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Indian bank opens branch in South Africa


September 13th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 13 (IANS) State-owned Bank of India (BoI) has opened its first branch here in a move to enhance the relationship between South Africa and India while contributing ... Read more...

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India’s envoy to Belgium holds get-to-know reception


September 11th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 11 (IANS) The new Indian ambassador to the European Union and Belgium, Dinkar Khullar, has held a get-to-know reception for the Indian community here.Khullar, who arrived here ... Read more...

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Can’t thank our teachers enough: B-town on Teachers Day


September 5th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Teachers play an important role in shaping our personalities and Bollywood celebrities like Bipasha Basu, Madhur Bhandarkar and Anupam Kher admit it and thank their ... Read more...

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‘India focus for allergy research’


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India will be under more focus for treatment and research on allergic disorders over the next two years, president of World Allergy Organisation (WAO) Ruby ... Read more...

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Sangma challenges Mukherjee’s election


August 21st, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Purno Sangma Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging Pranab Mukherjee's election as the president saying he held an office of profit while filing his ... Read more...

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UAE leaders greet President Mukherjee on Independence Day


August 16th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent congratulations to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on the country's Independence Day.Similar ... Read more...

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Rashtrapati Bhavan: Viceregal lodge to India’s presidential abode


July 24th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The magnificent 340-room Rashtrapati Bhavan, that once housed the British viceroy and now the Indian president, is a symbol of continuity from the ... Read more...

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VIP quota for Haj pilgrimage cut by apex court (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday reduced the VIP quota for Haj pilgrimage from 2,550 to just 300.The apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice ... Read more...

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VIP quota for Haj pilgrimage cut


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday reduced the VIP quota for Haj pilgrimage from 2,500 to just 240.Judges Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai said under the ... Read more...

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Polling to elect next Indian president ends


July 19th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The seven-hour polling in Parliament House here and state legislatures across India to elect the next president ended at 5 p.m. Thursday, even as ... Read more...

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India to elect new president Thursday (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India will elect a new president Thursday in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed ... Read more...

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India to elect new president Thursday


July 18th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India will elect a new president Thursday in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed ... Read more...

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JD-U is with Jaswant Singh: Nitish


July 16th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was united on Jaswant Singh's candidature for the vice president's post."The NDA is ... Read more...

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Need to evolve world opinion against n-weapons: Kalam


July 14th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 14 (IANS) Former Indian president and world renowned scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Saturday said world opinion was needed to be created against nuclear weapons of mass destruction."Nuclear energy ... Read more...

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India, Poland agree on audio-visual cooperation


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 4 (IANS) India and Poland Wednesday signed an agreement to establish a legal framework for audio-visual co-production, especially films.The agreement was signed by visiting Indian Minister for ... Read more...

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No regrets on not becoming PM, says Pranab


June 29th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee says he has no regrets that he could not become India's prime minister.In an interview to CNN-IBN, the veteran ... Read more...

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RJD pitches for Ansari as president


April 24th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Tuesday pitched for Vice President Hamid Ansari for the post of Indian president."Vice President Ansari should be made ... Read more...

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World Heart Federation gets first ever Indian president


April 21st, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Heart Federation (WHF), a global NGO dedicated to prevention of heart diseases in low- and middle-income countries, elected its first ever Indian president, ... Read more...

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President hosts BRICS leaders at cultural soiree, banquet


March 28th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indian President Pratibha Patil hosted the heads of the BRICS countries who are in India for their 4th BRIC summit to a banquet and ... Read more...

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India,South Korea draw close; step up business, military ties (Roundup)


March 25th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 25 (IANS) Indicative of a growing closeness, India and South Korea Sunday aimed to double their annual trade to $40 billion by 2015, boosted military ties and ... Read more...

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Kudankulam row enabled deliberations on atomic power: Kalam


March 21st, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) imbroglio has enabled detailed deliberations on atomic power generation, its viability, safety and other aspects, said former Indian president A.P.J.Abdul ... Read more...

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Sleeping giant India is slowly waking up: Blatter


March 9th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter Friday said "sleeping giant" India is slowly waking up and promised that he won't leave football's world body until the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu panel on Kudankalam submits report


February 28th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government-formed four-member expert committee on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), which had earlier ruled the two Russian reactors safe, submitted its report ... Read more...

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India should help Sri Lanka in constructive manner: Kalam


January 27th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) India should assist Sri Lanka in building a vibrant democratic set up and a constitution like itself rather than wasting time by talking about the past ... Read more...

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I’ve been barred without probe, former ISRO chief tells PM (Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) The nixed Devas spectrum deal came again to haunt the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), as its former chairman G. Madhavan Nair complained to ... Read more...

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Kalam advocates civic amenities programme for Sri Lanka


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) Former Indian president A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Saturday urged the Sri Lankan government to implement the provision of urban amenities in rural areas (PURA) programme to eradicate poverty, ... Read more...

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Resolve Kudankulam row politically: Kalam to Manmohan


January 14th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resolve the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) row through political and strategic ... Read more...

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Research nano energy packs, urges Abdul Kalam


January 9th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) Former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday suggested that scientists and technologists to undertake research in the area of nano-energy packages for transmission of energy from ... Read more...

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Patil first Indian president to ride battle tank


December 5th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), Dec 5 (IANS) Pratibha Patil Monday became the first Indian president to ride in a battle tank when she boarded a T-90 in the desert terrain of ... Read more...

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Kalam stresses integrated, balanced approach for nuclear invincibility


November 30th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Each nation can accomplish invincible nuclear security individually and collectively through eternal vigilance, expansion of new energy technologies, coherence, dynamism, self sufficiency among others, said former ... Read more...

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Kalam downplays frisking incident in US


November 14th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who was frisked by the airport authorities in New York in September, violating international protocol, Monday downplayed the incident saying it ... Read more...

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US apologises for frisking Kalam in New York


November 13th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) Former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was frisked by the airport authorities in New York Sep 29, resulting in a strong Indian protest and a ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago PM chief guest at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas


October 27th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Oct 27 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will be the chief guest at India's annual diaspora conclave early next year that will see the participation ... Read more...

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Vietnamese president to visit India


October 10th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Oct 10 (IANS) Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang begins a four-day official visit to India Tuesday, a media report said Monday. Truong Tan Sang will make the Oct 11-14 ... Read more...

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Myanmar president to visit India


October 10th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Oct 10 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein will pay a goodwill visit to India in the near future to promote bilateral relations and cooperation, said an official ... Read more...

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