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Nawaz, Manoj turn revolutionaries for ‘Chittagong’ (Movie Snippets)


September 7th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) After playing rebels in the crime thriller "Gangs of Wasseypur", Manoj Bajpayee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen as revolutionaries in the upcoming film ... Read more...

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Jackie Shroff confident about son’s debut (Movie Snippets)


August 30th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Actor Jackie Shroff is confident that producer Sajid Nadiadwala will leave no stone unturned to launch his son Tiger in a successful manner."Sajid Nandiadwala ... Read more...

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Trying innovative ideas full of struggle: Shirish (Movie Snippets)


August 29th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) After making a musical "Jaan-E-Mann", Shirish Kunder has tried to be different with fantasy adventure drama "Joker" and the filmmaker hopes it helps him explore ... Read more...

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Whistleblowers with a difference - on ‘clean Shimla’ mission (Letter from Shimla)


August 14th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Their mission is to clean and they too are whistleblowers - literally. Shimla's new cleanliness wardens have been given the job of blowing the whistle on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

With 400 scripts, Shimla’s Gaiety Theatre recreates the past (With Image)


July 31st, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 31 (IANS) It's modelled on London's Royal Albert Hall. Now, the British-era Gaiety Theatre, where Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling and legendary actors Prithviraj Kapoor and Balraj Sahni ... Read more...

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Spooky tales from the hills


July 10th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 10 (IANS) Ghosts from Shimla's past are back to haunt this picturesque hill town. Shimla-based writer Minakshi Chaudhry has come out with another set of 16 spooky ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Mujib, Russia and Mumbai on the bookshelf (IANS books this week)


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The bookcart this week has gripping fiction and thought-provoking non-fiction. Browse with IANS... 1. Book: "Barnabas"; Written by Sangeeta Nambiar; Published by Westland; Priced ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poems translated into German


May 27th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Works of noted subcontinental Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, globally recognised as one who believed in social reform and devoted his poetry to the uplift of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Shimla’s museum to showcase miniature paintings


April 20th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The state museum in this Himachal Pradesh capital, a repository of the state's rich cultural, artistic and archaeological heritage, Friday got a new block to showcase ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Madrassas help students make sense of the world (Comment)


April 20th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
When I first came to Jamia Millia Islamia to teach, some 30 years ago, the madrassa in my mind was a quaint holdover from the past. In the course of studying ... Read more...

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Migration of Goans needs to be documented: commissioner


March 14th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 14 (IANS) The history of steady migration of Goans to other regions of India needs to be documented, outgoing head of Goa governemnt's Non Resident Indian (NRI) affairs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shimla to impose Rs.200 entry tax on cars


February 28th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) If you heading for Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of British India, to enjoy the cool hills coated with cedars, be prepared to pay an entry ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Coronation park: Monument to capital’s civic neglect


January 10th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) It was to have been ready in time to commemorate the centenary of Delhi becoming the capital, but the historic coronation park, which once held ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

A requiem for dead at Himachal’s cemeteries (With Image)


January 10th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) At Oakover cemetery, the oldest British era cemetery in this erstwhile summer capital of British India that was opened in 1828, 17 out of the 20-odd ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Nostalgia gets ’shelved’ in British-era shop (With Image)


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 3 (IANS) For most Indians, colonial British India exists only in movies or Kipling's novels. But in a 152-year-old shop in this Dharamsala suburb the British ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

No white New Year’s Eve for Himachal’s hill stations


December 31st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 31 (IANS) Hill stations in Himachal Pradesh will miss a white New Year's Eve as hardly any snow has fallen in the past few days.In the state ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

150-year-old rare photos from Dalhousie collection on sale


September 24th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Sotheby's will offer on sale more than 220 newly-discovered photographs by the legendary Linneaus Tripe, depicting India and Myanmar in the mid-1850s, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

150th year of Police Act to be commemorated: PM


September 16th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The government will commemorate the 150th year of the Police Act, a British-era legislation enacted in 1861 that governs the functions, duties and responsibilities ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Protests in Himachal to support Anna


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) Protests in support of Anna Hazare gained momentum in Himachal Pradesh Monday with thousands of people coming out here and other towns to express solidarity with ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Post-treaty, Darjeeling tourism eyes revival


July 26th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 26 (IANS) Since the days of British India, Darjeeling, with its varied landscape and breathtaking beauty, has been a favourite and affordable tourist destination not only for Bengalis ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Police reforms: Need for Anna Hazare-type movement (Comment)


May 15th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
If corruption is a buzzword after Anna Hazare's campaign, then it's nowhere better reflected than in Indian police. The recent Transparency International India puts policing at No.1 in the corruption stakes ... Read more...

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`Pakistan stands to gain from Osama’s death’


May 13th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 13 (IANS) Pakistan "stands to gain" from the death of Osama bin Laden and an early withdrawal of US-led NATO forces will only help Islamabad realise its ... Read more...

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Bangladesh remembers Chittagong’s woman revolutionary


May 5th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 5 (IANS) Bangladesh Thursday remembered Pritilata Waddedar, considered one of the first woman revolutionaries in undivided India who died fighting the British, with a call for recording ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Himachal’s 108-year-old heritage railway station gutted (Lead)


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kandaghat (Himachal Pradesh), May 3 (IANS) A heritage railway station here made entirely of wood and built by the British in 1903 was gutted in a fire early Tuesday, police ... Read more...

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Fire destroys 108-year-old railway station


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kandaghat (Himachal Pradesh), May 3 (IANS) A heritage railway station made entirely of wood and built by the British in 1903 was gutted in a fire here early Tuesday, police ... Read more...

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Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh’s wife passes away


April 16th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 15 (ANI): Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh's wife, Teji, died here on Friday. She was 80.Teji, who had been keeping unwell for sometime due to age-related ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Plight of ancient Indian heritage in focus (With Images)


March 31st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The fate of the ancient monuments of India - seen through the eyes of two 18th century British landscape artists and the state of the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Like smoke, Shimla’s chimneys fade from skyline (Letter from Shimla)


February 16th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Feb 16 (IANS) They once reminded homesick sahibs of their beloved England. But the European style masonry chimney, a legacy of the British colonial era, is fast disappearing from ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Patil opens World Philatelic Exhibition in Delhi


February 12th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.12 (ANI): The President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, on Saturday, opened the India Post organized INDIPEX 2011,a World Philatelic Exhibition at Pragati Maidan here.The week-long event will be from February 12 ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pension of major’s widow raised from Rs.80 to Rs.18,000 (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The pension of an army officer's widow has been revised from Rs.80 to Rs.18,000 a month, the government Monday informed the Supreme Court, which, however, observed there ... Read more...

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Major’s widow’s pension raised from Rs.80 to Rs.18,000


February 7th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The pension of an army officer's widow has been revised from Rs.80 to Rs.18,000 a month, the government Monday informed the Supreme Court, which, however, observed there ... 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...

Posted in Politics |

Bangladesh gets new border force post-mutiny


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 23 (IANS) Bangladesh got a new force Sunday to guard its frontiers - the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) that replaced the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), which had witnessed a bloody ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India to set up vibrant bond market: Mukherjee


January 19th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) India plans to develop a vibrant bond market to facilitate infrastructure financing, as the source of nearly one-third of the targeted $1 trillion investment in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UK Business Secretary meets Anand Sharma


January 19th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): United Kingdom Business Secretary Vince Cable met Commerce Minister Anand Sharma for the Joint Economic and Trade Committee meeting here on Wednesday.Cable is leading a business ... Read more...

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