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Amit Tandon to host talent show for women


August 4th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Singer-actor Amit Tandon is set to anchor "BIG Memsaab", a show which serves as a platform for ordinary women to showcase their extraordinary talent.The show ... Read more...

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Coal mining threatens forests, tigers: Greenpeace


August 1st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Wednesday sought an immediate moratorium on new coal projects in the country citing evidences that the mining threatened forests and wildlife."From 2007 to ... Read more...

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Monsoon still playing hide-and-seek


June 30th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) As the monsoon continues to elude large parts of the country, northwest India has been worst hit, receiving 63 percent less rainfall than normal.Except east ... Read more...

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Ramesh for low-cost sanitation solutions


May 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has invited Bill and Milenda Gates Foundation for partnerships in the country in developing low-cost sanitation solutions. Sixty percent of ... Read more...

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Double win for ‘Gattu’ at NY film fest


May 29th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 29 (IANS) "Gattu", a film about a street kid's ambition to be a kite flying champ, made a mark at the New York Indian Film Festival by ... Read more...

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More medical research needed: Azad


April 28th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) More medical research was needed in the country to position it among the global best, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Saturday and also asked ... Read more...

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Delhi to host ADB board meet in 2013


April 28th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Delhi will host the 46th annual meeting of the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in May 2013, Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Tribal belt in central India not shared fruits of growth: Ramesh


April 21st, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The tribal belt in central India has not shared fruits of high economic growth witnessed by the country over the past few years, Rural Development ... Read more...

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49 NextGen Radisson hotels to open in India by 2024


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 2 (IANS) Aimed at India's burgeoning middle class with its huge disposable incomes, 49 NextGen Park Inns by Radisson hotels are to open across northern and central India ... Read more...

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India, Singapore test tank warfare skills


March 27th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Soldiers from Indian and Singaporean armed forces are testing their armoured warfare skills in Babina in central India with over 750 soldiers from both sides ... Read more...

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Hyderabad international airport bags award


February 29th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 29 (IANS) For the second time in a row, the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) has been awarded the prestigious National Tourism Award 2010-11 under the ... Read more...

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‘Paan Singh Tomar’: Untold tale of an athlete-turned-dacoit (IANS Preview)


February 28th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A national level athlete Paan Singh Tomar went on to become one of the most dreaded dacoits of Chambal Valley and director Tigmanshu Dhulia ... Read more...

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Top officer survives IAF Mirage-2000 crash (Second Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A senior Indian Air Force (IAF) officer and another pilot ejected safely as an Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage-2000 combat jet crashed in central India, ... Read more...

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IAF Mirage-2000 crashes, pilots eject safely (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 combat jet crashed in central India Friday afternoon but the two pilots ejected to safety, an IAF spokesman said.The aircraft, ... Read more...

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Assam police launch operation against Maoists


January 28th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 28 (IANS) Assam police have launched an operation in Assam's Dhemaji district in search of some Maoists, an official said Saturday.The drive came after police had a shootout ... Read more...

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GMR launches ‘Fly via Hyderabad’ campaign in Chhattisgarh


January 27th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 27 (IANS) GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) Friday launched its 'Fly Hyderabad' campaign in Raipur to attract flyers from central India to travel to and from Hyderabad.The ... Read more...

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Maoists blast tracks, torch vehicles, in Jharkhand


December 4th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 4 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas blasted railway tracks at two places, torched vehicles while enforcing 48 hours shutdown in Jharkhand to protest killing of their leader Kishanji, police said.According ... Read more...

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Social violence in tribal areas due to poor infrastructure: Ramesh


November 14th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The shortcomings in infrastructure of schools has culminated in "huge social violence" in the tribal areas of the country, said Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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Three Borlaug institutes to come up in India


October 5th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) In order to harness the best of international science in meeting food security challenges and make India an agricultural hub for South Asian region, the ... Read more...

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India through the eyes of an Italian


October 4th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) "Circle of Making", an Indian-Italian cross-cultural dialogue, will open here Oct 11 with a showcase by senior artist Tarshito aka Nicola Strippoli at the Italian ... Read more...

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Can’t slip up in anti-terror vigil: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday warned against any complacency in the fight against terrorism.In his Independence Day speech, Manmohan Singh mentioned about the July ... Read more...

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Widespread rain in northwest India next week


August 13th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) There will be widespread rain and thundershowers over northwest India next week, the Ministry of Earth Sciences said Friday and added that the intensity of ... Read more...

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Highly endangered cat species spotted in Corbett


August 12th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A highly endangered cat species - the rusty spotted cat - has been spotted by a team of wildlife experts in the Corbett Tiger Reserve ... Read more...

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Two-day folk festival to celebrate India’s forest


August 4th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Folk musicians from across the country will celebrate the country's bountiful forests at a two-day festival of folk music at the India Habitat Centre here ... Read more...

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Fighter jet crashes in northwestern India, killing the pilot


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by BNO News
BIKANER, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- An Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot was killed on Tuesday when his fighter jet crashed in northwestern India, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.The accident happened ... Read more...

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Ethnic Gond art finds exclusive boutique on high street (With Images)


July 30th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Gond tribal artists of Madhya Pradesh, known for their stylised portrayals of folkores and nature, have found a platform on the high street of ... Read more...

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Narendra Sarila, Mountbatten’s aide and diplomat, passes away


July 8th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Narendra Singh Sarila, former aide de camp to Lord Mountbatten, India's last viceroy, and former ambassador to France, died Friday after a prolonged illness at ... Read more...

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R.K. Singh takes over as new home secretary


June 30th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Raj Kumar Singh Thursday took over as the new union home secretary amid internal security challenges, Maoist violence and terror threats emanating from ... Read more...

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R.K. Singh named home secretary (Second Lead)


June 24th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) R.K. Singh, currently secretary (defence production), was Friday named the new home secretary, succeeding G.K. Pillai who retires at the end of the ... Read more...

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R.K. Singh to succeed Pillai as home secretary (Lead)


June 24th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) R.K .Singh, a Bihar cadre senior civil service officer posted in the defence ministry, was Friday named the new union home secretary, succeeding ... Read more...

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Iron, coal mining biggest threat to elephants in India


May 24th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Increasing iron and coal mining activities in some states posed the biggest threats to elephants in the country, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday.Addressing the ... Read more...

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India’s neighbourhood troubled, governments fragile: Chidambaram


May 21st, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Describing India's immediate neighbourhood as "troubled", Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said countries in the region had governments that were "extremely fragile", posing threats ... Read more...

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Maoists call 48-hour shutdown from May 21


May 17th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 17 (IANS) The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Tuesday called for a 48-hour shutdown in seven states from May 21 to protest arrest of its three central ... Read more...

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25 injured after train derails in central India


May 10th, 2011 - 1:41 am ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 25 passengers were injured on Monday when a train derailed in central India, Press Trust of India reported.The six coaches of the Mumbai-Pratapgarh Udyog Nagri ... Read more...

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Transparency of Indian media under scrutiny: Report


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Transparency was the key question that the Indian media faced through 2010, with "paid news" and "cash for coverage" remaining in public focus throughout the ... Read more...

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