Beggars’ boom in Srinagar despite preventive laws (Letter from Srinagar)

August 7th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 7 (IANS) Perhaps nobody follows the newly-installed traffic signals in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital as intently as Nasreen, 12, who stops begging the moment the lights ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s street chess flourishes under busy flyover (With Images)

June 20th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Rain or sun does not bother them, neither does the cacophonous traffic nor the incessant clamour of a packed city. Their dream is to get World ... Read more...

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Pop star Whitney Houston dies at 48 (Second Lead)

February 12th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 12 (IANS) One of the world's best-selling and highly awarded music artists, Whitney Houston was found dead in a California hotel. She was 48.She was found ... Read more...

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Activists slam dog food menu in Philippines

July 10th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Half-a-million dogs in the Philippines end up in restaurants annually after they are snatched from streets and illegally slaughtered to satisfy the growing taste for dog ... Read more...

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Amitabh Mattoo welcome back to Kashmir, tweets Omar

June 27th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday made an open offer to noted academician Amitabh Mattoo to return to the state and "advise us".Mattoo, a ... Read more...

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Don’t blame Pakistan for non-state actors, says Zardari

May 10th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India should stop blaming Pakistan for the terrorist actions of "non-state actors", President Asif Ali Zardari told a delegation of Indian jurists which recently ... Read more...

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Wills, Kate’s wedding souvenir mug features Prince Harry’s face

March 17th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): A souvenir mug designed to celebrate the upcoming Royal marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton could end up at the back of shelves for featuring Prince ... Read more...

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Parle to buy apple concentrate from Himachal

December 17th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 17 (IANS) Food and beverage company Parle Agro will buy 300 tonnes of apple juice concentrate from the state-run Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Corp (HPMC), a minister ... Read more...

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Dubai - where public kissing is a taboo, but prostitution flourishes

May 16th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): Dubai's Islamic austerity is nothing but a sham. Couples who publicly kiss are jailed, however the state turns a blind eye to 30,000 imported prostitutes.According to The Times, ... Read more...

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To fight Maoism, poor need to be take care of: PM (Lead)

April 21st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Admitting that Maoism is the result of under-development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday advocated the need to ensure that the poor share equitably the benefits of ... Read more...

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‘Paathshaala’ - a film with its heart in place (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***)

April 17th, 2010 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "Paathshaala"; Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia Azmi, Nana Patekar, Anjan Shrivastava, Saurabh Shukla; Director: Milin Ukey; Producer: Ahmed Khan, Shaira Khan; Rating: ***If a piece of ... Read more...

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Shawl sales multiply, industry flourishes in Amritsar

January 13th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Savinder SinghAmritsar, Jan 13(ANI): With north India freezing with the onset of winter season, the over two centuries old Amritsar Shawl industry is experiencing a boom in the domestic as ... Read more...

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Himachal to set up another apple juice concentrate plant

December 30th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 30 (IANS) To help apple growers, the Himachal Pradesh government has decided to set up another apple juice concentrate facility in the state, according to Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta. "We have ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s Barbeque Nation hosts African food festival

December 12th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil ShramaChandigarh, Dec 12(ANI): A restaurant in Chandigarh recently organized an African barbeque food festival, which was not just about experiencing food, but also about the passion, which was truly African.The ... Read more...

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Santhali literature is booming, but needs government help

November 19th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jamshedpur, Nov 19 (IANS) Contemporary Santhali literature has taken off in a big way since it became an official language of Jharkhand in 2003, but it has not come of ... Read more...

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Guru Ram Dass 475th anniversary celebrated

October 9th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Oct 9 (ANI): Sikh devotees took dip in the holy pond of Golden Temple, here on the occasion of 475th birth anniversary of Guru Ram Dass, the fourth ... Read more...

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KACHRAPETI -A human dustbin

October 6th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
There are films that have explored the seamy underbelly of urbania- Salaam Bombay and Slumdog Millionaire come readily to mind. Crime and poverty are interlinked. What makes KACHRAPETI A human dustbin, different ... Read more...

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Indian among 23 killed in Nepal church collapse (Lead)

September 30th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 30 (IANS) A get-together during the festive season in Nepal turned to stark tragedy early Wednesday when 23 Christians, including an Indian, were crushed to death in a church instituted ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh to hold apple festival

September 3rd, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will hold a two-day apple festival here from Oct 3 to promote the fruit it is famous for, Chief Secretary Asha Swaroop said Thursday. "The state government ... Read more...

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NASA images reveal changes in Earth’s plant growth over past 11 yrs

June 14th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): A new series of NASA images has illustrated how Earth's plant growth has changed over the past 11 years.The images, which are part of the series, "World ... Read more...

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Global warming maybe poisoning food for Arctic people

April 18th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has found that global warming is not just transforming the land for the Arctic people, but it is also poisoning ... Read more...

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10th South East Asian Trade Fair gets underway in Shillong

April 1st, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Shillong, Apr 1 (ANI): Traders from South East Asian countries are participating in the 10th International Trade Fair in Shillong.Traders from several South East Asian countries including Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Kenya, Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Cricket flourishes in war-ravaged Afghanistan

March 31st, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 31 (IANS) Cricket has returned from wilderness to war-ravaged Afghanistan, and the national team is now on the last leg to seal a place in the 2011 World Cup. To ... Read more...

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With liquor shops closed, blackmarketing flourishes in Jharkhand

July 14th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 14 (IANS) Liquor shops in Jharkhand have been closed for the past two weeks as the government has issued strict guidelines for renewing licences of alcohol outlets. But that hasn't ... Read more...

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Oil prices to stay high, upping output won’t help: Saudi Arabia

July 1st, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 1 (IANS) Increasing production will not pull down spiralling oil prices and indications are that prices will remain high, according to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. "People who ... Read more...

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‘Corruption an obstacle to corporate governance’

March 29th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, March 29 (IANS) India cannot have "honest enterprises" based on the principles of corporate governance as corruption has become a high profit business, former central vigilance commissioner N. Vittal said Saturday. ... Read more...

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Traditional handmade paper industry flourishes in Rajasthan

January 21st, 2008 - 7:01 pm ICT by admin
By Lokendra SinghSanganer (Rajasthan), Jan 21 (ANI): Traditional handmade paper industry, patronized by erstwhile ruler Sawai Man Singh 400 years ago in Rajasthan, continues to flourish in modern times.Sanganer is renowned for ... Read more...

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General elections in Pakistan could be delayed by a year, hints Aziz

November 14th, 2007 - 8:27 am ICT by admin

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