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IAC begins hunt for political talent in Lucknow


September 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) In keeping with its Aug 2 announcement at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to float a political party, India Against Corruption (IAC) has begun an exercise ... Read more...

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Rediscovering the ancient Indian art of handwriting


September 5th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) In the age of iPads and electronic notebooks, a NGO is promoting the art of writing with the aim of resdiscovering the "great civilizational history" ... Read more...

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Tripura CM condoles Lakshmi Sehgal’s death


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 23 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and his Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday expressed deep shock over the death of veteran freedom fighter Lakshmi Sehgal."The downtrodden ... Read more...

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Playing Nehru in ‘… Milkha Bhaag’ huge responsibility: Dalip Tahil (Lead, correcting spelling of name)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) After playing various character roles in Bollywood masala movies, Dalip Tahil will be seen as Jawaharlal Nehru in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Bhag Milkha Bhag". He says ... Read more...

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Playing Nehru in ‘… Milkha Bhaag’ huge responsibility: Dilip Tahil


June 21st, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) After playing various character roles in Bollywood masala movies, Dalip Tahil will will be seen as Jawaharlal Nehru in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Bhag Milkha Bhag". He ... Read more...

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Various events to mark Motilal Nehru’s 150th birth anniversary


June 9th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The national committee to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Pandit Motilal Nehru Friday decided to organise various activities, including seminars and conferences, to ... Read more...

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When I am in India, I am at home: Ban Ki-moon


April 27th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Visiting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was Friday conferred an honorary degree of doctor of letters at Jamia Millia Islamia here and told his audience ... Read more...

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Open minded on suggestions for presidential candidate: Congress


April 24th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Congress Monday said it was "open minded" about suggestions on choice of the next president and that it would consult its United Progressive Alliance ... Read more...

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Always wanted to experience Indian culture, history: Schwarzenegger


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger always wanted to experience the culture and heritage of India and says he is feeling great to be in ... Read more...

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History of Indian presence in Britain showcased


November 25th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) A showcase that opened here Friday celebrates the often overlooked history of Indian presence in Britain with reproductions of posters, pamphlets, diaries, newspapers, political reports ... Read more...

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Nepal, cinema, Bihar, motivation on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


November 24th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Look for a book to burrow in with from a colourful cart this weekend.1. "The Lives We Have Lost: Opinions and Essays on Nepal"; Written ... Read more...

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Sushma meets arrested BJP colleagues in Tihar


October 25th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Tuesday met two BJP colleagues who are lodged in Tihar jail in connection with the cash-for-vote ... Read more...

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Indian platter goes casual; eateries reap bounty


October 23rd, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) A large helping of green Tex Mex salad, a handful of tangy olives, chives, noodle, kadhai paneer, potato augratin and naan: the Indian dinner plate ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh to welcome 60 African cheetahs (Lead, Correcting word in para four)


August 25th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 25 (IANS) Come December and the forests of Madhya Pradesh might just get resounding with the yowls of cheetahs. That's when the state government will bring in six ... Read more...

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Historian R.S. Sharma dead


August 21st, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Noted historian R.S. Sharma died at a private nursing home here late Saturday after brief illness. He was 92.The Bihar government has announced that it ... Read more...

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Cabinet will discuss ‘ineffective’ Lokpal bill: Hazare


July 27th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare, who has been campaigning for a strong Lokpal bill to fight corruption, Wednesday said the bill which is likely to be ... Read more...

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Government’s anti-graft bill was toothless: Bedi


May 24th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The anti-graft Lokpal Bill drafted by the government was like a rubber ball which could have been easily twisted to protect the corrupt, social activist ... Read more...

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Pass Lokpal Bill soon, say people


May 22nd, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Participants at a public consultation, organised by NGO India Against Corruption here Sunday, demanded that parliament pass the Lokpal Bill as soon as possible ... Read more...

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India releases Rs.150 commemorative coin


February 26th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A coin of Rs.150 denomination ($3.33) was released by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here Saturday, bearing the portrait of Chanakya, lotus and honeybee, to conclude the ... Read more...

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Banerjee set to present her fifth rail budget


February 24th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to present her fifth annual budget for the ministry Friday, amid concern over poor progress of large projects and the ... Read more...

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Mamata created history by making railways bankrupt: CPI-M


February 24th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A day before the presentation of the railway budget in parliament, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday said Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has created history ... Read more...

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Government treats militancy with kid gloves: RSS leader


February 14th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Mathura, Feb 14 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) spokesperson Ram Madhav has accused the Central Government of tackling the issue of militants with kid gloves.Addressing a public meet here on Sunday, Madhav ... Read more...

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Beggars, sex workers and eunuchs get place in Census 2011 as other category


February 6th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Feb 6 (ANI): In the ongoing first phase of census count in Agartala, beggars, sex workers and eunuchs have got a place in the Indian Census 2011 as the other category.Census ... Read more...

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Gandhi Smriti all set for Martyr’s Day events


January 29th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Gandhi Smriti, the museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, is all set for Sunday when the country will pay its respectful tributes to the Father of the Nation ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa says he won’t quit as Karnataka Chief Minister


January 22nd, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jan 22 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday said that he would not step down from his post despite the sanction for his prosecution by Governor H.R. Bhardwaj.When asked ... Read more...

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Mahatma always had time as a grandfather: Ela Gandhi (Interview)


January 11th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Just like Mahatma Gandhi always shared stories with her, grownups must take time out to listen to their children seriously, says the iconic leader's ... Read more...

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2G scam: AIADMK demands dismissal of DMK Govt. for defending Raja


December 28th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruchirapalli, Dec 28 (ANI): Thousands of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leaders and supporters staged a mass protest here on Tuesday demanding the arrest of former Telecom Minister A. Raja ... Read more...

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Digvijay likens RSS to Nazis, blames Advani for terror (Lead)


December 19th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh Sunday launched a fierce attack against Hindutva groups, comparing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's "hatred" of Muslims to that harboured by the ... Read more...

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Anti-Muslim RSS is like Nazis: Digvijay Singh


December 19th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi,Dec 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh Sunday mounted a fierce attack on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) by likening the right-wing Hindu group to Nazis."The RSS in the ... Read more...

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Break your silence, opposition tells PM


November 18th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Silence equalled consent, opposition leaders said Tuesday as they demanded a clarification from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the 2G spectrum scam and former minister A. ... Read more...

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A funny view of Indian history - courtesy comedian Vir Das


November 13th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Actor and stand up comedian Vir Das has rewritten history, but with a comic touch. His forthcoming show, called "History Of India - VIRitten", is set to ... Read more...

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Supreme Court cancels bail of Raju, five others (Second Lead)


October 26th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Oct 26 (IANS) In a major setback to Satyam Computer Service founder B. Ramalinga Raju, the Supreme Court Tuesday cancelled his bail and that of five other accused in ... Read more...

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Ali Sena activists protest against Ayodhya verdict in New Delhi


October 17th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.17 (ANI): Hundreds of Ali Sena activists, a Muslim forum, staged a mass demonstration on Sunday, protesting against the recent decision by of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court ... Read more...

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MCD snubbed at Games opener, says Delhi mayor


October 5th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) was cornered in the spectacular opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, the city's Mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney said Tuesday."The Delhi government ... Read more...

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Rare book on political and economic history of India digitized


September 5th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): The rare book, "India Illustrated" has now been digitally preserved by The University of Houston Digital Library, and is available online for students, historians and others around the ... Read more...

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