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New York bans oversized sugary drinks to fight obesity


September 14th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 14 (IANS) New York City has passed the first US ban on large-size sodas and other sugary drinks sold in restaurants and other eateries in a measure ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Canada cuts ties with Iran


September 8th, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Canada has frozen diplomatic relations with Iran and will expel Iranian diplomats from the country, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has said.Ottawa has formally listed ... Read more...

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Chandy writes to Jayalalithaa on smuggling of tobacco products


September 5th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has sought help from his counterpart in Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalithaa to see that smuggling of tobacco products from either state ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Saudi Arabia targets its illegal private clinics


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Sep 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has launched a crackdown on illegal private medical practices.Saudi Arabian authorities Sunday announced to have started the crackdown, with the latest closure being of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Punjab teachers can no longer moonlight as journalists


August 30th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday imposed a blanket ban on journalistic activities undertaken by teachers and other employees of the education department."Journalistic activities undertaken by teachers or ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

China to regulate bad behaviour, says no to spitting


August 17th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China wants to regulate bad public behaviour like spitting, littering and cutting in line, said a state-run Chinese daily Friday.An article in the Op-Ed section of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beware of cameras while smoking in Shanghai


July 28th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) In a bid to make people abide by the 'no smoking' rule at public places, police in China's Shanghai city have increased the number of surveillance ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Visva-Bharati row: NCPCR objects to disclosure of child’s identity


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India's apex child rights body has demanded action against Visva-Bharati University as well as the print media for disclosing the identity of the Class 5 ... Read more...

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Consider making police stations tobacco-free: Delhi High Court


June 12th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) To curb the sale of tobacco around educational institutions, the Delhi High Court has asked the police commissioner to set up a precedent and consider ... Read more...

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Pakistani border police charged with rape at check post


June 10th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Three personnel of Pakistan's Border Military Police force and two civilians have been accused of raping five women after stopping their car at a check post ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Abu Dhabi police to crack down on noise polluters


June 8th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 7 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Police will launch a campaign starting June 10 to identify violators of laws against noise pollution.The Gulf News daily said in an ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Activist raises query on Sachin’s penalty


May 5th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) A right to information activist Saturday raised questions whether cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had paid the penalty imposed on him last year for illegally occupying his ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian ruling party wants tough penalties for protesters


April 18th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lawmakers from Russia's ruling United Russia party have proposed stiffer penalties for protest organisers and participants, including a steep increase in the fine and sentencing ... Read more...

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Supreme Court decries abuse of court process by criminals


April 1st, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A Haryana-based black-marketeer sentenced to a one-year jail term kept filing petitions in various courts for over 12 years to delay his surrender. The Supreme ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP legislator slams his own party’s government


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 23 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh Friday faced flak when its own legislator slammed it for promoting illegal mining and corruption.Speaking ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US concerned over religious freedom in Russia


March 21st, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US government commission on religious freedom has included Russia in a list of countries that require "close monitoring".The annual report of the US Commission ... Read more...

Posted in World |

High rate of underage marriages in Pakistan


March 10th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) A high number of underage marriages in Pakistan is leading to rise in violations of women's rights, a study has found.According to a survey report issued ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cabinet approves amendments to motor vehicle act


March 1st, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) In a bid to streamline implementation of traffic rules in the country, the cabinet Thursday approved the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2007 to increase penalties ... Read more...

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China to launch campaign against online porn


February 28th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) China will launch a six-month-long campaign to crack down on the spread of pornographic and and vulgar information through the Internet and mobile phones.The campaign ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Election fever grips Agra


February 26th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 26 (IANS) With campaigning formally ending Sunday evening, candidates in the 68 Uttar Pradesh constituencies in 13 districts of Agra, Meerut and Aligarh are going house to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Cinemas to be made more affordable in China


January 10th, 2012 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 10 (IANS) China plans to make going to the cinema more affordable by fixing a maximum price for tickets and increasing half-price screenings, Xinhua reported Monday."The ticket ... Read more...

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Iran closes border with Pakistan after incident


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran Tuesday closed its border with Pakistan after Pakistani border guards detained two Iranian military personnel, a media report said.PakistanToday.com.pk. said three Iranian servicemen were ... Read more...

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Sans traffic lights, chaos on Jammu, Srinagar roads (Letter from Kashmir)


December 30th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 30 (IANS) This is one old world charm that the two capitals of Jammu and Kashmir can do without. Despite an increasing number of vehicles, Jammu and Srinagar ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Italy bans New Year fireworks to protect pets


December 29th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Turin, Dec 29 (IANS/AKI) Italy's major cities including Turin, Venice and Bari would ban the use of explosives during the New Year celebrations to protect pets as well as humans.Turin's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Partygoers play it safe this New Year’s Eve


December 29th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) "Play it Safe" seems to be the new mantra of partygoers this New Year's Eve. They may chant party, party and more party at year-end, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Drunken driving cases have dropped drastically: Delhi Police


December 7th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Despite 15,954 drunken driving prosecutions this year, the maximum in the last ten years, Delhi Police Wednesday said that the number of violations had ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Russian Muslim region MPs seek alcohol ban


December 3rd, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a move to prevent traffic accidents and alcohol poisoning, MPs in Russia's predominantly Muslim region Ingushetia have drafted a bill which, if passed, would ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Haryana wants to stop contractual labour


October 31st, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) Days after a strike ended at automobile major Maruti-Suzuki's plant at Manesar, the Haryana government Monday said the practice of employing contractual labour in the state ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Popular Chennai showrooms sealed for violating norms


October 31st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) The city's commercial hub at T. Nagar woke up to a rude shock Monday with the Chennai Corporation and Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) sealing over ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Two fined in Islamabad for littering


October 13th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) A man was fined here for throwing a used tissue paper while another was fined for dropping a disposal plate from a car under an anti-littering ... Read more...

Posted in World |

No more pesky calls, SMSs from Tuesday


September 26th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Millions of mobile subscribers across the country are likely to get relief from pesky commercial calls and messages with the regulations preventing such communications coming ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

No more pesky calls, messages from Sep 27: TRAI


September 5th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Over 850 mobile subscribers across the country are likely to get relief from pesky commercial calls and messages as the telecom regulator Monday said new ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Haryana extends amnesty scheme for industry


September 5th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 5 (IANS) The Haryana government has extended the one-time voluntary disclosure and amnesty scheme for regularisation of violations of the building bye-laws and ownership terms by industrial plot ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chhattisgarh bans fishing, one-year jail for violators


June 17th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Friday announced a two-month ban on fishing to protect fish during their breeding period in monsoon.Violators would be booked under a law that provides for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gates to raise awareness in China about passive smoking


June 12th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has undertaken a new mission - to raise awareness in China about the dangers of passive smoking.Gates is partnering Robin ... Read more...

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