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Pakistan celebrates Independence Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistan celebrated Independence Day Tuesday with great enthusiasm.The day dawned with 31 gun salute in the capital and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals. ... Read more...

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Pranab’s swearing-in went like clockwork (Timeline)


July 25th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Timeline of Pranab Mukherjee's swearing-in as India's 13th president.11.05 a.m.: Black limousine with Pranab Mukherjee and outgoing president Pratibha Patil leaves for Parliament House in a slow cavalcade, accompanied by ... Read more...

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Mounted bodyguards, hazar sallam - Regal grandeur marks Pranab’s swearing-in


July 25th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Liveried bodyguards in turbans riding horses, a thousand armed forces personnel presenting a 'hazar salaam' salute, the presidential cavalcade moving slowly to Parliament House, ... 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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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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Bangladesh celebrates 41st independence day


March 26th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh celebrated its 41st independence day Monday with tributes to the martyred war heroes.On March 26, 1971 valiant Bengalis of the then East Pakistan, on ... Read more...

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Compensate for slavery: Jamaica


March 6th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has hinted that Britain might want to pay her country compensation for slavery in the days of the Empire.She said ... Read more...

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Over 100 people start fast with Hazare


December 27th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Over 100 people joined Anna Hazare as he began his three-day fast to press the demand for a stronger Lokpal bill, an activist said."Over 100 ... Read more...

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President reviews naval fleet (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday praised the Indian Navy and said the anti-piracy missions undertaken by the navy and the Coast Guard have earned them the ... Read more...

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President Patil reviews naval fleet


December 20th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Reviewing the fleet of 81 ships and 44 aircraft as part of the 10th Presidential Fleet Review, President Pratibha Patil sailed on board INS Subhadra ... Read more...

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Bangladesh pays tribute to martyrs on Victory Day


December 16th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) Thousands of Bangladeshis Friday paid tributes to those who sacrificed their lives for liberating the country in 1971.The 40th Victory Day celebrations began in the ... Read more...

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Show of might at president’s naval fleet review Dec 20


December 15th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) In a show of grandeur and might, India will hold a naval fleet review for the supreme commander of its armed forces, President Pratibha ... Read more...

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At Hazarika’s last rites, sea of humanity sheds tears


November 9th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 9 (IANS) It was the end of an era as the mortal remains of the bard from Assam, Bhupen Hazarika, went up in flames Wednesday with his ... Read more...

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I-Day: PM to unfurl national flag at Red Fort


August 14th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday will unfurl the national flag on the ramparts of the Red Fort to celebrate India's 65th Independence Day. He ... Read more...

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Pakistanis gear up for Independence Day


August 13th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Notwithstanding the unending terror attacks and sectarian violence across their country, Pakistanis are eagerly waiting to celebrate independence day Sunday.Shops and marketplaces were Saturday bustling ... Read more...

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Ansari on three-day visit to South Sudan


July 7th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) More than a month after its second forum summit with Africa, India is set to unveil a host of capacity building projects for the development ... Read more...

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Ex-Russian colonel, guilty of Chechen war crime, buried


June 14th, 2011 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Yury Budanov, the former Russian army colonel who served nine years for the murder of a Chechen woman during the second war in Chechnya, was ... Read more...

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Horse’s tragic death cancels royal ceremony


June 3rd, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) A royal gun salute marking the Queen's coronation was cancelled after an Army horse died accidentally while participating in the ceremony.Members of the public watched in ... Read more...

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Manmohan gets red carpet welcome on Tanzania visit


May 26th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam, May 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday touched down here to a red carpet welcome to begin a two-day visit to Tanzania that is ... Read more...

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Sathya Sai Baba laid to rest, thousands bid farewell (Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 27 (IANS) Thousands bid farewell to Sathya Sai Baba Wednesday as the spiritual leader, who died three days ago, was laid to rest at his ... Read more...

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Sathya Sai Baba’s last rites begin


April 27th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 27 (IANS) The last rites of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba began with full state honours at Prashanti Nilayam here Wednesday morning amid the chanting ... Read more...

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Nancy Reagan Celebrates Ronald Reagan’s 100th Birthday


February 7th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Sunday, the people of United States celebrated the 100th anniversary of 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, who passed away on June 5, ... Read more...

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Military might, ‘mini-India’ on display at 62nd Republic Day


January 26th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): The 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday had 'mini-India' in itself with colourful tableaux depicting the innumerable hues of the country's diversity, in addition to a vibrant ... Read more...

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Obama, Hu differ on issues, but make $45 bn business deals


January 20th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao continued to disagree on issues ranging from economics to human rights but pledged cooperation to stabilise ... Read more...

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Chinese premier given extraordinary welcome in Pakistan


December 17th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao reached Islamabad from New Delhi Friday as Pakistan Air Force aircraft escorted his official plane to Chaklala airbase where his Pakistani counterpart ... Read more...

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Patil says India supports Syria in seeking lasting solution to Middle East problem


November 27th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus (Syria), Nov. 27 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Saturday assured Syria of India's full support in strengthening bilateral economic cooperation and to help the former in finding a lasting solution ... Read more...

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UAE president hails Indian community’s contribution (Lead)


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 22 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan met his Indian counterpart, Pratibha Patil, Monday and held talks with her in Abu Dhabi, ... Read more...

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Patil meets UAE president


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 22 (IANS/WAM) Indian President Pratibha Patil, on a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to enhance economic and energy ties with the Gulf region, was Monday welcomed ... Read more...

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Ray should have been cremated with full state honours: Pranab


November 21st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday sharply criticised the Marxist-led West Bengal government for not according full state honours to former chief minister Siddartha Shankar Ray after ... Read more...

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S.S. Ray accorded a state funeral


November 7th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) Hundreds of mourners from all walks of life Sunday bid a tearful adieu to former West Bengal chief minister Siddhartha Shankar Ray whose body was cremated with ... Read more...

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‘Gun salute’ to Jharkahd minister lands four in trouble


October 15th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 15 (IANS) Cases have been filed against four supporters of Jharkhand Excise Minister Gopal Krishna Patar, who waved rifles and fired shots in the air to "welcome" him at his ... Read more...

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Thousands bid tearful farewell to Hindustani music doyen Gavai (Lead)


September 18th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) Thousands of people Saturday bade a tearful farewell to the doyen of Hindustani music Pandit Puttaraj Gavai, who passed away Friday in Gadag in north Karnataka. The visually-impaired vocalist, ... Read more...

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Kenyan president signs new constitution into law


August 27th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 27 (DPA) Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Friday signed into law a long-awaited new constitution, weeks after it was passed in a national referendum. A massive crowd gathered to watch the president ... Read more...

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to hoist tricolour on 64th I-Day at Red Fort


August 14th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
Spl. Note: (NOT TO BE PUBLISHED /BROADCAST BEFORE 15 AUGUST, 2010)New Delhi, Aug. 14 (ANI): The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will unfurl the National Flag on the ramparts of the ... Read more...

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Meghrajsinh Jhala, progressive ruler of former princely state, dead


August 2nd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhrangadhra (Gujarat), Aug 2 (IANS) Meghrajsinh Jhala, the erstwhile ruler of the Dhrangadhra Halvad state of Gujarat, described as one of the most progressive figures of his time, died Sunday night of ... Read more...

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