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‘Joker’: A fun original village tale of aliens (IANS Hindi Film Review)


September 1st, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Joker"; Starring: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, A village Of Wackos; Directed by: Shirish Kunder; Rating: ***Imagine if Shah Rukh Khan left his posh job at NASA in "Swades" and ... Read more...

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Just imagine if Gandhi had Twitter and internet: T&T; minister


August 16th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Aug 16 (IANS) "What would have happened if Gandhi had today's new technology like internet, Skype, Twitter, email and facebook to challenge the British Raj," a Trinidad and Tobago ... Read more...

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Sridevi turns muse for Sabyasachi Mukherjee at DCW


August 13th, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee brought the curtains down at the third PCJ Delhi Couture Week (DCW) Sunday by welcoming on the ramp Bollywood diva ... Read more...

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Colonial era family silver set for auction (With images)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Colonial era silverware from old Indian homes are set to go under the hammer in a sale of 'Historic Silver' for the growing tribe of ... Read more...

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Netaji’s family condoles Sehgal’s demise


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) The Family of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Monday condoled the death of freedom fighter and the revolutionary leader's close associate Lakshmi Sehgal, describing it as a ... Read more...

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After 80 years, revolutionaries get graduation degrees


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Two women revolutionaries in India's freedom struggle, Bina Das and Pritilata Waddedar, were posthumously awarded their BA degrees by Calcutta University Thursday.The recognition came 80 years ... Read more...

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‘Immediate reforms vital for cleansing public life’


March 9th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Ridding the public domain of corruption and criminality may be a laudable goal, but it's doubtful whether a Lokpal would succeed in reforming the ... Read more...

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Little response to shutdown over new Mullaperiyar dam


January 18th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) A statewide shutdown called to demand a new dam to replace the leaking structure at Mullaperiyar turned out to be a damp squib Wednesday.Barring the ... Read more...

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Union minister’s Mullaperiyar remark irks Kerala


January 16th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam (Kerala), Jan 16 (IANS) Union Science and Technology Minister Ashwani Kumar's statement that the 115-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is safe has not gone down well in Kerala with ruling ... Read more...

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Glamour, Delhi, Afghanistan on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


January 14th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The books this weekend are fun and easy to read.1. "Opening Night"; Written by Diksha Basu; Published by Harper-Collins India; Priced at Rs.250This is ... Read more...

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Let Kerala give up two taluks to end dam row: Karunanidhi


January 12th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) With Kerala insisting on a new dam in place of the Mullaperiyar Dam, DMK president Thursday revived a over five decade old demand: retrieval of Peeramedu ... Read more...

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Shimla a pedestrian city, says court


January 7th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 7 (IANS) Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of the British Raj, is a pedestrian city and the walkers have the right to walk freely, the Himachal Pradesh High ... Read more...

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Kerala again speaks of new Mullaperiyar dam


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (IANS) Even as a Supreme Court-appointed experts committee continues to deliberate on the Mullaperiyar dam, Kerala Tuesday once again stressed on a new dam as the only ... Read more...

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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...

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Team for Mullaperiyar Dam contingency plan on hold


December 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 27 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has put on hold the setting up of a team to formulate a contingency response plan for the Mullaperiyar ... Read more...

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May consider central security for Mullaperiyar Dam: PM (Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured DMK president M. Karunanidhi that the central government would consider providing security to the Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala. According ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar: Karunanidhi urges PM to intervene


December 26th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Monday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Raj Bhavan here and urged him to take steps to end attacks on ... Read more...

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Big B remembers early Kolkata days


December 25th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has gone down memory lane, recalling the days he spent in Kolkata while he was still looking for work."But back to ... Read more...

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Dikshit releases capital’s calender


December 21st, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The official calender of Delhi, which showcases the life of people in the capital during the British Raj, was released by Chief Minister Sheila Diskhit ... Read more...

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Chandy demands new dam in place of Mullaperiyar


December 21st, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said a new dam should be built in place of the more than century-old Mullaperiyar Dam, reiterating that Tamil Nadu's ... Read more...

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Chandy writes to Jayalalithaa on Mullaperiyar row (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday wrote to his Tamil Nadu counterpart J. Jayalalithaa stating that he was willing to issue a joint statement with her ... Read more...

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Persuading Tamil Nadu, Kerala on Mullaperiyar: PM


December 17th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Dec 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said his efforts to get the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to the discussion ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar: Special session of Tamil Nadu assembly Thursday


December 14th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) A special session of the Tamil Nadu assembly will be held Thursday to pass a resolution that the state will not give up its rights over ... Read more...

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PM calls for restraint on Mullaperiyar Dam issue


December 14th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said that both Kerala and Tamil Nadu should observe restraint on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue and create an environment ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar Dam: Apex court seeks centre’s response (Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the central government to respond to Tamil Nadu's plea seeking a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) shield for Kerala's Mullaperiyar ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar Dam: Supreme Court seeks centre’s response


December 13th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the central government to respond to the Tamil Nadu government's plea seeking deployment of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) ... Read more...

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Chandy hopes Mullaperiyar issue will be amicably resolved


December 12th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Dec 12 (IANS) With an amicable solution to the Kerala-Tamil Nadu tangle over the 115-year-old leaking Mullaperiyar Dam not yet in sight, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu beefs up security along Kerala border


December 11th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Saturday beefed up security at areas near Kerala border to prevent any violent incidents over Mullaperiyar Dam issue, a senior police official said.Speaking to ... Read more...

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Dam issue: Will TN theatres shut Dec 15?


December 9th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) Two different associations of theatre owners in Tamil Nadu have sent out mixed signals on whether or not cinemas will be shut Dec 15 on the ... Read more...

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DMK demands all-party meet on Mullaperiyar Dam


December 9th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi Friday urged the state government to call an all-party meet to discuss the Mullaperiyar Dam issue.Speaking ... Read more...

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Capturing 100 years of Delhi in colours


December 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The making of Delhi is the focus of two major art expositions to be held in the capital over the next few days.A cultural exposition ... Read more...

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Kerala, Tamil Nadu officials to discuss Mullaperiyar dam


December 5th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) In a sign of a way forward out of the impasse over the Mullaperiyar dam issue, Kerala and Tamil Nadu officials are to meet on ... Read more...

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Talks likely with Tamil Nadu on Mullaperiyar: Chandy


December 3rd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) Describing his visit to Delhi as a "success", Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday said there was possibility of an early official level discussion ... Read more...

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PM steps in to defuse Mullaperiyar dispute


December 1st, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Stepping in to defuse tensions over the Mullaperiyar Dam issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday asked the union water resources ministry to hold a ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar dam talks shift to Delhi


December 1st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 (IANS) As Chief Minister Oommen Chandy arrives in Delhi Thursday to persuade Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to let Kerala build a new dam near the leaking ... Read more...

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