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Israel the flavour of Kovalam litfest


September 19th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Israel will be the flavour of the fifth edition of the Kovalam Literary Festival Oct 3 at the India International Centre in the capital followed ... Read more...

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Indian nationalism a rare animal: Tharoor


September 4th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Indian nationalism is a rare animal and Indian secularism is a profusion of religions against the idea of absence of religion, writer and parliament ... Read more...

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Kusum Ansal foundation awards new Hindi, Tamil authors


July 11th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Writers Usha Kiran Khan and K. Vittal Rao will be honoured with the Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman for their literary works, "Sirjanhaar" and "Vaazvin Sila Unnathangkal", ... Read more...

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766 complaints of paid news received in Jan-March polls: Quraishi


July 6th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Election Commission received a staggering 766 complaints of paid news during the January-March assembly elections, of which 253 were found to be true, the ... Read more...

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‘No need for media regulatory law, but stronger editorial filters’


July 6th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) There is need for stronger editorial filters rather than "content filters" in the form of a law to regulate the media, speakers at a ... Read more...

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Artists, buyers fondly remember Husain a year after his death (With image)


June 9th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Maqbool Fida Husain, the "Picasso" of Indian art, ended his run as an iconic artist at the age of 95 in London a year ago ... Read more...

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Presidential candidate should reflect people’s view, say experts


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Has the coming presidential election also to do with choice of citizens or is it a matter to be left to the "high commands" ... Read more...

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M.F. Husain to be remembered on death anniversary (With Image)


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Close friends, fans and fellow artists will remember Maqbool Fida Husain, one of India's greatest contemporary artists, on his first death anniversary June 9 with ... Read more...

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Revisit traditional Punjabi music at capital fest


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A 'Festival of Traditional Music of Punjab', which kicked off here Tuesday, is set to treat music fanatics to the cultural heritage of the state.The two-day ... Read more...

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Community sewage project to end open defecation in Delhi colony


May 16th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Open defecation in Savda Ghevra, one of Delhi's largest resettlement neighbourhoods, could end soon with the Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence(CURE), a non-profit organisation, ... Read more...

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Sparrow decline indicates serious environmental change: Experts


May 9th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) House sparrows are an indicator of the environmental health of an area, and their disappearance could be linked to a rise in infectious diseases and ... Read more...

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New facsimile of Buddhist sutra unveiled


May 4th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A new Indian facsimile edition of the Gilgit Lotus Sutra - an important document of Mahayana Buddhism - written in Sanskrit has brought the last ... Read more...

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Gandhis out to lunch with former family physician


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Guests at the India International Centre's (IIC) Main Dining Hall were in for a surprise Thursday to find the entire Gandhi family - Sonia, ... Read more...

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Social Islam biased against freedom of arts: Filmmaker Shama Zaidi


April 29th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The idea of social Islam - the practised version of the faith - in conservative Muslim countries comes with a bias against the freedom of ... Read more...

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Will cancel polls again on evidence of horse-trading: Quraishi


April 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) After recommending re-polling in the Rajya Sabha biennial elections from Jharkhand over allegations of "horse-trading" last week, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi has said ... Read more...

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‘Media should self-regulate, ward off regulator’


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Self-regulation by the Indian media is better than external agencies breathing down its reportage, experts said at an event here even as the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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‘Indian print media will flourish for 15 years’ (Lead)


April 1st, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) In contrast to the steep fall in newspaper circulation in the US, the Indian newspaper industry will witness strong growth for the next decade and ... Read more...

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Social media content creators need protection: Experts


March 29th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Calling the country's IT rules as "flawed", experts at a seminar Thursday said the right to freedom of expression should also provide protection to ... Read more...

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IIC, intellectual and culture hub, celebrates 50 years


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The India International Centre (IIC), a multi-dimensional hub of intellectual and cultural discourse nestled in a leafy environment, Saturday became 50 year old, winning ... Read more...

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New Indira Gandhi biography casts light on life, politics


November 12th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS)A new biography of India's late prime minister Indira Gandhi tries to throw candid light on her personality against the backdrop of her family and politics."Indira ... Read more...

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European culture carnival opens in capital


November 11th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Children can look forward to a surprise November bouquet in the capital. A musical journey by a Polish Oriental band, storytelling sessions, puppet theatre, folk ... Read more...

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How Commonwealth can battle global financial crisis


October 24th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Commonwealth countries are mulling trade pacts, debt financing flows and technological cooperation to beat the global financial crisis.Diplomats of leading Commonwealth nations who interacted with ... Read more...

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Ethiopian dance, food fiesta in Delhi (With Images)


October 20th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) An ensemble of 10 Ethiopian dancers captured the rural spirit of the ancient African nation with an hour-long performance here of the traditional dances and ... Read more...

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Forging India-Israel bonds - over stories and theatre


September 30th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) When noted Israeli playwright-filmmaker Motti Lerner and popular short story writer Savyon Liebrecht presented their literature to a packed house here, it was a way ... Read more...

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Rare sketches of Bengal famine on show in Delhi


September 27th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Sketches from the Bengal famine series by Chittaprasad Bhattacharya will be exhibited at the India International Centre here Thursday by the Delhi Art Gallery during ... Read more...

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When poll panel chief talked Beatles, bands


September 22nd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) It's seldom the chief election commissioner of India gets discussing literature and music, but at the book launch of civil servant Vivek Atray's "Move on ... Read more...

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German playwright to open Kovalam Literary Fest


September 19th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The first Delhi edition of Kovalam Literary Festival Sep 29 will open with a presentation by celebrated German playwright and short story writer Savyon Liebrecht, ... Read more...

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Paid news an electoral malpractice: Poll panel


September 15th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) News paid for by candidates during assembly and parliamentary elections should be considered an electoral malpractice that will attract two-year imprisonment, says Chief Election Commissioner ... Read more...

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New entrants to list of lit fests as season kicks off


September 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The literary season is upon us, and the country is awash in festivals this year - with two new ones added to the crowded Delhi ... Read more...

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Frankfurt Book Fair launches training campaigns in India


August 27th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair is reaching out to new segment of Indian readers at the grassroots to enhance literacy and reading competence.'Jumpstart', a programme ... Read more...

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‘In Bihar, floods are a man-made menace’


August 25th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) In Bihar, two and a half days of floods have been turned into a two-and-a-half-month-long affair so that the politics over relief continues, says one ... Read more...

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Inequalities of caste, power influence Indian society: Sociologist


August 20th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The study of inequality in India has to be holistic and take into account the inequities arising from caste, imbalances in distribution of land, power ... Read more...

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Cyber expert fears misuse of UID numbers


August 12th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Aadhaar Number, or the Unique Identification Card (UID) that will create a database for 1.2 billion people in India, may go out of hand, ... Read more...

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Venkataraman great son of India: Ansari


July 30th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Eulogising former president R. Venkataraman on the occasion of his birth centenary celebrations, Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday said that he was a great ... Read more...

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IGNOU to offer courses on traditional knowledge systems


July 12th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the NGO Shruti Foundation inked a pact Tuesday to develop modules for the study of traditional knowledge ... Read more...

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