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For Hema, Dharmendra is king of romance (TV Snippets)


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Veteran actress Hema Malini opened up about her first meeting with husband-actor Dharmendra during an appearance on music reality show "Indian Idol 6".During the ... Read more...

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Embroidery, motifs dominate JJ Valaya’s couture line (With Image)


August 9th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The fashion ramp turned into a durbar for JJ Valaya's show at the Delhi Couture Week (DCW). The ace designer aimed to bring the Turkish ... Read more...

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Orders from top: UP Police in makeover drive


June 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) From monitoring bloating waistlines to logging on to Facebook to leveraging the benefits of IT, the 125,000-strong Uttar Pradesh Police, hitherto infamous for its acts ... Read more...

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Mulayam leads Holi celebrations in UP


March 8th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) Holi was celebrated across Uttar Pradesh with fervour and an added dash of political celebrations as triumphant Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders, led by party chief ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

250 rare documents chronicle making of Delhi


February 15th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In 1911, when King George V announced that the national capital would move to Delhi from Kolkata, this city shed its tag of a historical ... Read more...

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Coronation park: Monument to capital’s civic neglect


January 10th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) It was to have been ready in time to commemorate the centenary of Delhi becoming the capital, but the historic coronation park, which once held ... Read more...

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Indian national anthem completes 100 years


December 27th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Indian national anthem "Jana Gana Mana..." completed 100 years Tuesday.It was on this day in 1911 that the song, penned by Rabindranath Tagore, was first ... Read more...

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100 years since Kolkata lost the crown


December 12th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) A hundred years have passed since India's capital was shifted to Delhi from Kolkata. Some say the transfer was a 'blessing in disguise', but many say ... Read more...

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Kashmir ‘durbar’ moves to Jammu


November 9th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 9 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government's annual 'durbar move' took place Wednesday with its offices shifting to winter capital Jammu amid tight security and Chief Minister Omar ... Read more...

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Apex court orders funds for panel on sex workers (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the central government to provide a permanent office and funds to a panel set up by it for educating people ... Read more...

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‘Court must control Badal’s night stays in schools’


July 17th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Punjab has sought the intervention of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to prevent Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal from misusing government ... Read more...

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Kamat’s video conference doesn’t attract many


July 15th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's video conferencing with the people Friday to redress public grievances turned out to be a damp squib with only a dozen ... Read more...

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‘Double Dhamaal’, crude slapstick fare (IANS Hindi Film Review)


June 25th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Double Dhamaal" ; Starring Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi ,Riteish Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey, Mallika Sherawat, Kangna Ranaut; Directed by Indra Kumar; Rating: **Some things never change. Like Indra Kumar's style ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mysore decked up for Sunday’s ‘Jamboo Savari’


October 16th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, Oct 16 (IANS) This city of palaces, culture capital of Karnataka and home to Brindavan Gardens is decked up for the culmination of 10-day Dasara festival with Jamboo Savari (elephant procession) ... Read more...

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Indian jewellers strike gold in Nepal’s cinema


September 15th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 15 (IANS) At Kedarnath Road in Muzaffarpur town of India's Bihar state, the Sarafs are still remembered as a family of jewellers. But in Nepal, the family business ... Read more...

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Historical fictions throw insight into our lives: Tharoor


July 24th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) History makes for compelling books because they offer insights into our lives, says MP and writer Shashi Tharoor, who would love to write a historical fiction ... Read more...

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Supposed Maoist outfit warns Mayawati


June 26th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 26 (IANS) A supposed Maoist group has threatened violence in Uttar Pradesh, but police say it is a fake threat. The editorial department of a known Hindi daily Friday received a ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists says ruling parties trying to misinterpret three-point agreement


May 31st, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 31 (ANI): The Unified CPN (Maoist) on Monday said the ruling parties are trying to interpret the three-point agreement reached on Friday night according to their convenience.A meeting of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Over a dozen injured in Maoist scuffle in Maitighar


May 9th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 9 (ANI): At least a dozen Maoist cadres and three policemen have been injured in clashes between the agitating Maoists and the police deployed at Maitighar area in Kathmandu on ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Nepal Maoists picket Singha Durbar, six injured in Maitighar


May 9th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 9 (ANI): Cadres of the Unified CPN (Maoist) staged a protest outside the country's administrative hub, Singha Durbar, as part of their fourth -phase agitation against the present government on ... Read more...

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Maoists call off strike, Prachanda gives government two days time to respond


May 8th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu (Nepal),May 8 (ANI): Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda on Saturday called of his party's indefinite general strike, but warned the government of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal that it ... Read more...

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Amarinder postpones Pakistan trip


March 18th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 18 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has postponed his trip to Lahore where he was to release his book "The Last Sunset: Rise and Fall of the Lahore ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Going to a good astrologer is like going to a doctor’


February 10th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Consider it a pastime or an infallible guide to the future, you can't ignore astrology, which some Indians consider a science. Some place equal emphasis ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists stage protest outside Indian Embassy in Kathmandu


January 20th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Jan 20 (ANI): Unified CPN (Maoist) activists staged a protest in front of the Indian Embassy at Lainchour in Kathmandu against New Delhi's alleged interference in Nepal's internal affairs.Hundreds of Maoist ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Radio Pakistan now worried about tribals in India


December 24th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Bathinda, Dec.24 (ANI): Shifting its focus from Punjab and Sikhs, the Punjabi Durbar programme of Radio Pakistan is now focussed on welfare of tribals in India. The Pakistan Radio has diagnosed that ... Read more...

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Government doctors in Jammu call off stir


October 27th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 27 (IANS) Government doctors in Jammu Tuesday called off their three week old strike following an assurance from the state government to accept their demands. Both sides made this ... Read more...

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‘Really sexy’ Bollywood dancers rock Buckingham Palace


October 14th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Oct 14 (IANS) After honouring a Bhangra singer and choosing Sikhs to be her personal bodyguards, Britain's reigning monarch has notched up another first by hosting a ... Read more...

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When Bhangra and Bollywood met Buckingham Palace


October 14th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 14 (ANI): Bollywood music rocked the Buckingham Palace recently when the Queen hosted a reception for British Asians to celebrate the talent in the community.The monarch hosted a reception ... Read more...

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Deadlock continues in Nepal between Maoists and others


September 16th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sept 17 (ANI): The meeting between the Nepal Government and the Maoists to end the ongoing deadlock ended inconclusively as Maoists stuck to their demand on passing a resolution against President ... Read more...

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Special Committee to integrate Nepal Maoist combatants


September 6th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sep.6 (ANI): A Special Committee has been tasked with the responsibility of supervising, integrating and rehabilitating Maoist combatants and to bring them under its command.Its technical committee has been told to ... Read more...

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Brit actress Lumley meets Nepal President, PM


July 28th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 28 (ANI): British actress Joanna Lumley, who is in Nepal on a five day visit after spearheading a high profile campaign to allow Gurkha soldiers and their families to settle ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mother seeks justice for jailed son


July 16th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 16 (IANS) Bhajan Singh was sentenced to 14 years' imprisonment in a murder case when he was just 14. His term ended last year, but he is not yet a ... Read more...

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Maoist protests disrupt Menon’s Nepal visit


June 21st, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon's two-day visit to Nepal was disrupted Sunday by nationwide protests called by the Maoists to vent their anger at the government ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dalits in India find sponsors in Pakistan Radio


May 29th, 2009 - 11:17 pm ICT by ANI
Abohar, May 29 (ANI): In its latest Punjabi Durbar programme the commentators have come up with the argument that Dalit leaders in India have been accepting the directives given to them ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to address nation today


May 26th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 26 (ANI): Newly elected Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal will address the nation on Tuesday afternoon.He will address the nation from his office in Singha Durbar at 4.00 pm.He ... Read more...

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