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Troupe from Tripura, Manipur to perform in Germany


September 5th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 5 (IANS) A troupe from India's two northeastern states - Tripura and Manipur - will perform in Germany to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between that ... Read more...

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Admiral Joshi is new Indian Navy chief (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, an anti-submarine warfare specialist, Friday took over as the new Indian Navy chief.He succeeds Admiral Nirmal Verma, who retired from service ... Read more...

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Admiral Joshi is new Indian Navy chief


August 31st, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, an anti-submarine warfare specialist, Friday took over as Indian Navy chief.He succeeds Admiral Nirmal Verma, who retired from service after 43 ... Read more...

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Olympian archer honoured in Nagaland


August 16th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Chekrovolu Swuro, the archer from Nagaland who took part in the London Olympics, has been honoured with the first T. Ao State Sports Award.The award was ... 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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Nagaland announces award for Swuro


July 31st, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, July 31 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs.25 lakhs for archer Chekrovolu Swuro for becoming an Olympian.Rio, accompanied by his colleagues, are ... Read more...

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Netaji’s family condoles Sehgal’s demise


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) The Family of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Monday condoled the death of freedom fighter and the revolutionary leader's close associate Lakshmi Sehgal, describing it as a ... Read more...

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Presidents of India


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) All the presidents of India:Rajendra Prasad (Jan 26, 1950-May 13, 1962): India's first president and the only one to have served two terms.S. Radhakrishnan ... Read more...

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India remembers hero of 1947 Pakistan war


July 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Indian Army Sunday remembered Brig. Mohammed Usman - its highest-ranking officer killed in the 1947 India-Pakistan war.A commemorative function was organised here to celebrate ... Read more...

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1948 Olympics: Fourth gold medal healed wounds of partition (Sports Special)


July 9th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
It was a wonder that India managed to field a team for the 1948 Olympics which were held on the conclusion of the World War II and a year after the ... Read more...

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Christians want next vice-president from community


June 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Hours after the Congress hinted at a second term for Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari, some Christian organisations here Monday demanded considering a person from the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu gear up for Manipur Challenge in Santosh Trophy semis


May 25th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Cuttack, May 25 (IANS) Manipur, who are still to have an I-League club, will be looking to make their mark the National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy when they ... Read more...

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American Sikhs hail India’s Sikh marriage law


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) American Sikhs have hailed as "historic" the passage in the Indian parliament of Anand Marriage Act for the registration of Sikh marriages."This is a historic day ... Read more...

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Tagore as India’s peace envoy: book project by ICWA


May 8th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) He is revered the world over for his prodigious literary output, including thousands of poems and songs. But what the world will now get to ... Read more...

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Jamia Millia chief backs women’s quota bill


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung Wednesday advocated the passage of the women's reservation bill to empower the poor and ordinary Indian women.Giving the ... Read more...

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Chandigarh will remain Harayana’s capital: Hooda


March 25th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday asserted that Chandigarh is part of his state and would remain its capital.Interacting with the media in Rohtak ... Read more...

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Partial response to strike; banking, transport hit (Intro Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour nation-wide strike by 11 trade unions Tuesday remained peaceful and evoked a mixed response, but key sectors like banking and transport took ... Read more...

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Strike evokes partial response; banking, transport hit (Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour nation-wide strike by 11 trade unions Tuesday remained peaceful and evoked a mixed response, but key sectors like banking and transport took ... Read more...

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Sailen Manna - a genteel footballer and natural leader (Obituary)


February 27th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) A natural leader, Sailen Manna was like a banyan tree in Indian soccer, who led the national team to international glory in the early years of ... Read more...

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Labour strike to cripple key sectors of Indian economy (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Key sectors of the Indian economy such as banking, insurance, telecom, transport, mining, postal and manufacturing could be badly hit Tuesday owing to the ... Read more...

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Labour strike to paralyse banking, transport services Tuesday


February 27th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) A nation-wide 24-hour general strike called by major trade unions Tuesday could cripple the country's transport, banking and postal systems after the government's attempts ... Read more...

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‘Face’ of Gujarat riots to launch Mumbai protest initiative


February 26th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Qutubuddin Ansari, the famous 'face' of the 2002 Gujarat riots, will exhort Indians to mark as a black day the 10th anniversary of the carnage ... Read more...

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UPA record in corruption unbeatable: Advani


February 8th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's "stinking record" in corruption was unbeatable, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said here Wednesday while listing ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s mango growers in a pickle


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) The early flowering of mango trees in and around Chandigarh has left the growers worried, with horticulturists saying it could indicate an impending poor yield this ... Read more...

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Government, army chief row sets unhealthy precedent: minister (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The legal battle between Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh and the government over his age sets an "unhealthy precedent", Minister of State for Defence ... Read more...

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Government set to take on army chief on age row (Roundup)


January 17th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Preparing itself for a legal battle with Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh, the government Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to hear its version ... Read more...

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Don’t hype army chief’s age row, says Congress (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday said attempts by the opposition to play up the row over army chief General V.K. Singh's year of birth was not ... Read more...

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Government, army chief set for legal battle (Evening Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Preparing itself for a legal battle with Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh, the government Tuesday requested the Supreme Court to hear its version ... Read more...

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Photographer Homai Vyarawalla dead (Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Vadodara (Gujarat), Jan 15 (IANS) Homai Vyarawalla, one of India's first professional women photographers, died here Sunday, days after being hospitalised due to a fall from her bed, close friends ... Read more...

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Homai Vayarawalla, grand old dame of Indian photo-journalism, passes away (Obituary)


January 15th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (AINS) Till a year ago, Homai Vyarawalla, India's first and oldest photojournalist, was still as spirited as she was in the 1920s when she captured glimpses of ... Read more...

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Aamir enjoying free time with little one


January 13th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Aamir Khan is a bit free these days and the actor-producer is keeping himself busy spending time in watching his newborn son grow up."Hope ... Read more...

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Advani jibe at PM on Emergency


January 5th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani Thursday took a jibe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying he had recently missed an opportunity to ... Read more...

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India’s national anthem completes a century (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) "Jana Gana Mana...", India's lilting national anthem, completed 100 years Tuesday.First sung by a choir on this date in 1911 at the 26th session of the ... Read more...

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Aamir-Kiran name son after Maulana Azad


December 10th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Bollywood couple Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have named their newborn son Azad Rao Khan after freedom fighter and independent India's first education minister ... Read more...

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Child poverty film wins short film award at IFFI


December 1st, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 1 (IANS) A short film about child poverty in India won the Golden Lamp Tree award, while a film on pesticides tragedies in India won the Special Environment ... Read more...

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