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Resolve Cauvery water sharing dispute, says SC to PMO


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday expressed its displeasure over the failure of the PMO (prime minister's office) to hold a meeting for the resolution of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tiger cub spotted in Sariska


August 8th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) A tigress in Rajasthan's Sariska Tiger Reserve has reportedly delivered a cub.On Tuesday, the tigress and the cub were captured on camera. This is encouraging news, ... Read more...

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Three more tigers for Sariska


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 2 (IANS) Spread over 866 sq km, the Sariska National Park in Rajasthan was once home to 15 tigers. Poaching reduced the number to zero till re-population began ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tripura’s royal palaces to be turned into musuems


June 26th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 26 (IANS) Tripura's royal palaces, which were command hubs until the erstwhile princely state's accession to India in October 1949, are now being turned into museums to showcase ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

A marshy dispute: Sir Creek factfile


June 19th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sir Creek: A marshy dispute( Q and A.Factfile) Factfile on the India-Pakistan dispute on the Sir Creek marshlands on which the two countries concluded two days of talks in New Delhi ... Read more...

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New quake-proof Raj Bhavan for Tripura, old one to be Tagore museum (With Images)


May 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 8 (IANS) The Tripura government Tuesday said it was building a new quake-resistant Raj Bhavan and converting the present building into a museum and research centre on Nobel ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Sariska area villagers protest relocation


March 31st, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) Around 100 villagers protesting relocation of their villages in the periphery of Sariska Tiger Sanctuary in Rajasthan's Alwar district courted arrest Saturday, police said.The villagers had ... Read more...

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Nizam’s family to protest over Rs 9 cr tax demand


March 10th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 10 (IANS) Fed up with alleged harassment by the income tax department, members of the family of the erstwhile Nizam of Hyderabad are planning protests in Delhi ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

On bookshelf, India blooms in all its colours (IANS Books This Week)


March 10th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) This weekend, the book shelf is a portrait of India in all its mysterious - yet realistic - shades. Flip through the must-read titles with ... Read more...

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Panther poaching in Sariska has Rajasthan worried, probe ordered


March 9th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 9 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Friday ordered an enquiry into the poaching of a panther in the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district here, officials said.The body of ... Read more...

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Diamond contact lenses for goddess - devotees see red! (With Images)


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Feb 23 (IANS) When thousands of devotees turned up for their regular 'darshan' of Goddess Mahalaxmi earlier this week, they noticed a strange glint in her eyes - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Documentation of Padmanabhaswamy temple treasure begins


February 20th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The documentation of the treasure unearthed at the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple last year began Monday morning with a joint meeting of the two committees ... Read more...

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Amethi follows tradition: Washerman casts first vote


February 15th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Amethi, Feb 15 (IANS) Better known as the family bastion of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Amethi follows a unique tradition -- polling began at the Ram Nagar Primary ... Read more...

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BSF camel band to enthral R-Day parade


January 24th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Playing bugles and trumpets in tune with the tinkling bells of their camels, the big moustachioed and royally dressed Border Security Force (BSF) troopers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hasina promises to make S.D. Burman’s ancestral house a museum


January 17th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised to convert the ancestral house of legendary music maestro Sachin Dev Burman in Bangladesh into a folk cultural ... Read more...

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Let Kerala give up two taluks to end dam row: Karunanidhi


January 12th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) With Kerala insisting on a new dam in place of the Mullaperiyar Dam, DMK president Thursday revived a over five decade old demand: retrieval of Peeramedu ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Saif will be annointed next nawab of Pataudi’


October 24th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 24 (IANS) Filmstar Saif Ali Khan, son of former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan, will be annointed the next nawab of Pataudi, his sister Saba Ali Khan ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pataudi carved a special place in Bhopal history


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 22 (IANS) Not many know that Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi -- grandson of the last Nawab of Bhopal, Hamidullah Khan -- had done two things in his ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tripura hopes for solution to river disputes with Bangladesh


September 4th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sabroom (Tripura), Sep 4 (IANS) Indian villages by the Feni river, which serves as a natural border with Bangladesh in southern Tripura, are desperately hoping that the eight-decade-old dispute ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Maharaja of Mysore’s Rolls Royce to be auctioned


August 29th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A 100-year-old Rolls Royce owned by Krishna Raja Wodeyar IV, the erstwhile ruler of Mysore, will soon go under the hammer and is expected ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rajasthan fest to showcase fusion of Indian, western music


August 12th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian music from the countryside and Rajasthan's desert will meet cross-cultural western notes at the five-day Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF), said the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Sariska to get two Ranthambore tiger cubs


July 29th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 28 (IANS) The Sariska tiger reserve, which has two tigers and three tigresses, will get two tiger cubs to add to the big cat numbers. The cubs will ... Read more...

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Apex court names panel to evaluate Kerala temple treasure


July 21st, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday set up an experts committee to make an inventory of the treasure found from Kallara (vault) A of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy ... Read more...

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Bengal recommends release of 52 political prisoners


July 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday decided to release 52 political prisoners, including one Maoist and several activists of organisations involved in movement for separate ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Narendra Sarila, Mountbatten’s aide and diplomat, passes away


July 8th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Narendra Singh Sarila, former aide de camp to Lord Mountbatten, India's last viceroy, and former ambassador to France, died Friday after a prolonged illness at ... Read more...

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Stock-taking at Kerala’s famed temple chambers


June 27th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) A seven-member Supreme Court-appointed team Monday began taking stock of the contents of four of the six chambers of the famed Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple situated in ... Read more...

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Polls in Pakistani Kashmir on, despite incorrect electoral lists


June 19th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The election commission in Pakistani Kashmir has admitted to many mistakes in the electoral lists but said the June 26 polls for the 41-member legislative assembly ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Tripura bans animal slaughter in open places


May 27th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 27 (IANS) The Tripura government Friday banned slaughtering of animals in open places and temples and threatened tough action against offendors following stringent ciriticism of the practice, officials ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ‘Taj Mahal’ remains hidden from honeymooners


February 14th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) When New Delhi resident Ketaki Gupta visited Nepal on her honeymoon this year, the bubbly copywriter and her sales executive husband Nitin dutifully visited popular tourist ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Gemini Ganesan - A starry life that spilled out of screen


February 12th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The story of late Tamil superstar Gemini Ganesan was larger than life in star-struck Tamil Nadu with the screen spilling into his home as well.He ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kalam all praise for Gujarat’s agriculture growth


February 11th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Basti (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 11 (IANS) Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was here Friday all praise for the high economic growth that Gujarat has achieved in the past six years."Gujarat registered a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala government told to take over Padmanabhaswamy temple


January 31st, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Monday asked the state government to take over control of the 16th century Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in the heart of the capital city. The ... Read more...

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Srikrishna finds case both for and against separate Telangana


January 6th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 6 (IANS) The Srikrishna Committee has in its report found that there is a case both for formation of a separate Telangana state as well as for keeping Andhra ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Gangsters Act slapped on Raja Bhaiya


January 4th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 4 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday slapped the stringent Gangsters Act on Independent legislator Raghuraj Pratap Singh, better known as Raja Bhaiya, and his cousin and Samajwadi Party legislator ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Rajkot school opens separate wing for girls


January 2nd, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Rajkot (Gujarat), Jan.2 (ANI): Rajkumar College, a boarding school in Gujarat's Rajkot city, has come up with a separate wing for girls, which is all set to become functional from the ... Read more...

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