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Police battle anti-graft protesters outside PM’s house, Hazare for second freedom movement (Intro Roundup)


August 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Police used tear gas and water cannons as hundreds of anti-corruption activists led by Arvind Kejriwal staged noisy protests near Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Text of Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech


August 15th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech on India's Independence Day from the Red Fort:My dear countrymen, brothers, sisters and dear children,I greet you ... Read more...

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Freedom acquiring new meaning for thinking India


August 14th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Freedom as an idea is no longer what it was 65 years ago when India emerged from the shackles of British domination at the stroke ... Read more...

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Documentary explores ‘Jana Gana Mana’ spirit


August 14th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) National anthems worldwide often become ritualised with its adherents paying little attention to the words or their underlying meaning. As India prepares to celebrate its 65th ... Read more...

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US stands with India as partner and friend: Clinton


August 13th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Calling India "a beacon for the world of the power of non-violence and the promise of democracy", the United States Monday assured India that it ... Read more...

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Bengal writers, artistes delighted at Pranab as president


July 25th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Top writers, film personalities and artists from West Bengal Wednesday expressed their happiness after Pranab Mukhejee was sworn-in as the country's president."I'm very happy as somebody ... Read more...

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Prayers held at rediscovered Delhi mosque, Iqbal seeks settlement (With Image)


July 20th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Thousands gathered for Friday namaz at old Delhi's Subhash Park - the site where ruins of the historical Akbarabadi mosque were unearthed, even as the ... Read more...

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Construction stopped at old Delhi mosque site, visitors pour in


July 19th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Cameras clicked, namaz was offered and there was palpable excitement among the hundreds gathered Thursday at Subhash Park near Jama Masjid - the spot where ... Read more...

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Freedom fighter Jawaharlal Darda’s widow dead


July 19th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 19 (IANS) Matoshri Veenadevi Darda, widow of the late freedom fighter Jawaharlal Darda, died here Thursday after prolonged illness, family sources said.She was 85 and is survived by ... Read more...

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Cochin to host next annual Indian diaspora meet


June 19th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The 11th edition of the annual diaspora conclave -- Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013 - will be held in Cochin, Kerala's commercial capital, Minister of Overseas ... Read more...

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Chinks in Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat Conference?


May 7th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Chinks appeared in the Mirwaiz Umer Farooq-led moderate Hurriyat group Monday a day after a statement made by another senior leader of the group.A group of ... Read more...

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Peace in Kashmir is fake, says Geelani


April 27th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir may be calm since last year after three summers of unrest, but separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani insists that the peace is ... Read more...

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Agra’s unique Bhagat singing finds new patrons


March 28th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 28 (IANS) "Mere Babul Ka Beejna", a powerful theatrical presentation in the genre of old Bhagat singing peculiar to Agra region, was the climax of the 10-day Taj ... Read more...

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CBI gets list of Mujibur Rahman’s killers


March 13th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has received a list of six Bangladeshis suspected to have killed Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who had mentored the country's ... Read more...

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Need scientific and technological outlook: Patil


January 25th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Stressing the need for scientific and technological outlook among people, President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said that India will continue to bring moral force on ... Read more...

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Indian stage, Bollywood, Broadway meet in Saurabh Shukla’s play


January 12th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Indian stage, Bollywood and Broadway have never been far away - as popular television and screen actor Saurabh Shukla's play "Red Hot" brings to ... Read more...

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Goa’s ‘Tuberculosis’ Cunha fought colonial Portuguese cancer


December 18th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
(ATTN NEWS EDITORS: This is the third and last in a series on the 50th anniversary of Goa's liberation Dec 19, 2011. This story is about the man who mentored the ... Read more...

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Has Bangladesh’s creation benefited India strategically?


December 14th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Has India's role in the creation of Bangladesh 40 years ago benefited this country strategically? The poser, at a seminar here Wednesday, produced ... Read more...

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ISI spy claims he was in regular touch with Indian officials


December 12th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Admitted Pakistani spy Ghulam Nabi Fai has claimed that he was in regular touch with Indian cabinet ministers and Indian embassy officials here over the ... Read more...

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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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Mahatma’s companion dead


November 28th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) Pushpa Ranjan Chatterjee, who fasted with Mahatma Gandhi in 1947 here against India's break up and communal riots, died at his home in Hooghly Monday, family ... Read more...

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Fascinating post-mortem of Indian Left (IANS Book Review)


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Leftism in India 1917-1947"; Author: Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri; Publisher:Macmillan; Price: Rs.375In 254 crisp and scholarly pages (including a rich bibliography), this may well be the ultimate work on Indian Leftists ... Read more...

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Katju to head Press Council


October 5th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has been appointed chairman of the Press Council of India, the information and broadcasting ministry announced here Wednesday.Katju takes ... Read more...

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Bangalore Little Theatre relives India’s political past on stage in Caribbean


October 3rd, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Oct 3 (IANS) Whilst there appeared to have been "personality conflicts" between India's two independence giants, Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi, the two shared soft hearts, mutual respect and ... Read more...

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Orissa doubles freedom fighters’ pension


October 2nd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (IANS) As a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 142nd birth anniversary Sunday, Orissa has doubled the monthly pension of those who fought for India's freedom struggle.The ... Read more...

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Capping fashion: Making statement with Gandhi Topi (With Images)


August 24th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Who would have envisioned a 74-year-old man making a fashion statement with his white kurta pyjama and Gandhi Topi in the 21st century? But Anna ... Read more...

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Film on descendants of martyrs of freedom struggle


August 24th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Telling the story of the plight of descendents of the forgotten martyrs of India's independence struggle, a Delhi-based journalist is coming up with a two-hour historical ... Read more...

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Maulanas ask Muslims to back Anna


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Prominent Maulanas and Islamic scholars of Uttar Pradesh have reacted strongly to Delhi's Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari's appeal to Muslims to keep off Anna Hazare's anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Gender barrier broken in Agra musical tradition


August 1st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 1 (IANS) In a social revolution of sorts, women have been inducted for the first time in Bhagat singing troupes, a 400-year-old musical tradition unique to Agra.A fortnight-long ... Read more...

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Nation must accept Netaji’s death: Biographer (Interview)


July 24th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Contrary to doubts raised about his death, historical evidence indicates that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose died in an air crash Aug 18, 1945, and the ... Read more...

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As Anna fasts, Ramdev faces government heat (Roundup)


June 8th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare took on the government Wednesday as he fasted for eight hours amid thousands of supporters at the Rajghat even as Home ... Read more...

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Congress slams Ramdev, BJP, Anna


June 8th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Hitting out at Baba Ramdev and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress said Wednesday that the agitation of the yoga guru against corruption ... Read more...

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VHP denounces crackdown on Ramdev


June 5th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Sunday attacked the government for cracking down on yoga guru Baba Ramdev during his hunger strike against corruption.Comparing the forced ... Read more...

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Tripura to include more details on Mahatma in text books


May 25th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 25 (IANS) Succumbing to the opposition Congress party's pressure, the Left Front government in Tripura Wednesday announced that more details on Mahatma Gandhi and environment would be included ... Read more...

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No 1971 trial details to media, rules Dhaka panel


May 25th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 25 (IANS) The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal trying Islamists accused of collaborating with authorities in erstwhile Pakistan during the 1971 freedom movement has restrained police and counsel from ... Read more...

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