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Pranab receives tumultuous welcome on arrival in Kolkata


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and United Progressive Alliance presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee arrived in the city Friday night to a tumultuous welcome by Congress workers.Mukherjee, who ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Riot of colours as Holi celebrated with gaiety (Intro Roundup)


March 8th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Vibrant red, blue, green, yellow and pink colours spread joy and merriment as people across India celebrated the festival of Holi Thursday by smearing coloured ... Read more...

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TCS expands US presence, opens new facility in California


January 31st, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India's IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Tuesday said it has opened a customer collaboration centre in California which will serve as the worldwide headquarters ... Read more...

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India to host internal auditors global forum


January 30th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Monday said its annual global council will be organised in India Feb 5-8 to discuss key matters impacting the ... Read more...

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Diplomats, top IT professionals at Kerala meet


November 16th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) Diplomats and top notch IT professionals will participate in the India IT Summit here Dec 16, its organiser said.Organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) ... Read more...

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Thousands watch Kumari worship at Belur Math


October 4th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 4 (IANS) Thousands of devotees from all over the country and abroad watched 'Kumari Puja' or the worship of a prepubescent girl on Mahashtami Tuesday at Belur Math ... Read more...

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Argentine players visit Mother House, Messi skips


September 4th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) Six Argentine players including Jonas Gutierrez and Diego Mradona's son-in-law Sergio Aguero paid a visit to Mother House, global headquarters of Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity ... Read more...

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Tata Communications to base global headquarters in Singapore


May 11th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Tata Communications Wednesday said it would base its international headquarters in Singapore and invest 440 million Singapore dollars towards scaling up its presence in that ... Read more...

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West Bengal celebrates Holi with traditional fervour


March 19th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The festival of colours Holi or Dol Yatra, as it is called in the state, was celebrated with traditional fervour with songs and dances in West ... Read more...

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Ramakrishna Paramahansa’s 175th birth anniversary celebrated


March 6th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) Lakhs of people from across the country thronged Belur Math - the global headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission - in adjacent Howrah district Sunday ... Read more...

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Kolkata Metro station to be named after Mother Teresa


January 15th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday announced that a proposed Metro railway station in New Barrackpore municipality of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district will be named after ... Read more...

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Suicide attack in Pakistan affront to humanity: Obama (Lead)


December 26th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama condemned Saturday's suicide attack in northwestern Pakistan in which 44 people were killed, saying the terror strike is "an affront to humanity"."I strongly ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Under fire Pak says “no lack of resolve to fight terrorism” in North Waziristan


October 17th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 17 (ANI): Following the accusations made in a leaked White House report to Congress earlier this month that Pakistani forces were avoiding "direct conflict" in North Waziristan, Pakistan has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sea of humanity throngs Bengal streets on Mahashtami (Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Thousands of devotees thronged Belur Math to witness 'kumari puja' (worship of a pre-pubescent girl) or flocked to Durga Puja pandals across West Bengal Friday to offer 'anjali' ... Read more...

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Durga Puja reaches its peak with Mahashtami


October 15th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Thousands of devotees thronged Durga Puja pandals across the city Friday to participate in the 'anjali' or special prayers amid the beats of the traditional dhak drums on ... Read more...

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NATO denies firing mortars into Pakistan


September 11th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 11 (ANI): The US embassy in Pakistan has denied allegations that NATO soldiers had fired across the border from Afghanistan into North Waziristan, damaging a number of homes and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Special prayers mark Mother Teresa’s 13th death anniversary


September 6th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Special prayers and masses Sunday marked the 13th death anniversary of Mother Teresa. Nuns of Missionaries of Charity, a Catholic Order founded by Mother Teresa to minister to the ... Read more...

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13 years on, Mother Teresa still draws foreign tourists to Kolkata


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) Be it soccer legend Diego Maradona, tennis star Martina Hingis or football World Cup hero Diego Forlan - they have all visited the plain two-storey Missionaries ... Read more...

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Birth Centenary Celebrations Of Mother Teresa Commences With Holy Mass


August 27th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Kolkata, Aug 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The birth centenary celebrations of Mother Teresa commenced with a holy mass that spanned across two hours in the global headquarters of Missionaries of Charity ... Read more...

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Demonstrators Protest Outside Empire State Building For Its Refusal To Mark Mother Teresa’s Birth Centenary


August 27th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New York, Aug 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mother Teresa who is known across the world as the symbol of love and peace for her unconditional support and service to the poor ... Read more...

Posted in World, World News |

US envoy pays homage to Mother Teresa


August 26th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) US envoy to India Timothy J. Roemer Thursday paid homage to India's "saint of the gutters" Mother Teresa on her birth centenary and said her work "inspires" ... Read more...

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Mass begins Mother Teresa’s birth centenary celebrations


August 26th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) A two-hour holy mass attended by around 1,000 nuns, priests and commoners at the Missionaries of Charity global headquarters here formally began Mother Teresa's birth centenary ... Read more...

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Kolkata gears up to salute Mother Teresa Thursday (Lead)


August 25th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Mass prayers, film festivals, cultural programmes, a special train and exhibitions will mark the birth centenary celebrations of Mother Teresa Thursday in Kolkata, the epicentre of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

There will be none like Mother Teresa again, say commoners


August 24th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) As Mother Teresa's birth centenary Thursday draws near, commoners here still get tears in their eyes recalling the deeds and words of the Albania-born nun who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

MTV announces MTV TJ ‘Twitter Jockey’ following nationwide vote


August 10th, 2010 - 6:41 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- MTV has announced Gabi Gregg as the winner of the "Follow Me: The Search for the first MTV TJ" competition.Gabi was named the first MTV TJ ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Osama bin Laden ‘hiding in Pakistan’: Admiral Mullen


July 25th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 25(ANI): US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen has supported US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's statement about the presence of Osama Bin Laden and other top ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Lashkar-e-Taiba has become global threat: Mullen


July 25th, 2010 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has become "a very dangerous organisation and a significant regional and global threat", Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hyundai Motor mulls new engine unit in India (Lead)


May 19th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Seoul, May 19 (IANS) Hyundai Motor is looking at a new diesel engine plant in India with locally-sourced components to give customers a wider choice and consolidate its position as ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hyundai plans $550 million new engine unit in India


May 19th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Seoul, May 19 (IANS) Hyundai Motor plans a $550 million diesel engine plant in India with locally-sourced components to give customers a wider choice and consolidate its position as the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pennsylvania to invest $6.7 million to create thousands of new jobs


April 16th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by BNO News
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) – Pennsylvania, through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), will make investments totaling more than $6.7 million to create more than 10,000 jobs, Governor Edward Rendell announced on Friday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

West Bengal celebrates Dol Yatra


February 28th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal Sunday celebrated the festival of colours, Holi, or Dol Yatra as it is called in the state, with songs, dances and sweets. This is a festival of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Gulf offers excellent investment opportunity in energy sector’


January 29th, 2010 - 6:10 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Jan 29 (IANS) The energy sector in the Gulf region is well placed to develop clean and affordable energy sources, as the world focuses on developing new technologies to deal with ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mamata lays foundation stone of Kolkata Metro extension


January 2nd, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kamarhati (West Bengal), Jan 2 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday laid the foundation stone of a Rs.600 crore Kolkata Metro railway extension project from Dum Dum to Dakshineswar in the ... Read more...

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West Bengal cathedral co-named after Mother Teresa, Mary


November 13th, 2009 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) For the first time, a cathedral in West Bengal has been co-named after Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, a nun who made Kolkata her home and workplace for 68 ... Read more...

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Kolkatans fume at Albania’s proposal to take Teresa’s remains


October 13th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) Mother Teresa was a Kolkatan, part of the city's heritage and one could not give history away - be it intellectuals, Christian organisations or the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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