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Aishwarya dresses a hit among Malaysian Indians
Klang (Malaysia), Nov 1 (IANS) Traditional dresses worn by Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai in the films 'Raavan' and 'Robot', which have been runaway hits here this year, are the flavour of the season as Malaysian Indians shop for Deepavali.

Monday, November 01, 2010 1:30:19 PM

China makes its first indigenous fire trucks
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) China has built its first ever indigenous fire trucks and will release these to the provinces early next year. The country had earlier either imported or modified ordinary trucks into fire engines.

Monday, November 01, 2010 12:38:46 PM

Sikhs in Pakistan pick up pieces of their shattered lives
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) A group of Sikh families, who fled from Pakistan's Orakzai tribal agency after Taliban rebels unleashed a reign of terror, have now returned home. Said a beaming 11-year-old: 'I'm very happy to have returned to my village.'

Monday, November 01, 2010 12:32:19 PM

To put it bluntly, education sector dismal: Pakistani daily
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Pakistan's education sector requires serious attention, a leading Pakistan daily said while labelling the situation 'quite dismal'.

Monday, November 01, 2010 11:54:25 AM

Pakistani minister's diktat: end corruption in 7 days
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has given heads of various departments under his ministry a one week deadline to end corruption.

Monday, November 01, 2010 11:47:26 AM

Census begins in China
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) Over 6.5 million census takers Monday fanned out across China and would visiting more than 400 million households to try to get an accurate count of the country's population over a 10-day period.

Monday, November 01, 2010 11:38:51 AM

Sharp hike in Pakistan petroleum prices
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) The prices of petroleum products in Pakistan were raised sharply Sunday, the biggest single increase in years.

Monday, November 01, 2010 11:19:27 AM

UN chief asks China to reduce pollution
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said seven of the world's top 10 polluted cities are in China and stressed that the country needs to have a hold over its growing environmental footprint.

Monday, November 01, 2010 11:07:06 AM

70 disabled Gaza men look towards a new life
Gaza, Nov 1 (IANS) Life will perhaps be a lot better for them now. Seventy men, left disabled when Israel launched a military offensive in Gaza in December 2008, have tied the knot in a mass wedding organised by the ruling Hamas.

Monday, November 01, 2010 10:58:36 AM

Indonesian volcano erupts again
Jakarta, Nov 1 (DPA) Indonesia's Mount Merapi sent out new eruptions of hot ash Monday morning, sparking fresh panic among nearby villagers, officials and media reports said.

Monday, November 01, 2010 10:53:46 AM

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