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Melanie balances acting, social work with elan (With Images)


July 30th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) US-born Indian actress Melanie Kannokada, seen as Seeta McKinsey in "Love, Lies & Seeta", pursues acting goals with the same fervour as her social work. ... Read more...

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Asian coast guard chiefs to discuss piracy, security


July 19th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Chiefs of coast guard agencies of 17 Asian nations will meet here in October this year when they are expected to discuss issues ranging from ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

DiCaprio partners with electric car company


July 5th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Actor and eco-warrior Leonardo Di Caprio has become an equity investor in electric car company Fisker Automotive.Lasy year, the 37-year-old became the first recipient of ... Read more...

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Gel combo shows promise as male contraceptive


June 27th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) A hormonal gel combo applied daily to the skin showed promise as a male contraceptive by reducing sperm production, say US scientists. About 89 percent of ... Read more...

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Group to build 500 schools across country


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Round Table India (RTI), a non-profit organisation which has tie-ups with several state governments, will build 500 school blocks across the country in the next five ... Read more...

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Bhupen Hazarika’s picture to adorn London’s Nehru Centre


June 20th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) A picture of Assam's late musical icon Bhupen Hazarika will be unveiled at the Nehru Centre, the cultural wing of the High Commission of India in ... Read more...

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Community sewage project to end open defecation in Delhi colony


May 16th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Open defecation in Savda Ghevra, one of Delhi's largest resettlement neighbourhoods, could end soon with the Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence(CURE), a non-profit organisation, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New international prize for South Asian journalists


April 27th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A new prize for journalists and columnists covering South Asia has been instituted to promote new voices in the region, US-based news website the Daily ... Read more...

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Chinese firms mull joint ventures in India (With image)


April 13th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Many Chinese firms are in talks with Indian companies, mostly in sectors like food processing, alternative energy, auto components and machinery tools, to form ... Read more...

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Family regrets auction of soil with Mahatma’s blood


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's descendants have expressed regret over the forthcoming auction of a "clump of soil with drops of the Mahatma's blood collected from the site ... Read more...

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Land mine removers abducted in Afghanistan


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three people who cleared land mines and worked for a British-American humanitarian group have been abducted in Afghanistan, Kabul-based Bahtar news agency reported.The men from ... Read more...

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Pakistan to buy power from Iran: Gilani


April 1st, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan will purchase 1,100 MW of electricity from Iran in a bid to overcome the energy shortage in the country, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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360 degree art spaces - the new buzzword in India (Feature)


March 31st, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Galleries in India are moving beyond mere selling of art. They are now integrated spaces which teach art, conduct residencies for artists, sell handicrafts and ... Read more...

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IT making panchayats transparent: Minister


March 28th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India's panchayats are becoming more transparent with over 40,000 elected village bodies using online software for annual planning and another 70,000 for accounting under e-panchayat ... Read more...

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Levi’s unveils ‘waterless’ jeans for spring


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) Coinciding with the World Water Day, global apparel brand Levi's Strauss & Co Thursday unveiled its 'waterless' jeans collection for this year's spring season."We have reduced ... Read more...

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Northeast MPs moot forum to discuss Myanmar issue


March 9th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 9 (IANS) The Burma Centre Delhi (BCD) is planning to launch a forum involving all members of parliament (MPs) from the northeast region to raise the issue of ... Read more...

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Tax exemption sought for road safety


March 5th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The International Road Federation (IRF) has asked the government to encourage private effort at promoting road safety by giving tax benefits to companies and ... Read more...

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Kutcher joins child porn clean-up drive


March 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Ashton Kutcher had his first experience of the child porn racket when he accompanied investigators during a sweep in Northern California.Kutcher was seen with the ... Read more...

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Road accidents cost India $20 bn every year


February 19th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India suffers a staggering hit of Rs.1 lakh crore ($20 billion) every year due to road accidents, according to the International Road Federation (IRF), which ... Read more...

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2G court decision on Chidambaram flawed: Swamy


February 5th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Terming a Delhi court's dismissal of his petition against Home Minister P. Chidambaram in the 2G case as "wrong", Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy Sunday ... Read more...

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Indian school teacher set for US space programme (With Images)


February 1st, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Feb 1 (IANS) Over 1,100 students and teachers of the reputed Vidya Valley School here screamed with joy when Vandana Suryawanshi became the first foreign teacher to be ... Read more...

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A push for documentaries, courtesy Bollywood’s Jaaved Jaaferi


January 14th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) He is known for comedy as well as his dance moves. But actor Jaaved Jaaferi has now taken a serious plunge into documentary making - ... Read more...

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Patricia Velasquez competes on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’


January 7th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 7 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan actress and model Patricia Velasquez, who played Anck-Su-Namun in the 1999 film "The Mummy" is one of the 18 contestants on the upcoming season ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Greater Elephant’ receives best jury award at SAIFF


December 27th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 27 (IANS) "Greater Elephant", a film produced by Pallavi Rohtagi, received the Best Jury Award at the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) here.Directed by Srinivas Sunderrajan, ... Read more...

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School kids move court against sale of junk food


December 21st, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought the central government's response on a petition filed by students of a private school in south Delhi seeking a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Social media to drive movement against corruption: Survey


December 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut are emerging as an important tool to drive movement against corruption and bring positive change in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Monday is world competition day


December 4th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Competition watchdogs across the world will celebrate World Competition Day on Dec 5 and the theme this year is 'cartels and their harmful effects on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Paris Hilton visits orphans in Bali


November 18th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton took time out from her week-long vacation in Indonesia to visit two orphanages in Bali.The 30-year-old posted a photo of herself with ... Read more...

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‘High-tech’ London creates 1,300 new jobs


November 15th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) The British capital is fast emerging as Europe's leading digital city and a new technology hub dubbed "Tech City" has led to the creation of 1,300 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Begumpuri mosque to serve as new conservation model: Selja


November 11th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The National Monument Authority, the apex conservation body, is mapping a 14th century Begumpuri mosque here to develop a new conservation model for preservation ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

US varsities fair in Mumbai


November 10th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) As many as 32 leading varsities will take part in the US Universities Fair here Sunday in a bid to attract more Indian students, an official ... Read more...

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Carnegie Endowment keen on centre in New Delhi


November 9th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) United States-based think tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is keen to set up a centre in New Delhi aimed to increase its presence ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Monitor cases treated for using fake drugs: Kalam


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Public and private sector hospitals should report to the health ministry the number of patients who seek treatment for adverse effects of spurious medicines, former ... Read more...

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Screening of ‘Havai Dada’ cheers up disabled kids


September 17th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) A special screening of "Havai Dada", a film starring Anupam Kher and Tanuja, here Saturday cheered up disabled children from non-profit organisation ADAPT, formerly called ... Read more...

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Reading to dogs maintains skill among school kids


August 11th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) School kids who read out aloud to dogs during the summer break seemed to improve their reading skills.Veterinary researchers from Tufts University in the US paired ... Read more...

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