hearts and minds

Sheikh Abdullah’s 30th death anniversary passes almost unnoticed


September 8th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 8 (IANS) On his 30th death anniversary Saturday, few people came to pay homage to Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, who led the struggle against Maharaja Hari Singh and championed ... Read more...

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Trinidad declares public holiday to celebrate Olympians


August 13th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Aug 13 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago (T&T;) went into celebration mode after Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar declared a public holiday Monday in recognition of the country's achievement ... Read more...

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Support for Games offers promise of social legacy for UK


August 12th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) The Olympic Games have slowly but surely won the hearts and minds of the British public over the last 16 days.If less than half of Britons ... Read more...

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Sangma congratulates Mukherjee, keeps election petition option open (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee for winning the presidential poll, opposition candidate Purno Sangma said the nation had lost an opportunity to elevate a tribal candidate ... Read more...

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Pakistani fans remember `babumoshai’ Rajesh Khanna


July 19th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Fans in Pakistan paid rich tributes to Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna, who died in Mumbai Wednesday, with some recalling "Arrey oh baabu mushoy..."Pakistan's leading daily Dawn ... Read more...

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Army trains youth for armed forces’ career


May 30th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 30 (IANS) Crossing yet another milestone of Operation Sadbhavna (Goodwill) the Army has started training the youth of remote and border areas for a career in the armed ... Read more...

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Army organises Jammu Premier League for budding cricketers


May 9th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 9 (IANS) It was Jammu's own 'premier league', where hundreds of young cricketers vied for a chance to play the game at the national and international level. And ... Read more...

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Kashmiri youth turn out in record numbers to join army


March 16th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 16 (IANS) More than 6,000 enthusiastic Kashmiri youth turned up for recruitment in the Indian Army Friday in south Kashmir and police and army men had a tough ... Read more...

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Oprah connects to Jaipur with salwar-kameez, social message (With Image)


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) The queen of television talk shows, Oprah Winfrey, connected to more than 10,000 people in this historic pink city Sunday with her message on education, ... Read more...

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Singer Elton John turns author


January 11th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 11 (IANS) Singer Elton John is writing his first book "Love Is the Cure: Ending the Global Aids Epidemic," a collection of memories and meditations on the ... Read more...

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Loved or loathed, late Sheikh still relevant (Kashmir Newsletter)


December 5th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Even as the state government organised many functions to remember legendary leader Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on his 106th birth anniversary Monday, the man who galvanised Kashmiris ... Read more...

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Dancing robot toy sells like hot cakes


November 18th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) A robot toy, which giggles when tickled and which was originally designed to help autistic kids learn to interact, is now selling like hot cakes both ... Read more...

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Indian celebs tweet condolences for ‘immortal’ Jobs


October 6th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) A visionary, leader and entrepreneur par excellence -- that's how Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday, will be remembered by Indian celebrities, businessmen ... Read more...

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New entrants to list of lit fests as season kicks off


September 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The literary season is upon us, and the country is awash in festivals this year - with two new ones added to the crowded Delhi ... Read more...

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Despite differences, Pakistan, US need each other: Haqqani


August 9th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) There is recognition in both Pakistan and the US that the two countries need each other even though there have been events that have given rise ... Read more...

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‘Lion King-3D’ — An excuse to revisit the masterpiece (IANS Movie Review)


July 30th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Lion King-3D"; Voiceovers: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons and James Earl Jones Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff; Rating: ****1/2Once there was a lion cub who accidentally got dropped amid sheep ... Read more...

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US seeks to destroy Al Qaeda’s core in Pakistan (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) The US has chalked out a counterterror strategy to destroy Al Qaeda, for which it needs to dismantle its core in the tribal regions of ... Read more...

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US aims to destroy Al Qaeda core in Pakistan


June 30th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) To destroy the Al Qaeda "evil", the US needs to dismantle its core in the tribal regions of Pakistan and prevent its ability to re-establish ... Read more...

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Sheen creates website for tornado survivors


May 6th, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen has created a website for tornado survivors and is offering a signed baseball to those who donates more than $100.Sheen launched "TorpedosAgainst Tornados.com", ... Read more...

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Tharoor’s speech on ’soft power’ debated in Greece cabinet


May 5th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor was pleasantly surprised when he got a tweet from the prime minister of Greece George Papandreou appreciating a speech he ... Read more...

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Malaysian devotees pay last respect to Sathya Sai Baba


April 25th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 25 (IANS) Devotees of Sathya Sai Baba paid their last respects to the Indian spiritual leader, who died Sunday, in various places across Malaysia.Over 200 people gathered ... Read more...

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BJP delegation visits J-K to take stock of situation


April 13th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Apr 13 (ANI): A six-member Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation visited Srinagar on Wednesday to understand the problems faced by the people and prepare a road map for Jammu and ... Read more...

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Experts express doubt about US’s Afghan ‘hearts and minds’ strategy


March 16th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 16 (ANI): Some analysts have said that US development aid, aimed at winning the "hearts and minds" of the Afghan people, is not helping the coalition military forces win the ... Read more...

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Obama seeks pragmatic approach towards Middle East crisis


March 11th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has called for a pragmatic approach towards dealing with the current unrest in the Middle East.Obama's National Security Adviser, Thomas E. Donilon, deflected ... Read more...

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School children from Kashmir meet the president


February 22nd, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A group of 33 Kashmiri school children from militancy-affected downtown area of Srinagar Tuesday met President Pratibha Patil under the aegis of the army's Operation Sadbhavana ... Read more...

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British extremist to lead pro-Islam demonstration outside White House


February 21st, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.21 (ANI): British extremist Anjem Choudary has announced that he will hold a protest outside the White House, calling on Muslims to establish Sharia law across America.Chaudhary hit U.S. headlines after ... Read more...

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Corruption in high places in Army has dented its credibility: Antony


February 19th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Dimapur, Feb 19 (ANI): Describing honesty and loyalty as the basic traits of a soldier, Defence Minister AK Antony has accepted that some recent instances of corruption in high places in the ... Read more...

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Be vigilant on Sino-Indian border, Antony tells troops


February 18th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rangapahar (Nagaland), Feb 18 (IANS) Concerned over China's military modernisation and infrastructure build-up along the border, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday asked the army to be vigilant and keep a watchful eye ... Read more...

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Development work, police action can address Maoist issue in India: IG, CRPF


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, Feb 10 (ANI): N. R. K. Reddy, Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has said the Maoist issue could be rightly addressed with a mixture of development initiatives and ... Read more...

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Dia, Zayed’s first production a romantic comedy


February 9th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Bollywood actors Dia Mirza and Zayed Khan, who have launched their production house Born Free Entertainment, annouced Wednesday that their first film is a romantic comedy titled ... Read more...

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New Zealand extends special forces deployment to Afghanistan


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by BNO News
WELLINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- New Zealand Special Air Service (SAS) deployment to Afghanistan will be extended for another year from April but with half the number of personnel, Prime Minister John Key ... Read more...

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India, world will miss Bhimsen Joshi, says Krishna


January 24th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday mourned the death of legendary musician Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, saying India and the world has lost "a shining light of music ... Read more...

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Oakland Raiders Name Hue Jackson As Their New Coach


January 18th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Oakland Raiders' search for the head coach at last has come to an end. The team finally announced that they are going to have Hue ... Read more...

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Divert Oz teenage athletes back to cricket: Border


January 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 16(ANI): Former Australian captain Allan Border has said that Cricket Australia (CA) must divert teenage athletes from Australian Football League (AFL) and other sports to rebuild the national team following ... Read more...

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Kashmir students visit Delhi as part of army’s ‘Operation Sadbhavana’


January 14th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Students from backward areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Poonch Districts visited New Delhi on Friday as part of the Indian Army's 'Operation Sadbhavana' educational tour.The ... Read more...

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