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Rains boost Agra’s green cover


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 2 (IANS) Heavy showers have come as a big boost to afforestation efforts in the Taj city.The Taj Mahal is now adequately insulated against air pollution by a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

What happened to money spent on Yamuna, ask activists


August 26th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 26 (IANS) "Save Yamuna" activists marched here Sunday demanding to know what had happened to the huge rums of money spent on supposedly cleaning the river."Thousands of crores ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

3 die, scores missing after Nepal boat capsize


August 25th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 25 (IANS) At least three people died and an unknown number of people went missing as a boat with about 50 to 55 people on board capsized in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Designer brings spirit of Mexico alive at LFW


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Designer Pia Pauro tried to bring the spirit and feel to Mexico to Mumbai through her fashion show at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2012 ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Make space for arthouse cinema: Kiran Rao


July 30th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who made her directorial debut with off-beat film "Dhobi Ghat", feels there is need to create space for such films. However, she ... Read more...

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Ranbir Kapoor pleads guilty in smoking case


July 26th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor Thursday pleaded guilty, through his lawyers, to charges of smoking publicly during a movie shoot in Rajasthan's Udaipur district about four ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Eight pilgrims killed in Himachal (Lead)


July 15th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 15 (IANS) Eight pilgrims, mostly from Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh, were killed and 35 others injured when a bus in which they were travelling skidded off the ... Read more...

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To woo tourists, UP plans helium balloon rides, rope ways


June 13th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
L0ucknow, June 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday in-principle cleared the way for setting up helium balloon ride facility at Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Varanasi, and for restarting ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sanjay Gupta finds it hard to shoot in Mumbai


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta has dropped his plans to build a film studio near Mumbai. Instead, he feels Gujarat has better prospects for locations to use in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Third tiger found dead in UP


May 28th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) Sending forest officials into a tizzy, a third tiger has been found dead in a week in Uttar Pradesh - this time at the Dudhwa National ... Read more...

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Mamata inaugrates Ganges riverfront project


May 25th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday inaugurated the first phase of Riverfront Beautification Project along the Ganges, constructed on the lines of Thames riverfront ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

No recognition for Agra lifeguard who saved 50 lives (With Image)


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 23 (IANS) River lifeguard Satish Chandra is like Mitch Buchannon, the popular character from American TV show "Baywatch" who saved people from drowning in the sea. However, Chandra ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Poor training and regulation caused Assam boat accident: Global body


May 4th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) A global workers association has blamed poor training, dangerous working practices and inadequate regulation for the deadly ferry accident in Assam. Seventy-one bodies were recovered so ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Assam ferry tragedy: More bodies recovered


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) Eight more bodies, including of a woman and four children, were fished out from the Brahmaputra river Thursday, taking the number of bodies recovered in Monday's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

It was the worst nightmare for me: Survivor


May 1st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) It was perhaps the worst nightmare in his life for Abubakkar Siddique, a passenger on the ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra river Monday evening in ... Read more...

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‘Satayamev Jayate’ has made life tough for me: Kiran Rao


April 24th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Filmmaker and superstar Aamir Khan's wife Kiran Rao says the actor's new TV show "Satayamev Jayate" has made life tough for her as he ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Yamuna clean-up operation begins in Taj city


April 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 20 (IANS) The Agra district authorities have begun an exercise to clean up the Yamuna, fearing Supreme Court action on non-implementation of its directives on the pollution threat ... Read more...

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Leopard skin seized in Assam


April 6th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 5 (IANS) A leopard skin has been seized near the famed Manas Tiger Reserve in Assam and one person has been arrested, an official said Thursday.The skin was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘SP compromising national security by appeasing Muslims’


April 5th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Thursday slammed the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh for its "overzealousness" to please Muslims.Taking offence at the state Home Department's ... Read more...

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Indian Mujahideen suspect arrested in Delhi (Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist was arrested from east Delhi and one kg explosives and a detonator seized from him, police said Wednesday.Assadullah Rehman alias ... Read more...

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Content, not cast rules: Filmmaker Goldie Behl


March 8th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The story and not the stars is what appeals to audiences, says filmmaker Goldie Behl, adding that small budget movies are a less riskier ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Soccer legend Sailen Manna dead (Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian soccer legend Sailendra Nath Manna, popularly known as Sailen Manna, died at a private hospital here Monday due to old age complications. He was ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Of the magic of Zaina Kadal in old Srinagar (Letter from Kashmir) (With Images)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) It was the hub of the city once, a place where wholesale traders did business and people flocked to visit the nearby shrines. But, in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Amy and I? Keep guessing: Prateik


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Prateik refuses to divulge whether rumours that he is dating his "Ek tha Deewana" co-star Amy Jackson are true or not."Whether it is true or ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Divided family pays tributes to NTR


January 18th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Rich tributes were paid to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N.T. Rama Rao on his 16th death anniversary Wednesday.NTR, as ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Fish deaths in Yamuna shock pilgrims


January 15th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 14 (IANS) Scores of devotees who had gone to worship river Yamuna here early Saturday morning were shocked at the sight of thousands of dead fish near the ... Read more...

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Three men, one Puja Gupta - and she’s loving it! (With Images)


January 7th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) There will be Saif Ali Khan, Vir Das and Kunal Khemu, and one Puja Gupta! The one-film-old actress says she is not at all insecure ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

When painting, I feel I’m making something like a Picasso: Aamir


December 27th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) If singing puts him in a good mood, painting also brings joy to Aamir Khan, who played a painter in critically acclaimed "Dhobi Ghat"."Painting, like ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Aamir can’t get enough of his newborn


December 24th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 24 (IANS) If there's anything that actor Aamir Khan loves doing these days, it is spending time and playing with his newborn son, Azad."It's a great joy ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mamata’s mother passes away, condolences pour in (Roundup)


December 17th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's mother Gayatri Banerjee, who was a pillar of strength for West Bengal's first woman chief minister, passed away here Saturday morning. She was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Andhra assembly session kicks off on stormy note


December 1st, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 1 (IANS) The winter session of the Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly began on a stormy note Thursday with the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) stalling the proceedings, ... Read more...

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Train fire accident to be probed


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), Eastern Circle, will probe the fire accident on the Howrah-Dehradun Express in Jharkhand, in which seven people were killed ... Read more...

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On Kartik Purnima, thousands take holy dip


November 10th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 10 (IANS) A large number of devotees converged on the pilgrim towns of Allahabad, Varanasi and Ayodhya Thursday for a holy dip in the Ganges and other rivers ... Read more...

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Five die in Ganges, 21 ghats ‘unsafe’


October 27th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 27 (IANS) A man and his four grandsons drowned in the Ganges in Patna district Thursday even as 21 bathing ghats were declared unsafe and dangerous for use.A ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Two held with pangolin skin worth Rs.9 mn


October 22nd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), Oct 22 (IANS) Two people were arrested here with 144 kg of pangolin skin worth Rs.87 lakh that was being smuggled to China via Myanmar, custom officials said ... Read more...

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