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NRI body opposes move to tax long stay in India

November 30th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) The largest umbrella organization of overseas Indians has urged the Indian government to withdraw a proposal to impose tax on non-resident Indians staying over 60 days ... Read more...

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Guyana born NRI elected chief of diaspora body

November 29th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Guyana born US resident Ashook Ramsaran has been elected the international president of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), the largest umbrella organization ... Read more...

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Cuba to overhaul postal service

November 23rd, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's postal service will become a state-owned corporate group next year, seeking greater efficiency and quality as part of President Raul Castro's effort to "modernize" the ... Read more...

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School students to serve as priests at Ganesh festival

August 1st, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) An umbrella organization of Ganeshotsav mandals in Mumbai has launched a unique project to train young girls and boys to officiate in rituals during the forthcoming ... Read more...

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Anti-trafficking organization training trafficked girls, women

April 29th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Forbesganj (Bihar), Apr 29(ANI): Apne Aap Women Worldwide India Trust, an anti-trafficking organization, has said it along with a network of small self-help groups and organizations has started training women and children ... Read more...

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Pak police arrest three suspected terrorists in Lahore

March 7th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 7(ANI): Pakistan Police have reportedly arrested three suspected terrorists in Lahore, and seized two suicide jackets and 18 mobile phone SIM cards from their possession.According to the Dawn, the ... Read more...

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President inaugurates PanIIT 2010 conclave

October 29th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) President Pratibha Devisingh Patil Friday inaugurated the PanIIT 2010 conclave, with alumni from all the Indian Institutes of Technology converging for a three-day networking and brainstorming session.PanIIT ... Read more...

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Wife of Israeli prime minister speaks out against decision to deport 400 children from Israel

August 16th, 2010 - 4:03 am ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) – The Israeli prime minister's wife said begged her husband's administration on Sunday to not go through with a decision to deport around 400 children out of Israel in ... Read more...

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Times Square bomber Shahzad declares war on Americans

June 22nd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 22 (ANI): Failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad has apparently declared war against all Americans in retaliation for their occupation of Muslim lands and random killing of Muslims.Having ... Read more...

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Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon-2010 winner declared

May 29th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): The "Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon-2010", which started on May 29 from Gorak Shep close to Mt. Qomolangma Base Camp in the south side of Nepal, has been ... Read more...

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Police cane protesting trade union workers in Mumbai

March 6th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 6 (ANI): Police resorted to baton charge to quell scores of trade unions activists in Mumbai who were protesting against price hike in the Union Budget.Thousands of workers, including women, ... Read more...

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Tamil diaspora elusive over its role in Sri Lanka after Rajapaksa’s re-election

January 28th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan. 28 (ANI): Mahinda Rajapaksa's re-election as Sri Lankan President has come as a disappointment for the Tamil Diaspora, which is still reeling from LTTE rebels' defeat in the country's ... Read more...

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Hindus urge newly elected head of Evangelical Church in Germany to promote interfaith dialogue

October 30th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Congratulating Margot Kässmann on her election as the chairperson of Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) Council, Hindus hope that she would promote interfaith dialogue in the world.Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in ... Read more...

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IIT-ians Join Hands For The Release Of Vikram Buddhi From The US Prison

October 4th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Oct 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Demonstrations and demands for the release of the Indian post graduate student Vikram Buddhi from the captivity of a US federal prison are getting stronger every ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Manipur over alleged rights violations by security forces

September 19th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Sept 19 (ANI): A civil organisation called for a 60-hour shutdown in Manipur starting from today against human rights violations committed allegedly by security forces.The call was given by the ... Read more...

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India committed to expand and diversify trade with Africa: Anand Sharma

August 22nd, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Pretoria (S.Africa), Aug 22 (ANI): Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma has emphasized India's commitment to further expand and diversify trade with Africa, to which South Africa was a gateway.He ... Read more...

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Jewish Iranians prefer Ahmadinejad to Mousavi

July 7th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, July 7 (ANI): Notwithstanding the anti-government protests in Iran, Jewish Iranians living in Israel and abroad think that Iran under the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is much better than it would ... Read more...

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FIA World Council gathers for crucial F1 meeting

June 24th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 24 (DPA) The World Motor Sport Council of the ruling body FIA gathered Wednesday for a crucial meeting regarding the future of Formula One over a row between the governing ... Read more...

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Rajeev Motwani passes away

June 6th, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by GD
Rajeev Motwani passed away on June 5. He passed away in the later part of the day reportedly in a home accident. He was 45. The Stanford professor's funeral service arrangements have ... Read more...

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Brit, Canadian Tamils vow to sustain Ealam struggle

May 22nd, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London/Ottawa, May 22 (ANI): Large Tamil communities in Britain and Canada have vowed to continue the struggle for Tamil self-determination rights in Sri Lanka following the death of LTTE chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran.Holding ... Read more...

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US attacks Talibani leader Mehsud’’s territory

March 4th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar (Pakistan), Mar 4 (ANI): The US has started launching unmanned aircraft attacks on Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud in order to nuetralise a Taliban spring offensive against US forces in ... Read more...

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Shocking, amusing dubbed clips of Adolf Hitler posted on YouTube

February 21st, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Dubbed video clips showing Adolf Hitler in various forms of action on YouTube are said to have both shocked and amused the websites viewers.In one of the ... Read more...

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Obama prayer speaker belongs to group linked to Hamas

January 18th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.18 (ANI): One of the religious leaders invited to address Barack Obamas inaugural prayer service reportedly heads an Islamic group linked to the Hamas. According to Politico, Ingrid Mattson, president of ... Read more...

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Exiled Tibetans to demand human rights for Chinese-occupied Tibet

December 10th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.10 (ANI): Exiled Tibetans will assemble at Jantar Mantar this afternoon to demand protection of human rights of people living in Chinese-occupied Tibet. Tibet Support groups will stage a demonstration ... Read more...

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A slice of India in the Maldives

November 11th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Nov 11 (IANS) The sunny side of life - Maldives' seductive call to tourists and honeymooners has also worked its charm on nearly 25,000 Indians who have made ... Read more...

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Obamas election is a victory for radical Islamic groups: Iraqi jihadi group

November 8th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Nov8 (ANI): The election of Barack Obama as the 44 th US president represents a victory for radical Islamic groups that had battled American forces since the invasion of Iraq, ... Read more...

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Care for children and adolescents living with diabetes

October 24th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
By Amit Dwivedi"Diabetes is a deadly disease, and each year, almost 4 million people die from diabetes-related causes. Children, particularly in countries where there is limited access to diabetes care and ... Read more...

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Court orders arrest of pro-Taliban commander in Bhutto’s killing

March 10th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by admin
DPA Islamabad, May 10 (DPA) A Pakistani anti-terrorism court issued an arrest warrant Monday for a pro-Taliban commander operating in the country's restive tribal areas, accusing him of masterminding the murder of former ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Terai leaders optimistic of deal with government

February 28th, 2008 - 11:23 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Kathmandu, Feb 28 (Xinhua) United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), an umbrella organization of parties of Nepal's Terai region agitating for autonomy, Thursday expressed optimism of reaching an agreement with the government. Talking ... Read more...

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Missile kills 13 suspected militants in Pakistan

February 28th, 2008 - 11:11 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Islamabad, Feb 28 (DPA) Up to 13 people were believed killed Thursday in a pre-dawn missile strike on suspected Al Qaeda militants in northwest Pakistan, a local witness and media reports said. ... Read more...

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Ten civilians killed as Pak Army targets militants in Swat

January 5th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
Peshawar, Jan 5 (ANI): At least ten civilians have been killed as artillery shells fired by security forces missed militants' position and landed in a residential area in Pakistan's restive north-west valley ... Read more...

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