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India needs to be poverty free, says PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India will deemed to have achieved true independence only when it abolishes poverty, illiteracy and hunger, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared Wednesday.Addressing the nation ... Read more...

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This pinch is going to hurt him a lot


July 31st, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) A British businessman on holiday in Singapore faces jail or lashing with a cane for allegedly pinching a woman's bottom, a media report said.Austin Cowburn, a ... Read more...

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Cypriot Foreign Minister in Delhi for three days


April 17th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): Cypriot Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou arrived here on Sunday on a three-day state visit.Kyprianou will call on Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari tomorrow morning, which would be ... Read more...

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Former French colony Mahe gears up for polls


March 18th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelMahe (Puducherry/ Kerala), Mar 18 (ANI): Mahe, a small sleepy former French colony near the Kerala border, is all set to hold assembly elections on April 13.The constituency, which is ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ‘Quit India’ fighter PM dies at 87


March 5th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, lovingly dubbed the "saint prime minister" of Nepal for an exemplary political life untarnished by any scandal, and an active participant in India's ... Read more...

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President Patil inaugurates World Philatelic Exhibition ‘INDIPEX 2011′


February 12th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 12(ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Saturday inaugurated the World Philatelic Exhibition 'INDIPEX 2011' in the national capital.India Post has organized the weeklong exhibition in collaboration with the ... Read more...

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For 111 years, church organ rings in Christmas in Shimla


December 24th, 2010 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 24 (IANS) A pipe organ in Christ Church traditionally rings in Shimla's Christmas celebrations. And it has been doing so for 111 years now, to be precise."The pipe organ was ... Read more...

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‘Ghost writer’ back to her spooky ways


December 5th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Dec 5 (IANS) Less than six years after she came out with her first book of ghost stories, writer Minakshi Chaudhry is penning another collection of spooky tales based ... Read more...

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Lashkar operatives attended Maoist meet: Chhattisgarh police chief


November 10th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 10 (IANS) Two operative of the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taeba (LeT) attended a meeting of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) near Bastar region of Chhattisgarh early this year ... Read more...

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Mahatma Gandhi a hero not just to India, but to the world, says Obama


November 6th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.6 (ANI): Visiting U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday described Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, as "hero not just to India, but to the world" during a personal pilgrimage ... Read more...

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Ranjitsinhji introduced cricket to India: Kapil Dev


September 18th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 18 (ANI): Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev has credited cricketing legend Ranjitsinhji for introducing the game to India. Dev said that Ranjitsinhji, who was known as 'Ranji' by ... Read more...

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Kolkata to Kathmandu: Nepal’s long march to democracy


September 18th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) When Tundikhel, Nepal's Hyde Park, turned into a sea of humanity with flags fluttering and hundreds of people cheering the nation's oldest party's six-decade-long march for ... Read more...

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Mumbai readies for Ganesh festival revelry from Saturday


September 10th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Come Saturday and millions of people will immerse themselves in Ganesh festival, a 10-day gala that sees the elephant-headed god being worshipped in Mumbai's nooks and corners ... Read more...

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Nepal’s first PM was a fighter for India’s freedom (Feature)


August 14th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) When Manisha Koirala visited a little-known museum in Kathmandu recently, it created a hype because she is a popular Bollywood star. However, few know that the ... Read more...

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Khadi Tricolour business, sales increases ahead of Independence Day


August 13th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Abdul HadiAurangabad, Aug 13 (ANI): National flags made of indigenous Khadi cloth are in great demand ahead of Independence Day, which falls this year on Sunday.The flag is traditionally made of ... Read more...

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India’s freedom movement enacted to inspire Tripura youngsters


January 26th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Jan 26 (ANI): Rani Laxmibai, the Queen of Jhansi is synonymous with bravery and she was among the first ones to join the war of independence against British ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa casts vote in hometown Tangelle


January 26th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Tangelle (Sri Lanka), Jan.26 (ANI): Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is facing an unexpectedly strong challenge from opposition candidate and former chief of army staff, General (retired) Sarath Fonseka, while pushing ... Read more...

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Parade to mark 60 proud years of India as republic


January 25th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) As India celebrates 60 years of its founding as a republic Tuesday, the world's largest democracy will yet again mark a proud moment in time by ... Read more...

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Ansari pays homage to Malawi’s first president


January 8th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitLilongwe (Malawi), Jan. 8 (ANI): Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari paid homage to Malawi's first president Hastings Kamuzu Banda at his mausoleum located in the heart of the capital on Friday.The ... Read more...

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‘Gandhi greatly inspired me,’ says Kaunda


January 7th, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitLusaka (Zambia), Jan.7 (ANI): Zambia's first President, Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda, on Thursday said that during his nearly six-decade-long career in politics, he had been greatly inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, ... Read more...

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Congress is a national revolution: Sonia Gandhi


December 28th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 28 (AN) : Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday described the emergence of her party as a national revolution.Addressing party workers on the occasion of the 125th anniversary ... Read more...

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Nazrul complex opened in Dhaka on his death anniversary


August 27th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday opened the Nazrul Complex beside the Dhaka University Central Mosque to mark the 33rd death anniversary of poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. Nazrul, called ... Read more...

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Mumbai preparing for Ganesh Chaturthi


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Lalbaug/Dadar (Maharashtra), Aug 22 (ANI): People thronged the famous 'Lalbaug Ka Raja', which has the huge 23-feet Lord Ganpati idol, ahead of the popular Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai."I wait whole ... Read more...

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Maharashtra gears up for ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’


August 16th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug 16 (ANI): Maharashtra is gearing up to celebrate 'Ganesh Chaturthi', the popular festival that celebrated the birth of Lord Ganesh.The festival begins August 23 and would continue for ten days. ... Read more...

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US, UK pressure behind Zardari’s ‘landmark’ FATA reforms?


August 15th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.15 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's announcement of 'landmark' political, judicial and administrative reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) may be seen as a step to reducing ... Read more...

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CPI-Maoist to step up war to capture power in India


July 27th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Raipur, July 27 (IANS) Indian Maoists, described by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the country's greatest security challenge, have come up with an audacious plan to seize political power ... Read more...

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India’s participation in Bastille Day reflects strategic partnership with France: Manmohan Singh


July 14th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, July 14 (ANI): Visiting Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday said that the participation of an Indian armed forces contingent in the Bastille Day parade on the occasion ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi calls Advani a slave of the RSS


April 15th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
Bidar (Karnataka), Apr 15 (ANI): Continuing her attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday termed him a "slave of the Rashtriya ... Read more...

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India votes from April 16 to May 13 (Lead)


March 2nd, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India, the world's largest democracy with 714 million voters, will pick a new government over five phases between April 16 and May 13, and the votes will ... Read more...

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Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 61st death anniversary


January 30th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): India paid homage to ''Father of Nation'' Mahatma Gandhi on his 61st death anniversary, which is also observed as Martyr''s Day. The main ceremony took place at ... Read more...

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There is no justice in jail: Sanjay Dutt


November 22nd, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt, who has been behind bars on four occasions in the last 17 years, says "everything is injustice in jail" due to the prison ... Read more...

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Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations begin


September 3rd, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Mumbai, Sept 3 (ANI): The week-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, that marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha, began with merriment today in different parts of the country. President Pratibha Patil, Vice ... Read more...

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PM greets nation on Ganesh Chaturthi


September 2nd, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, which will be celebrated tomorrow. In his message, Dr. Singh said ... Read more...

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US museum showcases works of ‘Father of Indian Modern Art’


August 24th, 2008 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) The exquisite and historically groundbreaking work of noted Indian painter Nandalal Bose, often called the father of Indian modernism, has been showcased at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, ... Read more...

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Sweets exchanged on Indo-Pak border


August 14th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Wagah Aug.14 (ANI): Border guards of India and Pakistan today exchanged sweets and congratulated each other on the occasion of 61st anniversary of Pakistans Independence Day. "We accept your ... Read more...

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