60th anniversary

Canada honours Indian-origin journalist (with image)


September 11th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Sep 11 (IANS) Indian-origin journalist Sultan Jessa has been presented with the Queen Elizabeth diamond jubilee medal by Canada's Governor-General David Johnston at a special ceremony here in recognition ... Read more...

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Troupe from Tripura, Manipur to perform in Germany


September 5th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 5 (IANS) A troupe from India's two northeastern states - Tripura and Manipur - will perform in Germany to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between that ... Read more...

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US lauds India’s role in eradicating polio


August 28th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The US appreciates India's role in eradicating polio and the joint effort by both the countries towards ensuring child survival, US representative to the United ... Read more...

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Focus on cinema, culture to mark 60 yrs of India-Turkey treaty


August 5th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Turkey has drawn up a calendar of cultural acitivities - including a new overseas cultural cell and joint productions on screen - in India to celebrate 60 ... Read more...

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Brazilian warplanes’ flyby shatters windows


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 3 (IANS/EFE) A flyby staged over the weekend by Brazilian warplanes during a flag ceremony in Brasilia shattered windows in several public buildings, including the Supreme Court, the ... Read more...

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Argentina may issue currency with Evita’s likeness


June 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Argentina may issue special bills bearing the likeness of Eva Duarte, also known as Evita, to mark the 60th anniversary of the death of ... Read more...

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Prince Charles’ tribute to his ‘mama’ on her diamond jubilee celebrations


June 1st, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Prince Charles has paid tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth, declaring that she has provided stability to the country. The UK is currently preparing for the Diamond ... Read more...

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Firmly reject those mocking democratic institutions: PM (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday asked the people to "firmly reject" those who mock at democratic institutions, even as he admitted India was not ... Read more...

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Parliament resolves to uphold its supremacy


May 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Indian parliament Sunday marked its 60th anniversary with both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha resolving to "uphold and maintain" its "dignity, ... Read more...

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MPs should live up to standards of founding fathers: Sonia (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday said that integrity and independence of parliament must be protected at all cost and the the conduct of MPs ... Read more...

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Parliament light pillar of democracy: Meira Kumar (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Terming parliament as the "light pillar" of democracy, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Sunday said the two houses of parliament were custodians of the ... Read more...

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Sadananda Gowda in Delhi, Yeddyurappa calls him ‘traitor’ (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, facing a bid by his predecessor B.S. Yeddyurappa to oust him, arrived in New Delhi Sunday to meet ... Read more...

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60 years of parliament: People highlight need for professionalism


May 13th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 13 (IANS)Has the functioning of the Indian parliament been able to foster democratic values and strengthen participatory institutions down the line or has it been a failed experiment?These are ... Read more...

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India is a great and successful democracy: Advani


May 13th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said Sunday that the biggest achievement of the country over the past six decades is that India ... Read more...

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MPs should live up to standards of founding fathers: Sonia


May 13th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) MPs should live up to the ideals of the founding fathers of the constitution, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Sunday, adding the 60th anniversary ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha has served as a shock absorber, says Pranab


May 13th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday described the Lok Sabha as a "great shock absorber" and said the house had been able to resolve many ... Read more...

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People deserve credit for democracy’s success: Meira Kumar


May 13th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Sunday congratulated Indians on the 60th anniversary of parliament and said they deserved the real credit for success of ... Read more...

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Omar ‘proud’ to attend special session of Parliament Sunday


May 13th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 12 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is keenly looking forward to attend the special session of Parliament Sunday to mark 60th anniversary of its ... Read more...

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Special session to mark 60 years of Indian Parliament


May 5th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Parliament will hold a special session May 13 to celebrate its 60th anniversary.The first session of Parliament was held May 13, 1952. President Pratibha ... Read more...

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60 years of India’s Parliament to be observed May 13


April 25th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Indian Parliament will celebrate its 60th anniversary May 13, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said Wednesday."There will be special sessions of both ... Read more...

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Traditional Japan dolls on display here (With Image)


March 24th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) On the 60th anniversary of India-Japan friendship, the first show of 500 traditional Japanese dolls from the Edo period, some costing up to Rs.70,000, is ... Read more...

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Thank you India, says Japan with an exhibition


March 16th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, March 16 (IANS) A year after being ravaged by a devastating tsunami, Japan is organising an exhibition here called Japan Next to thank India for its support.The three-day exhibition ... Read more...

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Chinese air force trains 300 women pilots


March 9th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) A total of 328 women pilots have been trained by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force over the past six decades, according to government figures.The ... Read more...

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Chinese director to stage opera for London Olympics


March 1st, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Film director Zhang Yimou, who engineered the spectacular opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is to stage an opera in London as part of the ... Read more...

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UK pubs to remain open till 1am during Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations


February 28th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British officials say during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, pubs around the country will be allowed to run for two consecutive nights without the usual permit to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Show your ID card to buy knives in Beijing


January 28th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) People in Beijing supermarkets will now have to show their ID cards to buy knives, a media report said.According to Chinese Fachi wanbao newspaper, the ... Read more...

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Yoko Ono star of India-Japan friendship gala (With image)


January 5th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Conceptual and multi-media artist Yoko Ono, wife of late Beatles icon John Lennon, is the shining star of the 60th anniversary celebrations of India-Japan ... Read more...

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Over 750,000 people became refugees in 2011


December 7th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Dec 7 (IANS) Over 750,000 people have become refugees in 2011 due to conflicts in Africa and the Middle East, UN High Commissioner on Refugees Antonio Guterres said here ... Read more...

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India, China planning joint army exercise in 2012


November 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) With India and China resuming their bilateral military exchanges four months ago, the two nations are planning to revive their joint military exercise in ... Read more...

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India, Japan to resume n-deal talks, to develop rare earths (Lead)


October 29th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo/New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Japan Saturday agreed to resume civil nuclear negotiations with India that were stalled after the Fukushima disaster and accelerate the joint development of rare earth ... Read more...

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China to fight Dalai Lama’s ’separatism’


July 19th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping Tuesday vowed to fight "separatist activities" by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.Xi also told a rally marking the 60th anniversary ... Read more...

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Pakistan to issue Rs.20 coin


May 21st, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 21 (IANS) The State Bank of Pakistan will begin issuing from Saturday a Rs.20 commemorative coin to celebrate 2011 as the Pakistan-China friendship year, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Chinese bank opens two branches in Pakistan


May 21st, 2011 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) - the country's largest commercial bank - has opened a branch each in the Pakistani cities of Karachi ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China to build Tagore museum in Kolkata


May 13th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore has brought India and China closer and the Chinese government plans to build a museum at ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM to visit China


May 10th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will pay an official visit to China from May 17 to May 20, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.Gilani's ... Read more...

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