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IAC begins hunt for political talent in Lucknow


September 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) In keeping with its Aug 2 announcement at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to float a political party, India Against Corruption (IAC) has begun an exercise ... Read more...

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Two Russian athletes disqualified for doping at Paralympics


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS) Two Russian powerlifters have been disqualified from the London Paralympics for doping, the country's Paralympic Committee said.Vadim Rakitin and Nikolai Marfin took a drug named neotropin ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Russia, US need to solve missile shield impasse: Putin


September 6th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for joint efforts by Russia and the US to address the thorny issue of a missile shield, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Open to coaching India: Ganguly


September 6th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly Thursday expressed his willingness to coach the national cricket team if the board feels he is the best candidate ... Read more...

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Chinese firm closes acquisition of US movie theatre chain


September 5th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 5 (IANS) China's leading private conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. Tuesday completed the acquisition of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., valued at roughly $2.6 billion. With the completion ... Read more...

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Mexican firm ordered to clean up oil spill


August 25th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexican environmental authorities are demanding that state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos clean up a crude spill that occurred when a loading buoy sank nearly two ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mullah Omar taunts US, Britain


August 18th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Taliban leader Mullah Omar, one of the world's most wanted terrorists, has spoken out against the US and Britain by saying the "invading enemy" will ... Read more...

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Havelange stadium not a taint to Rio 2016, say organisers


August 10th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) The organisers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janerio said Friday that having the athletics stadium named after disgraced former FIFA president Joao Havelange wouldn't ... Read more...

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Chinese daily wants re-look at family planning policy


August 9th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) A state-run Chinese daily Thursday warned that the existing family planning policy needs to be rejigged to meet the "wave of change" since a staggering 248 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Boys’ impulsiveness linked to better math ability


July 29th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Girls and boys start grade school with different approaches to arithmetic problems - girls favour a slow and accurate approach and boys a faster but more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rahul Gandhi must stick to his policy pillars (Comment)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Now that Pranab Mukherjee has been "kicked upstairs", the Congress party has cleared the way for Rahul Gandhi to be responsible for a larger role in the party and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US sees no Iranian role in ending Syrian violence


July 11th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) The US has insisted that it sees no role for Iran in ending violence and bloodshed in Syria, Xinhua reported."I don't think anybody with ... Read more...

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Iraq to help in solving Syrian crisis


July 11th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq has expressed its willingness to help in solving the Syrian crisis.On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki mentioned his country's readiness to help in Syrian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Turn around dysfunctional ties with US: Pakistani daily


July 5th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan and the US should grasp the opportunity presented by the reopening of NATO supply routes to "turn a dysfunctional relationship into one that can ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Air India pilots’ strike nears end (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A 58-day long strike by a group of Air India pilots seemed coming to an end Tuesday as the agitating aviators assured the Delhi High ... Read more...

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Air India pilots to call off strike (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Air India's striking pilots Tuesday assured the Delhi High Court that they would call off their 58-day agitation immediately.Appearing for the pilots, senior advocate Geeta ... Read more...

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Air India pilots to call off strike


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Air India's striking pilots Tuesday assured the Delhi High Court that they would call off their 58-day agitation.Pilots will give the Air India management their ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sonia likely to visit flood-hit areas of Assam


June 29th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to visit Assam to take stock of the devastation caused by floods in the state.Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) ... Read more...

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Health ministry mulls ban on cosmetic testing on animals


June 28th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India's health ministry Wednesday said it is considering a proposal by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for a ban on testing of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Europe must be sensitive to Greek people: French minister


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, June 22 (IANS) Europe must be more "sensitive" to the Greek people and take steps to help revive the country's economy, according to French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici.Speaking ... Read more...

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Pilots’ stir: Chief labour commissioner to convene talks


June 13th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The chief labour commissioner (CLC) has convened another round of talks between the Air India management and a section of striking pilots June 18 to ... Read more...

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Japan to help J&K; in social welfare schemes


June 13th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 13 (IANS) Japan is keen to share its experience and technology linked to the field of social welfare with Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Wednesday.A Japanese delegation met ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Gerrard compares debutant Oxlade-Chamberlain with Rooney


June 12th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 12 (IANS) England captain Steven Gerrard has praised debutant Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, saying the Arsenal mid-fielder has showed that "if you are good enough you are old ... Read more...

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Zardari talks Afghanistan with Krishna


June 7th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS) India and Pakistan Thursday briefly discussed Afghanistan when Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna spoke to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

French Open champion Li Na wants to ‘remain the same’


May 26th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 26 (IANS) Defending French Open winner Li Na said she was focusing on the preparation for the first round's games, reiterating her willingness to lead a normal life ... Read more...

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Firewalls can help hackers break into Facebook, Twitter


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Firewall technology designed to boost security can unwittingly reveal data that could help a hacker break into Facebook and Twitter accounts, a new study says. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Baghdad talks may help resolve Iranian n-dispute: China


May 21st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China has said that talks scheduled for later this week in Baghdad can help resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute as well as promote peace and stability ... Read more...

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India seeks its rightful role on world stage: Envoy


May 19th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Dallas, Texas, May 19 (IANS) Noting that India is acting as a responsible stakeholder in the international system, New Delhi's UN envoy has a made a strong case for a ... Read more...

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Northeast politicians want to join BJP: Gadkari


May 13th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) Several politicians from the northeastern states want to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its president, Nitin Gadkari, said here Sunday."Several senior leaders from various ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Amitabh Bachchan pays farmers’ debt


May 12th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Wardha (Maharashtra), May 12 (IANS) Superstar Amitabh Bachchan came to the rescue of 90 farmers in Maharashtra's Wardha district as they were Saturday given cheques to repay their debt.Cheques ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

AC Milan’s Robinho plays down home return


May 7th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 7 (IANS) Italian Serie A club's AC Milan winger Robinho has played down reports of a possible return to Brazilian club Santos.Last month Santos president ... Read more...

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Robinho plays down return to Santos


May 5th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 5 (IANS) AC Milan winger Robinho has played down reports of his return to Brazilian club Santos.Last month Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro claimed Robinho ... Read more...

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China installs largest optical telescope in Antarctica


April 19th, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) A Chinese expedition team to Antarctica has finished installing and testing the largest optical telescope in the snow-capped region, experts said.The AST3-1 Antarctic Survey Telescope was ... Read more...

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Men not risk-averse in front of kids


April 18th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Unlike women, men don't curb certain risk-taking behaviours even in the presence of kids, says a new psychology study. Women may be more cautious when they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

When Zac Efron couldn’t recognise himself


April 15th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron has admitted that he didn't recognise himself after piling on around 8 kg of muscle to play a war veteran in ... Read more...

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