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We have the numbers, government asserts


September 21st, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday said it had the numbers and was not in a minority as the Trinamool Congress was set to formally withdraw from the ... Read more...

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Rainy weekend in store for Delhi (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Heavy showers lashed Delhi Friday bringing down the temperatures and providing relief to residents after a sultry week. The met office has forecast the pleasant ... Read more...

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West Indies coach Gibson wants to renew contract


September 12th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 12 (IANS/CMC) West Indies cricket coach Ottis Gibson says he has begun preliminary discussions with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) with the aim of having his current three ... Read more...

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Bollywood has room for singers from all over: Shafqat Amanat Ali


September 11th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) The India-Pakistan bond is "above all disputes", says Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, the magical voice behind chartbusters like "Tere Naina" and "Mitwa", who believes ... Read more...

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ISI considers US its worst enemy, says jailed doctor


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Pakistan's powerful spy agency ISI considered the US its "worst enemy" and Islamabad's cooperation with Washington was just a sham to extract billions of dollars in ... Read more...

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Happy Onam, tweets B-town


August 29th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) "Happiness", "prosperity" and "love" are what Bollywood celebrities like Madhuri Dixit, Prabhu Deva and Farhan Akhtar wish for friends and fans celebrating the harvest festival ... Read more...

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PM gets till Sep 18 to write letter against Zardari (Third Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) He could have been on his way out but Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf was Monday given a three-week reprieve by the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Pakistan SC orders PM to appear again Sep 18 (Second Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, facing a show-cause notice for failing to implement a Supreme Court order, to appear before ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM faces SC, seeks time to write Swiss letter (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Facing a show-cause notice for failing to implement a Supreme Court order, Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday sought more time to write to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bollywood salutes ‘pure genius’ Tony Scott


August 20th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) "Pure genius" - that's how Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar, Madhur Bhandarkar and Neha Dhupia remember Hollywood filmmaker Tony Scott, who ended his life by ... Read more...

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Who made Big B nervous?


August 17th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has recorded a song for "Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) 6" with composer duo Salim-Sulaiman, says he had butterflies in his stomach ... Read more...

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Olympics: Pryce retains 100m crown to make history (Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce handed the Caribbean its first success of the London Games and became the first woman in 16 years to defend an Olympics 100 metres ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

It was disappointment that turned into celebrations: Vijay’s family


August 4th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Harsour (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 4 (IANS) It was a disappointment that later turned into a big celebration in this nondescript village. The reason: the 26-year-old Vijay Kumar of the Indian ... Read more...

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Salman’s soft spot for Katrina (Movie Snippets)


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Salman Khan continues to have a soft spot for his former lady love Katrina Kaif - a fact quite evident during a recent appearance ... Read more...

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Olympics: Veronica says it will be tough to retain 200m crown


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/CMC) Reigning Olympic 200 metres queen Veronica Campbell-Brown has conceded it will be difficult to defend her crown at the London Olympics.The 30-year-old has not been enjoying the ... Read more...

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Wanted to inspire housewives: Jayati Bhatia


July 29th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) TV actress Jayati Bhatia "rediscovered" her passion for dance on "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5" and the 41-year-old hopes she has been able to inspire ... Read more...

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Pranab will be a wise president: Dikshit


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With his years of experience, Pranab Mukherjee will be "one of the wisest presidents", Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Sunday."I think he will ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nine silent films to be shown at Mumbai fest


July 18th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Nine silent movies will be screened at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival and veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal said "this is how we are going to celebrate ... Read more...

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Manish Naggdev feels positive roles challenging, but limiting


July 15th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Goody, goody roles do not have too much scope for improvisation. Therefore, it is challenging to make them stand out, says Manish Naggdev, currently seen ... Read more...

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Pawan Shankar’s litti-chokha treat on sets (TV Snippets) (With Images)


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actor Pawan Shankar's "Kya Hua Tera Vaada" team was delighted when he brought a lunch box full of popular Bihari delicacy - litti-chokha.It was a welcome ... Read more...

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Jack Osbourne upset about disease


June 19th, 2012 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) TV actor Jack Osbourne, who recently welcomed a daughter, is devastated after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.Just three weeks after welcoming his daughter Pearl ... Read more...

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Hamilton feeling ‘phenomenal’ after Montreal win


June 12th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Montreal, June 12 (IANS/CMC) McLaren's Lewis Hamilton said he felt "phenomenal" after snatching his first win of the 2012 Formula One season and third Canadian Grand Prix here to leap to ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: Trinamool, Samajwadi Party keep suspense on (Roundup)


June 11th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The pace picked up for the presidential polls Monday with the Election Commission saying the dates would be announced soon even as the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Gibson backs top order but says Edwards technique exposed


June 7th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, June 7 (IANS/CMC) Head coach Ottis Gibson continues to back the struggling West Indies top order despite its repeated failures in the first two Tests against England.None of the West ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Iran questions upcoming n-talks ‘with no agenda’


June 7th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has said the EU's failure to arrange experts' meeting for drafting an agenda about the nuclear talks has created an atmosphere of doubt and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bengal rules out contact farming


June 4th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) The West Bengal government is preparing a draft to amend legislation regarding agricultural marketing but won't follow the centre's advice on adopting contract farming, a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Cabin In The Woods’ - intense commentary on human insensitivity (IANS Movie Review)


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Cabin In The Woods"; Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison; Director: Drew Goddard; Rating ****One of the best ways to be unconventional is to take the conventional route. And ... Read more...

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‘Snow White And the Huntsman’ - good try, but full potential untapped (IANS Movie Review)


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Snow White And the Huntsman"; Cast: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron; Director: Rupert Sanders; Rating: ***Fairytales have a unique ability. Depending on one's perspective, one can see them as ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Syrian diplomats’ expulsion counter-productive: Russia


May 31st, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia believes expulsion of Syrian ambassadors from a number of Western countries is counter- productive, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday."We can only comment on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Suu Kyi lauds India ties after meeting Manmohan (Second Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) Myanmar's iconic leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that she was "very happy at the prospect of closer ... 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...

Posted in South Asia |

Russia not to allocate $10 mn for Afghan army


May 25th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has rejected a NATO request to allocate $10 million for the support of the Afghan Army, the Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Small screen’s Anandi glams up for ‘Jhalak…’ (With Image)


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) From ghaghra-choli to body hugging dress -- the fifth season of dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" will see actress Pratyusha Banerjee, known for ... Read more...

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Ishaqzaade’ earns Rs. 4.54 crore on opening day


May 12th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Arjun Kapoor-Parineeti Chopra starrer "Ishaqzaade" has got mixed response from the movie buffs, but the film by Habib Faisal, has managed to earn Rs 4.54 ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Couple held for selling newborn in Moscow


May 9th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A migrant couple in Moscow has been arrested for trying to sell their newborn child for 150,000 rubles ($3,000)."Police arrested the woman from Kyrgyzstan and ... Read more...

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