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Efforts on for release of abducted Indians in Iraq

New Delhi, June 22  -- The Indian government is in touch with agencies and countries that can be of help in securing the release of Indians who were rounded up by suspected Sunni militants in Mosul town of violence-hit Iraq, official sources here said Sunday.

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06/23/14
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‘Phoren’ dreams and big-buck hopes end in Iraq misery

Chandigarh/Jalandhar, June 22 -- Promised a good life in rich havens like Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Kuwait and Jordan, hordes of gullible youth from Punjab and Haryana are allowing themselves to be trapped by travel agents in the state and their links in these countries and to work in miserable conditions in conflict-torn Iraq.

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06/23/14
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Bhojpuri film ‘Deswa’ going places, wows viewers in Toronto

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New Delhi, June 1 - Can you imagine a Bhojpuri film engrossing and entertaining audiences at an international film fest? Debutant Nitin Chandra's "Deswa" has done just that, giving the Bhojpuri film industry, reeling under distasteful content and lack of creativity, a much-needed facelift on the global platform.

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06/01/14
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Now a heritage scam in Chandigarh?

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Chandigarh, India -- An iron manhole cover bearing the master plan of Chandigarh by its founder-architect Le Corbusier was sold as "junk" for a paltry Rs.100 ($1.70) by the authorities here. It fetched a whopping $21,000 (Rs.830,000) at a Christie's auction in New York in 2007.

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06/01/14
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Why most doctors wish to die ‘in peace’

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New York, June 1  Unlike what they actually practice - pursuing aggressive, life-prolonging treatment for terminally-ill patients - most physicians would like to forego it for themselves, a new study reveals.

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06/01/14
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Goodbye root canals? Researchers use lasers to regrow parts of teeth

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Washington, June 1 -- Anyone who has had a root canal done knows how painful the procedure can be.

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06/01/14
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Australian gallery refuses to return $5-mn Shiva idol

Sydney -- The National Gallery of Australia is refusing to return the dancing Shiva statue it purchased for $5 million from an Indian-origin antiquities dealer despite evidence that it was stolen from an Indian temple.
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03/29/14
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Indian-origin student tweets to success in UK

London -- It took just a simple tweet from an Indian-origin student to impress British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

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03/29/14
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Indian-origin actress suing BBC for racism

London, March 28 (IANS) -- An Indian-origin actress is suing BBC for up to one million pounds ($1.6 million) for a racist remark made by the host of a popular motor show, media reported Friday.

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03/29/14
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The ‘donkey route’ to Britain: Hair-raising tales of illegal immigration

New Delhi -- Hell-bent on entering Britain, a group of young Punjabis board a container truck in Amritsar for their tough journey to jobs and riches. Freezing and bouncing, they arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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03/25/14
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