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Left says presidential candidate should be widely accepted


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Keeping their cards close to the chest, the Left parties Wednesday said selection of a candidate for the presidential election should be based on ... Read more...

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Deepak Chopra’s ‘Kama Sutra’ launched in digital format


February 19th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) New Age guru Deepak Chopra's "Kama Sutra and the Seven Spiritual Laws of Love," a lavishly illustrated book, is now available across a number of ... Read more...

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Malayalam music maestro Johnson no more


August 19th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), Aug 19 (IANS) Master music composer of Malayalam cinema Johnson has died of a heart attack at Chennai, family sources said Friday. He was 58.He died late Thursday ... Read more...

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Scams, price rise tarnish UPA-II image


May 22nd, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance-II (UPA) completed two years in power Sunday amid slew of corruption scandals and public disenchantment over rising prices.As ... Read more...

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BJP, Left slam petrol price hike


May 14th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left parties condemned the hike in petrol prices Saturday, terming it as an "attack" and a "cruel ... Read more...

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Sixteen Indian boxers for junior Women’s World Championship


February 19th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Sixteen junior and youth boxers will represent India in the Women's World Championship scheduled in Turkey in April.The April 21-May 1 event is the first of its ... Read more...

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S-band deal scrapping too little, too late: Opposition


February 17th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Opposition parties have termed Thursday's cabinet decision to cancel a contract allocating scarce and high-value S-band spectrum to a private company as "too little, too ... Read more...

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Deepak Chopra launches graphic novel on Buddha’s life


December 6th, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) New age guru Deepak Chopra is all set to publish a graphic adaptation of his New York Times bestselling novel "Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment" in collaboration with ... Read more...

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New Indian graphic novel ‘Untouchable’ launched on Apple iPad


November 22nd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar New York, Nov 22 (IANS) Liquid Comics, an entertainment company founded by three Indians, has announced the digital iPad release of "Untouchable", an original graphic novel exploring various themes of ... Read more...

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Communist leaders to meet Chinese leaders Monday


October 30th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Indian Communist leaders will meet leaders of the Communist Party of China here Monday as they visit the country to take part at a conference organised by ... Read more...

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Forward Bloc questions Left’s plan to attend Obama speech (Lead)


October 30th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) Saturday said they will not boycott US President Barack Obama's address to MPs ... Read more...

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Superman author’s new book based on Mahabharata


March 26th, 2010 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 26 (IANS) A new illustrated script book based on the Indian epic Mahabharata by Grant Morrison, the writer of comics like "All Star Superman", "Batman & Robin" and ... Read more...

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Deepak Chopra to produce India-based supernatural thriller


March 4th, 2010 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 4 (IANS) New Age guru and author Deepak Chopra and Liquid Comics will partner together on a film adaptation of "Beyond," a supernatural thriller about a businessman whose wife ... Read more...

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Jackson influenced the Malayalam film industry: Music director


June 27th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) While calling the 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson the "greatest musician", music director M. Jayachandran said here Saturday that the legendary singer had also influenced the Malayalam ... Read more...

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Each Left party to review poll reverses individually (Lead)


May 17th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Leaders of the Left parties Sunday announced that each party will individually review the reverses suffered by them in the 2009 general elections. "In the light of ... Read more...

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Bodies of Indians shot dead in California brought home


April 17th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Udhagamandalam (Tamil Nadu), April 17 (IANS) The bodies of a software professional, his wife and baby daughter, killed by his Indian American brother-in-law in California last month, were brought to their native ... Read more...

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Advani to skip PM’s dinner


April 14th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Tuesday decided not to attend a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as a farewell for Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Pawar to attend BJD-NCP-Left rally in Orissa


April 1st, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar will participate in an election rally organised here Friday by the Biju Janata Dal and its allies, including the Left ... Read more...

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Devan Kalathat kills five family members and himself


April 1st, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Police in California are investigating whether or what family issues might have prompted Devan Kalathat to shoot six of his family members ;killing five and before committing suicide. His wife was critically ... Read more...

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Indian family murder-suicide in US: Family problems suspected


April 1st, 2009 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 1 (IANS) US police has ruled out financial problems as the motive behind the apparent murder-suicide of six Indians in California, suggesting the crime was likely related to ... Read more...

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Six members of NRI family killed, father rushes to US [Fourth Lead]


March 31st, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington/Chennai, March 31 (IANS) An apparent case of murder-suicide has left six Indians dead and one critically injured in Santa Clara, California, with US police believing that financial distress may ... Read more...

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Financial stress unlikely behind shooting of six Indians in US (Third lead)


March 31st, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington/Chennai, March 31 (IANS) US police investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Santa Clara, California that left six Indians dead and one critically injured, believe that financial distress may not have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Six Indians die in US shooting after ‘family quarrel’ (Second Lead)


March 31st, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Chennai, March 31 (IANS) An Indian IT professional in the US fired at his family after a quarrel with his brother-in-law, killing five people including three children. He then shot himself dead ... Read more...

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PM candidate decision after polls: Third Front


March 15th, 2009 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) A meeting of the Left parties and other Third Front partners here Sunday decided not to project any leader as their prime ministerial candidate before the Lok ... Read more...

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PM candidate to be decided after polls: Left


March 15th, 2009 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Amid speculation that Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati would join the Third Front if she was named its prime ministerial candidate, the Left parties Saturday said ... Read more...

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Remembering Netaji: His love for India, mystery ‘death’ in plane crash


January 24th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Did Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose really die in a mysterious plane crash in Taiwan in 1945? And what about the letter written by him ... Read more...

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Obama’s presidency was inevitable, say Left leaders


January 21st, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Barack Obama's presidency of the US was an inevitability whose time had come, Left leaders said Wednesday, adding that they don't expect any foreign policy changes from ... Read more...

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Bush’s assurances only verbal, say Left parties


October 9th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday termed US President George W. Bush's assertion that Washington would ensure fuel supply for India's civil nuclear reactors as just verbal assurances from ... Read more...

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Virgin Comics shuts down New York office


August 28th, 2008 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 27 (IANS) British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson's comic book venture, Virgin Comics, has closed its New York office after disappointing sales.The venture between Branson's Virgin Group and Indian comics ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh telling ”blatant lies” in Parliament, says Left


July 21st, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Senior Left party leaders today charged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of telling "blatant lies" during the trust vote debate in Parliament, and described his opening statement ... Read more...

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India approaches IAEA; Left, BJP criticise move (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 10th, 2008 - 2:09 am ICT by IANS
Vienna/New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) After long months of delay, India finally approached the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Wednesday, on a day the Left withdrew support to the government and Prime ... Read more...

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Left parties will take final decision on support to government on Monday


July 4th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): The Left parties have sent a letter to the head of the Left-UPA nuclear deal panel Pranab Mukherjee asking him about the final decision of the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Left divided over UPA anniversary dinner


May 22nd, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In a further sign of differences between the Left parties, the CPI-M and the CPI will attend the ruling United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) fourth anniversary dinner Thursday. ... Read more...

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Government ignoring Bhopal gas tragedy survivors: Raja


March 31st, 2008 - 10:20 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy are living like orphans and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has let them down, Left Front leader D. Raja said ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Hugh Jackman teams up with Virgin Comics to create Nowhere Man


March 25th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Hugh Jackman is collaborating with Virgin Comics to create Nowhere Man, an original comicbook series that is designed to be transferred to the bigscreen.Jackman is developing the ... Read more...

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