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Replica of Bolivar’s sword presented to fencing champ


August 9th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez bestowed the Order of the Liberators on the country's Olympic fencing champion, Ruben Limardo, and presented him with a replica of the ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama is not a separatist, Archbishop Tutu tells China


February 10th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 10 (IANS) He has no army, he cannot command his people with guns and he's not a separatist.South African anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu said these words to ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to meet Desmond Tutu


February 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 9 (IANS) Two Nobel laureates and long-time friends -- Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai lama and South African anti-apartheid icon archbishop Desmond Tutu - will come face to ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro releases two-volume memoir


February 5th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban President Fidel Castro presented a two-volume memoir at a public ceremony in Havana, where he referred to the mistake of believing that with socialism ... Read more...

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Cash, cars, mobile phones, ghee - Haryana CWG winners take it all!


October 30th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) For medal winners from Haryana in the recently concluded New Delhi Commonwealth Games, it is raining cash, cars, mobile phones and even many kilograms of ghee.The Haryana ... Read more...

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Palmer, Watson and Harrington awarded honorary degrees(British Open diary)


July 14th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy St. Andrews (Scotland), July 14 (IANS) St. Andrews is not just about golf. This little golfing town is probably better known for its university among the academics. And ... Read more...

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Scottish varsity denies snubbing Tiger Woods


July 12th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, July 12 (ANI): Scotland's University of St Andrews has denied snubbing golf superstar Tiger Woods for an honorary degree.Reports alleged that Scotland's oldest university, following the sensational revelations about the ... Read more...

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Peru unveils pact to prevent drug money use in polls


November 8th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 8 (EFE) Peruvian authorities have drafted an accord to be signed by political parties to prevent the infiltration of drug money in their nation's 2010 municipal and regional elections, ... Read more...

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Where is our compensation, kin of Assam blast victims ask PM


October 30th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 30 (IANS) As Assam mourned Friday to remember the victims of the horrific serial bombings Oct 30 last year, many families who lost their dear ... Read more...

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Peace youth conference organised in honor of Dalai Lama


October 28th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Oct 28 (ANI): Three Nobel Peace laureates participated in a peace youth conference organised in honor of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.Three Nobel peace laureates, Shirin Ebadi from ... Read more...

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Night train services resume in terror-hit section of northeast


October 21st, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), Oct 21 (IANS) Night train services on the militancy-hit Lumding-Badarpur rail section that connects southern Assam as well as Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur to the rest of the country have ... Read more...

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Black Widow rebels surrender en masse in Assam, hopes of peace brighten


October 2nd, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Haflong (Assam), Oct 2 (IANS) About 360 tribal separatists Friday surrendered in India's restive northeastern state of Assam raising hopes of an end to long years of violent insurgency in the ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama holds prayers in Taiwan despite China protest


September 1st, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Sep 1 (DPA) The Dalai Lama led thousands of people at a public ceremony Tuesday in Taiwan in prayers for typhoon victims despite protests by China over his visit. He also ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson lauded in emotional memorial


July 8th, 2009 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 8 (DPA) In one of the biggest celebrity send-offs in history, Michael Jackson's family, friends and fans held a memorial service for the late King of Pop Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Sukhbir Badal resigns as Punjab deputy chief minister (Lead)


July 1st, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Sukhbir Singh Badal resigned as Punjab deputy chief minister Wednesday, less than six months after being sworn in as second in command to his father Parkash Singh ... Read more...

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YSR takes oath as Andhra Pradesh chief minister (Lead)


May 20th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy of the Congress Wednesday evening took oath as the Andhra Pradesh chief minister for the second consecutive term. Governor N.D. Tiwari administered the oath of office ... Read more...

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YSR all set to take oath as Andhra chief minister


May 20th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Congress leader Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy is all set to take oath as Andhra Pradesh chief minister Wednesday evening for the second consecutive term. A delegation of Congress party leaders ... Read more...

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‘Dalai visit’ to US may threaten relations with China


April 22nd, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr.22 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama risks damaging relations with China if he meets the Dalai Lama in October, Chinese experts have warned."China would definitely be against the US leader ... Read more...

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Niazi forced to surrender ‘before people of Dhaka’: Jacob


March 29th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The Pakistani general whose surrender signalled the liberation of Bangladesh, did so, much against his wishes, "before the people of Dhaka", says the Indian officer who organised in ... Read more...

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Manmohan promises support to make Himachal economically strong


December 31st, 2007 - 6:25 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today. Dr. Singh promised Dhumal of all possible support from the Centre to ... Read more...

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Dhumal meets Prime Minister


December 31st, 2007 - 3:36 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi , Dec 31 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today.This is Dhumals first visit to the Capital after being sworn-in ... Read more...

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Dhumal to meet Prime Minister today


December 31st, 2007 - 11:09 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today. This will be Dhumals first visit to the Capital after being sworn-in ... Read more...

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Dhumal sworn-in as Himachal CM


December 30th, 2007 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
Shimla, Dec 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader Prem Kumar Dhumal today sworn-in as the sixteenth Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. Dhumal was sworn-in by state Governor V S Kokje at the ... Read more...

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Dhumal to be sworn-in as Himachal CM today


December 30th, 2007 - 11:46 am ICT by admin
Shimla, Dec 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader Prem Kumar Dhumal will today sworn-in as the sixteenth Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. Dhumal will be sworn-in by state Governor V S Kokje at ... Read more...

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