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President Mukherjee given civic reception by Bengal government (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, who Friday began a four-day official visit to his home state Bengal -- his first after assuming the nation's highest post, was ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee begins four-day trip to Bengal


September 14th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday arrived here on his first visit to his home state, West Bengal, after assuming the nation's highest post.Mukherjee was received at ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee to visit Bengal next week


September 8th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will pay his first visit to his home state West Bengal after taking over the nation's top post Sep 14-16 during which ... Read more...

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Mamata government to give civic reception to president


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) In a bid to bury the bitter happenings round the presidential polls, the West Bengal government has decided to hounour President Pranab Mukherjee with ... Read more...

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Mamata flays critics of SRK felicitation


May 31st, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday flayed opposition Left Front for indulging in "unnecessary criticism" to score political brownie points over the felicitation programme ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh bats for Mamata, answers critics


May 29th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) As critics slammed Mamata Banerjee for giving a rousing welcome to a private corporate team like KKR, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Tuesday defended the ... Read more...

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Feel like I have won the heart of Kolkata: Shah Rukh


May 29th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) After the newly-crowned IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team was felicitated at a gala ceremony at the Eden Gardens here Tuesday, its co-owner and ... Read more...

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Frenzied Kolkata fans fete Knight Riders, Shah Rukh (Roundup)


May 29th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) An estimated 150,000 lakh fans lustily cheered on the roads and at the historic Eden Gardens as the city virtually came to a standstill to ... Read more...

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KKR jamboree: Bengal Inc. counts losses


May 29th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) It was de facto holiday here Tuesday as the Mamata Banerjee government pulled out all the stops to celebrate Kolkata Knight Riders' Indian Premier League ... Read more...

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Kolkata bracing up for extending warm felicitation to victorious Knights (Roundup)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Indian Premier League champion Kolkata KnightRiders - co-owned by Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan - will be accorded a grand reception with offerings of ... Read more...

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Britain’s Prince Andrew to visit Kohima May 1


April 25th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, April 25 (IANS) Britain's Prince Andrew will May 1 visit Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, an official said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Hasina visits Tripura Wednesday to commemorate history


January 10th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 10 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina makes a historic border crossing here Wednesday with a 100-member delegation to commemorate the northeast Indian state's role in her ... Read more...

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Goa set to welcome Don Bosco’s body relic


August 9th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 9 (IANS) Lakhs of Catholics will throng the streets of Goa Aug 18 to witness 19th century Italian saint Don Bosco's body relic -- his revered right arm ... Read more...

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Archbishop of Canterbury to lead memorial service in Delhi


October 14th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will lead a commemorative service at the Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (ISPCK) in the capital Friday to mark 300 ... Read more...

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‘Better connectivity of northeast India with rest of world is crucial’


September 24th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) Better connectivity between northeast India and the rest of the world is necessary to ferry men and material between the region and the outside world, President Pratibha ... Read more...

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President calls for intensive research on bamboo flowering


September 24th, 2010 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 23 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday called for intensive research into measures to deal with the bamboo flowering cycle, which usually heralds a growth in pests and loss of ... Read more...

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‘Treat president as common woman, make no special arrangements’


September 22nd, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Sep 22 (IANS) The Rashtrapati Bhavan has asked the Tripura and Mizoram governments not to make any special arrangements for President Pratibha Patil and treat her like a common woman ... Read more...

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President to visit Tripura, Mizoram next month


August 7th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 7 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will visit Mizoram and Tripura next month to attend the convocations of universities of the two northeastern states, officials said Saturday. "The president would arrive ... Read more...

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Conserving heritage - historic Kolkata palace gets a makeover


June 3rd, 2010 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Sova Bazar palace, a historic residence in Kolkata built in the 18th century by Raja Nabakrishna Deb, a member of the aristocracy, has for the first ... Read more...

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It’s real action time for Mohanlal in Territorial Army


March 25th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), March 25 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, who joined the Territorial Army (TA) last year, will indulge in real action for the next three days without his customary grease paint while ... Read more...

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Empty seats greet president at Goa civic reception


November 23rd, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil's civic reception hosted by the state government and local self government bodies on Monday drew a lukewarm response, with a large number of empty ... Read more...

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Global warming eroding Goa beaches: Governor


November 23rd, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Goa Governor S.S. Sidhu Monday warned that the ill-effects of global warming were fast knocking at the state's doors and eroding its beaches. Speaking at a civic reception ... Read more...

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Pratibha Patil to be awarded doctorate by Goa University


November 21st, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will be conferred an honorary doctorate by Goa University (GU). Patil will be conferred a D.Litt degree (doctor of letters) at a convocation function held ... Read more...

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Soldiers are heroes for Gen Next: Dikshit


October 26th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Shreeraj GudiNew Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said the younger generation should follow and emulate the brave deeds of the armed forces.Addressing a civic reception ... Read more...

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Trinidad still rejoices despite team’s loss to NSW


October 24th, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Oct 24(IANS) Faces were seen streaming with tears. The loud noises from the bars throughout Trinidad and Tobago were simmering down as the match progressed.Most government offices and ... Read more...

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Brit actress Lumley hailed as ‘Nepali cheli’


July 28th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 28 (ANI): British actress Joanna Lumley was hailed as 'Nepali cheli (daughter)' and felicitated for her remarkable contribution to the Gurkha cause and successful campaign to allow Gurkha soldiers and ... Read more...

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Preparations on for Oscar winner Resul Pookutty’s arrival


February 25th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 (IANS) From his family and friends to the Kerala government - everyone is gearing up to give a warm reception to Oscar winner Resul Pookutty who is on his ... Read more...

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President rounds off Pune visit by meeting kin


July 6th, 2008 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 6 (IANS) After attending public functions for two days and receiving a stream of visitors, President Pratibha Patil took a day off and relaxed at her daughter's Baner Road residence ... Read more...

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President cancels Manali trip


May 29th, 2008 - 9:37 pm ICT by admin
Shimla, May 29 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday cancelled her one-day holiday trip to the hill station Manali in Himachal Pradesh -- so as not to inconvenience tourists. Patil remained with her ... Read more...

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President Patil to arrive in Shimla today


May 27th, 2008 - 10:08 am ICT by admin
Shimla, May 27 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will arrive here this afternoon on a six-day visit.President Patil is arriving here from Jammu and Kashmir, where she is presently on tour.On Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Mauritius PM announces $250,000 for ancestral Bihar village


February 19th, 2008 - 1:29 am ICT by admin
(Night Lead)Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam late Monday announced $250,000 for the development of roads and a hospital in his ancestral village in Bihar and also annual scholarships ... Read more...

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In land of ancestors, Mauritius PM speaks in Bhojpuri


February 18th, 2008 - 10:35 pm ICT by admin
(Second Lead)Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Visiting the land of his ancestors, Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam spoke in Bhojpuri here Monday evening, taking hundreds of people gathered to hear him by surprise. ... Read more...

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President Patil to arrive in Kerala today


November 14th, 2007 - 8:08 am ICT by admin
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