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Musician uses recycled cans for Lord Ganesha tribute


September 17th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Popular Indian classical vocalist and percussionist Taufiq Qureshi has used a concoction of recycled cans and drums to create a special musical tribute on the ... Read more...

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Form vigilance panels on PDS, apex court tells centre


August 30th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out the criteria on the composition of vigilance panels to monitor the public distribution system (PDS) ... Read more...

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Air India, pilots disagree in court


July 18th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Air India management and pilots Wednesday disagreed in the Delhi High Court on the composition of a panel proposed to consider the reinstatement of ... Read more...

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Speaker sets up panel to suggest new home for parliament


July 13th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Parliament may have a new building in place of the existing 85-year-old heritage structure with Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar giving approval to set ... Read more...

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We want Yuvraj in T20 World Cup: Srikkanth


July 5th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) With India's flamboyant left-hander Yuvraj Singh back in training after undergoing operation for rare germ cell cancer, chief selector Kris Srikkanth was hopeful that the 2010 ... Read more...

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Bhupathi-Sania knocked out of Wimbledon


June 30th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) All the drama surrounding the composition of the Indian tennis team for the London Olympics seemed to have weighed down Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza as ... Read more...

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Rahman to rock Olympics with Punjabi beats!


June 30th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) A.R. Rahman is set to team up with Hollywood director Danny Boyle again - this time to compose a song for the London Olympics' ... Read more...

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Egypt Supreme Court calls for parliament’s dissolution


June 14th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 14 (IANS) The Egyptian Supreme Court Thursday caused outrage after calling for the dissolution of the parliament's lower house in the country.It ruled that last year's parliamentary election ... Read more...

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‘Mukhtasar’ was originally for my album: Wajid


May 21st, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Composer Wajid of the famous Sajid-Wajid duo reveals that originally he had composed "Mukhtasar" for his album but decided to use it in "Teri Meri ... Read more...

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Putin signs decree appointing Medvedev PM


May 8th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS) Russia's new President Vladimir Putin Tuesday signed a decree appointing Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister, within an hour after Russia's State Duma, or lower house of ... Read more...

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India proposes working group for BRICS development bank


April 20th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has suggested setting up a working group comprising officials from finance ministries and central banks of the five BRICS countries for the formation of ... Read more...

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Rahman supports spiritual music album


April 14th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has lent support to a new spiritual album "Ik Onkar", launched under new music label Asli Music.The album features the complete ... Read more...

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NASA to study climate change in Bangladesh


April 13th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 13 (IANS) American space research institute NASA will conduct a study on the weather and climate change in Bangladesh."NASA will conduct the research under its South and Southeast ... Read more...

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Asteroid hurtles past Earth


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) Earth had a near miss from an 150-foot asteroid that was detected only two weeks ago, it was revealed Monday.The space rock, 2012 EG5, flew past ... Read more...

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Chocolates may help you stay slim


March 27th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) People regularly eating chocolate tend to be thin, suggests a new study.The findings have been made from a study of nearly 1,000 people in the US ... Read more...

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Photo on Delhi that made into final of Finnair competition (With Image)


March 21st, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 21 (IANS) A photograph showing sunset in the Indian capital made it to the final of an international photo competition organised by Nordic airline Finnair.The competition with the ... Read more...

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When Bipasha bent ‘name’ rule for ‘Jodi Breakers’


February 24th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) "Jodi Breakers" has a song "Bipasha" composed by Salim-Sulaiman, but actress Bipasha Basu had apprehensions before lending her name to the number."It's a song and ... Read more...

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Open windows could help prevent infections


February 20th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Air conditioning and the ultra-sterile environment in places like hospitals may actually contribute to infections, say experts.Friendly bacteria found outdoors could be recruited to fend off ... Read more...

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BJP plans morality lessons for Karnataka lawmakers


February 14th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 14 (IANS) Faced with its ministers and lawmakers getting involved in various scandals in Karnataka, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to give them lessons in ... Read more...

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Translating my works for orchestra was enriching: A.R. Rahman (Interview)


January 20th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) As renowned German film orchestra Babelsberg recreates the music of A.R. Rahman on stage in Mumbai, India's famous composer says it was enriching to translate ... Read more...

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Speaking English was a huge problem for me: Dhanush


December 28th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) "Kolaveri Di" lyrics are a hotchpotch mix of English and Tamil, the singing style doesn't conform to any particular style and it was sung by a ... Read more...

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Over half of Indonesia’s forex reserves in US dollars


December 6th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 6 (IANS) About 55 percent of Indonesia's foreign exchange (forex) reserves are in US dollars, giving the central bank more flexibility to intervene in the market, a media ... Read more...

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‘Kolaveri’ versus ‘Pawar’ slap song video


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) If Tamil star Dhanush's "Kolaveri Di" song has gone viral on the Internet by crossing 13 million hits on YouTube, the "Chamaat song" on Agriculture ... Read more...

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India says expansion essential for UNSC credibility


December 1st, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 1 (IANS) India, an aspirant for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, has said that an expansion of the decision making organ was essential for its ... Read more...

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Jagjit’s voice initially seen not suited for films: Lata


October 12th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Lata Mangeshkar recalls how the voice of late singer Jagjit Singh was initially seen as not suited for film heroes but he later got popular in ... Read more...

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Earth’s birth: Inert gases provide clues


September 27th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Inert gases trapped inside Earth's interior provide clues into the processes responsible for its birth and the evolution of oceans and atmosphere, a new study says."Our ... Read more...

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Israel’s focus on IT, biotech in trade with India


September 13th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Israel will focus on Information Technology (IT) and biotechnology to change the composition of its trade with India, Israeli Ambassador Alon Ushpiz said Tuesday."Free Trade Agreement ... Read more...

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Plea questioning creation of NDMC dismissed


September 12th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the composition of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), the agency which ... Read more...

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Malhotra congratulates archery contingent for World Cup performance


September 10th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Archery Association of India president Vijay Kumar Malhotra Saturday congratulated the archery contingent which won one team gold, one team silver and one individual bronze ... Read more...

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Dalit groups submit their version of Lokpal bill


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Representatives of Dalit, tribal and minority groups Friday submitted a draft of what they called the Bahujan Lokpal bill to Parliamentary standing committee chairman ... Read more...

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Singhvi declines comment on Tewari’s withdrawal


August 31st, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who heads the parliamentary standing committee scrutinising the Lokpal bill, Wednesday declined to comment on his party colleague Manish Tewari's decision ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga sued over ‘Judas’


August 6th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) A copyright infringement lawsuit has been filed against pop star Lady Gaga over allegations that her hit single "Judas" was lifted from a song written by ... Read more...

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Raul Castro hints at easing of Cuba’s migration policy


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) President Raul Castro announced Monday that his government is working on making Cuba's immigration policy "more flexible".Gen. Castro commented on the matter at the close of ... Read more...

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I always wanted to work in Bollywood: Devi Sri Prasad


July 31st, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) After the success of "Dhinka Chika" song from Salman Khan starrer "Ready", southern composer Devi Sri Prasad, who was always keen to work in Bollywood, ... Read more...

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RBI to issue new coins


July 22nd, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Three weeks after the 25 paise coins were withdrawn from circulation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Friday announced it will introduce new coins in five ... Read more...

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