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The NRI as bureaucrat: coaching schools warm up to idea


August 7th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Hoping to touch a patriotic chord, private coaching academies are increasingly looking at Indians settled abroad and their children and selling them the idea of ... Read more...

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Medals don’t determine honour or dishonour: China Daily


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) A Chinese daily Thursday said that winning is not everything and Olympic medals do not determine honour or dishonour after a weightlifter came in for criticism ... Read more...

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First people to reach America were Asians, scientists confirm (The Funny Side)


July 27th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Asians were the first people to get to America. We crossed through Siberia to reach a huge land which was completely empty of humans. And this amazing discovery came from clues ... Read more...

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Chinese pianist Lang carries Olympic torch in London


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Celebrated Chinese pianist Lang Lang carried the torch in London less than a week before the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad.Temperature rose Sunday when the ... Read more...

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Pranab writes to Mamata for support


July 15th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Reminding West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of the common goal of serving India, UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee has written a letter ... Read more...

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Designer captures woman’s beauty in Pakeezah


July 7th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Ethereal beauty and grace -- this and the innocence of woman that fashion designer Amit Talwar has tried to capture in his new collection called ... Read more...

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Manipur’s ‘Great Uprising’ to come alive on screen


June 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) The bloody protest in Manipur that resulted in the infamous June 18 massacre in 2001, also known as the Great June Uprising, will soon come ... Read more...

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Mumbai Congress for ban on ‘Shanghai’ song


June 5th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) The Mumbai unit of the Congress party Tuesday called for a ban on the song 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' featured in a forthcoming Bollywood movie ... Read more...

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Ahead of Zardari visit, Ajmer’s khadims remember Benazir


April 8th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 8 (IANS) When Syed Iqbal Kaptan helps Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari perform 'ziyarat' (prayer) at the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, the memories of his slain ... Read more...

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Tibetan who died pleads for freedom


March 28th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Life away from Tibet, the motherland, is akin to "lamp in wind ... without direction". These words form part of a letter written by a ... Read more...

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Chavez heads back to Venezuela


March 17th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 17 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Friday via Twitter that he was returning to the Andean nation after spending three weeks in Cuba for cancer treatment."Good afternoon, ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Holi


March 12th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, March 12 (IANS) Led by Indian-origin Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Hindus in the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago joined the rest of the Indian diaspora to ... Read more...

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Big B praises ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, calls it true biopic


March 4th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Director Tigmanshu Dhulia and actor Irrfan Khan have receive heaps of praise from Amitabh Bachchan for their film "Paan Singh Tomar". The megastar describes ... Read more...

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‘Arunachal is integral part of India’


February 26th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A day after China objected to Defence Minister A.K. Antony's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, India Sunday reiterated that the state is its integral part and ... Read more...

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After decades in Israel, Jews from Kerala come visiting


January 26th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Most of them left for Israel around 60 years ago from their Jewish settlement in Kerala for better prospects. But as this group of 21 visited ... Read more...

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Making Africa smile and busting stereotypes


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Is i always famine in the heart of Africa? Pause "and think again. It's time to rediscover Africa through the eyes of love, the true Africa ... Read more...

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Rajasthan invites diaspora youth to come visiting


January 9th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Youth from the Indian diaspora will be invited to visit Rajasthan and know the state better, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced Sunday.Addressing the inaugural session of ... Read more...

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Indian government doesn’t support us much: Overseas Indians


January 8th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Overseas Indians want the Indian government and public representatives of Indian origin in several different countries to play a more proactive role in resolving issues ... Read more...

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Investing in India tough, say NRIs


January 8th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Many overseas Indians participating in the annual Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas diaspora meet here have complained that investing in the country was difficult due to lack of ... Read more...

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India seeks diaspora investment in energy, healthcare


January 7th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) India Saturday asked its 30 million strong diaspora spread across over 130 countries to contribute in the development of healthcare, energy and infrastructure sector.Almost 1,500 ... Read more...

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Indian national anthem completes 100 years


December 27th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Indian national anthem "Jana Gana Mana..." completed 100 years Tuesday.It was on this day in 1911 that the song, penned by Rabindranath Tagore, was first ... Read more...

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Husain Haqqani heads for Pakistan


November 19th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's ambassador to the US, Saturday left for Islamabad after an explanation was sought from him over a secret memo to Washington claiming ... Read more...

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The ‘desi’ boys of Punjab’s kabaddi world cup


November 8th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 8 (IANS) Mangu Mithapuria, Jagjit Singh Jagga, Jatinder Bittu, Baljit Panjgarian, Sandeep Gurdaspuria and Maula Kandhala Jatta may not be Western sounding names, especially for people in ... Read more...

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Bukhari’s anti-Anna stand draws flak from Muslims


August 23rd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Strongly criticising Jama Masjid chief cleric Syed Ahmed Bukhari's anti-Anna Hazare comment, many members of the Muslim community here Tuesday said they support the ... Read more...

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Pledge to be responsible citizens: TV stars


August 15th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) TV actors, whose popularity with the masses now rival movie stars, exhorted the youth to become more responsible citizens of the country on its Independence ... Read more...

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Overcome difficulties with national resilience: Kayani


August 14th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistani Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said the nation will overcome all the difficulties with national resilience, abundance of resources and a reservoir of ... Read more...

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China to fight Dalai Lama’s ’separatism’


July 19th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping Tuesday vowed to fight "separatist activities" by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.Xi also told a rally marking the 60th anniversary ... Read more...

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Twitteratti come to Mumbai blast victims’ aid


July 14th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Updating information about the injured or those missing in the Mumbai blasts and offering help of all kinds, the virtual world platform Twitter is being ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonaut to speak on 50 years of human space flight


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) Russian cosmonaut Viktor Savinykh, who spent nearly 253 days in space in the 1980s, will visit Mumbai next week to speak on the 50th anniversary of ... Read more...

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A pilgrim spot? No, it’s Mamata’s home


May 20th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) The sound of conch shells and ululations filled the air. Mamata Banerjee's single-storey house at the dingy Harish Chatterjee Street in south Kolkata almost turned ... Read more...

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Left rout ‘historic verdict’, says Mamata (Second Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) An emotive and overjoyed Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Friday described the Left rout in West Bengal as "a historic verdict" and compared it to ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Pandit woman wins panchayat poll, wants migrants to return


May 10th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) A Kashmiri Pandit woman who won the panchayat elections in north Kashmir's Baramulla district said her victory is a message to other Pandit families to return ... Read more...

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Gaddafi rules out leaving Libya but ready to negotiate ceasefire with NATO


April 30th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 30 (ANI): Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has agreed to negotiate with NATO powers to put an end to air strikes against his forces, but warned that he cannot be ... Read more...

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Rich Chinese invest abroad, keen to emigrate


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) A number of Chinese millionaires are investing abroad as they are looking to emigrate, a media report said Friday.The number of high net worth individuals in ... Read more...

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Vivid tale of Guyana and its nostalgic Indians (IANS Book Review)


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "The Sly Company of People Who Care"; Author: Rahul Bhattacharya; Publisher: Picador; Price: Rs.495, Pages: 280.Guyana on the northern coast of South America is an exotic, forgotten land, once termed ... Read more...

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