royal families

Man finds fossilised timber used by Chinese royal families


July 10th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) A villager in China has excavated a huge log of rare, semi-fossilised wood that was once a prized possession in ancient China and used only by ... Read more...

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Calcutta Polo Club celebrates 150th year by winning Ezra World Cup


December 25th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) The Ezra World Cup 2011 marking 150 years of the Calcutta Polo Club -- the oldest such in the world -- ended Sunday with the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Jeweller held for selling sub-standard gems


October 15th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) A 50-year-old man was arrested from Rajasthan for duping the wife of HCL Technologies chairman by supplying substandard embedded stones and gems in jewellery he ... Read more...

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More Rahul men move into Manmohan Singh ministry


July 12th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi's influence in the Manmohan Singh-led United Progresssive Alliance (UPA)-II ministry is on the rise as three of his confidants were among the ... Read more...

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Kerala royals thrilled at treasure discovery


July 3rd, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The erstwhile royal family of Travancore in Kerala is thrilled that valuables worth thousands of crores have been discovered in the chambers of a temple it ... Read more...

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New conspiracy theory after 10 years of Nepal palace massacre


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) As Nepal remembered its slain king Birendra Thursday, on the 10th anniversary of the infamous massacre in the palace that left 10 members of the royal ... Read more...

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ISS astronauts congratulate British royal couple


April 29th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Crewmembers at the International Space Station (ISS) Friday congratulated Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding.Members of the Russian-US-Italian crew wished the British ... Read more...

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‘Commoner’ bride Kate not uncommon among royals: Study


April 29th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Kate Middleton may be the first commoner in four centuries to marry a future heir to the British throne, but it is not all that ... Read more...

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After 2,000 years, temple allows women into sanctum sanctorum


April 15th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), April 15 (IANS) Breaking a 2,000-year-old tradition, women were allowed entry into the sanctum sanctorum of the Mahalakshmi temple here Friday. The temple is dedicated to the ... Read more...

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10 women defy curbs, enter Kolhapur temple


April 13th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur, April 13 (IANS) Defying a 2,000-year restriction, 10 women entered the sanctum sanctorum of the Mahalakshmi Temple in Maharashtra's Kolhapur city and offered prayers.The women, led by Nita ... Read more...

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Classic beauties grab eyeballs at Autojumble


January 30th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Cindrella Thawani New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) They were colourful, they were classic and they were the cynosure of all eyes. Around 10 vintage and classic cars of varying shapes and sizes ... Read more...

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Queen’s fax to guests: Keep April 29 free for Royal wedding


January 26th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Those who have been invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding have received a fax from the Queen, instructing them to keep themselves free on 29th ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Zara Phillips And Mike Tindall Calls For Another Royal wedding


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems like United Kingdom is all set to witness a royal wedding season. After Prince Williams and Kate Middleton announced their wedding, it is probably ... Read more...

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Himachal offers discounts on woolens, handicraft items


October 31st, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 31 (IANS) To spread the Himachali warmth during this festive season, the Himachal Pradesh Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation is offering discounts on woollens and handicraft items."From hand-knitted woollens like ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Swedish princess Victoria marries beau in Stockholm cathedral


June 20th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Stockholm (Sweden), June 20 (ANI): Princess Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée of Sweden married Olof Daniel Westling at Stockholm's Storkyrkan (Big Cathedral) at just after 15:30 on June 19.Princess Victoria is in line ... Read more...

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Former royalty follow their hearts into new domains (IANS Feature, With Image)


March 15th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Once the leaders of the people, many of the erstwhile Indian royalty who lost their standing post independence have now become followers of their hearts ... Read more...

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Younger wife is key to happy marriage


March 3rd, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Want your marriage to last longer? Then choose a wife who is five years younger to you and from the same cultural background, suggest experts from the Geneva ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Plotting, treachery rife in ant royal families


February 26th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Social insects, ants in particular, are usually thought of as selfless entities willing to sacrifice everything for their comrades. However, research suggests that ant queens are also prepared ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Jaipur colour manufacturers charged up for ‘Holi’ festival


February 25th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Feb 25 (ANI): With the festival of colours 'Holi' round the corner, colour manufacturers in Jaipur are working day and night to meet the demands of the market.The 'Gulal' produced in ... Read more...

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300-year-old gold-leaf Quran to be displayed at museum (Lead)


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, Dec 23 (IANS) A 300-year-old ancestral 'Golden Quran', with its pages in the shape of gold leaves, the most prized possession of a Muslim family, may soon become the ... Read more...

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300-year-old ‘Sunheri Quran’ to glitter in museum


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, Dec 23 (IANS) A 300-year-old ancestral 'Sunheri Quran' (Golden Quran), with its pages in the shape of golden leaves, the most prized possession of an Uttar Pradesh Muslim family, ... Read more...

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Aamir Khan gifts handloom saree to Kareena Kapoor


December 17th, 2009 - 12:51 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Aamir Khan recently gifted a Rs. 25, 000 handloom saree to Kareena Kapoor made by handloom workers of Chanderi village in Madhya Pradesh. Kareena was overwhelmed by the present.Kareena was asked ... Read more...

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Karnataka Government to restore symbolic royal respect to Tipu Sultan’s descendants


July 31st, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, July 31 (ANI): After more than two centuries of Tipu Sultan's defeat at the hands of British forces in Srirangapatna, his descendants will regain the respect that most Indians believe they ... Read more...

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Spotlight on Mandi, Hamirpur (Poll curtainraiser - Himachal Pradesh)


May 12th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, May 12 (IANS) As Himachal Pradesh goes to the polls for its four parliamentary seats Wednesday, all eyes are on the Hamirpur and Mandi constituencies. While Chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BJP candidate in trouble for calling himself ‘raja’


April 28th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), April 28 (IANS) Poll officials here are awaiting the Election Commission's response to a complaint against the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidate from Mandi parliamentary constituency Maheshwar Singh ... Read more...

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Multimillionaire ex Himachal chief minister doesn’t own car


April 23rd, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 23 (IANS) Congress leader and five-time Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh has total assets worth over Rs.20.5 crore (Rs.205 million) -- and the multimillionaire politician doesn't own a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Five former royals in Madhya Pradesh battle


April 20th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, April 20 (IANS) The days of the Raj are over and the royals no longer exist but the urge to rule is still there. Not to be left ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Royal descendants to battle it out in Himachal’s Mandi


March 27th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), March 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Mandi constituency is set to witness a battle royale in the coming Lok Sabha elections with two candidates from erstwhile princely ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Archaeologists try to uncover daily life of 2,000-year-old ancient Chinese capital


January 30th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): A team of archaeologists is trying to uncover the details of city life as it was 2,000 years ago in the ancient Chinese capital of Changan.As ... Read more...

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Former Princess of Bikaner lends a royal touch to Rajasthan Assembly polls


November 22nd, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Bikaner, Nov 22 (ANI): Erstwhile Princess of Bikaner Siddhi Kumari, who is in the electoral fray as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, brings about a royal touch to the state ... Read more...

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2000 yr old tunnel found in China


October 27th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A tunnel, buried for nearly 2000 years, has been found in Changan City, Shaanxi Province, in China.According to a report in The Epoch Times, the entrance to ... Read more...

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Buddha’s `descendant’ stakes claim to Nepal PM’s post


July 22nd, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 22 (IANS) After a Nepali of Indian origin representing a community that ranked at the bottom of Nepal's social ladder became the first president of the country, the ... Read more...

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Chinese names with English words spark controversy in China


July 8th, 2008 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
By Pranay Sharma Beijing, July 8 (IANS) For ages, Chinese names have been the subject of interest and even jokes among some in the rest of the world. Now they are having the ... Read more...

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500 workers of Islamic party arrested in Tamil Nadu


May 9th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by admin
Vellore (Tamil Nadu), May 9 (IANS) About 500 workers of the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) attempting to pray in a disused 200-year-old mosque inside the fort here were arrested Friday, ... Read more...

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Zhejiang was the birthplace of ancient Chinese porcelain


April 28th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 28 (ANI): Archaeologists in China have suggested that Deqing, an east Zhejiang Province county was most likely the birthplace of the country's ancient porcelain.The team said that sites ... Read more...

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