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Spike Lee’s MJ documentary in post production


July 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Hollywood filmmaker Spike Lee's documentary on late King of Pop Michael Jackson is in the final stages of post production. The behind-the-scenes project focuses ... Read more...

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I will quit politics if graft charges proved: Farooq


March 27th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Union minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Tuesday vowed to quit politics if graft charges against him in the alleged money laundering scam ... Read more...

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US officers trying to find Madam Anna Gristina’s accomplices


March 8th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manhattan, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US law enforcement officers are still trying to identify the “high-placed” accomplices who helped Anna Gristina ran a multi-million dollar prostitution empire in the country. Gristina is ... Read more...

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Team Anna protests in Ramlila ground, with fewer numbers


December 27th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Team Anna members staged a protest at the Ramlila ground here Tuesday but the crowds in no way matched the tens of thousands who ... Read more...

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Hazare fast pulls crowds (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Crowds at the MMRDA ground here swelled Tuesday afternoon as Anna Hazare sat on a three-day fast demanding a strong Lokpal bill.Flanked by confidants Kiran ... Read more...

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Team Anna protests in Ramlila, with fewer numbers


December 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Team Anna members staged a protest at the Ramlila ground here Tuesday but the crowds no way matched the tens of thousands who thronged ... Read more...

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‘Rockstar’ fails to pull heartstrings, but Ranbir wows (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ** 1/2)


November 11th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Rockstar"; Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakri and Moufid Aziz; Director: Imtiaz Ali; Rating: ** 1/2Here is a film made on the life of a rockstar whose tryst with destiny ... Read more...

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Anna and Hazare-ism are here to stay (News Analysis)


August 29th, 2011 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The fast is over. The fight is not.As Team Anna and tens of thousands celebrated Sunday after Anna Hazare broke his hunger strike for ... Read more...

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Government, Team Anna meet, Anna fasts on (Second Intro Roundup)


August 24th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Team Anna and the government met for the first time Tuesday night on the eighth day of Anna Hazare's fast for a sweeping anti-corruption law ... Read more...

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Desperate PM asks Anna to end fast, talks open (Roundup)


August 23rd, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Under mounting pressure, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday urged 74-year-old Anna Hazare to end his eight day old fast in support of a radical anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Defiant Anna jailed, freed, refuses to leave Tihar


August 17th, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare was jailed here Tuesday morning ahead of his fast for an effective anti-corruption law, sparking protests that drew tens of thousands ... Read more...

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Hazare jailed, Anna wave grips India (Night Lead)


August 16th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Gandhian activist Anna Hazare was arrested and jailed for a week here Tuesday before he could launch his indefinite fast for a strong anti-corruption ... Read more...

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More Rahul men move into Manmohan Singh ministry


July 12th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi's influence in the Manmohan Singh-led United Progresssive Alliance (UPA)-II ministry is on the rise as three of his confidants were among the ... Read more...

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Clarke celebrates 30th birthday in Sydney


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr.3 (ANI): Australian cricketer Michael Clarke celebrated his 30th birthday and his appointment, as Australian cricket captain with a partying spree across Sydney with close friends and family.The celebrations extended to ... Read more...

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US diplomat was impressed with Rahul Gandhi: Wikileaks


March 20th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Thousands of secret US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks have revealed that an American diplomat was impressed by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.The Washington Post quoted the ... Read more...

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Four weeks to end probe against Mumbai Congress chief: court


March 4th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Thursday set a four-week deadline for investigating agencies to complete their probe against Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh, whose name has been ... Read more...

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Not returning to Congress, says Sangma


February 11th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 11 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma Friday said he would not return to the Congress on political compulsions. "I am the monarch ... Read more...

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British minister accused of cheating wife


January 23rd, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) A British minister was caught in a sex scandal over allegations that he cheated on his wife and had an extramarital affair with a single mother for ... Read more...

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Mayawati sacks minister for forgery, irregularities (Lead)


January 19th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday sacked state minister Ashok Kumar Dohre for allegedly committing forgery and financial irregularities, an official said here."Dohre, who was holding charge ... Read more...

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Obama’s insular White House worries his allies


December 25th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 25 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's executive style relies heavily on a cordon of advisors who were with him at earlier points in his career, but now there are ... Read more...

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Time for Rahul Gandhi to take more responsibility: Digvijay Singh


December 19th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec. 19 (ANI): Congress party general secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday urged Rahul Gandhi, the son of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, to assume more responsibility and create his own ... Read more...

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LiLo ‘in denial’ about being a drug addict


September 28th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): One of Lindsay Lohan's closest confidants has revealed that the actress is 'in denial' about being a drug addict and doesn't realize her substance abuse issues 'could ... Read more...

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Musharraf’s confidants see no ‘political’ role for him in Pakistan in future


July 21st, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 21 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf might have vowed to return to the country's political stage riding on his newly floated political party, however, his former colleagues, ... Read more...

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‘Russian spy’ Anna Chapman had her eyes on Princes William and Harry


July 4th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 4 (ANI): Bosses at the British intelligence agency MI5 are investigating an extraordinary link between Anna Chapman, the red-haired beauty accused of spying for Russia, and the royals.Chapman, 28, ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson’s fears revealed in audio tapes


May 13th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 13 (IANS) Audio tapes that have pop star Michael Jackson pleading for his life and begging for financial help on his friend's answer machine have been made public. The ... Read more...

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Maoist violence ’social terrorism’, says legendary Naxalite


April 7th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) Ashim Chatterjee, one of the leading figures of the bloody Naxalite revolt of the late 1960s, says the mass massacre Tuesday of security personnel in Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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Mulayam unapologetic, says his remarks were intentional


March 25th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 25 (IANS) Undeterred by the flak on his remark that men would be provoked to "indulge in eve teasing" if the women's quota bill were to be passed, ... Read more...

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Eliot Spitzer was suicidal, reveals close confidant in new tell-all


March 5th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 5 (ANI): One of Eliot Spitzer's closest confidants Lloyd Constantine has revealed that the ex-New York governor, whose administration crumbled in a prostitution scandal, had suicidal tendencies.In his new ... Read more...

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Jyoti Basu’s ’sradh’ rites performed (Lead)


January 28th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) The 'sradh' ceremony of Marxist patriach Jyoti Basu, a firm atheist who died Jan 17, was performed by his son Chandan in an all-religious ceremony here Wednesday. Sources ... Read more...

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Jyoti Basu’s 10th-day rites performed


January 28th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) The 10th-day rites of Marxist patriach Jyoti Basu, a firm atheist who died on Jan 17, were performed by his son Chandan ... Read more...

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Gadkari may be chief but Advani era continues in BJP (News Analysis)


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Anand New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Nitin Gadkari, 52, might be the new chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but it is 82-year-old L.K. Advani, a veteran of ... Read more...

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Rajkhowa - from student leader to India’s most wanted


December 2nd, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati/Dhaka, Dec 2 (IANS) For 30 long years till his arrest, Arabinda Rajkhowa remained a fugitive much sought after by Indian security forces, staying the better part of that ... Read more...

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Operation Bluestar did not go as planned: P.C. Alexander (25 years after Indira Gandhi’s assassination)


October 29th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Indira Gandhi decided to send the army to the Golden Temple in 1984 as a last resort and only after getting repeated assurances from ... Read more...

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Daughter of Ahmadinejad advisor requests asylum in Germany


October 14th, 2009 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Nuremberg, Oct 13 (DPA) The daughter of a close associate of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has requested asylum in Germany, after attending a human rights film festival in Nuremberg, a festival spokesman ... Read more...

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CPI-M to decide fate of warring Kerala leaders at crucial meet (Lead)


July 10th, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) begins a crucial two-day central committee meeting here Saturday hoping to put an end to the bitter factional feud in its ... Read more...

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