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PM to attend Bombay High Court function


August 13th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address a gathering of legal luminaries here this week to mark the closing ceremony of the 150th anniversary celebrations of ... Read more...

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Congress marks ‘Quit India’ movement’s 70th anniversary


August 10th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Thousands of Congressmen, including freedom fighters, remembered the sacrifices of the country's founding fathers on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of 'Quit India' movement ... Read more...

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Mamata draws flak for observing Basu’s birthday in advance


July 6th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee government Friday stirred a controversy by celebrating the birth anniversary of former chief minister Jyoti Basu at the state assembly two days ... Read more...

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Trinamool MLA speaks out against factionalism, sycophancy


July 1st, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Taking potshots at the top Trinamool Congress leadership, a party legislator Sunday said she was incapable of doing "politics of sycophancy" and complained of "factional ... Read more...

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Indian Army’s Northern Command celebrates 41st raising day


June 17th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 17 (IANS) The Indian army's largest and most sensitive formation, the Northern Command, celebrated its 41st anniversary Sunday, recalling its achievements since its inception and how it is ... Read more...

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Free drugs and more to mark UDF anniversary


June 4th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) Those in Kerala who do not fall in the income tax category can from now on get free medicines.The government will subsidize this scheme by levying ... Read more...

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Allies join opposition in condemning petrol price hike (Second Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Congress-led central government Wednesday came under fierce attack from the opposition and its own constituents over the sharpest petrol price hike ever of ... Read more...

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Allies join opposition, slam sharp petrol price hike (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A day after the UPA-II government touted high economic growth in its annual report, it came under attack from the opposition as well as ... Read more...

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Mamata government celebrating anniversary of misrule: CPI-M


May 20th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday mocked Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government's anniversary celebrations and dubbed them as an "anniversary of misrule"."The state ... Read more...

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Sean Connery to ring NYSE bell


May 17th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 17 (IANS) Sean Connery, the Scottish actor and producer, and Louise Richardson, principal and vice-chancellor of the University of St. Andrews, will ring the opening bell for ... Read more...

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Tagore’s birth anniversary celebrated across Bengal


May 8th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Rabindrasangeet was played at traffic intersections, in schools and colleges, events were held across the state and television channels competed with one another to air ... Read more...

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Ravi Shankar conferred first Tagore cultural harmony award


May 7th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Classical sitar maestro Ravi Shankar has been awarded the first Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony by a jury chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to discuss extradition, Teesta pacts


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are likely to sign an extradition treaty and discuss an early signing of the Teesta water-sharing pact during Bangladesh Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Mukherjee to attend ADB meet in Manila


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to visit Manila this week to attend the annual board of governors' meet of Asian Development Bank (ADB).During ... Read more...

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From streets to stage: Living, breathing and dancing Tagore


May 1st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was often derided as "elitist" by a section of ultra-Left intellectuals during his time, is bridging the class divide in a ... Read more...

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Mayawati readies for first appearance after poll debacle


April 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 14 (IANS) A mass marriage, thousands of people and illuminations in a 10 km area... the stage is set for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati to ... Read more...

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Tagore songs at Munich music fest


April 10th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) East will meet West at a music festival in Munich next week when a 10-member ensemble from Kolkata teams up with performers from Germany in a ... Read more...

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UAE minister attends Indian church service


March 11th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 10 (IANS/WAM) Attending a service at the Indian Mar Thoma Church in Abu Dhabi, an United Arab Emirates (UAE) minister said the country promotes tolerance and understanding.Sheikh ... Read more...

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Pakistani scholar’s Gujarat remarks spark row


March 1st, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistani Islamic scholar Tahir-ul-Qadri's reported remarks advising Muslims to forget the Gujarat riots have sparked a row with some Muslim organisations opposing his ongoing ... Read more...

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London poet to make his acting debut in Tagore’s play


February 10th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) London-born poet and translator William Radice, who has transliterated several literary works of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, is making his acting debut in 'Raja', a play ... Read more...

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Special ‘Gitanjali’ to mark Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary


February 4th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) A special edition of "Gitanjali", the Nobel Prize-winning anthology of Rabindranath Tagore's poems, was Saturday launched by union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as part ... Read more...

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Mukherjee to visit Chicago to sell India growth story


January 27th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will try to sell the India growth story among top US business leaders and policy makers during his two-day official ... 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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PM’s tribute to Malaviya on 150th birth anniversary (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Rich tributes were paid to Madan Mohan Malaviya on his 150th birth anniversary celebrations with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the educationist and freedom ... Read more...

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PM’s tribute to Malaviya on 150th birth anniversary celebrations


December 27th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Educationist, freedom fighter and visionary Madan Mohan Malaviya, the founder of the Banaras Hindu University, wanted to blend the best of Indian learning with ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh warmly welcomed in Chennai


December 25th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Sunday evening on a two-day visit during which he will meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her ... Read more...

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DMDK to hold black flag demonstrations during PM’s visit


December 22nd, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) Condemning what he called the "biased and step-motherly" treatment meted out to Tamil Nadu by the central government on various issues, DMDK founder-chief A.Vijayakant Thursday ... Read more...

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Goa’s freedom fighters disillusioned, to boycott liberation’s 50th anniversary


December 16th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
(ATTN NEWS EDITORS: This is the second in a series of stories on the 50th anniversary of Goa's liberation Dec 19. This story is about the disillusionment of those who fought ... Read more...

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25 Bangladeshi’s to attend 40th anniversary celebrations of ‘71 war


December 7th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) Three serving army officers along with 22 Mukti Jodhas (freedom fighters) from Bangladesh will join in the five-day 40th anniversary celebrations of the Bangladesh Liberation War ... Read more...

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Goa to felicitate Operation Vijay veterans


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) Army veterans who participated in 'Operation Vijay', when the Indian Army marched into Goa and liberated it from the Portuguese rule, will be felicitated later ... Read more...

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$63 bn Dubai Airshow closes


November 18th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Dubai Airshow has closed after a successful week that saw $63.3 billion worth of orders for aircraft, maintenance services and flight training programmes, it was ... Read more...

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Sai Baba’s birth anniversary celebrations begin


November 18th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 18 (IANS) The 86th birth anniversary celebrations of the late spiritual guru Sathya Sai Baba began Friday at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district.Devotees from various parts ... Read more...

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Vietnam to build space centre by 2018


November 17th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Nov 17 (IANS) Vietnam will build a space centre by 2018 for which it will spend over $600 million.Under the plan, the Vietnam Space Centre, covering an area of ... Read more...

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A Punjabi politician’s ode to Tagore


November 15th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Punjab and Rabindranath Tagore have little in common, but Kanwar Deep Singh, an MP from the state, has merged the two by compiling two ... Read more...

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Two mega Tagore film projects approved: Selja


November 11th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) A screening committee under filmmaker Shyam Benegal has selected two film projects on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore which will be made with financial assistance ... Read more...

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