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President Mukherjee begins four-day trip to Bengal


September 14th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday arrived here on his first visit to his home state, West Bengal, after assuming the nation's highest post.Mukherjee was received at ... Read more...

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Under-19 cricketers’ welcome ends in chaos in Kolkata


August 29th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) A heroes' welcome to two members of India's Under-19 World Cup winning squad ended in chaos Wednesday following an ugly quarrel between the police and a ... Read more...

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President greets nation on Onam


August 28th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Onam, Kerala's harvest festival."On the joyous occasion of Onam, I offer my warm ... Read more...

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Anand felicitated by Bengal with sweets, cash and memento


July 13th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) From sweets and mementos shaped like chess boards, to Rs.5 lakh cash and a jar of Bengal's favourite sweet rosogolla - there were gifts ... Read more...

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KKR felicitation a mix of politics, sports and entertainment (West Bengal newsletter)


June 1st, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June (IANS) It is time for out-of-the-box thinking, and in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal it is about mixing politics, sports and entertainment.All the three elements were ... Read more...

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Mamata flays critics of SRK felicitation


May 31st, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday flayed opposition Left Front for indulging in "unnecessary criticism" to score political brownie points over the felicitation programme ... Read more...

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Bengal governor clarifies ‘paribartan’ remark


May 30th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) A day after courting controversy for saying "true paribartan" (change) had touched West Bengal, Governor M.K. Narayanan Wednesday said his words referred to Kolkata Knight ... Read more...

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CPI-M, Congress question Mamata’s felicitation of KKR (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday joined the CPI-M in asking why the West Bengal government gave a rousing reception to private corporate team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ... Read more...

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CPI-M questions Mamata’s felicitation of KKR


May 30th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday asked why the West Bengal government gave a rousing reception to a private corporate team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after it won ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh bats for Mamata, answers critics


May 29th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) As critics slammed Mamata Banerjee for giving a rousing welcome to a private corporate team like KKR, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Tuesday defended the ... Read more...

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KKR fans face police batons outside Eden


May 29th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) As West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan hogged the limelight inside the Eden Gardens stadium Tuesday, spectators outside had ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh, Mamata steal show in KKR’s Eden party


May 29th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took the centre-stage at the celebrations of Kolkata Knight Riders' maiden Indian Premier ... Read more...

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Kolkata bracing up for extending warm felicitation to victorious Knights (Roundup)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Indian Premier League champion Kolkata KnightRiders - co-owned by Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan - will be accorded a grand reception with offerings of ... Read more...

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Its ‘whistle podu’ time at Chepauk


May 27th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) It was carnival time at the Chepauk, which was filled to its brim for the first time this season for the grand finale of the ... Read more...

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Sachin to be presented 100 guineas, golden bat by Mamata


May 11th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar will be presented a golden bat, ball and 100 guineas for scoring a century of international hundreds by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Advani felicitated by Karnataka Billiards Association


April 17th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) Pankaj Advani, who earlier this month became the first Indian to win five Asian titles, was felicitated by the Karnataka State Billiards Association (KSBA), here Tuesday.Advani ... Read more...

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My grandfather was biased towards Karisma: Kareena


March 28th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor, who Wednesday unveiled her grandfather Raj Kapoor's specially designed brass statue, said he was biased towards her elder sister Karisma Kapoor."My ... Read more...

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Tendulkar will be available for IPL-V: Mumbai Indians


March 28th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Mumbai Indians says skipper Sachin Tendulkar, who is in London for a routine check-up of an old toe injury, will be available for the fifth ... Read more...

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We have emerged as the big boys in world cricket: Rahul Dravid


March 27th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Former India captain Rahul Dravid Tuesday said during his 16-year-long career, the Indian team has emerged from being second class citizens on tours to becoming the ... Read more...

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Tendulkar would be happy to see an Indian break his record (Roundup)


March 25th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar Sunday said it would be tough to predict when and who will break his record of 100 international centuries but ... Read more...

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Tendulkar hopes an Indian would break his record


March 25th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar Sunday said it would be tough to predict when and who will break his record of 100 international centuries but ... Read more...

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Indian footballers want a well managed PLS


February 14th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian footballers want the much awaited Professional League Soccer (PLS) managed well so that it benefits the game in the country.Ace striker Sunil Chettri said ... Read more...

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Communists have no moral right to honour Netaji: Mamata


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday attacked the Left over Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, saying the communists who once had once questioned his nationalism ... Read more...

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12-students-to-a-class school wins award


January 8th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Jan 8 (IANS) A unique school here that admits no more than 12 students to a class and is strictly against rote-based education has won the 'Best Preparatory ... Read more...

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CAB felicitates Indian team for Eden’s maiden T20


October 29th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) Indian cricket team captain M.S. Dhoni and his teammates were feted by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on the occasion of the first ever Twenty20 ... Read more...

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China’s economic success an inspiration: Gilani


October 1st, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 1 (IANS) China's "astonishing economic success" is a source of inspiration for the developing world, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.Gilani made the remark in a message ... Read more...

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Chidambaram turns down Kamat’s special status request


August 14th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Sunday snubbed Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's request to grant special status to Goa.Chidambaram, who was in Goa to participate ... Read more...

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Krishna greets Khar, hopes for friendly ties


July 20th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has in a letter greeted Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, and expressed hope to work closely with her ... Read more...

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India presses Lagarde on more voice in IMF for emerging economies


June 30th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has expressed the hope that under the leadership of Chritine Lagaarde, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will deal effectively and fairly ... Read more...

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Teachers cry foul over scrapping of Anna’s function


April 27th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Teachers at Lucknow University Wednesday said the varsity administration's decision to cancel a function involving social activist Anna Hazare is aimed at crippling his campaign against ... Read more...

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Maken apologises to 1960 football heroes for shabby treatment


April 14th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Sports minister Ajay Maken Thursday apologised to the 1960 Olympic football heroes as some of the former players had to pay for dinner after their ... Read more...

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Pune to have a museum dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar


April 6th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Pune (Maharashtra), April 6 (IANS) After the clamour for Bharat Ratna for cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar, now the Maharashtra government plans to set up a museum dedicated to the ... Read more...

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Mumbai MP wants Team India felicitated in parliament


April 4th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Following India's cricket World Cup victory, senior Congress MP from north Mumbai Sanjay Nirupam Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting him to honour ... Read more...

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Maintaining the top spot will be a challenge, asserts Yuvraj


April 3rd, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Player of the Tournament Yuvraj Singh feels the challenge for India after winning the World Cup will be to maintain the top spot in One-day ... Read more...

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World Cup brought smiles to fans at home and abroad: Tendulkar


April 3rd, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has described India's World Cup triumph as the best moment of his career and said the title has brought smiles on ... Read more...

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