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Just half of Russians know national anthem


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Although only 49 percent of the Russians know words of their national anthem, according to state-run VTsIOM pollster, this is still 10 percent higher than ... Read more...

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900 unauthorised Delhi colonies to be regularised (Lead, Correcting date in para one)


August 15th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday announced a slew of measures for the people of the capital, including regularisation of over 900 unauthorised colonies, ... Read more...

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900 unauthorised Delhi colonies to be regularised


August 15th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday announced a slew of measures for the people of the capital, including regularisation of over 900 unauthorised colonies, ... Read more...

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Mizoram project to be trade gateway to southeast Asia


August 15th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 15 (IANS) Mizoram will be the gateway to Southeast Asian countries after the construction of the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project in neighbouring Myanmar, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla ... Read more...

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Fruits of independence yet to reach the poor: Akhilesh


August 15th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hoisted the tri-colour Wednesday and vowed to develop the state within a stipulated time.Addressing a gathering after hoisting the ... Read more...

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Omar asks separatists to abjure violence (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday again urged separatists to join the dialogue process for lasting peace in the state.Addressing the main Independence Day ... Read more...

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Manipur to give Rs.75 lakh to Mary Kom


August 15th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 14 (IANS) The Manipur government has increased the cash reward and other benefits for Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said Wednesday."The government ... Read more...

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India’s I-Day celebrated in Kuwait (With Image)


August 15th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 15 (IANS) India's 66th Independence Day was celebrated Wednesday in Kuwait by the Indian community.The Independence Day was celebrated at the Indian embassy premises where the national flag ... Read more...

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Low key I-Day celebrations in Maharashtra


August 15th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Maharashtra celebrated Independence Day in a sombre mood Wednesday amid flag hoisting ceremonies and singing of national anthem at most places in the state.The celebrations were ... Read more...

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Time for AFSPA removal hasn’t come: Omar


August 15th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) The time to remove the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) hasn't come, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Wednesday, as the Kashmir Valley ... Read more...

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Gehlot highlights welfare schemes on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, August 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Independence Day Wednesday said his government is committed to the welfare of people in every section of the society."My government's ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu should grow at 11 percent, says Jayalalithaa


August 15th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu should record a 11 percent economic growth, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Wednesday, while asking India to protects the Tamils in Sri Lanka.Unfurling the ... Read more...

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PM must help Assam’s displaced: Advani


August 15th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure the rehabilitation of the many thousands displaced by Assam's ethnic violence.Talking to ... Read more...

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Bihar needs special status: Nitish Kumar


August 15th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar hoisted the national flag here on Independence Day Wednesday and demanded a special category status for Bihar for its development."Bihar is developing ... Read more...

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Taj city celebrates Independence Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 15 (IANS) The Taj Mahal city Wednesday celebrated Independence Day with visible enthusiasm but events organised by political parties drew poor crowds.Such passion and fervour had not been ... Read more...

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Meghalaya I-Day celebrations marred by shutdown


August 15th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) The Independence Day celebrations in Meghalaya were marred by a shutdown called by a militant group, which affected life in the state.The shutdown was called by ... Read more...

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Karnataka celebrates Independence Day


August 15th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) Karnataka celebrated the 66th Independence Day with flag-hoisting, national anthems and march past by police and others accompanied by bands.In Bangalore, Chief Minister Jagadish Shetter unfurled ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants cordial relations with India, says Ashraf


August 15th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has reiterated his country's resolve to find a negotiated settlement to all disputes with India."We want cordial relations with India ... Read more...

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It is easy to be seduced by India: Canadian envoy


August 14th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India is a festive happy place and it is easy to be seduced by it, Canada's High Commissioner Stewart Beck said here Tuesday at a ... Read more...

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Indian flag to fly half-mast to mourn Deshmukh death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian flag will fly half-mast Tuesday in the capital and in all state capitals as a mark of respect for union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra announces three-day mourning for Deshmukh


August 14th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Mahrashtra government Tuesday announced three-day state mourning following the death of union minister and former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.However, Governor K. Sankaranarayanan and Chief Minister ... Read more...

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A mouthful of ‘tricolour’ dishes (With Images)


August 13th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) This Independence Day, restaurants in the national capital are offering a taste of patriotism with 'tricolour' dishe. Cheesecakes to chocolate brownies and hara kababs to ... Read more...

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Can’t believe I won a medal: Saina Nehwal


August 5th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal said she could not believe she won a medal after she was awarded the victory against Chinese Xin Wang here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Running in Olympics is like wining gold for Afghan girl


August 4th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Tahmina Kohistani, the only Afghan female athlete at the London Olympics, might have finished last in the 100 metres race but she said competing in front ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: China’s mixed doubles duo wins first badminton gold


August 4th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) China's mixed doubles players Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei beat their teammates Xu Chen and Ma Jin at the Wembley Arena Friday afternoon, clinching the first ... Read more...

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Twitter can be dangerous for your Olympics wellbeing! (Olympics Diary)


August 1st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Known for connecting people, social networking site Twitter has been making all the wrong noises at the London Games. Racial posts on the site caused ... Read more...

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Giant national flag hoisted at Kargil war memorial


July 27th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A giant national flag was hoisted at the Kargil war memorial in Drass Friday to commemorate the 13th anniversary of India's victory in the war.Member ... Read more...

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London apologises to North Korea after flag blunder


July 26th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) The organisers of 2012 London Olympic Games have issued a statement of apology after mistakenly using the national flag of South Korea for the North Korean ... Read more...

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China establishes new city


July 24th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China Tuesday established a new city on an island that is in the disputed South China Sea.The city of Sansha on Yongxing island is in the ... Read more...

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Sushil Kumar named India’s flag-bearer at London Olympics (Lead)


July 15th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Sushil Kumar, the Beijing Olympics bronze winning wrestler, will be India's flag-bearer at the London Games' opening ceremony July 27.Indian Olympic Association (IOA) acting ... Read more...

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Eight Iraqi athletes to go to London


July 15th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 15 (IANS) A 38 member team, including eight athletes, will represent Iraq at the 2012 London Olympic Games, chef de mission Samir Sadiq al-Musawi said."We have eight athletes, ... Read more...

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Three-day mourning in Kenya after chopper crash


June 11th, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 11 (IANS) Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki has declared three-day national mourning which begins Monday onwards, following a helicopter crash near the capital Nairobi in which a minister, his ... Read more...

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CPI-M, BJP protest petrol price hike in Srinagar (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 31 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday held separate protests in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital against the ... Read more...

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A BJP protest in Srinagar


May 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday proved a point when some 50 activists staged a protest here against the petrol price hike.The protesters, who gathered ... Read more...

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British mayor faces ire for Union Jack shoes


May 24th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) A mayor of a British town has landed herself into trouble by wearing footwear carrying print of the country's national flag -- the Union Jack. She ... Read more...

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