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‘Grinning’ Chinese official sacked (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) An official who was photographed smiling at the scene of a fatal bus crash that occurred in northwest China's Shaanxi Province late last month has been ... Read more...

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Russian telecom operator blocks YouTube


September 20th, 2012 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rostelecom, one of Russia's largest telecom operators, has suspended access to YouTube in the central region of Omsk after local prosecutors reacted to a film ... Read more...

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Russia may block YouTube over anti-Islam video


September 18th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's communications minister has warned that his country may block access to YouTube over the anti-Islam video that has sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.Nikolai ... Read more...

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Russian Prosecutors seek ‘Innocence of Muslims’ ban


September 18th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has declared the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims" extremist and will seek a court ruling to ban the video in ... Read more...

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IAEA wants Iran to comply without delay on n-issue


September 14th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 14 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has approved a resolution, urging Iran to comply with its obligations on nuclear issue while expressing "serious concern" over Tehran's ... Read more...

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Massive amounts of drugs seized in Afghanistan


September 13th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS) Around 6,000 kg of various narcotics were seized and six drug manufacturing labs were destroyed in Afghanistan in a joint operation by Russian, US and Afghan ... Read more...

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Julian Assange complaint dismissed


September 11th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A case that had been filed by Julian Assange on Monday against a broadcasting watchdog in Britain that showed him dancing in a night club has ... Read more...

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Japan to have new n-regulatory panel


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 11 (IANS) The Japanese cabinet Tuesday decided to have a new nuclear regulatory commission. The decision comes a year and a half after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.The new ... Read more...

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IAEA demands access to Iranian military site


September 10th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head of the UN nuclear watchdog urged Iran Monday to grant IAEA inspectors immediate access to the Parchin facility, the agency reported on its ... Read more...

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Greenpeace flays crackdown on Kudankulam protest


September 10th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 10 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Monday condemned the Tamil Nadu government for its crackdown and use of force on protestors at the upcoming Kudankulam nuclear power plant ... Read more...

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Britain’s watchdog to probe petrol prices


September 6th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) The British Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced it will launch an investigation into the prices of petrol and diesel to see whether a fall ... Read more...

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China mulls regulation over brokerage executives’ salaries


September 1st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) China's top securities watchdog has said that it is considering a regulation on the salary of brokerage executives.In a set of draft rules released to seek ... Read more...

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UN chief calls for diplomatic solution to Iranian n-issue


September 1st, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has regretted that Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are yet to reach agreement on resolving Iran 's ... Read more...

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IAEA officials to meet Iranian delegation Friday


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Aug 22 (IANS) Senior International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials will meet an Iranian delegation in Vienna Friday, the UN nuclear watchdog has said.The meeting is aimed ... Read more...

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Satellites to help Beijing expose fake afforestation


August 21st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Beijing's afforestation watchdog has said it will turn to satellite monitoring to expose fake green drives in the city and prevent the misuse of plantation funds, ... Read more...

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Mercedes-Benz recalls 127 cars in China


August 14th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) Mercedes-Benz China will recall 127 units of G500 and G55 AMG models sold in China in order to fix a problem with the vehicles' airbags, the ... Read more...

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Tajiks President bans donkeys from his sight


August 13th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kulob, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report by local media, citizens in the city of Kulob in Tajik have been banned from appearing to the streets on hand driven carts ... Read more...

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Russian apex court rejects man’s claim to Vatican


August 9th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Supreme Court has overturned an appeal from a Russian who urged the country's judiciary to recognise his ownership of the Vatican."The court has ... Read more...

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Standard Chartered helped Iran hide $250 bn: US


August 7th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) The US has accused Britain's Standard Chartered bank of hiding 160 billion pounds (nearly $250 billion) of transfers that helped finance Iran's nuclear weapons programme.New York ... Read more...

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Electricity restored almost fully in all regions: Power Grid


August 1st, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A day after the biggest blackout in the country, affecting half of India's population, the main distribution company Wednesday said nearly 100 percent of the ... Read more...

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Power heads of five states face watchdog action


July 31st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) As half of India faced a major power outage Tuesday, India's power watchdog has summoned top officials of five errant states to appear before it ... Read more...

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Perry, Bieber ad banned in Britain


July 20th, 2012 - 6:28 am ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Commercials for a skincare brand featuring pop stars Katy Perry and Justin Bieber have been banned in Britain by the advertising watchdog.The TV adverts have ... Read more...

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Court sets aside 200 SMSes cap


July 13th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday set aside the order of the telecom sector regulator capping SMSes at 200 per day per person for personal communications.The ... Read more...

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‘Ek Tha Tiger’ not anti-Pakistan, assures Kabir Khan


July 11th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Director Kabir Khan is upset after "Ek Tha Tiger" promos were banned in Pakistan following allegations that it portrays the neighbouring country's intelligence agency in ... Read more...

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40,000 Russian firefighters to lose jobs


July 10th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's emergencies ministry is planning to cut the number of firefighters by 20 percent - or about 40,000 people - by 2013, a ministry source ... Read more...

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BMW to recall nearly 3,000 cars in China


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 4 (IANS) Nearly 3,000 BMW cars will be recalled in China due to defects in their steering systems, China's consumer quality watchdog said Wednesday.A total of 2,712 3-Series ... Read more...

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Greenpeace to collect one million signatures for Arctic


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow/Rio De Janeiro, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greenpeace has plans to collect one million signatures via the Internet to support a project against oil drilling and unsustainable ... Read more...

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Goa politicians involved in mining operations: Rights group


June 14th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) The active involvement of politicians in Goa's multi-crore mining business has come to the fore in a report released by an international rights watchdog.The 70-page report ... Read more...

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Greenpeace charges are incorrect: GVK Group


June 13th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Indian conglomerate GVK Group has refuted the charge of global environment watchdog Greenpeace that it had filed incomplete information about its $6.4 billion Alpha coal ... Read more...

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Greenpeace complains to SEBI against GVK Group


June 12th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Global environment watchdog Greenpeace has lodged a complaint against the GVK Group with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), saying the Indian infrastructure ... Read more...

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Chinese president meets Ahmadinejad


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao Friday discussed Iran's nuclear issue with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Beijing.Hu said China will continue to play a constructive role ... Read more...

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Chinese Communist party axes ex-minister


May 29th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) Liu Zhijun, a former railway minister, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China due to "serious disciplinary violations" including corruption, China Daily reported Tuesday.A ... Read more...

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US to judge Iran’s deal with IAEA on action


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The potential deal between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog on nuclear inspection was a "step forward", said the White House Tuesday while stressing that the ... Read more...

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Court sends activist’s death probe to crime branch (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday shifted the probe into the death of a right to information activist in a road accident here last month to ... Read more...

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Russia needs more foreign investment: Putin


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia needs to bolster the positive trend of foreign direct investment growth in Russia, Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin said Wednesday."In 2011, over $52 ... Read more...

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