligarh farmers


August 15th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 15 (IANS) The Independence Day celebrations in Uttar Pradesh's Agra, Mathura and Aligarh districts lacked the usual festive and upbeat mood Sunday, a day after two people were killed when ... Read more...

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Germany to invest more in Haryana


July 20th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Haryana is likely to get more investment from German companies in the near future, Germany's ambassador to India Thomas Matussek has hinted to state's Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh ... Read more...

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