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Trinamool moves against ex-Congress MLA


September 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leader Sovandeb Chattopadhyay Friday said he will move a privilege motion against former Congress legislator Arunava Ghosh on charges of insulting assembly Speaker Biman ... Read more...

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Bangladesh presents Tagore memorabilia to Bengal universities


September 12th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Replicas of two boats associated with Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore were presented by Bangladesh Wednesday to two Indian universities.A Bangladeshi delegation, led by culture and information ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to strengthen cultural ties


September 11th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India and Bangladesh will strengthen cultural exchanges and will improve institutional coordination conservation and restoration, drama, literature, fine arts and performing arts, official sources said ... Read more...

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President’s son’s visit exposes cracks in Tripura Congress


September 10th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 10 (IANS) A section of Congress leaders in Tripura Monday demanded strict action against the Congress workers who manhandled President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee here last ... Read more...

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Artists should look for art in rural India: Nageen Tanvir (With Image)


September 1st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The younger generation of artists should explore the country's rural and traditional roots to hone their art, says classic vocalist Nageen Tanvir, daughter of late ... Read more...

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Habib Tanvir’s contribution to Indian theatre now in a book


September 1st, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) "Habib Tanvir: Towards an Inclusive Theatre", a book on the life of the late veteran playwright and director and his contribution to the Indian theatre ... Read more...

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Science merges with art in laser tribute to Vivekananda


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, Aug 22 (IANS) Denver-based Manick Sorcar, son of the legendary magician P.C. Sorcar, has produced a laser documentary on Swami Vivekananda as a tribute to the revered saint on ... Read more...

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Nukes needed to deter blackmail by other powers: India (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for universal, time-bound nuclear disarmament, but underlined that it will not be part of ... Read more...

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Nukes protect India from blackmail by other powers: Menon


August 21st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament, but underlined that until the world arrived at "this happy state" ... Read more...

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Priya Dutt, Daler Mehndi get Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards


August 21st, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Member of Parliament Priya Dutt, fashion designer Sanjana Jon and singer Daler Mehandi, among others, have been given the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards.Punjab Governor ... Read more...

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Halliwell’s emotional Olympic performance


August 21st, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Geri Halliwell's performance during the London Olympics closing ceremony was sweet and sad for her.The 40-year-old's late father's birth anniversary fell on the same ... Read more...

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President, PM pay tribute on Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary


August 20th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other dignitaries paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his ... Read more...

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President, PM pay tribute on Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary


August 20th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other dignitaries paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his ... Read more...

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India to renew pitch for nuclear disarmament


August 19th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India is set to renew its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament at a conference here Tuesday, an idea first thrown up by the late ... Read more...

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Daughter pays tribute to Whitney Houston


August 10th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Late singer Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has paid tribute to her on her 49th birth anniversary.The 19-year-old took to Twitter to express her feelings ... Read more...

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Patna to get tallest Gandhi statue on October 2


August 5th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 5 (IANS) Bihar will pay a befitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 143rd birth anniversary on October 2. The state government plans to install a 40-foot-tall bronze ... Read more...

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Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana award for D.R. Mehta


August 4th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Renowned social worker D.R. Mehta will be presented the 20th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award at a function here Aug 20, it was announced Saturday.Congress ... Read more...

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Good Dad not here to hear today’s songs: Kishoreda’s son


August 4th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Had Kishore Kumar been alive today, he would have felt pity for the current breed of songs, the legend's son Amit Kumar said Saturday on the ... Read more...

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Kishore Kumar alive in B-town’s heart (Movie Snippets)


August 4th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) On Kishore Kumar's 83rd birth anniversary Saturday, Bollywood celebrities like Anupam Kher and Madhur Bhandarkar recalled the legendary singer's evergreen charm, which continues to live ... Read more...

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Kishoreda’s last song to get new sounds for ‘Jhumroo’


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Legendary singer Kishore Kumar's last song, which he is said to have recorded three days before his demise in 1987, is set to be part ... Read more...

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Uncertainty looms over PM’s visit to Pakistan


July 31st, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Days after Pakistans President Asif Ali Zardari formally invited him to visit Pakistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has yet to respond, indicating uncertainty over ... Read more...

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Blessed to be singer Mukesh’s grandson: Neil


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh remembered legendary singer and grandfather Mukesh on his birth anniversary Sunday and says he feels blessed to be his grandson."Today is my ... Read more...

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GJM wins absolute majority in GTA polls


July 13th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kalimpong (West Bengal), July 13 (IANS) As the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) secured an absolute majority in the proposed Darjeeling hills governing body Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) even before ... Read more...

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Left pays homage to Jyoti Basu on the road (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) Left Front members protested outside the West Bengal assembly Sunday after the speaker disallowed former legislators from entering to pay respects to late chief minister ... 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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Performers flaunt centuries old costumes at Hemis Festival (With Images)


June 29th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Leh, June 29 (IANS) Monks dressed in bright yellows, reds, blues and greens traditional silk outfits, huge black hats, masks and cream Tibetan shoes Friday kick-started the two-day Hemis Festival ... Read more...

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Susidies to be cut soon, says Rangarajan (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) The government could cut the subsidies on fuel and fertilisers soon to contain the ballooning fiscal deficit, C. Rangarajan, who heads the Prime Minister's Economic ... Read more...

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‘Pancham drew inspiration from sounds made by beggars, shepherds’


June 28th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Very few know that legendary music composer R.D. Burman, who is credited with revolutionising Indian film music by bledning classical and western scores, had even ... Read more...

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Singers miss Pancham Da, say industry needed him now


June 26th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Singers Kumar Sanu, Sudesh Bhosle and Shailendra Singh remembered legendary composer R.D. Burman, whose 73rd birth anniversary falls on Wednesday, and said that the industry ... Read more...

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Can’t think ‘Mr.India 2′ without Amrish Puri: Shekhar Kapur (Movie Snippets)


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Remembering Bollywood's 'Mogambo' Amrish Puri on his 80th birth anniversary, acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says he can't think of a sequel to "Mr.India" without the actor."Amrish ... Read more...

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Five in race for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Five candidates, three from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and one each from the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Thursday filed ... Read more...

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Gilani visits Benazir grave


June 21st, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who was ousted from power by the Supreme Court, Thursday visited the grave of Benazir Bhutto to pay ... Read more...

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Various events to mark Motilal Nehru’s 150th birth anniversary


June 9th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The national committee to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Pandit Motilal Nehru Friday decided to organise various activities, including seminars and conferences, to ... Read more...

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No orders for Oct 2, Jan 26 and Aug 15 holidays?


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Even as India has observed Jan 26, Aug 15 and Oct 2 as national holidays, the government does not seem to have issued any formal orders ... Read more...

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