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Retail inflation surges to 10.36 percent in April


May 18th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India's inflation based on retail prices surged 10.36 percent in April as compared to 9.38 percent in the previous month due to a sharp increase ... Read more...

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Woman’s body found in suitcase in Hong Kong waters


April 5th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by BNO News
KOWLOON, HONG KONG (BNO NEWS) -- Police in the Kowloon area of Hong Kong are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase on early Wednesday, ... Read more...

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West Bengal: only a quarter use tap water


March 27th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal census report of 2011 revealed Tuesday that only 25.4 and 54.5 percent of households use tap water and have electricity in their homes.According ... Read more...

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New frog species found in New York


March 18th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) A new frog species has been discovered amid the skyscrapers and subways of New York, CNN reported.The researchers who discovered the frog say the centre of ... Read more...

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Only 43.5 percent Indians use tap water


March 13th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Only 43.5 percent households in India use tap water while 87 percent still depend on tubewell, handpump and covered well as the main source of ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh police fail to track down police station attackers


December 28th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 28 (IANS) A day after dozens of Maoists blew up an under-construction police station in an urban area in Dantewada district, Chhattisgarh police Wednesday failed to track down ... Read more...

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Insured losses in the Carolinas estimated between $200-$400 million


August 28th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Hurricane Irene is estimated to have caused between $200 million and $400 million in insured losses in the Carolinas, catastrophe modeling company EQECAT reported on Sunday. More ... Read more...

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Every fourth Indian is urbanite


August 9th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Every fourth Indian lives in an urban area.This is borne from statistics provided by Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh in the Lok ... Read more...

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Wildfire near US nuclear laboratory spreads


June 30th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS/EFE) A wildfire that has scorched more than 28,000 hectares near the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico continued to rage out of control Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Pakistan either incompetent or involved: CIA chief


May 4th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) CIA Director Leon Panetta has told US lawmakers that Washington is trying to get to the bottom of Pakistan's "troubling" role in its professed ignorance about ... Read more...

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New ‘Noah’s Ark’ - a floating city for 40,000 in case disaster strikes


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Designers in Boston have created a unique Noah's Ark that can house 40,000 people at a time and is a city in itself, complete with hotels, shops, casinos ... Read more...

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Pune land grab scam case transferred to CBI


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Feb 22 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Tuesday handed over the investigation into the Pune land grab scam case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).Hearing a PIL filed ... Read more...

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Petrol stations contaminate their immediate surroundings


February 5th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): Scientists have examined the effects of contamination at petrol stations that is potentially harmful to health, which can be noted in buildings less than 100 metres from the ... Read more...

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China to create world’s largest mega city with 42 million people


January 25th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 25 (ANI): Chinese planners are reportedly proposing to merge nine cities around the Pearl River Delta in the southern parts of the country, to create the world's biggest mega city, ... Read more...

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China unveils world’s longest sea bridge


January 1st, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): The world's longest sea bridge has been unveiled by China.The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge is 26.4 miles - five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais and ... Read more...

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Heavy snow forces Chinese airport to shut down


November 28th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Nov 28 (IANS) Overnight snow in most parts of northeast China brought down temperatures to several degrees below minus and forced an airport to shut down twice in a day due ... Read more...

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Rural non-agro economy growing faster than urban: Assocham


September 17th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The rural non-farming sector has been growing faster than that of the urban since early 1970s, says a report. The report on "Comparative growth between non-farming economy ... Read more...

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Fox attack in London home leaves 9 month old twins injured


June 8th, 2010 - 2:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
There was a fox attack in a London home, that left 9 month old twins injured. This was certainly not expected that a fox could easily walk in a house in an ... Read more...

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Delhi residents spend more than other Indians


April 5th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Residents of Delhi spend more per month compared to people in any other state with large chunk of their money being spent on food items, said a ... Read more...

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‘Green’ roofs may help fight global warming


September 24th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): Scientists in Michigan, US, have reported that "green" roofs, which are popular urban rooftops covered with plants, could help fight global warming.The scientists found that replacing traditional roofing ... Read more...

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‘Green’ roofs help reduce global warming


September 24th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Roofs full of green plants could help fight global warming, say scientists. Kristin Getter, Michigan State University (MSU) horticulturist and colleagues, who conducted the study point out that ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to plant over 100,000 saplings


August 28th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 28 (IANS) At least 69,581 trees and 48,406 shrubs will be planted here by March next year, an official in the forest department said Friday. The department has set the target ... Read more...

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Assam to focus on rural health care


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat (Assam) June 2 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi gave away certificates and appointment letters to the successful participants in the first batch of the state sponsored diploma course in Medicine ... Read more...

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We Indians have a habit of complaining: Priyanka


April 28th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, April 28 (IANS) Indians have a habit of complaining instead of striving for a better future, Priyanka Gandhi, the daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, observed Tuesday. "Hamari ... Read more...

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Prison time hits families as badly as inmates


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): In the first known study of its kind, researchers at the University of Michigan have found that people with a family member or friend in prison or jail ... Read more...

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Community Radio Station to come up in Sirsa’’s Chaudhary Devilal University


March 2nd, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has signed a Grant of Permission Agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating a Community Radio Station (CRS) at Tagore Bhawan, ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh announces welfare measures for rickshaw pullers


January 31st, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 31 (IANS) Cycle rickshaw and handcart pullers in the state will now become the owners of their vehicles under a new scheme, Madhya Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said Saturday. ... Read more...

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Supermarkets in Gujarat village


January 27th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Ami Sharma Illol (Gujarat), Jan 27 (ANI): The villagers in Gujarat who are normally engaged into agricultural activities or work as labourers, have turned entrepreneurs with their maiden supermarkets like Hearty ... Read more...

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Five Maoist rebels arrested in Jharkhand


October 29th, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 29(IANS) The Jharkhand police Wednesday claimed to have arrested five hardcore members of an outlawed Maoist organisation."We have arrested five Maoist rebels of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) ... Read more...

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Several Asians living, working around monkeys infected with simian foamy virus


August 1st, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): Several people working or living around monkeys in South and Southeast Asian countries have been infected with simian foamy virus (SFV), according to a new study. Led by ... Read more...

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Stop praising me, work for party, Rahul says


July 27th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 27 (IANS) Congress leaders who want to get noticed by party general secretary Rahul Gandhi by raising slogans and lavishing praise on him learnt a bitter lesson. The MP asked ... Read more...

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Baloch prefer Balochistans sovereignty than Paks, says Bugtis grandson


July 24th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London , July 24 (ANI): Brahamdagh Bugti, the grandson of slain Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, has reportedly said that instead of Pakistan s, the sovereignty of Balochistan was dear to ... Read more...

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Delhi’s rate of unemployment one of lowest in country


June 24th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Delhi has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, the state government said Tuesday, pointing out the "sound and prosperous economic situation" in the national ... Read more...

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Stress response gene variations may predict posttraumatic stress disorder risk


March 19th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 19 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people who have been abused as kids and who have variations of a gene, FKBP5, related to stress response may ... Read more...

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US cities face high risk from bio-terrorism attacks


March 6th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
New York, Mar 6 (IANS) A US researcher has created a colour-coded map that dramatically illustrates how American cities are vulnerable to bio-terrorism. As many as 132 major cities have been marked ... Read more...

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