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PM, Sonia, Advani pay tributes to Kurien (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vice-president Hamid Ansari, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday joined others in paying tributes to Verghese ... Read more...

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I am not a pessimist: President


August 14th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Asserting that he was not a pessimist, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said for him "the glass of modern India is more than half full"."I ... Read more...

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Trickle down won’t work in eliminating poverty: Pranab


July 25th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday called for a rethink on the development policy, saying the trickle down theory, the standing rationale for economic reforms, won't ... Read more...

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What Pranab said in his first presidential speech (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Following is the text of the speech by India's 13th President Pranab Mukherjee:"I am deeply moved by the high honour you have accorded to ... Read more...

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What Pranab said in his first presidential speech


July 25th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Following is the text of the speech by India's 13th President Pranab Mukherjee:"I am deeply moved by the high honour you have accorded to ... Read more...

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Big B salutes women power!


July 15th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is amazed with the way women are progressing and says that the time is not too far away when "women shall rule ... Read more...

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‘Trishna’ a very beautiful yet tragic tale: Freida Pinto (Interview) (With Images)


July 15th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Freida Pinto, who became an overnight celebrity after the multiple-Oscar winning "Slumdog Millionaire", views her new film "Trishna" as a "very beautiful and yet tragic" ... Read more...

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Compete, cooperate or conflict with China, Tharoor ponders (With Image)


July 9th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India and China are two countries whose development is having and will have significant impact on the global system, but the question is whether ... Read more...

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Court wants probe into Maharashtra land scam: Activist


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) In an embarrassment for the Maharashtra government, a special court here has asked the police to register a first information report (FIR) over a land scam ... Read more...

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Politics then and now: Nehru, Ambedkar didn’t object to cartoon (Comment)


May 19th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
What is noteworthy about the cartoon row is that neither Jawaharlal Nehru nor B.R. Ambedkar found anything objectionable about it when it was published in 1949. Nor did all the ... Read more...

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Reviving the Parsee Punch with new pickings (With images)


May 7th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Humour has been the golden lining of India's realpolitik for as long as one can remember. The early kings hired jesters; Mughal emperor Akbar had ... Read more...

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India a serious partner, BRICS a global entity: Medvedev


March 29th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A day before his talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other BRICS leaders, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Wednesday described India as a "serious ... Read more...

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Dynasty rooted in Indian political tradition: Writer Zareer Masani


February 14th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) He grew up in a family that aligned its destiny with the turbulent politics of post-independence India and fell apart for it. London-based biographer-historian ... Read more...

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NRIs get right to vote in Indian elections (Second Lead)


January 8th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Fulfilling a long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow NRIs to vote and participate in the election process."Pursuant to the law ... Read more...

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Non-resident Indians get voting rights (Lead)


January 8th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Fulfilling the long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow Non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote and participate in the election process."Pursuant to ... Read more...

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Tripura to mark Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary


January 1st, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 1 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda with a year-long programme to inspire people with his life and philosophy, a ... Read more...

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PM’s tribute to Malaviya on 150th birth anniversary celebrations


December 27th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Educationist, freedom fighter and visionary Madan Mohan Malaviya, the founder of the Banaras Hindu University, wanted to blend the best of Indian learning with ... Read more...

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Rival to the Taj, but a century in the making


December 24th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 24 (IANS) More than 20,000 people built the Taj Mahal in 22 years in the 17th century. Just 10 km away, another mausoleum that could possibly rival the ... Read more...

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Oust BSP, Rahul urges Uttar Pradesh youth; Mayawati hits back


November 14th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Phulpur (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 14 (IANS) Kickstarting the Congress campaign for the 2012 election from the constituency of his great-grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Monday urged the ... Read more...

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New Indira Gandhi biography casts light on life, politics


November 12th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS)A new biography of India's late prime minister Indira Gandhi tries to throw candid light on her personality against the backdrop of her family and politics."Indira ... Read more...

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Srinath Raghavan wins K. Subrahmanyam Award


November 11th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Srinath Raghavan, a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, Friday won the K. Subrahmanyam Award instituted by think tank Institute for Defence Studies ... Read more...

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Thousands flock to modern Indian art show in Poland


November 7th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Nov 7 (IANS) For 10 weeks, a modern Indian art exhibition here wowed Polish artists and thousands of other visitors. It was the first extensive showcase of contemporary art ... Read more...

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International conference on Tagore’s global outlook


October 6th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) A two-day international conference on Rabindranath Tagore's vision of the contemporary world will cast fresh light on the Nobel Laureate's outlook to humanity and ... Read more...

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Senior citizens can benefit society: Advani


October 2nd, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani Saturday called for harnessing experiences of senior citizens for the larger benefit of society."Senior citizens are an ... Read more...

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When Mahatma threatened to throw out wife


September 27th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The heroes of modern India have come alive in their human avatars in a new anthology of biographical sketches by noted writer and former ... Read more...

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Bollywood-Hollywood love affair must grow: Russell Peters (Interview)


September 24th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Here's one man who is not in love with Hindi films and its jhatkas. But Canadian Russell Peters, who is of Anglo-Indian origin and ... Read more...

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Punjab, industry, social drama on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


September 15th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Browse through the bookshelf of thought-provoking new titles that blend gripping narratives with hard facts...1. Book: "The Punjab Bloodied: Partitioned & Cleansed"; Written by Ishtiaq ... Read more...

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Text of PM’S Independence Day Speech


August 15th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort here Monday:My dear countrymen, ... Read more...

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Speaker greets people on Independence Day


August 14th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Sunday greeted people on the eve of the Independence Day and said the ocassion reminded people of the ... Read more...

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Rich tributes to Tagore on 71st death anniversary


August 8th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's huge corpus of work, including his writings and paintings, form part of India's national consciousness and will continue to be ... Read more...

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Culture odyssey: The eclectic journey of Indian dance (Feature, With Images)


July 22nd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) From temple dancers and royal courtesans to modern-day prima donnas: Indian classical dance has gone far in the last 100 years from seclusion to the ... Read more...

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Change of guard at Nehru Memorial Library


July 3rd, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library here will see a change of guard in August when the term of the incumbent Mridula Mukherjee comes ... Read more...

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Parsi community has created modern India: Amitav Ghosh (Interview)


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Parsi community is an amazing pool of talent, having created modern India as we know it, says one of the country's foremost novelists and ... Read more...

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Karisma to play five characters spanning 500 years


June 18th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) This comeback will be a whammy for Karisma Kapoor. For Vikram Bhatt's "Dangerous Ishq", the actress is going to play five roles in five different ... Read more...

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A song and a story: Changing music of modern India (June 21 is World Music Day)


June 18th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) You could call it a "desi" version of Bob Dylan's social poetry set to music - novel to the ears. Contemporary urban music in ... Read more...

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