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Dwyer and Sardar will be face of Hockey India League


September 18th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Australia captain Jamie Dwyer and India star centre-half Sardar Singh were Tuesday unveiled as the brand ambassadors of the Hockey India League that is scheduled ... Read more...

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Spinners will be India’s trump card at World T20: MacGill


September 18th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Australian Test spinner Stuart MacGill Tuesday said tweakers will be the key if India have to win the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.The 41-year-old ... Read more...

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Non-Resident Keralites backbone of state economy: PM


September 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday described non-resident Keralites (NRKs) as the backbone of the state's economy."More than two million NRKs work in the Middle East ... Read more...

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‘Emerging Kerala’ runs into protesting Kerala


September 12th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) "Emerging Kerala", the three-day event meant to showcase the state to potential investors, ran into a wall of protest on the very day of its ... Read more...

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Chandy expects Left’s cooperation at ‘Emerging Kerala’ meet


September 10th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) With just two days left for the staging of 'Emerging Kerala' - a programme to showcase Kerala to the world, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is ... Read more...

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Shutdowns the bane of Kerala: CM


September 7th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvnanthapuram, Sep 7 (IANS) If you ask Chief Minister Oommen Chandy what the single-biggest deterrent to Kerala's progress is, pat comes his reply: "The calling of hartals (shutdowns) at ... Read more...

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France ready to recognise Syrian opposition as government


August 28th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Francois Hollande has called on the Syrian opposition to establish a provisional government and says that France is ready to recognise it."France calls ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hindustan Motors reports Rs.35.5 cr loss in Q1


August 13th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Kolkata-based Hindustan Motors, makers of the iconic Ambassador, Monday reported a loss of Rs.35.49 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, against a net profit ... Read more...

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Syrian envoy rejects $1 mn for defection


August 12th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian ambassador to Mauritania has rejected an offer of $1 million to defect in exchange for permanent residence in Qatar, Iran's Press TV reported.It ... Read more...

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UAE ambassadors’ meet Monday


July 29th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, 29 (IANS/WAM) Nearly 140 heads of diplomatic missions and ambassadors of the UAE will gather at a foreign policy conference here Monday.The 7th Forum of UAE Ambassadors will ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia back freedom of navigation in South China Sea (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing Chinese assertiveness in southeast Asia, India and Indonesia discussed tensions in the South China Sea and backed freedom of navigation ... Read more...

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Penelope Cruz backs cancer charity


July 21st, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Actress Penelope Cruz will launch a special T-shirt range that will be sold at stores to help raise money for a women's cancer research fund.She will ... Read more...

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Over 30,000 expected to join Delhi half-marathon


July 6th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) With over 30,000 sports, health and fitness enthusiasts expected to participate in this year's edition of 'Airtel Delhi Half Marathon', registrations for the popular event ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Be responsive to expat’s needs, Krishna tells Indian missions


June 27th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Ahead of his outreach visit to Central Asia in the first week of July, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said he had asked ... Read more...

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IOA gives advance payment to 16 hockey players


June 26th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has paid Rs.100,000 each to 16 hockey players as part of the sponsorship money promised to the athletes heading to ... Read more...

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Latin American states keen on investing in Bengal: Mamata


June 16th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Latin American countries like Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay are interested in investing in West Bengal's tourism, information technology, and food processing industries, Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Western ambassadors unwelcome: Syria


June 5th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) Syria has said the ambassadors of several Western countries, including the US, Britain, France and Turkey, were "personae non gratae" or unwelcome in the country, a ... Read more...

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Emami makes Gambhir, Vijender its brand ambassadors


June 4th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) India's leading and diversified FMCG company Emami Ltd. has roped in five sports celebrities including famed Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir and Olympic medallist boxer Vijender ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Russia warns against hasty conclusions on Syria massacre


June 1st, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A number of Western countries are jumping to conclusions about the Houla massacre in Syria, where more than 100 people were killed, Russia's envoy to ... Read more...

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UN Human Rights Council to discuss Syria


May 31st, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 31 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session here Friday on the situation and the recent killings in Syria, Xinhua reported.Over 100 people were ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Syrian diplomats’ expulsion counter-productive: Russia


May 31st, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia believes expulsion of Syrian ambassadors from a number of Western countries is counter- productive, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday."We can only comment on ... Read more...

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Russia tells US envoy to tone down comments


May 30th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US ambassador to Russia should remain diplomatic in his public comments and not jeopardise his country's ties with Russia, a Russian presidential aide said."The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shahid excited about hosting IIFA


May 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 14, (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor says that after a lot of people convinced him, he agreed to host the 13th edition of International Indian Film Academy ... Read more...

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Bloggers: Latest brand ambassadors to sell products


April 17th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A friend asks you to try a product she vouches for. Chances are you will go ahead and buy it the next time you ... Read more...

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‘Rogue Indians can destroy country’s reputation in Ghana’


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), April 3 (IANS) A few rogue Indians can destroy the image of their countrymen, widely well regarded in Ghana, say police officials of the west African country, citing ... Read more...

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‘Multi-faceted strategy to address unemployment in Kashmir’


March 31st, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said the state government is addressing the problem of unemployment in the state through a multi-faceted strategy which ... Read more...

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32 cars less in fleet as Akhilesh goes on austerity drive


March 30th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 30 (IANS) Surprising even his officials, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has issued orders to cut down the cars in his fleet from 40 to just eight ... Read more...

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World’s newest country beckons Indians to shine (Letter from Juba) (With Images)


March 18th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Juba (South Sudan), March 18 (IANS)The world's newest nation is eight months old. I drive past our consulate at Juba, South Sudan two days after we finally announced its upgrade ... Read more...

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Ghanaian minister calls for youth participation in sports


March 1st, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, March 1 (IANS) Ghanian Youth and Sports Minister Clement Kofi Humado has advised the youths to actively join sports to harness its enormous benefits and become ambassadors of the ... Read more...

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EU decides to withdraw all envoys to Belarus (Lead, Changing Dateline)


February 29th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 29 (IANS) The European Union decided to withdraw all of its envoys to Belarus after the latter asked the head of the EU delegation to Belarus and the ... Read more...

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Belarus tells EU, Polish envoys to leave


February 29th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Feb 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has told the head of the European Union delegation to Belarus and the Polish ambassador to leave the country, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.EU ... Read more...

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27 countries take part in Indian travel mart


February 25th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Travel industry delegates from 27 countries and 22 Indian states came together Friday to participate in the biggest travel industry fair in the country.Oneworld Travel ... Read more...

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‘US to remain priority in Russian foreign policy’


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Relations with the US will remain one of the priorities in Russian foreign policy, said President Dmitry Medvedev Wednesday.Russia will continue to expand its relations ... Read more...

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Pakistan issues travel advisory for Syria


February 21st, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Pakistani mission in Syria has issued a travel advisory for the middle-eastern country, Geo News reported.Pakistani ambassador Waheed Ahmed said that due to the security ... Read more...

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Northeast musical fest enthralls Jamia crowd


February 18th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) An ensemble of amazing rock music, folk songs and dances from the northeast has enthralled the crowd at the Jamia Millia Islamia University here.Some 600 ... Read more...

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