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Indian flag to fly half-mast to mourn Deshmukh death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian flag will fly half-mast Tuesday in the capital and in all state capitals as a mark of respect for union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, ... Read more...

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Honour for women delivering girl child


August 9th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) A village council in Rajasthan will honour women who give birth to a girl child in their first delivery with a view to check cases of ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia sign double tax avoidance pact, set $25 bn trade target (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India and Indonesia, two of the six co-founders of the Non-Aligned Movement and now among the world's emerging economies, Friday held talks to map ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia upbeat on $25 bn trade by 2015


July 27th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India and Indonesia, among the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement and two of the world's emerging economies, Friday held talks to map the ... Read more...

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Gliding on a Segway down India’s grandest boulevard (With Images)


July 1st, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Imagine yourself gliding on two wheels down Rajpath, India's grandest boulevard, at 6 in the morning with the sun's early rays kissing the sky and ... Read more...

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No orders for Oct 2, Jan 26 and Aug 15 holidays?


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Even as India has observed Jan 26, Aug 15 and Oct 2 as national holidays, the government does not seem to have issued any formal orders ... Read more...

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Indian missile test makes a splash in Pakistani websites


April 19th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistani websites prominently displayed the news of India successfully testing the Agni-V minutes after the long-range nuclear capable ballistic missile was launched.India Thursday test-fired the Agni-V ... Read more...

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Bhupen Hazarika conferred Padma Vibhushan posthumously


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Late singer Bhupendra Kumar Hazarika was Thursday posthumously conferred India's second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan by President Pratibha Patil.The other two who received ... Read more...

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Nigerian ex-president on five-day visit to India


March 13th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo Monday began a five-day visit to India, looking to explore opportunities to expand the annual bilateral trade that hovers ... Read more...

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Fishermen’s killing by Italian ship crew very serious: Antony


February 16th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday described the killing of two Indian fishermen by an Italian cargo ship crew as "very serious" and said the law ... Read more...

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Popular Kerala singer detained, freed by Saudi police


February 11th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (IANS) Popular Malayalam singer K.G.Markose was first detained and then released by Saudi Islamic police Saturday while on a tour of Saudi Arabia to hold a stage ... Read more...

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Lokmat’s record news spread of a world record (With Image)


February 10th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) In what is claimed to be an unprecedented innovation by a broadsheet, an English daily recently produced a full-colour picture and story spread over 16 columns ... Read more...

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Two double murders leave Ludhiana shocked


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Feb 3 (IANS) Two double murders, all within a span of 36 hours, have left residents of this industrial and commercial hub of Punjab shocked.The recovery of the body ... Read more...

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Governor pats NCC Cadets for PM banner


February 1st, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Wednesday congratulated the state contingent of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) for winning the Prime Minister's Banner and the Champion Directorate ... Read more...

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Child was promised snacks and Rs.5 to bathe in R-Day tableau


January 30th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 30 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy who was made to bathe in cold water for hours at a tableau put up for the Republic Day parade in Dewas district ... Read more...

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Maken hopes Paes would win another Olympic medal


January 30th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Monday congratulated India's tennis veteran Leander Paes for winning his maiden men's doubles title at the Australian Open and hoped that ... Read more...

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Vandemataram, tabla debuts at Beating Retreat


January 29th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) It's a ceremony that blends Indian and Western marches. But what the 2012 edition of Beating Retreat will be distinctly remembered for will be ... Read more...

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BSF adjudged best Republic Day parade paramilitary contingent


January 29th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The marching contingent of the Border Security Force (BSF) was adjudged the best among all paramilitary forces in this year's Republic Day Parade, an official ... Read more...

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Omar wants talks on AFSPA removal speeded up


January 28th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said he wants the talks between the state and central governments on the withdrawal of the Armed Forces ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force bags R-Day parade award


January 28th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent that was led by a woman officer for the first time ever was Saturday adjudged the best marching team ... Read more...

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Child’s cold water bath on tableau creates heat


January 28th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 28 (IANS) A civic agency's tableau that showed a child bathing under a cold water tap despite in the winter chill during the Republic Day parade ... Read more...

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India needs more young leaders: PM


January 28th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Calling for more Indian youth to take up leadership positions in all walks of life, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the young leaders ... Read more...

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Maldives learns from Indian democracy: President Nasheed


January 28th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Jan 28 (IANS) Maldives has learnt its "lessons from the Indian experience", said President Mohamed Nasheed as the Indian envoy here described the country as "perhaps one of India's ... Read more...

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Voting peaceful in Manipur (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 28 (IANS) Voting was peaceful Saturday morning across Manipur as people came out to exercise their democratic right despite a string of bomb blasts in the past one ... Read more...

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Time to study, invest in India, says Britain


January 28th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) India is making its mark on the global economy with "electrifying skill, innovation and dynamism" and now is the time is right to study, invest ... Read more...

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Blast on poll-eve creates panic in Manipur


January 27th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 27 (IANS) Militants Friday triggered another blast in Manipur on the eve of the assembly polls, creating panic in the state with a string of bombings since polls ... Read more...

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Largest-ever Australian trade mission to visit India


January 27th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Premier of Australia's Victoria state Ted Baillieu is all set to lead the largest-ever Australian trade mission to India in February.More than 100 leading Victorian companies, ... Read more...

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Record opening for ‘Agneepath’, earns Rs.25 crore


January 27th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The magic of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan seems to have worked once again. Karan Johar's "Agneepath" has had a record opening day collection minting Rs.25 ... Read more...

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India to help develop Trinidad as ICT hub


January 27th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Jan 27 (IANS) India's Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme will facilitate the advancement of Trinidad and Tobago' s objective of becoming the ICT hub of the Caribbean and ... Read more...

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Indian community in US celebrates R-day


January 27th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The Indian community in the US celebrated the Republic Day with the Ambassador Nirupama Rao unfurling the national flag at a colourful function at the Indian ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa drops two ministers, inducts two


January 27th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) In a reshuffle on Republic Day, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa dropped two cabinet ministers and inducted two new ministers while reallocating a senior minister's ... Read more...

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West Bengal celebrates Republic Day (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government is bringing the state's farmers under 500 agri-credit societies to ensure they get proper prices for their produce, Governor M.K. Narayanan ... Read more...

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Four-year-old student mauled by stray dog


January 26th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Jan 26 (IANS) A four-year-old student was badly injured Thursday when he was attacked and mauled by a stray dog while going to his school for Republic Day celebrations, ... Read more...

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Pleasant weather in Delhi on Republic Day (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Mellow winter sunshine provided Delhi residents warmth from the nippy breeze Thursday and ensured a pleasant day as India celebrated its 63rd Republic Day. ... Read more...

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Advani favours compulsory voting


January 26th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday favoured compulsory voting, saying people should be encouraged to fulfil their responsibility to democracy.Speaking at a ... Read more...

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