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Bangladesh presents Tagore memorabilia to Bengal universities


September 12th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Replicas of two boats associated with Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore were presented by Bangladesh Wednesday to two Indian universities.A Bangladeshi delegation, led by culture and information ... Read more...

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Festivities peak on Thiru Onam


August 29th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29 (IANS) Onam festivities have peaked in Kerala, with Thiru Onam celebrated Wednesday.Thiru Onam is the most important day for Keralites in the nearly week-long festival.The most important ... Read more...

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I can’t defy any command from my daughter: Shatrughan Sinha


August 15th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Veteran actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who is back home from hospital after bypass surgery, is now under his daughter's observation.The 66-year-old has been asked by his ... Read more...

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Deshmukh’s body reaches Latur, funeral in evening


August 15th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Latur, Aug 15 (IANS) The body of union minister Vilasrao Desmukh, who died in Chennai Tuesday, was brought to his home district here in Maharashtra by a special flight ... Read more...

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We will celebrate on July 25: Pranab’s daughter


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee's family is planning to celebrate his ascendancy as president of India on July 25 after he formally assumes office, his daughter Sharmistha ... Read more...

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Row hits heritage plan for Dilip Kumar’s Pakistan house


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) The government's plan to turn the ancestral home of Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar in Pakistan's Peshawar city into a heritage site has come a cropper ... Read more...

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Pranab receives tumultuous welcome on arrival in Kolkata


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and United Progressive Alliance presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee arrived in the city Friday night to a tumultuous welcome by Congress workers.Mukherjee, who ... Read more...

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Minors kill grandmother to get cash for betting; 5 held


June 21st, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 21 (IANS) The Goa Police have claimed to have solved the murder of a 65-year-old woman with the arrest of five people, including two of her grandchildren. The ... Read more...

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Construction at Musharraf’s ancestral house stirs row


May 16th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The demolition of a portion of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf's ancestral home, Neharwali Haveli in Old Delhi's Daryaganj, has stirred a row with ... Read more...

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Bihar pledges to preserve Orwell’s birthplace - again


April 24th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Patna, April 24 (IANS) Big brother should have been watching out for it. But legendary British author George Orwell's birthplace in Bihar's Motihari town has been lying neglected for decades ... Read more...

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Bengal assembly adjourned following Trinamool legislator’s death


March 19th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The West Bengal legislative assembly was adjourned following the death of Trinamool Congress lawmaker Ajit Bhunia here early Monday morning.Bhunia, 58, a senior leader of Trinamool ... Read more...

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CPI-M Tripura legislator dead


March 10th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 10 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator in Tripura Sukumar Barman died here Saturday. He was 60."Barman was admitted to the Gobinda Ballav Pant medical college and ... Read more...

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Communist leader, 106, dead


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 3 (IANS) Iconic Marxist leader Brajamohan Jamatiya, one of the founders of the Communist movement in Tripura, has died, his family said. He was 106.Jamatia, a widower, died ... Read more...

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Trinidad PM left ‘lifetime’ of memories for ancestral village


January 12th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhelupur (Bihar), Jan 12 (IANS) Not only her relatives, others too in this Bihar village were busy Thursday discussing how Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar left them with ... Read more...

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Return to roots: Trinidad PM to plant saplings in village


January 10th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 10 (IANS) When Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar visits her ancestral village in Bihar for the first time Wednesday, she will mark the return to her ... Read more...

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Vajpayee’s ancestral home in shambles


December 25th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bateshwar (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 25 (IANS) The ancestral home of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Bateshwar, where the former prime minister spent much of his childhood, is in a poor state ... Read more...

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Kashmir minister escapes bid on life, cop killed


December 12th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar Sunday escaped a bid on his life when separatist guerrillas attacked him in Srinagar. One ... Read more...

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Mario Miranda was a quintessential Goan: Shyam Benegal


December 11th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Noted filmmaker Shyam Benegal was inspired by the legendary Goa-based cartoonist Mario Miranda -- who passed away Sunday morning -- into making "Trikal", a movie ... Read more...

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At 85, cartoonist Mario Miranda exits life’s canvas


December 11th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Loutolim (Goa), Dec 11 (IANS) The bronzed, sinewy toddy tapper will never slither down a coconut palm with ease. Nor will the buxom, cleavage showing, big hipped fisherwoman hunch over ... Read more...

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Hazarika’s last rites Wednesday, a million pay last respects


November 8th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 8 (IANS) More than a million people have paid their last respects to one of the doyens of Indian music, Bhupen Hazarika, whose body has been kept at ... Read more...

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Thousands escort Hazarika’s body to ancestral Guwahati house


November 7th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 7 (IANS) A sea of humanity paid rich tributes Monday to music legend Bhupen Hazarika as the hearse carrying his coffin took close to seven hours to traverse ... Read more...

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Massive preparations in Assam for Bhupen Hazarika’s final journey


November 6th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 6 (IANS) Massive arrangements are being made in Assam's main city of Guwahati for the funeral rites of music maestro Bhupen Hazarika who passed away in a Mumbai ... Read more...

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Supporters invoke gods for Yeddyurappa’s health, release


October 16th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 16 (IANS) Hundreds of die-hard supporters of jailed former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Sunday invoked gods, broke coconuts and offered prayers for his speedy recovery from ... Read more...

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Hope prices come down, Pranab wishes on Bijaya Dasami


October 6th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Birbhum (West Bengal), Oct 6 (IANS) Wishing the people a happy 'Bijaya Dasami', union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday hoped that prices of essentials would come down and the ... Read more...

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Pranab dons the priest’s robe during Durga Puja


October 5th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Miriti (West Bengal), Oct 5 (IANS) Far from the 2G spectrum row and chairing meetings of G-24 countries, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has yet again donned the ... Read more...

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108-year-old former prisoner dies


August 26th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 26 (IANS) Over two months after being released on grounds of ill-health at the age of 108, Brij Bihari Pandey, a murder convict, breathed his last in his ... Read more...

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Chidambaram’s ancestral home burgled in Tamil Nadu


August 15th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's ancestral home near Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu has been burgled.Police officials have rushed to the spot in Kandanur near Karaikudi, ... Read more...

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Massive people-to-people contact programme on anvil: Chinese envoy


July 22nd, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) China and India have set in motion several bilateral cultural initiatives, including a massive people-to-people contact exercise, to get an edge in cooperation in culture ... Read more...

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Iconic Left leader’s body cremated in Tripura


June 9th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 8 (IANS) Iconic communist leader Baidyanath Majumder was cremated Wednesday evening at his ancestral home town Kailashahar in north Tripura as thousands of people from all walks ... Read more...

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Tripura announces holiday to mourn Left leader


June 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) The Tripura government declared a holiday Tuesday in the memory of veteran communist leader Baidyanath Majumder, who died earlier in the day, officials said here.He would ... Read more...

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Dorjee Khandu’s body arrives in Itanagar


May 5th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 5 (IANS) The body of Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu, who died in a helicopter crash along with four others, arrived in state capital Itanagar Thursday.All ... Read more...

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Pabna in Bangladesh celebrates Suchitra Sen’s 80th birthday


April 8th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) Bangladesh's Pabna district celebrated Bengali screen legend Suchitra Sen's 80th birthday this week with a call to preseve her ancestral home as a heritage site and ... Read more...

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Jayanthi, Chandresh Katoch among NCW chief probables


April 7th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan and Lok Sabha member Chandresh Kumari Katoch are among the candidates being considered for the post of chairperson of the ... Read more...

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Maoists attack legislator’s house, blast another’s in Bihar


March 17th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 17 (IANS) Maoists attacked and ransacked a ruling Janata Dal (United)legislator's ancestral home and blasted another's house in Bihar's Gaya district, police said Thursday.Dozens of armed Maoists attacked ... Read more...

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Court finally rules ex-IAF officer not dead


February 25th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rajpura (Punjab), Feb 25 (IANS) After a 12-year legal battle, a retired Indian Air Force (IAF) officer is finally a happy man -- because the court has ruled that he is not ... Read more...

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