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India was undecided about national anthem at Independence


September 1st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Even though India attained independence Aug 15, 1947, the country was undecided on its official national anthem on the auspicious day, an archived letter made public ... Read more...

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Just imagine if Gandhi had Twitter and internet: T&T; minister


August 16th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Aug 16 (IANS) "What would have happened if Gandhi had today's new technology like internet, Skype, Twitter, email and facebook to challenge the British Raj," a Trinidad and Tobago ... Read more...

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Indian Americans celebrate US Independence Day


July 9th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Two leading associations of Indian Americans celebrated the American Independence Day and Indian American Heritage by paying tribute to the pioneers and patriots of the two ... Read more...

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DMK demands removal of cartoon from NCERT textbook


June 9th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai June 9 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Saturday urged the central government to remove from a textbook the controversial cartoon lampooning the anti-Hindi agitation that raged in Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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‘There is no border between India and Africa’


June 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 4 (IANS) Intellectuals, political and diplomatic representatives of African countries underlined the importance of South-South co-operation and the role of India as a catalyst between the emerging diplomatic ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protest: 23,000 surrender voter ID cards


May 9th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) Around 23,000 people belonging to nine villages in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu have surrendered their voter identity cards to draw attention to the continued neglect ... Read more...

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Schwarzenegger invokes Gandhi for green movement


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Former Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger Thursday invoked Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence movement as a perfect example to start a global green energy campaign to ... Read more...

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Ramadoss fumes at Godfrey Phillips


September 8th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) Former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss Thursday charged cigarette maker Godfrey Phillips Ltd of disrespecting the country as well as violating law pertaining to cigarette ... Read more...

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Australian website doesn’t show Kashmir, Arunachal as part of India


June 12th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) An Australian government website has wrongly portrayed the map of India - omitting the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh - leading to the ... Read more...

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82-year-old’s death on Everest can’t dampen ‘old’ climbers


May 10th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 10 (IANS) The death of an 82-year-old intrepid Nepali climber and veteran statesman on the slopes of Mt Everest has saddened the climbing community but not deterred other ... Read more...

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My dream role is Kajol’s part in DDLJ: Deepika Padukone


December 5th, 2010 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Deepika Padukone loves romantic movies and says her ultimate aim is to do what Kajol did in "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (DDLJ)."I loved DDLJ and my ... Read more...

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Abhishek, Deepika promote ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ in Kolkata


November 28th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, Nov.28 (ANI): Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone promoted 'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey' here over the weekend.Bachchan said he was very proud to play the main ... Read more...

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One swallow does not make a summer in Bastar


November 13th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawan Kumar NagDantewara (Chhattisgarh), Nov.13 (ANI): Life for Adivasis or, the tribals in Bastar has been like traversing several time zones and development paradigms. Their traditional lifestyle that is dependent on ... Read more...

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India-South Korea economic ties booming: ambassador


November 11th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Seoul, Nov 11 (IANS) India's bilateral trade with South Korea is expected to grow 50-55 percent this year and touch $17 billion, even as the comprehensive economic pact is giving ... Read more...

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India, US can spread democracy abroad: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) United States President Barack Obama Monday that India and US can partner in fostering democratic governance across the world."This leads me to the final area where ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar Joins Indo-Canadians On Independence Day Celebration


August 17th, 2010 - 12:31 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): On Independence Day, every Indian likes to feel proud about being an Indian and so does Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. This year, the actor celebrated ... Read more...

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India’s prime minister appeals to Kashmir to end violent protests


August 16th, 2010 - 3:34 am ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) – India's prime minister on Sunday appealed to the people of Kashmir to put a stop to violent protests in Kashmir, saying that the government was ready to ... Read more...

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Nepal’s first PM was a fighter for India’s freedom (Feature)


August 14th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) When Manisha Koirala visited a little-known museum in Kathmandu recently, it created a hype because she is a popular Bollywood star. However, few know that the ... Read more...

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Indo-Americans laud Obama for quoting Gandhi while addressing young African leaders


August 8th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 8 (ANI): Indo-Americans have applauded US President Barack Obama for quoting Mahatma Gandhi while addressing 115 young leaders from over 40 countries across Africa on August three.Obama reportedly ... Read more...

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BIG Cinemas celebrates ‘Spirit of my Tiranga’ in US


August 2nd, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) To celebrate the Indian Independence Day, BIG Cinemas is screening free several popular Bollywood movies at a 'Spirit of my Tiranga' festival across 11 theatres in ... Read more...

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Jackie To Be Released On 23rd September


July 31st, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 31, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The film, Jackie starring Puneet Rajkumar and directed by Soori is set to be released on either on September 23 or 24. The movie is being produced ... Read more...

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Gandhi graffiti found on Halle Berry’s house


July 24th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Los Angeles police made a brief visit to actress Halle Berry's house Friday after she complained that a portrait of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been ... Read more...

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British PM asked to discuss Kohinoor return to India


July 24th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 24 (IANS) Keith Vaz, the Indian-origin British MP, wants the Koh-i-noor diamond to be returned to India and asks Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the issue ... Read more...

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Radical group’s march banned in Kerala town


July 16th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 16 (IANS) A march by radical Muslim group the Popular Front of India (PFI) Aug 15 has been banned by the authorities in Aluva town of Kerala's Ernakulam district. The ban ... Read more...

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Anupam Kher Quits Hitler After Protests


June 18th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 18, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Just a few days ago, it was confirmed that the veteran actor Anupam Kher was playing the German dictator Adolf Hitler in a Bollywood ... Read more...

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Durban’s Indian community fully South African in World Cup


June 12th, 2010 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Durban, June 11 (DPA) Durban's large Indian community joined the party in their native South Africa Friday, to celebrate the first World Cup ever held on African soil. With some three million people, ... Read more...

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A Bollywood first - film about Hitler and Nazi Germany (Lead)


June 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Indian history has been revised time and again on celluloid, but debutant director Rakesh Ranjan Kumar moves into a global canvas with "Dear Friend Hitler" ... Read more...

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A Bollywood first - film about Hitler and Nazi Germany


June 8th, 2010 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Indian history has been revised time and again on celluloid, but debutant director Rakesh Ranjan Kumar moves into a global canvas with "Dear Friend Hitler" ... Read more...

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Jyoti Basu on his life and politics (Lead)


January 17th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, who died here Sunday, was a man of strong views and never hesitated to speak his mind. Here are some of his ... Read more...

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Thus spake Jyoti Basu


January 17th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Communist patriarch Jyoti Basu, who died Sunday, was a man of strong views and never hesitated to speak his mind. Here are his comments on his life ... Read more...

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Indian community leaders seek Chicago consul general’s removal


November 19th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Nov 19 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), the largest community organization in the Chicago area, has called upon the Indian government to remove Consul General Ashok Kumar Attri from ... Read more...

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‘Men do cry’, says Bangalore’s men’s rights group (Nov 19 is International Men’s Day)


November 18th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 18 (IANS) As the world celebrates International Men's Day Thursday, a Bangalore-based group wants an end to stereotyping male gender, and says men too get hurt, both emotionally and ... Read more...

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A little Gandhian club among Nobel peace laureates


October 9th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Ashish Mehta New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi never won the Nobel Prize for Peace, but the apostle of truth and non-violence continues to inspire people around the globe who ... Read more...

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Indo-Americans laud Obama for expressing gratitude to Mahatma Gandhi


October 3rd, 2009 - 10:26 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Indo-Americans have applauded US President Barack Obama for stating: "The America of today has its roots in the India of Mahatma Gandhi and the nonviolent social action movement for Indian independence which ... Read more...

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India, world commemorate Gandhi (Roundup)


October 2nd, 2009 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi, the global peace icon, was Friday commemorated on his 140th birth anniversary with India renaming a rural empowerment scheme after him and US President ... Read more...

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