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1956 Olympics: India’s dominance continues


July 11th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
The discerning reckon the hockey team to the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, led by centre-forward Balbir Singh, was one of the best ever to leave Indian shores. The squad was brimming with ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

An India-US link in Bharatanatyam’s journey


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The kinship was quaint, spanning two continents and cultures. And yet American percussionist and Carnatic musician Douglas M. Knight jr. is one of the most ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

RBI’s rate-hike cycle may continue: Exim Bank


September 16th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Raising key lending rates by 25 basis points by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Friday may not be the last rate-hike by the apex bank ... Read more...

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Youngsters opting for teaching as a career


September 4th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Gone are the days when teaching was considered a low-paying profession. With the proliferation of educational institutes and the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission's ... Read more...

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DMK leader held on land grab charge


August 31st, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) DMK leader and former higher education minister K. Ponmudi was arrested Wednesday on land grab charges, police said.A police officer in Villupuram district told IANS that ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Booming trade ups freight from India to Africa


April 6th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) In a reflection of booming trade, freight from India to Africa has been increasing by 15-20 percent annually for the past three years, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistani team inspects artificial lake site in Jammu


February 20th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) A team of Pakistani experts Sunday inspected the site of a proposed artificial lake on the Tawi river near Jammu to see if did not contravene the provisions ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Sreesanth’s inclusion makes cricket fans in Kerala happy


February 8th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 8 (IANS) Cricket fans in Kerala were happy and relieved that S.Sreesanth has been included in India's World Cup squad as a replacement for an injured Praveen Kumar.Sreesanth said he ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Vaikuntha Ekadasi celebrations in Trichy


December 17th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Trichy (Tamil Nadu), Dec.17 (ANI): Devotees took part in a grand procession in Tamil Nadu's Trichy District that marked the beginning of the festival of Vaikuntha Ekadasi on Friday.Thousands of devotees seek ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India’s Exim Bank gets $150 mn to push India-Africa trade


October 8th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) India's Export-Import Bank has secured a $150 million international loan to help expand Indian exporters' access to finance, including for small and medium enterprises, and support ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bangladesh gets $1 bn loan from India


August 7th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 7 (IANS) Bangladesh Saturday inked a $1 billion loan agreement with India to finance several projects in the country. The line of credit will be utilised for implementation of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pak to conduct on ground inspection of India’s hydel power projects in Leh, Kargil


June 4th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.4 (ANI): Pakistan Indus Water Commissioner Syed Jamat Ali Shah has said that as there are certain issues regarding construction work being undertaken by India on the Chutak and Nimoo Bazgo ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Dissatisfied Pakistani team returns after water talks with India


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, June 3 (IANS) Pakistan's Indus Water Commission team has returned from New Delhi dissatisfied with the information provided by the Indian side about the construction of new power projects on three ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan Water Commissioner denies allegations of India stealing Pak’s water


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): Pakistan's Commissioner of Indus Waters Sayed Jamait Ali Shah, presently visiting India for Indus water commissioner level talks, on Tuesday denied any accusation levelled against India of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pak has no objection to two power projects in J-K


June 1st, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun 1 (ANI): Pakistan has no objection to the construction of the Uri-II and the Chutak hydel power projects in Jammu and Kashmir.The Pakistani delegation, which is in India for ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

EXIM Bank gets 150 mn euro loan from European Investment Bank


May 14th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) The Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) has recently received a loan of 150 million euros from the European Investment Bank to promote green energy projects in India, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UNFPA-Laadli awards 14 gender crusaders


May 12th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Fourteen people have been awarded the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-Laadli Media Awards 2009-2010 in the capital for their contribution to gender sensitivity in the media. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CII pitches for defence park in Tamil Nadu


March 10th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 10 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government should set up a defence park near Madurai to take advantage of the country's offset policy, the state chapter of industry lobby Confederation of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

No war over Indus waters issue: Indian official (Lead)


February 10th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Feb 10 (IANS) An Indian official Wednesday ruled out a sub-continental war on the sharing of river waters, saying that a half century old treaty governing this was being properly implemented. Addressing ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Indus water shortage has affected both India, Pakistan’


February 10th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Feb 10 (IANS) Shortage of water in the Indus due to lower rainfall has affected both India and Pakistan, an Indian official said Wednesday. "Pakistan and India are facing water scarcity due ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Anglo-Indian demand desk in minority affairs ministry


January 24th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Anglo-Indian community has demanded a special desk in the minority affairs ministry to deal with matters concerning them. "An Anglo-Indian desk or a nodal officer in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

DMK, AIADMK candidates file nominations for by-polls


November 30th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 30 (IANS) Candidates of DMK and AIADMK contesting the Vandavasi and Tiruchendur assembly bypolls in Tamil Nadu filed their nominations Monday. In Vandavasi, AIADMK's Munusamy, DMK's Kamalakannan and DMDK's S. Ranganathan ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Senior Pricol executive dies after attack by workers (Second Lead)


September 22nd, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Roy George, vice president (human resource) in the Coimbatore-based Pricol Ltd, died Tuesday, a day after being attacked by company workers. Nine workers have been arrested for his ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

AI pilots de-rostered by DGCA


September 5th, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IBNS
Mumbai, Sept 5 (IBNS) Pilots of the Boeing 747 Air India (AI) flight, whose left engine caught fire Friday at the Mumbai airport, have been de-rostered by the Directorate General of Civil ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Fuel leakage caused the fire on AI flight


September 4th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IBNS
Mumbai, Sept 4 (IBNS) Initial reports have confirmed that a leak in the fuel tank of the Boeing 747 Air India flight triggered the fire in its left engine Friday.“Oil was ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Power from Andhra Pradesh can light up Tamil Nadu: CII


April 18th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu, which is facing severe power shortage, can buy around 750 MW of electricity from Andhra Pradesh once the gas-based power plants in that state resume production ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

CavinKare to market adidas products


January 29th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 29 (IANS) Fast moving consumer goods major CavinKare Pvt Ltd has entered into the Rs.5-billion (Rs.500-crore) perfume and deodorant segment by marketing adidas brand products. The city-based company has tied ... Read more...

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Indian-American scientist bags top honours


January 12th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Rama Ranganathan, professor of pharmacology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, earned recognition as one of the top rising research stars by The Academy of Medicine, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Liquor smugglers disguised as Hindu devotees jailed


December 15th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Salem (Tamil Nadu), Dec 15 (IANS) Three men were Monday sent to prison by a court in Salem town of Tamil Nadu for smuggling liquor from Puducherry while posing as devotees of ... Read more...

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Early intervention could slow progression of cystic fibrosis in infants


December 5th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): The progression of cystic fibrosis in infants could be controlled if they undergo early diagnosis of lung disease along with aggressive treatment, according to a recent study ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Online social media comes alive during Mumbai attacks


November 27th, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Even as India stayed glued to television sets all night long to get the latest news on the terror strike, people addicted to the steady stream of ... Read more...

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Pak team inspects Baglihar hydro-electric power project


October 20th, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Oct 20 (ANI): A Pakistani team on Monday inspected the 450-MW Baglihar hydro-electric power project on river Chenab here, the second time in less than three months.The three-member team, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Now Big Pictures forays into Gujarati films


September 30th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 30 (IANS) Big Pictures of Reliance Big Entertainment forays into Gujarati films with director Govindbhai Patel's "Dholi Taaro Dhol Waage", which is set for Diwali release. Big Pictures will promote ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Localisation and cost cutting important for power sector’


September 27th, 2008 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Trichy (Tamil Nadu) Sep 27 (IANS) The domestic power industry should look for indigenous technology to stay cost-competitive, a top industry official said here Saturday. "Ahead of Chinese and other foreign players ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Judicial panel examines encroachments in Chennai’s commercial district


September 24th, 2008 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) A one-man judicial commission probing safety standards at a crowded commercial district in the city examined several encroachments on a street where a fire mishap at a supermarket ... Read more...

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