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Trinamool submits letter withdrawing support from UPA


September 21st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan, in a formal communication, Thursday said Trinamool Congress leaders had met President Pranab Mukherjee and submitted a letter withdrawing support from the United ... Read more...

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Foreigners croon Indian ragas, regale crowds


August 24th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 24 (IANS) Bada khyaal, chota khyaal, kathak, bharatanatyam teen taal on tabla and Raag Malkaus -- pure Indian classical music and dance forms.Music, however, knows no barriers and ... Read more...

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Tripura introduces high security vehicle number plates


July 30th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 30 (IANS) The Tripura government Monday introduced high security registration plates for all vehicles to check their thefts and accidents in the northeastern state.Accidents and thefts of cars ... Read more...

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India-Nepal trade could reach $10 bn by 2017: Envoy


July 5th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July5 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and Nepal could touch $10 billion over the next five years, its envoy to India said Thursday."Our trade with India has shown good ... Read more...

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‘B’ for bomb, ‘ch’ for chaku…in UP school books


April 26th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Upside down pictures of India's national flag, chapters to teach the Hindi alphabet that say 'b' for 'bomb' and 'ch' for 'chaku' (knife)...These glaring anomalies have ... Read more...

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Assam remains largely peaceful on ULFA raising day (Lead)


April 7th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) Assam remained largely peaceful on the 33rd raising day Saturday of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), despite threats from the anti-talk faction of ... Read more...

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Three women in BJP’s second list for Uttarkhand polls


January 6th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) There were three women in the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) second list of 22 candidates for the Jan 30 Uttarakhand elections.The list was finalised ... Read more...

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Harikrishnan shocks Nisha Mohota in Chennai Open chess


January 4th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Ten-year-old A Ra Harikrishnan, a student of local Sethu Baskara School, delivered the first upset in the SDAT - RMK 4th Chennai Open International Grandmaster chess ... Read more...

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Second tragedy for West Bengal, moonshine kills 143


December 15th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) In one of India's worst liquor tragedies, at least 143 people died and over 100 were hospitalised in rural West Bengal after ... Read more...

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All 19 on board dead in Nepal plane crash


September 25th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 25 (IANS) A small aircraft crashed near here Sunday morning, killing all 19 people on board, but the grief and anxiety of the victims' families was compounded after ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Government pulls up 20 percent mines


September 18th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) The central government has issued notices to nearly a fifth of operative mines in Goa.The Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), a wing of the ministry of ... Read more...

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Land acquisition bill to come soon


August 4th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The proposed bill dealing with land acquisition and rehabilitation and resettlement will soon be finalised and suggestions received from various quarters will be considered, parliament ... Read more...

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Tight security at KEM hospital where injured are admitted


July 14th, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) The city's King Edward Memorial Hospital, which is treating eight people who were injured in the serial blasts Wednesday evening, was under tight security. Media persons ... Read more...

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Comic book business gets serious in India (Feature)


July 12th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Riding on popular superhero-like characters Shaktiman, Nagraj and Chacha Chaudhary, Indian comic books have come a long way. They are expected to grow by leaps ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee to visit Maoist hotbeds


July 10th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit the Maoist hotbeds of West Midnapore and Bankura next week in her first district tour after taking ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Demonstrations in Orissa supporting Baba Ramdev


June 4th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 4 (IANS) People from different walks of life Saturday staged demonstrations and observed fasts in Orissa to support the anti-graft campaign of Baba Ramdev in New Delhi."Sit-in demonstrations ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

GMR’s hydropower project office in Nepal burnt down


May 22nd, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) Within a month of Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna visiting Nepal and seeking the security of Indian investments and Indian employees in the troubled republic, ... Read more...

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Nepal braces for more battle over budget


April 29th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) With the major opposition party as well as 10 others threatening to oppose a new budget, Nepal's three-month-old government faces a tough battle in parliament three ... Read more...

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Nepal vows to address India’s security concerns


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 22 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has assured visiting Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna that Indian security concerns will be addressed and that the government will not ... Read more...

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Security remains India’s prime concern in Nepal


April 21st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) Security remains India's overriding concern in Nepal with visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday asking for the safety of Indian diplomats and diplomatic premises ... Read more...

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Krishna holds bilateral talks, sets stage for Nepal PM’s visit


April 20th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday began bilateral talks in Nepal, according top priority to ties with the neighbouring country and setting the stage for ... Read more...

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India committed to working for democratic, peaceful Nepal: Krishna


April 20th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 20 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, who arrived here on a three-day official visit on Wednesday, said that India is committed to working for a democratic and peaceful ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists resume opposition to Indian investment in hydropower


April 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 14 (IANS) Nepal's ruling Maoist party has resumed its opposition to Indian investment in the republic's thorny hydropower sector, saying they went against the country's national interests.The Maoists, ... Read more...

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UML leaders unhappy over PM Khanal’s Cabinet appointments


April 13th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr. 13 (ANI): Leaders of the United Marxist Leninist (UML) party have reportedly expressed their unhappiness over Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal's choice of new Cabinet ministers.Some of the leaders have ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

New Nepal government mired in parliament crises


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 2 (IANS) Less than two months after he became the new prime minister of Nepal, courtesy a controversial deal with the former Maoist guerrillas, communist chief Jhala Nath ... Read more...

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Nepal launches energy scheme to end power crisis within five years


March 25th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 25 (ANI): The government of Nepal has launched a 275 million dollars initiative to root out the energy crisis in the country within five years.Nepal has been undergoing almost ... Read more...

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Reality theatre sweeps Mahindra excellence awards


March 9th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) An 80-minute reality play in English, "The Interview", directed by Akarsh Khurana, swept the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre awards at a glittering awards ceremony in ... Read more...

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Nepal’s first democratic prime minister Bhattarai dies


March 5th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Lalitpur (Nepal), Mar. 5 (ANI): Nepal's first democratically elected prime minister, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, has died at the age of 87.Bhattarai, one of the founders of the Nepali Congress, was pronounced ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Nepal teenager’s murder goes unpunished even after 7 years


February 17th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 17 (IANS) Rights organisations in Nepal and abroad Thursday urged the new government of Nepal to bring to justice the army officers and soldiers responsible for the torture ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Where gambling is the stuff of dreams!


February 15th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
By R.R. Kharmujai Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) Come over to Bara Bazaar on any lazy afternoon and you'll stumble upon many people dozing off at some quiet uninviting corner. The idea is not ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

CRPF deploys women battalion in Siliguri to stop GJM protest


February 6th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Feb 6 (ANI): Authorities deployed a battalion of women Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in West Bengal's Siliguri town to stop a protest rally held by activists of the regional Gorkha ... Read more...

Posted in National |

PM announces rural wage hike, Sonia wants new direction(Lead)


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said wages would be hiked under the rural employment guarantee plan to offset inflation while UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Disabled should help enumerators to prepare correct census


January 29th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Disabled people should not hide their disabilities and help the enumerators to prepare correct census data to enable the government to effectively implement the projects for them, an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dev Inaugurates His Own Website


January 25th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Social networking and connecting with fans online have become the latest trend of entertainment industry. The actors are also more accessible these days and do not shy away from fans. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Trinamool blames CPI-M for attack on relief camp


January 22nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Saturday alleged that armed cadre of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) attacked a relief camp run by it in West Bengal's West Midnapore district ... Read more...

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