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War artefacts from 712 AD on display in Mumbai


September 21st, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) An exhibition of over 1,000 items on warfare and related antiques has been opened in Mumbai. The exhibition has been organised by the Lodha Foundation.Swords, spears, ... Read more...

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Anti-colonialism, corruption dominate weekend bookshelf (IANS Books)


August 18th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The bookshelf this weekend is a mix of critically-acclaimed non-fictions and powerful dramas... Browse with IANS...Book: "From the Ruins of Empire"; Written by Pankaj ... Read more...

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Fewer fireworks at Golden Temple this Diwali


October 26th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 26 (IANS) The Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, will see fewer fireworks this Diwali -- out of concern for the environment.Environment activists and the Punjab Pollution Control ... Read more...

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Akbar was a colourful man: Belgian historian (With Image)


May 4th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) His harem boasted of 5,000 women, 300 of whom were his real companions. His secular outlook is a lesson for contemporary times and he understood, ... Read more...

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Gandhi, Akbar among world’s top icons: Time (Lead, Changing dateline)


February 6th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi, Mughal emperor Akbar and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama have been named by Time magazine among the world's top 25 political icons.Mohandas Gandhi, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra’s Aurangabad renamed Sambhajinagar


January 4th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad, Jan 4 (IANS) A resolution to rename this historic city Sambhajinagar, after the son of Maratha chieftain Chhatrapati Shivaji, was approved Tuesday by the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) - but ... Read more...

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Campaign to resurrect Mirza Ghalib’s legacy gathers momentum


December 24th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The campaign to resurrect the poetic legacy of Mirza Ghalib, the iconic 19th century classical Sufi lyricist and poet, is gathering momentum with the installation of his ... Read more...

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Designers Pankaj-Nidhi offer Mughal era inspired clothes


October 7th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Designer duo Pankaj-Nidhi have something royal to offer to women this festive season -- they have created a collection called "Gulabpash", inspired by the Mughal era."Gulabpash" means "gold ... Read more...

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‘Welcome to Santa Claus land’; Turkey’s tourism pitch to Goa, India


September 25th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 25 (IANS) Turkey would make an ideal religious tourism destination for India -- specifically Goa -- as the European nation is home to several Christian heritage sites which, though lesser ... Read more...

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First government website on Taj Mahal launched


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 23 (IANS) Panoramic views, along with complete historical background, timings and ticket rates - the first official government website on the Taj Mahal takes visitors on a virtual trip to ... Read more...

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Sikhs mark 415th birth anniversary of Guru Hargobind Sahib at Golden Temple


July 5th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder SinghAmritsar, July 5 (ANI): A large number of Sikh devotees visited the Harmandir Sahib here on Monday to mark 415th birth anniversary of their sixth Guru, Hargobind Sahib.The devotees also ... Read more...

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Sikh ‘Fateh March’ enters Punjab


May 12th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Hundreds of people gathered at the Shambhu barrier on the Punjab-Haryana border as the 'Fateh (victory) March', to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the victory of Sikh ... Read more...

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Eunuchs can guard frontiers, suggests Arunachal minister


May 11th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Itanagar, May 11 (IANS) A regiment of eunuchs could be used to guard India's borders as they are known for their integrity and have played a similar role ... Read more...

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Three-day Shahjahan Urs ends peacefully in Agra


July 22nd, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 22 (IANS) Despite fears of sectarian differences and confusion, officials heaved a sigh of relief as the three-day 354th Urs, death anniversary, of Mughal emperor Shahjahan ended peacefully here ... Read more...

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Bhima Devi Museum to open in Haryana


July 12th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) Bhima Devi Museum, one of the oldest and only one of its kind open air museum, in the Pinjore town in Haryana will be opened for public Monday. Kiran ... Read more...

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Mayawati faces flak for hush-hush statue inaugurations


June 26th, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, June 26 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is facing flak from Congress leader Digvijay Singh and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for unveiling a series of statues, memorials and ... Read more...

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A journalist recalls the horror of Operation Bluestar (Lead)


June 5th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) A quarter century later, a journalist who covered the Indian Army operation to flush out Sikh militants from the Golden Temple in Amritsar still remembers ... Read more...

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‘I was not Sikh but damage to Akal Takht horrified me’


June 5th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) A quarter of a century has passed since Operation Bluestar, the Indian Army operation in the Golden Temple that not only killed hundreds of Sikhs ... Read more...

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Sikhs celebrate Holla Mohalla through blood donation camps


March 10th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Anandpur Sahib, Mar 10 (ANI): The Sikh community, on Tuesday, celebrated the spring festival of ''Holla Mohalla'' in a philanthropic way by organising a massive blood donation camp at holy town ... Read more...

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Pakistani theatre troupe wins hearts for performing Bullah in Kerala


December 27th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan Samuel Thrissur (Kerala), Dec.27 (ANI): Far away from the tensions brewing between India and Pakistans political circles, people in Thrissur district applauded the famed theatre group of Pakistan which performed ... Read more...

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Pakistans Ajoka Theatre to stage Bullah play in India


December 21st, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, December 21 (ANI): Pakistans Ajoka Theatre has been invited by the Sangeet Natak Academy Kerala to perform its play Bullah at the International Theatre Festival. The play, to be performed ... Read more...

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Will somebody please tell us if Indias Coastline is safe?


December 7th, 2008 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
By Prem Prakash New Delhi, Dec 7 (ANI): In the aftermath of the commando attack on Mumbai -- I refuse to treat it as a terror attack-- a war or words has ... Read more...

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Thank Mughals, not Punjabis for sumptuous chicken tikkas!


August 12th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): The mouth watering chicken tikka is believed to be a Punjabi dish, but contrary to what people think, the sumptuous creation dates back to the Mughals.The dish ... Read more...

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Preserving Mughal architecture with American help


July 6th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The splendour of Mughal architecture - its mosques, tombs and other structures - is in danger of being lost to neglect and pillage of time but an ... Read more...

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Congress leader Salman Khurshid turns playwright


February 21st, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
By Sharat Pradhan Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) Written by Salman Khurshid and starring Naseeruddin Shah! After two tough stints as president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC), Congress leader and former union ... Read more...

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