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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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PAU to confer honorary degree on Tajikistan president


August 27th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Aug 27 (IANS) The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Sep 4 will confer the degree of 'Doctor of Science' (honoris causa) on Tajikistan President Emomalii Rahmon, a senior ... Read more...

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Mamata mulls autonomy for Ramakrishna Mission schools


July 5th, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) The West Bengal government might exempt Ramakrishna Mission-run schools from the school services examinations for recruiting teachers, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday."I have already ... Read more...

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‘RTI should be used to strengthen the government’


May 9th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) The Right to Information Act (RTI) must be used to strengthen the government, National Minorities Commission Chairman Wajahat Habibullah said here Wednesday.He was addressing students at ... Read more...

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Sand artist Pattnaik conferred honorary doctorate


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 2 (IANS) Internationally-famed sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik was Wednesday conferred an honorary doctorate by a university in his home state Odisha.Pattnaik said the Berhampur University at Berhampur, about ... 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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Jamia to confer honorary degree to UN chief


April 25th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will confer an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) degree to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon."The University will hold a special convocation ... Read more...

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Give Calcutta varsity same status as Presidency: Governor


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Thursday suggested that the over 150-year-old Calcutta University be given the same special status as the Presidency University and likewise ... Read more...

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India best international investor in Britain: Pranab


March 17th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, March 17 (IANS) India has been the top international investor in Britain for three consecutive years, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here Saturday.Talking to media persons, the ... Read more...

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Kolkata rape: Governor defends Mamata


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Thursday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may have been trying to "defuse the situation" in calling an alleged rape a ... Read more...

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Be disciplined, do social work: Patil tells students


February 8th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra (Haryana), Feb 8 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday urged students to be more disciplined and devote time for social work.She made the remark while addressing students and faculty ... Read more...

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Six AIIMS-like institutions by end-2013: Azad


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said that the six All India Institute of Medical Sciences-like institutions across India will be ready by end of ... Read more...

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Discrimination with girl child sad: Meira Kumar


February 1st, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday expressed concern over the condition of the girl child and urged doctors to put a stop to female ... Read more...

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Jamia Milia to confer doctorate on Aung San Suu Kyi (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Recognising Aung San Suu Kyi's over two-decade fight for democracy in Myanmar, Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia will confer an honorary doctorate degree on her very ... Read more...

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Boost for research in mental health, neuro-sciences


January 20th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) A new Centre for Advanced Research for Innovation in Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences will be set up here, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad ... Read more...

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India does not have clear roadmap to growth: Stiglitz


January 13th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz Thursday said India does not have a "clear roadmap" for where it is going, and argued against fuller capital market liberalisation ... Read more...

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Transit deal can help India, others: Sibal


January 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said Thursday connectivity between India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal can promote cross-border trade."New Delhi and Dhaka's joint decision to ... Read more...

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Bangladesh keen on joint ventures with India: Hasina


January 12th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday express her readiness to set up joint ventures, including power plants, in India and to boost trade and business ... Read more...

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Acute shortage of health staff in rural areas: Sonia (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) While medical services in the country have improved, there is still an acute shortage of health professionals in rural areas, Congress president Sonia Gandhi ... Read more...

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Shortage of health staff in rural areas: Sonia Gandhi


December 21st, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) While medical services in the country have improved, there is still an acute shortage of health professionals in rural areas, Congress president Sonia GAndhi said ... Read more...

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Need to produce innovators, entrepreneurs, says president


November 25th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 25 (IANS) Calling for spreading education to one and all in the country, President Pratibha Patil Friday said a "comprehensive education system" must produce innovators and entrepreneurs.Addressing ... Read more...

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President begins Jammu visit (Lead)


November 24th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 24 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil arrived here Thursday evening on a three-day visit, during which she will also pay obeisance at the Vaishno Devi shrine, officials said.Governor ... Read more...

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President arriving in Jammu


November 24th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 24 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil is arriving on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir Thursday evening.She will be attending and addressing the convocation at Shri Mata ... Read more...

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Manmohan to Hasina: Give us more time for consensus on Teesta


November 11th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday conveyed to his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina that the Teesta water-sharing accord will take some more time till consensus ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Sheikh Hasina may discuss Teesta in Maldives


November 7th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Over two months after they met in Dhaka, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina will hold talks in the picturesque ... Read more...

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President to visit Kashmir


November 5th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will be on a three-day visit to this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir later this month, sources said Saturday.She is scheduled ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik conferred PhD degree


October 12th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has been conferred an honorary doctorate degree by Karachi university.The University of Karachi awarded the doctorate degree at a special convocation, ... Read more...

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India has bright prospects in animation industry: Soni


September 17th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) The animation industry in India is poised to be a major money spinner, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said Friday and advised students of ... Read more...

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3,000 films to be digitised under film heritage mission: Soni


September 16th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) The central government is planning to digitise 3,000 films including classics of Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen under the National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM), Information ... Read more...

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National importance status planned for SRFTI, FTII: Ambika Soni


September 16th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Friday said the government is planning to bring in a bill to make both Satyajit Ray Film and ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to inaugurate IGNOU’s Tibetan study centre


August 30th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Dalai Lama will inaugurate the Centre for Tibetan Studies at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and will be conferred an honorary degree ... Read more...

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Young doctors unwilling to serve in rural areas: Azad


August 30th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday expressed regret that despite offering several incentives young doctors are not willing to serve in rural areas.Replying to a ... Read more...

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IGNOU to honour Dalai Lama


August 25th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will confer an honorary doctor of letters degree on Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at its 24th ... Read more...

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We have to think differently how to solve problems: PM


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur, Aug 22 (IANS) While underlining the need to channelise scientific and entrepreneurial energies to unleash another Green Revolution, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said India needed to change ... Read more...

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