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Tribal students to benefit from new central scheme


September 6th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) About 22 lakh tribal students will benefit from a new centrally sponsored scheme for pre-matric scholarships for scheduled tribe students in Class 9 and 10 ... Read more...

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Russian rocket fails to put two satellites in orbit (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS) Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket failed to put into orbit two telecommunications satellites due to problems in its booster stage, federal space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday.Russia Monday ... Read more...

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Matrix director Larry Wachowski is now a she


July 30th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Larry Wachowski, the former Matrix Director recently underwent an operation so that he could switch his gender. Wachowski now goes with the name Lana, after having ... Read more...

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Katy Perry’s new boyfriend moving to LA


July 17th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Katy Perry’s boyfriend Robert Ackroyd is planning to move to Los Angeles so that he can be near his lady love. He is presently based ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton holds discussions with Egyptian military chief


July 15th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday held talks with the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.She arrived ... Read more...

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Russia to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 in comparison to 1990."I confirm that ... Read more...

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Government websites will be on new internet protocol by year-end


June 6th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Websites of all government organisations will move to the new Internet Protocol (IP), IPv6, by the year-end, the communications and information technology ministry said ... Read more...

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No turning back on democratic reform: Myanmar media


May 31st, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 31 (IANS) There will be no turning back on the process of democratic reform of the country, Myanmar's official media said Thursday.It said that "the reform strategy ... Read more...

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Acting was no longer a challenge: Prashant Bhatt


May 17th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Prashant Bhatt faced the camera for 12 years, and worked as the creative director on several TV shows before taking up the role of ... Read more...

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China can achieve this year’s development goals: Wen


May 13th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) China has the confidence, conditions and capabilities to achieve this year's development goals, Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday at a trilateral business summit between China, Japan ... Read more...

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Russia warns of destroying US missile shield


May 12th, 2012 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS) Russia is ready to destroy US missile defence facilities in Europe if Moscow considers them as real threats, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said."(The deployment) raises ... Read more...

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US hypersonic weapons threat to Russia: Minister


May 11th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US research into hypersonic weapons, which Washington aims to complete by 2015, represents an especially serious threat to Russia, acting Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin ... Read more...

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Sarkozy to return to old law firm


May 9th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy will be quitting politics to return to his old job as a lawyer at a legal firm in Paris, a media ... Read more...

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Efron didn’t cash in on success


May 7th, 2012 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron says he did not cash in on his "High School Musical" success because he wanted to focus on his craft."There were several ... Read more...

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NATO on course for planned Afghan withdrawal: Merkel


May 5th, 2012 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she hopes that NATO would withdraw its forces from Afghanistan by 2014 as previously planned."Germany will insist on it ... Read more...

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Mali’s junta announces constitution’s restoration


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Bamako, April 2 (IANS) Days after toppling the government in a coup, Mali's junta has announced restoration of the country's constitution.Junta leader Amadou Sanogo said in a statement Sunday that ... Read more...

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Obama calls Karzai, reaffirms transition by 2014


March 17th, 2012 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama called up his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai Friday to discuss the process of transition to Afghan-led security while reaffirming its timetable ... Read more...

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Obama, Karzai talk on Afghan situation


March 9th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday held a videoconference with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai and discussed security issues in Afghanistan, the White House said.White House ... Read more...

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Prince Harry to support injured servicemen


February 13th, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Prince Harry is to support a group of injured servicemen as they attempt to climb the world's highest peak, the Mount Everest."Walking With The Wounded has ... Read more...

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Smoking may erode your problem-solving capacity


February 7th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Smoking may be a risk factor for dementia among the elderly that erodes their problem-solving capacity and self-control and makes them see things which are not ... Read more...

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Nambiar to become UN chief’s adviser on Myanmar


January 26th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 26 (IANS) Veteran Indian diplomat Vijay Nambiar is stepping down as chef de cabinet of UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to become his special adviser on ... Read more...

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Klum, Seal confirm split


January 23rd, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) German supermodel Heidi Klum and husband Seal have confirmed they are splitting after almost seven years of marriage.In a statement to people.com, the couple has ... Read more...

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Global crisis is systemic: Putin


January 16th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The world is facing a serious systemic crisis, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in an article published on his election website and in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Whatmore quits as Knight Riders coach


January 1st, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Renowned cricket coach Dav Whatmore Sunday resigned as head coach of Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. He is the front runner to become ... Read more...

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US lifts most sanctions against Libya


December 17th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has lifted most of its sanctions against Libya, imposed earlier in a bid to pressure the Muammar Gaddafi regime give up power."After careful ... Read more...

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Putin confirms Medvedev to be PM, given election win


December 2nd, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin confirmed to switch posts with outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev if voters supported the pro-Kremlin United Russia party and Putin's candidacy ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tamara Mellon quits Jimmy Choo


November 15th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Tamara Mellon has stepped down as chief creative officer of Jimmy Choo, the company she formed 15 years ago.The 44-year-old, who founded the footwear and accessories ... Read more...

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China’s financial system sound: IMF


November 15th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Monday that China's financial system is sound."China has made remarkable progress in its transition toward a more commercially-oriented and financially ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gaddafi’s death a warning to others: Obama


October 26th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has described former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's death as a "strong message to dictators" around the world, a media report said ... Read more...

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Canada welcomes new Libya


October 24th, 2011 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Oct 24 (IANS) Canada welcomes the post-Gaddafi era in Libya as well as the transition of the country to a democratic society that respects human rights and the rule ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Digital is the future, accept filmmakers


October 15th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Panelists at an open forum on digital tools in filmmaking at the Mumbai Film Festival Saturday were unanimous in endorsing digital technology as the future of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Huawei launches enterprise business unit in India


September 28th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) China-based telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei Wednesday launched its enterprise business unit to provide business solutions in India. The unit will employ 400 people by the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama meets Karzai


September 21st, 2011 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama met his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai, their first meeting since the US laid out plans in June for a transition ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Lady Gaga to play Amy Winehouse?


August 6th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play Amy Winehouse in a new film about the tragic star's life."She'd be spot on performing Amy's ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

10 policemen die in Afghan car bombing


July 31st, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 31 (IANS) At least 10 policemen and a child were killed Sunday in a powerful car bombing in Afghanistan, an official said.The incident took place around 8.30 a.m. ... Read more...

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