150th anniversary

PM to attend Bombay High Court function


August 13th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address a gathering of legal luminaries here this week to mark the closing ceremony of the 150th anniversary celebrations of ... Read more...

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Now, a Tagore hub in Edinburgh University


May 10th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore has found yet another permanent roosting perch in Europe. A centre dedicated to the life and works of Tagore, described in ... Read more...

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India’s Dalveer Bhandari elected to World Court


April 27th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 27 (IANS) Dalveer Bhandari, a senior judge of the Supreme Court of India was today Friday to the International Court of Justice, the primary judicial organ of ... Read more...

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Boycott elected Yorkshire county president


March 26th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has been elected president of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club by an overwhelming majority.The club said after the election at the ... Read more...

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Holistic understanding of heritage conservation needed: PM


December 20th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said India needed to evolve a more holistic understanding of heritage conservation that combines preservation efforts with the social ... Read more...

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Pranab compliments CAG work, gets Joshi’s praise (Roundup)


November 16th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Complimenting the role of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in putting checks and balances on the use of taxpayers' money, Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Government to make CAG more effective: Pranab


November 16th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Complimenting the role of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in putting checks and balances on the use of taxpayers' money, Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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India on World Heritage Committee for 4 years


November 11th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) India has been elected to the World Heritage Committee, getting the second highest number of votes after Japan in the election in Paris Nov 7, ... Read more...

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Cost-cutting measures fall short: Italy’s central bank chief


October 13th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 13 (IANS/AKI) Italy's recent efforts to put its public finances on a healthier footing are falling short, according to the head of the Bank of Italy, Mario Draghi."The ... Read more...

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Pranab urges youth to follow Tagore’s ideals


October 10th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) A two-day international conference on Rabindranath Tagore opened here Monday with union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee calling for re-affirming faith in the Nobel Laureate's ... Read more...

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UN honours Tagore, Neruda, Cesaire


September 13th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 13 (IANS) The top UN cultural body Unesco Tuesday launched a programme honouring India's Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and two other humanist poets, Pablo Neruda and Aime ... Read more...

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Chinese, US vice presidents hold talks


August 18th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Joe Biden held talks Thursday morning in Beijing, with both delivering messages of cooperation."Under the new circumstances, ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s slum kids seek Don Bosco’s blessings


July 17th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Children from slums, students and people from all walks of life Sunday paid homage to the 19th century Italian priest and educator St. John Bosco, whose ... Read more...

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Don Bosco relics arrive in Kolkata


July 15th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) The relics of 19th century Italian priest and educator St. John Bosco arrived Friday in the city's Auxilium Parish. The sacred remains of the saint will ... Read more...

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India asks diaspora to become partners in progress


June 10th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 10 (IANS) Calling the Indian diaspora its bridge of friendship to the world, India Thursday invited the million-strong Indo-Canadian community to become a part of its success ... Read more...

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Police reforms: Need for Anna Hazare-type movement (Comment)


May 15th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
If corruption is a buzzword after Anna Hazare's campaign, then it's nowhere better reflected than in Indian police. The recent Transparency International India puts policing at No.1 in the corruption stakes ... Read more...

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Once criticised, painter Tagore now aesthetic icon (With Images)


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) He has inspired generations of painters, yet Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, who began to paint at the late age of 67, was dismissed by peers ... Read more...

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Ghai to release Ghosh’s ‘Nouka Dubi’ in Hindi


April 30th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Producer-director Shubhash Ghai, who is highly impressed by Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh's "Nouka Dubi" based on a short story by Rabindranath Tagore, has dubbed it in ... Read more...

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Government fudging figures to fool people: BJP


March 8th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The government Tuesday faced a lot of flak from the opposition parties over inflation, corruption and illegal money stashed abroad, apart from what they ... Read more...

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Lincoln urged Britain to help set up colony for freed slaves


March 6th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Abraham Lincoln had told freed slaves that they should found a colony in Latin America, and also urged Britain's help in proving land to these slaves in British ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja welcomes exemption of customs duty for antiquities


February 28th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Welcoming the exemption of customs duty for antiquities and works of art, Culture Minister Kumari Selja on Monday said that this will encourage more and more private, ... Read more...

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‘Gucci’ Fiat 500 unveiled at Milan Fashion Week


February 25th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Feb 25 (IANS/AKI) Italian car giant Fiat and top fashion house Gucci have rolled out the '500 by Gucci' at Milan's Fashion Week. The special edition of Fiat's iconic 500 car ... Read more...

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Ferrari to modify name of race car after spat with Ford


February 12th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Turin, Feb 12 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Ferrari has said it has agreed to use the full name of its new Formula One race car after Ford complained that its abbreviation was a copy ... Read more...

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Agra erupts with secular festivities on Basant Panchami


February 8th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Feb 8 (IANS) The city of Taj woke up to a sunny morning heralding the onset of spring with Basant Panchami festival Tuesday. But Agra had other reasons to ... Read more...

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New York Indian Film Festival moved to May


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The oldest and most prestigious film festival for Indian cinema in North America has been renamed "The New York Indian Film Festival" and pushed up ... Read more...

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Fusion ballet to open Italian unification celebrations (With Image)


January 20th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Italian embassy and the Italian Cultural Centre have embarked on a spectacular cultural extravaganza across India to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italian unification, a statement ... Read more...

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Story of Indian indenture migration forgotten: South African playwright


January 12th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) South African playwright-director Rajesh Gopie has returned to India with his new production, "Coolie Odyssey", about Indian indenture migration to Natal in the 19th century. ... Read more...

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Banerjee condoles death of noted signer Suchitra Mitra


January 3rd, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 3 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her deep and heartfelt condolences at the sad demise of noted signer Suchitra Mitra, who passed away in Kolkata ... Read more...

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Daniel Day-Lewis to play Abraham Lincoln in Spielberg film


November 20th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 20 (ANI): Daniel Day Lewis is set to play Abraham Lincoln in an upcoming biopic to be directed by Steven Spielberg.Variety reported that the director, who first signed ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh on role of Comptroller and Auditor General organisation


November 17th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.17 (ANI): The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said to ensure transparency in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) be permitted to ... Read more...

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Bring in new laws to strengthen CAG, says Maharashtra governor


November 16th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) New laws should be brought in to address the constraints of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, which has been playing an important role in strengthening ... Read more...

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150th Anniversary celebrations of Comptroller and Auditor General organisation


November 16th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil inaugurated the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Comptroller and Auditor General institution here on Monday.President Patil also released a stamp of the institution of ... Read more...

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Indians enriched South Africa’s history: Zuma


November 16th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Nov 16 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has thanked the Indian community for its rich contribution - through culture and wisdom - towards the enrichment of South African history.Zuma congratulated ... Read more...

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CAG have to further enhance its capabilities, skills: PM Manmohan Singh


November 16th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the institution of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has to further enhance its capabilities and its skills ... Read more...

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Government committed to strengthening CAG, asserts PM (Lead)


November 16th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday his government was committed to strengthening the institution of the Comptroller and Auditor General, the country's top audit body, in ... Read more...

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