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S.S. Rajamouli pledges to donate organs


September 18th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Telugu filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli recently pledged to donate his organs.On a recent visit to Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, the filmmaker was so inspired and moved by ... 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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Patnaik highlights government’s achievements on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday turned his Independence Day address into an occasion to highlight his government's performance.After hoisting the tricolour at the Independence Day ... Read more...

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Supreme Court comes to rescue of Vrindavan widows


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Irked over the insensitivity towards abandoned widows in Vrindavan, the Supreme Court Friday said India was the only country where every day people distribute free ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brazil to invest in individual sports to boost Olympic tally


July 28th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has outlined plans to focus investments in individual Olympic events to lift the country's medal tally at the 2016 Rio ... Read more...

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$200 mn World Bank loan to Himachal for green development


July 27th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 27 (IANS) The World Bank has granted a $200 million (Rs.1,100 crore) loan to Himachal Pradesh to promote green initiatives and sustainable development in the state, an official ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bharti Airtel gets EuroFinance Treasury award


July 8th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India's largest telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel, Sunday said it has won the EuroFinance Treasury award for innovation and speed in integrating its treasury works ... Read more...

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Coaching for 30 poor IIT aspirants in Maharashtra


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) A private initiative will enable 30 underprivileged students from Maharashtra to pursue their dreams of admission to an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), an official said ... Read more...

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Amy Jackson treats ‘Thaandavam’ team at her home


June 20th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actress Amy Jackson, who is shooting in London for her new Tamil film, took some time out from the schedule to treat her cast and ... Read more...

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ITC, Bangalore airport get GreenCo awards


June 15th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) ITC's Bhadrachalam (Andhra Pradesh) unit and Bangalore International Airport Friday won the golden and silver plaque, respectively, at the Confederation of Indian Industry's GreenCo Summit, 2012 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Collective effort needed for eliminating child labour’


June 12th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) People, civil society and the government agencies should join hands to eradicate child labour, an official said Tuesday, adding that the menace was inter-connected with ... Read more...

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Frank Leboeuf in Euro commentary panel


June 7th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Former Chelsea star Frank Leboeuf, who was part of the French team that won the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and the Euro in 2000, ... Read more...

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Gates to meet Krishna


May 30th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Software tycoon Bill Gates will Thursday meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and is expected to offer the support of his foundation for a host ... Read more...

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S R Rao is new commerce secretary


May 28th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government Monday appointed S.R. Rao as the new commerce secretary.A 1978 batch Gujarat cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service, Rao replaced Rahul Khullar, ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh meets Myanmar President Thein Sein


May 28th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday met Myanmar President Thein Sein at the 100-room presidential palace here.Manmohan Singh, who was accorded an impressive guard ... Read more...

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PM leaves for Myanmar


May 27th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday left for Myanmar on a three-day visit that will see him unveil new initiatives in expanding trade and energy ... Read more...

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Russia not to allocate $10 mn for Afghan army


May 25th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has rejected a NATO request to allocate $10 million for the support of the Afghan Army, the Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan said ... Read more...

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Fight in 2014 on achievements, says Gandhi


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi Tuesday said the results of 2014 general elections would be based on what the government has done ... Read more...

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Gogoi for skill development to end unemployment in Assam


May 4th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 4 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday stressed the need for skill development among youth to end the unemployment problem in the state."Both high and semi-skilled workforce ... Read more...

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Pakistan hails UAE aid


May 4th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS/WAM) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has hailed the humanitarian efforts of UAE charity Red Crescent Authority (RCA) for flood victims in the country.He said the RCA ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Anita Dongre goes crowdsourcing way to find designer


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Fashion designer Anita Dongre is hunting for an accessory designer for her company AND Designs India Ltd and is taking the crowdsourcing way to discover ... Read more...

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Chandy launches logo for biodiversity clubs in colleges


April 27th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) As a first step in setting up biodiversity clubs in all educational institutions in Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday released the club logo.This new initiative ... Read more...

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Omar for financially self-reliant Jammu and Kashmir


April 24th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday declared that the state's "financial self-reliance" was the main aim of his government.Abdullah, who is also working president ... Read more...

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Kiran Bedi supports new crime show (With Images)


April 24th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Crime shows like "CID" and "Crime Patrol" have caught the fancy of the audience for years, and the latest to join the list is "Savdhan ... Read more...

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Punjab to frame policy to curb drug addiction


April 20th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The Punjab government will soon have in place a policy to curb drug addiction among the people, especially among the youths of the state, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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UNHCR hails UAE’s humanitarian efforts


April 19th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 18 (IANS/WAM) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has praised the efforts of the UAE to improve the humanitarian conditions of refugees around the world.May Kadkoy, ... Read more...

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Won’t give up nuclear rights: Iran


April 12th, 2012 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 12 (IANS) Iran has said it will attend the planned nuclear talks in Istanbul later this week but will not compromise on its right to atomic energy.Iran's chief ... Read more...

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Roopam Sharma new secretary of Delhi Basketball Association


April 9th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Basketball Federation of India (BFI) chief executive Roopam Harish Sharma was elected honorary secretary of the Delhi Basketball Association (DBA).Roopam was unanimously elected in the ... Read more...

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Dubai Airports reduce 72,000 tonnes CO2 emissions


March 28th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 28 (IANS/WAM) Conservation efforts by the Dubai Airports have helped reduce Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions by 72,793 tonnes.Apart from environmental dividends, the Dubai Airports' efforts have also yielded ... Read more...

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Dubai seeks more investments


March 24th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 23 (IANS/WAM) Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has called for a slew of initiatives to attract investments.Al Maktoum, also Chairman of ... Read more...

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Screening of ‘Kahaani’ for underprivileged women


March 16th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 16 (IANS) A special screening of Vidya Balan-starrer "Kahaani" was organised for women from NGO SOS-Children's village here.More than 40 employees from the NGO attended the screening ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

No strike now: Bollywood happy with tax exemption


March 16th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Producer Mukesh Bhatt is delighted with the government's decision to exempt the film industry from service tax. Filmmaker Goldie Behl termed it positive news.Post "the ... Read more...

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Sonam’s supports fashion for a cause


March 13th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Fashionista and actress Sonam Kapoor says initiatives like Design One, an exhibition organised to raise funds for an NGO that works for the betterment of ... Read more...

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UN to give $10.5 mn for women empowerment


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 2 (IANS/WAM) The UN agency mandated to promote gender equality will give $10.5 million in grants to organisations working for women's empowerment.Women in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Armed forces to procure 210 AC coaches


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Forty additional AC 2-tier and 170 AC 3-Tier coaches would be procured in the next few years for the as part of the initiatives for ensuring ... Read more...

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