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Facing ‘ban Gita’ case, Hindus build Krishna temple in Moscow

December 25th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Hindus and Krishna devotees may be fighting a court battle in the Siberian city of Tomsk against a move to ban the Bhagavad Gita, ... Read more...

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Putin’s birthday triggers Twitter flash mob

October 8th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who celebrated his 59th birthday Friday, caused a Twitter flash mob with a hashtag devoted to his birthday topping the ... Read more...

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Russia needs fair elections: Gorbachev

September 22nd, 2011 - 6:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia needs to make urgent changes to its political system if it is to avoid instability, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has warned."For Russia, honest ... Read more...

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Boney M lead singer Farrell dies aged 61

December 30th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Dec 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Bobby Farrell, the only male member of the disco group Boney M, died here aged 61, an official said Thursday."A probe (into his death) is underway," ... Read more...

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Indians among foreigners to be honoured by Bangladesh

December 13th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) Nearly 400 people worldwide, including 226 Indians and 40 Pakistanis, figure in a list of eminent people to be honoured by Bangladesh for their role in its ... Read more...

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Mystery behind Yuri Gagarin’s death solved?

January 8th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): The death of Yuri Gagarin, world's first man in the space, was an outcome of the panicked reaction after learning that an air vent in his cockpit was ... Read more...

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Soviet holiday haven looks for new place in the sun

August 13th, 2009 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
By Mike Collier Riga, Aug 13 (DPA) The Amber Coast sanatorium, located in the Latvian seaside resort of Jurmala, features a dacha where Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev would greet his guests. A clock ... Read more...

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Berlin wall’s famous Honecker-Brezhnev kiss painting erased

March 28th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Mar 28 (ANI): The famous painting on the Berlin Wall, which depicted the kiss between East German leader Erich Honecker and his Soviet counterpart Leonid Brezhnev, has been erased as a ... Read more...

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