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Ganapati Bappa Morya, B-town chants on Ganesh festival


September 19th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Happiness, peace and 'modak' are on the minds of Bollywood celebrities like Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar as the Ganesh festival began here Wednesday.Actors, filmmakers ... Read more...

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Improve quality of education: President (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday described teachers as nation builders and called for improving the quality of education in the ... Read more...

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India was undecided about national anthem at Independence


September 1st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Even though India attained independence Aug 15, 1947, the country was undecided on its official national anthem on the auspicious day, an archived letter made public ... Read more...

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NTR’s ‘Baadshah’ to release early next year


September 1st, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) NTR's "Baadshah" will hit the screens Jan 11, 2013, ahead of the auspicious day of Sankranti.After successful films such as "Student No.1", "Aadi", "Simhadri", "Yamadonga", "Adhurs" ... Read more...

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President, PM greet nation on Eid (Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President M. Hamid Ansari Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which will ... Read more...

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Karzai prays for welfare of Afghans


August 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday prayed for the welfare and prosperity of his country on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr."On this auspicious day, Eid-ul-Fitr, I pray ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee greets nation on Eid


August 19th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which will be celebrated Monday, saying the festival reminded people of their ... Read more...

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Mamata asks Maoists to lay down arms (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday promised an attractive rehabilitation package to Maoists who lay down weapons and return to mainstream."I appeal to the ... Read more...

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President, PM greet nation on Janmashtami


August 9th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President M. Hamid Ansari Thursday greeted the nation on the eve of Janmashtami festival.In his ... Read more...

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B-Town wishes Happy Rakhi, demands women’s safety


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Bollywood beauties like Mallika Sherawat and Preity Zinta wished Happy Rakshabandhan to their fans, while filmmakers like Onir and Ken Ghosh hope the values of the ... Read more...

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Government to hold national consultation on child marriages


April 29th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Taking a serious view of child marriages in the country, the government has decided to hold a national consultation on the issue with the states.A ... Read more...

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16-year-old refuses to accept her child marriage


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) She was married off when she was only an infant yet, but coming of age the 16-year-old Rajasthani girl now wants that marriage annulled and freedom ... Read more...

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Band baaja baarat on Delhi streets Tuesday


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Come Tuesday, all roads in the capital will turn into one huge marriage procession. Delhi residents, be prepared for blaring music and traffic snarls as ... Read more...

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Gold traders on Akshaya Tritiya high


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Jewellery makers and gold traders are expecting good business this Akshaya Tritiya compared to last year as sales have picked up before the auspicious day ... Read more...

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New checkpost opened at Attari, to boost sub-continental trade (Second Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Trade between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of ... Read more...

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New integrated checkpost opened at Attari, to boost Indo-Pak trade (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Trade between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of ... Read more...

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Maharashtra celebrates Mahavir Jayanti


April 5th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Thousands of devotees across Maharashtra Thursday celebrated Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Mahavir, the last Tirthankar.Members belonging to Jain community held special programmes at various ... Read more...

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B-town tweets Happy Gudi Padwa, navratras


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Good luck, happiness, prosperity - Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Riteish Deshmukh have wished all this and more to their friends on ... Read more...

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Shilpa Shetty’s production debut goes on floors


January 14th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty's debut production project "Dishkiyaaoon", went on floors Saturday, and she seems to be loving the role of a producer.The 36-year-old star, ... Read more...

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On Kartik Purnima, thousands take holy dip


November 10th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 10 (IANS) A large number of devotees converged on the pilgrim towns of Allahabad, Varanasi and Ayodhya Thursday for a holy dip in the Ganges and other rivers ... Read more...

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Gold sales up on Dhanteras despite high prices


October 24th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Gold sales were high on the auspicious day of Dhanteras Monday as buyers flocked to jewellery stores despite the high prices of the precious metal."The ... Read more...

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Raksha Bandhan celebrated at Tihar


August 13th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) There were heart-tugging scenes at Tihar Jail Saturday as thousands of inmates were tied rakhis by their families on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.Tihar Jail ... Read more...

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It’s China’s 8.8.8. versus 9.9.9 of Tibetan exiles


August 6th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 6 (IANS) Three years after China's 8.8.8. (Aug 8, 2008) phenomena to ensure the success of Beijing Olympics, the Tibetan government-in-exile has formulated a different numerical tool ... Read more...

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Age no bar in India when it comes to marriage!


May 16th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Rajgarh (Madhya Pradesh), May 16 (IANS) Lakhan, dressed in a cream suit with a flashy headgear on his forehead and a garland of currency notes around his neck, should have ... Read more...

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Cheer for buyers as gold prices dip on Akshaya Tritiya (Roundup)


May 6th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Buyers in India were greeted by a pleasant surprise Friday as prices of gold that had been rising steadily in the past, fell by around ... Read more...

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Hindus greet Jains on Mahavir Jayanti


April 15th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 15 (ANI): Hindus have sent greetings to Jain communities worldwide for the upcoming Mahavir Jayanti, which falls on April 16.Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada ... Read more...

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President, vice president greet nation on Ram Navami


April 11th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Ram Navami, which will be celebrated Tuesday.In her ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari greets people on Ram Navami


April 11th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today greeted the people ahead of the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, which will be celebrated tomorrow.In his message, he said: ... Read more...

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Ugadi celebrated in Tamil Nadu


April 4th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Andhraites and Kannadigas in Tamil Nadu Monday celebrated the Telugu and Kannada New Year Ugadi with traditional fervour.People went to temples to perform special poojas for ... Read more...

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UP devotees celebrate beginning of Hindu New Year


April 4th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Apr 4 (ANI): Devotees in Uttar Pradesh organised cultural events and celebrated Vikram Samwat, the day of new year according to the Hindu calendar today.Hundreds of devotees gathered in the wee ... Read more...

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‘Don’t Look Now’ sex scene was not real, says Donald Sutherland


March 25th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): Veteran actor Donald Sutherland has emphatically denied a claim of a new book that he and actress Julie Christie actually had sex during a graphic love scene in ... Read more...

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New book says sex scene in movie ‘Don’t Look Now’ was real


March 24th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Mar 24 (ANI): A new book has claimed that the sex scene in 1973 occult thriller 'Don't Look Now' starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, really took place.Former Variety editor ... Read more...

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Vaiko immerses slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran’s mother’s ashes in Chennai


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai. Mar.23 (ANI): Regional Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDKM) Party leader V. Gopalswamy (Vaiko), on Tuesday, immersed the ashes of Parvati Pillai, mother of slain Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief ... Read more...

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Delhi to host Kashmiri Pandit ‘Reh 2011′ festival on Sunday


March 12th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): After years of staging protests and demonstrations to express their anguish, Kashmiri Pandits have decided to welcome spring by spreading melodic euphoria in New Delhi.A group of ... Read more...

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Cricket lovers marry with bats and balls in hand!


February 26th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Udaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) The mass marriage had all the trappings of match-making with a difference. For, the 15 couples did not bat their eyelids when they went round the holy fire, ... Read more...

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