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When Benazir enjoyed ‘Pakeezah’ in Shimla


May 13th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) When her father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto discussed peace with Indira Gandhi in Shimla, his daughter Benazir was busy viewing the Meena Kumari-starrer 'Pakeezah'.So says ... Read more...

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India yet to see French style niche publishing


February 28th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The status of a bestselling Indian author is often decided by the publisher chosen. It is usually a conglomerate with a wide portfolio - unlike ... Read more...

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Wisdom indeed for modern times (IANS Book Review)


January 25th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Amma's Advice: Traditional Wisdom for Modern Times"; Author: Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi; Konark Publishers; Pages 209, Price: Rs.3,500The subtitles to the book are appropriate as are the 73 crisp articles ... Read more...

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Kites, feasts, dancing mark Makar Sankranti celebrations (Roundup)


January 15th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Flying colourful kites, eating piping hot dishes made of rice and jaggery, topped with dollops of ghee and cashew, braving the cold to bathe in ... Read more...

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Makar Sankranti in Odisha with holy dips, kite flying


January 15th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Devotees took holy dips in ponds and rivers and visited temples as they celebrated the Makar Sankranti harvest festival in Odisha Sunday. People also organised kite ... Read more...

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How much do the corrupt earn? (To go with: Corruption has ‘taken over India’ but can be eliminated: Book)


December 9th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Public officials in India may be cornering as much as Rs.92,122 crore ($18.42 billion), or 1.26 percent of the GDP, through corruption, says a new ... Read more...

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Corruption has ‘taken over India’ but can be eliminated: Book


December 9th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Corruption has virtually enveloped India, growing annually by over 100 percent, but systemic graft can be ended for good, says a new book by two ... Read more...

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Sand artist pays tribute to Dev Anand


December 5th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Monday created a huge sculpture in Odisha as a tribute to Bollywood legend Dev Anand who died after a career spanning 65 ... Read more...

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Indian house opens electronic publishing centre


August 1st, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Seattle, Aug 1 (IANS) Konark International, an associate of Konark Publishers India, has opened the door of electronic publishing and distribution worldwide to Southeast Asian publishers.Today, Konark International distributes published ... Read more...

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Lt. Gen. Campose is 12 Corps commander


June 6th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Lieutenant General Philip Campose, a Mechanised Infantry officer, has taken over as the new commander of the Jodhpur-based 12 'Konark' Corps, an army press release ... Read more...

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Antony asks troops along Pakistan border to defeat any ‘misadventure’


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jaisalmer, May 2 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday reviewed the operational preparedness of Indian Army troops along the Pakistan border in Rajasthan and asked them to remain vigilant to ... Read more...

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Four lakh people take holy dip in Konark


February 10th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) At least four lakh pilgrims Thursday took a holy dip in a pond in Orissa's temple town of Konark on the occasion of Magha Saptami which Hindus consider ... Read more...

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A PM who paid when sons used official car


February 9th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) At a time when Indian politicians make news for corruption and misuse of power comes a book on Lal Bahadur Shastri, the country's second prime minister who ... Read more...

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Journeying beyond Indian stereotypes (Book Review)


December 30th, 2010 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Book: "Beyond the Office Window"; Author: A.K. Pande; Publisher: Konark Publishers Pvt Ltd; Pages: 178; Price: Rs.400This book could well be called a mini "Discovery of India". That is ... Read more...

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Orissa legislator jumps on speaker’s table


December 14th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (IANS) A Congress legislator Tuesday jumped on the Orissa assembly speaker's table and lay down, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over a land row.Speaker Pradip Amat ... Read more...

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Orissa rally to celebrate dumping of university plan


November 30th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 (IANS) Thousands of people from a cross-section of society Tuesday took out a motorcycle rally in Orissa's Puri district as a mark of their victory in forcing the ... Read more...

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Patnaik defends Vedanta varsity decision


November 25th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 25 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday defended in the state assembly his government's decision to set up Vedanta University, being promoted by the London-based Vedanta group, and affirmed ... Read more...

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Orissa assembly disrupted again over university issue


November 24th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 (IANS) Orissa's opposition parties disrupted assembly proceedings for the second consecutive day Wednesday demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over land acquisition for a proposed university.The ... Read more...

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Orissa assembly adjourned over Vedanta varsity issue


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 (IANS) The Orissa assembly was adjourned several times Tuesday, on the first day of its winter session, and finally for the day as the opposition disrupted proceedings and demanded ... Read more...

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Protests in Orissa over varsity land issue


November 18th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) Orissa's opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday organised separate demonstrations against the state government's irregularities in acquiring land for a proposed university.The Orissa High Court ... Read more...

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BJP activists burn effigies of Patnaik over Vedanta issue


November 17th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Hundreds of activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday took out a procession in Orissa and burnt effigies of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, seeking his resignation ... Read more...

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Land acquisition for Vedanta University quashed


November 16th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) The Orissa High Court Tuesday quashed the process of land acquisition for Vedanta University in Puri and directed the government to return the acquired land to its owners, ... Read more...

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Odissi dance guru Gangadhar Pradhan dead


October 11th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 11 (IANS) Renowned Odissi dance guru Gangadhar Pradhan died early Monday in a private hospital here after a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 61.Pradhan had been undergoing treatment ... Read more...

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Gujarat varsity ties up with UN body


July 16th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 16 (IANS) A university in Gujarat has tied up with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to exchange ideas, share knowledge and pool resources and expertise to ... Read more...

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Environment ministry puts on hold Vedanta varsity in Orissa


May 11th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The environment ministry Tuesday put on hold construction of the Rs.150 billion Vedanta University in Orissa by the Anil Agarwal Foundation following complaints of irregularities. The ministry ... Read more...

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Vedanta University project gets environmental clearance


April 17th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) The Rs.150 billion Vedanta University project in Orissa by the Anil Agarwal foundation has got environmental and coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearances from the central government, a project ... Read more...

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Joint security drill along Orissa coast


February 4th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) A two-day joint security drill involving the Indian Navy, Coast Guard, state police, marine police, custom officials and local fishermen, among others, is underway along the Orissa coast ... Read more...

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Evacuation drill of Air India under scanner


September 5th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The evacuation drill followed by Air India, after the engine of a Boeing aircraft bound for Riyadh from Mumbai caught fire Friday, has come under the scanner ... Read more...

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Air India plane engine catches fire, all safe (Roundup)


September 4th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) A probe has been ordered after 229 passengers and crew of a Riyadh-bound Air India flight had a narrow escape here Friday as they had to be hastily ... Read more...

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Engine of Riyadh-bound Air India plane on fire, all safe (Lead)


September 4th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Over 215 passengers and crew of a Riyadh-bound Air India flight had a narrow escape here Friday morning when they were evacuated quickly after one of the aircraft's ... Read more...

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Winning dance group gets rousing welcome in Orissa


August 25th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 (IANS) Members of Orissa's victorious Prince Dance Group, all daily wage earners and none with professional dance training, got a rousing welcome in Berhampur railway station early Tuesday morning ... Read more...

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Controversial Vedanta University gets Orissa assembly nod


July 30th, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 30 (IANS) The Orissa assembly Thursday passed a controversial bill proposing a Rs.150-billion university in the state to be promoted by NRI billionaire and chairman of Britain's Vedanta Resources Anil ... Read more...

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Vedanta University Bill re-introduced in Orissa assembly


July 25th, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 25 (IANS) The Orissa government Saturday re-introduced a controversial bill proposing a Rs.150-billion (43.75 billion) university in the state to be promoted by NRI billionaire and chairman of Britain's Vedanta ... Read more...

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Vedanta committed to completing Orissa projects: Agarwal


June 6th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 6 (IANS) Britain-based Vedanta Resources, which has invested over Rs.25,000 crore (Rs.250 billion) in different projects in Orissa, was committed to completing all planned projects in the state, its chairman ... Read more...

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Illegal fishing in Orissa kill worlds smallest marine turtles


February 21st, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneshwar, Feb. 21 (ANI): Trawlers used in illegal fishing have killed hundreds of Olive Ridley turtles at Orissas coast. Olive Ridley turtles are the smallest of the marine turtle species in ... Read more...

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