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UK ready for Olympics: Cameron


July 27th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has said Britain is ready for the "greatest show on Earth" as the final countdown to the start of the ... Read more...

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1,200 British soldiers put on standby for Olympics


July 20th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) An additional 1,200 soldiers have been put on standby to guard the London Olympics, bringing the total number of military personnel involved in the games to ... Read more...

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Olympic Torch Relay to showcase iconic North West


June 20th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) The Olympic Torch Relay is a "great chance" to show off the North West and celebrate the role that people, places and businesses from the region ... Read more...

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London Olympics motto ‘Inspire a generation’ unveiled


April 18th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) With 100 days to go for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, chairman of the Games organising committee Lord Sebastian Coe unveiled the ... Read more...

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Sangita Gairola is new culture secretary


February 29th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Sangita Gairola, an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer, has been appointed as secretary in the ministry of culture, an official statement said Wednesday.Gairola, presently special ... Read more...

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Britain defends doubling of Olympic ceremony budget


January 25th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) British culture secretary Jeremy Hunt defended the doubling of the amount of money to be spent on the opening ceremony of the London Olympics in July ... Read more...

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British minister suggests yacht as gift to queen


January 16th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) A British minister has said Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee must not be overshadowed by the London Olympics, and the government should gift her a yacht instead ... Read more...

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Go vegan for ritual: Tibetan government-in-exile


October 30th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 30 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) based in this Himachal Pradesh town Sunday appealed to the followers of Tibetan Buddhism to go vegetarian and stop animal ... Read more...

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‘Chillar Bai’ comment creates outrage in Goa NCP


July 6th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) officials in Goa have lambasted a national-level party functionary for referring to a senior woman party member as "chillar bai". "Chillar" in ... Read more...

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Ten Delhi schools receive books from US envoy’s wife


April 11th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 11(ANI): Sally Roemer, the wife of United States Ambassador to India, Timothy Roemer, and Culture Secretary Jawhar Sircar, presented 1,000 books to ten schools at an American Center ... Read more...

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7,000 mobile phones hacked in Britain


April 11th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) Nearly 7,000 mobile phones, including those of actress Sienna Miller and former culture secretary Tessa Jowell, were hacked by a British tabloid, a lawyer has ... Read more...

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Murdoch urged Brown to curb Brit Govt. pressure in phone hacking case


April 10th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.10 (ANI): Britain's former Prime Minister Gordon Brown's cabinet colleague has revealed that media baron Rupert Murdoch had used his political influence to curb pressure from Labour MPs in the ... Read more...

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News of the World to compensate phone hacking scandal victims


April 9th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.9 (ANI): News of the World owner Rupert Murdoch has apologized and said a compensation fund would be set up for victims of the phone hacking scandal. News of The ... Read more...

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India-Bangladesh project to dramatise Tagore’s prose, poems


April 8th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A major project jointly launched by India and Bangladesh aims to dramatise some of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's short stories, novels and poems into an ... Read more...

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2 billion to tune in to watch the royal wedding


April 7th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): The royal wedding is expected to break all previous viewing records to become the most watched programme in television's history.British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that ... Read more...

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Northeast India’s ancient theatre comes to capital (With Image)


April 1st, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The ancient theatrical genres of northeast India will come out of their traditional bastions with the "Indigenous Theatre Festival of Northeast India" beginning at the ... Read more...

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India, Philippines sign culture agreement


March 15th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India and the Philippines Tuesday signed an agreement for cultural exchange.The deal for a programme of cultural exchange for 2011-13 was signed by India's Culture ... Read more...

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On death anniversary, Ghalib’s haveli languishes in squalor


February 15th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Firoz Bakt Ahmad New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Mirza Ghalib, the best-known of the Urdu poets of Delhi during last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar's rule, wrote: "Hum ne mana ke taghaful ... Read more...

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Chitravali: Compiling Tagore’s art on 150th birth anniversary


February 6th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The spotlight is on the lesser known aspects of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th birth anniversary - his numerous art works, his ... Read more...

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‘Hopeful of Viswa-Bharati getting world heritage status’


January 14th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) The central government Thursday said it was hopeful of Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal's Birbhum district being listed as a Unesco world heritage site."They (Unesco team) have visited ... Read more...

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Murdoch waits for Ofcom report on BSkyB deal


December 31st, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 31 (ANI): Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation are reported to be waiting anxiously for media regulator Ofcom to rule on whether his proposed eight billion pound buyout ... Read more...

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India, EU ink pact to boost cultural cooperation


December 10th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Dec.10 (ANI): India and the European Union on Friday took steps to enhance cultural ties between the two regions through a joint declaration to reinforce cooperation and dialogue in the field ... Read more...

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Promises To Fulfill Musical Demands


December 9th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The recently-formed All-India Musicians Group’s members, consisting of some renowned classical musicians came to meet the Prime Minister to draw the UPA government’s attention towards the promotion of the classical music ... Read more...

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Brit MP publicly broadcasts swear word ‘c’


December 7th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 07 (ANI): Policing minister Nick Herbert has become the third high-profile figure to publicly broadcast the swear word beginning with 'c'.Herbert intended to say the word "cuts" in the House ... Read more...

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Radio 4 Presenter James Naughtie Says Naughty Word


December 7th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie astonished listeners when he referred to the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt as a “C” word, rhyming with his name. The shocking name calling ... Read more...

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Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie in a spot over usage of the C-word


December 6th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is absolutely important to get your pronunciation right especially when you are live on air.BBC Radio 4 presenter, James Naughtie learnt that lesson the hard ... Read more...

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President Obama arrives in Delhi, PM sets aside protocol to receive him


November 7th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.7 (ANI): Setting aside protocol, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh personally received US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the Air Force Station, Palam, next to ... Read more...

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Obamas’ will head to Delhi’s highly secured Humayun’s Tomb directly from airport


November 7th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.7 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and his wife and US First Lady Michelle Obama will head directly to the renovated tomb of the second Mughal Emperor Humayun soon ... Read more...

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Ministers enjoy that freshness on canvas


October 29th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 29 (ANI/Times News Network): Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh found it "reflective" and "deeply inward looking", junior Oil minister Jitin Prasada was impressed by the "riot of colours" even though ... Read more...

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An official India art pavilion at Venice Biennale


October 14th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The government is gearing up to install an India art pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2011, one of the world's biggest showcases of contemporary art, an official ... Read more...

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Hunt on for new National Museum chief


September 27th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The government is slowly - but surely - moving to streamline the activities of the National Museum, one of the most prestigious repositories of the country's ... Read more...

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India to increase credit line to Laos to meet development goals


September 10th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Vientiane, Sept 10 (ANI): To help Laos meet its development goals, India has decided to increase the line of credit to Vientiane for taking upgrading infrastructure in the field of transmission lines, ... Read more...

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India, Poland to sign agreement on cultural exchange programme on Tuesday


September 6th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.6 (ANI): India and Poland will sign an agreement on cultural exchange programme during the delegation level talks to be held between the two sides on Tuesday in the ... Read more...

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Delhi will be most happening place during Games: Dikshit


September 6th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Seeking to allay apprehensions regarding the Commonwealth Games, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday asserted that the event beginning Oct 3 "will be held" and urged ... Read more...

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India to take historic show of Tagore art to Paris


September 5th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) India will revisit a slice of history next year when it takes a specially curated show of paintings by Rabindranath Tagore to Paris after 81 years to ... Read more...

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