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Dwyer and Sardar will be face of Hockey India League


September 18th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Australia captain Jamie Dwyer and India star centre-half Sardar Singh were Tuesday unveiled as the brand ambassadors of the Hockey India League that is scheduled ... Read more...

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Extortion angle being probed in Woodland AGM murder case


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 23 (IANS) The motive behind the July 20 killing of a shoe and apparel firm's senior executive was being narrowed down to him not fulfilling extortion demands and ... Read more...

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Small town girl looks to achieve big in London (With Image)


July 11th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Little known Garima Chaudhary from Meerut, the sole judoka representing India at the London Olympics, feels winning a gold medal is not a far-fetched ... Read more...

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Windies performance has answered critics, says Sammy


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy said despite losing the opening Test to England, his side has managed to answer many of the critics who had written off ... Read more...

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Politics then and now: Nehru, Ambedkar didn’t object to cartoon (Comment)


May 19th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
What is noteworthy about the cartoon row is that neither Jawaharlal Nehru nor B.R. Ambedkar found anything objectionable about it when it was published in 1949. Nor did all the ... Read more...

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John Wright to leave NZ coaching job after Windies tour


May 1st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 1 (IANS) New Zealand coach Joh Wright has decided to step down from his post after the team's tour of the West Indies next month.New Zealand Cricket (NZC) ... Read more...

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Indian artist’s painting fetches $300,000 in US auction


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 2 (IANS) A previously unrecorded work by the master Indian artist Bagta fetched a record $302,500 at the Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art auction here last ... Read more...

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Katy Perry to perform live during IPL opening ceremony


March 20th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) American pop star Katy Perry will be performing live for the first time in India during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Opening Nite to be ... Read more...

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Field trials of upgraded Bofors gun in January 2013


March 20th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) An upgraded version of the 155mm Bofors gun, the Indian Army's most potent artillery weapon, will be ready for field trials in January 2013, a top ... Read more...

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New Zealand keen to partner India in aviation development


March 20th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) New Zealand, which claims to have the highest per capita ratio of aircraft, is ready to help India in airport development and pilot training to achieve ... Read more...

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Royal Air Force connects to India with ‘Chammak challo’ (With image)


March 10th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A Royal Air Force band forged an Indian connect by adding popular Bollywood track "Chammak challo" from Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Ra.One" to its repertoire ... Read more...

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Rare pink diamond found in WA


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An extremely rare pink diamond has been unearned in Australia. Mining giants Rio Tinto announced the find calling the precious stone “remarkable.” The Argyle Mine located in ... Read more...

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China scouts for grassroot talent


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China will send 30,000 experts to encourage talents at the grassroot levels in its small towns and villages as part of a special programme.According to sources ... Read more...

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Israel backs India for UN permanent seat


January 10th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 10 (IANS) Hailing India as the "greatest democracy on earth" and "a great culture", Israel has backed India for a permanent seat on the expanded United Nations Security ... Read more...

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Accused in Ghaziabad wedding shooting held


January 10th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 9 (IANS) A criminal, allegedly involved in the shooting at a Ghaziabad marriage last November, and his accomplice were arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district after ... Read more...

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Auditors slam Indian Army’s poor artillery guns buying record


December 20th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Indian Army's failure to buy even a single artillery gun to replace its obsolete inventory for over 25 years following the Bofors pay-off scandal ... Read more...

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Women’s power reigns in northeastern police


December 15th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Umsaw Khwan (Meghalaya), Dec 15 (IANS) It was a show of feminine power at the North Eastern Police Academy's (NEPA) passing out parade where women police officers took home most ... Read more...

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Cyrus Mistry to succeed Ratan Tata


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Cyrus Mistry will be the new chairman of the $71 billion Tata Group, succeeding incumbent Ratan Tata who retires next year, Tatas announced Wednesday. Cyrus is the ... Read more...

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‘Media should hold a mirror to itself’


November 6th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Following strong reactions from journalist associations to Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju's outspoken views on the role and calibre of journalists, voices ... Read more...

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Shivani Bhatnagar murder: Ex-cop R.K. Sharma walks free


October 12th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Three years after he was convicted in the 1999 murder of Indian Express journalist Shivani Bhatnagar, former police officer R.K. Sharma Wednesday walked out ... Read more...

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Highlights of judgment on Shivani Bhatnagar murder


October 12th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday acquitted former Indian Police Service officer R.K. Sharma and two others in the 1999 murder of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar. ... Read more...

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Avatar star unable to bond with James


October 10th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) "Avatar" star Sam Worthington, who was one of the three actors shortlisted to play iconic spy James Bond, says he wouldn't want to see a ... Read more...

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Gaga to perform at Formula-1 after party: Arjun Rampal


September 22nd, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Arjun Rampal announced Thursday that American pop star Lady Gaga will perform at the Formula-1 after party, which will be hosted by the Bollywood ... Read more...

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India should learn to live without Zaheer: Sourav


September 22nd, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) Former captain Sourav Ganguly said Thursday the Indian team needs to find a bowler of the calibre of Zaheer Khan to stop relying too much ... Read more...

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Amputee Pistorius, Semenya to compete in World Athletics


August 8th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 8 (IANS) Oscar Pistorius is all set to become the first amputee athlete to compete at the World Championships.Double-amputee sprinter Pistorius and controversial world 800 metres champion Caster ... Read more...

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Two cartridges found in Delhi school


July 16th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Two live cartridges were found on the premises of a prominent Delhi school, police said Saturday.The cartridges were found in the play-field of Modern School ... Read more...

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Three Pakistani kids die as explosives go off at home


July 15th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Explosives stored at a home in Balochistan province went off, killing three chidren and a man.The incident took place in Chaman town Thursday.Ten people, mostly ... Read more...

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Sammy happy with team’s effort in third Test (Lead)


July 11th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Roseau (Dominica), July 11 (IANS) West Indies captain Darren Sammy has praised his team for showing a fighting spirit in the third cricket Test against India that ended in a ... Read more...

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Chennai boy’s killing: Retired army officer held (Second Lead)


July 10th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) A week after a teenager was killed in a military residential campus here, a retired army officer was arrested Sunday after he confessed to the crime ... Read more...

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Chennai boy’s murder cracked: Retired army officer held (Lead)


July 10th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) A week after a 13-year-old boy was killed in a military residential campus here, a 50-year-old retired army officer was arrested Sunday for the crime after ... Read more...

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World Archery championship: Indian women fourth in qualifiers


July 5th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) India's women recurve team of Laishram Bombayla Devi, Deepika Kumari and Chekrovolu Swuro Monday gave India a flying start at the world championship in Turin (Italy) ... Read more...

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Satellites to verify China’s claim on Brahmaputra: India (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) India Thursday said it has satellite imagery proof that China was building only a run-of-the-river dam for power projects on the Brahmaputra river and ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s ‘extras’: Story of dreams unfulfilled


June 12th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) They make up the background crowd in movies, whether in a dance, a fight or a street scene. Some have been around for nearly 50 ... Read more...

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Acting doesn’t fetch enough money: Hiten Tejwani


June 12th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 12 (IANS) He may have acted in some of small screen's best known shows, but actor Hiten Tejwani, who recently opened a multi-cuisine restaurant in Mumbai, says a ... Read more...

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Husain was a true lover of India: Shabana


June 11th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) M.F. Husain loved India very much and should not have been "forced out" of the country, says Shabana Azmi remembering the celebrated painter who died in ... Read more...

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