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Asian art seeing a resurgence in global market


September 18th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Asian modern and contemporary art is witnessing a resurgence in the international market with buyers expressing confidence in its viability as a safe investment option ... Read more...

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Mining dumps in Goa the next Congress-BJP battleground? (With Image)


September 5th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) Till recently it was considered mining waste - all 700 million tonnes of it. With technology now available to extract low grade ore from the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan to organise education fair in Delhi, Bangalore


August 10th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) In a bid to enhance educational ties and to attract Indian students, Japan will soon be organising a special education fair in Delhi and Bangalore.The ... Read more...

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Chandy announces sops for the physically challenged


April 4th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 4 (IANS) More government jobs, free three-wheelers and easy accessibility for physically challenged people in Kerala are the latest sops that the Kerala government under Chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Widows and orphans will be rehabiliated: Kashmir’s woman minister (Interview)


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) Officially the figures are 9,000 widows and 25,000 orphans, but activists claim the figures are much higher. Women and children have been among the worst hit ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Parliament: Third day lost and Rs.2.5 crore too


November 24th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Pandemonium over varied issues by ruling party and opposition members in both houses of parliament Thursday resulted in the loss of the third day ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UPA-opposition wedge widens in parliament (Roundup)


November 23rd, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) As an aggressive opposition forced the adjournment of both houses of parliament without transacting much business on the winter session's second day Wednesday over ... Read more...

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Another parliament day, Rs.4 crore lost


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Pandemonium over varied issues by ruling party and opposition members in both houses of Parliament Wednesday resulted in the loss of a second day ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

ONGC exploring for gas deposits in Mizoram


August 11th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 11 (IANS) State-owned exploration major Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has begun looking for gas reserves in Mizoram, close to the site of known reserves, officials said ... Read more...

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Spurious medicines racket busted, three arrested (Lead)


July 16th, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, July 15 (IANS) A racket of manufacturing fake drugs of leading pharmaceutical firms has been busted in Haryana's Faridabad and spurious medicines worth lakhs of rupees have been ... Read more...

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Agra varsity’s private candidates’ exams cancelled


May 31st, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 31 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government, citing irregularities, has cancelled the private candidates' examinations being conducted by the Agra University, sources said Tuesday. More than a lakh students, ... Read more...

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Indian exports grew by nearly 50 percent in February


March 10th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Secretary Rahul Khullar today said that India's exports have registered a growth of 49.8 per cent during February 2011, at 23.6 billion dollars.Talking to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Police arrest betting gang in Ghaziabad


February 27th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Police Sunday arrested four businessmen from Ghaziabad for taking bets on the India-England World Cup cricket match and recovered around Rs.150,000 from them along with a cache of ... Read more...

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After Adarsh, satellite mapping of prime properties in Mumbai


December 10th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Hoping to prevent scams like the Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society, the Maharashtra government is contemplating measures likes satellite mapping of all prime properties in Mumbai and determining their ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indians want upgrade on trade with China on Silk Route


November 16th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Nathu La (Sikkim), Nov 16 (IANS) Indian traders have urged the government to review the list of items tradable with China to boost business through the fabled Silk Route."The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Taj city residents oppose widening of Delhi-Agra highway


August 3rd, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 3 (IANS) Thousands of Taj city residents Tuesday opposed the central government's decision to widen the Delhi-Agra national highway and presented a memorandum to the divisional commissioner on the issue. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Panel bans animal dissection in undergraduate courses


June 30th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Dissection of animals by zoology and life science students at the undergraduate level will be completely stopped, a University Grants Commission (UGC) committee has decided. "The move will ... Read more...

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Minor girl says ‘No’ to marriage, complains against family


June 14th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan), June 14 (IANS) In a courageous move, a 15-year-old tribal girl in this Rajasthan district has complained against her family members for forcing her to marry.Nirma Meena ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sam Pitroda’s new mission - mitigating hunger in India


May 31st, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Knowledge and telecommunication evangelist Sam Pitroda, currently advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, is on a new mission - to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Private promoters take Indian art to new frontiers


May 26th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Private art promoters are playing a big role in pushing Indian contemporary art beyond national frontiers, pitch-forking new artists into international limelight and connecting them ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kashmir reaches out to children of slain militants


May 11th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
By Binoo Joshi Jammu, May 11 (IANS) As a Jammu and Kashmir minister says, children are children, be they of militants or of terror victims. That is why the state is reaching out ... Read more...

Posted in National |

One in every 1,000 Indian kids has cleft lip


May 4th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) At least one among every 1,000 new born children in the country has a cleft lip and palate, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told parliament Tuesday. "As ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Women cops on trains for security of female passengers


February 24th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) In a bid to improve security of women passengers travelling by train, twelve companies of women security personnel called Mahila Vahini will be raised for the ... Read more...

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Hope anew for jehad’s lost boys in amnesty offer (Lead)


February 11th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Doda (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 11 (IANS) Abdul Gani Khan, a 65-year-old resident of this mountainous district in Jammu and Kashmir, had almost given up hope of ever seeing his ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Customers not getting full benefits of rate cuts: RBI chief


November 25th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Inefficiencies in the banking system were not allowing customers to fully enjoy benefits of rate cuts, said the chief of India's central bank here Wednesday. "Although overall efficiency and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tortured in Pakistan, Hindu migrants want to stay in India


September 13th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jodhpur, Sep 13 (IANS) "We Hindus in Pakistan are being discriminated against, tortured and harassed," complains Ram Lal, a 45-year-old migrant from Pakistan, one of the estimated 10,000 migrants ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Scientists design “gravity tractor” to save earth from asteroids


August 30th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): British space scientists have designed a special spacecraft that can save the earth from a catastrophic asteroid collision.The 10 tonne spacecraft named "gravity tractor" would be deployed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Congress to emerge as single largest party: Rajasthan bookies


May 14th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 14 (IANS) Whatever may be the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections, the punters are betting on Congress emerging as the single largest party, according to bookies in Rajasthan. If ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Over 40 percent voting in Baramulla, 55 in Ladakh (Fourth Lead)


May 13th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Baramulla, May 13 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic voters came out in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla constituency Wednesday to exercise their franchise despite a boycott call by separatists and threats from ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Four-cornered contest in Noida, Greater Noida


April 29th, 2009 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Noida, April 29 (IANS) It is a four-cornered contest in the prestigious Gautam Buddh Nagar Lok Sabha constituency, commonly known as Noida, and the chorus that all the parties are facing, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Billion bets on ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ in India


February 16th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Will Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" strike gold at the Oscars? A whopping Rs.2 billion ($41 million) is said to be riding on that question, as bookies pitch ... Read more...

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I’ve done charity by leaving ‘Bigg Boss’: Rahul MahajanI’ve done charity by leaving ‘Bigg Boss’: Rahul Mahajan


November 19th, 2008 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Rahul Mahajan, who took a 'voluntary exit' from reality show "Bigg Boss" instead of apologising for breaking the rules, claims he has been charitable for the remaining ... Read more...

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Afghan firms smuggling dollars in lakhs from Pak daily


November 11th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 11 (ANI): A few Afghan-based money exchange firms are facilitating illegal export of US dollars from Pakistan to Afghanistan, thus causing a massive devaluation of the Pakistani rupee against ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Teenaged girls strip every night at Kathmandu dance bars


November 11th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 11 (IANS) Sixteen-year-old Hema wants to be a nurse. But to fulfil her dream, she performs at a dance bar every evening - even if it means gyrating around a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Go vote, say last minute calls from Americans in India


November 4th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Thousands of US phones have been ringing with last minute reminders to go to the poll booth for the presidential elections Tuesday - and many of them ... Read more...

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