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Need for Kerala to reform higher education: Experts


September 14th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) Panellists at the Emerging Kerala 2012 Global Connect conference here Friday agreed that Kerala must revamp its higher education sector to create world-class institutions.The panellists ... Read more...

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Coal India coal import plans face opposition


September 14th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Coal India's plan to import coal following a government diktat has raised the hackles of workers' unions and former top officials of the state-run firm who ... Read more...

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ULFA attempt to disrupt Manmohan’s visit foiled


April 18th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) An attempt by ULFA's anti-talks faction to trigger at least two blasts in Guwahati, ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit April 20, has been ... Read more...

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Fire in Kolkata go-down, no casualty


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 2 (IANS) A fire broke out in a cloth godown in the city Thursday evening which subsequently spread to an adjacent studio where several Bengali actors were shooting. ... Read more...

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Open to dialogue with militants: Gogoi


January 24th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday appealed to the anti-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) led by Paresh Barua to join ... Read more...

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Kore wins at Chennai Open chess to join leaders


January 10th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Pune-based International Master Akshayraj Kore defeated fellow-Indian Grandmaster Deepan Chakkravarthy and joined the leaders with 7.5 points after the ninth round of the SDAT-RMK 4th Chennai ... Read more...

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Two journalists, not ULFA leader, held in Myanmar: Official


December 7th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 7 (IANS) Myanmarese authorities Wednesday confirmed to India that no leader of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has been detained, but that its army has ... Read more...

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ULFA leader, Indian scribe detained in Myanmar


December 4th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh Sunday confirmed the detention of a top United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) functionary and an Indian journalist in Myanmar ... Read more...

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Long-list of Man Asian Literary Prize (To go with New Indian fiction takes Asian centrestage)


November 3rd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) India dominates the list of 12 books long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize, the Booker for Asia.The contenders are:"The Wandering Falcon" by Jamil Ahmad ... Read more...

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SAFF to pay tribute to Bangladesh’s Tareque Masud


September 1st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) Bangladesh's noted independent filmmaker Tareque Masud will be paid a tribute at the South Asian Film Festival (SAFF), starting here Sep 15.Masud, who won the international ... Read more...

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Shammi Kapoor to be honoured at South Asia Film Festival


August 18th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) Legendary actor Shammi Kapoor will be honoured with a tribute at the South Asia Film Festival (SAFF), which opens in Goa Sep 15, the organisers said ... Read more...

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IIM-A seeks restoration of powers


July 22nd, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, July 21 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) Thursday sought the restoration of the powers of the board of directors to recommend to the central government a list ... Read more...

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Sourav Ganguly in key Bengal sports panel


July 7th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday roped in former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly as vice chairman of the State Sports Council.Disclosing this, state Sports Minister ... Read more...

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Samsung to offer scholarships to IIM-A students


June 2nd, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 2 (IANS) Digital technology firm Samsung India Electronics Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) to roll out a scholarship ... Read more...

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ULFA rebels surrender in Meghalaya


May 5th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 5 (IANS) Three rebels of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) surrendered before the authorities in Meghalaya, police said Thursday.Pallab Barua, Niranjan Pradhani and Sarbojit Konwar ... Read more...

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‘Luv Ka The End’ music targets youth (IANS Music Review)


April 24th, 2011 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Luv Ka The End"; Music Director: Ram Sampath; Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya; Singers: Ali Zafar, Aditi Singh Sharma, Joi Barua, Jimmy Moses, Krishna Beura and Suman Sridhar; Rating: ***It's hip, its ... Read more...

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Prospect of resolving ULFA issue looks bright: PM


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lakhimpur, Apr 2 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday said the prospect of resolving the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) issue looks bright after his positive talks ... Read more...

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ULFA’s links with Maoists exposed


March 5th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Mar 5 (ANI): The nexus between the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the Maoists has come to the fore with the arrest of three Assamese youth, including an ex ... Read more...

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ULFA to begin peace talks with Centre


February 10th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) will finally begin talks with the Central Government here today in a bid to usher in peace in the insurgency-hit ... Read more...

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ULFA leaders meet Assam CM Gogoi, seek cooperation for peace talks


February 9th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Feb 9 (ANI): Ahead of Union Home Secretary G K Pillai's first round of talks with the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), top leaders of the separatist group met Assam ... Read more...

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Assam CM Gogoi hopes for peace on ULFA front after Rajkhowa’s release


January 1st, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Jan 1 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi expressing his delight over the release of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, on Saturday said that he hopes for ... Read more...

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ULFA chief Rajkhowa released from jail


January 1st, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Jan.1 (ANI): The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa was released from jail on Saturday, a year after being nabbed by Bangladesh security agencies and handed over to ... Read more...

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Assam CM Gogoi invites ULFA chief to join politics


December 30th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Dec 30 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday invited United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa to join politics, saying that let him serve people through politics."Let ... Read more...

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SAARC film festival ends amidst empty seats


September 21st, 2010 - 1:55 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) The South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) ended Monday, amidst empty seats and organisational issues plaguing the event. The four-day long festival in which 50 films from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ‘parachute politician’ main draw at film fest


September 15th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 15 (IANS) Apart from a menu of 50 films from various South Asian countries, chairperson of the Pakistan Film Censor Board (PFCB) Nilofar Bakhtiar will be one of the main ... Read more...

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Regional theatre sets stage for Games


September 9th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) A grand line-up of regional theatre, children's plays and awards to promote the language stage in the run-up to the October Commonwealth Games has shored ... Read more...

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Dhaka’s new policy to protect `sensitive’ industries


September 7th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 7 (IANS) Bangladesh's National Industrial Policy 2010 aims to protect "sensitive, vulnerable industries" while supporting both the public and the private sector. The list of sensitive and vulnerable industries ... Read more...

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“I Do Not Need Stars. I Need Proper Tools To Make My Films” - Sartaj Singh Pannu


August 28th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Sartaj Singh Pannu, actor – director - producer of "Soch Lo' tells Jyothi Venkatesh that starting with just $400, he raised funds up to $ 1, ... Read more...

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India awaiting Bangladesh confirmation of ULFA arrests: Pillai (Lead)


July 18th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong/New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India is awaiting official confirmation from Bangladesh of the arrest of two United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) rebels, including Ranjan Chowdhury alias Major Ranjan, Home ... Read more...

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India awaiting Bangladesh confirmation on ULFA arrests: G.K. Pillai


July 18th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 18 (IANS) India is awaiting official confirmation from Bangladesh of the arrest of two United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) rebels, Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said Sunday. "We have ... Read more...

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Panel set up for appointment of BSNL, MTNL heads


July 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The government Thursday constituted a six-member search-cum-selection committee for the appointment of chairman-cum-managing directors of the state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited ... Read more...

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IIM-Ahmedabad facing funds problem: Samir Barua


June 24th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, June 24 (ANI): The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIM-A) is facing an acute financial crunch, claimed the Director of the institute, Professor Samir Barua.Addressing media here on Wednesday, Professor ... Read more...

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Hindi remake of Assamese classic ready for release


June 19th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) "Shivam", the Hindi remake of Assamese classic "Dr. Bezbaruah" is ready for release next month, a statement said Saturday. The Hindi version is based on the original screenplay ... Read more...

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Two killed in police firing in Meghalaya


May 14th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 14 (IANS) Two people were killed and several others were injured Friday in police firing at the disputed Langpih village on the Meghalaya-Assam border, a top police officer said. Meghalaya's ... Read more...

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Citizens’ forum holds peace conclave in Assam


May 6th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Todd AlexGuwahati, May 6 (ANI): The newly floated citizen's forum in Assam organised a daylong conclave to push forward the deadlocked peace process in the state.Though the government has ... Read more...

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