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President condoles death in train derailment
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, who is on a six-day visit to China, Friday condoled the death of passengers in a train derailment following a huge explosion by suspected Maoists in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, her spokesperson said here.

Friday, May 28, 2010 8:19:42 AM

China bans noise to let students study
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Local governments in a few provinces in China have introduced a ban on noise in an effort to help students prepare for the national college entrance examinations.

Friday, May 28, 2010 7:52:46 AM

China to establish Tagore gallery in Kolkata
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) As India has begun year-long celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, China announced it will establish a gallery in Kolkata in remembrance of the bard who had visited Beijing in 1924.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:59:47 PM

Priests' sex abuse is 'weakness of sin', says Pope
Vatican City, May 27 (IANS/AKI) A few members of the Catholic Church had yielded to the 'weakness of sin', Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday, referring to the sex abuse cases that have engulfed the Vatican.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:57:11 PM

President Patil invites Kotnis' sister to Beijing
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) The 87-year-old sister of Dwarkanath Kotnis, a well-known medical practitioner who provided medical assistance during the Second China-Japanese war in 1938, has been invited to an India-China friendship gathering here by President Pratibha Patil.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:45:19 PM

Muslim pupil not allowed to pray at German school
Berlin, May 27 (DPA) A Berlin pupil does not have the right to perform 'namaz', Islamic prayer rituals, at school, an appeals court in the German capital ruled Thursday.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:21:11 PM

Visa free travel for Chinese, Indian airline staff
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) The airline staff of India and China will henceforth enjoy visa free travel between their countries following an agreement signed during the visit of Indian President Pratibha Patil.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 9:03:37 PM

China 'understands' India, but offers no support for UNSC seat
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) China still stopped short of expressing outright support for India's Security Council aspirations, even as Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao described as a 'forward movement' the 'understanding' shown by the Chinese leadership when visiting Indian President Pratibha Patil raised the issue at talks here.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:40:10 PM

Chinese man sells 4-month-old son
Shanghai, May 27 (IANS) A Chinese man sold his four-month-old son for 35,000 yuan (US$5,125) and spent the money on a motorbike, computer and eating out.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:25:31 PM

Meira Kumar to address Bhutanese parliament Friday
Thimphu, May 27 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, on a three-day visit to Bhutan, Thursday said India's democratic experience needed to be shared with the Himalayan kingdom that adopted constitutional monarchy from absolute monarchy in 2007.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:04:51 PM

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