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US Fulbright-mtvU fellow to study LGBT music in India


August 14th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Jeffrey Roy, a University of California, Los Angeles, student has won a State Department Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship to study music of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and ... Read more...

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Delhi property dealer swindles South Korean embassy of Rs.57 lakh


June 11th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) A property dealer swindled the South Korean embassy here of Rs.57 lakh, on the pretext of providing premises to set up a cultural centre, ... Read more...

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35 IAS officers transferred in Haryana


May 20th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) The Haryana government has transferred 35 top Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers in a major bureaucratic reshuffle, an officical spokesperson said here Sunday.The transferred officials include ... Read more...

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UGC-sponsored music lab launched in northeast


May 10th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 10 (IANS) A music laboratory sponsored by the University Grants Commission (UGC) was launched Thursday in Tripura capital Agartala to boost traditional folk songs and music in the ... Read more...

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Saudi youth vie for change, see face of India they didnt know


April 1st, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The only India that 22-year-old Saudi student Kholoud Bakr had seen was in Bollywood movies laced with song and dance. But after a 10-day ... Read more...

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Saudi youth explore India’s IT, education space


March 29th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A 40-member Saudi Arabian youth team that is in India to promote interactions in the field of science and technology and to gain a ... Read more...

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Saudi youth get a feel of India’s software power


March 28th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 28 (IANS) A 40-member youth delegation from Saudi Arabia, on a perception-changing visit to this country, got firsthand experience of India's software power at Infosys Ltd, India's ... Read more...

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Americans know little about Pakistan: Students


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistani students who visited the US under an exchange programme and studied in various institutions there said after returning that Americans know very little about Pakistan.The ... Read more...

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US highlights efforts to expedite student visa processing


November 15th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) The Obama administration has highlighted its efforts to boost overseas enrollment by accelerating the process of granting student visas."The Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs gives student ... Read more...

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Movie buff Buddhadeb skips Kolkata film fest opening


November 11th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) He was the moving spirit behind the Kolkata Film Festival till last year. But now, shorn of power, Left leader former chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee ... Read more...

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NSD to set up centre in Agartala


October 19th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 19 (IANS) India's premier theatre school, the National School of Drama (NSD), will set up a centre here for actors and performers of the northeast, an official said ... Read more...

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US artists to visit India for smart power diplomacy


October 19th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) As part of America's "smart power diplomacy" initiative, 15 American artists and collaborative artist teams will visit 15 countries including India to engage in people-to-people diplomacy ... Read more...

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No politics, only advisor on cultural affairs: Farhan


July 27th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says he has been asked to join the advisory panel of the Trinamool Congress' youth wing to give suggestions on cultural ... Read more...

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Tagore life force for all Bengalis: Bangladesh minister


May 10th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Noble laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, who has composed the national anthems of both India and Bangladesh, is the life force for people on both sides ... Read more...

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Whoopi Goldberg slips off her sandals while promoting ‘Sister Act’ in Austria


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vienna, May 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Whoopi Goldberg was in Austria and was promoting ‘Sister Act’ when she slipped off her high heels and stood in her socks during a media preview of ... Read more...

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Pandit Jasraj enthrals Dhaka audience


March 20th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 20 (IANS) Music enthusiasts here were thrilled as Pandit Jasraj, one of India's best known exponents of Hindustani classical music, played to a packed house here.The musical soiree ... Read more...

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Anger at CPI-M rule surpasses that of Emergency: Trinamool leader


March 13th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) Anger among the masses in West Bengal against Left Front's rule is more than the discontent during the days of the Emergency in the ... Read more...

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Singer Swetha Mohan Got Hitched To Ashwin On January 16


January 17th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Swetha Mohan, the famous South Indian singer got hitched on January 16 to Ashwin. The groom had been a long time friend of the singer. Over the years Swetha has ... Read more...

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50 Pak students meet for Global UGRAD-Pakistan orientation


December 30th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Fifty students from Pakistan have met in Washington for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan) program orientation."The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in coordination ... Read more...

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India, China and South Korea comprise nearly half of international students in US


November 16th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 16 (ANI): India, China and South Korea comprise nearly half (44 percent) of the total international students studying in American universities and colleges during the 2009/2010 academic year.Nearly 128,000 ... Read more...

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Manas Bhuniya, Somnath take a dig at Mamata


October 7th, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) West Bengal Pradesh Congress president Manas Bhuniya and former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Thursday lashed out at the Trinamool Congress without naming it and said political ... Read more...

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India opens new culture cell in Bhutan


September 21st, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Thimphu Tuesday inaugurated its cultural wing, the Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). The cultural cell ... Read more...

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China opens museum on sex slaves


September 20th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) China has opened a museum to remember the women who were forced to serve as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers in World War II. The museum, located in a ... Read more...

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Chinese culture minister visits Taiwan


September 2nd, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Sep 2 (DPA) China's culture minister arrived in Taiwan Thursday for a week-long visit, signalling further warming in the island's relations with its bitter rival. Cai Wu became the highest-ranking Chinese official ... Read more...

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Bangladesh To Conduct Uttam Kumar Retrospective From July 23


July 19th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bangladesh is going to have a three day retrospective show on Bengali legendary actor Uttam Kumar, which will take place at the main auditorium of the ... Read more...

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Tripura urges UN to adopt Bengali as official language


July 9th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 9 (IANS) Tripura has urged the UN to introduce Bengali as one of the world body's official languages, in the run up to the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate ... Read more...

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India appreciates Kazakhstan’s support on terror: Krishna


May 13th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by ANI
Satana (Kazakhstan), May 12 (ANI): Visiting External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Wednesday thanked Kazakhstan for its steadfast support to India in the fight against terrorism; especially after the 26/11 Mumbai terror ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Governor Prabha Rau dies in Delhi (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Rajasthan Governor Prabha Rau passed away at a New Delhi hospital Monday after she suffered a cardiac arrest at the Jodhpur House guesthouse here, officials said. She ... Read more...

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Part of land for AMU’s Kerala centre handed over


March 6th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Perinthalmanna (Kerala), March 6 (IANS) The Kerala government Saturday transferred a portion of the land allotted for the Aligarh Muslim University's special centre at Malappuram and promised the rest in the ... Read more...

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28th Agartala Book Fair attracts book lovers


March 5th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Mar 5 (ANI): Thousands of book lovers are coming every day at the ongoing 28th Agartala Book Fair.Organised by the Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism (ICAT) Department of Tripura ... Read more...

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‘Rath yatra’ to herald Gujarat golden jubilee


February 9th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 9 (IANS) Celebrating the golden jubilee of Gujarat's formation, a state-wide 'Swarnim Gujarat Sankalp Rath Yatra' will be flagged off from here Feb 12. It will cover each one ... Read more...

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Mumbai dabbawalas to take out tableau on Republic Day


January 22nd, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) With clanking tiffin boxes in hand, Mumbai dabbawalas scurry around India's business capital distributing food. Now the group, which is internationally lauded for its efficiency and time ... Read more...

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US turns to Pashto radio to win war of words against Taliban in Pak tribal areas


January 16th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 16 (ANI): In a bid to vitalize a losing war of words waged against the Taliban, the United States is funding Radio Mashaal, a Pashto-language station, aimed at winning ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni accused of ‘nepotism’ after friend got French govt job


December 28th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): French First Lady Carla Bruni has landed into a 'nepotism' controversy after her son's godfather was given a 4,500 pounds a month government job. Francois Baudot was ... Read more...

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Portfolios of Maharashtra ministers announced


November 9th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov 9 (ANI): Portfolios have been allocated to ministers in the new Maharashtra State Cabinet by Chief Minister Ashok Chavan.While Chavan will handle the urban development and the cultural affairs ... Read more...

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