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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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British promoted opium in India: Advani


July 18th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Going down the pages of history, veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani Wednesday slammed British colonialists for destroying the education system of the ... Read more...

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‘India, China must live as good neighbours’


July 5th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 5 (IANS) China was once an enemy of India but now relations between the two countries have changed and both are learning to live as good neighbours, ... Read more...

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Islamic NGO gives scholarships to Hindu students


June 10th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) The Jamiat Ulama-i Hind Islamic trust Sunday handed out scholarships to nine Hindu school students here, an official said Sunday."In the past three years, we have ... Read more...

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Jayant Chaudhary’s wife is cynosure at Congress-RLD rally


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut, Feb 2 (IANS) Charu Chaudhary, the wife of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary, was the cynosure of all eyes at the Ramlila Ground in Meerut as ... Read more...

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Pomp, pageantry mark Republic Day in Karnataka (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 26 (IANS) Pomp and pageantry marked the 63rd Republic Day celebrations Thursday in Karnataka, with Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj hoisting the tricolour and inspecting a guard of honour ... Read more...

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‘I want to do a film on Netaji’


November 9th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 9 (IANS) Tamil film actor Sharath Kumar wants to produce and direct a film based on the life of noted freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose."I think Netaji's ... Read more...

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US hopes India, China resolve boundary issue


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 23 (IANS) US consul general in Kolkata Dean R. Thompson Friday expressed hope that India and China would hold dialogue to end the boundary issue in Arunachal Pradesh."We ... Read more...

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Will not move till Lokpal bill is passed: Hazare (Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Addressing thousands of supporters, social activist Anna Hazare declared Friday that he would not leave the Ramlila ground till the demand for a stronger Lokpal ... Read more...

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Kolkata intellectuals condemn Hazare arrest


August 17th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Intellectuals of Kolkata Wednesday condemned the arrest of social activist Anna Hazare and termed the detention as a game plan of the union government to curb ... Read more...

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Silver coins from Raj days unearthed in Tripura


August 15th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) More than 20 silver coins of the early 20th century, with images of King Edward VII and George V, were unearthed in northern Tripura Monday, a ... Read more...

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Mamata ties rakhi on officials, journalists


August 13th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tied rakhis on state secretariat officials, ministers and journalists to celebrate Raksha Bandhan - the festival of brother-sister bonding ... Read more...

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Mamata’s Junglemahal package: Does it address main issues?


July 22nd, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's special economic and development package for the impoverished Maoist-affected Junglemahal area has drawn scepticism from most political parties, analysts, ... Read more...

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Factsheet: Timeline of the Ayodhya Dispute


May 9th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Babri mosque dates back nearly 500 years when it was built in Ayodhya by Mir Baqi, a commander of first Mughal emperor Babur, ... 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...

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Himachal to have trout processing unit


April 30th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 30 (IANS) Trout cultivation in Himachal Pradesh is set to get a big boost with the central government deciding to set up a processing unit for the fish ... Read more...

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Fast, demonstration in Orissa to support Hazare


April 7th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 7 (IANS) A man observed an indefinite fast while people from various walks of life Thursday converged here and staged a demonstration to extend their support to social ... Read more...

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PM controlled by remote, says Hazare (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Veteran social activist Anna Hazare Wednesday said Prime Minister Manmohan was being controlled by a 'remote', which prevented him from taking strong steps against corruption."The ... Read more...

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Orissa citizens rally behind Hazare


April 6th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) Eminent people from various walks of life held a meeting here Wednesday to extend their support to social activist Anna Hazare, who is on a fast ... Read more...

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Fighting corruption: Anna’s fast-unto-death enters day two


April 6th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Veteran activist Anna Hazare's fast-unto-death here gathered steam on its second day Wednesday as he pressed for a stronger anti-graft Lok Pal Bill through greater ... Read more...

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Parliament remembers martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha Wednesday paid tribute to martyred freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on the day they were ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha pays tribute to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Wednesday paid tributes to martyred Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev."Their sacrifice has immortalized them," Chairman Hamid Ansari said, observing ... Read more...

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Bihar legislature’s centenary bash kicks off


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil inaugurated the year-long celebrations to mark the centenary of Bihar legislative council Tuesday on the occasion of 'Bihar Divas', commemorating the carving ... Read more...

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Changing Bihar focuses on health


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 22 (IANS) After roads and law and order, Bihar is turning its attention to the health of its children. As part of its Bihar Divas celebrations, Chief ... Read more...

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A Pakistani law that felled a minister and a governor


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) Pakistan's blasphemy law, which carries a death sentence for the person who insults the Prophet, has caused the killing of a minister who was a Christian ... Read more...

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India releases Rs.150 commemorative coin


February 26th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A coin of Rs.150 denomination ($3.33) was released by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here Saturday, bearing the portrait of Chanakya, lotus and honeybee, to conclude the ... Read more...

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Mamata names two Kolkata Metro stations after journalists (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) Two stations of the proposed new Kolkata Metro Railway line will be named after journalists Barun Sengupta and Gour Kishore Ghosh, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Monday. ... Read more...

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Pageantry, national spirit mark R-Day fete in Karnataka (Lead)


January 26th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 26 (IANS) Pomp, pageantry and national spirit marked the 62nd Republic Day celebrations Wednesday in Karnataka as Governor H.R. Bhardwaj hoisted the tricolour and inspected the guard of honour ... Read more...

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Conquer Raigad Fort - in five minutes! (With images)


January 9th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) It was a symbol of Maratha pride, the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji's kingdom and vision of a Hindavi Swaraj (Hindu rule). The majestic Raigad Fort, which ... Read more...

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Abhishek, Deepika promote ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ in Kolkata


November 28th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, Nov.28 (ANI): Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone promoted 'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey' here over the weekend.Bachchan said he was very proud to play the main ... Read more...

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Parliament House being spruced up to receive Obama


October 21st, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The central dome is getting a fresh coat of blue paint, the ancient pedestal fans too are getting repainted, and new light fixtures are being ... Read more...

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Revolt against British lives on in Santhal Durga Puja (Lead correcting figure in para 3)


October 6th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Sulunga (West Bengal), Oct 6 (IANS) There is no chanting of Sanskrit mantras or ostentatious decor. What unfolds is simple prayers to the goddess and animal sacrifice to symbolise a ... Read more...

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Santhal Durga Puja symbolises revolt against British


October 6th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Sulunga (West Bengal), Oct 6 (IANS) There is no chanting of mantras or ostentatious decor, but simple prayers to the goddess. A goat sacrifice is also held to symbolise the ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena praises Judge Khan, Ayodhya petitioner Ansari


October 4th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 4 (IANS) Calling him a patriot, the Shiv Sena Monday heaped praises on Justice S.U. Khan of the Allahabad High Court, which last week ruled that the Babri Mosque was ... Read more...

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Orissa BJP seeks details of threat from Andhra dam


September 21st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Tuesday staged a rally in Orissa demanding details of possible damage due to the Polavaram dam project on the Godavari river in ... Read more...

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