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Replicas of Tagore’s houseboats to be given to Indian varsities


September 8th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) Replicas of two houseboats, which Rabindranath Tagore used during his stay in locales now in Bangladesh, will be handed over to two Indian universities Sep ... Read more...

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India needs to upgrade its museums, says Shelja


August 30th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India needs to modernise and upgrade its museums by employing state-of-the-art technology to make them more interactive and interesting for the public, union Culture Minister ... Read more...

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Russia bans award-winning film over ‘porn’


August 19th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Serbian arthouse movie that swept a prestigious European festival this year was banned from screening in Russia, prompting allegations of censorship.The film, "Clip", was ... Read more...

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Tourism minister launches Clean India Campaign


June 19th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Tuesday launched a pilot project under the Clean India Campaign at Qutub Minar here with the aim of providing quality ... Read more...

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Half of Russians want Lenin buried: Poll


June 14th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Almost half of Russians -- 48 percent -- agree that the body of the former leader Vladimir Lenin, who died 88 years ago, should be ... Read more...

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‘Forge commonalities of the past into Asia-Africa bond’


June 5th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) India and Africa should both ride on their religious, cultural and colonial linkages to forge an even stronger bond for collective development and prosperity of the ... Read more...

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India can lead in South-South cooperation: Visiting Cape Verde minister (With Image)


June 5th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) Cape Verde, a sunny collective nesting of 10 picturesque islands in the Atlantic Ocean 570 km off Africa, is shifting its eyes from Europe to countries ... Read more...

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‘There is no border between India and Africa’


June 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 4 (IANS) Intellectuals, political and diplomatic representatives of African countries underlined the importance of South-South co-operation and the role of India as a catalyst between the emerging diplomatic ... Read more...

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‘National Archives digitised 15 lakh document pages’


May 8th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The National Archives of India (NAI) has digitised 15 lakh pages of documents and manuscripts at a cost of Rs 18 lakh during the finacial ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Danish footballers banned from using social media


April 25th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 25 (IANS) Denmark's national football team has been banned from using Twitter and other social media sites during the upcoming European Championships 2012, the country's governing body ... Read more...

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India’s first RFID technology toll comes up near Chandigarh


April 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandimandir (Haryana), April 19 (IANS) India's first RFID (radio frequency identification) -based electronic toll plaza was inaugurated on National Highway No.5 (NH-5) at Chandimandir in Haryana's Panchkula district.Union Road Transport ... Read more...

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Budget session ends, ruling BJP leadership tussle resumes (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved one more dubious distinction in its troubled rule in Karnataka. It barely managed a smooth end to ... Read more...

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Thieves rob Greece’s Olympia museum


February 18th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Feb 17 (IANS/AKI) Thieves burst into a museum in Greece's ancient Olympia Friday and made off with dozens of artifacts of "incalculable value", media reports said.The robbers entered the ... Read more...

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Ramkinkar Baij colours Delhi’s spring canvas (With Image)


February 9th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The canvas of spring in the capital has been set ablaze by the colours of Ramkinkar Baij, the founding father of modern Indian sculpture, at ... Read more...

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Socialism can’t resolve all ills: Fidel Castro (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Fidel Castro says he now realises it was a mistake to think that socialism can resolve all economic problems.Castro made the candid admission during the release ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro releases two-volume memoir


February 5th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban President Fidel Castro presented a two-volume memoir at a public ceremony in Havana, where he referred to the mistake of believing that with socialism ... Read more...

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India, France broaden arts cooperation


January 31st, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India and France will broaden their cultural cooperation in the coming weeks with a two-year bilateral cultural exchange programme from 2012-2014, the culture ministry said ... Read more...

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India holds road shows in Saudi Arabia to attract tourists


January 13th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) To attract high-end tourists to some of its luxurious and exotic locales, India has held roadshows in three cities in Saudi Arabia, an official said ... Read more...

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Selja opens Britain-aided museum staff training programme


January 9th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Museums have played an important role in our society by bringing people closer to their roots, Union Culture Minister Kumari Selja said Monday, inaugurating a ... Read more...

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Selja assures more funds for theatre (With Image)


January 9th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Theatre will get a fresh lease of life with a higher outlay by the government to promote the genre under the 12th Five Year Plan ... Read more...

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Raul Castro’s daughter launches blog


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and director of the National Sexual Education Center, has launched a blog."El blog de Mariela Castro" featured ... Read more...

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Selja inaugurates Calcutta Painters’ show


December 15th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Culture Minister Selja Thursday inaugurated the 47th Annual Exhibition of Calcutta Painters at the Lalit Kala Akademi, marking the return of the group to the ... Read more...

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National Museum promises better maintenance and display


December 13th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The National Museum has initiated remedial action to address shortcomings of the maintenance of art objects and antiquities at the National Museum, Culture Minister ... Read more...

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New Tagore complexes to come up


December 13th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The government has received 30 proposals for setting up new Tagore cultural complexes and renovating existing ones to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath ... Read more...

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Louvre museum looks for cooperation with India


December 3rd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Louvre Museum in Paris, considered one of best and the biggest art repositories in the world, is looking to establish long-term partnerships with Indian ... Read more...

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Unesco to help Italy preserve Pompeii


December 1st, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 1 (IANS/AKI) The Unesco will advise Italy on how to best protect one of the world's biggest archaeological sites, Pompeii, where a massive volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. ... Read more...

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South Africa remembers Indians with postage stamps


November 30th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Nov 30 (IANS) South Africa has launched a series of postage stamps commemorating the arrival of Indian labourers to the country 150 years ago, state-run news agency BuaNews reported.Two ... Read more...

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Taj Mahal perfectly stable: Selja


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Some sections of the media have expressed apprehensions about the condition of the Taj Mahal, but the 17th century monument is safe, Culture Minister Selja ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Turkmenistan ink five accords


November 15th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Pakistan and Turkmenistan have signed five agreements to enhance bilateral ties in various fields, including trade and energy.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Turkmenistan President ... Read more...

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Introducing children to Humayun’s tomb


November 14th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Monday released a guidebook of Humayun's tomb for children in a bid ... Read more...

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Two mega Tagore film projects approved: Selja


November 11th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) A screening committee under filmmaker Shyam Benegal has selected two film projects on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore which will be made with financial assistance ... Read more...

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Begumpuri mosque to serve as new conservation model: Selja


November 11th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The National Monument Authority, the apex conservation body, is mapping a 14th century Begumpuri mosque here to develop a new conservation model for preservation ... Read more...

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India on World Heritage Committee for 4 years


November 11th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) India has been elected to the World Heritage Committee, getting the second highest number of votes after Japan in the election in Paris Nov 7, ... Read more...

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Selja concerned about safety of Tagores’ Jorasanko house


November 6th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) Expressing concern over the structural safety of the Tagores' ancestral house in northern Kolkata's Jorasanko where Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was born and died, Union Culture ... Read more...

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Kerala unable to honour singer Yesudas with lifetime award


October 24th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (IANS) Noted singer K.J. Yesudas will have to wait for a lifetime achievement award in Kerala as the rules do not permit state governments to confer special ... Read more...

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