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Barlow’s Diamond Jubilee hangover


September 10th, 2012 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Singer Gary Barlow says he is still celebrating Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee which was held June 3.The 41-year-old, who played an important role in doing ... Read more...

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Congress marks ‘Quit India’ movement’s 70th anniversary


August 10th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Thousands of Congressmen, including freedom fighters, remembered the sacrifices of the country's founding fathers on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of 'Quit India' movement ... Read more...

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LeT founder wants Pakistani leaders to learn from Cameron


July 15th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Lashkar-i-Taiba founder and the 2008 Mumbai terror attack's alleged mastermind Hafeez Saeed has asked Pakistani leaders to aspire to be more like British Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth to honour Gary Barlow


June 10th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Gary Barlow will receive an Order from the British Empire(OBE) honour from Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his musical efforts for the monarch's Diamond Jubilee ... Read more...

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Lusofonia Games in Goa in November 2013


March 31st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Organisers of the Lusofonia Games 2013 Saturday said the Portuguese version of the British Commonwealth Games would be held in Goa Nov 2-10, 2013.After lambasting Goa ... Read more...

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Sloppy Goa shocks Portuguese Lusofonia Games organisers


March 30th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 30 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for the Goa government, the organisers of the Lusofonia Games, a multi-disciplinary sports tourney of former Portuguese-ruled colonies have expressed "shock and ... Read more...

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Manoj Bajpayee takes inspiration from himself


March 27th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor Manoj Bajpai says he is own inspiration when it comes to acting."As an actor, myself only. I am very passionate about acting and this is ... Read more...

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Horse shows and tea dances: Remembering the once lazy capital


February 17th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The 21st century metropolis of Delhi is kind of ruthless, clockwork and committed to the cause of furthering a new India. Its professional soul is ... Read more...

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Capital’s centenary: A walk down the Kingsway Camp


December 11th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) One hundred years ago, India - which was a colony of the British empire - spent nearly one million pounds sterling to host King George ... Read more...

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Indian polo team beat British Army, win Saragarhi Challenge Cup


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Watched by an enthusiastic crowd at the Jaipur polo grounds here, the Indian polo team defeated the British Army 7-3 to win the annual Saragarhi ... Read more...

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PM’s abscence from CHOGM not by design: India to Australia


October 25th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) As Vice President Hamid Ansari heads to Australia to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), India Tuesday clarified that Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Hisar by-poll result Anna’s defeat: Moily


October 17th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and union minister M. Veerappa Moily Monday termed the Hisar Lok Sabha by-poll result as a "defeat" for Anna Hazare, saying if ... Read more...

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Karnataka enthusiastic over Anna’s victory


August 28th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 28 (IANS) Fervent celebrations, patriotic fervour, jubilant scenes and slogan-shouting gripped Karnataka Sunday, soon after Anna Hazare ended his 12-day fast at the Ramlila Maidan in New ... Read more...

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Once Madras, Chennai turns 372


August 22nd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) It was on this day in 1639 that British administrator Francis Day along with his superior Andrew Cogan struck a deal with the Vijayanagar Empire to ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari to represent India at CHOGM summit


August 9th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appears set to skip the forthcoming Commonwealth summit in Australia. Instead, Vice-President Hamid Ansari will represent India at the summit ... Read more...

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Manpreet Badal’s party launches campaign album


July 20th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) With assembly elections due next year, the newly launched People's Party of Punjab (PPP) headed by former Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal Wednesday launched an album ... Read more...

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Helen Mirren’s handprints immortalised


March 30th, 2011 - 6:20 am ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Actress Dame Helen Mirren has cast her hands and feet in cement outside Hollywood's famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre, joining stars like Johnny Depp and Arnold ... Read more...

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Muslim group threatens to disrupt William’s wedding


March 29th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) A group of extremist Muslims has allegedly threatened to disrupt the wedding of Prince William, saying "the day the nation has been dreaming of will ... Read more...

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In India, Palin still nurtures White House ambitions


March 20th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has refused to turn down speculations she would be contesting in the 2012 presidential elections, during her visit to India.Addressing ... Read more...

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Aamir Khan Voices That He Still Finds It Hard To Enact Roles And That No Role Can Be …


January 28th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Aamir Khan, who is one of the illustrious ‘perfectionist’ actors of the Hindi film industry, has, over the years, displayed his skillful enactment of dissimilar characters such as that of ... Read more...

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Nehru-Edwina’s love not physical but intellectual: Alex Von Tunzelmann (Interview)


January 24th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Lady Edwina Mountbatten were in love but their relationship was not physical, says London-based writer Alex Von Tunzelmann, author ... Read more...

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Churchill’s policies led to Bengal famine: Writer


December 20th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Britain rose as an economic giant in the early 20th century at the cost of millions in the 1942-43 Bengal famine as, instead of sending ... Read more...

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British envoy’s wife to retrace Dandi march to help poor


November 15th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Eighty years after Mahatma Gandhi shook the British empire with his Dandi march as part of the salt satyagraha, a Briton will retrace the 360-km route to ... Read more...

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Africa still tops Live Aid founder Bob Geldof’s agenda


November 14th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 14 (IANS) Music, political activism and a messianic zeal to put sub-Saharan Africa on the global mainstream still sit easy on Irish musician, author and occasional actor ... Read more...

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CWG opening fails to strike immediate chord in Nepal


October 4th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 4 (IANS) Preoccupied with a protracted political crisis and an imminent Dussehra festival, Nepal Monday paid scant regard to its neighbour India's pride, the Commonwealth Games that kicked off ... Read more...

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Continent-wise countries at the Delhi Commonwealth Games


October 3rd, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The over 6,700 athletes and officials at the Delhi Commonwealth Games have come from 71 countries and territories spread across six continents and regions. The 71 teams ... Read more...

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Wales delighted to notice “impressive transition” at C’wealth Games Village


October 2nd, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 2 (ANI): Wales Chef de Mission Chris Jenkins on Saturday expressed his satisfaction with the "fantastic timing" of getting the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi Village ready to welcome the ... Read more...

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Delhi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Hundreds of people, including school children, in Delhi sang devotional songs and showered flowers and petals at Rajghat in tribute to Mahatma Gandhi Saturday on his ... Read more...

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Delhi Commonwealth Games doomed from the start, says Olympic legend Johnson


September 29th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): Former Olympic 200 and 400 metres champion Michael Johnson has said that the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games were "doomed from the start".Over 850 athletes and officials arrived on ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games is more nostalgia, less sports


September 28th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) If anything, the Commonwealth Games provide a lingering aroma of the British empire that in these modern times only evokes nostalgia and little else of ... Read more...

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Who will inaugurate the Games? (Lead)


September 28th, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Indian President Pratibha Patil and Britain's Prince Charles are likely to share the honours at the inauguration of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) here Sunday in the ... Read more...

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BJP for early decision on who will inaugurate CWG


September 27th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday accused the government of "complicating" matters regarding the Commonwealth Games (CWG), saying that the uncertainty about who will inaugurate the ... Read more...

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Who will inaugurate the Games?


September 27th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Indian President Pratibha Patil and Britain's Prince Charles may share the honours at the inauguration of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) here Sunday in the absence of ... Read more...

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Indifference of CWG organizers tremendously disappointing: Kiwi Games chief


September 24th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept.24 (ANI): New Zealand's Games chief Mike Stanley has described the indifference of the organizers of the XIXth Commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi from October 3 to 14 as ... Read more...

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Hindus ask for Britain’s apology for millions of starvation deaths of 1943 famine


September 10th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 10 (ANI): Hindus want Britain to tender a formal apology to India and relatives of affected families for reportedly about three million starvation deaths in the great famine of ... Read more...

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