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‘Jalpari’ - a little gem, with message on female foeticide (IANS Movie Review)


August 31st, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid"; Cast: Parvin Dabas, Suhasini Mulay, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Harsh Mayar, Lehar Khan and Krishang Trivedi; Director: Nila Madhab Panda; Rating: ***In spite of its flaws, of which ... Read more...

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Happiest day of my life: Pranab’s elder sister


July 25th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kirnahar (West Bengal), July 25 (IANS) "Happy, happy, happy. I'm endlessly happy", said Annapurna Banerjee as she sat here glued to the TV set watching her younger brother Pranab ... Read more...

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Pranab avoided going to school, says elder sister


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kirnahar (West Bengal), July 22 (IANS) As a child, President-elect Pranab Mukherjee did not like to go to school but liked to play a priest, his elder sister Annapurna ... Read more...

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Prayers, festivity in Pranab’s village


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), July 22 (IANS) A festive spirit prevailed in Pranab Mukherjee's ancestral village here Sunday, with many praising the local boy set to become India's next president.Mirati ... Read more...

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Pranab’s Mirati rolls out red carpet for its ‘Poltu’ (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), June 23 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Sunday received a rapturous welcome when he visited his ancestral village home here as ... Read more...

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Pranab’s hometown rolls out red carpet for its ‘Poltu’


June 23rd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), June 23 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Sunday arrived at his ancestral village home to a rapturous welcome as relatives, neighbours, ... Read more...

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Pranab tries to woo Trinamool, to resign June 26 (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Noting that his four-decade-long involvement in party politics was coming to an end, UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Saturday announced he would quit as finance ... Read more...

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Bengal celebrates Pranab’s candidature (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Mirati, June 15 (IANS) Having missed the bus 16 years ago when then chief minister Jyoti Basu could not become the prime minister following objections from his own party, ... Read more...

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Polling under way in Punjab (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Casting of votes started across 19,841 polling stations in Punjab's 117 assembly seats at 8 a.m. Monday, Election Commission (EC) officials said here.Despite the winter ... Read more...

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‘Clouds’ galore over Punjab’s electoral skies


January 26th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) The recent cold wave may have partially abated from Punjab, but political clouds continue to loom over the state. The state's ruling first family Badal (which ... 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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Gift of ancestral village soil awaits Trinidad PM


January 9th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 9 (IANS) Excited residents of Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's ancestral village in Bihar have decided to gift her a chunk of its soil and ... Read more...

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Bihar villagers upbeat ahead of Trinidad and Tobago PM’s visit


January 7th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 7 (IANS) Ahead of Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's visit to her ancestral village in Bihar, preparations are in full swing at the village and ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago PM arrives in India


January 5th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who traces her roots to India, arrived here Thursday on a 10-day visit during which she will ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago PM in India from Thursday


January 4th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain/New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar will be in India on a 10-day state visit beginning Thursday, during which she ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago PM to visit ancestral Bihar village


December 30th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 30 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, whose ancestors migrated from Bihar to the Caribbean islands in the 19th century, will visit the state's Bhelupur ... Read more...

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A mass, a cremation…adieu Mario Miranda


December 12th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Loutolim (Goa), Dec 12 (IANS) Goa bid a moving, teary farewell to acclaimed artist Mario Miranda, who was consigned to flames at a crematorium after a funeral mass at a ... Read more...

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Armed Maoists raid home of Chhattisgarh legislator


October 12th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 12 (IANS) About 40 armed Maoists raided the home of a ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator in a village in a forested area of Chhattisgarh's Raipur ... 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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Indian released from Pakistan jail to wed Sunday


May 28th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Gopal Dass, who returned to India last month after languishing in Pakistani jails for nearly 27 years, has finally found his love in the hilly ... Read more...

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Indian released from Pakistan jail scouts for bride


May 25th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Gopal Dass, who returned to India last month after languishing in Pakistani jails for nearly 27 years, is on a mission to reclaim his lost ... Read more...

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Thousands turn up for rallies at Bhagat Singh’s village


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Khatkar Kalan (Punjab), March 23 (IANS) With canopies stretched over 20 acres, facilities for drinking water and parking, and at least 10 community kitchens, this Punjab village hosted ... Read more...

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In poll warm-up, all roads lead to Bhagat Singh village


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Khatkar Kalan (Punjab), March 22 (IANS) On Punjab's political roadmap, as the main parties warm up to assembly elections early next year, all roads seem to lead to this ... Read more...

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Ranbir to walk ramp for social cause


January 19th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is all set to walk the ramp Sunday for the young girls of Shabana Azmi's ancestral village Mijwan and the ... Read more...

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UN probe of Benazir assassination flawed: Zardari


December 27th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Monday said the UN probe into the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has certain flaws in it."We decided to go ... Read more...

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A Canadian yoga teacher traces her Indian roots


December 12th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Shobha Rae had two missions when she came to India from Canada - complete a yoga teachers' training course and seek out her relatives for ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh’s childhood friend in Pak dies


September 24th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Sep 24 (ANI): Raja Mohammed Ali, the childhood friend of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh breathed his last in Pakistan last night."Raja ji suffered a massive heart attack last night ... Read more...

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Two police officers among 12 killed in Chechnya


August 29th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Grozny, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two police officers and 10 militants were killed Sunday in a shootout in the ancestral village of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov. The shootout took place in Chechnya's Kurchaloyevsky ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct engineer in Jharkhand


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) Maoists have abducted an engineer of the Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) from Jharkhand's Chatra district, police said Thursday. According to police, eight-10 rebels abducted N.K. Pathak, an engineer posted ... Read more...

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Naga blockade: Centre committed to ensure free movement of traffic


June 16th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): The Government on Wednesday said it is committed to ensure free movement of traffic through the highways connecting Manipur and the first convoy of trucks will ply ... Read more...

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Naga Students’ Federation to reconsider Manipur economic blockade


June 14th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) of Nagaland will reconsider the economic blockade it has enforced on Manipur, a member of the delegation that called on the ... Read more...

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Manipur party leaders fast unto death in protest against Naga economic blockade


June 8th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, June 8 (ANI): Demanding the lifting of a blockade of national highways linking Manipur with the rest of the country, leaders of the Manipur People's Party (MPP) commenced an indefinite hunger ... Read more...

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Peace talks between NSCN (IM) leader and Centre held


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kohima, June 2 (ANI): The Centre and the NSCN (IM) on Tuesday held peace talks for the first time in Nagaland where the contentious issue of the integration of Naga-inhabited areas, as ... Read more...

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Protest in Manipur against continuance of security forces deployment


June 1st, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Senapati (Imphal), June 1 (ANI): Residents of Manipur's Senapati District staged a protest on Monday against the state government's decision to continue with the deployment of security forces in region.Carrying placards, ... Read more...

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