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Navjot Sidhu complains against fake Facebook page


July 26th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu Thursday complained to the police that the Facebook page in his name is fake and he had nothing to do with ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa attacks home ministry per se (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Rejecting the NCTC in its present form, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday blamed the home ministry for the growing distrust between the ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Danish footballers banned from using social media


April 25th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 25 (IANS) Denmark's national football team has been banned from using Twitter and other social media sites during the upcoming European Championships 2012, the country's governing body ... Read more...

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Mamata backtracks; says it was an appeal, not ultimatum


April 24th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Apr 23 (IANS) Three days after issuing a 15-day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a moratorium on interest re-payment, West Bengal ... Read more...

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51 interpreters at Seoul summit


March 26th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) As many as 51 interpreters, including one who speaks Hindi, have been hired to handle the gaggle of languages at the two-day Seoul nuclear summit, a ... Read more...

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Obama jokes with woman over birth hospital


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) A female audience at an event approached US President Barack Obama and said she was born at the same hospital as him in Hawaii. He ... Read more...

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Trinamool trying to gag the opposition: CPI-M


February 19th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government of trying to "gag" the opposition and running the assembly "unconstitutionally"."They ... Read more...

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Parties criticise bar on press meets in Bengal assembly


February 11th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The West Bengal assembly's decision to bar press conferences at the media centre in the assembly premises when the house is not in session Saturday drew ... Read more...

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Bengal bars media conference at the assembly, CPI-M objects


February 10th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) The West Bengal assembly Friday barred press conferences at the media centre in the assembly premises when the house is not in session, drawing protests ... Read more...

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Captured: Polymath S. Balachander and his great wars


February 10th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Storming the world of Carnatic music and Tamil cinema with his non-conformist, controversy-creating ways in the 1940s, polymath and veena exponent Sundaram Balachander steadfastly fought ... Read more...

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Socialism can’t resolve all ills: Fidel Castro (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Fidel Castro says he now realises it was a mistake to think that socialism can resolve all economic problems.Castro made the candid admission during the release ... Read more...

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Mexico lost $872 bn to illegal capital flight: Study


January 31st, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Mexico lost $872 billion to illicit financial outflows between 1970 and 2010, according to a report released Monday by a US-based research and advocacy group.The ... Read more...

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Live fever grips B-town promotions


November 4th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Press conferences and mall promotions are not enough to push films. Now actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan are readily ... Read more...

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Penelope Cruz back in Rome for film shoot


October 12th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 12 (IANS/EFE) Penelope Cruz returned to Rome to continue filming the Sergio Castellito movie "Venuto al Mondo" that started production in September on location in Sarajevo and Croatia, ... Read more...

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Euro zone crisis clouds recovery in Europe, Central Asia


September 24th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) The ongoing economic recovery in the emerging Europe and Central Asian region is advancing at a slow pace and is at risk from the euro zone ... Read more...

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Try a kundan choker with that gown (Feature)


August 9th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Bollywood actresses Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone do it, so does model-turned-actress Lisa Ray. Flaunting kundan chokers, south Indian pendants and other heavy Indian ... Read more...

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Chandy’s office goes live on internet


July 1st, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) If you want to see what is happening inside Oommen Chandy's office, just log onto www.keralacm.gov.in any time of the day and live footage of the ... Read more...

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Media outreach: PM to meet editors Wednesday (Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Under attack from civil society activists, the media and some of his own party members, over perceived communication gap over critical issues, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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New Zealand launches online sign language dictionary


June 26th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 26 (IANS) Deaf people in New Zealand can now learn sign language on the internet. The country has just launched a multimedia sign language dictionary.The online database contains ... Read more...

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Too much talking unhealthy for Big B


June 20th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan, who is busy promoting his upcoming movies "Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap" and "Aarakshan", says too much of talking is taking a toll ... Read more...

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Sympathy vote helped IUML come back to power in Kerala: Kunhalikutty


June 14th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Kerala's new Industry Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty feels that the ousted Left Front government's efforts to malign his image in the Ice Cream Parlour sex scandal helped ... Read more...

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Ramdev says campaign will continue, reaches Haridwar (Third Lead, Changing Dateline)


June 14th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar, June 14 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was back here Tuesday after being discharged from a Dehradun hospital. He said his campaign against corruption will continue and the "sacrifices" ... Read more...

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Ramdev discharged, says campaign will continue (Second Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 14 (IANS) The campaign against graft will continue and the "sacrifices" made by his followers will not go in vain, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said Tuesday after being ... Read more...

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One press conference in 11 years for Naveen Patnaik


June 11th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 11 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seems happy to be away from the limelight. He has addressed only one formal press conference in his three terms since ... Read more...

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Congress to hold rallies to counter opposition charges (Lead)


June 11th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Congress has decided to hold rallies in state capitals by June 30 to counter opposition charges on the issues of corruption and black ... Read more...

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Khurshid defends Ramesh’s criticism of IITs, IIMs


May 25th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Water Resources and Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Wednesday defended Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh over his remarks on the poor quality of research ... Read more...

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India not like US to mount Abbottabad-like attack: PM


May 12th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) India is "not like the US" to launch an Abbottabad-like covert operation in Pakistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Thursday."India is not like the ... Read more...

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Haye’s manager heads for Germany to resolve ticketing war


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): The trainer and manager of British boxer David Haye's, Adam Booth, will travel to Germany this week in a bid to end the ticketing war which threatens the ... Read more...

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‘Shanti Bhushan must step down form Lok Pal Bill joint drafting committee’


April 17th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 17(ANI): In the wake of the controversy surrounding, Shanti Bhushan, co-chairman of the Lok Pal Bill joint drafting committee, social activist Vineet Narain on Sunday demanded his resignation ... Read more...

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Uninterrupted India-Pakistan dialogue, someday sure


April 10th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Apr.10 (ANI): While the Indian cricket team was on its way to defeating the Pakistan team in the World Cup semi-final at Mohali, we apparently agreed to an ... Read more...

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USAID freezes 250-mn-dollar aid project in Pakistan over HEC devolution issue


April 5th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 5(ANI): The USAID has put its 250-million-dollar project in Pakistan on hold while the World Bank has threatened to scrap its 300-million-dollar programme, showing their deep concerns over the devolution ... Read more...

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Two Indian channels banned from covering World Cup final


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday banned two Indian television channels, Zee TV and UNI TV, from covering the World Cup final between India and Sri ... Read more...

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End row over ban on channels: Congress, BJP


April 1st, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday sought an early end to the controversy over the ban on Indian television news channels from ... Read more...

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ICC chief Pawar clueless on media non-rights holders’ issue


April 1st, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) president Sharad Pawar was Friday clueless about the status of media non-rights holders when asked why they were not permitted to enter ... Read more...

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Trinamool, Congress seal seat-sharing deal for Bengal polls (Intro Roundup)


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Aiming to end the 34-year rule of the Left Front in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress and the Congress Monday announced a seat-sharing pact for ... Read more...

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