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Through YouTube, Indian envoy reaches out to Indonesians (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 12 (IANS) In his first outreach to the people of Indonesia, India's new ambassador Gurjit Singh has used YouTube to say that the two countries would contribute ... Read more...

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Indian envoy turns to YouTube, reaches out to Indonesians


June 12th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 12 (IANS) India's new ambassador Gurjit Singh used YouTube in his first outreach to the people of Indonesia to say that the two countries would contribute to ... Read more...

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Pakistani writer recalls Indian heritage of storytelling


April 17th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India's biggest export to the world has been stories, powerful narratives that have influenced literature throughout history, says Karachi-based Musharraf Ali Farooqi, who shot to ... Read more...

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History back on shelves with a dash of drama


April 5th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) History books are inching back on the shelves - but with a dash of drama and peppy language to hook the average reader. "I think ... Read more...

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Finger printing, spot photos of all voters soon: CEC


February 1st, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 1 (IANS) Finger printing and spot photographs of all voters across India might soon be made mandatory if a pilot project commissioned by the Election Commission of India ... Read more...

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Now, new spiritual channel for Jains


December 8th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) A new spiritual channel, Jinvani, has been launched by Sea TV Network Ltd, to cater to the Digambar sect of Jain religion.The channel, launched under ... Read more...

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No place for simple people in TV industry: Smita Singh


November 4th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) One has to be tough to survive in the showbiz, says TV actress Smita Singh, popularly known as Punpunwali of "Bhagyavidhata", adding that one has ... Read more...

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Nagarjuna to open film school, but no Bollywood please


February 19th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) He has over two decades in the film industry and more than 70 movies to his credit, but southern superstar Nagarjuna is in no mood ... Read more...

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Harry Potter’s Watson, Grint are Forbes’ top-earning couple with $6.3bn


January 27th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 27 (ANI): Harry Potter stars Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are the highest earning couple with USD6.3 billion dollars, according to Forbes.Watson and Grint played teen couple Hermione Granger ... Read more...

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Arya Babbar Releases His First Comic Book


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood actor Arya Babbar, son of veteran actor Raj Babbar, is now showing another talented side of him. On Wednesday, the actor has released his first ... Read more...

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Arya Babbar turns comic book writer


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arya Babbar has embarked on a new career as he released his first comic book here Wednesday. Arya launched his first graphic comic book titled "Pushpak ... Read more...

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Unseen pics of Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor to feature in new book


July 25th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): Rare and unseen pictures of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor are set to feature in a new book chronicling their turbulent love life.Burton was from a Welsh-speaking, ... Read more...

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Advani impressed by Hindu influence in Indonesia


July 17th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Saturday said he was impressed with the influence of Hinduism on Indonesia - the country with most Muslims ... Read more...

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Election Commission satisfied with West Bengal poll preparations


July 7th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Expressing satisfaction with poll preparations in West Bengal, the Election Commission Wednesday said the state ranked amongst the top five in the country in distributing Electoral Photo ... Read more...

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Draupadi Dilemma!


June 24th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 24, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood has always been inspired by epics. There have been several spin-offs of "Ramayan' and "Mahabharat', including the recent Raavan and Rajneeti! While the former ... Read more...

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Eunuchs can guard frontiers, suggests Arunachal minister


May 11th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Itanagar, May 11 (IANS) A regiment of eunuchs could be used to guard India's borders as they are known for their integrity and have played a similar role ... Read more...

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Election Commission asks CEOs to get 100% EPIC and photo coverage


April 16th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): The Election Commission of India has decided that a concerted effort should be made to achieve 100 percent Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPICs) coverage and photo coverage ... Read more...

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‘Amar Chitra Katha’ to come alive on TV


March 17th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) "Amar Chitra Katha" comics, which have entertained generations with interesting historical tales, epics and fables, is all set to come alive on television through Cartoon Network. The 26-episode ... Read more...

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‘Avatar’ star Zoe Saldana calls herself sci-fi geek


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): 'Avatar' actress Zoe Saldana, who's riding high on the success of her latest film, proudly calls herself a science fiction geek.The 31-year-old star, who shot to fame in ... Read more...

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Shikha Swaroop makes a comeback


September 17th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Do you remember the golden period of epics on television? Well we are talking about the old days when serials like Mahabharat and fantasy like Chandrakanta were much like by the ... Read more...

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Has Bollywood shut its eyes to movies on farmers?


August 29th, 2009 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Emaciated farmers ploughing the fields, parched fields, scheming land sharks, broken down huts - these may reflect the reality of many Indian villages, ... Read more...

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TCM Devotes A Day To Academy Award Winning Star Yul Brynner


August 27th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar TCM dedicated a day to the Yul Brynner showcasing his works on the silver screen on Wednesday. It started with Solomon And Sheba, followed by The Journey, Taras Bulba, Kings ... Read more...

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Nitin Desai to produce two epics


August 7th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
After the saga of Rani Padmini, Nitin Desai is all set to produce two more historical dramas on the same scale. Taj Mahal and Bajirao Mastani are the two new maha sagas ... Read more...

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Tamil actor Siva Kumar gives new flavour to Kamba Ramayanam


March 14th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Rinku Gupta Chennai, March 14 (IANS) The beauty of the Kamba Ramayanam so entranced well-known Tamil actor Siva Kumar that he memorised 100 verses of the 9th century classic and recited it ... Read more...

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Haryana becomes first state to complete voters’ list with photographs


February 26th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) Over 11.9 million voters of Haryana will now have their photographs printed on the electoral rolls of the state, giving it the distinction of becoming the first state ... Read more...

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Early JRR Tolkien work set for release


February 19th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): An early, unpublished work by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien is set to hit bookshelves this spring.On Tuesday, publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that Tolkien''s ... Read more...

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3 films planned about the battle of Hastings


December 22nd, 2008 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, December 22 (ANI): Three Hollywood films about the battle of Hastings may soon hit cinema halls. According to reports, filmmakers are planning to give a cinema treatment to the clash ... Read more...

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Gurudwara Angitha Sahib cremates old volumes of Guru Granth Sahib


November 23rd, 2008 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Asheesh Goel Dehradun, Nov.23 (ANI): Gurudwara Angitha Sahib in Sahaspur near Dehradun in Uttarakhand holds a unique significance for the Sikh community. For, at this gurudwara, the personification of Shri Guru ... Read more...

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Ramlilas on the wane in Moradabad


October 2nd, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Vibhav Porov Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), Oct.2 (ANI): There was a time when Ramlilas, the street plays on Lord Ramas life, were a major draw for families ahead of Dussehra festival in ... Read more...

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Dasmunsi releases book on birth centenary of poet Dinakar


September 23rd, 2008 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): As a tribute to the great patriotic poet Ramdhari Singh Dinakar, the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi released a book on his ... Read more...

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Spike Lee fears spat with Clint Eastwood will cost him an Oscar


September 10th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): American film director Spike Lee fears that the public argument he had with American actor Clint Eastwood may have botched any chances of him winning an Oscar.Lee ... Read more...

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I refused to play Shantanu in Ekta’s ‘Mahabharat’: Mukesh Khanna


July 21st, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21(IANS) Mukesh Khanna, who played the role of Bhishma Pitamah in B.R. Chopra's "Mahabharat", says he was offered Shantanu's role in Ekta Kapoor's "Kahani Hamaaray Mahabharat Ki" but turned it ... Read more...

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Essayist Anand traces chess roots back to ancient India


June 26th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Russia, or the Soviet Union as it was once called, may have produced the most world chess champions but the fact of the matter is that the ... Read more...

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The green river killer


June 4th, 2008 - 11:05 pm ICT by David M N James
The Green River Killer case in the Pacific Northwest was an intrigue and a cranky case. It could make an award winning serial killer movie and star demure characters like the iconic ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir leaders fear voter harassment


May 1st, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The political parties in Jammu and Kashmir believe reports of terrorists acquiring electoral photo identity cards (EPICs) may instil fear of harassment from authorities in the minds ... Read more...

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