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Looking beyond the communal to diagnose Assam


September 4th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The problem in Assam, which resulted in frequent outbreaks of violence, was not one of illegal immigration alone; there were dangers in demonising a community ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland team meets Bengal governor


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 IANS) A delegation comprising the elected representatives of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) called on West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan here Wednesday to discuss development issues of the ... Read more...

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8 killed as bus falls into gorge in Jammu


August 21st, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 21 (IANS) At least eight persons were killed and 35 others injured in a bus crash in the mountainous Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday afternoon.Police sources ... Read more...

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900 unauthorised Delhi colonies to be regularised (Lead, Correcting date in para one)


August 15th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday announced a slew of measures for the people of the capital, including regularisation of over 900 unauthorised colonies, ... Read more...

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900 unauthorised Delhi colonies to be regularised


August 15th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday announced a slew of measures for the people of the capital, including regularisation of over 900 unauthorised colonies, ... Read more...

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Prawn on toast, cheese burgers light up iftar in Pakistan


August 5th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Gone are the days when an iftar meal in Pakistan would consist of the traditional fruit-chaat, chick peas, dates and sherbet. Now, chicken schezwan, prawn on ... Read more...

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Adaa Khan not comfortable with negative roles


July 30th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) TV actress Adaa Khan, who plays the negative role of Amrit in "Amrit Manthan", says she doesn't enjoy playing the bad one on-screen and she is ... Read more...

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Mouli, a shopaholic (TV Snippets)


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Apart from her never-ending shoots, actress Mouli Ganguly loves to devote her time to shopping.The actress, who plays Anushka in Sony's "Kya Hua Tera Vaada", ... Read more...

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Pranab urges Mamata, others to support him in poll


July 1st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 1 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance's presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Sunday urged uncommitted political parties, including Trinamool Congress, to support him in the July 19 poll.Mukherjee, on a ... Read more...

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40 crore saplings to be planted in next 8 years: Badal


June 30th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The ambitious "Greening Punjab" campaign, to begin Sunday, will see over 40 crore saplings of various trees being planted in various parts of the state in ... Read more...

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Bengal addressing technical manpower shortage, says minister


June 10th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Baruipur (West Bengal) June 9 (IANS) Conceding a dearth of technical workforce in West Bengal, state Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee Saturday said the government was attaching more importance to technical ... Read more...

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Controversies not new for Pomersbach


May 18th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Australian crickter Luke Pomersbach, who was arrested here Thursday for allegedly molesting an American woman, has had a controversial past. Back home, he has been ... Read more...

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Bayliss seeking tips from Gambhir, Pathan on Sachin


May 10th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Two days ahead of taking on Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders coach Trevor Bayliss is looking at players like Gautam ... Read more...

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‘Satyamev Jayate’ gutsy, sensible show: Viewers


May 6th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) From filmmakers to clinical psychologists to professors - everyone has given the thumbs up to Aamir Khan's television show "Satyamev Jayate", saying it is a ... Read more...

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India has bright future in cue sports: Geet Sethi


May 5th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Nine time World Billiards Champion Geet Sethi feels India has a bright future in cue sports and welcomes the changes which billiards has seen over the ... Read more...

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Battling maternal deaths, Assam upgrades health workers’ skills


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Assam, which has the highest maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the country at 390 per 1,000 live births, also faces a serious crunch of doctors. So ... Read more...

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Bollinger hopes IPL stint earns him Australia recall


April 10th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings speedster Doug Bollinger wants to take "more and more" wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL), hoping it gets him a recall ... Read more...

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‘Agent Vinod’: Bollywood espionage genre comes of age (IANS Hindi Film Review)


March 24th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Agent Vinod"; Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena KapoorDirected by: Sriram Raghavan; Rating: *** 1/2Believe me, it's really a small world.Even though a film purporting to be as epic ... Read more...

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B-town tweets Happy Gudi Padwa, navratras


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Good luck, happiness, prosperity - Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Riteish Deshmukh have wished all this and more to their friends on ... Read more...

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‘Lack of infrastructure, not sports talent in northeast’


March 21st, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 21 (IANS) There is no dearth of sports talent in the northeastern region but it is woefully short of infrastructure, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said after inaugurating ... Read more...

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‘Regional cinema, regional parties rule India’


March 21st, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) "Office Office" fame actor Sanjay Mishra draws a parallel between regional movies and regional political parties, saying both are doing well in their respective ... Read more...

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We want good scripts, chants Bollywood


March 19th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) After biggies misfired at the box office and economical movies hit the bull's eye, Bollywood has woken up to the importance of a well-written script. ... Read more...

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Marginal gain for culture in budget (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Culture has gained marginally in the budget for 2012-2013 with an outlay of Rs.1,447 crore (Rs.14.47 billion/$300 million) against Rs.1,378 crore (Rs.13.78 billion/$273 million) in ... Read more...

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Filmmakers don’t trust new writers: Onir


March 12th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir, who has made some powerful films like "My Brother Nikhil" and "I Am", says there is no dearth of talented writers but filmmakers like ... Read more...

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Educational institutions reopen in Kashmir


March 1st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 1 (IANS) After over two months of one of Kashmir's harshest winters, universities, colleges and schools reopened here Thursday.Although the winter vacation for primary and middle schools have ... Read more...

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Girls crumbled under pressure against South Africa: Coach


February 26th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar admitted that conceding an early goal as early as in the fifth minute put the team under pressure against ... Read more...

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Bollywood has space for everyone: Sohail Khan


January 25th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor-producer Sohail Khan believes Bollywood is a huge industry and there's no dearth of work for anyone."Be it Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Salman (Khan), Aamir ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to have sports academy: Maken


January 9th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 9 (IANS) The central government has approved setting up of a sports academy in Chhattisgarh, Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Monday."The central government has approved setting up a ... Read more...

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Probe farmers’ suicides, Congress tells Mamata


December 26th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) The Congress' West Bengal Pradesh unit Sunday urged the Mamata Banerjee government to order a detailed probe into reports of farmers' suicides, and expressed concern ... Read more...

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Needed institutes to train cutters and tailors


December 9th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 9 (IANS) Designers alone cannot produce resort or beach wear. Cutters and tailors need to be trained to ensure that the end product is immaculate, says designer James ... Read more...

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Delhi’s Chandni Chowk to get a facelift


December 6th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Delhi's walled city will soon be getting a facelift, focusing not only on beautification but also on conserving the cultural heritage. Two projects -- tucking ... Read more...

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Jaspal Bhatti sets up factory for foundation stones!


November 29th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 29 (IANS) After being a constant thorn in the flesh of self-serving politicians, greedy builders and oily middlemen, satirist-cum-actor Jaspal Bhatti has now ventured into a new field. ... Read more...

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Rajasthan government’s nod to third national park


November 28th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 28 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Monday gave its nod to the proposal of declaring Kumbhalgarh and Tatgarh-Raoli areas of the state as a national park to house excess ... Read more...

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High maternal mortality rate a concern: Shabana Azmi


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Seeking higher spending on health services, Bollywood actress and activist Shabana Azmi said here Tuesday that the high maternal and infant mortality rate was a ... Read more...

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No dearth of funds for education: Dikshit


November 18th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday said there will be no paucity of funds for education as it was her government's top priority."There would be ... Read more...

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