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PSPB paddlers likely to dominate


August 21st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) The Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) paddlers are likely to dominate the 42nd edition of the All-India Inter-Institutional Table Tennis Championships which get under way at ... Read more...

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Tug-of-war, atya-patya recognised, not cricket and hockey


August 21st, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The union sports ministry has not accorded its annual recognition to 14 national sports federations (NSF), including the Indian cricket board and Hockey India.Among the ... Read more...

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Udaipur’s vintage Rolls-Royce wins US trophy (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Arvind Singh Mewar of the erstwhile royal family of Udaipur has become the first Indian to win at the 62nd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event with ... Read more...

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Mayawati, Mulayam attend Sonia’s lunch


August 6th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Arch-rivals Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati Monday attended the lunch hosted by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on the eve of the vice-presidential election, marking ... Read more...

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Seven teenagers light London Olympics cauldron


July 28th, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) The mystery over who would light the Olympic cauldron was finally resolved when seven teenagers were given the honour at the opening ceremony of the ... Read more...

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Romancing the Goa rain with chai-bhajji combo (Letter from Goa)


July 12th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 12 (IANS) The rains are here and so is chai-bhajji, the humble, gastronomic duet of hot tea and warm fritters that finds pride of place on menus across ... Read more...

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Amitabh’s special connect with number 786


June 27th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The Number 786 has special significance for megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who recalled his "Deewaar" and "Coolie" days as he posted his 786th tweet."T 786 - ... Read more...

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Gogoi pushes for World Heritage tag for Assam river island


May 12th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday appealed for coordinated efforts to ensure that the state's river island Majuli is included in the Unesco's World Heritage Site ... Read more...

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Sauber unite F1 and football with innovative deal


April 30th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Formula One team Sauber have announced a ground-breaking new partnership with English Premier League football club Chelsea FC.At the recent Chinese and Bahrain Grand Prix ... Read more...

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New non-fictions are simplifying realities for drawing room talk


March 24th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Drawing-room flavoured - that's the buzzword among non-fiction writers this season as they go in for brevity, easy and interesting reads on subjects as ... Read more...

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National grass court tennis from Feb 6 (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Saketh Myneni has got the pride of place in the men's draw of the Rs.500,000 Indian Jute National Grass Court Tennis Championships to be held on ... Read more...

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ISRO: A great institution’s fall from grace (News Analysis)


January 25th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 25 (IANS) From humble beginnings of ferrying rocket parts on a bicycle to launching satellites of other countries and landing a craft on the moon, the Indian Space ... Read more...

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France plans theme park to honour Napoleon


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A French theme park is being planned in honour of Napoleon Bonaparte, almost 200 years after his death, the daily Telegraph reported Saturday."Napoleonland", the brainchild of ... Read more...

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Jugnu capped India’s technological achievements (2011 in Retrospect)


December 21st, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) In terms of technological breakthroughs, it has been a mixed bag for India this year. But the pride of place goes to Jugnu, one ... Read more...

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‘Technology can spur Indian packaging industry’s growth’


December 17th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) India's packaging industry, especially corrugated boxes, needs to integrate more technologies to spur innovation which will help it in maintaining high growth and attract customers ... Read more...

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Mamata uses film fest to connect with masses (West Bengal Newsletter)


November 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) With Bollywood's 'Badshah' Shahrukh Khan and 'Kashmir Ki Kali' Sharmila Tagore by her side, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken the hitherto elite ... Read more...

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From pastime to Formula One: 107 years of India’s motorsports


October 22nd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 22 (IANS) When the five red lights go off at the Buddh International Circuit here on Oct 30 and the 24 highly-tuned Formula One cars roar off ... Read more...

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Awards for Indian comic artists announced


September 9th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) There have been awards for films, television and even music, but now get ready for an awards ceremony to felicitate the comic artists across Bollywood and ... Read more...

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IT raids could hold more blows for Mammootty, Mohanlal


July 24th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 24 (IANS) The IT raids on Malayalam filmdom's two reigning superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal could deal a blow to the former's Rajya Sabha hopes and cast a shadow ... Read more...

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He was India’s most secular artist: Nepal curator


June 10th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 10 (IANS) Nepali curator Sangeeta Thapa says M.F. Husain was India's "most secular artist" even though Hindu fundamentalists had managed to create a "fear psychosis" about his ... Read more...

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Nepal revels in British royal wedding


April 30th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 30 (IANS) Once a kingdom that decided to axe its monarchy and turn the unpopular royal family out of the palace, Nepal however revelled in the wedding ... Read more...

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India gets its second international art fair


April 27th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) After the success of the India Art Summit in Delhi, the scene of action in contemporary art is shifting south with the announcement of the ... Read more...

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Italy wine exports beat home consumption for first time


April 8th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 8 (IANS/AKI) The value of Italian wine consumed abroad for the first time last year was more than domestic sales, according to a report by agricultural consumer group ... Read more...

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Goat breeding: the new currency in the desert


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
By Dilip BidawatJodhpur, Mar 3 (ANI): The basis of all human civilizations across the world and from times immemorial has been the struggle for survival. In the arid desert region off ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Taj festival a letdown, feels tourism industry


February 28th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Feb 28 (IANS) The 10-day Taj Mahotsav failed to live up to expectations, with local culture and heritage not given the pride of place, those from Agra's tourism sector ... Read more...

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Over 1,900 people invited to William’s wedding


February 20th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Over 1,900 guests have been invited to the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.Though their names have not been released, celebrities, leading politicians, heads of ... Read more...

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Cardiff builder named world’s number one sea angler


February 13th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): A Cardiff builder has been ranked the world number one sea angler.To mark the 'fantastic achievement, the Welsh Federation of Sea Anglers presented Joe Arch with a trophy.But ... Read more...

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Marxists publish book to woo masses in poll year


February 6th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) In an apparent bid to woo the masses in an election year, West Bengal's ruling Marxists have brought out a 728-page book on the state's left movement ... Read more...

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Millions of travellers give a thumbs down to these Indian hotels


January 29th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.29 (ANI-Business Wire India): Millions of travellers give a thumbs down to these Indian hotels, and New Delhi's Centaur Hotel located near the Indira Gandhi International Airport IGI Airport, has ... Read more...

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Gandhi looking for pedestal in French heritage town


January 29th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Even as India and Indians across the world are set to mark the 63rd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Sunday, the global peace icon is finding it ... Read more...

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Ancient Fatehpuri mosque to be restored to old glory (With images)


January 28th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Abu Zafar New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The ageing Fatehpuri mosque in Old Delhi is awaiting a much-needed facelift that can extend by some 100 years the life of one of the ... Read more...

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Bollywood ignores ailing, broke veteran A.K. Hangal


January 20th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) He played onscreen father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle to many top notch Bollywood actors, but today 95-year-old A.K. Hangal - the famous 'Rahim Chacha' of "Sholay" - lies ... Read more...

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‘Mattu Pongal’ celebrated with traditional fervour in Tamil Nadu


January 15th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, Jan 15 (ANI): People in Tamil Nadu celebrated 'Mattu Pongal', the festival of harvest with traditional fervour and gaiety on Saturday.Mattu Pongal is a day, when cattle are given a well ... Read more...

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Late Indian-origin godman to boost Nepal’s tourism


January 9th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 9 (IANS) Four years after he died, controversial Indian-origin godman Chinmoy Kumar Ghose - called Sri Chinmoy by disciples - will have his memory resurrected with followers unveiling ... Read more...

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Delhi fighting for survival against Mumbai


December 16th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdullah's five-wicket haul on a green top left Delhi fighting for survival and helped defending champions Mumbai notch up the first innings lead on ... Read more...

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