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Bridge on Simen River in Arunachal opened


July 5th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A strategically important 480-metre bridge built on River Simen in Arunachal Pradesh by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), an agency of the defence ministry, has ... Read more...

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Committed to ‘one country, two systems’, says China


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 1 (IANS) President Hu Jintao has said that the Chinese government remains committed to the principles of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people administering Hong ... Read more...

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Poor HIV/AIDS infected to get financial aid in Delhi


June 30th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The capital Saturday became the first state in the country to provide a life-long financial assistance ranging from Rs.1,000-2,500 a month to poor people infected ... Read more...

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50 Indian double-decker buses to run on Bangladesh roads


May 7th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) As many as 50 Indian double-decker buses will soon run on the roads of this Bangladesh capital and Chittagong city, a media report said Monday.The ... Read more...

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With Europe in crisis, Spain looks at India


March 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) With the eurozone crisis threatening the continent's economy and putting its own in a downswing, Spain is looking at India for some support and solutions.This ... Read more...

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Bangladesh hopes to resolve power crisis by 2014


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 3 (IANS) Bangladeshi Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith said Saturday the power crisis in the country will be resolved in the next two years.He speaking at the inaugural ceremony ... Read more...

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Opposition mounts to Amitabh’s plea on anti-Sikh riots


December 16th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Dec 16 (IANS) A move by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to get a clean chit from the Sikh clergy after his name was dragged into the 1984 anti-Sikh ... Read more...

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Centre should do something to control piracy: Yash Chopra


December 15th, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Legendary Filmmaker Yash Chopra Wednesday requested the central government to take steps to end the menace of piracy."Whenever a film releases, the first to get ... Read more...

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Now Michelle Yeoh sidelined at IFFI function


December 3rd, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 3 (IANS) Organisers of the 42nd International Film festival of India (IFFI) appear to have made it a habit to invite gorgeous 'A' list Hollywood celebrities but then ... Read more...

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Don’t recruit kids: Malik tells Taliban


November 20th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Help children in their education instead of preparing them for suicide attacks, Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has advised the Taliban.He urged the insurgents to ... Read more...

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Pakistan displays fighter aircraft at Dubai air show


November 14th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Pakistan demonstrated its ability to protect its skies at the Dubai air show where it displayed fighter aircraft, including one that has been jointly developed and ... Read more...

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Dhumal keeps date with fair, for long tenure


November 6th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal reached Sirmaur district late Saturday to participate in the decades old annual Renuka fair attending which, according to a ... Read more...

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Look beyond national interests, Ban to G20


October 18th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Bern, Oct 17 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday urged G20 leaders to look beyond domestic and regional interests and come up with actionable plans to save the world ... Read more...

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Tibetans root for prime minister-elect


August 7th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 7 (IANS) Cyberspace was Sunday abuzz with best wishes of Tibetans from around the world for their prime minister-elect Lobsang Sangay, who will assume office Monday.The Kalon Tripa ... Read more...

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National Museum holds workshop for disabled kids


August 4th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A troupe of mentally challenged children Thursday presented a recital of songs and classical Indian dances at the National Museum here at a special workshop ... Read more...

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Mamata flags off Kolkata-Singapore flight


August 1st, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday inaugurated the Singapore Airlines' subsidiary Silk Air's four day a week service connecting Kolkata with Singapore. She said ... Read more...

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Chinese bank opens two branches in Pakistan


May 21st, 2011 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) - the country's largest commercial bank - has opened a branch each in the Pakistani cities of Karachi ... Read more...

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Conduct of BJP leaders should be above board: Advani


April 28th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Apr 28 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Thursday asked his party leaders to check their conduct and keep a clean image so that the opposition ... Read more...

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Pak provincial minister says suicide bombers being sold like commodities


April 28th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, April 28(ANI): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that suicide bombers are being sold like a commodity, and that it has become a profitable business."A suicide bomber can ... Read more...

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Regional film festivals promote spirit of national integration: Ambika Soni


April 15th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 15(ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Friday said that the endeavour of the Directorate of Film Festival in promoting non-mainstream, regional cinema, and in taking ... Read more...

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IPL-IV: 74 matches played over 51 days (Schedule)


April 6th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will Friday play the opening match in the Indian Premier League (IPL)-IV in Chennai after the inaugural ceremony.IPL-IV ... Read more...

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More money, more matches in IPL-IV


April 6th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Even as the country rejoices over the World Cup victory top players from all over the cricketing globe are here to play in the fourth ... Read more...

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India invited to make huge investments in Africa: Mozambique


March 28th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Mozambique's Prime Minister Aires Bonifacio Baptista Ali Monday invited Indian corporates to make "huge investments" in Africa and contribute to the diversification and economic resurgence ... Read more...

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Bangladesh launches business chamber just for women


March 11th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 11 (IANS) Bangladesh has set up a chamber of commerce and industry exclusively for women entrepreneurs.Commerce Minister Faruk Khan told the inaugural ceremony of the Dhaka Women Chamber ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa to honour Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


March 5th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa will honour Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for her contribution and achievement in the arts and culture segment March 11.The ... Read more...

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Hemodialysis should be made affordable, say doctors


March 4th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Doctors attending the fourth Congress of the International Society for Hemodialysis here opined that Hemodialysis, a method to remove waste from blood when the kidneys ... Read more...

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New IIIT to be set up in West Bengal


February 17th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The central government has approved the plan to set up an Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in West Bengal, the state's Information Technology Minister Debesh Das said ... Read more...

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Bryan Adams’ rescheduled concert also called off


February 17th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Bryan Adams concert in Delhi, rescheduled for Feb 20, has been cancelled again due to "logistical issues", a statement issued by Netsurf Entertainment, the presenter of ... Read more...

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Adopt ICT in rural sectors for inclusive growth: Narayana Murthy


February 17th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Infosys Technologies' Founder-Chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy Thursday called for information and communication technology (ICT) being used in agriculture and rural sectors for more inclusive growth."We have seen a ... Read more...

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Cricket captains to ride rickshaws to World Cup opening


February 16th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) The rickshaw, the common man's traditional transport in Bangladesh, will occupy the centre stage in Thursday's Cricket World Cup opening ceremony here. The captains of all participating teams ... Read more...

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Why is Eden not hosting an India game sir? (World Cup Diary)


February 16th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) The fact that the iconic Eden Gardens is not hosting an India match in the Feb 19-April 2 World Cup has disappointed fans not just ... Read more...

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Vivek, Ameesha jazz up 34th National Games’ opening show (Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) Bollywood actors Vivek Oberoi and Ameesha Patel added glamour to the inaugural ceremony of the 34th National Games which got off to a spectacular start at the Birsa ... Read more...

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Aero India-2011 creates history as largest ever


February 9th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) The Aero India show that began here Wednesday has smashed all records in terms of its size and content, entering history books as the largest edition of ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama’s wardrobe advisor to be honoured


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) US first lady Michelle Obama's wardrobe advisor Ikram Goldman has been chosen for the Legend of Fashion Award to be given by the School of the Art Institute ... Read more...

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15-day Surajkund crafts fair begins near capital


February 1st, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Surajkund (Haryana), Feb 1 (IANS) India's rich crafts heritage will be on display for the next 15 days as the 25th Surajkund Crafts Mela got off to a colourful start here Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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