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An emotional Ratan Tata says goodbye to shareholders


August 31st, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) A shareholder garlanded him, some offered him send-off gifts and yet others urged him to put his signature on the annual report.Ratan Tata, who chaired ... Read more...

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Polish composer Preisner to make Indian debut


August 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) Renowned Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner is set to make his Indian debut by scoring music for veteran Malayalam director Shaji N. Karun's forthcoming film "Gaadha".Preisner is ... Read more...

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Hawkers should not be evicted: Mahasweta Devi


May 16th, 2012 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) With the West Bengal government deciding to issue permits to Kolkata's hawkers without earmarking any permanent hawking zone, Magsaysay awardee Mahasweta Devi Tuesday said the hawkers ... Read more...

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Shahnaz Husain’s daughter pens mother’s biography (With Image)


April 17th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Well-known beauty expert Shahnaz Husain's writer daughter Nelofar Currimbhoy has penned a biography of her mother's journey from her childhood, early years of marriage, ... Read more...

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I don’t believe in favouritism: Priyadarshan


April 17th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Priyadarshan has worked with Paresh Rawal in most of his Hindi films, but he claims he doesn't believe in favouritism. In fact, he says he ... Read more...

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‘Social networking, Team Anna raised Goa poll percentage’


April 9th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Social networking sites and Team Anna were the key factors in upping Goa's voting figures from 63 percent to a stunning 82.8 percent in last ... Read more...

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Three NDA cadets to participate in prestigious Italian competition


March 13th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, March 13 (IANS) Three cadets from the National Defence Academy will participate in the 11th edition of the prestigious Competition on Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) for military ... Read more...

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Ajneya a litterateur similar to Tagore: Hamid Ansari


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Admiring the versatility of eminent poet and novelist Sachidananda Vatsayan Ajneya, Vice President Hamid Ansari Wednesday said his creative output made him a literary figure similar ... Read more...

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First Rushdie, now Taslima - end of cultural tolerance? (West Bengal Newsletter)


February 5th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) The cancellation of the release of controversial author Taslima Nasreen's autobiography at the famed Kolkata Book Fair has thrown the spotlight on the destructive clout ... Read more...

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I proposed Kalam’s name for president: Mamata


January 30th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) In what is being seen as a bid to reach out to Muslims ahead of the panchayat polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday ... Read more...

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Kolkata litterateurs to protest ‘persecution’ of ‘Satanic Verses’ readers


January 24th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Describing as "shameful" the cases filed against writers who had read excerpts of banned book "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literature ... Read more...

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Pandit Jasraj sings in Antarctica


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) In a rare achievement, noted classical singer Pandit Jasraj, who is 82, gave a performance at the South Pole, becoming the first Indian to do so.The ... Read more...

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A German award to commemorate Tagore’s 150 years


January 17th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Well-known German pharmaceutical company Merck Tuesday announced an award in the name of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore to honour those who have substantially contributed to ... Read more...

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India look for extra London Olympics TT berth


January 9th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) India is looking for an extra table tennis berth at the 2012 London Olympics, assuming one each in the men's and women's singles ... Read more...

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Moneywise it will be a tough year for golf: Jeev


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh believes the global economic crunch will make it a tough year for golf as getting sponsors would be a major ... Read more...

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Somdev eyes Olympic spot, top-50 position in 2012


December 26th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) The ATP Aircel Chennai Open commencing here Jan 3 will serve as a stepping stone for Indian Davis Cupper Somdev Devvarman, ranked 84, as he ... Read more...

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Government paves way for Bharat Ratna in sports


December 16th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The government has modified the eligibility criteria for the Bharat Ratna paving the way for sportspersons like the late hockey legend Dhyan Chand to ... 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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Evergreen actor Dev Anand dies in London


December 4th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Evergreen romantic star Dev Anand, who epitomised the debonair, urban gentleman on screen and gave classic hits like "Guide" in his career as actor and filmmaker spanning ... Read more...

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Sarangi exponent Ustad Sultan Khan dead


November 27th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Noted sarangi exponent and singer Ustad Sultan Khan passed away Sunday. He was 71.A Padma Bhushan awardee, Khan gave his first performance at the All-India Conference ... Read more...

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A single bill can’t eradicate corruption: Mahasweta Devi (Interview)


November 10th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) As the debate rages over a strong anti-graft law, Magsaysay award winner, writer and renowned social activist Mahasweta Devi feels that a single bill cannot ... Read more...

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Subrata technical director, Prashanta coach of Mohun Bagan


October 19th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Former India internationals Subrata Bhattacharyya and Prashanta Banerjee were Tuesday appointed technical director and coach respectively of city soccer giants Mohun Bagan for the 2011-12 season. However, ... Read more...

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Fulfil promise of withdrawing forces, Mahasweta urges Mamata


October 18th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Magsaysay Award winning writer and activist Mahasweta Devi Tuesday reiterated her demand of removal of joint forces from West Bengal's Maoist-affected areas, asking Chief Minister ... Read more...

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‘Ease tensions in Manipur’


October 17th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Former union minister and social worker Mohan Dharia Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take urgent steps to ease tensions in Manipur and ... Read more...

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IDSA invites nomination for Subrahmanyam award


October 12th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Strategic affairs think-tank Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) Wednesday invited nominations for the K. Subrahmanyam Award for research on strategic and security issues. The ... Read more...

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Tennis nationals: Rutuja stuns top seed Prerna


October 11th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Rutuja Bhosale produced a power-packed performance to shock top-seed Prerna Bhambri 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 and enter the second round of Fenesta National Tennis Championship ... Read more...

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Dev Anand turns 88, going strong with new projects


September 26th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) "Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya" -- true to his popular song, Dev Anand, one of the most loveable romantic heroes of the 1950s and ... Read more...

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World Athletics Championships: Vikas Gowda finishes 7th in discuss


August 30th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Aug 30 (IANS) India's Vikas Gowda finished seventh in the discus throw finals at the World Athletics Championships here Tuesday.The US-based Gowda, an Arjuna Awardee and national ... Read more...

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Women awarded for exemplary work for marginalised kids


August 19th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Three women have been awarded by the ministry of women and child development for their exemplary work for the welfare of marginalised children in different ... Read more...

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19 Arjuna Awards to be conferred this year


August 18th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) As many as 19 Arjuna awards will be given to sportspersons this year at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan Aug 29.Not more than 15 ... Read more...

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‘Time fashion industry is viewed as serious business’


August 4th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Designer Pria Kataaria Puri, who won the Asian Achievers award and has designed for the likes of Paris Hilton, Madonna, Raveena Tandon and Tabu, ... Read more...

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Manna Dey, Mahasweta get inaugural ‘Banga-Vibhusan’


July 25th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Legendary singer Manna Dey and writer Mahasweta Devi are among the nine luminaries from diverse fields felicitated with the inaugural 'Banga-Vibhusan' award by the West ... Read more...

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‘Google Earth can help fight illegal mining in Goa’


July 20th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) If used effectively, internet search engine Google's software Google Earth can help pinpoint and curb illegal mining in Goa's hinterland, noted environmentalist Madhav Gadgil said Wednesday.Gadgil, ... Read more...

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Mango madness: Bhopal fetes king of fruit


June 30th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 29 (IANS) 'Noor Jahan' was here, as were 'Sachin Tendulkar' and 'Aishwarya Rai ' - and they were all lipsmackingly delicious! For two days, residents of the ... Read more...

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Sheshadri’s ‘Bettada Jeeva’ ideal tribute to the environment (Kannada Movie Review)


June 19th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Bettada Jeeva"; Cast: Daththathreya, Rameshwari Varma, Suchayeendra Prasad, Director: P. Sheshadri; Producer: Basanth Kumar Patil; Music Director: Manohar; Camera: Ananth Urs: Rating: ****"Bettada Jeeva" is based on Jnanpith awardee K. ... Read more...

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