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Traders to beseech Lord Ganesha against FDI in retail


September 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as political parties oppose the UPA government's decision to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, a group of traders here ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Want to take contemporary folk to next level: Papon


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Assamese singer Papon says he is on a mission to take his native state's folk music to a "different level" by mixing it with electronic ... Read more...

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British promoted opium in India: Advani


July 18th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Going down the pages of history, veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani Wednesday slammed British colonialists for destroying the education system of the ... Read more...

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Time’s criticism of PM reconfirms people’s views: BJP


July 8th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday said Time magazine's criticism of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's handling of the government and the economy had "reconfirmed" ... Read more...

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PM as FM: revisiting 1991?


June 30th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Till now, the end run of the Manmohan Singh government's present tenure hasn't quite followed the scenario envisaged at its start in 2009. Instead of pushing ahead with reforms in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Snapshots of 19th century Bengal in paintings of Kalighat (With Images)


April 19th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The 19th century paintings of Kalighat in West Bengal mirrored a phase of socio-political transition when the feudal Bengali gentry was opening up to European ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Carrying India abroad in foreign brushstrokes (With Images)


April 10th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The tag "expat artist" sits on them like misnomers. Meet this band of painters who are of foreign origin but have been carrying indelible images ... Read more...

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Film songs and drama on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


January 21st, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Chill with a varied pile of books on history, Gulzar's lyrics and Dalai Lama's philosophy this weekend. Browse on:1. "Sentinels of Raisina Hill"; Written ... Read more...

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Colonial India’s treasures live in a Delhi home


December 14th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The grandeur of Mughal and colonial India lives in a spacious library-cum-gallery and a boutique shop at a home in a Delhi neighbourhood where antique ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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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Capital’s centenary: A walk down the Kingsway Camp


December 11th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) One hundred years ago, India - which was a colony of the British empire - spent nearly one million pounds sterling to host King George ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Capturing 100 years of Delhi in colours


December 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The making of Delhi is the focus of two major art expositions to be held in the capital over the next few days.A cultural exposition ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

5,000 years of Indian art in pictorial text


December 3rd, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Indian art has travelled an energetic course in the last 5,000 years, peaking in aesthetic excellence during the Hindu and Buddhist periods. But this mammoth ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Delhi set for queer pride parade Sunday


November 25th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) A colourful pride parade and a live rock concert will ensure that it would be a rollicking Sunday for the capital's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and ... Read more...

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Gorkha Rifles veterans relive memories


November 20th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 20 (IANS) It was a nostalgic occasion Sunday when officers and other ranks of the Gorkha Rifles assembled in a Himachal Pradesh army cantonment to relive their memories.Over ... Read more...

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Sikh relics to be auctioned in Britain


November 9th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Relics and documents from medieval India and the erstwhile Sikh kingdom, including the personal prayer book of former maharaja Duleep Singh, will be auctioned in ... Read more...

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Protests outside Sibal, Mukherjee, Dikshit’s houses (Lead)


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Supporters of social activist Anna Hazare Monday staged a sit-in protest outside residences of union ministers Kapil Sibal and Pranab Mukherjee and Delhi Chief ... Read more...

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Once Madras, Chennai turns 372


August 22nd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) It was on this day in 1639 that British administrator Francis Day along with his superior Andrew Cogan struck a deal with the Vijayanagar Empire to ... Read more...

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Protests outside Sibal’s home


August 22nd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Supporters of fasting activist Anna Hazare Monday staged a sit-in in front of Congress MP and union minister Kapil Sibal's house.As Hazare asked supporters to ... Read more...

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Opium Wars sparked off Chinese nationalism: Writer Julia Lovell


August 1st, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The 19th century Opium Wars between China and Britain over the opium trade constituted the founding event of Chinese nationalism and marked the beginning ... Read more...

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Amul to Manipal, expat Goan documents Indian success (With Images)


July 29th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 29 (IANS) India's growing potential is the subject of admiration for Eugenio Monteiro, a Goan-based in Portugal, who has just authored a book focusing on India's rise as ... Read more...

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Moving beyond mere travellers’ tales (Feature, IANS Books)


July 28th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The core of travel writing may not have changed much over the centuries, but an emerging breed of travel writers, both Indians and others, ... Read more...

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Nepal moves to measure its biggest revenue earner - Mt Everest


July 19th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) From the new Nepali financial year that started Sunday, Nepal's government began an ambitious two-year project to survey Mt Everest - the highest mountain in the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Sotheby’s to auction portrait of Nana Phadnavis


June 30th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) An 18th century portrait of one of the most important Indian historical statesmen, Nana Phadnavis, will be auctioned by Sotheby's in London, the auction house ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Mt Everest! That’s the height of British colonialism (With Image)


June 14th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Have you ever heard of Chomolungma or Sagarmatha? For the uninitiated, these are the Asian names of Mt Everest. An American photographer, mesmerised by the world's ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Bengal’s seat of power set to turn green


May 13th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) West Bengal's seat of power, the Writers' Buildings, initially wore a deserted look, but turned into a centre of celebration Friday as the news of a ... Read more...

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U.S. Secretary of State Clinton congratulates the Netherlands on Queen’s Day


April 29th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday congratulated the people of the Netherlands on their annual Queen's Day celebration, or Koninginnedag as it is known locally."On ... Read more...

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West Bengal poll battle enters phase two Saturday (Curtain Raiser)


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) The Congress-Trinamool Congress alliance, making a determined charge to unseat the Left Front in West Bengal, faces the challenge from its own dissidents as the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

War against corruption may have just begun (Part-I)


April 13th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
By Prem PrakashNew Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): That corruption has been eating into the vitals of India's economy is by now a foregone conclusion. It has also subverted, to a large extent, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian arrival in Mauritius through rare documents


March 17th, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Mauritians have the opportunity to view rare documents and photographs on the indenture system at an exhibition put up by the National Archives of India ... Read more...

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Writer William Dalrymple turns to first Anglo-Afghan war (With Image)


March 14th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Award winning writer William Dalrymple, the author of books like "Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India" and "White Mughals", is exploring ... Read more...

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Kushinagar monks complain about poor maintenance of old Buddha statue


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kushinagar , Mar 3 (ANI): Buddhist monks and pilgrims in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, have complained about the poor maintenance of the famous Mahaparinirvana Buddha idol.Several parts of the statue have cracks, ... Read more...

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Delhiites stamp their love for philately


February 14th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Priyanka Sahay and Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Here's an airmail from Indipex 2011 - the sixth World Philatelic Exhibition, a sprawling seven-day showcase of stamps spanning history, culture ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Experts decipher Burmese letter to King George II after more than 250yrs


January 15th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Experts have finally deciphered a letter made from pure gold that was sent to King George II from a Burmese king in 1756.Sent by King Alaungphaya, the letter ... Read more...

Posted in World |

12 bands and sounds of new age South Asian music


December 5th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Traditional, devotional and ethnic music of South Asia is finding new identities thanks to rock 'n' roll from the West. Now 12 bands from the region, including ... Read more...

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