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US college screens `Sholay’ to kick off ‘Year of India’


September 13th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 13 (IANS) An American college, which has on its rolls over 20,000 students from 170 nations, screened the 1970s bollywood blockbuster "Sholay" as it hosted a `Year ... Read more...

Posted in World |

SP to ensure next government will need its support (Roundup)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Dismissing the UPA spearhead Congress as 'scam-tainted", the Samajwadi Party Wednesday urged regional parties to forge a Third Front and said it was determined to ... Read more...

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SP must be key to next government in Delhi: Mulayam


September 12th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday said he was determined to ensure that no government takes office in New Delhi next without his ... Read more...

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William Dalrymple sad over Hyderabad shedding its past


September 11th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Historian and writer William Dalrymple is sad that Hyderabad has shed much of its past and called for a major effort for conservation and to popularize ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Polish composer Preisner to make Indian debut


August 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) Renowned Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner is set to make his Indian debut by scoring music for veteran Malayalam director Shaji N. Karun's forthcoming film "Gaadha".Preisner is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

English mass-market books tap Hindi speakers (Feature)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Popular books in English are cutting through the language barrier to reach Hindi speaking readers in north India.Five commercially successful titles, "Hello Bastar", "The ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Conclave to woo investors to north India


August 8th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) With most of foreign investments coming to western and southern India, industry lobby CII is holding a conclave in November to showcase north as an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nine workers killed as stadium part collapses in Tamil Nadu


August 6th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and three injured when a portion of an indoor stadium under construction at a private educational institution collapsed Monday evening ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower projects shut, north India hit


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) Hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh remained shut Thursday due to high silt level in the Sutlej river, triggering a power crisis in northern states.The country's biggest ... Read more...

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President greets nation on Raksha Bandhan


August 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, which will be celebrated across north India Thursday."On the occasion of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Power trip in seven states hits millions (Roundup)


July 30th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Northern India was hit by one of the worst power failures in a decade that saw millions wake up Monday to no electricity. ... Read more...

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Power outage cripples Delhi Metro, thousands hit (Fourth Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) An unprecedented power outage crippled Delhi Metro for an hour and seriously disrupted services for another two hours, impacting tens of thousands of passengers in ... Read more...

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Blackout hits business activities


July 30th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The worst blackout in more than a decade following a breakdown of the Northern Power Grid in the early hours of Monday severely hit business ... Read more...

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Power trip hits seven states, millions suffer (Afternoon Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Seven states in north India woke up to a powerless Monday with supply cut at 2.32 a.m. due to a major breakdown in the grid ... Read more...

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Power supply hit in north India


July 30th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Power supply in seven states across north India was hit early Monday following a breakdown in the Northern Grid, an official said.Apart from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hussain enters quarters in Squash Open


July 27th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Shakir Hussain outplayed Ashray Ohri 3-2 (9-11, 12-14, 11-3, 11-6, 11-7) in the men's open category of the Coca-Cola Squash Open Championship played at Kendriya ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Uttarakhand is biggest tobacco consumer in north: Survey


July 21st, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Uttarakhand has earned the dubious distinction of being the state with highest consumption of tobacco products, followed by Jammu and Kashmir, according to a survey ... Read more...

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Devotees throng Himachal temples with onset of Shravan


July 20th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Large numbers of devotees Friday assembled at prominent Hindu temples in Himachal Pradesh with the onset of the 10-day Shravan Ashtami Navratras, considered by Hindus a ... Read more...

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L’Oreal to set up Rs.400 crore plant in Himachal


July 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) French cosmetics giant L'Oreal has shown keen interest in setting up a facility in Himachal Pradesh, the first in north India, state Industries Minister Kishan ... Read more...

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‘…Milkha Bhaag’ shooting to resume after summer break


July 6th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) As north India has been reeling under scorching heat, producer-director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has decided to halt the shooting of "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" saying that ... Read more...

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Metro Tyres to invest Rs.100 crore to expand production


July 5th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) In line with the robust two-wheeler sales in the country, Metro Tyres will expand its production capacity, investing Rs.100 crore in the next five ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

SpiceJet to base newly acquired aircraft in Delhi


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet Wednesday said that the national capital will become the third base for its five newly-acquired Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft after Hyderabad and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tea Board plans councils in north, south India for inspecting export consignments


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) The Tea Board of India Monday said it was planning to form one council each in north and south India under its aegis for inspecting export ... Read more...

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Diana Tea eyes 10-15 percent turnover growth


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Diana Tea Company Limited (DTCL), an Aares Group company, Saturday said it is eyeing 10 percent to 15 percent increase in its turnover this year."Currently, our ... Read more...

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North India is power starved, yet Himachal’s excess goes abegging


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) Despite severe cuts across north India, a staggering 50 percent of the excess power generated by the hill state of Himachal Pradesh goes abegging as poorly-managed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Centre for Sight expands in north India


June 17th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a bid to consolidate its market position in north India, eye-care chain Centre for Sight (CFS) Sunday said that it has partnered with two ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A folk song for every occasion in colourful north India (IANS BOOKS)


June 15th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Book: Unearthing Gender: Folk Songs of North India; Author: Smita Tiwari Jassal;Publisher: Duke University Press (2012); Pages 328; Price: $26.61"Gold melts at the goldsmith's. Sister burns away at her in-laws. Iron smelts at ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Australia’s largest beef producer to employ Indian workers


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 3 (IANS) Anticipating hardships in finding skilled workers onshore, the largest beef producer of the continent, Australia Agriculture Co (AAco), may recruit hundreds of Indian workers for its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ekta Kapoor’s media school to open in capital


May 28th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) She has provided a platform to many actors and technicians through her successful TV shows and films, and even trained showbiz aspirants through her ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Wine or script - What made Manoj accept ‘…Wasseypur’?


May 18th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, whose "Gangs Of Wasseypur" will be premiered at the ongoing 65th Cannes International Film Festival, says he is still unsure what convinced Manoj ... Read more...

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Rains add to the woes of Kashmiri farmers


May 17th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 17 (IANS) As widespread rains continue to add to the worries of Kashmiri farmers, the weather office Thursday forecast the inclement weather was likely to persist for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kazakh embassy celebrates armed forces day


May 11th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Kazakhstan and India share centuries-old historic ties and there was a need to further promote the cooperation, a top Indain intelligence officer has said here.The ... Read more...

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PM launches Rs.21,500 crore Bathinda refinery


April 28th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday inaugurated the Rs.21,500 crore Guru Gobind Singh Refinery in Punjab's Bathinda district.Considered one the biggest investments in Punjab since ... Read more...

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Camellia Plc ‘very interested’ in acquiring Assam tea gardens


April 18th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) UK-based Camellia Plc, which owns a 74 percent stake in tea major Goodricke Group, Wednesday said it was 'very interested' in buying out tea gardens in ... Read more...

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Will attend Bihar Day in Mumbai, stresses Nitish


April 13th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 13 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday emphasised that he would visit Mumbai to attend the Bihar Diwas celebrations Sunday even though the event has run into ... Read more...

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