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Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme opened to investments through ETFs and MFs


September 21st, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) To boost retail investments in capital markets, the government Friday approved the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme (RGES) under which first time investors with an ... Read more...

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Now go around the world with ‘Latin Angels’


September 20th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) From Miami to Marbella - get set to experience the nature, nightlife, adventure and food in such places and more with a new TV series ... Read more...

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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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Russian film crew to make documentary on Assam tea


July 11th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) With a view to extolling the virtues of Indian tea and introducing the Russian people to the tea culture in India, a three-member Russian film crew ... Read more...

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Industry wants laws to be implemented for food quality


March 28th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Captains of the food and beverage industry Wednesday said all food laws and regulations should be brought under one bracket and implemented on all brands, be ... Read more...

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‘More stringent laws against cartelisation needed’


February 14th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Competition watchdog,he Competition Commission of India (CCI) is in favour of more stringent laws against formation of cartels as it affects consumers' interest. "Cartelisation can become ... Read more...

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Beatboxing to make professional musical debut in India


January 5th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Beatboxing, a hip-hop musical genre of rhythms and sounds created by the human voice, will soon make its professional debut in India's mainstream music circuit ... Read more...

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Jagjit Singh passes away


October 10th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Renowned singer Jagjit Singh, known as much for his ghazals and bhajans as for his work in Hindi cinema, died here Monday after a brain haemorrhage. ... Read more...

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Compromise major issue that male models face: Bharat Sharma


September 9th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Kota boy Bharat Sharma, a regular at fashion weeks, says there isn't enough work for male models in India and that the young faces who ... Read more...

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Fashion is a difficult and turbulent career: Ritu Kumar


September 8th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Ritu Kumar, a pioneer of the Indian fashion industry who has proved her mettle with her ethnic Indian creations, says the fashion world may ... Read more...

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Gandhi looking for pedestal in French heritage town


January 29th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Even as India and Indians across the world are set to mark the 63rd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Sunday, the global peace icon is finding it ... Read more...

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Four-day South Asian art festival in Australia


October 13th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The growing cultural links between Australia and South Asia Tuesday received a shot in the arm with the announcement of a four-day South Asian art festival Nov ... Read more...

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‘Jamia’s centre for culture has potential for excellence’


August 19th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) In a survey conducted by Bangalore's India Foundation for the Arts, Jamia Millia Islamia University's "Centre for Culture, Media & Governance" (CCMG) has been rated as a ... Read more...

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International Left-Handers’ Day celebrated across the globe


August 14th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): If you are a lefty, you get to celebrate! Left-handed people have been urged to celebrate their physiology for International Left-Handers' Day.Barack Obama, David Cameron and ... Read more...

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Lack of settlement culture leading to rise in cases: Chief Justice


July 10th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Supreme Court Chief Justice S H Kapadia on Saturday said the lack of a settlement culture in the country was responsible for the rise in pending cases ... Read more...

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India pushes for more cultural, educational ties with Africa


May 14th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India is promoting greater cultural interaction with Africa to "renew connections" and underscore the growing importance of Africa on the country's foreign policy radar, says Indian Council ... Read more...

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Festival of India in France to begin April 14


March 20th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The 'Namaste India' festival will be flagged off in Paris April 14 to seal the Indo-French cultural exchange that began with Bonjour India, the three-month festival of ... Read more...

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‘Veer’ songs reflect 18th century colonial culture: Sajid


December 15th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Music director Sajid says he and his brother Wajid have tried to reflect 18th century colonial culture through their music in Salman Khan starrer period drama "Veer". "The film ... Read more...

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Single screens must for showbiz, but few takers


December 5th, 2009 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Salman Khan starrer "Wanted" has proved that single screen theatres can spell good business for Bollywood. But scarcity of land and the kind of movies ... Read more...

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Now, armed bouncers for women security in Bangalore pubs, restaurants


August 5th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Aug.5 (ANI): In a bid to stop hooliganism by mischievous characters, liquor-serving joints in Bangalore have now provided licensed arms to their deputed bouncers.The measure comes after the Karnataka High ... Read more...

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Nepal gays hail Delhi High Court verdict


July 2nd, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 2 (IANS) Nepal's gay community Thursday hailed the landmark ruling by the New Delhi High Court legalising sex between consenting adult homosexuals, calling it a "liberalisation from British colonialism" ... Read more...

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Italy knights Indian wine expert Subhash Arora


March 19th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Indian wine expert Subhash Arora and seven others, including a lawyer and an Odissi dancer, have been knighted by the Italian government for their exemplary services in ... Read more...

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Violence against pub-goers not justified: BJP


January 29th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said violence against those who promote pub culture in India was unjustified."If you say that India should have pubs everywhere, it ... Read more...

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Parliament, not court, can decide on homosexuality: counsel


December 2nd, 2008 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The central government, in a written submission before the Delhi High Court Tuesday, questioned the power of judiciary to legalise homosexuality in the country. "The court ... Read more...

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I’ve learnt a lot from my India trips: Pakistani singer Najam Sheraz


November 29th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 29 (IANS) He has played first class cricket with the likes of Inzamam-ul Haq and Waqar Younis and is well-versed in various religious texts. Pakistan's famed singer Najam Sheraz is ... Read more...

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Leading European wine maker eyes Indian joint venture


November 10th, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashwani UpadhyayNew Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): The German wine-maker, Langguth Wine and Spirits, is looking for an Indian partner to set-up a joint venture in the country.Helmut G Seibert, the ... Read more...

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A slice of Persian culture for Indian aficionados


May 1st, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Culture seemed to forge a stronger pact between India and Iran than energy pipelines and uncertain political partnerships, with the three-day 'Days of Iranian Culture in India' ... Read more...

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India samples slice of Persian culture


May 1st, 2008 - 1:54 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 01 (IANS) Cultural diplomacy between India and Iran, with shared past spanning more than 1,000 years, took a giant leap with the inauguration of "Days of Iranian Culture in ... Read more...

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Non-profit organisations - how many of them really function?


April 24th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by admin
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Fake non-profit charitable or social organisations that continue to proliferate often dodge the law as poor monitoring allows them to get away with "irregularities", says ... Read more...

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Russian, Greek artists in Punjab to share the cultures


March 17th, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by admin
By Karan Kapoor Chandigarh, Mar 17 (ANI): The tour of cultural troupes of Greek and Russian folk artists in Punjab has been a great success. Playing the dhol, a traditional Punjab instrument, was ... Read more...

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Rethinking Religion in India conference concludes


January 24th, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, January 24 (ANI): The first international conference on Rethinking Religion in India emerged as a good platform offering various interesting insights about traditions, caste-system and religious perplexities of India for ... Read more...

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Maidoindia announces winners of Indo-Japanese fusion sushi contest


November 14th, 2007 - 2:44 am ICT by admin
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