eminent personalities

‘Declare Oct 2 as the National Volunteering Day’


September 21st, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Ten eminent personalities came together here Thursday to give their support and start the next big step in volunteerism in India by signing a petition ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sachin gives away BMW to Saina Nehwal


August 20th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar gave away a brand new BMW car to India's most successful shuttler Saina Nehwal at a function here Sunday night.The batting ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Vijay Amritraj turns host, chats up global icons


August 16th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Legendary tennis player Vijay Amritraj makes his debut as a talk show host with "Dimensions". A first-of-its-kind, the show will feature global icons. Excited ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Andhra celebrates second bronze medal at Olympics


August 4th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Saturday celebrated ace shuttler Saina Nehwal's bronze medal win at the London Olympics with the governor, chief minister and other eminent personalities congratulating her.Saina ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Delhi government honours Amjad Ali Khan, Ruskin Bond, Girija Devi


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Sarod exponent Amjad Ali Khan, vocalist Girija Devi and writer Ruskin Bond were Friday honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Cartoon row: Bengal rights panel summons Kolkata police chief


June 19th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) In a fresh twist to the two-month-old cartoon controversy, the West Bengal Human Rights Commission has summoned the city police commissioner in connection with the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Swedish embassy to hold photography competition


June 18th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The embassy of Sweden here has invited entries for a photo competition to celebrate Sweden-India bilateral ties, an official said Monday.The photo competition "Swedish ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Jayalalithaa supports Sangma for president’s post


May 17th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Thursday extended her party's support to the candidature of former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma for the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Hillary Clinton arrives in Kolkata (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived here Sunday on a two-day visit during which she would hold talks with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

President approves Tendulkar, Rekha’s nomination to Rajya Sabha (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar will now play the new role of a parliamentarian with President Pratibha Patil Thursday approving his nomination to the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Four ‘Trinamool workers’ held for thrashing professor (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Four people were arrested Saturday for assaulting Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra, who allegedly circulated "defamatory" cartoons of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Four Trinamool workers arrested after professor’s complaint


April 14th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Four people were arrested Saturday following a counter police complaint by a Jadavpore University professor, who was earlier arrested for allegedly circulating allegedly defamatory cartoons ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Priyanka, Sidhu honoured as ‘Punjabi Icons’


April 9th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Well-known actress Priyanka Chopra and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu were honoured with Punjabi Icons Award at a Baisakhi celebration here, an official said.Besides Priyanka ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Maharashtra gets lion’s share of Padma awards 2012


January 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) As many as 23 eminent personalities, spanning a wide spectrum from Bollywood to theatre to social work to medicine, from Maharashtra figure in the national ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Government’s attitude on Netaji condemnable: Forward Bloc


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) The All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) Saturday condemned the "negative attitude" of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in not observing Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

IIT-B’s annual techfest to kick off Friday


January 5th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) The 15th edition of Techfest by Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay (IIT-B), kicks off Friday with over 150 events spread across three days. The fest ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Civic body can’t rename Chandni Chowk: Delhi government


January 5th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The iconic Chandni Chowk in the national capital's old quarters cannot be renamed by the city's civic body, the Delhi government said Thursday in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mamata takes out road show against hooch


December 30th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday led a road show to create awareness against the ills of moonshine, which killed 171 people in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mamata leads candle light vigil for AMRI victims


December 13th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) People cutting across religious and social barriers led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday took out a candlelight march to pay tribute to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rift deepens, more might leave Anna core group


October 19th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Two resignations and one more in the offing? The core group behind India Against Corruption (IAC) led by Anna Hazare is likely to be ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

2-year celebrations to mark Birla planetarium golden jubilee


September 30th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) Asia's first and arguably biggest astronomical observatory, Kolkata's M.P. Birla Planetarium, has lined a host of programmes including opening its gates to 50,000 schoolchildren for a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Azharuddin’s son passes away, laid to rest


September 16th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain and Lok Sabha member Mohammed Azharuddin's son, Mohammed Ayazuddin, who was critically injured in a motorbike accident five days ago, passed ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Lata to be honoured with Pazhassi Raja award


August 24th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar will Thursday be honoured with the Pazhassi Raja Sangeetha Ratna award by Governor of Maharashtra K. Sankaranarayanan for her contribution to the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Heavy rains lash capital on I-Day (Lead)


August 15th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds hit the national capital as the country celebrated its 65th Independence Day Monday. The weather office has forecast more ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Wet Independence Day in Delhi


August 15th, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Rains accompanied by strong winds hit the national capital as the country celebrated the 65th Independence Day Monday.The city received incessant rainfall since late ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Grameen stakeholders should protest, says Yunus


May 18th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 18 (IANS) Predicting difficult times ahead, Bangladesh rural credit pioneer Muhammad Yunus has asked shareholders of the Grameen Bank to protest against any attempt to "take away" ... Read more...

Posted in World |

France wants greater investment in Indian infrastructure


May 13th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India-France cooperation in infrastructure and energy development is bound to increase, as the two sides forge greater partnerships and pledge more investments, says French Ambassador ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

TRS to intensify Telangana movement with road, rail blockades


May 12th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) After lying low for nearly two months, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) Thursday decided to intensify the movement for separate statehood to Telangana region of Andhra ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary celebrated at IGNOU


May 12th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with a day-long programme which included panel discussions ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Seminar on Islamic banking in India May 1


May 1st, 2011 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 30 (IANS) A seminar on the global economic problems and Islamic banking will be held Sunday in this Madhya Pradesh capital.The seminar is being organised by the Muslim ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Telugus celebrate Udagi with zeal and gaiety


April 4th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 4 (IANS) Telugus in Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India and abroad Monday celebrated Ugadi, the Telugu New Year, with traditional zeal and gaiety.People offered special pujas, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kirti Azad launches traffic awareness campaign in New Delhi


March 21st, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Spreading awareness on the nuances of safe driving, former cricketer and Lok Sabha MP Kirti Azad urged commuters to follow traffic rules at a special campaign initiated ... 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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Drive around Delhi to demand strong Lokpal Bill


March 13th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) A group of Delhi residents dressed in white shirts and t-shirts took a four-hour drive around the city to drum up campaign against corruption and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Celebrities, politicians added to Gaddafi’s Facebook support group without consent


March 4th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): A Facebook group supporting Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's regime, has reportedly signed on several eminent personalities from the world of politics, television, and films without their permission. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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