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PM confers honorary doctorate on Azim Premji


August 18th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday conferred an honorary doctorate on eminent industrialist and Wipro chairman Azim Premji at the golden jubilee of Indian Institute of ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb hits out at Mamata’s remarks


August 16th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) In a veiled attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Thursday said that instead of ... Read more...

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Goa’s draft mining policy soft on capping ore extraction (Goa Newsletter)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 10 (IANS) After making a vocal case for sustainable mining, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's much-awaited draft mining policy appears to have turned its back on a crucial ... Read more...

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Rwanda seeks India’s support for UN seat


June 29th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Projecting its democratic and economic transformation on the 50th anniversary of its independence, Rwanda, a rising economy in east Africa, Friday sought India's backing for ... Read more...

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British queen’s 60-year crown gala connects to India with mega party (With Image)


June 4th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The gala celebrating 60 years of British Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne in 1952 reached the Indian capital Sunday night in a multi-racial ... Read more...

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Queen’s diamond jubilee celebration kicks off


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Britain kicked off nationwide celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee Saturday.The four-day celebrations commenced with the Queen attending a horse racing at the Epsom ... Read more...

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Gilani calls off visit for Queen’s diamond jubilee


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Prime Minster Yousuf Raza Gilani has cancelled his plan to visit Britain and attend the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, following his busy engagements, Online news ... Read more...

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Reduce mining in Goa to one-third: Panel


May 21st, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 21 (IANS) Mining in Goa has crossed the social and environmental threshold and further ore extraction should be capped at approximately 20 percent of the current levels, recommends ... Read more...

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Goa tourism policy may lose its ‘fun’


May 20th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 20 (IANS) Soon, fun may not be 'in' in Goa.A zero draft of the 'Goa 2035 - Vision and Road map' submitted to the Goa government by a ... Read more...

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US consulate, Malayalam weekly to organise media seminar


May 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) The US consulate in Chennai and leading Malayalam weekly Keralasabdam are jointly organizing a seminar on "Media and Democracy" here Monday.The seminar is to celebrate World ... Read more...

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Army alert over Sino-Indian border (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) The Indian Army is alert to security issues on the Sino-Indian border, a top commander said Wednesday.Referring to China as a "competitor", Lt. Gen. Anil Chait, ... Read more...

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Army alert over security issues on Sino-Indian border


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) The Indian Army is alert to security issues on the Sino-Indian border and is prepared for the security and defence of the nation, a top commander ... Read more...

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Amitabh regrets not doing more films with Vidhu Vinod


April 5th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan regrets having worked just once with filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra."In the past 30 years, he has worked with me in only one ... Read more...

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Vikram Bhatt got me into acting: Bipasha Basu


February 13th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Bipasha Basu, who delivered one of her biggest hits with Vikram Bhatt, gives credit to the director for inspiring her to get into acting.They teamed ... Read more...

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A documentary to be made on singer Yesudas


February 4th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 4 (IANS) A short film on veteran singer K.J.Yesudas' achievements will be made by television channel Kairali TV, former education minister M.A.Baby said here Saturday.Announcing that a musical ... Read more...

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Three more Sainik Schools to come up, says minister


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Sanction has been given for three new Sainik Schools to come up in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam ... Read more...

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A movie needs time to grow: Farhan Akhtar (Interview)


December 8th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The 'opening weekend collection' mindset is an unfair attitude since a film needs time to grow on the audiences, says filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar, ... Read more...

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Yesudas completes 50 years as singer!


November 13th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 13 (IANS) Singing legend K.J. Yesudas will celebrate his golden jubilee as a singer Nov 14 as it was on this day half-a-century ago that he recorded his ... Read more...

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9 percent growth ambitious but achievable target: PM


August 22nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The target of 9 percent economic growth is "very ambitious" given the current state of the global economy but can be achieved if India overcame ... Read more...

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Mining in Western Ghats may be curbed


July 19th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Capping the extent of mining in the Western Ghats, stretching from Maharashtra to Kerala, is being considered, the head of a panel monitoring the area's ecology ... Read more...

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Space transportation costs must be reduced: Kalam


July 5th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jul 4 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday said it is essential for India to work together with other nations to bring down the cost of space transportation."India ... Read more...

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Indian Open Golf is back on Asian tour schedule


June 17th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Indian Open, the flagship golf event in India, will make its return for the 48th edition scheduled for Oct 13-16 and will carry an ... Read more...

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Microsoft bets big on cloud, more interactive technologies


May 26th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Microsoft is betting big on cloud computing and innovative software that makes devices more interactive and intelligent, the software major's chief executive Steve Ballmer said ... Read more...

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Green nod for several Goa mines faulty, says ecologist


April 4th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) Several iron and manganese ore mines in Goa are operating after getting clearances on the basis of faulty environment impact assessment (EIA) reports, an ecologist and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Goa to abolish colonial era tax on temples


March 29th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) A tax imposed by the colonial Portuguese regime on Goa's Hindu temples and which continued to be exacted even 50 years after the state's liberation, ... Read more...

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‘Lost diary’ sheds light on Queen Victoria’s relationship with Indian servant


February 27th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): A new archive of letters, pictures and a 'lost diary' belonging to an Indian man who worked as a servant for Queen Victoria has shed light on the ... Read more...

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Kuwait in celebratory mood for 50th anniversary of independence


February 26th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood Kuwait City, Feb 26 (IANS) Homes decked in colours of its national flag, children cheering and waving, women clicking moments for memory - Kuwait was in a festive mood ... Read more...

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Ganpat Vasava new Gujarat assembly speaker


February 24th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Ganpat Vasava was unanimously elected the speaker of the Gujarat assembly here Thursday.Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the election of Vasava, a tribal ... Read more...

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Dancer Mansingh celebrates the Golden Jubilee of her career in Delhi


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.23 (ANI): Renowned Indian classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, celebrated 50 years of her dancing career with a performance here.Her interpretation of bhajans along with powerful gestures and steps mesmerized ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on plea against puja on premises


January 20th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Thursday reserved its order on a petition challenging performance of Hindu rituals and puja during a groundbreaking ceremony held on the court premises last ... Read more...

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Court quizzes petitioner against puja on premises


January 18th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Tuesday questioned a petitioner who has challenged the performing of Hindu religious rituals and a puja during a groundbreaking ceremony held in the ... Read more...

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Modi kicks off conclave that fetches Gujarat mega-billions


January 12th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi kicked off the state's 5th biennial global summit Wednesday, confident of pulling investment commitments larger than the $243 billion attracted ... Read more...

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Special functions to enrol new voters: Poll panel


January 12th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 (IANS) The Election Commission of India Tuesday said it will organise special functions across the country Jan 25 to mark the enrolment of about 20 million youth in ... Read more...

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Gujarat high court’s secular credentials questioned in PIL


January 11th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) A Gujarat High Court bench headed by Chief Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya Tuesday refused to hear a public interest suit questioning the court's secular credentials. The bench of ... Read more...

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Dharmendra: A ‘He Man’ Cannot Afford To Be Old!


December 30th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Bollywood veteran Dharmendra, who has recently completed and celebrated the platinum jubilee of his life and golden jubilee in Bollywood, says that he was once tagged as the ‘He Man’ ... Read more...

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