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Beyond champagne chic: a peek into Indian diplomacy


June 25th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Indian diplomacy is 50 percent protocol, 30 percent alcohol and 20 percent T.N. Kaul (India's legendary foreign secretary in the late sixties), so goes the ... Read more...

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Advani compares 2012 presidential poll to 1969


June 15th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) As the opposition slammed the government for mishandling the 2012 presidential poll, Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani Friday drew a parallel with what ... 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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Leaping with joy: celebrating 4 birthdays at once


February 29th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Being born on Feb 29 is tricky business. It means that one born on this day, can officially celebrate a birthday only once in four ... Read more...

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Kerala governor Farook dies in Chennai hospital (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Kerala Governor M.O.H. Farook Thursday died in a private hospital in Chennai due to multiple myeloma - a cancer of plasma cells - at the age ... Read more...

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Will Meira Kumar be Congress’ surprise choice? (Comment)


October 22nd, 2011 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Does the Congress have an ace up its sleeve? If Mayawati's surmise is to be believed, the Grand Old Party is planning to announce the nomination of a Dalit prime ... Read more...

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Vasant Sathe was an Indira loyalist (Obit)


September 24th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Vasant P. Sathe, who passed away in Gurgaon late Friday evening, was blessed with remarkable oratory skills which he honed during ... Read more...

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The men and the woman behind Team Anna


August 28th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Anna Hazare has become a powerful brand for people-driven change. But a brand is not built in isolation. It took, amongst others, the father-son due of a former law minister ... Read more...

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Capping fashion: Making statement with Gandhi Topi (With Images)


August 24th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Who would have envisioned a 74-year-old man making a fashion statement with his white kurta pyjama and Gandhi Topi in the 21st century? But Anna ... Read more...

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Can’t condone lack of attendance in classes: High court


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Rejecting the petition of a student, barred from appearing in an examination for not having requisite attendance, Delhi High Court has maintained that it cannot ... Read more...

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If Pakistan has n-bomb, we will smash it: Morarji told US (Lead)


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Vipin Das M. New Delhi/Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) The US efforts to discourage a nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan in the 1970s met with stiff resistance from New Delhi and ... Read more...

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If Pakistan has N-bomb, we will smash it: Morarji told US


December 22nd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) The US efforts to discourage a nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan in the 1970s met with stiff resistance from both countries, with then Indian premier Morarji ... Read more...

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Only JPC can properly look into 2G, claims Sharad Yadav


December 21st, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Ahead of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rally on corruption, alliance convenor and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav Tuesday scoffed at the prime minister's offer ... Read more...

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Photojournalist’s hobby becomes a book of political quotes (With Image)


September 10th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Sep 10 (IANS) Thirty-five years ago, Agra photojournalist Satya Narain Goyal began asking prominent people to pen their remarks "on the condition of India". What started as a hobby ... Read more...

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Red Fort, Independence Day and prime ministers


August 15th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Manmohan Singh Sunday became the third Indian prime minister to hoist the National Flag seven or more times at the 17th century Red Fort on ... Read more...

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Tributes to Morarji Desai on his birth anniversary


February 28th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani led the nation in paying floral tributes to former prime minister Morarji ... Read more...

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Advani lays foundation stone for Hampi theme park


January 29th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Hampi (Karnataka) Jan 29 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior most leader L.K. Advani Friday performed the 'shilanyas' (foundation laying ceremony) for a majestic theme ... Read more...

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Advani steps down as Lok Sabha Opposition Party Leader


December 18th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 18 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani stepped down as leader of opposition and handed over the responsibility to Sushma Swaraj.In the BJP parliamentary ... Read more...

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Quiet birthday for Advani; President, PM send greetings (Lead)


November 8th, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani turned 82 on a quiet note Sunday, meeting well wishers at home - but not attending any political functions ... Read more...

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Echoes of a budget 40 years ago - that almost died at birth (Comment)


July 5th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By S. Narendra The budget to be presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday expectedly would reaffirm the Congress-led government's "inclusive growth" agenda. When it does, it will be an echo from a ... Read more...

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Karia Munda, a tribal’s journey from farmer to Deputy Speaker (Profile)


June 2nd, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 2 (IANS) Karia Munda, 72, named Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has come a long way from being a farmer. The calm-looking ... Read more...

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BJP picks tribal leader for deputy speaker’s post


June 2nd, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday decided to nominate senior tribal leader from Jharkhand, Karia Munda, for the post of deputy speaker in the Lok Sabha, ... Read more...

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Will Mayawati be PM, wonders India’s Dalit capital


May 15th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 15 (IANS) This city, famous for the Taj Mahal, is also known as the Dalit capital of India. And people here are busy debating if Mayawati - the woman ... Read more...

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Lawsuit seeks to restore right to property as fundamental right


February 27th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday sought the union government's response on a petition demanding restoration of the right to property as a fundamental right akin to the right ... Read more...

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Government mulling media commission


February 15th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With the proliferation of new and emerging media like Internet, Internet TV and FM radio, the government is seriously considering a proposal to set up a commission ... Read more...

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Aide to 3 PMs, Sharada Prasad dead


September 2nd, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) H.Y. Sharada Prasad, who served as media advisor to three prime ministers of India, Indira Gandhi, Morarji Desai and Rajiv Gandhi, died in New Delhi Tuesday. He ... Read more...

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Sushil, my father deserve highest honour: first bronze winner’s son


August 20th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) “Sushil Kumar deserves the highest accolades for his achievement. This is also the time for the government to consider an honour like Bharat Ratna for Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, ... Read more...

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Congress maintains record of winning trust votes


July 23rd, 2008 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The congress Tuesday maintained its record of never having lost a trust vote in parliament. With this, of the nine trust votes in the Lok Sabha in ... Read more...

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Ancient yoga newest mantra for weight loss


March 23rd, 2008 - 10:23 am ICT by admin
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Move over crash diets, tummy tucker belts and fat-loss pills. The latest craze in the battle against the bulge is yoga. Those who are practising ... Read more...

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George Fernandes voices fear Bharat Ratna may be available for a price


March 2nd, 2008 - 8:45 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 2 (ANI): George Fernandes, the former Defence Minister, writing in the recently revived second issue of the journal, the Other Side, says that there is a danger of Bharat ... Read more...

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India’s ninth budget on that extra day of leap year


February 26th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by admin
By Arvind Padmanabhan New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) When Finance Minister P. Chidambaram presents the union budget Feb 29 it will only be the ninth time in India's independent history that the full ... Read more...

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Government suggests self-regulation for yoga institutes


February 25th, 2008 - 11:14 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The government has asked major yoga institutes to frame a policy of self-regulation in standardising courses and giving accreditation to yoga schools mushrooming across the country to ... Read more...

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Ramadoss keen on introducing yoga in schools


February 25th, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss wants children to learn yoga and is keen to make it compulsory in schools. Speaking at a National Yoga Week here Monday, the ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to present his seventh budget on February 29


February 19th, 2008 - 9:01 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): It is time to talk about Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's upcoming big show and to place it in a historical context. To begin with, there is ... Read more...

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