Major wetlands in India (To go with: Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands)

September 7th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
India has 25 major wetlands, including four in Jammu and Kashmir, which have been accorded global recognition under the Ramsar Convention. They are:JAMMU AND KASHMIR:Surinsar-Mansar Lakes - 350 hectares,... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Gujjar group appeals for restoration of Gurjar-era monuments

December 25th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 25 (IANS) A frontal organisation of Gujjars in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday expressed shock over deteriorating condition of monuments built by Gurjar-Pratihara kings in various parts of the ... Read more...

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For your tastebuds - food from Tagore’s home (Eating Out With IANS)

August 11th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Kebabs with Turkish spices, steamed hilsa, cauliflower sandesh... Once perfected in the kitchens of Rabindranath Tagore's ancestral mansion Jorasanko and relished by the Nobel laureate, these ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Celebrations begin at Jantar Mantar to mark Hazare’s victory

April 9th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) It was a carnival like atmosphere at Jantar Mantar where hundreds of people early Saturday danced to drumbeats, shouted slogans and hugged each other to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bhopal residents march against ‘Bhojpal’ move

March 12th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 12 (IANS) Hundreds of people from all age groups held a 'Peace March' here Saturday to voice their opposition to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's proposal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bhopal netizens protest ‘Bhojpal’ shift

March 7th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 7 (IANS) What's in a name? Apparently a lot, if you happen to ask residents of this city, many of whom will hold a rally here Saturday ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Battle over ‘Bhojpal’ goes to internet, Big B joins in

March 3rd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 3 (IANS) The move to rename this city as Bhojpal has made it to the blog of mega star Amitabh Bachchan, who says Raja Bhoj was a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bhojpal, not Bhopal? Chouhan sparks debate

March 1st, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Shahnawaz Akhtar Bhopal, March 1 (IANS) Bhopal would be renamed Bhojpal, if Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had his way. He expressed the wish at a function to mark ... Read more...

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18 Delhi Police officials named for President’s medals

January 25th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Delhi Police have received three President's medals for gallantry (1st Bar), two for distinguished service and 13 for meritorious service on the occasion of the Republic Day ... Read more...

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CWG volunteers theme song launched

September 28th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) 'Delhi United', the theme song for the volunteer programme of the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games was launched here Tuesday. The song, composed by the seven-member Tapasya band of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hilsa food festival organized in Kolkata restaurant

July 21st, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 21 (ANI): Bengali-cuisine restaurant called Oh! Calcutta has organized a month-long 'Hilsa Bhoj' or Hilsa food festival beginning on Thursday, which will feature wide variety of delicacies made of Hilsa ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India to join global campaign to retrieve captured heritage treasures

June 1st, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London/New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): Indian authorities have announced they will try to recover and retrieve thousands of allegedly looted objects held in Western museums.The head of the Archaeological Survey of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Solar eclipse bodes ill for India, Nepal, China, says soothsayer

July 22nd, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 22 (IANS) One of Nepal's best-known astrologers, a globe-trotter who has attended astrological meets in Britain, Japan, France and Germany, warned that Wednesday's solar eclipse would cause further unrest in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

A Timeless Saga of Love On Imagine

June 16th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Imagine brings to life one of the country's most loved classics - the story of the legendry princess Meerabai, who renounced the luxuries of royal life and became the greatest devotee ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

General Katawal ‘turns down’ Maoist Government’s sack order

May 3rd, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 3 (ANI): Nepal's Chief of Army Staff, General Rookmangud Katawal, who was sacked by the Maoist government on Sunday morning, has reportedly refused to accept the cabinet letter on his ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Antony visits forward areas in J-K, lauds Army’s role

April 27th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Apr 27 (ANI): Defence Minister A. K. Antony on Monday visited the forward areas of Jammu and Kashmir under the White Knight Corps, and said that the Army's vigilance and proactive ... Read more...

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Indian envoy meets Prachanda over COAS row twice

April 22nd, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 22 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood met Prime Minister Prachnada twice in 24 hours over the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) clarification episode.During the meeting, which lasted for ... Read more...

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Army deployed in Bhopal, albeit for a cause

January 30th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 30 (IANS) The men in olive green were deployed here Friday, albeit for a cause with a difference. Joining the war against water crisis, 250 army personnel, took part in ... Read more...

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Open wells being covered to save Asiatic lions in Gir

April 25th, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by admin
Rajkot, April 25 (ANI): The Rajasthan State government, forest department, NGOs and corporate companies in Sasan Gir have joined hands to prevent lions, cubs and leopards from falling in wells, by ... Read more...

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Where are the girls for Navratri ‘kanya bhoj’?

April 17th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) The just-ended Navratri festival has brought home Madhya Pradesh's ugly reality: the disappearing girl child. As the festival came to a closes, Hindu families were left complaining that ... Read more...

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Nepal to hold Constituent Assembly elections on April 10

January 11th, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Jan 11 (ANI): Nepal will hold the Constituent Assembly elections in single phase on April 10. The date was decided at a Cabinet meeting today, the Nepalnews reported. Earlier today, top leaders ... Read more...

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