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BBC World Service leaves Bush House


July 12th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Bush House has been synonymous with the BBC World Service for 70 years, but on Thursday it broadcast from the building for the last time.Since March, ... Read more...

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250 rare documents chronicle making of Delhi


February 15th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In 1911, when King George V announced that the national capital would move to Delhi from Kolkata, this city shed its tag of a historical ... Read more...

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Coronation park: Monument to capital’s civic neglect


January 10th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) It was to have been ready in time to commemorate the centenary of Delhi becoming the capital, but the historic coronation park, which once held ... Read more...

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Indian national anthem completes 100 years


December 27th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Indian national anthem "Jana Gana Mana..." completed 100 years Tuesday.It was on this day in 1911 that the song, penned by Rabindranath Tagore, was first ... 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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Capital’s centenary: A walk down the Kingsway Camp


December 11th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) One hundred years ago, India - which was a colony of the British empire - spent nearly one million pounds sterling to host King George ... Read more...

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Silver coins from Raj days unearthed in Tripura


August 15th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) More than 20 silver coins of the early 20th century, with images of King Edward VII and George V, were unearthed in northern Tripura Monday, a ... Read more...

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‘City of Djinns’ now unrecognisably different: William Dalrymple (With Image)


May 11th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The national capital is unrecognisably different from what it was three decades ago when writer William Dalrymple came to the metropolis as a freshman ... Read more...

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Russian diplomat wants Prince Harry to be Tsar of vacant throne


May 4th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): A leading former Russian diplomat has put forward the idea that Prince Harry, the third in line to the British monarch, should be offered Russia's vacant throne.Alexander ... Read more...

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Kate Middleton’s first lesson is learning when to curtsey to whom


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, will be learning her first Royal lesson of when to curtsey and to whom.In the state rooms of Buckingham Palace after the wedding, female ... Read more...

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William’s wedding to have chocolate biscuit cake


March 27th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Prince William has asked a British biscuit company to create a chocolate biscuit cake for his wedding in addition to the official wedding cake.The official ... Read more...

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Club dancer tells tales of ‘crazy’ 6-yr fling with Gaddafi’s son


March 6th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): A Bulgarian former nightclub dancer, who had a six-year fling with Saadi Gaddafi, has revealed how the third son of Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi squandered millions on ... Read more...

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85-yr-old letter reveals the man who cured King George’s stammer


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): A letter, almost 85 years old, has revealed how King George VI came to meet the man who cured his stammer.The monarch was treated by unconventional speech ­therapist ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh school ‘changes’ national anthem


February 21st, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ambedkar Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 21 (IANS) A private school in this Uttar Pradesh district has "altered" the national anthem, replacing several words, and made its students sing it, ... Read more...

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Jesus Luz taking Madonna to Paris for her 52nd b’day


July 31st, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): Jesus Luz is apparently taking his ladylove Madonna to a romantic three days trip to Paris to celebrate her 52nd birthday.The Brazilian male model is also arranging ... Read more...

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Madonna casts Fox family in her new film


July 7th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Queen of Pop Madonna has cast James Fox and his son Laurence Fox in her film about Edward VIII's wife, Wallis Simpson.The singer has co-written the film, ... Read more...

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Capturing journey of Indian currency notes (With Images)


May 2nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) Some bank notes bore the side profile picture of King George V, some were of Rs.10,000 and Rs.5,000 denomination - none of them in circulation any ... Read more...

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Rare penny set to sell for $300,000


December 30th, 2009 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 30 (IANS) A Canadian penny is set to sell for more than $300,000. The penny, which is a rare vintage coin with the image of King George V, will be auctioned ... Read more...

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Three held with ancient silver coins in Uttar Pradesh


August 20th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Nearly 68 kg of ancient silver coins dating back to 1861 and 1892 were recovered from three men who were arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district, police said ... Read more...

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Talks to end royal succession ban on Catholics, daughters


March 27th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Gordon Brown has opened talks with the royal family to end a three century-old ban on Catholics becoming British monarchs, a government source said. He also ... Read more...

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Bearded Wills still bristling with pride


December 29th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 29 (ANI): Prince William was said to be still bristling with pride about his shaggy new beard as he headed to attend a church service.The second in line to ... Read more...

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Wills grows shaggy beard just like ancestors!


December 14th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Prince William is indeed hair to the throne the royal is apparently following in the footsteps of his ancestors by sporting a shaggy beard.Williams great, great grandfather ... Read more...

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Churchills letter stolen after valuation on TV show


November 29th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): A letter written by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill has been stolen from council offices.The theft comes just days after it was suggested on TVs Antiques ... Read more...

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Tonga’s King George V crowned


August 1st, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Wellington, Aug 1 (Xinhua) Tonga's King George V was crowned in a grand ceremony in its capital Nuku'alofa Friday. The king, 60, was crowned on a 2.5-metre-high golden throne amid a 21-cannon ... Read more...

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Army Chief felicitates Dare Devils Team for creating a world record


July 23rd, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor today felicitated the ''Dare Devil'' team of the Signals Corp for creating a world record by carrying 251 ... Read more...

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Kate Middleton attends second royal wedding of the year


July 20th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): It seems Prince Williams girlfriend Kate Middleton has confirmed that she is an integral part of the royal circles, after she attended a second royal wedding of ... Read more...

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Top historian labels Queen as an uneducated philistine


December 24th, 2007 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne , Dec 24 (ANI): The British monarch, Queen Elizabeth has been scornfully labelled as uneducated by one of Britain 's most high-profile historians, David Starkey, who likens her to Nazi Joseph ... Read more...

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