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Chennai varsity students win prizes in space contests


September 18th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Students of the SRM University near here have won prizes in two international student aerospace competitions held in the US and China, an official said here ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Indians must rise above caste, creed, colour and religion: Amitabh Bachchan (Interview)


August 31st, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) It's time for Indians to rise above the biases of caste, creed, colour and religion, says Indian cinema's icon Amitabh Bachchan who believes firmly that ... Read more...

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B-Town wishes Eid Mubarak


August 19th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra and Anupam Kher wished "Eid Mubarak" Sunday, while filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and iconic star Amitabh Bachchan urged everyone to maintain harmony.In ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

CPI-M slams UPA’s idea of ‘Har Hath Mein Phone’


August 12th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA government's proposal to give mobile phones to every below-poverty line family in the country was a "cruel joke", the CPI-M Sunday said. The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

30 peacocks die in Greater Noida


August 7th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 7 (IANS) As many as 30 peacocks have died here in the last 15 days due to unknown reasons, say villagers and veterinarians.Ten peacocks died ... Read more...

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Amrapali is now part of me: Actor Yash Sinha


August 6th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) TV actor Yash Sinha is set to tie the knot with his "Teen Bahuraniyaan" co-star Amrapali Gupta this November, and says she is an important part ... Read more...

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Swapnali wins national mountain biking


July 31st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Mumbai's Swapnali Yadav won four gold medals and the overall championship in the ninth National Mountain Biking Championship organised by the Cycling Federation of India and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sprint double for Dutee Chand of Odisha


July 14th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 14 (IANS) Dutee Chand of Odisha achieved a sprint double as she won the 200 metres while equalling the National and Meet record of 24.49 seconds in the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Bollywood’s first macho man Dara Singh’s filmography


July 12th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Actor-wrestler Dara Singh, who died Thursday morning after a brief illness, made his debut with R.C. Talwar's "Sangdil" in 1952. In the 1960s and 1970s, he ... Read more...

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Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu visit Mehdi Hassan’s grave in Karachi


June 17th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood singers Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu visited the grave of Pakistani ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan here to pay their respects.Mehdi Hassan's death marked an ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Indian Idol 6′ promises to shock with great talent


May 30th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) As evident from the promos, the sixth season of popular singing reality show "Indian Idol" will not only strike an emotional chord but also promises to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Music industry unpredictable: Kunal Ganjawala


May 29th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) If unpredictability and lack of recognition in showbiz saddens playback singer Kunal Ganjawala, growth and expansion of the industry gives him hope and happiness."I ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scarcity of songs spells doom for ‘Yeh Khula Aasmaan’ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


May 10th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Yeh Khula Aasmaan"; Music Director: Anand-Milind; Lyricist: Ravi Chopra; Singers: Kunal Ganjawalla, Gayatri Ganjawalla, Soham Chakraborty, Suresh Wadekar, Swapnil Bandodkar, Raghubir Yadav and Amey Date; Rating: ** 1/2There are times ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Protectionism won’t benefit Indian defence industry’


March 30th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Protectionism - capping FDI at 26 percent in the Indian defence industry - wouldn't benefit the sector and this should be raised to a minimum ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sikhs around the world celebrate Sikh Environment Day


March 15th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) As many as 1007 Sikh institutions and gurdwaras around the world celebrated March 14, the day nature and animal lover Guru Har Rai became the seventh ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Punjab polls turnout 78.67 percent, re-poll in one booth


January 31st, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 31 (IANS) The final vote count in the election to 117 assembly seats in Punjab Monday has come to 78.67 percent -- the highest-ever in the electoral ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sikhs urged to celebrate March 14 as Environment Day


January 29th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Washington-based Sikh organization EcoSikh is appealing to Sikhs around the world to celebrate Mar 14 as a Sikh Environment Day for the second year. Guru Har ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Har Pal’ set for summer release, Preity ready to promote it


January 16th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Shooting "Har Pal" with Shiney Ahuja may not have been an experience worth cherishing for Preity Zinta. But the actress, who had apparently vowed to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Salman, SRK named most profitable actors


January 7th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 7 (IANS) Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have been named the most profitable actors of the Hindi film industry in India and abroad respectively by ETC ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Airtel launches online campaign with 20 new videos


January 4th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Following the success of its 'Har friend zaroori hai, yaar' (HFZ) brand campaign, leading telecom player Bharti Airtel Wednesday said it is launching ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Flames that would flicker more - you wish (IANS Book Review)


December 10th, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Flickering Flames"; Author: Rajnish Sharma; Publisher: HAR-Anand; Pages: 194; Price: Rs.395At the heart of "Flickering Flames" is a love story, a love so unspoken, unexpressed and understated that you start ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Shiney hopes to shine again after ‘Ghost’


November 28th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) After wading through troubled times, actor Shiney Ahuja is back in fray with his latest film "Ghost" and says that his new film has some ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Micromax Mobile withdraws ‘bai’ ad, Shiney relieved


November 8th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Micromax Mobile has withdrawn its controversial 'Bai commercial', which poked fun at Shiney Ahuja, after the actor initiated legal action against the company, said his ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

TV actress Rati Pandey goes from bubbly to serious


October 19th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) After playing a happy-go-lucky girl in the show "Miley Jab Hum Tum", TV actress Rati Pandey is playing a serious girl in Zee TV's new ... Read more...

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Great sense of loss in Bhopal over Jagjit’s demise


October 10th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 10 (IANS) One of the first ghazal singers to acquire an international face, Jagjit Singh's remarkable range gave voice to many ghazals written by distinguished poets of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nagal extends Sinha in MCC-Adidas junior tennis


August 31st, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) Top seeded Vishwesh Sinha of Maharashtra led the boys singles field into the quarter-finals with a 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (4) win against Sumit Nagal of Delhi ... Read more...

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It was scary, says Sikh leader in Britain


August 10th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Recalling a terrifying night of plunder, a Sikh community leader in a British town says, "It was scary"."The rioting started yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon and shops ... Read more...

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Orissa schoolboy claims snooker title


July 23rd, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Ashutosh Padhy, a 14-year-old schoolboy from Orissa, outplayed defending champion Dhuvaj Haria of Gujarat 59-42, 55-28, in the final to claim the snooker crown ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Varsha Sanjeev bags national billiards title


July 19th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) Varsha Sanjeev of Karnataka, ranked No.3 last year, fared far better this time as she won the sub-junior girls billiards title in the National Championship here ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Devotees throng Shiva temples, celebrate ‘Shravan’


July 16th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Devotees thronged at Lord Shiva temples in Uttar Pradesh Saturday for offering prayers on the onset of the Hindu month of `Shravan' that heralds the coming ... Read more...

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Rajasthan’s Dalit women celebrate ‘liberty’ at temple


June 20th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, June 20 (IANS) In a revolution of sorts, some 200 Dalit women from Rajasthan Monday achieved what they thought would remain a mirage -- performing rituals with upper caste ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Court seeks Radia’s reply on release of book


June 3rd, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday sought a response from corporate lobbyist Niira Radia on a plea for lifting of the curb on the release and ... Read more...

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Niira Radia obtains stay on ‘defamatory’ book (Lead)


May 25th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday accepted corporate lobbyist Niira Radia's plea against the release of a book said to be based on her role in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Publication of book on Niira Radia stayed


May 25th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday stayed the publication of a book on controversial corporate lobbyist Niira Radia, saying the spectrum scam in which she is ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Septuagenarian carries 305 country flags and maps - on his body (Lead, superseding earlier story)


April 25th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) An Indian businessman has been carrying the tattoos of 305 country flags and maps on his body to promote amity among nations. Now, 70-year-old Har Prakash, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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