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Olympic rowing: Sawarn Singh finishes 16th in single sculls


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian rower Sawarn Singh finished 16th in the finals of the Olympic single sculls at the Eaton Dorney here Friday.He clocked seven minutes and 29.66 seconds ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: New Zealand’s Drysdale takes single sculls gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Five-time world champion rower Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand powered to gold in the single sculls event at the London Olympics here Friday.Drysdale won by ... Read more...

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Olympics: New Zealand rowers set records


July 29th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The New Zealand rowers had a strong start to their Olympic regatta, setting a new world and Olympic record on the first day of the competition ... Read more...

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Rowing world champion Drysdale eyes maiden Olympic gold


July 26th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Five-time rowing world champion in men's single sculls Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand is recovering from a cycling accident and has set his sights on his ... Read more...

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Air Seychelles announces flights to Abu Dhabi


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 3 (IANS) Air Seychelles Friday announced direct flights from Seychelles' largest island of Mahe to Abu Dhabi.This follows last week's announcement that UAE's Etihad Airways will form ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways starts service to Seychelles


November 7th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Victoria (Seychelles), Nov 6 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways' inaugural flight to the Seychelles touched down at the international airport in Mahe Sunday afternoon.Flight EY622 was greeted with a traditional water cannon ... Read more...

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Etihad to fly to Seychelles


May 27th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 26 (IANS/WAM) UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways has announced that it will commence operations to the Seychelles' largest island of Mahe from Nov 1.Etihad will operate four ... Read more...

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Royal couple honeymoon on the Seychelles Islands


May 11th, 2011 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Victoria, May 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have now gone to the Seychelles Islands for a 10 day honeymoon. They went to the picturesque location via a private ... Read more...

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Africa is in my blood: Wilbur Smith (Interview)


April 29th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The grand old storyteller from Africa, Wilbur Smith, has moved to the high seas with his new novel, a gripping account of a private yacht ... Read more...

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More than 78 percent polling in Puducherry


April 13th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, April 13 (IANS) More than 78 percent of voters exercised their franchise by 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Puducherry assembly polls, officials here said."At 4 p.m. 78.86 percent ... Read more...

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187 candidates fray for Puducherry assembly polls


March 31st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Puducherry, Mar 31 (ANI): A total of 187 candidates are in the fray for April 13 Puducherry assembly elections.Of the total 187 nominations, 162 are in Puducherry district comprising of Puducherry, Mahe ... Read more...

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Former French colony Mahe gears up for polls


March 18th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelMahe (Puducherry/ Kerala), Mar 18 (ANI): Mahe, a small sleepy former French colony near the Kerala border, is all set to hold assembly elections on April 13.The constituency, which is ... Read more...

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Spanish boat repels pirate attack


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Vitoria (Spain), Nov 22 (IANS/EFE) The security team on board a Spanish tuna boat Sunday repelled an attack by pirates in the Indian Ocean, sources said.The attack came in the early morning ... Read more...

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India retains top position in ICC Test rankings after series leveling win against Lanka


August 7th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Aug 7 (ANI): India will retain the No.1 position in the ICC Test Championship table after pulling off a five-wicket series leveling win against Sri Lanka in the third and ... Read more...

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India to give Seychelles Dornier, Chetak helicopters to combat piracy


July 19th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jul 19 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony, who is on a two day trip to Seychelles, has agreed to provide one new Dornier and two Chetak helicopters for maritime surveillance ... Read more...

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UAE, Seychelles ink deal to fight piracy


July 16th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Seychelles, July 16 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and the Republic of Seychelles have signed an agreement worth $15 million to fight piracy off the island nation. The money will be used in raising ... Read more...

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Mahindra’s malaria fund-raising plane reaches Bangalore


June 26th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 26 (IANS) A single engined turboprop aircraft of Australia's GippsAero, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mahindra Aerospace, landed in this tech hub Saturday on its global tour to raise $1 million ... Read more...

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Malinga dashes Pakistan hopes; Afridi century in vain


June 16th, 2010 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Dambulla, June 15 (IANS) Shahid Afridi's blazing century went in vain as Lasith Malinga's five wicket burst saw Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 16 runs in a thrilling opening match of ... Read more...

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Spanish boat fights off pirates near Seychelles


March 15th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Vitoria (Spain), March 15 (IANS/EFE) The security team aboard the Txori Argi, a Spanish fishing boat, have fought off a group of pirates who attacked the vessel off the Seychelles Islands, but ... Read more...

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Lawsuit opposing statehood to Puducherry dismissed


January 18th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a lawsuit opposing "political moves" to confer statehood on Puducherry on the grounds that the new status will deprive the union territory ... Read more...

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“Meri toh band baj gai hai”- Sushant Rajput


November 20th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
As reported before by Telly Cafe that Sushant Singh Rajput aka Manav of Pavitra Rishta enjoys loitering around with friends and takes a leave every Friday for an outing with his ... Read more...

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Men pip women in vote percentage in Puducherry


May 13th, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Men in Puducherry at the last moment piped women in terms of percentage of votes polled for the 15th Lok Sabha elections Wednesday. Interestingly, out of the 762,028 ... Read more...

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36 percent voting in Tamil Nadu, 51 in Puducherry (Third Lead)


May 13th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Puducherry, May 13 (IANS) Thirty-six percent voters exercised their franchise in 39 Tamil Nadu constituencies until 1 p.m. Wednesday while in neighbouring union territory of Puducherry the turnout crossed the half ... Read more...

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Women outshine men voters in Puducherry district


May 13th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, May 13 (IANS) Woman voters in a Puducherry district enthusiastically participated in the Lok Sabha elections outshining their male counterparts Wednesday. Till 11 a.m. 43.86 percent of woman voters in Yanam district ... Read more...

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MP who submits himself for examination every year


March 24th, 2009 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, March 24 (IANS) Ever heard of an Indian MP submitting an annual self-appraisal report to the people of his constituency?Meet 59-year-old M. Ramadass of the Pattali Makkal Katchi ... Read more...

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Puducherry releases ‘Vision 2025′


February 28th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, Feb 28 (IANS) Puducherry Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam Saturday released the 'Vision 2025', a document with several proposals to transform the union territory into a "model state". Prepared by the Confederation of ... Read more...

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First Haj flight from Kerala takes off


October 30th, 2008 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Oct 30 (IANS) The first flight carrying 419 Haj pilgrims from different parts of Kerala took off from Kozhikode International Airport for Saudi Arabia Thursday afternoon."This is the first batch of ... Read more...

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CPI-M protests activist’s murder in Kerala


July 24th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), July 24 (IANS) The Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI-M) has called for a shutdown in Kannur district's Thalassery constituency and in adjoining Mahe town till 4 p.m. Thursday ... Read more...

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BJP men attacked in Kerala, two injured


July 8th, 2008 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), July 8 (IANS) Two activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered serious injuries after they were attacked by a group of assailants, allegedly workers of the Communist Party of ... Read more...

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Daman and Diu has worst sex ratio in India


June 27th, 2008 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The union territory of Daman and Diu has the lowest sex ratio in the country - 710 women for every 1,000 men, an association of gynecologists said ... Read more...

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Let a dozen NRI-PIO universities bloom(Commentary)


May 29th, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by admin
By Kul Bhushan Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) can cheer the good news that a special university for education of their children will open its doors next year in ... Read more...

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Timberlake gives grieving Diaz some friendly support


April 21st, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Grieving actress Cameron Diaz was lent a shoulder to cry on by her ex Justin Timberlake.Timberlake joined the actress at the memorial service for her father on ... Read more...

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One more killed in Kerala political clashes


March 6th, 2008 - 10:54 pm ICT by admin
Kannur (Kerala), March 6 (IANS) Political clashes claimed one more life in this northern district of Kerala, taking the death toll to four in two days of violence. Mahesh, 33, an activist ... Read more...

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