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Murray’s pups proudly display their master’s medals (Olympics Diary)


August 8th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, August 8 (IANS) Tennis star Andy Murray won a gold and a silver medal for Great Britain, but had his medals snatched away - by his two ... Read more...

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Jessica Biel writes poetry


July 31st, 2012 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Actress Jessica Biel, who is engaged to Justin Timberlake, says writing poems helps her stay in touch with her spiritual side."I like being able to write ... Read more...

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RTI activist alleges sabotage in Mantralaya fire


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) A prominent Right to Information activist, alleging negligence and non-implementation of norms, Friday urged the Mumbai police to investigate a sabotage angle to Thursday's Mantralaya fire ... Read more...

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Gauri Khan to design couture penthouses in Pune


April 21st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) She has a keen aesthetic sense and has designed interiors for her own bungalow 'Mannat' and made homes beautiful for many of her friends. But ... Read more...

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Himachal fair to fairer sex (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 7th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 7 (IANS) Call it a coincidence, but many top slots in the Himachal Pradesh administration are occupied by women.Be it the gubernatorial chair held by Urmila Singh ... Read more...

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Humans mimic orang-utan moves in free running


February 27th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Humans mimic their closest kin orang-utans to gain momentum when it comes to climbing and jumping, shows a new research.Thought to be huge and remotely acrobatic, ... Read more...

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City architecture makes birds’ songs shriller


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Feb 23 (IANS) Urban birds sing at a higher frequency than their woodland cousins in order to be heard above the barrier of constant noise produced by traffic, machines ... Read more...

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Finishing touches being given to Buddh F1 Circuit


October 18th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 18 (IANS) The track at the Buddh International Circuit is ready and work is on at a frenetic pace to give the finishing touches to the venue ... Read more...

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100,000 community foresters to help green India


October 18th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 18 (IANS) India will engage 100,000 educated youths to execute an ambitious Green India Mission (GIM) which seeks to increase the country's forest cover to 33 percent from ... Read more...

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Durga Puja, Navratri festivities conclude - it’s Dussehra!


October 6th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Nine days of Navratra festivities culminated Thursday in Dussehra, when effigies of demon king Ravana are burnt to symbolise the triumph of good over evil. ... Read more...

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World Cup qualifier: India have nothing to lose against UAE


July 27th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India will have to go all out Thursday in the return leg of their FIFA World Cup Asian leg qualifier as they have nothing to ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana stare at foodgrain wastage again, seek help


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Punjab and Haryana, which contribute 70 percent of the foodgrains in the national kitty, say the central government is not doing enough to lift the ... Read more...

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Mercury dips in Delhi, rains expected (Lead)


June 18th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Temperature remained below the season's average in Delhi Saturday, a day after showers cooled the capital. The Met office has forecast more rains over ... Read more...

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Faridabad site cordoned off, DGCA team inspecting crash


May 26th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Faridabad, May 26 (IANS) With a broken part of the air ambulance still precariously perched on the roof of the house into which it crashed late night and aircraft fuel ... Read more...

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Brit policy of sheltering terrorists made it ‘Londonistan’: WikiLeaks


April 27th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Britain ignored repeated warnings to stop granting asylum to Islamic extremists wanted in other countries for terrorism offences, resulting in the 2005 London Tube and bus bombings, according ... Read more...

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Shimla to hold bird chase to log winged residents


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 23 (IANS) A band of ornithologists has entered unique race in this Himachal Pradesh resort town. They will chase birds in the wilderness, an event organiser said here ... Read more...

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Himachal to fine tourists urinating in the open


April 11th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharampur, April 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Police are dealing with pollution of a different kind - tourists who urinate in the open despite the existence of washrooms.The roadsides along the ... Read more...

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Bird watchers to revive house sparrow chirping in Shimla (March 20 is World Sparrow Day)


March 20th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) A forum comprising bird watchers is working to save house sparrows and other small birds from extinction in this Himachal Pradesh capital."On World Sparrow Day (Sunday), ... Read more...

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Trinamool violating poll code, complains Left Front


March 8th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front Monday complained to the Election Commission about violation of the model code of conduct by the Trinamool Congress which has ... Read more...

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Girl wants parks in Shimla: Notice issued to state government


February 24th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 24 (IANS) Acting for the second time on the plea of a 10-year-old girl, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday issued notice to the government over the lack of recreational ... Read more...

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Finland eyes Mumbai’s tourism pie


January 11th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Showcasing Finland's state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE), the country's tourism promotion agency Tuesday said the destination has already caught the fancy of ... Read more...

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700 oil-based power transformers in Delhi to be replaced


December 13th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Delhi's private power distribution companies BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) will replace around 700 oil-based transformers, located mainly in basements, to ... Read more...

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Unseasonal rains damage commercial crops in Gujarat


November 16th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
Rajkot (Gujarat), Nov.16 (ANI): Unseasonal rainfall has damaged the commercial crops, especially cotton and groundnuts, in Gujarat's Rajkot city.Commission Agent of Agriculture Marketing Produce Committee (AMPC) Bhavesh Patel said the sudden rains ... Read more...

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Mumbai band reunites after 30 years


November 6th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) When the band culture was fairly unknown in India, four young men decided to give Mumbai the taste of a live band. And after a split 30 years ... Read more...

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Dikshit, Delhi Police call for safe, pollution-free Diwali


November 5th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Delhi Police Friday appealed Delhiites to celebrate a clean and pollution-free Diwali.In a message published in leading newspapers, Dikshit said: "Let the ... Read more...

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Shimla civic body has no funds to develop parks


October 29th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 29 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Shimla has no funds to set up recreational places for the children and the public.This came to light from a reply filed by ... Read more...

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10-year-old wants park in Shimla, writes to high court


September 19th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) A 10-year-old girl has written to the chief justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, urging him to ensure that a playground is provided to children in Shimla ... Read more...

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18 years of captivity still haunts US woman


August 26th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) A young woman in the US, held captive for 18 years by a paedophile who fathered her two daughters, is still trying hard to recoup from the ordeal ... Read more...

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Civil societies seek playgrounds for slum children


August 13th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Ahead of the Commonwealth Games (CWG), civil societies in the capital Friday asked the government to give some attention to the slum children and provide them playgrounds ... Read more...

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Army chief unveils Rs.600 crore Bangalore housing project


August 12th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 12 (IANS) The Army Welfare Housing Organization (AWHO) Thursday launched a Rs.600 crore ($128 million) project for army personnel at Whitefield on the outskirts of this tech hub. The Indian Army ... Read more...

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Food grains rot in FCI godowns across India


July 27th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27(IANS) Heaps of food grains are rotting in Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns across the country due to apathetic attitude of the authorities concerned, reveals a right to ... Read more...

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Now, fresh air bottled in Britain


March 12th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Fresh air has now been bottled by Britain's National Trust so that it can be given to stressed city workers, a media report said Friday. The bottled air is ... Read more...

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Netherlands scorch Canada with post-breather goals (Lead)


March 5th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Netherlands, in a second-half blitz, decimated Canada 6-0 and moved closer to a semi-final berth from Pool A of the Hockey World Cup here Friday. After ... Read more...

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‘Cooling’ forests can ‘heat’ as well


January 23rd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found out that although forests help to remove the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, some forests can directly absorb ... Read more...

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Timepass in ‘Lapataganj’


December 16th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Sab TV's "Lapataganj' is teaching people lessons by weaving moral messages in the show and is also making them laugh with its comic acts. As we know that it's difficult to ... Read more...

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