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Journalist S. Dharamarajan dead


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) The last rites of veteran journalist S. Dharmarajan, who died at his home here following brief illness, were held Sunday, a family friend. He was 78.A ... Read more...

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CAG sensationalising coal block issue: Digvijay Singh


August 31st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) was exaggerating and sensationalising the issue of coal block allocation, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said here Friday."The ... Read more...

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Marry Western thought with Chinese reality, says daily


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) Western thought has to be combined with China's reality to produce a positive impetus, said a state-run Chinese daily that described the westernization of the country ... Read more...

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Bernardinho to lead Brazil men’s volleyball team until Rio 2016


August 15th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Brazil's volleyball confederation (CBV) has said the national men's team coach Bernardinho will keep his job until the 2016 Rio Olympics.Bernardinho, who has held ... Read more...

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Ajay Devgn’s ‘Himmatwala’ set for Holi release (With Images)


August 10th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Sajid Khan's "Himmatwala", featuring Ajay Devgn and Southern actress Tamannaah, will hit the silver screens March 29, 2013 , two days after Holi.Produced by ... Read more...

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Chinese daily wants re-look at family planning policy


August 9th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) A state-run Chinese daily Thursday warned that the existing family planning policy needs to be rejigged to meet the "wave of change" since a staggering 248 ... Read more...

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Snoop Dogg needs weed for inspiration


August 6th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Singer Snoop Dogg needs a lot of weed and other things around to set the right ambience for him to write new tracks.The rapper is currently ... Read more...

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Bieber’s online search for dancers


August 5th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 5 (IANS) Justin Bieber and his tour director Jon M. Chu are searching for dancers online for the singer's "Believe" tour."Justin also has such a huge ... Read more...

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New ‘Ramayan’ on TV simplified, technology-backed


August 4th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The magic of mythological epic "Ramayan" is set to be recreated on Zee TV, and the new version promises to be a state-of-art affair with ... Read more...

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Bieber’s tour inspired by MJ


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Teen sensation Justin Bieber's "Believe" tour will be inspired by Michael Jackson, says his manager Scooter Braun."He has been watching a tremendous amount of Michael ... Read more...

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Kareena not ‘getting into anyone’s shoes’ for ‘Heroine’


July 26th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Kareena Kapoor says she is not trying to copy anyone in her forthcoming film "Heroine", the first trailer of which has raised inevitable comparisons with ... Read more...

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‘Ramayan’ to be back on small screen


July 24th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Popular mythological story "Ramayan" is set to be retold on the small screen. Zee TV has announced the re-creation of the classic and it is ... Read more...

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30 human skeletons found in Philippines


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, July 22 (IANS) Security forces in the Philippines Sunday unearthed 30 skeletal remains of people allegedly slain by rebels in a murderous purge of suspected military spies in the ... Read more...

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Punjab objects to centre’s move on water


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Punjab has objected to a move by the central government to transfer the subject of water from the state list to the concurrent list, accusing ... Read more...

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‘Eggs healthier, safer than 30 years ago’


July 19th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Eggs today are healthier, safer and more nutritious than they were 30 years ago because the feed given to hens has changed over the years, leading ... Read more...

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Boca Juniors hint at signing Maradona as coach


July 16th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 16 (IANS) Boca Juniors vice-president Juan Carlos Crespi has revealed club legend Diego Maradona could return to the Argentine outfit as coach.Maradona was last week sacked ... Read more...

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Arnold missed action during political stint


July 15th, 2012 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 15 (IANS) Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger said he missed doing action movies during his stint in politics."You wish you could do some of those things when you're ... Read more...

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Threat of terrorism remains in Punjab: Chidambaram


July 13th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said the threat of terrorism remains in Punjab but expressed confidence about the government's ability to tackle any attempt to ... Read more...

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Mohan Khan set to pay tribute to Mehdi Hassan (With Images)


July 11th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Ustad Mohan Khan, a disciple of late Pakistani ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan, is organising a concert here Saturday as a tribute to his mentor."He is my ... Read more...

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Dara Singh still ‘very critical’


July 10th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Wrestler-actor Dara Singh, who is on life support system and undergoing dialysis, continued to battle for life Tuesday with doctors attending on him saying he was ... Read more...

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122 candidates file nominations for GTA polls


July 10th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 9 (IANS) A total of 122 candidates have filed nominations for the July 29 election to the 45-member Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the new body for governing the ... Read more...

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Iran begins anti-armour missile production


July 7th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 7 (IANS) Iran Saturday began mass production of a new and advanced laser-guided anti-armour missile that can destroy a "variety of tanks", state-run Press TV reported."The Dehlavieh missile ... Read more...

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Elusive CPI-M leader turns up for questioning


July 5th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Idukki (Kerala), July 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist former district secretary M.M. Mani, who on two occasions failed to appear before a police probe team, Wednesday turned up and ... Read more...

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Police question elusive CPI-M leader (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) CPI-M leader M.M Mani was Wednesday questioned for around five hours in Idukki in Kerala for claiming that his party had killed four political rivals.Mani, who ... Read more...

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Congress walks out of UP assembly after dig against N.D. Tiwari


June 30th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 30 (IANS) Congress members walked out of the Uttar Pradesh assembly Saturday after a tiff with legislators of the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) when Parliamentary Affairs Minister Azam ... Read more...

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Surjeet home after 30 years, says he was a spy (Roundup)


June 28th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) After more than 30 years of incarceration in Pakistan, Surjeet Singh returned home Thursday to a tumultuous and teary welcome from family and friends and ... Read more...

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Surjeet met by children, to meet wife later


June 28th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Shutterbugs were waiting to capture the moment when Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh would meet his wife after a gap of over three decades that he ... Read more...

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Surjeet Singh walks back to India after 30 years


June 28th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Held in Pakistan on spying charges in the early 1980s, Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh returned home after three decades Thursday.Smiling and waving to family members, ... Read more...

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Classic TV show ‘Nukkad’ now on DVD


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) "Nukkad", one of the cult shows of the small screen, which narrated touching stories of a common man's life, can be revisited through a 13-DVD ... Read more...

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Doing musical much harder work: Zeta-Jones


June 13th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 13 (IANS) Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones says shooting for "Rock of Ages" was challenging because a musical is more intense than a normal movie.Based on the Broadway ... Read more...

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Cuban boxing great Teofilo Stevenson dies


June 12th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 12 (IANS) Cuban boxing legend Teofilo Stevenson Lawrence died here Monday of a heart attack, aged 60, the National Sports and recreation Institute (INDER) said.Stevenson, who won all ... Read more...

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Saddam Hussein’s secretary executed


June 7th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 7 (IANS) A secretary and close aide of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein has been executed after being convicted for genocide, the Iraqi justice ministry said Thursday.Abed Hamid Hamoud ... Read more...

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CPI-M removes Mani from post for his fiery speech


June 6th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the CPI-M after its secretariat meeting here Wednesday night removed M.M. Mani from the Idukki district party secretary's post for his ... Read more...

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Mani fails to appear before Kerala Police


June 6th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvanthapuram, June 6 (IANS) CPI-M leader M.M. Mani Wednesday failed to appear before a police team probing his audacious claims that his party had murdered four political foes.A Special Investigation ... Read more...

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Mani approaches high court to quash FIR


June 5th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 5 (IANS) CPI-M leader M.M. Mani Tuesday filed a petition in the Kerala High Court seeking the quashing of a police complaint about his speech in which he ... Read more...

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