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Agra’s famous petha makers in big trouble


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 15 (IANS) Agra's traditional 'petha' (sweet ash gourd) industry is in trouble, a victim of the battle against pollution to save the Taj Mahal.For the past four days, ... Read more...

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India’s I-Day celebrated in Kuwait (With Image)


August 15th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 15 (IANS) India's 66th Independence Day was celebrated Wednesday in Kuwait by the Indian community.The Independence Day was celebrated at the Indian embassy premises where the national flag ... Read more...

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Yamuna clean-up operation begins in Taj city


April 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 20 (IANS) The Agra district authorities have begun an exercise to clean up the Yamuna, fearing Supreme Court action on non-implementation of its directives on the pollution threat ... Read more...

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Restore Yamuna’s health to protect Taj: Agra MP


November 27th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 26 (IANS) Agra MP Ram Shankar Katheria, who was recently in the spotlight for warning the Taj Mahal would collapse in five years, Saturday announced he would stage ... Read more...

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Indian Minister E. Ahamed in Kuwait


October 10th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Oct 10 (IANS) Indian Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed has urged Kuwait and other GCC countries to invest in India which he termed as "the ... Read more...

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Agra begins to breathe easy, but clouds linger


June 13th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Agra, June 13 (IANS) The Taj city could finally be on its way to becoming pollution-free.The two- decades-old Supreme Court verdict instructing polluting industries to move out of the Taj ... Read more...

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Agra’s dilemma over the dead


April 4th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 4 (IANS) It is a dilemma that can probably be resolved only if the dead could return and pick up one of the two options - the ... Read more...

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Spotlight on Taj Mahal’s marble cancer at IFFI


November 25th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) Jay Bajaj's short environmental film "The man who saved the Taj Mahal" is being screened at the ongoing 41st International Film festival of India. The movie focuses on ... Read more...

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National language meet begins in Gujarat


March 8th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Vadodara, March 8 (IANS) A two-day Bharat Bhasha Confluence, a linguistic gathering of over 650 speakers representing some 320 Indian languages, began in C.C. Mehta Auditorium at the M.S. University campus Monday ... Read more...

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Government trying to implement right to education by mid-2010


January 6th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The union government Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it is committed to implementing the fundamental right to education of children below 14 by mid-2010. The government also ... Read more...

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Chidambaram meets Bhutan King


August 22nd, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
Thimpu (Bhutan), Aug.22 (ANI): Visiting Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram called on Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck here on Saturday.According to Kuensel News, the two leaders are said to ... Read more...

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Sitara Devi, Bhupen Hazarika presented Sangeet Natak Akademi awards


July 14th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Veteran Kathak dancer Sitara Devi and musician Bhupen Hazarika were honoured with the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi awards by President Pratibha Patil at a star-studded ceremony ... Read more...

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Sangeet Akademi presentation today


July 14th, 2009 - 9:48 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will confer the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Akademi Awards for 2008 at a special ceremony at Vigyan Bhavan today.The Akademi Fellowship ... Read more...

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Sangeet Akademi presentation on Tuesday


July 13th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will confer the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Akademi Awards for 2008 at a special ceremony at Vigyan Bhavan on Tuesday.The Akademi ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to visit India, Egypt


June 9th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 9 (ANI): Visiting Indian Joint Secretary Satish C. Mehta and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood met Foreign Secretary Gyan Chandra Acharya on Monday and discussed Prime Minister Madhav Kumar ... Read more...

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Apex court extends ban on mining in Aravalli foothills


May 8th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Taking note of the "serious ecological degradation" of the Aravalli foothills in Haryana, the Supreme Court Friday extended the ban on mining activities in the region that ... Read more...

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At civil investiture, President Patil defers to the elderly


April 14th, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) It was a break from protocol and a gesture that went down extremely well with those attending the civil investiture at Rashtrapati Bhawan here Tuesday as ... Read more...

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Activists thank PM for setting up Ganga authority


March 12th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) A group of social activists of the Save Ganga Movement met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and thanked him for setting up the Ganga River Basin Authority to ... Read more...

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List of Padma awardees


January 26th, 2009 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The following is the full list of Padma awardees on the occasion of Republic Day:Bharat Ratna: Pandit Bhimsen Joshi - Hindustani classical music (announced Nov 4, 2008).Padma ... Read more...

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President Patil to confer Sangeet Natak Akademi awards on Feb. 26


February 22nd, 2008 - 7:47 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will confer the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship and Akademi Awards for 2007 at a special ceremony on February 26.The Akademi Fellowship ... Read more...

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‘Delhi not doing enough to revive dead Yamuna’


February 21st, 2008 - 10:58 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Environmentalists and activists Thursday said the Yamuna river is almost "dead" and called upon Delhi's civil society to come together to save the 55-million-year-old river. "Yamuna is ... Read more...

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Activists question Orissa Governments’ seriousness to stop child labour


November 14th, 2007 - 1:55 am ICT by admin
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