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President Mukherjee begins four-day trip to Bengal


September 14th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday arrived here on his first visit to his home state, West Bengal, after assuming the nation's highest post.Mukherjee was received at ... Read more...

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Admiral Joshi is new Indian Navy chief (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, an anti-submarine warfare specialist, Friday took over as the new Indian Navy chief.He succeeds Admiral Nirmal Verma, who retired from service ... Read more...

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Admiral Joshi is new Indian Navy chief


August 31st, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, an anti-submarine warfare specialist, Friday took over as Indian Navy chief.He succeeds Admiral Nirmal Verma, who retired from service after 43 ... Read more...

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Karnataka targets Rs.4 trillion software exports by 2020


August 15th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) With about 40 percent share of software export from India, Karnataka has set an ambitious export target of a whopping Rs.4 trillion (Rs.4 lakh crore) ... Read more...

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Crimes in Bangalore, Mangalore worrisome, says chief minister


August 15th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) Increasing crimes, including a spate of murders in Bangalore and an attack on a youth in Mangalore recently, forced Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to admit ... Read more...

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Mamata asks Maoists to lay down arms (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday promised an attractive rehabilitation package to Maoists who lay down weapons and return to mainstream."I appeal to the ... Read more...

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Karnataka celebrates Independence Day (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) Karnataka celebrated the 66th Independence Day with flag-hoisting, singing of national anthems and march past by security forces and children.Patriotic fervour and cultural fiesta marked the ... Read more...

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Mamata breaks tradition, hoists tricolour at Red Road


August 15th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Breaking a tradition in place since 1948, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday unfurled the tricolour at the Indira Gandhi Sarani, also known as ... Read more...

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Karnataka celebrates Independence Day


August 15th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) Karnataka celebrated the 66th Independence Day with flag-hoisting, national anthems and march past by police and others accompanied by bands.In Bangalore, Chief Minister Jagadish Shetter unfurled ... Read more...

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Colour and ceremony as President Pranab takes office (Roundup)


July 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) It was a day of pomp and pageantry, tradition and modernity as India Wednesday got its 13th president in 76-year-old seasoned politician Pranab Mukherjee, ... Read more...

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Tradition meets pomp as Pranab sworn in president (Second Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India Wednesday got its 13th president in seasoned politician Pranab Mukherjee in a function replete with traditional grandeur and ceremony. The country's first citizen ... Read more...

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Happiest day of my life: Pranab’s elder sister


July 25th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kirnahar (West Bengal), July 25 (IANS) "Happy, happy, happy. I'm endlessly happy", said Annapurna Banerjee as she sat here glued to the TV set watching her younger brother Pranab ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee sworn in as India’s 13th president (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee was sworn in as India's president at a function replete with traditional grandeur and ceremony at the Central Hall of Parliament ... Read more...

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Rashtrapati Bhavan: Viceregal lodge to India’s presidential abode


July 24th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The magnificent 340-room Rashtrapati Bhavan, that once housed the British viceroy and now the Indian president, is a symbol of continuity from the ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani border guards start dialogue


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Talks beween the Indian Border Security Force (BSF)and Pakistan Rangers began here Monday where issues like cross-border firing, smuggling of arms, drugs and fake currency ... Read more...

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‘No cover-ups, army’s secular character to be maintained’ (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) There would be no cover-ups and the "secular, apolitical" character of the force would be maintained, Indian Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh asserted Friday, ... Read more...

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No row will be brushed under carpet: army chief (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Nothing would be brushed under the carpet, Indian Army chief Gen Bikram Singh said Friday, sending out on his first day in office a strong ... Read more...

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No row will be brushed under carpet: army chief


June 1st, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) On his first day in office, Indian Army chief Gen Bikram Singh Friday sent out a strong message regarding difficulties facing the force, including sexual ... Read more...

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Last veteran of 1971 war Gen. Ghosh retires


May 31st, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) "As the last veteran of the 1971 Indo-Pak war, I hang up my uniform and pay my solemn gratefulness to our brave soldiers who laid down ... Read more...

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PM to Thein Sein: India, Myanmar on new journey of cooperation (Second Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) India and Myanmar have "embarked on a new journey of bilateral cooperation", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said during his talks with President ... Read more...

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PM holds talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) With trade and improving connectivity on the agenda, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Myanmar President Thein Sein Monday held talks at the 100-room ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh meets Myanmar President Thein Sein


May 28th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday met Myanmar President Thein Sein at the 100-room presidential palace here.Manmohan Singh, who was accorded an impressive guard ... Read more...

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Manmohan arrives in Myanmar: First Indian PM to visit in 25 years (Second Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 27 (IANS) Manmohan Singh, the first Indian prime minister to visit Myanmar in 25 years, arrived Sunday in its new capital on a three-day trip ... Read more...

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Sankaranarayanan sworn in as Maharashtra governor for second term


May 7th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan was sworn in as the governor of Maharashtra for a second term at the Raj Bhavan here Monday.Chief Justice Mohit Shah of ... Read more...

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Champions Dempo aim to end I-League on high note


May 4th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Already assured the I-League football title, champions Dempo face Prayag United in the last round here Saturday at the Salt Lake Stadium and aim to end ... Read more...

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India,South Korea draw close; step up business, military ties (Roundup)


March 25th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 25 (IANS) Indicative of a growing closeness, India and South Korea Sunday aimed to double their annual trade to $40 billion by 2015, boosted military ties and ... Read more...

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Indian PM weathers stiff breeze at Seoul welcome (Seoul Diary)


March 25th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 25 (IANS) A stiff bone-chilling breeze was blowing, but visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not only weathered it but also seemed to revel in it as ... Read more...

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Andhra home secretary lands in jail


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 2 (IANS) Visiting Chanchalguda Central Jail as Andhra Pradesh home secretary, he had received a guard of honour. Just two months later, senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh celebrates 63rd Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 26 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav unfurled the national flag and took salute at a ceremonial parade on the occasion of 63th Republic Day at the ... Read more...

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No successor yet, Narasimhan does R-Day honours


January 26th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Though his term officially ended Wednesday, Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan unfurled the national flag and took the salute at the Republic Day parade here ... Read more...

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Cheers as Rajasthan celebrates R-Day


January 26th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS) More than 5,000 people packed into the Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Stadium here Thursday to watch Rajasthan Governor Shivraj Patil hoist the tricolour to mark ... Read more...

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Pomp, pageantry mark Republic Day in Karnataka (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 26 (IANS) Pomp and pageantry marked the 63rd Republic Day celebrations Thursday in Karnataka, with Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj hoisting the tricolour and inspecting a guard of honour ... Read more...

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Karnataka celebrates Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 26 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj Thursday hoisted the tricolour to mark the 63rd Republic Day at the Field Marshal Manekshaw Ground here amid tight security.Clad in ... Read more...

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Homai Vayarawalla, grand old dame of Indian photo-journalism, passes away (Obituary)


January 15th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (AINS) Till a year ago, Homai Vyarawalla, India's first and oldest photojournalist, was still as spirited as she was in the 1920s when she captured glimpses of ... Read more...

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Bangladesh PM in Tripura to revive historic, economic ties


January 11th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 11 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina accompanied by an over 100-member delegation Wednesday arrived in this capital city of Tripura, which had played a crucial role ... Read more...

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