deafening silence

Delayed start, gloomy weather fail to dampen Royal Challengers fans (IPL Diary)


May 14th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 14 (IANS) In spite of being a working day and traffic snarls enroute, over 35,000 frenzied fans packed the circular M. Chinnaswamy stadium in colourful attire, many ... Read more...

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Did Mamata-Hillary talk about foreign investment in retail? (West Bengal Newsletter)


May 13th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The tete-a-tete between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, sweetened by plates of sandesh, the popular local sweet, suddenly ... Read more...

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Sharma blitzkrieg propels Mumbai to imposing 182 (Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) A classy century studded with dazzling strokes by Rohit Sharma, with able support from veteran Herschelle Gibbs, powered Mumbai Indians to an imposing 182 for ... Read more...

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BJP hits out at PM’s ‘deafening silence’


February 16th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Thursday that Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma's promise of increased quotas for Muslims in Uttar Pradesh was another ... Read more...

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26/11 survivors live with ugly scars and deafening silence (Three years after the 26/11 attack)


November 24th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Life moves on, but what remains are the ugly scars. Nearly three years after the gruesome attack on Mumbai, 26/11 is still fresh in the minds ... Read more...

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Ramayana controversy: India’s pluralism under threat again (Comment)


October 29th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
As Delhi University's pusillanimous decision to scrap A.K. Ramanujan's essay on 300 versions of the epic Ramayana shows, vice chancellors and professors easily choose the discretion of trashing a book ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists defend disputed Buddha birthplace deal


August 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 10 (IANS) Almost a fortnight after controversy erupted over a questionable deal to develop the sacred birthplace of the Buddha in Nepal by a Chinese organisation, the Maoists ... Read more...

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Dabur Nepal’s woes mount after vigilance raid


December 21st, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 21 (IANS) The woes of Dabur Nepal, Indian FMCG giant Dabur India's independent group company in Nepal, mounted Tuesday after state watchdogs raided its storehouse and sealed ... Read more...

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Scars in heart, Mumbai moves on with 26/11 memories


November 21st, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Mauli Buch Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Mumbai is two years past the day that deeply scarred its heart. The macabre dance of death by terrorists on Nov 26, 2008, is history. But ... Read more...

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2002 Karachi attack on French engineers contributed to further suicide blasts in Pak?


November 20th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): The Karachi suicide attack on French naval engineers on May 8, 2002- allegedly in retaliation against the cancelling of commissions for one of the France-Pak arms deals- could ... Read more...

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Pak formally asks US to mediate over Kashmir dispute


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India next month, Pakistan has stepped up pressure on the United States by formally asking it to mediate over ... Read more...

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Pakistan asks Obama ‘redeem the pledge’ on Kashmir (Lead)


October 22nd, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Even as the US made clear that it considers Kashmir a bilateral issue, Pakistan Friday bluntly asked President Barack Obama to intervene during his India ... Read more...

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Congress-BJP pact on n-liability bill is sign of political maturity (Comment)


August 21st, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Notwithstanding minor differences over the draft of the nuclear liability bill, the fact that the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - and even the Left - are ... Read more...

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BJP hits out at Mamata over train accidents


July 20th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Hitting out at Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee over a spate of train accidents, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday also targeted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ... Read more...

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Kids’ hospital stays to get better as celebrities narrate stories


November 11th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Injections, lots of medicines and deafening silence - spending time at hospitals can be depressing, especially for children. Uday Foundation, an NGO, will help pep up hospital stay ... Read more...

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Demand for separate law to curb ‘honour killings’


November 4th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Nakshab Khan New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) As 'honour killings' in states like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh continue to shock, voices calling for action are getting louder. Experts say a separate law ... Read more...

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Becks AC Milan arrival turns out to be embarrassing


December 22nd, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): Goldenballs David Beckhams welcome by the AC Milan fans turned out to be rather embarrassing, as not many people came to cheer for the clubs latest signing.When ... Read more...

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Probe charges against Pragya: Advani (Roundup, combining different series)


November 18th, 2008 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani Tuesday finally broke his silence over the arrest of a Hindu religious leader allegedly involved in the ... Read more...

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Stone cold after Kosi kills her newborn


September 2nd, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Araria/Supaul (Bihar), Sep 2 (IANS) For a woman whose eight-hour-old baby died a little while ago, Zafeda Khatum looks surprisingly unflustered. The 18-year-old maintains a stoic silence even as her family members ... Read more...

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India, Pak `agencies obstacles to people-friendly CBMs: Pak editorial


August 30th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.30 (ANI): An editorial in a prominent Pakistani daily has said that intelligence agencies in both Pakistan and India are acting as obstacles to people-friendly confidence-building measures initiated since 2004 ... Read more...

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India welcomes Nepal’s first president, finally


July 23rd, 2008 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) A straggling India finally welcomed Nepal's first president Dr Ram Baran Yadav, congratulating the new head of state 48 hours after his election, lagging behind the ... Read more...

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Australia formerly apologizes to “Stolen Generation”


February 13th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by admin
Sydney, Feb.13 (ANI): Australia on Wednesday formally apologized to the "Stolen Generations" of Aborigines with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd reading out a speech in the Federal Parliament in Canberra. The apology was read ... Read more...

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