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Arab invasion in Syria ‘not an option’: UN envoy


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN's new envoy to Syria has said a military intervention in the country by Arab forces is not on the cards."A military interference in ... Read more...

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Five more found guilty of attempt to murder Mandela


August 18th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 18 (IANS) Five more people of a white supremacist group were found guilty of conspiring to murder former president Nelson Mandela, bringing to 19 the total number of ... Read more...

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Mandela’s arrest site turned into memorial


August 7th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 7 (IANS) South Africa has built a memorial at the site where anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, state-run news agency SA News reported.Mandela was arrested ... Read more...

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Ruud Gullit enthralls Mohun Bagan crowd


July 30th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) It was a prized moment for several budding football players of the city who Sunday had an opportunity for a photo op with Dutch football legend ... Read more...

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Bikers ride with Mandela’s message in Delhi


July 19th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Over 150 volunteers celebrated the 94th birthday of renowned South African anti-aparthied activist Nelson Mandela by riding on their motorcycles through the capital and spreading ... Read more...

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12 mn school kids wish Mandela with birthday song


July 18th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 18 (IANS) As South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday Wednesday, about 12 million schoolchildren across the country sang a special composition - "We love you, ... Read more...

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Special children celebrate Nelson Mandela Day (With image)


July 18th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Around 50 visually impaired children from a reputed Mumbai school Wednesday celebrated the 94th birthday of South African freedom icon Nelson Mandela with musical performances and ... Read more...

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Dlamini-Zuma: AU’s first woman boss wears victory lightly (Profile)


July 16th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) Sporting maroon headgear and an embroidered traditional African kitenge (gown), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the African Union's first woman executive head and an anti-apartheid icon, wears her ... Read more...

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South Africa’s Dlamini-Zuma first woman to win AU’s top job


July 16th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) The guessing game is over. In what was touted as the mother of all contests in the continent, South Africa's Home Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a ... Read more...

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Mandela in good health: Zuma


July 12th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela is in good health, incumbent Jacob Zuma said after paying a visit to Mandela's rural home in Qunu village in ... Read more...

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South African speaker toasts Mandela-Gandhi spirit


July 10th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) When freedom icon Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, he was asked which country he would like to visit first. And he said ... Read more...

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India, South Africa share cordial relations: Meira Kumar


July 10th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said Monday India and South Africa shared a cordial relationship and working together in various multilateral organisations.Addressing a 20-member ... Read more...

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Indian company seeks to set world record in Uganda


July 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) An Indian company in Uganda keen to promote hygiene among children is set to create a world record by spreading one lakh pieces of medicated ... Read more...

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‘India intensifying academic collaborations in Africa’


June 26th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The cultural cooperation between India and Africa is moving beyond traditional exchanges to focus on education and capacity building initiatives which can become "a part ... Read more...

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‘Dalai Lama deserves Bharat Ratna’


June 11th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 11 (IANS) India should confer its highest civilian award - Bharat Ratna - on Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in recognition of his services to humanity, a ... Read more...

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South Africa to celebrate Mandela’s 94th birthday in style


June 8th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 8 (IANS) South Africa will this year celebrate the birthday of the country's first black president and and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela in great style with a birthday ... Read more...

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Mandela looks healthy on TV


May 31st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, May 31 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela has appeared on TV at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, looking healthy.The footage Wednesday shows Mandela receiving a ... Read more...

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An India-educated democracy beacon in Myanmar


May 29th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) India-educated Aung San Suu Kyi, who didn't leave Myanmar even when her huband was dying of cancer as she feared she may not be allowed ... Read more...

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Sean Connery to ring NYSE bell


May 17th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 17 (IANS) Sean Connery, the Scottish actor and producer, and Louise Richardson, principal and vice-chancellor of the University of St. Andrews, will ring the opening bell for ... Read more...

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Hand shadowgrapher Amar Sen holds infinity in his palm (With Images)


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Amar Sen knows literally how to create the world with his fingers. With a swish and a flick of his fingers, grains of sand transform into ... Read more...

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‘Shudra’ a film on evils of the caste system (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


April 14th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Many filmmakers have moved away from masala movies and made movies on socially relevant issues. The latest to join the list is director Sanjiv Jaiswal ... Read more...

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‘Shudra’ releases Saturday, highlights ills of caste system


April 13th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Many filmmakers have moved away from masala movies and made movies on socially relevant issues. The latest to join the list is director Sanjiv Jaiswal ... Read more...

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Trimming ‘excess’ of Marxism in favour of globalisation (West Bengal Newsletter)


April 8th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Statues of Karl Marx and his lifelong friend Friedrich Engels still stand proudly in a main park of the 300-year-old capital city of Bengal. No ... Read more...

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Is Mamata trying to make Marx & Engels history in Bengal?


April 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) A school education syllabus committee, appointed by the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, has decided to trim heady doses of Marxism and include globalisation, movement ... Read more...

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At 84, Badal begins fifth innings as chief minister (Profile)


March 14th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 14 (IANS) In 1969, Parkash Singh Badal, then 42, became the youngest chief minister in the country when he took over the reins of Punjab for the ... Read more...

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At 84, Parkash Singh Badal towers over all


March 7th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 7 (IANS) After Mandela, Badal. Did you know that Parkash Singh Badal, who could be Punjab chief minister for the fifth time, is the longest political prisoner ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 26 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital Sunday after doctors declared nothing was "seriously wrong" with his health, the government said in a ... Read more...

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Mandela discharged from hospital


February 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 26 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was Sunday discharged from hospital after doctors declared nothing was "seriously wrong" with his health, the government said in a ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela hospitalised after stomach complaint (Lead)


February 25th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 25 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela, 93, was hospitalised Saturday after doctors advised specialist medical attention for a long-standing abdominal complaint."Former president Nelson Mandela was admitted ... Read more...

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Mandela hospitalised after abdominal complaint


February 25th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 25 (IANS) The South African former president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital, according to a presidency announcement.Doctors advised proper specialist medical attention due to him having ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama is not a separatist, Archbishop Tutu tells China


February 10th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 10 (IANS) He has no army, he cannot command his people with guns and he's not a separatist.South African anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu said these words to ... Read more...

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Desmond Tutu calls on Meira Kumar


February 8th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu called on Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar here Wednesday with the two discussing women's empowerment and other related issues.Tutu ... Read more...

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If Gandhiji had lived for another 10 years…


January 30th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 30 (IANS) Who gained most from Mahatma Gandhi's assassination and what if he had lived a little longer?These questions were posed to leading Gandhians in the Taj city ... Read more...

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Mandela in good health: Official


January 28th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Jan 28 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was in good health contrary to reports that gave rise to rumours that he may be suffering from health ... Read more...

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Speeding Mercedes kills man, driver held


January 9th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The ineberated son of a realty dealer crashed his car into an autorickshaw here early Sunday, killing the driver, police said. The car driver was ... Read more...

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