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Army chief reviews Southern Army Command’s readiness


September 11th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh Tuesday reviewed the preparedness of Pune-based Southern Army Command and interacted with senior officers over contemporary challenges being ... Read more...

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Kanda, Chaddha in judicial custody till Sep 25


September 11th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday extended till Sep 25 the judicial custody of former Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda and his employee Aruna Chaddha, accused ... Read more...

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‘Spider-Man’ creator plans Chinese superhero


June 19th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Stan Lee, the 89-year-old creator of "Spider-Man", "The Hulk", "X-Men" and "Iron Man", is now creating a Chinese superhero called "The Annihilator" in cooperation with Chinese ... Read more...

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Assange interviews Hezbollah chief on Russian channel


April 18th, 2012 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange kicked off his new career as an interviewer on a Kremlin-funded TV channel by hosting Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah for a ... Read more...

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UNSC to mull on observer mission in Syria


April 13th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 13 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) will begin consultation on a draft resolution concerning the deployment of an observer mission in Syria "as swiftly as possible".US ... Read more...

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Convicted arms dealer asks Russia to sue US


April 13th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who has been sentenced to 25 years in an American jail, called on Russia Thursday to file a lawsuit ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Memo Commission gets six-week extension


March 29th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Thursday extended the term of the Memo Commission by six weeks, Geo News reported.The apex-court-appointed Memo Commission is probing Pakistan-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz's ... Read more...

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Memo case: SC to hear Haqqani’s plea Thursday


March 28th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) A 10-member Pakistani Supreme Court bench would Thursday hear a petition by former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani seeking a video link facility from London ... Read more...

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Haqqani seeks video testimony in Memo case


March 25th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Citing security reasons, Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani has sought the Supreme Court's permission for recording his testimony to the Memo commission via ... Read more...

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Ijaz sticks to his coup claim in testimony from London (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) A Supreme Court appointed commission probing the memo scandal here Wednesday began recording the testimony of Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the key figure in the controversy, ... Read more...

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Pakistan commission records Ijaz testimony


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) A commission probing the memo scandal here Wednesday began recording the testimony of Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the key figure in the controversy, through video-conference from ... Read more...

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Congress indulging in communal politics in UP: Jaitley


February 12th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 12 (IANS) Attacking Law Minister Salman Khurshid over his defiant stand on a quota for backward Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to meet Desmond Tutu


February 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 9 (IANS) Two Nobel laureates and long-time friends -- Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai lama and South African anti-apartheid icon archbishop Desmond Tutu - will come face to ... Read more...

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Iran launches Spanish language TV channel


February 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 1 (IANS) Iran officially launched a Spanish-language international satellite channel Tuesday, IRNA news agency reported.Hispan TV, which first started to air programmes Dec 21, 2011 for 16 hours ... Read more...

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Congress refutes Rushdie remarks


January 26th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday refuted remarks by Salman Rushdie that the party's desire to garner Muslim votes in Uttar Pradesh elections was the reason for his not ... Read more...

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Judicial custody of illegal mining case accused extended


January 25th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) A city court Wednesday extended the judicial custody of former Karnataka minister and mining baron G. Janardhana Reddy and three other accused in the illegal mining ... Read more...

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Congress defends Rajasthan on calling off Rushdie address


January 24th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday sought to play down the decision of the party-led Rajasthan government against allowing Salman Rushdie to address the Jaipur Literature Festival ... Read more...

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Jaipur delegates slam Rushdie ‘gag’


January 24th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) The intellectuals fraternity at the Jaipur Literature Festival responded with outrage to the new "fatwa" on author Salman Rushdie, who was stopped from addressing the audience ... Read more...

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Muslim groups stifled free speech: Rushdie


January 24th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Calling the scrapping of his video conferencing at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) as "awful", writer Salman Rushdie Tuesday said a threat of violence by ... Read more...

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Writers flay Rushdie fiasco


January 24th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Expressing unhappiness over Salman Rushdie's thwarted address via video link at the Jaipur Literature Festival, several writers Tuesday said it was a "sad day ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s address called off amid security threat (Second Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Hours of suspense climaxed Tuesday when a much awaited video address by author Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literature Festival was called off following protests by ... Read more...

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Muslims threaten trouble if Rushdie speaks


January 24th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Minutes before Salman Rushdie was to speak to the Jaipur Literary Festival via video link, dozens of Muslims started praying in the courtyard of the ... Read more...

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Uncertainty looms over Rushdie’s video address (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur/New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The much-touted video address by Salman Rushdie on the concluding day of the Jaipur Literary Festival Tuesday hangs in the balance as the Rajasthan ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s video conference may be cancelled


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Salman Rushdie's interaction with the audience via video link, scheduled for Tuesday, may be cancelled citing law and order concerns, a source in the police said.The ... Read more...

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Rushdie to speak via video on ‘Midnight’s Children’ (Second Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Days after his visit was cancelled over security fears, author Salman Rushdie will address the Jaipur Literature Festival via a video link Tuesday, the last day ... Read more...

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Rushdie likely to address Jaipur fest via video (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) "The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie is likely to address the Jaipur Literature Festival via video link Tuesday, the organisers said, days after he cancelled his ... Read more...

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Rushdie may speak at Jaipur fest - via video


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial "The Satanic Verses", is likely to address the Jaipur Literature Festival via video-link Tuesday, the organisers said, days after ... Read more...

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Underworld threat to Rushdie? Mumbai police deny information


January 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie may have called off his visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival citing threat to his life from the Mumbai underworld, but police here ... Read more...

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Rushdie cites threat to life, cancels Jaipur visit (Second Lead)


January 20th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Will he, won't he? The guessing game was over Friday with Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses", saying he had called off his visit ... Read more...

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Rahman rings in 46th birthday abroad


January 6th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman is abroad for his 46th birthday, but he has thanked his fans across the world for their good wishes.He turned 46 ... Read more...

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Taliban planning ’spectacular’ attack in Afghanistan


August 10th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) The Taliban are planning a "spectacular" terror attack in Afghanistan, the British army commander in the country has warned.Brigadier Ed Davis, who leads the Task ... Read more...

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Brit teacher fired for teaching ‘f-word’ to Oz students wins legal suit


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 13 (ANI): A British teacher, who was fired from his job for teaching students in Australia the various uses of the "f-word", has won his unfair dismissal claim.According to the ... Read more...

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Cheryl Cole to quit UK ‘X Factor’ for US version


April 13th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 13 (ANI): Singer Cheryl Cole is reportedly quitting UK 'X Factor' to concentrate on breaking her career in the United States with its US version.It was Simon Cowell, who apparently ... Read more...

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Russian teen finds a letter that was tossed into the Baltic Sea


March 30th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Mar 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Frank Uesbeck was just five years when he tossed a bottle containing a message into the Baltic Sea. Uesbeck was with his father when he tossed the ... Read more...

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Baltic Sea letter in a bottle gets a reply after 24 years!


March 30th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): A German boy, who tossed a message in a bottle off a ship in the Baltic Sea 24 years ago, has finally received a reply.Russian Daniil Korotkikh, 13, ... Read more...

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