matter of pride

Goa’s mining prowess a matter of pride: Parrikar


September 18th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the shockwaves of an estimated Rs.35,000-crore illegal mining scam continue to rock Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has claimed that the state "occupies a ... Read more...

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India Day Parade fills New York with its sights, sounds and stars


August 20th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Thousands of people watched as the sights and sounds of India took over Manhattan's Madison Avenue for the India Day Parade led by Bollywood star ... Read more...

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Shinde apologises for ‘filmy’ remark against Bachchan (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday was forced to apologise to Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan for a disparaging remark that caused an uproar in ... Read more...

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Shinde forced to apologise to Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday had to retract his remarks and apologise to Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan for a remark on her Bollywood ... Read more...

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We should be proud of Indian Olympians: Abhishek


August 8th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who recently attended the 2012 London Olympics, says countrymen should be proud of all Indian sportspersons who have made it to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Haryana announces cash awards for Olympic medallist


July 26th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday announced huge cash awards for its sportspersons if they win a medal in the 2012 London Games.Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Rs.1,813 in Rajendra Prasad’s bank account (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 4 (IANS) A total of Rs.1,813 is lying unclaimed in a bank account that India's first president, Rajendra Prasad, opened a few months before he died.For 50 long ... Read more...

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Bank account of India’s first president still active


July 4th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna July 4 (IANS) A public sector bank in the Bihar capital has kept active for nearly 50 years a savings account of India's first president Rajendra Prasad, an official said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Western Ghats put on World Heritage Site list


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) The eco-sensitive Western Ghats along the west coast of India have been included on the coveted list of the World Heritage Sites, at a meeting ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

IOA gives advance payment to 16 hockey players


June 26th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has paid Rs.100,000 each to 16 hockey players as part of the sponsorship money promised to the athletes heading to ... Read more...

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12-year-old Bihar boy clears Class 12 after cracking IIT-JEE


May 29th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 29 (IANS) After cracking the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), Satyam Kumar, the 12-and-half-year-old boy from Bihar has now passed Class 12 with 85 ... Read more...

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12-year-old Bihar boy cracks IIT-JEE


May 19th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 19 (IANS) A 12-and-a-half-year-old boy from Bihar has cracked the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE).Satyam Kumar of Bakhorapur village in Bhojpur district qualified ... Read more...

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South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and citizens' apathy in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian region, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and citizens' apathy in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian region, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Paid news an emerging challenge: Quraishi


April 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Paid news, a recent challenge thrown up before the Election Commission, is a "clandestine deal" between politicians and journalists, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Angkor Vat replica to come up in Bihar


March 29th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 29 (IANS) A bigger version of the famous 12th century Angkor Vat temple in Cambodia is set to come up in Bihar's Vaishali district. And with some help ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Bosco-Ceaser on a high after winning first National Award


March 7th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Bollywood choreographers Bosco-Ceaser are overwhelmed after winning their first National Award for choreographing the song "Senorita" in the road-trip movie "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara", which ... Read more...

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Sunil Chettri to lead India in AFC Challenge Cup


March 5th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) Ace striker SUnil Chettri will be leading the Indian team in the AFC Challenge Cup football tournament starting here Thursday.Coach Savio Medeira has named defender Syed ... Read more...

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Bhopal activists blast IOC


February 16th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 16 (IANS) The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has come under renewed attack from activists here for defending US company Dow Chemicals, a sponsor of the London Olympics."IOC ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Woman officer leads IAF contingent


January 26th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) History was made Thursday when Flight Lt Sneha Shekhawat, a woman Indian Air Force (IAF) officer, led a contingent of 144 airmen at the 63rd ... Read more...

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Krishna visits IPKF martyrs memorial in Lanka


January 17th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 17 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday became the first top leader to visit the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) Memorial built in the memory of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Alex Corretja named Spain’s Davis Cup captain


December 28th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 28 (IANS) Twice French Open runner-up and World No.2 Alex Corretjais has been named captain of Spain's Davis Cup team.Announcing Corretja's appointment, the Spanish Tennis Federation said ... Read more...

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Sony Music acquires ‘Agneepath’ music rights


December 12th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Sony Music Entertainment has acquired the rights to distribute the music of Karan Johar's much awaited film "Agneepath", starring Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra.The ... Read more...

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KBC winner Sushil Kumar turns down ‘Big Boss’ offer


November 24th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 24 (IANS) Sushil Kumar, the first to win Rs.5 crore on "Kaun Banega Crorepati 5", has turned down an offer to enter the reality show "Bigg Boss" ... Read more...

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As Chhath ends, Hindu-Muslim amity shines through


November 2nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 2 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands prayed to the rising sun Wednesday after taking a dip in rivers and ponds across Bihar to mark the end of Chhath. The ... Read more...

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Global economic turmoil affecting India adversely: Pranab


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherje Saturday said the Indian economy was getting "adversely affected" due to the global economic turmoil but the medium-term prospects for the ... Read more...

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Kashmir mental health institute gets excellence tag


October 15th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) In the over two-decade-long violence in Jammu and Kashmir, it treated thousands of patients with psychiatric ailments like insomnia, melancholia, schizophrenia and hallucinations. The institute of ... Read more...

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India hails the ‘century of Asia and Africa’


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) Calling it the "century of Asia and Africa", India has vowed to walk together with South Africa on a journey of shared principles into a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Villagers awestruck as Rahul bathes, rests on terrace


July 6th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rampur Bangar (Uttar Pradesh), July 6 (IANS) It is an occasion villagers here are unlikely to forget -- a night Rahul Gandhi spent with them.As the sun went down, ... Read more...

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New Zealand PM embarks on first visit to India


June 25th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hamilton, June 25 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Saturday left for his first visit to India to meet his counterpart Dr Manmohan Singh and discuss the free ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India donates rice silos to Myanmar (Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 21 (IANS) As India made its first official contact with the new civilian government in Myanmar, visiting External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday dedicated 10 disaster-proof rice silos ... Read more...

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Krishna opens rice silos in Myanmar for disaster relief


June 21st, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 21 (IANS) In a bid to win the hearts of the Myanmarese,India Tuesday dedicated 10 disaster-proof rice silos with a 5,000-tonne storage capacity to ensure people don't go ... Read more...

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Planting trees to celebrate girls, a village keeps count


June 17th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 17 (IANS) There's a village in Bihar that is greener than many others. For, it celebrates the birth of girl children by planting saplings. And now Dharhara is ... Read more...

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Building ‘bridges of friendship’ in Tanzania, the Indian way


May 27th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam, May 27 (IANS) Paying tribute to the achievements of around 40,000 persons of Indian origin and Indian businessmen in Tanzania, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lauded their ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Himachal-educated girl to marry Bhutan king


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sanawar (Himachal Pradesh), May 22 (IANS) For two years, Jetsun Pema was a student of the prestigious Lawrence School here. No one knew that the tall, slim girl belonged ... Read more...

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