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US deploys underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines


July 12th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) The US is to intensify its military build up in the Persian Gulf by deploying miniature underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines, The Telegraph reported ... Read more...

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Moscow urges Iran to respond to IAEA concerns


February 27th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia wants Iran to answer all existing questions from the UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over its controversial nuclear programme.Russia believes such ... Read more...

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Strait of Hormuz should remain open : NATO


January 19th, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 19 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that the strategic Strait of Hormuz, where most oil exports from the Gulf to the West pass, must ... Read more...

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Iran to hold biggest naval war games


January 6th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran plans to hold new and "massive" naval exercises near the strategic Strait of Hormuz within the next few weeks, Fars news agency reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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Fog strands 1,200 ships in China


November 18th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) More than 1,200 ships were stranded in eastern China Friday due to heavy fog, an official said.Parts of Jiangsu province were engulfed by heavy fog Friday ... Read more...

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India-Myanmar transit project to be ready by 2013


September 27th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Kaladan multimodal transit transport project that will open a new trade link between India and Myanmar is likely to be completed by 2013, Commerce ... Read more...

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300,000 people evacuated due to floods in China


September 19th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Floods in southwest China's Sichuan province forced more than 300,000 people to be evacuated, authorities said Monday. The Qujiang river, a tributary of the Jialing river ... Read more...

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Two more bridges across Yamuna in Delhi Metro Phase-III


September 15th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is planning to construct two more bridges across Yamuna river in its Phase-III project to cover more residential areas.The ... Read more...

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Bengal plans to outsource service of checking boats


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) West Bengal plans to outsource the service of checking the condition of the boats plying in the Sunderbans and Ganga Sagar areas of the state, a ... Read more...

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India starts river project in Myanmar


December 20th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 20 (IANS) India has begun construction of a river port and waterway terminal in Myanmar, aimed at promoting trade between the two countries.Construction for the Myanmar-India Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport ... Read more...

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North Eastern Council meet okays Rs.700 cr outlay


September 29th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The 59th North Eastern Council (NEC) plenary meeting here Wednesday has approved an annual plan of Rs.700 crore for 2010-11 and decided to use the services of ... Read more...

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Joke On Boat Leads Four Men To Their Deaths


August 11th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Four men have been found dead in a reservoir located in Southern Idaho. The deaths were caused after they fell overboard in the course ... Read more...

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Christine Bleakley, Frank Lampard spark marriage rumours


August 7th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): Television babe Christine Bleakley and football ace Frank Lampard have sparked rumours that they are planning to tie the knot.According to sources, Bleakley has set her heart on ... Read more...

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Ice chunk ‘4 times Manhattan’s size’ breaks away from Greenland glacier


August 7th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): A researcher from University of Delaware has reported that a huge chunk of ice, 4 times that of Manhattan's size, has broken away from a Greenland glacier.Andreas Muenchow, ... Read more...

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Tar Balls Spoil Vacation In Lake Pontchartrain


July 6th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Louisiana, July 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The country may be vacationing, but the oil is not! The oil which had gushed out into the Gulf of Mexico from a leak in ... Read more...

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Expansion work begins on Panama Canal


July 1st, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Gatun (Panama), July 1 (IANS/EFE) Expansion work on a third set of locks on the Panama Canal has officially begun. "Today, a new future begins for the country," said Panama President Ricardo ... Read more...

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Erie Canal Opens Its Gates For New Yorkers


May 3rd, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New York, May 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After a week of preparations for the event which will usher in the season of spring, the Erie Canal opened its waterway on the ... Read more...

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Argentina to spend $1.12 bn cleaning polluted river


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) More than 4.32 billion pesos ($1.12 billion) will be utilised this year for cleaning up the most polluted river in Argentina, authorities said. The Matanza-Riachuelo Basin Authority, which ... Read more...

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Keira Knightley, Rupert Friend living in a boat!


January 21st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 21 (ANI): Keira Knightley and her partner Rupert Friend have been putting up on a boat in a waterway in London's East End, it has emerged.Seemingly, the actress has ... Read more...

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Six Somali pirates killed in group fight over ransom


January 20th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Jan 19 (IANS) Six pirates from rival groups in Somalia were killed in fighting over the sharing of $7 million ransom gained from the release of a Greek tanker off central ... Read more...

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Malawi seeks Indian help in uranium exploration


January 9th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra Lilongwe (Malawi), Jan 9 (IANS) Malawi has expressed interest in the joint exploration of potential uranium sites as the southern African country, where China has come in as a big ... Read more...

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Malawi, India signs three deals, show interest in joint uranium exploration (Lead)


January 9th, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra Lilongwe (Malawi), Jan 8 (IANS) The southern African state of Malawi Friday expressed interest in the joint exploration of potential uranium sites along with India."We have already one working mine ... Read more...

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Dhaka to undergo makeover with more highways and bridges


December 30th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 30 (IANS) The Bangladesh capital will be transformed into a modern metropolis as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled plans to undertake major infrastructural changes in the city and elsewhere ... Read more...

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Pakistani intruders open fire in Kutch: BSF


December 26th, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Dec 26 (IANS) For the first time in years, there was a heavy exchange of fire between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani intruders in the Sir Creek area of ... Read more...

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3-nation consortium to dig Panama Canal extension


December 24th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panama City, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) A consortium made up of Spanish construction firm FCC, Mexico's ICA and Costa Rica's Meco has won a Panama Canal dry-excavation contract with a $267.8 million bid. The ... Read more...

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Boat tragedy: Kerala admits lapses, lifejackets to be mandatory


October 1st, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 1 (IANS) Admitting that there had been lapses, the Kerala government Thursday said the Thekkady boat tragedy was "an accident" and would not hit tourist inflow to the state that ... Read more...

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Rats have fierce loyalty to ‘home’


May 28th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) Although rodents have a free run of the city, they develop a fierce sense of loyalty to the neighbourhoods where they spend the rest of their lives. Rats typically ... Read more...

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Rats are loyal to their neighbourhoods


May 27th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): In what may have important implications to controlling diseases that spread from rats to humans, Johns Hopkins scientists have found that rodents spend the majority of their lives ... Read more...

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Sleeper agent Al-Marri finally admits plotting with al-Qaeda


May 1st, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Ali Al-Marri, a Qatari man held without charge by the Bush administration for seven years on suspicion that he was an Al Qaeda sleeper agent, has admitted in ... Read more...

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Yangtze River in China threatened by climate change and water conservation projects


April 20th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A new report has determined that climate change and major water conservation projects are a major risk to the long-term "health" of the Yangtze River in China.The Yangtze ... Read more...

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Dhaka seeks Delhi’s help to build bridge over river Jamuna


April 12th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 12 (IANS) Dhaka has sought Delhi's financial assistance to build a dedicated railway bridge over river Jamuna to facilitate the movement of Indian cargo trains to Gazipur, located north of ... Read more...

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Two US Navy vessels collide in Strait of Hormuz (Lead)


March 20th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 20 (Xinhua) A US Navy submarine and a US amphibious vessel Friday collided in the Strait of Hormuz, injuring 15 sailors, officials said. The collision between the USS Hartford and the ... Read more...

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Two US Navy ships collide in Strait of Hormuz


March 20th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 20 (Xinhua) Two US Navy vessels Friday collided in the Strait of Hormuz, officials said. The collision occurred between a US Navy submarine and a US amphibious vessel in the Strait ... Read more...

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Panama Canal forecasts drop in tonnage due to recession


February 10th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panama City, Feb 10 (IANS) The Panama Canal Authority has forecast a five-percent drop in cargo tonnage going through the waterway in the 2008-09 fiscal year as cargo transit has been badly ... Read more...

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Drought leaves 160 boats stranded in China river


January 13th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou (China), Jan 13 (Xinhua) About 160 boats were stranded in a river in south China's Guangdong province after a drought lowered the water to a level where navigation was not possible.The ... Read more...

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