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FIFA secretary general to meet Ambani, Munjal


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke will be meeting leading Indian industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Pawan Munjal during a four-day visit to the national capital from Wednesday ... Read more...

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Yale chief who advanced linkages with India to quit


August 31st, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Yale University President Richard C. Levin, who had made advancing the Ivy League institution's connections to India a priority of his administration in recent years, has ... Read more...

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Designer gives sari the Dutch touch (With Image)


August 16th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) He loves Indian embroidery and traditional Indian unpolished jewellery and has used the sari's draping and pleating technique in his dresses. Dutch designer Jan Taminiau, ... Read more...

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Seven students to represent India at US science fair


April 26th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Seven school students from across the country who excelled in a national science project will go to the US to compete with more than 1,600 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India sparks solar energy market: Report


April 26th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) India's ambitious national solar programme has catalysed rapid growth in the solar market driving solar energy prices low and demonstrating how government policy can stimulate clean ... Read more...

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Yale University brings Hindi debating to America


March 29th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Students from America's top universities like Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Columbia are all set for a debate on the theme of "Higher education is not worth ... Read more...

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Science and technology aims to infuse spirit of discovery in children: Bansal


April 18th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Pawan Kumar Bansal today said that his ministry will take steps to give a larger platform to children interested ... Read more...

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Service tax proposal retrogressive: Tourism expert


March 8th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The budget proposal for a service tax on room tariffs in hotels would be a retrogressive step and will keep foreign tourists away from India, ... Read more...

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IT@School to enroll 60 lakh Kerala students under UID project


September 14th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14 (IANS) The IT@School project will provide close to six million students in Kerala with the Unique Identity Number, as part of the central government's UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of ... Read more...

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Bihar parties urged to push for green energy


August 25th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 25 (IANS) Environmental organisation Greenpeace India and civil society groups have urged political parties in poll-bound Bihar to include development of renewable energy in their manifestos. "Greenpeace India along with ... Read more...

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Indiana professor to spearhead major study on Indian judiciary


August 22nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): Jayanth Krishnan-a professor of Indiana University Maurer School of Law-will serve as project director for an intensive study on the lower judiciary in India, it has been announced. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bindra, Vijender part of Samsung Sports Ratna programme


June 29th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Beijing Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, and bronze medallists boxer Vijender Singh and wrestler Sushil Kumar are among the ten "Sports Ratna" athletes who will ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Goa gets new vehicles to patrol beaches


May 16th, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 15 (IANS) To curb the spate of crimes against foreign tourists in Goa, a tourism trade body Saturday donated 15 jeeps and seven motorcycles to the state government to enable ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Eight students to represent India at global science fair


April 26th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 26 (IANS) Eight students, who have been successful at the India Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) with their innovative science and technology projects, will now represent India ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Get set to answer Shah Rukh’s query on love


January 31st, 2010 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
By Joginder Tuteja Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) How far would you go for love? If you haven't given it a thought so far then have your answer ready because Shah Rukh Khan ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US varsity to exhibit M.F. Husain’s early masterpieces


January 28th, 2010 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Brown University, a member of the prestigious Ivy League, will hold an exhibition of early masterpieces of Maqbool Fida Husain, one of India's most famous living painters, from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India urges US to loosen high-tech export controls


January 14th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Nearly two months after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington, India Thursday again pressed the US for removal of export controls on high technology and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ensure your aid to Pakistan not misused: India to US


January 14th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Ruling out any Indian threat to Pakistan, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao Thursday urged the US to ensure that the billions of dollars of American aid given to ... Read more...

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River tourism makes a mark in India


November 12th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): For the first time in India, a tourist cruise has started from Kolkata to Varanasi with 50 foreign tourists. The 14 day trip, took them to several ... Read more...

Posted in National |

US executive mission to sell green technologies to India


September 23rd, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Executives from leading US clean energy and environmental companies will visit India next month to identify commercial opportunities for clean and green US technologies in India.The ... Read more...

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British university trains future Indian research leaders


August 25th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) A group of Indian students has just returned home after visiting Queen's University, Belfast, as part of a unique scholarship programme to develop Indian scientific research leaders of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Indian academic leads British team on arsenic prevention project


July 27th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Indian-born academic Bhaskar Sengupta is to lead a top British scientific team to conduct research and training aimed at preventing groundwater arsenic poisoning in eastern India, Queen's University ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Clinton says education a passion with her (Lead)


July 18th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Speaking with passion and declaring that education was "very near and dear to my heart", US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton held a large audience at the ... Read more...

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Teach For India a catalyst to bridge educational gap: Clinton


July 18th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Teach For India initiative is the catalyst for a new movement to bridge the education gap in India, with its volunteers serving as the spark ... Read more...

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Teaching should be a high paying job: Aamir Khan


July 18th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Teaching should be a "high paying job" to attract the best possible talent, Bollywood star Aamir Khan declared here Saturday as he, along with US Secretary of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Penguin to sell travel guides at historical monuments


November 23rd, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Indian tourist spots will now get quality guides and souvenirs through a Penguin India initiative.Penguin India, part of one of the world's largest publishing groups, will begin ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Yale University unveils new India initiative


November 17th, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Yale University has committed $30 million to a new Yale India Initiative that will increase the US Ivy League university's engagement with India and South Asia. The ... Read more...

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India-China collaboration deemed to benefit SMEs: IndiaMART.com


October 1st, 2008 - 10:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Oct 01 (ANI/Business Wire India ): IndiaMART.com CEO on Wednesday addressed the event titled ''Chandni Chowk to China '' in New Delhi .Dinesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, IndiaMART.com, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Tourism Promotion Board proposal stirs debate at industry conclave


September 6th, 2008 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 6 (IANS) A two decade-old proposal to create a Tourism Promotion Board to drive the sector generated much heat at an industry conclave here Saturday, with at least ... Read more...

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Out of the box thinking needed to promote tourism: Shekhar Kapur


September 6th, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Khajuraho, Sep 6 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur electrified tourism industry honchos at a conclave here Saturday, stating home truths about the state of the sector and urging them to think ... Read more...

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India to connect with African hospitals, universities


June 26th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Displaying its prowess in the field of information technology, India will be setting up an e-networking infrastructure in 53 African nations to share its expertise in the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Efforts to strengthen trade ties with United Kingdom


June 17th, 2008 - 12:27 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) President K V Kamath will head a 13 member delegation to the United Kingdom for augmenting trade ties with India ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Activists demand heritage status for Yamuna


June 6th, 2008 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Agra, June 5 (IANS) A people's conference attended by social activists, environmentalists and intellectuals Thursday demanded that Yamuna river be accorded a world heritage status by the Unesco and the Indian government. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UPA Government committed’ to Indo-US nuke deal: Ronen Sen


March 13th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington (ANI): India's Ambasador to the United States, Ronen Sen, has reiterated the Manmohan Singh-led UPA Government's committment to the civilian nuclear deal with the US. Addressing the Sigur Center for Asian ... Read more...

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Boeing subsidiary Aviall to open India office


March 11th, 2008 - 11:00 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Boeing Company has announced Tuesday that its wholly owned subsidiary Aviall, one of the largest providers of new aviation parts and related aftermarket services in the ... Read more...

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