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Violence Escalates on Gaza Border

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TEL AVIV — Despite a pledged cease-fire agreement between Hamas and Israel, strikes resumed on both sides of the Gaza border on Saturday, killing at least two Palestinian men and a 6-year-old boy in Gaza, and wounding an Israeli man in Sderot, officials said. Signaling the seriousness of the renewed fighting, the chief of the […]

June 24th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Lorry owners’ body threatens to suspend operations to Kerala

The State Lorry Owners’ Federation – Tamil Nadu (SLOFTN) has threatened to suspend the operation of 4,500 trucks to Kerala if the government of that State does not drop its proposal to construct dams across rivers that bring water from Kerala to Tamil Nadu. Federation president K. Nallathambi said in a statement here on Saturday […]

June 24th, 2012 | Posted in Kerala News | Read More »

Mamata govt reactivates Singur movement panel

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Kolkata: A day after the Calcutta High Court struck down the law undoing Singur land acquisition, the Mamata Banerjee government on Saturday kickstarted a damage control exercise, calling a meeting of a virtually defunct panel that had played a key role in the movement against farmland acquisition. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, several of her cabinet colleagues […]

June 24th, 2012 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

Pole for Vettel as Lotus positions impress again

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are starting from the front row for this afternoon’s European Grand Prix in Valencia, but both of them will have their eyes on their mirrors. “The Lotuses look massively competitive, and will be the ones to watch out for,” Hamilton said, referring to the black-and-gold cars of Romain Grosjean and […]

June 24th, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

Syria, Turkey mount joint rescue for downed jet’s pilots

BEIRUT — A day after Syria shot down a Turkish jet, officials from the neighboring countries moved to tamp down tensions Saturday as they mounted a joint rescue operation for two pilots still missing in the eastern Mediterranean. The incident dramatically escalated tensions between two countries whose relations were already severely strained because of Turkey‘stacit support […]

June 24th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

China astronauts mark first manual space docking

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China completed its first-ever manual docking between a manned spacecraft and an orbiting lab module on Sunday, putting it a step closer in an ambitious campaign to build a space station. The Shenzhou 9 and its three-person crew, including the country’s first woman in Space Liu Yang, separated about 400 metres from […]

June 24th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Alan Mathison Turing’s 100th birthday: Google pays tribute with a doodle

NEW DELHI: Google on Saturday marked the celebrations of the 100th birth anniversary ofcomputer scientist Alan Mathison Turing with an attractive doodle. Turing, who is also known as the founder of computer science, played a significant role in breaking the wartime Enigma- enciphered messages. Alan Turing was born in London on 23 June, 1912 and from a very early age he […]

June 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Indian News | Read More »

Youth dies after thrown off train

A youth died after he was thrown off a train allegedly by a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) and a RPF escort party near Fatuha station of the East Central Railway (ECR), GRP sources said today. The deceased, identified as Rakesh Kumar, was thrown off 18621 Ranchi-bound Pataliputra Express last evening by the TTE and the […]

June 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Indian News | Read More »

Euro 2012: Joachim Loew wary of resurgent England

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GDANSK: Fresh from victory in the Euro 2012quarterfinal, Germany coach Joachim Loewwarned that England could be a tough nut to crack if the old rivals meet in the semifinals. Loew’s attractive attacking side, who beatGreece 4-2 here in Friday’s quarterfinal, will play their semifinal on June 28 in the Polish capital Warsaw against the winners of Sunday’s clash […]

June 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

Calcutta HC strikes down Mamata’s Singur law

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s bid to return land taken from farmers in Singur suffered a severe setback after a division bench of Calcutta High Court struck down a land law enacted by her government soon after coming to power last year. Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Mrinal Kanti Chaudhury declared the Singur […]

June 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

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