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Kargil martyrs remembered on Vijay Diwas


July 26th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) A solemn ceremony was held at the Chinar Corps headquarters here Thursday to commemorate the heroes of the 1999 Kargil conflict on the 13th anniversary of ... Read more...

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Indian-American wins US spelling contest for fifth year running (Third Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Indian Americans continued to demonstrate their spelling prowess when Snigdha Nandipati, a 14-year-old girl, correctly spelled "guetapens", French word for ambush, to win the 2012 Scripps ... Read more...

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Nigeria set to immortalize late football star


May 13th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kwara (Nigeria), May 13 (IANS) Nigeria intends to organize an under-15 football championship in honour of the late iconic football star Rashidi Yekini who died last weekend, according to chairman ... Read more...

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Plea seeking action against Hazare, aides dismissed (Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition seeking directions to the government to initiate action against Anna Hazare and his two associates for allegedly ... Read more...

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Hazare insulted national flag, petitioner tells apex court (Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court will Friday hear a petition seeking direction to the central government to take action against Anna Hazare and his aides Kiran ... Read more...

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Government should take action according to law on defence issue: Mamata


March 29th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) As the row between the central government and the army chief got murkier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said the central government must ... Read more...

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Dharamji’s honour was long due: Hema Malini


January 25th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Hema Malini is elated to learn that her husband Dharmendra will be honoured with a Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award, and ... Read more...

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No compromise on sovereignty: Pakistan PM


December 14th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Pakistan will not compromise on sovereignty and national honour, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani Tuesday said that under no circumstances could Pakistan accept ... Read more...

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Gilani asks NATO to answer ‘disturbing questions’


December 13th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday asked NATO to answer the "disturbing questions" about last month's air strikes on two Pakistani army border posts ... Read more...

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Case against Hazare for insult to tricolour


August 18th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) A case was filed in a Bihar court Thursday against social activists Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly insulting the national flag during a reality ... Read more...

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‘Egypt-like upheaval spreading to Pakistan can have devastating consequences’


April 30th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30(ANI): The upheaval in Egypt can spread to Pakistan, as both countries have huge similarities in terms of governance and relations with the United States, American novelist and columnist ... Read more...

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Los Angeles Times wins Pulitzer Prize


April 19th, 2011 - 4:21 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) The Los Angeles Times newspaper Monday won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing a salary scandal that led to the indictment of eight people, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Zardari ‘pressurised’ Punjab Govt. to declare Davis enjoyed diplomatic immunity: CM


February 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 18(ANI): Pakistan's Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has said that President Asif Ali Zardari and Interior Minister Rehman Malik wanted him to declare that double murder-accused US national ... Read more...

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Pak Govt has decided to grant Davis diplomatic immunity to end row with US: Official


February 17th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): The Pakistan Government has decided to grant diplomatic immunity to double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis, a high-ranking government official has said.The detained American's fate, however, will eventually be ... Read more...

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PM condoles demise of vocalist Bhimsen Joshi


January 24th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the demise of legendary vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.Dr. Singh in his message said the nation and the music ... Read more...

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Flag row: BJP workers burn Patnaik’s effigy


January 1st, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 31 (IANS) Hundreds of activists of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing Friday burnt an effigy of Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his "disrespect" to the national ... Read more...

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BJD worker held for disrespect to tricolour


December 29th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 29 (IANS) A Biju Janata Dal (BJD) worker was arrested Wednesday allegedly for disrespecting the national flag at a party function here Sunday, police said.Acting on three complaints, the city ... Read more...

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Opposition attacks BJD over disrespect to tricolour


December 28th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 28 (IANS) The opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded action against the alleged disrespect to the national flag during a function of Orissa's ruling Biju Janata ... Read more...

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Drop charges of insulting tricolour against leaders: Congress


December 13th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 13 (IANS) The Congress in Chhattisgarh Monday urged police to drop charges against two of its state leaders who have been booked for cutting a cake designed like the ... Read more...

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Congress leaders booked for insulting flag on Sonia’s birthday


December 12th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 12 (IANS) Two senior Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh have been booked for cutting a cake designed like the national flag on the birth anniversary of party president Sonia Gandhi, ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee slams Centre for not honouring late WB Chief Minister


November 21st, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, Nov.21 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday slammed the leaders of the Central Government for not giving State honours to the former West Bengal Chief Minister Siddhartha ... Read more...

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Operators told to stop offering anthem as caller tune


November 17th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The department of telecommunications (DOT) has directed service providers not to offer the national anthem as a caller tune as it was a violation of the Prevention ... Read more...

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Music, Bollywood glitter at 57th National Film Awards ceremony (Roundup)


October 22nd, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) It was an evening to remember -- the entire Bachchan clan in attendance, a standing ovation for megastar Amitabh for his fourth Best Actor award, a ... Read more...

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The ‘case’ of SP leader’s tricolour birthday cake


October 19th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) A tricolour cake cut on the birthday of a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader has not left behind a sweet taste. A case has ben lodged in Kanpur district ... Read more...

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For many Kolkata celebs, home is where Durga Puja is


October 12th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Most people in Kolkata love to go hopping from marquee to marquee to witness Durga Puja festivities. But for Bengali celebrities like Ananya Chatterjee, Ranjit Mullick ... Read more...

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Big B wants to usher in quiet 68th birthday with family


October 10th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The celebrations for his birthday began almost a month in advance with his big win at the National Awards. But megastar Amitabh Bachchan would ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM orders probe into CWG opener row (Second Lead)


October 4th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi/Islamabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has taken serious note of a reported row between the country's top weightlifters and the contingent's chef de mission ... Read more...

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Pakistan athletes upset over flag row at CWG opener (Lead)


October 4th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Pakistan's contingent was mired in an unseemly row between its weightlifters and the chef de mission just before the Commonwealth Games' ceremonial inauguration in New Delhi ... Read more...

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Games mess bucks stop at PM’s doorsteps : Opposition leaders


September 25th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi,Sep 25 (IANS) India's opposition party leaders, cutting across political formations, say Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his senior ministers were " equally responsible for the mess ... Read more...

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National Award is a godsend for AB Corp: Amitabh Bachchan (Interview)


September 18th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan says four National Film Awards for "Paa", including the best actor honour for him, are a morale booster for his company AB ... Read more...

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Hirani, Chopra hat-trick at national awards with ‘3 Idiots’


September 15th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS)"3 Idiots" was Wednesday declared the most popular film providing wholesome entertainment at the 57th National Film Awards and proudcer Vinod Chopra says it's a very proud ... Read more...

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‘Match fixing’ scam, Indian ploy to tarnish Pak cricket’s image, says Veena Malik


September 7th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 7 (ANI): Former girlfriend of Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, Veena Malik, has alleged that the match-fixing controversy is an Indian scheme to tarnish Pakistani cricket.Indian bookie Dheeraj Dixit, Bollywood ... Read more...

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Theatre is passion driven: Juhi Babbar after getting national honour


August 11th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Juhi Babbar, who has been awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Rashtriya Puraskar of the Sangeet Natak Akademi for her contribution to Indian arts and theatre ... Read more...

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Raunchy Bollywood songs at Mahatma meet in Bhopal


January 31st, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 31 (IANS) Raunchy Bollywood numbers blared out at a function to remember Father of the Nation and police dogs sniffed at his portraits during a prayer meeting. The opposition Congress in ... Read more...

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Varanasi’s Pandit Channulal Mishra elated on receiving Padma Bhushan Award


January 26th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Jan. 26 (ANI): Renowned classical singer Pandit Channulal Mishra from Varanasi has expresses delight after receiving Padma Bhushan Award on the occasion of the country's 61st Republic Day on Tuesday."One ... Read more...

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