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Cuban Fernandez, Yashvir to get Dronacharya Award


August 24th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Cuban coach Blas Iglesias Fernandez Friday became the first foreign coach in India to be awarded the Dronacharya Award.The sports ministry announced that Fernandez ... Read more...

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Text of president’s speech


August 14th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Here is the text of President Pranab Mukherjee's speech on India's 66th Independence Day-eve:My fellow citizens:It is a great privilege to address, for the first time, my fellow Indians living ... Read more...

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Indian wins Ramon Magasaysay Award


July 26th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) India's Kulandei Francis is one of the six winners of the prestigious Ramon Magasaysay Award for 2012, announced by the organisers in Manila Wednesday.Francis is being ... Read more...

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Prince William receives Scotland’s highest honour


July 5th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Prince William was Thursday bestowed with the title of "Knight of the Thistle", the highest honour in Scotland.Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Duchess of Cambridge ... Read more...

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Indian-American engineer-physicist named US varsity VC (With Images)


June 19th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Mitra Dutta, a distinguished Indian-American engineer-physicist, who has studied at Guwahati and Delhi universities, has been named vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois ... Read more...

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Depp receives MTV Generation Award


June 5th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 5 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp was presented with the MTV Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards.The 48-year-old was presented with the award for his contributions ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka welcomes foreign aid


May 19th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka is ready to accept development assistance from its foreign partners but will not tolerate foreign interference in its reconciliation process, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said ... Read more...

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National award winners on high after ceremony


May 4th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) "Excited", "proud" and "humbled" and even "amused" were the feelings the winners went through after being conferred the most prestigious film award of the ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari gives away 59th National Film Awards


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Talents from India's $2-billion Indian movie industry received from Vice President Hamid Ansari the 59th National Film Awards across various categories here Thursday. Veteran ... Read more...

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Officer who covered grenade gets Russia’s highest honour


April 4th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian battalion commander who died after diving on a grenade to protect others has been posthumously awarded the country's highest honour, the "Hero of ... Read more...

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Phalke award is recognition of my 53 years of hard work: Soumitra


March 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee said his being named for the Dada Saheb Phalke award - the highest honour in Indian cinema - is a recognition ... Read more...

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Woman to lead Mexican federal police


February 12th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) Maribel Cervantes Guerrero has been named by President Felipe Calderon as the new commander of the Federal Police, an official communique said.Cervantes Guerrero -- the ... Read more...

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Spanish king confers highest honour on Sarkozy


January 17th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS/EFE) Spain's King Juan Carlos has conferred the Order of the Golden Fleece on French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and praised him for his efforts against terrorist group ... Read more...

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Abhinav Bindra recommended for Bharat Ratna (Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was recommended for the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award, by the National Rifle Association of ... Read more...

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Abhinav Bindra recommended for Bharat Ratna


December 19th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was Monday recommended for the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award, by the National Rifle Association ... Read more...

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Panel formed to set up Ambedkar centre, memorial in Delhi


November 30th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The central government Wednesday set up a committee to develop Dr. Ambedkar National Centre for Social Justice and a memorial in Delhi.The 11-member committee, ... Read more...

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FBI releases footage of Russian spies


November 1st, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Secret videos of a group of Russian undercover agents, including now fashion model Anna Chapman who worked in America, have now been released by the Federal ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi hails Dhaka’s anti-terror efforts, receives award (Third Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), on an official visit here, lauded Bangladesh's efforts to combat terrorism as she received on ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi receives award on behalf of Indira Gandhi


July 25th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Monday received on behalf of late prime minister Indira Gandhi the "Bangladesh Freedom Honour", ... Read more...

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Sonia to meet Hasina during Bangladesh visit


July 20th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will discuss bilateral relations with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during a visit to Dhaka July 25, said a party ... Read more...

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Intrepid Gurkha gets top bravery medal from Queen


June 2nd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) A Gurkha, who fought off 30 Taliban on his own to thwart an assault on his checkpoint in Afghanistan even when his ammunition ran out, ... Read more...

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Letterman receives excellence award


March 29th, 2011 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Talk show host David Letterman has received the highest honour at the first annual US comedy awards.Letterman was honoured with Johnny Carson Award for Comedic ... Read more...

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David Letterman gets highest honour at US comedy awards


March 28th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): Veteran chat show host David Letterman has been awarded the highest honour at the first annual US Comedy Awards in New York.Letterman, 63, was presented with the ... Read more...

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Lampard to lead England in friendly against Denmark


February 9th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.9 (ANI): Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been named England captain for the friendly against Denmark on Wednesday.Lampard, 32, takes over from regular skipper Rio Ferdinand and vice-captain Steven Gerrard, who ... Read more...

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Bihar politicians pay tributes to Karpoori Thakur


January 24th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 24 (IANS) Opposition and ruling legislators in Bihar celebrated the 87th birth anniversary of former chief minister Karpoori Thakur Monday, amid intense competition to claim the socialist leader's legacy.Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Billionaire Saudi prince wows Nepal


November 15th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 15 (IANS) Described as the 19th richest man in the world by Forbes magazine, Saudi billionaire prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has created great excitement and anticipation with ... Read more...

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Ferguson unfazed by talks of captaining Aussies


October 17th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 17 (ANI): Callum Ferguson, who has been tipped as Australian Test captain-in-waiting, tries to resists the hype over the debate that rages around the leadership credentials of Ricky Ponting.Ponting and ... Read more...

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After Mahindra’s $10 mn, Tata donates $50 mn to Harvard


October 15th, 2010 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) India's Tata Group has given America's prestigious Harvard Business School a $50 million donation, the largest gift the school has received from an international donor in ... Read more...

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Nolan to be honoured at film festival


October 14th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Christopher Nolan, the mastermind behind "Batman Begins" and "Inception", is to be honoured with the Modern Master Award at the 26th annual Santa Barbara International Film ... Read more...

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Jasraj, Lagoo, Amonkar get Sangeet Natak Akademi awards


September 28th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman, actor Shreeram Lagoo, Bharatnatyam exponent Yamini Krishnamurti, Sanskrit theatre scholar Kamlesh Dutt Tripathi and classical music maestros Pandit Jasraj and Kishori Amonkar were ... Read more...

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Aisam hopeful of good performance in CWG


September 18th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan's tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is hoping for a forceful performance in next month's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Aisam, who reached the US Open doubles final along ... Read more...

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Dadasaheb Phalke Winner D Ramanaidu Speaks To Subhash K Jha


September 15th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The first things that strike you about the 75-year old doyen of Telugu cinema D Ramanaidu, who gave Hindi cinema blockbusters like Premnagar, Tohfa and Maqsad, ... Read more...

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I’m the first Telugu filmmaker to win Phalke award in 20 years: Ramanaidu


September 15th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) D. Ramanaidu, who has produced over 130 films in 12 languages, is quite thrilled at having won the Dadasaheb Phalke award, the highest honour in Indian cinema. But ... Read more...

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It was Al Qaeda, not a religion that attacked us: Obama


September 11th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Saturday asked Americans to observe the 9/11 anniversary as a day of "unity and renewal" as "it was not a religion ... Read more...

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Player of first soccer World Cup final dies at 100


August 31st, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 30 (DPA) Francisco Varallo, the longest surviving player from the first soccer World Cup final, died Monday at the age of 100, Argentinian media reported. Varallo was the youngest player ... Read more...

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