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Putin peak summitted for first time


September 14th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Putin peak, a mountain in Kyrgyzstan named in honour of the Russian president, has been summited for the first time, an official said Friday.The ... 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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Deshmukh dies in Chennai, mourned by leaders, Bollywood (Second Intro Roundup)


August 15th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died at a Chennai hospital Tuesday after prolonged illness. Leaders across the political spectrum mourned ... Read more...

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Deshmukh dies in Chennai, mourned by leaders, Bollywood (Intro Roundup)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died at a Chennai hospital Tuesday after prolonged illness. The news led to parliament being ... Read more...

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Clinton, Morsi discuss US-Egypt relations


July 15th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held bilateral talks with newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Xinhua reported.The two leaders Saturday discussed Egypt's transition to democracy ... Read more...

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Nigerian embassies open condolence registers


June 6th, 2012 - 7:42 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, June 6 (IANS) Nigerian embassies abroad have been ordered to open condolence registers for the victims of an air crash three days ago in the country.All 153 people on ... Read more...

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Bangladesh celebrates 41st independence day


March 26th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh celebrated its 41st independence day Monday with tributes to the martyred war heroes.On March 26, 1971 valiant Bengalis of the then East Pakistan, on ... Read more...

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West Bengal celebrates Republic Day (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government is bringing the state's farmers under 500 agri-credit societies to ensure they get proper prices for their produce, Governor M.K. Narayanan ... Read more...

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3.1 km long tricolour displayed in Andhra


January 26th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) They engineered what they claim to be the longest national flag ever in the world.At 3.1 km length, the tricolour students of Dr Paul Raj Engineering ... Read more...

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West Bengal celebrates Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Thursday unfurled the tricolour as the state celebrated the 63rd Republic Day along with the rest of India.The governor took ... Read more...

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Hundreds join car rally for Lokpal


December 4th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Hundreds of Anna Hazare supporters, many of them carrying national flags and sporting T-shirts with his name, participated in a car and bike rally ... Read more...

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UNSC condemns attack on British embassy


November 30th, 2011 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 30 (IANS) The UN Security Council Tuesday condemned the attack on the British embassy in Tehran and called on the Iranian authorities to protect the diplomatic staff ... Read more...

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Buddh circuit gets a thumbs-up but dust remains a concern


October 28th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 28 (IANS) Drivers hit the much hyped Buddh International Circuit (BIC) for the first time Friday and despite rising concerns about the dust on the track they ... Read more...

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Anna crusade reaches police station


September 28th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Some were amused while others peeved, but volunteers of India Against Corruption (IAC) definitely ruffled many feathers at the Parliament Street police station Wednesday ... Read more...

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Telangana celebrates liberation day amid tension, arrests


September 17th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Tension gripped parts of Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh Saturday as pro-Telangana activists forcibly tried to unfurl national flags atop government buildings to mark the ... Read more...

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Thousands celebrate Anna’s victory at India Gate


August 28th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The multitude of Anna Hazare supporters, who were with him at Ramlila Maidan here for the last 12 days, returned Sunday to the ... Read more...

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‘I Am Anna’ caps, national flags swarm India gate (Diary)


August 28th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) As thousands thronged the India Gate area Sunday to celebrate Anna Hazare's victory, the Gandhi cap with 'I Am Anna' written on it appeared ... Read more...

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Taslima visits Ramlila Maidan


August 26th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin Friday visited the Ramlila Maidan, where social activist Anna Hazare has been fasting for 11 days for a stringent ... Read more...

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Bihar fasts to support Anna


August 18th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Many people continued their fast in various parts of Bihar for the the third day Thursday in support of activist Anna Hazare's demand for a stronger ... Read more...

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Andhra continues protests to support Hazare


August 17th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) For the second consecutive day Wednesday, Andhra Pradesh witnessed protests across cities and towns in support of Gandhian actvist Anna Hazare, lodged in New Delhi's ... Read more...

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Protests spread across Karnataka against Hazare’s arrest (Lead)


August 16th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 16 (IANS) Thousands of people, including college and school students, came out on the streets Tuesday across cities and towns in Karnataka protesting the arrest of civil ... Read more...

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Flag hoisting, anti-graft parades mark Independence Day in US


August 16th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Indians across America celebrated India's 65th Independence Day with flag hoisting ceremonies at Indian missions and India day parades in seven major cities with a ... Read more...

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MPs prevented from hoisting flag at Telangana memorial


August 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Police prevented Congress MPs belonging to Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region from hoisting the national flag at the Telangana martyrs' memorial here on Independence Day Monday.The ... Read more...

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Deserted roads in capital on I-Day


August 15th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Heavy downpour and strict security measures left the roads across the national capital deserted with people mostly prefering to stay indoors enjoying an extended weekend.Shops ... Read more...

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Pakistanis gear up for Independence Day


August 13th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Notwithstanding the unending terror attacks and sectarian violence across their country, Pakistanis are eagerly waiting to celebrate independence day Sunday.Shops and marketplaces were Saturday bustling ... Read more...

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India-Bangladesh border haats to boost trade: Anand Sharma (Lead)


July 24th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 23 (IANS) The traditional border 'haats' between Bangladesh and India, which re-opened after 40 years Saturday, will add a new dimension to the economic cooperation between the ... Read more...

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Supporters celebrate Holi as Hazare ends his fast (Lead)


April 9th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Several supporters of activist Anna Hazare played Holi for the second time this year as they smeared gulal on each other and danced to drum ... Read more...

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Groundswell of support for Anna Hazare


April 8th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) Students to academics, the young and old, film stars to intellectuals -- everyone has joined hands in support of Gandhian Anna Hazare, who is fasting in ... Read more...

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Candlelight marches in Hyderabad to support Hazare


April 8th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Various organisations in Andhra Pradesh held candlelight marches in support of social activist Anna Hazare, whose indefinite fast in New Delhi for a stronger anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Indian cricketers return to their homes to grand welcome (Roundup)


April 4th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) India cricketers Monday got a rapturous welcome as they returned to their hometowns even as cash prizes continue to flow in following their World ... Read more...

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Gambhir gets rapturous welcome home


April 4th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Delhi's local boy Gautam Gambhir returned home Monday after the cricket World Cup win to a rapturous welcome by fans waving national flags.Crowds shouted ... Read more...

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People partied on streets to celebrate India’s World Cup win


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Be it celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan or IT professionals or common citizens - people all over the country hit the streets Saturday night to ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan duel: Tricolour makes brisk sales


March 29th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) To be waved across the stadium on each brilliant shot and every catch Indian players make, the tricolour is the cricket enthusiasts' best buy as the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh struggles to cope with end of World Cup dream


March 20th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 20 (IANS) The World Cup is over for Bangladesh. The revellers have disappeared from the streets, the sellers of national flags and team jerseys are counting their losses, ... Read more...

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Ex-Nepal PM Bhattarai’ last rites performed in Kathmandu


March 6th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 6(ANI): The last rites of former Nepal Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, who breathed his last in Kathmandu on Friday, were performed at the Pashupati Aryaghat here with state honours ... Read more...

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